Six NDA artists were selected to selected to have their works displayed in the State Teachers Retirement System building in Columbus. The NDA students have had their artwork accepted as part of the Emerging Artists Exhibition through the Ohio Art Education Association. The exhibition is sponsored by the Ohio Art Education Association which is the professional organization for art teachers in Ohio with a membership of close to two thousand educators.

Among its many professional endeavors, OAEA works to promote art education and recognizes quality student art through various exhibits sponsored during the year at both the state and regional levels.  One hundred fifty-three out of two hundred-forty pieces of artwork was selected for this juried show from the nine OAEA regions in the state of Ohio.  This show is designed to help motivate and inspire new artists to excel in areas of drawing, painting, sculpture, crafts, computer art, photography and printing.  Everyone involved should be proud of the students and teachers who inspire, creative thinking, problem solving and skillful techniques.