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Maine Art Education Association

October 21, 2019

Youth Art Month Show

The Maine Education Association will once again host the Maine Art Education Association Youth Art Month Student Show at their offices in Augusta. The artwork will be on view from February through November, and will include a celebration on Sunday, March 8, 2020.
There are 30 spots available to MAEA-MEA members that will be filled on first-come basis. Horace-Mann underwrites artwork framing, which is beautifully done. If you would like to participate in this show, email me at lisa.ingraham@msad59.org.
If you have a piece of student artwork in the current show, please pick it up at or before the November MAEA Board meeting on November 14, 2019. You may also drop off a piece of your own artwork to hang until the new student work goes up in February.
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Art in the Heart

March 21, 2019

YAM Mall Exhibit

Art in the Heart of Maine annually partners with the University of Maine Museum of Art, the Maine Art Education Association and the Bangor Mall to exhibit artwork created by students from the greater Bangor area. This 3 week exhibit celebrates Youth Art Month and allows art educators to show off the magnificent work their students are producing. One of my favorite outcomes of this exhibit entails garnering inspiration from my fellow educators for lesson ideas to bring back to my own classroom. Our show opened on Sunday, March 3rd and will close Saturday, March 23rd. The following educators and schools participated in the 2019 Mall Show.
  • Angeli Perrow – George B. Weatherbee School
  • Michael Vermette – Indian Island School
  • Mary-Ann Hennessy-Ashe – Smith Elementary and Wagner Middle Schools
  • Wendy Libby – Fruit Street School
  • Heidi Crahen – Abraham Lincoln and Mary Snow Schools
  • Ashley Curtis – Dr. Lewis S. Libby and Veazie Community Schools
  • Katrina Lajoie – William S. Cohen School
  • Jenna Caler – Fairmount Elementary and Fourteenth Street Schools
  • Lindsay Hartwell – Glenburn Academy
  • Julie Anthony – Orono Middle School
  • Rachel Case – Hermon Elementary and Middle Schools
  • Marion MacEwen – Brewer High School
  • Jessica Barnes – Orono High School
  • Margaret Jones – Miles Lane/Jewett Schools
  • Helen Allen-Weldon – Holden Elementary and Eddington Elementary Schools
  • Jenn Mishou – Alternative Education, Bangor
  • Lori Spruce – Brewer High School
  • Holly Leighton – Mattanawcook Academy
  • Sarah Moon – Dedham Elementary
  • Sasha Bladen – Penquis Valley
  • Eva Wagner – Bangor High School
  • Diane D’Amour – Bangor High School
  • Terry Thibodeau – Carmel Elementary, Suzanne Smith Elementary and Caravel Middle Schools
  • Sue Shapiro – Hermon High School
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Aroostook County

March 18, 2019

Celebrating YAM

For many years the Aroostook County art teachers, all part of the Northern pARTners, have collaborated for a Youth Art Month celebration. This  year is not different – they have put together an exhibit at the Aroostook County Mall. The artists’ reception was on March 8 and the room was packed. Thank you to the Aroostook County Art Teachers for your commitment to this annual art show and the good work you do everyday across The County!

The exhibition in Aroostook County Mall runs from March 1 through March 31, 2019.

Who participates in the Northern pARTners? 

  • Jane Hutchison – Easton Schools, Kindergarten to High School
  • Beth Cummings – MSAD #45/Washburn, Elementary
  • Ellyn Whitten-Smith – MSAD #1/Presque Isle High School
  • Julie Nadeau – MSAD #1/Presque Isle Middle School
  • Lena Tingley – RSU #39/Caribou Elementary and Middle
  • Jessica Goodwin – Caribou High School
  • Ruth McAtee – MSAD #1/Presque Isle Elementary
  • Stacy Ramsey – MSAD #70/Hodgdon, Kindergarten to High School
  • Susan Beaulier – MSAD #32/Ashland, Kindergarten to High School
  • Theresa Cerceo, , Sonya Michaud – MSAD #33/Frenchville & St.Agatha
  • Wanda Jackins – MSAD #42/Mars Hill, Pre K to High School
  • Anderson, B. Brissette, J. Sandstrom, K. Davenport – Caswell Elementary
  • Sarah Love- EUT/Connor
  • Joanna Doughty- MSAD #20/Fort Fairfield
  • Jessica Goodwin-RSU #39/Limestone
  • Classroom elementary and middle school teachers – Union 122/Woodland Consolidated

 

Is the student artwork from particular schools or grades? 

There is a large assortment of artwork that range from Pre Kindergarten to 12th Grade. There are approximately 300 to 350 students who participated in displaying their work.

Exhibit March 8th to March 30; where is it?

Aroostook Centre Mall – 830 Main St, Presque Isle, ME 04769.

Across the Label Shopper store inside the mall

How was artwork chosen?

The teachers’ selected the best works from their classes.

