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    • 8 Jan 2024
    • 19 Apr 2024
    • Oasis Art Gallery, Westfield Montgomery Mall, 7125 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Reception & Meet the Artists - February 4

    Key Dates

    Show Dates:  January 8 - April 19, 2024

    Registration:  November 15 - December 13

    Art Drop Off :  January 2 & 3, 10:00am - 4:00pm 

    Show Hanging:  January 5, 10:00am - noon

    Reception & Meet the Artists: February 4, 1:00-4:00pm

    Art Pick Up:  April 22 & 23, 10:00am - 4:00pm


    MAA is again delighted to return to the Oasis Art Gallery at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda. This show is the sixth MAA-Oasis collaboration, with 65 works of the artists' choice on display.

    Prospectus: Please refer to the SHOW PROSPECTUS for all show requirements. 
    Eligible media: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, encaustic, hand pulled prints, drawing/ink mediums, photography - and 3D sculpture (that can be hung on wall with picture hooks). 
    Requirements:  There is no specific theme for this show.  The subject is your choice. Your work must be between 9x12" and 28x28" framed and may not weigh more than 15 pounds. 
    Number of pieces allowed: One entry per member. There will be a total of 65 pieces in this show.  Members can add a second artwork during registration which will be added to the show (in order of registration) if space is available.  You will be contacted by the show manager if your second artwork is added to the show. 

    Membership:  You must be a Montgomery Art Association member in good standing to enter this show.

    Framing and Wiring:  Please use this link Framing and Wiring for requirements for framing and wiring your art.  

    Volunteers:  We will be seeking volunteers for this show.  Indicated on your registration form if you are available for:

    • Curating and hanging artwork
    • Publicity
    • Meet the Artists Reception 
    Entry fee: $10 per work (nonrefundable).

      About Oasis: Washington Metropolitan Oasis and the Oasis Art Gallery are part of the national, non-profit Oasis education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of adults age 50 and older through lifelong learning, health and wellness promotion and volunteer opportunities including Intergenerational Tutoring. Oasis brings people together to learn, lead, and contribute in their communities. Weekdays, the Oasis offices and Gallery are busy with Oasis class attendees, registrants, art lovers, as well as Macy’s shoppers.  

      Directions to Oasis.  Click on the following link for detailed directions to reach the Oasis Gallery Directions to Oasis Art Gallery

      Questions:  If you have any questions, please email the Show Managers, Helen Wood, or Ella Soroori. Have a great day!


      • 12 Jan 2024
      • 1 Apr 2024
      • Benjamin Gaither Center, 80 Bureau Dr A, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
      • 2

      Reception - February 24, 1 - 3:30pm  

      At the Benjamin Gaither Center

      January 12 - April 1, 2024

      Key Dates:

      • Registration: December 1 - 20 (or once the maximum capacity of 35 pieces is reached) 
      • Art drop off: January 8, 10 am-12 pm
      • Show hanging: January 8, 1 pm - 4pm
      • Show: January 12 - April 1
      • Reception: February 24, 1 - 3:30pm 
      • Pick up unsold works: April 2, 10 am-12 pm

      MAA is thrilled to offer our artists the opportunity to show their work at the Benjamin Gaither Center in Gaithersburg.    

      Show Theme:   The theme for this show is "Paint the Joy of Life".  Life is too short to let it pass quickly and not appreciate the moments of joy that we can have. The show theme is meant to inspire paintings that show us how to remember and hold the joy of life. 

      Submit your paintings where light and color signify life and joy. 

      Prospectus: Please read the SHOW PROSPECTUS for show details and requirements. 


      Sunlight Through the Crepe Myrtles

      by Rick Reinert 

      Eligible Media:  Artwork for this show includes two dimensional works in oil,  acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, encaustic, hand-pulled prints, drawing/ink mediums, fiber arts, and photography.  3D work wall hung is accepted in this show; 3D pedestal work is not included in this show.

      Number of artworks allowed:  Members are invited to submit up to 1 work.  All works must be 36x36" or smaller (including the frame).  

      Framing & Wiring:  All artwork must be framed (or gallery wrapped) and wired to professional standards. No wet canvases will be accepted. Please use this link  Framing & Wiring Requirements

      Volunteers:  We will be asking for your help for this show.  Please indicate on your registration form if you are available for: 

      • Art drop off
      • Art hanging
      • Reception 
      • Art Pick Up 

      Entry fee: $10 (nonrefundable)

      Benjamin Gaither Center: This airy environment welcomes visitors Monday-Thursday 8:30 am-6 pm and Fridays 8:30 am-4 pm. Plans for a reception are underway. 

      Contacts: Show managers: Holly Buehler hollybuehlerart@gmail.com and Kathy Tynan kftynan@gmail.com or email Montgomery Art Association at maaartists@gmail.com.

      • 17 Jan 2024
      • 10 Mar 2024
      • Windridge Vineyard 15700 Darnestown Road, Darnestown, MD 20874

      Chasing the Winter Light 

      at Windridge Vineyards

      Meet the Artists & Jazz Night - Thursday Feb. 8, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

      Key dates

      • Registration -- November 30 - December 14, 2023        

      • Juried Selection -- December 30, 2023

      • Notification to Artists of Selected Works -- Jan. 3, 2024

      • Artwork Drop Off -January 15,  10:00 am - 1:00 pm 

      • Show Opening -- January 17

      • Meet the Artists - February 8,  5:00pm - 8:00pm 

      • Art Pick up - March 11, 10:00am - 1:00pm

      Connected by Jeanne Rosier Smith

      Connected by Jeanne Rosier Smith 

      The Windridge Vineyard in Darnestown will be hosting its first art exhibition of 2024, Chasing the Winter Light.

