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MFA Wil Scott

Myrtis Bedolla, the owner of Galerie Myrtis in Baltimore, selected 94 works in many media from nearly 700 submissions. The show runs at the Hill Center until April 18. I was fortunate to have “Phantoms” included in the selections. Opening reception 6:30-8:30, Feb. 5. The exhibition closes on April 18.

For more information click here.


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“Phantoms”, by Wil Scott

MFA Chris Fowler

Chris Fowler’s piece “NMAAHC” was accepted into the 2020 Regional Juried Exhibition at the Hill Center Galleries, 921 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, in Washington, DC. The show runs from February 5 through April 18th. The reception is Wednesday, February 5th from 6:30-8:30 PM.

“NMAAHC”, by Chris Fowler

MFA Jan Kirsh

Kirsh’s online store featuring the first pieces of 3D printed jewelry has gone LIVE.
Each piece has been meticulously designed to represent my sculpture on a smaller scale. It is her hope that the new line appeals to all ages and styles, including anyone who loves fashion, art and the beauty of Mother Nature!


MFA Jim Mackey

Group Invitational Show at Garage Studios, Invitational with selections of Artist Collaboration. January 31st,2020 – February 29th, 2020. Garage Studios is a great store/gallery leaning toward Outsider Art. The Show opened in conjunction with Franklin County Ice Fest.

Click here for more information.

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“Heaven’s Wind”, by Jim Mackey

MFA Richard Paul Weiblinger

“Sunset Metal Glow” was juried into the UMUC Exhibition Lower Level at the 4th BMRE Biennial art Exhibition presented by the University of Maryland, this exhibition is on March 15, 2020

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“Sunset Metal Glow”, by Richard Paul Weiblinger

MFA April Rimpo

41st Georgia Watercolor Society’s National Exhibition, was Juried this year by Linda Baker, who had the difficult job of jurying 320 submissions to select the works included in this year’s show. Exhibition: March 14 – April 26.

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“In Her Own World”, by April Rimpo

MFA Jim Mackey

Franklin County Historical Society-Kittochtinny, the Show is in a historic old jail building and is actually referred to as “The Old Jail “ in Chambersburg, PA 17201.

for more information click here.

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“Rose Among Thorns”,  by Jim Mackey

MFA Tim Stephens

Are you ever worried that your art will be damaged while being hung? Or get those last-minute nightmares about your piece falling out of the UPS Truck?
Gallery pouches are an excellent solution. Easy to open, easy to close. They do a wonderful job of protecting against scuffs, scratches, and other incidental injuries when you hand-carry your art. And they make excellent protective liners inside the box when you have to ship work to an event.
However, if you buy these bags online they will be quite expensive. Stephen’s has found a way to make a substitute, here’s what he says below.
“You can buy these pouches online but they are quite expensive. I’ve found that I can make a suitable substitute for far less and in the exact sizes I need with materials available from most home improvement stores: double-sided vapor barrier, bubble-insulation, heavy-duty mirror-mounting tape, and heavy-duty velcro. (Bonus! The mirror finish on the insulation helps to keep your art cool in a hot car and is a great reflector when crossing city streets at night! And it helps to keep the art dry if you’re transporting it in the rain!)
I can also brand my pouches with appropriate adhesive labeling. This makes it easy to match back to the art when gallery staff is packing up at the end of a show. And finally, (if the sale price of the art warrants it) I can include the pouch when delivering art to a buyer, adding yet another touch of quality and care that I believe reflects well on me as an artist and as a business. For me, creating a pouch goes part and parcel with having an image framed for the exhibition. All of the framed work in my inventory either resides in a pouch waiting for the next show or it hangs safely on a wall. (This also lets me respond quickly to last-minute opportunities to put up a display.)”
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MFA Elaine Weiner-Reed

Elaine Weiner-Reed is one of 15 juried artists featured in West Chester University’s Knauer Gallery exhibition “Deep Cuts,” a Retrospective of “hidden gems” from artists who’s career spans over forty years and myriad perspectives and mediums.  Elaine Weiner-Reed’s painting “The Red Chair” was selected from the work of hundreds of artists for the AcrylicWorks7 feature publication “Color and Light.” (Spring 2020).

“Inspired by the people who attended my 2018 solo exhibition “Explorations of Identity,” I wanted to immortalize and honor them. Using ‘creative license,’ I leveraged reception photos and videos, abstracting reality into select characters in space and time. I let the form and placement of figures and shapes imply subsurface content and emotion.”

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“The Red Chair”, Elaine Weiner-Reed

MFA Richard Hall 

Hall’s photograph “Uneasy Balance” has been juried into two shows:

2020 Adkins Arboretum Juried Art Show,  Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD.  The show runs Feb. 8 to March 29 with a reception on Feb. 8, 3-5pm.

