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.

Deborah Kommalan

Deborah Kommalan is happy to announce that she has been picked up by Tim Faulkner Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky. They are located at 991 Logan Street in Louisville. Within walking distance of the Logan Street market, this area is a renewed location.

Originally her show was scheduled for May 15, 2020. It has been postponed until sometime in the future, but some of her works are already hanging in the gallery.
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“Don’t Cry”, Debrah Kommalan

Chris Fowler

Chris Fowler’s photograph Bibliotek has been accepted into the 2020 National Juried Exhibition of the Delaplaine Arts Center in Frederick, MD.  Given the current Covid-19 situation, the actual dates of the show–and whether it will be online only–have yet to be determined.

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Bibliotek”, by Chris Fowler

Sally Davies

The gallery at Maryland Hall, Annapolis is going to do a “Real Time Artist Studio Tour” of Davies in her studio next week – Thursday, April 23, at 5:30 pm. They are live-streaming it on their Facebook page – Maryland Hall, Annapolis.

Davies solo show at Maryland Hall was supposed to run from Feb 20 – May 23, the Artist Reception in March was cancelled… but they made a virtual tour of the exhibit for her just before it closed.  Click here for the link

Jayne Shatz

It’s been an exciting year in Shatz’s studio. she is continuing to work in ceramic sculpture, producing wall sculptures and small 3D figures. Her other focus is on paintings, employing a shaped canvas technique.

“I create a shaped sculptural form that I adhere to the painted canvas, combining a 3D effect on a 2D surface. Color has become an exciting friend. So in this new strange period of self isolation, I am continuing to develop my work, as well as photographing and videoing the work for internet transmission. I hope you enjoy this preview of my work. You can see the sculptures and more paintings on my website”

Click here for Jayne Shatz’s website

Richard Paul Weiblinger

Two of Weiblinger’s pieces were selected from over 680 pieces, in the Hill Center Gallery, this show is on exhibition until June 12, 2020

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“Pilings Green Focus”, by Richard Weiblinger
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“log at falls”,by Richard Weiblinger

Sally Davies

Davies solo art show has a video tour that the gallery made – and it is posted on line, so you all can visit. The exhibit will be extended till May 12, too. Hopefully, things will be a bit better by then. Fingers crossed. Enjoy a virtual gallery visit to Maryland Hall, Annapolis. Click here to view!

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“Stroll on the Green”, by Sally Davies

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” Firebird”, by Sally Davies

Elaine Weiner – Reed

Elaine Weiner-Reed was one of 15 West Chester University (PA) Alumni to be invited to exhibit in this tribute to over five decades of creativity and excellence in art education at WCU’s Mitchell Hall. Featured in the exhibit were two of her paintings “Figments of Her Imagination” and “Spectral Voices” and her sculpture “Resurrection.”

All exhibits are being transferred to online exhibitions gradually. Links will be provided as they become available. Meanwhile, please check out Elaine’s artist Facebook page for up to the minute reveals!

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“Figments Og Her Imagination”, By Elaine Weiner-Reed

Elaine’s painting “This Seat is Taken” (Acrylic; 60H x 38W inches) is currently on exhibit in Columbia (along with her sculpture “Rise Up”  ((Image Attached)) through the end of March 2020.  With the reception over, you should have all the social space you need as you visit this rich exhibition at the Columbia Art Center.
The show runs through March 2020

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“This Seat is Taken”, by Elaine Weiner-Reed

Elaine Weiner-Reed has three paintings featured in this small group invitational exhibition: “The Waiting Game,” “Challenge Accepted,” “Heart and Soul”
Exhibition Dates: February 28 to June 11, 2020.
Artist Reception: Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.

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Sally Davies

This exhibit has been moved online and you can view it here!

“Vantage Point: Paintings by Sally Davies” is a solo exhibit at Maryland Hall in Annapolis, and will be on display from February 20 through May 23.

This is a large exhibit of 50 paintings, and many feature the ballet. Inspired by Degas, Davies sat in on the Ballet Theater of Maryland rehearsals at Maryland Hall to sketch the dancers on stage and behind the scenes. Her goal was to explore how shapes, pattern, and color influences the perception of movement and time.

An Artist’s Opening Reception for “Vantage Points” will be held on Thursday, March 19, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Maryland Hall, Annapolis. It is free and open to the public.

For more information click here.

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“Kickflip”, by Sally Davies
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“Chakra Ballet”, by Sally Davies
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“Sleeping Beauty”, by Sally Davies
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“Swan Lake”, by Sally Davies

 

Sally Davies

Sally Davies’ canvas painting, “Big Cat” was juried into the Laurel Art Guild Annual Open Exhibit, on display at Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, from March 7-29. The Juror was Abigail McBride, and the Opening Reception is Sunday, March 8, 2-4 pm. On display at Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, from March 7-29. Opening Reception is Sunday, March 8, 2-4 pm, and is free and open to the public. The awards ceremony is Sunday, March 8, 2-4 pm

For more information click here.

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“Big Cat”, by Sally Davies

Jayne Shatz

“I have a small test kiln, enameling kiln, precious metal clay kiln, many names, the same thing. small kiln with new elements and an external pyrometer. FREE!!!!! emptying more stuff from my studio and would like to donate rather than toss!”

If interested email: shatzallen@comcast.net

April Rimpo

Rimpo is featured in an invitational exhibition of women’s art about women as part of Women’s Month at the Columbia Art Center. The exhibit runs from Mar 8 – 28, 2020, opening reception on March 8 from 2-4 PM.

