Montgomery Art Association

    • 26 May 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Windridge Vineyard Tasting Room 15700 Darnestown Road, Darnestown, Md

    Meet the Artist and Jazz Evening - May 26, 6pm - 9pm 

    & Celebrate our Outgoing MAA President Alan Rich

    You are invited to Windridge Vineyard to Meet our Artists showing in the Spring Art Exhibit.  This will be a fun evening of good conversation and music in the Windridge Tasting Room. 

    Many of the gallery artists will be there to chat with you about their current work, motivations and techniques.  And, it is a great opportunity to connect with other artists about art on a more personal level.  

    • It will be a relaxed, informal and fun evening.
    • There will be a brief introduction by the Windridge owners of MAA and our artists. We will invite the public to meet the artists near their displayed artwork. 
    • We encourage all members to enjoy viewing the spring art exhibit.

    Celebrating the Leadership of Outgoing MAA President Alan Rich.  This will be one of our last MAA art events before we say goodbye to our outgoing MAA President Alan Rich.  It only seems fitting that we take a moment to honor and celebrate the tremendous service and leadership that Alan has given to MAA.  So join us in celebrating Alan's leadership, warmth and humor as outgoing President of MAA. 

    Reserve Tables in the Windridge Main Tasting Room or Outdoor Covered Patio Now - use this link Art and Jazz Night 

    Spring Exhibit Artists:  The vineyard has reserved a special table for our Spring exhibit artists in the Tasting Room.  Spring Exhibit artists planning to attend need to register for the Music and Jazz night - so we can plan accordingly. 

    Artists's Family, Friends & MAA Members - Need to reserve tables in tasting room or covered patio:  The Music and Meet the Artist evening has been a very popular event at Windridge in the past. Windridge strongly encourages friends, family and other MAA members who wish to attend this event to reserve a table as soon as possible. Use this link to RESERVE A TABLE at Art and Jazz Night on the Windridge website.   

    Conclusion:  It is our hope that Meet the Artists event will help our artists connect with the public about the wonderful artwork on display -- so they will love and enjoy it as much as we all do.  If you have questions related to this event contact Kathy Tynan at

    • 27 May 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Windridge Vineyard 15700 Darnestown Road, Darnestown, MD
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    • Where:  Meet on the outdoor patio at the vineyard  Tasting Room .
    • When:  May 27, 9:00am - 1:00pm 
    • Don't forget:  easel, chair and umbrella or hat for shade and possibly a camera or iPhone in case you want to complete your work later. 
    • Use of Windridge chairs or tables:  You may only use Windridge picnic tables or outdoor chairs if you cover them to avoid getting paint on them.  
    • Cost:  Free with registration
    • Sharing your Art:  Take time to share your work with the other plein air artists after painting...we will have a reserved table for you at the vineyard Pavilion. 
    • Windridge Tasting Room Access:  Windridge tasting room is not open to the public until 11:00am - drinks and snacks will not be for sale until 11:00am.  However, the owners will allow the artists to use the bathroom facilities if needed.  
    • Rain Date:  If the weather is poor, we'll postpone.  Rain Date TBD. 
    • Contact:  MAA's Plein Air Chair - Sandhya Sharma will be on site as our coordinator. Email her with any questions at
    • Plein air at Windridge. Spend the early morning and early afternoon painting en plein air with fellow MAA members at the beautiful Windridge Vineyards. The vines have started their journey toward the sky...with the hope of luscious purple grapes later in summer. The vineyard sits atop rolling hills surrounded by forested areas that are bursting with new growth.   No doubt you will find lots of artistic inspiration.  

    Windridge Vineyards is a family-owned farm winery dedicated to producing premium estate grown wines. Situated on the Piedmont plateau of Maryland, our three vineyard sites have been carefully chosen for their unique geology and microclimates.  Located in Darnestown, MD, just 30 minutes from Washington DC,  Windridge has 27 acres of vineyards with brand-the fabulous Tasting Room -now displaying the Spring Art exhibit of 19 artworks by our own  MAA artists.  After a morning of painting - visit the Spring art exhibit too. 

    • 3 Jun 2022
    • 11:30 AM
    • The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
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    MAA has arranged for two private guided tours of the groundbreaking exhibition “Picasso: Painting the Blue Period” at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, on June 3. 

    The exhibit provides new insight into the creative process of Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) at the outset of his career. It is the first exhibition in Washington, DC, in 25 years to focus on the early works of this 20th century icon, just as he was beginning to define himself on the international stage.


    Cost: $24 per person if you are not a Phillips Collection member (includes required museum admission) or $8 per person if you are a Phillips Collection member (membership confirmed by museum staff upon arrival).

