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May 29, 2018
Please get your nominations for awards in! Deadline is June 1.
Click here for more information.

June 5, 2018
From President-Elect Melissa Mastrolia:
We are sad to have missed you at either the May 11 or June 3 workshop. Below are all the links from the convention proposal workshop. Besides having time to discuss ideas with colleagues, the most useful tool from the workshop is the video presentation prepared by Pete Curran, NAEA Middle Level Division Director: click here.

You can access the whole slide deck for the workshop here: click here.

Also, some helpful links:
Proposal Submission Link: click here.
2019 Proposal Planning Form: click here.
Proposal Guidelines and Rubric: click here.
Sample Workshop Proposals: click here.

If you are still planning on submitting a workshop proposal don't forget the deadline is June 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Also, if you would like someone to review your proposal draft, feel free to email me, and I will review it, or connect you with someone else to review it.


June 5, 2018
Please get your nominations for awards in! Deadline has been extended to July 1.
Click here for more information.

June 5, 2018
Job Posting - The Acton-Boxborough Regional School District is looking to hire a K-6 Visual Arts Teacher. Closing date June 10. Apply: click here.

Join the Conversation! Apply to the MFA’s Educator Advisory Board

The MFA’s Educator Advisory Board is seeking new voices and fresh perspectives! Advise the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on programs for students and teachers, act as an ambassador in the K–12 community, and become an MFA volunteer (including an official badge and museum discounts). The Educator Advisory Board aims to be both inclusive and reflective, representing the wide-ranging diversity of the communities it serves, including but not limited to a variety of school types, grades, subjects, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and differing abilities.
Learn more and apply now - click here!

The first application window ends June 15, 2018.

June 3, 2018
Reception invitation and press release for Art All-State 2018
June 9 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
CVPA Campus Gallery and CVPA Studios
UMass Dartmouth, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Facebook event: click here.
Reception invitation: click here.
Press release: click here.

June 5, 2018
Arts|Learning Advocacy Awards
"Congratulations to all the winners, especially those who have supported the field of Visual Arts. Congratulations to Lois Hetland who was awarded the Eric Oddleifson Arts|Learning Service Award, State Senator Adam G. Hinds and House Representative Mary S. Keefe who were both awarded the Legislative Leadership Awards, The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, MA which was awarded the Media Support of Arts Education Award, Myran Parker-Brass who was awarded the Irene Buck Service to Arts Education Award, and Helen Downey who was awarded the Lynn S. Feldman Distinguished Visual Art Educator Advocacy Award."

June 1, 2018
Notice: Dues will be increasing as of July 1 for the following:
Active members, Associate members, and Institutional memberships.

Emeritus, First year professional, and Preservice will remain the same.

Click here for more information.

UMASS Dartmouth summer pdp workshops
May 29, 2018
SEI/ELL & Special Needs for Art Educators

Click here for more information.

May 15, 2018

Saturday October 20, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Braintree High School

Check back for more information

Click here for the Save the Date poster.

May 16, 2018
Early Childhood Exhibit
Creative Wonderings: The Process of Imagination in ECE
June 25 - September 7, 2018

MAEA is thrilled to announce our first early childhood exhibition. Art is an essential language for the development of young children. It promotes cognitive, creative, social, and physical development and is more than just following directions. The exhibit will highlight the process of making art with young children ages birth-6 yrs old and the significance of visual arts in child development.

More information - click here.

Call for articles
April 29, 2018
Spring/Summer MAEA News

Calling all MAEA members - submit your article idea today - deadline for the next publication is April 28 - email

Articles submitted should include high resolution images and signed photo release. Learn more.

join the board
April 29, 2018

The MAEA board is looking to fill three positions:

• Supervision/Administration Division Director
• Preservice Representative
• Youth Art Month Committee Co-Chair

Interested candidates should submit their resume or CV/letter of intent to Coni Moore, MAEA

HS Photography 2017

April 24, 2018

ALERT: missing artwork from the Boston YAM Show.

