The Morristown Art Association is an organization dedicated to the support of visual artists and their work. The MAA meets monthly at the Rose Center on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:00 P.M. even if there are five Tuesdays in a month. The MAA does not meet in June as there is a member picnic and in December since it is too close to Christmas when Rose Center is closed.
Among other activities, the MAA sponsors or Co-sponsors a high school art show, an annual juried show, a photography show, a members' show and painting workshops, and speakers or demonstrators at the monthly meeting. We also issue a monthly challenge (listed on the Calendar) to paint for each meeting. We then have a show and tell after the business meeting. This encourages members to paint something that may be different from their normal genre.
The MAA has provided an outstanding show of art and music at "Arts in the Park" at the Martin Luther King, Jr. park
on 9th street for over 12 years. We have only been weathered out twice. It has provided the surrounding community
the opportunity to become familiar with loacal artists when over 1,000 people show up on the 3rd Saturday in September.
In November of 2019, we dislpayed at the new Heritage park which was once the home of Morristown College.
Membership is open to anyone who simply has an interest in art. One does not need to be an artist. For individuals the fee is $25 annually and must be paid before the beginning of the next year if you wish to receive the benefits of membership as discounts or free things.
The family membership is for families that live in the same household and give the family membership two votes
as members. The fee is $35
President: Janette Parrish
Vice President: Francis Maynard
Second VP: Carmalitta Barbour
Secretary: Brynn Wolf
Treasurer: Patty Gracey
Immediate past president and advisor: Mike Everidge
Members enjoy a monthly meeting complete with an art-themed presentation, a page on the MAA Web site, and a monthly newsletter.
Members may submit a personal photo, short biography and 10 images of their work for their webpages to the site webmaster.Members may only exchange photos once ever 6 months unless there is a special arrangement with the webmaster.
Members may compete in an annual juried art show, choose to participate in our annual members' art show and display their work at the Arts in the Park festival, or show your artistic photography in the annual photo show.
Members have available free gallery space at the Morristown-Hamblen Library and various other downtown Morristown locations.
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