paypaldonateYour support helps us provide exhibits like the 'Masai Mara Project'The Masai Mara Project (below) is an idea created by noted fashion designer, educator and artist Liang Mingyu.  Be part of a passionate community of artists, art organizations, businesses and people dedicated to preserving traditional elements of our artistic future.

Upcoming Events


Masai Mara Touring Exhibit  Liang Mingyu is not only a world famous international fashion designer, she is also a highly regarded professor and artist. In this exhibit she employs full-size elephants made of  used denim to tell us about the devastating effects of ivory poaching and the toxic effects that denim manufacturing has on billions of gallons of fresh water each year.
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    Portrait of a Young Girl by Peder Mork Monsted

Haywain Magazine Spring Edition  The Spring Edition is here and features the winners of our 2021 Curator's Juried Competition. Also included is our featured Old Master, Peder Mork Monsted along with a special ad section on sculptors and an interesting section on Sotheby's First Quarter Art Auctions.
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    John 13: 1-17, Oil on Canvas by Gianna Santucci

Classically Telling Art Competition Winners! It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of our 2021 Classically Telling Art Competition Winners. Pictured above is our First Place Winner John 13: 1-17  created by artist Gianna Santucci (oil on canvas). The Award Winners were selected by our Panel of Jurors headed by Mr. David Fu, our Juror of Awards. See the full article on our Events Page.
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Announcing the 'Autumnal Palettes Juried Art Competition ! Win cash, prizes and a chance to have your art appear on our 2022 calendar. This is one of our most popular events and draws artists from across the country. Entries are now open and will be accepted through May 31, 2021. A special online exhibit will feature the winners and some of the top-tier artwork. Our Juror of Awards is Professor Girardi Lo Russo, Director and Former Dean of the Accademie di Belle Arti di Roma. Don't miss this opportunity to promote your art and our organization.
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How we help By empowering local, independent artists.


Our programs benefit local artists and developing art communities Through artist grants, exhibit grants and grants to develop display space, our focus is on providing programs from the ground up to support community art initiatives.  

Exhibition Grants Artists, art organizations and museums are welcome to apply for funding to assist with upcoming art exhibits or educational art events.
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Incubator Grants Municipalities, developers, artists and art organizations will benefit from this unique approach to providing visible display space in commercially viable locations.
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Artist GrantsWe provide grants to full-time studio artists who meet certain income requirements. Grants are unrestricted as to use but are not available to commercial artists, hobby or part-time artists.
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How you help By participating in our events and workshops.


Your participation in our programs is crucial to our mission Just as important as funding, participation in our grass roots programs that support art awareness increases economic activity within local communities.

Ongoing Art Workshops Art Workshops and Field TripsWe offer a continuous battery of ongoing workshops throughout the year. Study the techniques of the old masters including the elements of grisailles, velatura and glazing. Experience stimulating plein air workshops and exciting field trips.
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Professional Development We offer a continuous stream of professional development classes, workshops and lectures featuring our cadre of professional artists and our partners.
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Art Competitions Throughout the year we conduct a number of art competitions including our Curator's Circle Competition, the Global Youth Art Intiative and others.
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Our Initiatives and Programs

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Annual Dinner, Exhibition and Art Auction
Unique Exhibits Featuring World-Class Artists
Exciting Workshops With Professional Instructors
Annual Sponsor Appreciation Wine Bacchanal
The Haywain Magazine Featuring Our Artist Members
Professional Practices Development Initiative
Annual Exhibition Opportunity for Gobal Youth
Flexible, Affordable Membership and Giving Programs
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