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    • 28 Jun 2023
    • 8 Oct 2023
    • Windridge Vineyards, 15700 Darnestown Road, Darnestown, MD

    Key dates

    • Registration open: May 18 - June 1, 2023
    • Juried selection: June 18
    • Notification to artists of selected works: June 19
    • Drop off: June 26, 10 am-1 pm (Fee of $10 is due at this time)
    • Show opening: June 28
    • Meet the Artists event: August 10 (5pm-8pm in Tasting Room)
    • Art Pick up:  October 9, 10am - 1pm       


                Time Out by Margie Ingram  








    Beach Baby by Margie Ingram




    About the show:  Windridge Vineyards in Darnestown will host the next MAA members quarterly exhibit.  

    Show Theme:  Carefree Sense of Summer.   As the summer months arrive, we enjoy the more pleasant temperatures and longer days.  Let our art reflect the undeniable warmth, light and carefree sense of summer.  

    Prospectus: Please read the Carefree Sense of Summer in full for registration information and show requirements. 

    Submissions:  Member artists can submit up to 2 works per member for consideration in any of the following categories: 

    • natural landscapes, maritime and seascapes
    • cityscapes, townscapes, urbanscapes 
    • still life 
    • abstract art 
    • figure

    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.  If your artwork is selected a fee of $10 will be required. Payment will be collected at 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. 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.  Windridge will notify artists when work is sold. 

    Contact: Show manager Kathy Tynan, kftynan@gmail.com or maaartists@gmail.com.

    • 24 Sep 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Compass Atelier, 11810 Parklawn Dr. in Rockville or via Zoom
    Register



    MAA Figure Model Sundays continues!  The Montgomery Art Association and The Compass Atelier are partnering to offer in-person figure model sessions on select Sundays in May and June. 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.

    If you are unable to join in person, we also offer a Zoom option.


    Upcoming Figure Model Sunday event dates and models include:

    • September 24, 2023 - Morning and Afternoon - Jalene 
    • October 1, 2023 - Morning and Afternoon - Moe
    • October 8, 2023 - Morning and Afternoon - Nataliya
    • October 22, 2023 - Morning - Tom; Afternoon - Sheba

    (No session October 15, 2023.  If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the September 24 Morning session only; the September 24 afternoon session is posted here. Upcoming Figure Model Sunday sessions will be posted separately.)

    DETAILS 

    • Date: Sunday, September 24, 2023
    • Time:  Morning Session: 9:00 am ET - 12:00 pm ET
    • Model: Jalene (@modelartistj on Instagram).
    • Poses: Subject to change.  Tentative pose schedule:  5 x 2 minutes, 4 x 5 minutes, break, 3 x 10 minutes, 2 x 15 minutes, break, long pose for remainder of session (with breaks every 20 minutes until end of session). Model will be 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, check, PayPal, or Venmo.
    • Getting there: The Compass Atelier is in the Artists & Makers Studios building at 11810 Parklawn Road in Rockville, MD. A large free parking lot is behind the building.
    • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com.
    • 24 Sep 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Compass Atelier, 11810 Parklawn Dr. in Rockville or via Zoom
    Register



    MAA Figure Model Sundays continues!  The Montgomery Art Association and The Compass Atelier are partnering to offer in-person figure model sessions on select Sundays in July and August. 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.

    If you are unable to join in person, we also offer a Zoom option.


    Upcoming Figure Model Sunday event dates and models include:

    • September 24, 2023 - Morning and Afternoon - Jalene 
    • October 1, 2023 - Morning and Afternoon - Moe
    • October 8, 2023 - Morning and Afternoon - Nataliya
    • October 22, 2023 - Morning - Tom; Afternoon - Sheba

    (No sessions October 15.  If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the September 24 Afternoon session only; the September 24 morning session details and registration information can be found here. Upcoming Figure Model Sunday sessions will be posted separately.)

