• 13 Mar 2024
    • 9 Jun 2024
    • Windridge Vineyards, 15700 Darnestown Rd, Darnestown, MD 20874
    Registration is closed

    See the Show - in Windridge Tasting Room 

    Key dates

    • Show Dates:  March 13 - June 9
    • Registration: February 2 - 16          
    • Curated Art Selection:  March 1
    • Artwork Drop Off:  March 11,  10:00 am - 1:00 pm 
    • Meet the Artists: May 9, 5:00 - 8:30pm Windridge Tasting Room 
    • Art Pick Up:  June 10, 10:00am - 1:00pm


    Vernal Blaze by Linda S. Watson 

    Theme for Submissions: Windridge Vineyards in Darnestown will be hosting its Spring Art Exhibit. The focus will be on the meaning of Spring to our member artists.

    Even though frosty mornings and walks in the snow are special, we can't help but be happy to say goodbye to the cold temperatures and dark nights. By the time spring comes, it feels like the whole world is full of promise and new life again.

    • Number of Artworks Allowed:  MAA Members are invited to submit for consideration up to 2 artworks that they feel represents the meaning of "Spring", and submit an optional accompanying brief description (up to 2 sentences) for each artwork.  Artists may submit work in any of the following categories: 
      • Natural Landscapes, Maritime, and Seascapes
      • Cityscapes, Townscapes, Urbanscapes 
      • Still Life 
      • Abstract Art 
      • Portraiture - People and Animals 
    • Eligible Media:  2D works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, encaustic, hand-pulled prints, drawing/ink mediums, textile and photography.  3D works are not included in this show.  
    • Cost: There is no cost to submit your work to for consideration. If your artwork is selected by the curators, a fee of $10 will be required at the time of art drop off. 
    • Process:  Submitted artwork will be selected by the vineyard owners.  Approximately 18 - 25 selected works will be exhibited for a three month period.  All artwork must be for sale. Windridge will notify artists when work is sold.  Windridge will provide payment to the artist, less a 20% commission. Sold artworks may be replaced by the artist with a similarly sized piece during the 3 month show period.  Replacement artwork must be coordinated with the MAA Show Manager not staff at Windridge Vineyards.
    • Membership Requirement:  You must be a MAA member to register for this show.  If you need to renew your membership go to Join MAA.
    • Show Prospectus:  Please read the Show Prospectus for additional show including registration, and framing and wiring of artwork.  

    Hope to see your artwork in the show -- If you have any questions contact the MAA show manager Kathy Tynan ( kftynan@gmail.com or maaartists@gmail.com)

    • 25 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Glenstone Museum, 12100 Glen Road, Potomac, Maryland
    • 23
    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.

    Please Note: Beginning on March 21, 2024 through early 2025, the Pavilions building will be temporarily closed for renovations. During this time, the Arrival Hall, Bookstore, Gallery, Café, Patio, and grounds will remain open. 

    Our group tickets includes timed entry to Iconoclasts: Selections from Glenstone’s Collection in the Gallery building. Our group will need to arrive at the Gallery building within 30 minutes of arrival at Glenstone in order to enjoy the show, which operates on a timed entry model.  Our MAA group will check in and gather at the Arrival Hall at 10:00 am and will proceed as a group to the Gallery building as soon as possible afterward.  After visiting the Collection, participants may continue on to their self-guided tour at their own pace. Important note:  We need to be at the Gallery by 10:30 am for entry to the Iconoclasts exhibit, so after we depart for the Gallery we cannot guarantee entry to the Iconoclasts exhibit for any participants arriving late.  (However, participants are still welcome to enjoy the remainder of the Glenstone grounds at your own pace even if you do not join us for the Iconoclasts exhibit!)

    Following our self-guided visit, members are invited to gather at the Museum cafe for a beverage and snack.

    Cost: $5 for members.  Members may bring 1 additional guest for an additional $5.  

    Cancellation policy:  Cancellations with refunds permitted through May 20; after that date no cancellation refunds will be granted.  

    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 10:00 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). 

