The brushes have dropped! For Paint Annapolis 2020, we invited artists who could attend to come paint alongside the nineteen juried artists for the entire week. Their work is now hanging at MFA's Pop Up Gallery at 186 Main Street. Check out the exhibition online right here or in person through October 22nd.
And that's a wrap! After five days of painting we have over 100 pieces of art by the nineteen juried artists - and we're happy to announce the awards for this year!
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
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
Have you seen this yet? This stunning .gif is apart of the fascinating film Loving Vincent, a biopic about the artist's life and death animated entirely using oil paintings. Considered the first (and maybe the last) of its kind, this film when brought to completion will contain 62,450 frames, each frame a new oil painting done … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: November 3rd
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 Thoughtful Thursday: Can Art Be Scary?
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!
Can you give $15 in ’15? For the past two years, MFA has participated in “The Great Give” a 24-hour fund-a-thon sponsored by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County. Nonprofits in Anne Arundel County compete for cash prizes by getting a lot of donors to make small gifts in support of their favorite nonprofits. … Continue reading The Great Give 2015!
It takes money to run an organization – even a nonprofit organization. While art is at the heart of MFA, it isn't possible without sufficient income to keep the organization running. It's a puzzle fitting together the different income streams that keep MFA's doors open: Exhibition Fees, Membership Dues, Fundraising and Net Sales. For MFA, like … Continue reading How MFA Keeps the Doors Open