2017 Kensington “Paint the Town” Labor Day Weekend Show
– Show Dates: Saturday, September 2 through Monday, September 4, 2017
– Registration Dates: July 3 to August 11, 2017 (online by midnight)
– Art Delivery Dates: August 31, and Sept 1, 2017
– Location: Kensington Town Hall/Armory, 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895
Link to Volunteer Signup: https://VolunteerSignup.org/YXFCM
More information about the Show to download:
- Prospectus Explaining Show Details: MAA 2017 Paint the Town Labor Day Weekend Show Prospectus
- Online Show Registration Instructions: MAA 2017 Paint the Town Online Registration Instructions
- Link to Volunteer Signup: https://VolunteerSignup.org/YXFCM
- Show Flyer: MAA 2017 Paint the Town Labor Day Weekend Show Flyer
“PAINT THE TOWN 2017” Plein Air Event Information
– RULES –
Saturday, Sept 2, 2017 (from Daybreak to 3:00 PM)
The Plein Air Event competition is an open show within the main show with separate competitions for youths and adults. Artwork must be completed between daybreak and 3:00 PM, Saturday, September 2. Participation in the main show is not required. Artworks will be judged for awards beginning at 3:00 PM. Artwork will be on display and available for sale, if desired, through Monday.
Award winners will be recognized at the Saturday evening Awards Reception from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
- $10 for non-members 18 and over. No charge to MAA members.
- Minors (under 18 years old) must have the written permission of their guardians and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. MAA is not responsible for the safety/security of Plein Air Event participants.
- Payment will be accepted in form of checks and cash only. Please note on the form if the artist will NOT be entering their painting for sale and/or in the competition.
- All artists must complete the full registration form with FULL contact information.
Registration Dates: Thursday, August 31, 5:00-7:00 PM; Friday, September 1, 9:00 – 11:00 AM, or Saturday, September 2, from 8:00 – 11:30 AM. Register in person at the Kensington Town Hall Armory, 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD.
Competition Rules: All work must be completed between daybreak and returned by 3pm on Saturday for the judging and for sale. Judging will begin at 3pm sharp. One painting per artist may be entered for the competition. There will be a separate judging for children, youths, and adults.
All art MUST be of the Kensington area in the artist’s preferred medium and style. Artwork may be framed only “AFTER” the judging process is complete.
The Artist’s name, phone number and a price should be listed on the back of each artwork. Labels will be available during the take-in at the Armory.
All sold Plein Air artwork on display for sale will remain in the show with a red sales dot until 3:30 PM on Monday, September 4 when customer pickup begins.
Please be sure to have your canvas or paper stamped at the Armory prior to beginning to paint.
Only artwork on stamped canvases, panel, or paper will be considered for the judging and prize awards on Saturday.
2017 Paint the Town Show Reminders–Message sent August 2
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, August 11, 2017
ART DELIVERY DATES: August 31, and Sept. 1
SHOW DATES: September 2 – 4, 2017
LOCATION: Kensington Town Hall/Armory, 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895
Your show committee has planned an amazing Labor Day weekend art show. Now is the perfect time to register your beautiful paintings! The REGISTRATION Deadline is around the corner now on 8/11, but your ART DELIVERY is not due until THE END OF THE MONTH as always. There is plenty of time to have your one mandatory Kensington piece, and other paintings ready. You only need your FINAL painting titles, medium, and prices to register (no images required). Be sure to read the Prospectus thoroughly also. So continue creating and preparing for this exciting show! Also please remember to sign-up for volunteer online. This may be done ahead anytime.
All Labor Day Show information may be found at: www.MontgomeryArt.org. Click on Labor Day Show/Flyer heading at top right for the LD show webpage for full information. Scroll Down on the Labor Day Show webpage for past show articles and Plein Air information also (also on the prospectus page 3). Registration online is at top right on the Purple Box of website (the direct link is below).
The direct link to get to the Labor Day Show/Flyer page is:
At that location you will find all the information about the show–just click the link next to the document you want.
Prospectus Explaining Show Details: MAA 2017 Paint the Town Labor Day Weekend Show Prospectus
Online Show Registration Instructions: MAA 2017 Paint the Town Online Registration Instructions
Show Flyer: MAA 2017 Paint the Town Labor Day Weekend Show Flyer
Link to Volunteer Signup: https://VolunteerSignup.org/YXFCM (volunteering is required).
For the online registration/entry go to:
Our Labor Day Show runs during the time of the Kensington Labor Day Festival and Parade. On exhibit will be a dynamic collection of hundreds of multiple media works from our finest metropolitan area artists. Nearly 2,500 guests and patrons/collectors visit the show! This popular Kensington show is a highlight and staple in Montgomery County communities. Many paintings find new homes during this successful show. There is a special Invitational section for invited professional artists also. We also have our Plein Air competition on Saturday.
NEW this year we will have special ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS masterfully done by highly experienced artists. This will be an extra educational treat for our registrants. Watch for future show announcements and promotions on Facebook also.
Additional original paintings may be shown in bins also along with prints at no extra charge (artist/titles/prices on each piece only). See Binwork in the Prospectus. Paintings must be on flat panels boards (no stretched canvas), or in matted works, all in plastic sleeves. Binwork and art cards are very successful in our show also.
VOLUNTEERING: Sign up for your volunteer duty(ies) now to be sure you have the posts and days you need (volunteering is required). You may do this any time before or after registration. Volunteering is an excellent way to network and meet highly talented, experienced artists. You may sign up for more than one volunteer post which is highly encouraged.
