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MFA Member Deborah Kommalan
Kommalan was juried into Maryland Federation of Art’s show, Small Wonders, for her piece, “Bleu and Cheddar”.
In the latest issue of What’s Up? Annapolis magazine is a short interview about the show at their offices in September. The photo of her painting is easily twice the size of the original!
This photo may give you a better idea of the actual sizes of the three small paintings. Each is 3.25″ square. Voted runner-up for People’s Choice.
This painting (below) is included in the small works delivered to McBride Gallery for their “Small Gems” show, December 1 – 31, 2018.
MFA Member Bill Schmidt
Accepted into “Small Gems” at the McBride Gallery here in Annapolis, MD, running from Dec 1-31st, Schmidt has a total of 6 paintings in the show.
MFA Member William Pierce
Pierce was juried into a December open show, Art League, Torpedo Factory, in Alexandria, VA. The reception is on Thursday, Dec 13, 6:30–8:00 pm.
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MFA Member Christopher B Fowler
“Inch by Inch” at the Touchstone Gallery, 901 New York Avenue NW, in Washington, is a follow up to an earlier call for artists, where everyone who entered was given the opportunity to show one piece, with the provision it had to be no more than 100 square inches. The show runs from December 5th-23rd. The reception is Saturday, December 8th, from 2:00-4:00 PM.
MFA Member John Henry “Jack” Turner
Born and raised in Annapolis, John Henry “Jack” Turner, son of classically trained Portraitist Moe Hanson, Jack acquired an eye for composition, light, and color, which is evident in his work.
In his passion to become a steward for the environment and his desire to foster a connection with nature, He travels the Chesapeake Bay searching for Eagles, Foxes, Shorebirds and more. His powerful images create an intimate connection with nature.
MFA Member Anne Sieling
She also has two paintings, “Horizons”, an oil, and “Barn and Beyond, a pastel,” in the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County’s BWI show, “Space & Place”.
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.
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.
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: http://www.gazette.net/stories/05132009/entemon124147_32523.shtml
MFA Member Richard Paul 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.
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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