About KyAEA

Meet the KyAEA Executive Board Members


Rachael King


Susan Hawkins


Karen Edwards

Regional Director

Angela Aerne

Public Relations

Sarah Horn


Eileen Yanoviak

Past President

Marilyn Peters

...and the KyAEA Standing Committee Chairs

Social Media Manager

Benjamin Moore

Youth Art Month

Shelly Clark

Conference Awards

Cayce Davenport

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Alexis Pastor-Richard Taylor 

Scholarship Coordinator

Azucena Trejo Williams

Member At Large

Shannon Chrisco

For Regional and Divisional Chairs, visit our Regions and Divisions page.

About the Kentucky Art Education Association

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Kentucky Art Education Association (KyAEA) is to advance art education through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge, and leadership. To that end, the association promotes quality instruction in visual arts education that is delivered by qualified personnel; holds public discussions; sponsors workshops and institutes, publishes articles, reports, and surveys; provides a network for communication; supports student exhibitions; and works with other related agencies in support of visual arts education.

A Brief History of KyAEA:

The Kentucky Art Education Association (KyAEA) was established in March 1945. The first constitution of the association was finally accepted and received in 1957. The organization has continued to grow and change, striving to meet the needs of Kentucky’s Art Educators. The KyAEA is a nonprofit, all volunteer, non-salary art educational organization with its own constitution and elected board of directors. Its members are comprised of active and retired P-12 teachers, art advocates, and higher education art students and educators statewide.

KyAEA Conference:

Each fall, KyAEA members gather to participate in a major two-day convention for sharing and professional development; smaller regional professional development meetings are presented throughout the school year. Also, the KyAEA sponsors special shows for students within the state to compete and exhibit artwork, provides an ongoing mini-grant opportunity for its members, and strongly supports it student chapter members.


The KyAEA is an affiliate of the National Art Education Association (NAEA). The NAEA headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia, and its membership includes over 18,000 of the nation’s art teachers, art supervisors and museum educators.