    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. There is limited seating in the museum. Wheelchairs and gallery chairs are available upon request on a first come, first served basis.

    For any questions, contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com.


    • 26 May 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Compass Atelier, 10335 Kensington Pkwy. in Kensington, MD, or via Zoom
    Register



    NEW LOCATION!! Beginning with our April 2024 sessions, MAA Figure Model Sundays continues at The Compass Atelier's NEW LOCATION at The Compass Art Center, 10335 Kensington Parkway, Kensington, MD!  

    The Montgomery Art Association and The Compass Atelier are partnering to offer in-person figure model sessions on select Sundays. The 3-hour sessions are moderated but uninstructed, providing artists with focused practice time in the studio. Bring along any drawing or painting media that suits you.

    MAA is offering morning AND afternoon sessions on each select Sunday. Morning sessions are 9:00 am to noon ET; Afternoon sessions are 1:00 pm ET to 4:00 pm ET.  Each session costs $10 per person per session to register.  You must be an MAA member to register; however, you may also register a non-member guest as well. All attendees must be 18 years of age or older. 

    If you're not able to join in person, we also offer a Zoom option.  

    Figure Model Sunday event dates and models for May 2024 include:

    • May 5, 2024  - Morning and Afternoon - Sara
    • May 12, 2024 - Cancelled/No Session - Mother's Day
    • May 19, 2024 - Morning: Tom;  Afternoon - Nataliya
    • May 26, 2024  - Morning and Afternoon - Ramond

    (If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the May 26 Morning session only; the May 26 afternoon session information can be found here.  Upcoming Figure Model Sunday sessions will be posted separately.)


    DETAILS 

    • Date: Sunday, May 26, 2024
    • Time:  Morning Session: 9:00 am ET - 12 noon ET
    • Model: Ramond
    • Pose Schedule: Tentative pose schedule:  5 x 2 minutes, 4 x 5 minutes, break, 3 x 10 minutes, break, 2 x 15 minutes, break, long pose with remaining time (usually about 45-60 minutes of drawing time).  Model will be unclothed or wearing light clothing or costume.
    • Number of in-person participants: 15.   Advanced registration required; no drop ins.  And even once we reach the in-person studio limit, don't worry - you can still attend using the Zoom option (see below).
    • Zoom option: Sign up using the Zoom registrant button; the Zoom link will be sent to you in your confirmation email and in a reminder email the day before.
    • Cost: $10 per session in person or via Zoom. Each session runs for 3 hours. Artists may register for both morning and afternoon sessions on the same day if sessions remain available; the $10 registration fee applies for each session.
    • Cancellation policy: Cancellations three or more days before the session will result in a full refund. The session is nonrefundable (but transferrable to an artist friend) two days or fewer before the session.
    • What to expect: Easels, chairs, and tabourets are available for your use. Please bring all other materials you'll need. Food/drink is permitted. Sinks/restrooms are available. Models and participants should be up to date on Covid-19 vaccinations. Face masks are optional; decisions by models or artists to wear face coverings will be respected. In the spirit of community, all artists are asked to help put away equipment at the end of the session.
    • Photos/screenshots: This model permits photos/screenshots. $20 fee is payable directly to the model via cash, Venmo, or Zelle.
    • Getting there: The Compass Atelier's NEW LOCATION is at The Compass Art Center, 10335 Kensington Parkway, Kensington, MD.  A free parking lot is behind the building.
    • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com.
    • 26 May 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Compass Atelier, 10335 Kensington Pkwy. in Kensington, MD, or via Zoom
    Register



    NEW LOCATION!! Beginning with our April 2024 sessions, MAA Figure Model Sundays continues at The Compass Atelier's NEW LOCATION at The Compass Art Center, 10335 Kensington Parkway, Kensington, MD!  

    The Montgomery Art Association and The Compass Atelier are partnering to offer in-person figure model sessions on select Sundays. The 3-hour sessions are moderated but uninstructed, providing artists with focused practice time in the studio. Bring along any drawing or painting media that suits you.

