Upcoming Exhibits

Marc robarge shelf lichenARTINA 2017: (Re)use and Abuse of the Land  
on exhibit June 29 – September- 30, 2017

Wind your way through a sculpture park of original works of art situated on the museum’s rustic grounds.  ARTINA 2017 creates awareness among visitors of the need to reconnect with nature and preserve nature for future generations. Art can serve as a mediator between nature and people to call public attention to the benefits of a healthy and environmentally meaningful and sustainable life.  The diverse, layered concept of ARTINA 2017 functions not only as an aesthetic stimulator to promote a creative and sustainable environment, it also helps us to understand the connection between humans and nature.  Visitors will find beauty in materials and forms, and recognize their importance within living systems.

Juried by Ursula Achternkamp, artists include c.l. bigelow, Elsabé Dixon, Mary Annella “Mimi” Frank, Eve Hennessa, Martha Jackson Jarvis, Jin Lee, Cat Lukens, Raina Martens, Grant McFarland, Maryanne Pollock, Marc Robarge, Casey Snyder, and Diane Szczepaniak.

ARTINA 2017 is the second collaboration between Sandy Spring Museum and Washington Sculptors Group.  This project is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


single potraitFace to Face: The Evolving Stories of Sandy Spring
on exhibit October 4 – November 18, 2017

This exhibit by members of the Maryland of Portrait Painters will feature works inspired by the people and places of Sandy Spring, past and present. Artists will connect with the community of Sandy Spring using photos of contemporary local residents and images from the Sandy Spring Museum archives.  See Sandy Spring’s people, landscape and history portrayed in artwork through a variety styles and media including oil, watercolor, clay and pastel.


action-on-black-257x300Inner Light: A Collaboration with ManneqART
on exhibit September 9 – November 18, 2017

Original wearable sculptures created by artists from around the country, responding to the theme of Inner Light, chosen because of Sandy Spring’s Quaker heritage.  The concept of the Inner Light is twofold. First, the Inner Light discerns between good and evil. It reveals the presence of both in human beings, and through its guidance, offers the alternative of choice. Secondly, the Inner Light opens the unity of all human beings to our consciousness. Quakers believe that the potential for good, as well as evil, are latent in everyone.  For detailed information on ManneqART and how to create an entry, please click here.  This project was funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.