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.

Teresa Jade Jarzynski, Elissa Leibowitz Poma and Pritha Srinivasan were among 27 artists juried into the "HERstory" exhibition at the Girls Who Paint Gallery in Kensington. The exhibit runs September 29-November 12, with an opening reception on Thursday, September 29 from 6-8 pm.

Sarah Clayton Davis won third prize at the Courage in Color national juried show at Gallery Underground in Arlington last month. Her submission, QuiRky Orange, is a series of abstract paintings reimagining the omnipresent QR code with color and a bit of humor.

Jennifer Crouch had three pieces accepted into the “Purple is the Color of Recovery” show sponsored by The Washington County Arts Council and Washington Goes Purple. The shows runs September 8-October 4 in Hagerstown. Pictured here is one of the pieces, What I Remember.
Lily Kak has a solo show, "Celebrating Diversity" at the Parkview Gallery in Glen Echo. Lily’s watercolor paintings depict the color and liveliness of diversity across cultures and races through dance, compassion, girl power, and friendship. The exhibit runs September 9-October 9; gallery hours are 10 am to 4 pm Monday-Saturday.

Glen Kessler wishes to remind fellow artists that time is running out to join the Master Artist Program at The Compass Atelier starting in Spring 2023. The program is ideal for both absolute beginners looking to get the best start on an art career or veteran painters looking to push their work to the next level. More info:

Elissa Leibowitz Poma's watercolor and ink work Sue Tilley, Lucian Freud's Muse was juried into the exhibit "Body Talk" at the Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factor Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia. The exhibit runs September 17-October 30, with an artists' reception on Friday, October 14.
This coming Saturday, September 10th, Marta Lopez Teigeiro's pyramid titled Hope, Joy & Harvest will be placed in public locations around the Wheaton Triangle for the walk of pyramids. It is a call for unity and celebrates diversity in our community.

Mark McAlister is one of just 15 area artists whose works were accepted for permanent display at the Washington Commander’s NFL stadium, FedEx Field, in Prince George’s County. Mark’s two mixed media pieces, Was/Always and New Nostalgia, will be on exhibit on the Club Level. 

Gloria Miotto has a solo show, "Mosaic of Life" at the Goldman Art Gallery at the Jewish Community Center in Rockville. The show is a combination of different styles, colors, and forms that aim to showcase the expression of life, human emotion, nature, and social environments. The show runs September 11-November 6, with a reception on Sunday, October 2nd from 2-4 pm.

Martina Sestakova is co-leading "Design and Paint Workshop" with Wilding Flowers Co. on October 9 at 11:30 am. Enjoy creating a floral arrangement, lunch, and painting at a flower shop in the Kentlands. No experience needed; all supplies provided. Email for more info:


Anastasia Walsh is participating in Tenleytown (DC) Art All Night on September 24. Her mosaics and collages will be on display and for sale in The Tile Shop. It's a fun event for the whole family.


Everything you ever wanted to know about Colored Pencils is taught by award-winning colored pencil artist Lis Zadravec. Look for: Intro to CP, The Fine Art of CP, CP on Black, Shiny Objects, Winter Wildlife and Portraiture. All taught in the convenience of your own home with recordings of classes to keep! More info:


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: Janet DeWoskin, Elissa Poma. Proofreaders: Jennie Crouch, James Klumpner, Martina Sestakova. Designer: Teresa Sites.

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