Montgomery Art Association

Shows & Events

    • 8 Dec 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 7600 Savannah Dr, Bethesda MD 20817
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    Still Life 'en Plein Air'

    MAA Plein Air Artists are invited to

    'Open Studio Paint Out' at Sukriti Atelier

    Continue (or start!) your painting practice with a community of like-minded artists!  Hosted by MAA Member, Plein Air & Studio Artist and Sukriti Atelier founder, Sandhya Sharma. 

    Still life set-ups will be ready outdoors. Members are free to bring an object that they wish to include in their still life (not necessary as baskets, pots, kettles will be available), or bring home-grown flowers if they like. The Studio will have seasonal fresh flowers and fruits set-up. For those artists not wishing to paint still-life, there are great residences with backdrop of trees to be painted.

    After  an introduction and sharing their still life paintings the Members of Plein Air MAA will select the next Plein Air Painting Venue and give valuable suggestions for Paint-Outs to be held in 2022. 

    Paint out time: 9.00 am to 2.00 pm 


    Coffee/Tea Break: 11.00 am-11.30 am

    Show and Share: 1.30 am to 2.00 pm

    Sukriti Atelier Address:  7600 Savannah Dr, Bethesda, MD 20817

    Since the gathering is in a residential neighborhood, car pool is advised. 

    Rain date:  If the weather is poor, we'll postpone. Rain date TBD.

    MAA Contact:  Questions for concerns contact Sandhya at

    • 10 Dec 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Via Microsoft Teams
    • 19
    Registration is closed

    Let's Go To New York for the Holidays!

    Join for a Special Private Tour of
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art's 
    Surrealism Beyond Borders Exhibit

    Our monthly member meetings are taking a trip to the  Metropolitan  Museum of Art in New York, virtually!  MET educator, Deborah Goldberg, will give us a PRIVATE tour of the current “Surrealism Beyond Borders” Exhibit. Visit this current MET exhibit without the hassle of traveling to New York! There will also be a Q&A session with our MET docent to ask all your burning surrealism questions.  For more information on this exhibit click here.


    Nearly from its inception, Surrealism has had an international scope, but knowledge of the movement has been formed primarily through a Western European focus. This exhibition reconsiders the true “movement” of Surrealism across boundaries of geography and chronology—and within networks that span Eastern Europe to the Caribbean, Asia to North Africa, and Australia to Latin America.

    Registration open November 11 through December 2. Don't be left out!

    Zoom info: The sessions are conducted live using Microsoft Teams. For security reasons, the link is provided to registrants in your confirmation email and in the reminder email we'll send you the day before. 

    • 10 Jan 2022
    • 15 Apr 2022
    • Oasis Art Gallery, Westfield Montgomery Mall, 7125 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817
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    After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, we are delighted to return to the Oasis Art Gallery at Westfield Montgomery Mall. This show is the fourth MAA-Oasis collaboration, with 65 works of the artists' choice on display.

    At a Glance

    • Eligible media: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, encaustic, drawing/ink mediums, and 3D works. All must be securely wired for hanging on a wall.

    • Requirements: The subject is your choice. Your work must be between 9x12" and 28x28" framed and may not weigh more than 15 pounds. 

    • Number of pieces allowed: One entry per member. 

    • Membership: You must be a Montgomery Art Association member in good standing to enter this show.

    • Entry fee: $10 per work (nonrefundable)

    Key Dates

    • Registration open: November 17-December 15 (or once the maximum capacity of 65 pieces is reached)

    • Drop off: January 3-6, 2022 from 10 am-4 pm.

    • Show dates: January 10-April 15, 2022

    • Pick up unsold artwork: April 18-22, 10 am-4 pm

    About Oasis: Washington Metropolitan Oasis and the Oasis Art Gallery are part of the national, non-profit Oasis education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of adults age 50 and older through lifelong learning, health and wellness promotion and volunteer opportunities including Intergenerational Tutoring. Oasis brings people together to learn, lead, and contribute in their communities. Weekdays, the Oasis offices and Gallery are busy with Oasis class attendees, registrants, art lovers, as well as Macy’s shoppers.  