      Theme for Artists Submissions:   Chasing the Winter Light....During December, January, and February the winter light can almost be magical. The combination of the low winter sun and the deep blue sky make for some beautiful golden light and gorgeous cool shadows.  Winter light is distinctly different. Images appear brighter in a clear, cold light – and shadows appear longer and softer.  The theme for this show asks artists to find that winter light to brighten the edges of winter darkness. 

      • Prospectus: The show prospectus provide submission requirements for this show. Please read the show prospectus before registering.  SHOW PROSPECTUS
      • Eligible Media: Artwork for this show includes two dimensional works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, encaustic, hand-pulled prints, drawing/ink mediums, fiber arts, and photography.  3D work wall hung is accepted in this show; 3D pedestal work is not included in this show. 

      • Number of artworks allowed:   MAA Members are invited to submit up  to 2 works for consideration in any of the following categories: 

        • natural landscapes, maritime and seascapes
        • cityscapes, townscapes, urbanscapes 
        • still life 
        • abstract art 
        • portraiture - people and animals
      • 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 at the time of art drop off.
      • Curated process:  Submitted artwork will be curated/selected by the vineyard owners.  Approximately 20 - 23 selected works will be exhibited for a three month period. All artwork must be for sale.  Windridge will notify artists when work is sold.  Sold work may be replaced by the artist with a similarly sized piece.  Replacement artwork will be managed by the MAA Show Manager.  Windridge will not be involved in art drop-off, art pick up or art replacement. 
      • Membership Requirement:  You must be a MAA member to register for this show.  If you need to renew your membership go to Join MAA.

      Show Manager: Kathy Tynan ( kftynan@gmail.com or maaartists@gmail.com)

      • 18 Feb 2024
      • 16 Mar 2024
      • Goldman Art Gallery, 6125 Montrose Rd. in Rockville, Maryland

      It's March - MAA Celebrates Women's Art at the Goldman Gallery!

      Key Dates

      • Show Dates:  February 18 - March 16, 2024
      • Registration open: January 8 - 23
      • Juried Artwork Selection: January 31
      • Drop off:  February 12, 9 - 11am
      • Reception: March 3, 12pm-3pm
      • Pick up unsold artwork:  March 18,  9am -11am

      Theme:  Celebrating Women and their Art

      The Goldman Gallery at the Bender Jewish Community Center is honoring Women's History Month by inviting MAA to collaborate on a new art exhibition to celebrate woman artists.

      MAA is excited to offer women members a unique opportunity to be considered to showcase a collection of their works -- Artists submission of their collection is intended to give us insight into the artists style and overall message.  Artists will be required to submit at least 5 but no more than 6 artworks to comprise their collection.  Please note, that up to 2 works in the artists collection may not be for sale. Artists collections will be juried by professional artist and instructor Carol Lee Thompson.  The result will be at least ten artists whose collections will be displayed.

      Prospectus: Please refer to the SHOW PROSPECTUS for all show requirements. 

      Eligible media: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, encaustic, hand pulled prints, drawing/ink mediums, fiber art, glass or tile mosaic, photography (identify photograph as limited edition or unlimited edition), and 3D sculpture.  

      Requirements:   

      • Number of Artworks & Size:  Woman artists must submit at least 5 but no more than 6 artworks to comprise their collection.  Up to 2 works in a collection may not be for sale. Large artwork will be limited to 48" on any one side.  Artists collections must fit into  7'w x 6' h wall space.  There will be a total of up to 60 pieces in this show, to include sculpture.   Sculpture will be displayed on pedestals or hung within the allotted space. 
      • Artist Statement:  The artist’s work will be accompanied by a statement of their artistic journey, inspiration, and aspirations that will be displayed alongside the artwork. Artist statement is part of the registration form.  
      • Cost:  There is no cost to submit your collections for consideration.  Selected artists will pay a show fee of $10.

      Volunteers:  We will be seeking volunteers for this show.  Please indicate on your registration form if you are available for:

      • Art Drop Off 
      • Exhibit Curation
      • Reception 
      • Reception photographer
      • Art Pick Up 

      Framing and Wiring:  Please use this link Framing and Wiring & see Show Prospectus for requirements for framing and wiring your art.  

      Membership: You must be a Montgomery Art Association member in good standing to enter this show.

      About the Goldman Art Gallery: Focusing on meaningful, inclusive exhibits depicting experiences, identity, and culture.  The Goldman Gallery is a warm and welcoming space. It Is housed in the Bender JCC building, which is home to dozens of classes and activities each week. Daily foot traffic is robust. Learn more.

      Questions: Contact show manager Rona Siskind email: rsiskind@gmail.com, or Kathy Tynan VP -Shows email kftynan@gmail.com.


      • 3 Mar 2024
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • The Compass Atelier, 11810 Parklawn Dr. in Rockville or via Zoom
      Register



      MAA Figure Model Sundays continues!  The Montgomery Art Association and The Compass Atelier are partnering to offer in-person figure model sessions on select Sundays. The 3-hour sessions are moderated but uninstructed, providing artists with focused practice time in the studio. Bring along any drawing or painting media that suits you.

