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MISSION STATEMENT
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.


MAEA conference flyer 2015
September 1, 2015
THE 2015 MAEA FALL CONFERENCE:
Curiosity, Inquiry, Wonder
November 7 and 8, 2015
North Adams, MA
Mass MoCA, MCLA, Clark Art Institute

Register Early and SAVE!


The 2015 Massachusetts Art Education Association Fall Conference will be held in North Adams on November 7 and 8 in North Adams, MA.

Early bird registration is NOW OPEN through October 1. Click here.
Regular registration will continue through November 1.

We are excited to offer over sixty content-specific sessions including best practice lectures, research presentations, and hands-on workshops. The registration includes all sessions, the awards luncheon, member exhibition reception, Sunday job-alike lunch, and lots of goodies. We also have an amazing keynote speaker, Jen Bervin, and are very excited to be in North Adams where our hosts, MASS MoCA, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and the Clark Art Institute will certainly inspire us! -- You don't want to miss it!

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION AT THE CONFERENCE, TO ATTEND YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER ONLINE. ALL SESSIONS WILL BE CHOSEN AHEAD OF TIME USING THE DIGITAL APPLICATION, PLEASE TAKE CARE IN REGISTERING.

For help using sched (our online conference system) please click here and scroll down to the section titled "Guides for Attendees"

If you have any questions, our committee is happy to assist you, please email conference@massarted.com



For the conference schedule, workshop selection, and additional information including information on discounted lodging, please click here for more information.

Stacy Lord
July 6, 2015
Art, Science, and the Stratosphere

Worcester public schools art educator Stacy Lord accepted to the NASA SOFIA program; to launch into the stratosphere in August, 2015!

Read the entire article - click here for the pdf.






August 15, 2015
DEADLINE EXTENDED: GRAPHIC DESIGNER NEEDED TO CREATE MAEA BRANDING
Graphic Designer needed to create branding package for non-profit art education association (MAEA): logo, letterhead/stationery, newsletter layout, web presence.

Please send resume, portfolio, contact information, letter of interest, and estimate of costs to: secretary@massarted.com
Deadline: August 15


Art of the Sullivan Young Family
July 8, 2015
THE ART OF A FAMILY
The Massachusetts Art Education Association is pleased to present the second in a series of exhibits entitled
“THE ART OF A FAMILY” at the Massachusetts State Transportation Building in Boston.

Each exhibit in this series will focus on the artistic accomplishments of current and retired art educators and the art work of their children, spouses, parents, brothers, sisters, and other extended family members.

Please enjoy these exhibits which demonstrate the power and value of ART in a family’s experience!

THE ART OF THE MAHONEY FAMILY
John Mahoney | Virginia Mahoney | Gregory Mahoney | Alaina Mahoney

John Mahoney is the retired Director of Art in Abington. He works in painting and collage. He holds an M.F.A. in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, where he met Virginia.

Virginia Mahoney is the retired Art Department Head in Avon. She works in ceramics and mixed media. She holds an M. F. A. in ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Gregory Mahoney teaches filmmaking and manages the media studio at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He works in film and speculative architecture. He earned his B. A. in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University.

Alaina Mahoney is chief fabricator at Schiff Architectural Detail, works as a freelance fabricator, and occasionally teaches welding at The Steel Yard in Providence, RI. She works in painting, mixed media, and metal sculpture, and is represented by Studio Z, a gallery in Providence, RI. She earned her B.F.A. in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Select images from the show: click here.

July 9 - August 31, 2015 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday (closed weekends and holidays)

Opening Reception: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Massachusetts State Transportation Building
City Place, 8 Park Place, Boston MA

Directions: click here



June 22, 2015
PICTURES FROM ART ALL-STATE
Art All-State 2015
New galleries are up from Art All-State 2015 - click here.
June 18, 2015
MAEA RETREAT
Policy Manual

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 secretary@massarted.com


June 17, 2015
POSITION POSTING
Dartmouth High School | Unified Arts Teacher

Go to Opportunities page for more information - click here.
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.


Art Allstate

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 president@massarted.com




Art Allstate
November 25, 2014
ART ALL-STATE MASSACHUSETTS
JUNE 12 - 13, 2015
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth


Updates:
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 artallstate@umassd.edu

All documents are available for Art All-State 2015 on the website. Click here for more information.

Important Dates:
  • 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
CONGRATULATIONS!
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



Featured student artist Sara Silva
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

August 25, 2015
Get Involved in Your State Organization - Join Us at Our Next Board Meeting!

All members are welcome.
Our next meeting will be on

SEPTEMBER 15 - Andover High School 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


For more information and to RSVP, contact Kristi Oliver:

2015 Meetings scheduled:
SEPTEMBER 15 - Andover High School 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
OCTOBER 20 - Cummings School, Winthrop 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
NOVEMBER 12 - Fay School, Southborough 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
DECEMBER 15 - Medway High School 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

2016 Meetings scheduled: TBA


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!


October 31, 2014
BYLAWS REVISION

The revised and approved Bylaws are now on the website.
Click here to view the bylaws.



May 20, 2014
PLEASE HELP:
Stolen/ missing artwork


A bracelet that was dropped off for display at the Scholastic Art & Writing exhibit in Boston went missing sometime before the exhibit. If you see it or have any information regarding it, please contact:
Paul F. Sarapas
Department Coordinator
Fine Applied & Technical Arts
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
978.443.9961 ext. 2204

Click here for larger image.
Stolen bracelet alert















April 1, 2014
YAM PICTURES ATNAEA CONFERENCE
Artworks from the 2014 Youth Art Month Show in Boston were selected to represent Massachusetts at the National Art Education Association's conference, Spark!,in San Diego, California on March 28 through April 1.
Click here for the gallery.




April 1, 2014
SUMMER PROGRAMS OPPORTUNITIES
Check out the Opportunities page for summer program offerings. We will update as soon as we receive new information. Click here for more information.



FEATURED STUDENT ARTIST

Featured student artist Sara Silva
April 1, 2014
Sara Silva
Our featured student artist is Milford High School student, Sara Silva. Click here for a gallery of Sara's work, artist's statement, and more.



   





 
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