Local & Member Events

Annapolis-Area Events

In addition to AAA exhibits and events offered throughout the year to members, we also strive to connect the Annapolis arts community whenever possible. Here is a list of current outside organizations offering art exhibition opportunities.

Contact the AAA to suggest a show or location for the upcoming year.

AAA Member Plus and Business Members are encouraged to share their events with the AAA Community.  Here’s what to look for:

  • ArtFarm – New Classes Each Month

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Oil or Pastel Painting Lessons – 10 Group Sessions 9/14 – 11/16 2023

Learn to paint in oil or pastel or increase your level of painting. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced/professional this class addresses all levels of painters. The principles of painting: color mixing, use of brushes, value, value relationships, form, composition, negative space, steps of a painting, and invaluable painting techniques with oil or pastel are demonstrated and instructed.

Classes are held both in-person at my Annapolis, MD studio or online using the Zoom, video platform. Students learn through a combination of demonstration and feedback as they work on a composition of their own choosing with teacher oversight. Students provide their own painting supplies. Easels are provided in the studio. Contact Carol for a supply list at carol@carolvogelstudio.com

This class is structured into a 10-week session. However, students may join a session at any time. The cost will be prorated.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: I have been a professional artist for over 30 years and a painting instructor for 15 years. I formerly taught at Maryland Hall in Annapolis, The Arts Barn in Gaithersburg, MD, privately, and I currently teach children’s art classes through Young Masters Art Studio located in Kensington and Annapolis, MD. I am honored to have won numerous awards for my portraits and paintings. I am a juried member of the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters and a signature member of the Pastel Society of Maryland. Please visit my website: www.carolvogelstudio.com. I can be contacted at carol.vogel@me.com or 301 442-1516.

  • WEEKLY CLASS: 2-hour class
  • DAY/TIME: Thursday, 11:30 to 1:30 pm
  • SESSION: 10 weeks
  • COST $495 per full (10 week) session. Pay via PayPal or Zelle

The Bowie Arts Committee (BAC) will sponsor an exhibit of artwork from local artists from Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. The theme for this show is Identity: Self Portraiture. 

Pleaes use this link, https://forms.gle/Hkf7BpMb1zRGcsiN6, to complete the “ENTRY FORM” for our next gallery exhibit. No email submissions will be accepted.

Identity: Self-Portraiture (September 9, 2023 – January 20, 2024)

The theme for this exhibit is Identity: Self Portraiture.  The exhibit will feature original artwork, giving the artist the unique opportunity to portray themselves as they perceive themselves. The work should capture the artist’s concept of personality, ethnicity, culture, or emotional identity.  Artwork must fit into our specifications for hanging or exhibiting in Bowie City Hall’s exhibitions. (Please see the entry form for details.)


Artists may enter up to two submissions. Any original 2-D and 3-D work that meets the exhibition guidelines and size restrictions will be considered. Any artist residing in Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia, 18 years of age and older may enter no more than two pieces of original art falling under the theme of Identity: Self Portraiture.

Exhibit Schedule

  • August 22, 2023: DEADLINE for submitting Google entry form to BAC (by 5:00 PM)
  • September 1, 2023: NOTIFICATION of acceptance by email for artwork selected by BAC
  • September 9, 2023: DROP-OFF DATE to deliver (framed, wired, and ready to hang) accepted art to Bowie City Hall between 9 – 10 am
  • January 20, 2024: PICK UP DATE to receive your artwork from Bowie City Hall between 9 – 10 am

Application Deadline: Rolling (submissions reviewed bi-annually)

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT public art partnership projects, MAP is working with Hotel Indigo to offer rotating exhibitions in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. This opportunity is available to visual artists living or working in Maryland. Maryland Art Place will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis.

Hotel Indigo, Baltimore Downtown is a boutique hotel located in Baltimore, MD has been working closely with the hotel since it opened, selecting and installing the hotel’s permanent artwork collection including works by Jared Ragland, Gary Kachadourian and Christos Palios. Hotel Indigo and MAP share the same vision of
supporting working artists in the region, and both look forward to their continued partnership and the rotation of quarterly exhibitions.

For more information, visit www.baltimoreindigohotel.com.