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MFA Member Alex Porter

Starting September 30th a group of Porter’s most recent works will be on display at the Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park in a show titled “Land Lines”.

This exhibition consists of my drawings along with the work of Andy DiPietro and Katherine Nelson in an all black and white show!

“Land Lines” was curated by Jaimianne Amicucci of the James Renwick Alliance and presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. The show will be up through Oct 22. Gallery Hours are Saturdays & Sundays, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The opeing reception is Oct 13th from 6-8 p.m.

MFA Member Mary Ellen Geissenhainer

Geissenhainer will be exhibiting her colored pencil work on a variety of substrates in the Openshaw Gallery (3rd floor) of Maryland Hall (801 Chase St, Annapolis, MD 21401) in an exhibit titled “The Humble Colored Pencil”. The show runs from Oct 24 through Nov 27, 2017 with a reception on November 9.

A Diffrent Perspective by Mary Ellen Geissenhainer

Four of Geissenhainer’s pencil pieces are included in “There’s No Place Like Home”, an exhibition by members of the Metro-Washington District Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America. The show run from Oct 30 through Nov 25 at Gallery Underground (2100 Crystal Drive, Suite 2120-A, Arlington, VA 22202).

MFA Member Susan Hostetler

Hostetler has a solo exhibition now open at The Rachel M. Schlesinger Arts Center (4915 E Campus Dr, Alexandria, VA 22311) called “Shifting Migrations”. The show runs from Sep 22 through Mar 22, 2017.

MFA Member Richard Weiblinger

Weiblinger has two pieces in the juried invitational show “Foodies” at the Photoworks Gallery. The show runs till Oct 22.

Two Shells by Richard Weiblinger

Richard Paul Weiblinger has four (4) of his photographs selected for exhibition at the DelRay Artisans Gallery “Captured Beauty” DelRay, VA, until October 29, 2017

Richard Paul Weiblinger has his photograph exhibited at the Art Design Consultants Gallery “Art Comes Alive 2017” Cincinnati, Ohio, until November 30, 2017

Richard Paul Weiblinger has a Solo exhibition of 18 of his images at the Glen Echo Park View Gallery Glen Echo, MD, until September 30, 2017

MFA Member Wil Scott

Several of Scott’s piece, including Girl, Concentration, and Monk on the Beach, will be on display in the What’s Up Magazine offices (201 Defense Hwy #203, Annapolis, MD 21401) from Aug 10 through Nov 20, 2017.

Scott’s pieces Red Nude and After the Storm have been selected for “Captured Beauty” at the Del Ray Artisans and Union 209 Studio (2704 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301). The show runs from Oct 6 – 29.

And his piece TJ’s Lunch Counter was selected for the National Juried (all media) Art Show at Larkin Arts (61 Court Square, Harrisonburg, VA 22801). The show runs from Oct 6 – 28.

Scott’s piece Red Nude was accepted into the 4th Open Call Exhibition at the Providence Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts. The show runs from Oct 12 – Nov 3.

MFA Member Meredith Morris

Morris had three pieced juried into “Art at the Mill” at the Burwell-Morgan Mill (15 Tannery Ln, Millwood, VA 22646). The show runs from Sep 30 through Oct 15. Click here for more info about the event!

MFA Member Elaine Weiner-Reed

Weiner-Reed has a Solo Exhibition up now called “Masks and Mirrors: Beyond Reality” at MFA Holley Gallery (18 State Circle, Annapolis MD 21401) which runs from Sep 13 through 28, 2017.

"Sticks and Stones" by Elaine Weiner-Reed
Sticks and Stones by Elaine Weiner-Reed

Weiner-Reed is also involved with RAW’s Baltimore SAVOR Showcase. Click here to learn more about the event, the other artists involved, and to buy tickets!

MFA Member Jim Mackey

Mackey is the Hanover Area Arts Guild’s Artist of the Month! Congrats, Jim!

His work is in galleries, exhibits, and collections throughout the southern Pennsylvania and northern Maryland region. In addition to our Arts Guild, Jim maintains memberships in numerous arts organizations including those in Chambersburg, Shippensburg, and Hagerstown, as well as the Maryland Federation of Art. Jim credits The Garage Studios in Chambersburg with providing him long and constant support for his work.

Also, Mackey had a piece selected for “Naked in New Hope” at Sidetracks Art Gallery (2 Stockton Ave, New Hope, PA 18938). The show runs from now through Oct 28.

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Red Dress by Jim Mackey

Mackey is the SHAPE Gallery member spotlighted this week. Congrats again, Jim!

MFA Member Anne Sieling

Sieling has had a picture selected for “Shades of Pastel – 2017” at The Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville, MD which runs from Oct 15 through Nov 17.

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 had her painting Romance (Central Park Lake, NYC) juried into the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 38th Annual International Exhibition at the Adams County Arts Council, Gettysburg, PA which runs from Sep 11 through Oct 28.

Romance (Central Park Lake, NYC) by Sally Davies

MFA Member Andree Tullier

Tullier’s piece Pink Toe Shoes was juried into Maryland Pastel Society’s national exhibit “Shades of Pastel: 2017”, by Desmond O’Hagan. The exhibit is open from Oct 15 through Nov 17 at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery in MD (603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851). Mr. O’Hagan will give a demonstration Oct 15 at noon with the reception and awards following from 1:30-3:30.

Tullier was awarded First Place for her painting Old Charm (oil, 16×12) in the Art League of Ocean City’s plein air painting competition. She also received an Honorable Mention in the Quick Draw. Congrats, Andree!

Tullier also has classes for teens at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts which are open for registration. The classes include Pastel Portraiture, Foundations of Drawing, Intro to Oils and Figure Drawing for Teens. Check out MD Hall for more info and to sign your teens up.

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 through Oct 28, 2017.

UPDATE: Rimpo’s painting The Bakery received an Honorable Mention award in The Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 38th Annual International Juried Exhibition.

The Bakery by April Rimpo
The Bakery by April Rimpo

Rimpo’s painting Movement III will be on exhibit as part of the International Society of Experimental Artists’ International Exhibition on Sanibel Island, Florida during October and November 2017.

Rimpo also has a plein air painting, Lakeside, in the exhibition Color Columbia at the Columbia Art Center (6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD 21045). The paint-out and exhibit are part of Columbia’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations.

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. Marcus will be doing an artist’s tour with commentary on Oct 1 from 2-3:30 p.m.

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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