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"Artist Member" Information

Applications are accepted from Nov 15 through Jan 31.

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MAPAPA Artist Member Application in Word.docx

MAPAPA Artist Member Application in PDF.pdf


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Artist Member Definition

An Artist Member is an accomplished Plein Air painter. 

  • They have been an active and participating MAPAPA member for a minimum of 3 years. 
  • They have been juried in to at least 3 regional Plein Air Events such at Paint Annapolis, Easton, Wayne. 
  • They also should demonstrate a commitment to MAPAPA and Plein Air painting. This can include but not be limited to: organizing and participating in Paint-Outs or Paint-Outs Plus, communicating artist opportunities, contributing to the newsletter and website, volunteering on behalf of MAPAPA or serving on the Board.

Criteria & Procedure for MAPAPA Artist Membership

Members in good standing can apply one time per year for Artist Membership. The applications will be evaluated by the annual Jurying Committee, consisting of 5-7 Artist Members and/or Signature Members approved by the Board of Directors for this purpose.
At the discretion of the Board of Directors an art industry expert who is not a MAPAPA Member may also be invited to the Jurying Committee. There will be no minium or maximum number of Artist Members considered or accepted each year

Application Instructions

Please submit via one email a completed Artist Member Application. A current Bio or Artist Statement and (8) of your best paintings completed within the last 2 years. Choose paintings demonstrating strong compositions, quality of paint and your range and maturity as a painter. Submit quality scans. Follow specs carefully!

Also if desired, you may submit a letter of recommendation by a recognized professional in the field of art. Examples: Current Artist Members, Professors, Curators, Gallery Directors, Art Educators. This letter should explain WHY the applying artist meets the Artist Member definition

Check List

  1. Completed Artist Member Application
  2. Bio or Artist Statement
  3. Send Jpeg images of your (8) best paintings

Image Specification

  • Save each image as a Jpeg file at 100 dpi
  • Longest dimension to fit within (400 x400ppi or 4 x4”) 
  • Each image should be under 200KB. 
  • Name each file with consecutive number and your name (as in 1CMonet.jpg 2CMonet.jpg 3CMonet.jpg ) 
  • Total emailed file for 8 paintings to be under 2M


Send Artist Member Application, bio and images to brunobaran@verizon.net.  Artists will be notified of the juries decision each Spring before the annual MAPAPA meeting.




Go to www.mapapa.org to visit the main website of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association.

Mailing Address (general inquiries to Board Chairman): 3831 Proctor Lane, Nottingham, MD 21236-4748
Membership payments: 21 Haven Avenue, Abingdon, MD 21009-2007

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