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MFA Member Richard Starr

Richard has a solo show at the Crofton Library during the month of April. The exhibition will feature his sculpture series from Alice in Wonderland.

MFA Member Carolyn Councell

Carolyn was recently named the Featured Aryist at Le Hatchery (125 Kemp Lane, Easton, MD  21601). The show runs from April 1st through the 28th.

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Piece by Carolyn Councell

MFA Member Alex Tolstoy

Alex has a solo show called “Watermarks” at the Alexandria Art League/Torpedo Factory. The show opens June 8th and runs through July 3rd with a reception on June 9th, 6:30PM to 8:00PM.

MFA Member Terry Peterson

Terry has a show coming up called Barnyard at the Garden Gallery, the Galleries at Quiet Park, Annapolis. It opens on April 6th with a reception on April 10th, 2:00PM to 4:00PM.

MFA Member Patrice Drago

Patrice is pleased to announce the launch of her new fine art fashion line with VIDA, an online fine art apparel and accessory shop.  Visit her page here to see what’s on sale.  Starting with a few fan favorites, she is working on creating a whole new series exclusively for this exciting design line.  Purchasers get a $25 Gift Card when Patrice reaches the next level in her line development.

Patrice also has an upcoming solo exhibit, “Forward Motion”, a collection of large abstract paintings by Patrice Drago, on view at Annapolis City Hall Gallery from April 1 to May 28. Join Patrice at the opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 11.

Patrice Drago, _Downtown_, acrylic, enamel & mixed media on canvas at Annapolis City Hall
“Downtown” acrylic, enamel, and mixed media on canvas.

MFA Member Anna Fine Foer

Anna would like to invite you all to an opening reception for a group exhibition she participated in called Nowhere Everywhere Now Here about Utopia and Dystopia at the Thompson Gallery, Cambridge School of Weston Mass. The show runs from April 1st through June 18th.

She would also like to announce her upcoming solo exhibition called Physiography: A Sense of Place at the Black Rock Art Center from April 1st through May 1st. There will be a reception with free hands-on collage activities on April 10th from 1:00PM to 4:00PM.

MFA Member Wil Scott

Wil’s piece “Jumbo” will hang in the Center For the Fine Arts Photography in Fort Collins, CO from June 17th through July 23rd.

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“Jumbo” by Will Scott

His piece “Midsummer Dream”, which was recently awarded an honorable mention the Art League of Alexandria, was juried into Water at the Southeast Center for Photography in Greenville, SC. That show runs from May 6th through the 31st.

“Naval Academy Bridge” will be shown in All That Art at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. The show runs from April 18th through the 29th.

MFA Member Alex Tolstoy

Alex was recently awarded an honorable mention from CHAL for her show Appetite for Art. The show runs from Mar 5th through April 15th at the CHAW gallery. She also received an honorable mention by the Art League of Alexandria for her artwork at the Torpedo Factory.

MFA Member Carol Donahue

Carol has been accepted int the River Gallery Annual Community Juried Art Show (1000 Main St, Galesville, MD 20765). The show runs from now till April 24th.

Piece by Carol Donahue
“Translation of Form and Concept” by Carol Donahue

MFA Members Carol Donahue and Gail Higginbotham 

Carol and Gail have a joint exhibition called Two Viewpoints at Gallery 333 (333 Dubois Rd, Annapolis.). The show runs from now till April 31st.

"Gathering" by Gail Higginbotham
“Gathering” by Gail Higginbotham

MFA Member Mary Ellen Geissenhainer

Mary’s colored pencil piece “First Field Trip” has been selected by juror Greg Mort for the Howard County Conservancy 2016 Art of Stewardship: Nature Through the Artist’s Eyes exhibition. The show runs from Mar 11th through April 8th (10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD 21163).

"FirstFieldTrip" by Mary Ellen Geissenhainer
“First Field Trip” by Mary Ellen Geissenhainer

Two of Mary’s pieces have also been juried into Art at the Mill in the historic Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood, VA (32 East Main Street, Berryville, Virginia  22611). The show opens April 23rd and runs through May 8th with a reception on May 1st, 4:00PM to 6:00PM.

"CharlesPretzels" by Mary Ellen Geissenhainer
“Charles Pretzels” by Mary Ellen Geissenhainer

MFA Member Desiree Scherini

Desiree has been juried into the Chadds Ford Historical Society plein air painting event. There will be a reception for the artwork on Apr 9th at the Sanderson Museum (1755 Creek Rd, Chadds Ford, PA)

MFA Member c. l. bigelow, Patrice Drago, Kate Osmond, and Anne Chamberlain

All of these members are featured in a Maryland Hall Artists in Residence Program exhibition from Mar 3rd through Apr 9th in the Martino Gallery. The show features a variety of media such as painting, ceramics, and sculpture.

MFA Member Terry Coker Peterson

Terry will be on of the guest artists featured in the 2016 Guest Artists Show at Main Street Gallery (216 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401). The show runs from Mar 9th through Apr 3rd with an opening reception om Mar 12th from 5:00PM – 7:30PM.

MFA Member Gail Sims

Gail’s piece, the “San Juan River”, has been accepted into Water is Life- Clean Water and its Impact on the Lives of Women and Girls Around the World, which opens in March at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. This show will travel next to the US Embassy in Rome, Italy in October, and then on to the New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts in Feb, 2017.

