We note significant happenings for our members participating in solo or group shows, winning awards, etc.
Also presented is information about “artportunities,” opportunities beyond MAA for art fairs, art display and sales, volunteering, and art supplies, or studio space.
MAA Member News and Announcements
Member Cathy Hirsh is presenting “An Artist’s Journey in Florals and Landscapes” at the Brookside Visitors Center, Monday January 22 through Sunday February 26. Works included span a number of years, showing florally-inspired realistic and abstract pieces as well as images from her travels. The pieces also demonstrate Cathy’s use of multiple media in her work–watercolor, acrylic, oil, gouache, and mixed media creations. Although Cathy has shown work at Brookside many times, none of the pieces in this show have been shown at Brookside before. Cathy will hold a “meet the artist” discussion on Saturday, January 27, 1:30 – 3:30 pm. For further information about Cathy, her artwork, or her classes, please see www.HirshStudio.com or contact Cathy at cathy@HirshStudio.com.
Member Jennifer Kahn Barlow is participating in “Inspired by the Masters” at the ArtistAngle Gallery in Frederick Maryland. Pieces in the exhibit are inspired by the painting ‘Woman with a Coffee Pot’, by French Impressionist Paul Cézanne. The exhibition will open with an artist reception on January 6th from 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The exhibit will display the works of fourteen local artists who were selected based on their genre and modality of art. Works will be on display from January 6th – February 17th. Patrons will have the opportunity to place silent bids for their favorite artworks from the exhibition.
Inspired by the Masters is a collaboration between the ArtistAngle Gallery and artist Rebecca LaChance of . The idea behind the exhibit was for current artists of different genres to create a work of art inspired by a painting by one of the masters.
“I deliberately selected Cézanne and this painting because his works generate strong feelings among artists and viewers,” says Rebecca. ‘Women with a Coffee Pot’ was said to be a significant step in Cézanne’s style.
LaChance also invited New York artist Adam Marelli to speak at the gallery on January 11th from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Marelli will be leading a talk entitled “Becoming an Artist; The myths, half-truths, and convoluted road to being an artist.” He will share his own developmental experiences as well as the historical accounts of famous artists who failed multiple times before they succeeded. Tickets for Marelli’s talk are available for purchase on the ArtistAngle Gallery website under the tab.
“I absolutely love the idea of hosting this type of invitation to the artists and to the public. It is a wonderful way to start the new year and an excellent lead for the five-month series on the teachings of Myron Barnstone that follow in March,” says Jennifer Finley, gallery owner.
2017 MAA Kensington “Paint the Town” Labor Day Show Award Winners
~ Invitational Winner ~
Jordan Bruns, “Anfractuous no.10”
~ Award Winners ~
In the Kensington Category
First Place ~ The Bertha Clum Award:
Jennifer Barlow ~ “Baklava Couture”
Second Place ~ Patrick Sieg ~ “Prestige Auto, Metropolitan Avenue”
Third Place ~ LiPing Zhu ~ “Moonlight”
Honorable Mention ~ Claudia Everitt ~ “Timeless”
Honorable Mention ~ David Sommers ~ “Kensington Econoway at Sunset”
Honorable Mention ~ Debbie Miller ~ “Fresh Fruit and Flowers”
Honorable Mention ~ Diana Medina ~ “Kensington”
Honorable Mention ~ Lisa Mathias ~ “A View from Flinn Park”
First Place ~ LiPing Zhu ~ “The Guardians”
Second Place ~ Jeanne Powell ~ “Potomac View”
Third Place ~ Carol Carpenter ~ “Longwood Gardens”
Honorable Mention ~ Jing-Jy Chen ~ “Wintery”
Honorable Mention ~ Alden Schofield ~ “Redwoods Path”
Honorable Mention ~ Peter Plant ~ “Florida Andirondack Chair”
Portrait, People and Animals
First Place ~ Angela Lacy~ “Sudden Down Pour”
Second Place ~ Noble Adler ~ “Quiescence”
Third Place ~ JiePing Yu ~ “Let Sleeping Dogs Lie”
Honorable Mention ~ Donna Golden ~ “We Play for Tips”
Honorable Mention ~ Meredith Morris ~ “Nothing to Lose”
Honorable Mention ~ Jeanne Powell ~ “Chelsea”
First Place ~ Lily Kak~ “Orchids in Crystal”
Second Place ~ James Vissari ~ “Rx”
Third Place ~ JiePing Yu ~ “The Old Wood Shutters”
Honorable Mention ~ Patrick Sieg ~ “Juicy Fruit”
Honorable Mention ~ Pat Coates ~ “Afternoon at the Cider Farm”
Honorable Mention ~ Elissa Leibowitz Poma ~ “Sunflowers in a Chinese Vase”
First Place ~ Jonathan Jaeger ~ “Star Gazer”
Second Place ~ Robert LeMar ~ “The Upper Hall”
Third Place ~ Jeanne Sullivan ~ “Historic Paris Metro”
Honorable Mention ~ Marcia Bhorjee ~ “In the Flow”
Honorable Mention ~ Cathy Hirsh ~ “Garden View”
Honorable Mention ~ Perry Kapsch ~ “Sunflower Medley”
First Place ~ Barrie Ripin ~ “Hopeful”
Adult Plein Air Category
First Place ~ Carol Leo~ “Refreshment for the Park”
Second Place ~ Ann Schaefer ~ “Purple Rain”
Third Place ~ Nancy Myers Altemus ~ “Jenny Cakes”
Honorable Mention ~ Debbie Miller ~ “Rainy Day on Beach Drive”
Honorable Mention ~ Perry Kapsch ~ “Rain at the Circle”
Honorable Mention ~ Elissa Leibowitz Poma ~ “Coffee to Go”
2017 MAA Friendship Heights Annual Members Show Award Winners
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Philadelphia Watercolor Society Competition–deadline July 15, 2018
In October of 2018 The Philadelphia Water Color Society will be hosting the 118th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper. The exhibition will include not only water colors but pastel, acrylic, graphite, gouache, charcoal, pen & ink, colored pencil and hand pulled prints. PWCS was founded in 1900 to bring attention to those artists using aqueous media and held its first exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
The Juror of Selection for the 118th exhibition is Alan Wylie of British Columbia. The Judge of Awards is Alvaro Castagnet who resides in Montevideo, Uruguay when not traveling the globe giving workshops. Alvaro has just been featured in the most recent edition of Watercolor Magazine (February. 2018). He will be giving a workshop and a demo at the Wayne Art Center during the exhibition.
We are reaching out to invite your members to participate. We think that this is a great opportunity for all artist who use any of the media listed above to exhibit. Not only is it a prestigious exhibit but there are over 25 cash awards ranging from $100.00 to $ 1500.00. Our hope is that, if interested, you could list our “Call to Artists” on your website and in any newsletters, that you publish in the beginning of 2018. To make it easy for your members we use an online digital entry system which will begin accepting entries on April 1, 2018 and conclude on July 15, 2018.
If interested, please let me know by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would hope to be able to reciprocate in any upcoming events that you may have.
Thank you for your consideration.
Philadelphia Water Color Society
Director of 118th Anniversary International Exhibition of Works on Paper.