About MAA

The Mobile Art Association is the ideal organization for amateur and professional artists.  With over 100 members, MAA provides numerous opportunities to network with and learn from fellow artists.

Meetings are on the third Sunday of each month, from September through May, and are held at the Mobile Museum of Art, 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile, AL.  The meeting includes a program to provide instruction, critique, and/or “hands on” opportunities to help artists further develop their knowledge and skills.

MAA 2015 Spring Member Show at Ashland Gallery

MAA 2015 Spring Member Show at Ashland Gallery

MAA provides a variety of venues to allow members to show their work:

  • Spring Member Exhibition
  • Fall Juried Exhibition
  • Monthly Artist Programs
  • Opportunity to show work at local businesses

History of MAA

Mobile Art Association was founded in 1948 by a group of artists including Edmund DeCelle and William Bush.  In its early years, MAA exhibited at the Mobile Public Library or in the Customs House in downtown Mobile.

In 1965, MAA and WKRG-TV co-sponsored the first Outdoor Art Show.  Paintings were hung on the fence that at that time, bordered Bienville Square.

Eventually, Mobile Art Association organized the original Mobile Art Gallery, now the Mobile Museum of Art.  In 1957, MAA began a fundraising project to construct the original building.  Helped by matching funds from the City of Mobile, the new structure was dedicated in 1967.


If you are interested in joining Mobile Art Association (MAA), please visit the MAA Forms page on  this site, where you will find a downloadable membership application.

Membership in the Mobile Art Association includes a subscription to the Perspective newsletter, announcements of meetings and special events, and notices of workshops or educational programs.  Exhibiting artist members are offered opportunities to display their work at rotating exhibit spaces with the community and to enter artwork in our two annual major exhibitions.  Membership meetings are held on the third Sunday of the month – September through May – at the Mobile Museum of Art.  Membership fees are due May 1st of each year and extend through April 30th of the following year. Please see Application for membership for membership levels and associated fees.

Current Officers 

Roxann Dyess, President
Nancy Barry, First Vice President
Barbara Rettig, Second Vice President
Sherry Shelton, Recording Secretary
Rinda Mueller, Corresponding Secretary
Jane Sawyer, Treasurer

Mobile Art Association P.O. Box 9673 Mobile, AL 36691-0673