    MAA is offering morning AND afternoon sessions on each select Sunday. Morning sessions are 9:00 am to noon ET; Afternoon sessions are 1:00 pm ET to 4:00 pm ET.  Each session costs $10 per person per session to register.  You must be an MAA member to register; however, you may also register a non-member guest as well. All attendees must be 18 years of age or older. 

    If you're not able to join in person, we also offer a Zoom option.  

    Upcoming Figure Model Sunday event dates and models include:

    • May 5, 2024  - Morning and Afternoon - Sara
    • May 12, 2024 - Cancelled/No Session - Mother's Day
    • May 19, 2024 - Morning: Tom;  Afternoon - Nataliya
    • May 26, 2024  - Morning and Afternoon - Ramond

    (If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the May 26 Afternoon session only; the May 26 morning session information can be found here.  Upcoming Figure Model Sunday sessions will be posted separately.)


    DETAILS 

    • Date: Sunday, May 26, 2024
    • Time:  Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm ET - 4:00 pm ET
    • Model: Ramond
    • Pose Schedule: Tentative pose schedule:  5 x 2 minutes, 4 x 5 minutes, break, 3 x 10 minutes, break, 2 x 15 minutes, break, long pose with remaining time (usually about 45-60 minutes of drawing time).  Model will be unclothed or wearing light clothing or costume.
    • Number of in-person participants: 15.   Advanced registration required; no drop ins.  And even once we reach the in-person studio limit, don't worry - you can still attend using the Zoom option (see below).
    • Zoom option: Sign up using the Zoom registrant button; the Zoom link will be sent to you in your confirmation email and in a reminder email the day before.
    • Cost: $10 per session in person or via Zoom. Each session runs for 3 hours. Artists may register for both morning and afternoon sessions on the same day if sessions remain available; the $10 registration fee applies for each session.
    • Cancellation policy: Cancellations three or more days before the session will result in a full refund. The session is nonrefundable (but transferrable to an artist friend) two days or fewer before the session.
    • What to expect: Easels, chairs, and tabourets are available for your use. Please bring all other materials you'll need. Food/drink is permitted. Sinks/restrooms are available. Models and participants should be up to date on Covid-19 vaccinations. Face masks are optional; decisions by models or artists to wear face coverings will be respected. In the spirit of community, all artists are asked to help put away equipment at the end of the session.
    • Photos/screenshots: This model permits photos/screenshots. $20 fee is payable directly to the model via cash, Venmo, or Zelle.
    • Getting there: The Compass Atelier's NEW LOCATION is at The Compass Art Center, 10335 Kensington Parkway, Kensington, MD.  A free parking lot is behind the building.
    • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com.
    • 7 Jun 2024
    • 7:15 PM
    • AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., N. Bethesda, MD
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    This will be our final sketch night at AMP by Strathmore. Unfortunately, the venue is closing June 30. We're working to find a new place for similar events, but in the meantime, let's close it out with a great evening together!

    The booking deadline for tickets has been extended through May 20.



    Chat with fellow MAA artists over drinks and appetizers before we all make art together during a performance by vocalist Kyshona,
    a versatile and soulful artist who blends folk, rock, and R&B. We reserved several tables just for MAA members and their guests.

    About the performance: Fueled by untold stories, Kyshona believes in the power of narratives to connect communities. With a background in music therapy, the curiosity of a writer, and the resolve of an activist, she channels her soulful voice in relentless pursuit of the healing power of song. Get to know Kyshona


    Number of spots:
     24


    Tickets:
     AMP by Strathmore is generously offering reduced-priced, $21 tickets (25% off the regular rate) for MAA members and their guests only.


    Cancellation policy:
    Tickets are refundable through May 16, 2024. From May 17-onward, tickets are nonrefundable unless we have someone on the wait list to take your spot.


    What to expect:
     We’ll host social time from 7:15-8 pm and provide complimentary, shared appetizers at our tables. The venue has a full bar where you can purchase cocktails, beer, wine, soda, etc. The show itself starts at 8 pm and usually ends by 9:30-10 pm. The room has 
    low lighting, but our tables will be lit with little lights so that you can see your work. You're welcome to sketch or just enjoy the show.


