Here is a chance to win my Audrey Hepburn garden quote T-shirt or tote in The Washington Gardener Magazine July Reader’s Contest

Enter for a chance to win one of my garden T-shirts or tote bags in this month's reader contest at The Washington Gardener Magazine. This is a gorgeous magazine with interesting garden/ gardening/ nature/ recipe, etc. related articles, interviews, event listings, and more. Check it out! Details at this link, There you can find the online magazine link which you can use for the contest. Kathy Jentz Editor/Publisher

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Exhibit at Brookside Gardens celebrates the beauty of nature through art. July 15 – August 12

Excited to share my artwork (watercolor titled "From Carol's Bench") in the "Nature as the Artist's Muse" exhibit at Brookside Gardens! ✨ Join us from July 15 - August 12 to celebrate the beauty of nature through art. Don't miss the "Meet the Artists" event on July 26 from 3:00 - 5:00pm. See you there! #NatureAsMuse #ArtExhibit #BrooksideGardens #MAAArtists

There is an amazing gift shop in the building including art bins holding matted prints and originals from the artists in this show. These are also for sale and make great gifts.
For an added bonus: bring comfy shoes so you can walk around the beautiful gardens. Bring a sketchbook in case you feel inspired to sit and draw 😃

If you would like to share this post, the instagram post, or the facebook post to help advertise the exhibit, that would be great.

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Everything sparkles a little more in Silver Spring. Northwood Spring Vendor Show Saturday May 4th

Hello neighbors! Cool events tomorrow, Saturday May 4th. The Sligo Creek Fest is from 11am -3pm and the Northwood HS Spring Vendor Show (also a fundraiser) is from 10am-2pm. Come to both events if you can. I'll have a table at the Northwood Spring Vendor Show with some original art, prints, T-shirts, totes, mugs & more. Here is a sneak peak at some of my new designs. I'm also making a special "enhanced" giclee edition of my popular "Take a Hike NW Branch Trail" print.


Oops. The sparkles are hard to see because the sun is setting and it is getting dark. You'll have to see these in person.

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We’re participating in Third Hill Brewing’s first holiday market Sat. Dec. 23rd.

We’re so excited to be a part of @thirdhillbrewing’s first market!! Come get that last minute shopping done (or treat yourself!) next Saturday the 23rd! Market will be from 1-5! Drinking local while shopping local makers? Sounds like a perfect Saturday 🎄

I’ll have original art, matted prints and note cards–all of which I make in my home studio. If you see a painting that you’d like a high quality print or note card of, please let me know and I’ll bring it with me to the market.
Also, please consider my wide–and growing–selection of print on demand gift items. I’ve got T-shirts, tote bags, note cards, mugs, framed canvases and posters… New designs are added frequently so check back often. I’m open to the idea of creating designs for other neighborhoods, cities or towns–please contact me for details.
Happy Holidays!
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December News: Upcoming Art Show “‘Tis the Season” & New Poster Series inspired by a Forest Knolls Vintage Real Estate Brochure

 I invite you to consider our small business: Michelle Bailey Art & Gifts, on this "Small Business Saturday" and enjoy 10% off of your order of unique art and gifts.

I am excited to have my painting "Winter Squirrel" included in "'Tis the Season" art exhibition at Artists & Makers Studio in North Bethesda, Md. This exhibition organized by Montgomery Art Association (MAA) is on view November 29 through December 20, 2023. Stop by 11810 Parklawn Dr Suite 210 and enjoy a lovely variety of artworks by MAA members.I have two paintings in progress that will be in this show.

I have been adding new designs to the gift shop, many local themes, including the latest series based on a 1960s Forest Knolls Real Estate Advertising brochure given to me when we purchased our house from the original owner. I created a poster for each house in the brochure: the "Carriage Split-Level", "Carriage Rambler", "Carriage Bi-level", and "Carriage Colonial". If you live in one of these models, this poster will certainly add a bit of nostalgia to your wall décor. There are several other companies that built homes in the area in the 50s and 60s--if you have an original sales brochure for your house that might inspire a poster, please contact me.

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Save the dates: Sept 2-4 Paint the Town Labor Day Show 2023!

Please save the dates--Sept 2-4 for the Paint the Town Labor Day Show 2023! We are thrilled to host our annual celebration of local artists--the three-day Paint the Town Labor Day Show & Sale. This is one of the longest-running and largest art shows in the region, with hundreds of works by MAA artists. The event is free and open to the public.

I'm a first time participant and I have 3 paintings in the show (see image for category, title and photo). I'll also have prints and note cards available for sale.