Where and what time can people view the exhibit?

Monday to Saturday’s: open 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm

Where was the March 8 reception?

The reception was at the mall. Each school invites the artist and their family to celebrate their success.

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YAMMING it Up!

March 2, 2019

Tonight at PMA – Celebrating Maine’s Community of Young Artists

Portland, Maine, March 2019– Creative works from Maine art students will be on display during the month of March at the Portland Museum of Art (PMA). This multi-media exhibition, sponsored by Maine Art Education Association (MAEA), highlights Youth Art Month, a national celebration sponsored by the Council for Art Education. The annual celebration, which typically takes place in March, emphasizes the value of art education for all children and encourages support for quality art programs in Maine schools. This event marks 25 years of collaboration between the Portland Museum of Art and the Maine Art Education Association to celebrate student creativity from pre-kindergarten-12th grade.

Guest speakers for the event include representatives from the Portland Museum of Art and honorees as named by the Maine Art Education Association. This year’s MAEA Award for Excellence in Art Advocacy recognizes Waterfall Arts for long-standing support of arts education and youth creativity. Teacher Holly Houston from Yarmouth High School will be speaking as MAEA’s 2019 Art Educator of the Year.

The exhibition runs from March 1, 2019, through April 1, 2019 on the Lower Ground Floor of the PMA.The celebratory opening reception is Saturday, March 2 from 4:00pm to 7:30pm. Presentation of certificates will start with pre-kindergarten to third grade at 4:30pm, fourth to seventh grade at 5:30pm, and finally, eighth to twelfth grade at 6:30pm.

Please consider scheduling your arrival to allow time to enjoy the exhibition and the museum’s collection. The galleries close at 6 p.m.Admission to the Youth Art Month exhibition is free the day of the opening for Youth Art Month participants, their families, and teachers. Children 14 years and under are always free at the PMA..

For more information on the Youth Art Month exhibition visit www.portlandmuseum.org/learn/youth-art-month

 

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Youth Art Month

February 2, 2019

Call for student artwork

For more than 20 years, the Portland Museum of Art and the Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) have collaborated to bring National Youth Art Month to Maine. This annual observance emphasizes the value of art education and encourages support for quality school art programs through a month-long exhibition of artwork by K-12 students throughout the state. The exhibition runs from March 1 through March 31, 2019 on the Lower Ground Floor of the PMA. Admission to the exhibition is free for the public.

REGISTRATION January 14 – February 5

You must be a member of the Maine Art Education Association (or become one) in order to exhibit your student work.

2-dimensional work only and must be framed and under glass or blemish free plexi-glass.

Student work should be photographed before framing and is submitted with the registrations.

Questions? Contact the YAM coordinator Elyse Pelletier, Scarborough High School at epelletier@scarboroughschools.org.

Artwork Drop-Off

Wednesday, February 6, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m

Friday, February 8, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, February 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Back entrance of the Portland Museum of Art at 99 Spring Street. The museum cannot store artwork packaging or wrapping material. Upon drop-off, you must leave with the packaging.
Satellite Drop-Off: Suzanne Goulet @ Waterville SHS – will receive through Friday, February 8 at Waterville SHS – 2:30pm

Reception – Saturday, March 2

Pick-Up
Portland Museum of Art
    Wednesday, April 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Thursday, April 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All remaining art will be collected by a MAEA agent and will be
available for pick up at the Spring Conference at the MAEA Spring Conference – Saturday, April 6 – Belfast Area High School
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YAM it Up!

March 3, 2017

Youth Art Month

Invitation artwork created by Lizzie Valdmanis grade 6 collagraph kimono

Invitation artwork created by Lizzie Valdmanis grade 6 collagraph kimono

The Maine Art Education Association

and the

Portland Museum of Art

Cordially Invite You to the Opening Reception

of

Youth Art Month

at the Portland Museum of Art

on

Saturday, March 11, 2017

4:00-7:30 pm

Presentation of Certificates of Participation:

4:30 PM: Grades K-3

5:30 PM: Grades 4-7

6:30 PM: Grades 8-12

The youth Art Month Exhibition remains hanging:

March 1 thru April 2, 3017

For more information about the Maine Art Education Association please CLICK HERE.

