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Shows & Events

    • 1 May 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 31 May 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Online
    • 0

    Welcome to "Our Stories," MAA's online exhibition that highlights our members' artworks as well as their insights into why each piece is important to them.

    REGISTRATION NOW FULL

    Thirty MAA members can register one piece of art for this exhibit. Included in the registration process (and displayed to viewers) will be a write-up of ~50 words, describing what the piece of art means to you.  Here's an example of what is possible:

    I recently finished reading "The Choice" by Edith Eva Eger. She wrote her book at the age of 90; what a story. As always, I jotted down snippets of text as I read. Last night I painted this piece, "From Darkness to Light," inspired by words in the book. I never paint with black and it was hard to control on the paper. When I woke up today in the morning and saw the dry piece, I realized there is always more light than darkness.

    Martina Sestakova, "From Darkness to Light"

    Viewers will browse the images and when they click on an image, they will get the write-up, a photo of the artist, and size, media and price of the piece.

    Buyers will contact the Show Manager, who will then connect the Artist with the Buyer. There is no registration fee and no commission.

    Registration for this online exhibit is April 19-25. A wait-list will be generated when the registration limit of 30 artists has been met.

    We are planning to hold a virtual "Meet the Artist" session, to be scheduled during the exhibit.

    Please review the Prospectus.


    • 29 May 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online
    • 1
    Register

    This is the page to sign up to have your artwork critiqued.  If you're looking to RSVP to view the session and receive a reminder email that morning, please visit this separate page.

    About the Series: In April, we offered a series of critique sessions with nationally renowned artists/instructors. These sessions were met with overwhelming success by our members. For May, we are again offering a critique session. During these 1.5-hour sessions, the guest speaker will review 12 members’ work and provide critique. Everyone is invited to watch the critique, which we’ll broadcast online as Zoom webinars.

    Our guest is Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro, an internationally renowned landscape and portrait artist.   Currently based in Washington, D.C., Gonzalo is one of the  most popular instructors at the Yellow Barn Studio, Glen Echo, MD.  

    Guidelines

    • To submit a piece for a critique, click on “Register." You’ll be asked to upload 1 image of your artwork
    • You must be an MAA member to submit a work for critique.
    • We have 12 spots for this session.
    • Sign ups are first-come, first-served; we’ll have a small waiting list.
    • Please do not sign up for more than one critique; we want to ensure that many members get this opportunity.
    • Everyone (members and non-members) is welcomed to watch the critique sessions. Sign up to watch the session here and receive a reminder email that morning.

    About Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro: Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro is a native of Spain. His interest in painting began at an early age inspired by the rich heritage of Spain’s great masters such as Diego Velázquez in the 17th c. or Joaquín Sorolla in the 19th/20th c. He started his formal education pursuing a Master's in Fine Arts from the University of Valencia. This was followed by studies on Drawing and Painting at the University of Toledo, the University of Alcalá de Henares, the College of Doctors and Graduates in Madrid and the Taller del Prado Academy in Madrid. Later, Gonzalo had the privilege of working under the personal instruction of noted Spanish portraitist Carlos Moreu Spa and also studied figure painting at the Academy of Art and Contemporaneous Artists in Madrid, under the direction of the world-renown Chilean artist Guillermo Muñoz Vera.

    Currently based in Washington, DC, Gonzalo works as a portrait artist commissioned by clients in both the USA and Europe. He has shown his portraits and other works in numerous exhibitions and won several awards.  During his time in Spain, he exhibited in galleries throughout the country. Recently he had several solo exhibitions in Washington, DC and has participated in collective exhibitions in D.C. , Virginia and Maryland. He has been selected in juried exhibitions and has been awarded in Spain with the First Prize in the 23 APACC TYRIUS Art Competition 2007, the First Prize in the Painting Competition of Aranjuez 2001, and the Second Prize in the Painting Competition of Aranjuez 2000. 

    Alongside his career as a painter, Gonzalo has extensive teaching experience and has held management positions at several educational institutions. He gives art instruction at The Yellow Barn Studio (Glen Echo, MD) .

     See Gonzalo's work
    • 29 May 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • zoom
    Register

    This is the RSVP page to view the May 29 critique with Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro.  By RSVPing, you'll receive a reminder email the morning of the event. If you'd like to register a work to be critiqued, please visit this separate page.

    About the series: In April, we are offered a series of critique sessions with nationally renowned artists/instructors. These critique sessions were so successful that we are now offering another critique session for May.  During these 1.5-hour sessions, each guest speaker will review 12 members’ work and provide critiques and/or lead discussions. Everyone is invited to watch the critiques, which we’ll broadcast online as Zoom webinars.

    How to watch: This session will air via the online webinar platform Zoom. Zoom is available to download onto a computer, tablet or smartphone, or you can simply watch it through a web browser. Registrants will receive the log-in info, and we'll resend it in a reminder email the day before the Friday critique session.

