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MFA Member Ron Colbroth 

One of Ron’s pieces just won second place overall in the People’s Choice category in the prestigious Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition. Congratulations Ron!

Piece by Ron Colbroth

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.

“Jumbo” by Will Scott

Wil recently received a honorable mention for his piece Tendrils in an Open Member’s Show with the Art League of Alexandria. The show runs from May 4rd through June 5th.

He has also been accepted into the show Construct: Art in Architecture at the Darkroom Gallery (Essexs Junction, VT) See his piece Desert Towers at Sunset form May 26th through June 19th.

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Tendrils by Wil Scott

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.

Wow is Richard busy! He now has eleven of his photographs up in a solo exhibition called Unique Visions at the Weinberg Center for the Arts (Frederick, MD). The show runs from now till June 30th.

NEW: Gosh, Richard. He had two photos selected for a National Juried Invitational Exhibition at the Delplaine Visual Arts Center (40 South Carroll St., Fredrick, MD). The show begins May 7th and runs through June 19th.

MFA Member Desiree Scherini

Desiree is now represented at Whitehall Gallery (57 West St., Annapolis MD 21401). She has several pieces up as well as note cards and prints.

She also has three paintings in the Anne Arundel Arts Councils juried exhibit Cities of the World at the BWI airport between concourses C and D by the Jet Blue check in counter.

Desiree is taking part in a plein air exhibition at Ken Karlic’s new gallery (102 Main Street, Bel Air MD, 21014). The show will be on display from May 6th through June 30th with a reception on May 6th from 5:00PM to 8:30PM.

Last, Desiree has a weekend workshop for plein air landscape coming up. The emphasis will be on capturing color, light, and atmosphere in the outdoors. This will be appropriate for both beginners and experienced painters, and all mediums are welcome.

MFA Members c. l. bigelow and Kass McGowan

Kass and bigelow are joining up for a new exhibit called bale of straw, a carte blanche exhibition at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center (40 South Carroll St., Fredrick MD, 21701). The show wont go up till June so stay tuned for more!

MFA Member Joan Machnickick

Joan is participating in an invitational exhibit of artist’s  books at the Washington Printmakers Gallery (1641 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington DC 20007). The exhibition runs through May 28th with a reception on May 7th from 3:00PM to 5:00PM. her two books included in the show are Guest Lecture with poetry by Ebby Malmgren and Winterjourney.

MFA Member Teresa Jarzynski

Theresa’s first solo exhibit is coming up called HEAD IN THE CLOUDS: The Landscape of my Imagination. Stop by the The Artists and Makers Studio in Rockville, MD for an opening reception on August 5th or any time after through the 25th.

MFA Member Sharon Kelly

Sharon has a show coming up called Blue Minds at the Wall Space Gallery in Ottawa, Ontario (358 Richmond Road). The theme reflects the the Blue Mind theory that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you a healthier and happier person. The show runs from April 7th through the 30th. For more information about her works, click here to check out Sharon’s website.

MFA Member Elaine Weiner-Reed

New: Elaine is happy to announce her painting “An Intimate Betrayal” has been selected by international artist and educator Stephen Quiller for the International Society of Acrylic Painter’s 7th Annual Open Online Exhibition. It will remain on the ISAP archives and published on their website. Congrats Elaine!

Elaine’s painting “Joined at the Heart” was selected as a winner in ArtQuench Gallery’s Best International Creatives 2016 competition. Look for it at

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

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

MFA Member Carol Carpenter

Carol has a show coming up in NYC called Dynamic Visions, featuring her work in oil and acrylic. The show runs from July 8th through the 28th with a reception on the 14th, 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Agora Gallery (530 West 25th Street, New York, NY). Click here to see the gallery ahead of time or here to see Carol’s other work!

MFA Member Kellee Wynne Conrad

Kellee has a show up now called Unframed at West Annapolis Artworks (4 Annapolis St. Annapolis, MD 21409). The show runs till May 31st.

MFA Member Joan Owings

Joan was recently juried into the 13th annual all-member art show called All Together Art at Falls Church Art. The show runs from now till May 8th.

“Fredrick Douglass” by Joan Owings

MFA Member Carolyn Councell

Carolyn was recently named the Featured Artist 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 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 on view at Annapolis City Hall Gallery from April 1st to May 28th.

Patrice Drago, _Downtown_, acrylic, enamel & mixed media on canvas at Annapolis City Hall
“Downtown” by Patrice Drago. 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 solo exhibition called Physiography: A Sense of Place at the Black Rock Art Center from April 1st through May 1st.


MFA Member Mary Ellen Geissenhainer

Two of Mary’s pieces have 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 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 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 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!

In addition, Richard was juried into the Spring Colors exhibition sponsored by ACAAC. The show hangs in the Anne Arundel Medical Center through Jun 10th.


Call to Graphic Artists

The Annapolis Arts District wants a new logo! One artist will be selected and will receive $1,000. Email the MFA for the downloadable PDF to apply before May 16th.

Maryland State Arts Council Offers Public Art Workshop

Art in Public Space, a workshop sponsored by MSAC, will be offered on June 10th from 1:00PM to 5:00PM at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson (3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore MD). This is a FREE workshop for artists who are interested in learning how to apply for public art commissions.

Art in Public Space will focus on how to find project opportunities, types of public art projects – temporary and permanent, Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposals (RFP), the application process, developing a proposal, the artist selection process and fabrication. While the emphasis will be on percent-for-art programs, other models will be discussed.

The workshop is free, but registration is required.

For more information about MSAC Public Art Program, contact Liesel Fenner, program director at 410-767-6544 or Feel free to forward this information.

DC Artsist: Mixed Media Workshop with Nancy Barch

The purpose of this workshop is to expand your creative vocabulary. The techniques, materials, and methods that an artists has to decipher can feel overwhelming at times, leaving them in their comfort zones instead of experimenting. Join Nancy Barch in exploring new techniques with aqueous mediums. Play with the abstraction of known imagers, such as still life and figurines, or follow your paved artistic path and allow Nancy to enhance what you already do. Sign up here!

DC Artists: All on the Wall Exhibition

With the goal of displaying as many local artists as possible, All on the Wall has an open call for work with guaranteed acceptance into the show. This exhibition will not only highlight local artists but also serve as a fantastic networking opportunity to meet other artists and those who follow their work. While acceptance is guaranteed, there is a limited amount of space so sign up here quick!

Seeking Artists to Staff a Craft Table

The Cornell Club of MD, Alumni chapter, is seeking artists to run a children’s art activity for a craft table at their next event in June. Approximately 20-30 children in attendance will be ages 5-12. The event is the Mid-Atlantic Crab Feast and will be held June 26th in Centerville, MD from 1-4pm. Contact Molly Berger at if you are interested.

Photoshop Workshops

There’s a photoshop class coming up for people to sharpen their skills at editing at Anne Arundel Community College.

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 or in the office on the second floor.  For more information, please contact Susan Jurow at
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:


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