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: Long and short poses
Full members only-$15 - Limited to 9 people, first
come, first served
Wednesdays only, 10-12:30
NO JULY, JAN. FEB. MODEL WORKSHOPS.
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. Light refreshments; feel free to donate something.
Occasional full-day workshops are from approx.
10:00-3:00pm on designated Saturdays.
SEE EVENTS PAGE
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.
SEE EVENTS PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you're interested in becoming a member of the MAA, you need to prepare 3 original pieces of your work, neatly presented, and call Barbara Silbert at 516-767-2087. You can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or make an appointment for the board to review them.
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 biannual 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 73rd anniversary.
HONORABLE MENTION, CAROL HWANG
Buddy, An Abused and Rescued Dog, Acrylic
SEE EVENTS PAGE FOR UPDATED MODEL WORKSHOP & EVENT INFO...
Eurasian Blue Titmouse,
Mystical Macchu Picchu, Oil