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MFA Member Sheryl Southwick

Sheryl Southwick has two collages in the juried exhibition “Putting it Together” at Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO. The show runs from August 12th to September 23rd.

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Piece by Sheryl Southwick

MFA Member Kate Norris

Kate is in a group show called “Rule Breakers” at MAXgallery in Baltimore, MD. The show ends August 27th. See the gallery link for more information.

MFA Members Sheryl Southwick and Cindy Winnick

Sheryl and Cindy have prints in an exhibition with the Maryland Printmakers at A.M. Gravely Gallery, St. Michaels, MD.  The show runs from August 5 to September 25 with an opening reception on August 13 from 5:00 to 7:00PM.

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“Musical Samurai” by Cindy Winnick

MFA Member Stephen Borko

Stephen had one of his photos juried into “Art as Politics” at Touchstone Gallery in DC. The show runs from August 5th through the 25th.

MFA Member Richard Paul Weiblinger

Richard has three photos in an exhibition with the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, Delaware. The show runs from June 3rd through Sep 25th.

“Convoy” by Richard Paul Weiblinger

Richard had a photo selected for an exhibit at Hill Center Gallery in DC. The show started June 29th and runs through Oct 2nd.

He has also been selected for an exhibition at the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, Delaware which started June 3rd and ends on Sep 25th.

Richard’s piece “Spiral Tower” was recently selected for a juried exhibition at The Foundry Gallery in DC from august 3rd through the 28th.

MFA Member Desiree Scherini

Desiree’s oil paintings “Red Onion and Green” and “Lemon Yellow and Blue” are apart of the Art Alliances current exhibit at 49 West Coffeehouse and Wine Bar/Gallery for an art exhibit from August 7th through the 31st.

MFA Member Mary Ellen Geissenhainer

Mary will be demonstrating Colored Pencil tools and techniques with several artist members of The Colored Pencil Society of America ( at Maryland Hall in conjunction with their exhibition A Walk in the Park.  They will be in the Martino Gallery on Friday, August 19, 2016 from 5:30-6:30. Please come by to color and chat!

MFA Member Cam Miller

Cam will be giving the keynote address at the Art in Nature Photo Festival in conjunction with the opening reception of her Living Landscapes show on August 12 at the Ward Museum in Salisbury, Maryland. As the grand champion winner in last year’s festival, Cam was invited to show 25 pieces of landscape photography in the Welcome Gallery, as well as present her topic entitled, “How I Fell in Love with Maryland:  18 Months of Daily Photo Walking,” at the 2016 festival, August 12 – August 14.  For more information, visit

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“Keyhole Rock” by Cam Miller

MFA Member Richard Hall

Richard recently had his piece “Taos Ally Abstract” juried into the 2016 Gala Show and Auction at the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House. The juror is Michael Grauer, curator of Art for the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum. The show will run from later July through August and will culminate in a gala reception and auction on August 27.

The image was taken in July 2014 while wandering around Taos backstreets and alleys….
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“Taos Alley Abstract” by Richard Hall

MFA Member Wil Scott

Wil has been juried into several new shows including Contrast at PH21 Gallery in Budapest, which runs till Aug 23, and ARTifact at Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction Vermont, which runs till Aug 14th.

Wil has also been apart of the 2016 Hill Center Regional Juried Exhibition at the Hill Center in DC. That show started June 29th and runs till Oct 2nd. Check out his pieces “New England Geometry” (2015) and “After the Storm” (2016).

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“Desert Towers at Sunset” by Wil Scott

MFA Member Jan Kirsh

Jan’s solo exhibit Ripe! Fruit and Vegetable Perspectives will feature a hand-picked sculpture selection that captures the breadth of Krish’s work and the freedom afforded by digital technology in the creation of scalable art in various shapes, sizes and materials. The show runs from Sept 10th through Oct 29th at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts (801 Chase St, Annapolis, MD 21401) with a public opening reception on Sept 15th from 5:30 to 7:00PM.

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“Pomegranate Halves” by Jan Kirsh

Several of her fruit and vegetable sculptures have been chosen for a yearlong public display for the Howard CountyArt Council’s ARTsites exhibition. From Aug 1st 2016 through July 31st 2017, her “Pear” will sit in the Howard County gov’s George Howard Building (3430 Court House Dr #100, Ellicott City, MD 21043) and “Patricias Carrots” will be displayed in front of the Howard County Tourism’s Welcome Center (8267 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043).

“Onion” by Jan Kirsh

MFA Member Alison Menken

Alison has a show up at Still Life Gallery (8173 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043) from. The plein air show she has will be open till September 17th.

MFA Member Mary Ellen Geissenhainer

Mary’s colored pencil piece “Making a Move on the Utz Girl” has been juried into the Colored Pencil Society of America 24th Annual International Exhibition at the American Art Company (1126 Broadway Plaza, Takoma, Washington). The show starts June 25th and runs through August 13th.

“Making a Move on the Utz Girl” by Mary Ellen Geissenhainer

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 (11810 Parklawn Dr #210, Rockville, MD 20852) through Aug 25th to see it.


Sculpture Class at SJC

D.H. Banker is teaching a figure sculpture class in clay at St. John’s College.

Clay is one of the most versatile and enjoyable sculptural mediums available today. There is a primal satisfaction in creating a unique mark in mud and firing it for permanence. Having worked in many media, this sculptor returns repeatedly to the immediacy of clay. Whether for use as a model, or a finished work of art, the possibilities in clay are infinite and limited only by our imagination. In this class, we will work from a live figure model. There will be several warm up exercises before we settle into a longer, several-week pose. The instructor will discuss and demonstrate the use of abstraction as well as different principles of sculpture in relation to rendering the model in clay. Participants may also join this class and work independently in clay on a different subject under the instructor’s guidance.

Interested? Click here for more information and to sign up!

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Public Art at University of MD Baltimore

The Maryland State Arts Council and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) are now accepting applications for the Health Sciences Facility III public art project. Artists residing in the United States are eligible to apply. The artwork will be a three-dimensional sculpture sited on the exterior public plaza of the Health Sciences Facility III on the downtown UMB campus, located adjacent to the schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy. Project completion date: September 2017. Up to four semi-finalist artists or artist teams will be selected for proposal development and receive a $2000 honorarium. One artist or artist team will be selected.
Total project budget: $400,000Request for Qualifications deadline: Wednesday, September 14, 2016, NOON EDT. For project guidelines and application instructions click here. To apply online: CaFÉ,
For project questions: Liesel Fenner, Public Art Program Director, Maryland State Arts Council, Technical questions related to CaFÉ: or


BWI Marshall Airport announces an art competition for exhibits in the new D/E Connector at BWI Marshall Airport. Click here for more information to begin the submittal process.

Residency Program Digital Approaches: Sculpture, Fiber Art, Painting & New Media

Digital Fabrication Residency program residents learn and gain hands-on experience with laser cutting, CNC routing, FDM 3D printing, digital embroidery, 2D plotting and 3D scanning. Applications for the 3 Day Onsite Residency Program must include a project proposal that outlines what the resident plans to work on while onsite. Residents are responsible for arranging their own accommodations, travel expenses, meals and if projects require materials outside of those provided.

Twoonline planning meetings prior to residency for file preparation and project ideation. This is a highly individualized opportunity to develop and work through ideas on the machines and utilizing a private studio. There are basic materials supplied and residents can send materials ahead of onsite visit. See website for residency participation details. No application fee.

Currently Accepting Applications for Late Summer, Fall & Winter 2016

Deadline: September 1, 2016


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