AEI Membership

ART EDUCATORS OF IOWA (AEI) is a non-profit organization unified with the National Art Education Association and affiliated with the Iowa Alliance for Art Education.

Our purpose is to promote excellence in visual arts education in Iowa through the advancement of knowledge and skills, professional development, service, and leadership.

We are a professional organization for those interested in the future of art education. We supply exemplary networking opportunities and collegial support for educators throughout Iowa and with educators around the world.

Become an AEI member by clicking here.

Traveling Art Show

It’s not too late!

The traveling show will move the state in two different ways next year, by digital show and traditional traveling show.  If you are interested in showcasing your students works from this school year, we are still accepting work!

1st way to participate: EMAIL ME!  I will add you to a shared google drive in which I will have created you a folder, you will be invited to submit the work and the descriptions to me through this file, the window for submissions for this will close July 1.  Later, you will then receive a link in which to view the entire states work and descriptions for the collection.

2nd way to participate is to have the traveling show come to your school!  Email me with the name of the teacher and the address to ship the artwork for viewing.

The length of the show in your possession on display will depend on the number of schools participating in the school year.  It is your responsibility to get it to the next school, typically through van mail when possible or neighboring district, mailed when necessary.
Please feel free to contact me with questions and I will do my best to answer them, I am new to this game and part of this is a new format we are trying.  Be patient with me please.


Jeanna Gerot
Art Educators of Iowa

Fall Conference 2017


Attached you will find an invitation to the All State Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 29 in Des Moines, Iowa.  If you are a nominating teacher or student who has won an award, please plan on attending or having someone accept the award on your behalf.  Guests are also welcome, as it is a large auditorium.  Winners will receive a plaque and poster of their artwork.  Feel free to bring a work from your portfolio to have on display during the “cocktail time” before the ceremony.

This year we are also inviting the top five students from each school to be honored for the “Top Three School” placements.  If you are a student who received this email but did not place in the competition, it is because you are a “Top 5” student and helped your school to rank in the top three!  Please attend to accept this award with your classmates.

We look forward to seeing you in Des Moines.  Please be sure to contact us if you cannot attend and will not have someone to accept your award for you.  Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

The All State Committee

Iowa’s Every Student Succeeds Act, Jan. 9 – 19, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We are gearing up for January information sessions to share Iowa’s Every Student Succeeds Act draft plan, and I need your help getting the word out. The Department will release the draft plan on Friday, January 6. The statewide public meetings will then run from January 9-19, with a format that is informational – we will present details about the plan, field questions and take input.

The dates and locations of those public meetings are included below. All meetings begin at 5 p.m. We’ll also plan to have a Zoom link for each meeting so that folks may listen remotely.

I appreciate anything you can do to help us spread the word (via email, social media, website, etc.) about the draft plan and information sessions.

Please note that some days have more than one meeting site. See you in January!

January 9
Grant Wood AEA – Coralville
Room 118
Kirkwood Regional Center at the University of Iowa
2301 Oakdale Blvd., Coralville

January 9
Green Hills AEA – Red Oak Regional Office
Conference Room
212 E. Coolbaugh St., Red Oak

January 10
Prairie Lakes AEA – Pocahontas
Blackhawk Lake Room
500 NE Sixth St., Pocahontas

January 11
Fairfield Arts & Convention Center
Expo Hall
200 N. Main, Fairfield

January 12
Heartland AEA – Ames
Conference Room
511 S. 17th St., Ames

January 17
Mississippi Bend AEA – Clinton
Conference Room
2001 Manufacturing Court, Clinton

January 17
Northwest AEA – LeMars Service Center
Conference Room – first floor
904 Lincoln St. SW, Ste. 300, LeMars

January 18
Oelwein High School Library
315 8th Ave. SE, Oelwein

January 19
AEA 267 – Marshalltown
Rooms A, B, C
909 South 12th St., Marshalltown