Category: Exhibits

The Virtual MAEA Recognitions Exhibit is Live!

Congratulations to all of the artists with work in the exhibit!

You can view the whole exhibit by visiting the virtual gallery on ArtCall.

Please also take a moment to check out the 27 award winners on the MAEA website. 

Thank you to all of the educators who worked hard to make this virtual exhibit happen and to our sponsors, Davis Publications and the Worcester Art Museum.

MAEA Recognitions Committee 
Helen Downey, Former K-12 Curriculum Coordinator, Marlborough Public Schools; MAEA Treasurer
Laura Howick, Director of Education, Fitchburg Art Museum
Anne Kress, Retired Art Educator, Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools
Kathleen Flynn, Waltham High School
Brenna Johnson, Franklin High School
Rebecca Kostich, Groton-Dunstable Regional HIgh School
Constance Moore, Winthrop High School
DIana Adams Woodruff, Former Visual Arts Director K-12, Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools; Recognitions Committee Chair

Through Young Eyes – CCIAEA and Cape Cod Museum of Art YAM Exhibit

The Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Cape Cod & Islands Art Educators Association (CCIAEA) is presenting Through Young Eyes from February 11 – April 18. This annual exhibition features the work of Cape Cod students in grades K-12. The artwork of 50 students has been curated into this exhibition by art teachers from across the region. 10 teachers also have their work on display. Mediums include sculpture, painting, printmaking, collage, jewelry making, metal working, drawing, ceramics & multi-media art.

This exhibition raises awareness of Youth Art Month, organized by the Massachusetts Art Education Association, celebrating the value of art education and art participation for all children in Massachusetts during the month of March each year.

More information about the exhibit can be found on the Regional YAM Exhibit page. 

Featured image credit: Nevaeha Melton, “My Thoughts on 2020”, Falmouth High School 

MAEA Recognitions Exhibit Logo

2021 Massachusetts Amazing Emerging Artists Recognitions Exhibit Information

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.

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 teachers look for a one-minute survey regarding the 2021 MAEA Recognitions Exhibit coming soon to your email. The MAEA Recognitions Committee thanks you in advance for your response.

Diana Adams Woodruff
MAEA Recognitions Committee Chair

Upcoming Exhibit Opportunities

MAEA is excited to share that there are a number of exhibit opportunities for art educators. The Davis Art Gallery in Worcester and Montserrat Galleries in Beverly have updated their call for entry, and NAEAs Member Exhibit has gone virtual. Please check the exhibit opportunities page on the MAEA website for all the details.

If you know of an exhibit opportunity for art educators please share this opportunity with webmaster@massarted.com to post.

Drawing Act 150: Let’s Celebrate – Posted by Mrs. Alice Gentili

150 years ago on May 16, 1870, Massachusetts passed An Act relating to free instruction in drawing, which has become known as the 1870 Drawing Act. This declared drawing instruction a vital part of public school education. MAEA is partnering with the Drawing Act Coalition to sponsor a community art installation this May.

MAEA’s Advocacy Liaison Alice Gentili composed an article about the Drawing Act. In her article she includes many resources for teachers, along with an extensive history of the Drawing Act and how it was implemented in education at the time.

Take a look at the the original drawing instruction book, the Teacher’s Companion to the American Drawing Slates and Cards and the collection of Drawing Cards from within the book. Thanks to Alice Gentili for creating these amazing resources!

To learn more about the Drawing Act Exhibits click below.

Drawing Act 150

Drawing At School: 1870-2020

Statewide YAM & MAEA Recognitions Exhibit – Exhibit Update

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak the State Transportation Building in Boston, where MAEA manages the 2nd Floor Atrium Gallery space, is currently closed to the public. The Statewide Youth Art Month exhibit and the Massachusetts Amazing Emerging Artists Recognitions exhibit, which were scheduled to come down March 26 will continue to stay on display until we have a better idea of when we can get the show down and work returned back to teachers and students.
If you need a piece returned to you sooner please contact us and we will do our best to make arrangements.
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We are in uncharted territory and we appreciate your understanding and support as we navigate this together.