      Sessions will include short poses ranging from 2 to 15 minutes, with a final long pose lasting about an hour.  Models usually will be nude or semi-nude unless otherwise indicated in the event details below.  You must be an MAA member to register; however, you may also register a non-member guest as well. All attendees must be 18 years of age or older. 

      We are offering morning AND afternoon sessions on each select Sunday. Morning sessions are 9:00 am to noon ET; Afternoon sessions are 1:00 pm ET to 4:00 pm ET.  Each session costs $10 per person per session to register.

      If you're not able to join in person, we also offer a Zoom option.


      Figure Model Sunday event dates and models for March include:

      • March 3, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Jalene
      • March 10, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Brian
      • March 17, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Tom
      • March 24, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Sarah

      (If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the March 3 Morning session only; the March 3 afternoon session is found here.  Upcoming Figure Model Sunday sessions will be posted separately.)

      DETAILS 

      • Date: Sunday, March 3, 2024
      • Time:  Morning Session: 9:00 am ET - 12:00 pm ET
      • Model: Jalene (@modelartistj on Instagram).
      • Poses: Subject to change.  Tentative pose schedule:  5 x 2 minutes, 4 x 5 minutes, break, 3 x 10 minutes, 2 x 15 minutes, break, long pose for remainder of session (with breaks every 20 minutes until end of session). Model will be wearing light clothing or costume. 
      • Number of in-person participants: 15.   Advanced registration required; no drop ins.  And even once we reach the in-person studio limit, don't worry - you can still attend using the Zoom option (see below).
      • Zoom option: Sign up using the Zoom registrant button; the Zoom link will be sent to you in your confirmation email and in a reminder email the day before.
      • Cost: $10 per session in person or via Zoom. Each session runs for 3 hours. Artists may register for both morning and afternoon sessions on the same day if sessions remain available; the $10 registration fee applies for each session.
      • Cancellation policy: Cancellations three or more days before the session will result in a full refund. The session is nonrefundable (but transferrable to an artist friend) two days or fewer before the session.
      • What to expect: Easels, chairs, and tabourets are available for your use. Please bring all other materials you'll need. Food/drink is permitted. Sinks/restrooms are available. Models and participants should be up to date on Covid-19 vaccinations. Face masks are optional; decisions by models or artists to wear face coverings will be respected. In the spirit of community, all artists are asked to help put away equipment at the end of the session.
      • Photos/screenshots: This model permits photos/screenshots. $10 fee is payable directly to the model via cash, check, PayPal, or Venmo.
      • Getting there: The Compass Atelier is in the Artists & Makers Studios building at 11810 Parklawn Road in Rockville, MD. A large free parking lot is behind the building.
      • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com.
      • 3 Mar 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • The Compass Atelier, 11810 Parklawn Dr. in Rockville or via Zoom
      Register



      MAA Figure Model Sundays continues!  The Montgomery Art Association and The Compass Atelier are partnering to offer in-person figure model sessions on select Sundays. The 3-hour sessions are moderated but uninstructed, providing artists with focused practice time in the studio. Bring along any drawing or painting media that suits you.

      Sessions will include short poses ranging from 2 to 15 minutes, with a final long pose lasting about an hour.  Models usually will be nude or semi-nude unless otherwise indicated in the event details below.  You must be an MAA member to register; however, you may also register a non-member guest as well. All attendees must be 18 years of age or older. 

      We are offering morning AND afternoon sessions on each select Sunday. Morning sessions are 9:00 am to noon ET; Afternoon sessions are 1:00 pm ET to 4:00 pm ET.  Each session costs $10 per person per session to register.

      If you're not able to join in person, we also offer a Zoom option.


      Figure Model Sunday event dates and models for March include:

      • March 3, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Jalene
      • March 10, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Brian
      • March 17, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Tom
      • March 24, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Sarah

      (If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the March 3 Afternoon session only; the March 3 morning session is found here.  Upcoming Figure Model Sunday sessions will be posted separately.)

      DETAILS 

      • Date: Sunday, March 3, 2024
      • Time:  Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm ET - 4:00 pm ET
      • Model: Jalene (@modelartistj on Instagram).
      • Poses: Subject to change. Tentative pose schedule:  2 x 5 minutes; 4 x 5 minutes, break, 3 x 10 minutes, break, 2 x 15 minutes, break, long pose for remainder of session (with breaks every 20 minutes until end of session). Model will be wearing light clothing  or costume. 
      • Number of in-person participants: 15.   Advanced registration required; no drop ins.  And even once we reach the in-person studio limit, don't worry - you can still attend using the Zoom option (see below).
      • Zoom option: Sign up using the Zoom registrant button; the Zoom link will be sent to you in your confirmation email and in a reminder email the day before.
      • Cost: $10 per session in person or via Zoom. Each session runs for 3 hours. Artists may register for both morning and afternoon sessions on the same day if sessions remain available; the $10 registration fee applies for each session.
      • Cancellation policy: Cancellations three or more days before the session will result in a full refund. The session is nonrefundable (but transferrable to an artist friend) two days or fewer before the session.
      • What to expect: Easels, chairs, and tabourets are available for your use. Please bring all other materials you'll need. Food/drink is permitted. Sinks/restrooms are available. Models and participants should be up to date on Covid-19 vaccinations. Face masks are optional; decisions by models or artists to wear face coverings will be respected. In the spirit of community, all artists are asked to help put away equipment at the end of the session.
      • Photos/screenshots: This model permits photos/screenshots. $10 fee is payable directly to the model via cash, check, PayPal, or Venmo.
      • Getting there: The Compass Atelier is in the Artists & Makers Studios building at 11810 Parklawn Road in Rockville, MD. A large free parking lot is behind the building.
      • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com.
      • 10 Mar 2024
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • The Compass Atelier, 11810 Parklawn Dr. in Rockville or via Zoom
      Register



      MAA Figure Model Sundays continues!  The Montgomery Art Association and The Compass Atelier are partnering to offer in-person figure model sessions on select Sundays. The 3-hour sessions are moderated but uninstructed, providing artists with focused practice time in the studio. Bring along any drawing or painting media that suits you.

