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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, which will include the Zoom link.
If you have a topic you would like to discuss with other art educators, please contact email@example.com so MAEA can help support these conversations.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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
MAEA is happy to share that we are partnering with the Wisconsin Art Education Association to provide MAEA members with a fall virtual conference opportunity. 20/20 Vision will be hosted online on October 24, 2020 with a mix of both live events and pre-recorded sessions. All live sessions will also be recorded and added to the library of sessions and you will have access to those sessions until December 31, 2020 so you will be able to view sessions at your own pace. Featured Massachusetts presenters include Sandy Coleman, Lauren Gould, Lydia Gruner, Chris Hall, Diane Jaquith, Kristi Oliver, and Emily & Robb Sandagata. Learn more and register for this opportunity here.
MAEA members are invited to attend any board meeting virtually. Please RSVP to Jaimee Taborda at email@example.com if you would like to attend.
- October 14, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Zoom
- November 12, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Zoom
- December 15, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Zoom
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.
MAEA is so excited to announce another PD opportunity for the 2020-2021 academic school year on a topic that we think will benefit the practice of many of our members. MAEA will be facilitating discussions around a series of NAEA online webinars that focus on the theme of ‘Special Populations and Situations in Art Education”. Viewing the full series of selected NAEA webinars and participating in the follow up discussions via zoom will allow educators to earn 10 PDPs. This opportunity is free for MAEA members and participants must be active NAEA/MAEA members to access the webinars for free. If you aren’t currently a member, we encourage you to join or renew today so you can participate in this amazing opportunity.
We shared last month how we were happy to share our partnership with the Wisconsin Art Education Association to provide you with a fall virtual conference opportunity. Part of this virtual conference opportunity includes participation in the Virtual Makers Market. Registration for the market closes September 25, 2020. Learn more about this opportunity here.