    Questions: Contact show manager Helen Wood,

    Download the prospectus
    • 11 Jan 2022
    • 5 Apr 2022
    • Windridge Vineyard 15700 Darnestown Road, Darnestown, MD 20874

    Key dates

    Registration -- December 2 through December 12

    Juried Selection -- December 18

    Notification to Artists of Selected Works -- December 20

    Artwork Drop Off --January 11, 2022.  10:00 am - 1:00 pm 

    Show Opening -- January 19, 2022 

    Winter's Reach by Donna Baron 

    The Windridge Vineyard in Darnestown will be hosting its first  MAA art exhibit of 2022 in the Tasting Room.  

    Submissions: The theme of our 2022 Winter Juried Show is Seasonal Inspirations.  MAA has created a digital library that member artists can submit up to 3 works per member for consideration in any of the following categories. 

    1. natural landscapes, maritime and seascapes
    2. cityscapes, townscapes, urbanscapes 
    3. still life celebrating material local pleasures of flowers, fruit food and wine --  
    4. abstract art that breaks away from the traditional representation of everyday objects and familiar subjects. 

    There is no fee to submit your work for inclusion in the Windridge Vineyard Digital Library.   A fee of $10  (returning to pre-covid show fee) will be required.  

    Juried Process:  Submitted artwork will be juried by the vineyard owners. Selected work (~18-20 pieces) will be exhibited for a 3 month period.  All artwork must be for sale.   Sold artwork can be replaced by the artist with a similar size piece -contact the MAA show manager.  Windridge will notify the artists when work is sold.  

    Membership Requirement:  Annual membership (new or renewal) is required prior to registration for this show.  Go to Join MAA.

    Note: Artwork previously submitted but not shown in earlier Windridge exhibits will remain in the digital library unless withdrawn by the artists. Contact Show Manager to withdraw work from library.   

    Show Prospectus: Please refer to the Windridge Winter Inspiration 22 Exhibit Prospectus for full information Windridge Vineyard Winter 2022 Prospectus

    Show  Manager:  Kathy Tynan ( or

    • 12 Jan 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Via Zoom
    • 99
    Registration is closed

    Let's Welcome 2022 with a Monthly Member Meeting!

    You are invited to start the New Year off right by exploring
    intuitive painting and visual journalling with 

     Artist and Life Coach Elisabeth Vismans

    With painting we can do a lot more than just paint a pretty picture. Imagery is the body-mind's first or primary means of inner communication. Words are the secondary form of outer communication we have invented to communicate with each other. Imagery is a more accurate way of expressing what and how we feel, than we can ever achieve with words. 

    Elisabeth Vismans listens, guides and inspires creative experiences. She was born and raised in the Netherlands and has dual citizenship. In 2000 she moved with her family from Germany to the US and settled in Howard County, Maryland. Besides being an Award-Winning Visual Artist, Elisabeth is a Certified Life Coach, a Certified NLP Practitioner, and an Art Instructor in the Yellow Barn in Glen Echo, MD. Her colorful and energetic oil paintings are mostly inspired by nature. 

    Currently she teaches abstract and flower painting classes for the Yellow Barn on Zoom. She also teaches Intuitive Painting, Visual Journaling, and the occasional Paint & Wine party. This year she added Art Clinics for Walter Reed's Wounded Warrior Program to her repertoire. For more about Elisabeth please visit: 

    Zoom info: The workshop will be held via Zoom. For security reasons, the Zoom link is provided to registrants in your confirmation email and in the reminder email we'll send you the day before. 

    • 1 Feb 2022
    • 28 Feb 2022
    • Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Avenue, Kensington, MD
    • 31
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    What brings you joy these days? A favorite person? A bright bouquet on dreary day? A friend to lean on? Show us what sparks joy for you in our exhibition "Ode to Joy" at the Kensington Park Library in Kensington Maryland. We'll exhibit 25 wall-hung pieces, plus six 3D works. 

