Montgomery Art Association

Shows & Events

    • 15 Apr 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online at https://zoom.us/j/622723748
    • 3
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    This is the page to sign up to have your artwork critiqued by Susan Abbott. 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 are offering a series of critique sessions with nationally renowned artists/instructors. During these 1.5-hour sessions, each guest speaker will review 15 members’ work and provide critiques and/or lead discussions. Everyone is invited to watch the critiques, which we’ll broadcast online as Zoom webinars.

    Our guest artist for this session is nationally known artist and workshop instructor Susan Abbott of Vermont.

    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 15 spots for this session.
    • Sign ups are first-come, first-served; we’ll have a small waiting list for each session in case someone has to drop out.
    • Please do not sign up for more than one critique; we want to ensure that many members get this opportunity.
    • If you can't get into this session, we'll have additional sessions.
    • 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 Susan Abbott: Born and raised in Takoma Park, Susan Abbott began her formal art studies at age 14, studying life drawing in the summers under the famed professor Richard D’Arista at American University. She dropped out of high school, then earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, and studied intaglio printmaking at the University of Iowa.

    Susan has worked as a professional artist since that time, exhibiting in galleries and museums around the country. Her still life and landscapes have been featured at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Museum of Technology, Hood College, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. She has been a recipient of a Maryland Art Council “Individual Artist Award” and a Vermont Arts Council “Creation Grant.” Her paintings are in many private and corporate collections, including Mead Data Central, the Gund Company, the Federal Home Mortgage Administration, Peat Marwick, and Chittenden Bank. Her commission for Oprah Winfrey was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Susan is based in northern Vermont.

    See Susan’s work

    • 15 Apr 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • https://zoom.us/j/622723748
    Register

    This is the RSVP page to view the April 15 critique with Susan Abbott. 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 offering a series of critique sessions with nationally renowned artists/instructors. During these 1.5-hour sessions, each guest speaker will review 15 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 an online webinar platform called Zoom. Zoom is available to download onto a computer, tablet or smartphone, or you can simply watch it through a web browser. The Zoom link for this session is https://zoom.us/j/622723748. Learn more about Zoom

    About Susan Abbott: Born and raised in Takoma Park, Susan Abbott began her formal art studies at age 14, studying life drawing in the summers under the famed professor Richard D’Arista at American University. She dropped out of high school, then earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, and studied intaglio printmaking at the University of Iowa.

    Susan has worked as a professional artist since that time, exhibiting in galleries and museums around the country. Her still life and landscapes have been featured at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Museum of Technology, Hood College, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. She has been a recipient of a Maryland Art Council “Individual Artist Award” and a Vermont Arts Council “Creation Grant.” Her paintings are in many private and corporate collections, including Mead Data Central, the Gund Company, the Federal Home Mortgage Administration, Peat Marwick, and Chittenden Bank. Her commission for Oprah Winfrey was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Susan is based in northern Vermont.

    See Susan’s work

    • 16 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    • 11950 Clopper Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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    We have arranged for MAA members to paint at the Schwartz peony gardens at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

    Between 1915 and 1924 a prosperous real estate broker and flower fancier, Mr. Edwin P. Schwartz, collected heirloom peonies from dealers in Holland, France, England and Germany as well as the United States. Mr Schwartz’s mansion home, which once overlooked the garden, is now Gaithersburg City Hall. By the 1920s the family had become prominent peony root stock dealers, publishing a catalog offering hundreds of different varieties for order by mail. In the 1940s the family moved their commercial garden operations to five acres in what is now Seneca Creek State Park. Thousands of individual peony plants in scores of varieties still bloom in the park every May and June.​

    Time: You may arrive/depart as you wish between 8 am and sunset. We have no formal program planned. The objective is simply to have dedicated time and space to make art at an inspiring spot.

    Cost: There is no cost to participate in our event but you will need to pay $3 per car to enter the park.

    What to bring: Please bring everything you need for the day, including art supplies and equipment, sun protection, insect repellent and food and water. Bees love flowers--please take precautions against stings.

    Directions: The park is at 11950 Clopper Rd in Gaithersburg. To get to the peony field, enter at that Clopper Road entrance. After you pass the entrance gate, go straight ahead to the intersection. Turn left toward the maintenance yard. The peony field and garden will be on your right. Parking is available in the area. 

    Registration: Registration is requested so that we can communicate any changes if they happen.

    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.

    Info about the park: 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.

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

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
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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