Montgomery Art Association

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Shows & Events

    • 1 Jun 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 30 Jun 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Online
    Registration is closed

    Online Registration May 10 - 19, 2020

    The Creative Expressions Exhibit at the Village Center in Friendship Heights is an enduring tradition in the MAA annual show calendar. This year the Exhibit will be presented online - yet we will retain the tradition of judging and honors.

    This show includes judging in five categories:

    • Landscape
    • Still Life
    • Portrait (People & Animals)
    • Abstract
    • Miniatures

    Cash prizes will be awarded in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places; a reception on June 7th will be held via Zoom to have the judge, Lee Newman, present his perspectives on the awards.

    Please refer to the Show Prospectus for full information.

    • 7 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC-03:00)
    • Online via Zoom
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    Join Montgomery Art Association as we honor the recipients of awards in five categories from the Creative Expressions online art exhibit.  Judge Lee Newman will give comments regarding both the winners and the art in the exhibit, and will announce the awardees. 

    This event is free. It will air online on Zoom and MAA's Facebook page. For Zoom, we can only accept 100 Zoom participants, so the Zoom link will be sent to the exhibit artists only. All others can watch the event on our Facebook page.

    For security reasons, the Zoom link will be sent in your registration confirmation email, and we'll send a reminder the day before the event.

    To learn more about how to use Zoom, please visit this page.

    • 12 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Via Zoom
    If your art business, and your income, have been challenged by the current global pandemic, you will benefit from this workshop with Danielle Glosser, founder and principal of the artist advising business Client Raiser. Danielle will talk through some of the steps that artists can take to build client volume and increase your work's visibility.

    This free workshop is for MAA members only. We can accept a maximum of 100 registrants.

    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.

    Zoom info: The workshop will be held via Zoom. For security reasons, the Zoom link is provided to registrants in your confirmation email and in the reminder email we'll send you the day before.

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

    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.


    • 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

    • 25 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom (link sent to registrants
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    Join Montgomery Art Association artists for the Creative Expressions Artists' Salon, an interactive evening via Zoom. Artists participating in our annual Creative Expressions art exhibition will give a quick overview of their artwork and what it means to them. We hope to set up breakout groups where 10 or so artists can discuss their works together.

    The Zoom link be sent in your registration confirmation email. To learn more about how to use Zoom, please visit this page.

Past events

29 May 2020 Watch Critique Session with Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro
11 May 2020 Our Stories Salon: Interactive Art Conversation
1 May 2020 Our Stories: An Online Exhibition
15 Apr 2020 Watch Critique Session with Susan Abbott
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
16 Mar 2020 Plein Air Painting: Peony Gardens at Seneca Creek State Park
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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