Dorchester District 2 Fine Arts Director Larry Barnfield was selected by the National Art Education Association to receive the 2012 National Supervision/Administration Art Educator of the Year Award.

The award recognizes the exemplary contributions, service and achievements of one outstanding NAEA member annually at the national level. The award will be presented this week at the NAEA National Convention in New York.

NAEA is the professional association for art educators. Members include elementary, secondary, middle level and high school art teachers; university and college professors; education directors who oversee education in fine art museums, administrators and supervisors who oversee art education in school districts, state departments of education, arts councils; and artists throughout the United States and many foreign countries.

For more information, go to www.arteducators.org.