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Welcome to the website of the Montgomery Art Association (MAA). Established in 1954, and incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit in 1991, MAA supports the visual arts in the Washington Metropolitan area. Our members, 18 and over, come from throughout the area, including Maryland, Virginia, and DC. They include beginning and experienced artists, amateurs as well as professionals, working in a variety of media and styles. We sponsor regular lectures and artist demonstrations, member exhibits, museum field trips, an online Members display and sales Gallery, and community outreach through our children’s art activities and college scholarship program. Join us! All are welcome, and our membership dues are only $50/year ($25/year for full-time college students).
This website is a resource for our members as well as for those looking to learn more about MAA and its events, the arts in our area, and the work of our members. Reviewing the site briefly:
It’s Spring so there are lots of activities coming up in the next few weeks. The biggest of which is the election of MAA Officers for 2017-18. In this edition of the newsletter is a list of candidates who have generously offered their time and energy to keep our great association moving forward. Ballots will be sent to all MAA members in the middle of April. The election results will be announced in May or early June. The newly elected officers take their positions effective June 1. Their terms will end on May 31, 2018. When you get the email, please take the time to reply to endorse the slate or express your preferences for the candidates.
Karen Norman, a well-known watercolor artist, will be the presenter at the monthly MAA meeting on Wednesday, April 12.
The annual MAA Friendship Heights Show will be held from May 28 (delivery of works) to June 25 (pickup works) at the Friendship Heights Community Center. A reception is planned for June 4. Registration will be through the MAA website. Watch for the announcement of the beginning of registration.
And, though Labor Day may seem to be far in the future, we have begun planning the Kensington Paint the Town Labor Day Weekend Show. We are pleased that Pat Choquette has agreed to be the Chair for this signature event of MAA. Pat did a spectacular job leading the art entry hanging last year. See the articles in this issue about the show plans and about Pat. While the show is not until September, it’s never too early to start thinking about your Kensington painting.
In your spare time, be sure to visit the beautiful MAA exhibit at Brookside Gardens this month, as well as the other MAA special exhibits and member exhibits noted elsewhere in this issue.