Member News: March 3, 2015

By March 3, 2015 Member News

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MFA Member Steve Ember

Steve has written a post on his blog introducing his three pieces featured in the current MFA exhibition “Focal Point”. The post can be found here.

MFA Member Wil Scott

Wil’s piece “Nevermore” has been accepted into the exhibition “Black and White: The Living Tradition” at the PH21 Gallery in budapest, Hungary. The exhibit runs from March 12- April 1.

MFA Member Patrice Drago

Patrice’s exhibit, “Balanced Distraction”, will be showing through April 11 at Maryland Hall in the Martino Gallery. The opening reception will be Thursday, March 5 from 5:30-7 pm.

Patrice Drago, _Deadline Medley_, acrylic on canvas for Balanced Distraction at MD Hall









MFA Member Ruth Connell

Ruth’s exhibition, “Inside + Outside”, is currently exhibiting through April 11 at Maryland Hall in the Balcony Gallery. A reception will be held on Thursday, March 5 from 5:30-7. A Gallery Talk will be held on April 8 at 5:30 pm in which the artist and architect will discuss The Art of the Studio: Looking at the Artist’s Environment.

MFA Member Rick Casali

Some classes that Rick will be teaching (some classes start this week!):

Figure Sculpture – 6 Week pose
Friday afternoons 1-4pm
March 6 – April 17

Portrait Drawing in Charcoal
Monday nights 7:30-9:30pm
March 9 – April 20
The Features in Terracotta – 3 Day Weekend Workshop New!
Fri, Sat Sun 9am-4pm
April 24-26

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MFA Member Desiree Scherini

Wednesday the 25th begins a 5 week course, painting from photos in a plein air fashion, alla prima (one painting per session). registration still available! Scherini also continues to teach both oil and watercolor painting weekly at the Annapolis Senior Center through the Anne Arundel Community College. Scherini has over 20 pieces on exhibit at Gallery 333 (Dubois Rd, Annapolis) at the Unitarian Universalist Church into March. open 10 to 3 Mon thru Thurs and 10 to 12 on Sundays. She has 5 plein air pieces on exhibit at the Chadd’s Ford Historical Society 1736 Creek Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317 through March 2015. There will be a lecture by the author of the book “100 plein-air painters of the Mid-Atlantic”, Gary Pendleton, on Tuesday March 10th. for more information call 410-388-7376 or visit ​Desiree’s painting “Misty Severn” was chosen for the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts “ALL THAT ART” auction event. Artwork will be on display in the galleries Feb. 24 to March 7 and the ticketed event will take place Friday, ,March 7 8 to 9 pm. For more info visit Desiree has pieces on display in the window of the old Steven’s Hardware at City Dock, Annapolis with the Maryland Federation of Art. Visit her website to get more information on her commission work!Misty Severn








MFA Member April Rimpo

April has paintings accepted into the Watercolor Art Society-Houston 38th International Exhibition in Houston, Texas and in the Watercolor Missouri International exhibition in St Louis, Missouri. More Beautiful with Age will be on exhibit in Houston from March 10 – April 9, 2015. City Reflections II will be in the Missouri exhibit from April 3 – May 2, 2015.


MFA Member Richard Weiblinger

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Richard is participating in the following exhibitions:

  • Richard’s work has ten selected as a finalist for the 2015 Fine Art Photography Exhibit held at Artspace Herndon until March 22.
  • Several pieces have been selected for the “My Little Town” exhibition at the Photoworks Gallery until April 12. The gallery is in Washington D.C.
  • Richard Paul Weiblinger was selected to have two of his pieces included in “The Guild: A Celebration of Artistic Expression”; a juried invitational Exhibition at the Maryland State House; Maryland House of Delegates, Lowe House Office Building, Annapolis, MD January 14 thru April 13, 2015. 
  • a solo invitational Exhibition of twenty of his images at the Washington Artworks Gallery in Rockville, MD January 16 thru March 16, 2015. Reception on March 6, 2015 from 6-8 PM.


MFA Member: Mary Ellen Geissenhainer Mary Ellen has three pieces accepted into the colored-pencil artwork show exhibiting at the Barry Gallery at the Reinsch Library at Marymount University through March 5.


Spring Color Show

The Crystal Moll Gallery is calling for artists to submit paintings depicting the colors of spring. Screen Shot 2015-03-03 at 12.54.00 PM








Strathmore’s Exhibition “Women Chefs: Artists in the Kitchen”

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Entry closes on March 6. For more info go to










Stand Up for the Arts

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AACC National Show

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Anne Arundel Community College Printmaking Club

NATIONAL JURIED SHOW Pascal Art Gallery “Variations and Variables” Printmaking processes inherently investigate variations and variables. This show seeks handpulled prints where these processes occur. Juror Jonathan Thomas, Chair of Printmaking Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, Maryland. Deadline: March 13
for more information

Art Outside

Art Outside, a free one-day arts festival, will take place on Sunday, May 17, 2015 around the Druid Hill Reservoir. The juried invitational art show will feature Maryland artists exhibiting and selling their art, performing arts, strolling entertainment, a Kid’s Art Adventure area, some of Baltimore’s best food trucks, and more! For more information,

The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards

Deadline: April 7. Requirements: Each artist must submit five images, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25. Eligibility: Artists must be 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C.  Awards: Best in Show: $10,000. Second Place: $2,000. Third Place: $1,000. Young Artist: $1,000

Apply online or download the application for more details.

Waverly Street Opportunity The Waverly Street Gallery, a cooperative gallery in downtown Bethesda since 1993, is accepting applications for membership from artists in various media. For information and instructions on how to apply, please visit or A gallery committee will interview prospective members in March.

Art @ the Park 2015 , the 25th annual Friends of Quiet Waters Park arts festival, will take place at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, MD Oct. 17-18, 2015 from 10am-5pm each day. Applications for this juried exhibition are NOW OPEN and CLOSE Saturday April 4, 2015 (late application through 4/11 with $10 late fee.) Apply online at Juried Art Services (under Art@the Park 2015 – Quiet Waters Park). The application fee is $25. Booth prices range from $100-$200. For more information:​ ​

The Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s is hosting a juried exhibition for artists throughout Anne Arundel County titled “Image and Imagination”. For more info click here.

Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show is looking for 260 fine artists and craft persons for the Pennsylvania event for the weekend of August 15 and 16th. The jury fee is $25 and booth fees range from $360-$720. There are $2500 in cash awards and the deadline for submission is April 1, 2015. For more info on submission click here. For the full prospectus, click here.

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