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Youth Art Month

March 2, 2015

March ~ 2015
Twenty-One Years of Meaningful Collaboration
The Maine Art Education Association

Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 10.37.16 PM
The Portland Museum of Art
You are Cordially Invited to the
Celebratory Reception and Opening of
Youth Art Month
Please join us on Saturday, March 7th
4:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Portland Museum of Art

Certificates of Participation and Honor
will be presented
4:30 pm     Grades K-3
         5:30 pm     Grades 4-7
           6:30 pm     Grades 8-12
The Youth Art Month Show
Remains Hanging
February 28 through March 29, 2014
Invitation artwork created by
Zoe Eason, Grade 5
Boothbay Region Elementary School

Artwork created by Zoe Eason, Boothbay Region Elementary School,  Grade 5, “Autumn Cake”, Oil Pastels, Jessica Nadeau, Art Teacher

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In Today’s News

March 1, 2015

Maine Sunday Telegram

Youth Art Month celebrates the visual arts

Youth Art Month celebrates the visual arts – Read about the present exhibit with 100 Maine student artists from grades PK-12 at the Portland Museum of Art. For several years the Maine Art Education Association and the museum have partnered on the YAM student exhibit. To read the entire article written by Bob Keys please go to http://www.pressherald.com/2015/03/01/youth-art-month-celebrates-the-visual-arts/.

Maine Drama Festival signals hopeful change of season

Over 2,500 high school students from 80 schools located throughout Maine will perform their one-act plays at nine sites next Friday and Saturday. This annual event weekend has been taking place since the 1930’s. It is a great way to see several 40 minute plays while you are supporting the school communities. To read the entire article written by Bob Keys please go to http://www.pressherald.com/2015/03/01/maine-drama-festival-signals-hopeful-change-of-season.

The playwright’s the star of this show

Morse High School’s one-act play was written by senior Morgan Quigg. Next weekend 60 Morse students involved in the One-Acts will be keeping their fingers crossed that the play ‘Look Up,’ by Quigg will do well. To read the entire article written by Bob Keys please go to http://www.pressherald.com/2015/03/01/the-playwrights-the-star-of-this-show/.

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Arts Education Month

March 1, 2015

Celebrate with students, family members, parents, grandparents by recognizing students

I have always felt grateful to be in the field of Arts education. I never lose sight of what my career choice is all about, and still base my decisions concerning arts education on this question: What is in the best interest of every student?  I am so encouraged by what is going on in education today – finally, the student is being moved to the center of the education circle. The shift for teachers is changing, we are no longer the ‘disseminater’ of information but we’re becoming the “guide on the side”. And, in my opinion, this is just the way school should be, (even if disseminater is not a word)!

I have always loved March because it is the time earmarked to celebrate students and the arts! It is  is Youth Art Month and Music in our Schools Month. Please send your stories about how you are celebrating Arts education and students stories about how the arts impact their lives. Either email me at argy.nestor@maine.gov or post your comments at the bottom of the blog.

Youth Art Month is a month of promoting art education in the United States. Screen Shot 2015-02-28 at 7.48.03 PMIt is observed in March, with thousands of American schools participating, often with the involvement of local art museums and civic organizations.

Started in 1961 through the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI) and in cooperation with the National Art Education Association (NAEA), Youth Art Month exists to:

1. Recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curricula that develops citizens of a global society.
2. Recognize art is a necessity for the full development of better quality of life for all.
3. Direct attention to the value of art education for divergent and critical thinking.
4. Expand art programs in schools and stimulate new art programs.
5. Encourage commitment to the arts by students, community organizations, and individuals everywhere.
6. Provide additional opportunities for individuals of all ages to participate in creative art learning.
7. Increase community, business and governmental support for art education.
8. Increase community understanding and interest in art and art education through involvement in art exhibits, workshops, and other creative ventures.
9. Reflect and demonstrate the goals of the National Art Education Association that work toward the improvement of art education at all levels.

See more information at: http://www.arteducators.org/news/yam

The information above is from the National Art Education Association.

In addition, March is Music In Our Schools Month

MIOSM LOGOThis a great time to highlight the importance of  comprehensive, sequential music education taught by exemplary music educators for all through concerts, lessons, and public performances and advocacy activities. Yes, we know that these are things that should be happening day in and day but this will help you to remember to pay closer attention to your students who are participate. March has been officially designated by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) for the observance of Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM®), the time of year when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation. MIOSM began as a single statewide celebration in 1973, and has grown over the decades to encompass a day, then a week, and then in 1985 to become a month long celebration of school music. The purpose of MIOSM is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music. MIOSM is an opportunity for music teachers to bring their music programs to the attention of the school and the community and to display the benefits school music brings to students of all ages.

See more information at http://musiced.nafme.org/events/music-in-our-schools-month/what-is-miosm/.

This information taken from the National Association for Music Education.

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MAEA Art Exhibit

February 28, 2015

Student Art Exhibit Coordinated by Maine Art Education Association at Maine Education Association

Student Art Exhibit Recognizing

Youth Art Month

Invitation Art by Amber Smith, Grade 7

Sebasticook Middle School, Newport

Glenda Frati, Art Teacher

Opening Reception – Refreshments: Sunday, March 8 – 1:00-2:30 Presentations, 1:30

Maine Education Office

35 Community Drive

Augusta, ME

(near the Augusta Civic Center)

Office Hours: M-F, 8:00-5:00pm

Artwork on display until Fall 2015

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