Jocelyn Almy-Testa Wins 2016 Friend of Art Education Award

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Jocelyn Almy-Testa at Extras for Creative Reuse in Lynn

Jocelyn Almy-Testa at Extras for Creative Reuse in Lynn

The Massachusetts Art Education Association announces that Jocelyn Almy-Testa has been named as its 2016 Friend of Art Education. The award, given for the 2015-2016 academic year, will be presented at MAEA’s Annual Conference on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at MASS MoCA located in North Adams, Massachusetts.

The Friend of Art Education award honors a person who merits recognition and acclaim for invaluable assistance and / or resources to arts educators which in turn enhances art education opportunities for the students of Massachusetts.

An affiliate of the National Art Education Association since 1975, MAEA is Massachusetts’ professional Association for art educators. The Mission of the Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA) is to advance high quality visual arts education throughout the state by empowering art educators to excel in the practice, instruction, promotion, and celebration of visual art. Members include elementary, secondary, middle level, pre-service and retired art teachers; university and college professors; museum art education directors; and administrators and supervisors who oversee art education in many of the state’s school districts.

MAEA is committed to provide opportunities to recognize excellence in the aforementioned categories as well as to friends and community arts leaders that offer support and service to the field of art education in Massachusetts.

Recipients exemplify highly qualified individuals active in the field of art educaiton today: leaders, teachers, students, scholars, researchers, and advocates who make significant contributions to the profession.

For more information visit the MAEA website at

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