Join the Board

The MAEA board is filled by MAEA members just like you. Consider giving back to your state association in the role of an official board position. The following appointed board positions are open for a two-year appointment starting ASAP.
  • Secretary
  • ED&I Director-Elect (4 year appointment)
  • Elementary Division Director
  • Secondary Division Director
  • Higher Education Division Director
  • Supervision/Administration Division Director
  • Conference Committee Chair
  • Awards Committee Chair
  • Webmaster (non-voting)

We have a number of positions open for a partial term:

  • Community Arts Representative Now – Dec 31, 2023
  • Exhibitions Committee Chair Now – Dec 31, 2023
  • Publications Editor Now – Dec 31, 2023
Interested members as well as eligible incumbents are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit a letter of intent and an updated resume/CV via email to secretary@massarted.com.

Call for Articles – MAEA News

The deadline for the conference edition of the MAEA News is February 3, 2023.
Share your take aways or what you presented on from the 2022 MAEA conference; or what you are looking forward to at the 2023 NAEA Convention in April.
If you are interested in contributing an article, check out submission guidelines here. Be sure to email editor@massarted.com to submit your article or to discuss article ideas. Please remember to include a signed Artwork Release form and a Photo Release form, as needed.

Check out the most recent edition of the MAEA News.

Student Exhibit Opportunity

The International Fiber Collaborative has two local exhibit opportunities. IFC will ship canvases to those who sign up. Contact them directly here or via email jennifer@ifcprojects.com.

Springfield Armory National Historic Site, MA, Exhibit 5
May 1 – June 30, 2023
Theme: What does “progress” mean to you?
At Springfield Armory National Historic Site, we often think of “progress” in the terms of technological innovation, craft production to interchangeability, iron to steel, and water power to electricity.
Postmark Due Date: Friday, March 17, 2023
Past exhibits: Exhibit 4Exhibit 3

Salem Maritime National Historic Site, MA, Exhibit 5
July 1 – August 31, 2023
Theme: Commemoration of America 250 – the Revolutionary War, Read More
Postmark Due Date: Friday, May 19, 2023
Past exhibits: Exhibit 2Exhibit 3

Youth Art Month: Statewide Virtual Exhibit Registration Now Open

March is Youth Art Month – We know many of you participate in celebrating the arts at a local or regional level. Please consider also participating and sharing your students’ work on a state-wide level. Being virtual, this show can be shared with students’ families and friends across the country or even the world!  We are hoping to make this year’s exhibit bigger and better than ever, and we need you! The deadline to register for this exhibit is January 20, 2023. Please read through the submission guidelines for everything you need to know about registering and submitting your student work to the virtual exhibit.

One way to join in on the Youth Art Month fun is by participating in the Statewide Youth Art Month Virtual exhibit! Join teachers from across the state as they celebrate the amazing work of their students.

All participating teachers for the Statewide Youth Art Month exhibit must register. Registration for the Statewide Youth Art Month Exhibit is free for MAEA members | Non-members pay $7.  Registration closes January 20, 2023.

Find more information and register for the Statewide Youth Art Month exhibit here.

Vote to Elect Elizabeth Buck as Treasurer

We are happy to share that Elizabeth has expressed interest in the role of Treasurer. While Elizabeth is running unopposed, please take a moment to cast your vote in support. You will find the ballot in an email that was sent to MAEA member emails on December 15 from info@massarted.com. The deadline to cast your vote is January 4, 2023.

Below you can read her full bio as well as what additional positions we are currently looking to fill on the MAEA Board of Directors.

Artist-educator Elizabeth Buck has taught art since 2004 to youth and adults in many non-profits, schools, and museums throughout central Massachusetts. As an educator, Elizabeth helps others learn to enjoy their creativity and successfully express their thoughts, experiences, and emotions through art. As a program manager at the Worcester Art Museum, she concentrates on providing enjoyable, high-quality art experiences for visitors and students, supporting her staff, and helping to highlight artists in the community.

The MAEA board is filled by MAEA members just like you. Consider giving back to your state association in the role of an official board position.
We have a number of positions open for a full or partial term. If you are interested or want more information, please reach out to secretary@massarted.com!
  • Elementary Division Director – Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2024
  • Secondary Division Director – Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2024
  • Higher Education Division Director – Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2024
  • Supervision/Administration Division Director – Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2024
  • Awards Committee Chair – Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2024
  • Webmaster (non-voting) – Jan 1, 2023 – Dec 31, 2024
  • Retired Representative – Now – Dec 31, 2023
  • Community Arts Representative – Now – Dec 31, 2023
  • Exhibitions Committee Chair – Now – Dec 31, 2023
  • Advocacy Liaison – Now – Dec 31, 2023
  • Publications Editor – Now – Dec 31, 2023
More information about any of the other the positions above can be found here. If you are interested in any of these positions please submit a resume or CV and a letter or email of intent to secretary@massarted.com.

