2019 OAA Juried Show at the Kentlands Mansion

"Brookeville Creek" artist: Deborah Wolfe


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OAA’s Annual Juried Show at Kentlands Mansion


Kentlands Mansion Schedule

Deliver Art for Jurying: Monday. September 9, 3-3:30 p.m. to the Community Room, Buffington Bldg., Olney
Pick up works after jurying: 5:30-6:00 p.m.
Deliver Accepted Art for Hanging to Kentlands Mansion: Tuesday, September 10, 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Reception: Thursday, October 17, 7-8:30 p.m. Award Presentation at 7:30 p.m.
Pick Up Art, Tuesday November 12, 2019 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Show Dates: September 13. 2019-November 11, 2019

Kentlands Juror

Our Juror for OAA’s 2019 Annual Show at Kentlands Mansion is Molly Nuzzo. Molly Marie Nuzzo is a painter based in Baltimore, Maryland. Her award winning work has been exhibited and collected locally and internationally. She earned an MFA in painting from Eastern Michigan University, and currently serves as Associate Professor of Art at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD.

Show Details

Jury Day  Bring your artwork entries for jurying to the Community Room/Buffington Bldg. in Olney on Monday. September 9, 3-3:30 p.m. Pick up all art after jurying the same day, 5:30-6 p.m.. 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.

Presentation/Framing 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 September 10, bring art juried into the show to Kentlands Mansion. Bin Work Details will follow in August Newsletter.

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 Tuesday, November 12, 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.”.


President’s Message

Dear Fellow Artists,
Kentlands Mansion Wants Your Best Artwork of 2019. Due to the creative and outstanding, original OAA artwork of 2018, OAA has been invited back to the Kentlands Mansion to display some beautiful, new artwork. They want 50 pieces of our best recent works. The theme is up to you. Show us what you’ve been working on and what are your best. It can be landscapes, seascapes, maritime, florals, portraits, conceptual, imaginative, abstract. Please remember that artwork must be according to OAA standards, framed and wired ready to hang, with your information (your name, title of artwork), on the back. Show us what you’ve got!
     Keep Painting,
     David Terrar