Association of Masonic Arts

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Dear Brethren and Friends of the Masonic Arts,

No matter where the Freemasonry will go in the Future, its roots always will be deep in Operative Masonry, in the Fine Arts, Music and Architecture.

Like the Heaven is watching always its changeable reflection on the Earth, following the plan of the Supreme Architect of the Universe. The Time is flowing over the Matrix of the Life, making the invisible things visible, and the flourishing empires – fruitless sand in the Desert of the memories. But the Great ideas are radiating always from the Masonic legends and masterpieces, transforming the mortal human beings in one immortal Mankind.

The steps of the Master Masons– Artists, Builders, Architects, Musicians or Writers  can’t be wipe out, because they are only allegorical shadow of the Light; they are the Cristal mirrors of the Supreme Conciseness, pulsating in the infinite Cosmos.

The great civilizations of Antiquity – Egypt, the Greco – Roman World  of the Mediterranean cultures, Persia, Ancient India and China left us not only ruins of beautiful temples, but the Flame and Spirit of the Creator, who is creating Order out of Chaos always and everywhere in this incredible spectacle of the Creation.

In their masterpieces in the Fine Arts and Architecture our Brethren – Craftsmen, used and locked an ancient Wisdom and Knowledge, which dimensions were beyond the limits of the contemporary world. They were one step ahead always; one step no matter what is the time – line – 600 BC or 1700 AD.

To the memory of them – our Brethren – Masters of the Arts and Architecture, is dedicated the Association of Masonic Arts.

The mission of the Association of Masonic Arts is to serve to the Masonic Communities in America and around the world; to popularize the Masonic Art History and to preserve the artifacts of the Masonic Arts and Symbolism; to support the Masonic Authors in their works and researches; to organize exhibitions, theatrical presentations and concerts, charity events and conferences; to provide education about the Masonic Arts and Architecture, about their History and Symbolism.

In the conditions of the new Global Society we would like to bring more light and attention to our Symbolic Treasure and contemporary works.

To reach our goals we are working to improve the introduction of the Masonic History of the Arts and Architecture in front of our American Contemporary Society and to bring more International attention and participants it the creativity process of the Masonic Arts.

We are dedicating our time to collect, preserve and expose the artifacts of the Masonic Arts.

We are working to support the research of the biographies of the Ancient and Medieval Masonic Authors and Architects, to find the symbols in their works and to restore the greatness and perfection of our Masonic Operative School.

We are working to help the improvement of the professional level of our Contemporary Masonic Authors and to give them more possibility and stage for presentations of their ideas and projects.

We are working to create more connections and relationships between the Masonic Authors, to support the open dialog about the Masonic Arts and Symbolism.

Dear Brethren and Fellows Lovers of the Arts, Welcome to our presentational site. We will try to present to you the best of the Art work of our Craft.

Please, contact us with any questions or remarks, with any ideas on the field of the Arts and Architecture!

Sincerely yours,

Dimitar Mavrov,

Executive Secretary

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Founded in 2013, the Association of Masonic Arts is actively involved in laying the groundwork for a far greater appreciation of the significance of the Masonic Arts, and its recognizable material culture in Western history and beyond. Though the beautiful objects of the Craft have long been a focus of great fondness for Masons, the serious potential in using the wider appreciation of its themes and symbolic meanings has been under-appreciated as a simple way of bringing all those connected with Masonic traditions together. The AMA will strongly pursue the goal of fostering greater research, dialogue, courteous debate and vigorous application of basic artistic enthusiasm towards a higher purpose. History is clear from all periods of world history, and particularly in the West,  that the Fine Arts can be a very pragmatic and virtuous means of mending differences, while at the same time increasing appraisal of the best of human nature, or at the very least ameliorating the worst. This potential in the Masonic Fine Arts has seriously been under-used in the Masonic community considered in its broadest sense, as all those connected to Masonic traditions by diverse initiative vow.

In pursuing this high purpose, the Association of Masonic Arts in no way seeks to challenge received acknowledgments and distinctions in regard to recognition. Rather, it seeks to use the simple and virtuous enthusiasm that so many feel toward the beautiful objects and arts of Freemasonry as a useful and clearly harmless way of providing a space for dialogue in a forum of artistic appreciation. Therefore, the purpose and intent of the AMA have a deeply unified viewpoint of diverse possibilities that are always present when human beings engage in any appreciation of the Fine Arts.  This is its only purpose, and will ever remain so. The arts traditionally speak to higher ideals, and appreciation of those ideas can be employed for virtuous purposes. The ideals embraced by the Directors and Members of the AMA are simply those of Freemasonry more generally considered—fraternity, human respect for liberty, equality, and fellowship.

