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MFA Member Maureen Farrell

Maureen Farrell’s painting “Moving Forward”  was awarded the Holbein Award at the 18th Annual International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP) Exhibition at Paso Robles, California.

Acrylic on cradled board
Acrylic on cradled board

MFA Member Ric Conn

Ric has just been selected for a show at the Louisville Art Association, 800 Jefferson Ave. Louisville, Colorado 80027. The show runs from Sept. 5 – Sept. 13.

MFA Member David Terrar

David is participating in the Bethany Beach Arts Festival. This outdoor fine arts festival features features local and national artists with an array of mediums. Come see Davids work on Garfield Street, Bethany Beach DE, on September 12, 2015.

MFA Member Angela Petruncio

Angela’s work was just presented in a pop up exhibit on Maryland Public Television’s “Artworks” series. Watch the episode here (episode 336)!

MFA Member Lee Goodwin

Lee’s photographs will be on display in several MD and DC shows. Three of Lee’s photographs will be in the “Be the Voice” exhibit at the Gallery at Iona from September 16-November 1. Additionally, 20 photographs from his “Chesapeake Bay-Endangered Landscape” series are on permanent display in the Maryland House of Delegates Office Building in Annapolis in the Environment and Transportation Committee Hearing Room and the offices and conference rooms of the Appropriations Committee.

MFA Member Sheila White Guevin

Photographer Sheila White Guevin had three pieces selected for the Anne Arundel Arts Council Exhibit “Reflections” showing from now till November 15th at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. The Artist Reception for this exhibit is Tuesday, August 11, 2015 and open to the public. Exhibit is located in Departures between Concourses C&D. Bring your parking ticket for validation. Juror for this exhibit was MFA member Wil Scott.

MFA Member Anthony Lazorko

Anthony has a solo show titled “American Grain: Seeking America in woodcuts” at the Centre Diffusion Presse Papier in Quebec, Canada from July 30-September 6.

2.19. and nine-tenths small

MFA Member Anne Sieling

Anne has a pastel piece on display at Quiet Waters Park’s “Pastel Viewpoints” exhibition. Two of Anne’s pastels will hang in the “Shades of Pastel” exhibit at the Hill Center from October 3-28, and her work is also included in the BWI “Reflections” exhibit. Anne also won an award from the Avalon Foundation at the Easton Plein Air Festival’s Beginners Quick Draw Competition.

“Sale” on exhibit at BWI

MFA Member Wil Scott

Wil’s photo, “Capturing a Shadow”, is in the exhibition “Still” at the A. Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX. The exhibiton runs from August 14-September 27. In addition, Wil’s piece “Trapped” is on exhibition from September 4-30 at the Southeast Center for Photography in Greenville SC in the exhibition titled “Black, White, and Everything In Between”.

MFA Member Richard Weilinger

Richard is pleased to announce that 3 of his photos are included in an invitational gallery exhibition. The Delay Artisans Gallery in the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center (2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA). The show runs from August 7th to the 30th with a reception on the 7th from 7:00 to 9:00pm.

By Richard Weiblinger
By Richard Weiblinger

MFA Member Desiree Scherini

Desiree’s piece “Norfolk Harbor” has been awarded 2nd place in the painting category in the Annapolis Arts Allience 4th annual Juried Show. The exhibition is on display now through August at the Annapolis Maritime Museum. Scherini will also be participating in the 3rd Annual Summer Plein Air Show and Paint Out at Crystal Moll Gallery. The exhibition runs from August 5 to September 25 with a reception on August 8th from 4-7 pm.

MFA Member c.l. bigelow

MFA Member c.l. bigelow has a solo exhibition currently on display at Maryland Hall’s Martino Gallery. The show, titled “Reflection” is on display until August 31st. There will be a reception on Thursday, July 23rd from 5:30 – 7 pm during Open Studio Night when all Artists in Residence at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts will have their studios open to meet the public.

MFA Member Patrice Drago

Patrice has work on display at Annapolis Collection Gallery, 55 West Street

MFA Member Kellee Wynne Conrad

MFA Member Kellee Wynne Conrad has a solo exhibition at Jordan Faye Contemporary and is the first of their Thrive artists to participate in the Residency Program. There will be an opening reception Friday, July 31 from 7 – 10 pm. The show, titled “pen*ti*men*to” runs July 31st – September 5, 2015.

MFA Members juried by National Gallery of Art Curator

MFA Members Christopher Fowler, Wil Scott, Richard Weiblinger, and Richard Niewerth are pleased to announce that their pieces have been included in a juried exhibition at the Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington DC. The opening reception will be held on June 25th from 6:00PM-8:00PM and the exhibition will be on display through September 29th.

Update: out of all 100 works accepted, photos by Chris and Richard were hung next to each other!

MFA Member Ric Conn

MFA Member Ric Conn will be teaching two classes at Maryland Hall this fall: Painting Birds in Gouache (September 19-October 23, Fridays from 1-3pm) and Advanced Painting Birds in Gouache (September 19-October 23, Fridays from 10am-12pm). Contact or 410-263-5544 to register.

