Monthly Archives: April 2014

Me & My Art Monday: Meet Jayne Shatz

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This week’s featured artist:  Jayne Shatz ME:  I am an artist, educator, and ceramic historian. I have a PhD in Ceramic History, an MA in Pottery and Sculpture and a BA in Art History. During a ceramic career spanning 40 years, I have taught in colleges, founded two potters’ cooperatives, founded The Albany Ceramic Institute and taught ceramics and sculpture…

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Who Can You Ask to Give $10?

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  We are less than two weeks away from Give $10, and hope that you have penciled 6pm May 7 to 6pm May 8 into your calendars. Of course, we want you to give, but your ability to advocate for MFA and leverage your networks is even more valuable during this 24-hour, online fund-a-thon. What we are asking you to…

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The Changing World of Prints & Digital Photography

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Technology rules.  Our world is changing so quickly that computers, cell phones and other digital equipment become obsolete almost before we’ve paid for them.  We are caught in this love/hate quandary:  Shiny new iPads with Retina displays call out with their siren song, but wait… I just spent $600 three years ago on my beloved and apparently now outdated original.  Even the delightful Apps that…

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Me & My Art Monday: Meet Stephen Borko

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This week’s featured artist:  Stephen Borko, Board of Directors, member since 2003 ME: I am a native Washingtonian (a breed not as rare as is commonly believed) and currently live in Bethesda. I have had a career in managing a variety of nonprofit organizations in Washington, from think tanks to arts organizations. My passions include travel, inventive food, and many kinds…

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$10 Isn’t What It Used To Be…

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In most cases, $10 doesn’t go as far as it used to. For $10 you could buy a medium pepperoni pizza, one movie ticket, two large drinks at Starbucks, a large pizza, three gallons of gas, or, if you’re lucky, one lunch in downtown Annapolis – at Subway. During GIVE $10 your $10 can go a lot further. In fact,…

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Me & My Art Monday: Meet April Rimpo

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This week’s featured artist:  April Rimpo, member since 2005 ME:  I’ve lived in Maryland for 17 years. I’ve been fortunate to be able to travel to many places within the US and to a couple other countries; most of these travels have been part of art workshops, inspiring me to create paintings that share these places with others through my…

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$10 Can Make You a Patron of the Arts

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You might not think $10 can make a difference. But last year, when supporters decided to GIVE $10 to MFA through Anne Arundel’s Great Give we won an extra $10,000 in prize money. And almost everyone can agree that $10,000 makes a big difference, especially for a small nonprofit like MFA. Because people supported MFA through the Great Give last…

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Me & My Art Monday: Meet Claudia L. Brookes

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This week’s featured artist:  Claudia L. Brookes ME: I live in Northern Baltimore County (Monkton, MD), in beautiful rural “horse country.” From the windows of my downstairs studio, I can see the woods in every season, as well as our busy birdfeeder and my “north-facing” gardens. I have been a professional fine artist for the past 15 years—a second career…

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Art on Paper Artist Keith Parks “Bauhaus Inspired” photographs

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  With every show at MFA Circle Gallery, there is  always so much more than meets the eye. Yesterday,  someone pointed out to me the precision and accuracy involved in Keith Parks photograph “Anticipating the Inevitable”. The gallery goer was himself a photographer who recognized that Parks photograph was actually created by carefully constructed folded paper and lighting techniques. So…

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In order to protect our friends, collectors, artists and staff, Circle Gallery will be closed until April 29 due to Covid-19. All MFA exhibits may be enjoyed online. We will still be active through email, phone, and our online platforms! We are committed to maintaining our presence in the art community while prolonging the safety of our supporters. Please visit their webpages to see the artwork and learn more about the artists.