Missouri Art Education Association...Meaningful Art Experiences for All

Spring Conference 2014:
Capitalize on the Arts

March 12-15
Jefferson City

Capital Plaza Hotel
Jefferson City, MO 65101

415 W McCarty Street

Conference Flyer
and Workshop Descriptions
(Note: This schedule is tentative and subject to change).

There are many additional hotels in the Jefferson City area, however, MAEA must commit to a block of rooms in order to receive workshop space at reduced rate or no cost. Staying at the conference hotel helps to keep our conference registration fees low. Hotel reservations must be made separately from conference registration. Reservations must be made on or before February 1, 2014, in order to receive the discounted MAEA rate. When making your reservation with Captiol Plaza Hotel (1.800.338.8088), be sure to identify yourself as a member of the Missouri Art Education Association in order to receive the group rate of $109/single, $119/double, breakfast included.

Only registered MAEA/NAEA members and staff are allowed to attend conference activities. Children and infants are not permitted.

Conference Events

Wednesday, March 12
Missouri Alliance for Arts Education Fine Arts Education Day at the Capitol,  9-3

Thursday, March 13
MAEA Youth Art Month Awards at the Capitol, 10:30-12
Registration, Opening Events, and Bizarre Bazaar

Friday, March 14
Professional Development Sessions

Saturday, March 15
Professional Development Sessions

Sunday, March 16
Off-Site Opportunities

Meals: Conference registration also includes a reception on Thursday evening and lunch on Friday and Saturday.

What to bring: Bring your MAEA name pouch if your received one at a previous conference. Name pouches will be available for $5.00 each.

Personal Art Kit: (suggested) Sketchbook, scissors, glue, watercolors, pencils, erasers, markers, brushes or other materials for your personal use. Most workshops provide materials, however, extra materials may be listed on ArtBytes for specific workshops

Silent Auction: The silent auction is held throughout the conference. The proceeds from the auction help fund the Arrowmont scholarship prize for the Member show. What to bring??? Bring your trash and treasures, student or teacher's examples, boxes of yarn, this and that, just bring it!

Student Show:always a great way to get ideas and show case your students' work. This is a 4 x 6 postcard size art show for student work. For specific rules and entry form, see Student Art exhibit.

Member Art Exhibit:Many members also showcase their own talents as artists. Please bring your own work as well. For more information and entry form, click on Member Show.
The retired members will also have an art show, so please check out the talents
of our members.


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The Missouri Art Education Association is Affiliated with the National Art Education Association. Therefore, membership in MAEA includes membership to the national organization. Visit their website for links to art education resources and advocacy, as well as national conference information. Click here to join online. If you prefer to join via regular mail, print our downloadable application or contact Linda Bowers, membership chair.

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The #1 Professional Development Opportunity for Missouri's Art Teachers!

The Missouri Art Education Association (MAEA) works closely with Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to ensure that MAEA conferences provide substantive connections to state expectations for student learning in art and across all subjects. MAEA holds two conferences each year. The Fall Conference is held at Knob Noster State Park in early October. The Spring Conference is held at rotating locations around the state each March. Come join us for exceptional professional development opportunities.


Registration will begin November 1, 2013.

Online Registration
Paper Registration

Registration Chair: Linda Bowers. See registration form for details. Deadline for registration February 1, 2014. PO's accepted but must be received prior to registration deadline and payment must be received by conference date or a late fee of $35 will be added to the invoice.

2014 Rates:
Member, $130
Retired, $65
Student, $60


Presentation Proposal Forms

Submit your proposals for Spring Conference!



Sponsors and Vendors

Our MAEA Vendor Representative is Janice Januzzi-Thomas.

Vendor Letter 2013
Show Me Art Advertising Information 2013
Non-Profit Information 2013

Future Conference Dates:

MAEA Spring Conference 2015