Art Education is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September and November. Topics deal with issues of professional interest to art educators and are suited to a diverse audience. Each issue of Art Education addresses a theme or topic. Manuscripts accepted for publication are scheduled for the earliest occasion on which a theme is covered or an article is felt to be appropriate for an issue. Factors which determine when a manuscript is printed include space availability after planned features are included, and consideration of graphics, visuals, and layout. Because of the large volume of manuscripts submitted each year, the review process may take as long as ten weeks.
Founded in 1947, The National Art Education Association is the world's largest professional art education association and a leader in educational research, policy, and practice for art education. NAEA's mission is to advance art education through professional development, service, advancement of knowledge, and leadership. Membership (approximately 48,000) includes elementary and secondary art teachers (and middle and senior high students in the National Art Honor Society programs), artists, administrators, museum educators, arts council staff, and university professors from throughout the United States and several foreign countries. It also includes publishers, manufacturers and suppliers of art materials, parents, students, retired art educators, and others concerned about quality art education in our schools. The Association publishes several journals, papers, and flyers on art education; holds an annual convention; conducts research; sponsors a teacher awards program; develops standards on student learning, school programs and teacher preparation; and cosponsors workshops, seminars and institutes on art education.