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MFA Member Gail Sims

Gail has a show coming up with four other artists called The Elements in Fiber & Poetry at The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles (520 So. First Street, San Jose, CA) from Jan 8th through Feb 28th with an opening reception on Jan 10th, 1:00 to 3:00PM. There will also be a poetry reading and second reception on Feb 7th, 2:00 to 4:00PM.

Water Frog Clan by Gail Sims
“Water Frog Clan” by Gail Sims

MFA Member Wil Scott

Will has a bundle of shows coming up that he wants to share with you!

Light and Shadow, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, Dec. 17, 2015 – Jan. 12, 2016, “Trapped,” 2014

Skyward: The World Above Us, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 12, 2015 – Jan. 15, 2016, “Storm on the Plains,” 2015

Gathering, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX,  Jan. 8 – Feb. 14, 2016, “5 Lamps, 5 Windows,” 2015

5 Lamps, 5 Windows by Wil Scott
“5 Lamps, 5 Windows” by Wil Scott

MFA Member Jim Jones

Jim has a show with Teresa Caravagno coming up called Concerning the Messenger at the Engine Room Art Space (36 N Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD). The exhibition runs from Jan 7th through Feb 3rd with a opening reception on Jan 7th from 5:00PM – 8:00PM.

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.


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.

"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.

Fowler Christopher After the Rain

Chris Fowler, “After the Rain”

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 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: 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: 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 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


Annapolis Arts Alliance Needs You for a Mentoring Program

Who: Novice Artists and Experienced Artists. Open to all of the arts, music, poetry, painting, photography, etc. Novice artists should have rudimentary experience and be willing to publically display and sell their art. Experienced artists should be willing to volunteer their knowledge.

What: This year-long program pairs novice artists with experienced artists for six sessions of art enrichment. The program culminates in a public showing and/or performance. The art created will be available for sale.

When: The 2016 program will take place during three different seasons. There will be two sessions each season when each artist pair works together, each creating their own piece.

Where: All sessions and the public show will take place at Quiet Waters Park. All Artists will find inspiration from a common, seasonal spot within the park. Rain date will be the following week.

Winter: Ice Rink, March 5: 9 am – noon, March 12: 10 am – 11 am

Spring: Music Pavilion Meadow, June 4: 10 am – noon, June 18: 10 am – 11 am

Summer: Harness Creek, August 27: 10 am – noon, Sept.10: 10 am – 11 am

Public Show: October 19 – November 13, 2016, Reception Oct. 23 afternoon

Cost: Artists are expected to prepare their art for public viewing/performance and bring food and/or supplies to the opening reception. There may be a small fee to cover the costs of the final show.

Artists are expected to use their own art supplies. Any park entrance fees will apply. How: If interested, please email for a reservation form.

AAA membership is required.

Bethesda Painting Awards DEADLINE Feb 19th

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites eligible artists to enter theBethesda Painting Awards. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. The selected artwork will be on exhibit in June 2016 at Gallery B in downtown Bethesda, MD.

Apply online here or learn more here!

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

The Bethesda Fine Arts Festival features 130 booth spaces. All original fine art and fine craft is eligible to apply. All work must be created by the artist; no manufactured or mass produced work is eligible. All artists must provide their own white tents and weights.

Booth Fees:

Standard 10 x 10 ………. $425
Deluxe 10 x 20 ………….. $850
Application Fee ………….$35

Online Application: Click Here!
Create an account and user login. Upload images and pay $35 entry fee using major credit card.More info here!

Bethesda Film Fest

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is accepting submissions for the fourth annual Bethesda Film Fest, scheduled for Mar 18th -19th, 2016.

Selected filmmakers will be invited to show their documentary at the formal screening and receive a $500 honorarium. Filmmakers in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. are eligible to submit a short documentary film, 5-30 minutes in length. All topics are eligible and films must have been completed in the last two years. Young filmmakers, under 18 years of age, are also eligible to apply.

Fore more information or to enter, click here!

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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