    DETAILS 

    • Date: Sunday, September 24, 2023
    • Time:  Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm ET - 4:00 pm ET
    • Model: Jalene (@modelartistj on Instagram).
    • Poses: Subject to change. Tentative pose schedule:  2 x 5 minutes; 4 x 5 minutes, break, 3 x 10 minutes, break, 2 x 15 minutes, break, long pose for remainder of session (with breaks every 20 minutes until end of session). Model will be 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, check, PayPal, or Venmo.
    • Getting there: The Compass Atelier is in the Artists & Makers Studios building at 11810 Parklawn Road in Rockville, MD. A large free parking lot is behind the building.
    • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com.
    • 28 Sep 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., N. Bethesda, MD
    Register

    September 18 update: Six out of 12 spots have been booked.

    MAA and AMP by Strathmore are teaming up again to host sketch nights at the North Bethesda music club.

    Socialize with a small group of fellow artists over drinks and complimentary appetizers before a live performance by noted vocalist Christie Dashiell. MAA will have reserved tables, where we will sit and sketch the show together. When we hosted these events in 2019, the performers met us afterwards to check out our art, which was really exciting. We hope for that again.

    We have two sessions lined up for this fall – the show on September 28 and another in early November (details to come).

    About the performer: Known for her improvisational skills and rich tone, vocalist and composer Christie Dashiell effortlessly combines the genres of jazz, R&B, gospel, and soul. She has collaborated with esteemed artists such as Sweet Honey in the Rock and performed on notable stages worldwide. In 2016, Dashiell’s first solo album, Time All Mine, debuted on Billboard's Jazz Album and Contemporary Jazz Album charts at No. 13 and No. 22 respectively. A Strathmore Artist in Residence alum, Dashiell currently serves on the faculty of Temple University, Howard University, and The University of the District of Columbia.

    Cost: AMP by Strathmore is generously offering MAA members, local artists, and their guests reduced-priced, $20 tickets ($10 off the regular price). Tickets are nonrefundable.

    Buying tickets: Buy your ticket directly on the AMP website. In the promo code box, type SKETCH to get the reduced rate of $20. In the “seating levels” section, select “table seating.”


    Get tickets


    Number of spots: 12

    What to expect:
     The venue opens at 6:30 pm. MAA will host a social hour for participants from 7-8 pm and provide complimentary shared appetizers at our tables. The venue has a full bar where you can purchase cocktails, beer, wine, soda, etc. The show itself starts at 8 pm. Our tables will be lit with tealights so that you can see your work. You're welcome to sketch or just enjoy the show. See photos from past MAA Live Music & Sketch Nights.

    What to bring: Sketching materials (such as small sketchbooks, pencils/pens, travel-sized watercolor kit). Keep your materials simple--there isn't a lot of space to spread out.

    Address/parking: AMP by Strathmore is in the Pike & Rose shopping area at 11810 Grand Park Ave. in North Bethesda. Directions & parking info. (For first-timers, an important note: This is a wholly different venue from the main Music Center at Strathmore.)

    About AMP by Strathmore: AMP by Strathmore is an intimate music venue run by the Strathmore Arts Center. Its funds support Strathmore’s mission to present and produce exemplary arts programs for diverse audiences, create dynamic arts education experiences, and nurture creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts.

    Questions: Contact MAA volunteer Elissa Poma, elissapoma@gmail.com

    • 30 Sep 2023
    • 9:30 AM
    • 7 Oct 2023
    • 4:00 PM
    • National Capital Trolley Museum, 1313 Bonifant Rd, Colesville, MD 20905
    • 19
    Register


    Spend the day at a unique venue in Montgomery County, sketching and painting historic trolley cars. MAA and the National Capital Trolley Museum are sponsoring a day of plein air painting, drawing, and Urban Sketching at the museum in Colesville, and you’re invited to participate!

    The museum houses the world's largest collection of street cars and trolleys, and a number of them will be set out on the tracks for you to draw and paint. There are indoor exhibits, and throughout the day you'll have access to a hospitality room with snacks and drinks. You can even go for a trolley ride.

    All participating artists are invited to show their work in a free companion exhibit at the museum itself. Yes, your art will be in a museum! And in a few weeks, you can join the reception and silent auction called "Sip, Rock 'n' Ride."

