Category: Conference

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.

Art Education Zoom Series – August Session

Focus for August: Connect, Create, Collab
The goal of this session is to provide a space for arts educators who would like to take part in creating artwork together virtually. Connect, Create, Collab, is an opportunity for artmaking and informal art sharing facilitated by the conference committee chair Shannon Carey. There will also be time during the session to connect with other arts educators as well as engage collaboratively in conversation about the upcoming school year. At the conclusion of the session there will be time to share the artwork you have created during this session, or previously during the time span of the pandemic.

Learn more and register for this event here.

Art Education Zoom Series

About this Series: The MAEA Board of Directors has determined that a virtual conference in the fall of 2020 will not be beneficial for our membership for a number of factors, including the financial implications of the global pandemic and the virtual meeting fatigue many of us felt this spring. In place of the yearly fall conference, the MAEA Conference Committee is planning monthly Zoom conversations and virtual events for members that we are rolling out this summer. We believe that smaller virtual gatherings each month over the next year will help to minimize fatigue and provide the support our members need at this time.

Focus for July: Looking Inward – The goal of this session is to provide a space for arts educators who would like to reflect on their individual practices in response to the current Black Lives Matter Movement and how implicit bias perpetuates racism. This session is a personal reflection session facilitated by MAEA Board of Directors Laura Evonne Steinman and Melissa Mastrolia. They will be holding space for participants with exercises designed to help us look deeper at our own individual practices and reflect on our biases.

Learn more and register for this event here.