Welcome! 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. Our meetings are held in the Olney Community Room in the Buffington/Remax Building. This building is located at 3300 Olney Sandy Spring Road in Olney 20832. It is located between Ricciuti's Restaurant and the Bank of America. The Community Room is on the side which faces the bank. 

OAA Calendar

Nov 9, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019 OAA Annual Juried Show at Kentlands Mansion

Nov 15, 2018 Artists Reception for OAA Annual Juried Show at Kentlands Mansion, 7pm-8:30pm - rescheduled see below.

Nov 20, 2018 - Artists Reception for OAA Annual Juried Show at Kentlands Mansion, 7 to 8:30 p.m. (Rescheduled for this date due to inclement weather last Thursday.) 

Nov 20, 2019 - Deadline for Reservations for the Christmas Party on Dec 4th.  

Nov 26, 2018 Deadline for sending in jpgs of Entries for Winter Gallery at Shaare Tefila

Dec 1, 2018 Pickup and dropoff at Olney Library, 10:15 - 11am

Dec 3, 2018 OAA Board Meeting, Olney Library, 9:30am

Dec 4, 2018 Annual Christmas Party OAA Meeting at the Buffington Building, Olney, MD

Jan 3, 2019 Dropoff works to Shaare Tefila Winter Gallery , Georgia Ave, Olney, MD

Jan 7, 2019  Pick-up artwork from Kentlands Show, 10:30am

Feb 25, 2019  Pick-up artwork from Shaare Tefila Winter Gallery show


BELOW:  This is what happens when artists don't pick up their work on time after a show!

OAA Annual Juried Show at the Kensington Mansion

Important Dates for Artists to Remember:

Deliver Art for Jurying: Sat. October 6, Noon-1:00, to the Community Room, Buffington Bldg., Olney
Pick up works after jurying: 3:30-4:00 p.m
Deliver Accepted Art for Hanging: Monday, November 5, 10:30-11:00 a.m., to Kentlands Mansion
Show Dates: November 9. 2018-January 6, 2019
Reception: Thursday, Nov. 15, 7-8:30 p.m. Award Presentation at 7:30 p.m.

Reception: Rescheduled for Tuesday, November 20th 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

Pick Up Art, Monday, January 7, 2019

Jury Day
Bring your artwork entries for jurying to the Community Room/Buffington Bldg. in Olney on Saturday October 6. Pick up all art after jurying the same day. You may bring up to 3 framed entries for jurying, with a $15 entry fee . Registration forms and releases are also due at this time. 50 pieces of art will be juried into the show. Registration forms and releases are available by clicking here: Kentlandsforms.pdf

Remember that in addition to technique and originality, our juror will be looking at your finished presentation. Although framing is influenced by personal preference, there are some general guidelines for framing art to be presented in a show: cleanliness (clean mats & glass), mats should be neutral, i.e., white, off-white, cream. Frames should not overpower the art and be in good condition with securely attached hanging wire.

Label Your Artwork
Each piece must be identified on the back with your name, title of art, medium, your address, phone number and email.

Hanging On November 5
Bring art juried into the show to Kentlands Mansion.

Bin Work
On November 5,bring matted artwork for the bins (20x24 and smaller) to Kentlands Mansion.All art for the bins need to be clearly labeled, matted and backed, and shrink-wrapped or in plastic envelopes.

Committee Duties
Jury Committee:
Prepare and send out the juror’s contract, confirmation letter of acceptance, and provide juror with pertinent info regarding show guidelines/schedule. Ensure that the juror’s statement is received. On jury day, prepare the room for art submittal, registration, labeling, and arranging art for juror’s review/awards. Check artwork as received to assure proper labeling/framing. Assure that artist forms and entry fees are complete. Record artwork data for use in program.

Hanging/Take Down Committee:
Ensure all documents required for show have been submitted and are complete. Hang the art with title cards. Check bin work. Assure all artists sign out their work at take down. Art will be removed on Monday January 7, 10:30-11 a.m. Assure that all paintings have been picked up.

Refreshment Committee
Manage sign-up list of volunteers. Ensure that all refreshment needs are arranged and sufficient for the reception. Monitor tables and refill platters. Clean-up after the reception.

Program Committee
Prepare the show program for distribution.

Awards Committee:
Prepare and place in labeled envelopes the certificates and award checks for recipients. Order award ribbons.

Publicity Committee:
Prepare press release with image and send to publishing agents/contacts to comply with their schedules.  Create/distribute show postcards and flyers using image of prior year’s “Best in Show.”


Olney Library Exhibit

Susan Brown "Bridge to Utica" 15 x 12" framed, oil


The current exhibit of original artwork by OAA members will remain until December 1, 2018.  Please stop by during library hours to view these delightful artworks in various mediums.  All artwork is for sale.