Monthly Newsletter, October 2022

News & Announcements

2022 recap: Our most successful show to date 

The 2022 Paint the Town Labor Day show was a record-setting success! Versus the 2021 show, we saw an 8% increase in participation, 9% increase in the number of pieces of art, and an amazing 49% increase in sales. We attribute this to great publicity, communication, organization, and most importantly, quality art. Thank you to all who contributed!

5 Questions for Dora Patin

Dora Patin was on the sidelines of her daughter's soccer match when she learned she won the top prize at the Paint the Town Labor Day Show. How did the busy mom of three manage to find time to paint an award-winning piece? Read about it on our blog.

Celebrating the arts in our community

Thank you to Marta Lopez Teigeiro and Frank Mancino for organizing MAA's presence at the Wheaton Arts Parade and Festival last weekend. Fifteen MAA artists participated. It was everything we could hope for—cool weather, cool people, and a great location!

Share your ideas for 2023 programming

We're excited that MAA's membership has grown by leaps and bounds. That means many new artists and many new ideas! We'd love to hear your thoughts about shows, workshops, field trips, activities and other events, especially as we start planning our 2023 calendar. Tell us your ideas

You can still renew your membership 

To those who have not renewed for this year: Your membership lapsed yesterday. This means that registration for upcoming shows, special events, and monthly meetings is no longer available to you, and October will be your last month to access our private Facebook group. But don't despair: You can still renew, and we'd really love you to!

One Theme, Many Interpretations: Friendship

Our One Theme Online Gallery this month features the theme "Friendship." Blandine Broomfield's oil painting Three Friends is shown. Submit a free entry for our next theme, "Blue," by October 20.
Welcome New Members & Member Spotlight

Welcome to Carrie Adler, Mireim Alibrahim, Donna Ascanio, Seth Campbell, Angie Coulson, Marie Darling, Alida DeCoster, Raeesa Farshori, Mary Fong, Nancy Goor, Michael Gresalfi, Charles Hackett, Amoretta Hoeber, Carmel Iammarino, Tamora Ilasat, Rosemarie Jackson, Margaret Keck, Natalia Landinez Silva, Anne Menotti, Susan Morse, Mary Moussavi, Laura Papi, Philip Piety, Sarah Rose, Alexandra Schmeling, Dawn Smith, Samantha Stover, Paula Tobenfeld,and Margaret Walker.

Our Member Spotlight features Ella Soroori of Silver Spring, who says she has become "genuinely mesmerized" lately by poured acrylics.

Calls for Entry

"For the Love of Books" at Kensington Library

We're now accepting member entries for a literature-themed show at the Kensington Park Library. "For the Love of Books" can accommodate up to 31 pieces, including 3D works. Register

"Celebrating Color & Light" in Rockville

We're thrilled to be back at the chic Goldman Art Gallery for a second year. "Celebrating Color and Light" will run November 13-December 18, making an ideal time to sell your art as a holiday gift. The call for entries opens October 11. Learn more

Coming Up

Fall exhibition at Windridge Vineyards

This week we'll be installing our eighth consecutive tasting room exhibit at Windridge Vineyards in Darnestown, thanks to Kathy Tynan, who has kept this wonderful relationship going for two years now. The next installation opens October 5, and our meet the artists event is November 10. Shown is Gale Marcus' Two English Sheep, a piece in the next show.

Our monthly members meetings resume

Our monthly members meetings are back! From October-May we offer a monthly guest speaking on professional development, art journeys, live demos, art business, and other topics. On October 12 from 7-8 pm, public speaking expert Rob Jolles will coach us on how to speak about our art. Free. Sign up

Opening reception for Glenview Mansion exhibit

Join us October 16 from 1:30-3:30 pm for the opening reception for "Alone, Together" at Glenview Mansion in Rockville. The show features works by 40 members and runs through November 23. Kudos to show managers Lily Kak and Amelia de Silva and hospitality chair Simin Parvaz for their work producing what will be a lovely afternoon at the mansion!

OCTOBER 17 & 29
Two plein air outings in October

We'll have two opportunities to paint together this month, and both focus on fall colors. Usher in this autumn by painting pumpkins, mums, and more at the historical FarmAtHome farm in Poolesville on October 17. On October 29, we'll focus on fall foliage along Cabin John Creek in Bethesda. Check our website soon for more details.

On our website: A clickable calendar of our events
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