Member News: June 17

By June 17, 2015 Member News

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MFA Member West Annapolis Artworks and Fine Framing

“Colors of Summer”: West Annapolis Artworks presents an exhibit of art curated by Patrice Drago. This show creates a vibrant array of summer-themed words by well-known local and regional artists such as MFA Members David Diaz, Gail Higginbotham, Patrice Drago, Maureen Farrell, Kellee Conrad, Lynn Mehta, Janna Zuber, Jennifer Wilkinson, Rynbrandt, Carolyn Councell, Nichole Leavy and a host of local artists. This exhibit opened June 1, and will remain on view through August 24. Join their celebration of all things summer for a lively reception with food, refreshments and collaborative live painting by the artists on Thursday, June 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. Parking is plentiful.

Artist Boot Camp

MFA Member Kellee Wynne Conrad will be leading discussions on gallery representation for all artists, seasoned and novice. Join her this summer for a 4 day Boot Camp at Jordan Faye Contemporary. Find out more here.

Slab Workshop

MFA Member 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

MFA Member Anna Fine Foer

Anna is participating in the Art Kibbutz Residency on Governor’s Island and the public is invited to observe on June 14th and 21st from 11:30-5 pm, Noland Park 6B. You can also view a commissioned collage of hers here that she made for a bar mitzvah.

MFA Member Wil Scott

Wil’s solo show will open at Annapolis City Hall and will run through June 21.

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 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 Richard Weiblinger

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

Portrait Sculpture- New Dates

MFA Member Rick Casali has moved his workshop and is now holding classes every Monday at Maryland Hall from June 8th to July 27th (6:30 PM to 9:00 PM). Lectures will be given on the geometric planes of the face, structure of the skull, and the anatomy of eyes, nose, mouth, and ears. For more information check out his website.






Request for Proposal: Hospice of the Chesapeake

Hospice of the Chesapeake is requesting proposals from artists for work to hang in the chapel/reflection space of their new Inpatient Care Center.  $10,000 commission will be awarded to the artist(s) chosen. Deadline for proposals, July 15. More information.

Call for Artists: Arc Gallery

An upcoming exhibition titled “Secret” at the Arc Gallery in San Francisco, CA is looking for artists to submit work by September 13, 2015. For information on the juror, venue, and exhibition, click here.

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 participants are considered Thrive Alumni, which makes them eligible for ongoing opportunities (potential solo shows, artists residencies, etc). Contact or visit the 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.

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 is 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

Call for Entries: Cade Gallery

All media is being accepted for the Heliotrope Bouquet 17, a show at AACC. There is no entry fee, no jurying, and no framing necessary. All pieces brought from June 1-2 (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM) will be featured in the gallery. June 8th through July 10th. Limit 2 pieces per artist.

Call for Artists: Gallery Unicorn

Fist annual juried art exhibit at the Gallery Unicorn, located at the Towson UU Church. Visual artists asked to submit 2 JPEG (4′ x 4′) pieces with water related themes by August 15th, 2015. Forward images to For more information call 410-825-6045.

2015 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

The Maryland Sheep Breeders Association would like to announce the 2016 Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Cover Art Competition, featuring a grand prize of $1000 and up to four $100 honorary mention awards. The deadline for submissions is November 1st, 2015. For rules and more informations check out their website at

Call for Artists: RiverArts August Exhibition

RiverArts invites you to submit your work for an multimedia show. Artists or groups are asked to submit up to two works which may be displayed in the RiverArts Gallery. All artwork must be for sale. Because of the unusual formats being sought for the show, RiverArts is asking artists to communicate interest early so that requirements for displays can be arranged. August 7th though August 29th, 2015 in the main RiverArts gallery in Chestertown. The opening reception will be Friday August 7th, from 5-8 pm. Drop off for submissions is Sunday, August 2 from 1-3 p.m. and Monday, August 3 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Email if you have questions or concerns and click here to register.

Maryland State Arts Council

Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) awards grants ranging from $1,000 – $6,000 to Maryland artists. These Individual Artist Awards (IAA) honor the unique contributions of Maryland artists to the state’s creative economy and help support artists as they advance their craft. The 2016 IAA application is now open to Maryland artists. The deadline for 2016 applications is 4:30 PM on Thursday, July 23, 2015. Click here to apply and for more information.

Last Call for Entries: Other Worlds, Other Stories at WPA

Deadline for Submissions is this Sunday June 21, 2015. Curated by Jeffry Cudlin,  “Other Worlds, Other Stories” is a group exhibition exploring notions of outer space. The exhibition will take place from January 6 – February 20, 2016 at WPA’s new home at 2112 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. Questions can be directed to Samantha May, Program Director at

Call for Guest teacher: Annapolis PVA Teacher

The Performing and Visual Arts Magnet (PVA) Program at Annapolis High School has a visual arts guest teacher availability for both the fall and spring of next school  year (2015 and 2016). The class is designed by the guest artist so it is customized to fit your skills and interests while also giving you the experience of educating our amazing budding artists. You will be working with sophomore and junior students of the program. The class runs on both Monday and Wednesday of each week from 2:30 – 4:45. The proposal is Due June 19th. Contact or to request an application.



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