To this purpose, it must be made clear that the Association of Masonic Arts is not and never will seek to be or become a Masonic Lodge, Conclave, Encampment or Rite. Its goal is to be a forum and potential source of information and research for any serious person who appreciates and holds generally to the ideals of Freemasonry. The AMA will also seriously undertake to correct distortions in society about the nature of Masonic ideals, as expressed in its arts and material culture. It will do this by interacting with the media in a lively way to make sure that casualness, sloppiness or malice are not allowed to sully the beautiful meanings of the Craft’s symbols. While ever-mindful of important traditions of ritual secrecy in the Craft, the Association will pursue research and dialogue which can make clear basic Masonic intents in a way that can use the Masonic Arts for a greater force for good in society.

Since so many recent and very popular works  of different media, both of fiction, as well as popular movies have used Masonic symbols in varying ways, from good, to perhaps harmless, to the truly unfortunate, the AMA will seeks to use the unity of its forum amongst diversely initiated members to find some common-ground to provide needed critical response. Thus the AMA will seek through dialogue between its members, to identify the proper road for response to any distortions of Masonic meanings and symbols in popular culture. So the AMA seeks simply to develop the potential of a common spirit of appreciation among its members which can provide a potential protection for Masonic meanings in the hurly-burly of society and media. Its unique position as a venue for Masonic arts appreciation and research will always have a wider purpose while being respectful of the Landmarks of the Craft and Masonic decorum. In the ultimate sense, the AMA aims to be helpful parts of the Craft’s goal of increasing fellowship between people, and effectively using unified organizational means for this purpose.

Our Goals

* Creating Museum of Masonic Arts and Architecture;

* Organizing Academy of Masonic Arts;

* Supporting The George Washington Memorial

Our Values:

Our work is built around two core sets of Ancient Masonic Values:

* Knowledge, Wisdom, and Beauty;

* Brotherly Love, Relief and Charity;

Board of Directors

Most Honourable Chairman – MW Thomas W. Jackson

Executive Secretary of AMA – Dimitar G. Mavrov

Director of Masonic Diplomacy – Peter Paul Fuchs

administrative-director

Administrative Director of AMA – Nikola Nikolov

member

Director of Strategy – MW Capt. Dr. Balaram Biswakumar, OSM

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Award for Masonic Leadership – Marcos Jose da Sylva

Grand Ambassadors

S. Rajagopal
Grand Ambassador Asia
Carlos S. Castaneda
Grand Ambassador – Central America
Ferenc Sebok
Grand Ambassador – Europe
Georgii Dergachev
Grand Ambassador – Russia
Paulo Alves Koo
Paulo Alves Koo – South America

Ambassadors of Masonic Arts

Continental Representative:   Amb. David R. Sandy
Baja California:   Amb. Juan Lopez Ibara

Costa Rica:   Amb. Victor Martinez

Guatemala:   Amb. Juan Carlos Giron Sagastume

Haiti:   Amb. Bro. Smith Barthelus

Mexico:   Amb. Armando Torres

Argentina:   Grand Amb. Angel Jorge Clavero

Argentina /Interiorem/: Amb. Juan Jose Juri

    Buenos Aires – City: Amb. Gustavo Adrian Mollo

   Buenos Aires – Provincia: Amb. Alejo Neyeloff

                    Santa Fe:Amb. Miguel Angel Narduzzi

 

Bolivia:   Amb. Cristian Flores

Brazil:   GLM:

                             Minas Gerais:   Amb. Rodrigo Otavio dos Anjos

Rio Grande do Sul:   Amb. Marcos Hans

Brazil:   GOB:  

