Member News: September 6th

See what MFA Members are doing in other locations to make the world more creative. MFA is highlighting Members’ event and exhibitions on our Blog so the world can follow us. Subscribe to the blog by entering your email in the right sidebar. Check back on a weekly basis for new exciting art events.

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MFA Member Elaine Weiner-Reed

Elaine’s painting, “Primal Scream,” was acquired by the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art as part of their Permanent Collection (Gallery 10). Another of her pieces, “Mirror, Mirror,” was selected as a winner in ARTslant’s International 4th Showcase.

Piece by Elaine Weiner-Reed
Piece by Elaine Weiner-Reed

MFA Member Richard Niewerth

Richard just had two paintings juried into the “Urban: Beyond the Concrete Exhibit” at the TowsonArt Collective, 40 W Chesapeake Ave, Towson, MD  21204. The  show runs from September 12 to September 25.

He also was juried into the “16th Annual Wills Creek Exhibition-One Cubed” at the Saville Gallery, Cumberland, Maryland, which runs from September 12 to October 10.

MFA Member David Diaz

MFA President David Diaz was awarded the top prize Mayoral Award at the Art in the Open painting competition in Wexford, Ireland, Europe’s largest plein air painting event. His oil on panel painting, “The Hook,” depicts the oldest working lighthouse in Europe.


MFA Member Carole Falk

Carole Falk was the juror for the annual show of the Annapolis Watercolor Club. The exhibition is at the Annapolis Maritime Museum through September 12, 2015.

MFA Member Carolyn Councell

Carolyn’s artwork (watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, and oil paintings) will  be on display at Wood’s Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Severna Park, MD. The exhibit will be on display through October 11, 2015.



MFA Member Ric Conn

Ric has been selected for a show at the Louisville Art Association, 800 Jefferson Ave. Louisville, Colorado 80027. The show runs from September 5 to September 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 David’s 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. The 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 has a solo invitational exhibition of twelve of his images at the Montpelier Arts Center Library Gallery, Laurel, MD from September 11 to November 1. The reception is on September 11 from 7-9pm. Richard’s artwork is also on display at the juried invitational exhibition at the Hill Center Galleries in Washington, DC from June 25 to September 29.

By Richard Weiblinger
By Richard Weiblinger

MFA Member Desiree Scherini

Desiree will 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.

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. 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 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 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



Homeport Arts Group Fall Open House & Art Show

Homeport is having an open house party and art show on Sunday, October 4th from 2:30 to 6:30. The gallery is located on 409 Washington Street, Annapolis MD 21403.

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: 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 here.

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).

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, click here!

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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