    Look for the prospectus soon.

    At a Glance

    • Eligible media: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, encaustic, drawing/ink mediums, and 3D works. 

    • Requirements: Wall-hung works must be smaller 24x36" framed and may not weigh more than 15 pounds. 3D works must fit in the library's display case.

    • Number of pieces allowed: One entry per member. 

    • Membership: You must be a Montgomery Art Association member in good standing to enter this show.

    • Entry fee: $10 per work (nonrefundable)

    Key Dates

    • Registration open: December 27-January 7 (or once the maximum capacity of 25 pieces is reached)

    • Drop off: February 1, 10-11 am

    • Show dates: February 1-28

    • Pick up artwork: March 1, 10-11 am

    Questions: Contact show manager Amelia Desilva,

    • 14 Mar 2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • 25 Apr 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD
    • 65
    Registration is closed

    Our annual exhibition at Brookside Gardens is a mid-sized art show using the full gallery space within the visitors center. The show is a wonderful opportunity for MAA artists to display their botanical works -- flowers, plants, butterflies, landscape paintings from the gardens, etc. The image shown here is "Mellow Yellow" by member artist Diane Shipley.

    Registration will be open February 14 - 28; however if the maximum number of art pieces is achieved, the registration will close early and a wait-list will start. Each artist can submit one piece of artwork.

    Artwork suitability for this exhibit are mid-sized paintings (max size 28" wide by 28" tall,  including frame).  

    Please review the Prospectus before you register.

