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Art Exhibits at Brookside Gardens

Art is part of our Mission

Brookside Gardens supports and promotes all the arts with show opportunities and by working with individual artists, groups of artists, and public sector agencies including the Montgomery County Arts Council and the Public Arts Trust.

Art and Photography Exhibits in the Visitors Center

Open daily 9:00am to 5:00pm. Closed selected holidays.

The Brookside Gardens Visitor Center at 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, Maryland 20902, includes four gallery areas: the atrium, lobby, education hall, and library. Exhibits of 8 to 60 works run all year long in all areas for both individuals and groups of artists and feature paintings, photographs, fabric arts, and any other hangable art, with a theme of plants. These shows are visited by up to 30,000 visitors per month. Sales are conducted by the Visitor Center Gift Shop. Artists have included everything from the second grade of Glenallan Elementary School to the world famous aubusson tapestry artist, Dirk Holgar.

Brookside Gardens Art Exhibit Calendar is fully booked through 2017. Applications for 2018 will be accepted beginning Jan. 1, 2016 Questions? Contact

Art Exhibit Application and Exhibition Guidelines

Visitors Center Art Exhibit Calendar


January 11– February 21, 2016
Brushes with Nature: Sara Becker, Nancy Butler, Helen Gallagher, Caroline Orrick, Ann Rossilli, Penny Smith, Tricia Tucker, and Maureen Ward– Mixed Media Art
Judith Prevo– Mixed Media Art
Lindan Silvers – Photos on canvas
Thomas Fischetti- Mixed Media

February 22– March 27, 2016
The Laurel Art Guild – Mixed Media Paintings
Carol Kent & Sue Moses – Watercolor Paintings

March 28, 2016 – May 1, 2016
Washington Metropolitan Artists’ Society – Watercolor
Christine Heyse & Jane Solomon – Watercolor and Oils

May 2, 2016 – June 10, 2016
The Pate’ Painters – Mixed Media

June 11, 2016 –July 15, 2016
Botanica 2016: The Art & Science of Plants presented by The Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art & Illustration and The Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region

July 16, 2016 – August 21, 2016
Barbara Mandel & Donna Baron – Oils
Dave Daniels – Water Media
Jack Harding – Watercolors

August 22, 2016 – September 25, 2016
Nereide Ellis – Photos
Vickie Baily - Photos
Carol Carpenter – Mixed Media
Ruth Ensley – Watercolor

September 26, 2016 – October 30, 2016
The Olney Art Association – Mixed Media
Kay Sandler – Watercolor and Pastels

October 31, 2016 – December 4, 2016
Debbie Miller & Kathy Bush – Oils
Brenda Kidera and Jeannette Birger – Watercolors
Ann Schaefer –Oils

December 5, 2016 – January 8, 2017
Vicky Surles – Watercolors
Richard Brams – Acrylics
Natalie Falk – Colored Pencil
Steven Hanks – Watercolor
Shirin Badie – Watercolor
Myra Mensh Patner – monoprints