(Not) Strictly Painting
Attention all artists: MPA is currently seeking submissions for our Fall 2021 exhibition, (Not) Strictly Painting. This exhibition is a juried biennial exhibition celebrating the depth and breadth of paintings–or works related in some way to painting–from artists throughout the mid-Atlantic area. This show will be juried by Foon Sham, Virginia-based artist and Professor of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Virginia Treanor, Associate Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Visit MPA's Atrium Gallery now through August 15, 2021 for our Faculty Art Exhibition. The show features works from a number of our faculty.
Summer Art Camps
Registration is now open for MPA's 2021 Summer Art Camps--both virtual and in-studio. Offerings include Abrakadoodle Camps (ages 3-6) and MPA Art Camps (ages 6-12), as well as teen camps and our CIT program. Sign up early to secure your spot.
MPAartfest Returns to Central Park
Mark your calendars and join MPA on Sunday, October 3 from 10am-5pm in McLean Central Park for our 15th Annual MPAartfest! This FREE event features a one-day juried fine arts and craft show, live music from some of the DC-area’s best musical talents, a Children’s Art Walk, food vendors, and much more.
Emilie Benes Brzezinski GIft
MPA will accept the mantle to establish the next chapter of sculptor and longtime McLean resident Emilie Benes Brzezinski’s spectacular body of work. The gift was announced at MPA’s ArtSprings! Virtual Benefit, which was attended by Brzezinski’s children, Ian, Mark, and MSNBC journalist Mika Brzezinski.
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MPA announces gift of artist Emilie Benes Brzezinski’s work. MPA will accept the mantle to establish the next chapter of her spectacular body of work. The gift was announced at MPA’s ArtSprings! Virtual Benefit in April.
Sign Up for Summer Camps
Our in-studio art camps are filling up fast! Our offerings include Abrakadoodle Camps (ages 3-6), MPA Art Camps (ages 6-12), and a teen classical drawing camp. Full-day and half-day options. Make sure to secure your child’s spot today!
Art Brings Us Together When We’re Apart
Please take a moment to enjoy this video highlighting our online art classes. We have loved watching our teachers and students come together virtually during these challenging times.