|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.
January 29, 2016
YOUTH ART MONTH | BOSTON AND WORCESTER
BOSTON | THE POWER OF ART
STATE TRANSPORTATION BUILDING
CLICK HERE for the YAM BOSTON page with downloads, information, drop-off locations, and printable posters.
WORCESTER ART MUSEUM
CLICK HERE for the YAM WORCESTER page with downloads and information.
January 22, 2016
MAEA WEBINAR SERIES
Our first Webinar is coming soon, hosted by 2016 Art Educator of the Year, Stacy Lord, who was recently launched into the stratosphere as part of NASA's SOFIA program.
If you are interested in participating in this event, please log in to the members' section to ensure that your login and password are active. More information coming soon!
January 11, 2016
• Maine Arts Camp is looking for a couple of art teachers for the upcoming summer.
• United South End Settlements’ Children’s Art Centre is looking for teachers for their vacation arts program.
Click here to go to the Opportunities page.
January 5, 2016
HOT OFF THE PRESSES!
The MAEA News | Issue 2 now available
Volume 1 Issue 2
Issue 2 just released 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.
December 17, 2015
Eastern Region Art Educator of the Year
NAEA has just notified us that Emily Scheinberg, from the Peabody Essex Museum, is the 2016 Eastern Region Museum Art Educator of the Year.
December 14, 2015
Art All-State 2016
Limits: No Limits
2016 APPLICATION MATERIALS
now LIVE at artallstate.slideroom.com
Please read the Application Instructions carefully and direct all questions to email@example.com
New downloads are available on the Art All-State page - click here.
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 are available in the Members' section of the website.
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
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.
June 22, 2015
PICTURES FROM ART ALL-STATE
New galleries are up from Art All-State 2015 - click here.
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 FROM MAEA 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
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
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
January 19, 2016
All members are welcome.
Our next meeting will be:
• FEBRUARY 25 - Fay School | Southborough -
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
For more information and to RSVP, contact our secretary, Laura Morotta:
2016 Meetings scheduled:
• FEBRUARY 25 - Fay School | Southborough 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
• MARCH 28 - Medway High School 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
• APRIL 25 - TBA School 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
• MAY 17 - Miscoe Hill School Mendon 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
• JUNE 14
- TBA School 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
December 17, 2015
ELECTIONS: Congratulations to...
NEWLY FILLED POSITIONS
All positions start January 1, 2016
• Laura Marotta - 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
Open positions: Pre-Service Representative, Museum Representative, and Exhibitions Committee Chair. Description of all positions are in the bylaws.
November 25, 2015
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 many workshops with downloads as well as archived presentations from previous conferences!