    See photos from past MAA Sketch Nights at AMP by Strathmore.




    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.


    Address/parking:
     AMP by Strathmore is in the Pike & Rose shopping area at 11810 Grand Park Ave. in North Bethesda. Directions & parking info. (An important note: This is a wholly different venue from the main Music Center at Strathmore.)


    Questions:
    Contact Elissa Poma, elissapoma@gmail.com

    • 11 Jun 2024
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • 3701 Howard Avenue, Kensington, Maryland
    • 14
    Register

    Practice Plein Air at Night in Kensington!

    Sections of Kensington are still reminiscent of Hopper’s paintings from almost 100 years ago.  He sometimes painted in-between times of day, giving his work a mysterious aura.  

    “Hopper's painting represents a borderline situation. “Gas” is set at the frontier between day and night, between civilization and nature. The gas station has the appearance of a last outpost, where the human realm gives way, across the road, to the anonymous realm of nature. The edge of the woods rises like a dark wall in which no individual tree can be discerned. But our eye returns again and again to its warm hue. The bright, almost pure white fluorescent light in the gas station, in contrast, is almost painful to look at, and the eye shifts to the ribbon of road leading out of the picture to the right. The highway apparently ends here, disappearing into the woods - not a promising location for a gas station. The last car seems to have passed long ago; the attendant is shutting down the pump, and soon will turn off the lights and lock up for the night.” (edwardhopper.net)

    Like Hopper, we will try our hand at painting between sunset, twilight and darkness.  Our paintings could turn into nocturnes but a pleasure of plein air painting is that one never knows which impressions will ultimately stick to the canvas. We might be able to catch a similarly in-between time of day in a little town full of scenes reminiscent of Hopper’s subject matter. Up the street from where we meet is a canopy overhang gas station built in the 1920’s. 

    This is also an opportunity for painters to begin a painting, or gather inspiration for their Kensington category Labor Day show entries.


    Location: 

    Kensington Train Station, 3701 Howard Avenue, Kensington, Maryland 20895

    We will meet in the parking lot at 8:00.  

    Map coordinates: Latitude: 39° 01' 36.59" N

    Cost: Free 

    Number of registrants: Up to 25 members and guests (Members may bring 1 guest.)

    What to expect: We will check in at 8:00 pm at the Train Station and gather name tags, snacks and water, and maybe pair up if you want to paint somewhere in the neighborhood away from town center and streetlights. Participants can spread to different locations in the town but please be safe, hopefully with a fellow painter, and on the sidewalk. Please do not stand in the street or close to train tracks to paint.

    What to bring: Paints, substrate, easel, stool, optional clamp on light (book lights work well)

    Getting there: This location is accessible by car only at this hour.



    Parking: Parking is available for free in the train station lot or on the street. If you'd like to try to find a ride or carpool with other participants, please post a note in our members-only Facebook group.

    Photos: Photos are permitted.

    Rain date: Event will be held rain or shine.

    Questions: Contact Lynn Lewis at lynnlewisstudio@gmail.com.

    • 12 Jun 2024
    • 22 Sep 2024
    • Windridge Vineyards, 15700 Darnestown Rd, Darnestown, MD 20874
    Registration is closed

    Sweet Energy of Summer 

    Art Show

    at Windridge Vineyards  

    Key dates

    • Show Dates:  June 12 - September 22, 2024
    • Registration: May 3  - May 17    
    • Curated Art Selection:  June 1
    • Artwork Drop Off:  June 10, 10am - 1pm 
    • Meet the Artists: August 8,  5:00 - 8:30pm Windridge Tasting Room 
    • Art Pick Up:  September 23, 10am - 1pm 


    Women Walking on the Beach by Joaquín Sorolla (1909)

    Theme for Submissions: Sweet Summer Energy -- Summer calls for color! But unlike spring, the time for pastels is behind. Summer opens up the opportunity to play with bold, rich palettes that feel out of place in any other season. 

