Archive for December 22nd, 2014


Dear Arts Educators!

December 22, 2014

There is still time to voice your opinion

Screen Shot 2014-12-22 at 11.09.55 PMWe are nearing the end of the Maine Arts Commission Arts Educators survey phase, of our strategic planning. If you haven’t done so yet, please add your voice to this important work–the link will be live through the end of December and the survey only takes a few minutes to complete.

Click here to participate:
If you’ve already completed the survey, please pass this blog post on to your colleagues and encourage them to voice provide feedback!

We’ve made every attempt to respond to your needs and we will continue to do so. Thank you for your time in helping to determine the future of Arts Education in Maine!


Winter Festival Exhibit

December 22, 2014

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park

Celebrate Winter
Winter Themed Artwork of all media
Exhibition Weekdays 9 am – 4 pm
Feb 9 – Mar 5, 2015
Rockefeller Hall
Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
Winter Harbor, Maine 04693

This exhibit, and an artists reception, is being offered as part of the first Schoodic Institute Winter Festival offering science, art, and outdoor winter fun activities for families and adult participants. Featured presenters include Bernd Heinrich, Garrett Conover, Gail Moorhouse, Alexandra Conover Bennett, Blake Hendrickson, Chuck Whitney, and Breanna Pinkham Bebb.

The Festival will run Feb 19-22, and an Artists Reception will be held Saturday, Feb 21st, at 5 pm.
Works of any medium will be accepted and will be selected from all entries. Please note space is limited. Entry forms are required and will be available on line at

Title of the artwork, materials used, description, and a photo or detailed conceptual plan, are required to accompany application found at Artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution.

For more information, email:
Entry Criteria: Acceptance of entries is at the discretion of the Show Committee.
Entry form and photo or detailed plan must be submitted to Susan Lerner, no later than Jan 15, 2015.

  • Works must be delivered to the Schoodic Institute between 9:00 and 11:00 am on February 2 by the artist or his/her representative. Assistance will be provided.
  • Works must be on display for the entire length of the Show
  • Works must be picked up at the Schoodic Institute on March 6 between 9:00 and 11:00 am. Space is not available to store artwork at the Schoodic Institute.

New England Institute

December 22, 2014

Artists and Writers in the Classroom: Using Art Making to Inspire Great Writing
A Graduate Course

Did you know that when elementary students create visual art, it can inspire them to be great writers?  Join Catherine Ring in this unique opportunity, starting January 3,  to learn how to engage students in writing by creating visual art works first!

For more information, or to register, visit the New England Institute for Teacher Education’s website at

ArtistWriters Flyer 2015

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