~ About Us ~


The York Art Association is a nonprofit organization providing opportunities and  empowering people of all walks of life to enjoy the arts. It is a place for local artists, performers and exhibitors to showcase their work. And, it is a place for families to learn about the arts and ways to enjoy being creative, while engaging in new arts. It's a place for the tourist to stop by and buy a souvenir from their travels, or to understand more of the local culture. Art inspires us all. 

The Executive Director is Annette Brennan, and she is dedicated to providing a full range of programming, arts resources and partnership, as well as inviting people of all ages and backgrounds to participate. Annette works with volunteers on teams to further what cannot be done without their help and volunteers are our backbone. A Board of Directors and Advisors help steer the course and ensure financial integrity and truth to the mission.


The York Art Association has 150 members, and these members are both artists and art aficionados.  They provide resources and receive many benefits. Many of the programs and offerings are possible due to members and their support.

Mission Statement

The York Art Association values, promotes and supports the visual, performing and literary arts by providing programs and events for the benefit of the community.

Vision Statement

The vision of the York Art Association is to be a vibrant organization that cultivates the arts for the greater York community.

Benefits of Joining

for Artists & Art Lovers

  • Support the beauty and culture that comes from the arts in our daily lives.
  • Enjoy meeting others who appreciate the arts or are seasoned artists. 
  • Participate in complimentary events and discounts in the gift shop.
  • Purchase art first hand from local artists.
  • Become a part of the community of greater York area and the seaside life.
  • Beautiful gallery for parties and meetings at a low cost.
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Receive recognition for supporting programs as volunteers.

Benefits of Joining for Artists of All Kinds

  • Inclusion of your Bio in various formats 

  • A listing on the York Art Association website (www.yorkartassociation.com)
    with a link to your website or your image

  • Invitations to display your art work in various local venues

  • Attendance at classes in various watercolor, oil, photo and mixed media techniques, including professional development seminars with a discount

  • Members have access to various art books and magazines available at the Gallery

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