About MAG

The Mississippi Artists Guild meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month (Sept - May) at the Mississippi Craft Center950 Rice Road, Ridgeland, Mississippi. The Social time begins at 5:30pm followed by a Business Meeting at 6:00pm. A speaker who is either an Artist or a subject matter expert on an Art or Community topic will begin after the business meeting. The meeting is usually adjourned at approximately 7:45pm.

Membership is limited and open to Active Artists who have attained the age of 18, are residents of Mississippi and live within a 100 mile radius of Jackson, Mississippi. No person otherwise qualified for membership in this organization will be denied membership because of race, religion, sex or political affiliations.

Prospective members must attend one meeting as a guest before making application for membership. Entry into the Guild is approved through a judged review of original framed artwork. The Guild's membership is limited to 100 members, excluding honorary members. See How To Join MAG (below) for the step by step process.

On October 10, 1974, the Governor of Mississippi signed the charter of incorporation of The Mississippi Artists Guild, Inc.

MAG Organization Objectives:

  1. To promote, establish and maintain high standards of art among the members.
  2. To promote the study and improvement of fine art.
  3. To encourage all artists to participate in competitions.
  4. To provide educational programs to increase the knowledge and talent of all its members.
  5. To simulate the corporation and free communication among members.

Membership Benefits

  • Friendship and support from other like-minded artistic members
  • Monthly member meetings with speakers that are local Artists or Art focused topics.
  • Special Member Pricing for Workshops. MAG sponsors 2-3 workshops each year.
  • Opportunity to exhibit in MAG Art Shows and Exhibits.
  • Listing of your name and artists bio in the Website MAG member directory and the ability to link to your personal/business website.

MAG Executive Officers

 Director:  Linda Lash
 Associate Director:  Mary Ann Elliott
 Secretary: Terri Cowart
 Treasurer: Vicky Blaha
 Immediate Past Director: Rebecca Cupples
 Trustees: Dianne Norman, Joyce Pantall, John Thompson, Kay Heller

MAG Standing Committee Chairpersons

 Workshops: Ella Jane Putnam, Mary Ann Elliott
 Special Shows: Sue Grubbs, Pam Dewees
 Membership: Cindy Prince
 Communication: Joyce Pantall
 Librarians: Video: Tree James; Oil Books: Lori Rene Ragab; Watercolor Books: Terri Cowart
 Historian:  Martha Harrell
 Reception/Hospitality: Phyllis Parker
 Publicity:  Nathan Bruce
 Webmaster: Cindy Prince

How to Join MAG!

  1. All prospective members (guest) of The Mississippi Artists' Guild must be invited by an active member to attend one of the monthly meetings held during September through May. A membership application and requirements to join will be available.
  2. The prospective member (guest) will attend the following month's meeting (30 minutes before the social begins) with the following information:
    1. Completed written application request to the Board of Directors.
    2. Three paintings: (1) Original of the applicant; (2) Applicant's art that are original or may have been critiqued and of workshops and teachers.
  3. The Board of Directors will review the application and paintings and retains the right to either accept or reject the application for membership.
  4. Membership dues will be collected upon approval of the board. Annual dues are $40 per year.
  5. Email us at http://MSArtistsGuild.org if you are an Active Artist interested in attending a meeting.
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