MFA offers our artist members the opportunity to exhibit at local restaurants around Annapolis. Currently, we work with Paul’s Homewood Café, a restaurant blending Chesapeake staples with traditional Mediterranean cuisine, and 49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar & Gallery, a place that brings art, music, and community together with great food and drink in an ambiance inspired by the traditional European coffeehouse. Please email if you are interested in purchasing a piece of art.

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Now exhibiting at Paul’s through July 2024:

Jessica Joern and Alexandra Treadaway-Hoare

Jessica Joern

Artist Bio

Jessica Joern was born in Harrisburg PA and moved to Philadelphia to study Fiber at Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts). After school, she began selling her handmade quilts and pillows at various venues around Philadelphia including The Head House Square Craft Market and the Snyderman Gallery. Some of her quilts were displayed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art as well as various galleries in the Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York area.

She expanded her quilting to clothing and started a line of one-of-a-kind quilted jackets and coats. They sold at galleries and shops across the United States

Switching media, Jessica began making custom-painted furniture which was sold at galleries around the country. Each was a unique art piece (cabinets, boxes, and other decorative items) that merged wood, metal, plastic, and painting. They were selected to be shown at the prestigious Philadelphia Furniture Show.

After moving to Long Beach Island, painting the furniture led to a return to oil painting flowers and still life. Her work was displayed and sold at the Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and other galleries in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In 2007, Jessica won the First Prize for her painting “Tulips With Hyacinth” in “The Art of The Flower “ show at the renowned Philadelphia Sketch Club.

Living in Annapolis since 2013, Jessica has continued painting flowers from her amazing gardens as well as occasional Still Life pieces.

Visit her website to learn more about her.

Alexandra Treadaway-Hoare

Artist Bio

Using color and shapes, I wish to bring to the viewer my idea of beauty, intrigue, and magic. I paint with watercolors because I enjoy the blossoming of my images on watercolor paper. My eyes are drawn to animals, insects, and birds — and having lived in many countries, landscapes intrigue me.

I live in Maryland with 4 hounds, and I have shown Hounds (Afghan Hounds and Whippets) in Conformation and competed in Field Trials over the last 20 years. My own dogs and those of others are frequent subjects of my paintings.

Growing Up Around the Globe

Born and raised in Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Java, Borneo, Sumatra, Hong Kong, and the Philippines; I attended school in Morocco, England, Scotland, and Germany. I attended university in the Philippines and Canada. All of this travel gave me wonderful exposure to a vast variety of colors, flavors, smells, plants, insects, and animals!

My parents were avid collectors of indigenous art from the local Asian artists. My father had a 750,000 butterfly collection of international reputation. This all amounted to a kaleidoscope of colors and shapes for my perusal and inspiration in my work.

It’s Never Too Late to Be an Artist

At age 50 I moved on from working in the corporate, academic, and not-for-profit markets and began to explore making art. Approximately a decade ago I took a watercolor class at the Smithsonian Institute and have continued studying under the same professor to this date.

My art has been accepted into numerous juried shows, where I’ve won 1st through 3rd place awards. I had solo shows at The Boulders AZ, the Rockville Mayor’s Office in Maryland, and Brookside Gardens in Montgomery County, Maryland. Certain of my works are in permanent and public display collections of Marymount Animal Hospital and The Prevention of Blindness Society. My paintings are in private collections in the Philippines, Italy, Great Britain, and the United States as both purchases and commissions.

Visit her website to learn more about her.

Ms. Walsh and Ms. Fine’s work is on display at Paul’s Homewood Café located at 919 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401. Open daily.