Welcome to the Massachusetts Art Education Association!

Our mission:
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.

Art Allstate
February 9, 2014
YAM | Youth Art Month (Boston)

Registration and Drop-offs
Registration has been extended due to the storm until February 13th. Registration is live and all forms are available for download. Drop-off locations are now listed as well.
Click here to go to the YAM page.

YAM | Youth Art Month (Worcester)
Click here for information about Worcester Art Museum's regional Youth Art Month exhibit.

January 4, 2015
2015 Printmaking Exhibit!
The New England Art Education Conference and the Massachusetts Art Education Association are coordinating an exhibit of "2015 Printmaking by Secondary Students of Massachusetts: Grades 6 - 12." 
The exhibit will open on Monday, January 19, 2015 and will hang until Friday, February 27, 2015. 

December 17, 2014
Fall Conference Survey
If you attended the Fall Conference in Boston, we'd love to get your feedback.
Please click here to access the survey.
Thank you - this survey will remain open until January 7th.

Art Allstate
November 25, 2014
JUNE 12 - 13, 2015
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Art All-State 2015

All documents are now available for Art All-State 2015 on the website. Click here for more information.

Important Dates:
  • Intent to nominate due December 1st
  • Application Materials due January 31st
  • Interviews will take place on March 13th and 20th
  • Student acceptances before April 28th
  • Program will take place on June 12th and 13th

Click here for more information.

October 22, 2014
News from Graduate Programs at MassArt
MassArt relaunches one of their art education graduate degrees - go to Opportunites for more information - click here

September 14, 2014
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 12th at 6 PM. A reception and the opening of ArtsWorcester fall exhibits will follow.

ArtsWorcester’s Aurora Gallery
660 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610

August 6, 2014
The gallery of artwork from the 2014 Youth Art Month show at the Transportation Building is now up. Click here for the gallery.

LESSON PLANS will be uploaded soon.

Featured student artist Sara Silva
June 4, 2014

The National Coalition for CORE ARTS Standards launched the virtual National Core Arts Standards online on June 4th.

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.


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

February 9, 2014
Get Involved in Your State Organization!
Join Us at Our Next Board Meeting

All members are welcome.
Our next meeting will be on February 26th at Fay School in Southborough.

Meetings scheduled:
FEBRUARY Thursday the 26th - 6:30pm - Fay School, Southborough
MARCH Thursday the 19th - 6:30pm - Miscoe Hill Middle School, Mendon
APRIL Thursday the 16th - 5:00pm **- Transportation Center, Boston
MAY Monday the 18th - 6:30pm - Conant Elementary, Acton
JUNE Thursday the 18th - 6:30pm - New Bedford Art Museum

For more information and to R.S.V.P. please, contact Kristi Oliver:

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 - open
• 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!

October 31, 2014
Bylaws revision

The revised and approved Bylaws are now on the website.
Click here to view the bylaws.

May 20, 2014
Please help: Stolen/ missing artwork

A bracelet that was dropped off for display at the Scholastic Art & Writing exhibit in Boston went missing sometime before the exhibit. If you see it or have any information regarding it, please contact:
Paul F. Sarapas
Department Coordinator
Fine Applied & Technical Arts
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
978.443.9961 ext. 2204

Click here for larger image.
Stolen bracelet alert

April 1, 2014
YAM pictures at NAEA Conference
Artworks from the 2014 Youth Art Month Show in Boston were selected to represent Massachusetts at the National Art Education Association's conference, Spark!,in San Diego, California on March 28 through April 1.
Click here for the gallery.

April 1, 2014
Summer Programs Opportunities
Check out the Opportunities page for summer program offerings. We will update as soon as we receive new information. Click here for more information.

Featured Student Artist

Featured student artist Sara Silva
April 1, 2014
Sara Silva
Our featured student artist is Milford High School student, Sara Silva. Click here for a gallery of Sara's work, artist's statement, and more.


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