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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.

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February 14, 2016
State Transportation Building | Boston, MA
February 26 - March 30, 2017

Don’t miss the opportunity to see this incredible show featuring artworks from K - 12 art students from schools across the Commonwealth.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to move the show's opening date. The show will officially be open on Sunday, February 26, coinciding with the Opening Gathering from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m..

There will be two family celebrations this year to accommodate all participating students.
Opening Gathering: Sunday, February 26 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Family Celebration and YAM Opening: Sunday, March 26 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Click here for directions to the State Transportation Building.

Click here for more information including NEW updated downloads for poster, invites, and certificates.

In addition to the MAEA statewide YAM exhibit to be held at the Transportation Building in Boston, Youth Art Month will be celebrated at the Cotuit Center for the Arts on Cape Cod, in Berkshire County and the Worcester Art Museum will host a Central Massachusetts regional exhibit for those in the greater Worcester area. This means students will have the opportunity to participate in up to four exhibits this year all over the state!

Click here for YAM at WAM information.

January 13, 2017
SISAL Member School Art Exhibit

The 2017 SISAL member schools' art exhibit will be held at The Carroll School in Lincoln in May 2017. The exhibition will be up and open to the public May 1 - May 5, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Click here for more information.

December 8, 2016
AANEPS Exhibit at Lesley University

Lesley University's College of Art and Design is currently hosting an exhibition of artwork by students who attend schools associated with Art Association of New England Preparatory Schools (AANEPS).  The exhibition includes work by roughly 120 students from thirteen different preparatory schools -- including St. Marks, Thayer Academic, BB&N, Milton Academy, Winsor School, etc.  For this project, the students were asked to produce work that explored the concept of "identity."

Click here to go to the Independent Schools page for more information.

Art Allstate
December 4, 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.

The application portal is now open - go to the Art All-State page for complete information - click here.

Each school and/or program may nominate two high school juniors.
Important Dates 
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 

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

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

Jane Best's Keynote Address and accompanying pdf's - click here.

Click here for the conference page.

John Michael Gray
September 27, 2016
Remembering John Michael Gray

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

October 26, 2016
The MAEA News | New Issue now available
Volume 2 Issue 2
Issue 2 just released featuring letter from our President, Kristi Oliver; featuring letter from the president, Kristi Oliver; Letter from the Editor; Upcoming Events; Art on a Cart: It’s Not What You Think; Why Stravinsky in the Third and Fourth Grades?; Student Teaching Survival: 5 Tips for Pre-Service Teachers; Retired Not Expired! What Role do Retired Educators Have in NAEA and MAEA?; Youth Art Month 2017 - A Chance to Show Off! Click here for the pdf.

More issues - see the News page for links - click here.

October 29, 2016
Independent School Conference Opportunities

ISAIA - December 2- 4, 2016

Click here for more information.

October 29, 2016
New listings from Chelmsford Public Schools and Lawrence Public Schools - click here for Opportunities page.

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 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 Friday, November 18, 2016.

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.


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

February 15, 2017
Get Involved in Your State Organization - Join Us at Our Next Board Meeting!

All members are welcome.
Our next meeting will be:

• MARCH 15 - Winthrop High School, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
AGENDA: click here for the agenda - coming soon

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

2017 Meetings scheduled:
• MARCH 15 - Winthrop High School, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m..
• APRIL 12 - Conant School - Acton, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
• MAY 17 - TBA, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
• JUNE 19 - TBA, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

December 17, 2016
ELECTIONS: Congratulations to...

All positions start January 1, 2017

• Laura Marotta - President
• Melissa Hayes - President-Elect
• Coni Moore - Interim Secretary
• Helen Downey - Treasurer
• Mary Geisser - Early Childhood Representative
• Billy Claire - Independent Schools Representative
• Sheila Tetler- Retired Representative
• Erin Sutton - Special Needs Representative
• Jessica Sassaman - Elementary Representative
• Carolann Tebbetts - Secondary Schools Representative
• Jessica Daviso - National Art Honor Society
• Liz Rudnick Reiser - Awards Committee Chair
• Alyssa Champagne - Museum Representative

Open positions: Higher Education, Pre-service. 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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