Home » News

Out Now – Fall/Winter Edition of the MAEA News

Make some time this week to check out the most recent edition of The MAEA News, the official digital publication of MAEA that comes out three times a year.
In this issue you’ll find the President’s Message from Laura Marotta, as well as articles from Tamera Burns, Tobey Eugenio, Kay Furst, and Jessica Sassaman. You’ll also find everything you need to know for the Boston Convention, Youth Art Month, and the Recognitions Exhibit, as well as a review of our most recent Instagram Takeovers. Check it out here.

National Art Honor Society Exhibit – Save the Date!

MAEA is continuing the series of art education exhibitions in the second floor atrium and gallery space at the State Transportation Building in Boston. Massachusetts art educators that act as National Art Honor Society or National Junior Art Honor Society chapter sponsors are invited to submit their NAHS/NJAHS student work for this annual exhibit.
Registration closes March 15. Learn more here.

Join the Board! Deadline Nov 1

The following MAEA Board positions are currently open for a two-year appointment, January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020.

Interested members, as well as eligible incumbents, are encouraged to apply.
Voting Positions:
Elementary Division Director
Middle Level Division Director
Secondary Division Director

Continue Reading

Congratulations to the 2019 Art Educators of the Year

It is with great pride that we announce the 2019 MAEA Art Educators of the Year. If you would like to honor a colleague please consider nominating them today! Learn more. 

MAEA Lifetime Achievement Award –
John Michael Gray – Fine Arts Coordinator, Newton Public Schools, Newton

Art Educator of the Year –
Jaimee Taborda – Oxford High School, Oxford

Early Childhood Educator of the Year Award –
Meg Kuker – The Family Cooperative, Watertown

Elementary Art Educator of the Year –
Alexandra Etscovitz – Memorial Spaulding Elementary, Newton

Continue Reading

NAHS State Conference – October 20

Don’t miss out on this free opportunity to connect with other NAHS sponsors and chapters. The goal of the conference is to collaborate, share ideas, and network.

This one day conference will be hosted at Braintree High School.

This is an AWESOME opportunity for NAHS students across the state to gather together, share ideas, meet other students and create some ART!

If you are interested you can learn more here.  Please RSVP to NAHS Representative Heidi Hurley at nahs@massarted.com no later than October 15, 2018 and provide:

  1. Chapter Sponsor name and email contact.
  2. List of students and officer positions attending.
  3. Brief write up of your NAHS chapter activities.
  4. List any special accommodations or needs.
  5. Anything else you would like us to know?

You can also reach out to Heidi if you have any questions, or want to learn more about starting a NAHS or NJAHS chapter.

Massachusetts Amazing Emerging Artists 2019 Recognitions Exhibit

MAEA Recognitions Exhibit LogoSecondary art educators, we invite you to participate in the second year of this exciting opportunity for high school art students.
This juried exhibit is open to students in grades 9-12. Participants must be students of an MAEA member.
Each teacher may submit up to 5 pieces of student artwork, with a limit of one entry per student and a $5 fee per entry.

Continue Reading

2018 State Conference & #NAEA19

In case you missed the previous announcement – the MAEA Board of Directors voted to cancel our annual conference for 2018. The reason for this decision was to make sure we had the board capacity to support NAEA and the national convention. We have been working closely with NAEA, and will continue to work closely to develop a convention we think you, our membership, will throughly enjoy.
We hope this decision means that you will be able to attend the NAEA National Convention in March 2019. Registration for the convention will be opening soon. You can find more information here including discounted hotel accommodations, which book up quickly!
Make sure your administration supports your convention attendance – share this letter from NAEA Executive Director Deborah Reeve with your administration to get their support. Additionally this handout includes tips and tools to help you get to Boston and get the most out of your experience.
Questions? Please contact Melissa Mastrolia at president-elect@massarted.com

Welcome to our New Board Members

The MAEA Executive Committee is happy to welcome our some new additions to the MAEA Board of Directors.

Please join us in welcoming Elizabeth Coughlan who recently stepped into the role of Special Needs Representative, Rebecca Bourgault who recently stepped into the role of Preservice Division Director, and Jaimee Taborda who recently stepped into the role of Interim Secretary.

Contact information can be found on the Board of Directors page of the MAEA website.