Modern Masters of America (MMA)
Welcome to the Operation Protect & Defend Modern Masters of America Fine Art Contest. This contest offers students the opportunity to express their views on important Constitutional issues through the vehicle of artistic expression.
- Platinum Award – $1,000
- Gold Award – $800
- Silver Award – $600
- Bronze Award – $300
- Honorable Mention Awards – $100 each
Contest entries for the 2023 Modern Masters of America Contest must be submitted online via the Registration form at the bottom of this page. Refer to the prompt and instructions (links below) for further details.
All submissions must be registered by March 24, 2023.
All art pieces must be dropped off at California Lawyers for the Arts on Tuesday, March 28 or Wednesday, March 29 between 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm. California Lawyers for the Arts is located at 2015 J Street, Suite 204, Sacramento, CA 95811. Art submissions not received by 6:00 pm on March 29 will not be entered into the contest.
In-Person Gallery Reception
Operation Protect and Defend will host a reception for the student artists at Sol Collective on Friday, March 31, 2023 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The gallery is located at 2574 21st Street in Sacramento. At the reception, students will have the opportunity to engage with our panel of art judges, view all of the contest entries, and have their artwork displayed in a professional art gallery. We encourage family and friends to attend this special event in support of the artists, too! During the reception, the panel of art judges will view the submissions, speak with the artists, and determine award winners using an established rubric (see Judging Criteria above). Winning students will be notified at a later date, and those students will be invited to attend OPD’s Law Day Dinner, where cash prizes will be awarded to the top pieces (see Awards above).
Past MMA exhibits/photos
REGISTRATION2023 MODERN MASTERS OF AMERICA FINE ART PIECE DESCRIPTION AND STUDENT / PARENT RELEASE FORMS