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Present at NPEN Professional Development Conference for Art Educators

The Northeast Professional Educator Network (NPEN), in collaboration with fine and performing arts educators, will be sponsoring a full day of teacher workshops on November 5, 2019 to provide professional development for art, music, theater, and foreign language educators at Chelmsford High School, 200 Richardson Road in Chelmsford. NPEN is a multi-district organization that has been formed to provide high-quality professional development to educators.

Visual art educators are encouraged to present sessions at this event. Each presenter facilitates a 90-minute session to art educators. Educators will have a range of sessions to choose from in each of the three blocks of sessions that day, so to help plan and provide them with information to make their selections, interested applicants will need to submit a title for the session, a brief description, presenter bio, and the levels for which this session is appropriate (elementary, middle, and/or high school level educators). Past attendees have indicated in their survey responses that very “hands-on” sessions are the most popular.

NPEN will compensate the presenter $100 for preparing and presenting the session.

This November, there were almost 250 visual art teachers signed up for the event, and these numbers are guaranteed to increase in 2019. Districts involved in this event are Amesbury, Andover, ASRSD, Bedford, Beverly, Carlisle, Chelmsford, CREST, Georgetown, Gloucester, Hamilton-Wenham, Haverhill, Lawrence, Littleton, Lynnfield, Manchester Essex, Melrose, Methuen, North Andover, North Middlesex Regional, North Reading, Northshore Education Consortium, Reading, Rockport, Salem, SEEM, Swampscott, Tewksbury, Tri-Town, Valley Collaborative, Wilmington, and more.

Presenters do not need to be a member of NPEN. If you would like to learn more about NPEN, please visit the NPEN website:http://northeastpen.com/

Interested teachers should email their proposed session title, description, level, and bio no later than July 1 for consideration to Dr. Christina Whittlesey whittleseyc@chelmsford.k12.ma.us.

Welcome, Thank You, and Join the Board!

The MAEA Board of Directors is happy to welcome a new board member. We are happy to welcome Jacob Ginga who has stepped into the role of Exhibitions Committee Chair and Tobey Eugenio who serves as our Middle Level Division Director, has stepped into the role of Professional Development Committee Chair.
We would also like to thank Mary Geisser who recently had to step down from her role on the MAEA Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will miss you and appreciates your service to MAEA!
We are looking to fill the position of Secondary Division Director, Museum Education Division Director, and Early Childhood Representative. 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 awards, conference, youth art month, public relations, student recognitionsexhibitions, or professional development.

Middle and High School Exhibit Opportunity – Save the Date

Middle Level and Secondary art educators please put work aside for our fall exhibit
The Printed Image . Art educators are invited to submit 10 pieces of student work . Work submitted can be straight digital or film photographs, pieces that have been altered in some way, for example via digital manipulation, or printmaking.
September 29 – November 15, 2019
Install: September 28
Submission Deadline: September 21; mail in received by September 25
Take-Down: November 16

Now Accepting Conference Proposals

Now Accepting Conference 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 News Articles – Due June 7

We are currently accepting articles for the Spring/Summer edition of the MAEA News. We want to hear from you!
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. Email editor@massarted.com to submit article or to discuss article ideas.
You can find all the details for submitting an article here. Please remember to include a signed Artwork Release form and a Photo Release form, as needed.

Art Educators of Massachusetts Exhibit

MAEA is continuing our series of art education exhibitions in the second floor atrium gallery space at the State Transportation Building in Boston, and we’d love to have you participate!
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 . The jury for the exhibit will be art teaching peers who are members of the Massachusetts Art Education Association Board.
Art Educators of Massachusetts
On View Monday June 10 – September 13, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
Closed Holidays & Weekends
Massachusetts State Transportation Building
10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116
Submitting your art for this exhibit is easy!
  1. Go to 2019arteducatorsofmassachusetts.artcall.org
  2. Click the REGISTER button in the top right corner of the page to create an ArtCall profile or log in if you already have a profile.
  3. Click the NEW SUBMISSION button.
  4. Enter your submission details and promo code if you are an MAEA member. Don’t have the promo code? Check your email for the most recent newsblast or send an email to exhibitions@massarted.com.
  5. Upload up to four pieces of artwork.
  6. Receive a confirmation e-mail once you have completed the submission process.

Arts Framework Review

Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback for the revised Arts Framework. Dawn Benski, who was recently hired by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in the role of Arts Content Lead, has been working to review every comment from the survey, which included feedback from over 300 participants!

The Arts Framework are set to be approved by the The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education at the June 25 board meeting.

In the meantime, if you missed the Arts Framework Roadshow, you can learn more about the structure of the Arts Framework by viewing the presentation and Q&A session recorded at Wilmington High on April 10, 2019.

Questions? Contact Dawn Benski at dawn.benski@doe.mass.edu.

#WickedSmARTShows – May Art Show Feature

We want to share your art shows! During the month of May, MAEA will be featuring art shows of all kinds from across the state. Want your art show to be featured? Use the hashtag #WickedSmARTShows and tag MAEA in your art show social media posts.

Art shows can:

  • Include a whole program or a subsection of the program
  • Be organized/selected by the teacher or the students
  • Happen before or in May

Be sure to mention in your post who you are, where you teach, what grades you teach, and anything else that makes your art show special!