      Sessions will include short poses ranging from 2 to 15 minutes, with a final long pose lasting about an hour.  Models usually will be nude or semi-nude unless otherwise indicated in the event details below.  You must be an MAA member to register; however, you may also register a non-member guest as well. All attendees must be 18 years of age or older. 

      We are offering morning AND afternoon sessions on each select Sunday. Morning sessions are 9:00 am to noon ET; Afternoon sessions are 1:00 pm ET to 4:00 pm ET.  Each session costs $10 per person per session to register.

      If you're not able to join in person, we also offer a Zoom option.


      Figure Model Sunday event dates and models for March include:

      • March 3, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Jalene
      • March 10, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Brian
      • March 17, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Tom
      • March 24, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Sarah

      (If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the March 10 Morning session only; the March 10afternoon session is found here.  Upcoming Figure Model Sunday sessions will be posted separately.)


      DETAILS 

      • Date: Sunday, March 10, 2024
      • Time:  Morning Session: 9:00 am ET - 12:00 pm ET
      • Model: Brian
      • Poses: Subject to change.  Tentative pose schedule:  5 x 2 minutes, 4 x 5 minutes, break, 3 x 10 minutes, 2 x 15 minutes, break, long pose for remainder of session (with breaks every 20 minutes until end of session). Model will be wearing light clothing or costume. 
      • Number of in-person participants: 15.   Advanced registration required; no drop ins.  And even once we reach the in-person studio limit, don't worry - you can still attend using the Zoom option (see below).
      • Zoom option: Sign up using the Zoom registrant button; the Zoom link will be sent to you in your confirmation email and in a reminder email the day before.
      • Cost: $10 per session in person or via Zoom. Each session runs for 3 hours. Artists may register for both morning and afternoon sessions on the same day if sessions remain available; the $10 registration fee applies for each session.
      • Cancellation policy: Cancellations three or more days before the session will result in a full refund. The session is nonrefundable (but transferrable to an artist friend) two days or fewer before the session.
      • What to expect: Easels, chairs, and tabourets are available for your use. Please bring all other materials you'll need. Food/drink is permitted. Sinks/restrooms are available. Models and participants should be up to date on Covid-19 vaccinations. Face masks are optional; decisions by models or artists to wear face coverings will be respected. In the spirit of community, all artists are asked to help put away equipment at the end of the session.
      • Photos/screenshots: TBD by model at time of session.
      • Getting there: The Compass Atelier is in the Artists & Makers Studios building at 11810 Parklawn Road in Rockville, MD. A large free parking lot is behind the building.
      • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com.
      • 10 Mar 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • The Compass Atelier, 11810 Parklawn Dr. in Rockville or via Zoom
      Register



      MAA Figure Model Sundays continues!  The Montgomery Art Association and The Compass Atelier are partnering to offer in-person figure model sessions on select Sundays. The 3-hour sessions are moderated but uninstructed, providing artists with focused practice time in the studio. Bring along any drawing or painting media that suits you.

      Sessions will include short poses ranging from 2 to 15 minutes, with a final long pose lasting about an hour.  Models usually will be nude or semi-nude unless otherwise indicated in the event details below.  You must be an MAA member to register; however, you may also register a non-member guest as well. All attendees must be 18 years of age or older. 

      We are offering morning AND afternoon sessions on each select Sunday. Morning sessions are 9:00 am to noon ET; Afternoon sessions are 1:00 pm ET to 4:00 pm ET.  Each session costs $10 per person per session to register.

      If you're not able to join in person, we also offer a Zoom option.


      Figure Model Sunday event dates and models for March include:

      • March 3, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Jalene
      • March 10, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Brian
      • March 17, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Tom
      • March 24, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Sarah

      (If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the March 10 Morning session only; the March 10 afternoon session is found here.  Upcoming Figure Model Sunday sessions will be posted separately.)


      DETAILS 

      • Date: Sunday, March 10, 2024
      • Time:  Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm ET - 4:00 pm ET
      • Model: Brian
      • Poses: Subject to change.  Tentative pose schedule:  5 x 2 minutes, 4 x 5 minutes, break, 3 x 10 minutes, 2 x 15 minutes, break, long pose for remainder of session (with breaks every 20 minutes until end of session). Model will be wearing light clothing or costume. 
      • Number of in-person participants: 15.   Advanced registration required; no drop ins.  And even once we reach the in-person studio limit, don't worry - you can still attend using the Zoom option (see below).
      • Zoom option: Sign up using the Zoom registrant button; the Zoom link will be sent to you in your confirmation email and in a reminder email the day before.
      • Cost: $10 per session in person or via Zoom. Each session runs for 3 hours. Artists may register for both morning and afternoon sessions on the same day if sessions remain available; the $10 registration fee applies for each session.
      • Cancellation policy: Cancellations three or more days before the session will result in a full refund. The session is nonrefundable (but transferrable to an artist friend) two days or fewer before the session.
      • What to expect: Easels, chairs, and tabourets are available for your use. Please bring all other materials you'll need. Food/drink is permitted. Sinks/restrooms are available. Models and participants should be up to date on Covid-19 vaccinations. Face masks are optional; decisions by models or artists to wear face coverings will be respected. In the spirit of community, all artists are asked to help put away equipment at the end of the session.
      • Photos/screenshots: TBD by model at time of session.
      • Getting there: The Compass Atelier is in the Artists & Makers Studios building at 11810 Parklawn Road in Rockville, MD. A large free parking lot is behind the building.
      • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com.
      • 10 Mar 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
      • Oasis Learning Center & Gallery, 7125 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD
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      2nd Fluid Art Workshop with Ella Soroori 

