How MFA Keeps the Doors Open

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It takes money to run an organization – even a nonprofit organization. While art is at the heart of MFA, it isn’t possible without sufficient income to keep the organization running. It’s a puzzle fitting together the different income streams that keep MFA’s doors open: Exhibition Fees, Membership Dues, Fundraising and Net Sales. For MFA, like many nonprofits, the largest income…

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How I Got 75 Friends to GIVE $10

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MFA Executive Director Joann Vaughan shares her strategy for getting friends and family to GIVE $10 for MFA through the Great Give. Last year the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County unveiled the first “Great Give” – a 24-hour fund-a-thon that encourages county residents to support nonprofits and has various cash awards for nonprofits who succeed in doing so. One…

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Me & My Art Monday: Meet Marie Crow

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This week’s featured artist:  Marie Crow, member since 2013 ME:  I am a portrait artist.  I was born and raised in Annapolis, growing up on Spa Creek next to my grandmother, who ran Flood’s Firestone on West Street.  I have been a painter since childhood; I took my first art classes in Annapolis from a German woman named Mrs. Hansel,…

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Recover Joy in Art – Artist Interview

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How can art redeem the past, or add meaning to otherwise random collection of objects found from our lives? Carolyn Russel, a local to Annapolis, describes her work in Art on Paper: Carolyn Russell, Long Haul Weaver, giclee print The poem written on the saw reads: “Long Haul Weaver of Gossamer fine Trust In Search of Magician who thoroughly Knows…

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Circle Gallery will be closing early on Wednesday, November 23 at 3 PM, and will be closed on Thursday, November 24.