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MFA Member and former president Clarence Carvell

Clarence has a show up at the Quiet Waters Gallery (600 Quiet Waters Park Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403) along with William Collins. Their show is called Cuba… A New Beginning featuring 60+ images of people, places, performers, and politics in Cuba. The show opens April 5th and runs through May 21st.

MFA Member Lorraine Ellerson

Lorraine is displaying a show at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Martino Gallery second floor (801 Chase St, Annapolis, MD 21401) which solely features pieces inspired by the Chesapeake Bay. Check out the Maryland Hall website here for more information!

Piece by Lorraine Ellerson

MFA Member Richard Hall

Richard has had two pieces juried into the 2017 Juried Art Show at Adkins Arboretum (12610 Eveland Rd, Ridgely, MD 21660), one of which was given an honorable mention. This show runs through March 17th. For more information click here to go to the Arboretum website.

“Bitter Wind- Winter Shelter”

MFA Member April M Rimpo

April has a solo exhibition called Common Threads up at Touchstone Gallery (901 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001) from March 3rd through April 2nd. In this exhibition she explores repeated images from around the world, demonstrating what is common and yet different in near and far places. One of these threads looks at how places deal with volumes of traffic, while other threads look at architectural structures.

“Chinatown Gateway” by April M Rimpo


CALL FOR ENTRY: MAP’s 20th Annual Spring Benefit & Silent Auction

Maryland Art Place (MAP) invites all artists to submit to MAP’s 20th Annual Spring Benefit & Silent Auction, Out of Order (OOO). This iconic fundraiser, featuring over 250 artworks, music, drinks, and food will take place on Friday, April 7, 2017, at 7:00 PM.

One of the most celebrated annual events among the Baltimore arts community, Out of Order provides an opportunity for emerging artists and established professionals to hang their work in a salon-style exhibition while making meaningful connections with patrons at the event.The event will take place at 218 West Saratoga Street located in the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District in downtown Baltimore on Friday, April 7th, 2017, from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

For more information follow this link to MAP’s website. 


Department of Natural Resources Stamp Design Contest

Each year the Maryland Department of Natural Resources hosts the Maryland Black Bear Conservation (21st) and Migratory Game Bird (43rd) stamp design contests. These contests will take place April 28th at the Ocean City Convention Center. They are seeking artists to enter these contests. For more information about the contest and how to enter, follow this link to the Maryland Natural Resources Website.

8th Annual FOTA Art Scholarships

Friends of the Arts (FOTA), Annapolis, Maryland, is pleased to offer two scholarships of $2,500 each for the academic year 2017-2018 to art students permanently residing in Anne Arundel County. Qualified applicants must attend an accredited college.

Submit your application by Midnight April 28th, 2017.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the FOTA scholarship committee by e-mail and email for the full application.

CALL FOR ENTRY: Image and Imagination at the Mitchell Art Gallery

The Mitchell Gallery invites artists 18 and over, currently living or working in Anne Arundel County, to submit up to three (3) works of art for review. Entries must be original fine art in any media, including furniture, jewelry, and textiles, created within the last three years (2014 or later). The juror is Christopher With, Adult Educator from the National Gallery of Art (retired), and current President of the Washington Print Club. Artist online entry for submissions is open from January 18th through March 12th. Cash Awards total $1,000 and will be presented on May 23, 2017, in the categories of Best in Show, Best Two-Dimensional Work, and Best Three-Dimensional Work.

Click here to go to the Mitchell Art Gallery website, or email Hydee Schaller, Mitchell Gallery Director at or call 410-626-2556

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.

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