Did this get mixed in with your work? Please check for this missing artwork and email us immediately to arrange for their safe return. Email

Missing art

art educators show 2018
March 30, 2018
Art Educators of Massachusetts | MAEA Juried Exhibit

Monday, April 30 – Friday, June 8, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (Closed Holidays & Weekends)
Massachusetts State Transportation Building Atrium Gallery, 10 Park Plaza, Boston

June 8
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Active and retired art educators working in Massachusetts are invited to submit their 2D and 3D artwork for the annual juried exhibit “Art Educators of Massachusetts.” The jury for the exhibit will be art teaching peers who are members of the Massachusetts Art Education Association Board.

Click here for more information.

March 28, 2018
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Professional Development Opportunities in Art and Design Education

Information about course offerings, tuition, schedule, and application process - click here.
Questions contact Brittany Powell:

the education COOPERATIVE
Technology Exploration for the Visual Art Educator

Take advantage of time away from school this summer to explore the many ways technology can be integrated into the visual arts classroom and curriculum. This course will cover the technology tools available for the educator as well as those to be used by student artists, and will range from using apps and online platforms to meet the arts standards, to developing units for project-based and cooperative learning in art.

Click here for more information.

HS Photography 2017
March 1, 2018
In celebration of Youth Art Month, MAEA is hosting our first ever Instagram takeover. Join us this month as four MAEA art educators share what is happening in their classrooms. First up is the fabulous Katie McEwan who teaches at two elementary schools in Framingham.

February 19, 2018
ESE Looking for Volunteers
Review the 1999 Massachusetts Arts Curriculum Framework

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) initiated a process to review the 1999 Massachusetts Arts Curriculum Framework, and are looking for volunteers to help. This framework provides educators from across Massachusetts a clear set of expectations for arts education. They are currently recruiting for several different roles to support the review process. Please consider becoming a facilitator, joining the review panel, or helping to identify opportunities to integrate the arts with other subject areas.

The deadline for applying for the role of facilitator for the visual arts is March 23, 2018. The deadline for applying to join the review panel or the integration committee is April 20, 2018.

Please see the linked descriptions for more detailed information. ESE is looking for diverse perspectives and encourages those from typically underrepresented groups to apply.

If you have any questions, please contact Craig Waterman at

March 1, 2018
Art Educators of Massachusetts | MAEA Juried Exhibit

Monday, April 30 – Friday, June 8, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (Closed Holidays & Weekends)
Massachusetts State Transportation Building Atrium Gallery, 10 Park Plaza, Boston

Active and retired art educators working in Massachusetts are invited to submit their 2D and 3D artwork for the annual juried exhibit “Art Educators of Massachusetts.” The jury for the exhibit will be art teaching peers who are members of the Massachusetts Art Education Association Board.

Click here for more information.

HS Photography 2017
March 4, 2018
"Building Community Through Art"
Massachusetts Transportation Building | Boston, MA
February 5 - March 27, 2018

Click here for the YAM webpage with all information.

HS Photography 2017
January 29, 2018
MAEA is sponsoring a juried art exhibit for high school students, grades 9 - 12, open to MAEA members only. Entries reflect original artwork from students in public and private schools. The exhibition will coincide with the Youth Art Month exhibit at the Massachusetts Transportation Building. February 5 - March 27, 2018

Click here for more information.

January, 2018
Welcome to Our New and Returning Board Members

The MAEA Executive Committee is happy to welcome our new and returning MAEA board members.

Please join us in welcoming Tamera Burns who is stepping into the role of Secondary Division Director, Tobey Eugenio who is stepping into the role of Middle Level Division Director, Kate Egnaczak who is stepping into the role of Publication Editor, and Heidi Hurley who stepped into the role of NAHS Representative at the end of last year.

We are also happy to have Erin Sutton, who finished serving as the Special Needs Representative step into the role of Exhibitions Committee Chair, and Stacy Lord, who transitioned from Middle Level Division Director to Community Arts Representative. Finally, thank you to Billy Claire, Sheila Tetler, who are continuing in their roles as Independent Schools Representative/Webmaster, and Retired Representative.

February 19, 2018
Save the Date
Exhibit Opportunities

The MAEA Exhibitions Committee is working to finalize details for two upcoming exhibit opportunities.

MAEA will also be putting together our first ever Early Childhood Exhibit in June, 2018. More information coming soon.

Questions? Please email our Exhibitions Committee Chair, Erin Sutton at

Janet Echelman
February 19, 2018
Taking Imagination Seriously
Lecture by Janet Echelman

March 27, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.
Grand Reading Room, 1st Floor
Claire T. Carney Library
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA

The 30th year celebration continues! The Art All-State Committee has acquired a generous grant from the University of Massachusetts Office of the President to support some professional development offerings for art teachers! Join us for the lecture, and stay for a Q&A and reception to follow.

