Member News: July 23rd, 2017

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MFA Member Sarna Marcus

Marcus is having a solo show at Foundry Gallery. The show runs from Aug 30 through Oct 1 with an artists reception on Sep 9, 6 – 9 PM. Plus, Marcus will be doing an artist’s tour with commentary on Oct 1, 2 – 3:30 PM.

MFA Member Richard Weiblinger

Weiblinger’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).

He also was awarded Honorable Mention at the Hill Center Galleries Regional Juried Exhibit (921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003). The show runs from June 28 through Oct 1.

Rock Jetty Tower by Richard Weiblinger
Rock Jetty Tower by Richard Weiblinger

MFA Member Wil Scott

Scott’s piece, TJ’s Lunch Counter, was selected by juror Claude Elliott for inclusion in the Hill Center‘s Regional Juried Exhibition (921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003). The show runs from now through Oct 1.

TJ's Lunch Counter.jpg
TJ’s Lunch Counter by Wil Scott

MFA Member Sally Davies

Davies’ watercolor triptych Rush Hour Rain has been juried into the Hill Center Regional Juried Exhibit (921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003).  All are welcome to come to the Opening Reception on June 28, 6 – 8 PM. The juror is Claude L. Elliott, Curator and Arts Consultant. The show will be on display from June 28 through Oct 1.

NEW: Davies has an opening reception for her solo exhibit Global Views: Light & Shadow on July 13, 6:30 – 8 PM at the Art League Torpedo Factory (105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). The exhibit is currently open and runs through Aug 6, 2017.

“Especially in this current political world of insular countries and self-protectionism, I wanted to show our planet as one whole place, a community.  Aside from recognizable architectural clues for a specific place, the people in my paintings look so familiar. They are doing ordinary things, like going to work, taking kids to school, cycling home, and meeting with friends. The image of a mother holding her child’s hand while crossing the street is universal. I want to show that common bond of humanity throughout the world. “

Congrats to Sally for receiving “Best in Show” in the July Open Juried Art League Exhibit at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria. Here’s the interview Art League did with Sally about her piece.

Playing with Water by Sally Davies
Playing with Water by Sally Davies

MFA Member Richard Hall

Hall has had two pieces juried into the Bower Center for the Arts (305 N Bridge St, Bedford, VA 245235) 5th Annual National Juried Exhibition. The show runs from July 25 through Aug 26, 2017, with an awards reception on Aug 11 from 5 – 8 PM.

Prairie Homestead by Richard Hall

MFA Member Deborah Kommalan

Kommalan has had her painting Still Life with Pineapples accepted into the “Capturing Realism 2017” international biennial held at the Pauly Friedman Gallery at Misericordia University, in Dallas, PA. The show will be open from July 8 to Aug 26, 2017.

Still Life with Pineapples by Deborah Kommalan

MFA Member Carolyn Councell

Carolyn is exhibiting her paintings at Annapolis City Hall (160 Duke of Gloucester St, Annapolis, MD 21401) from June 12 until July 28.

"Regatta" by Carolyn Councell
Regatta by Carolyn Councell

MFA Member Jan Kirsh

Jan’s sculptures have been selected for exhibition at the Gay Street Gallery (337 Gay Street, Washington, VA 22747).  The exhibition will run from June 10 through Aug 15, 2017. This will be Kirsh’s first exhibition in the state.

Featured works will include her new Patricia’s Carrots and Pomegranate Halves, both of which were unveiled last fall at her solo exhibit at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Maryland. Also on display will be Kirsh’s popular Tomato Partners series and – with a nod to America’s first president and the town of Washington’s namesake – a small, eye-catching Cherry.

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 Aug 31.

Tide Pool
Tide Pool by Gail Higginbotham

MFA Member Mary Ellen Geissenhainer


Mary’s 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 Aug 6th.

Bob’s Provisions by Mary Ellen Geissenhainer

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