Category: Awards

Congratulations to the 2021 Art Educators of the Year

It is with great pride that we announce the 2021 MAEA Art Educators of the Year. If you would like to honor a colleague please consider nominating them before the deadline May 15, 2021! Learn more. 

MAEA Lifetime Achievement Award –
Eva Kearney, Winthrop Public Schools

Massachusetts Art Educator of the Year –
Ann Villarreal, Worcester Public Schools

Higher Education Preservice Art Educator of the Year –
Ivy Mayer, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Early Childhood Art Educator of the Year –
Bridget O’Leary, Dedham Public Schools

Elementary Art Educator of the Year –
Catie Nasser, Middleton Public Schools

Middle Level Art Educator of the Year –
Louis Martinez, North Brookfield Public Schools

Secondary Art Educator of the Year 
Kristyn Shea, Easton Public Schools

Special Needs Art Educator of the Year –
Christopher Hall, Boston Public Schools

Retired Art Educator of the Year –
Marie Meegan, Salem Public Schools

Higher Education Art Educator of the Year –
Pamela Bower-Basso, Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Exceptional New Art Educator of the Year –
Chesley Chapman, Falmouth Public Schools

Rising Star Secondary Student Award –
Hannah MacLean, Franklin High School

Distinguished Service Within the Profession –
Brenna Johnson, Franklin High School

Distinguished Service Outside the Profession –
Mary Keefe, Massachusetts House of Representatives

Call for Art – 2021 MAEA Awards

The MAEA Awards Committee is currently accepting art submissions from artists for the 2021 MAEA awards. These will be awarded to our 2021 MAEA award winners this fall. The selected image will be printed on glass via Fracture for the awards ceremony. The deadline for submission has been extended through September 20, 2020. Learn more here.

Call for Award Nominations – Deadline Extended to May 15

Here is your chance to celebrate your outstanding colleagues and nominate them for the 2021 MAEA Art Educator Awards. MAEA will honor the award recipients in conjunction with the 2020 MAEA Conference – exact event details to be determined. The submission deadline has been extended to May 15, 2020.

Don’t forget you can also toot your own horn and ask your administration to nominate you for an award or self nominate!

There are over 15 different MAEA Awards – Click here for more information and to submit a nomination.

2020 NAEA Eastern Region Awards

Congratulations to all of the award winners who would have been celebrated at the 2020 NAEA convention. A Special congratulations to Kristi Oliver, 2020 Eastern Region Art Educator of the Year, as well as Lizzie Fortin, 2020 Massachusetts Art Educator of the year.

Other art educators recognized at the convention include Caddy Cicogna, 2020 Eastern Region Preservice Art Educator of the year; Michelle Grohe, 2020 National Museum Education Art Educator of the Year; Patty Bode 2020 National Ziegfeld Award Recipient, United States Society for Education Through Art.

See more about the 2020 NAEA Eastern Region Awards here.

Call for Art – 2021 MAEA Awards

The MAEA Awards Committee is currently accepting art submissions from artists for the 2021 MAEA awards. These will be awarded to our 2021 MAEA award winners at the MAEA awards program held at the 2020 MAEA conference. The selected image will be printed on glass via Fracture for the awards ceremony. The deadline for submission is September 13, 2020. Learn more.

Call for Award Nominations – Deadline May 1

Here is your chance to celebrate your outstanding colleagues and nominate them for the 2021 MAEA Art Educator Awards. MAEA will honor the award recipients at the 2020 MAEA Conference in November. The submission deadline is May 1, 2020.

Don’t forget you can also toot your own horn and ask your administration to nominate you for an award!

There are over 15 different MAEA Awards – Click here for more information and to submit a nomination.

Call for Awards Nominations – Deadline May 1

Here is your chance to celebrate your outstanding colleagues and nominate them for the 2021 MAEA Art Educator Awards. MAEA will honor the award recipients at the 2020 MAEA Conference in November. The submission deadline is May 1, 2020.

Don’t forget you can also toot your own horn and ask your administration to nominate you for an award!

There are over 15 different MAEA Awards – Click here for more information and to submit a nomination.

Call for MAEA Award Nominations

Here is your chance to celebrate your outstanding colleagues and nominate them for the 2021 MAEA Art Educator Awards. MAEA will honor the award recipients at the 2020 MAEA Conference in November. The submission deadline is May 1, 2020.
Don’t forget you can also toot your own horn and ask your administration to nominate you for an award!
Awards include Massachusetts Art Educator of the Year, Exceptional New Art Educator of the Year, Higher Education Preservice Art Educator of the Year, Early Childhood Art Educator of the Year, Elementary Art Educator of the Year, Middle Level Art Educator of the Year, Secondary Art Educator of the Year, Higher Education Art Educator of the Year, Museum Education Art Educator of the Year, Supervision/Administration Art Educator of the Year, Community Art Educator of the Year, Retired Art Educator of the Year, Special Needs Art Educator of the Year, Rising Start Secondary Student, Distinguished Service Outside the Profession Award, and Distinguished Service Within the Profession Award. Click here for more information and to submit a nomination.

2020 MAEA Awards Ceremony

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 is November 9 in the Underground 248 Cabot Street, Beverly. Please join us for the awards ceremony at 5:00 pm. The MAEA Awards Ceremony is open to the public.

Congratulations to Jaimee Taborda, whose work was selected in a blind review to be this year’s award image. Please look for this opportunity next year in conjunction with the 2021 MAEA Art Educator Awards.

2020 MAEA Art Educators of the Year

Timothy O’Connor, MAEA Lifetime Achievement Award
Lizzie Fortin, Art Educator of the Year
Jacob Ginga, Elementary Art Educator of the Year
Jonathan Hansen, Middle Level Art Educator of the Year
Amanda Davis, Secondary Art Educator of the Year
Lora Barrett, Higher Education Art Educator of the Year
Julie Bernson, Museum Art Educator of the Year
Mary Geisser, Early Childhood Art Educator of the Year
Callie Mulcahy, Exceptional New Art Educator of the Year
Robb Sandagata, Distinguished Service Within the Profession
Marc Mastrolia, Distinguished Service Outside the Profession
2019 Art Educators of the Year

Call for Art – 2020 MAEA Awards

The MAEA Awards Committee is currently accepting art submissions from artists for the 2020 MAEA awards. These will be awarded to our 2020 MAEA award winners at the MAEA awards program held at the 2019 MAEA conference hosted by Montserrat College of Art, November 9-10, 2019. Learn more.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE

September 15, 2019