2023 Paint the Town Art Show FREE to the public⠀⠀
LABOR DAY WEEKEND Sept 2-4, 2023⠀
Saturday, 11am - 8pm, Saturday, 11am - 5pm, Monday, 10am - 5pm⠀⠀
Kensington Town Hall/Armory, 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895⠀⠀

Sponsored by @maaartists and the Town of Kensington⠀⠀

Event schedule below.



Paint the Town Labor Day Show

Saturday-Monday, September 2-4, 2023
Historic Armory, 3710 Mitchell Ave.
Kensington, MD
Free & open to the public

The Montgomery Art Association is hosting its annual celebration of local artists—the three-day Paint the Town Labor Day Show & Sale. The show features about 500 works of art by nearly 200 local artists, plus a painting competition, live art demos, food truck, and live music.


7am-3 pm: Plein Air competition
11am-6 pm: Show open
12-5pm: Food trucks
1-3pm: Artist Demonstration with Dora Patin
6-7pm: Awards ceremony


11am-5 pm: Show open
11:30am: Live music by Wilson Jazz Duo
1-3pm: Artist Demonstration with Jennifer Lynn Beaudet


10 am-5 pm: Show open
10am-2pm: Kensington Labor Day Parade and Festival
11am-1 pm: Artist Demonstration with Ella Bella
5-8pm: Customers pick up purchases


9-11am: Customers pick up purchases

Join the Plein Air Competition
Adults and kids can paint a scene in Kensington to vie for prizes.

Sign up »

Watch a Live Art Demo
Observe three MAA artists' creative processes in real time.

See the lineup »


Update: I received my first "red dot(s)" from a major art show! All three of my paintings have sold and are now off to their new homes. Scenes from the show are available @michellebaileyart

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Save the date for art! Brookside Gardens: Flora and Fauna Exploring the World of Plants and Animals

I'm participating in a group art show at Brookside Gardens in May. Please save the date.

Show: May 15 - June 12
Meet the Artists: May 17, 4:00 - 7:00pm

Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD

3 of my garden prints will be for sale at Brookside Gardens gift shop durring the show.

My entry for the show at Brookside Gardens will be hanging on the wall display.

Sunflower Cigar Box No. 2. by Michelle Bailey. Watercolor and mixed media. UV varnish. Optional hanging wire for wall display.
This watercolor was painted using Daniel Smith iridescent gold watercolor ground and has a shimmering effect in certain lighting.
Matted giclée prints available at show and online.

About this show:  Our annual exhibition at Brookside Gardens is a mid-sized art show using the full gallery space within the visitors center. The show is a wonderful opportunity for MAA artists to display their botanical works -- flowers, plants, butterflies, landscape paintings from the gardens. There will be wall art and 3D artworks in the display cases. Many of the artists will have giclée prints of their works available for sale in the gift shop.

I'm a new member of the Montgomery Art Association and happy to have my cigar box painting of a beautiful sunflower included in the hanging wall art display in this art show.  Matted giclée prints of my sunflower painting and other works will be available for purchase in the Brookside Gardens gift shop--and my online gift shop. I will be attending the meet the artist event on May 17th and hope to see you there! Over 70 MAA artists are participating. I've seen this show many times over the years and have always been amazed by the art.

Sales during the show support Brookside Gardens and local artists--Thank you!

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Michelle Bailey Art News – Save the Date Takoma ARTery/The Girl & the Vine- Saturday Oct. 30th

I hope everyone is doing well and had a good summer. I have a couple of updates to share.
  • I’ve added a new Silver Spring T-shirt to my growing collection of locally themed designs. Limited stock on hand. If I don’t have the size you want, please contact me by Oct. 12th with a specific size request.
  • I have an outdoor art event with Takoma ARTery coming up Saturday, Oct. 30th in Takoma Park. Save the date! The Girl & the Vine – Sat., Oct. 30th, 11a-4p. Please stop by and check out my selection of local art & art gifts.
Hope to see you in October!
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Art Hop Takoma is Coming! Join us April 25 & 26 for a weekend of art, music and more!

Join us April 25 & 26 for a weekend of art, music and special events. You’ll find my original art works , framed prints, matted prints, mugs & T-Shirts at:

Roscoe’s Pizzeria and the adjoining Dolci Gelati Cafe
Artist Reception Saturday, April 25, 2020, 3-5pm
7040 Carroll Ave.

(Special Art Hop Pricing All Weekend on prints!)

Michelle Bailey Art at Roscoe's Pizzeria for Art Hop Takoma 2020

Don’t miss this fun weekend – artists, musicians and performers will be paired with local business all over Takoma Park, MD and Takoma DC.

Art Hop Website


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