View our Galleries!   Artists, check out our Plein Air offerings.  See Calendar below!

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.

April 24, 2021

Plein Air at Brookside Gardens
Visitor Center Hours are 10am – 1pm (Bathrooms are in the Visitors Center)


Plein Air Inspirations Online Exhibition

Starts March 1, 2021

Ends April 30, 2021

Click here to go to the Online Gallery


May 15, 2021

Plein Air at Brighton Dam

June 26th, 2021

Plein Air at Wardecca Farm


July 24th, 2021

Plein Air at TBD


OAA Exhibit at Brookside Gardens

Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

August 23 – September 20, 2021

More information soon

August 28th, 2021

Plein Air at Lilypons


September 25th, 2021

Plein Air at Woodlawn


October 23rd, 2021

Plein Air at TBD


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.