September 4-6, 2021
All works are for sale. In addition, the Artist Marketplace will have small works, prints and notecards available for purchase. A portion of all sales proceeds goes to support MAA's arts mission. Learn more about MAA
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Plein air art competition, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
7 Starr Wings food truck on site, 1-8 p.m.
Awards ceremony, 6-8 p.m.
Exhibit floor open, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Demo: mixed media artist Ally Morgan, 1 p.m.
Demo & interactive workshop: Drawing with Marcie Wolf-Hubbard, 2:30 p.m.
Demo: Plein air painting by Tom Semmes (outdoors, weather permitting), 2:30 p.m.
Pick up purchased artwork, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Susan Fitch Brown
Sarah Clayton Davis
Amelia De Silva
Susan Sinclair Galego
Maria Elena Lazarte
Yik Chek Phan
Sarah Renzi Sanders
Eve D. Sandmeyer
Sanford H. Shudnow
Andrea van den Heever
Jessica Witmer (Muñiz)
Four local artists will do live demos over the show weekend. Demos are free and open to the public; we also plan to livestream them on our Facebook page.
Jennifer Kahn Barlow: French macaron lovers will delight in watching Jen, an MAA member, show her process for painting vibrant French macarons in oil. Saturday, September 4, 2:30pm
Ally Morgan: MAA member Ally will demonstrate her mixed media approach to pet portraits using colored pencils, markers and pens. Sunday, September 5, 1 pm
Marcie Wolf-Hubbard: A known local instructor, Marcie will demonstrate and have supplies available for drawing and mixed media art making. Sunday, September 5, 2:30 pm
Tom Semmes: A plein air painter, Tom will highlight expressive brushstrokes, a pleasing color harmony and an almost tangible sense of light in his live outdoor demo (weather permitting). Monday, September 6, 2:30 pm
As you walk around Kensington on the Saturday of our show weekend, you'll see dozens of artists painting and drawing. Those are participants of our annual Plein Air Competition. From 7 am-3 pm, adults and children complete paintings with a Kensington theme and submit them for prizes awarded by our show judge. The competition is open to all adults and children. Free for children under 18 and current MAA members; adults pay $10 per person.
Contemporary realist painter Joey P. Mánlapaz—an instructor at George Washington University—serves as judge. She will evaluate work in six categories. Best in Show is awarded to the first-place winner of the Kensington category, which receives the esteemed Bertha Clum Prize, courtesy of the Town of Kensington.
MAA is also supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.)
MAA cares deeply about our artists and our community, and we want to keep everyone safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are following guidance provided by Montgomery County and by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: