Category: MAEA News

Fall/Winter MAEA News

In this issue you’ll find the President’s Message from Melissa Mastrolia, as well as articles and updates from Editor Jane McKeag, Billy Claire, Lydia Gruner, Maura Jereb, Emily Moran, Margaurita Spear, and Emily Valenza.
Thank you to everyone who submitted articles and updates for this edition of the publication!
Learn more about submitting on our website or email Jane McKeag at editor@massarted.com if you have any questions or would like her to walk you through the process.

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

Summer 2021 MAEA News Out Now

In this issue you’ll find the President’s Message from Melissa Mastrolia, as well as articles and updates from Editor Jane McKeag, Helen Downey, Heidi Hurley, Alice Matthews Gentili, Lydia Gruner, Patty Klibansky, John Nordell, and Laura Evonne Steinman.
Thank you to everyone who submitted articles and updates for this edition of the publication!
Learn more about submitting on our website or email Jane McKeag at editor@massarted.com if you have any questions or would like her to walk you through the process.

MAEA News – Spring 2021 Edition Out Now!

The spring 2021 edition of the MAEA News is out now. In this issue you’ll find the President’s Message from Melissa Mastrolia, as well as articles and updates from Editor Jane McKeag, Elizabeth Buck, Ralph Caouette, Billy Claire, Lydia Gruner, Doug Johnson, John Nordell, Margaurita Spear, and Cathy Weisman Topal. Check it out today.

A huge thanks to everyone who submitted articles/updates to this edition of the MAEA News.

Articles and submissions for the next edition of the MAEA News are due June 25, 2021. Learn more about submitting an article.

Join the Board – Open Positions – Join a Committee

We are looking to fill the positions of National Art Honor Society Representative, Retired Representative, Preservice Division Director, Awards Committee Chair, Exhibitions Committee Chair, and Webmaster.
The MAEA Board of Directors holds monthly meetings online via Zoom which make it accessible for members across the state. Interested candidates should submit their resume or CV/letter of intent to secretary@massarted.comLearn more here.
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 awardsconference, youth art monthpublic relationsstudent recognitionsexhibitions, or professional development. Committees typically meet monthly via Zoom.

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 Re-elected Board Members
Helen Downey – Treasurer
Jaimee Taborda – Secretary

Newly Appointed Board Members
Jessica Howard – Youth Art Month Committee Co-Chair
Sohee Koo – Higher Education Division Director
Sarah Tomkins – Middle Level Division Director

Continuing Board Members
Melissa Mastrolia – President
Jacob Ginga – President-Elect
Laura Marotta – Past President
Billy Claire – Independent Schools Representative
Lydia Gruner – Special Needs Representative
Margaurita Spear – Early Childhood Representative & PD Committee Chair
Laura Evonne Steinman – Community Arts Representative
Alyssa Taranto – Media Arts Representative
Elizabeth Buck – Museum Education Division Director
Patty Klibansky – Supervision/Administration Division Director
Rebecca Kostich – Secondary Division Director
Katie McEwan – Elementary Division Director
Shannon Carey – Conference Committee Chair
Eleena Rioux – Youth Art Month Committee Co-Chair
Diana Adams Woodruff – Student Recognitions Committee Chair
Alice Gentili – Advocacy Liaison
Jane McKeag – Publications Editor

Special thanks to Kay Furst, who recently stepped down from her role as Higher Education Division Director. We wish her well and know she will continue to support the mission of MAEA!

MAEA News – Fall/Winter 2020 Edition Out Now!

The 2020 fall/winter edition of the MAEA News is out now. In this issue you’ll find the President’s Message from Melissa Mastrolia, as well as articles and updates from Editor Jane McKeag, Patty Klibansky, Lydia Gruner, John Nordell, and Caroline Woodard. Check it out today.

A huge thanks to everyone who submitted articles/updates to this edition of the MAEA News.

Articles and submissions for the next edition of the MAEA News are due February 5, 2021. Learn more about submitting an article.

Call for Articles

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 editor@massarted.com 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.

Check out the most recent edition of the MAEA News.

MAEA News – Summer 2020 Edition Out Now!

The 2020 summer edition of the MAEA News is out now. In this issue you’ll find the President’s Message from Melissa Mastrolia, as well as articles and updates from Editor Jane McKeag, Brittany Martinez, Jamie Taborda, Lydia Gruner, Amanda Davis, Drew Conrad, Brenna Johnson, Alyson Smith, Francesca Levy, Jonathan Hansen, and Margaurita Spear. Check it out today.

Articles and submissions for the summer edition of the MAEA News are due October 2, 2020. Learn more about submitting an article.