Member News: May 19, 2015

By May 19, 2015 Member News

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MFA Members at Mitchell Gallery

Congratulations to the following MFA members who have work in Image and Imagination: Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition 2015 at The Mitchell Gallery.

The exhibition runs from May 21-June 7. The reception will be held on May 21 from 5-7 pm.

View or purchase work by accepted artists.

Amelia Arria, DH Banker, cl bigelow, Margaret Rose Caro, Ruth Connell, Don Dement, Carol Donahue, Jim Earl, Nancy Evans, Carole Falk, Anna Fine Foer, Larry Fransen, Mary Ellen Geissenhainer, John Hanou, Gail Higginbotham, Jdy Jordan, Warren Kahle, Barbara Karfgin, Deborah Kommalan, Joan Machinchick, Kass McGowan, Alvin Miller, Richard Niewerth, Donna Rhody, Raleigh Schein, Marietta Schreiber, Cynthia Shumaker, Cindy Winnick

MFA Member Sandy Cohen

Sandy is featured in a solo exhibition in Martino Gallery at Maryland Hall from May 11-July 11. The show is titled “BECOMING: Artistry in the Making.”










MFA Member Pat Zannie

Pat’s collage “A Fauvist Landscape” won 1st place in Mixed Media at the Rockville Art League and is on exhibition through May. She will be joining 5 other artists in the exhibition of their work “The Merry Month” at Gallery B in Bethesda, Maryland until May 23.

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MFA Member Desiree Scherini

Desiree has been included in Gary Pendleton’s book “100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-cloud gazing with MaxfieldAtlantic” and the exhibition is at Bishops’ Stock Gallery. She also has three pieces showing at Kent Island Federation of Art’s member show and received the first place award for her pastel painting “Cloud Gazing with Maxfield”. Three more pieces are exhibiting alongside the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters at Quiet Waters Gallery.





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). Honorable Mention, “Red and Gold” (2014) and Honorable Mention, “Solo” (2015).


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MFA Member Deborah Kommalan

Deborah Kommalan’s “Two Tomatoes” is currently hanging at Maryland Art Place gallery, 218 W. Saratoga Street in Baltimore.
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 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. Tolstoy-Stone_House-16x20-WC Tolstoy-Snowy_Roof-20x16-WC






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 juried into the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center’s Invitational Art Exhibition “Transformations”. The show runs until May 31.

Richard has also been juried into the McLean Project for the Arts Invitational Exhibition. The show runs June 18 – August 1, 2015. Reception June 30, 7-9pm.








Jordan Faye Contemporary

Jordan Faye Contemporary’s Thrive Program and Exhibition is seeking artists for the Spring into Summer session (June 5-7) and Late Summer session (July 24-26). The program is geared towards artists who are developing their professional careers and participatns are considered Thrive Alumni, which makes them eligible for ongoing opportunities (potential solo shows, artists residencies, etc). Contact or see their website at


Gallery 333

Gallery 333 has openings for 2 month shows Nov/Dec 2015 and most slots of 2016. They are seeking 30-40 2d works, any media, wired for walker hanging system. Send images representative of work to Deb Boudra at The gallery takes 20% commission for UUCA and its supported programs (Lighthouse Shelter & Habitat). Also seeking 3D work of all types. The glass case is counter height, lit, and 5 ft wide with adjustable shelves.

Slab Workshop

Jayne Shatz will be teaching a slab workshop in June. It will focus on easy methods for constructing molds and producing ceramic platters, roasting pans and fine bistro ware. Space is limited, sign up now at

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Arts Brief

Saturday, May 23, 2015: Art Law Clinic, Newborn Holistic Ministries/Jubilee Arts (1928 Pennsylvania Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217), 1-4pm. Artists (of all mediums) may receive a FREE 30-minute consultation with an attorney to discuss their short-form legal issue. Their volunteer attorneys will be able to help you start addressing the legal issue related to your work as an artist. To schedule your 30-minute appointment, please email

ArtRave DC at DuPont 2015

From May 23 through Christmas, this outdoor artisan venue is open every Saturday. Click here for more info.

“Colors of Summer”

West Annapolis Art Works will be accepting and selecting work for its upcoming summer exhibit:  “Colors of Summer”, which will run from June 1 through the August 24.  Opening Reception:  Thursday, June 4, 5 to 8 pm.
Drop off:  May 18 – 20.
  • Works in all media are welcome; summer-themed works or works in bright summer colors will be considered, and the selection will be made in person, once all work has been dropped off.
  • Bring up to five pieces of work that you feel will fit the theme into the gallery May 18 to 20.
  • We will select works to create a unified exhibit will notify artists by the 24th of the final decisions. Other Details: The Opening Reception will be Thursday, June 4, 5 to 8 pm.  Participating artists are invited to paint live during the reception.  Specifics to follow.










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 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



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