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May 2, 2017

2017 Arts|Learning
Lynn S. Feldman Visual Arts Award

MAEA would like to congratulate June Krinsky-Rudder on receiving the prestigious 2017 Arts|Learning “Lynn S. Feldman Visual Arts Award.”

From Arts|Learning: This Champion of Arts Education Advocacy Award recognize arts educators for: (1) demonstrated leadership in advocating for a specific arts discipline and overall arts education; (2) superior teaching in one of the four disciplines of dance, music, theatre, or visual arts; (3) creation of model arts programs and partnerships; (4) use of Massachusetts Arts Curriculum Framework and National Standards for Arts Education; (5) use of arts and cultural resources; and (6) support of opportunities for multicultural learning and interdisciplinary planning. On behalf of all of us at Arts|Learning, we applaud June's efforts in providing, supporting, and advocating for quality arts education. Such efforts have a lasting impact on the quality of life throughout our commonwealth and nation.

April 3, 2017
"Art Educators of Massachusetts"
MAEA Summer Juried Exhibit

You've shared your students work, now it's time to share what you've been creating. Active and retired art educators working in Massachusetts are invited to submit their 2D and 3D artwork for the annual summer juried exhibit "Art Educators of Massachusetts." This exhibit opportunity is free to MAEA members. The jury for the exhibit will be art educators who are members of the Massachusetts Art Education Association Board.

Monday, May 22 - Friday, September 15, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Monday - Friday (Closed Holidays & Weekends)
Massachusetts State Transportation Building, Boston

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Acceptance Notification (via email): Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Artwork Drop Off: Tuesday May 16 and Friday, May 19, 2017
Closing Reception: Friday September 15, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Click here for more information.

YAM logo
February 26, 2017
State Transportation Building | Boston, MA
February 13 - March 30, 2017

Don’t miss the opportunity that a statewide exhibit offers! In 2016 MAEA’s Statewide Exhibit featured close to 900 works representing approximately eighty communities and was viewed by thousands of people! Make sure your school is represented in 2017! Drop-off sites for artwork will be available across the state.

Click here for more information.

Sargent art

John Michael Gray
September 27, 2016
Remembering John Michael Gray

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

YAM 2015
March 31, 2016

Thank you for a wonderful Youth Art Month!

Galleries coming soon!

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
October 20, 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.

June 22, 2015
Art All-State 2015
New galleries are up from Art All-State 2015 - click here.

May 25, 2015

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.

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

October 22, 2014
News from Graduate Programs at MassArt
MassArt relaunches one of their art education graduate degrees - go to Opportunites for more information - click here

September 6, 2014
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 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

The National Coalition for CORE ARTS Standards launched the virtual National Core Arts Standards online on June 4th.

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.


June 19, 2017
The MAEA News | New Issue now available
Volume 3 Issue 1

Issue 1 just released featuring letter from our President, Laura Marotta; Upcoming Events; Journey to TAB; Revamping the YAM Flag/Banner Design; Youth Art Month Exhbitis; Cosmetology, Science, and Racism: A Unit on Art Literacy Centered in Students’ Lives; Starting a Chapter of the National Art Honor Society.
Click here for the pdf.

February 26, 2017
The MAEA News | New Issue now available
Volume 2 Issue 3
Issue 3 just released featuring letter from our President, Laura Marotta; Message from Past-President, Kristi Oliver, Letter from the Editor; Upcoming Events; The Importance of Hands-On Workshops; Being On the Board, What's in it for You?; Journaling for Art Teachers; Comics As Reflective Practice; Do You Know Your Art? Click here for the pdf.

October 26, 2016
The MAEA News | New Issue now available
Volume 2 Issue 2
Issue 2 featuring Letter from our 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.

The MAEA News | Volume 2 Issue 1
Issue 1: 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.

The MAEA News | 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.

The MAEA News | 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.


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