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    • 13 Mar 2024
    • 23 Jun 2024
    • Windridge Vineyards, 15700 Darnestown Rd, Darnestown, MD 20874
    Registration is closed

    See the Show - in Windridge Tasting Room 

    Key dates

    • Show Dates:  March 13 - June 23 (extended show)
    • 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:  Re-scheduled to June 25,  10:00am - 12:00pm


    Vernal Blaze by Linda S. Watson 

    Theme for Submissions: Windridge Vineyards 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 Vineyards.
    • 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)

    • 22 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • 4433 South Park Ave., Chevy Chase, MD
    • 2
    Register

     Plein Air in the Friendship Heights Neighborhood 


    MAA is pleased to co-sponsor, along with the Friendship Heights Village Center (FHVC) and Plaza Artist Materials, a plein air event in the Friendship Heights, MD, neighborhood. The area’s visual delights include decorative old houses, three parks, tall apartment buildings, and picturesque restaurants and other businesses – plus a Famers’ Market!

    Spend the day painting, and leave your works to be hung in the

    Friendship Gallery for a judged show with prizes!


    The works will be on display – and labeled and priced for sale – in time for the July 4thcelebrations at FHVC and through August 24. 

    Kathleen Zeifang will judge the show and award three $50 gift cards. Kathleen is an award-winning plein air and abstract artist who lives and works in Washington, DC. 

    Key dates and times: 

    Plein Air:  Saturday, June 22, 9 am to 1:30 pm

    Registration:  June 22, 9 - 9:30 am

    Return:  June 22, 1:30 pm (the FHVC closes at 2 pm)

    Exhibition:  July 1 - August 24

    Reception:  Thursday, July 25, 6:30 - 8 pm


    Location: Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Ave., Chevy Chase, MD

    Parking: Free parking will be available in the Geico parking lot at 5620 Western Ave. Look for signs in the lot, placed there specially for this event. 

    Cost: Free 

    Number of registrants: Up to 15 MAA members. If you would like to come with a non-MAA guest, they will need to register by calling the FHVC at 301-656-2797, or Margarita Caro at 202-236-5006.

    What to bring: Paints, substrate(s) no larger than 11x14”frame(s), easel, stool, water, sunscreen, and a hat. 

    How to check in: Go directly to the FHVC to sign in and to get each paper, canvas, or board stamped. Check in is 9 - 9:30 am.

    Where to set up: The designated area is bordered by Willard Ave., North Park Ave., and South Park Ave. 

    How to return your artworks: All pieces you would like to enter must be returned to the FHVC by 1:30 (the FHVC closes at 2 pm). Leave your gallery-wrapped canvas or framed works there. All works must be wired for hanging. When dry, these will be hung in the Friendship Gallery.


    REMINDERS: IN ORDER TO BE IN THE SHOW...

    • Each substrate must be stamped during check-in, 9 - 9:30 am.
    • Artworks must be no larger than 11x14".
    • Artworks must be framed or gallery-wrapped, and wired for hanging.
    • All pieces must be returned by 1:30 pm. The FHVC closes at 2 pm.


    Food: There are plenty of food options in the area, including Potbelly, Lia’s, Alfio’s, Chipotle, Whole Foods, Panera, and Starbucks

    Rain date: Sunday, June 23

    Questions: Paula Zeller, Art Community Partnership Chair: PaulaKZellerArt@gmail.com

    • 23 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Compass Atelier, 10335 Kensington Pkwy. in Kensington, MD, or via Zoom
    Register


    (Image provided by the model.)


    NEW LOCATION!! Beginning with our April 2024 sessions, MAA Figure Model Sundays continues at The Compass Atelier's NEW LOCATION at The Compass Art Center, 10335 Kensington Parkway, Kensington, MD!  

    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.

    MAA is 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.  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. 