    • Number of Artworks Allowed:  MAA Members are invited to submit for consideration up to 2 artworks that they feel embodies the Sweet Summer Energy created in their art. Artists may submit work in any of the following categories: 
      • Natural Landscapes, Maritime, and Seascapes
      • Cityscapes, Townscapes, Urbanscapes 
      • Still Life 
      • Abstract Art 
      • Portraiture - People and Animals 
    • Eligible Media:  2D works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, encaustic, hand-pulled prints, drawing/ink mediums, textile and photography.  3D works are not included in this show.  
    • Cost: There is no cost to submit your work to for consideration. If your artwork is selected by the curators, a fee of $10 will be required at the time of art drop off. 
    • Process:  Submitted artwork will be selected by the vineyard owners.  Approximately 18 - 25 selected works will be exhibited for a three month period.  All artwork must be for sale. Windridge will notify artists when work is sold.  Windridge will provide payment to the artist, less a 20% commission. 
    • Replacement of Sold Artwork:  Sold artworks may be replaced by the artist with a similarly sized piece during the 3 month show period.  Replacement artwork must be done through the MAA Show Manager. Artists are not to contact the staff at Windridge Vineyard to replace artwork. 
    • Membership Requirement:  You must be a MAA member to register for this show.  If you need to renew your membership go to Join MAA.
    • Show Prospectus:  Please read the SHOW PROSPECTUS for show registration requirements and details. 

    Hope to see your artwork in the show -- If you have any questions contact the MAA show manager Kathy Tynan ( kftynan@gmail.com or maaartists@gmail.com)

    • 6 Jul 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Shirley Povich Field: 10600 Westlake Dr, Rockville, MD 20852
    Registration is closed

    Bethesda Big Train Baseball Montgomery Art Association Plein Air Event

    Take me out to the Ball Game....and make some art and then sell it!

    MAA artists are invited to capture the essence of local summer collegiate baseball. Artists may use any medium desired to artistically embody the energy and setting of this Bethesda Big Train Baseball team and stadium as they take on the Olney Cropdusters. 

    Date: Saturday, July 6, 2024

    Place: Shirley Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Dr, Rockville, MD 20852

    Time:  Artists can arrive any time after 4pm.  5:30pm spectators start arriving to picnic.  Game begins at 7pm.

    Cost: Free for participating artists

    Number of registrants: 15 artists (spectators may purchase ticket at box office)

    Location details:  Artists may set up almost anyplace they desire at Shirley Povich Field, but they must not block player access to the field, spectator views, or the ability for individuals to safely walk to and from their seats. Big Train will block off seats in four to six areas of the stands, as well as a few spots behind home plate for those who want to set up in these spaces.  There are also many pre-game activities and other spots within the stadium where you may want to set up too in order capture batting practice (BP), intern set up, grilling burgers, etc.

    Sale Opportunity: At the end of the night, take your artwork home, put the finishing touches on if desired, frame it (if so inclined), and bring it back to Povich Field the following Saturday, July 13th for a baseball themed open air art show and sale!  Artwork will be on display and sale from 6pm until the end of the game and can be purchased by this very baseball loving crowd at the concession stand.  Artists retain 75% of the sale and 25% will be donated to Big Train Baseball.  This is a great opportunity to share and sell the artwork you created at the event on July 6th with a crowd of baseball enthusiasts.  MAA and Big Train staff will be monitoring the artwork, so we can enjoy another great baseball game.  For July 13th, tickets are once again complimentary for artists and additional guest will need to purchase a ticket ($12).  More details will follow the July 6th game.

    If a collector contacts and artist after July 13th to purchase, kindly donate 25% of the sale to Big Train.

    What to bring: Paints, substrate, easel, stool, water, money to purchase dinner and/or snacks, sunscreen and a hat. 

    Facilities:  There are bathrooms, concession stands, and food trucks at Povich Field for your use.

    Getting there: Shirley Povich Field is located inside the Cabin John Regional Park, adjacent to the Cabin John Ice Skate Rink. 

