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The deadline to submit a proposal for 2016 has passed. Please consider presenting next year.

Workshop Presenters, please upload your credentials here.

Questions about workshops? Please contact Workshop Coordinators Anastasia Arriaga and Amanda Measer at

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Online registration has closed. Registration will be available onsite.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

Members receive a reduced rate on conference registration.
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Registration includes daily continental breakfast.

Early Bird deadline November 1, SAVE $30!

Member Registration: $179 (Early Bird $149)
Student/Retired/Unemployed Member Registration: $140 (Early Bird $110)
Non-Member Registration: $255 (Early Bird $225)

Full Meal Package (Save $22) $190
Friday Lunch $25
Friday Plated Dinner $50
Saturday Lunch $25
Saturday Reception and Dinner $60
(includes reception with hors d'oeuvres)
Sunday Brunch $42
All meal pricing includes a 22% gratuity charge mandated by the hotel.

Hotel Information

Deadline for Early Bird Registration and Conference Room Rate is November 1

Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
660 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211
(518) 869-8100

Conference Hotel Rate:
Room rate is $129 single or double occupancy room, student room rate $119. (Guaranteed prior to 11/1 ONLY).

You must contact the hotel directly to reserve your room.
Click here to book your room online or call
518-869-8100 or toll free 800-448-3500.

Group ID is 12A77L.
Conference dates are November 18-20, 2016.

The hotel will NOT assign roommates.
The hotel will NOT accept Purchase Orders as payment for lodging. You must provide your own tax exempt form.

Professional Development Credit

The rules for documenting professional development credit in NYS have changed as of July 1, 2016. NYSATA is a NYS approved Continuing Teaching and Learning Education (CTLE) Credit Sponsor/Provider.

Attendees will be notified prior to the conference of the exact  process for documenting CTLE hours.

All teachers, including permanently certified teachers must register on the NYSED TEACH website to maintain their certification status. For more information go to

(Please check with your district for any prior approval necessary.)

Commercial & College Exhibitors

Our Commercial Exhibitors/College Showcase area typically features over 40 exhibitors. We welcome commercial, college, and non-profit exhibitors whose products and services are targeted to art educators. For maximum exposure, be sure to check out our Sponsorship Opportunities. Exhibitors are encouraged to conduct workshops to increase their contact with conference attendees.

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2016 Conference Workshop Proposal
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Questions about workshops? Please contact Workshop Coordinators Anastasia Arriaga and Amanda Measer at

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2016 Conference

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Join us for the NYSATA 68th Annual Conference, Tradition & Innovation, November 18-20, 2016  at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY. This two-and-a half day conference is packed with over 100 workshops, a commercial and college exhibitor showcase, as well as Keynote addresses by renown artists and educators.

Click Here alt for complete conference information and schedule from the 2016 Conference Edition of the NYSATA News.

Conference Workshops
Workshops are plentiful and include hands on workshops, product demonstrations, lecture workshops, and round-table discussions on a variety of current interest topics. Approximately 100 workshops are available at no additional cost to participants.  Paid workshops are also available.  Participants may register for paid workshops along with regular conference registration, online, or on-site if spaces are still available. 

Keynote Speakers
Olivia Gude is the Angela Gregory Paterakis Professor of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Professor Emerita at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2014 she was awarded the National Art Education Association’s “art education article of the year” Manuel Barkan Award as well as the Illinois Art Education Association’s Higher Education Art Educator of the Year. Gude received the 2009 NAEA Viktor Lowenfeld Award for significant contributions to the field of art education. From 2012 to 2014, Gude was a member of the Visual Arts writing team for the Next Generation National Core Visual Arts Standards. Read more...

Nathalie Miebach is an artist who explores the intersection of art and science by translating scientific data related to meteorology, ecology and oceanography into woven sculptures and musical scores/performances. Her main method of data translation is that of basket weaving, which functions as a simple, tactile grid through which to interpret data into 3D space. Miebach is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, including a Pollock-Krasner Award, TED Global Fellowship, Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship and a recent nomination for the World Technology Award, Brother Thomas Award, and the Women to Watch Smithsonian Award. Read more...

