|Welcome to the Massachusetts Art Education Association!
The mission of the Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA) is to advance high quality visual arts education throughout the state by empowering art educators to excel in the practice, instruction, promotion, and celebration of visual art.
November 23, 2015
YOUTH ART MONTH | YAM 2016
THE POWER OF ART
STATEWIDE EXHIBIT AT THE STATE TRANSPORTATION BUILDING
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
You must register by January 8, 2016.
All information is now available for download - click here for the YAM page with downloads, information, registration, and flag contest.
November 14, 2015
THE 2015 MAEA FALL CONFERENCE:
Curiosity, Inquiry, Wonder
November 7 and 8, 2015
North Adams, MA
Mass MoCA, MCLA, Clark Art Institute
Presentation materials are being compiled and will be available in the Members' section of the website soon
Please click here for the conference page.
November 10, 2015
ART ALLSTATE INFORMATION AVAILABLE
All necessary information to nominate and volunteer now available on the Art AllState page - click here.
November 10, 2015
ELECTIONS | PLEASE VOTE!
Secretary and Treasurer
Elections for Secretary and Treasurer are active through December 1. Click here for more information and to vote.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The following MAEA Board positions are currently open for a two-year appointment:
National Art Honor Society
Awards Committee Chair (non-voting position)
Exhibitions Committee Chair (non-voting position)
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 email@example.com no later than December 1, 2015. The Executive Committee will meet to review the materials and notify all parties before the Board meeting on December 15th to be held at Medway High School. Terms of office for the open positions will begin on January 1st in 2016.
For additional information about responsibilities and descriptions please refer to the MAEA Bylaws - click here for the direct link
If you have any questions please contact Kristi Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 10, 2015
Art, Science, and the Stratosphere
Worcester public schools art educator Stacy Lord was accepted to the NASA SOFIA program. The rescheduled launch into the stratosphere is now scheduled for November 11 - 15.
Read the entire article - click here for the pdf.
September 22, 2015
2016 Massachusetts Award Recipients
Congratulations to the 2016 recipients of the Massachusetts Art Educators awards.
Please click here to view the full list of award recipients.
September 17, 2015
2015 Massachusetts High School Photography Exhibit
The Massachusetts Art Education Association is continuing a series of art education exhibitions in the second floor atrium/gallery space at the State Transportation Building in Boston.
As in past years, photography teachers for grades 9 - 12 are invited to submit student work for a “first” exhibit of the school year.
The exhibit will open on Monday, November 2. It will hang until Monday, November 30.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Transportation Building is not open on weekends and holidays.
Click here for complete information.
June 22, 2015
PICTURES FROM ART ALL-STATE
New galleries are up from Art All-State 2015 - click here.
June 18, 2015
The MAEA retreat to work on the policy manual with a focus on committee work will be on Saturday July 18 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Bunker Hill Community College. Any MAEA member is welcome to attend. If you wish to participate on a committee, or would like to learn more about MAEA, this retreat is a perfect opportunity for you!
RSVP to email@example.com
June 15, 2015
HOT OFF THE PRESSES!
The MAEA News
Our inauguaral newsletter featuring articles from our President Kristi Oliver, Alice Gentili - 2015 Art Educator of the Year, Upcoming Events, Youth Art Month and more!
Click here for the pdf.
June 9, 2015
ART ALL-STATE INFORMATION UPDATES
Click here for new updates and downloads.
May 25, 2015
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL ART EDUCATORS' SURVEY
To better understand our programs, schedules, teaching loads, and issues, we have started a survey for independent school art educators. We will compile the results and share both via email and at the fall conference through a workshop specifically for independent school art educators.
Click here for the survey.
May 14, 2015
YOUTH ART MONTH | GALLERY 2015
NEW! Gallery of all artwork from the show organized by city or town - click here.
March 23, 2015
LETTER FROMMAEA BOARD CONCERNING SCHOLASTIC
You spoke, we listened.....