Join the Board

The MAEA board is filled by MAEA members just like you. Consider giving back to your state association in the role of an official board position. The following appointed board positions are open for a two-year appointment that starts January 1, 2023.
  • Elementary Division Director – no incumbent
  • Middle Level Division Director
  • Secondary Division Director – no incumbent
  • Higher Education Division Director – no incumbent
  • Museum Education Division Director – no incumbent
  • Supervision/Administration Division Director – no incumbent
  • Preservice Division Director
  • Conference Committee Chair
  • Awards Committee Chair – no incumbent
  • Youth Art Month Committee Chair
  • Professional Development Committee Chair
  • Webmaster (non-voting) – no incumbent

We have a number of positions open for a partial term:

  • Retired Representative Now – Dec 31, 2023
  • Community Arts Representative Now – Dec 31, 2023
  • Exhibitions Committee Chair Now – Dec 31, 2023
  • Publications Editor Now – Dec 31, 2023
Interested members as well as eligible incumbents are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit a letter of intent and an updated resume/CV via email to secretary@massarted.com no later than December 1, 2022.
For additional information about responsibilities and descriptions please refer to the MAEA website. The MAEA Executive Committee will meet to review the materials and notify all parties by mid December.
MAEA Recognitions Exhibit Logo

Recognitions Exhibit Opens December 6

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED BY ART EDUCATOR
  • Open to grade 9-12 art students of MAEA members
  • Up to 5 student entries per art teacher, only 1 entry per student
  • Individual student work only, collaborative pieces will not be accepted
  • No size limits to actual artwork
  • Artwork must not been previously submitted to MAEA Recognitions
  • Artwork must be accompanied by an artist statement (maximum of 400 characters)
  • Teachers should register and submit their student work here starting December 6.
  • Student work should be photographed and saved as jpegs.
    • Submit 1 photo for 2D work and up to 2 photos for 3D work.
    • Minimum image 540 pixels. Maximum 1920 pixels.
    • Submit 2D size: height x width. Submit 3D size: height x width x depth.
  • Teachers must submit student’s artwork with​ its accompanying artist statement.
    • Artist Statement: 400 characters maximum.

All artwork must be original, created by the student. It must not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of any other individual or entity​.​ The Massachusetts Art Education Association maintains the right to determine which works of art are appropriate for this exhibit. Any subject matter that is highly controversial, items, symbols, or themes that may represent racism, prejudice, profanity, or are of a violent or lewd nature are not appropriate for this exhibit.

Learn more about the exhibit opportunity here, including details about the financial hardship waiver.

Youth Art Month: Flag Contest –

Celebrate Youth Art Month – Have your students enter the Youth Art Month Flag Contest. This contest is open to students in grades K-12. Each teacher may submit up to 10 entries. The submission deadline is January 13, 2023.

This year’s theme is YOUR ART YOUR VOICE.

One Grand Prize winner will receive a $200 art supply gift card for winning student. PLUS $100 art supply gift card for your classroom. And to top it off, the grand prize work will be displayed at NAEA’s national convention in San Antonia, Texas!!!

In addition, $100 art supply gift cards will be awarded to one student winner in grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Plus an additional $100 art supply gift card for the winning students’ classrooms.

Learn more about the Youth Art Month Flag Contest here.

Museum of Fine Arts Professional Development Opportunities

Art and Science: Conservation Center Open House: The MFA’s first back-in-person session for K-12 educators and college faculty is coming up next Wednesday, November 9, 4:00 pm–6:30 pm. Visit the Conservation labs to learn about the incredible work conservators do in art and science at the MFA. Visit Art and Science: Conservation Center Open House to reserve your free ticket! Online Educator Workshop – Save the Date: Wednesday January 11, 2023, 4 -5:30pm EST, in connection with the exhibition Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina, presented through a collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The High Museum, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art. More information coming soon.

Join the Board

The MAEA board is filled by MAEA members just like you. Consider giving back to your state association in the role of an official board position. The MAEA Executive Committee positions of Secretary, Treasurer, and ED&I Director-Elect are open for a two-year appointment, starting ASAP.
Interested members, as well as eligible incumbents should submit a letter of intent, resume/CV, short biography (250 word), and headshot for the election to Jaimee Taborda at secretary@massarted.com.
The following appointed board positions are open for a two-year appointment that starts ASAP.
  • Elementary Division Director
  • Secondary Division Director
  • Higher Education Division Director
  • Supervision/Administration Division Director
  • Conference Committee Chair
  • Awards Committee Chair
  • Webmaster (non-voting)

We have a number of positions open for a partial term:

  • Community Arts Representative Now – Dec 31, 2023
  • Exhibitions Committee Chair Now – Dec 31, 2023
  • Publications Editor Now – Dec 31, 2023
Interested members as well as eligible incumbents are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please submit a letter of intent and an updated resume/CV via email to secretary@massarted.com.