Artwork will be accepted and distributed during the hours that members sign up for - see current times and dates highlighted in black listed below.
Artwork drop off times include:
Monday, January 24th from 2:30-5 p.m. - need volunteer
Tuesday, January 25th from 2:30-5 p.m. - need volunteer
Wednesday, January 26th from 2:30-5 p.m.
Thursday, January 27th from 2:30-5 p.m. - need volunteer
Friday, January 28th from 3:15-8 p.m.
Saturday, January 29th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - need volunteer
Artwork pick-up times include:
Monday, May 2nd from 2:30-5 p.m. - need volunteer
Tuesday, May 3rd from 2:30-5 p.m. - need volunteer
Wednesday, May 4th from 2:30-5 p.m.
Thursday, May 5th from 2:30-5 p.m. - need volunteer
Friday, May 6th from 3:15-8 p.m.
Saturday, May 6th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - need volunteer
We are encouraging any and all MAEA members to consider submitting 2-3 pieces for the show. It is a large space!
Dear Art Educators,
This call for art is an invitation to share the ways your creativity has emerged in response to a challenging time. The theme is intentionally open-ended so that you will feel confident 'Speaking Your Voice' and sharing with the larger community the importance of art as a means to unite, provide hope, and create positive change. We welcome you to participate in this inaugural online MAEA 2021 Virtual Spring Art Exhibition. It is our hope that by taking away the barrier of location, the silver lining of having an online exhibit is that more art teachers throughout the state will participate. Now more than ever, it is vital that art teachers model for their students the value of creativity as a form of self-expression and social change. Making art during the pandemic is also a tool for social-emotional well-being as we grapple with the stress of adapting to a very different world, new schedules, and one too many Zoom calls. All artists in the exhibit will have an opportunity to sell their work and can include a link to their personal websites or online art portfolios to further promote your art. The Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) is a statewide professional organization whose members are committed to excellence in visual arts education. Maine College of Art's Master in the Arts of Teaching Program is pleased to host this year's virtual exhibit, which reflects the ways in which educator/artists have channeled their creativity in response to these challenging times, in partnership with the MAEA. Please review the following Frequently Asked Questions and Submission Guidelines before submitting.
What Are the Submission Requirements?
Artist must be a current MAEA member.
Submit only one piece of work. All media is accepted and encouraged, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional. Submissions must be photographed and will be exhibited in two-dimensions only. See photography guidelines below.**
By submitting a piece of work, artists are confirming that the artwork is within their right to distribute and is exclusively their own original design and concept.
Please title all images LASTNAME.TITLE. JPG and PNG files are accepted. Images should be sized at 72 dpi and approx. 1,500 pixels on the longest side. Multiple images are allowed for three dimensional works.
Artworks submitted without the above information and/or not meeting photo/ file guidelines may not be considered.
As long as all submission requirements are met, anyone submitting who is an active MAEA member will have one piece chosen for the exhibit. You may send us up to three images in the form linked below. By submitting, the artist declares that the piece submitted is their unique creation and intellectual property and that they are providing express consent for the pieces they submit to be exhibited in the Speak Your Voice MAEA Spring Virtual Show 2021 on MECA's websites and in any marketing materials MECA may use to promote the show on behalf of MAEA. Please note that it is MECA's policy to always credit artists for their work in any materials we use for promotional purposes. Grainy, poorly-lit images or images that contain illegal activities cannot be accepted for exhibition. In the event that you submit a piece with poor image quality, every effort will be made to request a new image from you.
What Information Should I have Prepared to Submit?
School/grade where artist teaches
Title of the piece
Date the piece was made
Dimensions of the piece
Media of the piece
Complete URL to the Artist's website or ePortfolio
One image of the artwork being submitted (up to 3 are allowed for 3-D work)
Will Work Be For Sale? Artists have the option of selling their work for a 70% commission. A link will be posted for viewers to make purchases through the MAEA website, with 30% of the proceeds going to benefit Maine College of Art. When the exhibit becomes live, instructions for purchasing art will be available on the exhibition website for each piece listed as "for sale." MAEA will handle purchases directly, including any related shipping processes involved, and all payments for art will be made directly to MAEA for processing. MAEA's treasurer will manage issuing payment to the artist and to MECA.
What If I Prefer Not to Sell My Work? Of course! Simply list "NFS" (Not for Sale) in the "Price" section of the caption prompt when you submit your pieces through the Submission Form below. At least one piece by each MAEA artist who submits may be displayed in the show regardless of whether or not it is listed as "for sale."