Northern Area Council

Board Members

James Woglom

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Ross Roadruck
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Past President
Janice Bettiga
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Bobbie Rae Jones
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A Message from the Northern Region Past-President, Gini Gyorkos:

As a member of CAEA many opportunities for learning as well as giving back are there for all of us. The Northern Region Board would love to hear your ideas on events, art happening days, or if you have an interest in participating in the following areas:


Additional Northern Region Board Members:

High School Rep: Amber Woodward
Middle School Rep: Jaime Shilen
Elementary School Rep:
Museum Rep: TBD
Art Happening Chair: TBD
YAM Greater Sacramento Region Chair: Li Ezzell [email protected]
Youth Art Month Committee Reps. in different areas: TBD


Region Meetings

Our goal in the Northern Region is to gather locally and network as an area.  Please consider gathering with fellow art teachers and art lovers and meet us online. Simply call in and connect with the rest of the Northern Region by phone, Skype, or FaceTime. All are wanted and welcome. Relax put up your feet and share your hopes wants and desires! Email Janice Bettiga to get connection at Meetings which are held in Sacramento, San Jose and across the Northern Region.  Simply call in and connect.  Relax put up your feet and share your hope wants and desires!

Contact Janice Bettiga [email protected] for exact meeting location.


2020 Area Award Recipients

Mark Ritter
Douc Langur Award
  Virginia Gyorkos
Ruth Jansen Distinguished Art Educator Award 



Youth Art Month

2021 YAM Information Coming Soon!


Award Categories

Grade-Level Awards

The YAM grade-level submission categories are:

  • K–2
  • 35
  • 68
  • 912


Ruth Jansen Award

Each Area may select one grade-level senior artist from the YAM artwork submitted to become a candidate to receive a $100 annual Ruth Jansen Northern Area Award.

Once all winners (K2, 35, 68, 912, Ruth Jansen) have been selected from the Northern Area shows, please send the following to Gini:

  • A 300 dpi JPEG of each First Place winning grade-level category artwork in each media category;

  • A 300 dpi JPEG of the Ruth Jansen Award candidate's artwork;

  • The name of each student artist and the student's grade level;

  • The name of each student's teacher;

  • The name of the school being represented.

Any teacher submitting a student's artwork must be a current member of CAEA and may only submit his/her own students' artwork; teachers may not submit artwork for other teachers who are not current members.

It is easy to join or renew a membership by visiting the NAEA membership webpage:

NOTE: The Northern Area CAEA show will be juried by art education museum curators from NYC via Pat Semrick. (The show will not be juried by any of the Northern Area board members nor any educators except Pat and her team).


Northern Region Resources

Blue Line Arts

Blue Line Arts is a non-profit organization and active community resource established to promote the arts in Roseville, California.  Blue Line Arts showcases the works of regional and national artists, complete with flexible exhibition space suitable for small musical performances, lectures and demonstrations. A special children's gallery provides a dedicated location for children's programs.


Arts and Business Council of Sacramento

The mission of the Arts & Business Council of Sacramento is to promote partnerships between the business community and arts organizations in order to enhance the economy and enrich the quality of life in the Sacramento region.