The Georgia Art Education Association (GAEA) is a professional organization of arts educators in Georgia affiliated with the National Art Education Association. GAEA advocates for the highest quality visual arts education and advances knowledge through service, leadership and research.
Held for more than 50 years, GAEA’s Annual Capitol Art Exhibition (CAE) is a student art exhibition each March in honor of National Youth Art Month. After becoming the largest K-12 art exhibit in Georgia and surpassing the Golden Dome, the exhibit moved to the Twin Towers building adjacent to the Capitol.
Each year, the exhibition features up to two students with each GAEA teacher/member. Attendees and teachers met with Georgia Public School Superintendent Richard Woods and attended a reception with state legislators. Bulloch County is one of many Region 3 counties participating. Two local students selected for this year’s exhibit were Statesboro High School’s Syonna Wilkerson and Azieyah Atkins, along with their art teacher and GAEA member, Hayley Ward.
From the Georgia Department of Education: “One of Superintendent Woods’ favorite events to attend each year is the Capitol Art Show, which features outstanding student art from across the state. Our state’s artistry, as well as instruction provided by diligent fine arts educators, are extraordinary!”
Photos courtesy of GaDOE