Membership Meetings
MAA Monthly Membership Meetings are the 3rd Sunday of each month from September through May at 2:30 pm. We meet at Springhill Presbyterian Church in the Edington Building.
MAA meetings are open to all. You do not need to be a member to attend.

Springhill Presbyterian Church is located at 10 Westminster Way, between Bit and Spur Rd and Old Shell Road. Turn into the church on the East side and drive all the way around to the West side where you will see the Edington Building on the left. Parking is available on two sides of the building directly in front. The entrance to the building is clearly marked. We will be meeting in the common room in the center. You can see the common room when you come into the building.
Springhill Presbyterian Church 10 Westminster Way Mobile, Al 366
Mobile Art Association Fall OPEN Juried Show 
(Judged & Juried)
October 1 thru October 26th, 2018
Mobilia Art Center
612 Dauphin Street
Mobile, Alabama 36602
Opening Reception
Friday, October 12, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
 MAA President: Barbara Rettig
Exhibit Chair: Nancy Barry (
Exhibit Judge: Jerrod Partridge
A very special thank you to our show sponsor Greer's Markets!

We are excited to have Rene Culler, our speaker for this month! Please see Rene's bio below and visit her website at:

ALSO....We will be handing out 12x12 gallery wrapped canvases and present the photograph we will be using for our Collaborative Project, at Sundays meeting! You will also be assigned & given a two inch square of a portion of the photo that you will use as a reference to complete your canvas. If you are interested in participating, but cannot make Sundays meeting, please ask a friend to pick up a canvas and photo or contact us at: to participate in the project!

Rene Culler bio:

Rene Culler arrived in Mobile in 2010 as founder of the Glass Arts Program where she is coordinator, at the University of South Alabama. She has since shown her work at the Mobile Museum of Art in a one person exhibition, in the "Southern Abstraction" exhibition and the juried “Art of the Mardi Gras” exhibition.

Culler’s work can be seen in the permanent collections of the Mobile Museum of Art, the Corning Museum of Glass, and the American Museum of Art, the Smithsonian in Washington DC; her work is on permanent display at the Luce Center. Internationally, her work is collected by MAVA: National Museum of Glass in Spain, the Glass Furnace in Istanbul, and Namseoul University in South Korea. Culler’s work in glass is included in numerous corporate collections throughout the US, including the Cleveland Clinic, Robert Woods Johnson Hospital, and Forest City Enterprises. She has produced commissions annually for fifteen years for the Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland, Ohio.

Culler’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States in over 65 peer reviewed exhibitions, and invitationals, within the past two years.

In addition to teaching at the University of South Alabama as the Glass Program Coordinator, Rene Culler has taught at Kent State University as Interim Director of the Glass Program, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, UrbanGlass in NYC, The Fundacio Centro del Vidre in Barcelona, Spain, and the Glass Furnace in Istanbul.

Rene Culler was awarded a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship and traveled to South Korea in 2012. Her solo exhibition, "Fire and Earth: Han Kook Sketches" was held at Namseoul University's Gallery Iang in Seoul.

Rene Culler is the author of the book, Glass Art from the Kiln. She is working on a second book for Schiffer Publishers: “Imagery in Glass.”

Culler is a grateful recipient of a 2018 Fellowship Grant from the Alabama Arts Council.

MAA Monthly Meeting 

Sunday, October 20th  - 2:30 p.m.

Rene Culler will our Speaker 

Congratulations to our Fall Open Show Award Recipients:

Greer’s Markets - BEST OF SHOW

Kaleena Stasiak - “For Prudence Punderson”


Mike Carmichael - “Pelican Place Sunrise”


Jeannette Corob  - “Hal’s”

PHOTOGRAPHY - Sponsored by Ashland Gallery

Nikki Shaw - “Atlanta”


Sponsored by Shibui Chapter of Mobile

Kenley Madison Reynolds -“Goodbye Blue Sky”

MIXED MEDIA - Sponsored by Southern Art & Framing

Ann Rose - “Fly By”

3-D - Sponsored by Alabama Art Supply & Framing

Ben Kaiser - “Air Plant Aquarium”


Angela Morgan - “Silver Bowl and Cherries”

MAA Monthly Meeting 

Sunday, November 18th  - 2:30 p.m.

