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Massachusetts Amazing Emerging Artists 2019 Recognitions Exhibit

Secondary art educators, we invite you to participate in the second year of this exciting opportunity for high school art students.
This juried exhibit is open to students in grades 9-12. Participants must be students of an MAEA member.
Each teacher may submit up to 5 pieces of student artwork, with a limit of one entry per student and a $5 fee per entry.
Digital submissions will open November 1 and run through 20 and include the following categories: Drawing; Painting; Mixed Media; Photography; Digital/Graphic Design; Ceramics; Sculpture; Jewelry; Fashion; Printmaking. Learn more here. 
If you’d like to get involved and help with planning the 2019 MAEA Recognitions Exhibit please email Diana Woodruff at student_recognition@massarted.com.

Executive Board Elections

Elections are now open for the positions of Secretary and Treasurer. Though both are running unopposed please cast your vote of support.

Secretary – Jaimee Taborda

Jaimee Taborda cares deeply about instilling the values of artistic thinking in her students through the Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) approach to art education. A high school art educator of eleven years, she bridges contemporary art practices with current education concepts to provide a rich and diverse learning environment. She continuously challenges herself to learn more, both as an educator, through professional development, and as an artist, through studio classes. In addition to working as an artist and teaching full time at Oxford High School in Oxford, MA, Jaimee currently serves as department head of Unified Arts, adviser for art club and the National Art Honor Society, Adjunct Professor at Gordon College, and the new Interim Secretary for the MAEA. Jaimee is passionate about art education and strives to instill a love for the arts in all of her students.

Treasurer – Helen Downey

A member of the first graduating class of art majors from Framingham State College Helen Downey began teaching art in 1976 in the Marlborough Public Schools where she taught until she retired in 2012. During her thirty-six year career, Helen was as a facilitator for an Art Frameworks study group, presented at both MAEA and NELMS conferences, served a year as treasurer of the local Teacher’s Union, and received an M.Ed in curriculum and instruction from Lesley University. As K-12 Art Coordinator for 3 years, Helen was instrumental in the development and promotion of the department’s Permanent Collection. A member of the MAEA board since 2007 she became co-chair of the YAM committee in 2014 and has most recently served as treasurer and youth art month committee chair. Despite her retirement Helen remains involved in and a proponent for art education.

MAEA T-Shirt Design Contest

Be a part of MAEA history and the   2019 NAEA Boston Convention  by designing our limited edition t-shirt that will be on sale prior to and at the convention with all proceeds going to benefit the important work of MAEA. The winning design will be selected in mid December. The winner(s) will be rewarded with an MAEA shirt featuring his/her design, free conference registration to the 2019 MAEA conference and will be featured on MAEA social media and website.
Design Should:
  • Celebrate the field of art education in some way.
  • Include #NAEA19
  • Be a maximum of two ink colors. If you use black or white it counts as one of your two colors.
  • T-shirt fabric can be almost any color so consider that in your design.
  • Design for front of t-shirt only.
  • Design could highlight location of convention (Boston) but that is optional.
Submission Deadline:

December 3, 2018 Learn more.

Youth Art Month Flag Contest

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for your students. The Youth Art Month Flag Contest is open to students in grades K-12. Finished flag designs should be submitted digitally by December 14.
The student of the winning design will be awarded $400 from Sargent Art, and the teacher receives $600 in Sargent Art materials. There are also elementary, middle, and high school winners! Learn more.
2018 YAM Flag Design
SARGENT ART FOR SPONSORING Youth Art Month MAEA

Massachusetts Amazing Emerging Artists 2019 Recognitions Exhibit

MAEA Recognitions Exhibit LogoSecondary art educators, we invite you to participate in the second year of this exciting opportunity for high school art students.
This juried exhibit is open to students in grades 9-12. Participants must be students of an MAEA member.
Each teacher may submit up to 5 pieces of student artwork, with a limit of one entry per student and a $5 fee per entry.
Digital submissions will open November 1 and run through 20 and include the following categories: Drawing; Painting; Mixed Media; Photography; Digital/Graphic Design; Ceramics; Sculpture; Jewelry; Fashion; Printmaking. Learn more here. 
If you’d like to get involved and help with planning the 2019 MAEA Recognitions Exhibit please email Diana Woodruff at student_recognition@massarted.com.

Statewide Youth Art Month Exhibit 2019

Youth Art Month 2019 BannerMake sure you are a part of our 2019 statewide Youth Art Month exhibit, where we will honor Massachusetts artists in grades k-12 and celebrate quality art education at the State Transportation Building in Boston.

Important Dates
Registration Open – 11/1 – 12/14  Exhibit Open – 2/11 – 3/27

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Out Now – Fall/Winter Edition of the MAEA News

Make some time this week to check out the most recent edition of The MAEA News, the official digital publication of MAEA that comes out three times a year.
In this issue you’ll find the President’s Message from Laura Marotta, as well as articles from Tamera Burns, Tobey Eugenio, Kay Furst, and Jessica Sassaman. You’ll also find everything you need to know for the Boston Convention, Youth Art Month, and the Recognitions Exhibit, as well as a review of our most recent Instagram Takeovers. Check it out here.

National Art Honor Society Exhibit – Save the Date!

MAEA is continuing the series of art education exhibitions in the second floor atrium and gallery space at the State Transportation Building in Boston. Massachusetts art educators that act as National Art Honor Society or National Junior Art Honor Society chapter sponsors are invited to submit their NAHS/NJAHS student work for this annual exhibit.
Registration closes March 15. Learn more here.

Join the Board! Deadline Nov 1

The following MAEA Board positions are currently open for a two-year appointment, January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020.

Interested members, as well as eligible incumbents, are encouraged to apply.
Voting Positions:
Elementary Division Director
Middle Level Division Director
Secondary Division Director

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