MFA Members are making the world more creative! MFA highlights members’ art events and exhibitions weekly on our Blog so the world can follow us.

MFA Member April Rimpo

April’s painting, La Gelateria, received a Signature Artist Honorable Mention Award in the Baltimore Watercolor Society Exhibit at Quiet Waters Park, an exhibition of artwork by Signature and Associate members of BWS, including traditional watercolor and contemporary watermedia paintings presented without mat and glazing. A full set of awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mentions) were awarded to both Signature Members and Associate Members. Congratulations to all.

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La Gelateria by April Rimpo

MFA Member Richard Hall

Hall has been juried into the 4th Annual National Juried Exhibition – (Oxford Arts Alliance). This is the annual national juried exhibit of the Oxford Arts Alliance in Oxford PA. The opening reception is Oct 19, 5-8pm; Awards Reception Oct 21, 1pm; Closing Reception Nov 8, 6-8pm. Learn more here. 

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Hooper’s Island Milieu by Hall

MFA Member Kate Norris

Kate Norris: Biologia Exploratio is solo exhibition in Fell’s Point, Baltimore MD, Oct. 7th – Nov. 17th. For more information, click here.

Pink Eye by Kate Norris

MFA Member Gayle Mangan Kassal

The BWI art gallery features works by artists from around the region; Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan chaired the jury panel that selected the various artworks. I am very honored my work titled River Dance was selected. This pastel painting which is 39″ x 89”, was enlarged to 8 feet square. Located in Gallery D, between the D and E terminals, it is behind security. It is now up and will be hanging from July until December, then again on a rotating schedule with other works.

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River Dance by Kassal

MFA Member Lee Goodwin

The BlackRock Center for the Arts has asked Goodwin to provide a photo for an exhibit celebrating the Center’s 15th anniversary. The photo they requested is Lock 7 in Fog, which is one of Goodwin’s favorites, but one that they rarely have an opportunity to show any more.  It is a traditional gelatin silver darkroom print of a photo taken along the C&O Canal with a Mamiya 7 medium format camera, which was their main camera for years until they went digital. The exhibit will run from September 8 to October 12 at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD. The BlackRock Center is a beautiful venue, and Goodwin had one of their first exhibits there in 2009 (Lock 7 was included in that exhibit). You can read Claudia Rousseau’s very kind review of that exhibit here:

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Lock 7 in Fog by Goodwin

MFA Member Mary Ellen Geissenhainer

Geissenhainer’s colored pencil painting, “Bill’s Toy Shelf”, is included in Cabinets of CuriosityThe 2018 Athenaeum Invitational.  (201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314). The Exhibition is September 13- November 11. The Reception is September 16, 4-6 p.m.

Bill’s Toy Shelf by Geissenhainer


MFA Member Richard Paul Weiblinger

The VOLT exhibition is an invitational exhibition of fourteen of Weiblinger’s photographs at VOLT in Frederick, MD, Sept 23 until Nov 30. You can check it out here.

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Cactus 6067 by Weiblinger

Weiblinger had 3 pieces accepted into Water Works! Water Works is Maryland Federation of Art’s 4th annual juried exhibition, and you can find out more about it here. 

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Crystal on Wood 2890 by Weiblinger

Weiblinger has been juried into Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) “Art on the Fly” Exhibition, Juried exhibition of artwork from the mountains to the ocean: Maryland landscapes inspired by countryside, city, and sea. Exhibition period: October 25  through January 13, 2019. Opening reception: October 25 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

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Pier with Birds 3954 by Weiblinger

Weiblinger was also juried into 30th Annual P.G. Juried Exhibition, October 29- December 29 Reception November 10, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

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Beach Tower 5819 by Weiblinger

MFA Member Wil Scott

Scott is in The Ordinary, What’s Up Magazine and the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County,  August 17 – December 14, 2018, with his work, “Not Ready for the Tour de France” (2017), “Morning at Bethany” (2018), “Fleurs du mal” (2018), and “Eastern Shore Barn” (2018).

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Fleurs du mal by Scott


MFA Member Deborah Kommalan

MFA Member Deborah Kommalan’s work titled Pens and Pencils was selected for a show at BWI Airport. This painting which is 11″ x 14”, was enlarged to 8 feet square.
Located in Gallery D, between the D and E terminals, it is behind security. It is now up and will be hanging from June until December.
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For more information, click here.

MFA Members Linda Celestian & Linnea Tober
Nov 2- Jan 9, 2019
Beckler Family Gallery
Flow is a joint Friends exhibition featuring artwork by local artists Linda Celestian and Linnea Tober. Together, they accentuate the flow of matter and bring attention to our natural world using contemporary techniques and traditional processes.
Flow celebrates low and high-tech studio practices, from painting to Photoshop, to express their love and appreciation for the natural world and their relationship to it. Flow comments on the fluidity with which artists navigate media and thought, like ideas forming a river, picking up experiences along the way, eventually leading to a body of artwork. Celestian and Tober use that sense of “flow” to guide them through their creative expressions.

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