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

    Figure Model Sunday event dates and models for June 2024 include:

    • June 2, 2024  - Morning and Afternoon - Charles
    • June 9, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Harry
    • June 16, 2024 - Cancelled/No Session - Father's Day
    • June 23, 2024  - Morning - Lii Lii; Afternoon - Nataliya
    • June 30, 2024  - Morning and Afternoon - Jay

    (If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the June 23 Morning session only; the June 23 afternoon session information can be found here.  Upcoming Figure Model Sunday sessions will be posted separately.)


    DETAILS 

    • Date: Sunday, June 23, 2024
    • Time:  Morning Session: 9:00 am ET - 12 noon ET
    • Model: Lii Lii 
    • Pose Schedule: Tentative pose schedule:  5 x 2 minutes, 4 x 5 minutes, break, 3 x 10 minutes, break, 2 x 15 minutes, break, long pose with remaining time (usually about 45-60 minutes of drawing time).  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. $15 fee is payable directly to the model via cash or online method as directed by the model.  
    • Getting there: The Compass Atelier's NEW LOCATION is at The Compass Art Center, 10335 Kensington Parkway, Kensington, MD.  A free parking lot is behind the building.
    • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com.
    • 23 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Compass Atelier, 10335 Kensington Pkwy. in Kensington, MD, or via Zoom
    Register


    (Image provided by the model.)


    NEW LOCATION!! Beginning with our April 2024 sessions, MAA Figure Model Sundays continues at The Compass Atelier's NEW LOCATION at The Compass Art Center, 10335 Kensington Parkway, Kensington, MD!  

    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.

    MAA is 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.  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. 

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

    Figure Model Sunday event dates and models for June 2024 include:

    • June 2, 2024  - Morning and Afternoon - Charles
    • June 9, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Harry
    • June 16, 2024 - Cancelled/No Session - Father's Day
    • June 23, 2024  - Morning - Lii Lii; Afternoon - Nataliya
    • June 30, 2024  - Morning and Afternoon - Jay

    (If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the June 23 Afternoon session only; the June 23 morning session information can be found here.  Upcoming Figure Model Sunday sessions will be posted separately.)


    DETAILS 

    • Date: Sunday, June 23, 2024
    • Time:  Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm ET - 4:00 pm ET
    • Model: Nataliya 
    • Pose Schedule: Tentative pose schedule:  5 x 2 minutes, 4 x 5 minutes, break, 3 x 10 minutes, break, 2 x 15 minutes, break, long pose with remaining time (usually about 45-60 minutes of drawing time).  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 online method as directed by the model.  
    • Getting there: The Compass Atelier's NEW LOCATION is at The Compass Art Center, 10335 Kensington Parkway, Kensington, MD.  A free parking lot is behind the building.
    • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com.
    • 26 Jun 2024
    • 22 Sep 2024
    • Windridge Vineyards, 15700 Darnestown Rd, Darnestown, MD 20874
    Registration is closed

    Sweet Energy of Summer 

    Art Show

    at Windridge Vineyards  

    Key dates

    • New Show Dates:  June 26 - September 22, 2024
    • Registration: May 3  - May 17    
    • Curated Art Selection:  June 1
    • Artwork Drop Off:  Rescheduled to June 25, 10am - noon 
    • Meet the Artists: August 8,  5:00 - 8:30pm Windridge Tasting Room 
    • Art Pick Up:  September 23, 10am - noon


    Women Walking on the Beach by Joaquín Sorolla (1909)

    Theme for Submissions: Sweet Summer Energy -- Summer calls for color! But unlike spring, the time for pastels is behind. Summer opens up the opportunity to play with bold, rich palettes that feel out of place in any other season. 

    • Number of Artworks Allowed:  MAA Members are invited to submit for consideration up to 2 artworks that they feel embodies the Sweet Summer Energy created in their art. 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. 
    • Replacement of Sold Artwork:  Sold artworks may be replaced by the artist with a similarly sized piece during the 3 month show period.  Replacement artwork must be done through the MAA Show Manager. Artists are not to contact the staff at Windridge Vineyard to replace artwork. 
    • 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 show registration requirements and details. 

