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    • 9 Jan 2023
    • 21 Apr 2023
    • Oasis Art Gallery, Westfield Montgomery Mall, 7125 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817
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    MAA is again delighted to return to the Oasis Art Gallery at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda. This show is the fifth MAA-Oasis collaboration, with 65 works of the artists' choice on display.

    At a Glance

    Art Drop off is January 4 & 5, 10am to 4pm

    • Eligible media: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, encaustic, drawing/ink mediums, and 3D works. All must be securely wired for hanging on a wall.

    • Requirements: 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 artwork; option for a second piece if there is room.

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

    • Registration period: November 16 - December 14, 2022 (or sooner if filled).
    • 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.  

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

    Download the Prospectus to see Show Details

    • 18 Jan 2023
    • 16 Apr 2023
    • Windridge Vineyard 15700 Darnestown Road, Darnestown, MD 20874

    Key dates

    Registration -- November 30 through December 14.            

    Juried Selection -- January 3, 2023

    Notification to Artists of Selected Works -- January 5, 2023

    Artwork Drop Off --January 17, 2023  10:00 am - 1:00 pm 

    Show Opening -- January 18, 2023 

    Meet the Artists - February 9, 2023 5:00pm - 8:00pm 

    Art Pick up - April 17, 2023 (10:00am - 1:00pm)

    Canal Early Winter by David Allen

    The Windridge Vineyard in Darnestown will be hosting its 2023 Winter Frost and Snow MAA art exhibit in the Tasting Room.  

    Submissions: There is a certain beauty to winter that only the frozen landscape can provide, and nothing is quite as amazing as finding a snowflake that is large enough to show its intricate details.  

    MAA Members are invited to submit up to 2 works for consideration that are inspired by the natural wonder of winter's spectacular show in any of the following categories: 

    • natural landscapes, maritime and seascapes
    • cityscapes, townscapes, urbanscapes 
    • still life 
    • abstract art 
    • Portraiture - people and animals 

    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 at the time of art 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. Windridge will notify artists when work is sold. 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.  

    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 review the prospectus for details on submission, framing and wiring requirements before registering Windridge Winter Frost & Snow Prospectus 2023

    Show Manager: Kathy Tynan ( or

    • 20 Jan 2023
    • 26 Mar 2023
    • Benjamin Gaither Center, 80 Bureau Dr A, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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    Key Dates:

    • Registration: December 2-20 (or once the maximum capacity of 35 pieces is reached) 
    • Art drop off: January 17, 10 am-12 pm
    • Show hanging: January 17, 12-2 pm
    • Show: January 20 - March 26, 2023
    • Reception: February 21, 6:30-8pm
    • Pick up unsold works: March 27, 10 am-12 pm

    About this show: As the sparkle of Spring approaches, MAA looks forward to its second show at the 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.

    Prospectus: Please review the Show Prospectus in full before registering.

    Media eligible for exhibition: Artwork for this exhibit should be two-dimensional works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, encaustic, drawing/ink or photography. 3D works are not accepted. All works must be 36”x36" or small (framed). 

    Subject: No theme/artist choice

    Number of pieces allowed: Each member may submit 1 entry

    Registration dates: Registration starts Thursday, December 2, 2022. It ends Sunday, December 20, 2022, at 11:59 pm ET, or earlier, if show capacity is reached.

    Entry fee: $10 (nonrefundable)

    Contacts: Show managers Holly Buehler 

    • 5 Feb 2023
    • 11:30 AM
    • The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
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    MAA has arranged for a private guided tour of the exhibition “An Italian Impressionist in Paris:  Giuseppe De Nittis” at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, on February 5 at 11:30 am.   

    The Phillips Collection, in collaboration with the Pinacoteca Giuseppe De Nittis, the City of Barletta, Italy, and the Puglia Region (Italy), presents the first exhibition in the U.S. devoted to the work of Giuseppe De Nittis (1846-1884), an Italian painter whose career flourished in Impressionist Paris in the 1870s and 1880s.  The exhibition is only shown at the Philips and features approximately 70 artworks.  Although not well known outside of Italy, De Nittis is a central figure to the aesthetic and institutional upheavals of 1870s Paris.  His urban scenes of Paris feature innovative arrangements and plein air subjects painted with a detailed realism that depicts a sophisticated and economically booming city - a choice unique to De Nittis's work.  New research is presented in the exhibition about De Nittis's friendships with Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet, and his early collaborations in Naples with a young Gustave Caillebotte.  Work from all periods of De Nittis's career is featured along with select works by his most important friends in Paris.

