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MFA Members Carol Donahue & Gail Higginbotham

Carol and Gail are partnering up to show a new exhibit at the 49 West Cafe in Annapolis. The exhibit runs from Dec 3rd-30th and a reception will be held on Sunday, Dec 6th from 5-7 pm. 


Carol Donahue “Urban Landscapes”


 Gail Higginbotham “Bloody Mary”

MFA Member Deborah Kommalan

Deborah has been selected as one of fourteen artists for Small Gems at McBride Gallery. The show runs from Dec 1st to the 31st, and on Thursdays, for Midnight Madness, the gallery will be open till 10pm.

"Stargazer" by Deborah Kommalan
“Stargazer” by Deborah Kommalan

MFA Member Chris Fowler

Chris has had three of his pieces accepted to Washington County Annual Community Art Show. The show, “Best Local Art 2015” will be up and available to see from Dec 4th-30th at the Washington County Arts Council Gallery. Be there for the reception on December 4th from 5-7pm.

Fowler Christopher After the Rain

Chris Fowler, “After the Rain”

MFA member Fran Stetina

Fran has an Exhibition of his photographs coming up called Photo Illustration of Dante’s Poem Divine Comedy at Full Circle Gallery (33 East  21 st Street in Baltimore).

MFA Members Janet Maher, Richard Weiblinger, and Ruth Connell

These three members, Janet, Richard, and Ruth, are exhibiting artists at the Anne Arundel Community College show “Questioning Beauty” in the Cade Art Gallery. The show will run from Nov 18th to Dec 16th.

MFA Member Dick Schneier

Dick has been chosen as the Artist of the Month on the CHAW blog. Congrats Dick! Check out the article here.

MFA Member Maureen Farrell

Maureen was the recipient of The Robert Burridge Studio Award at the 8th Annual ISAP Signature Members Online Show for her piece “Patchwork”. Congratulations Maureen!

Maureen Farrell's piece "Patchwork"
Maureen Farrell’s piece “Patchwork”

MFA Members participating in DeColArt Design Show House / Art Gallery

Farnady Interiors has partnered with Wellness House of Annapolis and Coldwell Banker, pulling in designers and artists to create a unique show house /art gallery event at the converted Parish House at the corner of Price George Street, Unit #2, 39 1/2 Maryland Avenue.  Each room is presented by a designer, paired with a local artist, nine featured artists and three additional artists with small works.  MFA artists included are c. l. bigelow, Carol Donahue, Patrice Drago, Gail Higginbotham, Katherine Hooray Osmond, Jennifer Wilkinson Rynbrandt, and Kellee Wynne Conrad.  The DeColArt Show House experience is open to the public daily for six days, December 10 – 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the door, with all proceeds benefiting the Wellness House.  As a special event, tickets for a VIP Opening Cocktail Party are available for $100 s by registration; visit Wellness House website for details.  Click image for FB page.


MFA Member Maurice Margulies

Maurice is exhibiting in a Rockville Art League multimember exhibit at the U.S. District Courthouse in Greenbelt, Md (6500 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt, MD 20770). The exhibit runs from Nov 16th through Jan 25th.

Maurice Marseiles's "Bridge at Point of Rocks"
Maurice Marseiles’s “Bridge at Point of Rocks”

MFA Member Jayne Shatz

Jayne has an article on “Japanese Overglaze Enameled Porcelains” published through Ceramics: Art and Perception/TechnicalTo read it click here or see it in the November issue.

MFA Member Chris Kelsey

Chris has a painting called “Moon over Cambridge” in ACAAC exhibit Bright as Day Dark as Night at Anne Arundel Medical Center Clatanoff Pavilion. See it from Oct 10th through Feb 5th.

Chris Kelsey's "Moon over Cambridge"
Chris Kelsey’s “Moon over Cambridge”

MFA Member Patrice Drago

Patrice has a show coming up called Abstractions from Nature that runs from Nov 8th through Dec 30th at Baywoods of Annapolis.

MFA Member Richard Paul Weiblinger

Richard has several photographs in Never the Same at Harmony Hall Gallery (10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD). The show runs from Oct 26th through Dec 18th.

Piece by Richard Paul Weiblinger
Piece by Richard Paul Weiblinger

NEW: Richard also is pleased to announce that twelve of his photographs are included in Magical Realism at the Arts Barn Gallery (311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD). The show runs from Nov 20th through Dec 27th.

Piece by Richard Paul Weiblinger
Piece by Richard Paul Weiblinger

NEW NEW: On top of that, Richard also has been selected for a juried exhabition called Sacred Places at Kentlands Mansion Gallery from Nov 6th through Jan 3rd.

NEW NEW NEW: Gosh is Richard busy! He now has been selected for a national juried eshabition called Questioning Beauty by the Cade Art Gallery at AACC from Nov 18th through Dec16th

NEW NEW NEW NEW: He’s also been accepted into a juried exhibition called A Foot in the Door at Washington Artworks Gallery from Dec 4th through the 30th.

MFA Member Michael Hower

Michael has a show coming up called Legend at the Fitton Center (101 5 Monument Ave, Hamilton OH, 43011). The show runs from Nov 14th through Jan 8th.

MFA Member Anna Fine Foer

Anna has s newly open show titled With Silence Comes Peace with a few other local artists at Goucher College (Baltimore Beltway, I-695, to exit 27A. Make the first left onto campus). The show runs from Oct 27th through Dec 6th.

MFA Members Michelle Guillermin, Lisa Rath, Sheila Guevin, Maurice Margulies and Christopher Fowler

Michelle, Lisa, and Sheila are all exhibiting collections of their work at Artomatic 2015. The Artomatic exhibit has taken over the entire building at 8100 Corprate Drive, Hyattsville, MD, just a short walk from the New Carrollton metro station. Over 600 artists are participating, including visual, creative and performing art. The show runs from Oct 30th through Dec 12th. For more information, click here!

NEW: read the interview Fowler did for this show, click here!

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.

Appian Way Cobbles by Warren Kornberg
Appian Way Cobbles by Warren Kornberg


Artspace is looking for new exhibition suggestions

Artspace of Richmond, Virginia is now accepting proposals for their 2016 Exhibition Calendar! Click here to visit the artspace website. To submit an exhibition proposal, click here.

Have you ever wanted to see classic works of art come to life?

Every year, the Digital Public Library of America hosts the “GIF it up” challenge, daring digital artists to turn classic pieces of art and photography from their archives into GIFs. Click here to read about “GIF it up”!

Looking to brush up on your acrylics or watercolors?

Christine O’Neill will be hosting a workshop and a series of classes at the Chesapeake Fine Arts Studio. MFA Members will be given a 10% discount!

Acrylics Workshop

In this workshop, both traditional (thick, tube acrylics) and newer types of acrylics will be addressed (Golden fluid Acrylics). We will work on both canvas and watercolor paper.

This workshop will be 3 hrs. in the morning(9-12) devoted to demonstration and hands on work with tube acrylics and canvas. (lunch 12-1)

Afternoon 3 hrs. (1-4) working with both tube acrylics and Golden fluid acrylics on watercolor paper.

The use of acrylics as a water base medium will be discussed – how it can be used like oils and like watercolors. It’s a very forgiving medium to work with and can be combined with watercolors.

Come – enjoy a change of mediums – a cross over between watercolors and oils! 6 hrs, $90.00.

Friday, January 15th.

Also – A four week Watercolor course, where we will continue to pursue pure watercolors, watercolors and acrylics together, and acrylics alone. Both mediums can be used in this class if you like! 3 hrs. classes, $160 for 4 weeks from 1-4pm. Dates – Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 3 & 10

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