We are happy to share that the professional photographs taken at the Family Day Celebration have been shared with us. You can find the images here . Please feel free to share with your students and their families.

Celebrating the Drawing Act – Updated Exhibit Information

150 years ago, on May 16, 1870, Massachusetts passed An Act relating to free instruction in drawing , which has become known as the Drawing Act of 1870 . This was the first law in the nation requiring drawing to be taught in public schools and communities, passed by our own Massachusetts legislature!

Drawing at School: 1870-2020 – Exhibit Dates to be Determined

MAEA would like to celebrate the progress art education has made over those 150 years.

Please note we have had to make adjustments to this exhibit. It was previously planned to be installed during April vacation. We are hoping to run the exhibit during the summer, but with most schools not currently in session, the exact dates of this exhibit are to be determined. We will update the details for this exhibit as soon as we have more information.

When details are finalized for this exhibit we invite all teachers to submit up to 6 student drawings and 1 personal drawing for the show. All students are welcome from early childhood through college.

Questions? Email exhibitions@massarted.com

Drawing Act 150 – A Great Opportunity for Remote Learning

Help celebrate the 150th year of the Drawing Act by asking your students, their families, and your colleagues, friends and family to create a small drawing of something seen every day.

The Drawing Act Coalition* invites everyone to contribute original drawings to celebrate this anniversary.  Drawings could be a tree outside your window, your keys, a parking meter, or a family member’s face. One of the possible public displays includes a community art installation at the Massachusetts State House this May.  See the attached flyer for all the details!

Who can participate in Drawing Act 150?

Everyone! We welcome submissions from anyone across Massachusetts. Please note, The Drawing Act Coalition is requesting that submissions be sent in digitally (photograph of the work or digital drawing) instead of mailed in.

Deadline and More Information

The submission deadline for drawings is currently April 29. See the attached flyer for more information.

Questions? Email DrawingAct@MassArt.edu

Upcoming Exhibit Opportunities for Art Educators

MAEA is excited to share that there are a number of exhibit opportunities for art educators across the state. The Davis Art Gallery in Worcester and Montserrat Galleries in Beverly have recently put out a call for entry. Please check the exhibit opportunities page on the MAEA website for all the  details.

If you know of an exhibit opportunity for art educators please share this opportunity with webmaster@massarted.com to post.

Upcoming Exhibit Opportunities – Celebrating the Drawing Act

MAEA is happy to partner with the Massachusetts Cultural Council, MassCreative, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Massachusetts Legislature to bring you two exhibit opportunities to celebrate the 150 anniversary of the Drawing Act of 1870.

150 years ago, on May 16, 1870, Massachusetts passed An Act relating to free instruction in drawing, which has become known as the Drawing Act of 1870. This was the first law in the nation requiring drawing to be taught in public schools and communities, passed by our own Massachusetts legislature!

There are two exhibit opportunities to celebrate the 150 Anniversary of the Drawing Act – see below for all the details! 

Drawing at School: 1870-2020 – Exhibit at the Second Floor Atrium Gallery at the State Transportation Building, Boston. Sponsored by MAEA. Deadline to register April 10, 2020. Learn more.

Drawing Act 150 – Exhibit at the Massachusetts State House sponsored by the Drawing Act Coalition. Drawings must be received by 5pm on April 29,
2020. Learn more. 

 

Upcoming Exhibit Opportunities – Celebrating the Drawing Act

MAEA is happy to partner with the Massachusetts Cultural Council, MassCreative, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Massachusetts Legislature to bring you two exhibit opportunities to celebrate the 150 anniversary of the Drawing Act of 1870.

150 years ago, on May 16, 1870, Massachusetts passed An Act relating to free instruction in drawing, which has become known as the Drawing Act of 1870. This was the first law in the nation requiring drawing to be taught in public schools and communities, passed by our own Massachusetts legislature!

More information will be coming soon for both exhibit opportunities. Be on the look out for details for the MAEA sponsored drawing exhibit at our 2nd floor atrium gallery at the State Transportation Building in Boston going up late April, as well as the exhibit Drawing Act 150 sponsored by the Drawing Act Coalition, which will be on display at the Massachusetts State House.