October 18-19, 2019

Registration Fees go up after Oct. 14!

Break away from your everyday routine and spend the day exploring one of Montgomery County's outstanding art institutions. You pick ONE of the following locations and let MAEA plan the rest. We promise you will have a day full of creativity and connectivity. Friday sessions are ticketed events.  On-site registration will not be available for these session.  Spaces are limited at each location, so don't wait too long to register.


The Mansion at Strathmore

"Strathmore is a premier art institution of the mid-Atlantic region, hosting more than two dozen exhibitions a year in its historic Mansion. Our dynamic main galleries, spanning two floors and multiple rooms, feature artists from the region, the nation, and around the world in expansive exhibitions. On the second floor, our intimate Invitational Gallery supports emerging artists by highlighting their work in solo, duo, or small group shows. We also collaborate with renowned museums, art institutions, and curators to spotlight new voices, and work with artists and educators to offer programs for children and adults."

     Address: 10701 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852


"We envision Glenstone not only as a place, but a state of mind created by the energy of architecture, the power of art, and the restorative qualities of nature. At the core of the museum is a collection of post-World War II art, a very personal project driven by the pursuit of iconic works that have changed the way we think about the art of our time.

The name 'Glenstone' derives from two local sources: Glen Road, where the property line begins, and a type of carderock stone indigenous to the area, which is still extracted from several nearby quarries. We hope that Glenstone will always be a destination for all who seek meaningful encounters with art, architecture, and nature—for many years to come."

    Address: 12100 Glen Rd, Potomac, MD 20854

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"Our mission is to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts. Our vision is a vibrant, diverse community enriched and connected by the visual arts. ... We provide children, teens, and adults with opportunities to express their ideas, develop their talents, connect with others, and enrich their lives. Our strength is our ability to bring individuals together through a shared creative experience, fostering exposure to new perspectives, respect for each other, and a more connected community."

     Address: 155 Gibbs St, Rockville, MD 20850

Glen Echo Park

"Glen Echo Park is one of the finest cultural resources in the Washington, DC area. It is home to 13 resident artists and arts organizations, a thriving social dance program, a restored 1921 Dentzel Carousel, two award-winning children's theaters, a weekend drop-in art program for children, numerous art studios and galleries, a nature program, and hundreds of classes in visual and performing arts, including ceramics, painting, photography, glass, music, dance, and more. These activities, as well as free summer concerts, festivals, and special events bring thousands of visitors to the Park each year."

    Address: 7300 Macarthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812

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Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum

"The Ratner Museum exists as a campus of three buildings. The first is the Resource Center housing a library, conference space and children's art and literature museum. The second and largest structure is the Museum devoted to exhibition space on two levels with a central atrium. Also planned are outside exhibition spaces. The third structure includes Phillip Ratner's studio and museum offices. Phillip Ratner has spent many years working in sculpture, painting, etched glass, tapestry, drawing, and the graphic arts. In 1984, Phillip Ratner opened The Israel Bible Museum in Safad, Israel. Since then, Ratner has spent most of his time there developing over 250 works of art on the Bible in sculpture, painting and graphics. This work continues. In addition, he has completed many private commissions and public works. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, the United States Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island"

    Address: 10001 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814

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Keynote Speaker

In addition to artmaking, each site will provide opportunities for participants to look at and talk about art with other professionals working in the field. With the exception of the Glenstone experience, participants will be on their own for lunch on Friday.

If you're traveling from a long distance, discount hotel accommodations are available at the Spring Hill Suites in Gaithersburg.   Book your room before September 20 to get the best rate!

If you do choose to stay over, there are lots of fun things to do on a Friday Night.  Here are some ideas.

Wanda B. Knight, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Art Education, African American Studies, and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies in the Art Education Program at Penn State University. As chair of the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, she has served as a Pre-K-12 art teacher, registrar and curator of an art museum, and principal of both elementary and secondary schools. Her research is published broadly, and her presentations span national and international locations including Austria, Canada, Finland, Germany, Korea, Puerto Rico, Sweden, Taiwan, and other places. Her honors include the Penn State University Faculty Way Pavers Award, the Pennsylvania Art Education Association Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator Award, the NAEA Women’s Caucus Maryl Fletcher DeJong Award for advocacy of equity for women and all people who encounter injustice, the National Art Education Association J. Eugene Grigsby Jr. Award for outstanding contributions to the field of art education, and the Kenneth Marantz Distinguished Alumni Award from The Ohio State University where she earned her Ph.D.

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