Join the Montgomery Art Association

MAA has almost 600 members throughout the Greater DC region. We hope you'll join us next!

MAA benefits

  • Exhibitions: You can participate in 10-12 art shows during the year, with the largest being the Paint the Town Show in Kensington each Labor Day weekend. Most shows are open to all members, but some are juried. We have at least one painting competition with prizes per year. 
  • Plein air outings: We offer plein air outings nearly every month of the year, and they're all free as part of your membership.
  • Figure drawing: MAA has exclusive live models sessions on Sundays at a studio in Kensington for a modest fee. 
  • Education: You’ll learn from professional training workshops, presentations and lectures at during our monthly member meetings. They're offered in person and online.
  • Special events: We offer a number of special events, including field trips to local museums and exhibits and the opportunity to sell art at community events.
  • Promotion: You’ll also have an opportunity to promote your work through our social media, online gallery and our Member Happenings newsletter.
  • Networking: Get to meet hundreds of artists from across the Greater DC region in person at our events and in a private Facebook group.

Membership term

Our membership year runs September 1-August 31 and costs $50. We offer partial-year membership between March 1 and June 30 for $25.

For current members: How to renew your membership

  1. Click the gray “Log in” button in the top left corner.
  2. Log in with your email address and password.
  3. Click on your name to go to your Member Profile page.
  4. You'll see a Renew button. Click that and follow the prompts.
  5. You'll eventually be asked for credit card information to pay your annual membership fee. If you prefer to pay by check, click "request an invoice" and one will be mailed to you. You can then mail your check with that invoice to MAA, PO Box 2154, Kensington, MD 20891-2154. We will follow up with you if we do not receive the check within two weeks.

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