Borrowed from Our Children a National Juried Exhibition, LibertyTown Arts Workshop, Fredericksburg, VA. The show runs from Feb 6 to Feb 29 with a reception on Feb. 7, 6-8pm.
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“Uneasy Balance”, Richard Hall
MFA Richard Paul Weiblinger
Museum of Fine Arts Washington County, “To The Opening” was accepted for inclusion in the Museum of Fine Arts Washington County, the jurors were Lynn Silverman Maryland Institute of Art Baltimore, MD, and Amy Eva Raehse Director Goya Contemporary Galley Baltimore, MD. February 2 – April 5, 2020, with an opening reception on February 2, 2020, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.
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“To The Opening”, Richard Paul Weiblinger

MFA Deborah Kommolan

Kommolan is featured in Gallery Ring Online Art Exhibition  Gallery Ring hosts a monthly juried show. As it is an online gallery, it is international in scope. Usually themed, this was an open subject competition.  September Show 2019. Kommolan received the award “Best in the show” with her piece “Steve’s Sunflowers”.

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“Steve’s Sunflowers”, by Debrah Kommolan
Melissa Price 
Our annual exhibit is juried by excellent artists from the Maryland/Virginia area.  We are delighted this year to have as our juror well-known local artist and art instructor, Abigail McBride.
Juried exhibits are better for receiving a wide range of entries.  There is no cost to enter and entries are made online at our website,  Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places, plus three merit awards.
As co-chair of the exhibit, I ask you to consider entering the competition and, also, to send the prospectus to any new and experienced artists among your colleagues, instructors, or students.

MFA April Rimpo

Rimpo is featured in the Missouri Watercolor Society’s 2020 International Exhibition. This exhibition of paintings by 169 watercolor artists from around the globe is hosted at The Barcelona Academy Museum and Art and The European Museum of Contemporary Art (MEAM) in Barcelona, Spain. The juror of selection was Thomas W. Schaller. A four-person panel with judge awards. April 24 – May 30, 2020 with the opening reception and awards ceremony on April 24.

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“Full Swing”, By April Rimpo

Rimpo was also featured in an event called Local Color A Juried Exhibition at Artists Gallery, located at 8197 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD. January 14 – February 23, 2020 with Reception on January 25, from 2-4 pm.

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“Zydeco”, by April Rimpo

MFA Wil Scott

Scott has an invitational solo show, “People and Places,” at 49West has been continued until the end of January. The show is open until Jan. 31, featuring landscapes from around Annapolis and beyond and more recent black and white photos, primarily street scenes.

Click here for more information.

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“Red Barn”, by Wil Scott
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“Our Beach”, by Wil Scott

MFA Marianne DiBrino

This was an international juried online art exhibition, called the 9th Annual All Women Art Exhibition. DiBrino was awarded with Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Art (in Painting & Other Media). The gallery received 1047 entries from 34 different countries from around the world, as well as from 35 different states and the District of Columbia.

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“Hidden Talents”, by Marianne DiBrino

MFA Jim Mackey

Was featured in the Figuratively Speaking exhibit, running through January 10 – February 13, 2020.

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“Call Me Maybe”, By Jim Mackey

More information here.

MFA Richard Paul Weiblinger

Weiblinger is featured in “Home” 29th Annual Strathmore Arts Center January 11,2020 through February 23, 2020, with an opening reception on January 16, 2020, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. at the mansion at Strathmore. https:/ Strathmore Hall Foundation, Inc. 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD.

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“Windows 9780”, by Richard Paul Weiblinger

MFA Chris Fowler

Fresh from his November show in the Stewart Room Gallery of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, Christopher Fowler’s work will be in the stairway gallery of the Or Hadash Synagogue (190 Camp Hill Rd in Fort Washington, PA) from January to mid-April 2020.  The reception will be on the evening of Friday, January 10th, following the worship service.

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“Sheep May Safely Graze”, Chris Fowler
MFA Sally Davies

Sally Davies’ woven watercolor painting, “Hidden Beach” was awarded First Prize at the Glenview Mansion Juried Show (Rockville Art League), and “Where’s the Art?” was given Honorable Mention.  The exhibit is currently on display and runs through January 24, 2020 at Glenview Mansion, Rockville.

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“Hidden Beach”, by Sally Davies
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“Where’s The Art”, by Sally Davies

MFA Mary Ellen Geissenhainer

Mary won third place at Life in Color – a Colored Pencil Society of America Metro-Washington member exhibition, this is an exhibition at the Gaithersburg, MD Arts Barn. Juror: Allen Bentley, Adjunct Professor of Art at Montgomery College. This show runs through November 22, 2019 through January 27, 2020.

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“Quacker Stack”, by MFA Mary Ellen Geissenhainer


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