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MFA Member Margie Boynton

Margie, as well as some other local artists, has a Holiday Artists Open House coming up on November 20th, 1:00-4:00PM at 1701 Marshall Ct. Annapolis MD, 21401).

MFA Member Ric Conn

Congratulations to Ric who is now represented by Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art Gallery in Chelsea New York (531 W. 25th St.).

MFA Member Wil Scott

Wil’s photo, “TJ’s Lunch Counter at Night”, has been juried into Small Towns and Rural Places at the 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles. The show runs from October 22nd through November 19th.

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“TJ’s Lunch Counter at Night” by Wil Scott
NEW: Wil has two works in the National Juried Photography Show at the Delaplaine Arts Center in Frederick, MD.  The show runs from November 5th-27th.  His works accepted are “Flow” and “Mannequins”.
NEW: He also has four works in the Fall on the Chesapeake show at the offices of What’s Up Magazine.  The show runs from November 10th, 2016 – May 2017.  His works are “At Anchor,” “Let’s Ride,” “End of Summer,” and “Autumn Reign”.
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“End of Summer” by Wil Scott

MFA Member Richard Paul Weiblinger

Richard has had a piece selected for the Art Maryland 2016 biennial juried exhibition at the HCAC Gallery (8510 High Ridge Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043). The show runs from now till December 9th.

Richard has had a piece selected for “Autumn Glory” at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn (311 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878). The show runs till November 14th.

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Piece by Richard Paul Weiblinger

MFA Member Lee Goodwin

Lee is pleased to announce that his photograph, “Great Frederick Fair, September Evening”, was chosen to be included in the National Juried Photography Exhibit at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. The exhibit will run from November 5th–27th. For more information about Delaplaine, including hours and location, click here!

“Great Fredrick Fair, September Evening” by Lee Goodwin

Several of his photographs are also included in Chesapeake Bay – Endangered Landscape, a group photography exhibit at the Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park, MD running from November 1st through November 30th (opening reception: Friday, November 11, 6-8 pm).

20 of his photographs from his Endangered Landscape series are on permanent display in the Maryland House of Delegates Office Building in Annapolis, MD, in the Environment and Transportation Committee Hearing Room, and in the offices and conference rooms of the Appropriations Committee.  The public can access these rooms during normal business hours when the rooms are not otherwise in use. These photographs can be seen here:

MFA Members Janet Ewing, Anne Sieling, and Robert Caffrey

Janet, Anne, and Robert would like to announce their joint exhibit titled Joy of Painting at Gallery 333. The show runs from November 3rd through December 28thThere will be a meet the artist event from 12:30 – 1:30PM on November 20th.  This is an excellent opportunity to meet, and engage in artistic query with the artists!

Gallery 333 is located inside the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis (333 Dubois Rd, Annapolis, Md. 21401).  Self tour hours are between 9AM and 3PM Monday-Thursday.

MFA Member Maurice Margulies

Maurice is exhibiting paintings at Artomatic (12435 Park Potomac Avenue, Potomac, MD 20854 floor 5-111). The exhibit runs from November 3rd to December 9th. Hours are Thursdays noon to 10PM, Fridays and Saturdays noon to Midnight, Sundays noon to 6 PM.

MFA Member Cynthia Angeles

Cynthia has been designing for ShopVida for over a year now and she would like to share her creations with you. All clothing is based on art that she’s created. To see her store, click here!

MFA Member Elizabeth Burin

Elizabeth has a new show coming up called Near and Far at the Bismark/Wilson Gallery (1760 Bank Street | Baltimore, MD 21231), viewing hours by appointment. The show opens November 13th and runs though January 6th with a opening reception on Sunday November 13th from 1:00-4:00PM. There will also be a closing reception on January 8th from 1:00-4:00PM.

MFA Member Jayne Shatz

Jayne was recently involved in an exciting project with the Union College creating historical pots from ancient clay. Check out her story!

“Recently I created some work for Union College, Schenectady, NY on a joint project with Professor Kurt Hollocher, Professor Emeritus Carl George, and myself. They had excavated clay that was credited to be over 10,000 years old, which they requested I create ceramic works that represented the type of work that would have been produced in New York during that glacial period.

I created four pieces of work. One piece was a sculpture representing the Venus Figurine from Dolni Vestonice, now the Czech Republic, which actually dated 27,000 years ago, produced in the first discovered kiln site known to humankind. I chose to start with this ceremonial piece as it represented artwork that could have been made in any prehistoric society. I then produced two small pinch pots, the first kind of bowls made by human hands, and then one coil pot, representing pottery that was made for storing foodstuffs and later on, cooking. Along with the artwork, I contributed historical documentation referring to these pieces of clay.

The project was exciting for me, drawing upon historical, artistic and scholarly research elements of my work. I don’t often get to present research documentation along with artistic work.  The exhibit is on permanent display on the third floor of the Olin Building, Union College, Union Street, Schenectady, NY, 12308-3107.


