About the MAA
Founded in 1968 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Martinez Arts Association (MAA) leads many community events throughout the year. Our goal is to encourage art culture and education for our youth and the community. We coordinate and sponsor art-related events such as, ‘SWAN Day’ (Support Women Artists Now) in March, ‘Art in the Park’ in August, and the ‘Holiday Boutique’ in December.
The proceeds from these events along with membership dues help the MAA provide scholarships to local graduating seniors in the visual arts. Also, in response to budgetary cutbacks to our public schools, the MAA offers grants to teachers for purchasing art supplies for their students.
The association’s greatest annual fundraiser, ‘Art in the Park with Live Music’, is held the third Sunday in August.
In May 2007, the MAA opened a co-operative art gallery. The Martinez Gallery was most recently located at 610 Court Street and is a cooperative of member artists who've been juried by their peers. Sadly, the gallery is currently closed while we look for a new location.
The MAA Board of Directors
The Board meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30p. Meetings are held at I've Been Framed at 411 Ferry Street, Martinez. Meetings are open to all MAA members.
2019 MAA Board Members:
Julie Christopher, President
Dorrie Langley, Vice President
Peggy O'Farrell, Treasurer
Janice Bayol, Recording Secretary
Carol Wiley, Scholarship and Grants Committee
Denise Hillman - Corresponding Secretary
Vernon Sanders - Membership Chair
Nancy DeMarco Amos
PO Box 2304, Martinez, CA 94553
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