    Date: Saturday, September 23
    Time: 9:30 am-4 pm
    Rain date: September 30
    Address: National Capital Trolley Museum, 1313 Bonifant Rd., Colesville, MD 20905

    About the venue: The small nonprofit museum restores and operates historic street cars, trolleys, and trams from around the globe. in fact, it possesses the world's largest collection. Exhibits look at the history of street cars, and a one-mile track allows you to take a ride in some of the historic trolleys. More info: dctrolley.org

    Registration: $5 for MAA members, $10 for non-members, free for Montgomery College students. Includes museum admission for artists, access to a reception suite with snacks and drinks, and a trolley ride. (Any non-artist guests you bring would need to purchase a museum entry ticket.

    What to bring: Bring all materials and equipment needed for making art outdoors. If needed, please also bring a trash bag to collect your waste items--we want to leave the venue as clean as we find it. If you plan to include your art in our exhibition, ihighly encouraged  to be framed and wired and ready to hang -- either plan ahead and bring the frame with you that day, or return on September 26.

    Volunteering: As we are an all-volunteer crew, we ask that you volunteer a small amount of your time as well, to help make this event a success. A list of volunteer tasks will be sent to registrants; we ask that you select one. Thank you for your service to MAA.

    Safety talk:
    All artists are required to attend a 10 am security and safety briefing. Please plan to arrive by then. The trolley cars will be moving occasionally during the event, and we want to keep everyone safe. Artists are responsible for their own safety (eg watch where you walk, and please do not set up your easel on the tracks.)

    More info: Trolley Museum Prospectus

    MAA contacts: Jennifer Barlow and Sandhya Sharma

    • 1 Oct 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Compass Atelier, 11810 Parklawn Dr. in Rockville or via Zoom
    Register



    MAA Figure Model Sundays continues!  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.

    Due to the popularity of this program, we are 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.

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


    Figure Model Sunday event dates and models for October include:

    • October 1, 2023 - Morning and Afternoon - Moe
    • October 8, 2023 - Morning and Afternoon - Nataliya
    • October 22, 2023 - Morning - Tom; Afternoon - Sheba
    • October 29, 2023 - Morning and Afternoon - Gazelle
    (If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the October 1 Morning session only; the October 1 afternoon session is found here.  Upcoming Figure Model Sunday sessions will be posted separately.)


    DETAILS 

    • Date: Sunday, October 1, 2023
    • Time:  Morning Session: 9:00 am ET - 12 noon ET
    • Model: Moe (@moebracy on Instagram).
    • Poses: Subject to change.  Tentative pose schedule:  5 x 2 minutes, 4 x 5 minutes, break; 3 x 10 minutes, break; 2 x 15 minutes, break; long pose for remainder of session. Model will be wearing light/athletic clothing. 
    • 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 or screenshots by both in-person and Zoom participants. The cost is $20 for unlimited photos and is payable directly to the model either via cash or via Venmo at https://account.venmo.com/u/moe-bracy.
    • Getting there: The Compass Atelier is in the Artists & Makers Studios building at 11810 Parklawn Road in Rockville, MD. A large free parking lot is behind the building.
    • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com.
    • 1 Oct 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Compass Atelier, 11810 Parklawn Dr. in Rockville or via Zoom
    Register



    MAA Figure Model Sundays continues!  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.

    Due to the popularity of this program, we are 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.

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


    Figure Model Sunday event dates and models for October include:

    • October 1, 2023 - Morning and Afternoon - Moe
    • October 8, 2023 - Morning and Afternoon - Nataliya
    • October 22, 2023 - Morning - Tom; Afternoon - Sheba
    • October 29, 2023 - Morning and Afternoon - Gazelle

    (If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the October 1 Afternoon session only; the October 1 morning session registration information can be found here.  Upcoming Figure Model Sunday sessions will be posted separately.)


