The Jamaica Plain Artists Association is open to visual artists in and around Boston, Massachusetts who create and promote art in our community.  Members include painters, photographers, sculptors, designers, ceramists, jewelers, mosaic and book artists, printmakers and digital media artists at any stage of development. 


JPAA's mission is to foster a supportive community of artists, promote members' art to a broad audience, and work with organizations, businesses and individuals to benefit our members and the community. By using our vision and power as artists we hope to create a more beautiful, diverse and inclusive environment. 

We do this by: 

  • Exhibiting our work throughout the community

  • Collaborating with local nonprofits and businesses to nurture the arts

  • Strengthening relationships in the community across the diverse neighborhoods

  • Filling gaps in resources

  • Holding regular meetings and critiques for our members

  • Creating and hosting art exhibitions to highlight members' work

  • Providing members with marketing support through the JPAA website

  • Support advocacy efforts to raise the profile of the arts throughout Boston

JPAA Steering Committee

Connie Bigony
Suzanne Hoffman
Cynthia Kollios
Erica Nazzaro
Fiona O'Connor
Andrea Tamkin
Richard Youngstrom

JPAA Organizational Team

Google Group List: Jessica Burko
Website Events Page: Celeste Bocchicchio-Chaudhri
Website Team: Mary McCusker and Nancy Marks
Technology Adviser: Charlie Rosenberg
Treasurer: Nancy Nichols

Contact us!

Questions for the Steering Committee, community collaborations or exhibition opportunities:

Questions about membership: or see our Contact/Join page

Questions about the website:

Erik Gehring at the JP Open Studios

Erik Gehring at the JP Open Studios

Stacey Messier at the JP Open Studios

Stacey Messier at the JP Open Studios