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  • 14 Jan 2021 8:40 PM | Martina Sestakova (Administrator)

    By Martina Sestakova

    Members of Montgomery Art Association come from all walks of life and their artworks and creative processes reflect this wonderful variety. In this blog, we invite you to enjoy a selection of pieces that explore the color lime green in art. Enjoy this lovely variety of ideas!

    Sue Fierston, "Coos Bay" (8x10" white line woodcut). Foggy Coos Bay, Oregon, woodcut made with xacto knife on plywood panel, oh did my hand ache afterward!


    Paige Friedeman, "#6 Remix" (a 4ft base tetrahedron sculpture). This piece (part of a sponsored commission by One Montgomery Green) made by myself and artists Mary Del Bianco. It is made of mixed media but mainly incorporates repurposed plastic material that are #6 Polystyrene, which is not recyclable in Montgomery County. It was reshaped and manipulated to represent flowers, insects and other organic shapes from nature to remind us all to appreciate the little things around us and reduce our plastic waste. 


    Paula Eillum, "Sonja’s View" (9x12" pastel on sanded paper). Mexican countryside outside of San Miguel de Allende where I have spent the past 11 winters.  


    Alan Rich, "Gretta" (16x20" acrylic on cradled wood panel). One of a few car portraits I've done.


    Judith Levine, "Outside Klum Park (9x12" watercolour on Fabriano 140l lb cold press paper).


    Dora Patin, “Pom Poms” (8x10" oil on panel). This is my standard poodle, Darcy. This special panel was sold by Trekell for their annual pet portrait competition.


    Jennifer Kahn Barlow, "Potential” (12x16" oil on canvas). Green is the color of beginnings!


    Tena Turner, "Summer Flowers" (15x11" watercolor on Fabriano paper). My best offering, lots of green, and some is lime,, especially some small details in the yellow iris. 


    Martina Sestakova,  "It Might Mean Something" (26x20" watercolors and acrylics on yupo). The title is words out of Mary Oliver's poem, 'Watering the Stones'. I love Oliver's work and really enjoy exploring her words and their perceived meanings through colors, shapes, and textures.


    Rosemary Behizadeh Yue, "Summer Respite" (16x20" acrylic on canvas). Many greens describe cool shadows and lush foliage along a small creek. 


    Jenny Wilson, "Violet Coast" (16x24" acrylic on canvas). An imaginary coastline perhaps in Maine or Cornwall.


    Jennifer Beaudet, “Into the Weeds” (30x40” oil on canvas). Inspired by coastal Rhode Island and my morning runs past the lush marshland.


    Ingrid Lohr Matuszewski, "Clore Road" (20x20" oil on canvas) Madison, VA series. This piece is inspired by childhood memories of Clore Road in Madison County, Virginia where my great-grandfather started Clore Furniture in the 18oo's. This is an abstracted version of the road to the homestead and Clore Furniture.


    Thank you for stopping by and enjoying the artworks of our members! Be sure to check out our other blogs as we celebrate the unique artworks of local Montgomery County artists.   

  • 2 Jan 2021 11:57 AM | Anonymous

    Our exhibition team has been busy designing an innovative and creative lineup of online and in-person shows for 2021. We're pleased to share the schedule for the year ahead, so that you can start planning.

    ONGOING
    Tasting Room Exhibits at Windridge Winery

    Submit works depicting the Maryland region for consideration for an ongoing, in-person exhibit at the winery in Darnestown. Winery staff select works for display. First entry deadline is December 24 for a January 12-March 15 show. More info

    JANUARY-FEBRUARY
    MAA at Art Enables

    Entries are being accepted through December 28 for this in-person and online show in support of the DC-based nonprofit. Subject is your choice. Show runs mid-January through February. More info

    FEBRUARY-MARCH
    Light & Hope: An Online Exhibition

    Our first themed exhibit of the year focuses on light and hope. Members may submit one 2D or 3D work for this online show. Call for entries is January 10-20; show runs February 1-March 31. More info

    MARCH-APRIL
    3D Works: An Online Exhibition

    We’ll showcase three-dimensional media in this online exhibit. Subject is your choice; you’ll be able to submit up to five images. Call for entries is February 10-20; show runs March 1-April 30. More info

    APRIL-MAY
    Our Stories, Our Journeys

    In conjunction with this online show, join a workshop on how to tell the stories behind your art. We'll also cohost an online storytelling happy hour with members of the Bender Jewish Community Center in Rockville, introducing your art to a new audience.  

