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. 

March 7th, 2017 Membership Meeting

At our March 7, 2017 meeting, we plan to discuss our 6th Annual Show at La Galeria at Ranazul Restaurant, OAA’s Show at Sandy Spring Museum, and a show at the Arts Barn at Kentlands in Gaithersburg and much more. 

After the Business portion of our meeting, the always dynamic speaker, Glen Kessler, will present "Simple Steps To Success."  The artist, teacher, and entrepreneur will speak candidly and directly about simple steps you can take to ensure growth in your artistic career.  Being "ready to go" makes all the difference.  Here's what you can do to prepare yourself for opportunity when it comes knocking.  Then, being in a "yes" mindset and having a reasonable expectation for incremental growth is the secret to success and longevity.  Come with notetaking materials or even your laptop to this game changing lecture designed for emerging artists. 

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Feb. 24, 2017  Please pick up any prints currently at the Sandy Spring Museum on consignment.  The OAA bin will be removed at 1:00 pm.

March 7, 2017  We will hold a regular meeting on March 7, 2017 at the Buffington Building in Olney, MD.

March 7, 2017  Applications and photos are due to Sherry Jose for the Sixth Annual Ranazul Exhibit.

April 2, 2017 - April 30, 2017   The Sixth Annual La Galeria at Ranazul Exhibit.

April 9, 2017 4-5 p.m.  Artists Reception at La Galeria at Ranazul.

April 22, 2017  Olney Library Exhibit pick up and drop off at 10:15 am.

May 2, 2017 We willl hold a regular meeting at the Buffington Building in Olney, MD.

Looking way ahead...

Aug. 1, 2017 We install our new exhibit at the Olney Sandy Spring Museum.

Aug. 2, 2017 We open our exhibit at the Olney Sandy Spring Museum

Aug. 3, 2017 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Reception at the Olney Sandy Spring Museum.

Sept. 5, 2017  We take down our exhibit at the Olney Sandy Spring Museum.

Olney Library Exhibit (Hung Feb. 11, 2017)

"Dafodils" by Kathy Stowe


On February 11th, a new exhibit was installed on the walls of the Olney library.   All pieces are for sale – buyers will find a price list at the library and are asked to contact the individual artist.   Stop by to see the works of your fellow artists . . . and pick up a book or two.

Sixth Annual Ranazul Show - April, 2017


Our Sixth Annual show at La Galeria in Ranazul Restaurant (Fulton/Maple Lawn) will open on Sunday April 2nd with a reception on Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 4 to 5 p.m.  This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy complimentary tapas and beverages as well as meet the artists.  The exhibit includes fine, original artwork by our members and will remain up until April 29th.  We look forward to seeing you there!  For information on the restaurant, please point your web browser to www.ranazul.us.



"Natures Symmetry" watercolor by Sally Drew.     

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