Montgomery Art Association

Shows & Events

    • 13 Jan 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 10 Apr 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Oasis Gallery, Westfield Montgomery Mall, 7125 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817
    • 2


    We will have our third annual exhibition at the Oasis Gallery at Westfield Montgomery Mall. Members are invited to submit one piece for the three-month exhibition. In addition to the show, we'll have a reception in which we'll give out viewers' choice awards and a February workshop. Washington Metropolitan Oasis, a nonprofit specializing in lifelong education, provides the gallery space to us for this show.

    Submissions: Each member may enter one work. The cost is $10.

    Membership Requirement: Annual membership (new or renewal) is required prior to registration for this show. If you are not yet a member and wish to participate in the show, please sign up for membership first.

    Capacity: The gallery can accommodate approximately 65 pieces total. Show registration will close once capacity is reached or on December 21 (whichever is sooner).

    Volunteer requirement: Participants may be asked to complete a small volunteer task for the show itself or for the organization in general. Show tasks include: assisting with show hanging, helping at the reception, taking photos and writing promotional content or articles for our blog. Other organizational tasks will be assigned.

    Prizes: Viewers choice awards will be given out during our show reception on Saturday, January 25.

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

    Contact: Show manager Helen Wood

    See the Prospectus

    • 7 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Oasis Gallery inside the Macy's Home Store at Westfield Montgomery Mall, 7125 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817.

    Note: Registration is done on Oasis' website starting January 6; use link below.

    In conjunction with MAA's third annual exhibition at the Oasis Gallery is this workshop with MAA member and teacher Martina Sestakova.

    Many artworks have been created about the self. In this workshop, you will join teaching artist Martina Sestakova in an exploration of your senses and what makes you a unique self. You will take a look at artists such as Sonia Delaunay and Paul Klee while you work in watercolors to create a visual capture of yourself. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided.

    Cost: $25 per person.

    Registration: For this event, registration is handled by Oasis on its website. Registration is scheduled to open on January 6, 2020. Click on the link below to be taken to Oasis's registration website and search for class #514.

    • 12 Feb 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Kensington Public Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington, MD
    Register

    Our guest speaker is mixed media specialist Jane Petit--an artist known for her unique sculptural shapes and provocative juxtaposition of materials. Jane has a talent for depicting attitude using minimalist shapes in her 2D art. Vivid color, texture and reflected light are hallmarks of her work.

    “After running a business for 20 years, I celebrate my life as an artist every day,” Jane says. “My art reflects my love of intense color, bold texture and ordered chaos. An inclination to celebrate what’s right in the world often adds a sense of humor and whimsy to my work.”

    Jane has exhibited at galleries in New York City; Connecticut; Bucks County, Pennsylvania; Delaware; and many galleries in the DC area. She has taught classes at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maverick Mosaics in Vienna, Virginia, Artomatic in Virginia and Maryland, and in her barn studio in Myersville, Maryland.


    To achieve the bold statements she’s after, Jane uses a combination of mosaic, three-dimensional collage and recycled assemblage. “Insatiable curiosity and continual experimentation with form as well as materials means there’s always something new in the studio and the art can take on a life of its own,” Jane writes in her artists bio. 

    Faces and personality find their way into her art. Fish and fowl alike show attitude when they emerge from the workbench! Making her own sculptural substrates usually involves carving polystyrene and covering it with fiberglass and concrete to make an outdoor form that will “stand up to the Vermont winters I loved as a child,” she said.

    As if that wasn’t labor-intensive enough, she then mosaics the exterior with thousands of mosaic tesserae of glass, stone, metal, shell and ceramic.

    Meeting Agenda:
    6:30-7:00 pm: Social time & networking

    7-7:30 pm: Association announcements & new member welcome

    7:30-8:30 pm: Gu
    est speaker talk and presentation

    What to bring: Members are encouraged to bring light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. (The library does not permit alcohol.)

    RSVP: Please click the registration button to RSVP.

    • 21 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Glenstone Museum, 12100 Glen Road, Potomac, Maryland
    • 5
    Register

    Join MAA for a visit to the contemporary Glenstone Museum in Potomac, where "everything is quietly spectacular, with curated views to the outdoors that present nature as visual haiku," says The Washington Post.

    Glenstone is a place that seamlessly integrates art, architecture, and landscape into a serene and contemplative environment. Guided by the personal vision of its founders, Glenstone has assembled 1,300 post-World War II artworks of the highest quality that trace the greatest historical shifts in the way we experience and understand art of the 20th and 21st centuries. They include paintings, single-artist installations, video installations, sound installations, and both indoor and outdoor sculptures. The works are presented in a series of refined indoor and outdoor spaces designed to facilitate meaningful encounters. See what’s currently on view.

    Following our self-guided visit, members are invited to have a casual lunch together at a nearby restaurant. Details TBC.

    Due to expected high demand for this outing—tickets are hard to come by for this museum!—this field trip is for MAA members only; If space still remains on February 14, we will email registrants and invite you to register a guest, first-come, first-served.


    Cost: $7 for members, $12 for non-members (if space remains on February 14).

    What to expect: Glenstone Museum encompasses two buildings, several outdoor sculptures and nearly 300 acres of landscape. To fully experience Glenstone, visitors should be prepared to spend considerable time on foot, and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The parking lot is a seven-minute walk to the pavilions. A few additional things to keep in mind:

    •  Photography is not permitted indoors; outdoor photography is allowed for personal use only.
    • Sketching is permitted with pencils only.
    • The entire property is smoke-free; the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes/vaping is not permitted.

    When to meet: Our tour begins at 10 am sharp. We recommend parking your car no later than 9:45 am to give yourself time to walk from the parking area to the main entrance (5-7 minutes). After the tour, members who wish to have lunch together should go to the café Vie de France at 10146 River Rd. in Potomac.

