Our MissionTo further highly qualified Art education through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge, advocacy and leadership, and to increase creative connections to human experiences. It is our purpose to promote and maintain the highest possible quality of instruction in visual arts programs under whatever auspices that they are fostered. It shall be our intent to communicate our belief to the organized teaching profession and to the community‐at‐large, to strengthen the position of the visual arts as a discipline in the schools, and to affect positively the role of art education in the culture. We dedicate ourselves to aesthetic and humanistic growth and quality performance in art. With these as our goals, we support visual arts and humanities programs that provide depth and breadth of experience in art in order to meet the needs, interests, and abilities of the varied individuals we teach.