    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)

    • 30 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Compass Atelier, 10335 Kensington Pkwy. in Kensington, MD, or via Zoom
    Register


    (Image provided by the model.)


    NEW LOCATION!! Beginning with our April 2024 sessions, MAA Figure Model Sundays continues at The Compass Atelier's NEW LOCATION at The Compass Art Center, 10335 Kensington Parkway, Kensington, MD!  

    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.

    MAA is 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.  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. 

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

    Figure Model Sunday event dates and models for June 2024 include:

    • June 2, 2024  - Morning and Afternoon - Charles
    • June 9, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Harry
    • June 16, 2024 - Cancelled/No Session - Father's Day
    • June 23, 2024  - Morning - Lii Lii; Afternoon - Nataliya
    • June 30, 2024  - Morning and Afternoon - Jay

    (If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the June 30 Morning session only; the June 30afternoon session information can be found here.  Upcoming Figure Model Sunday sessions will be posted separately.)


    DETAILS 

    • Date: Sunday, June 30, 2024
    • Time:  Morning Session: 9:00 am ET - 12 noon ET
    • Model: Jay (pronouns: they/them) 
    • Pose Schedule: Tentative pose schedule:  5 x 2 minutes, 4 x 5 minutes, break, 3 x 10 minutes, break, 2 x 15 minutes, break, long pose with remaining time (usually about 45-60 minutes of drawing time).  Model will be masked/veiled and 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 per pose is payable directly to the model via cash or online method as directed by the model.  
    • Getting there: The Compass Atelier's NEW LOCATION is at The Compass Art Center, 10335 Kensington Parkway, Kensington, MD.  A free parking lot is behind the building.
    • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com.
    • 30 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Compass Atelier, 10335 Kensington Pkwy. in Kensington, MD, or via Zoom
    Register


    (Image provided by the model.)


    NEW LOCATION!! Beginning with our April 2024 sessions, MAA Figure Model Sundays continues at The Compass Atelier's NEW LOCATION at The Compass Art Center, 10335 Kensington Parkway, Kensington, MD!  

    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.

    MAA is 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.  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. 

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

    Figure Model Sunday event dates and models for June 2024 include:

    • June 2, 2024  - Morning and Afternoon - Charles
    • June 9, 2024 - Morning and Afternoon - Harry
    • June 16, 2024 - Cancelled/No Session - Father's Day
    • June 23, 2024  - Morning - Lii Lii; Afternoon - Nataliya
    • June 30, 2024  - Morning and Afternoon - Jay

    (If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the June 23 Afternoon session only; the June 23 morning session information can be found here.  Upcoming Figure Model Sunday sessions will be posted separately.)


    DETAILS 

    • Date: Sunday, June 30, 2024
    • Time:  Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm ET - 4:00 pm ET
    • Model: Jay 
    • Pose Schedule: Tentative pose schedule:  5 x 2 minutes, 4 x 5 minutes, break, 3 x 10 minutes, break, 2 x 15 minutes, break, long pose with remaining time (usually about 45-60 minutes of drawing time).  Model will be masked/veiled and 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 per pose is payable directly to the model via cash or online method as directed by the model.  
    • Getting there: The Compass Atelier's NEW LOCATION is at The Compass Art Center, 10335 Kensington Parkway, Kensington, MD.  A free parking lot is behind the building.
    • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com.
    • 6 Jul 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Shirley Povich Field: 10600 Westlake Dr, Rockville, MD 20852
    Register

    Bethesda Big Train Baseball Montgomery Art Association Plein Air Event

    Take me out to the Ball Game....and make some art and then sell it!

    MAA artists are invited to capture the essence of local summer collegiate baseball. Artists may use any medium desired to artistically embody the energy and setting of this Bethesda Big Train Baseball team and stadium as they take on the Olney Cropdusters. 

    Date: Saturday, July 6, 2024

    Place: Shirley Povich Field, 10600 Westlake Dr, Rockville, MD 20852

    Time:  Artists can arrive any time after 4pm.  5:30pm spectators start arriving to picnic.  Game begins at 7pm.

