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Who Are We?


1967          Louise Kyanko
1968          Mary Jo Fero
1969          Ted Metzger
1970          Elda Hiser
1971          Helen Hass
1972          Bette Valenti
1973          Betty Plasberg
1974          Mavreen Veihmeyer
1975/76     Anne Hanna
1976/77     Clara Walsh
1977/78     Carol Bierwagen
1978/80     Linda Kirby
1980/81     Marlene Sweger
1981/82     Diane Zarfoss
1982/83     Susan Murphy
1983/84     Karen Tylec
1984/85     Lynn Ratliff
1985/86     Stella McDonald
1986/87     Rose Lomangino
1987/88     Mavreen Veihmeyer
1988/89     Lynn Ferris
1989/91     Joel Bitman
1991/92     Michaele Ann
1992/94     Beth Collard
1994/95     Natalie Harvey
1995/96     Marleen Cunningham
1996/97     Sharon Hart Sefton
1997/98     Gail Zinar
1998/99     John MacArthur
1999/2000  Steve Buzash
2000/01     Gail Zinar
2001/02     Connie Sauer
2002/03     Natalie Fleming
2003/04     Jane Trout
2004/05     Marjory Sampson &
                Jane Trout
2005/07     Mary Ellen Simon
2007/08     Mary Flanigen 2008/09     Robyn Hatton
2009/10     Kathy Macoughtry &
                Ann Simpkins 2010/16     Carol Leo
2016/17     Jon Shields
2018/21     Mary Ellen Simon


The Laurel Art Guild is a non-profit organization of people interested in the advancement of the fine arts.  The membership consists of professional and amateur artists expressing themselves through a wide variety of media.  The Guild strives to promote public appreciation for the support of its endeavors through community involvement.  The Guild is supported by annual dues, commissions on sales from Laurel Art Guild shows, and outside contributions.  For the past thirty years, the Guild has made scholarship fund donations to local High Schools for graduating seniors that are continuing their studies in Fine Arts.

Founded in 1967, the Laurel Art Guild has been located on the grounds of the historic Montpelier Mansion in Laurel Maryland.   These premises are under the jurisdiction of the Maryland National Capitol Parks and Planning Commission.  The Commission's Art Division has been instrumental in the Guild's success through combined efforts with the Guild for promotions of classes and workshops as well as juried art shows and other exhibit opportunities.  Montpelier Arts Center is located at the first driveway on the right after entering Muirkirk Road, from Route 197. Some LAG activities are held at the Art Center.

You can now browse and purchase art from the most recent LAG Open Exhibition! The LAG Open Gallery includes art from our last 5 LAG Open Juried Exhibitions. Items from the 52nd Exhibition can be purchased online. Follow this link!

The Laurel Art Guild Executive Board can be reached at the following email addresses:


The Laurel Art Guild Constitution and Bylaws are available at the link.

Where to Meet Us: 

Monthly meetings are held September through June. A variety of sites are now used for our Monthly Programs and Events.  Please visit the Programs and Events pages to determine the location for each activity. Most monthly meetings start at 7 pm, however during winter months the meetings are held on Saturdays at noon. 

What We Can Do for You:

The meetings afford a wonderful opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with fellow artists.  New Members are always welcome.  Privileges and services offered to Guild members are many.  They include the following:

  • Monthly instructional and informational programs

  • Monthly newsletters including back issues!

  • Local group exhibitions with opportunity to sell

  • Annual Juried Show

  • Annual Small Works Show

  • Plein air painting events for those who enjoy outdoor painting

  • Workshops with various artists

  • Social functions

  • Exhibit your work on the LAG website (Click on "Art Gallery" icon at upper left)

Jobs List — How you Can Participate:

We ask that our members volunteer to help out in one or more of the following areas:

  • Exhibits - help hang or take down an exhibit, suggest a new venue for an exhibit

  • Group painting - suggest a location for plein air painting & arrange for permission, if necessary

  • Herb, tea & the arts - help set up or take down LAG's booth on the day, help staff the booth

  • Historian - serve as custodian of LAG's historic records, keep the record current

  • Leadership - serve as an officer

  • Networking/social events - help organize a social event

  • Newsletter - edit the monthly newsletter, distribute printed copies

  • Programs - arrange for speakers for the monthly meetings

  • Publicity - get the word out on monthly meetings & other events to the public at large & other art groups

  • Scholarship - contact each of the two Laurel High School Art departments for scholarship recommendations, coordinate recipient's attendance at the award meeting

  • Meeting minutes - keep record of general meetings

  • Website & list-serve management - just what it says

  • Workshops - help set up & take down equipment on workshop day, arrange for a workshop instructor