In Person Art Critique with Gavin Glakas

  • 16 May 2024
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave, Kensington, MD 20895
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  • Use this registration option if you would like your art to be critiqued on May 16th.
  • Use this ticket type if you would like to watch Gavin's session without your artwork being critiqued.

2024 Critique with
Gavin Glakas

MAA's May tradition is to hold a critique session by one of our talented, local, professional artists.  

This year we are excited to welcome local legend, Gavin Glakas to join us for a 90-minute in-person critique session. During this 90 minute session, Gavin will review 12 members’ work and provide feedback.  

Members who would like to watch and listen to Gavin's comments, but do not want their work critiqued, please register accordingly.


  • Please bring ONE piece of artwork you would like Gavin to critique on May 16th.
  • You must be an MAA member to participate in the critique.
  • We have 12 spots for this session.
  • Sign ups are first-come, first-served; we’ll have a small waiting list.
  • Please do not sign up for more than one critique slot; we want to ensure that many members get this opportunity.
  • Everyone (members and non-members) are welcome to watch the critique sessions.

About Gavin Glakas: Gavin Glakas grew up in Bethesda, MD, and started drawing about the time he started walking. He studied at Washington University in St. Louis and the Slade School of Fine Art in London. 

After graduation, Glakas spent a year and a half working on Capitol Hill as a Senate staffer. He had planned to go to law school, but after an eight-month illness culminating in the removal of a tumor from his lung at the age of 24, he decided to pursue his lifelong ambition of a career as an artist.

Glakas began showing his work in galleries almost immediately and spent five years studying with Danni Dawson and Robert Liberace. 

His paintings hang in the permanent collections of the United States Capitol, the Virginia State Capitol, the CIA, universities, museums and numerous other collections both public and private.

Glakas is represented by Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA and Charleston, SC, and Palm Avenue Fine Art in Sarasota, FL.

He has won numerous honors for his artwork, including awards from the Portrait Society of America, the Art Renewal Center, the Plein Air Salon and the Butler Institute of American Art. His paintings have been featured on NBC News and in The Washington Post, as well as Fine Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, Plein Air, International Artist, The American Scholar, Art Business News, The Strand and Elan magazines, and exhibited at museums and galleries throughout the country. 

Visit Gavin's website here.

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