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 John T. Hanou

Hanou has been selected as a finalist for Outdoor Photography magazine’s 10th Annual Nature’s Colors photo contest for their photo, “Moonrise at Jumbo Rocks”. For those who are not familiar with the magazine, OP is one of the premier photography magazines in the country.
“As a finalist, I may have my photo featured on their website as a finalist, and winner or not, as a finalist my work will be published in a Bayphoto hard-cover book. So, wish me luck!”

Here is a link to the site. Winning finalists will be published in late January 2019. 

Last year’s winners can be found here:
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Moonrise at Jumbo Rocks by Hanou

MFA Member Deborah Kommalan

Kommalan was juried into Maryland Federation of Art’s show, Small Wonders, for her piece, “Bleu and Cheddar”.

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Bleu and Cheddar by Kommalan

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.
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This painting (below) is included in the small works delivered to McBride Gallery for their “Small Gems” show, December 1 – 31, 2018.

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Port and Starboard II, by Kommalan

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.

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Sunset at Tomales Bay, California by Schmidt

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.

For more information, click here.

Do These Stripes Make Me Look Fat, by Pierce

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

Anne has been awarded a “Worthy of Note” certificate for her oil “Tea and Lemons” by the Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery September show, “Still Life.”
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”.
Horizons by Sieling
Eggs & Milk by Sieling


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 Rimpo

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 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 Richard Paul Weiblinger 

Weiblinger has been juried into Light and Shadow, an online exhibition at Maryland Federation of Art, Dec 15 – Jan 30, 2019.

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Chains 5912 by Weiblinger

Weiblinger was also juried into Hill Center Galleries Juried Exhibition. Juror for this exhibition was Caitlin Berry, Fine Arts Dealer and Associate Director at Hemphill Fine Arts in Washington, DC who made her selection from over 600 submitted pieces from 130 artist. Exhibition Dates are January 10, 2019 through March 3, 2019. Opening reception with the Juror on January 16, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. For more information, click here. 

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Point to Opening 8036 by Weiblinger

Weiblinger was also juried into the MFA Winter Member Show! With juror Benjamin Simmons, director Academy Art Museum, it is from January 4 – January 20, 2019, reception on January 13, 2019 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

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To The Opening 378 by Weiblinger

Weiblinger was also juried into Interior spaced Gaitherbur arts barn, November 23, 2018- February 3, 2019. RW-Spaceship Corridor_3966-Edit-2 web - Richard Weiblinger.jpg

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.


Fowler’s piece “Without Flash” was accepted in the show “Use Other Door” which is being held at CORE Contemporary, 900 E Karen Avenue, Suite D222, in Las Vegas, NV. Reception January 11th 6:00-8:00 PM; the show closes March 16th.

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Without Flash by Fowler 

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