Category: Board News

Join the Board – Open Positions

MAEA is looking to fill the positions of Retired Representative, Preservice Division Director, Awards Committee Chair, Exhibitions Committee Chair, and Webmaster.

Board membership is on a voluntary basis and members are appointed to a two-year term. This working board meets monthly. Minimal time is required outside of the regular meetings to execute specific tasks as delegated during board meetings, or to participate in extra initiatives around program development, community engagement, and strategic planning. 

Interested candidates should submit their resume or CV/letter of intent to secretary@massarted.com.

Retired Representative and Preservice Division Director
Candidate must be able to perform the following:

  • Act as a point person for elected division and relay issues and pertinent information using the MAEA procedure for emailing.
  • Attend (virtually or in-person) monthly board meetings and annual retreats.
  • Submit reports as needed to the shared Google Drive folder at least eight days prior to the scheduled Board meeting.
  • Review the reports in the shared Google Drive folder prior to the scheduled Board meeting.
  • Attend MAEA sponsored events, conferences, exhibitions, and/or activities.
  • Author or solicit at least three articles per year for the MAEA News (digital publication).
  • Chair or actively participate in at least one MAEA committee.
  • Review policy and procedures, and make recommendations for inclusion in the Policy Manual as in the best interest of the Association and its members.

Awards Committee Chair and Exhibitions Committee Chair
Candidate must be able to perform the following:

  • Act as a point person for the committee and relay pertinent information to the board.
  • Attend monthly board meetings either virtually or in person, if unable to attend notify the secretary as soon as possible.
  • Hold committee meetings, and document work via committee meeting template. Monthly meetings are suggested.
  • Submit a report via report template with highlighted action items as needed to the secretary at least eight days prior to the scheduled meeting. In addition to action items, reports should include committee accomplishments and future plans. 
  • Work with committee to reference, review, and update Policy Manual including procedures, timelines, and guidelines. Any changes to procedures and policies must be brought to the board for approval prior to implementation. These plans and actions must be in conformance with the overall strategic plans formulated by the Board of Directors.
  • With the assistance of the committee, submit an annual projected budget for approval by November for the following fiscal year (January 1).
  • Author or solicit from at least one article per year for the MAEA Newsletter.
  • Work toward advancing the mission of the Association.

Webmaster
Candidate must be able to perform the following:

  • Work with MAEA Board of Directors to maintain MAEA website. 
  • Review and correct links that aren’t working and pictures that aren’t appearing properly.
  • Examine and analyze site traffic.
  • Regulate and manage access rights of different MAEA website users.
  • Work with the PR committee to solicit content from the board, and support the board in updating that content. 
  • Update membership emails/contacts in Constant Contact and email.
  • Submit reports as needed to the Secretary at least eight days prior to the scheduled meeting.
  • Work toward advancing the mission of the Association.
  • Chair or actively participate in the Public Relations Committee. 
  • Review policy and procedures, and make recommendations for inclusion in the Policy Manual as in the best interest of the Association and its members.
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.

Join the Board – Open Positions – Join a Committee

We are looking to fill the positions of National Art Honor Society Representative, Retired Representative, Preservice Division Director, Awards Committee Chair, Exhibitions Committee Chair, and Webmaster.
The MAEA Board of Directors holds monthly meetings online via Zoom 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.

Welcome and Thank You!

The MAEA Board of Directors is excited to welcome our new board members and a number of returning board members. Thank you to everyone for your commitment to MAEA. View the entire Board of Directors .

Newly Re-elected Board Members
Helen Downey – Treasurer
Jaimee Taborda – Secretary

Newly Appointed Board Members
Jessica Howard – Youth Art Month Committee Co-Chair
Sohee Koo – Higher Education Division Director
Sarah Tomkins – Middle Level Division Director

Continuing Board Members
Melissa Mastrolia – President
Jacob Ginga – President-Elect
Laura Marotta – Past President
Billy Claire – Independent Schools Representative
Lydia Gruner – Special Needs Representative
Margaurita Spear – Early Childhood Representative & PD Committee Chair
Laura Evonne Steinman – Community Arts Representative
Alyssa Taranto – Media Arts Representative
Elizabeth Buck – Museum Education Division Director
Patty Klibansky – Supervision/Administration Division Director
Rebecca Kostich – Secondary Division Director
Katie McEwan – Elementary Division Director
Shannon Carey – Conference Committee Chair
Eleena Rioux – Youth Art Month Committee Co-Chair
Diana Adams Woodruff – Student Recognitions Committee Chair
Alice Gentili – Advocacy Liaison
Jane McKeag – Publications Editor

Special thanks to Kay Furst, who recently stepped down from her role as Higher Education Division Director. We wish her well and know she will continue to support the mission of MAEA!

