National Association of State Directors of Art Education

NASDAE of the National Art Education Association (NAEA)

NASDAE is responsible to support Art Education and is an Interest Group of the National Art Education Association since 1950.


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NASDAE is the affiliate for NAEA members that are state education consultants responsible for overseeing visual arts education in their state. There are many resources available to assist in a state consultant’s work around visual arts through NAEA.

What is NASDAE?
National Association of State Directors of Art Education is an Affiliate of the National Art Education Association.
The National Association of State Directors of Art Education, NASDAE, has been an affiliate of the National Art Education Association, NAEA, since 1950. Members of NASDAE are State Department of Education dues-paying NAEA members; State Department of Education directors, supervisors, coordinators, consultants or other titled state representatives that oversee visual arts education in that State’s public education system. There are no other dues beyond NAEA membership dues, at this time, for NAEA/NASDAE members.
NASDAE meets annually in conjunction with the NAEA National Convention. Most commonly the meeting is the day before the Conference opens but that does vary from year to year. The President makes arrangements for the meetings, coordinating with NAEA for room use and when the annual meeting will be held and then notifies membership. Commonly the next annual meeting date/time is determined at each annual meeting, for the following year. Other meetings face-to-face, by conference calls, webinars and the like may be called by the President, as needed, in any year.
NASDAE meets to discuss issues that are of visual arts concern and interest. The affiliate exists to:
A. identify and promote sound art education curricula, programs, and policies.
B. work cooperatively with the NAEA, its affiliated organizations, and other professional organization in recommending policies; programs; projects, publications, legislation, and research which will help clarify, strengthen, and expand the role of the visual arts and other arts in education and society. With that in mind, its President sits representing NASDAE at Delegate’s Assembly at the NAEA National Conference and reports out on the annual meeting and concerns and matters around visual arts education nationally from the states’ lens, at the Interest Group session with the NAEA President and Executive Director.
C. encourage the establishment, maintenance and furtherance of art education positions in state departments of education.
D. exchange ideas and information among members of NAEA.

State Directors overseeing visual arts education that have not joined NASDAE, and are NAEA members, are invited to contact the President (see officer and membership list) and join in this collaborative annual gathering. Our updated Web site provides exciting interaction.
Contact: President AnnRené Joseph at: for information!


SEADAE is an organization made up of state consultants from across the nation that are overseeing all of the arts in their state. Some consultants arts education is their sole responsibility. Some state consultants wear many hats and arts education is only one of those hats. SEADAE keeps consultants up-to-date on current issues and works collectively and with partners to have arts education in our public schools lens on everyone’s mind and in their work, having arts education represented appropriately in all conversations about education in our nation. Go to for information.

March 29-31, 2014    NAEA will be in San Diego, CA. Make your hotel reservations now, please join us.  IF you need to share a room let us know and we will share that wish with our NASDAE members. Please do connect with Limeul Eubanks or Vicki Breen about NASDAE at NAEA in San Diego and when we will meet and when we will socialize together.

Let's list our 2014 NASDAE sessions:

Vicki and Limeul would like to hear from you as to what NASDAE needs to address at the next conference. This is a key aspect of NASDAE's work aside from your participation with SEADAE.  Please le them also know how you may be assisted in your visual arts consulting aspect of your position.

Have you check with to see how the national core arts standards work is progressing.  June 30 will be public release of draft PreK-8 core arts standards.  That site will let you know how you can access those draft standards and give your input to the NCCAS team, before they go up on an evergreen site as the revised National Core Arts Standards.




NASDAE Officers


FALL 2011- 2014

Vicki Breem (AZ) President;Secretary

Limeul Eubanks,(MS) Vice President, Treasurer

AnnRené Joseph Retired (WA)- Past President

Spring 2009 – Spring 2011
AnnRené Joseph (WA)- President; Secretary
Nancy Carr (CA, now OR) – Past President

Fall 2009-2010-

AnnRené Joseph (WA)- NAEA News; Treasure

Nancy Carr (CA, now OR) - Past President
Joyce Huser (KA)– conducting election

Fall 2005 – Spring 2009
Nancy Carr (CA) – President & Secretary
Joyce Huser (KA) – Past President
AnnRené Joseph (WA)- – President Elect, NAEA News;
Deb Hanson (DE) Treasurer

Spring 2005 – Fall 2005

Joyce Huser (KA) – President
Ana Cardona (MI) – Past President
Debora Hansen (DE) – Secretary &Treasurer
Nancy Carr (CA) – NAEA News

History of Past Leadership listed on the PDF.

NASDAE Leadership


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