HANGING COMMITTEE: Invites you to join us and to sign-up for the hanging on Friday, Sept 1st from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Our hanging system is easy and your input and help is truly valued. It is so helpful to know where your art will be hung. Plus it is rewarding to be a part of a beautifully hung and special show. Experienced artists work with everyone in small groups for a section of the show. It is magical to see the show go up at once! Link to Volunteer Signup: https://VolunteerSignup.org/YXFCM
SET UP and TAKE DOWN COMMITTEE: We will need MUSCLE to help us with setting up the floor on 8/31, and taking down equipment on 9/5.
While all areas of the show need your help, these key areas above are where strong support is needed for the show structure.
I am available for questions now at: Custom_Interiors@ChoquetteInteriorDesign.com (email preferred). I can direct you to the right person for help. It will be harder to reach help towards registration deadline but we will do our best for you. I wish you much success in preparing and finalizing your artwork for the show.
On behave of our board and show committee – Thank you in advance for volunteering and for contributing your fantastic artwork to this grand art event!
MAA Kensington 2017 Paint the Town Labor Day Show Chairman
Pat Choquette, 2017 Show Chair
2017 Paint the Town Show Announcement and Call to Artists–Message sent July 3
Registration dates: July 3 – August 11; Register online
The Montgomery Art Association and the Town of Kensington cordially invite the public to attend our premier Kensington 2017 “PAINT THE TOWN” Labor Day Weekend Art Show, on September 2 – 4, at the Kensington Town Hall/Armory, 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895.
This signature event begins on Saturday with a youth and adult “Plein Air Event” competition with artists painting throughout the town. The main show runs concurrently with the Kensington Labor Day Festival and Parade. On exhibit will be a dynamic collection of multiple media works of 500+ entries from over 145 of our finest metropolitan area artists. The MAA is a nonprofit art organization which supports the visual arts, children’s art programs, and local college art scholarships.
The Prospectus and Registration will be available online from 7/3 – 8/11. Entries will be received on a first-come, first-served basis as space permits. Artists (18 yrs. and over) are invited to join and submit entries. Multiple cash prizes will be awarded in these categories: Kensington, Landscape, Still Life, Portrait (people and animals), and Abstract/3D (sculpture). One piece must be based on a subject within the 20895 zip code of Kensington (abstract interpretations ok). “Best in Show” will be awarded from the Kensington category. Promotional efforts are in the works now for this exciting art event.
We are pleased to announce Walt Bartman as our judge for the event. Walt Bartman is the Director and founder of the Yellow Barn in Glen Echo and the co-founder of the Griffin Art Center, Frederick, MD. He is an internationally-collected landscape artist and renowned local instructor offering painting classes, and national/international workshops. Examples of Walt’s new work can be seen on his website.
Message from Labor Day Show Chair: Pat Choquette–Message Sent June 3
Mark Your Calendars for our “PAINT THE TOWN” Labor Day Weekend Art Show!
Our annual MAA Kensington Labor Day Weekend Art Show will be held on Sat, Sept 2 – Mon, Sept 4 this year, at the Kensington Town Hall/Armory. Artists are invited to participate. One work must be based on a subject within the 20895 zip code of Kensington – a requirement for participation. Our Labor Day Weekend Show is very well attended and is quite successful.
*REGISTRATION for the show will begin and end EARLIER this year (please note), along with renewal of MAA membership. If you will be entering in several categories, consider beginning work on your entries now. We encourage your latest and best work as always for the show.
The Labor Day Weekend Show will also include 2D visual and 3D sculptural art to be judged for several awards in the following categories: Kensington, Landscape, Still Life, Portrait (people and animals), and Abstract/3D. One painting in the Kensington category is chosen for the “Best in Show” winner of the Bertha Clum award. Binwork will be allowed also. Over 500+ works are exhibited annually in this show that runs concurrently with the Kensington Labor Day Parade and Festival.
Our “Plein Air Event” will be held on Saturday, Sept 2nd, starting at daybreak. Artists “paint the town” of Kensington on this day, creating excitement for the area and neighboring communities. You may even catch a glimpse of the press.
– There will also be an Invitational for accomplished artists and instructors also who have participated with MAA in some way. Their artwork will be judged separately for award(s) also.
– The Labor Day show Prospectus with full details will be posted soon, along with a Volunteer Sign-up once registration begins on July 3rd.
We welcome and encourage all volunteers. If you would like to volunteer early please contact:
Pat Choquette, Show Chairman, at Custom_Interiors@ChoquetteInteriorDesign.com or 301-633-6173 (please leave a message). Help is needed in many areas of the show.
Wishing everyone much excitement and success creating your art as we prepare for our Paint the Town Art Show!
– Pat Choquette, Paint the Town Show Chairman (301-633-6173)
MAA Show Flyers
Flyers are prepared for shows that the MAA sponsors. The flyers are posted here so that participants can use them in their communications with their friends and clients.
2016 Kensington “Paint the Town” Labor Day Weekend Show
The 2016 “Paint the Town” Labor Day Weekend Art Show was wonderful! Participating artists entered one piece indicative of the Town of Kensington, or within the 20895 zip code (as well as their other pieces). We had 120 participating artists and over 500 artworks! And great sales too!
– Show program in ready-to-print pages: 2016 Kensington Paint the Town Program
– Information about the show: 2016 “Paint the Town” Labor Day Show Information Form
– Registration Instructions: 2016 “Paint the Town” Labor Day Show Online Registration Instructions
– Show flyer: 2016 Kensington “Paint the Town” Labor Day Weekend Art Show Flyer