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Distinguished Service Within the Profession

Robb Sandagata – Davis Publications, Worcester

Robb Sandagata’s career in art education began in Southern Arizona in 2004. After five years teaching middle and high school art, he relocated to Worcester, MA to work for Davis Publications. During the last ten years, he has supported art educators, artists, and students in a variety of ways- developing Davis’ digital art education platform, writing about contemporary artists for SchoolArts magazine, and Editing and developing The Open Art Room by Melissa Purtee and Ian Sands, the first TAB-based book for Secondary Level Art Educators. Outside of his work for Davis, Robb collaborates with forward-thinking Art Educators from across the country to create thought provoking content, such a New Weird Ideas, a series of NAEA Sessions and accompanying zines. He exhibits his own artwork frequently, curates shows featuring diverse groups of contemporary artists, and works with youth-centered arts programs whenever he can, serving twice as an Art All-State Artist mentor. He summarizes his career goals as “collaborating with outstanding art educators and artists to help move the field of Art Education forward.”

The MAEA Board of Directors are looking forward to honoring and celebrating the 2020 MAEA Art Educators of the Year at the 2019 MAEA conference at Montserrat College of Art. The awards ceremony has been scheduled for November 9, 2019 at 5:00 pm in the Underground  248 Cabot St, Beverly, MA

Please join us for the awards ceremony at 5:00 pm. The MAEA Awards Ceremony is open to the public.