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Join the Board

The following MAEA Board positions are currently open for a two-year appointment, January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2021. Interested members, as well as eligible incumbents, are encouraged to apply.

Voting Positions:

Early Childhood Representative
Independent Schools Representative
National Art Honor Society Representative
Retired Representative
Special Needs Representative

Non-voting Positions:

Webmaster
Publications Editor

We also have additional positions open for a partial term including Secondary Division Director, Museum Education Division Director, Supervision/Administration Division Director, and Awards Committee Chair.

To apply for any of the above positions please submit a letter of intent and a resume/CV via email to secretary@massarted.com no later than November 1, 2019. The Executive Committee will meet to review the materials and notify all parties later in November.

Interested in becoming more involved, but aren’t ready to take the plunge into an official board position? Consider joining one of our active committees like awardsyouth art monthpublic relationsstudent recognitions, or exhibitions.

For additional information about responsibilities and descriptions please refer to the MAEA Bylaws, Article III: Directors and Representatives.

Questions? Please contact Laura Marotta at president@massarted.com.

Every Leader is an Artist

Seeking Nominations for Executive Committee Positions

The following MAEA Executive Committee positions are currently open for a two-year appointment:

President-Elect

Please submit a letter of intent, resume/CV, short biography (250 word), and head shot for the election to secretary@massarted.com by October 15.

For more information regarding the position of President-Elect, which transitions into the positions of President and Past President, please visit the MAEA website.

Questions? Please contact Laura Marotta at president@massarted.com.

Join the Board!

The following MAEA Board positions are currently open for a two-year appointment, January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2021.

Interested members, as well as eligible incumbents, are encouraged to apply.

Voting Positions:

Early Childhood Representative
Independent Schools Representative
National Art Honor Society Representative
Retired Representative
Special Needs Representative

Non-voting Positions:

Webmaster
Publications Editor

We also have additional positions open for a partial term including Secondary Division Director, Museum Education Division Director, Supervision/Administration Division Director, and Awards Committee Chair.

To apply for any of the above positions please submit a letter of intent and a resume/CV via email to secretary@massarted.com no later than November 1, 2019. The Executive Committee will meet to review the materials and notify all parties later in November.

Interested in becoming more involved, but aren’t ready to take the plunge into an official board position? Consider joining one of our active committees like awardsyouth art monthpublic relationsstudent recognitions, or exhibitions.

For additional information about responsibilities and descriptions please refer to the MAEA Bylaws, Article III: Directors and Representatives.

Questions? Please contact Laura Marotta at president@massarted.com.

Every Leader is an Artist

Seeking Nominations for Executive Committee Positions

The following MAEA Executive Committee positions are currently open for a two-year appointment:

President-Elect

Please submit a letter of intent, resume/CV, short biography (250 word), and head shot for the election to secretary@massarted.com by October 15, 2019.

For more information regarding the position of President-Elect, which transitions into the positions of President and Past President, please visit the MAEA website.

Questions? Please contact Laura Marotta at president@massarted.com.

Join the Board – Open Positions – Join a Committee

We are looking to fill the positions of Secondary Division Director, Museum Education Division Director, Supervision/Administration Division Director and Early Childhood Representative.
The MAEA Board of Directors holds monthly hybrid meetings in person and online via Zoom, a video conference service, which make it accessible for members across the state. Interested candidates should submit their resume or CV/letter of intent to secretary@massarted.comLearn more here.
Interested in becoming more involved, but aren’t ready to take the plunge into an official board position? Consider joining one of our active committees like awardsconference, youth art monthpublic relationsstudent recognitionsexhibitions, or professional development. Committees typically meet monthly via Zoom, a video conferencing service.

Welcome, Thank You, and Join the Board!

The MAEA Board of Directors is happy to welcome a new board member. We are happy to welcome Jacob Ginga who has stepped into the role of Exhibitions Committee Chair and Tobey Eugenio who serves as our Middle Level Division Director, has stepped into the role of Professional Development Committee Chair.
We would also like to thank Mary Geisser who recently had to step down from her role on the MAEA Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will miss you and appreciates your service to MAEA!
We are looking to fill the position of Secondary Division Director, Museum Education Division Director, and Early Childhood Representative. Interested candidates should submit their resume or CV/letter of intent to secretary@massarted.comLearn more here .
Interested in becoming more involved, but aren’t ready to take the plunge into an official board position, consider joining one of our active committees like awards, conference, youth art month, public relations, student recognitionsexhibitions, or professional development.

Welcome, Thank You, and Join the Board!

The MAEA Board of Directors is happy to welcome some new board members. We are happy to welcome Lydia Gruner who has stepped into the role of Special Needs Representative and Jane McKeag who has stepped into the role of Publications Editor.
We would also like to thank Erin Sutton and Tamera Burn who recently had to step down from their roles on the MAEA Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will miss you and appreciate your service to MAEA!
We are looking to fill the position of Secondary Division Director, Museum Education Division Director, and Exhibitions Committee Chair. We are also accepting applications for a committee chair for our newly formed Professional Development Committee. Interested candidates should submit their resume or CV/letter of intent to secretary@massarted.com .
Interested in becoming more involved, but aren’t ready to take the plunge into an official board position, consider joining one of our active committees like  awards,  conference, youth art month,  public relations,  student recognitionsexhibitions, or professional development .

Review of Draft 2019 Arts Curriculum Frameworks

On February 12, 2019 the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved the release of the draft 2019 Arts Curriculum Framework for public comment. It has been almost 20 years since the state’s arts standards were last revised in 1999, and the new draft makes several important changes. Specifically, it:

  • Recognizes media arts as a discipline alongside dance, music, theatre, and visual arts;
  • Utilizes a new organizational structure that
    • Is consistent across disciplines, supporting integration,
    • Integrates content from the 1999 framework’s Connections strand into the discipline-specific standards,
    • Includes standards for artistic practice aligned to the National Core Arts Standards;Provides more detailed learning expectations, with two-year instead of four-year grade spans.
  • Provides more detailed learning expectations, with two-year instead of four-year grade spans.
  • Adds guiding principles focused on engaging students and ensuring exposure to wider range of cultures and styles.

The Department wants to hear from you! Please review the draft and provide comments using this survey. Email Craig Waterman with any questions.

Be “Wicked Smart”

Order your limited edition MAEA t-shirt to commemorate the 2019 NAEA Convention in Boston March 14 – 16.

  • T-shirts are available for presale purchase for $22 through February 18.
  • T-shirts purchased at the convention are $25 with shipping included.
  • T-shirts purchased after the convention will have to pay shipping costs.
  • Order Here
T-shirt design created by Woburn HS art educator Anne Fitzgerald