"Nature as the Artist's Muse" Exhibit at Brookside Gardens

  • 15 Jul 2024
  • 2:00 PM
  • 12 Aug 2024
  • 8:30 AM
  • Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD


  • For Display in Glass Case: May be small 3D artworks -- blown or fused glass objects, Mosaics, clay figures or small sculptures.

Nature as the Artist's Muse

(see separate registration for prints)

Registration is closed for 2D artists

Registration is still open for 3D artists

Key Dates

  • Registration: June 1 - 15  (or once the maximum capacity is reached)
  • Drop off: July 15, 9:30am - noon 
  • Show hanging:  July 15, 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Show: July 15 - August 12
  • Meet the Artists: July 26, 3:00 - 5:00pm
  • Art Pick Up:  August 12, 9:00 - 11:00 am 

    About this show:  Our annual exhibition at Brookside Gardens is a mid-sized art show using the full gallery space within the visitors center.

    Subject Requirements:   MAA artists are invited to submit one original art work that portrays nature as their inspiration. Art for this show must reflect the close relationship with nature. Nature has proven to be one of the most treasured muses known. It provides endless inspiration to artists, where they can bring life to nature in their paintings, photographs and sculpture. 


            The Lily Pond by Claude Monet                          Chrysanthemum by Vanassa Hogge 



              Celestial #2 by Alexandre Manuel.                       Jack-in-the Pulpit by Georgia O'Keeffe

    • Eligible Media:  2D artworks: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, encaustic, drawing/ink, photography, hand pulled prints, textile fiber art. Wall hung work must be no larger than 28"x28". A limited number of 3D work also accepted for the glass displays, including small or blown fused glass, mosaic, clay and wood.
    • Note Registration of Art Prints (code required):  This show will include art prints to be displayed in shared bins.  There is a separate art print registration is required for prints at  Art Prints - Brookside Garden Show.   To complete registration of art prints a code will be emailed to you as part of your registration confirmation of orginal 2D or 3D work. You will need this code in order to complete registration of prints.  
    • Show Labels:  Show labels will be generated from the artists' registration information.   There will be no changes to label information after June 18  .If you need a change to your registration -  labels, contact the show managers before June 18. 
      • Show Limit: 70 for 2D work. 12 for 3D.
      • Additional Second Entry: For 2D may be registered if space is available. The second work will be added in order of registration. The show manager will notify members at close of registration regarding inclusion of a second entry. 
        • Registration dates: Registration starts Saturday June 1 and ends Saturday June 15 at 11:59 pm ET, or earlier, if show capacity is reached.  
        • Cost: There is a $10 (nonrefundable) show fee to be paid at the time of registration. There is a 25% commission charged by Brookside Garden on all sold art.
        • Volunteer Support:  The registration form includes a request for volunteer support. To help make this show possible, participants are asked to check one of the volunteer activities: Art Drop Off, Art Curating and Hanging, or Art Pickup.  THANK YOU for Volunteering.  
        • Show Prospectus: Please read the SHOW PROSPECTUS before registering.  The show prospectus will provide additional information on all show requirements including framing, wiring and registration details.  

        We look forward to showing your art in this lovely exhibit space.

        Contacts: If you have any questions, contact the MAA show manager: Cecelia M. Laurendeau cmlaurendeau@gmail.com or Susan Crawford at susancrawford@aol.com.

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