|Welcome to the Massachusetts Art Education Association!
The mission of the Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA) is to advance high quality visual arts education throughout the state by empowering art educators to excel in the practice, instruction, promotion, and celebration of visual art.
October 2, 2015
Umbrella Community Arts Center
The Umbrella Community Arts Center in Concord, MA is hosting a Creativity and Education Panel on October 15. This is part of the Visual Art Series of Concord and the kickoff event for the 23rd Annual Concord Festival of Authors.
Click here for the flyer in pdf format.
September 24, 2015
Would you like a FREE registration to the upcoming MAEA conference?
We are asking members to submit photos of anything you're curious about, something you inquire about, or something that you wonder about. You can choose to focus on or interpret the prompt any way you like - show us your own creative work, your classroom, or student work. *
You can submit your photos through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Add the hashtags: #MAEA2015 and #CuriosityInquiryWonder
Please post your photos by October 7. We will be choosing one winner for the free conference pass and inform the winner no later than October 14.
*If posting images of students, please obtain proper consent and/or do not post images that can be identified specifically.
Email email@example.com if you have any questions.
September 22, 2015
2016 Massachusetts Award Recipients
Congratulations to the 2016 recipients of the Massachusetts Art Educators awards.
Please click here to view the full list of award recipients.
September 20, 2015
CALL FOR ENTRY: MAEA MEMBERS EXHIBIT | CURIOUS ENCOUNTERS
SUBMISSION PORTAL NOW OPEN!
MAEA seeks artwork in a variety of media that showcases the creative endeavors of our members (all membership categories are welcome to submit work, please ensure that your membership is up to date before submitting). This annual members exhibition corresponds with our state conference and will be displayed at Gallery 51 in North Adams, MA.
Complete information is on the conference page - click here.
September 9, 2015
THE 2015 MAEA FALL CONFERENCE:
Curiosity, Inquiry, Wonder
November 7 and 8, 2015
North Adams, MA
Mass MoCA, MCLA, Clark Art Institute
Register Early and SAVE!
The 2015 Massachusetts Art Education Association Fall Conference will be held in North Adams on November 7 and 8 in North Adams, MA.
Earlybird registration is live now!
Please click here for the conference page and registration information.
September 17, 2015
2015 Massachusetts High School Photography Exhibit
The Massachusetts Art Education Association is continuing a series of art education exhibitions in the second floor atrium/gallery space at the State Transportation Building in Boston.
As in past years, photography teachers for grades 9 - 12 are invited to submit student work for a “first” exhibit of the school year.
The exhibit will open on Monday, November 2. It will hang until Monday, November 30.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Transportation Building is not open on weekends and holidays.
Click here for complete information.
July 6, 2015
Art, Science, and the Stratosphere
Worcester public schools art educator Stacy Lord was accepted to the NASA SOFIA program; to launch into the stratosphere in August, 2015.
NOTE: the launch was postponed - check back for the reschedule.
Read the entire article - click here for the pdf.
June 22, 2015
PICTURES FROM ART ALL-STATE
New galleries are up from Art All-State 2015 - click here.
June 18, 2015
The MAEA retreat to work on the policy manual with a focus on committee work will be on Saturday July 18 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Bunker Hill Community College. Any MAEA member is welcome to attend. If you wish to participate on a committee, or would like to learn more about MAEA, this retreat is a perfect opportunity for you!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
June 17, 2015
Dartmouth High School |
Unified Arts Teacher
Go to Opportunities page for more information - click here.
June 15, 2015
HOT OFF THE PRESSES!
The MAEA News
Our inauguaral newsletter featuring articles from our President Kristi Oliver, Alice Gentili - 2015 Art Educator of the Year, Upcoming Events, Youth Art Month and more!
Click here for the pdf.
June 9, 2015
ART ALL-STATE INFORMATION UPDATES
Click here for new updates and downloads.
May 25, 2015
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL ART EDUCATORS' SURVEY
To better understand our programs, schedules, teaching loads, and issues, we have started a survey for independent school art educators. We will compile the results and share both via email and at the fall conference through a workshop specifically for independent school art educators.
Click here for the survey.
May 14, 2015
YOUTH ART MONTH | GALLERY 2015
NEW! Gallery of all artwork from the show organized by city or town - click here.
