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MAEA Spring Conference

March 19, 2022

Don’t delay – register today!

With a few spaces left to attend the spring conference, the Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) is extending the deadline – don’t delay. How wonderful it is to know that teachers can come together IN PERSON for professional development once again. Join colleagues from across the state on April 2, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. MAEA is partnering with the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland to offer this learning opportunity for Maine teachers who are *members of MAEA. Register at THIS LINK.

Keynote will be given by Medomak Valley High School teacher and artist Krisanne Baker. Daniel Salomon from Camden Hills Regional High School is a guest speaker. Several members of the Downtown Rockland Association are offering a discount during the conference including restaurant.

**You can become a member at the same time you register. Ignore the registration deadline below.


Monhegan Artists’ and Educator Residency

February 3, 2020

Applications being accepted

The Monhegan Artist’s Residency is offering two residencies during the summer of 2020. One is a 2-week summer residency from June 27th through July 10th designated for Maine art teachers (K-12) and a 5-week fall residency from September 5th through October 10th.  The fall residency extends over Monhegan’s annual Trap Day event on the 1st of October that kicks off the lobstering season and provides an opportunity to experience this unique island-wide event.

The Monhegan Artists’ Residency provides comfortable living quarters, studio space, a stipend of $150 per week, and time for visual artists to reflect on, experiment, or develop their art and ideas while living in an artistically historic and beautiful location. Both residencies will be located at Elva’s Old PO, in the center of the village with a panoramic view of the meadow. The building offers both studio and living space. There is a stipend of $150 per week to support living expenses while you are on the island.

Deadline for applications is March 15. Applicants will be notified by April 13, 2020.

To learn more and to access the application go to the Monhegan Artists’ Residency website.



September 26, 2018

MECA, opening, Friday, October 1

The Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) in partnership with the Maine College of Art (MECA) presents Enduring Understandings at the Free Street Gallery, MECA, Portland. An exhibit of MAEA members. Wednesday, September 26 – Thursday, October 18. Opening reception – Friday, October 5, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Fiery Furnace, Arches National Park – Suzanne Goulet, Waterville Senior High School


Figurative Sculpture Workshop

June 8, 2017

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts

Figurative Sculpture Workshop
Dates:  July 20-21
Location: Lincoln Academy, 81 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle, ME  Map
Workshop Fee*: $195 for out-of-state teachers ; $95 for Maine teachers
Optional Housing**: $40 per night
This workshop is for middle and high school art educators.
During this two-day workshop, artist and art educator Claudia Olds Goldie will present a number of figurative ceramic sculpture projects that can be adapted for all grade levels, class sizes, and classroom situations.  Claudia will draw from her experiences as both a long-time teacher and as a professional artist. Through demonstrations and hands-on practice, participants will learn how to create a hollow standing figure, a proportionate, expressive head, and a life-size hand.

Because the course will be held off-site at Lincoln Academy, the local high school (rather than at Watershed), please be prepared to transport your work home as greenware at the end of the workshop. Participants may choose to stay at Lincoln Academy during the workshop or commute.

 Contact hours will be provided by Watershed for this workshop.
*Includes clay and lunch on Thursday and Friday.
** Housing is at Lincoln Academy in double occupancy rooms with twin beds.  Participants must bring their own bedding.  Fee includes breakfast.

About Claudia Olds Goldie

Claudia is a 2017 Mass Cultural Council finalist. She has received a Kiln God Residency from Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, a residency fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center, and a nomination for a Boston Foundation Brother Thomas fellowship. She has shown nationally in shows such as the NCECA Biennial in Houston, SOFA Chicago, numerous State of Clay National Juried exhibitions, Ohio Craft Museum’s “Figure It” Invitational, and “Contemporary Figurative Sculpture” at Santa Fe Clay Gallery. She shows her work at Boston Sculptors Gallery and Frederick Holmes Gallery of Contemporary and Modern Art in Seattle.

Claudia received her BFA from Boston University College of Visual Arts. She celebrates her 40th year teaching sculpture at Dexter Southfield School in Brookline, Massachusetts, and is an instructor at Harvard’s University’s Ceramic Program.

Her work has been published in 500 Figures in Clay, 500 Figures in Clay Vol. 2 by Nan Smith, Sculpting Clay, and Low Fire: Other Ways to Work in Clay, both by Leon Nigrosh, and Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, and American Craft magazines.


Harlow Educators Meet

January 26, 2014

January 29

You are invited to join the next Harlow Educators Initiative meeting

4:00pm on Jan. 29th at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell

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Highlights for the meeting include:

* Arts Educator Initiative (AEI) related exhibition opportunities (Nancy Barron)
* Statewide HS pottery show – UMA Gannett Gallery, Augusta (Russel Kahn)
* Kennebec Area Young at Art – Harlow (Nancy)
* Higher Forms of Art – UMA Gannett (Nancy)
* State of the Arts check in – State associations, Maine Arts Assessment
Initiative (Suzanne Goulet)
* Unit/Lesson/Idea sharing (please bring copies) – Volunteer at your comfort
* Feature – Maine Arts Assessment Teacher Leader, Jeff Orth “Controlling the Chaos:     The World of Student-Centered Education

(Feature description)   Ever wonder how to manage students working on
        different standards at the same time in the same class space? Learn about ways  to organize the chaos using tools to empower students to move at their own
        pace with standards and to meet deadlines to avoid falling behind.