    JUNE
    Creative Expressions

    We don’t know yet whether our annual judged show will be in person or online. But this marquee event on our annual calendar will continue nonetheless, with a judge awarding prizes in multiple categories.

    JULY-AUGUST
    Fantasy: An Online Exhibition

    Fantasy is defined as “the faculty or activity of imagining things, especially things that are impossible or improbable.” How does that translate to your artwork? Let’s explore it in this online exhibition.

    SEPTEMBER
    Paint the Town Labor Day Show

    Fingers crossed that conditions allow for our annual Paint the Town Labor Day Show and plein air competition to take place! If so, the weekend-long event will be September 4-6 in Kensington.

    NOVEMBER-DECEMBER
    10x10 Online Show and Sale

    Just in time for the holidays: Members will be invited to create any work that’s 10x10 inches in size and priced at $100. We’ll promote the show as a way to purchase cool holiday gifts.

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    More Info: Full details about these exhibitions will be added to our website as soon as they become available. Additional shows may be added, too, and all shows and dates are subject to change. We'll always send you info via email and post it on social media. 

    Shows Planning Team: Vice Presidents, Shows: Elissa Poma, Miguel Mitchell. Show Managers: Meredith Osterman, Rachel Patton, Jan Rowland, Martina Sestakova, Kathy Tynan, Anastasia Walsh, Helen Wood.

    Volunteer with Us: Interested in being a show manager or helping to produce a show? Email us.

  • 25 Dec 2020 1:47 PM | Kathleen Tynan (Administrator)

    Lives in: Gaithersburg MD. After moving to one country to another every four years, I finally moved to Gaithersburg, Maryland.  I grew up in Manila, Philippines and married my husband 40 years ago who is a Swiss. Raised two boys and now a very proud grandmother to a boy. 

    Website:  fitspecific.com

    Media and subject: Mixed media. I create anything that comes to mind and abstract it. 

    Why you joined MAA: To meet other artists and non- artists alike. 

    Something fun about you: I love to cook and feed people, I love to socialize, play tennis. I just love to have fun! 

    Artist Biography:  Cecilia Tobler was a personal trainer for twenty plus years retired about twelve years ago. Cecilia lived and moved from one country to another every four years with her family in the last 35 years. Cecilia didn’t intend to be an artist until the family moved to Berlin, Germany.  Her first impressions were that the whole city looked like an art museum. While in Berlin, Cecilia decided to teach herself to paint. Her love for colors and textures inspired her to create big paintings. Cecilia’s work was exhibited twice in Havana, Cuba with two other Cuban, artists. 

           

  • 25 Dec 2020 1:24 PM | Kathleen Tynan (Administrator)

    Lives in: Rockville, MD

    Media & Subject: Acrylic (including fluorescent and phosphorescent versions) and mixed media. My subjects are primarily sourced from science fiction and fantasy.

    Your experiences as an artist: In reflecting on my public experiences as an artist, I feel that I have had three periods when I actively exhibited my paintings: in my 20s with my father at Sundays in the Park in Boston, at Third Friday events in downtown Salisbury, MD a decade ago, and now with MAA.  My work has been shown in the Creative Expressions receiving and Honorable Mention in the Portrait category; Kensington Library, and the Kensington Paint the Town Show, Colorful Exploration at Glenview Mansion, Oasis Gallery, and the more recent virtual Portrait Show. 

    Why you joined MAA: I joined MAA in March 2019 because I wanted to meet other visual artists in the area and to have the opportunity to exhibit with them and support each other. 

    Why you volunteered to Chair Hospitality: I volunteered to join the MAA board and become the committee chair for hospitality because I liked throwing parties! Bringing good food and drink is all about making any event a party. I recommended Bota Nero in Rockville, MD to cater the Paint the Town Show – MAA’s largest annual show. I thought it was important to have a source of delicious, varied, and safely prepared food for such a large public event.  I think that really raised the fun level of the show and most people really liked the food and sangria.

    Why you want to be the Co-VP of Shows: I enjoy helping to create a variety of art events for our members, increasing their visibility to the public in a way that enhances their ability to sell their work.

    Something fun about you: In addition to being a crazy chemist, throwing in chemical effects to enhance my art, I am also a science fiction and fantasy writer and won 3rd place for a short story submitted to the 2020 Baltimore Science Fiction Society Amateur Writing Contest.

    Artist Biography:  I started doing visual art at the age of 4, learning from my late father, James Marcus Mitchell, co-founder of the Boston Afro-American Artists Association.  When I was in college, my father and I exhibited together at the outdoor Sunday in the Park art shows in Roxbury, the largest African-American section of Boston.

