The National Art Education Association is made up of four regions:
NAEA Eastern Region includes: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Labrador, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Overseas Art Education Association, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia. NAEA Southeastern Region includes: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Virgin Islands. NAEA Western Region includes: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northwest Territory, Ohio, Oklahoma, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. NAEA Pacific Region includes: Alaska, Alberta, American Samoa, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Guam. Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and Yukon Territory.
Representatives are invited to attend a biannual conference in their region in odd numbered years. The Eastern Region Biannual conference is affectionately known as Team East and is represented by the Rooster, as the sun rises in the East.