For Members 

Our Annual Membership Drive takes place in May.

You will receive notifications in the mail, or you can renew your membership online.

Open Studio Hours

Open Studio Hours are open to All ACE Members and Students.

ACE Members and Students are invited to join fellow art enthusiasts for a monthly Open Studio on the first Thursday of each month from 2:00–4:30pm in the ACE classroom. The first meeting will be held Thursday, February 1. Beth Parys, a long-time watercolor instructor at ACE, will facilitate.

Attendees are invited to bring projects they are currently working on. There is no instructor, however, Beth will keep track of who signed up for each session and will facilitate a congenial and welcoming atmosphere. Participants are encouraged to walk around to see what everyone else is doing and to feel free to ask one another for suggestions.

Open Studio is a perk for all ACE Members. Non-members who are currently enrolled in an ACE class can attend one Open Studio session. If they want to continue to attend, they have to become members, or pay $10 per session (cash, check, or credit card on the day).

We’re using SignUp to organize the Open Studios.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp.
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like – be sure you are choosing the correct month!
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.

Note: SignUp does not share your email address with anyone.

If you need to cancel your spot, please do so on SignUp so another member or student can take your spot.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Critique Sessions

Once a month, ACE Artist Members are invited to bring their artwork and participate in a critique session.

2024 Critique Sessions

Monday, January 8, 2:00pm
Monday, February 5, 7:00pm
Monday, March 4, 2:00pm
Monday, April 1, 7:00pm
Monday, May 6, 2:00pm
Monday, June 3, 7:00pm
Monday, July 1, 2:00pm
Monday, August 5, 7:00pm
Monday, September 9, 2:00pm
Monday, October 7, 7:00pm
Monday, November 4, 2:00pm
Monday, December 2, 7:00pm



Active Artist Members are invited to submit one piece for our Ekphrastic Extravaganza. Images of the artwork along with the title, medium, dimensions, and sale price, should be submitted via email to JoMarie. The images will then be sent to the Rockville High School creative writing students for them to craft their poems.

Drop off of physical artwork: Friday, May 24, 1:00-6:00pm
Please attach a drop off form to the back of your pieces.

Exhibit Dates: June 1–29, 2024
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 1:00–5:00pm
Free and open to the public
Poetry Reading: Thursday, June 6, 6:30pm

Pick-up: Sunday, July 30, 11:00am–2:00pm & Monday, July 1, 3:00–6:00pm


Exhibit Dates: March 16–April 13, 2024
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 1:00–5:00pm

All active ACE Artist Members are invited to submit up to 2 pieces each: Please e-mail images of your work with your name and the title, dimensions and sale price of your pieces.

Drop off Dates: Friday, March 8, 2024, 3:00pm–6:00pm & Saturday, March 9, 2024,  11:30am–2:00pm

Please attach a drop off form to the back of your pieces.

Pick-up Dates: Sunday, April 14, 2024, 11:00am–2:00pm & Monday, April 15, 2024, 3:00–6:00pm

Please be advised that Arts Center East retains the right to refuse any work if it is not wired and ready to hang, or if it is inappropriate for the exhibition venue. Work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition.

All wall-hung work must be properly wired with two loops and professional picture wire. Saw tooth hangers, photo frames with triangular tabs, tape, string, monofilament, other types of wire, or any other materials are not acceptable and will be refused, regardless of advance notification of acceptance.

Artwork must be delivered completed and ready to be displayed.

Any artwork that is not picked up after 30 days from the exhibition end date will become property of Arts Center East, with the artist relinquishing all rights to said artwork.