This September, MFA lost a very valuable member of our art community, Ardis Diaz.
Ardis, an accomplished fiber and jewelry artist and long-time Anne Arundel County art teacher, was best known in the MFA community as the anchor and support to her husband, MFA Board President David Diaz.
Ardis and David were a well known duo on the plein air painting circuit.
In her memory, MFA is establishing the Ardis Diaz Memorial Prize for Painting. The intent is for an annual award for painting to be presented at Paint Annapolis – MFA’s own annual plein air event. A restricted fund will be established by MFA to permanently finance this annual award. Our goal is $10,000.