New Jersey Educators Assoc. NJEA

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New Jersey Education Association

The New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) was founded in 1853 with a desire to improve education and to elevate the teaching profession. NJEA has encouraged the AENJ to stand strong alongside all other subjects. They feel it is important for the AENJ to participate at the NJEA Teacher’s State Convention held in Atlantic City and to have a voice in their publication, “The Review” published monthly (September through June). We encourage our AENJ members to submit proposals to speak at the NJEA Teacher Conference.

AENJ at NJEA offers all members an opportunity to get artistically and creatively involved at the convention. Art is not just for art teachers anymore!

NJEA (AENJ sponsored) presenters needed! 

Deadline: Feb 28, 2020, for Nov 5-6, 2020 convention in AC.
Presenters sponsored by AENJ must state as such to receive an AENJ honorarium of $100.



As an affiliate of NJEA, AENJ encourages its members to present at the state convention. If you are interested in presenting at the 2019 NJEA Convention, November 7 & 8 in Atlantic City, please click HERE. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2019. 

New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) Exhibits

Advocate for your art program at NJEA, Nov. 7-8, 2019

CALL FOR STUDENT ARTWORK SUBMISSIONS – Student work will be collected at our 2019 AENJ conference: ARTify. Please put student work in the large labeled box behind the registration table at 2019 AENJ ARTify.

ART@NJEA is sponsored by AENJ is committed to sharing a sampling of PreK through 12th grade student artwork that is being created in NJ schools. It promises to professionally represent and promote the quality art education that you offer in your school and our state.

ART@NJEA is a special exhibit of student work that will be on display right on the
NJEA Atlantic City Convention floor!
All you have to do to participate, is provide the artwork! The rest will be done for you.  It’s that easy. Please consider participating in the 8th Annual ART@NJEA Exhibit!  Past shows were an overwhelming success and a real crowd pleaser!

Follow guidelines and instructions below:


  • Select up to 3 pieces per teacher of unframed and unmounted, two-dimensional student work. Please choose work that is a standard frame size: (5×7, 9×12, 12×18) not to exceed 18 x 24 inches. Stretched canvases will be accepted, but canvas boards will not, due to their weight. Stretched canvases will be displayed as is. Make sure any painted work is completely dry. Please properly fix any smearable work. Due to the timing of the show, the work you select may be work from last school year.
  • Label the back of each piece neatly in pencil with the student’s and teacher’s name, and teacher’s email address.
  • Attach a completed back label/permission form to the back of the work.  This must be signed by the student’s parent or guardian before you submit the work.  Click here to download the AENJ back label / permission form, and here for the guidelines and front labels.
    *This form also requests permission to possibly use the work for a display at NJPAC Exhibits. Please select the box on the form if you give the work permission to travel. Work will be returned at the end of the NJPAC Show.
  • Drop off at the AENJ Conference Registration desk area marked “NJEA Drop-off” from, Oct 5 through Oct 7 before 2:00 pm.
  • Provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the work and all other protective materials that you provide. Your submissions will be returned to you by mail after the NJEA convention in November (or after the NJPAC show) as they were received – unmounted and unframed.
To: Lisa Conklin, 5 East Dreahook Road, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08880
Postmarked no later than October 18, 2017. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the work to be returned to you after the NJEA convention in November or supply a return mailing sticker and proper postage. Please do NOT mail money to cover postage or expect another AENJ member to deliver it to you. if you are attending the NJEA convention, you can pick up your work at 2:30pm on Friday at the exhibit.
At the NJEA convention in Atlantic City on November 7-8, 2019!
Each displayed piece will be professionally matted for the show, but will be returned to you as it was provided. Due to space limitations, all work that is submitted may not be selected for the exhibit, but all will be returned in the condition it was received. Care will be made to represent as many schools, grade levels and media as possible. An email announcing the students who will have work on display will be sent to all of the teachers who submitted work for consideration one week prior to the NJEA convention.
AENJ and NJEA are not responsible or liable for any claims, damages, lost items, artwork, injuries or other liabilities of any kind that may arise from participation in this art exhibit. AENJ reserves the right to refuse to include any works that do not properly meet the guidelines and requirements stated above in the call for submissions.
Direct any questions to: Lisa Conklin, or Terri Trumpbour,