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. 

Wil Scott

Each April,  RiverArts celebrates the community’s long tradition of environmental conservation by hosting an Earth-themed exhibit. Artists and poets are invited to submit work reflecting on the themes of taking care of and celebrating the Earth for this judged and juried show. Both of Scott’s entries were accepted: “Peace Upon the Earth (2019)” and “Gathering Storm (2018)”

Gathering Storm
“Gathering Storm (2018)”, by Wil Scott
Peace Upon the Earth
“Peace Upon the Earth (2019)”, by Wil Scott

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.
“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.

Bibliotek”, by Chris Fowler

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


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:

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 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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