MFA Member Lynn Mehta

Lynn has a new show at the R.H. Ballard Gallery (307 Main St. Washington, VA). The show opens October 22nd and runs through November 13th.

“Maine Rocks” by Lynn Mehta

MFA Member Joe Dickey

Joe is having a show of his new work at the Watergate Gallery (2552 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037) beginning on 22 October and running through November 26th.

“The Epistemology of Silence” by Joe Dickey

MFA Member Deborah Kommalan

MFA member Deborah Kommalan had a painting from her Kinetic Series selected by BWI Airport for display in one of the corridors.

There will be four consecutive shows of seven artists’ work; each show will hang for six months. The installation will be in place for a total of two years.

“Pens and Pencils” by Deborah Kommalan

MFA Member Joan Owings

Joan had several paintings juried into the latest Falls Church Arts show titled All About Me, accompanied by descriptive paragraphs.  The show will be up through November 13 at Falls Church ArtSpace Gallery (410 South Maple Avenue, Falls Church, Virginia).

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Piece by Joan Owings

MFA Member Stan Wenocur

Stan would like to invite you all to his upcoming exhibit at the Rouse Foundation Gallery at Howard Community College (10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044). The title of the exhibit is FABRICATIONS AND REALITIES. The  installation deals with the dehumanization of refugees.

“In almost all of my art work, I am interested in the physical sensation of touch through texture, as well as touching the viewer emotionally.  And touching is the core concept of the installation. So, with the installation and related art work, it seems to me that the dehumanization of refugees is a process that happens over time and goes through several stages.  Essentially it starts with ORDINARY PEOPLE who, through war, persecution,or natural disaster, become DISPLACED PERSONS, who are then forced to become REFUGEES. With time, and especially if the numbers are large, refugees become ALIENS or ‘THE OTHER’, and finally they become UNTOUCHABLE.”

For the most up to date information, look up the website of the United Nationms High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR),

The show runs from October 23rd to November 20th.

Piece by Stan Wenocur 

MFA Member Diane Blackwell

Diane Blackwell has been accepted into the Photo ’16 national exhibition at Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA. The juror, Sam Abell, National Geographic documentary photographer, selected 33 works for Photo ’16. These works will be on display from October 18 – November 17, 2016.

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“My Shining Light” by Diane Blackwell

MFA Member April M Rimpo

April has a solo exhibit called Contemporary Landscapes at the Columbia Art Center (6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD 21045 ) from November 10th through December 4th. Come see her bold acrylics and watercolors as she explores places near and far.

Also, April will be teaching her one-day workshop “Art of Business for Artists” on  November 13th, 10:00AM at the Columbia Art Center – Call to Register 410-730-0075.


Baker Artist Portfolios 2016/2017 Info Sessions

The Baker Artist Portfolios ( were created to support artists and promote Greater Baltimore as a strong creative community. The online portfolios are open to artists working in all disciplines who live and work in Baltimore City and its five surrounding counties. The portfolios expose area artists’ work to regional, national and international audiences. The site has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of art lovers, critics, gallery owners, academics, and leaders in creative business in nearly every country around the globe. The program serves artists of all disciplines. Artists who create a Baker Artist Portfolio are automatically eligible for one of six Baker Artist Awards, which include significant monetary prizes, an exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art as well as a feature on Maryland Public Televisions Artworks. These prizes will be awarded to an artists who exemplify a mastery of craft, commitment to excellence, and a unique and compelling vision.The portfolios and associated awards were established by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund ( and are a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (

Join us for an upcoming info session to learn about our BRAND NEW WEBSITE (, and learn how past Baker Artist Awardees approached creating their portfolio!

Capital Hill Art League Call for Entree

Capitol Hill Art League presents it’s 6th Annual Metro DC Open Juried Call with Vessels. The juror this year is Chris Cooley. The deadline to apply for the show is December 18thMore information on our website

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Homeport Arts Group Fall Open House Party & Art Show

Homeports annual fall open house is coming up on Sunday, November 13th from 2:30-6:30PM (409 Washington St, Annapolis MD 21403). For more information, email Deb Schwab at

Image & Imagination: Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition 2017

The Mitchell Gallery is pleased to present this juried, multi-media biennial exhibition of artists who live or work in Anne Arundel County. Works created in diverse media within the last two years will be on display and features both two-and three-dimensional artwork. Christopher With, educator (retired) National Gallery of Art and current president of The Washington Print Club, is the exhibition juror. Cash prizes for Best in Show, Best Two-Dimensional and Best Three-Dimensional. For information, go to

March 15 Artist Entry Deadline.

May 23 Artists Reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

Homeport Arts Group Fall Open House and Art Show

Save the date for the Homeport Arts Groups fall open house. Join them on November 13th from 2:30 t0 6:30 for a party (409 Washington St., Annapolis MD).

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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