    Learn more about Zoom

    About Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro: Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro is a native of Spain. His interest in painting began at an early age inspired by the rich heritage of Spain’s great masters such as Diego Velázquez in the 17th c. or Joaquín Sorolla in the 19th/20th c. He started his formal education pursuing a Master's in Fine Arts from the University of Valencia. This was followed by studies on Drawing and Painting at the University of Toledo, the University of Alcalá de Henares, the College of Doctors and Graduates in Madrid and the Taller del Prado Academy in Madrid. Later, Gonzalo had the privilege of working under the personal instruction of noted Spanish portraitist Carlos Moreu Spa and also studied figure painting at the Academy of Art and Contemporaneous Artists in Madrid, under the direction of the world-renown Chilean artist Guillermo Muñoz Vera.

    Currently based in Washington, DC, Gonzalo works as a portrait artist commissioned by clients in both the USA and Europe. He has shown his portraits and other works in numerous exhibitions and won several awards.  During his time in Spain, he exhibited in galleries throughout the country. Recently he had several solo exhibitions in Washington, DC and has participated in collective exhibitions in D.C. , Virginia and Maryland. He has been selected in juried exhibitions and has been awarded in Spain with the First Prize in the 23 APACC TYRIUS Art Competition 2007, the First Prize in the Painting Competition of Aranjuez 2001, and the Second Prize in the Painting Competition of Aranjuez 2000. 

    Alongside his career as a painter, Gonzalo has extensive teaching experience and has held management positions at several educational institutions. He gives art instruction at The Yellow Barn Studio (Glen Echo, MD) .

    See Gonzalo's work
    • 1 Jun 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 30 Jun 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Online
    Registration is closed

    Online Registration May 10 - 19, 2020


    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
    • Portrait (People & Animals)
    • Abstract
    • Miniatures

    Cash prizes will be awarded in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places; a reception on June 7th will be held via Zoom to have the judge, Lee Newman, present his perspectives on the awards.

    Please refer to the Show Prospectus for full information.

    • 7 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC-03:00)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 100
    Register

    Join Montgomery Art Association as we honor the recipients of awards in five categories from the Creative Expressions online art exhibit.  Judge Lee Newman will give comments regarding both the winners and the art in the exhibit, and will announce the awardees. 

    This event is free. It will air online on Zoom, MAA's YouTube channel and MAA's Facebook page. For Zoom, we can only accept 100 Zoom participants, so the Zoom link will be sent to the exhibit artists only. All others can watch the event on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel. 

    For security reasons, the Zoom link will be sent the day of the event. To learn more about how to use Zoom, please visit this page.

    • 12 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom
    Register
    If your art business, and your income, have been challenged by the current global pandemic, you will benefit from this workshop with Danielle Glosser, founder and principal of the artist advising business Client Raiser. Danielle will talk through some of the steps that artists can take to build client volume and increase your work's visibility.

    This free workshop is for MAA members only. We can accept a maximum of 100 registrants.

    Since 2014, Danielle Glosser has helped artists advance their careers by assisting them to obtain gallery representation, exhibitions, grants and sales opportunities. Danielle’s expertise in strategic planning, project management, research, writing and networking comes from years of working and building relationships in the private, nonprofit and government sectors. Her professional opportunities — coupled with her personal belief that the arts are central to igniting conversation and enhancing human understanding—moved her to help artists with the business elements of their practice and to share their work with the world.

    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.

    • 20 Jun 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • 11836 Auburn Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788
    Register



    We have arranged for MAA members to paint the lavender fields at Springfield Manor, an event venue, inn and winery in Thurmont, Maryland. Forgo the crowds of the lavender festival the weekend before and join us for a morning and afternoon of plein air painting at a historic estate dating back to 1774.

    We have no formal program planned--just free admission to this lovely site, and perhaps we'll gather for a drink on the patio before the day ends. The objective is simply to have dedicated time and space to make art at an inspiring spot! MAA's John MacArthur will be on site and will serve as our coordinator if you need anything.

    Cost: Free. You must be an MAA member to participate.

    Registration: All participants must register here in advance so that we can provide the property managers with a guest list.

    Notes:

    • Artists are asked to please stay on the left side of the driveway--the winery/distillery side. The right side is reserved for a wedding that day.

    • All art making should be done outdoors. The lavender fields, barn, grapevines and winery/distillery building are possible subjects.

    • You may arrive/depart as you wish between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm.

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

    • Bees love lavender--please take precautions against stings.

    • Wine, beer and spirits are available for purchase after 12 pm.
    Getting There: We will meet on site. The venue is at 11836 Auburn Rd. in Thurmont, approximately 40 miles from Rockville Town Center. It should take 40- to 50-minutes to get there. If you’d like to try to coordinate a carpool, or if you need a ride, please post a message on our members-only Facebook group.

    Rain date: In the event of rain, we're guessing most artists wouldn't want to attend. It's up to you, though. We won't have an official cancellation per se.

    Questions: Email John MacArthur at macarthurgroup@gmail.com.

Past events

11 May 2020 Our Stories Salon: Interactive Art Conversation
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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