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3rd Annual Laurel Art Festival - October 12th from 3:00 - 8:00 PM - Laurel Art Guild will have two stations with original art, prints, cards, and more. The festival is held at the Laurel Armory, 422 Montgomery Street, Laurel, Maryland. Come out and join the fun!

Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts - Generally held the first weekend in May.  LAG's tent is normally located on the Mansion grounds behind the Carriage House.  Artists paint landscapes, still life, or 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 click here.

Workshops sponsored by LAG occur several times each year.  A description of past workshops is provided at the links below.  Up coming workshops are also described.  Direct questions to Donna Aldridge at workshops@laurelartguild.org .

January 31, 2015 from 9:30 - 3:30 - We will enjoy a Color & Design Workshop with Emily Conover at Riderwood, Town Center Building Craft Room, 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, Maryland.  $22 for LAG members, $28 for non-members. Enrollment is limited to 14.  Payment is due by January 17th.  You can obtain the signup form here

Past Workshops:

October 18, 2014 - Fritz Briggs Watercolor Workshop at Riderwood,Town Center Building Craft Room, 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, Maryland.  $30 for LAG members, $38 for non-members. Payment is due by September 30th.  You can obtain the Fritz Briggs signup form here.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 Park, MD

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 at Riderwood, 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 Leo at paintoutdoors@laurelartguild.org .

October 4,2014 from 9:00 AM until 12:30 PM- Paint-out at Jonas Green Park, 1997 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Annapolis, Maryland 21409.  This paint-out is coordinated by April Rimpo.  Contact her at webmaster@laurelartguild.org if you plan to participate or have questions. 
Park Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am through 5:00 pm, park closes at dusk.
Rain date: Friday October 10, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Annual paint-out at the Herb, Tea, and Arts Festival on the Montpelier Mansion grounds 

        Past Paint-outs

Nar Steel's Garden - August 2014

Tilghman's Island - June 10, 2011

Exhibits and Outreach Events for LAG's members.  Below are highlights from a few.  Questions regarding our exhibits should be directed to Diane Shipley at exhibits@laurelartguild.org .

October 6 - November 29, 2014 at Laurel/Beltsville Senior Center, Laurel, Maryland - Small paintings (16" wide maximum)

March and April 2015 - Huntington Community Center's Art Gallery/Cyber Cafe in Bowie - Details to be provided closer to the show date.

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 Florals; Orange Crescendo; Noturne; and People and Places.

April 2015 - Huntington Community Center's Art Gallery/Cyber Cafe in Bowie

Feb 22 - Mar 28, 2016 - Brookside Garden

Past Exhibits:

Bowie Senior Center, January 2 - February 28, 2014.

May and June, 2013 at Prince George's Sports and Learning Center

July and August 2013 at Paint Branch Universalist Unitarian Church in Adelphi, Maryland