Category: Board News

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 Elected Board Members
Jacob Ginga – President-Elect
Newly Appointed Board Members
Rebecca Kostich – Secondary Division Director
Alyssa Taranto – Media Arts Representative
Margaurita Spear – Early Childhood Representative and PD Committee Chair
Continuing Board Members
Melissa Mastrolia – President
Laura Marotta – Past President
Jaimee Taborda – Secretary
Helen Downey – Treasurer
Billy Claire – Independent Schools Representative
Heidi Hurley – National Art Honor Society Representative
Lydia Gruner – Special Needs Representative
Laura Evonne Steinman – Community Arts Representative
Katie McEwan – Elementary Division Director
Kay Furst – Higher Education Division Director
Patty Klibansky – Supervision/Administration Division Director
Rebecca Bourgault – Preservice Division Director
Diana Adams Woodruff – Student Recognitions Committee Chair
Shannon Carey – Conference Committee Chair
Eleena Rioux – Youth Art Month Committee Chair
Alice Gentili – Advocacy Liaison
Jane McKeag – Publications Editor
Brittany Martinez – Webmaster
Special thanks to Tobey Eugenio and Sheila Tetler who are stepping down from their roles as Middle Level Division Director/PD Committee Chair and Retired Representative. We wish them well and know they will continue their work supporting the mission of MAEA!

Open Board Positions

We are always looking to welcome MAEA members to the Board of Directors and Committees. All board meetings and committee meetings have the option to meet virtually, so we welcome members from across the state!

We have the following positions open for a partial or full term:

  • Secondary Division Director – Now – December 31, 2020
  • Museum Education Division Director – Now – December 31, 2020
  • Early Childhood Representative – Now – December 31, 2021
  • Retired Representative – January 1 2020 – December 31, 2021
  • Awards Committee Chair – Now – December 31, 2020

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.

Arlene Black Mollo – Obituary

It is with a heavy heart we share that Arlene Black Mollo, of Falmouth formerly of Norwood and Wellesley has passed away. Arlene was a visual artist, educator, and professional watercolorist. She was a former art education professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and MAEA/NAEA member.
 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Timothy Church, 650 Nichols Street, Norwood on Wednesday November 27 at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Arlene may be made to the Emmanuel Fund at Emmanuel College 400 The Fenway Boston, MA 02115.

DESE Arts Ambassadors Teams Announced

We are excited to share that many of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Arts Education Ambassadors are Visual Arts Educators and MAEA Members! Congratulations to Visual Art Educators Louis Martinez, Peter Curran, Alice Gentili, Andrew Dexter, Timmary Leary, and Steve Aldeus. Congratulations are also in order to these dedicated Arts Educators who are also on the Ambassador Teams – Lisa Leach, Natalie Sowell, Christy Whittlesey, Linda Rae Krov, Natalie Bruno, Blake Siskavich, and Kim Taylor Knight.

Thank you for your dedication to this work!

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.