How to Join
LAG Open Accepted Artists
Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts
- TODAY Saturday , April 26th! Traditionally LAG members
located on the Mansion grounds behind the Carriage House. Artists painted
landscapes, still life, a figure from a live model dressed in Colonial
costume. Join in the fun, there will be easels, paper and charcoal
for all to use. We also have a canvas for the public to paint throughout the
day. Last year's public painting will be available as a raffle item.
Come take a chance to win the painting. For more on previous festivals
Workshops sponsored by LAG occur several times each year. They are generally
held at the Carriage House on the Montpelier Art Center and Montpelier Mansion
grounds. A description of past workshops is provided at the links below. Up
coming workshops are also described. Direct questions to Donna Aldridge at
June 14, 2014 from 9:30 - 3:30 (Rescheduled from May 10)- We will enjoy a 4th workshop with Steve Fleming at Riderwood,
Town Center Building Craft Room, 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring,
Maryland. You are welcome to use any medium except for oil paint.
The subject of the January workshop was Winter Landscapes with emphasis on
value in our paintings. $40 for LAG members, $45 for non-members. You
can obtain the
signup form here.
August 16 & 17 from 10:00 - 4:00 - A 2-Day floral
and still-life workshop with Jean Uhl Spicer at the University
of Maryland Art Studios. You may use watercolor or acrylic. Details are being finalized. Jean Uhl
taught workshops Nationally and Internationally including England,
Australia, Bermuda, Hawaii and the United States including California,
Florida and many other States. Jean has earned her 7 signature memberships
including the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor
Society. More information will be posted as plans solidify.
October 2014 - Fritz Briggs at Riderwood, details to follow.
Date TBD- Steve Fleming, University Of Maryland, Art Studios,
College Park, Abstract Art. $100 for LAG members, $140 for non-members.
Details to be provided.
Roger Dellar The second workshop with Roger Dellar was held in
September 2013. This workshop was
held at the Art-Sociology Building, University of Maryland Campus, College
March 22, 2014 Due to the wonderful results at the
November workshop, LAG held a second
watercolor workshop with
Fritz Briggs, faculty scholar of the Schuler School of Fine Arts,
signature member of the American Watercolor Society since 1968, and elected
to the Salmagundi Club in New York in 1973. The workshop was held
Town Center Building Craft Studio, 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring,
Maryland. $ 30.00 for LAG members, $38 for non-members.
Plein Air Paint-outs organized by LAG members. During winter months
we often enjoy paint-ins of still-life or models to keep those creative juices
flowing. Questions regarding outdoor paintouts should be directed to Carol
Annual paint-out at
the Herb, Tea, and Arts Festival on the Montpelier Mansion
May 2014 - Paint-out at a horse
farm in Clarksville, Maryland. Date, time, and exact location to follow.
paint-outs in 2013, including Nar Steel's Garden
- June 10, 2011
National Arboretum - June 6, 2008 - meet at 9am
Peer Critiques are scheduled nearly monthly. During these sessions,
artists who want input on a piece of art show their piece
and identify what they don't like about the work so others can provide
suggestions. Before and after photos of a painting brought by a guest, Kristinah
Ayala, to one of our session. Kristinah has graciously consented to our sharing
these with you. As you can see from the before photo (at left), it was a strong
piece, with an interesting treatment of portraiture. But Kristinah was not
completely satisfied, so the group discussed possible approaches to
strengthening the image. Kristinah incorporated some of those ideas into the
piece; the after image (at right) shows an even stronger and more compelling
Next peer critique will be held Sunday May 19 at 2 pm
Exhibits and Outreach Events for LAG's members. Below are highlights
from a few. Questions regarding our exhibits should be directed to Diane
April 26 to May 26 - Small Works exhibit at Montpelier Art Center annually in conjunction with
Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts
The exhibiIt can be viewed in the hallway lobby of the Montpelier
Art Center Arts Barn.
May 10, 2014 from 9 AM - 4 PM - You will find LAG
members in our booth in Laurel's 34th Annual Main Street Festival.
This is our first time participating in this outdoor vendor show.
Members will have cards, prints, and original art for sale.
July 13 - August 17, 2014 - Woods Memorial Presbyterian
Church, Severna Park. Because of the distance, we may arrange for a group
delivery and pickup – details to follow.
October 6 -
November 29, 2014 at Laurel/Beltsville Senior Center, Laurel, Maryland -
Small paintings (Congratulations to those who sold at the 2013 exhibit at
February 22 - March 28, 2016 - Brookside Gardens
Floral and landscape paintings are preferred at this venue, so start early
thinking about what you'd like to display.
Online exhibits by LAG members
are added every three months. The
current exhibits are Orange Crescendo; Noturne; Hot and
Spicy; and People and Places.
April 2015 - Huntington Community Center's Art
Gallery/Cyber Cafe in Bowie
Feb 22 - Mar 28, 2016 - Brookside Garden
Bowie Senior Center, January 2 - February 28,
June, 2013 at Prince George's Sports and Learning Center
August 2013 at Paint Branch Universalist Unitarian Church in Adelphi,