Volunteer

MAA is an all-volunteer organization. From our president and board of directors, to those who organize gallery field trips, set up buffets at our shows and write posts for Instagram, MAA relies on the collaborative spirit of our membership to operate.

“Through volunteering at MAA, I have befriended scores of talented artists who inspire me, guide me, and perhaps most importantly, understand me,” says Anastasia Walsh, our volunteer treasurer and a member since 2017. “It is gratifying to set the stage for success for all of us and learning new skills in exhibition and digital marketing.”

Current volunteer opportunities

Website editor: We are looking for someone who has experience using WordPress to help us with website content updates. This would be just a few hours per month. Contact: Elissa Poma, MAAartists@gmail.com.

Vice President, Shows & Exhibits: This officer position is now more of a strategic role, looking at the year ahead for opportunities, maintaining (or developing) standards for MAA shows, and supporting the Show
Managers. The person filling this role may also need to step into the Show Manager role when necessary. You will be guided along the way by other members of the Board and members who have been involved in our shows. Read the MAA Shows job description. Contact: Alan Rich, alan@alanrichartist.com, or Anastasia Walsh, maatreas@gmail.com.

Show Managers: We are looking for show managers for our fall 2019 shows. We will provide training and support while giving you the opportunity to set up, hang, and present an art exhibit. Our shows in 2019 range from small library and restaurant exhibits to larger shows at Friendship Heights and Kensington Paint the Town events. You can work in pairs or trios or solo. Read the MAA Shows job description. Contact: Alan Rich, alan@alanrichartist.com, or Anastasia Walsh, maatreas@gmail.com.

Volunteer to compile events listings websites: In the past, local events were just advertised in The Washington Post and a handful of other newspapers. Today, there are an abundance of websites that share free listings of things to do. We are looking for a volunteer or two to conduct Internet research and compile a list of local websites on which we could promote our shows. This is a one-time project that can be worked on at the convenience of your schedule and probably would just take a few hours. Contact: Vicky Surles,  VSurlesGraphics@comcast.net.