MFA offers to 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 Soul, a southern food restaurant with a modern twist.


Now exhibiting at Soul Annapolis:

Photographer George Sass

About the artist

After 25 years of running his advertising agency with offices in Annapolis, New York, and Europe, George started a new career as a freelance photojournalist for the yachting industry. During this time he traveled the world on magazine assignments, voyaging more than 50,000 miles offshore and along coastal and inland waterways. Over 100 of his feature stories have been published in national yachting publications, many of which have won magazine awards of excellence. Today, his focus is on his fine art photography.

His photographs have been juried into exhibits by Maryland Federation of Art, The Anne Arundel Arts Council, Chestertown River Arts, Kent Island Federation of Art, The Rehoboth Art League, The Art League of Ocean City, Oxford Fine Arts, and the St. Michaels Art League. Many of these photos have won fine art awards. In 2021 he was selected by the Talbot County Arts Council as one of the featured artists to represent the “We Are Talbot Arts” campaign promoting the county’s visual and performing arts. While he has taught photography in classroom settings, he also gives private lessons.

George resides in St. Michaels, Maryland with his wife Stacey, a watercolorist. Together they continue to travel by land, air, and sea practicing their respective art forms. His favorite quote is by National Geographic Photographer Jim Richardson, who once told a group of aspiring photographers, “If you want to be a better photographer, you’ve got to stand in front of more interesting places.” For the past several years, George has been working hard at following Jim’s advice. George’s website:

George’s work will be on display at Soul located at 509 S Cherry Grove Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401. Open daily.


Now exhibiting at Paul’s Homewood Café:

Watercolor Painter Cynthia Ann Shumaker

About the artist

Cynthia Ann Shumaker’s watercolors burst with uncommon freshness and joy. Her command of shape, color, and light invigorates a wide range of subject materials from florals and landscapes to architecture. Her watercolors have been exhibited at Maryland Federation of Art, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, and the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College. Cynthia received a BA from Hillsdale College and a master’s degree in Art Therapy from Wayne State University. Cynthia has been an instructor at Anne Arundel Community College and has been painting in watercolor for over thirty-five years. Cynthia’s website:

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