Exec Board

Thank you to our past Secretary-Alison Noble, Past Treasurer-Amber Poelstra, & Past Vice President- Danielle Forsberg for your dedication and continued support in our board transitioning

President’s Thoughts/Report—Camille Johnson

Welcome back to a new school year! I was so very excited to see my students, hear of their summer adventures, and continue sharing the importance and power of art!

This past summer President-Elect Terra Feast, Co-President Lola Johnson and I were fortunate to attend the Pacific Region Leadership Conference in Portland, Oregon with Michele Chmielewski, the Pacific Region Vice-President Elect. I always look forward to these conferences because it is a chance to meet with our tribe to glean ideas, learn more about the National Art Education Association and our platforms, and practice art!

Co-President Lola and I are excited to work with our incredible board to bring to you more opportunities for professional development and support through our conferences. This past year’s mini conference in Rigby was a huge success and we look forward to our 2 day conference in October. If you have not yet received information, please reach out and let us know. Spread the word and bring a friend this year! We are once again headed north for the October 4-5th conference which will be held in beautiful Coeur d’Alene at Lake City High School. Remember to bring silent auction items and this year, bring a piece of your art for our 1st Annual Art Swap!

Thursday Night: $5 Pre-Funk Art Activity Meet Up at Studio 107 from 7-8:30PM

Friday will be Hands on and Best Practices Workshops following our Keynote address The Sky’s the Limit: Elevating and Energizing Your Art Program by Lucy Bartholomee, Ph.D. an artist, writer, teacher, and traveler.

Friday evening is our Off-Campus Private event at The Art Spirit Gallery from 6:00-8:00 PM (spouses/SOs welcome).

Saturday: Master classes and workshops- Select your choices upon registering to know the times/lengths/prices. See all the details on the registration form, but offerings include: Encaustic Collage, Clay, Picasso-inspired art, the Business of Art, off-site glass workshop, and more!

Saturday Mid-Day: Awards Lunch, Business Meeting, and door prizes!

Join us for a full two day conference!!! Come and join your tribe, explore ideas for your curriculum, gather resources, and earn a PD credit from BSU! We look forward to seeing you!


Camille Strolberg Johnson


& Lola Johnson


President Elect

Terra Feast


Vice President

Tara Kennedy



Melissa Thompson



Jennifer Condel


Past President

Michele Chmielewski


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