Nebraska Art Teachers Association Profile, 2018


Nebraska Art Teachers Association




mission statement

Advocates for and advances art education in Nebraska to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.


200 members (estimate about 40% of Nebraska K-12 art teachers)

Affiliated with NAEA

$80 Active ($18 to NATA)

$73 Associate

$45 Retired

$63 1st Year Professional

$40 Student

$215 Institutional

governance structure

Executive Committee (9) * voting


3 Executive Board meetings

   March. July, September

3 Directors committee meetings

   Scheduled as needed between board meetings.

1 annual members meeting (at conference)



Approx. $30,000 (July 2017)

guiding documents

constitution, by-laws and policy & procedures


501(c)3 - non-profit


Nebraska Arts Council

Nebraskans for the Arts


National Art Education Association

student activities

Fall Conference Exhibit, K-12

Nebraska School Board Association Conference Exhibit, K-12

Youth Art Month Activities, K-12

Scholastic Art Competition, 7-12

Congressional Art Caucus, 9-12

Draw Your Dreams, 1st National Bank, K-5

Chris Anderson Young Illustrator Award, 6-8

professional development activities

Annual State Conference rotating locations around the state

Regional workshops facilitated by ESU’s

Artist Educator Juried Exhibit, in conjunction with fall conference

conference format

2- 2.5 days

hosted by various communities around the state

5-10 commercial exhibitors

10-20 presenters/ 1-6 workshops

1 (regional or national) keynote speakers

awards function

annual business meeting

fundraising, for association

artist market by members

conference attendance

120 in 2017 (Lincoln)

80 in 2016 (McCook)

125 in 2015 (Omaha)

130 in 2014 (Aurora)

80 in 2013 (Wayne)

conference registration

$85-$125 includes meals and workshops generally

conference budget



Nebraska Outstanding Art Educator of the Year

Elementary Art Educator of the Year

Middle Level Art Educator of the Year

Secondary Art Educator of the Year

K-12 Art Educator of the Year

Higher Education Art Educator of the Year

Art Administration/Supervisor of the Year

Museum Educator of the Year

Marvin Spomer Novice Art Educator of the Year

Roscoe Shields Award (Service to Art Education in NE)

Prism Award (Significant contributions from outside the field)

Educational Service Unit Award of Excellence (Outstanding Non-Member or member involved in ESU Area)

website  hosted by Weebly $115/yr.

social media

Facebook: Nebraska Art Teachers Association

Facebook: Nebraska Art Teachers Association- Student Chapter


Perspective, 3 issues annually,

   2 published digital on website, winter & spring

   1 published hard copy, fall