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MISSION STATEMENT
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.

Conference 2016
August 8, 2016
2016 MAEA CONFERENCE: REDEFINING ART EDUCATION
November 12 and 13, 2016
Lesley University | Cambridge MA
 


The 2016 MAEA Conference will take place on November 12 and 13 in Cambridge, MA hosted by Lesley University.

Hotel information just added - book your room soon!

Click here for the conference page.


newsletter
May 25, 2016
HOT OFF THE PRESSES!
The MAEA News | New Issue now available
Volume 2 Issue 1
Issue 1 just released featuring letter from our President, Kristi Oliver; Upcoming Events; Putting the A in STEAM, A Post Flight Interview with Art Educator Stacy Lord; The Benefits of Being Part of a NEASC Visiting Team; Creative Solutions, Overcoming Scheduling Challenges with Art History; Did You Notice Anything Different?; One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Plastic Fish?, Passion, Papier–mâché, and Consciousness Raising with the Visual Arts.Click here for the pdf.


Volume 1 Issue 2

Issue 2: featuring letter from our President, Kristi Oliver; Reflections of an Award Winner; Youth Art Month; Upcoming events; NAHS Navigating the Imagination; and NAEA delegation to Finland. Click here for the pdf.

Volume 1 Issue 1
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.


Kristi Oliver
May 9, 2016
Art All-State Needs Your Help
From MAEA President Kristi Oliver


Dear MAEA Members,

Art All-State Massachusetts is an intense two-day program that brings together 145 high school juniors of exceptional creative potential to work with practicing artists. The program is designed to provide parents and students with an understanding of art related careers and direct knowledge of contemporary art forms. Students work in groups to explore contemporary art and use their newfound knowledge to inspire the creation of collaborative installations in the studio spaces at UMASS Dartmouth.

Art All-State welcomes all accepted students into the program regardless of their ability to pay by offering scholarship support to those who need it most. However, in recent years scholarship requests have nearly doubled.

Please help us raise $5,000 so that we can stay true to our commitment of providing students with access to this unique and important program.

You can find out more about the organization and make a donation here: http://igfn.us/vf/ART2016

Thanks for taking a moment to check it out.

If you are on a mobile device, you can text ART2016 to 71777 to support Art All-State.

Please don't hesistate to contact me anytime if you have questions or concerns.

ART ALL-STATE THANKS YOU!

Kristi


YAM 2015
March 31, 2016
YOUTH ART MONTH | BOSTON AND WORCESTER

Thank you for a wonderful Youth Art Month!

Galleries coming soon!









Updated March 28, 2016
OPPORTUNITIES
• Art Educator | The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Amherst, MA
• UMASS Dartmouth has released their summer catalog,
ARTS OCEANA.
Of particular interest to educators are their
FEATURED WORKSHOPS: EDUCATOR LICENSURE:

DIFFERENTIAL LEARNING OR DIFFERENT TEACHING? TEACHING ARTS TO STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

SHELTERED ENGLISH IMMERSION (SEI) FOR ARTS EDUCATORS


Additional course offerings are also available.
More information on the Opportunities page - click here.


March 28, 2016
MAEA WEBINAR SERIES
Our first Webinar is April 6, 7:30 - 8:30 hosted by 2016 Art Educator of the Year, Stacy Lord, who was recently launched into the stratosphere as part of NASA's SOFIA program.

If you are interested in participating, please email webinar@massarted.com and we will reply with information and the webinar link.



December 17, 2015
Eastern Region Art Educator of the Year
NAEA has just notified us that Emily Scheinberg, from the Peabody Essex Museum, is the 2016 Eastern Region Museum Art Educator of the Year.



Stacy Lord
November 10, 2015
Art, Science, and the Stratosphere

Worcester public schools art educator Stacy Lord was accepted to the NASA SOFIA program. The rescheduled launch into the stratosphere is now scheduled for November 11 - 15.

Read the entire article - click here for the pdf.





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.



June 22, 2015
PICTURES FROM ART ALL-STATE
Art All-State 2015
New galleries are up from Art All-State 2015 - click here.


March 23, 2015
LETTER FROM MAEA 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 president@massarted.com



Featured student artist Sara Silva
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

August 8, 2016
Get Involved in Your State Organization - Join Us at Our Next Board Meeting!

All members are welcome.
Our next meeting will be:

• AUGUST 11 - Bunker Hill Community College Committee Retreat 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

For more information and to RSVP, contact our secretary, Melissa Hayes:

2016 Meetings scheduled:
• AUGUST 11 - Bunker Hill Community College Committee Retreat 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
• SEPTEMBER 10 - TBA Committee Retreat 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

December 17, 2015
ELECTIONS: Congratulations to...

NEWLY FILLED POSITIONS
All positions start January 1, 2016

Melissa Hayes - Secretary
Helen Downey - Treasurer
Mary Geisser - Early Childhood Representative
Billy Claire - Independent Schools Representative
Sheila Tetler- Retired Representative
Erin Sutton - Special Needs Representative
Melissa Hayes -Elementary Representative
Carolann Tebbetts - Secondary Schools Representative
Jessica Daviso - National Art Honor Society
Liz Rudnick Reiser - Awards Committee Chair
Brittany Lebold - Pre-Service Representative
Alyssa Champagne - Museum Representative


Open positions: Exhibitions Committee Chair. Description of all positions are in the bylaws.

November 25, 2015
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 many workshops with downloads as well as archived presentations from previous conferences!





   





 
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