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“Improv Reimagined”, By April Rimpo

Rimpo is also featured in, the 51st Laurel Art Guild Open Exhibition, An annual exhibition held at Montpelier Art Center is juried work of artists from Maryland, Virginia, DC, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware or New Jersey. This years juror was Abigail McBride, a colorist from the Cape School. Exhibit: March 7 – 29, 2020 Opening and Awards Ceremony: March 8 from 2-4PM

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“Fruit Vendors”, by April Rimpo

The LWS International Exhibition includes original water-based media on paper. The 2020 juror is Z.L. Feng who selected 75 paintings for this exhibition. It’s held at Place St. Charles 201 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana. Held May 2 – 22, 2020 with the Award Reception on May 9, 2020.

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“Percussion: A Serious Business”, By April Rimpo

Richard Niewerth

Richard Niewerth currently has pieces at Gallery 564 on B and A Blvd in Severna Park.  His six paintings will be on display on a to be determined time period.  Gallery hours are Tuesday to Thursday from 11 am to 5 pm. Friday 11 am to 8 pm, Saturday 11am to 5 pm, closed Sunday and Monday.
Richard has several pieces in the “Modes of Transporation”  exhibit at the BWI Airport sponsored by Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.  This exhibit is on view until March 19, 2020
Soul Restaurant, 509 S Cherry Grove Avenue, Annapolis, Md currently has on view a solo show of Richard’s paintings which will be on display through March 2020. Opening Reception, Tuesday, Feb 25, 5pm to 6:30.

Brooke Jana

Jana has a solo show running through March 31st, 2020 at the Eastern Monroe Public Library, Stroudsburg, PA.

“Broken Peace Pipeline” calls attention to the environmental hazards of the Dakota pipeline and the protests at Standing Rock. The black snake of ‘oil’, mirroring the related section of the Missouri River, includes the toxins contained in the oil and the species which would be affected by a pipeline break according to an environmental study commissioned by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The peace pipe highlights the importance of water and verbatim text from the Fort Laramie treaties reminds us of the violated agreements between the United States government and Native American tribes.”

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“Broken Peace Pipeline”, by Brooke Jana

Richard Paul Weiblinger

The Washington DC Hill Center Galleries chose Myrtis Bedolla, the owner of Galerie Myrtis, Baltimore, MD as the juror for their exhibition. The juror selected 94 pieces from nearly 700 submissions for the exhibition. Two of Weiblinger’s pieces “Pilings Green Focus” and “Log on Falls” were selected for inclusion in the exhibition. On exhibition until April 18, 2020

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“Log at Falls”, by Richard Paul Weiblinger
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“Pilings Green Focus”, Richard Paul Weiblinger

David Harris

Harris received honorable mention in the 2020 Hill Center Regional art show. Juried by Myrtis Bedolla of Galerie Myrtis, This exhibition features the work of over 80 artists from DC, Virginia, and Maryland. Exhibition dates are February 5 – April 18, 2020. The opening reception date is Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

Rebecca Carpenter

Carter has a solo show at the Fredrick Community College in Fredrick, MD all through April.

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Richard Paul Weiblinger

Weiblinger is currently exhibiting in, “Building Bridges: Connecting our Global Roots”, is on exhibit through March 30, 2020, where Weiblinger’s pieces “Crystal on Bridge’ and “Ocean Bridge” was selected for inclusion into “Building bridges” sponsored by the City of Gaithersburg, MD.

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“Crystal on Bridge”, by Richard Paul Weiblinger
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“Ocean Bridge”, by Richard Paul Weiblinger

Susan Fine

Susan is currently exhibiting her art at the Gibson Island Art Gallery on Gibson through March 6th.

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“Outburst”, by Susan Fine

J. Li

Li is featured in the upcoming 2-artist exhibition, located at Ormond Memorial Art Museum. This exhibition runs through February 28- Apr 10, 2020, Ormond Memorial Art Museum.

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“Echoes of the Silence”, by J. Li

Enclosed please find an attached image of one of exhibiting paintings. Thank you so much!!!

Sincerely yours,

Linda Popp

Popp is currently showing four sculptures in the Baltimore County Arts Guild “Between The Layers” Exhibit which will be on display through February 21. BCAG, 1101 Maiden Choice Lane, Baltimore, 21229.

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Patrick Sieg

Patrick Sieg won first prize for oil or acrylic painting in the Rockville Art League Juried Winter Show. The show runs through February 21, 2020. On view at Rockville’s a Glenview Mansion.

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“Brass and Plumes”, by Patrick Sieg

Roslyn Racanello 

Racanello was accepted at the Annmarie Gallery, where the juror, Camy Clough, from the National Museum of American History, selected more than 90 works by 70 artists to be a part of this moving and wide-ranged exhibition.

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“21st C. Girl w/a Pearl” by, Roslyn Racanello 

Andy Wohl

Wohl was selected to be on display in “The District” Exhibition at Art Enables in Washington DC. This Exhibition will run through March 16th through May 2nd. The show features art in all media that explore the sights of DC.

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“Georgetown Canal”, by Any Wohl

Paul Tambellini

“CityScapes” Art Exhibition February 2020 LightSpaceTime.Art, This event was an international juried online gallery exhibition. The gallery received 522 submissions from 22 different countries from around the world as well as 24 different states and the District of Columbia. Tambellini was awarded Special Merit Award in Painting & Other categories. The results are posted here.

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“To The Center Into The Cold Berlin”, by Paul Tambellini

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.

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“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!

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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 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 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
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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 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

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