the art exchange

AEM's interactive newsletter, The Art Exchange, is published online three times yearly and features articles and content aimed at being informative, timely and beneficial to our membership.

A screenshot of the first page of the Art Exchange newsletter

the art exchange - SPRING 2024

Read the winter newsletter with topics and content related to NAEA National Convention, Youth Art Month, Scholastic Art Awards, Art Wars, a Blick lesson plan, a message from president Jessica Jones, art education digital resources, and upcoming art events.

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Read the winter newsletter with topics and content related to AEM Fall Conference, a message from president Jessica Jones, media arts documents, YAM 2024 updates, MSAA Competition info, and upcoming art events.


Read the spring newsletter with topics and content related to the Scholastic Art Awards, Youth Art Month, and news from the Perpich Center.


Features articles and content regarding AEM/WAEA Fall Conference, upcoming events at the Anderson Center, News from the Perpich Center, Anoka Ramsey CC Visual Art Department biennial and more!

fall 2022

Features articles and content regarding the Can Can Wonderland celebration, collagraph workshop strategies, 2022 AEM/WAEA Fall Conference, TADA Exhibition, Civitas Community Center Catalyst Award, educators workshop at the MIA, MSHSL section visual art competitions, and visual arts in the news research update.

spring 2012 - Spring 2022

Want to submit something to the art exchange?

Submission Guidelines:

  • All articles / features must pertain to art, art education, school, community, state, Youth Art Month, MSHSL Section Visual Art Competitions and the MSAA competitions.
  • AEM retains the right to approve submissions based on how they align with our Mission Statement.
  • Images should all be submitted as jpgs or gifs, no larger than 1 MB for e-mailing purposes
  • E-mail images should only be sent as attachments to Kevan Nitzberg via email at
  • Please provide captions for appropriate placement / identification of images. If images are of students, be sure that you have obtained proper permission for their names to be included per your school or district's policy guidelines
  • Articles should be no longer than one page long and sent as Word documents.
  • All links included in the article should be active and from reliable sources.
  • Videos can be submitted as links within articles or may be emailed as MP4 or Quicktime format.
  • Submit all items with the subject line: Art Exchange Article to


  • Fall issue - July 15th
  • Winter Issue - December 15th
  • Spring Issue - March 15th
We look forward to seeing your name and contributions in our newsletter!

Editor of the Art Exchange

  • Kevan Nitzberg

Layout Artist

  • Steve Gamache