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
- 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. MAA sponsors two premier member shows (with awards) at Friendship Heights and Kensington as well as other important public venues like Brookside Gardens. 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 Wheaton Arts Parade and the Kensington Day of the Book.
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.
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1st Vice President, Programs
2nd Vice President, Shows
Activities Committee Chair
e-Newsletter Reporter and Children’s Art Activity Coordinator
Hospitality Committee Chair
Labor Day Show Director
Membership Committee Chair
Community Outreach Committee Chair & Past President
Social Media Chair
Digital Communications Chair
Special Shows Coordinator
Website Content Manager and Past President
Immediate Past President
Website Technical Manager
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
Cathy Hirsh, Hirsh Studio classroom, located at Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue, Rockville
Providing Special MAA Exhibit Venues
Ranazul Restaurant, a tapas restaurant located at 8171 Maple Lawn Boulevard, Suite 170, Fulton, MD 20759. (301/498-9666). Visit www.ranazul.us
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)
Sponsoring our 2017 “Paint the Town” Kensington Labor Day Art Show
Town of Kensington and Mayor Tracy Furman
Artists and Makers Studios
Cheap Joe’s Artist Supplies
The Compass Atelier, Glen Kessler
Framing by Art Galaxy
Hirsh Studio, Cathy Hirsh
Images Salon, Hector Ventura
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