July Members Meeting on Zoom, July 14th, 2021, 7pm
Critique Session on Zoom, submission deadline is July 7, 2021
Critic: Karen Norman, guest artist, teacher, long time OAA member

OAA’s Annual Critique Meeting will be moderated by OAA’s own Karen Norman. The critique will focus on the positive impressions from each piece of artwork with helpful suggestions for improvement. The privilege of being an artist broadens our view of the world around us. Karen hopes to bring that view to the critique, looking carefully at each piece and analyzing its strengths and weaknesses.

Karen Norman has been painting in watercolor for more than 30 years. She has taught for more years than that, starting with children at the Corcoran, then teaching in a private junior and senior high school. She taught drawing and watercolor at UMUC In College Park and teaches at the Smithsonian, the Yellow Barn, and her home studio, presently on Zoom. She had a painting selected for the upcoming 2021 National Watercolor Society show.

Please submit a digital image of one piece of your art work to Karen Norman at: waterkart@gmail.com  The critique session will be limited to the first 16 photos received. July 7 is the Deadline for submission (one week before the meeting).

Members will receive a ZOOM link.  Contact olneyartinfo@gmail.com for more info if you are not currently a member.

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 https://www.nancytankersley.com/

Members can access a recording of the meeting by contacting olneyartinfo@gmail.com

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: https://www.barbmowery.com

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