Member News: June 25, 2017

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MFA Members Carol Donahue and Gail Higginbotham

Carol and Gail have a joint show at Maryland Hall in the Chaney Gallery called Under One Sky. The show runs from July 10 through August 31 with an artists reception on July 13th.


Piece by Gail Higginbotham


MFA Member Wil Scott

Wil was just juried into The Portrait, Motif Collective online gallery, for his piece “On the Tram (Old Age)”.

Wil also received a second place award for his piece “Nevermore” in Flora or Fauna from Maryland Federation of Art. See the show at The Annapolis Maritime Museum through July 8th.

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“On the Tram (Old Age)” by Wil Scott

MFA Member Sharon Kelly

Sharon is exhibiting at Gallery LUZ in Montreal (372 Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H3B 1A2, Canada). Her show runs from June 14th through July 1st.

MFA Member Jayne Shatz

Jayne has another Youtube video up for all pottery enthusiasts to go watch. This one is about making slab dinnerware with your own molds. Go check her out by clicking here!

MFA Member Richard Weiblinger

Richard has had 20 of his photograph selected for “Our Colorful World” at the Dorchester Center for the Arts Cambridge, MD, which runs until June 25th.

NEW: Richard’s work has been selected for the 14th Annual Adams County Arts Council Juried Invitational Exhibit at Schmucker Art Gallery (300 N Washington St, Gettysburg, PA 17325).

Piece by Richard Weiblinger

MFA Member Mary Ellen Geissenhainer

My colored pencil painting, “Bob’s Provisions”, has been accepted into the 25th Annual International Exhibition of the Colored Pencil Society of America.  Juror Joann Moser selected 120 pieces for this exhibit at Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD. An artists reception will be held on July 29th. The exhibition runs from June 10th through August 6th.

“Bob’s Provisions” by Mary Ellen Geissenhainer

MFA Member John Hanou

John recently received Best in Show for Photography at the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers & Photographers annual convention that took place in Sierra Vista, AZ last month. John would also like to mention that this award wouldn’t have been possible without Gary Hart’s great planning and the one mile walk to the ‘virgin’ area of Mesquite Flat Dunes during Gary’s January 2016 Death Valley photography workshop.
John also won Best in Show for Writing for “A Round Indiana, Round Barns in the Hoosier State”, which was published by Purdue University Press in 1993.
"A Round Indiana, Round Barns in the Hoosier State" by John Hanou
“A Round Indiana, Round Barns in the Hoosier State” by John Hanou

MFA Member Meredith Morris

Meredith Morris’s painting “Nothing to Lose” has been awarded Best in Show at the Rockville Art Leagues Spring member show. The show is currently on display at Glenview Mansion (Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20851) which runs till June 28.

"Nothing to Loose" by Meredith Morris
“Nothing to Loose” by Meredith Morris

MFA Member Maurice Margulies

Maurice has two paintings in the Rockville Art League Member Exhibit. The show runs through 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 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.

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. 
“Cornhill & Fleet Streets” by Carolyn Council

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



 The Ruby Grant: major grant opportunity for visual and literary artists

The Ruby Grant – up to $10,000 to individual artists to pursue a personal project is up again and this time geared toward:
  • Literary Arts and Visual Arts
  • Deadline to apply is July 31, 2017
The grant is given through the Bmore Cultural Alliance and is extremely easy to apply for…heck $10,000 for a project is worth it! Grants are hardly ever given to an individual without a non-profit attached to it!

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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