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Join MFA and art historian Wil Scott every other Tuesday for a live discussion with an MFA Member
Visit Circle Gallery to experience the exhibition 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 and maintains an office there.
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MFA Development Director
MFA seeks a professional to fill the role of Development Director.
The MFA Development Director will help forge new relationships to build MFA’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. The Development Director will work with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to establish and implement the infrastructure needed to increase the organization’s financial stability through the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, special events, and corporate and foundation support. The Development Director will design and implement a comprehensive plan to expand and diversify MFA’s donor base by developing key external alliances and cultivating philanthropic support from individuals, corporations, organizations and foundations.
Interested? Email MFA (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the header “Development Director Application” by January 15th along with resume, cover letter, and three references (email preferred).Development Director Position Description
MFA Arts Management Fellowship
The MFA Fellows Program is dedicated to providing 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 2019 or who have graduated in the past two years.
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 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 in Maryland, 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.
Joann Vaughan, Executive Director
Joann Vaughan has a 20-year career in nonprofit management. At MFA she has made it her goal to expand MFA’s mission of exhibiting current art created by living artists. Prior to coming to MFA in June 2008, she created and ran the Annapolis Book Festival, building it from an idea to a multi-faceted, nationally televised event. Her prior experience includes serving as the Director of Education and training for Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity and serving on the international board of the Association of Junior Leagues International. She holds a BA from the University of Virginia and a masters in management from the University of Maryland University College. She is a certified consultant for the Standards for Excellence.
In 2018, Joann received the first Annie Award for the Art of Leadership in the Arts from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and a TWIN (Tribute to Women & Industry) Award from the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County YWCA.
Evan Herzing, Exhibition Manager
Martha Campbell, Communications Manager
Laura Carty, Gallery Intern
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
David Diaz, Artist, President, Exhibition Committee Chair
Patrice Drago, Artist, External Vice President
Wil Scott, Artist, National Gallery of Art (ret), Internal Vice President
Stephanie Reisinger, International Monetary Fund, Treasurer
Craig Friedrich, Development Vice President
Kathleen Mathai, Exelon Corporation, Secretary
Ward Anderson, Artist
Sharon Arsenault, Exhibition Committee Chair
Joseph Dickey, (Emeritus), Artist, Johns Hopkins University, Development Committee
Sarah Jane Dunaway, Artist, Sarah Jane & Co.
Michelle Fauntleroy, Resource Development Committee
Elizabeth Kendall, Artist, Standards for Excellence Chair
Bob Peterson, Artist
Kate Stillwell, Artist, Exhibition Committee
Martha Spencer, Laureate International Universities, Resource Development
Jason Vaughan, Graphic Designer, Historic Preservationist, Baltimore National Heritage Area, Communications 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.