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 at Bella Vita Farm, October 24th, 2020

More info to follow

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LIVE OAA 2020 Juried Show

Open November 16, 2020 to January 18, 2021

Bohrer Park Activity Center

506 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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

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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.  

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.