This event is free and open to the public. Kindly RSVP as seating is limited. Made possible by a grant from the UMass President's Creative Economy Initiatives Fund.

Click here to RSVP

Lecture Description
How can we enhance public spaces in cities so that they engage individuals and community? What can encourage us to slow down and take a moment of pause in our busy lives? Janet Echelman shares her journey exploring these questions in cities from London, Amsterdam, and Boston to San Francisco, Singapore, and Sydney.

Echelman found her voice as an artist when her paints went missing, which forced her to look towards hersurroundings and at a new art material - fishing nets. Now she makes billowing sculpture the scale of buildings that become inviting focal points for civic life. She combines ancient craft with cutting-edge technology to create monumental, ultra-lightweight art that moves gently with the wind.

She has collaborated with technologists and computer scientists to create custom software tools for soft-body modeling, in addition to developing platforms that enable members of the public to interact with her artwork, using cellphones to project gestures directly onto the sculpture surface. The result is a communal urban experience that is simultaneously virtual and physical.

Recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, her TED talk "Taking Imagination Seriously" has been translated into 34 languages with more than one million views, and her work was ranked number one on Oprah Magazine's "List of 50 Things that Make You Say Wow!" Recently, she was named an Architectural Digest Innovator for "changing the very essence of urban spaces" and received the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award in Visual Arts, honoring "the greatest innovators in America today."

February 5, 2018
Chestnut Hill, MA
April 23 - 27, 2018

There are 18 committed schools for this year’s SISAL event! Click below to find the 2018 Full Submission Instructions (including categories, dates and drop off instructions), Inventory Sheets, Entry Forms, and driving directions to Brimmer and May.

More information is available on the Independent School page - click here.

HS Photography 2017
January 23, 2018
Worcester Art Museum
March 7 - April 2, 2018

Click here for the YAM WAM Worcester webpage with all information.

Click here for other regional YAM exhibits.
HS Photography 2017
November 15, 2017

Refer a new member to MAEA and YOU* will get a free subscription to School Arts Magazine from Davis Publications.

The new member you refer will also get a treat - 25% off Registration for the 2019 MAEA Conference.

Visit - the new member must list you under “referred by” when joining through NAEA.

Questions? Email

* Open to the first 50 participants.

May 2, 2017
2017 Arts|Learning
Lynn S. Feldman Visual Arts Award

MAEA would like to congratulate June Krinsky-Rudder on receiving the prestigious 2017 Arts|Learning “Lynn S. Feldman Visual Arts Award.”

From Arts|Learning: This Champion of Arts Education Advocacy Award recognize arts educators for: (1) demonstrated leadership in advocating for a specific arts discipline and overall arts education; (2) superior teaching in one of the four disciplines of dance, music, theatre, or visual arts; (3) creation of model arts programs and partnerships; (4) use of Massachusetts Arts Curriculum Framework and National Standards for Arts Education; (5) use of arts and cultural resources; and (6) support of opportunities for multicultural learning and interdisciplinary planning. On behalf of all of us at Arts|Learning, we applaud June's efforts in providing, supporting, and advocating for quality arts education. Such efforts have a lasting impact on the quality of life throughout our commonwealth and nation.

April 3, 2017
"Art Educators of Massachusetts"
MAEA Summer Juried Exhibit

You've shared your students work, now it's time to share what you've been creating. Active and retired art educators working in Massachusetts are invited to submit their 2D and 3D artwork for the annual summer juried exhibit "Art Educators of Massachusetts." This exhibit opportunity is free to MAEA members. The jury for the exhibit will be art educators who are members of the Massachusetts Art Education Association Board.

Monday, May 22 - Friday, September 15, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Monday - Friday (Closed Holidays & Weekends)
Massachusetts State Transportation Building, Boston

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Acceptance Notification (via email): Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Artwork Drop Off: Tuesday May 16 and Friday, May 19, 2017
Closing Reception: Friday September 15, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Click here for more information.

