Since 1965, art educator members of the California Art Education Association have provided leadership that has shaped the field of research and practice in art education and positioned CAEA as the premier professional community for our field in California. CAEA is committed to supporting art educators in their quest to excel as leaders. The CAEA state, regional, and area conferences, special programs, and events explore the multifaceted roles of the art educator through the prism of knowledge, understanding, and leadership.

For information about National Art Education Association events, please visit their website:

Octavia Butler Exhibition

April 24, 2023

The New Children’s Museum
200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: $5 for CAEA members; $10 for non-members

Registration form

Stand Up 4 Arts Education Day

April 30, 2024

Sacramento Capitol Park
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Curriculum Slam @ OMCA

June 7, 2024

Oakland, CA
4:30 – 6:00 PM

Application form.

2024 CAEA State Conference in Anaheim

November 8–11, 2024

Hotel Fera Anaheim, a DoubleTree by Hilton in Orange County
100 The City Dr N
Orange, CA 92868

Octavia Butler Exhibition

Join us for an exclusive guided tour of the new Octavia Butler exhibition with an opportunity to see other exhibits, networking, and artmaking. Light snacks will be provided.

Date: Wednesday April 24, 2023 from 4:30-6:30

Location: The New Children’s Museum, 200 W Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: $5 for CAEA members; $10 for non-members

Parking: On-Site parking will be available (street parking is available also)

Please invite your colleagues! Space is limited!

You do not need to be a CAEA member to attend, however registration is required.

The last date to register is Wednesday April 17, 2024 at 4 p.m.

Registration Form

Stand Up 4 Arts Education Day

On April 30, CAEA joins with CMEA (Music Educators), CDEA (Dance Educators) and CETA (Theater Educators) to present Stand Up 4 Arts Education Day at the State Capitol in Sacramento. This is a day for Arts Advocacy.

Sacramento Capitol Park • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Areas 27 & 34 -

Stand Up 4 Arts Education Day will include student performances, an art exhibit, and legislative visits. The press conference and official welcoming ceremony will be held at 12:00 noon with guest speakers. In person advocacy visits need to be pre-scheduled between 1-3pm with your legislators, and should be arranged 2 weeks in advance.

There are also ways you can join in STAND UP 4 ARTS EDUCATION on your own campus:
• Schedule a virtual meeting with your state legislators, which should be pre-arranged at least 2 weeks in advance.
• Hold a school-wide arts pep rally.
• Create an arts festival on your campus and invite board members, your superintendent and other important stakeholders.

Curriculum Slam @ OMCA

Call for presentation submissions!

June 7, 2024
4:30 – 6:00 PM

Oakland, CA

We are seeking eight presenters who will share the total presentation time.

Applications are due midnight, Sunday, May 5, 2024.

Application Form