Member Happenings

The Montgomery Art Association is proud to showcase our members' art activities and achievements in this new newsletter. Look for it on the 15th of each month.

Ken Bachman's painting, Chinese Garden, has been juried into the "2022 National Juried Exhibition" at the Delaplaine Arts Center in Frederick. The show runs until July 10.

Sandra Cane has a solo show, "Paradise Inspired," at Ranazul in Fulton from May 29-July 3 with a reception June 5 at 5 pm. This exhibit, her first solo show, focuses on her love of Hawaii in images that evoke emotion and appreciation of life.

Sue Fierston will be an artist-in-residence at Yosemite National Park in California for two weeks beginning May 30. Fierston will be teaching watercolor painting and botanical printing at the Happy Isles Art and Nature Center in Yosemite Valley.

Tracey Gage is showing 12 watercolor pieces in the "49th Historic Yellow Springs Art Show" in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, through May 15. Rich in history, this venue has served Revolutionary and Civil War history and is a former home to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Jean Hirons will be offering informal pastel classes for students at all levels in her Twinbrook studio from the first week in June to the end of July from 10 am-12:30 pm. Currently, there is one spot open on Mondays and four on Wednesdays. Email:

Bill Johnson's oil and mixed media non-objective landscapes are part of the "Two Visions" exhibit at the Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo Park. The exhibition runs June 4 and 5 from 12-5pm with a reception June 5 from 2-4 pm.

Lily Kak received the third place award for Seeing Eye to Eye at the Women's Club of Chevy Chase annual exhibit in April. Kak also had a solo art exhibit in early May at the Yellow Barn Gallery at Glen Echo Park.

Jim Klumpner will be showing 21 surrealist paintings and drawings in his solo show "Hypnagogia: The Logic of Dreams." The exhibit, held at the Washington County Arts Council in Hagerstown, runs June 9-July 5.

Robert LeMar's show "Crossing the Line" at Artists & Makers blurs the boundaries between realism and abstraction, renegotiating the lines defining each approach. The show runs June 1-22, with a reception June 4 from 11 am-3 pm.

Dora Patin's painting The Nest was juried into the "Spring Fling" exhibition at the District Arts Gallery in Frederick. The exhibition features works reflecting the artists’ concept of Spring and runs through May 30.


Ann Rossilli and Penny Smith, along with five other artists, are in a group show, "Re-Emergence: 7 Palettes" at the Oasis Gallery in Bethesda through August 12. The exhibit features artwork produced during the pandemic.

Martina Sestakova is participating in the 40th annual Strawberry Festival at the Sandy Spring Museum. Come see her original scarves, fabric necklaces, and paintings on June 11 and 12.

Helen Wood's pastel painting Quiet Refuge took an honorable mention award at the Rockville Art League's juried members spring show at Glenview Mansion in Rockville. Her piece On A Lonely Beach was also accepted into the exhibit, which runs through June 25.

Members: Do you have art in a show? Win an award? Teaching a workshop or class? Has something exciting happened in your art career? Use this form to share the details; full instructions are on the page. Submissions are due by the end of this month.
Editors: Susan diRende, Stephanie Gustavson, Elissa Leibowitz Poma. Proofreaders: Jennie Crouch, James Klumpner, Martina Sestakova. Designer: Teresa Sites.

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