Variations Exhibit coming soon at the Marblehead Arts Association

Marblehead Arts Association to host annual Variations Exhibit Photo by Carli Lutz

Starting on April 22, the Marblehead Arts Association (MAA) will be hosting its annual Variations Exhibit, where artist across the country can showcase their work until June 18.

Participants will have the chance to earn awards in the categories of fine arts, photography, and three-dimensional work selected by three esteemed judges.

Harvard Arts Museum Curatorial Research Associate Susan Anderson, Griffin Museum of Photography Executive Director Crista Dix, and Fuller Craft Museum Director of Learning and Engagement Kendall Brinson will be the judges this year.

The award ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 23 during the opening reception from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.

For 100 years now, MAA has showcased the work of artists from New England in the galleries of the historic King Hooper Mansion, built in 1728.

For the past eight years, the King Hooper Mansion has decorated its walls with the work of MAA members and non-members during the annual Variations Exhibit.

Last year, artists across the country were invited to participate in the eight-week display, representing their diverse styles and media.

The exhibit will be available for in-person viewing at 8 Hooper St. in Marblehead on Wednesdays through Sundays from noon until 5 p.m., or virtually on the MAA website at