Dennis Inhulsen, NAEA Chief Learning Officer, is a Past-President of the National Art Education Association. Previously he served as Vice-President and delegate for NAEA, President of the Michigan Art Education Association and Convention Chair for MAEA and NAEA. Dennis is a frequent presenter related to arts and general education. Dennis is recently retired as Patterson Elementary principal in Holly, Michigan. Read more...

Emerging Artist Keynote Speakers
Beth Giacummo is an artist, curator and educator living and working on Eastern Long Island. She holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and an MFA in New Forms from Pratt Institute. As an artist, she has exhibited her work both regionally and internationally in places including New York, Romania, Russia,  Spain, Italy, and Denmark. Her interest in blown glass and travel has led her to many cities and countries where she has had the opportunity to live, study, and participate in artist residencies. Read more...

Kathryn Bilharz Gabriel was born in Syracuse, New York, in 1984, and currently resides there with her husband on a gentleman’s farm and studio outside the city. In 2010 she concluded eight years of academic and professional work in Albany, New York, with a BFA in Painting from The College of Saint Rose, a dual degree in Art Education, and an MFA in Fine Arts from The University at Albany. Kathryn spent several years instructing undergraduate drawing courses at The University at Albany before returning to her hometown of Syracuse to unreservedly accept a full-time faculty position at Fayetteville-Manlius High School, where she currently teaches fine art. Read more...

Commercial Exhibitors Showcase
Over 50 vendors and college information tables are available. Browse new products, pick up free samples, obtain college information for your students, and see demonstrations. Many vendors also add their expertise to the conference by presenting workshops.

Saturday Night President's Dinner and Reception
NYSATA will host the President’s Dinner and Reception on Saturday evening. This
evening of celebration is to honor the State Art Educator of the Year, all other awardees, and our presenters. The opening reception will feature a cash bar with hot and cold hors
d’oeuvres. A full buffet dinner will follow. Immediately after dinner and the awards presentation there will be dancing to a DJ.

Members' Exhibit
Entry fee: $25.00 for up to 2 works of art. Ten percent of the proceeds go to the        
NYSATA scholarship fund. Cash awards will be given for Juror's Choice and Members' Choice Awards. Please be aware of the following guidelines for submission.

  • Members may enter a maximum of two works per member.
  • 2D Work may be submitted unframed and matted with a sturdy backing, or framed with lightweight frames and Plexiglas.NO GLASS PLEASE! Entries with glass will not be accepted.
  • Maximum size for 2D work is 32x40 in. No exceptions.
  • Deliver work and register Friday, November 20th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
  • There will be limited 3-D display space. You may bring your own pedestals.
  • All work is exhibited at the risk of the artist. Security will be provided. NYSATA makes every attempt to safeguard the work but can not be held responsible for any loss or damage that may occur.

Student Art Exhibit
This exhibit is free, but it is necessary to preregister to reserve a space. All preregistration will take place ONLINE ONLY through the NYSATA website. Preregistration for this exhibit is by individual teacher, not by school or district. Participating teachers must be NYSATA members.
Click here for details and preregistration.

Presentation of Awards and Honors
Friday Dinner:
Special Citation Award-Business, Student Scholarship Winners
Saturday Dinner: Outstanding Service Award(s), NYS Art Educator of the Year

Sunday Brunch: Regional Art Educator of the Year Awards

Go to Awards and Honors Page to see 2016 Award Winners 
Go to Student Scholarships Page to see 2016 Scholarship Winners

Artisans Market
NYSATA members can take advantage of this unique opportunity to show and sell your art and crafts at the Artisans Market from 3:00-5:00 PM on Saturday, November 20. Reserve your table now, space is limited. Table space fee is $25. Artisans are responsible for set up, collecting all sales money and taxes, an dismantling tables.

More about Artisans Market

Silent Auction
Help support the Student Scholarship Fund. Donated items are displayed at the annual NYSATA conference, and conference attendees are invited to bid. Many happy people left last year's conference with treasures from the silent auction! Please consider bringing an item to the conference to donate to this worthy cause.

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NYSATA thanks Blick
our 2016 Platinum Conference Sponsor




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