MFA Member Stanley Wenocur

Stanley will be exhibiting his work in the main gallery of the Delaplaine Visual Arts and Education Center (40 S Carroll St, Frederick, MD 21701) from Apr 2nd to May 1st.

" blood and snow" by Stan Wenocur
“Blood and Snow, 1941” by Stanley Wenocur. Mixed media on canvas. 

MFA Member Michael Hower

Michael has a solo show coming up called Foundations at WITF (4801 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111) from Mar 1st through Apr 14th. Join him on Mar 9th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM for an opening reception in the Atrium Gallery

MFA Member Elaine Weiner-Reed

Elaine’s painting “Joined at the Heart” was selected as a winner in ArtQuench Gallery’s Best International Creatives 2016 competition. Look for it to be published online in early March at artquenchgallery.com.

"Joined at the Heart" by Elaine Weiner-Reed
“Joined at the Heart” acrylic, enamel, and mixed media on canvas.

Save the date for her solo show, Revealing Layers, opening reception on May 14th at the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House in Columbia, MD.

Elaine will be holding a three in one event, “Revealing Layers” solo exhibition, gallery talk, and “Every Painting is a Song” Competition Launch in May 2016. Opening reception is Saturday May 14 from 2-4pm at the Bernice Kish Gallery, Slayton House, Columbia.

MFA Member Linda Agar-Hendrix

Linda has a show coming up featuring art about the people she encountered on a recent trip to Bhutan and North India at the Expanding Heart Center (208 West Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701).  The show starts Mar 9th and goes through May 3rd.

Piece by Linda Agar-Hendrix
Piece by Linda Agar-Hendrix

MFA Members c.l. bigelow and Patrice Drago

bigelow and Patrice are both participating in Maryland Hall’s Spring AIR, a group exhibition showcasing six of Maryland Hall’s Artists In Residence in a variety a media such as painting, ceramics, and sculpture. The show starts Mar 8th and goes till Apr 9th in the Martino and Openshaw galleries.

MFA Member Rebecca Myers

Rebecca has an exhibit now up at the Wiedner University Commonwealth Law School (3800 Vartan Way, Harrisburg, PA 17110) sponsored by the Art Association of Harrisburg. The exhibit runs through May 31st.

"Translation" by Rebecca Myers
“Translation” by Rebecca Myers. Mixed media encaustic.

MFA Member Richard Niewerth

Richard recently did an interview with the Severna Park Voice about how art and humans interact and effect one another. Check out the article here!

He also has a solo exhibition at the Arundel Center that runs through Apr 15th sponsored by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. In addition, he was also juried into the Spring Colors exhibition sponsored by ACAAC. The show hangs in the Anne Arundel Medical Center through Jun 10th.

MFA Member Richard Paul Weiblinger

Richard’s piece “Lotus Glowing” has been selected for an exhibition at the Columbia Art Center Gallery titled Blossums of Hope 2016: Moving Forward. The show runs from April 8th through May 1st.

Richard’s piece “Red Cabanas” has been selected for”Red” at the A. Smith Gallery (103 N Nugent Ave, Johnson City, TX). View it from now till May 15th.

"Red Cabanas" by Richard Paul Weiblinger
“Red Cabanas” by Richard Paul Weiblinger 

Richard has just been awarded second place in LAG’s 47th Annual Juried exhibition at the Montipelier Arts Center. The show runs from now till May 15th.

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ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES

Andree Tullier Pastel Portrait Workshop

MFA Member Andree Tullier is teaching a pastel workshop at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in April. It is titled “Child’s Pastel Portrait Workshop” and will run on April 2 and 9 (Saturdays) from 9:30am-12:30pm. See details here.

Studio Space For Rent!

Chuck Walsh is renting out the space that used to house Ant Farm at 47 Spa Road, Annapolis MD in the Annapolis Arts District. Its a 1427 sq. ft space that can be shared by two or three tenants. For more information, read Chucks Craigslist ad here!

Photoshop Workshops

There are two Photoshop workshops, one for beginners and another for people to sharpen their skills, both at Anne Arundel Community College.

The beginner class teaches all the basics of modifying images, from retouching to color corrections. The three sessions start April 9th and run through the 23rd, from 8:30AM to 12:45PM.

The level 2 class teaches more advanced students how to accomplish master image effects, including faded textures and illuminations, and how to manage work more efficiently. Prerequisite of CTT 338 Adobe Photoshop-Level 1. There will be three sessions starting Apr 30th and run through May 14th, all start at 8:30AM – 12:45PM on the AACC main campus.

Figure Sculpture Co-op at MD Hall

Whether you are interested in traditional or abstract figurative sculpture, join the Figure Sculpture Co-op.  The Co-op provides members with an opportunity to work in a relaxed and collegial environment with a professional figure model using the sculptures medium of choice.

Models return to their pose for three to five weeks allowing artists to progress towards completion of a single piece or to work on several maquettes. Attendees work with their own materials and tools. No critique or instruction is provided. New to sculpture, returning after a long break, or a working artist; all levels are welcome.

A $10 model fee is collected at each three-hour session.  Sign up for the Co-op through the Maryland Hall website www.marylandhall.org or in the office on the second floor.  For more information, please contact Susan Jurow at susanjurow@verizon.net
January 1 – June 30, 2016
Thursdays, 12:00 – 3:30
Room 116 Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Are you an MFA artist member? Promote yourself! 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: membernews@mdfedart.org

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