    My love of both science and art made me stay involved in both. Even while getting my B.S. in chemistry at M.I.T. in Cambridge, MA, I painted a sea monster on the wall of my coed fraternity.  After getting my Ph.D. in organic chemistry and retired after 23+ years as a chemistry professor, I now have the opportunity in my new science editor job to be more deeply immersed in the visual arts.  One of my central themes is otherness, representing that which is outside of our normal experience in a way that challenges instinctive rejection of the other, fostering both intellectual and spiritual growth. Otherness fits in well with my love of creating science fiction and fantasy art. My application of fluorescence and phosphorescence in some of my paintings accentuates light-dark interplay and enhances the illusion of depth.

    Website: https://miguelmitchell.wixsite.com/miguelmitchellsart

                    

  • 21 Dec 2020 3:02 PM | Martina Sestakova (Administrator)

    By Martina Sestakova

    Members of Montgomery Art Association come from all walks of life and their artworks and creative processes reflect this wonderful variety. In this blog, we invite you to enjoy a selection of pieces that explore REPETITION in art. Enjoy this lovely variety of ideas!

    Angela White, "Transition" (24x30" encaustic on wood cradle). It’s the first painting where I combined repeated patterns with sea/landscape imagery.


    Martina Sestakova, "At This Very Moment" (4x6, watercolor on yupo). I enjoy using lines in my artworks: as a repetitive elements and a pattern aspect. I often think of trunks of trees as lines, of rivers and their twists as lines. Doing the same movement with my brush feels healing and meditative to me. e movement with my brush feels healing and meditative to me.


    Alexandra Treadaway, "Swallowtail's Pleasure" (22" x 11" watercolor). Repetitive background in ‘neutral’ watercolors to show off Swallowtail repeatedly sipping nectar.


    Heather Pattee Medrano, "Abstract Tree" ( 36" x 24" mixed media on canvas). Patterns within the tree, patterns in background, patterns within patterns. 

    Stacy Dean Yochum, "My Dream of Jazz" (22" x 14" collage on paper). I love stripes and dots!

    Peijisan Art, "Vote" (9" x 12" ink and marker on paper). This was my winning design chosen for the Montgomery County "promote the Vote" mural contest that ended up being turned into a banner and posted to encourage voting in the Wheaton, MD area this past Oct-Nov.


    Vicky Surles, "Pumpkin Gourds" (11" x 14" watercolor). So many seasonal orange gourds in a huge box at the farmers market.

    Marti Wells, "Waiting for Godot" (11" x 14" watercolors). I saw these Terns walking on the beach.

    Anne Albright, "Repetition - Pattern - Rhythm" (9" x 12" watercolor and Posco acrylic pens). I created this for a watercolor class project. I love doing my watercolor and pen doodles, so I incorporated those into the painting and added Posco acrylic pens for the white shapes. 

    John Mac Arthur, "Bringing in the Sheep" (14" x 18" acrylic). Making America great may only feed the wolves.

    Rosemary Behizadeh Yue, "Lake Colors" (12" x 12" acrylic on canvas). The water reflection holds a repetitive pattern. 


    Jenny Wilson, "Cherry Blossom" (30" x 40" acrylic on canvas). I am looking forward to spring and the wonder of this beautiful gift from Japan.


    Elissa Leibowitz Poma, "3 Monks in the Rain" (6" x 9" watercolor and ink on paper). When I look for repetition when making urban sketches, I seek out items in threes or fives—but make each one slightly different, for interest.


    Leslie Kraff, "River Road Fences" (16" x 20" oil). 


    Kathy Farrell Tynan, "Oregon Coastal Storm" (30" x 27" soft pastel). I experienced this lovely empty beach while traveling the coast of Oregon. The waves seemed to stretch out as far as the eye could see.


    Alan Rich, "#120" (24" x 56" fluid pour on hollow door panel). I used about 12 different colors and some granular gel for texture. Set up on level table and did it all in one session. The colors migrated all on their own without manipulating the panel.


    Thank you for stopping by and enjoying the artworks of our members! Be sure to check out our other blogs as we celebrate the unique artworks of local Montgomery County artists. 

  • 28 Nov 2020 8:25 AM | Kathleen Tynan (Administrator)

    Lives in: Moved to Cascade, Maryland five years ago after growing up and raising my 6 children in Bethesda.

