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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.

John Michael Gray
September 27, 2016
Remembering John Michael Gray

Please click here for the page dedicated to our friend, John Michael Gray.

Conference 2016
October 14, 2016
November 12 and 13, 2016
Lesley University | Cambridge MA

The 2016 MAEA Conference will take place on November 12 and 13 in Cambridge, MA hosted by Lesley University.

Registration link is on the conference webpage as well as the conference program.

Hotel information just added - book your room soon!
Click here for the conference page.

October 17, 2016
New listing from Lawrence Public Schools - click here for Opportunities page.

October 9, 2016
Loading Dock Arts Education presents
A moderated discussion panel of professional artists

Facilitated by Dr. Joe Miglio, Associate Professor – Berklee College of Music.
Dr. Miglio, will bring his comprehensive knowledge of the overlap between art and business to the table of panelists; and will query the panelists on artist identity, income generation, and personal marketing strategies.Presented by Loading Dock Arts Education, a program of Loading Dock Arts, Inc.

Click here for more information.

Educators of the year 2017
October 4, 2016
MAEA Art Educators of the Year 2017

MAEA is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Massachusetts Art Educators of the Year. The Massachusetts Art Education Association will present the awards at MAEA’s Annual Conference at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

Click here for the list of award recipients on the awards page.

September 10, 2016

The following MAEA Board positions are currently open for a two-year appointment.

Division Directors:
Pre-service; Elementary; Middle; Museum Education; Higher Education; Supervision/Administration; Community Arts Special Interest: Community Arts

Committee Chairs:
Conference Committee Chair; Youth Art Month Committee Chair; Publications Committee Chair

Nominations close October 20.
Click here for more information.

September 22, 2016
High School Photography Exhibit
October 3 - November 18, 2016
State Transportation Building | Boston

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.

Photography teachers for grades 9 - 12 have submitted student work for a "first" exhibit of the 2016 - 2017 school year. The past photography exhibits were very well received, and we had lot of positive feedback from students, parents, and teachers as well as the general public and employees in the State Transportation Building. 

The exhibit will open on Monday, October 3, 2016. It will hang until Thursday, November 10, 2016.

September 22, 2016

The Massachusetts Art Education Association and CVPA at UMass Dartmouth are proud to announce that Art All-State Massachusetts will celebrate its 30th year in 2017.
Each school and/or program may nominate two high school juniors.
Important Dates 
December 1: Intent to Nominate Form Due 
January 31: Application Materials Due 
March 10 and 17: Student Interviews 
June 9 and 10: Art All-State 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact 
or call 508.999.9204 
Click here for the intent to nominate form.
Click here for the Art All-State page.

May 25, 2016

The MAEA News | New Issue now available
Volume 2 Issue 1
Issue 1 just released featuring letter from our President, Kristi Oliver; Upcoming Events; Putting the A in STEAM, A Post Flight Interview with Art Educator Stacy Lord; The Benefits of Being Part of a NEASC Visiting Team; Creative Solutions, Overcoming Scheduling Challenges with Art History; Did You Notice Anything Different?; One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Plastic Fish?, Passion, Papier–mâché, and Consciousness Raising with the Visual Arts.Click here for the pdf.

Volume 1 Issue 2

Issue 2: featuring letter from our President, Kristi Oliver; Reflections of an Award Winner; Youth Art Month; Upcoming events; NAHS Navigating the Imagination; and NAEA delegation to Finland. Click here for the pdf.

Volume 1 Issue 1
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.

Stacy Lord
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.


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

October 3, 2016
Get Involved in Your State Organization - Join Us at Our Next Board Meeting!

All members are welcome.
Our next meeting will be:

• OCTOBER 19 - Winthrop High School, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

For more information and to RSVP, contact our secretary, Melissa Hayes:

2016 Meetings scheduled:
• NOVEMBER 16 - University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
• DECEMBER 14 - Milford High School, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

December 17, 2015
ELECTIONS: Congratulations to...

All positions start January 1, 2016

• Melissa Hayes - Secretary
• Helen Downey - Treasurer
• Mary Geisser - Early Childhood Representative
• Billy Claire - Independent Schools Representative
• Sheila Tetler- Retired Representative
• Erin Sutton - Special Needs Representative
• Melissa Hayes -Elementary Representative
• Carolann Tebbetts - Secondary Schools Representative
• Jessica Daviso - National Art Honor Society
• Liz Rudnick Reiser - Awards Committee Chair
• Brittany Lebold - Pre-Service Representative
• Alyssa Champagne - Museum Representative

Open positions: Exhibitions Committee Chair. Description of all positions are in the bylaws.

November 25, 2015

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 many workshops with downloads as well as archived presentations from previous conferences!


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