Lynda McDonald will our Speaker 

A special thanks to Rene Culler for an up-close and personal view of her spectacular glass work! If you have not already, please head over to the Mobile Museum of Art to see her installation. November 3rd is the last day before it is taken down. 

Our presenter for November is Lynda McDonald.  Please see below for her bio. Lyndas' work will inspire us all! In addition to Lynda's presentation, the Artists Spotlight table will feature our local Japanese Sumi-e chapter, the Shubui Society

 Update on our Collaborative Project for our upcoming show at the Rodning Gallery in May at the University of South Alabama's Marx Library: We still have a few canvases left if you would like to particiate! Our President Barbara Rettig will be passing out 12x12 inch canvases & will let you choose a 2 inch square of the photo for you to work from. So far we have someone doing an assemblage, watercolorists, a paper collage artist, a couple of oil painters, and an abstract artist. I heard some really fun ideas on how to treat your 12x12 canvas at the last meeting too! How about using pointilism or maybe going with a Roy Lichtenstein cartoon-ish style? Skies the limit! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! February 2019 is the deadline to turn in your canvas, so we have time to bolt it together for the big reveal at March's meeting!


As a child growing up in Kansas, I started drawing in elementary school but formal art training was never offered. I took lessons from local artist Joan Daugherty in the 80's and sold most of my work at local art shows but gave up painting until several years ago when a friend insisted that I try it again for fun during retirement. The excitement of painting again has created some unusual mixed mediums with unique results. The love of oil painting is still my favorite but I continue learning different styles, including watercolor and encaustic wax. I recently studied basic watercolor with Susan Gardner and advanced acrylic studies with Deborah Crane-Foot. Also studied oil with Colley Whisson of Australia, at an Atlanta Workshop. Experimenting with mixed media, hot and cold wax, gold and silver leaf, etc. has been fun and exciting.

Hope to see you at Novembers meeting! 

                         THIS SHOW IS OPEN TO ALL. You do not have to be a member to enter.

Important Show Dates:

Sept 28 (Friday) – 2:30 until 4:30PM- Artwork to be submitted to the host venue at 612 Dauphin Street, Mobile
Sept 29 (Saturday) - 11 AM – 1:00 PM - Artwork to be submitted to the host venue as stated above.
Oct 12th (Friday) 11 AM - 2:00 PM - Opening Reception, during artwalk - Mobilia Art Center
Oct 26th (Friday) 3 until 5:00 PM Artwork to be picked up from Mobilia Art Center by artist or designated representative.
Oct 27th (Saturday) 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. – Artwork to be picked up from Mobilia Art Center by artist or designated representative.
For Full Rules and Entry Procedures of the MAA Fall 2018 Members Show , please find the entire Fall 2018 Show Prospectus, Entry and New Member forms on the Documents page of this website and on the Mobile Art Association Facebook Member Page. 

For additional info or questions, contact Show Chair Nancy Barry ( 
Jerrod Partridge - Judge/Juror 2018 MAA Fall Open Juried Show

Jerrod is a full-time studio artist and workshop instructor in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.  His work can be seen by appointment at his studio in Ocean Springs; Southside Gallery in Oxford, Mississippi; and Fischer Galleries in Jackson, Mississippi.  Jerrod and his wife Jessie, owner of Maidenhair Floral, lead a creative life together with their three young children.  Jerrod earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the New York Academy of Art in 2004. During his undergraduate years studying graphic design at Mississippi College he also spent a semester in London, England studying art history.  Jerrod is a 2011-2012 recipient of a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Mississippi Arts Commission, and was named distinguished Alumnus of the Year for the Mississippi College Department of Art in 2017.  He and his wife lead Visual Explorations to Tuscany, Italy each summer.  He is also owner and co-creator of Art Space 86 which uses events to provide opportunities for artists and enrich communities through art. Jerrod and his artwork have been featured in Portico Jackson Magazine, Northside Sun, Find it in Fondren, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, Number: Inc Arts Journal, Magnolia Magazine, Northeast Ledger, Madison Magazine, and the Scott County Times.