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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Sunday, November 10 • 8:00am - 8:45am
Annual Meeting

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Meet the MAEA Board of Directors and hear about all of the exciting things they have been up to! The goals for the coming year will be presented in an informal manner with some treats to entice you to join us bright and early in the morning. We are excited to share our new initiatives and hope to get more members involved.

Make sure you attend so you can be entered to win one of the many amazing door prizes we have to give away from some amazing vendors! 


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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Helen Downey

retired, Massachusetts Art Education Association
I participated in Youth Art Month for many years, always volunteering to hang the work, help during the family celebration or take down the show.In 2011 I became more active on the YAM committee and in 2013 became co-chair. In 2014 I lead the transition of the YAM exhibit from a... Read More →
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Jaimee Taborda

Technology Integration Specialist, Oxford Public Schools
Jaimee Taborda cares deeply about instilling the values of artistic thinking in her students through the Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB) approach to art education. A high school art educator of twelve years, she bridges contemporary art practices with current education concepts... Read More →

Coni Moore

Teacher, Winthrop Public Schools
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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 →
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Tobey Eugenio

Creativity Director, Our Sister's School
Tobey Eugenio is a Creativity Director at Our Sisters’ School, leading the curricular and grant work of the Creative Suite which includes teaching art and STEAM and collaborating with staff to design and implement student-led learning experiences that center on innovation, collaboration... Read More →
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Laura Evonne Steinman

Art Educator, The Stetson School
Arts Educator / Activist / Fiber Artist, Nature lover Trauma informed Care EDI NAEA MA state Liaison
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Laura Evonne Steinman

Art Teacher, The Stetson School
Laura Evonne Steinman is a community artist who creates art with folks of all abilities. She has extensive experience working with individuals with mental health / intellectual disabilities. Laura Evonne connects material uses to local environments and weaves in social justice as... Read More →
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Heidi Hurley

MA NAHS Representative, MAEA
Art and Design Educator for over 30 years. Love everything and anything art and design related that can be shared in the classroom. The sky is the limit!

Diana Woodruff

Program Supervisor, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Jane McNeil-McKeag

Lecturer in Art Ed, High School 3D Teacher, UMass Amherst, Central Falls High School
Reggio Approach in public school settingsContemporary art as a provocation in elementary and secondary settingsStudent Teaching PreparationWriting

Shannon Carey

Fordham University
Shannon graduated with a BFA & License in K-12 Art Education from Belmont University. Currently serving Fordham University as an Assistant Director of Admission, as well as MAEA as the Conference Committee Chair!   Shannon has been awarded the 2015 TAEA Top Preservice Educator of... Read More →
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Alice Gentili

Adjunct, Mass Art
Alice Gentili is a Visual Art Educator and Department Chair in the Mendon-Upton Regional School District. She is an Apple Teacher, a Google Certified Educator and Lifelong Maker, using iPads in the art classroom to design for 3D printing, digital art, media art, and the Google Suite... Read More →
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Eleena B Rioux

Youth Art Month Chairperson, Mass Art Educators Association
I am the current Chairperson for Youth Art Month (YAM), actively participate on the MAEA Exhibitions Committee, and recently participated in the update of the Media Arts thread of the MA Visual Arts Curriculum Frameworks. I am passionate about the the arts, and all the connections... Read More →

jacob ginga

teacher, weston ps
Jacob Ginga is currently an Artist and Educator living in New Bedford, MA. He got his BFA from Umass Dartmouth and is currently pursuing his Masters at Northeastern University. He teaches 4th and 5th grade visual art in Weston, Ma. In 2018 he was awarded MAEA's Exceptional New Art... Read More →
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Brittany Martinez

Visual Art Teacher, Wayland Public Schools
Brittany Martinez is a Visual Arts Educator with 6 years of Elementary experience. She currently works at Claypit Hill School in Wayland, MA teaching about 500, k-5th grade artists. Brittany has previously been awarded MAEA's 2017 Exceptional New Art Educator of the Year, and has... Read More →

Sunday November 10, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am EST
Underground (All), 248 Cabot Building