Past events

11 Nov 2021 Meet the Artist - Windridge Vineyard Fall Art Exhibit
10 Nov 2021 Conversation with Artist & Muralist Jordann Wine
1 Nov 2021 Call for Applications: Teach a 2022 Workshop at Oasis
31 Oct 2021 Artists Reception for GIFTED: 10x10 Works Show
22 Oct 2021 Plein Air Outing at Windridge Vineyard
17 Oct 2021 GIFTED: 10x10 show and sale
13 Oct 2021 Conversation with Art Consultant Lauren Heller
4 Sep 2021 Annual Plein Air Competition at the Paint the Town Labor Day Show
4 Sep 2021 Paint the Town Labor Day Show (Sept 4-6)
28 Aug 2021 Plein Air Outing: Brookside Gardens
28 Jul 2021 Group Collaboration: Under One Roof Community Art Project
24 Jul 2021 Plein Air Outing: The Sunflowers Fields of McKee-Beshers
22 Jul 2021 Paint the Town Q&A session
26 Jun 2021 Plein Air Painting: Lilypons Water Garden
6 Jun 2021 Creative Expressions Online Awards Ceremony
20 May 2021 Our Stories, Our Journeys: Storytelling Happy Hour
12 May 2021 Tutorial: Conversation with Watercolorist Dorrie Rifkin
21 Apr 2021 Windridge Vineyard Spring Exhibit
14 Apr 2021 Tutorial: How to Mat Artwork with Lori Myers
8 Apr 2021 Artists' Storytelling Lab
1 Apr 2021 "Our Stories, Our Journeys" Online Exhibition
10 Mar 2021 Tutorial: Conversation with MoCo Cartoonist Leila Cabib
1 Mar 2021 3D Works: An Online Exhibition
24 Feb 2021 Cozy Member Months (February): Sign up for a Critique with MAA Members
24 Feb 2021 Cozy Member Months (February): Watch Critique with MAA Members
10 Feb 2021 Cozy Member Months (February): Watch Members Studio Tour
10 Feb 2021 Cozy Member Months (February): Give a Tour of Your Studio
7 Feb 2021 Spreading "Light and Hope" online reception
1 Feb 2021 Light & Hope: An Online Exhibition
27 Jan 2021 Cozy Member Months (January): Watch Critique with MAA Members
16 Jan 2021 MAA at Art Enables: An In-Person and Online Show
13 Jan 2021 Cozy Member Months (January): Give a Tour of Your Studio
13 Jan 2021 Cozy Member Months (January): Watch Members Studio Tour
9 Dec 2020 Tutorial: Vet's Recycling Journey and Techniques
1 Dec 2020 Still Life Exhibit Award Reception
11 Nov 2020 Tutorial: Art Conservation with NGA's Jay Krueger
1 Nov 2020 Abstracts Exhibit Award Reception
14 Oct 2020 Member Meeting and Tutorial: Hard Decisions Galleries Make with Lesley Lundgren
1 Oct 2020 Portrait Exhibit Award Reception
1 Oct 2020 In our Online Gallery: Judged Portrait Exhibit
9 Sep 2020 Tutorial: Urban Sketching with Sudeep Kumar
1 Sep 2020 Plein Air Exhibit Award Reception
31 Aug 2020 RESCHEDULED - Tutorial: Stretches and Exercises for Artists
16 Aug 2020 Urban Landscapes Artist Salons
12 Aug 2020 Cancelled - Tutorial: Stretches and Exercises for Artists
1 Aug 2020 Urban Landscapes Award Reception
8 Jul 2020 Tutorial: Photoshop for Artists
2 Jul 2020 Natural Landscapes Award Reception
24 Jun 2020 Creative Expressions Artists' Salon
7 Jun 2020 Creative Expressions Award Reception
1 Jun 2020 Creative Expressions Online Exhibit
29 May 2020 Watch Critique Session with Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro
11 May 2020 Our Stories Salon: Interactive Art Conversation
1 May 2020 Our Stories: An Online Exhibition
15 Apr 2020 Watch Critique Session with Susan Abbott
6 Apr 2020 Free Class: Setting Up and Painting a Successful Still Life
2 Apr 2020 Sign Up for a Critique with Glen Kessler
2 Apr 2020 Watch Critique Session with Glen Kessler
16 Mar 2020 Plein Air Painting: Peony Gardens at Seneca Creek State Park
11 Mar 2020 March Member Meeting
1 Mar 2020 Reception: Colorful Explorations
23 Feb 2020 3rd Sketch and Jazz Night
21 Feb 2020 Glenstone Museum Visit
12 Feb 2020 February Member Meeting
25 Jan 2020 Oasis Gallery Reception
8 Jan 2020 January Member Meeting
11 Dec 2019 December Member Meeting
13 Nov 2019 November 2019 Member Meeting
2 Nov 2019 Plein Air Painting at Tusculum Farm in Laytonsville
18 Oct 2019 Plein Air Painting at Black Ankle Vineyards
16 Oct 2019 October 2019 Member Meeting
20 Sep 2019 Sketch Night at AMP by Strathmore
8 Sep 2019 The Meeting House Gallery Reception
31 Aug 2019 Kensington Paint The Town Show Reception
31 Aug 2019 Paint the Town Labor Day Show (Aug 31-Sept 2)
31 Aug 2019 The Meeting House Gallery Show (through Nov 2)
31 Aug 2019 Annual Plein Air Competition at the Paint the Town Labor Day Show
10 Aug 2019 Baltimore Museum of Art Docent-Led Tour
2 Aug 2019 Artists & Makers Gallery Show Reception
30 Jul 2019 Artists & Makers Gallery Show (through Aug 28)
20 Jul 2019 Brookside Gardens: The Nature of Art (through Aug 18)
14 Jul 2019 Ranazul Restaurant Summer Show Reception
7 Jul 2019 Ranazul Restaurant Summer Show
9 Jun 2019 Creative Expressions reception
8 May 2019 May Member Meeting
4 May 2019 May 4 Field Trip to See Frida Kahlo Exhibit in Brooklyn, NY
1 May 2019 Kensington Library May Exhibit
10 Apr 2019 April Member Meeting
13 Mar 2019 March Member Meeting

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