Art Calendar


Farm to Gallery: Countryside Artisans at Black Rock Center for the Arts

The Kay Gallery is filled with our art in this mixed media show, September 16- October 30.

Art Opening Sunday September 17, 2-4 pm

Art Demonstration September 23, 11 am - 2 pm,  Tina is scheduled to teach a demo on Sketchbook drawing and painting.

Countryside Artisans Fall Studio Tour

October 13, 14, 15

My Morningstar Studio is open for a visit.  New paintings, drawings, and prints reflect this rustic landscape and found in the Sugarloaf Mountain vista.

You can find both Sugarloaf Books, the Agricultural Reserve Map and more.  Come for a visit  to enjoy Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve when you visit my studio in Barnesville.

Nature Journaling Workshop at Brookside Gardens

Thursday May 4
10:00am - 3:30pm,  Registration required

Enjoy a brief walk through the Brookside Gardens woodland trail where you’ll be inspired to create a journal page in this workshop.  Discover how watercolor, color pencil and pen and ink bring your drawings to life.  Join us to record a seasonal observation in your sketchbook.  The only experience required is a love of nature.

Spring  Hike on Sugarloaf Mountain

Wednesday, May 17 (10 am-3 pm)

Leaders: Melanie Choukas-Bradley and Tina Thieme Brown

Members $34; Nonmembers $46

The author and the artist on two books about Sugarloaf Mountain team up once again for a seasonal nature hike on our local monadnock. We’ll explore the preserve’s botany, wildlife, geology, and history while covering 2-2.5 miles. We’ll search for late-season wildflowers and the maturing fruits of oaks, hickories, black birch and other woody plants. Fall color should be lingering, and witch hazel just coming into bloom. Tina will offer pointers on drawing in the field. Our hike includes uphill/ downhill walking over rocky trails and a fairly steep ¼ mile hike up to the summit—all at a leisurely pace.

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Audubon Naturalist Society Art Workshop

Summer 2017, July 8, 10 am - 2:30 pm

Members $24; nonmembers $34

Create an art journal page following a walk at Black Hills Regional Park under the guidance of the artist of two Sugarloaf Mountain books and the Illustrated Agricultural Reserve Map. This can be a relaxing way to sit and record seasonal observations. We’ll spend some time looking closely at nature, and then gather to share observations of the woodland trees. Tina will demonstrate how to create a journal page using sketches and handwritten notes to describe a walk in the woods.

Gallery Shows from 2016

Kramer Gallery

Juried show: Living Well: Plants that Nourish and Heal

Opening reception: Friday, September 8, 6-8 pm

Opening Reception Thursday, June 16 from 7 - 9 pm.

Kramer Gallery: One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Strathmore, “Off the Beaten Path”

Juried show: Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region

The Strathmore Mansion in North Bethesda, MD

June 11 – July 31, 20


Juried show at Brookside Gardens Visitors Center

June 11 – July 15, 2016

Lecture: Art & Nature

April 10

1:30 - 2:30

United States Botanic Garden

Join accomplished nature artist Tina Thieme Brown as she shares sketches, art tips, stories, and finished artwork from her hikes and camping adventures from the Tropical Rainforest in Costa Rica to Sugarloaf Mountain and beyond. Please note: This program is offered in conjunction with the Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region. Only 20 seats will be available for USBG visitors. Doors will open at 1:20 p.m.

National Arboretum Gift Shop: Botanical Art Prints

The Arbor House Gift Shop carries a selection of my Botanical Art Prints for sale.   A portion of the sale supports the mission of the National Arboretum. 


United States National Arboretum
3501 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002