Join us! Our mailing address is:
Montgomery Art Association, P.O. Box 2154, Kensington, MD 20891
New members are always welcome! All artists and art enthusiasts at least 18 of age can join. Annual dues (covering September 1 – August 31) are $50. Students enrolled in a full-time degree program at an accredited institution can join for $25.
Member benefits include opportunities for you to:
- Connect with regional artists and learn about art methods and techniques through MAA events and e-Newsletters,
- Enroll in periodic art workshops and go on MAA-sponsored museum “field trips” to local galleries
- Exhibit and sell your work in MAA’s Westfield Wheaton Gallery (when it’s open–it is currently closed) and learn about gallery management,
- Participate in MAA’s online art gallery
- Learn about local non-juried, small and premier venue shows (some with prizes)–“artportunities”
- List your art-related business service, and
- Share your love of art with youth and adults during special events and community fairs.
Our monthly programs, social get-togethers, exhibits, workshops, and museum trips are designed to help you broaden your artistic skills and your personal network.
Our e-Newsletters are also packed with news about members and their work, details about upcoming exhibit opportunities, shows, and more. Click on the Latest Newsletter tab for the link to the latest e-Newsletter and the Resources page for past issues.
MAA maintains a website, www.montgomeryart.org, and also a Facebook page, www.facebook.com/MontgomeryArtAssociation, both important to keeping our members and followers up-to-date. Please “Like” us, comment on, and share our content so we can engage with you and your friends!
MAA offers a number of opportunities for members to display and sell their work. Through the generosity of Westfield Wheaton Mall, MAA has operated a Gallery store for its members. When the Gallery is operational, shows change monthly and all members are welcome to participate in the shows as long as they also complete the required Gallery volunteer hours and take the required two-three hour training class. There is a small monthly user participation fee to show in the Gallery.
In addition, MAA sponsors two premier member shows (with awards) at Friendship Heights and Kensington as well as others at various venues across the area. Members can also display and sell their work at a number of “small venue shows”.
MAA strives to make a vital contribution to our community:
- In cooperation with the Montgomery College Art Foundation, MAA provides scholarship funds to foster the education of emerging artists.
- MAA supports community festivals, like the Taste of Wheaton and the Kensington Day of the Book, and also Westfield Wheaton Mall special events where we offer children’s art activities and face painting to encourage children’s creativity and interest in art.
MAA uses income received from sales commissions, membership dues, contributions, exhibit entry fees, and subsidized workshop entry fees to finance exhibits and awards, equipment purchases, guest speakers, and other outreach projects.
Visit our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/MontgomeryArtAssociation.
“Like” us, comment about and share content, ask art-related questions, and post your relevant art news too!
James Vissari 301-651-7899
1st Vice President, Programs
2nd Vice President, Shows
Activities Committee Chair
e-Newsletter (Editor & Graphic Design)
e-Newsletter Reporter and Children’s Art Activity Coordinator
Hospitality Committee Chair
Labor Day Show Coordinator
Pat Choquette 301-924-5203
Membership Committee Chair
Outreach Committee Chair & Past President
Social Media Coordinator
Special Shows Coordinator
Website Content Manager and Past President
Immediate Past President
Barrie Ripin 301-346-6867
Website Content Manager
Website Technical Manager
Lisa Mathias 301-588-4050
MAA would like to acknowledge and thank all those organizations supporting us. Please show your support by patronizing these local businesses.
Providing the Location for our Monthly Meetings
New Masters Art Gallery, located at Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue, Rockville
Providing Special MAA Exhibit Venues
Amici Miei, Italian restaurant located at 1093 Seven Locks Road in Potomac, MD 20854 (ongoing exhibit). www.amicimieiristorante.com
Artistic Gallery and Framing, 11410 Georgia Ave, Suite L, Wheaton, MD 20902 (periodic shows)
Town of Kensington and Mayor Tracey Furman (ongoing exhibits in Town Center public rooms)
Westfield Wheaton (MAA Gallery store -currently closed)
Sponsoring our 2016 “Paint the Town” Kensington Labor Day Art Show
Town of Kensington and Mayor Tracy Furman
The Compass Atelier
Hirsh Studio, Cathy Hirsh
Hector Ventura, Stylist
MAA, its artist members, or its events have been featured in the following online and print press:
Articles in the print press:
January 30, 2014 – Going Out Guide Mentions the MAA Gallery and Natalie Falk’s Show
January 16, 2013 – Kensington Woman Turns Nature’s Color Palette into Second Career
February 2, 2012 – The Wheaton Five, Feb 2—Five Things to Know Today
August 31, 2011 – Painting the Town: Local Visual Artists shine at Two Holiday Shows
August 31, 2011 – Capturing Kensington: Art Exhibit showcases Beauty, Spirit of Town
January 19, 2011 – Montgomery Arts Association opens Gallery in Westfield Wheaton Mall
December 9, 2010 – ‘Tis the Season for Art at Westfield Wheaton