Montgomery Art Association

Shows & Events

    • 13 Jan 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 10 Apr 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Oasis Gallery, Westfield Montgomery Mall, 7125 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817
    • 2


    We will have our third annual exhibition at the Oasis Gallery at Westfield Montgomery Mall. Members are invited to submit one piece for the three-month exhibition. In addition to the show, we'll have a reception in which we'll give out viewers' choice awards and a February workshop. Washington Metropolitan Oasis, a nonprofit specializing in lifelong education, provides the gallery space to us for this show.

    Submissions: Each member may enter one work. The cost is $10.

    Membership Requirement: Annual membership (new or renewal) is required prior to registration for this show. If you are not yet a member and wish to participate in the show, please sign up for membership first.

    Capacity: The gallery can accommodate approximately 65 pieces total. Show registration will close once capacity is reached or on December 21 (whichever is sooner).

    Volunteer requirement: Participants may be asked to complete a small volunteer task for the show itself or for the organization in general. Show tasks include: assisting with show hanging, helping at the reception, taking photos and writing promotional content or articles for our blog. Other organizational tasks will be assigned.

    Prizes: Viewers choice awards will be given out during our show reception on Saturday, January 25.

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

    Contact: Show manager Helen Wood

    See the Prospectus

    • 1 Mar 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Glenview Mansion, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville MD
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    Join MAA for the opening reception of our "Colorful Explorations" exhibition at Glenview Mansion in Rockville. Stroll the stately hallways and galleries that will be featuring 80 pieces of art from members of the Montgomery Art Association. Enjoy light refreshments and networking with the artists. The reception is free and open to the public.

    The show runs March 1-27. Gallery hours are Monday-Wednesday, 9 am-4:30 pm; Thursday 9 am-9 pm; Friday, 9 am-4:30 pm. The gallery is closed on weekends (except for March 1 for our reception).

    • 1 Mar 2020
    • 1:30 PM
    • 27 Mar 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Glenview Mansion, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, MD.
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    The theme of our March 2020 show in the stately galleries of Glenview Mansion in Rockville is “Colorful Explorations.” Our artists are invited to interpret the theme as they wish. Could you explore a medium or a subject that you’ve never attempted before? Does “exploration” literally refer to your travels to faraway places, or more figuratively to daydreams or other places you explore in your mind?

    Media eligible for exhibition: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, encaustic or drawing/ink mediums that can be hung on the wall, or 3D works that can be displayed freestanding on a pedestal (up to 10 total pieces). No photography.

    Submissions: Each member may enter one work that has not appeared in a previous MAA show. The cost is $10.

    Capacity: The gallery spaces we've been assigned can accommodate around 80 pieces of art. If the show does not fill by February 18, members will be invited to enter a second piece for no additional fee, based on the order in which they registered. Indicate on your registration form if you’d be interested in showing a second piece.

    Key Dates

    • Registration open: Thursday, January 30- Tuesday, February 18 at 11:59 ET.
    • Deadline for changes to labels: Thursday, February 20, 2 pm.
    • Drop off: Monday, February 24, 2-4 pm
    • Hanging: February 25-26
    • Show: March 1-27
    • Reception: Sunday, March 1, 1:30-3:30 pm
    • Pick up unsold work: Monday, March 30, 9-11 am
    Membership requirement: Annual membership (new or renewal) is required prior to registration for this show. If you are not yet a member and wish to participate in the show, please sign up for membership first.

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

    Contact: Show manager Elissa Poma.

    Download the prospectus


    • 11 Mar 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Kensington Public Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington, MD
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    Our guest speaker is Christopher Madden, a Washington-area painter and engraver who recently completed a 35-year career as a banknote picture engraver for the U.S. Treasury in Washington DC.  He retired as the lead engraver and his work included images on U.S. currency, postage stamps and the official (engraved) portrait of President Barack Obama.

    Chris is a graduate of the Ohio State University and also studied at the Columbus College of Art and Design, the Art Students League of New York and Alexandria, VA, and  Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia.  He is a vice president for the Frederick County Art Association, a member of Gallery 322 in Frederick MD and a regional teacher at the Delaplaine Art Center, the Griffin Art Center, The Yellow Barn at Glen Echo MD and the Frederick Book Arts Center.

    Chris also paints each Tuesday at the National Gallery of Art, studying the methods of the masters. His Rushing River Art Studio is in Augusta, WV.  Chris paints primarily at this location for his original work and holds retreats and workshops at this location.

    To learn more about Chris, please visit his website.


    Meeting Agenda:
    6:30-7:00 pm: Social time & networking

    7-7:30 pm: Association announcements & new member welcome

    7:30-8:30 pm: Gu
    est speaker talk and presentation

    Note: We encourage members to bring snacks and beverages to share..

    RSVP: Please click the registration button to RSVP.

    • 4 Apr 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr, Rockville, MD 20851
    • 14
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    Do you struggle to identify your art goals and how to reach them? Are you unsure how to couple business practices with your art making so that you can sell more work, obtain commissions or meet other goals? During this three-hour, hands-on workshop with Danielle Glosser--founder and principal of the artist advising business Client Raiser--you’ll learn why artists must think of themselves as entrepreneurs and build strategic plans.

    About Danielle Glosser: 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.

    Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020

    Time: 1:00-4:00 pm

    Location: The workshop will be held in a reserved meeting room at the Twinbook Library, which is next to the Twinbrook Center off Veirs Mill Road.

    Cost: MAA is pleased to be able to subsidize the cost of this workshop and offer reduced fees of $25 for MAA members and $40 for non-members.

    Cancellation policy: Cancellations are refundable if made more than 7 days before the workshop. If 7 or fewer days, the fee is nonrefundable.

    Questions: Email MAAartists@gmail.com

    • 8 Apr 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Kensington Public Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington, MD
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    Guest speaker details to come

    Meeting Agenda:
    6:30-7:00 pm: Social time & networking

    7-7:30 pm: Association announcements & new member welcome

    7:30-8:30 pm: Gu
    est speaker talk and presentation

    What to bring: Members are encouraged to bring light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. (The library does not permit alcohol.)

    RSVP: Please click the registration button to RSVP.

    • 26 Apr 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Howard Ave, Kensington

    Montgomery Art Association will have a booth and side tables set up at the Kensington Day of the Book Festival. This outdoor festivity is set up along Howard Avenue in Old Town Kensington on Sunday, April 26, 2020, from 11am to 4pm.

    There is space for only 10 MAA members to participate with display and sale of greeting cards, small artwork, and giclee prints. Bring your own display racks and bin (or borrow from MAA). You will need to manage your own sales; there is no fee nor commission.


    Please read the attached flyer for more information.

    Also attached is a history of this event.

    • 13 May 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Kensington Public Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington, MD

    This meeting will be our very popular critique night, in which we invite a noted local artist to provide critiques of a number of members' works. More details to provided as soon as they are confirmed.

    After this session, member meetings are on hiatus until October.

     

    • 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.

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