Founded in May of 1963 by local Malibu artist in residence, M. Marjorie Knowles,
the Malibu Art Association was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in the
State of California. As a fellowship of artists, the association continues to
support, inspire, and develop the Art Spirit in us all. Through the years, MAA
has become increasingly involved with the community, promoting art appreciation
The organization continues the tradition of offering shows, demonstrations and workshops for its members. There are prestigious Annual Juried Shows held at the Bergamot Station and other galleries. Several times a year, MAA produces “Montmartre in Malibu", an informal plein aire show, at various locations around Malibu. In addition, MAA participates in the Malibu Art Festival each July and the Adamson House Mothers Day Tea in May. Our Art in Public Places program gives various businesses the oportunity to exhibit art offered by MAA members who are pleased to display their art at many public and private venues throughout Malibu.
MAA holds monthly meetings on the fourth Thursday of each month, September through June, from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the Michael Landon Center located at Malibu Canyon Road and Pacific Coast Highway. (Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month when the fourth Thursday falls on a major holiday.) Most meetings feature an art professional as demonstrator or presenter, occasionally followed by a workshop.
MAA awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors with plans to continue their education in the fields of art or design. These scholarships are partly financed by donations from members of 15% of their artwork sales made through MAA sponsored events. The association also donates art books and videotapes to the Malibu Public Library and provides art supplies requested by teachers at Malibu High School.
MAA is a diverse group of artists and patrons who are working to help and encourage all our members in their creative work and to provide financial assistance for future artists in our community. MAA continues to assist artists to realize their full potential and to blend art into the community through our Art in Public Places Program.
CO-PRESIDENTS: Marie Stapel, Ed Stalcup, Maria Bleyberg
VICE PRESIDENT: Susan Leider
BOARD: Arlene Broussard, Beverley Higgins, DeAnne Joy, Nada Zoric, Dorna Shapiro,