Member News: May 28th, 2017

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MFA Members in The Mitchell Art Gallery “Image and Imagination”: Andree Tullier, Chris Kelsey, Kathleen Ryan Gardiner, Patrice Drago, Carole Falk, Mary Ellen Geissenhainer, Cynthia Shumaker, Wil Scott, Deb Banker, Elaine Weiner-Reed, David Haas, Harold Ashby, Kathy Gardiner, Vicki Lathom

The Mitchell Art Gallery’s Community show features artists only from Anne Arundel County; the exhibit runs from May 23rd through June 11, during the Annapolis Arts and Wine Festival.

"Stars and Stripes" by Vicki Lathom
“Stars and Stripes” by Vicki Lathom

MFA Member Maurice Margulies

Maurice has two paintings in the Rockville Art League Member Exhibit. The show runs till June 28 at Glenview Mansion (Rockville Civic Center, 603 Edmonston Drive). Hours are Thurs 9 AM – 9 PM; Mon, Wed, Frid 8:30 AM – 5 PM.

Piece by Maurice Margulies
Piece by Maurice Margulies

MFA Member Richard Weiblinger

Richard has had a piece selected for the Adams County Arts Council 14th Annual Juried Invitational Exhibit (300 North Washington Street Gettysburg, PA). The show runs from June 1 through the 23 with a reception on June 2nd, 5:00 – 7:00 PM. 

MFA Member April Rimpo

April had her piece “Champagne for Lunch” accepted in the 2017 Baltimore Watercolor Soc. mid-Atlantic show which runs from June 17 through July 15 at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, (12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874). This painting was also selected to be included in North Light’s Best of Watercolor book “Splash 19” to be published in 2018.

"Champagne For Lunch" by April Rimpo
“Champagne For Lunch” by April Rimpo

MFA Member Skip Boyd

Skip had his photograph, “Since You Left”, accepted into the juried exhibition 4th Fridays at The Starline Gallery in Harvard, Illinois.

"Since You Left" by Skip Boyd
“Since You Left” by Skip Boyd

MFA Member Elaine Weiner-Reed

Elaine just made a mini-documentary called Masks & Mirrors: Beyond Reality. This will be featured in her September Solo exhibition.

MFA Member Carolyn Councell

Carolyn had her piece “Cornhill & Fleet Streets” accepted in the 2017 Baltimore Watercolor Soc. mid-Atlantic show which runs from June 17 through July 15 at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, (12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874).

She also had 2 paintings accepted in the Erica Walsh Influence show which goes from June 3 till July 8 at Benfield Gallery (485 Jumpers Hole Rd, Severna Park, MD).
AND Carolyn has a painting in theWorld View exhibit at Gallery 333 (Universal Unitarian Church Dubois Rd, Annapolis, MD) which is up until June 26. 
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“Cornhill & Fleet Streets” by Carolyn Council

MFA Member Jayne Shatz

Jayne’s Youtube page is hoppin! She just posted a cool video on making pottery molds fast and wants you to check it out here!

MFA Member Lesa Cook

While reading Greek and Roman mythology, artist Lesa Cook was struck by how well the ancient themes and characters can inform and illuminate our current times and predicaments. After being inspired by these ageless stories, Cook assembled an exhibit, “Gods, Heroes & Fools” featuring sculptures and drawings, that will be on display at The Art League gallery, May 10–June 4, 2017.

“These stories and struggles are ageless and enduringly instructive on the human condition. The thought of commenting on contemporary issues through the lens of ancient myths became a fun project and the more I learned about these stories, the more I came to appreciate their universality to modern characters and circumstances.”

Through the exhibit, she also addresses issues ranging from man’s resilience and reliance on hope to gender issues and universal individual equality to mankind’s enduring compulsions toward greed and hubris. More lighthearted pieces imagine Bacchus, the Greek god of wine and fertility, as a central figure in contemporary situations: What if the wine-loving Bacchus found himself stranded in a dry county deep within the Bible Belt? What might it be like to have him as a revealing houseguest or roommate? The exhibit runs from May 10 through June 4 with an opening reception on May 11 from 6–8PM.

"Bacchus in a Dry County" by Lesa Cook
“Bacchus in a Dry County” by Lesa Cook

MFA Member Terry Sitz

Terry has a solo show called The Color of BOOM up at the Artists and Makers Studios (11810 Parklawn Dr, Rockville, MD). There will be an opening reception on June 2 from 6-9PM.

"I am the Master of my Sea" by Terry Sitz
“I am the Master of my Sea” by Terry Sitz

MFA Member Sally Davies

Sally had her woven watercolor painting, “Hidden Beach, Cinque Terra, Italy”, accepted into the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Juried Exhibition. The exhibit runs from June 17 through July 15 at the Black Rock Center for the Arts (12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, Maryland 20874).

"Hidden Beach, Cinque Terra, Italy" by Sally Davies
“Hidden Beach, Cinque Terra, Italy” by Sally Davies

MFA Member Joan Owings

Joan has five paintings on exhibit at the Community Living Center, DC Veterans Administration Medical Center. The work will be up through June 16, 2017.

"Lost World" by Joan Owings
“Lost World” by Joan Owings

MFA Member Andree Tullier

Andree’s still life painting in oil, “Pottery with Peppers”, was accepted into Crystal Moll Gallery’s exhibit, Still & Life. Exhibit dates: May 3-June 23.

MFA Member Anne Sieling

Anne Sieling’s art was featured as part of a show of Hai Ou Hou’s students at the Crystal Moll Gallery in Baltimore. She will be included in the next Crystal Moll show entitled Still and Life, running from May 3 to June 23. The Gallery is located at 1030 South Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21230.

ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES

Gallery B (Non-MFA Related) Call for Artist

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership are accepting applications for a Gallery B November 2017 exhibition! The exhibition will run from November 8 – December 2.

Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Bethesda, is a non-profit art space managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. We heavily market Gallery B through press releases to local media, weekly emails to our listserv of 10,000 contacts, listings in our bi-monthly Events Calendar to 30,000 households, numerous social media posts, advertisements, postcards, and more. Although we ask for a rental fee ($300-$400 per person, depending on how many artists are in the group), the gallery does not take a commission on any work that is sold.
To be considered for the group exhibition, please email five images of work to artist@bethesda.org by June 1.
 
Questions?  Please send an email to artist@bethesda.org.

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 membernews@mdfedart.org

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