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2023 Fall Conference

Friday Oct 20 & Saturday 21,2023 

School has started and now is the time to prepare for the WVAEA 2023 Conference Oct 20th and 21st.  It is going to be an amazing conference.  We have many new presenters sharing their knowledge and artistic techniques.  


The 2023 WVAEA Conference will be hosted by Fairmont State University.  We are excited to be using their campus facilities.  If you have questions about the conference please contact the conference coordinator 

Joel Dugan at 


 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Annie Murphy Paul

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This years keynote speaker is a author Annie Murphy Paul.  She will be speaking about the issues which she write about in her book "The Extended Mind".  We will have a book signing at lunch on Saturday. In "The Extended Mind, Paul delves into the research behind this exciting new vision of human ability, exploring the findings of neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, and psychologists. She excavates the secret history of how artists, scientists, and authors have employed mental extensions to solve problems, make discoveries, and create new works. And she explains how readers can incorporate outside-the-brain thinking into their everyday lives. In the tradition of Howard Gardner’s Frames of Mind or Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence, The Extended Mind offers a dramatic new view of how our minds work, full of practical advice on how to think better" (

Friday Lunch                                    Free paid for by FSU

Friday Auction Dinner                       Free paid for by FSU

Saturday Keynote Lunch             Free paid for by WVAEA

Saturday Awards Dinner          $30 paid for by participant


Vendor table $50                              6 Raffle tickets      $5 

Emeritus-  Retired teachers

       1 Day   $20

       2 Day   $40


        1 Day     $45

        2 Day     $75​

Student-  Anyone who is currently an undergraduate or graduate student

        Volunteer    Free     2 hour service at conference


        1 Day    $75

        2 Day    $130

 WVAEA Conference Exhibition
Calling all WVAEA 2023 Conference attendees.  Bring up to two pieces of your art work to be exhibited at the conference.  FSU faculty will judge the top three works at the exhibit.  Make sure the work can be properly hung or placed on a pedestal. 

Conference Motel Discount Rate
Fairmont, WV Motel 6  = $89.99 after Taxes 
Call for Reservations- 681-753-5633

16 reserved, comes with one or two Queen beds and free breakfast.  

Self Portrait Contest
Don't forget to submit student art work for the self-portrait content.  These works will be displayed at the FSU campus at this years conference.  Look for the Self-portrait form on our WVAEA website or email and I will email it to you.  Deadline is Oct 6th.

This contest is for all grades.

More information can be found on the Opportunities page or by clicking here: 

Mail your art work:
Attention: Joel Dugan   Architecture, Art & Design Dept.
408 Wallman Hall Fairmont, WV 26554

WVAEA 2023 Teaching Award Nominations
We still are needing more 2023 WVAEA Award nominations. We have many deserving art educators and people outside the field serving art education who need recognized.  Get in your form before Sept 20th.

Awards Link

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