Artists who join MAFA have the opportunity to exhibit their work at our annual Monrovia Art Festival & ChalkFest. This is one of the largest events of its kind in Southern California and has been a Monrovia tradition for more than 50 years. In addition, you have the opportunity to attend our professional development workshops. MAFA artists also teach workshops for local students and serve as mentors.

MAFA is a professional community. To join, artists must be juried in by submitting photos of three representative pieces of their work to Frank Zgonc, Jury Chairperson, at along with a one-time $25 jury fee (or $15 for students).

Please read the Jury Criteria before submitting your work.

Once you are a member, we require $36 annual membership dues. Student artists pay $15 a year as long as they are enrolled in a high school or college program.


We have Volunteer Memberships available at the same level as an Artist Membership. You will receive all the benefits of being an artist member and we will acknowledge your name on this site. You’ll receive our newsletters, invitations, correspondence and opportunities, plus the benefit of knowing that you have contributed to a growing, highly esteemed arts organization and are supporting arts education in the region.

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Artist Membership Benefits:

  • Discounts on registration fees to exhibition events
  • Discounts on professional development workshops
  • Exposure at our physical and online galleries
  • Exposure on website, Facebook, Twitter and in Mosaic newsletter
  • Brandscaping opportunities to cross-promote work with other arts associations in the region
  • Professional jurying and competition to improve your art
  • Access to proposal opportunities with the City of Monrovia’s Art in Public Places Committee
  • Updates on other art opportunities in the region
Annual membership dues are $36 for artist members or $15 for student artists 21 and under with valid ID. You may pay by credit card on this site, or drop off a check made out to MAFA at 433 W. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia, Ca 91016.

Explore our list of talented MAFA artists and their work here.

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Enhance the lives of those within our community through interaction with the arts. Increase the opportunities of our children through art education.

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