As you arrive to the conference please head to check in located at the front desk of 248 Cabot Street. Here you will get your conference badge, program, swag as well as find answers to your questions! Check In before the first session of the conference opens at 7:45 a.m. 

If you are unable to arrive in that time frame, not to worry, the Check In table will have someone to answer your questions each day, as well as check in late arrivals.
Saturday Check In/Info Desk Schedule
8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Sunday Check In/Info Desk Schedule
7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Please note all presenters and attendees are required to check in at the registration desk prior to attending any sessions.

Saturday lunch is on your own. Check out the session Lunch on Your Own to see a list of walkable restaurants.
Sunday lunch is provided as part of the lunch alike sessions that are focused around a number of themes. Please add this session to your schedule if you are planning on joining us for lunch on Sunday so we can order an appropriate number of lunches!

Public Lots
Parking by Montserrat is available in the public lots listed below at $0.25 per hour from 8am to 8pm, Monday through Saturday. The public lots are shown in blue on the parking map. Pay for parking at any public lot paystation using credit cards or quarters.  The GoParkit smartphone app is an alternative payment option available.
  • Upper and Lower Pond Street Lot (behind The Cabot Lodge - 278 Cabot Street)
  • Pond/Chapman Street Lot (behind the Atomic Cafe, Soma and Beverly Bank)
  • Federal/Chapman Street East Lot (behind the Family Dollar store)
  • Federal/Chapman Street West Lot (adjacent to 6 Chapman Street)
  • Hale/Briscoe Street Lot (adjacent to 5 Briscoe Street)
On Street Parking
On street parking is available in different zones.  The hourly rate is dependent on the zone.

Green Zone
  • Shown in green on the parking map.
  • $0.75 per hour, from 8am to 8pm, Monday through Saturday.
  • Pay at any on-street ‘green zone’ paystation using credit cards or quarters.
  • GoParkit smartphone app is an alternative payment option.

Red Zone
  • Shown in red on the parking map.
  • Free of charge to visitors, from 8am to 8pm, Monday through Saturday for a limited time period of 4 hours.
There is no charge for on street parking or lot parking on Sundays. Learn more here. 

Questions? Email conference@massarted.com if you can’t find your answer here! 
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Saturday, November 9 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Awards Ceremony - Celebrate 2020 Art Educators of the Year

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Please join us to celebrate the 2020 MAEA Award winners.

MAEA Lifetime Achievement Award –
Timothy O’Connor, New England Art Education Conference, Boston
Art Educator of the Year 
Lizzie Fortin, Worcester Public Schools
Elementary Art Educator of the Year –
Jacob Ginga, Weston Public Schools
Middle Level Art Educator of the Year –
Jonathan Hansen, Mendon-Upton Regional School District
Secondary Art Educator of the Year –
Amanda Davis, Hull Public Schools
Higher Education Art Educator of the Year –
Lora Barrett, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Museum Art Educator of the Year –
Julie Bernson, deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln
Early Childhood Art Educator of the Year –
Mary Geisser, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston
Exceptional New Art Educator of the Year –
Callie Mulcahy, Worcester Public Schools
Distinguished Service Within the Profession –
Robb Sandagata, Davis Publications, Worcester
Distinguished Service Outside the Profession –
Marc Mastrolia, Ride Studio Cafe, Lexington

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Kay Furst

Lecturer, Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences
As a retired Natick art educator, and currently a lecturer at Tufts University in the MAT program for future art educators, I have a vast portfolio of art making methods. I also serve as the Higher Education Division Director for the Massachusetts Art Education Association. I have... Read More →

Mel Mastrolia

Art Educator, Acton-Boxboro
In my leadership role with MAEA I've become some what of an expert on the process of DESE certification and recertification. The process of navigating PDPs can be confusing and the DESE website is known for being hard to navigate. I've fielded questions around recertification for... Read More →
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Katie McEwan

Elementary Art Educator, Potter Road Elementary-Framingham Public Schools

Saturday November 9, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Underground (All), 248 Cabot Building