Members at the 2018 MCAG planning retreat.
MCAG welcomes both artists and art lovers (also known as "patrons") to join the Guild. Membership includes:
Access to monthly meetings, which often include demonstrations and artist talks
Opportunities to participate in group exhibitions and events, such as field trips, studio happy hours, and more
Options to participate and support the group's active community outreach programming, which includes Adopt-a-Highway clean-up along Muddy Creek Road, community-art projects, DoArt workshops, and art education scholarship fundraising for our local schools
Artistic members should have an interest in sharing their art and their talent in the community and patron members should have an interest in promoting and participating in these efforts.
The basic requirements for artistic memberships are:
You must be a resident of, or work in, Southern Anne Arundel County, Md, which is defined as being south of the South River
Your art must be your own, original creation, and
You must maintain your membership by paying annual dues. The dues are currently $40/year and due annually by February 28.
New member review process:
All potential new members are asked to participate in a peer review of their artwork prior to acceptance to the Guild. The process works as follows:
Submit a completed application, along with 2–4 jpeg images of your artwork to the Membership Chair, Joanne Graham
After receipt, an invitation to an in-person, new member review session will be extended or declined. If invited, you will be asked to bring several representative pieces to present, as well as your check for the $40 annual membership fee. If declined, we will provide a reason why and you are welcome to seek reconsideration at the next review session.
Our next member review session is scheduled for:
Note: Due to the current health and safety recommendations, new member reviews are currently on hold until it's safe to meet in-person. Feel free to submit your application—we'll notify you as soon as we resume!
Please note: The Guild abides by an agreed upon list of standards for showing member artwork in its exhibitions. Click here to view the standards document detailing the requirements that will apply to your work once admitted to the group.
To Join the Guild as a Patron:
Even if you are not an artist, your support and involvement in the Guild is most welcome—we love our patrons! Patrons serve on our board and committees, volunteer at shows, and can participate in all of our events and meetings. The only thing a Patron cannot do is show artwork—for that, you must go through the artist member process noted above. Interested in becoming a patron? Simply complete the membership form and return it with your fee of $40 (or more) to join us.
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If you have any questions about the Guild or membership, please contact MCAG Membership Chair, Joanne Graham.