Whether you are interested in art from the standpoint of enjoying a wonderful hobby, or if you are an Artist, we would love to see you here at SMAA! We are an active and vibrant non-profit Local Artist's Association who needs YOU! If you would like to volunteer to help, or are looking for a worthy non-profit from a philanthropy standpoint (you don't have to be an artist!) to serve, please consider joining us! We are a member run Artist's Association that has a footprint covering Southwest Michigan. We exist to help in any way possible wherever you are in your Art journey! You can belong to us, and call us your Home Affiliation (helpful to get into some shows that require it), or we can serve as a para-association along with your current Gallery or other Association.
There are benefits to being part of the SMAA!
1. Networking opportunities for making connections with other likeminded artists, such as:
a. Your own mini page on the SWMAA website to showcase your work to family, friends, and the public.
b. The Network Meeting (the first Thursday evening of each month) covering SMAA inner workings, local doings, shows, competitions...
c. Art showings in the Gallery, and opportunities to show in public buildings businesses in the surrounding area...
2. Friendship opportunities! Sometimes Artists can start to feel like they are the only creative people around, who think like they do!
a. Gallery Sit, visit with clientele when manning the Gallery.
b. Art shows, Art fund-raising occasions, and help to make it all work!
a. A discount on many art classes offered to increase your knowledge and skill in various media.
b. We are offering 10 week/2 hour classes year around, as well as private tutoring and workshops on many topics!
3. The Board. You have skills we need, even if you aren't into art!
a. Fund Raising Campaigns to raise money for our association.
b. Organizational Skills are needed...
c. Service oriented or Philanthropic interest in the local arts and what they do on so many levels for culture in the community...
2018 Regular Adult Membership is $45.00/$60/$75
2018 Student (High School/College) Membership is $25.00
To become a member of the SMAA, stop by the Gallery in Paw Paw and pick up a form, or send us an e-mail, or send us a note through the mail.
Make out your check to SMAA, and in the memo area indicate SMAA Membership.