Member News: October 18th, 2015

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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Read on!


MFA member Vince Lupo

Vince has a show up called Mapping the West, at Full Circle Gallery, 33 E. 21st Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. The show runs from Oct 10th through Nov 21st with a reception on Oct 25th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.

MFA Members Kellee Conrad, Carol Donahue, and Watson

Kellee, Carol, and Watson are all being show in the Nine Squares exhibition, the first all abstract art exhibit hosted by (WAAW). The exhibit features 9 local artists as they explore geometrical shape and form in all mediums. The show runs from Oct 1st through Nov 14th at West Annapolis Art Works & Fine Framing, 4 Annapolis Street, Annapolis MD 21401.

MFA Member Wil Scott

Wil has three shows coming up:

Splash: The Fluid World of Water, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 26-Oct. 23, “Big Rig.”

Curvilinear, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT, Oct. 15-Nov. 11, “Tendrils.”

A/asymmetry, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, “4 Crates, 2 Chairs, 4 Umbrellas, 2 Cans” (2015) and “New England Geometry” (2015).

MFA Member Steve Bleinberger

Steve is teaching a workshop, organized by the Annapolis Watercolor Club, on Nov 21st from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Annapolis evangelical Presbyterian Church (710 Ridgely Rd, Annapolis MD 21401). The workshop is $50 for Watercolor Club members and $60 for non-members. Contact or 410-693-7503 with questions or to register.

MFA Member Annie Tsai

Annie has two exhibitions coming up: her first one is called Black Forest Photography Exhibition, a two day show expressing the mystical and zen moments of this beloved San Francisco trail, Nov 7th and 8th from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the PublicWorks – Roll Up Gallery, 161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA.

Her second show is called Studio Nocturne – 2015 SF Open Studio Exhibition. Starts Nov 25th through the 25th from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Fort Mason Herbst Pavilion.

by Annie Tsai
Piece by Annie Tsai

MFA Member Jayne Shatz

Jayne is co-producing the Annual Fall Pottery Sale on Oct 24th at the Gloria Dei Church, 461 College Parkway, Arnold, MD from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Come view some wonderful pottery, enjoy free refreshments, and visit Jayne at her booth.

MFA Member Mary Ellen Geissenhainer

Mary has four colored pencil paintings in The Colored Pencil Society of America Member Exhibit. The show is at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center from Oct 3rd to the 25th, 40 South Carroll St., Frederick MD. Click here for more information.

by Mary Ellen Geissenhainer
FirstFieldTrip, by Mary Ellen Geissenhainer


MFA Member Warren Kornberg

Warren will be mounting an exhibit from Nov 22nd to Dec 24th at the Penn Place Art Gallery, Garrett Park, MD 20896.  On exhibit will be some 15 or so black and white photographs, many of which have never been shown before.

Warren has recently made the switch from analog to digital photography; many of the images he will be showing were originally made on film, though a few digital photographs will also be displayed.  His work straddles the divide between the analog 20th Century and the digital 21st.
Appian Way Cobbles by Warren Kornberg
Appian Way Cobbles by Warren Kornberg

MFA Member Peter Martin

Peter’s on going 36 Frames Project is on its 22nd photographer! The project is expected to take another 18 months to 2 years to complete. Keep up to date with Peters progress on his website here!

MFA Member Diane Blackwell

Diane has an exhibition entitled Tea Time at Dupont Circle: Studio Gallery, 2108 R St. NW, Washington, DC from Sep 30th – Oct 24th.

MFA Member Bob Peterson

Bob has two photographs in the Annapolis Arts Alliance exhibit at Baywoods of Annapolis. The exhibition runs from September 8 through October 31, 2015.

He also has two photographs on exhibit at Gallery 333 at the Unitarian Church in Annapolis. The exhibition runs through Oct 26, 2015.

MFA Member Deborah Kommalan

Deborah Kommalan is planning to attend a painting workshop in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  April 2nd and 3rd, 2016. It will be held at the Ani Academy. The topic is “Perception and the Practical Painter.” She has attended a workshop in the past and can answer your questions. She would like to share travel and hotel expenses. Please email her if you are interested here!

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.

Elaine’s paintings Static Electricity and Curtain Call were also curated into the following three exhibitions from 17 October through end-November 2015:  First, The ARTitude Gallery, Paris; then, Carousel du Louvre, Paris; and finally Saphira&Ventura Gallery, 4 W 43rd St., New York City.

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

MFA Member David Diaz

MFA President David Diaz was awarded the top prize of the 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 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 Sep 16th to Nov 1st.

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 till Nov 15th at BWI . 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 Anne Sleling

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 3rd-28th, and her work is also included in the BWI Reflections exhibit.

Sale on exhibit at BWI

MFA Member Richard Paul Weilinger

Richard has a solo invitational exhibition called Unique Visions at the Montpelier Arts Center Library Gallery, Laurel, MD from September 11 to November 1.

By Richard Weiblinger
By Richard Weiblinger

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.



Caritas Society of St. John’s Inc 

Caritas Society of St. John’s Inc will hold a fundraising event on Nov 8th that will include the screening Chagall, a 1963 Academy award winning movie voiced by Vincent Price and host Stanley Meisler, the author of Shocking Paris, Soutine, Chagall and the Outsiders of Montparnasse who will speak about his book.  Afterwards there will be a book signing and wine reception. Tickets are $20 before hand and $25 at the door.

The event will be held at St. Johns College Francis Scott Key auditorium, doors open at 2.  Tickets may be purchased by sent check to Caritas at 60 College Avenue, Annapolis Maryland, 21401 or online at

Erase Hate Through Art

The Erase Hate Through Art exhibit is open from Oct 1st through the 25th at the Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, Maryland.

See the art of 47 artists as we examine hate crimes and bullying, raise awareness, and help fight hatred. Hear poets and story tellers share their original verse. Proceeds from sales will be shared equally between artist, the Matthew Shepard Foundation, and Erase Hate Through Art.

Benfield Gallery Juried Show

Benfield is hosting their fifth Fall Juried Show, entitled The Artistic Eye. The exhibition opens October 24th and continues to November 21st with a reception on Saturday, Oct 24th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

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


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