    Cost: Free for participating artists

    Number of registrants: 15 artists (spectators may purchase ticket at box office)

    Location details:  Artists may set up almost anyplace they desire at Shirley Povich Field, but they must not block player access to the field, spectator views, or the ability for individuals to safely walk to and from their seats. Big Train will block off seats in four to six areas of the stands, as well as a few spots behind home plate for those who want to set up in these spaces.  There are also many pre-game activities and other spots within the stadium where you may want to set up too in order capture batting practice (BP), intern set up, grilling burgers, etc.

    Sale Opportunity: At the end of the night, take your artwork home, put the finishing touches on if desired, frame it (if so inclined), and bring it back to Povich Field the following Saturday, July 13th for a baseball themed open air art show and sale!  Artwork will be on display and sale from 6pm until the end of the game and can be purchased by this very baseball loving crowd at the concession stand.  Artists retain 75% of the sale and 25% will be donated to Big Train Baseball.  This is a great opportunity to share and sell the artwork you created at the event on July 6th with a crowd of baseball enthusiasts.  MAA and Big Train staff will be monitoring the artwork, so we can enjoy another great baseball game.  For July 13th, tickets are once again complimentary for artists and additional guest will need to purchase a ticket ($12).  More details will follow the July 6th game.

    If a collector contacts and artist after July 13th to purchase, kindly donate 25% of the sale to Big Train.

    What to bring: Paints, substrate, easel, stool, water, money to purchase dinner and/or snacks, sunscreen and a hat. 

    Facilities:  There are bathrooms, concession stands, and food trucks at Povich Field for your use.

    Getting there: Shirley Povich Field is located inside the Cabin John Regional Park, adjacent to the Cabin John Ice Skate Rink. 

    Parking: Parking at Shirley Povich Field is free and available just outside the ballpark. Fans assume the risk of their car being hit by a foul ball and will see signs in the parking lot that reaffirm this assumption of risk. 

    About Big Train Baseball:  The Bethesda Community Base Ball Club, Inc (BCBBC) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity, registered in the State of Maryland doing business as the Bethesda Big Train.  The Big Train team is composed of talented college players from across the country who come to Bethesda each June and July for a summer of highly competitive wooden bat baseball. This summer will be Big Train's 25th anniversary! More info can be found at https://www.bigtrain.org/

    Questions: Contact Jen Barlow at maapresident22@gmail.com or Lynn Lewis at lynnlewisstudio@gmail.com.


    • 15 Jul 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • 12 Aug 2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD

    Register Art Prints 

    (after completing registration for Brookside Garden - Nature as the Artist's Muse) 

    Key Dates

    • Registration: June 1 - 15  (or once the maximum capacity is reached)
    • Drop off: July 15, 9:30am - noon 
    • Show hanging:  July 15, 10:00am - 2:00pm
    • Show: July 15 - August 12
    • Meet the Artists: July 26, 3:00 - 5:00pm

      About this show:  Our annual exhibition at Brookside Gardens is a mid-sized art show using the full gallery space within the visitors center.

      Subject Requirements:   MAA artists who are participating in the Brookside show are invited to submit up to 3 art prints that portray nature as their inspiration. Art for this show must reflect the close relationship with nature. 

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              The Lily Pond by Claude Monet                Celestrial #2 by Alexandre Manuel 

           

                                                       

      Registration of Prints (code required):  

