Meetings

Our members gather monthly to meet an artist or fine crafter from the greater Montgomery County area who present information on some aspect of the visual arts. Visitors are welcome.

Meeting Location

BlackRock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, Maryland

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7:15 pm
at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown.

Our December Meeting Features

Amanda Spaid
Colored Pencil on Wood

A Maryland native, Amanda attended the School of Art and Design at Montgomery College in Silver Spring (formerly the Maryland College of Art and Design), and earned a degree in Fine Arts. From there, she attended the Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio, where she earned her Bachelor’s in Illustration. She is currently a fine artist and illustrator in the DC Metro area.

Artist Statement: I’ve had experience in probably a dozen mediums, but my favorite (so far) is colored pencils and other dry media on wood. I’ve always found pristine white canvases and delicate, smooth paper daunting, but with wood there’s already a drawing in process. I carefully select and cut each panel for a particular grain depending on the piece and let the wood describe rippling water or clouds, strands of hair, or a simple, warm glow to help my subjects shine. I love the warm ground, the natural texture, and the movement it gives to my subjects. My hope is that my work inspires people to slow down, take a deep breath and appreciate the beauty of the natural world.



Plan to join us.

Note: Our meetings end at 9:15 pm and we must exit BlackRock promptly by 9:30 pm.

 

ALOG Inclement Weather Policy

Under severe weather conditions it may become necessary to postpone or cancel an ALOG meeting. Usually this will be done as much in advance of the meeting as possible. There are conditions where snow or freezing rain may develop on the day of an ALOG meeting and advance notice of a postponement or cancellation may not be possible. In those situations where notification may come later in the day, this is our procedure and indicators for postponement or cancellation:

1. ALOG will make a decision as early as possible and send out an email to the membership informing of a postponement or cancellation or that the meeting will be held as scheduled.

2. The BlackRock Center for the Arts is a county building. If the county closes down its facilities due to inclement weather, then BlackRock will be closed and the meeting will not be held.

Note: BlackRock is not linked to county school closings. If the schools close it does not mean that BlackRock is closed.

You may call BlackRock (301-528-2260) to see if they are open. Usually if BlackRock remains open then our meeting will be held. Check your email later in the afternoon for an update notice about our meeting status.

3. Check the ALOG website for meeting cancellations. As soon as a decision is made we will update the “marquee crawl” on the main page of our website with the latest meeting information.

Note: There have been bad weather situations that developed very late in the afternoon or early evening on the day of our meeting. Board members created an emergency phone network to call all members to notify them of unexpected cancellations. This “fail-safe” procedure will be implemented for last-minute changes or in the event of internet outages.

If all else fails, use your creative minds and common sense to make the best decision for yourselves when bad weather and driving conditions are factors.

About the Art League of Germantown

History: Early in the 1980's Lynne Oakes moved to Germantown, Maryland. She wished for a way to connect with other artists. She mentioned this to a few of her art students, and during their conversations the vision of The Art League of Germantown was created. Being first of all an artist, Lynne immediately began to paint this vision into reality. In 1983 The Art League of Germantown held its first meeting.

Members: Our members pursue many areas of the fine arts and fine crafts, such as stained glass, watercolor, oil, pen and ink, photography, jewelry making, quilting and other fabric arts, ceramics, pastels, batik, and acrylics. The Art League of Germantown is comprised of professional and amateur artists and crafters and all those who love the visual arts.

Past Guest Artists and Speakers

David Daniels, Watercolorist
Joseph Craig English, Serigraphs
Barbara Nuss, Landscapist
Mary Pfister, Portraiture
Susan Herron, Mixed Media
Bill Schimdt, Landscapist
Glenn Kessler, Fine Artist
Jordan Bruns, Fine Artist
Michael Shibley, Fine Artist
Todd Baxter Dawson, Fine Artist - Webmaster
Hui Lai Chong - Fine Artist