Virtual Art Show Feature

MAEA wants to feature your virtual art shows! Please share your virtual art shows with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other platform you are using to showcase your students’ artwork this school year. We will post your virtual art shows on our webpage and social media pages. Be sure to tag MAEA @massarted and include the #WickedSmARTShows when you post. We look forward to seeing your students’ artwork and the creative ways you are displaying it this year.

NAEA SchoolArts Membership Promotion

NAEA has teamed up with Davis Publications to offer a free 1-year subscription to SchoolArts magazine to art educators who join NAEA or renew their existing/lapsed membership using the special promotional link or over the phone with NAEA (and mentioning the offer) before June 30, 2020.

Here are the details:

Ø  WHAT
NAEA and Davis Publications are offering a FREE 1-year subscription to SchoolArts magazine (a $24.95 value!) to anyone who joins NAEA as a new member, or renews an existing or lapsed membership before June 30, 2020, using the methods outlined below.

Ø  HOW
To receive the FREE 1-year subscription to SchoolArts magazine, educators must use the special link for the promotion when joining or renewing online or call the NAEA Member Services Team at 800-299-8321 and mention the offer when they join or renew over the phone.

Special link for new members who are joining: https://www.arteducators.org/promo/join20

Special link for existing members who are renewing their current membership or rejoining after their membership has lapsed: https://www.arteducators.org/promo/schoolarts20

Ø  DEADLINE
June 30, 2020

IMPORTANT FACTS

  • Educators with existing memberships can renew now (even if their membership doesn’t expire for months) to receive this special offer. A year of membership will be added on to their existing membership expiration date. They’ll be ahead for the upcoming school year!
  • To receive the offer, educators must complete the join or renew process fully either online using the special links above, or over the phone with the NAEA Member Services Team and mention this offer when doing so.

See more information here.

Advocate for Arts Education During COVID-19

During these uncertain times, MAEA members are working hard to advocate for the continuation of rigorous arts education programs and educators. There are advocacy resources available here to help support and advocate for your local and state arts programs. In addition, use these images to help promote the arts on your websites, blogs, and social media pages.

Right click to download the image below and share using the hashtag #ArtsEdIsEssential #VisualArtsEdMatters #wickedsmART and tag @NAEA or (@WhyArtMatters on Instagram) and @MassArtEd.

Join us for our 1st MAEA Virtual Confab

MAEA wants to hear from art educators across the state during this time of remote learning. Join Melissa Mastrolia, MAEA President, as well as other MAEA Board members on Thursday, June 4th at 7:30pm to check in and speak about your experiences with remote learning and teaching. The virtual confab (informal conversation) will be held on Zoom, details below. Can’t make this virtual confab? We plan to host more in the future!

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 831 8024 7150  Password: 544206
Dial by your location: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Arts Education Is Essential: A Unified Statement From Arts and Education Organizations

As likeminded arts and education organizations, NAEA and 52 other national groups have come together to release a unified statement on the necessity of arts education for all students, “Arts Education Is Essential”.

Download one of the images below and share using the hashtag #ArtsEdIsEssential #VisualArtsEdMatters #wickedsmART and tagging @NAEA or (@WhyArtMatters on Instagram) and @MassArtEd.


 

See the original post from NAEA here.

Upcoming Exhibit Opportunities

MAEA is excited to share that there are a number of exhibit opportunities for art educators. The Davis Art Gallery in Worcester and Montserrat Galleries in Beverly have updated their call for entry, and NAEAs Member Exhibit has gone virtual. Please check the exhibit opportunities page on the MAEA website for all the details.

If you know of an exhibit opportunity for art educators please share this opportunity with webmaster@massarted.com to post.

MassCue Virtual Cueup

MAEA President Melissa Mastrolia and METG HS Division President Alicia Greenwood will be hosting a CUEup this coming Thursday, May 21 at 8:00 pm. A huge thanks to MassCue for putting these virtual gatherings together and for the invitation.

MassCUE stands by its community during this unprecedented time – one that none of us has ever faced before.  Our first initiative is to offer online CUEups in place of our usual face-to face CUEups to gather people together to discuss your needs and how MassCUE can help.

THURSDAY, 5/21 @ 8:00 P.M. TOPIC: SUPPORTING SPECIALISTS IN REMOTE LEARNING

Hosts: Alicia Greenwood, President, Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild High School Division & Melissa Mastrolia, President, Massachusetts Art Education Association

Join by phone ‪+1 478-974-6118 PIN: ‪320 499 849#

DESE Webinars: Supporting Remote Learning in Arts

The Center for Instructional Support is providing content-specific support to assist teachers, coaches and instructional leaders with implementation of remote learning building upon the Department’s remote learning guidance issued on 4/24/2020. We will focus on the prerequisite content standards and share best practices. These webinars will be recorded live and posted on the DESE website for you to access as needed. See below for a list of the available webinars and their dates.

Supporting Remote Learning in Arts:

Elementary Arts

Meeting ID: 216 241 7563

Phone: 1-646-558-8656

5/18/2020

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Dawn Benski, Arts Content Support Lead

 

Supporting Remote Learning in Arts:

Secondary Arts

Meeting ID: 216 241 7563

Phone: 1-646-558-8656

5/19/2020

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Dawn Benski, Arts Content Support Lead

 

Supporting Remote Learning in Arts:

Elementary Arts

Meeting ID: 216 241 7563

Phone: 1-646-558-8656

5/20/2020

2 PM – 3PM

Dawn Benski, Arts Content Support Lead

 

Supporting Remote Learning in Arts:

Secondary Arts

Meeting ID: 216 241 7563

Phone: 1-646-558-8656

5/21/2020

1 PM -2 PM

Dawn Benski, Arts Content Support Lead