      March 10 from  1:00pm - 3:30pm 

      At Oasis Learning Center & Gallery 



      We had so many members and guests wishing to have a fun afternoon learning fluid art...that we are now offering a second workshop.  For those members currently on the wait-list for the first workshop -- we invite you to register for this second workshop.

      We are thrilled to announce that the Montgomery Art Association is hosting its second Fluid Art Workshop in collaboration with the Oasis Art Gallery on Sunday, March 10th!

      Join us and bring a friend for an afternoon of creative exploration, fun, and learning.  Whether you're intrigued by the mesmerizing beauty of fluid art,  eager to explore the possibilities of acrylic pouring, or interested in  creating your own pour techniques, this workshop is designed to  ignite your creativity and unleash your artistic potential. The  workshop is tailored to all art skill levels.  We can't wait to see you  there to create beautiful art together!" 

      Register today -- by clicking the registration button on this page. Registration is open from February 3 - March 8, 2024.

      • About the Workshop:  The fluid art technique involves mixing acrylic paint with a thinning medium and then pouring it onto a canvas. Flowing paint and colors are then manipulated into desired designs. The acrylic paints react with each other when combined together to make interesting and visually organic motifs. Various techniques for managing the fluid paint will be demonstrated during the workshop with ample time for students to produce at least 1 to 2 small canvases.
        • Fee:  $ 10 per member registration fee. Participants must be 18 years or older

        • Workshop Limit: Total number of participants for this workshop is 18. 

        • Workshop Location:  Oasis Learn Center, Macy’s Home Store (2nd floor) 7125 Democracy BlvdBethesda, MD 20817

        Workshop Instructor:  The workshop will be led by Ella Soroori, a contemporary abstract fluid artist, who has developed her own artistic techniques.  Ella has exhibited in numerous shows and galleries in the Washington, DC area.  

        Questions:  Please contact MAAArtists@gmail.com if you have any questions about this workshop.  

        • 13 Mar 2024
        • 9 Jun 2024
        • Windridge Vineyard 15700 Darnestown Road, Darnestown, MD 20874
        Registration is closed

        Key dates

        • Show Dates:  March 13 - June 9
        • Registration: February 2 - 16          
        • Curated Art Selection:  March 1
        • Artwork Drop Off:  March 11,  10:00 am - 1:00 pm 
        • Meet the Artists: May 9, 5:00 - 8:30pm Windridge Tasting Room 
        • Art Pick Up:  June 10, 10:00am - 1:00pm


        Vernal Blaze by Linda S. Watson 

        Theme for Submissions:  The Windridge Vineyard in Darnestown will be hosting its Spring Art Exhibit.  The focus will be on the meaning of Spring to our member artists.

        Even though frosty mornings and walks in the snow are special..we can't help but be happy to say goodbye to the cold temperatures and dark nights. By the time spring comes, it feels like the whole world is full of promise and new life again --  

        • Number of Artworks Allowed:  MAA Members are invited to submit for consideration up to 2 artworks that they feel represents the meaning of "Spring", and submit an optional accompanying brief description (up to 2 sentences) for each artwork.  Artists may submit work in any of the following categories: 
          • Natural Landscapes, Maritime, and Seascapes
          • Cityscapes, Townscapes, Urbanscapes 
          • Still Life 
          • Abstract Art 
          • Portraiture - People and Animals 
        • Eligible Media:  2D works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, encaustic, hand-pulled prints, drawing/ink mediums, textile and photography.  3D works are not included in this show.  
        • Cost: There is no cost to submit your work to for consideration. If your artwork is selected by the curators, a fee of $10 will be required at the time of art drop off. 
        • Process:  Submitted artwork will be selected by the vineyard owners.  Approximately 18 - 25 selected works will be exhibited for a three month period.  All artwork must be for sale. Windridge will notify artists when work is sold.  Windridge will provide payment to the artist, less a 20% commission. Sold artworks may be replaced by the artist with a similarly sized piece during the 3 month show period.  Replacement artwork must be coordinated with the MAA Show Manager not staff at Windridge Vineyard.
        • Membership Requirement:  You must be a MAA member to register for this show.  If you need to renew your membership go to Join MAA.
        • Show Prospectus:  Please read the Show Prospectus for additional show including registration, and framing and wiring of artwork.  

        Hope to see your artwork in the show -- If you have any questions contact the MAA show manager Kathy Tynan ( kftynan@gmail.com or maaartists@gmail.com)

        • 13 Mar 2024
        • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Kensington Park Library. 4201 Knowles Ave, Kensington, MD 20895
        • 89
        Register

        You are invited to a special IN PERSON conversation with
        CAROL MOORE


        Date & Time: March 13, 2024, 7 - 8pm

        Location: Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave, Kensington, MD 

        About the presentation: 

        Carol Moore has been exploring the fine art of printmaking since 2010.