      1. Artists must be registered in the Brookside Garden Nature as the Artist's Muse Art Show prior to register prints.  
      2. Your show confirmation email contains a code to complete registration of prints.   
      3. Registration of prints  will help MAA and Brookside Garden keep an accurate inventory of prints available for sale. All prints for sale must be registered.                              
      • Shared Bins:  Brookside Garden is providing three shared bins for artists prints.  Each artist can have up to three prints. We will have dividers with the artists' name on the divider. 
      • Art Print Requirements: 
        • Artists can bring flat prints or flat originals, such as watercolors.  All should be matted and have a back cardboard. 
        • Each item in the bin must be individually wrapped in clear plastic art and print bags.  DickBlick Krystal seal self Sealing Art bags.
        • Each item must have a label that has the Artist Name, Title of Work, Price.
        • It is recommended that you include a business card inside the cellophane sleeve.  
      • Sale of Prints:  Brookside Garden will handle all sales and will take a 25% commission.
      • Registration dates: Registration starts Saturday June 1 and ends Saturday June 15 at 11:59 pm ET, or earlier, if show capacity is reached.
      • Cost: There is no additional show fee to register art prints.
      • Show Prospectus: Please read the show prospectus before registering.  

      We look forward to showing your art and prints in this lovely exhibit space.

      Contacts: If you have any questions, contact the MAA show manager: Cecelia M. Laurendeau cmlaurendeau@gmail.com or VP Shows Kathy Tynan kftynan@gmail.com

      • 15 Jul 2024
      • 2:00 PM
      • 12 Aug 2024
      • 8:30 AM
      • Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD
      Registration is closed

      Nature as the Artist's Muse

      (see separate registration for prints)

      Registration is closed for 2D artists

      Registration is still open for 3D artists

      Key Dates

      • Registration: June 1 - 15  (or once the maximum capacity is reached)
      • Drop off: July 15, 9:30am - noon 
      • Show hanging:  July 15, 10:00am - 2:00pm
      • Show: July 15 - August 12
      • Meet the Artists: July 26, 3:00 - 5:00pm
      • Art Pick Up:  August 12, 9:00 - 11:00 am 

        About this show:  Our annual exhibition at Brookside Gardens is a mid-sized art show using the full gallery space within the visitors center.

        Subject Requirements:   MAA artists are invited to submit one original art work that portrays nature as their inspiration. Art for this show must reflect the close relationship with nature. Nature has proven to be one of the most treasured muses known. It provides endless inspiration to artists, where they can bring life to nature in their paintings, photographs and sculpture. 

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                The Lily Pond by Claude Monet                          Chrysanthemum by Vanassa Hogge 


                                                         

                     

                  Celestial #2 by Alexandre Manuel.                       Jack-in-the Pulpit by Georgia O'Keeffe


        • Eligible Media:  2D artworks: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, encaustic, drawing/ink, photography, hand pulled prints, textile fiber art. Wall hung work must be no larger than 28"x28". A limited number of 3D work also accepted for the glass displays, including small or blown fused glass, mosaic, clay and wood.
        • Note Registration of Art Prints (code required):  This show will include art prints to be displayed in shared bins.  There is a separate art print registration is required for prints at  Art Prints - Brookside Garden Show.   To complete registration of art prints a code will be emailed to you as part of your registration confirmation of orginal 2D or 3D work. You will need this code in order to complete registration of prints.  
        • Show Labels:  Show labels will be generated from the artists' registration information.   There will be no changes to label information after June 18  .If you need a change to your registration -  labels, contact the show managers before June 18. 
          • Show Limit: 70 for 2D work. 12 for 3D.
          • Additional Second Entry: For 2D may be registered if space is available. The second work will be added in order of registration. The show manager will notify members at close of registration regarding inclusion of a second entry. 
            • Registration dates: Registration starts Saturday June 1 and ends Saturday June 15 at 11:59 pm ET, or earlier, if show capacity is reached.  
            • Cost: There is a $10 (nonrefundable) show fee to be paid at the time of registration. There is a 25% commission charged by Brookside Garden on all sold art.
            • Volunteer Support:  The registration form includes a request for volunteer support. To help make this show possible, participants are asked to check one of the volunteer activities: Art Drop Off, Art Curating and Hanging, or Art Pickup.  THANK YOU for Volunteering.  
            • Show Prospectus: Please read the SHOW PROSPECTUS before registering.  The show prospectus will provide additional information on all show requirements including framing, wiring and registration details.  

