Val Rossman to speak at the May Members Meeting on Zoom, May 12th at 7pm.

Click on the links below for more information about our May speaker.

Current CV for Val Rossman

Val Rossman’s Bio

Michael Shibley to speak at January 13th Zoom Member Meeting

Our speaker for January, Michael Shibley, is a fine artist whose watercolors and oils focus on light, shape and color in the natural and man-made landscape. His work can be found in both public and private collections in the Washington area and across the country. His use of color attracts attention at local art galleries and group shows. His colorful urban landscapes depicting people participating in urban life have proved increasingly popular and have resulted in numerous commissioned works. Michael offers personal tutoring in watercolor as well as larger classes. He is currently an art instructor at the Yellow Barn Studio at Glen Echo Park. His class, ‘Finding Your Watercolor Style’ offers students painting techniques and approaches for application to the student’s preferred subject matter. Michael is also an active participant in the Washington, D.C., area art community including the Montgomery Art Association (MAA) serving two years as president and three years as the coordinator of their 125 artist ‘Paint the Town’ Show; the Takoma Watercolor Group; the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, and is a Friend of the Yellow Barn. He has also served as a juror at local art exhibitions. To find out more about Michael click here..

November 16, 2020 Zoom Members Meeting with Artist, Nancy Tankersley

Nancy Tankersley will be our speaker.  She’s an artist working in Easton, MD.

There’s more information at

Members can access a recording of the meeting by contacting

Plein Air at Woodlawn Manor – Saturday, September 26th, 2020

OAA Zoom Meeting with Barb Mowery, landscape painter, Sept 16, 2020 7-8:30pm

Our speaker for September, Barb Mowery, is a landscape painter working in acrylics. Barb will speak about her approach to artmaking as playful experimentation. She will share her strategies for generating novelty in her studio practice and extol the virtues of making piles and piles of work. Barb has a degree in English literature from Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA. Over the past 20 years, she has studied painting with Nan Covert, Kirk McBride, Stuart Shils, Carla Sonheim, and Antrese Wood. Barb is represented by Bishop’s Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine in Snow Hill, Maryland. Her paintings are in private collections throughout the United States and abroad. Her studio is located in Lusby, Maryland, where she lives with her family. You can see more of her work on her website:

New Gallery – Pandemic Period: Art in the Age of Corona now available

The exhibition was available online until August 31, 2020

Paint Out at Lilypons – August 22nd, 2020

Please join us Saturday, August 22 at Lilypons Water Gardens at 6800 Lily Pons Road
Adamstown, Maryland 21710, from 8:30-11:30 a.m.for a paint out.  Face masks are required in the building and around the public.

Directions: From I 270 take Exit 26 and follow RT 80 West for 1.5 miles, turn left onto Park Mills Road for 3.5 miles, turn right onto Lily Pons Road and our entrance is about a mile on the right. Visit google maps for directions. (MapQuest and some GPS navigators are incorrect).

Lilypons Phone: 301.874.5133

OAA Zoom Meeting, July 15th, 2020 at 7pm.

Speaker: Howard Clark is a member and successful photographer.  Click on his name to see his work, bio and artist statement.

All members will receive a ZOOM invite.  If you are not a member but are interested in attending or are a member but for some reason have not received the email please fill out the Contact Form on the Contact page and we will get back to you.

Paint out at Waredaca Farm, 4017 Damascus Rd, Gaithersburg, 20882

When:   Saturday, June 27
Time:     8:30am. – 12:00 noon

Parking will be on your left as you enter.
We are now in Phase 2 of the pandemic and social distancing is requested.  Please wear a mask when within 6 feet of others.
Upon arrival, you will be asked to sign a copy of Waredaca’s release waiver.  Click here for a copy of the Waredaca agreement. PLEASE READ THIS PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL.  Thank you.
Restrooms are available by the brewery and stables.
We hope you will come and enjoy a few hours on this lovely farm and be creatively inspired by the fresh air and sunshine.  Get your paint on! 😃

OAA Zoom Meeting, May 20, 2020 at 7pm.

Speaker: Alice McBride teaches at the prestigious Chesapeake Fine Arts Studio of Anne Arundel Community College and also gives workshops.
Abigail paints landscape, figure and still life working interchangeably with brush and palette knife. Collectors, nationally and internationally, appreciate the color, mood and elegance of her work.

A consummate Cape School colorist, the draftsmanship in her work is born of an academic interest in the portrait and figure. Her work blends traditional subject matter with modern design sensibilities. She is part of a new breed of perceptual painters working from direct observation be it plein air or in the studio. Though often free of narrative, her work is grounded in the present day as a contemporary interpretation of genre painting.

All members will receive a ZOOM invite.  If you are not a member but are interested in attending or are a member but for some reason have not received the email please fill out the Contact Form on the Contact page and we will get back to you.