    DETAILS 

    • Date: Sunday, October 1, 2023
    • Time:  Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm ET - 4:00 pm ET
    • Model: Moe (@moebracy on Instagram).
    • Poses: Subject to change.  Tentative pose schedule:  5 x 2 minutes, 4 x 5 minutes, break; 3 x 10 minutes, break; 2 x 15 minutes, break; long pose for remainder of session. Model will be wearing light/athletic clothing. 
    • 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 or screenshots by both in-person and Zoom participants. The cost is $20 for unlimited photos and is payable directly to the model either via cash or via Venmo at https://account.venmo.com/u/moe-bracy.
    • Getting there: The Compass Atelier is in the Artists & Makers Studios building at 11810 Parklawn Road in Rockville, MD. A large free parking lot is behind the building.
    • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com.
    • 2 Oct 2023
    • 28 Oct 2023
    • Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave., Kensington, MD 20895
    • 2

    Key Dates

    Show dates:  October 2 - 28

    Registration Open:  September 5 -18

    Drop Off:  October 2, 10:00am - noon 

    Pick Up:  October 30, 10:00 - noon 



    Theme: “Pattern, Texture & Form.” 

    Our fall show at the Kensington Park Library in Kensington Maryland, focuses on literature. Your work could be inspired by your favorite book or character. A still life featuring books or the joy of reading. The interpretation of the theme is all yours!

    Show dates:  October 2 -28, 2023

    Artwork Limit:  25 wall-hung pieces and five 3D works. Please read the Show Prospectus for full details.

    Eligible Media: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, encaustic, hand pulled prints, drawings/ink. Artwork for this exhibit should be small/medium size. Photography is not included. Wall-hung works must be smaller than 28x30" framed. 3D works should be sized no larger than 15” H x 10” W x 8” D. 

    Number of pieces allowed: One entry per member.

    Registration: Tuesday, September 5 -18, 2023 at 11:59 pm ET. Earlier, if show capacity is reached.

    Entry fee: $10.

    Show manager: Cecelia M. Laurendeau at cmlaurendeau@gmail.com

    SHOW PROSPECTUS

    • 7 Oct 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • National Capital Trolley Museum, 1313 Bonifant Rd, Colesville, MD 20905
    • 143
    Register



    Join The National Capital Trolley Museum
    and Montgomery Art Association for
    Rock Sip n' Ride!

    Bring your dancing shoes and sip a drink while enjoying local art and listening to the group “Melanie, Kurt & Will” perform variety and dance music from the 50’s to the present!  Lone Oak Brewing Company will be serving beverages.

    MAA Artists will be showcasing their artwork from the Trolley Museum Plein Air Event on September 23 (to participate in plein air event select here).  The artwork will be for sale via silent auction, with a portion of the proceeds going towards trolley maintenance and The National Capital Trolley Museum.  This event is open to the public. 

    Date: Friday, October 7, 2023
    Time: 4:30 - 7:30 pm
    Address: National Capital Trolley Museum, 1313 Bonifant Rd., Colesville, MD 20905
    Admission:  
     Admission is free for participating MAA artists (just bring your artist pin from the plein air day).   Guest Admission is $10 for general, $8 for seniors and children 2-17.  Admission includes entry, live music, and a trolley ride!  Refreshments will be available for purchase.  Pre-purchase guest tickets here.

    About the venue: The small nonprofit museum restores and operates historic street cars, trolleys, and trams from around the globe. in fact, it possesses the world's largest collection. Exhibits look at the history of street cars, and a one-mile track allows you to take a ride in some of the historic trolleys. More info: dctrolley.org

    MAA contacts: Jennifer Barlow and Sandhya Sharma


    • 8 Oct 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Compass Atelier, 11810 Parklawn Dr. in Rockville or via Zoom
    Register



    MAA Figure Model Sundays continues!  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.

    We are 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.

    If you're unable to join in person, we also offer a Zoom option.


    Upcoming Figure Model Sunday event dates and models include:

    • October 1, 2023 - Morning and Afternoon - Moe 
    • October 8, 2023 - Morning and Afternoon - Nataliya
    • October 22, 2023 - Morning - Tom; Afternoon - Sheba
    • October 29, 2023 - Morning and Afternoon - Gazelle

    (No sessions October 15.  If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the October 8 Morning session only; the October 8 afternoon session registration information and details are posted here.  Upcoming Figure Model Sunday sessions will be posted separately.)

