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MFA Member and Paint Annapolis 2017 Artist Ken Karlic, Stewart White

Ken and Stewart are both a part of “The Landscape Show” now open at Y:ART in Baltimore (3402 Gough St, Baltimore, MD 21224). The show runs through May 6th and features the art of two upcoming Paint Annapolis juried artists.

The Landscape Show showcases the peacefully captivating work of five accomplished artists; all of whom finding joy in one of history’s oldest art forms. From nature to cityscape, watercolor to oil, traditional to contemporary, all of the artists distinctly exhibit their expertise. Collectively, the group forms a notable body of work that is sure to provide a fresh and unique perspective on the traditional art of landscape painting.

“INDUSTRIAL” by Ken Kalic

MFA Member Jayne Shatz

Jayne is pleased to announce that applications for her July workshop, “The Slab Machine & The Extruder: Hand Built Pottery Two Ways”, are now open!

This workshop focuses on hand built pottery made with two different studio machines- the slab roller and the extruder. In the morning, you will learn to use the slab rolling machine and molds. In the afternoon, you’ll work with the extruder to create free-form hand built pottery. Participants will practice using these machines for proper clay manipulation.

You can go to her website for more information and to register, or email her for info at

MFA Member Wil Scott

Wil was featured in What’s Up as a part of a collection called “East of the Bay Bridge” which runs from March through June.

He was also juried into the Allegany National Photography Competition at the Allegany Arts Council (9 N Centre St, Cumberland, MD 21502). The show was juried by Shannon Thomas Perch, Curator of PhotographicHistory, Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

He’s also a part of the exhibit “Americana” at the Pennsylvania Center for Photography, (181 E Court St, Doylestown, PA 18901). The show runs from March 24 through April 9 and was juried by Stephanie Lisle.

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“Weir Nets” by Wil Scott

MFA Member Lee Goodwin

Photos from Lee’s Endangered Landscape series will be featured in a solo exhibit at Quiet Waters Park from April 5th through May 21st. You can see a virtual gallery of the photos in the exhibit here on Lee’s website!

“The Chesapeake bay is on the front line of climate change. The combination of rising sea levels and subsiding land means that the landscape we see today may not be there for out children… This exhibit features fine art landscape photographs of the places where land and water meet in this most vulnerable environment in an effort to show what we stand to lose if we do not work harder to address climate change.”

Also, photos from his Endangered Landscape series are now 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. Bring a government issued ID to see them!

Piece by Lee Goodwin

Lee also is a part of the Chestertown River Arts, Chestertown, Md., Art of Stewardship multimedia group exhibit, which runs from April 7th through the 26th.

MFA Member Richard Paul Weiblinger

Richard had three images selected for the Arte Di Primavera juried exhibition at The Arts Barn Gallery (311 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878) which goes through May 1st.

Richard has his photograph selected for the Allegany National Photography Exhibition, which runs from April 7th through the 29th. There will also be a recpetion on April 8th with light food and drink.

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Piece by Richard Paul Wiblinger

MFA Member Maurice Margulies

Maurice has an exhibition of paintings and etchings up now at the Glenview Mansion (room 6) at the Rockville Civic Center (603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851). The show runs from now through May 11th.

MFA Member Jack Knight

Jack is being featured in a new book titled “Delmarva School of Art” which will include over 100 artists from the Delmarva region and will be published this summer by Moonshell Productions.

Piece by Jack Knight

MFA Member Alex Tolstoy

Spring is officially here! At last, the daffodils are out, the forsythia is blooming, cherry trees are confused, birds are chirping, and life is good. Even though the winter here in DC was incredibly mild, I still vote for Spring! A lively, exuberant season…
Below are some simple, Asian-like images to celebrate…
p.s., Alex has several venues this week, one in Newport News VA. It turns out that Ron and he were invited to each submit a piece to the Ella 100 exhibit there which will travel on to sister cities in Japan, China, France, and Germany. This was a request from the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts center.
“Pine Trees on the Ridge” by Alex Tolstoy

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.


DEADLINE: 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 Artists: Art at The Point Festival

Applications are now being accepted for the 8th Annual Art at the Point. The festival will take place on Saturday, September 30th, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Point of Rocks Community Commons Park.  Both 2D and 3D works are welcome. Early Bird pricing ($55.00) will run through June 1 and then increase to $65.00.  An additional $20.00 discount on the entry fee can be had by donating a work to the silent auction that benefits the Point of Rocks chapter of the Ruritan Club, the not-for-profit organization that is the event’s organizer. Applications and further information can be obtained from the event’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.

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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