            We look forward to showing your art in this lovely exhibit space.

            Contacts: If you have any questions, contact the MAA show manager: Cecelia M. Laurendeau cmlaurendeau@gmail.com or Susan Crawford at susancrawford@aol.com.

            • 30 Aug 2024
            • 4:00 PM
            • 31 Aug 2024
            • 3:00 PM
            • 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington, MD 20895
            Registration is closed

            Registration open  July 15-Aug 31


            One of the special highlights of our annual Paint the Town Labor Day Show is our Plein Air Competition.

            "Plein Air" means making art from life in the moment, and  outdoors.

            Costumed models will also be present from 10-1 at Flynn Park and MOB Vintage for the competition.

            A new dimension for this competition is the addition of evening hours on Friday to paint. Artists can register their canvases as early as 4-7pm on Friday, August 30 and  7-11am on Saturday, August 31. Artists can submit one (1) two-dimensional work of art by 3pm on Saturday, August 31 for judging and sale at the general art exhibit. Prizes will be awarded during a reception that evening at 6 pm in youth and adult categories.

            Judge: MAA is honored to present artist and educator Teresa Oaxaca as the judge for the Plein Air competition for 2024. You can read about Ms. Oaxada here.

            Artwork may be priced for sale and left on display at the Kensington Armory through Monday's exhibition. 

            This activity is open to members, non-members and children.

            Registration: Register on this page in advance, or in person at the Kensington Armory on August 30 or 31.

            Cost: The competition is free for MAA members in good standing and for children (under age 18). Non-member adults pay $10 per person.

            Download the 2024 PTT Plein Air Rules & Information for complete details.

            • 31 Aug 2024
            • 7:00 AM
            • 2 Sep 2024
            • 5:00 PM
            • Kensington Armory: 3710 Mitchell St, Kensington, MD
            • 250
            Registration is closed

            Paint the Town (PTT) Key Dates

            Registration: July 15 - August 5

            Drop off: August 28-29

            Artist Preview Reception: August 30

            Show: August 31 - September 2

            Plein Air: August 30 - 31

            Award Presentation: August 31

            Pick up sold/unsold art: September 2 - 3

            The Paint the Town Labor Day Show is our marquis event of the year. The three-day event includes a judged art show of approximately 500 pieces, live demonstrations, a plein air competition, bin work and card sales, and a warm community reception. The Town of Kensington, a long-time MAA supporter, provides the beautiful, historic Armory building to us for this show. 

            Judge: MAA is honored to present Teresa Oaxaca as the 2024 Judge for the PTT Show. Please read about Ms. Oaxaca here.

            Membership Requirement: Current membership is required to register for this show.

            Submissions:

            MAA members may submit up to two (2) entries in any of these judged categories: KensingtonLandscape (natural and urban), Still Life, Photography, Portraits (people and animal), Abstract, and Sculpture.

            Members can also add a third entry which will be added (in order of registration) if there is available space. We will limit the total artworks to 500 pieces.

            Bins for prints and card racks will be included in the show, with limitations (see Prospectus).

            The registration fee is $20.

            The Saturday Plein Air Competition is also judged. Registration is separate.

            Prizes (cash and gift certificates) are awarded in 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and honorable mention. The Kensington category has the first prize of the Bertha Clum award, the highest award at this show.

            Health Safety: Masks are optional inside the building, and food & drink will not be permitted inside the exhibit area.

            Prospectus: Please refer to the 2024 PTT Show Prospectus for full information. 

            PTT FAQs for 2024: Answers to common questions.

            Show manager: Anastasia Walsh (maatreas@gmail.com

            • 6 Sep 2024
            • 5 Oct 2024
            • Chesapeake Framing Co, 10507 Metropolitan Avenue Kensington, MD 20895
            • 35
            Registration is closed

            Plein Air Art Show 

            at Chesapeake Framing Company 

            Key Dates

            Show Dates: September 6 - October 5

            Registration:  August 3 - 17

            Art Drop Off :  September 5, 10:00 am - noon

            Art Pick Up: October 6, 10:00am - noon 



            Irises by Holly Buehler (plein air)

            Chesapeake Framing Company has invited Montgomery Art Association Plein Air artists to show and sell their plein air art.  The show will run from September 6to October 5th.  This is a very exciting opportunity for our plein air artists to present their work in a show entirely about plein air art.

