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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:
Time is running out, so clean your brushes and schlep your paints and easels down to Antique Row to create your Kensington category artwork for the Labor Day show! It will be held the first weekend in September (9/3-5). You do not want to miss this show! It is regarded as the best in our area, with typically over 2000 people exploring the 500+ artworks. Sales are brisk, and awards are highly sought.
Do you have artist friends you would like to see involved with us at MAA? Encourage them to participate in the show and join MAA too!
Montgomeryart.org is ready to take registrations and membership renewals. To sign up for volunteer tasks go to https://volunteersignup.org/px7r4.
If you would like to get out into the fresh air and be with your fellow artists, remember that we will have our traditional Plein Air paint-out that Saturday morning in the area around the Kensington Armory. It is always fun to participate or just roam around and see art in the making. It is not unusual for locals to end up purchasing freshly painted pictures of their homes or businesses. We are also holding the Youth Plein Air event again — what a joy it is to see these children enjoying the outdoors and expressing themselves.
For the second year, we are holding an invitational category and award for a small set of renowned artists selected and invited by the Board of Directors. The idea is to introduce recognized high-end artists to MAA, to highlight their artistry, as well as to recognize the “best of the best.”
The Kensington Show marks the kick-start of MAA’s activities for the upcoming year. (Our membership year begins in September.) It is a highlight of our association and historically has done very well for our members in displaying their works, award recognition, and sales. As you know, it is run entirely by volunteers. Every registrant must volunteer to help out — not to worry though — the jobs are not onerous and the camaraderie is wonderful. There are also some volunteer functions that can be done before or after the show.
Let’s not forget the Wheaton Mall MAA Gallery show with August Featured Artist Patricia DurJava. (Lis Zadravec was the July Featured Artist.) The August show will end and the September show begin the weekend before the Labor Day show (the last weekend in August). The September Featured Artist will be Sandy Cepaitis. We have found that many visitors to our Labor Day show learn there of our Wheaton gallery and decide to make a visit — so you are encouraged to show your work in both venues. We have been in our fine location across from Panera Bread now for over two years, and that location appears to be stable for the foreseeable future.
I look forward to seeing you and your new creations at the Kensington show and the MAA Gallery.