Member News: April 28, 2015

By April 28, 2015 Member News

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Please note that MFA Member News will not be published Tuesday, May 5 as we get ready for The Great Give!

Maryland Hall: All That Art

The 10th annual All That Art auction is on May 1 at 6 pm in the Chaney and Martino galleries of Maryland Hall. Several participating artists are MFA members including: Carole Falk, c.l. bigelow, Sandy Travis Bildahl, Rick Casali, Joe Dickey, Patrice Drago, Gail Higginbotham, Desiree Holmes Scherini, Kate Hooray Osmond, Richard Niewerth, Will Scott, Andree Tullier, James Earl, Judy Jordan, Diane Monday, Richard Niewerth, Thackray Seznec, Cynthia Ann Shumaker, Lida Stifel, and Cindy Winnick. To purchase tickets, click here.

MFA Member Wil Scott

Wil has been accepted into the following exhibitions:

The Golden Hours: At Dawn and Dusk, PhotoPlaceGallery, Middlebury, VT, June 2-26, Eddie Soloway, juror, “Sunset Glow” (2015).  In the Zone: Black and White Photography, 1650Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, April 25-May 16, Andrew Overtoom, juror, “Trapped”(2015).  H2O, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins,CO, April 24-May 30, Dina Mitrani, juror, “Evening Storm” (2014).  Photography Division, Mid-Atlantic Regional Show,American Daffodil Society, Towson, MD, April 21-22, Honorable Mention, “Red and Gold” (2014) and Honorable Mention, “Solo” (2015).  All That Art, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts,Annapolis, MD, April 20-May1, Brenda Anderson, Mary Torggler, Laura Dixon,Sigrid Trumpy, jurors, “Red Barn” (2013)


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MFA Member David Diaz

David’s exhibition “one Moment” is showing at the Lillian Vanous Nutt room in Greenfield Library at St. John’s College until May 10

MFA Member Sandy Cohen

Sandy will be featured in a solo exhibition in Martino Gallery at Maryland Hall from May 11-July 11. The show, titled “BECOMING: Artistry in the Making” will host an opening reception May 14 from 5:30-7 pm.









MFA Member Deborah Kommalan

Deborah Kommalan has had three of her kinetic still life paintings accepted into the Mitchell Gallery’s “Image and Imagination” exhibition. The show runs from May 21-June 7, 2015. Opening reception May 21, 5-7 pm.
Her painting “Two Tomatoes” is currently hanging at Maryland Art Place gallery, 218 W. Saratoga Street in Baltimore.







MFA Member Carole Falk

Two of Carole’s pieces were juried into the “Image and Imagination” exhibition at the Mitchell Gallery in St. John’s College.IMG_0251






MFA Member Carolyn Councell

Artist, Carolyn Councell will be showing her paintings at the Mountain Road Library,  4730 Mountain Rd., Pasadena, MD  21122 from May 1 until May 19, 2015.
The exhibit features a variety of work done in watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, and oil paint.  Subjects range from representational to abstract.








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 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 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 Richard Weiblinger Richard has been selected for the Invitational Gallery Exhibit at Penn Place through May 3. Richard’s solo show at the Washington ArtWorks Gallery has been extended.









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.

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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