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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Announcing API Seals of Recognition


Attention Artists with Instructional Videos We are delighted to announce our brand new Seal of Recognition Program. Apply now for free and earn an API Seal of Recognition that attests to the quality and competence of your instructonal video or publication.
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New Products


Masai Mara Clothing Line  Show your support for the Maasai Mara Project by sporting our new campaign to bring this important exhibit to America. We have T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Tank Tops and much more in a great variety of colors and sizes. Children's sizes are available too. All proceeds are dedicated to the Maasai Mara Project.
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2022 Impressions of Home


2022 Impressions of Home Juried Art Competition The 'Impressions of Home' Juried Competition has concluded. Artists were invited to enter artworks depicting impressions of their hometown including their favorite parks, towns, playgrounds, the old swimmin' hole or any other connected subject matter. See and enjoy the winning artwork and selected exhibitors from the competition.
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2022 Autumn Landscapes Competition


2022 Autumn Landscapes Juried Art Competition Attention Artists! Get prepared for our upcoming 'Autumn Landscapes' Juried Art Competition. Entries will open soon.
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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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