Matthew Saindon, place, Fall Member Show 2017

This show will be on exhibit at Circle Gallery until October 20th.

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Introducing the Fall Member Show:

Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all member artists to submit up to three pieces for the Fall Member Show, one of our three annual member-only shows.

Juror: Hai-Ou Hou, Director of Chesapeake Fine Art Studio

Hai-Ou Hou was born in Beijing where she studied painting and ceramics at the prestigious Central Institute of Fine Art and Design. She accepted a teaching post at the Hubei Fine Art Institute where she taught painting and design. After immigrating to the United States, she received her Master of Fine Arts from Towson University. She is the owner and Director of Chesapeake Fine Art Studio where she offers instruction and workshops throughout the country in plein air, figurative, still-life portraiture and quick-draw technique. Hai-Ou’s work has been widely published and exhibited both nationally and internationally and hangs in many museum, corporate, and private collections. She is the recipient of numerous fine arts honors and awards.

Juror’s Statement

It is my honor to have been asked to jury the Fall Member Show of the Maryland Federation of Art.  The entries spanned a wide range of two and three-dimensional media and artistic sensibility.  I strived to curate a show reflecting those varied sensibilities from among the most effective examples within the pool of entries.  While technique is one consideration, I am especially concerned with the overall cohesion and impact of the artists’ presentation and construction of their vision; of the inner world they invite us to explore.

As my own background includes realism, abstraction, and conceptual art in both two and three dimensions, I have an appreciation of the diverse approaches these artists have taken to create their vision.  I applaud their efforts and congratulate the participants of the show.  I wish you all continued success.

Hai-Ou Hou


 Best in Show 

Dorian Traynham, Chaos, Mr. Escher!,  found papers on panel

Juror’s Choice

Kathy Daywalt, Unspoken, watercolor and gold leafing

Kay Fuller, Journey, acrylic on paper

Kathleen Ryan Gardiner, Morning Triune, watercolor

Steve Lingeman, Channel Marker, photography, archival pigment print

John Moran, Standing in the Pause Between Breaths, oil on canvas

Linda Gale Popp, Hear the Song Within the Silence, mixed media assemblage sculpture

Christopher Winslow, A Curious Fish, oil

Conley Award

Gil Ugiansky, Butterfly Redux, found object (reclaimed butterfly valve bronze disc), stainless steel, polished and painted mild steel, interactive kinetic

Special Conley Award  – “Wishing For The Relief Of All Primary Headache Disorders”

Pearl Chang, My Worst Headache, terracotta with patina and fused glass

Information for Accepted Artists

Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition Schedule:

Aug 7 Deadline for entries.
Aug 27 Notifications are sent by email. contact MFA if you do not receive notice.
Sep 19-23 Artwork must arrive at Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis MD 21401.
Sep 27 11-5 p.m. First day of exhibition.
Oct 7 3-5 p.m. Reception at Circle Gallery. Awards presented at 4:00 p.m.
Oct 21-22 11-5 p.m. Pick up hand-delivered work. There is a $10 fine for late pick up after this date.