Regional Director
MaryElizabeth Norman
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About Northeast Region

We are here for our members!  We offer resources and connections to help you be the best you can be.  You can then inspire your students and colleagues to become the best they can be. We offer workshops, professional development, networking opportunities, community connections, collaboration, and great ideas to keep you motivated all year long!

Great things in/for our region

March:  Youth Art Month Exhibition, regional and Columbus

June/July:  Summer Symposium (at University of Dayton this year...go on a mini-roadtrip with a friend!)

September:  Chalk Festival at Cleveland Museum of Art

October:  Awards Dinner

November:  CONFERENCE!! We are hosting this year, with North Central, at Kalahari!!!

December: YAM/YPAE dropoff

 Ongoing/Great Places to visit: 

Cleveland Museum of Art, Akron Art Museum:  Fantastic exhibits, teacher workshops, FREE student field trips

Ohio Ceramic Supply in Ravenna: Monthly workshops

Cleveland Institute of Art: Classes/Prof Development

Summit ArtSpace, Akron; 78th St Studios, Cleveland:  Artist spaces, exhibits, workshops

Regional Director

MaryElizabeth Norman
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RD Elect


PR/Advocacy Chair

Trina Parrish
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Newsletter Editor

Erin Kraly
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Georgann Blair
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Membership Chair



Cheryl Mravec
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High School Exhibit Chair

Stephanie Timko
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Workshop Chair


Regional Exhibit Chair




Regional Historian

David Wolff
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Awards Coordinator

David Wolff
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Technology Chair

Erin Kraly
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To Stay Connected

Watch for your monthly NE REgion Newsletter in your inbox

Check our Facebook page:

Twitter: @OhioArtEd

Watch for ARTLINE, the OAEA magazine in your mailbox

Reach out!

** So you can STAY connected, please inform us of any contact info changes:  [email protected]



March 2018

April/May 2018



Counties Covered in NorthEast

  • Lorain
  • Medina
  • Summit
  • Lake
  • Geauga
  • Portage
  • Ashtabula
  • Trumbull
  • Mahoning


OAEA Regions


Registration is Open!

More Information on Conference 2018

Register for Conference 2018


2018 Art Educator of the Year

Linda Hoeptner-Poling, Ph.D.


 “I have found purpose in helping others find their voice and tell their stories through art, whether they are 3 years old or 102 years old (my youngest and most seasoned students). Art is vital to survival; to dive deep into visual ways of self-expression and creative thinking is one facet of what makes life worth living. Whether I am teaching a young child or an adult at the end of their life, I believe there is no better way to affirm and celebrate their voice and part in this world. As art educators, we have a heavy yet joyful responsibility to be the conduit that makes possible the most profound ways of being human, in making sense of oneself as well as our connections to each other. There is no higher calling. I take this calling most seriously.”



~ Linda Hoeptner-Poling.

Dr. Vande Zande has received three NAEA Awards in 2018

National Higher Ed Art Educator
Western Region Higher Ed Art Educator
NAEA Distinguished National Fellow


NorthEast Youth Art Month


2018 Elementary Division Winner

Mary Green

2018 Secondary Division Winner

Jen Thompson

2018 Distinguished Business

Ohio Ceramic

2018 Distinguished Educator

Dr. William Young


2018 Outstanding Art Teacher

Caryl Church

2018 Outstanding Art Teacher

Bonnie Kubilus

2018 Outstanding Art Teacher

Christen Schneid

 2018 Distinguished Citizen

Sheree Ferrato