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MFA Member April Rimpo

Rimpo’s painting The Bakery was selected by Juror Jeanne Dobie for The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 38th Annual International Juried Exhibition. The exhibit is on display at The Adams County Arts Council (125 South Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325) from Sep 11 – Oct 28, 2017. The Opening Reception is September 16 from 1 – 4 p.m. with awards at 3:00 p.m.

The Bakery by April Rimpo
The Bakery by April Rimpo

MFA Member Richard Weiblinger

Weiblinger’s received an 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.

NEW: Weiblinger has a solo show of his photography currently up at Verizon Gallery NOVA (8333 Little River Turnpike, VA 22003). The show runs from July 7 – Aug 28, 2017.


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

MFA Member Robert Peterson

Five of Peterson’s black and white photos are currently being featured in the Chesapeake Arts Center “En Blanc et Noir” exhibition hosted at the Hospice of the Chesapeake’s administrative building (90 Ritchie Hwy, Pasadena, MD 21122) from July 10 through Sep 1, 2017. Free docent-led tours will take place from 9 – 11 a.m. July 14 and Aug 4 and 25.

Piece by Robert Peterson
Piece by Robert Peterson


MFA Member Meredith Morris

Morris’ mixed media portrait Not a Pretty Picture has been juried into the Zenith Gallery show “RESIST”. Her piece is on display at Busboys and Poets at their Takoma Park location (235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012) through October 15, 2017.

Not a Pretty Picture by Meredith Morris
Not a Pretty Picture by Meredith Morris

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 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). The juror is Claude L. Elliott, Curator and Arts Consultant. The show will be on display from June 28 through Oct 1.

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. “

Check out the article the Washington Post did on Davies exhibit!

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 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.. The exhibition runs from June 10th through Aug 6th.

Bob’s Provisions by Mary Ellen Geissenhainer

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