MAAA Art Gallery at Syd’s

Can you imagine a place where you can view exquisite fine art exactly as it would look in a contemporary living room? Twenty-seven artists invite you to visit the MAAA ART GALLERY at Syd’s Carpet & Snooze Room, the spacious, multi-room furniture store in Downtown Keene, NH. 

MAAA Art Gallery features

  • Seasonal changes of art and accompanying openings
  • Monthly get-togethers for artists and the public, TBA.
  • Syd’s staff manage sales
  • Current MAAA membership is required; no other fees to participate. New member artists are encouraged to join the ongoing exhibit as it changes every four months.
Another shot of a second room in MAAA's gallery at Syds

Workshop with Mary Iselin: 

Seeing (and Using!) Color and Light in your Oil, Pastel, or Acrylic Painting

June 15, 2024, 10am-4pm, Stone Arch Village, Community Room, 835 Court Street, Keene, NH 

In this workshop, we will briefly explore how to see both color and light and explore techniques for using both in our work to enhance interest, excitement, and hopefully, to add that special “magic” that makes painting worthwhile.


Workshop Leader Mary Iselin

In the comfort of Jeanne Maguire Thieme’s warm and welcoming studio in Swanzey, NH, MAAA members can participate in monthly Critiques led by Jeanne herself.

  • Artists in all visual media are invited
  • Group size is limited to 7 each month
  • Each participant may bring 1-2 pieces for discussion
  • Participants can expect encouragement, feedback, support and suggestions
  • Attendees contribute potluck snack offerings, tea provided
  • No fee to attend but registration is required. 

Artist and teacher Jeanne Maguire Thieme

Spring and Fall Meetings

Twice a year the association gathers for meetings, usually at Hannah Grimes Center on Roxbury Street in Keene. Programs include updates on association business, workshops, demonstrations and socializing with other members. Refreshments are provided and the get-togethers are free and open to the public. 

Member Exhibits: Crowell Gallery, Newfane, VT

Periodically, Monadnock Area Artists Association members have opportunities to exhibit at unscheduled shows. In 2024, the association will be inviting members to join the July show at the Crowell Gallery in Newfane, VT. More information in the MAAA e-News. This event is volunteer-led and we welcome initiatives like this.