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.
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.
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.
With many art educators across the state planning for distance learning or online learning through April 6 the MAEA Board of Directors wanted to share a collection of resources we’ve put together ourselves or have seen shared online. Click here to view resources.
Each school and/or district is approaching this differently, so please check with your appropriate administrator before implementing any of these resources.
The MAEA Awards Committee is currently accepting art submissions from artists for the 2021 MAEA awards. These will be awarded to our 2021 MAEA award winners at the MAEA awards program held at the 2020 MAEA conference. The selected image will be printed on glass via Fracture for the awards ceremony. The deadline for submission is September 13, 2020. Learn more.
The Family Reception at the Worcester Art Museum was scheduled for this weekend, and while that was cancelled, we are happy to share the virtual tour for you to enjoy.
Congratulations and thank you to all the students with work in the exhibit, the teachers who support and inspire them, and to the group of teachers who annually volunteer their time to coordinate this exhibition. Thank you to the to the Worcester Art Museum for their continued support. And finally a huge thanks to Amanda Bastien, the Central MA Regional Exhibition Committee Chair and Elizabeth Buck the WAM Manager of Studio Class Programs.
Here is your chance to celebrate your outstanding colleagues and nominate them for the 2021 MAEA Art Educator Awards. MAEA will honor the award recipients at the 2020 MAEA Conference in November. The submission deadline is May 1, 2020.
Don’t forget you can also toot your own horn and ask your administration to nominate you for an award!
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.
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!
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.