Paint Annapolis 2017: Nocturne and Overall Award Winners

Paint Annapolis 2017 Winners After a week of both working and playing, the artists all finished their incredible pieces and nothing was left but to hand out accolades. After much thoughtful deliberation from both, Juror Wil Scott made the selections for our Nocturne awards and Juror Richard Sneary made the final overall awards decisions. We … Continue reading Paint Annapolis 2017: Nocturne and Overall Award Winners

Paint Annapolis 2017: Art on the Avenue Award Winners

Art on the Avenue Award Winners In the spirit of new events this year at Paint Annapolis, we added yet one more excellent event this evening in conjunction with the Maryland Avenue & State Circle Association hosting Art on the Avenue. We invited both Juried and Public artists to bring work painted in Historic Annapolis … Continue reading Paint Annapolis 2017: Art on the Avenue Award Winners

Paint Annapolis 2017: Paint the Bay Winners

We were thrilled to introduce a new event for Paint Annapolis this year, in conjunction with the  Junior League of Annapolis, Paint the Bay, which was designed to celebrate our treasured Chesapeake Bay watershed. We invited all of our Paint Annapolis juried artists to create works that in some way highlights the watershed for consideration … Continue reading Paint Annapolis 2017: Paint the Bay Winners

Paint Annapolis 2017: Dueling Brushes Quick Draw Winners

  Dueling Brushes Winners Paint Annapolis 2017 is officially underway and the first event is in the books! For our quick draw event, Dueling Brushes, the artists only had 3 hours to complete their work, painting in Historic Annapolis. Awards were given out immediately after the event by juror Hai-Ou Hou whose decisions included awards for juried, … Continue reading Paint Annapolis 2017: Dueling Brushes Quick Draw Winners

Thoughtful Thursday

For today's Thoughtful Thursday, we turn to Ikeda Manabu and his incredibly intricate masterpiece, Rebirth. This extraordinary interpretation of the natural world is the type of artwork that we love to see in our annual Stormy Weather exhibit - take a moment to get inspired for your own entry, by December 28!

Thankful Thursday: 5 Things the MFA is Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving! While you all are cooking, eating, and watching football today, we know you're also thinking about the things in your life that make you thankful - and so are we. Here are just a few of the things we're grateful for this holiday season: 1.The dogs that pass through our doors!   Who wouldn't love … Continue reading Thankful Thursday: 5 Things the MFA is Thankful For

Can Art Be Scary?

It's finally fall, which means PSL's, infinity scarves, and my favorite holiday: Halloween, the one holiday where it's socially acceptable to walk around in corsets and animal ears. The images we put on ourselves are, historically, supposed to scare one another. The practice of dressing up for Halloween was started by the Celts when on All Hallows … Continue reading Can Art Be Scary?

Collector’s Choice 2016…a 40th Anniversary to be remembered!

It's been a week since Collector's Choice 2016, so now seems like the perfect time for a recap of all of our favorite moments from the event. If you made it out, relive the highlights with us - and if you couldn't make it, now's your chance to see what you missed! After a flurry of … Continue reading Collector’s Choice 2016…a 40th Anniversary to be remembered!