MFA Member Richard Niewerth

MFA Member Richard Niewerth has artwork in the BWI Reflections show on display July 17 – Oct. 30.

MFA Member April Rimpo

MFA Member April Rimpo’s solo exhibit, Modes of Transportation is opening at Glenview Mansion on August 2 with a reception from 1:30-3:30pm. The exhibit runs through August 21st. Glenview Mansion is at 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville MD 20851. Hours are MWF 9am-4:30pm, TuTh 9am-9pm.

MFA Member Anna Foer

Member Anna Foer has recently finished a residency on Governor’s Island NYC, in June,  sponsored by Art Kibbutz NY, an international Jewish Artists Collective and would like to share some of her art. She would also like to share some of her experience with you. If interested, click here to learn more about Anna’s residency.

Ferry to Governor's Island by Anna Foer
Ferry to Governor’s Island by Anna Foer


Annapolis Home and Garden Expo: Available spaces for artists

The Annapolis Home and Garden expo moves into it’s 11th year in Annapolis from September 26-27, and a new venue starting this fall.  The show will call the Byzantium Event Center at 2747 Riva Road it’s new home. They have room to donate a few spaces for the fall show to artists looking to showcase their work at the show.  Available spaces are 10” wide x 8’ deep and include a table and chairs along with curtains. Contact if you are interested.

Seeking Visual Artists for After-School Classes

The Performing and Visual Arts Magnet of Anne Arundel County Public Schools is seeking visual artists to teach extended day/after school classes this fall. Contact for more information.

Call for Artists: Arc Gallery

An upcoming exhibition titled “Secret” at the Arc Gallery in San Francisco, CA is looking for artists to submit work by September 13, 2015. For information on the juror, venue, and exhibition, click here.

Call for Artists: Gallery 333

Gallery 333 has openings for 2 month shows Nov/Dec 2015 and most slots of 2016. They are seeking 30-40 2d works, any media, wired for walker hanging systems. Send images representative of work to Deb Boudra at The gallery takes 20% commission for UUCA and its supported programs (Lighthouse Shelter & Habitat). Also seeking 3D work of all types. The glass case is counter height, lit, and 5 ft wide with adjustable shelves.

Call for Artists: RiverArts Plien Air Artists and Photographers

Chestertown RiverArts is hosting RiverFest Saturday, September 26 and is looking for artists to participate for prizes. More info can be found on their website.

Call for Artists: 2015 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

The Maryland Sheep Breeders Association would like to announce the 2016 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Cover Art Competition, featuring a grand prize of $1000 and up to four $100 honorary mention awards. The deadline for submissions is November 1st, 2015. For rules and more information check out their website at

Call for Artists: Collection Beaux-Arts Realist

The Collection Beaux-Arts Realist launches its second watercolor contest. The contest is open from July 1 to September 15, 2015. For more information and to register click here (Top right for the English translation).

Maryland Hall: Art Alive Gala Fundraiser and Silent Auction

Maryland Hall’s biggest fundraising event is coming up! September 11th is their annual Gala and silent auction and they need you to contribute. If you wish to donate your pieces please fill out the Arts Alive Silent Auction Donation Form and return at your earliest convenience with gift certificates, promotional brochures and any other materials to Maryland Hall, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401. Tangible donations are due by Friday, September 4th.

VisArts Job Opportunity and Call for Entries 

VisArts is a non-profit arts center dedicated to engaging the community in the arts through educational programming, gallery exhibitions and a resident artist program. Call for F.E.A.S.T Proposals: Interact. The deadline for proposals is September 14, 2015 at midnight. For more information on the call for entry, please visit

Call for Artists: Available Studio Space in Bethesda

Members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and arts professionals will review the applications and select the Studio B artist. If necessary, an interview may be requested. Applicants will be notified about whether their applications have been selected.The deadline is September 15, 2015 for a show in October. For more information, and to submit, click here!

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If you have exhibits or events you’d like to share with our members and blog readership, email the what, when, and where of your event, and an image to:


2 thoughts on “Member News August 26

  1. I’m sorry, but I sent in information about my paintings currently at BWI in the Reflections exhibit, and the juried acceptance of two of my pastel paintings in the “Shades of Pastel” exhibit coming up at the Hill Center in D.C. October 3 – 28. And, I won and award from the Avalon Foundation at the Easton Plein Air Festival’s Beginners Quick Draw Competition. I sent in this information–What is it about me that you don’t like?

    Anne Sieling 26 Farragut Road Annapolis, MD 21403 443-458-5537 410-353-4005

    “You must do the things you think you cannot do.”

    Eleanor Roosevelt



    1. Hi Anne:

      There is nothing about you that we do not like — we love you, our other 445 member artists and the almost 1,000 artists from across the country we work with on a daily basis.
      It’s just that occasionally we make a mistake.
      We received two separate emails from you about your achievements but unfortunately only one was flagged and included in the blog. My apologies for this oversight. We have corrected the Member News to include your information. Congratulations on you many wonderful achievements and thank you for bringing this to our attention!


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