        Join us as she explains various printmaking techniques through examples of her work and tales of her creative journey.


         About our presenter:

        Prior to going back to school to study printmaking she studied graphic design at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMBC). Her early career was as an art director for couple of companies. Later, She married and became a full-time Mom of two children and accompanied her husband to live in Kuwait and Jordan. After coming back to the states, she painted murals in homes for several years. Her work in printmaking began fourteen years ago by attending Montgomery College (MC) and receiving a certificate in studio printmaking from MC in 2016.

        Much of her work is rooted in the natural world. As a printmaker, She is concerned with mark making and the power of line. She has found that nature is not only the perfect resource for creative exploration but is also an excellent teacher.

        Her creative journey has been infused by her life experiences. She is a content driven artist and know the title before she begin my work on a plate. A practice that developed over time, has been to collect plant specimens that she manipulate in many ways. She may alter them, press, scan or just draw them. Working with these specimens has had a significant influence on my art, and She continue to push the boundaries of their influence.

        Printmaking is a blend of imagination and technical mastery. She loves the science, and the physical aspects of printmaking as well as the endless possibilities for experimentation. It was experimentation that led to the development of a technique that she discovered that allows her to hand-color her prints with watercolor pencil. She then “activate the color” by wetting and pushing the print through an etching press a second time.

        She has exhibited her work both regionally and nationally. Several of her prints are in the permanent collection at The Bradbury Art Museum in Arkansas.

        For more of Carol's work, please visit:

        carolmooreprintmaking.weebly.com 



        For questions about this event, please contact Hiral Joshi

        • 17 Mar 2024
        • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • The Compass Atelier, 11810 Parklawn Dr. in Rockville or via Zoom
        Register




        MAA Figure Model Sundays continues!  The Montgomery Art Association and The Compass Atelier are partnering to offer in-person figure model sessions on select Sundays. The 3-hour sessions are moderated but uninstructed, providing artists with focused practice time in the studio. Bring along any drawing or painting media that suits you.

        Sessions will include short poses ranging from 2 to 15 minutes, with a final long pose lasting about an hour.  Models usually will be nude or semi-nude unless otherwise indicated in the event details below.  You must be an MAA member to register; however, you may also register a non-member guest as well. All attendees must be 18 years of age or older. 

        We are offering morning AND afternoon sessions on each select Sunday. Morning sessions are 9:00 am to noon ET; Afternoon sessions are 1:00 pm ET to 4:00 pm ET.  Each session costs $10 per person per session to register.

        If you're not able to join in person, we also offer a Zoom option.


        Figure Model Sunday event dates and models for March include:

        • March 3, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Jalene
        • March 10, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Brian
        • March 17, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Tom
        • March 24, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Sarah

        (If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the March 17 Morning session only; the March 17 afternoon session is found here.  Upcoming Figure Model Sunday sessions will be posted separately.)


        DETAILS 

        • Date: Sunday, March 17, 2024
        • Time:  Morning Session: 9:00 am ET - 12 noon ET
        • Model: Tom (@modeltsquared on Instagram).
        • Poses: Tentative schedule:  5 x 2 minutes, 4 x 5 minutes, break; 3 x 10 minutes, break; 2 x 15 minutes, break; long pose with remainder of session (approximately 45-60 minutes of drawing time for long pose).  Model will be unclothed or wearing light clothing or costume.
        • Number of in-person participants: 15.   Advanced registration required; no drop ins.  And even once we reach the in-person studio limit, don't worry - you can still attend using the Zoom option (see below).
        • Zoom option: Sign up using the Zoom registrant button; the Zoom link will be sent to you in your confirmation email and in a reminder email the day before.
        • Cost: $10 per session in person or via Zoom. Each session runs for 3 hours. Artists may register for both morning and afternoon sessions on the same day if sessions remain available; the $10 registration fee applies for each session.
        • Cancellation policy: Cancellations three or more days before the session will result in a full refund. The session is nonrefundable (but transferrable to an artist friend) two days or fewer before the session.
        • What to expect: Easels, chairs, and tabourets are available for your use. Please bring all other materials you'll need. Food/drink is permitted. Sinks/restrooms are available. Models and participants should be up to date on Covid-19 vaccinations. Face masks are optional; decisions by models or artists to wear face coverings will be respected. In the spirit of community, all artists are asked to help put away equipment at the end of the session.
        • Photos/screenshots: This model permits photos/screenshots. $10 fee is payable directly to the model via cash or PayPal.
        • Getting there: The Compass Atelier is in the Artists & Makers Studios building at 11810 Parklawn Road in Rockville, MD. A large free parking lot is behind the building.
        • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com.
        • 17 Mar 2024
        • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
        • The Compass Atelier, 11810 Parklawn Dr. in Rockville or via Zoom
        Register




        MAA Figure Model Sundays continues!  The Montgomery Art Association and The Compass Atelier are partnering to offer in-person figure model sessions on select Sundays. The 3-hour sessions are moderated but uninstructed, providing artists with focused practice time in the studio. Bring along any drawing or painting media that suits you.

        Sessions will include short poses ranging from 2 to 15 minutes, with a final long pose lasting about an hour.  Models usually will be nude or semi-nude unless otherwise indicated in the event details below.  You must be an MAA member to register; however, you may also register a non-member guest as well. All attendees must be 18 years of age or older. 