    Parking: Parking at Shirley Povich Field is free and available just outside the ballpark. Fans assume the risk of their car being hit by a foul ball and will see signs in the parking lot that reaffirm this assumption of risk. 

    About Big Train Baseball:  The Bethesda Community Base Ball Club, Inc (BCBBC) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity, registered in the State of Maryland doing business as the Bethesda Big Train.  The Big Train team is composed of talented college players from across the country who come to Bethesda each June and July for a summer of highly competitive wooden bat baseball. This summer will be Big Train's 25th anniversary! More info can be found at https://www.bigtrain.org/

    Questions: Contact Jen Barlow at maapresident22@gmail.com or Lynn Lewis at lynnlewisstudio@gmail.com.


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

    Register Art Prints 

    (after completing registration for Brookside Garden - Nature as the Artist's Muse) 

    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

      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 who are participating in the Brookside show are invited to submit up to 3 art prints that portray nature as their inspiration. Art for this show must reflect the close relationship with nature. 

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              The Lily Pond by Claude Monet                Celestrial #2 by Alexandre Manuel 

           

                                                       

      Registration of Prints (code required):  

      1. Artists must be registered in the Brookside Garden Nature as the Artist's Muse Art Show prior to register prints.  
      2. Your show confirmation email contains a code to complete registration of prints.   
      3. Registration of prints  will help MAA and Brookside Garden keep an accurate inventory of prints available for sale. All prints for sale must be registered.                              
      • Shared Bins:  Brookside Garden is providing three shared bins for artists prints.  Each artist can have up to three prints. We will have dividers with the artists' name on the divider. 
      • Art Print Requirements: 
        • Artists can bring flat prints or flat originals, such as watercolors.  All should be matted and have a back cardboard. 
        • Each item in the bin must be individually wrapped in clear plastic art and print bags.  DickBlick Krystal seal self Sealing Art bags.
        • Each item must have a label that has the Artist Name, Title of Work, Price.
        • It is recommended that you include a business card inside the cellophane sleeve.  
      • Sale of Prints:  Brookside Garden will handle all sales and will take a 25% commission.
      • 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 no additional show fee to register art prints.
      • Show Prospectus: Please read the show prospectus before registering.  

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

      Contacts: If you have any questions, contact the MAA show manager: Cecelia M. Laurendeau cmlaurendeau@gmail.com or VP Shows Kathy Tynan kftynan@gmail.com

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

      Nature as the Artist's Muse

      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

        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. 

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                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 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 VP Shows Kathy Tynan kftynan@gmail.com

            • 31 Aug 2024
            • 7:00 AM
            • 2 Sep 2024
            • 5:00 PM
            • Kensington Armory: 3710 Mitchell St, Kensington, MD
            • 250

            Paint the Town (PTT) Key Dates

            Registration: July 15 - August 5

            Drop off: August 28-29

            Artist Preview Reception: August 30

            Show: August 31 - September 2

            Plein Air: August 30 - 31

            Award Presentation: August 31

            Pick up sold/unsold art: September 2 - 3

            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. 

            Judge: MAA is honored to present Teresa Oaxaca as the 2024 Judge for the PTT Show. Please read about Ms. Oaxaca here.

            Membership Requirement: Current membership is required to register for this show.

            Submissions:

            MAA members may submit up to two (2) entries in any of these judged categories: KensingtonLandscape (natural and urban), Still Life, Photography, Portraits (people and animal), Abstract, and Sculpture.

            Members can also add a third entry which will be added (in order of registration) if there is available space. We will limit the total artworks to 500 pieces.

            Bins for prints and card racks will be included in the show, with limitations (see Prospectus).

            The registration fee is $20.

            The Saturday Plein Air Competition is also judged. Registration is separate.

            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 Bertha Clum award, the highest award at this show.

            Health Safety: Masks are optional inside the building, and food & drink will not be permitted inside the exhibit area.

            Prospectus: Please refer to the 2024 Show Prospectus for full information. 

            PTT FAQs for 2024: Answers to common questions.

            Show manager: Anastasia Walsh (maatreas@gmail.com

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