    Interested participants of the MAA tour may also register for a panel discussion from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in which Phillips Curator Susan Behrends Frank moderates a conversation about Giuseppe De Nittis and Impressionism. Panelists include Dr. Robert Jensen, Dr. Mary Morton, and Dr. Michael Marrinan, and Guest Curator Renato Miracco. 


    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).  

    Please note that while there is no additional cost to attend the panel, registration for the panel is required if you wish to attend.  If you wish to attend the panel as well as the tour, please select "Yes" when prompted while registering from this page.

    Schedule:  The tour will last approximately one (1) hour.  The panel will last approximately two (2) hours.  Time schedule for each option is as follows:

    • Tour only:  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Tour plus panel:   Tour from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm; Break from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm; Panel from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

    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: There will be two concurrent tour groups; each group 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:  
    Cancellations are accepted via email at Refunds will only be provided if we are able to fill your spot with someone on the waiting list and only until January 31. From February 1-onward, no refunds.  

    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

    • 9 Feb 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Windridge Vineyard Tasting Room 15700 Darnestown Road, Darnestown, Md

    You're invited to Meet our Artists at our first Winter 2023 Winter Art Show at Windridge Vineyard.  This will be a fun evening of good conversation and music in the Windridge Tasting Room and heated covered patio. 

    When:  Thursday, Feb. 9 5:00-8:00pm

    Where:  Windridge Vineyard Tasting Room & Covered Patio

    To attend do two things? 

    1. Register to with MAA Attend:  Use this link to to let us know you plan to attend. Register to Attend
    2. Reserve a Table:  Use this link to reserve a table at Windridge Vineyard. Choose tasting room or covered patio.  Reserve Table.                                            

    These events tend to fill up fast with patrons of Windridge.  If you are not one of the showing artists, please reserve your table in warmth of the Tasting Room or covered heated patio now.

    *See this awesome painting by Nan Dawkins - Let It Be

    Hope to see you there.  If you have questions related to this event contact Kathy Tynan at

    • 10 Feb 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • ‘Nature Forward’, Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion, 8940 Jones Mill Rd, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

    Weather is great! Let’s step out and paint!! This month we’ll be exploring the Woodend Nature Sanctuary. It is a peaceful 40-acre oasis with wildflower meadows, meandering woodland, hiking trails, and is a well-known location for bird watching. You might even want to paint the beauty of the historic Georgian Mansion. The Mansion was bequeathed to the Audubon Naturalist Society,  provided it was kept as a nature sanctuary. The Audubon Naturalist Society inspires residents of the greater Washington, DC, region to appreciate, understand, and protect their natural environment through outdoor experiences, education, and advocacy.

    What to expect: 

    Enjoy the serenity of meadows and woodland trails, visit the native plant gardens, and explore the aquatic life. Also, don’t miss the wonderful selection in the Woodend Nature Shop, that is housed in the Mansion. If the weather gets too cold for your liking, you can make use of the Library and sketch the taxidermy birds.

    Please bring all the supplies needed for painting/sketching, your favorite drink/water, packed lunch, and insect repellant spray/wipes.

    Dress up warm and in layers. Carry hand warmers and gloves if weather is too cold for your liking. Sturdy shoes and hats recommended. Can get windy.  


    ‘Nature Forward’, Woodend Nature Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Rd, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

    Event date: February 10, 2023

    Time: 10.00 AM -- 2.00 PM 

    Meet Up: In front of the gift shop -- ‘Woodend Nature Shop’ at 10.00 am.

    Registration dates: Registration starts Wednesday, February 1, 2023. It ends Thursday, Fenruary 9, 2023, at 11:59 pm ET.

    No Entry Fee

    MAA Contact: Sandhya Sharma,

    Map for Woodend Sanctuary

    • 21 Feb 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Benjamin Gaither Center, 80-A Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
    Registration is closed

    Registration will open January 29

    Meet the Artist Reception on Tuesday, February 21, from 6:30-8:00pm. 

    Join MAA and the city of Gaithersburg for a reception in which the participating artists will be available to meet and talk about the inspiration for their artworks.   The reception is free and open to the public.

                    The Art Exhibit runs January 20-March 26, 2023.


    • 5 Mar 2023
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Oasis Art Gallery, Westfield Montgomery Mall, 7125 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817
    Registration is closed

    Registration will open February 10.

    Join MAA for a reception in which the participating artists will be available to meet and talk about the inspiration for their artworks.  Included will be voting for Viewers Choice Awards and mingling with fellow artists and patrons, all in honor of our fifth annual show at the Oasis Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public.

         The Reception will be Sunday, March 5, from 2-4pm

                    The Art Exhibit runs January 9 - April 21, 2023.


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