Promoting interest in art across the community and encouraging the professional development of local artists. Founded in 1981, the Mountain Brook Art Association of Mountain Brook, Alabama, is an organization whose membership includes artists who work primarily in two-dimensional artwork.
Membership is open to persons residing within a 25 mile radius of Mountain Brook City Hall. Also of note is that our annual spring show in Crestline Village and our Holiday Show are limited to two-dimensional painting and drawing. Publication of Spring Show guidelines and registration occurs in January and for the Holiday Show in late October/early November. For more info about joining, see our Membership Page.
Our meetings feature demonstrations from some of the most well-known artists in our area, along with many useful presentations. See our Meetings Page for more details. The membership directory is updated and distributed periodically through email (and can be sent USPS, if requested).
Members are expected to be involved and regularly attend meetings and also to be familiar with and uphold the MBAA Constitution and Bylaws. You can download a PDF of the current official copy at this link:
Annual membership dues are set at $40 and are payable in January. Active members who renew after January 31st will be will owe an additional $10 late fee ($50 to renew). New members who join from September 1st through December 31st pay prorated dues of $20.
The annual Spring Art Show has been a one day show on Saturday in April or May. It has been on the athletic field at Crestline Elementary School, and starting in 2022 is held at the Mountain Brook City Hall. For more information about the shows, see our Events tab.
The Holiday Show is typically held for two weeks in late November/early December in an available space at a local shopping area. In the past it has been at Brookwood Mall, and more recently at the Summit. For details about the type of artwork exhibited in our shows and eligibility to participate, please visit our Show Guidelines page.