Category: Conference

Now Accepting Conference Session Proposals

The 2022 MAEA Conference will be hosted in Worcester, MA

We are looking for a variety of sessions for our 1 day conference held in Worcester, MA on November 13, 2022. Please consider submitting a proposal for a Best Practice Lecture, Demonstration, Research Lecture, Interactive Discussion, Studio Workshop, or other type of session offering not listed here. All presenters selected to present at the 2022 MAEA conference will receive complimentary tickets to attend the conference. We encourage new presenters! More presenter information can be found on the session proposal form, linked here.

  • Best Practice Lecture – Presentation of exemplary lessons, instructional practices, programs, and/or initiatives followed by Q&A.
  • Demonstration – Presenter demonstration of an artistic technique, arts-based method, or pedagogical approach.
  • Research Lecture – Presentation of academic papers and/or discussion of research.
  • Interactive Discussion – Participatory discussion about art education issues/topics among presenter and attendees.
  • Studio Workshop – Studio art-making session. This could be asynchronous or synchronous.

The deadline for session proposals is July 31, 2022. Submit your proposal today.

 

Call for Designer

The MAEA Conference Committee is looking for a designer to create a design for the 2022 MAEA Conference. This design will be used on social media marketing, the conference website, and may additionally used on swag. We invite student designers, art educators, and professional designers to submit a portfolio example of 3-5 designs for consideration.

Call for Artist Deadline: June 1, 2022
The selected designer will be notified by June 8 and the design deadline is July 11, 2022.
Stipend: $500

Learn more and submit your information for consideration here.

Support MAEA by buying some MAEA merch

We are happy to share we have new merch available in conjunction with the 2021 MAEA Conference. Check out the QRSTs storefront to purchase your own 2021 Renew.Rebirth.Reinvigorate t-shirt or sweatshirt, or a newly redesigned WickedsmART t-shirt or sweatshirt.

2021 MAEA Keynote Announcement – Cindy Meyers Foley

We are so happy to announce that Cindy Meyers Foley is our Sunday keynote for the virtual MAEA Conference happening this November. MAEA members can register today at the early bird rate! We do also offer non-member and student/retired rates. Learn more and register by visiting our conference registration page.

Cindy Meyers Foley is the Executive Deputy Director for Learning and Experience at the Columbus Museum of Art. She envisioned and led the charge to open the 18,000 sq. ft. Center for Creativity in 2011. In 2013, the museum received the National Medal for Museums in recognition of this work. Foley co-authored a chapter for The Manual for Museum Learning, 2015 as well as guest edited and wrote chapters for Intentionality and the Twenty-First-Century Museum, for the 2014 Journal of Museum Education. Foley has been on the faculty of the Harvard Project Zero Classroom Summer Institute and regularly keynotes a variety of Museum, Art, and Education Conferences. In November 2014, she was a TEDX Columbus Speaker presenting Teaching Art or Teaching to Think like an Artist and in 2016, she was asked to again take the TEDX Stage to present The Benefits of Boredom. Foley received the 2018 Ohio Distinguished Educator for Art Education award.

2021 MAEA Keynote Announcement – Chanel Thervil

We are so happy to announce that Chanel Thervil is our Saturday keynote for the virtual MAEA Conference happening this November. MAEA members can register today at the early bird rate! We do also offer non-member and student/retired rates. Learn more and register by visiting our conference registration page.

Chanel Thervil is a Haitian American artist and educator that uses varying combinations of abstraction and portraiture to convene communal dialogue around culture, social issues, and existential questions. At the core of her practice lies a desire to empower and inspire tenderness and healing among communities of color through the arts. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Pace University and a Master’s Degree in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She’s been making a splash in Boston via her educational collaborations, public art, and residencies with institutions like The Museum of Fine Arts, The Boston Children’s Museum, The DeCordova Museum, The Harvard Ed Portal, and Google. Her work has been featured by PBS Kids, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Bay State Banner, WBUR’s ARTery, WGBH, and Hyperallergic. Find out more by visiting her website www.chanelthervil.com

Now Accepting Conference Session Proposals

Rebirth. Renew. Reinvigorate – MAEA 2021 Virtual Conference

We are excited to share the theme for the MAEA 2021 Virtual Conference is Rebirth.Renew.Reinvigorate. This year’s conference has been planned to be a virtual format due to the difficulties associated with planning in-person events during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The virtual conference will go live November 13, 2021. 

Most sessions will be pre-recorded and available for attendees to view at the day and time that works for them. We do plan to offer some synchronous sessions on Zoom and are considering ways to offer hands on studio workshop sessions to attendees! If you are open to presenting your session synchronously via Zoom, please note that in your session proposal! Live synchronous sessions will likely happen Saturday, November 13 and Sunday November 14, though planning is still underway.

We are excited to share that presenters of accepted proposals receive a 100% discount on conference registration. It is a great opportunity to share what you are passionate about with your local art education community AND learn from your state colleagues at the same time! Bonus, this year you don’t have to worry about travel arrangements!

The deadline for submitting session proposals is August 8, 2021

WAEA Virtual Conference Partnership – Exhibit Opportunity

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 Margaurita Spear, and Emily & Robb Sandagata. Learn more and register for this opportunity here.

REgister here to be one of The first 500 attendees to register  to receive a swag bag!

MAEA members are also invited to participate in the virtual exhibit. Visit the conference page here for more information and to register. Registration for the exhibit opportunity closes September 27.

REGISTER HERE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VIRTUAL EXHIBIT WHICH OPENS OCTOBER 23!

WAEA Virtual Conference Partnership – Registration is Now Open

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.

REgister here to be one of The first 500 attendees to register  to receive a swag bag!

WAEA Virtual Conference Partnership

MAEA is happy to share that we are partnering with the Wisconsin Art Education Association to provide you 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. Registration is not open yet. Learn more about this opportunity here.