Exec Board

President’s Thoughts/Report—Michele Chmielewski

As my third year term hits its midpoint as continuing President, I want to share how thrilled I am at the community we have become together. The IAEA Board has supported the goals to bring two conferences to you every year. We had our 4th “mini” Spring Conference in McCall and it was fantastic. I have tremendous gratitude to the IAEA executive board members, our hostess, keynote, presenters, vendors, and numerous volunteers. Manifested is the vision to lead with a strong partnership with you all, as a volunteer organization, promoting art education in Idaho. Pat yourselves on the back!!

This fall I will be stepping into the Past President tier, as Camille and Lola, step up to the plate as co-presidents. They will do a wonderful job! We are in need of new people to take the leap and join our board. It is our hope that we can encourage you to do so by offering Treasurer Elect, Secretary Elect, and Vice President Elect positions just like our President Elect position so that you can assist and learn these roles from the current board members side by side. Please step forward with the willingness to learn and grow. No experience required! Fill out this easy form for more info see below or click here-IAEA Needs you!

This fall we will be in the Boise area. More information to come as soon as it can! And why not step it up a notch by having TWO or more KEYNOTES! It will be fun filled learning packed two days, Oct. 5th and 6th! Make sure you make the time to come and partake in it all. If you haven’t attended a fall conference in the last three years it looks and feels different! There are different events and schedules each day. We pack it in!

And even though summer is about to begin we have the presenter form up and running! Take the time to think about what you would like to present and fill that puppy out! Click here: Fall Presenter form

Also it is NEVER TOO EARLY to nominate yourself or a colleague for the IAEA educator awards! Click here for the nomination form to honor the work we art educators do every day to make the world a better place through art education.

Stay creative and lifelong learners.

Michele Chmielewski


Michele Chmielewski


(208) 471-8040

Co-President Elects

Camille Strolberg Johnson


& Lola Johnson


Vice President

Danielle Forsberg



Amber Steele Poelstra



Alison Noble


Co- Past Presidents Emeritus

Shawn Phelps


& Karen Fothergill