Whether in your home, in the yard, or on a bike – it’s all about keeping people six feet apart and safe. Artists were asked to submit up to two piece for this online exhibition on how quarantine and COVID19 has affected them and the world.
Wondering who won the awards for American Landscapes? Juror Joann Moser worked long and hard selecting her top picks! The decision was difficult, but she was able to pull together her favorites. "If beauty alone had been the primary criterion for selecting works of art for this exhibition, the task would have been even more … Continue reading American Landscapes Reception September 9th, 2018
MFA's mission statement is to create connections through art which enrich life. It's my mission to give young people the same opportunity.
Wondering who won the awards for Fiber Options? Juror Jeanne Medina worked long and hard selecting her top four picks! The decision was so difficult, that she decided to have Juror's Choice and Honorable Mentions rather than the traditional first, second, third piece prizes. "Firstly I would like to thank all of the artists and … Continue reading Fiber Options Reception July 1st, 2018
At MFA we believe that visual art sparks conversations in communities – and that conversation makes the community stronger. Whether you see art in a gallery or on the street, the artist is conveying a thought, a meaning, a purpose to the viewer. Well conversations about public art went from a whisper to a roar … Continue reading The Art Among Us
We're thinking about Stormy Weather this week, as we close out the year, with just a few days left for entry to one of our favorite shows at the Annapolis Maritime Museum! Thus, we were particularly struck by the unique images of Nick Steinberg's exploration of fog in San Francisco and how this dynamic weather … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Fogaholics Unite!
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!
And now another piece of inspiration for those of you preparing your entries for Art on Paper! If you've spent any time on the internet in the last few months, you might have already stumbled across the work of Chinese paper artist, Li Hongbo. He is a sculptor whose work is rooted in the traditions … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Watch Your Head
Getting ready for Art on Paper this year? This all-paper show has been a popular MFA exhibit for years now and to help jump start your entry take some inspiration from one of our favorite paper artists: Charles Young. So check this out. In 2014 Charles Young started Paperholm, a daily paper-only project on his tumblr page … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Get a Fold of This
We love when art pushes societal boundaries and makes a statement. Nowhere is this more true than in the powerful show by Kehinde Wiley, recently featured by Public Radio International. "Wiley currently has a show at the Petit Palais in Paris called “Lamentation.” It features 10 monumental works in stained glass and oil on canvas. Each portrays … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Reclamation of an Ancient Art
So what is Giving Tuesday and why should you care? Well....first there was "Black Friday" - a term popularized in the 1980s as the day businesses went from being in the "red" to being in the "black." Then came "Cyber Monday," a term first used in 2005 with the rise of online shopping. "Small Business Saturday" appeared in 2010 … Continue reading Why #GIVINGTUESDAY
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