Show Guidelines


Painting and DrawingWe are an organization that strongly promotes original painting and drawing.  Therefore all our shows allow ONLY 2-dimensional art executed in paint, dry or mixed media on traditional painting/drawing materials. (Example: canvas, board, paper, flat metal)  All work submitted for MBAA shows must be original, based on the artist’s imagination or interpreted from their own photographs, and untouched by an instructor.  Fine art collage is acceptable but new collage exhibitors must submit work for approval and must use same general substrates. No visible photography can be included in collage or incorporated into paintings.

Only prints of the artist’s original paintings are allowed at shows, including cards.  However, all prints must be identified as prints and the majority of hanging space must be original work.

Please note: No crafts, photography, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, or sculpture will be allowed. We focus on 2 dimensional art ONLY. The MBAA Show Chairman reserves the right to exclude any work not following these guidelines and any work deemed inappropriate for our family-oriented art shows. Remember that selling a painting copied from another artist’s photograph or painting is unethical and it’s illegal!

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