Grand Amb. Paulo Alves Koo

Assistant Grand Amb. Jose Arimateia Soares de Almeida

Acre: Amb. Jose Augusto de Araujo Rodrigues

                             Alagoas:   Amb. Derli Klusener

                             Amapa:   Amb. Joao Francisco Guimaraes

Amazonas: Amb. Carlos Cesar Batista Sousa

Bahia: Amb. Silvio de Souza Cardim

Brasilia, F.D.:  Amb. Helio Pereira Leite

Brasilia, F.D. – Circumstant:   Amb. Jose Eduardo de Miranda

Brasilia – South:  Amb. Natanael South de Almeida

Brasilia – North:  Amb. Edson Fernandes Kdouk

Brasilia – West:  Amb. Carlos Eduardo Pereira

Ceara:   Amb. Seridiao Correia Montenegro

Espirito Santo: Amb. Euclesio Ribeiro da Silva

Goias: Amb. Helio Moreira

Maranhao: Amb. Jose de Jesus Billio Mendes

                             Mato Grosso:   Amb. Ney Alves de Arruda  

                             Mato Grosso do Sul:   Amb. Nelson Vieira de Souza

Minas Gerais:   Amb.Amintas de Araujo Xavier

Para:   Amb. Jose Tadeu Charone Bitar

Paraiba:   Amb. Aderaldo Pereira de Olivera

Parana:   Amb. Carlos Alberto Rattman

Pernambuco:   Amb. Jose Flavio Chaves Barbosa Junior de Britto

Piaui: Amb. Francisco Jose de Sousa

Regio dos Lagos – RJ:   Amb. Francisco Otavio Figueiredo Salgueiro

Rio de Janeiro: Amb. Edimo Muniz Pinho

Rio de Janeiro-Niteroi: Amb. Arimar Fabiano Ferreira

Rio Grande do Norte: Amb. Luiz Gonzaga de Oliveira

Rio Grande do Sul:   Amb. Jorge Colombo Borges

Rondonia: Amb. Nelson Rangel Soares Filho

Roraima: Amb. Divino Carlos Gouvea

Santa Catarina: Amb. Wagner Sandoval Barbosa

Sao Paulo:   Amb. Edwin Parra Rocco

Sao Paulo – Interiorem: Amb. Antonio Gavioli

Sao Paolo – Civitatem:   Amb. Aristides Rubiao Alves Meira Filho

Sao Paolo – Urbem:   Amb. Egisto Rigoli

Sergipe: Amb. Clairton de Santana

Tocantins: Amb. Antonio Ernani Martins

Cuba: Victor Julián Avila Ametler

Paraguay: Amb. Edgar Sanchez Caballero

Peru:   Amb. Gonzalo Diaz Chiarella

UGLE – Northeren Division:   Amb. MW Colin Vaughan Foster

UGLE – Southeren Division:   Amb. Martin Juri

USA:

Minnesota:   Amb. Nickolay Kolarov

New Hampshire:   Amb. Ryan Joseph Flynn

New York – Amb. Angel Millar

Pennsylvania:   Amb. Ralph Michael deSiano

Armenia:   Amb. Juan Abadjian

India:   Grand Amb. S. Rajagopal

Japan:   Amb. Janos Cegledy

New Zealand:   Amb. Tony Bridge
Europe

Hungary:   Grand Amb. Ferenc Sebok

Belgium: Amb. Bernard Ghilissen

Croatia:   Amb. Leon Zakrajsek

Cyprus:   Amb. Andreas Charalambous

Italy:   Amb. Cristiano Franceschini

Romania:   Amb. Claudiu Iounescu

Russia:   Grand Amb. Georgii Dergachev

Serbia:   Amb. Ivan Ksanovich

Switzerland:   Amb. Joel Mathias Jenny

Turkey:   Amb. S. Sari

Award of Honor

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           The Directors and Ambassadors of the Association of Masonic Arts extend their noblest salutation and highest resolve of shared common purpose

to our Chairman of the Board of Directors

Most Honorable MW Brother Thomas W. Jackson

on the occasion of establishing

Annual Award in His Honor

for Masonic Leadership,

and Personal commitment and Dedication

to the Development of the Masonic and Symbolic Arts

in the World.

 It is the high privilege of the Association of Masonic Arts to bear witness to the deepest realm of common understanding and support with the Recipients of this Award in Honor of our Noble Masonic Brother.

Every Year the Executive Secretary of the Association of Masonic Arts will consult and choose with the Members of the Board of Directors one Grand Master or Past Grand Master to be honored with this Award, on the base of his support to the organization of the World Festival of Masonic Arts “Apollo”, or creating special Programs for presentation of the Association, and the Masonic Symbolic Arts in the contemporary World.

We attest that all in our Association will give the utmost vigor to bolster the success of their every endeavor for the success of Masonic Light, and appreciation of the Beauty of the Craft throughout the world.

 Dimitar Mavrov,

Executive Secretary  of the AMA