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The Olney Art Association (OAA) located in Olney, Maryland, USA, and founded in 1974, is a professional, learning, creative community of visual fine artists whose expertise ranges in a variety of media, such as oil painting, watercolor, acrylics, pastel, colored pencil, pen and ink, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, digital art and photography.

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.”  Charles Cooley

Upcoming Events

Unfortunately all in-person meetings are cancelled due to the corona virus, but we are pleased to present e-meetings by ZOOM.  Also please enjoy the galleries.  Member artists please submit new works for the Member Gallery.

OAA Juried Exhibit at Brookside Gardens

Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

August 6, 2021 – deadline for entry

Judge is Vian Borchert

August 23 – September 20, 2021

Click here for more information and forms


August 28th, 2021, 8:30 to Noon or longer if you like

Plein Air at Lilypons

They are looking for work about waterlilies fro the Gift Shop

Bring works framed and ready to hang.

Gallery will add 10% commission to your purchase prize


September 19 or 20, 2021

Pick up unsold art work and bin work from OAA Brookside Gardens show

Sunday, Sept 19 from 4 to 5pm

Monday Sept 20 from 9am to 12pm


September 25th, 2021

Plein Air at Woodlawn

More details to follow


October 23rd, 2021

Plein Air at Bella Vita Farm



Olney Library Exhibit

The current exhibit of original artwork by OAA members is of original artwork. Please stop by during library hours to view these delightful artworks in various mediums. All artwork is for sale – – but no one is visiting the Library at the moment.  

NOTE: If you have trouble viewing all the Library pictures in the carousel, please refresh your screen.

Due to the corona virus the Olney Library is closed and we are not sure when it will reopen.  The exhibits will resume as soon as the Library reopens..  On the other hand there are several online galleries on this website.  Member artists can add or update an image of their work in the Member Gallery on this site and can also submit images of pictures that were included in past shows but had not been sent in previously.