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

July 31, 2019 Drop-off for Sandy Spring Show, "Moments in Time", 10:30 to 11:30am at the Museum

August 1 to September 1, 2019 OAA show at Sandy Spring Museum

Aug 5, 2019  OAA Board Meeting

Aug 8, 2019  Reception for Sandy Spring Museum show, 7pm to 8:30pm

Sep 3, 2019  Pick up work from Sandy Spring Museum show

Sep 3, 2019  OAA Meeting, 7-9pm Buffington Building, Olney, Md. speaker, Bill Schmidt

Sep 9, 2019  Drop off artwork for Kensington Mansion show

Sep 13 - Nov 11, 2019 OAA Annual Juried Show at Kentlands Mansion

Oct 7, 2019  OAA Board Meeting

Oct 17, 2019  Artists' Reception for Kentlands Mansion show, 7-8:30pm

Nov 5, 2019  OAA Meeting, 7-9pm, Buffington Building, Olney, MD, speaker, Jennifer Rutherford, connection to music, opera, visual arts

Nov 12, 2019 Pick up art work from Kentlands Mansion show, 10am

Dec 2, 2019  OAA Board Meeting

Dec 4, 2019  OAA Holiday Party, 7-9pm Buffington Building, Olney, MD

2019 Sandy Spring Museum Show

17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860
August 1– September 1, 2019

NOTE: Our show director had to pull out so we are looking for a new show director.

  • OAA members may submit two (2) pieces of original artwork. No reproductions, prints or wet canvas will be allowed.
  • Entry fee is $10 for up to two pieces. Registration and installation will be on July 30, 10:30 – 11:30 am.  The application form can be found on the last page of the OAA June 2019 newsletter.  
  • Reception will be on August 8 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
  • Take-down and pick-up will be on September 3, 11:00 – 12:00 noon.
  • All entries must be professionally prepared for display, i.e., watercolors must be matted and framed; oils, acrylics and pastels must be framed; paintings on wrapped canvas must be finished on all sides; photographs must be framed. All pieces must have hanging wires.
  • Size limitations are minimum of 11” x 14” framed, maximum of 50” wide x 70” high, framed. Plexiglas (not glass) is required on all pieces larger than 22” x 28” framed size. 
  • All entries must be properly labeled on the back with the artist’s name, title of artwork; medium, price and contact information (telephone or email).
  • All entries must be for sale. Sandy Spring Museum (SSM) will handle the sale. 30% of the sales price will go to SSM as commission, with 70% to be retained for the artist. Checks for artwork sold will be mailed to the artist(s) at the end of the month during which the piece was sold, no later than the end of October 2019.  SSM encourages buyers to take possession of the purchased art AFTER the show ends. However, if a buyer needs to take the artwork with him/her, SSM will let it go. No other piece will fill that space.
  • Participating OAA members are required to contribute to the reception and in other activities pertaining to the exhibit, as needed.

Olney Library Exhibit

Caroline Summers "Fiery-Throated Hummingbird"


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.  The next Library swap date is July 6th, 2019 from 10:15 to 11:15.  See June Newsletter for more information.