For more than a decade, MAA has organized one of the largest local art shows in the DC area — the annual Paint the Town Labor Day Show. The annual show takes place over three-day holiday weekend at the historic Kensington Armory, with thousands of visitors passing through the doors to see and purchase art. The entire show is run by volunteers, and all participating artists must be MAA members.
Kensington Town Hall (the historic Kensington Armory building)
3710 Mitchell St.
Kensington, MD 20895
Our 2018 judge was award-winning artist Gavin Glakas. Gavin awarded prizes in six categories. The 2018 Bertha Clum award–given to the first-place prize in the Kensington category–went to artist Jennifer Beaudet.
Learn about the September 1 Plein Air Competition
Download the official 2018 show flyer
Meet 2018 judge, Gavin Glakas
Time to Troll the Streets of Kensington (Again) by Barrie Ripin
What I Look for When Judging a Show by Gavin Glakas
Meet the 2017 Bertha Clum Award Winner
FAQs for participating artists