This group was started through the Harlow Gallery to support area arts educators. It is a very unique partnership with a community art gallery – A great opportunity to connect with your colleagues. Consider inviting an educator from another discipline. Collaborative connections encouraged.

There are only 4 meetings a year and the agenda will follow what the participating educators propose, including sharing lesson plans.

Do you have an online gallery? Website? Blog? A consent form?…..Bring student work, publications, announcements…….

Please come, share and grow!

If you would like more information, please contact either Nancy Barron at the gallery:  or Suzanne Goulet at:

Contact hours available and light refreshments will be served.


MAEA Exhibit for Educators

January 20, 2014

After Hours, Saco Art Museum

On Saturday, January 25 the opening for the Maine Art Education Association members art exhibit will take place at the Saco Art Museum, 1:00 – 3:00. A HUGE THANK YOU to Alison Price who is responsible for making all the arrangements for the show. Alison’s helpers with the arranging and hanging of the 56 piece show were Diane Noble and Piper Bolduc – thanks to both of them for their help!

The show is filled with beautiful work including various media, techniques, and themes! Many of the artists have work for sale in the gift shop of the museum including prints, cards, photographs, and jewelry.

Please join MAEA members, families, and friends to view the work of the following art educators. Congratulations to all the artists! The show is in place until March 1, 2014!

  • Betsy Allen-McPhedran
    Readfield Elementary School, Readfield
  • Dana Altman
    Thornton Academy, Saco
  • Debra Arter
    Camden Adult Ed, Camden
  • Barb Berry-Palm
    Brunswick Junior High School, Brunswick
  • Debra Bickford
    Westbrook High School, Westbrook
  • Piper Bolduc
    Old Orchard Beach High School, Old Orchard Beach
  • Vicki Bove`
    Gorham Middle School, Gorham
  • Sandy Brennan
    Wells Elementary School, Wells
  • Robin Brooks
    Lincoln School, Augusta
  • Wendy Burton
    Messalonskee High School, Oakland
  • Kate Cargile
    Lewiston Middle School, Lewiston
  • Lee Cheever
    Lazydog Studio, Brunswick
  • Donna Coffin
    Retired (Brunswick High School)
    Bailey Island
  • Cam Davis
    Acton Elementary School, Acton

Cam Davis, encaustic triptych

  • Christine DelRossi
    Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham
  • Mari Dieumegard
    Breakwater School, Portland
  • Debbie DiGregorio
    C.K. Burns School, Saco
  • Jennie Driscoll
    Brunswick High School
  • Elaine Fletcher
    Frank H. Harrison Middle School, Yarmouth
  • Jennifer Fox
    Lisbon High School, Lisbon Falls
  • Suzanne Goulet
    Waterville Senior High School, Waterville
  • Cathy Grigsby
    Stevens Brook Elementary, Bridgton
  • Lauren Head
    Gould Academy, Bethel

Lauren Head,    Vessel, steel

  • Hollie Hilton
    Albert S. Hall School, Waterville
  • Holly Houston
    Yarmouth High School, Yarmouth
  • Charlie Johnson
    Mt. Desert Island High School, Mt. Desert
  • Genevieve Keller
    Windsor Elementary School, Windsor
  • Jayne Kinney Young
    Deering High School, Portland
  • Manon Lewis
    Boothbay High School, Boothbay Harbor
  • Joanne Maloney
    Wentworth Intermediate School
  • Rhonda Mann
    Marshwood Great Works, South Berwick
  • Kelly McConnell
    Breakwater School & Maine College of Art, Portland
  • Kay McKeever Allison
    Lewiston Middle School, Lewiston
  • Jennifer Merry
    Thornton Academy, Saco
  • Chris Milliken
    Wells Junior High School, Wells
  • Heather Monsen
    Brunswick High School, Brunswick
  • Nanci Nason
    Lebanon Schools, Lebanon
  • Argy Nestor
    Maine Arts Commission, Augusta
  • Diane Noble
    Young and Fairfield Schools, Saco

Diane Noble, Tidal Cove - Tenant's Harbor, acrylic -

  • Heidi O’Donnell
    Belfast High School, Belfast
  • Pam Ouellette
    Lisbon High School, Lisbon Falls
  • Mary Pennington
    Mountain Valley Middle School, Mexico
  • Donna Powers
    Biddeford High School, Biddeford
  • Allison Price
    Brunswick High School, Brunswick
  • Gail Rodrigue-duBois
    Oak Hill Middle School, Sabattus
  • Karen Rubin
    Biddeford High School, Biddeford
  • Raegan Russell
    Berwick Academy, South Berwick
  • Meryl Ruth
    Porcelain Grace Studio, Cumberland
    (formerly at Deering High School)
  • Patricia Sevigny-Higgins
    Marshwood High School, South Berwick
  • Jane Snider
    Hancock Grammar and Lamoine Consolidated Schools, Hancock and Lamoine
  • Jodi Thomas
    Thornton Academy, Saco
  • Linda Thorndike Williams
    Hussey School, Berwick
  • Michael Vermette
    Indian Island School, Indian Island
  • Sue West
    Chewonki Semester School, Wiscasset

Sue West, City Branches, mixed media

  • Tina Wood
    Marcia Buker Elementary School, Richmond
  • Deloris A. White
    Berwick Academy, So. Berwick
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