Member News: March 24, 2015

By March 24, 2015 Member News

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MFA Member Alex Tolstoy

April 29-May 31 Alex’s show “Waterwork” will exhibit at the Foundry Gallery. The opening reception will be Friday, May 1 from 6-8 pm.

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MFA Member Richard Niewerth

Richard’s recent work will be exhibiting at Annapolis City Hall from April 13-May 15, 2015. The opening reception will be on Monday, April 13 from 5:30-7 pm.

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MFA Member Elaine Weiner-Reed

Elaine’s painting “Common Threads I” is included in the MFA’s show “Art on Paper” and her piece “Primal Scream” is included in the International Members Exhibition 2015 at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts. The show runs from April 11-July 3 2015.








MFA Member Sarna Marcus:

Throughout April there will be a collaborative show at the Foundry Gallery titled “The Painted World” in which artists have paired up with local poets to present the artwork alongside spoken poetry. Sarna is involved in two collaborations:

—Collaboration #1: Sarna’s painting “Moon Splash” (below) + “Moon Huntress” by poet Ann Bracken

—Collaboration #2: Sarna’s painting “Seed Atom II.2 —Rending” + “Seeds in Pod” by poet Mary Beth Hatem

—RECEPTION: Friday evening, April 10th, 6 to 8pm

—First Poetry Reading + Artist/Poet Dialog: Sunday, April 12, 3-5pm

—Second Poetry Reading + Artist/Poet Dialog: Saturday, April 25, 2-4pm

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MFA Member Chris Kelsey

Chris has three pieces at the Chestertown River Arts “Art of Stewardship” exhibition from April 3 – April 25.

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MFA Member Kellee Wynn Conrad

Kellee started a 100 artworks challenge online and now has 225 people who have joined. Here is the website for the project.

MFA Member Ric Conn

Ric will be teaching a workshop at Maryland Hall titled “Painting Birds in Gouache”. The next workshop is April 17-May 29. There will be an advanced class at the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council. Those dates are April 7 and 14, and May 5 and 12.

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MFA Member Michael Hower

Michael has an upcoming exhibit, “Remnants”, at The Grand Opera House in Delaware opening April 29. More info below.









MFA Members Patrice Drago and Ruth Connell 

Patrice Drago, _Deadline Medley_, acrylic on canvas for Balanced Distraction at MD HallPatrice and Ruth both have solo exhibitions at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

Patrice’s exhibit, “Balanced Distraction”, will be showing through April 11 at Maryland Hall in the Martino Gallery.



Ruth’s exhibition, “Inside + Outside”, is currently exhibiting through April 11 at Maryland Hall in the Balcony Gallery. A Gallery Talk will be held on April 8 at 5:30 pm in which thAmong. 2009. Oil on canvas, 48 x 72".e artist and architect will discuss The Art of the Studio.





MFA Member Jay Peterzell

The April exhibition at the Foundry Gallery is “The Painted Word: 1 + 1 = 5”. It will be showing April 1-26 with a reception on April 3 from 6-8 pm.

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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 Rick Casali

Some classes that Rick will be teaching:

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

Scherini 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.Misty Severn








MFA Member April Rimpo


April Rimpo is participating in the following art events:
· March 7 – 29 – 46th Annual LAG Open Exhibition at the Montpelier Arts Center at Rt. 197 and Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD – Painting “The Vendor”

· March 10 – April 9 – Watercolor Art Society-Houston 38th International Exhibition in Houston, Texas – Painting “More Beautiful with Age”

· March 28 from 6-10 PM – Howard County Arts Council’s Celebration of the Arts – Art Silent Auction – held at the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College – Fused Glass Bowls

· April 3 – May 2, 2015 – Watercolor Missouri International exhibition in St Louis, Missouri. – Painting “City Reflections II”

· April 18 – May 8,2015 – Louisiana Watercolor Society’s 45th International Exhibition in New Orleans, LA – Painting “Shipping Port”

MFA Member Richard Weiblinger

Richard is participating in the following exhibitions:

  • The exhibit at the Washington Artworks Gallery has been extended to March 31.
  • 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. 


Artworks @ 7th

Artworks @ 7th’s upcoming show “Quintessential” has an open call for artists. Here is the link for more info.

Still Life Gallery

This gallery in Ellicott City, MD is seeking Maryland artists in current call for artists. This is the link to their site.

Chesapeake Public Charter School

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Hill Center Galleries

They are hosting a regional art exhibition. Artists may only be from District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. The deadline for submission is April 24, 2015.

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Annapolis Custom Gifts

Call for entry for small works artists. More info can be found on their website here.

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:​ ​

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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