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Maine Art Ed Association Summer Retreat

August 20, 2010

August 3rd on Peak’s Island

The Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) summer retreat was held on August 3rd at Peak’s Island. After a short ferry trip to the island, most of the morning was spent on the agenda which included Team East update, MAEA Policy Handbook, Regional Groups, budgeting for 2010-2011, and advocacy.

President Sandy Brennan shared some ideas from other Eastern State Art Associations which she learned about at the “Team East” conference in Newport, RI held in June. The MAEA board is working on a Policy Handbook with a draft coming out at the fall conference at Haystack on September 17-19. It will also be posted on the member wiki at http://mainearted.wikispaces.com/

MAEA is working on establishing regional groups and at this time there are four.
Members have volunteered to help set up the regional groups. If you are interested in learning more please contact Sandy Brennan at sbrennan@wocsd.org.

The retreat members had a delicious pot luck lunch, searched for sea glass, checked out the 5th Maine Regiment Museum, and took a delightful walk to explore beautiful gardens, houses, and a public rock sculpture area all along beautiful Seashore Ave.

Thanks to Tory Tyler-Millar, Chris Milliken, Molly Mains, Constance Panetski, and Becky Christie for the work they did at the retreat to accomplish important MAEA topics.

Sandy announced to new visual art educators in Maine. WELCOME to Jane Dalton at Maine College of Art and joining the University of Southern Maine, Kelly Hrenko.

The first board meeting of the year will be on September 2nd at Jameson Tavern in Freeport. The monthly board meetings will be the first Thursday of every month. All members are welcome.
Sandy Brennan
President, Maine Art Education Association

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