    DETAILS 

    • Date: Sunday, October 8, 2023
    • Time:  Morning Session: 9:00 am ET - 12 noon ET
    • Model: Nataliya (@nataliya_natta on Instagram).
    • Poses: Subject to change.  Tentative pose schedule:  5 x 2 minutes, 4 x 5 minutes, break; 3 x 10 minutes, break; 2 x 15 minutes, break; long pose for remainder of session. Model will be unclothed or wearing light/athletic clothing.
    • 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 in cash or via Venmo.
    • Gratuities: If after the session you were pleased with the model's work, we strongly encourage you to provide a modest gratuity if you're able. Gratuities can be provided in cash in person or via Venmo.
    • Getting there: The Compass Atelier is in the Artists & Makers Studios building at 11810 Parklawn Road in Rockville, MD. A large free parking lot is behind the building.
    • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com.
    • 8 Oct 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Compass Atelier, 11810 Parklawn Dr. in Rockville or via Zoom
    Register


    MAA Figure Model Sundays continues!  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.

    If you're not yet comfortable joining in person, we also offer a Zoom option.


    Upcoming Figure Model Sunday event dates and models for August include:


    • October 1, 2023 - Morning and Afternoon - Moe 
    • October 8, 2023 - Morning and Afternoon - Nataliya
    • October 22, 2023 - Morning - Tom; Afternoon - Sheba
    • October 29, 2023 - Morning and Afternoon - Gazelle

    (If any changes to the above schedule occur, MAA will post as soon as practicable.  Event details below are for the October 8 Afternoon session only; the October 8 morning session information and registration details are here. Upcoming Figure Model Sunday sessions will be posted separately.)

    DETAILS 

    • Date: Sunday, October 8, 2023
    • Time:  Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm ET - 4:00 pm ET
    • Model: Nataliya (@nataliya_natta on Instagram).
    • Poses: Subject to change.  Tentative pose schedule:  5 x 2 minutes, 4 x 5 minutes, break; 3 x 10 minutes, break; 2 x 15 minutes, break; long pose for remainder of session. Model will be unclothed or wearing light clothing. 
    • 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 in cash or via Venmo.
    • Gratuities: If after the session you were pleased with the model's work, we strongly encourage you to provide a modest gratuity if you're able. Gratuities can be provided in cash in person or via Venmo.
    • Getting there: The Compass Atelier is in the Artists & Makers Studios building at 11810 Parklawn Road in Rockville, MD. A large free parking lot is behind the building.
    • Questions: Contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com.
    • 11 Oct 2023
    • 31 Dec 2023
    • Windridge Vineyards, 15700 Darnestown Road, Darnestown, MD
    Registration is closed


    Key dates

    • Registration open: September 1 - 14
    • Juried selection: September 27 
    • Notification to artists of selected works: October 1
    • Drop off: October 9,  10 am-1 pm (Fee of $10 is due at this time)
    • Show opening: October 11 - December 31
    • Meet the Artists event: November 9,  5:00-8:00 pm 
    • Art Pick up: TBD       

    About the show: Windridge Vineyards in Darnestown will host the next MAA members quarterly exhibit, JEWEL TONES OF FALL - Art at Windridge in the Tasting Room. 

    Prospectus: Please read the SHOW PROSPECTUS  before registration for show details, how to register, framing/wiring information and other requirements.  

    Theme: Jewel Tones of Fall theme presents an opportunity for artists to explore not only the traditional moody jewel tones of ochre brown, aubergine, and burgundy but also to explore the other side of fall jewel tones...like Aquamarine, Turquoise, Emerald, Ruby, Rose Quartz, Light Amethyst and Citrine.  Such wonderful colors.  Rich, vibrant, and bold, jewel tones are captured in natures landscapes -- adding a dose of drama to our lives. These color combos are certainly all about living out loud -- as seen in Georgia O'Keeffe's paintings Autumn Leaves, and the Nature Forms-Gaspe. 

    Submissions: Member artists can submit up to 2 works per member for consideration 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, hand-pulled prints, and photography.  3D works not included in this show. 

    Framing & Wiring:  All works must be framed and wired to professional standards. Please use this link See guidance. for additional guidance for framing, wiring, and gallery wrapped canvas.

    Cost: There is no cost to submit your work to for consideration by Windridge for the show. If your artwork is selected by the vineyard owners, 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 18-22 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.  

