Paint the Town, 2016

September 3-5, 2016

Montgomery Art Association’s Labor Day Art Show

At the Kensington Armory

3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895

Entry Requirements:

•The show is open to artists 18 and over.

•One work must be based on a subject within Kensington--the 20895 zip code.

•Only original works of art will be accepted.

•Each work must be securely framed and ready for hanging. No brackets, strings or saw-tooth hooks.

•Works larger than 20” x 28” requiring glazing must be plexiglass.

•No wet canvases will be accepted.

•Work should have been completed within the last two years and no work

will be accepted that has been exhibited in any previously judged MAA Show.

•The “hand of the artist” must be visible and dominant in the construction of the artwork even when digital tools are used. If a digital piece is not “one of a kind”, the piece must be numbered as with a limited edition.

• Photography is not accepted.

• Tastefully done nudes are accepted (no explicit views)

The judge and/or show committee reserves the right to reject inappropriate works. Artwork is hung on a space available basis. Works not meeting the guidelines will not be hung.

Registration, Dues Payment, and Show Details

All registrations must be completed online at . (See Instructions at LD Show page.) No handwritten or late entries accepted. No images required. Registration help sessions will be held at the MAA Gallery, Westfield Wheaton, Saturday, August 6, 4-8 pm and Saturday, August 20, 3-4 pm.

Registration:Opens Friday, July 15. Entries must be received by midnight Wednesday, August 24, 2015. No exceptions.

Plein Air Registration: Thursday, September 1, 5:00-7:00 PM; Friday, September 2, 10 AM – 2:00 PM; or Saturday, September 3, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM. (See “Paint the Town” Plein Air Event). Bring blank canvases or art paper to have the back stamped prior to beginning painting.

•Entry Fees: MAA Members: $15. Includes the Kensington entry and one additional entry. Additional works are $6 each. Non-members: $45. Additional works: $9 each. Limit of 6 entries per artist. If not paying online, mail check to MAA c/o Elizabeth Stecher, 10812 Margate Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901.

•Membership Dues: $50 for 2016-17 for new and renewing members. $25 for student members.

(Dues must be paid/renewed at the time of registration.)

By submitting an entry, registrants agree with the following: I am paying all fees and certify that I agree to the rules of the show as presented here. Entries submitted are my own work. I will not hold MAA or the Town of Kensington responsible for any loss or damage to my artwork while on the property.

Subject Categories: Kensington (one mandatory), Landscape, Portrait (People and Animals), Still Life, Abstract, and 3D. Artist must indicate the category for each piece including Kensington.

•Awards: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention are given for each category. The first prize winner in the Kensington Category receives the Bertha Clum Grand Prize Award. The awards are cash prizes, gift certificates and other prizes made possible through the generous donations of merchants and business, and the Town of Kensington.

Bin Work and Card Sales: MAA members with work in the show may exhibit their bin work and art cards. If you have more than five pieces, you must bring your own bin. MAA will provide a limited number of bins and card racks for members only. Bins must be in presentable shape. No ragged, torn or discolored bins will be accepted. Bins will be arranged on the floor by the show staff. No framed pieces are allowed in the bins.

“Paint the Town” Plein Air Event

The Plein Air Event is a show within the show with separate competitions for children and adults. Artwork must be completed between daybreak and 3 PM, Saturday, September 3. Participation in the main show is not required. Artworks will be judged beginning at 3 PM. Artwork will be on display and available for sale, if desired. Award winners will be recognized at the Saturday evening Awards Reception.

No charge to MAA members and to children under 18; $10 for non-members 18 and over. Minors must have the written permission of their guardians and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. MAA is not responsible for the safety/security of Plein Air Event participants.

Show Operations

Hours:Saturday-Sunday, September 3-4, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Monday, September 5, 9:30 – 5:30 PM

Awards Reception: Saturday, September 3, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Delivery Dates:Thurs., September 1, 5:00 – 7:00 PM or Fri., September 2, 9 AM – 11 am

Be sure that each piece has a label on the Back Top Right that identifies the Artist, Title, Medium, Category and Price. Judging will begin promptly at Noon. No late entries will be accepted for judging.

Pick up unsold art: Pick up on Monday, Sept 5, 6:30- 7:30 PM or Tuesday, Sept. 6; 9:00 AM – 12 Noon.

Volunteer Task Signup: All artists entering this show must volunteer to assist with the operation of the show in some capacity such as greeters, cashiers, show hanging, soliciting donations, set-up and take down, cleanup, etc. Go to Review the list of tasks and click “sign up” next to the task selected. You may sign up before or after your registration but you MUST help in some way.

Sales: MAA will process all sales, collect 6% Maryland sales tax, and take a 25% commission from each artist’s piece. Works that sell are not to be removed until the end of the show, Monday, September 5.

Security: Reasonable care will be taken by MAA and its show volunteers. Neither volunteers, MAA, nor the Town of Kensington will be responsible for loss or damage to artwork on the property. See artist’s agreement under Registration.

For more information, contact Michael Shibley at 301-807-6890 or . Visit the MAA Website at Or go to the MAA Facebook page.