    Getting there: Glenstone is at 12100 Glen Road in Potomac, Maryland. Parking is limited, and members are strongly encouraged to carpool or take a bus. The Montgomery County Ride On bus makes several daily stops at Glenstone on its 301 route.

    Accessibility: Accessible parking is available directly in front of the Arrival Hall in the Sycamore parking grove. Cart service is available to bypass the quarter-mile meadow walk between the Arrival Hall and Entry Pavilion. The gallery is not serviced by the cart loop and is a 4-minute walk from the Entry Pavilion. There is limited seating in the museum. Wheelchairs and gallery chairs are available upon request on a first come, first served basis.


    • 23 Feb 2020
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., N. Bethesda, MD

    Note: For this event, registration is handled via AMP by Strathmore's website. See link below.

    The Montgomery Art Association and AMP by Strathmore are teaming up again to host our third Sketch and Jazz Night at the North Bethesda music venue. Join us for a live performance by guitarists Raul Midón and Lionel Loueke , socialize with fellow artists and sketch the show.

    About the show: Slapping the acoustic guitar, Raul Midón has a funky, percussive style of strumming that ripples beneath his soulful, sweet tenor. It’s like Stevie Wonder having a go at flamenco. Like Wonder, Midón was born blind and has overcome adversity with flair. His cutting-edge, Grammy-nominated 2017 album, Bad Ass and Blind, was produced and engineered using computer software designed for the visually impaired. Midón will be joined by another virtuosic guitarist, Benin-born electric jazz performer Lionel Loueke. Loueke has been praised by such stalwarts as Paul Simon who noted that Loueke is “one of a rare handful of guitarists that move effortlessly between his West African roots and modern American Jazz.”

    Cost: AMP by Strathmore is generously offering MAA members, local artists and their guests reduced-priced, $18 tickets ($10 off the regular price for our seats).

    Buying tickets: Click the button below, then click the red "Buy” button. On the popup screen, enter promo code MAA20 and click on the words “apply code.” Then choose "Table Seating" and complete your purchase at the reduced rate.
     


    What to bring: Sketching materials (such as small sketchbooks, pencils/pens, travel-sized watercolor kit). Keep your materials simple--there isn't a lot of space to spread out.

    What to expect: The venue opens at 6:30 pm and the show begins at 8 pm. We suggest arriving early. Upon arrival, tell the host you're with MAA. We'll sit together at tables lit by tealights. MAA will provide a few shared appetizers. The venue has a full bar where you can purchase cocktails, beer, wine, soda, etc. You're welcomed to sketch or just enjoy the show.

    Address/parking: AMP by Strathmore is at 11810 Grand Park Ave. in North Bethesda. Parking info
     
    About AMP by Strathmore: AMP by Strathmore is an intimate music venue in the Pike & Rose shopping area in North Besthesda. It is run by the Strathmore arts center, and profits support Strathmore’s mission to present and produce exemplary arts programs for diverse audiences, create dynamic arts education experiences, and nurture creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts.

    • 1 Mar 2020
    • 1:30 PM
    • 27 Mar 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Glenview Mansion, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, MD.
    • 80
    Registration is closed

    The theme of our March 2020 show in the stately galleries of Glenview Mansion in Rockville is “Colorful Explorations.” Our artists are invited to interpret the theme as they wish. Could you explore a medium or a subject that you’ve never attempted before? Does “exploration” literally refer to your travels to faraway places, or more figuratively to daydreams or other places you explore in your mind?

    Media eligible for exhibition: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, encaustic or drawing/ink mediums that can be hung on the wall, or 3D works that can be displayed freestanding on a pedestal (up to 10 total pieces). No photography.

    Submissions: Each member may enter one work that has not appeared in a previous MAA show. The cost is $10.

    Capacity: The gallery can accommodate around 80 pieces of art. If the show does not fill by February 18, members will be invited to enter a second piece for no additional fee, based on the order in which they registered. Indicate on your registration form if you’d be interested in showing a second piece.

    Key Dates

    • Registration open: Thursday, January 30- Tuesday, February 18 at 11:59 ET.
    • Deadline for changes to labels: Thursday, February 20, 2 pm.
    • Drop off: Monday, February 24, 2-4 pm
    • Hanging: February 25-26
    • Show: March 1-27
    • Reception: Sunday, March 1, 1:30-3:30 pm
    • Pick up unsold work: Monday, March 30, 9-11 am
    Membership requirement: Annual membership (new or renewal) is required prior to registration for this show. If you are not yet a member and wish to participate in the show, please sign up for membership first.

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

    Contact: Show manager Elissa Poma

    Download the prospectus

    • 11 Mar 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Kensington Public Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington, MD
    Register
    Guest speaker details to come

    Meeting Agenda:
    6:30-7:00 pm: Social time & networking

    7-7:30 pm: Association announcements & new member welcome

    7:30-8:30 pm: Gu
    est speaker talk and presentation

    What to bring: Members are encouraged to bring light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. (The library does not permit alcohol.)

    RSVP: Please click the registration button to RSVP.

    • 8 Apr 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Kensington Public Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington, MD
    Register
    Guest speaker details to come

    Meeting Agenda:
    6:30-7:00 pm: Social time & networking

    7-7:30 pm: Association announcements & new member welcome

    7:30-8:30 pm: Gu
    est speaker talk and presentation

    What to bring: Members are encouraged to bring light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. (The library does not permit alcohol.)

    RSVP: Please click the registration button to RSVP.

    • 13 May 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Kensington Public Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington, MD

    This meeting will be our very popular critique night, in which we invite a noted local artist to provide critiques of a number of members' works. More details to provided as soon as they are confirmed.

    After this session, member meetings are on hiatus until October.

     

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