March 23, 2015
LETTER FROMMAEA BOARD CONCERNING SCHOLASTIC
You spoke, we listened.....
For the past two years, MAEA leadership has been hearing numerous comments about the direction of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. After gathering much information and discussing the matters at length, we have decided to send a letter to Dennis Inhulsen, NAEA President, and the NAEA Board of Directors asking them to assist us in advocating for changes to the awards program. We hope to convince the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers to restore the program back to its roots in art education while fostering honesty, integrity, and equality.
We are aware that the transition of state affiliates in MA has been a rocky one, however, we do believe the issues we have are not with the state affiliate, rather with the Alliance itself.
To read the letter and NAEA policy statements on contests please click below.
Letter from MAEA
NAEA Policy on Contests and Competitions
NAEA Policy Statement on Involvement in Art Contests and Competitions for Students at the Secondary Level
All comments regarding the MAEA's position on this matter can be sent to email@example.com
November 25, 2014
ART ALL-STATE MASSACHUSETTS
JUNE 12 - 13, 2015
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
All information and schedules regarding the interviews have been emailed directly to students and nominating teachers. If you have any questions regarding the status of your application or interview please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All documents are available for Art All-State 2015 on the website. Click here for more information.
- Interviews will take place on March 13 and 20.
- Student acceptances before April 28.
- Program will take place on June 12 and 13.
Click here for more information.
October 22, 2014
NeEWS FROM GRADUATE PROGRAM AT MASSART
MassArt relaunches one of their art education graduate degrees - go to Opportunites for more information - click here
September 14, 2014
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2014 MAEA AWARD WINNERS!
Just announced: the winners of the Art Educators of the Year!
Click here to go to the Awards page.
September 6, 2014
The Worcester Center for Crafts is currently beaming with pride as ArtsWorcester recently announced that our Executive Director Honee Hess will be receiving the 33rd ArtsWorcester Award, given to "an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to arts and culture in the city." Honee and her incredible passion, dedication, and hard work will be celebrated at their annual meeting, Friday, September 12 at 6:00 p.m.. A reception and the opening of ArtsWorcester fall exhibits will follow.
ArtsWorcester’s Aurora Gallery
660 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610
June 4, 2014
LAUNCH OF NATIONAL CORE ARTS STANDARDS
The National Coalition for CORE ARTS Standards launched the virtual National Core Arts Standards online on June 4, 2014.
Help us celebrate the unveiling of standards written for and by arts educators to support quality teaching and learning.
Read more about the standards - click here.
Click here to access the standards.
Click here for the conceptual framework.
Join NAEA & MAEA!
Your NAEA membership automatically makes you a member of MAEA! Click here to go directly to NAEA's webpage for joining or renewing membership.
Please note: it will take a few days before we receive the new member list from NAEA - your log-in won't work for MAEA members until we receive that list.
New and Noteworthy
September 15, 2015
All members are welcome.
Our next meeting will be on
OCTOBER 20 - Winthrop High School, Winthrop 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
For more information and to RSVP, contact Kristi Oliver:
2015 Meetings scheduled:
OCTOBER 20 - Winthrop High School, Winthrop 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
NOVEMBER 12 - Fay School, Southborough 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
DECEMBER 15 - Medway High School 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
2016 Meetings scheduled: TBA
December 17, 2014
ELECTIONS: Congratulations to...
• President Elect - Alice Gentili
• Interim Secretary - Helen Downey
NEWLY FILLED POSITIONS
• Conference Coordinator (for 2016 conference) - Melissa Hayes
• Exhibitions Coordinator - open
• Public Relations Committee Chair - open
• Elementary Division Director - Laura Marotta
• Middle School Division Director - Stacy Lord
• Pre-Service Division Director - open
• Museum Division Director - Alyssa Champagne
• Early Childhood Division Director - Mary Geisser
• National Art Honor Society Director - Jessica S. Daviso
Some positions still available - look at our latest email blast for more information. Description of all positions are in the bylaws.
November 25, 2014
IN THE MEMBERS' SECTION
Check out the presentations, handouts, PowerPoints, and other downloads from the conference! Even if you weren't able to go, you can check out the presentations. Currently there are 17 workshops with downloads!