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.

Plein Air Inspirations Online Exhibition

Starts March 1, 2021

Ends April 30, 2021

Click here to go to the Online Gallery


Bohrer Park Show – Artists in Show Pick up Artworks

Bohrer Park, Gaithersburg, MD

March 15, 2021, 9 – 11 am


LIVE OAA 2020 Juried Show

Open November 20, 2020 to March 14, 2021

Bohrer Park Activity Center

506 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Juror: Mary Proenza, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Marymount University


November 20, 2020 to March 14, 2021

Bohrer Park Juried show available online

Click here to go to the online version of the show


OAA Exhibit at Brookside Gardens

Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

August 23 – September 20, 2021

More information soon

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.