    Contact: Show manager Kathy Tynan, kftynan@gmail.com or maaartists@gmail.com.

    • 11 Oct 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Kensington Park Library. 4201 Knowles Ave, Kensington, MD 20895
    • 85
    Register

    Our first member meeting of the 2023-24 MAA year


    You are invited to a special IN PERSON conversation with

     Martina Sestakova 


    Date & Time: October, 11, 2023, 7 - 8pm

    Location: Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave, Kensington, MD 

    About the presentation: 
    Martina Sestakova, a prolific textile and acrylic ink artist,  will give an overview of her business, share her work, and demonstrate some of her processes (e.g., digital printing on textiles and different approaches to use acrylic inks on Yupo paper). Martina will have examples of her work and will be happy to answer questions. 

    About our presenter:
    Martina Sestakova engages in wearable art, painting, and art education. Martina creates scarves that invoke stories from life experiences. Her scarves have been featured on Voice of America and at the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.  In her artworks on Yupo, she communicates the meaning of words through colors and textures and explores healing aspects of art through abstraction. As an art educator, Martina brings creative projects to communities with limited access to the arts and focuses on development of art education programs in retirement communities. Martina Sestakova resides in Kensington, MD. 

    No photo description available.

    For more of Martina's work, please visit:
    https://www.radostbymartinasestakova.com/

    • 15 Oct 2023
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Wheaton, Maryland
    • 7
    Register


    The Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival is a fun annual event that celebrates our community and the creativity of our artists! MAA is sponsoring two tents at the festival, with space for up to 15 member artists to display and sell prints, flat originals, greeting cards and a few small artworks. MAA will also be walking in the Wheaton Arts Parade that morning, and up to 10 member artists are welcome to walk with us as well. (You may both walk in the parade and display at the tent if you like.)

    Where: The festival will be in Fryer Town Plaza in Wheaton and nearby streets. See map.

    Cost to participate: Free; MAA membership is required.

    What you may sell: Member artists may bring one print bin, one card rack, and 2 or 3 small works (no larger than 14” in any dimension) with supporting easels. All items must be in plastic sleeves/bags with labels that shows price, artist name, and contact info.

     Volunteering/staffing: Artists must be present to process sales and volunteer.  As a member event, all participants must bring in their own items at drop off (8:00-8:30am) and be present to collect them promptly at the start of take down at 5:00pm. Please keep in mind that it is also required that participants sign up to volunteer in 2-hour shifts during the festival day – from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.; providing tent oversight and help with set up or take down as needed. Once we know all the participating artists, we will connect you with one another, in case you wish to pair up and self-organize shifts in the tents to process sales of artwork. 

    Join MAA in Walking in the Parade!  MAA member artists are also welcome to join us in walking in the parade itself.  Parade marchers will gather by 9:30am. The parade will start at 10 and last for about an hour (the route is about a half-mile).  Please carry a small or light piece of your artwork.   (Members are welcome to both walk in the parade and staff the MAA tent - just check "yes" when asked if you would like to walk in the parade while you are registering for your space in the MAA tent.  Please note that if you are staffing the tent you are not required to walk in the parade; additionally, you can only display your art at the tent if you are registered to staff the tent.)  If you would like to walk in the parade with the MAA group, please contact Frank Mancino at maaprograms23@gmail.com before October 5.

    Sales: Participants will process their own sales and receive 100% of sales; MAA is not taking a commission. We recommend you have electronic methods for accepting payments via credit card, PayPal/Venmo, as well as a cash sales. And as mentioned, you must be present at the booth to process your sales (or buddy up with another artist to help each other).

    Disclaimer: Reasonable care and security will be provided by the MAA volunteer artists. Neither MAA nor the Wheaton Arts Festival and Parade organizations will be held responsible for loss or damage to artwork after dropping off, during the festival, and until picking up afterwards. Artists are advised to have their own insurance.