            • Show Location:  Cheseapeake Framing Company, 10507 Metropolitan Avenue, Kensington, MD 
            • Subject Requirements:  MAA artists may submit one artwork for this show.  The artwork must be a plein air work . There is no theme or subject requirements for this show.  
            • Eligible Media:  2D artworks: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, drawing/ink art.  Photography is not eligible for this show. 
            • Size of artwork:  We will accept 4 - 5 larger works up over 30"; and 30 medium to small works.  
            • Framing Requirements:  All 2D artwork must meet professional framing requirements with  MAA framing and wiring standards - MAA Framing Requirements .  Below are framing standards: 
              • Select a frame style and material that will complement your work 
              • MAA will accept wood and metal frames, and WILL NOT accept plastic frames.
              • Your frame should be securely wired for the size and weight of your art. 
              • No clip frames, taped frames, or saw tooth hangers.
              • Works must be securely and suitably framed with screw eyes or D-Rings and wires firmly attached to the frame itself, not to the backing. Wires can come loose and damage the artwork if not attached to the frame.
              • Wire guidelines -- Wires must be attached 1/3 from the top of the artwork for wall installation.  Wires should not reach the top of the artwork.
              • Gallery-wrapped canvases may be submitted unframed. Note: edges must be finished; no staples, tacks, or tape visible.
              • Show Limit: 35.  2D works. 
                • Registration dates: Registration starts Saturday August 3 and ends Saturday August 17 at 11:59 pm ET, or earlier, if show capacity is reached.  
                • Cost: There is a $10 (nonrefundable) show fee to be paid at the time of registration. There is a 20% commission charged by Chesapeake Framing.  
                • Volunteer Support:  We would like one or two volunteers to help with art drop off and art pick up.  Please let me (Kathy Tynan) or Lynn Lewis know if you are able to volunteer.  THANK YOU for Volunteering.  

                If you have any questions, or if we can be of assitance, please contact Kathy Tynan at kftynan@gmail.com or Lynn Lewis lynnlewisstudio@gmail.com.

                • 25 Sep 2024
                • 29 Dec 2024
                • Windridge Vineyards, 15700 Darnestown Rd, Darnestown, MD 20874
                Registration is closed

                Fall Art Show - "Local Inspiration"

                at Windridge Vineyards  

                Key dates

                • Show Dates:  Sept. 25 - Dec. 29
                • Registration: Aug. 17 - 30   
                • Curated Art Selection:  Sept. 12
                • Artwork Drop Off:  Sept. 23, 10 am - noon
                • Meet the Artists: Nov. 7,  5:00 - 8:30pm Windridge Tasting Room 
                • Art Pick Up:  Sept. 30, 10am - noon


                Abandoned by Rona Siskind    

                Theme for SubmissionsLocal Inspiration -- Artists are asked to submit art that is influenced or inspired by those things or places encounter in your everyday lives. Unique characteristics of a particular place can find its way into your art; or the crunching of fallen leaves as you step on them can be your inspiration.    

                Number of Artworks Allowed:  MAA Members are invited to submit for consideration up to 2 artworks that meet the theme - Local Inspirations. 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 wall hung works, such as mosaics or fused glass, wood and clay are 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. 

                    Selection 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. 

                      Replacement of Sold Artwork:  Sold artworks may be replaced by the artist with a similarly sized piece during the 3 month show period.  Replacement artwork must be done through the MAA Show Manager. Artists are not to contact the staff at Windridge Vineyard to replace artwork. 

                        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 propsectus for show registration requirements and details. The show prospectus will be available by August 1. 

                            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)

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