A Brief History...
In 1948, a small group of Manhasset artists were invited to meet at the home of Helen Jennings, who had a dream of organizing a workshop where artists could work together to develop their talents, exchange ideas, and foster a greater appreciation and advancement of the arts in the community. In 1949, a constitution was adopted, and Helen Jennings was elected president. The association held meetings at many different sites such as the old firehouse on Bayview Avenue, Patricia Murphy's restaurant, Manhasset Hall, the old Onderdonk House, the Community Reformed Church, Haven Art Studio, Port Washington Community Chest Building, & now the Polish American Museum.
M A N H A S S E T A R T A S S O C I A T I O N
MODEL WORKSHOPS: First week, model unclothed, short poses; second week, same model clothed or draped, long pose.
Tuesday & Friday sketch workshops with model; full members only-$10
Tuesdays: 12:30-3pm from September to June.
NO JULY, AUGUST, JAN. FEB. MODEL WORKSHOPS.
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General meetings are free and are usually held the 3rd Saturday of month, 1-3pm. They include either a lecture or demonstration by a prominent guest artist. Refreshments are served.
Occasional full-day workshops are from approx.10:00-3:00pm on designated Saturdays.
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Held 3 times per year for full members only at local libraries and galleries. Paintings and photography are judged by local art professors, prominent painters, or gallery owners. Monetary awards and/or certificates and ribbons.
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If you're interested in becoming a member of the MAA, you need to prepare 3 original samples of your work, neatly matted and/or framed, and call Barbara Silbert at
516-767-2087 or email@example.com to make an appointment for the board to review your work.
Full membership is $45 per year and includes participation in all exhibits,Tuesday or Friday sketch workshops, and Saturday demos/lectures.
Married Couple membership: $75
Associate Membership is $15 and includes general meetings only; no admittance to sketch workshops or
participation in exhibits.
Our tri-monthly newsletter, Art Briefs, is mailed to both full and associate members.
©Manhasset Art Association, P.O. Box 36, Manhasset, NY 11030
Today the MAA still offers workshops with a live model, a general meeting one Saturday a month, and 3 major art exhibits each year in local libraries and galleries. All members are expected to volunteer to help run the organization, and it is the spirit of cooperation which makes it successful and has brought us to our 70th anniversary.
"Voices Never Heard" Acrylic
RACHEL MAY, Honorable Mention,
BARBARA SPIVAK, Honorable Mention