MAEA 2013 Conference
Design for the Future
If you have already registered but need to pay for the Waterfront Grill dinner separately - please click HERE
Sept. 26th to Nov. 1st- Regular Registration Now Open
Conference Booklet (Open PDF)
Workshop Descriptions (Open PDF)
Hotel discounts starting at $99/ night at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, New Bedford available through October 9th
Conference activities will take place at the Dartmouth Campus on Saturday November 9th and at the Star Store, New Bedford Campus on Sunday November 10th
Discounted Hotel Rates through October 9, 2013
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New Bedford
185 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: 774-634-2000 (You must reserve by phone to book with discounted rate)
Single/ Double $99
Harbor View King/ Double $119
The discount code is: MA Art Education Association
* This hotel is incredibly close to the dinner venue on Saturday evening, and walking distance to the Star Store Campus where the workshops will be on Sunday The rates can be applied to Friday November 8th and Saturday November 9th
Join the board for a casual dinner on New Bedford's historic waterfront. The Waterfront Grill is is conveniently located adjacent to the Fairfield Inn (conference hotel) and features delicious local cuisine. The buffet style dinner will take place in a private room with beautiful harbor views. This dinner is limited to 75, and is an additional $35 to be paid at the time of registration.
Magnolia Buffet includes: Garden salad, shrimp scampi, chicken florentine, oven roasted potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and chocolate cake. Cash bar.
Saturday November 9th
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, College of Visual and Performing Arts, 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747
Registration and Exhibitors 8 am to 4pm
A Session from 9 to10 am
B Session from 10:15 to 11:15 am
Keynote Address, CVPA 1st Floor Lower Room 153 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
Opening Remarks by Kathy Marzilli Miraglia, EdD, Associate Professor of Art Education, Chairperson, Department of Art Education Welcome and Introduction by Adrian Tio, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Keynote Address Engaged Through Our Senses by Spencer Ladd, Associate Professor, Chair, Design Department, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Awards Luncheon at Woodland Commons from 1 to 2:30 pm
Welcome by Peter Geisser, NAEA Eastern Region Vice President-Elect Awards Overview by Coni Moore, MAEA President Award Presentations by Eva Kearney, MAEA Awards Chair Closing Remarks by Kristi Oliver, MAEA Conference Coordinator
C Session from 2:45 to 3:45 pm
D Session from 4 to 5 pm
Closing reception for the CREATE NOW juried members exhibit in the CVPA gallery, 1st Floor Lower, from 5 to 6:30pm
Optional dinner at the Waterfront Grille beginning at 7pm (advanced registration required)
Sunday November 9th
Star Store Campus, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 715 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA and Artworks! 384 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, MA
Registration and Exhibitors from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
E Session from 9 am to 11 am
F Session from 11:15 am to 12:45 pm
Job-Alike Lunch from 1 to 2 pm
G Session from 2:15 to 4:15 pm
Please find President Coni Moore or President-Elect Kristi Oliver at the conclusion of the conference to receive a certificate of attendance (to be used toward PDPs).
Thomas Spencer Ladd
Lecture title and description:
Engaged Through Our Senses
Art education encourages observation, tactile engagement with materials and problem solving, qualities that make us more responsive and active members of our environment. In a culture dominated by passive forms of entertainment and information, distributed by screen display, we need to encourage young people to participate in the natural world the way artist have for ages—by ‘getting outside’, looking slowly and carefully, touching, smelling and analyzing the surfaces in front of us. Instruction in the visual arts can encourage our students to become more responsive and responsible citizens in a culture that is destroying natural resources at an unsustainable rate.
Thomas Spencer Ladd is Head of the Design Department at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He has over twenty years of experience as an educator, artist and designer. His photographs, which document where poverty, culture and the environment are in conflict, have been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries. In addition to his photographic practice Mr. Ladd is a freelance graphic designer creating identity, information, web, poster, periodical and book design. Thomas Ladd has received advanced degrees from Cranbrook Academy of Art and Rhode Island School of Design. He lives in North Easton, Massachusetts with his wife and their two sons.
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