Structured to serve MFA Members and local artists, these monthly workshops will be led by MFA staff, local professionals, or artists. Workshops will touch on a variety of subjects: technology, artist demos, marketing, and social media.

Upcoming Workshops:

Don’t Sell Yourself Short: How to Market Yourself as an Artist and Your Artwork

This panel will consist of Matt Klos (owner of Exeter Gallery in Baltimore, MD), Cynthia McBride (owner of McBride Gallery in Annapolis, MD), and Bill Schmidt (MFA Member artist), and Jean Opilla (member of Quiet Waters Park Gallery in Annapolis, MD). They will be discussing topics including:

  • Mindset of a juror when deciding on pieces for a nationally juried show
  • How to make your work appealing to a nationally juried show
  • How to approach a commercial gallery
  • Benefits of gallery representation
  • What makes for a successful group show

Date: Saturday January 20, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: The Commons (209 West St Suite 201, Annapolis, MD 21401)


The Image is Everything: How to Properly Frame and Photograph Your Work

This workshop will consist of presentations by Su Anne Martinez (owner of West Annapolis Fine Art and Framing) and Don Demet (MFA member artist). They will provide insight and best practices regarding how to photograph your work in a way that is appealing and provides the best online representation; as well as how to frame your work in a way that enhances your artwork and makes it more attractive to viewers, collectors, and jurors.

Date: Sunday February 18, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Location: West Annapolis Fine Art and Framing (4 Annapolis St, Annapolis, MD 21401)


What’s a Tweet Anyways?!: How to Create Your Social Media Presence

This workshop will consist of a presentation by our Communications Manager Kristen McCurdy, providing how-tos and best practices regarding how to cultivate a successful social media presence. Participates will also get a chance to create their own social media accounts while at the workshop.

Date: March

Time: TBD

Location: TBD