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2023 BWS Annual Member Gathering - Luncheon & Plein Air

  • 09 May 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Elkridge Furnace Inn, 5745 Furnace Ave., Elkridge, MD 21075
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  • All BWS members are invited to the luncheon and paint out event with unlimited guests

Registration is closed

Plein Air and Luncheon at Historic Elkridge Furnace Inn

5745 Furnace Ave., Elkridge, MD 21075

Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 10AM - 4PM

You are invited to join us for an outdoor Spring Plein Air Event & Member Luncheon!  

Join Us and Enjoy Your Time with BWS Artists and Friends.

Enjoy lunch outdoors in a gorgeous tent and soak in the beauty!

There are twelve acres of vista, gardens, and the Patapsco River. Bring your easel and your own supplies -- plein air painting is encouraged! Feel free to just sketch if you prefer. You might want to take photographs of the views to inspire future paintings.

Stay all day (10am - 4pm) or just join us for lunch. Lunch will be served at 12: 30pm.


  • Doors open at 9:45am
  • Check-in at 10am
  • Lunch, served at 12:30pm
  • Paint out ends at 3:45pm
  • We must vacate the premises by 4pm

Cost: $51 each - Members and Guests

Registration and all payments must be received by April 24th. 

Register and pay online.

Cancellation policy: 

  • You may cancel through April 18th and receive a 75% refund.
  • Cancellations between April 19 and April 24 will receive a 50% refund.


Seasonal Menu

(Menu below can be adjusted if unforeseen circumstances dramatically affect the price of food.)

Breakfast Bite

Signature Golden Beet & Black Walnut Muffins and Fruit Boats

Chef Prepared "Farm to Table" boxed Lunch

Whole Grain Croissant with Chicken Salad

Greens of the Moment Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Quinoa Salad with corn and black beans

(Note: A vegetarian or gluten free boxed lunch can be provided with advanced notice.)

Beverage Station – Throughout our scheduled time
at Elkridge Furnace Inn

Coffee, Hot Tea, Lemonade, Iced Herbal Tea and a Water Dispenser

Event Protocol:

  • Per Howard County Law: Smoking is prohibited in all Buildings, Event Tents, Porches, and Balconies and within 25 feet of all historic structures and building entrances. 
  • No alcohol can be brought onto or consumed within the Elkridge Furnace Inn Complex Property. Alcohol found on the property that was not provided by the caterer, can be confiscated. 
  • No outside food or beverages. Reminder the beverage station is open all day.
Download flier for event here

Download 25 Supplies for Plein Air - if you are new to plein air painting


Elkridge Furnace Inn
5745 Furnace Ave., Elkridge, MD 21075

Download Driving directions here.

Online payments can be made with a Credit Card. Although BWS prefers on-line payments, you may make out a check to Baltimore Watercolor Society and mail it to:

Karen Schuster - Member Luncheon
6612 Towering Oak Path
Columbia, MD 21044

Questions should be directed to Karen Schuster. 

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