    Website: LesleyRiley.com

    Media and subjects: Mixed media with a "double major" in cyanotype and modern botanicals + art quilts

    Why you joined MAA: I am looking for more connection with local artists

    Something fun about you: I am a 6th generation Washingtonian, married my high-school sweetheart and have 6 children and soon-to-be 16 grandchildren. Since first-grade, six has always been my lucky number.

    Social Media:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lrileyart/
    FB: 
    https://www.facebook.com/lesley.riley.art/

    Artist Biography:  Lesley Riley never intended to be a full-time, professional artist. She just followed her passion in the small blocks of time she carved out while raising six children. Now, as an internationally known instructor and multi-media artist, Lesley works in botanical printing, mixed and digital media, paint and art quilts. In 1999 she turned her initial passion for fabric, photos, color and the written word into a dream “occupassion” that continues to delight and inspire creatives and art lovers everywhere. Lesley has an extensive background in using color and pattern to create innovative art quilts, fabric collage and most recently modern botanical prints.  Her art has appeared in several books and publications and is collected worldwide.

    Lesley has written several books and articles and has been a guest on several episodes of Quilting Arts TV, profiled on The Quilt Show and is an educator for Golden Artist Colors. In 2008, Lesley developed TAP Transfer Artist Paper for quilters and artists. Her line of botanical inspired fabric, Foliage, is licensed with Northcott Fabrics. As a sought-after workshop instructor, Lesley focuses on motivating, inspiring and empowering her students to take their creative life into their own hands, while encouraging her students to take risks, think outside the box and break rules. Her emphasis is on understanding composition and using techniques and materials to discover and enhance the maker’s own creativity and unique voice.

    Lesley's work has been exhibited in solo and group shows and received the Viewers Choice award at the 2000 Frederick County Art Association Members show.

     



  • 19 Nov 2020 12:27 PM | Martina Sestakova (Administrator)

    By Martina Sestakova

    Members of Montgomery Art Association come from all walks of life and their artworks and creative processes reflect this wonderful variety. In this blog, we invite you to enjoy a selection of pieces that ponder a moment of PAUSE in art. Enjoy this lovely variety of ideas! 

    Rosemary Behizadeh Yue: What's better than a moody day at the beach? Just cozy up and watch the waves crash...  Acrylic on Canvas, 16x20" 


    Anastasia Walsh: My submission, no title yet for this painting. A Maine sailor with his gin and tonic at the end of a day... Alcohol Ink on Glass


    Carrie Horton: I love this new art technique: painting, cutting, piercing, quilting... Nature's Edge, Acrylic Canvas Quilt, 17.5x11.5"


    Judith LevineI don't remember what they were rehearsing, only that these two dancers had taken a few moments to rest by one of the huge oval windows in one of the ballet rehearsal halls of the Paris Opera. (And these are practice tutus... Rehearsal at the Paris Opera Ballet, Conte on Paper, 9x12"

    Deb WalmerI took a solo hiking trip last year. I found solace in the woods alone. I had no internet, tv, or phone signal. I painted and hiked. I fell back in love with myself... A Cabin in the Woods is Where I Found Me, Oil on Canvas, 24x30"

    Martina Sestakova: Words in a Mary Oliver poem inspired the title of this watercolor. This painting focuses on the now, on wherever you may be in this moment. On the inside of you and in the outside world. I often breathe in and out and let myself feel my body scanning for messages it may have for me. Indeed, what's my 'here" often comes out of a moment of quiet... Here You May Find Me, Watercolor on Yupo, 8" x 10"


    Jenny Wilson: One version of the view from our river cabin... Acrylic on Canvas, 30x48"


    Alan Rich: This is an inktober submission... Dune, Pen, Ink, and Colored Pencil, 5.5x3.5"


    Heather Pattee Medrano: A pelican hitches a ride on a wave to take a break from fishing for his meal... Pelican Drift, Mixed Media on Wood, 15x12"


    Angela White: Inspired by a visit to Bolinas Bay, California... Contentment, Oil on Canvas, 10x20"


    Dora Patin: Enjoy the little things in life and stop to smell the flowers... Train Station, Oil on Board, 18x27"


    Vicky Surles: When the early snow paused the daffodil blooms... Tulip Leaves in the Snow, Color Pencil, 9x12" 


    Ingrid Lohr Matuszewski: A peaceful place to rest... If You Choose to Go This Way Where You Will Find Yourself, Oil on Canvas, 18x24" 


    Pritha Srinivasan: This painting honors taking a moment to reflect, pause, and breathe... In the Moment, Watercolor, 16x12"


    Marti Wells: Kormos' Siesta, Watercolor, 5x7"


    Elissa Leibowitz Poma: At a bustling market in Bangkok, two young monks pause to take everything in... Two Monks at the Market, Watercolor and Ink on Paper, 5x7" 


    Alexandra Treadaway: I collected butterflies from childhood to young adult, contributing to my Father's collection of museum quality of 750,000 - kept in the big room, of course! I enjoy painting them... Swallowtail's Pleasure, Watercolor, 22x11" 


    Thank you for stopping by and enjoying the artworks of our members! Be sure to check out our other blogs as we celebrate the unique artworks of local Montgomery County artists. 