MAEA News – Fall/Winter 2020 Edition Out Now!

The 2020 fall/winter edition of the MAEA News is out now. In this issue you’ll find the President’s Message from Melissa Mastrolia, as well as articles and updates from Editor Jane McKeag, Patty Klibansky, Lydia Gruner, John Nordell, and Caroline Woodard. Check it out today.

A huge thanks to everyone who submitted articles/updates to this edition of the MAEA News.

Articles and submissions for the next edition of the MAEA News are due February 5, 2021. Learn more about submitting an article.

Art Education Zoom Series – November Session

Focus for November: Artist Show & Tell
The goal of this session is to provide a space for arts educators who would like to share information, lessons, and learning opportunities dedicated to contemporary artists. Artist Show & Tell is an opportunity for an informal discussion, brainstorming, and sharing facilitated by the conference committee chair Shannon Carey.

Please ‘bring’ a contemporary artist you would like to share with the group. We hope participants will be able to share how you have or plan to use this artist in your curriculum, along with where someone would be able to find more information about the artist (artist website, Instagram, museum exhibit information). We would appreciate it if you are also prepared to share at least one image of the artist’s work.

There will also be time during the session to connect with other arts educators as well as engage collaboratively in conversation about the 2020-2021 school year.

Learn more and register for this event here.

Join the Board – Open Positions – Join a Committee

We are looking to fill the positions of Middle Level Division Director, Preservice Division Director, Retired Representative, National Art Honor Society Representative, Awards Committee Chair, Exhibitions Committee Chair, and Youth Art Month Committee Chair.
The MAEA Board of Directors holds monthly meetings online via Zoom 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.

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

Media Arts Roundtable Discussion

If you are a secondary educator, we hope you will join our Media Arts Roundtable Discussion on Thursday October 8 at 6:30 pm on Zoom. This roundtable discussion is meant for secondary art educators who teach computer arts or digital arts. Our intention is to bring these educators together in an informal manner to discuss the transition into the 2020 school year. We hope to share and discuss ideas, strategies, and pedagogy for the media arts in either a remote model or in-person model with the various COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place.


The co-facilitators of this session are Alyssa Taranto, MAEA Media Arts Representative and Visual Art Educator at Franklin High School and Angela Wong, Visual Art Educator at Natick High School.

Registration
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET
Who: Secondary art educators who teach computer arts or digital arts
Where: On Zoom

When you register you will receive a confirmation email from president@massarted.com, which will include the Zoom link.

If you have a topic you would like to discuss with other art educators, please contact info@massarted.com so MAEA can help support these conversations.

Call for Articles

MAEA News is looking for articles for our upcoming Fall/Winter edition. The deadline is October, 2, 2020. If you are interested in contributing an article, check out submission guidelines here. Be sure to email editor Jane McKeag at editor@massarted.com to submit your article or to discuss article ideas. Please remember to include a signed Artwork Release form and a Photo Release form, as needed.

Check out the most recent edition of the MAEA News.

MAEA Recognitions Exhibit Logo

2021 Massachusetts Amazing Emerging Artists Recognitions Exhibit Information

Due to the uncertainty brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the MAEA Recognitions Exhibit for 2021 will be a virtual exhibit, posted on the MAEA website.  We see this as a real-life opportunity for students to express what is important to them in a visually powerful way.  Presenting the exhibit online opens up the possibility of reaching a larger audience on a digital platform.

ADJUSTED RECOGNITIONS SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES FOR
2021:
1. Eligibility for submission: Artwork created between September 1, 2019 through January 15, 2021, that has not previously been submitted to MAEA Recognitions.
2. Artwork accompanied by an artist statement, submitted digitally via
Art Call; Deadline: January 15, 2021.
3. Jurying process January 15-30, 2021.
4. Online exhibit posted to MAEA website by March 1, 2021.

High school art educators please complete this 1-minute survey that was sent out on September 24. The MAEA Recognitions Committee thanks you in advance for your response.

More about the exhibit: Piloted in 2018, the Massachusetts Amazing Emerging Artist Recognition Exhibit is a juried show for students of Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA) members in grades 9-12.  This exhibition has been very successful with participation growing annually.  Student entries are submitted digitally and judged by a panel of art educators. Selected works were exhibited at the State Transportation Building in Boston.

Diana Adams Woodruff
MAEA Recognitions Committee Chair