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 Jim Mackey

Mackey has been working on a One Man Show titled, “Who’s Reality” at Shippensburg University Ezra Lehman Memorial Library (Shippensburg, PA 17257), up until the end of January 2019.

MFA Member Sally Davies

Davies paintings “Point of View: Paintings by Sally Davies” are at the Heritage Center Gallery at the Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Hyattsville (across from Franklin’s Restaurant).  The exhibit is up currently and will be on display till the end of February 2019 with the Artist Reception on January 6, 2-4 pm.

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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

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 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 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 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 Gaithersburg arts barn, November 23, 2018- February 3, 2019. RW-Spaceship Corridor_3966-Edit-2 web - Richard Weiblinger.jpg

MFA Member Christopher Fowler

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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