        We are offering morning AND afternoon sessions on each select Sunday. Morning sessions are 9:00 am to noon ET; Afternoon sessions are 1:00 pm ET to 4:00 pm ET.  Each session costs $10 per person per session to register.

        If you're not able to join in person, we also offer a Zoom option.


        Figure Model Sunday event dates and models for March include:

        • March 3, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Jalene
        • March 10, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Brian
        • March 17, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Tom
        • March 24, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Sarah

        (If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the March 17 Morning session only; the March 17 afternoon session is found here.  Upcoming Figure Model Sunday sessions will be posted separately.)


        DETAILS 

        • Date: Sunday, March 17, 2024
        • Time:  Afternoon Session: 9:00 am ET - 12 noon ET
        • Model: Tom (@modeltsquared on Instagram).
        • Poses: Tentative schedule:  5 x 2 minutes, 4 x 5 minutes, break; 3 x 10 minutes, break; 2 x 15 minutes, break; long pose with remainder of session (approximately 45-60 minutes of drawing time for long pose).  Model will be unclothed or wearing light clothing or costume.
        • Number of in-person participants: 15.   Advanced registration required; no drop ins.  And even once we reach the in-person studio limit, don't worry - you can still attend using the Zoom option (see below).
        • Zoom option: Sign up using the Zoom registrant button; the Zoom link will be sent to you in your confirmation email and in a reminder email the day before.
        • Cost: $10 per session in person or via Zoom. Each session runs for 3 hours. Artists may register for both morning and afternoon sessions on the same day if sessions remain available; the $10 registration fee applies for each session.
        • Cancellation policy: Cancellations three or more days before the session will result in a full refund. The session is nonrefundable (but transferrable to an artist friend) two days or fewer before the session.
        • What to expect: Easels, chairs, and tabourets are available for your use. Please bring all other materials you'll need. Food/drink is permitted. Sinks/restrooms are available. Models and participants should be up to date on Covid-19 vaccinations. Face masks are optional; decisions by models or artists to wear face coverings will be respected. In the spirit of community, all artists are asked to help put away equipment at the end of the session.
        • Photos/screenshots: This model permits photos/screenshots. $10 fee is payable directly to the model via cash or PayPal.
        • Getting there: The Compass Atelier is in the Artists & Makers Studios building at 11810 Parklawn Road in Rockville, MD. A large free parking lot is behind the building.
        • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com.
        • 24 Mar 2024
        • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
        • The Compass Atelier, 11810 Parklawn Dr. in Rockville or via Zoom
        Register



        MAA Figure Model Sundays continues!  The Montgomery Art Association and The Compass Atelier are partnering to offer in-person figure model sessions on select Sundays. The 3-hour sessions are moderated but uninstructed, providing artists with focused practice time in the studio. Bring along any drawing or painting media that suits you.


        Sessions will include short poses ranging from 2 to 15 minutes, with a final long pose lasting about an hour.  Models usually will be nude or semi-nude unless otherwise indicated in the event details below.  You must be an MAA member to register; however, you may also register a non-member guest as well. All attendees must be 18 years of age or older. 


        We are offering morning AND afternoon sessions on each select Sunday. Morning sessions are 9:00 am to noon ET; Afternoon sessions are 1:00 pm ET to 4:00 pm ET.  Each session costs $10 per person per session to register.

        If you're not able to join in person, we also offer a Zoom option.


        Figure Model Sunday event dates and models for March include:

        • March 3, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Jalene
        • March 10, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Brian
        • March 17, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Tom
        • March 24, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Sarah

        (If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the March 24 Morning session only; the March 24 afternoon session is found here.  Upcoming Figure Model Sunday sessions will be posted separately.)

        DETAILS 

        • Date: Sunday, March 24
        • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
        • Model: Sarah (@indigoafterall on Instagram).
        • Poses: Tentative schedule:  5 x 2 minutes, 4 x 5 minutes, break; 3 x 10 minutes, break; 2 x 15 minutes, break; long pose with remainder of session (approximately 35-45 minutes of drawing time for long pose).  Model will be unclothed or wearing light clothing or costume.
        • Number of in-person participants: 15.   Advanced registration required; no drop ins.  And even once we reach the in-person studio limit, don't worry - you can still attend using the Zoom option (see below).
        • Zoom option: Sign up using the Zoom registrant button; the Zoom link will be sent to you in your confirmation email and in a reminder email the day before.
        • Cost: $10 per session in person or via Zoom. Each session runs for 3 hours. Artists may register for both morning and afternoon sessions on the same day if sessions remain available; the $10 registration fee applies for each session.
        • Cancellation policy: Cancellations three or more days before the session will result in a full refund. The session is nonrefundable (but transferrable to an artist friend) two days or fewer before the session.
        • What to expect: Easels, chairs, and tabourets are available for your use. Please bring all other materials you'll need. Food/drink is permitted. Sinks/restrooms are available. Models and participants should be up to date on Covid-19 vaccinations. Face masks are optional; decisions by models or artists to wear face coverings will be respected. In the spirit of community, all artists are asked to help put away equipment at the end of the session.
        • Photos/screenshots: Photo and screenshot permissions will be determined by the model at time of the session.
        • Getting there: The Compass Atelier is in the Artists & Makers Studios building at 11810 Parklawn Road in Rockville, MD. A large free parking lot is behind the building.
        • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com.
        • 24 Mar 2024
        • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
        • The Compass Atelier, 11810 Parklawn Dr. in Rockville or via Zoom
        Register


        MAA Figure Model Sundays continues!  The Montgomery Art Association and The Compass Atelier are partnering to offer in-person figure model sessions on select Sundays. The 3-hour sessions are moderated but uninstructed, providing artists with focused practice time in the studio. Bring along any drawing or painting media that suits you.