    Where to meet: At the museum main entrance about 15-20 minutes before your tour is to begin. See parking and visitor info

    Group size: Each tour is limited to 20 participants. MAA members may bring 1 guest. Indicate on the registration form if you’d like to be contacted if we’re under-enrolled and you’d like to sign up additional guests.) 

    Cancellation policy:  Bookings are fully refundable through May 20, 2022. From May 21-onward, the tour fee of $8 is nonrefundable.

    Safety protocols: The Phillips Collection requires that visitors show proof of vaccination or a same-day negative COVID-19 test upon entry, along with a government-issued photo ID. Read the full guidelines

    Questions: Email

    • 10 Jun 2022
    • 11 Jun 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Great Falls Park, 11710 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac, MD 20854

    Make the most of good weather and join us to paint en plein air at Great Falls Park on the Maryland side of the falls. We will offer two days of painting, on a Friday and a Saturday, so that those who work during the week have an opportunity to join in, too. Subjects include the falls themselves, the historic Great Falls Tavern, the C&O Canal, the canal boat, and more.

    Where to meet: You're welcomed to arrive at anytime, but if you'd like to say hello to other members before you start painting, our group will assemble at the start each day at the canal-facing entrance of the Great Falls Tavern Visitors Center building, as shown in the photo above. 

    Subjects: The Maryland side of Great Falls is a part of the C & O Canal National Historic Park and is located off of Falls Road in Potomac. In addition to the historic tavern building, there are two falls overlooks near the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center. To the north, the Washington Aqueduct Observation Deck offers a view of the upper falls. To the south, the Olmsted Island Bridges offer several scenic views of the Great Falls.

    There are several hiking trails in this area, too, including the famed Billy Goat Trail. You should note that portions of the trail are challenging so you need to keep your painting gear manageable and lightweight.

    The tavern itself was built in 1828 and serves as the visitor center offering historical exhibits and interpretive programs. The visitor center is open daily from 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

    Amenities: Restrooms are available in the visitors center. Please bring your food/drinks as none is available to purchase onsite.

    Cost: Our plein air event is free for registered members. The park itself charges a $20 admission fee per vehicle, good for seven days (or use an annual pass if you have one). You can prepay for entry pass online to save time. Tip: To save money, consider carpooling with fellow artists! Post a message on our private members' Facebook group if you'd like to try to arrange a carpool.

    Registration: Please indicate which day (or both) you'll be joining.

    Host: Plein air chair Sandhya Sharma will be on site both days. Email her at if you have any questions.

    • 22 Jun 2022
    • 25 Sep 2022
    • Windridge Vineyards, 15700 Darnestown Road, Darnestown, MD

    Key dates

    • Registration open: May 4 - May 18, 2022
    • Juried selection: June 4
    • Notification to artists of selected works: June 6
    • Drop off: June 21, 10 am-1 pm (Fee of $10 is due at this time)
    • Show opening: June 22
    • Meet the Artists event: August 11 (evening event in Tasting Room)
    • Art Pick up:  September 27, 10am - 1pm       
    Very Berry by D. Halprin

                         Very Berry by Debra Halprin (20x20") 

      About the show: Windridge Vineyards in Darnestown will host the next MAA members quarterly exhibit,  Summer Art At Windridge  in the Tasting Room.  

      Prospectus: Please read the Show Prospectus in full for registration information and show requirements. 

      Theme: Summer has been celebrated in art for millennia.  As the summer months arrive, we enjoy the more pleasant temperatures and longer days. We revel in the characteristic lightness of being that accompanies the warmer season.  Let our art reflect the undeniable warmth, light and carefree sense of summer. 

      Submissions: MAA has created a digital library that member artists can submit up to 2 works per member for consideration in any of the following categories: 

      • natural landscapes, maritime and seascapes
      • cityscapes, townscapes, urbanscapes 
      • still life 
      • abstract art 

      Media eligible:  2 D works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, encaustic, drawing/ink mediums and photography.  3D works not included in this show. 

      Cost: There is no cost to submit your work to for consideration by Windridge for the show. If your artwork is selected by the curators, a fee of $10 will be required. Payment will be collected at drop off.  

      Juried process: Submitted artwork will be juried by the vineyard owners. Approximately 18-20 selected work will be exhibited for a three-month period. All artwork must be for sale. Sold works may be replaced by the artist with a similarly size piece. Replacement artwork will be managed by the MAA show manager not Windridge.  Windridge will notify artists when work is sold. 

      Contact: Show manager Kathy Tynan, or

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