SchoolArts Room

Reflections on NAEA Baltimore

By Nancy Walkup, posted on Apr 18, 2010

The national conference recharges my batteries every time.

The highlights of NAEA Baltimore for me were meeting Amalia Mesa Bains and attending her Day of the Dead workshop; meeting with the SchoolArts advisory board members and contributing editors; getting to meet and talk to so many SchoolArts authors; participating in “What’s Worth Teaching in Art,” a pecha kucha presentation with six teachers; meeting the Art: 21 folks; and working with the wonderful, dedicated, hardworking staff of Davis Publications (the publisher of SchoolArts). 


I also gave the presentations “Design Thinking,” “Bridging the Curriculum through Art,” (with Pam Stephens), and “Get Published” (with Ken Vieth, Nicole Brisco, and Pam Stephens).
If you have never been to an NAEA national conference, please consider it as it will change your life. Next year the conference will be in Seattle, followed by New York City, and then Fort Worth, Texas (in my backyard, so to speak). I hope to see you there!