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Event Overview:

The NAEA National Convention is an annual event providing substantive professional development services that include the advancement of knowledge in all sessions, events, and activities for the purpose of improving visual arts instruction in American schools. As such, it is the world's largest art education convention.

The three-day convention includes over 1,000 participatory workshops, panels, seminars for job-alike groups...research reports, discussions, exhibits, and tours...keynote addresses by world-acclaimed educators, artists, researchers, and scholars...with the opportunity to connect with your colleagues from all over the  world. Each year, some 110-200 exhibitor booths displaying the latest art  textbooks, high-tech software, prints, slides, curriculum materials, equipment, and programs, as well as the latest studio and art history media are made available for examination and review to art educator delegates.

Exhibitor Information:

Why should you be a part of the NAEA National Convention?

The NAEA National Convention is the largest professional gathering of visual arts educators in the world! Our attendees tell us each year how much they appreciate seeing and testing products in person in the Exhibit Hall. As an exhibitor, you will make this personal connection with thousands of prospective customers. Your brand and marketing message will be promoted as one of the most innovative and trusted in the business.

What products and services are attendees looking for?

NAEA National Convention attendees love to discover new products, concepts, and techniques intended for all skill levels and ages. They are looking for materials, ideas, and services ranging from classic art supplies to up-to-the-minute media, technology, processes, and professional development opportunities; curriculum resources; college and university programs; visual aids; painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, woodworking, ceramic, glass, and metal arts supplies; art-related travel; graphic design, photography and drafting supplies; and more!

Who attends the Convention?

NAEA members include PreK-12 art educators, university professors, administrators, supervisors, museum educators, and art education students from across the United States and many foreign countries. Our membership also includes publishers, manufacturers and suppliers of art materials, parents, retired art educators, and others concerned about quality art education.

About NAEA:

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) is the leading international professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. Members include elementary, middle, and high school visual arts educators; college and university professors; researchers and scholars; teaching artists; administrators and supervisors; and art museum educators. In addition, NAEA serves more than 45,000 student members who belong to the National Art Honor Society or are university students preparing to be art educators. NAEA’s mission is to advance visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding. 

2021 Dates & Location TBD

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Conference/Event Dates: 03/26/2020 - 03/28/2020
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Education Events
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Education, Education Events
Estimated Attendance: 6,000
Audience: PreK-12 Art Educators, University Professors, Administrators, Supervisors, Museum Educators, Art Education Students, Publishers, Manufacturers and Suppliers of Art Materials, Parents, Retired Art Educators, Others Concerned About Quality Art Education
Notes: Connect with thousands of visual arts education professionals.

NAEA Membership:
Elementary: 26%
Middle: 12%
Secondary: 31%
Administration: 3%
Higher Education: 6%
Museum Education: 4%
Preservice 11%
Unspecified Division: 7%
Venue: Venue TBD
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Number of Exhibitors:110-200 (Previous Year)
Show Owner:NAEA
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' $2,695   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Corner Additional $100   Water: n/a
Four Corner Booth Additional $400   Generator: n/a
Prices are subject to change.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Call
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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Past Exhibitors:

Abbeville Press

Academy of Art University

ACIS Educational Tours

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers


American Institutes for Research

Art Image Publications

Art Instruction Schools

Art to Remember

Arts and Activities Magazine



Association of Independent Colleges

of Art & Design

Bethany College Applied Arts

Bezos Family Foundation/Students Rebuild

Blick Art Materials



Ceramics Publications Company

Chester Book Company


ColArt Americas, Inc.

College for Creative Studies

Columbus College of Art & Design

Copic Marker by Imagination International


Crayola, LLC


Crystal Productions

Davis Publications


Dixon Ticonderoga

Educational Sketchbooks

Ed Hoy’s International

Elmer’s Products, Inc.

Faber Castell

Fashion Institute of Technology - SUNY

FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design

& Merchandising

Fired Arts and Crafts

General Pencil

Golden Artist Colors

Hip Hop Airbrush


Inventive Design Studio, LLC

Iwata-Medea, Inc.

Jack Richeson & Company

Kendall College of Art & Design

Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes

Maine College of Art

Mark Kistler

Massachusettes College of Art & Design

Mayco Colors

MD Enterprises

Memphis College of Art

Minneapolis College of Art and Design


National Gallery of Art

New Hampshire Institute of Art

Newell Rubbermaid

Original Works

Pacon Corporation

Paragon Industries

Parsons The New School for Design


Royal and Langnickel Brush


Sakura of America

San Francisco Art Institute

Sargent Art

Sax/School Specialty


Scholastic, Inc.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Shain by Diversified Woodcrafts

Shimpo Ceramics



Spectrum Glazes, Inc.

Speedball Art Products

Strathmore Papers

Square 1 Art

The Art Institutes

The Art of Education

Thomas Mann Design


Treetop Publishing/Bare Books

Triarco Arts & Crafts

United Art & Education

University Child Development School

WB Manufacturing

Wexel Art Displays

Witzend Workshop, LLC

Yam Museum

YMM Art Education Foundation

Young Masters

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