Artists of all media, skill levels and interests are welcome to join our group for inspiration, support and camaraderie.
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has dwindled and the artists who participate are hoping more of you will find the time to attend. The Critique Group is a valuable benefit of your MCAA membership. Friendly comments of your work allows any artist to improve and participating will enhance the self-critique process. Sharing your thoughts and ideas with fellow artists is very helpful and stimulating. They swear you will have an enjoyable time! Critique Group information can be found on the Member Benefits page.
nor a coordinator for our educational offerings, Svetlana will send out a bulletin to the membership each month with dates for our upcoming events and programs.
Details with specific instructions on registration and costs, if applicable, will be included as they become available. The bulletins will also be posted on this website under Newsletters.
in MCAA is the ability to hang seven or more of your paintings in local banks and shops for up to two months! The artists are responsible for hanging and removing their artwork, and the locations do not participate other than providing a place to show off your talent.
We have a dynamite line-up for November/December with Bill Cane at West America, Elliot Little at Schat’s, Marie Pera at Redwood Valley Savings Bank and Norma Gibson at the South Branch Savings Bank. Thank you all for participating and be sure to get around to see the shows.
It’s not too early if you’d like to save your favorite months and venues for 2019. It's right around the corner! Member Shows information can be found on the Member Benefits page.
MCAA is picking up half the cost of renting space at the Corner Gallery for the entire year, so members can sign up to display on one-half of the pony wall in the front of the Gallery. The cost to the artist is $25.00 for one month and Corner Gallery takes 20% commission.
The 2019 calendar was almost completely filled at the Board Meeting in November except for January and February. The contact person is Jeanette Carson (, 707-462-8916), and she will be bringing the sign-up chart to the Holiday Luncheon to try to fill those open times. Since there will probably be cancellations during the year, she may be willing to keep a waiting list for those unable to secure their space.
...has shared some resources that may be helpful to artists now and in the future:
The Community Foundation of Mendocino County supports relief efforts at NCO, Inc. and NCO may be able to link you to local resources.
The Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) has emergency relief grants and interest-free loans available for eligible artists working in craft disciplines. Guidelines and eligibility are available on the CERF+ website. The application process is quick and easy, with a rapid response of 2 weeks to give artists the help they need as soon as possible.
The Joan Mitchell Foundation's Emergency Grant Program is available for painters and sculptors who have suffered physical losses due to a natural disaster that relate to their artistic practice. Click here to learn more.
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. A directory of resources for musicians and other artists is available on the MusiCares website.