  • 27 Oct 2020 11:38 AM | Kathleen Tynan (Administrator)

    Lives in: Potomac, Maryland

    Website: artgallerybyz.com

    Social Media: Instagram @artgallerybyz

    Media: Mixed

    Why you joined MAA: I was interested in further developing my art practice and making new connections with other artists in Montgomery County. I am a relatively new member and have only recently started participating in some of the MAA offerings. I was super pleased to have my work critiqued by a curator following one of the member shows. It was a great way to learn. I would love to see MAA continue to offer that opportunity. 

    Something fun about you: I’m a published author with of a “how to” book for women who are looking for unique ideas for girls nights out and weekend getaways.  It’s called “The Misadventures of the Hip and Fabulous.”  The book has had a some great reviews. One reviewer shared ”this book is a great motivator to schedule some fun times with friends. Not only are the stories great to read, but a true reminder that life should be about fun interactions. I love the details around each story and how to make it actionable for doing the same. Great read, fun stories, and shows how we can lift up each other in times where everyone wants to talk about the negative.”

    Artist Biography: I am an intuitive abstract painter. Largely self-taught, I use acrylic paint, charcoal, pastels, and oil sticks to put on canvas what I feel through music. I bring to my art studio my life experience and emotions and select music.  Music is as much as a medium as the paints and brushes I used to create. The music informs my color palette.  Influences that you may see threaded through my work include abstract painters like Helen Frankenthaler, Jackson Pollack, and Hiroshi Matsumoto. Equally important to the creative process is the music used for inspiration.  I appreciate a wide range of music to include Billie Holiday, Otis Redding, Andrea Bocelli, Chrissy Hynde, Beck, Iggy Pop, David Byrne, Cake, Beastie Boys, The Rolling Stones, Mac Miller, Lord Huron, Courtney Barnett, Middle Kids, The National, Avett Brothers, Julia Jacklin, Bahamas and Vance Joy to name just a few. 

    Over the last two years, I have exhibited nationally at nationally juried shows, group shows and had my first solo show in August of 2019.  More recently, I have representation at the Sonia Monti Gallery in Paris, France.  Here are a few places that I have shown my work:

    • SK Artspace, Brooklyn, NY - August 2018
    • Fridge DC, Washington DC  - September 2018
    • Artcho , Charlottesville, VA, - October 2018
    • Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo, MD - January, 2019
    • Hill Center Gallery, Washington DC  - February, 2019
    • Delaplaine Art Gallery, Frederick, MD. - May 2019
    • MD Hall for Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD (solo) - Aug 2019
    • Potomac French Market, Potomac, MD -  September 2019
    • Delaplaine Art Gallery, Frederick, MD - May 2020
    • Cerulean Art Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa - July, 2020
    • Art Museum of SW Texas, Corpus Christi TX - July 2020
    • Athenaeum Gallery, Alexandria, VA October 2020
    • Sonia Monti Gallery, Paris, France October 2020

    I look forward to meeting and connecting with other artists in Montgomery County.  If I can be helpful in anyway, please drop me a line atchristine@artgallerybyz.com. Happy also to connect on Instagram at @artgallerybyz.


    Figure 1 - Time is a Gift 60x60"

     

    Figure 2- I need your bedroom eyes 30x30"

     

    Figure 3-Keep bringing out the best in me 36x48"

  • 16 Oct 2020 3:15 PM | Martina Sestakova (Administrator)

    By Martina Sestakova

    Members of Montgomery Art Association come from all walks of life and their artworks and creative processes reflect this wonderful variety. In this blog, we invite you to enjoy a selection of pieces that feature the color PINK. A color with a fascinating history can indeed be interpreted and incorporated in many different ways. Enjoy this lovely variety of ideas! 