    Key dates:
    Registration open through October 5
    Event: October 15
    --Setup: 8-10 am
    --Open to the public: 10 am-5 pm
    --Break down: 5-6 pm

    Contacts: MAA event manager Frank Mancino

    • 12 Nov 2023
    • 17 Dec 2023
    • Goldman Art Gallery, 6125 Montrose Rd. in Rockville, Maryland
    • 69

    "Seeing the Beauty in all Things"

    Key Date

    Show Dates:  November 12 - December 17
    Registration open:  October 2 - 16
    Drop off:  November 6, 9am-11am
    Reception: Dec. 3, 12pm-3pm

    Pick up unsold artwork :  Dec. 18, 9am -11am 

    Theme:  "Seeing the Beauty in All Things"  

    MAA is pleased to be co-hosting, in conjunction with Bender Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Washington Goldman Art Gallery in Rockville, a new exhibition and sale as part of the upcoming holiday season titled, Seeing the Beauty in All Things.  The gallery is a lovely venue to showcase MAA artists and we trust your artwork will enrich the lives of everyone who visits the exhibition.  

    Prospectus: Please refer to the 2023 Show Prospectus for all show requirements. 

    Eligible media: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, encaustic, hand pulled prints, drawing/ink mediums, photography -identify open edition/limited edition prints, and 3D sculpture All works must meet MAA  framing and wiring standards See 2023 Show Prospectus for Requirements .

    Requirements:   We will accept up to 8 larger pieces that are up to 48” wide framed, and 55  smaller pieces (various sizes, up to 36" on any side framed).  There will be a total of 63 wall pieces in this show.  Up to six 3D sculptures will be accepted that can be displayed on pedestals. 

    Volunteers:  We will be seeking volunteers for this show.  Please indicate on your registration form if you are available for:

    • Art Drop Off 
    • Exhibit Curation
    • Reception 
    • Reception photographer
    • Art Pick Up 

    Framing and Wiring:  Please use this link Framing and Wiring for requirements for framing and wiring your art.  

    Note:  All submissions will be reviewed to ensure submissions meet the JCC Bender Goldman Gallery's goal of presenting exemplary visual arts for diverse audiences. 

    Number of pieces allowed: One entry per member. Members can add a second entry which will be added (in order of registration) if there is available space.  The show manager will notify members with a second entry. 

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

    Entry fee: $10 per member (nonrefundable)

    About the Goldman Art Gallery: Focusing on meaningful, inclusive exhibits depicting experiences, identity, and culture.  The Goldman Gallery is a warm and welcoming space. It Is housed in the Bender JCC building, which is home to dozens of classes and activities each week. Daily foot traffic is robust. Learn more

    Questions: Contact show manager Rona Siskind email: rsiskind@gmail.com


    • 8 Jan 2024
    • 19 Apr 2024
    • Oasis Art Gallery, Westfield Montgomery Mall, 7125 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817
    • 65

    Key Dates

    Show Dates:  January 8 - April 19, 2024

    Registration:  November 15 - December 13

    Art Drop Off :  January 3 & 4, 10:00am - 4:00pm 

    Show Hanging:  January 5, 10:00am - noon

    Meet the Artists: February 4, 1:00-4:00pm

    Art Pick Up:  April 22 & 23, 10:00am - 4:00pm 


    MAA is again delighted to return to the Oasis Art Gallery at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda. This show is the sixth MAA-Oasis collaboration, with 65 works of the artists' choice on display.

    Prospectus: Please refer to the SHOW PROSPECTUS for all show requirements. 
    Eligible media: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, pastel, encaustic, hand pulled prints, drawing/ink mediums, photography -and 3D sculpture (that can be hung on wall with picture hooks). 
    Requirements:  There is no specific theme for this show.  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 entry per member. There will be a total of 65 pieces in this show.  Members can add a second artwork during registration which will be added to the show (in order of registration) if space is available.  You will be contacted by the show manager if your second artwork is added to the show. 

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

    Framing and Wiring:  Please use this link Framing and Wiring for requirements for framing and wiring your art.  

    Volunteers:  We will be seeking volunteers for this show.  Indicated on your registration form if you are available for:

    • Curating and hanging artwork
    • Publicity
    • Meet the Artists Reception 
    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.  

      Directions to Oasis.  Click on the following link for detailed directions to reach the Oasis Gallery Directions to Oasis Art Gallery

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


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