The North Dakota Art Education Association, a state affiliate of the National Art Education Association, completed its statewide election on May 15 and announced its new 12 member Board of Directors. Brad Bachmeier, elected as Higher Education Coordinator, had served as Executor of the new non-profit and also served on its founding board in 2019. The organization’s mission is to activate, inspire and advocate for art education that advances professional development, networking and opportunities for all art teachers in ND. For more information about the NDAEA, go to