MAA National Exhibit

Marblehead, MA – The Marblehead Arts Association (MAA), a nearly 100-year-old arts association located in Marblehead, MA is proud to present its annual exhibit Variations with the artwork of artists from across the country from January 30 to March 14, 2021.

For close to a century, the Marblehead Arts Association has exhibited the works of artists from throughout New England in the six galleries of its historic 1728 King Hooper Mansion.

For the past six years, the walls of the King Hooper Mansion have been opened once a year to the artwork of both MAA members and non-members from throughout New England in its annual Variations exhibit. In 2021, artists from across the country, representing a diversity of style and media were invited to participate in this six-week, juried exhibit of 2D and 3D work.

Missy Fisher, Co-President of the Marblehead Arts said of the exhibit “This year, for the first time, we cast a wider net and opened our Call for Works to a national audience of artists. The response was overwhelming with almost 600 pieces submitted for consideration. This is an incredibly exciting endeavor for the Marblehead Arts. We are honored to be displaying the artwork of our talented members alongside the works of accomplished artists from across the country. We are proud and delighted to be able to provide such a visually impressive exhibit to our community.”

Three respected judges representing Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Newport Art Museum, and the Fuller Craft Museum juried the works for acceptance and judged for prizes. Three $1000 awards— one each in Fine Arts, Photography and 3D work— will be made and will be available for viewing on the MAA website on February 7, 2021.

The MAA galleries are currently open to the public (adhering to CDC guidelines). The Variations exhibit will run from January 30 through March 14 and will be available for viewing in person Wednesday – Saturday. As with all Marblehead Arts exhibits, the artwork of Variations will be available for online viewing in a virtual exhibit located through the MAA

The Marblehead Arts Association is located at 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead, MA 01945.  Hours of Operation:  Wednesday through Friday 12 to 5pm; Saturday 12 to 4pm. To arrange for a private appointment to view the exhibit, please contact Executive Director Patti Baker at