MAEA has dedicated volunteers, Liaisons, who represent the various regions. Contact your liaison for information about the MAEA Student State Shows (art work selected in March) and activities within your region. Many regions have regional shows prior to the selection of work for the state shows. Some regions offer professional development for art teachers, also.
Region 1: Greetings from Region 1!
Robin McDaniels has stepped in as Co-Liaison for region 1 and will work with Jacqueline. They can be reached at
Visual Art Educators of Lenawee hosted a conference recap on December 6th. It was great to see friends and share all that we did at the fabulous 2012 conference.
Region 3 would like to thank all who made the conference Traverse City a success! It was a wonderful learning opportunity.
Congratulations, Linda Hooker, on receiving the secondary art educator of the year award! We love you!
The Region 3 art show is coming up in February.
Set up: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 3:30-5:30 Judging: Thursday, Feb. 14 Reception & take down: Sunday, March 3, 1:00-4:00
Liaisons Annie Howard, Sue Thompson, Ellen Permoda
Roseville High School Art Exploration C class participated in the Million Bones Campaign. Students made over 1,000 bones between two classes, for each bone made a dollar will be donated to bring awareness of genocide throughout the world. These bones will be displayed in the Mall in WashingtonD.C. this summer.
Region 6 just finished with Scholastics, the opening for our show is Jan 28 and will run through Feb 14.
Many schools submitted auto show posters from around the state, but in region 6 two schools had winning work. Those schools are Grosse Point North and Lakeview high school
I am waiting on the results and information on two other contests, Macomb soil to spoon poster and MLK freedom poster.
Lakeview High School Your liaisons of Region 6 are; Harlan Minor, email@example.com, Karen Clara, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Keith Rayner, firstname.lastname@example.org,Katie Schuur, email@example.com)
We have a new liaison for Region 7, Melissa Parks. Melissa teaches for Detroit Country Day.The region show will be at the Detroit Country Day Upper School, and this years’ event will have a Key Note Speaker, Brian Floca. Punch and cookies will be served.
Space had been booked by a previous liaison at the MichiganStateHistoryMuseum for a regional show in Mid February. The membership was polled three times to find out if anyone was interested in participating. There were no responses. The Michigan State University Federal Credit Union holds a secondary art show from the end of January through the middle/end of February and many of the Region 8 teachers participate as it is a very large show with generous submission guidelines (up to 20 pieces).
The Region 9 show will once again be held at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in the Education Center. Jon Carfagno and Christopher Bruce have been working with liaisons to plan and prepare for the event. We will begin with the judging at Kendall College on Saturday, February 9. At this time we will also have the Region 9 meeting. The show will be hung in the afternoon of the 9th at the GRAM. A reception will be held on TUESDAY,February 12, 2013. The show will be up for 3 weeks.
In addition to our region show there have been several changes within region 9. We have two new co-liaisons, Tricia Erickson, and Emily Derusha will be joining Lindsay Moynihan. Tricia teaches high school at Northview Public Schools, and Emily teaches elementary in Jenison Public Schools.
Region 10 art show is in February at Gallery 194. The gallery is also having Saturday Youth art classes in January and February. The teachers are MAEA members. Nick Lange and Marianna Fiedor will be alternating Saturdays. (Marianna Fiedor, firstname.lastname@example.org, Jean Kempa, email@example.com)
Melissa Carpp, an art teacher at St. ThomasAquinasSchool in SaginawTownship is a new liaison for Region 11. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SaginawArt Museum is hosting the Region 11 Student Art Exhibition with the drop off date of Friday February 1 from 4-7 pm for teachers. A reception will be held on Sunday, February 24th from 1 – 3 pm. Activities are being planned for those attending, as the show is being held in the large main floor gallery.
Region 11 art teachers have been given the opportunity to become involved in the Great Lakes Bay Region FALLIN art and sol event scheduled to begin in September 2013 through a grant from the Dow Corning and Great Lakes Bay Foundations. Art teachers will learn about solar art from practicing solar artists as well as provide materials to develop solar art projects with students on the elementary, middle and high school levels.
Another event, outside our region but including Region 11 art teachers is the K-12 Art Education Gallery Show “Creative Growth through Art Education” at the University of Michigan, Flint taking place January 28th through February 15. An opening reception is scheduled for 5:30 – 7:30 pm on Friday February 8th.
It’s time again for the Michigan Art Educators Association Region 12 art show. This is scheduled from February 11-23rd at the Alice and Jack Wirt Library located on 500 Center Avenue in Bay City. This is a beautiful venue for an art show and will have consistent traffic for the two weeks with a large number of library patrons to view the artwork.
The drop off for the artwork will be February 6th 4:30 -7:00 at AuburnElementary School, 301 E Midland Road, AuburnMI48611.
We are still looking for co-liaisons for region 12. If you are interested, contact Diane Brown at email@example.com.
You may contact Diane Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Region 13 Members,
Due to lack or response we will not be having a Region show. If you are interested in having your artwork sent to the state adjunction please follow the updated requirements on the MAEA website. If you work or live near me you may drop off your entries to me, or we can arrange pickup. I will be transporting them to Michael Heinz who will in then take them to Lansing. The state judging will take place on March 2 this year.
If you have any further questions you can contact Michaelor Jennifer Hurrle
Greetings and best wishes for the new year. Thanks to Jennifer Hurrle, we once again have a venue for a regional art show. It will be held at the Arts Place, 13 East Main Street, Fremont. The public opening will be 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. February 7. Please bring your work wrapped, tagged and ready to hang beginning at 3:30 p.m. that day. The show will run through February 23. Remember the state level adjudications are March 2 this year.
If you are unable to bring your work to Fremont, please contact me and I can take it up with me. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Updated requirements and entry forms are available on the MAEA web site.
Our region is also in need of additional liaisons. If interested, please let me know. I would be happy to outline the duties and benefits related to this vital volunteer position.
Michael Heinz, email@example.com
There was a county wide high school art show held at the Gaylord Area Council for the Arts building in downtown Gaylord. The show will hang for the month of January. Submissions from three area high schools competed for cash scholarships.A reception was held Saturday January 11th for artists, families, teachers and volunteers.
(Marge Long, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Following the success of our regions’ show at the conference, the teachers in region 15 are in the process of finalizing spring region show plans. Because of our large geographical area, we have decided to implement a traveling show that will be hosted by a different participating school each year. We would like to begin in the Traverse City area this year. Also member Julie Keck of TC West High will be again be hosting her hugely successful Trashion Show on February 23, open to students in the greater Traverse Bay Area.
Region 15 Liaisons Kat Murphy, email@example.com & Sarah Dekett, firstname.lastname@example.org
Region 16, 17, 18:
Greetings. Regions 16-18 encompass the whole UP! News from up North:
The 2013 Conference will be in the U.P. at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island! Working on that now. Also, I am working on the summer PD to be held at Finlandia University's ISAD August 5th-9th, and would feature fibers, encaustics, watermedia, digital, clay, etc. More details to come. I am submitting a mini-grant that would help with tuition costs and would help pay the artist/teachers. Check the web site for more information on this professional development.
(Melissa Honkrin,email@example.com, Karen Blaskowski,firstname.lastname@example.org, Michael Letts, )