Oasis Gallery Member Show and Sale

Saving Hank Dietle’s by David Sommers

Opening reception: Saturday, January 26, 2-3:30 pm
Show runs through April 26 (Monday-Friday, 10 am-4 pm)

Members of one of the DC region’s largest art associations are exhibiting paintings, drawings, mixed piece pieces and more at the Oasis Gallery inside the Macy’s Home Store at Westfield Montgomery Mall through April 26.

The opening reception will be held this Saturday, January 26 from 2-3:30 pm and is open to the public. During the event, several artists will be awarded Viewers Choice awards. Light refreshments will be served.

If you can’t make it to the opening reception, please stop by to see the show over the next few months. It runs through April 26.

Participating Artists

Alexandra Arata, Olga Bauer, Marcia Billig, Doudgy Charmant, Mari Craig, Shirley Crawley, Elizabeth Elgin, Claudia Everitt, Jean Finkleman, Nicole Gordon, Risa Hackett, Kathleen Hopkins, Jonathan Jaeger, Edward Johanson, Galina Kolosovskaya, Irina Koren, John MacArthur, Debbie Miller, Guy Munsch, Terry Pellmar, Pauline Rakis, Barrett Ripin, Maria Elena Sayan, Ann Schaefer, Alden Schofield, Martina Sestakova, Mary Ellen Simon, David Sommers, Erick Soricelli, Elizabeth Steel, Patricia Tice, Lea Truman, James Vissari, Anastasia Walsh, Helen Wood, Yuriy Zadorozhnyy, Lis Zadravec.

About the Gallery

The Oasis Gallery is one of MAA’s newest collaborative venues. Oasis is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting healthy aging through lifetime learning, active lifestyles and volunteer engagement. Its gallery and classrooms are inside the Macy’s Home Store. MAA would like to thank the staff at Oasis for allowing us this wonderful opportunity again this year.

Additional Activities

Two MAA-member led classes are scheduled during the show run at Oasis. Kathleen Hopkins will lead the hands-on class “Create Beautiful Cherry Blossom Art with Water Colors” on February 5, and Terry Pellmar will lecture on “Painting With Pixels” February 25. More info


The Oasis Art Gallery is inside the Macy’s Home Store at Westfield Montgomery Mall, which is at 7101 Democracy Blvd., in Bethesda.

  • From Garage A on Westlake Drive: Follow the aisle to the end and turn left. Drive two aisles to your left to park near Macy’s Home Store entrance. Pass through elevator lobby and see entrance on left.
  • From inside the mall: Enter Macy’s Home Store. Turn left toward the Linen Department. Go through Linens and follow signs for the Exit/Parking Garage. At the inner lobby, enter OASIS straight ahead.

Art supply swap, December 13

Date: Thursday, December 13
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Hirsh Studio Classroom at Artist and Makers 2, 12276 Wilkins Ave. in Rockville

Here’s your chance to get holiday “gifts” without spending any money. MAA is hosting an art supply swap at our December meeting. Members are invited to bring unwanted new or used art supplies and trade them with fellow members. This is a great opportunity to clean out your studios or art bins, and to try items new to you before investing in them.

Any remaining art supplies will be donated to the nonprofit Create Arts Center in Silver Spring. Create Arts Center provides visual arts classes, art therapy and other educational opportunities for children and adults with mental health challenges and from at-risk backgrounds.

Create is happy to accept any supplies we’d like to provide but also has a “wish list” of needed items (shown at the end of this email). If you’d like to purchase new supplies to donate to Create, please bring them to the meeting and we will deliver them on your behalf.

RSVP: To Alan Rich. As usual, we invite you to bring a savory or sweet snack or beverage to the meeting.

Create Arts Center’s Holiday Wish List:

  • Any type of gallery art easels or pedestal displays
  • Acrylic paint
  • Acrylic medium
  • Sharpies (black and colors)
  • Multi-color packs of construction paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Foam core sheets
  • Speedball printing ink (water-based)
  • Sigma Micron pens (black)
  • 11×17” canvasses
  • Watercolor paper
  • White gel pens
  • Gelli printing plates