Member News: April 22, 2015

By April 22, 2015 Member News

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MFA Member Maurice Margulies

Maurice’s six print series “DACHAU” is exhibiting at the Holocaust Memorial Observance at Congregation Har Shalom.

MFA Member Mary Ellen Geissenhainer

Her piece “A Real Chip” has been accepted into the Mitchell Gallery’s “Image and Imagination” exhibition. The show runs from May 21-June 7, 2015.

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MFA Member Chris Quinn

From April 27th to May 24th, Chris Quinn has work exhibiting at City Dock Coffee at 18 Market Space, Annapolis.


MFA Member Vince Lupo

Vince Lupo is exhibiting a series of photographs in an exhibit titled “Invisible Threads” at The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 South Carroll St, Frederick MD. The exhibit runs May 2 – June 28. More information available:


MFA Member April Rimpo April M Rimpo’s painting “Fresh Fruit to Go” was accepted into Illinois Watercolor Society’s 31st National Exhibition. This is April’s third time with a painting in this exhibit, so she has now been granted Signature Membership in IWS. April is also delighted to announce a solo exhibition at The Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House to be held May 14 – June 9, 2015, with the opening reception on May 16 from 2 – 4PM.  Slayton House is located at 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia, Maryland 21044.

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MFA Member Anna Fine Foer Anne is participating in a collage exhibition at the Hillyer Art Space. Show dates and reception info is below. Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 12.11.10 PM

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. Tolstoy-Stone_House-16x20-WC Tolstoy-Snowy_Roof-20x16-WC

MFA Member Richard Niewerth Richard’s recent work will be exhibiting at Annapolis City Hall from April 13-May 15, 2015. City Hall Mailer final

MFA Member Elaine Weiner-Reed Elaine’s  “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. IMG_0118

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 —Second Poetry Reading + Artist/Poet Dialog: Saturday, April 25, 2-4pm Moon Splash 123114 100 dpi 6in

MFA Member Chris Kelsey Chris has three pieces at the Chestertown River Arts “Art of Stewardship” exhibition from April 3 – April 25. Ocean gifts-3

MFA Member Michael Hower Michael has an upcoming exhibit, “Remnants”, at The Grand Opera House in Delaware opening April 29. More info below. grandinvitefront1 grandinviteback1

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. Kenneth W. Minton - Held Back - with Joel Minton, That Which is Held Back smaller Tolstoy - Breaking Over the Fields - 17x22 - watercolor strong smaller

MFA Member Rick Casali  Reminder: The Features in Terracotta – 3 Day Weekend Workshop New! Fri, Sat Sun 9am-4pm April 24-26 figure sculpt copy

 MFA Member Richard Weiblinger Richard has been selected for the Invitational Gallery Exhibit at Penn Place through May 3.


The Artist’s Gallery of Columbia

Their show “Local Color” is coming up and they are looking for submissions by July 30. A prospectus is shown below. Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 12.05.10 PM

Amazon Web Services Amazon Web Services seeks to purchase a wide range of original artwork in various media for their corporate office in Washington D. C. from artists who are either eighteen years and older who live, work, or who have their studios in the Metropolitan D. C. region or artists who are current students, alumni, or faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts) from all campuses. The entry deadline for DC Metro artists is May 3, 2015 at 12:55 p.m. ET. Notification by email of artwork accepted for purchase consideration will be sent by May 13, 2015. More info here.  Gallery 3976 Gallery 3976 located in the Annapolis Design District has 11 studio spaces  available. Each space is 250sf  with walls, open ceilings and locking doors. You can learn more about Gallery 3976 at or Artworks @ 7th Artworks @ 7th’s upcoming show “Quintessential” has an open call for artists. Here is the link for more info. 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. Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 12.36.04 PM

Annapolis Custom Gifts & Art Annapolis Custom Gifts & Art has an opportunity for artists in the Chesapeake Bay area to be part of the makings of a Collectors Limited Edition coffee table book. The deadline is April 30, 2015. More info below. Screen Shot 2015-04-07 at 12.15.15 PMTo submit click HERE. The email for inquiries:

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