Artists’ Melange

Me & My Art Monday: Meet Lee Boynton

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This week’s featured artist:  Lee Boynton, member early years in Annapolis, then rejoined MFA in 2012: ME: I was born and raised in Southport, CT, and spent a lot of my childhood and on the water, racing and cruising along the coast of New England. The sea became the spawning ground for my passion for art and I yearned to express the subtle beauty…

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Me & My Art Monday: Meet Terry Peterson

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This week’s featured artist: Terry Peterson, member since 2004: ME: I have studied and worked with art all my life, beginning with private lessons as a child. After graduating magna cum laude from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, I entered the art work world, working as a t-shirt and poster silk-screener, medical school and hospital illustrator, art teacher, art…

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Me & My Art Monday: Meet Larry Booth

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This week’s featured artist:  Larry Booth, member since 2014: ME:  I moved to Annapolis in 1984 from Detroit, MI. After working for IBM for 26 years, I retired as a Senior Consultant and ran my own computer consulting firm until my retirement in 2014. I came to art in my mid-40s, studying under established artists at Castle Hill, Cape Cod; Maryland Hall…

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Me & My Art Monday: Meet Alison Menke

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This week’s featured artist:  Alison Menke, member since 2014: ME:  I am 27 years old, born of American parents in the country of Venezuela.  I’ve been surrounded and inspired by art and artists all of my life. My great-grandmother, Georgia Leigh Caldwell, was an American Artist in Chicago and my grandmother, Jane Caldwell Menke, was also an accomplished artist. My mother, Beverly Ann…

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Me & My Art Monday: Meet Joan Owings

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This week’s featured artist: Joan Owings, member since 2012: ME:  I grew up in rural southern Maryland, and have loved and expressed myself through art since childhood. My lifelong motivation has been the discovery and contemplation of beauty as I find it in what is a chaotic and at times overwhelming world. After living many years in Annapolis, I moved to the…

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Me & My Art Monday: Meet Chris Kelsey

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This week’s featured artist:  Chris Kelsey, member since 2011: ME: After growing up in various places as a Navy brat, I became a Virginian, graduating from Virginia Tech.  We moved to Upper Marlboro in early 80’s to be near Andrews AFB where my husband was stationed. There were horses and cows when we moved there but not a lot else!  We moved to…

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Me & My Art Monday: Meet Lynn Mehta

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This week’s featured artist:  Lynn Mehta, member since 2008: ME:  Born and raised in La Jolla, California, I now live in Alexandria, Virginia. I hold a B.A. in Art from San Diego State University and have studied with internationally acclaimed artists in the US and abroad. As a landscape painter, I primarily paint outside and travel to paint when I get the…

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Me & My Art Monday: Meet Richard Niewerth

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This week’s featured artist:  Richard Niewerth, member since the ’70s; joined the Board of Directors, January, 2015: ME:  I was born and raised in Baltimore. I earned a BFA in Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art, (MICA) and MA at University of Maryland.  While painting has always been my passion, teaching art has run a close second. I hold an emeritus status…

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Me & My Art Monday: Meet Maggie O’Leary

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This week’s featured artist:  Maggie O’Leary, member since 2011: ME:  I grew up in Cocoa Florida, a quiet Southern town full of fishermen, surfers, and rocket scientists. People ask how long have I been an artist and I tell them all of my life. I would fill my coloring books, draw the nature that surrounded my Indian River paradise and make…

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In order to protect our friends, collectors, artists and staff, Circle Gallery will be closed until April 29 due to Covid-19. All MFA exhibits may be enjoyed online. We will still be active through email, phone, and our online platforms! We are committed to maintaining our presence in the art community while prolonging the safety of our supporters. Please visit their webpages to see the artwork and learn more about the artists.