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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, a Gallery store in a major shopping center, 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 $40/year ($20/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:
Our membership year runs from September 1 through August 31. Many members renewed their membership when they registered for the Paint the Town Show on Labor Day weekend. Some of you are probably unaware that your membership in MAA has lapsed. We have continued to send the MAA Newsletter to prior year’s members through this issue. We recently sent out a gentle reminder to last year’s members who are not current. So, please renew your membership from our website or by mail today and continue to enjoy our camaraderie, shows and newsletters.
Your MAA Board will be holding its first meeting of this member year on November 30th. Among the important agenda items will be a discussion of the impact of the closure of our Wheaton Mall Gallery. Should we go back to the Mall if offered a space in 2017? Should we seek other venues for a gallery or, perhaps, add another major show instead? Will our membership support another run at a gallery by volunteering to take leadership roles, sit at the gallery, and hang shows? We need your input and suggestions for this discussion — please email me your thoughts. If you have any suggestions about activities that we might undertake on behalf of the members, I would be happy to hear them as well. Please let us know what’s on your mind.