Visit Circle Gallery to experience our exhibitions in person
Located on State Circle across from the Maryland Statehouse, Circle Gallery is an adaptive reuse of an 1820’s era warehouse. MFA opened Circle Gallery in 1968 to host 12 exhibitions a year and house our main office.
During the pandemic, we have done our best to offer a clean and socially distanced experience to viewers. Please follow the gallery manager’s directions on entering the building and maintain distance from others in the space.Get directions to Circle Gallery
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MFA Arts Management Fellowship
MFA’s Fellows Program was created to provide hands-on experience in arts management and non-profit leadership to recent college graduates. The goal of the Fellowship is to help educate the next generation of arts leaders.
The program is open to legal residents of the United States who are graduating from an accredited college or university in 2021 or who have graduated in the past two years. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Diaz: 2011 – Present
David Diaz lives in Annapolis, MD, and is primarily a Plein air artist working in oil and pastels with a focus on regional subjects.
He received formal training in the public schools of Western Maryland and Frostburg State University; as well as the University of Maryland, Towson, and Catholic University. He is an award-winning artist and educator who has taught art in Allegany County and Anne Arundel County and has worked with students from elementary through middle school, as well as adult education and private lessons.
His work is in collections in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and is featured in “100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic”, a 2014 book by Gary Pendleton. In addition to his role as the MFA President of the Board of Directors, he also co-chairs the MFA Exhibition Committee, works with installations at Quiet Waters art galleries. David is also on the Board of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters.
In 2014, David Diaz received the Anne Arundel County “Annie Award” as the Visual Artist of the year.
Ann Cole, Executive Director • email@example.com
For over twenty years, Ann has worked with non-profit organizations in various capacities. Prior to joining MFA, Ann had a career in housing and community development finance with Miles & Stockbridge P.C. and M&T Realty Capital Corporation. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Annapolis, Inc., having served a number of years on the Board of Directors, including as president. In her work with MFA, she looks to continue having the exhibition of current art by living artists create meaningful connections in our community. Ann holds a B.A. in English and Psychology and a J.D. from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She lives in Annapolis with her husband, Andrew, daughter, Flora, and dog, Iris.
Laura Carty, Exhibitions Manager • firstname.lastname@example.org
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
David Diaz, Artist, President, Exhibition Committee Chair
Kathleen Mathai, Exelon Corporation, Operations Vice President
Patrice Drago, Artist, PR & Programming Vice President
Karen Ricketts, Development Vice President
Stephanie Sams, International Monetary Fund, Treasurer
Hope Stewart, Secretary
Sharon Arsenault, Exhibition Committee Chair
Gina Calvert, Sr. Manager, Strategy & Regulatory Affairs, BGE, An Exelon Company, Membership Committee
Joseph Dickey, (Emeritus), Artist, Johns Hopkins University
Morgan Dwyer, Artist, Resource Development Committee
Michelle Fauntleroy, Membership Committee
Craig Friedrich, Nominating Committee
Richard Issacman, Artist, Technology Committee
Emil Petruncio, Artist, Exhibitions Committee
Wil Scott, Artist, Exhibitions Committee
Martha Spencer, Global Head, International Baccalaureate Educator Network & School Delivery, Exhibitions Committee
Jen Sterling, Artist, PR & Programing Committee
Jason Vaughan, Architectural Historian, Graphic Designer, Historic Preservationist, Baltimore National Heritage Area, PR & Programing Committee
Alternate Venue for MFA’s annual member exhibition MFA @ Gallery B. Located in Bethesda.
Alternate Venue. Hosts of Annual Collector’s Choice. The Annual Event is held in their beautiful showroom each year!
Alternate Venue for MFA members. MFA Members are welcome to hang any artwork. Exhibitions run in three month cycles.
Alternate Venue. Greek restaurant on West Street, Annapolis MD 21401.