YAM logo
February 26, 2017
State Transportation Building | Boston, MA
February 13 - March 30, 2017

Don’t miss the opportunity that a statewide exhibit offers! In 2016 MAEA’s Statewide Exhibit featured close to 900 works representing approximately eighty communities and was viewed by thousands of people! Make sure your school is represented in 2017! Drop-off sites for artwork will be available across the state.

Click here for more information.

Sargent art

John Michael Gray
September 27, 2016
Remembering John Michael Gray

Please click here for the page dedicated to our friend, John Michael Gray.

YAM 2015
March 31, 2016

Thank you for a wonderful Youth Art Month!

Galleries coming soon!

October 29, 2016
New listings from Chelmsford Public Schools and Lawrence Public Schools - click here for Opportunities page.

Educators of the year 2017
October 4, 2016
MAEA Art Educators of the Year 2017

MAEA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Massachusetts Art Educators of the Year. The Massachusetts Art Education Association will present the awards at MAEA’s Annual Conference at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

Click here for the list of award recipients on the awards page.

September 22, 2016
High School Photography Exhibit
October 3 - November 18, 2016
State Transportation Building | Boston

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.

Photography teachers for grades 9 - 12 have submitted student work for a "first" exhibit of the 2016 - 2017 school year. The past photography exhibits were very well received, and we had lot of positive feedback from students, parents, and teachers as well as the general public and employees in the State Transportation Building. 

The exhibit will open on Monday, October 3, 2016. It will hang until Friday, November 18, 2016.

Stacy Lord
October 20, 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.

June 22, 2015
Art All-State 2015
New galleries are up from Art All-State 2015 - click here.

May 25, 2015

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.

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

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 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 p.m.. A reception and the opening of ArtsWorcester fall exhibits will follow.

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

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.


May 24, 2018
The MAEA News
New Issue now available
Volume 4 Issue 1

Issue 1 just released featuring President's Message, Upcoming Events, and more!
Click here for the pdf.

March 12, 2018
The MAEA News
Volume 3 Issue 3

Conference Special
Issue 3 just released featuring President's Message, Upcoming Events, 5 Reasons You Should Attend the Fall Conference, MAEA Conference Reflection, Changing Shape: MAEA Memebers Exhibition, Donuts! Youth Art Month Exhibition, Long Exposure Pinhole CANmeras, The Games We Play, MAEA 2017 Convention, MAEA Award Winners.
Click here for the pdf.

December 1, 2017
The MAEA News
Volume 3 Issue 2

Issue 2 just released featuring President’s Message, Upcoming Events, One Teacher’s Experience at the Power of Art Conference, Cooperative Art - Beyond Inclusion in the Art Room, Massachusetts Amazing Emerging Artists: New Recognitions Exhibit, Altered Journaling: A Small Way to Rediscover Personal Art Making
Choices in the Elementary Art Room, Braintree High School’s NAHS Chapter, Youth Art Month 2018.
Click here for the pdf.

June 19, 2017

The MAEA News
Volume 3 Issue 1

Issue 1 just released featuring letter from our President, Laura Marotta; Upcoming Events; Journey to TAB; Revamping the YAM Flag/Banner Design; Youth Art Month Exhbitis; Cosmetology, Science, and Racism: A Unit on Art Literacy Centered in Students’ Lives; Starting a Chapter of the National Art Honor Society.
Click here for the pdf.

February 26, 2017
The MAEA News
Volume 2 Issue 3
Issue 3 just released featuring letter from our President, Laura Marotta; Message from Past-President, Kristi Oliver, Letter from the Editor; Upcoming Events; The Importance of Hands-On Workshops; Being On the Board, What's in it for You?; Journaling for Art Teachers; Comics As Reflective Practice; Do You Know Your Art? Click here for the pdf.

October 26, 2016
The MAEA News
Volume 2 Issue 2
Issue 2 featuring Letter from our President, Kristi Oliver; Letter from the Editor; Upcoming Events; Art on a Cart: It’s Not What You Think; Why Stravinsky in the Third and Fourth Grades?; Student Teaching Survival: 5 Tips for Pre-Service Teachers; Retired Not Expired! What Role do Retired Educators Have in NAEA and MAEA?; Youth Art Month 2017 - A Chance to Show Off! Click here for the pdf.

The MAEA News | Volume 2 Issue 1
Issue 1: 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.

The MAEA News | 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.

The MAEA News | 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.


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