        Sessions will include short poses ranging from 2 to 15 minutes, with a final long pose lasting about an hour.  Models usually will be nude or semi-nude unless otherwise indicated in the event details below.  You must be an MAA member to register; however, you may also register a non-member guest as well. All attendees must be 18 years of age or older. 


        We are offering morning AND afternoon sessions on each select Sunday. Morning sessions are 9:00 am to noon ET; Afternoon sessions are 1:00 pm ET to 4:00 pm ET.  Each session costs $10 per person per session to register.

        If you're not able to join in person, we also offer a Zoom option.


        Figure Model Sunday event dates and models for March include:

        • March 3, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Jalene
        • March 10, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Brian
        • March 17, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Tom
        • March 24, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Sarah

        (If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the March 24 Afternoon session only; the March 24 morning session is found here.  Upcoming Figure Model Sunday sessions will be posted separately.)

        DETAILS 

        • Date: Sunday, March 24
        • Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
        • Model: Sarah (@indigoafterall on Instagram).
        • Poses: Tentative schedule:  5 x 2 minutes, 4 x 5 minutes, break; 3 x 10 minutes, break; 2 x 15 minutes, break; long pose with remainder of session (approximately 35-45 minutes of drawing time for long pose).  Model will be unclothed or wearing light clothing or costume.
        • Number of in-person participants: 15.   Advanced registration required; no drop ins.  And even once we reach the in-person studio limit, don't worry - you can still attend using the Zoom option (see below).
        • Zoom option: Sign up using the Zoom registrant button; the Zoom link will be sent to you in your confirmation email and in a reminder email the day before.
        • Cost: $10 per session in person or via Zoom. Each session runs for 3 hours. Artists may register for both morning and afternoon sessions on the same day if sessions remain available; the $10 registration fee applies for each session.
        • Cancellation policy: Cancellations three or more days before the session will result in a full refund. The session is nonrefundable (but transferrable to an artist friend) two days or fewer before the session.
        • What to expect: Easels, chairs, and tabourets are available for your use. Please bring all other materials you'll need. Food/drink is permitted. Sinks/restrooms are available. Models and participants should be up to date on Covid-19 vaccinations. Face masks are optional; decisions by models or artists to wear face coverings will be respected. In the spirit of community, all artists are asked to help put away equipment at the end of the session.
        • Photos/screenshots: Photo and screenshot permissions will be determined by the model at time of the session.
        • Getting there: The Compass Atelier is in the Artists & Makers Studios building at 11810 Parklawn Road in Rockville, MD. A large free parking lot is behind the building.
        • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com.
        • 26 Apr 2024
        • 12:00 PM
        • 28 Apr 2024
        • 8:00 PM
        • Windridge Vineyard 15700 Darnestown Road, Darnestown, MD 20874

        Key dates

        Registration -- March 18 - April 8         

        Artwork Drop Off -- April 25,  11:00am - 1:00pm 

        Show Dates -- April 26 - 28

        Unsold Art Pick Up -- April 29, 10:00am - 12:00pm


        Reaching for the Stars by Scott Suess 

        We are excited to announce the 2nd annual Heart of the Vineyard art show at the Windridge Vineyard.  This is a weekend long show - running from Friday afternoon through Sunday evening.  This show will be in the Wine Production Room, just below the Tasting Room.  Show limit is 215 artworks; The show is open to all MAA members -- this is not a juried show.

        Theme:  Artist Choice.  The artwork does not need to be winery-related, nor Maryland-specific. 

        Eligible Media:  2D artworks: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, encaustic, drawing/ink mediums, hand pulled prints, fused glass, textile - fiber arts,and photography. 3D artworks: fused glass, mosaic, clay, wood, metal.  All 2D artwork must meet MAA framing and wiring standards.  See Show Prospectus for requirements. 

        Requirements: 

        • Two Dimensional Work: We will accept 2D artwork up to 32" wide and 36" high (including frame) that will be displayed on art panels (see photo below).  We will accept up to 3 larger works that will be displayed on sturdy easels. (Only 1 large work per artist.) There will be total of 200 panel hung works in the show.  
        • Three Dimensional Work:  We will be accepting  3D work for this show --  up to 15 sculpture pieces (including fused glass or mosaics, wood, metal, clay).  Artwork will be displayed on pedestals or tables.  



        Number of pieces allowed : MAA members are invited to submit:

        • 1-2 artwork entries in either 2D and/or 3D. The registrations will be monitored for the max allocations (200 2D artworks, 15 3D artworks, including 3 large 2D artworks).
        • An optional third artwork in either 2D or 3D may also be registered.
        • If space is available, the third work will be added in order of registration.  The show manager will notify members at close of registration regarding inclusion of a third entry. 

        Volunteer Requirement:  All participants must sign up for one of the volunteer activities on the registration page. Most activities are 2-3 hours in duration and involve being at the exhibit to answer questions and manage sales.

        Cost: Registration fee is $10.

        Membership Requirement:  You must be an MAA member to register for this show. 

        Show Prospectus: Please read the show prospectus for details/rules. All art must be available for sale. The commission for sold art is 25%. 

        Show Managers: Kathy Tynan and Anastasia Walsh

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