Montgomery Art Association

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Shows & Events

    • 9 Jun 2021
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    • 31 Jul 2021
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    • Online
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    Registration is closed

    The Creative Expressions Exhibit at the Village Center in Friendship Heights is an enduring tradition in the MAA annual show calendar. This year the Exhibit will be presented online - yet we will retain the tradition of judging and honors.

    This show includes judging in five categories:

    • Landscape
    • Still Life
    • People Portraits
    • Animal Portraits
    • Abstract

    Registration is from April 25 to May 10, 2021.

    Cash prizes will be awarded in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places; a reception on June 6th at 5 pm EST and will be held via Zoom. Our judge, Diane Wilson, will present her perspectives on the award-receiving artwork.

    Download the Creative Expressions 2021 prospectus for full information.

    • 26 Jun 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • 6800 Lily Pons Road, Adamstown, MD 21710
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    Spend the morning painting en plein air with fellow MAA members at a gorgeous water garden located in beautiful Adamstown, Frederick County, Maryland, located less than 40 min from Rockville.

    Lilypons Water Gardens is a fourth generation owned nature sanctuary with 250-acres of wetlands to explore and aquatic nursery with a complete selection of water gardening products.  There are many nature trails throughout our property to paint, sketch, hike and take in the unique beauty of the landscape. There are natural ponds with different varieties of waterlilies, lotus and bog plants that will inspire you. And you will also see different species of wildlife, including water birds, raptors, turtles and frogs. Lilypons is also home to many different species of dragonflies and butterflies.  Restrooms available.

    Cost: Free with registration

    Time: Lilypons has approved our painting time for 9am-2 pm. 

    What to bring: Please bring everything you need for the day, including art supplies and equipment, sun protection, insect repellent and food and water. 

    Getting There:  From I 270 take Exit 26 and follow RT 80 West for 1.5 miles, turn left onto Park Mills Road for 3.5 miles, turn right onto Lily Pons Road and our entrance is about a mile on the right.

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

    Info about Lilypons: Visit the official website.

    Contact: MAA's John MacArthur will be on site and will serve as our coordinator if you need anything. Email John with questions at macarthurgroup@gmail.com.


    • 1 Jul 2021
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    • 30 Aug 2021
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    • Online
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    Fantasy Art 2021: An Online Exhibition is an opportunity for artists to show imaginative work that does not fall into neat categories like animal and people portraits and landscapes. Fantasy Art has a tradition that ranges from ancient paintings and sculptures of mythical beasts to modern, popular sci-fi/fantasy/horror tropes. Fantasy art also includes dreamscapes, nightmares, and surrealism.  

    This show includes work that is both 2D and 3D.

    Registration is from June 6 to June 21.

    Download the Fantasy Art 2021: An Online Exhibition Prospectus for full information.

    • 20 Jul 2021
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    • 5 Oct 2021
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    • Windridge Vineyard, 15700 Darnestown Road Darnestown, MD
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    Key dates:


    Registration - digital library: June 8 - 22.

    Juried art selection:  June 28
    Notification to selected artists: July 1

    Confirmation of art availability by artist for show dates:  July 13

    Artwork Drop Off at Vineyard: July 20


    The Windridge Vineyard in Darnestown will be hosting an juried MAA art exhibit in their Tasting Room.   MAA has created a digital library that member artists can submit up to 3 works per member during open registration periods.  Please note that artwork previously submitted but not shown in earlier Windridge exhibits will remain in the digital library unless withdrawn by the artists.  

    Art submissions for this exhibit should focus on the splendor and colors of Summer as displayed in: 

    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. 

    Submitted artwork for the Summer Exhibit will be juried by the vineyard owners.  Selected artwork (~10-15 pieces) will be exhibited for a 2 -3 month period.  Sold artwork can be replaced by the artist with a similar size piece.  MAA or Windridge will notify the artists when work is sold.  

    2D work including oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, encaustic or drawing / ink mediums are eligible for entry.  Photography is not included.

    There is no fee to submit your work for inclusion in the Windridge Vineyard Digital Library.  A fee of $5 will be required for each artwork selected by the vineyard.. 

    Read the Prospectus: Windridge Summer Exhibit Prospectus
    • 24 Jul 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • 16898-16500 River Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837
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    Spend the morning painting en plein air with fellow MAA members among the SUNFLOWERS at the renowned McKee-Beshers WMA, less than 30 minutes from Rockville.  We are hoping by this date the sunflowers will be bloomed; however, mother-nature is the only one who knows for certain.

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources - Wildlife and Heritage Service plants sunflowers each spring on the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area (WMA). The primary purpose for planting sunflowers on wildlife management areas is to provide a food source for mourning doves, as well as other wildlife species, after the plants mature and dry.  This is also a great benefit to plein air painters and photographers, as the rolling fields are a spectacle and will inspire your artistic endeavors.

    Please note McKee-Beshers WMA has no bathroom facilities, no benches, and no picnic tables. 

    McKee-Beshers WMA is also home to ticks, mosquitoes and poison ivy. Long pants and shoes are recommended.  Please plan accordingly.

    Cost: Free with registration.

    Time: We've set the outing for 9:30 am-2 pm . If you'd like more painting time, you can arrive earlier.

    Getting There:  From the Capital Beltway, take Exit 39 (River Road) west toward Potomac. Proceed for approximately 11 miles to the intersection of River Road and MD 112, Seneca Road. Turn left and continue on River Road for about 2 1/2 miles. McKee-Beshers WMA will be on your left as you head west on River Road.

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

    Info about McKee-Beshers WMA: Visit the official website.

    Contact: MAA's John MacArthur will be on site and will serve as our coordinator if you need anything. Email John with questions at macarthurgroup@gmail.com.

    • 28 Aug 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • 1800 Glenallen Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902
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    Spend the morning painting en plein air with fellow MAA members at the award winning Brookside Gardens!  With its colorful plantings, shimmering ponds, and breathtaking landscapes, Brookside Gardens is often described as the jewel of Montgomery Parks.  The 50-acre property features intricately designed gardens with exquisite combinations of color, texture, scent, and scale that merge together to delight the senses – all easily viewed from tranquil walking trails, comfortable benches, and shady gazebos.  No doubt you will find lots of artistic inspiration and subject matter.

    Brookside Gardens is situated within Wheaton Regional Park. Included in the gardens are several distinct areas: Aquatic Garden, Azalea Garden, Butterfly Garden, Children’s Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Style Garden, Trial Garden, Rain Garden, and the Woodland Walk. The Formal Gardens areas include a Perennial Garden, Yew Garden, the Maple Terrace, and Fragrance Garden. Brookside Gardens also feature two conservatories for year-round enjoyment. Restrooms are available.

    Cost:  Free with registration

    Time: We've set the outing for 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. If you'd like more painting time, you can arrive earlier or stay later.

    Getting There:  From the Capital Beltway. The simplest is to take the Georgia Avenue exit and go north to Randolph Road. Turn right to go east on Randolph Road and turn right onto Glenallan Avenue at the second traffic light. 

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

    Info about Brookside Gardens: Visit the official website.

    Contact: MAA's John MacArthur will be on site and will serve as our coordinator if you need anything. Email John with questions at macarthurgroup@gmail.com.

Past events

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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