2024 Art Educators of Massachusetts Exhibit Opportunity

Active and retired art educators in Massachusetts are invited to submit their 2D artwork for the 2024 MAEA Art Educators exhibit at the Gallery at Villageworks in conjunction with the 2024 MAEA Awards Ceremony. Download the Call for Submissions document here

Exhibition Details: Thursday, March 14 – Tuesday, April 16, 2024. The Gallery at Villageworks, 525 Massachusetts Ave, West Acton, MA 01720

Reception: Thursday, April 11 from  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Exhibiting artists, their families and friends, and conference attendees are invited to attend; light refreshments will be served. The MAEA awards ceremony will start at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to the reception here

Gallery Hours: On view, Mondays – Fridays, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration: Please register by Sunday, March 10, 2024. The registration form can be found here. There is a $15 fee for non-MAEA members to be paid at the time of registering via Paypal, Venmo or check included with your artwork. There is no registration fee for MAEA members, but you will be required to include your MAEA number when you register.

Drop-off/Delivery/Pick-up Details: 
Deliver work to Conant School, 80 Taylor Road, Acton, MA 01720. Please have the package labeled MAEA Art Educators Exhibit, Attention: Melissa Mastrolia. Work may be dropped off Mon – Fri, March 4 – March 12 between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Please email Melissa Mastrolia at info@massarted.com to confirm when you will be dropping work off for the exhibit and if you would like to work together to arrange drop off outside of the listed times. Weekend drop-off in Lowell on March 9-10 can be arranged as well.

Artwork can also be mailed, Conant School, Attn: Melissa Mastrolia, 80 Taylor Road, Acton, MA 01720. Please include return postage if you ship your items or arrange for it to be picked up at the close of the exhibit. Work must be received by Tuesday March 12, 2024. 

Work can be picked up at the time of take down on April 17 or picked up from Conant School the week of April 21 – 26. If you ship your work and provide return shipping it will be shipped back to you shortly after the exhibit comes down. 

Any work left after April 26, 2024 becomes the property of MAEA.
If you have issues picking up your work in the timeframe outlined, please contact Melissa at info@massarted.com to make arrangements ASAP.

Show Set Up & Take Down
Exhibit Set Up: Wednesday, March 13, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Take Down: Wednesday, April 17, 10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
If you are able to help hang or take down the show let us know – info@massarted.com.

Submission Instructions and Guidelines:

  • Complete the online registration form, including the proper label information for all the pieces you will be submitting.
    • We can accept 2D work or low relief sculptures which have been prepared to be hung on a wall.
    • Each art educator may submit either one large piece, or two small pieces.
      • Small pieces are defined as anything 18”x18” or smaller including frame.
      • Large pieces are defined as anything larger than 18”x 18”, including frame.
      • Large work should be no larger than 36” in any direction, including frame.
    • No work may weigh over 50 lbs.
    • You must include both of the required Artwork Release forms with artworks.

Preparing Artwork for Exhibit: All work must be prepared as ready to hang with picture hanging wire attached. Canvas pieces do not need to be framed, but should be professionally presented with a gallery wrap canvas. The apex of the wire should come about 3” from the top of the frame. Your name and the title of the work should be on the back of each piece.

We hope many members of MAEA will want to join us in this effort to showcase the visual artwork of educators from Massachusetts! 

If you have questions about the exhibit please email
Melissa Mastrolia at info@massarted.com.

Not a member yet, but want to exhibit your work? Membership to the National Art Education Association includes a state membership to MAEA. Member benefits include discounted conference and convention tickets, free participation in many annual MAEA exhibition opportunities, free monthly NAEA webinars, free subscriptions to Art Education journal and NAEA News, complimentary ePortfolio provided by Digication, as well as many other benefits. For more information about joining the NAEA/MAEA, please visit: www.arteducators.org/promo/join

The MAEA and the Gallery at Villageworks maintain the right not to exhibit work which is inappropriate for the venue; unsuitably framed; not prepared as outlined above. 

MAEA and the Gallery at Villageworks will not be insuring the exhibit. Individual artists should insure their own work if appropriate and deemed necessary.