For the past two years, MAEA leadership has been hearing numerous comments about the direction of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. After gathering much information and discussing the matters at length, we have decided to send a letter to Dennis Inhulsen, NAEA President, and the NAEA Board of Directors asking them to assist us in advocating for changes to the awards program. We hope to convince the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers to restore the program back to its roots in art education while fostering honesty, integrity, and equality.
We are aware that the transition of state affiliates in MA has been a rocky one, however, we do believe the issues we have are not with the state affiliate, rather with the Alliance itself.
To read the letter and NAEA policy statements on contests please click below.
Letter from MAEA
NAEA Policy on Contests and Competitions
NAEA Policy Statement on Involvement in Art Contests and Competitions for Students at the Secondary Level
All comments regarding the MAEA's position on this matter can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
November 25, 2014
ART ALL-STATE MASSACHUSETTS
JUNE 12 - 13, 2015
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
All information and schedules regarding the interviews have been emailed directly to students and nominating teachers. If you have any questions regarding the status of your application or interview please contact email@example.com
All documents are available for Art All-State 2015 on the website. Click here for more information.
- Interviews will take place on March 13 and 20.
- Student acceptances before April 28.
- Program will take place on June 12 and 13.
Click here for more information.
October 22, 2014
NeEWS FROM GRADUATE PROGRAM AT MASSART
MassArt relaunches one of their art education graduate degrees - go to Opportunites for more information - click here
September 14, 2014
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2014 MAEA AWARD WINNERS!
Just announced: the winners of the Art Educators of the Year!
Click here to go to the Awards page.
September 6, 2014
The Worcester Center for Crafts is currently beaming with pride as ArtsWorcester recently announced that our Executive Director Honee Hess will be receiving the 33rd ArtsWorcester Award, given to "an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to arts and culture in the city." Honee and her incredible passion, dedication, and hard work will be celebrated at their annual meeting, Friday, September 12 at 6:00 p.m.. A reception and the opening of ArtsWorcester fall exhibits will follow.
ArtsWorcester’s Aurora Gallery
660 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610
June 4, 2014
LAUNCH OF NATIONAL CORE ARTS STANDARDS
The National Coalition for CORE ARTS Standards launched the virtual National Core Arts Standards online on June 4, 2014.
Help us celebrate the unveiling of standards written for and by arts educators to support quality teaching and learning.
Read more about the standards - click here.
Click here to access the standards.
Click here for the conceptual framework.
Join NAEA & MAEA!
Your NAEA membership automatically makes you a member of MAEA! Click here to go directly to NAEA's webpage for joining or renewing membership.
Please note: it will take a few days before we receive the new member list from NAEA - your log-in won't work for MAEA members until we receive that list.
New and Noteworthy
November 12, 2015
All members are welcome.
Our next meeting will be on
DECEMBER 15 - Medway High School -
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
For more information and to RSVP, contact Kristi Oliver:
2015 Meetings scheduled:
DECEMBER 15 - Medway High School 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
2016 Meetings scheduled:
December 17, 2014
ELECTIONS: Congratulations to...
• President Elect - Alice Gentili
• Interim Secretary - Helen Downey
NEWLY FILLED POSITIONS
• Conference Coordinator (for 2016 conference) - Melissa Hayes
• Exhibitions Coordinator - open
• Public Relations Committee Chair - open
• Elementary Division Director - Laura Marotta
• Middle School Division Director - Stacy Lord
• Pre-Service Division Director - open
• Museum Division Director - Alyssa Champagne
• Early Childhood Division Director - Mary Geisser
• National Art Honor Society Director - Jessica S. Daviso
Some positions still available - look at our latest email blast for more information. Description of all positions are in the bylaws.
November 25, 2014
IN THE MEMBERS' SECTION
Check out the presentations, handouts, PowerPoints, and other downloads from the conference! Even if you weren't able to go, you can check out the presentations. Currently there are 17 workshops with downloads!