Congratulations again to the 2019 MAEA Art Educators of the Year!
Please consider nominating an outstanding art educator for the 2020 MAEA Art Educators Awards. The awards ceremony will be held in conjunction with the 2019 MAEA conference hosted by Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA. Learn more.
If you ordered a Wicked SmART T-shirt, it shipped out earlier this week!
Missed out on the Wicked SmART tees at the NAEA19 convention? We’ve got a final run, which includes sweatshirts and a long-sleeved shirt option. On sale now through May 4!
Head here to order yours.
MAEA is continuing our ongoing series of art education exhibitions in the second floor atrium gallery space at the State Transportation Building in Boston with an exciting upcoming exhibit opportunity for art educators. Active and retired art educators working in Massachusetts are invited to submit their 2D and 3D artwork for the annual juried exhibit “Art Educators of Massachusetts.” Look for the submission portal to open soon.
Submission Deadline: May 24
Install: June 8
Exhibit Open: June 10 – September 15, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday (Closed Holidays & Weekends)
Massachusetts State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Boston
Kay Furst, Tuesdays 5:30–8:30 p.m. School of the Museum of Fine Arts
This is a graduate level course that provides an overview of visual art methods and materials that are appropriate for art students in grades PK-8. The focus of this course is to provide you with hands-on opportunities to explore and become familiar with a wide range of materials and to evaluate the properties of these materials to expand upon new lesson possibilities. This course will also require a re-look at the artistic, emotional, cognitive and social development of young students in the PK-8 age group through readings and discussions. Learn more
Montserrat College of Art invites you to come build your studio practice and earn 30 PDPs on their campus from June 23 – 28.
The Art Educator Summer Institute is a week-long residential summer program created for art educators teaching grades K through 12, and community college art educators.
Come immerse yourself in our state-of-the-art studio spaces to develop your practice and build new skills that you can bring back to your classroom.
Participants will engage in four days of art-making, consisting of daily morning and afternoon workshops led by our BFA faculty.
The program’s $450 cost includes participation in up to two workshops and double occupancy in residential housing (single room housing may be secured for an additional cost). Community meals covered by the program cost includes a welcome dinner, continental breakfasts, and a closing reception. Learn more and register here
Now Accepting Workshop Proposals – New Perspectives in Art Education – 2019 MAEA Conference November 9-10
The MAEA Conference
offers content-specific professional development opportunities for art educators, including hands-on workshops, best-practice lectures, gallery/museum tours, awards ceremony, exhibitions, and more! Conference activities will take place in the Beverly, MA area and will be hosted by Montserrat College of Art
, featuring keynote speaker Ekua Holmes,
and Super Session speaker Oliver Parker
Mark your calendars!
Be sure to check back for detailed information on juried exhibit opportunities for MAEA Members, hotel accommodations, and all other things conference related as details are released.
MAEA is continuing our ongoing series of art education exhibitions in the second floor atrium gallery space at the State Transportation Building in Boston with two upcoming exhibit opportunities for art educators and their students.
Active and retired art educators working in Massachusetts are invited to submit their 2D and 3D artwork for the annual juried exhibit “Art Educators of Massachusetts.” Look for the submission portal to open soon.
Art Educators of Massachusetts Exhibit Details
June 10 – September 15, 2019
Submission Deadline: May 24
Install: June 8
Middle Level and Secondary art educators, please put work aside for our fall exhibit
“The Printed Image: Photography/Altered Images Exhibit”. Middle Level and Secondary art educators are invited to submit 10 pieces of student work focused around the medium of photography. Work submitted can be straight digital or film photographs, or pieces that have been altered in some way, for example via digital manipulation or collage.
The Printed Image: Photograph/Altered Images Exhibit Details
September 29 – November 15, 2019
Install: September 28
Submission Deadline: September 21; mail in received by September 25
Take-Down: November 16
The MAEA Board of Directors is happy to welcome some new board members. We are happy to welcome Lydia Gruner who has stepped into the role of Special Needs Representative and Jane McKeag who has stepped into the role of Publications Editor.
We would also like to thank Erin Sutton and Tamera Burn who recently had to step down from their roles on the MAEA Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will miss you and appreciate your service to MAEA!
We are looking to fill the position of Secondary Division Director, Museum Education Division Director, and Exhibitions Committee Chair. We are also accepting applications for a committee chair for our newly formed Professional Development Committee. Interested candidates should submit their resume or CV/letter of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to hear from you! We are currently accepting articles for the Spring/Summer edition of the MAEA News. Articles could include more about a successful lesson you’ve recently taught; a program you are putting together for your community; or how you are engaging visitors to an exhibit.
Huge congrats to MAEA Members Alice Gentili and Jaimee Taborda who were honored at the National Art Education Association National Convention in Boston last month!
Alice was awarded the 2019 National Middle Division Art Educator and Jaimee was honored at the Eastern Region Awards Ceremony for being the 2019 MAEA Art Educator of the Year.
MAEA Award nominations are due June 1, 2019. Learn more and nominate someone today.
National and Regional Award nominations are due October 1, 2019. Learn more.