Paint the Town Labor Day Show (Sept 4-6)

  • 4 Sep 2021
  • 2:00 AM
  • 6 Sep 2021
  • 5:30 PM
  • Kensington Armory: 3710 Mitchell St, Kensington, MD


  • Judged art exhibit

Winner of 2019 Bertha Clum Award:


by Paula Zeller

Registration extended to August 2, 2021

The Paint the Town Labor Day Show is our marquis event of the year. The three-day event includes a judged art show of approximately 500 pieces, live demonstrations, a plein air, competition, bin work and card sales, and a warm community reception. The Town of Kensington, a long-time MAA supporter, provides the beautiful, historic Armory building to us for this show. The image above is Paula Zeller's 2019 Clum winning painting, titled "Intensity".

Membership Requirement: Annual membership (new or renewal) is required prior to registration for this show. Learn more. Your membership confirmation email contains the special code you need to register.

Submissions: Members may enter up to three pieces of work. The registration fee is $25.

Show Categories: This show includes judging in six categories: Kensington, Landscape (Natural & Urban), Still Life, Portrait (People & Animals), Abstract, and 3-D.

The Saturday Plein Air Competition is also judged. 

Prizes (cash and gift certificates) are awarded in 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and honorable mention. The Kensington category has the first prize of the Clum award, the highest award at this show.

Health Safety: To keep our community safe, we request that masks be worn inside the building, and food & drink will not be permitted inside the exhibit area.

Prospectus: Please refer to the 2021 Prospectus for full information.

Show managers: Anastasia Walsh & Cecilia Tobler

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