    Freddi Weiner, Pink Sunset on the Meadow, Acrylic, 11x14”

    Freddi says, “This piece brings me to my happy place. I am constantly trying to bring happiness and cheer during this pandemic. Sunsets and fields of flowers with blue skies and fluffy clouds.”


    Martina Sestakova, Giggles Under the Blanket, Watercolor on Yupo, 4x6”

    Here is Martina’s story behind this piece, "I recall laughing under the blankets when I was a little girl. My brother would be in his bed, under his blanket, and we would talk nonsense and laugh so hard. Such delightful moments. I try to keep this sense of lightness in my life as an adult. It’s just so nice to tuck in and talk in the darkness of the night and feel open and hopeful and loved."


    Pritha Srinivasan, Unforgettable, Watercolor, 14x14”

    Pritha shares, “This is my tribute to peonies, one of my favorite late spring, early summer flowers!”


    Hiral Joshi, Reflection, Acrolic on Canvas, 30x24”

    Rosemary Behizadeh Yue, Sunset, Acrylic on Canvas, 11x14"


    Helen Wood, Zoe Bee, Pastel, 5x7"

    Helen mentions, "This piece is inspired by a photo taken by granddaughter Zoe (age 15); our first artistic collaboration.”


    Deb Walmer, Stargazer, Oil on Canvas, 24x18”


    Paige Friedman, Cherry Blossoms, Digital, Sizes Vary

    Paige tells us, “This work was all about playing with line, color, layers & shape.”


    John Mac Arthur, Cherry Blossoms on the Mall #2, Acrylic, 18x24”

    John highlights, “The Mall in the Spring is more than tourists wandering around; the Mall is a feeling of rebirth best portrayed as the cherry blossoms.”


    Dora Patin, Competing Forces, Oil on Canvas, 8x10"

    Dora conveys, "I really liked the high saturation of colors in this scene. The bright background pops forward and takes some attention away from the iris that’s in focus.”

    Tuna Turner, Evening View: Bangladesh, Colored Pencil, 9x12"


    Jean Fin, A Rose for Mom, Oil on Board, 8x10”

    Jean shares, “Roses always remind me of my mother. Deep and complex. Beautiful and delicate.”


    Elizabeth Amanda Elgin, Lloyd’s Ducks, Oil, 9x12”

    Elizabeth tell us, “This is a commission for Lloyd's wife after Lloyd died last year. This is from their boat dock behind their house.”


    Jeanne Sullivan, Majestic Seas, Mixed Media Collage, 8x10”

    Jeanne describes her work as, “Mighty ships seeking the unknown in the majestic seas."


    Patrick Sieg, Peach Amaretto, Oil on Canvas, 12x16"

    Patrick tells us, "This work is based on a photo by the talented Lisa Sieg.”


    Alan Rich, Red Pot, Acrylic on Canvas, 12x12"


    Kathy Farrell Tynan, Birthday Wishes, Soft Pastel on Sanded Paper, 15x12"


    Vicky Surles, Pink and White Azaleas, Watercolor, 11x14”

    Vicky captured these Spring time beauties at McCrillis Gardens in Bethesda.


    Marti Wells, Valentine for My Better Half, Watercolor, 5x7”


    Elizabeth Levine Steel, Cambirds, Acrylic on Canvas, 16x20”


    Thank you for stopping by and enjoying the artworks of our members! Be sure to check out our other blogs as we celebrate the unique artworks of local Montgomery County artists. 

  • 5 Oct 2020 10:43 AM | Martina Sestakova (Administrator)

    By Martina Sestakova

    All Montgomery Art Association members in good standing are invited to join the MAA Members group on Facebook. This is a private group and is one of the benefits of our organization's membership. Read on and see how this group may be of enjoyment to you. 

    Martina Sestakova spearheads monthly art projects. For instance, you are invited to create a new piece (or submit an existing one) that features a certain topic. We have - as a group - painted flowers, landscapes, portraits ... We have also shared our artworks on a certain topic, for instance, squares and the color pink. These monthly projects are turned into blogs for the MAA website. Join in so your artwork can be shared with our followers. 

    You are also invited to share your own updates in the group. Are you teaching a class? Have you won an award? Are you working on a new piece and would like feedback? All of these topics - and many more related to art - are welcome and encouraged. 

    Furthermore, members often share Calls for Art that you may be interested in and would have otherwise missed. We encourage all media and there may be a call for art just for you. 

    To sum it up, be part of the MAA Members page and enjoy warm camaraderie and opportunities to promote your own artistic endeavors. If you have any questions, reach out to Martina Sestakova at connect@radostbymartinasestakova.com

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