We note significant happenings for our members such as their getting into prestigious shows or professional associations, participating in solo or group shows, or 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
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
This section presents information about opportunities beyond MAA that our members or website visitors might find interesting. If anyone has any announcements for posting on this page, please send to Cathy Hirsh, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graham Berry, an award-winning artist from the U.K., will be teaching a watercolor workshop at Artists Makers Studios 2 in Rockville on May 19-21, 2017. The workshop will be appropriate for students of all skill levels. For more information visit
2017 Art Kudos International Juried Online Competition
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Art Kudos is an annual international juried competition that serves to
recognize and honor excellence in the visual arts. Artists who are selected
as finalists benefit from world-wide exposure in a year-long online
exhibition (www.artkudos.com) and have the opportunity to win cash awards
for their exemplary work. A total of $4,500 will be awarded.
The Art Kudos competition is open to all artists 18 or older. Eligible media
include: acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, drawings, printmaking,
photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics,
fiber art, and mixed media. Media not accepted: video/film, wearable art
(clothing or jewelry). $35 for 3 images.
2017 Awards Judge: Mike Calway-Fagen is an artist, writer, and curator based
in Athens, GA where he is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University
Cash awards totaling $4,500 will be distributed as follows: Best of Show –
$1,200; Second Place – $1,000; Third Place – $750; Founder’s Award of
Distinction – $500; (3) Merit Awards – $250 each; (3) Honorable Mentions –
To apply, please visit http://www.artkudos.com/
Open Studio Opportunity
For those who are seeking open studio sessions, the Chesapeake Fine Arts Studio in Stevensville, MD has sessions every Wednesday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. You can work from life models, still life, or photos. Take advantage of their big, beautiful northern skylights and light-controlled studio area. The fee is $10.00. Evening life drawing, costumed portrait, and other sessions are coming soon. To get on their open studio mailing list email email@example.com. The studio is located at 609 Thompson Creek Road in Stevensville about 2 miles east of the Bay Bridge. You can check out their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/Chesapeakefineartstudio.
Supplies and Space Available
Gallery Space for Lease
Gary Rosenthal has artist gallery space for lease at his Kensington location just west of Connecticut Avenue. He is looking to lease the space to 3-6 artists. Artists can put up walls if they like. The total space is approximately 1,200 sq. feet. If you or a group of artists are interested, call Gary a call at 301-493-5577.
Art Related Volunteer Opportunities
VISARTS Seeking Art Gallery Volunteers
OASIS Looking for a Curator
OASIS is seeking a creative and highly motivated person to curate and help develop the future direction of an emerging community art gallery. Hours and workplace are flexible.
OASIS is a non-profit educational organization active in more than 50 cities and reaching more than 50,000 individuals each year. The OASIS Art Gallery, located in Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, engages the community by showcasing local artistic talent. The gallery is part of the OASIS common space. The art is rotated every eight weeks.
The Art Gallery Curator is responsible for the following:
- Developing and implementing outreach strategies for identifying prospective artists.
- Devising communication strategies in order to increase exposure of the gallery.
- Working with the Gallery Manager to prepare and present all proposals for consideration by the Visual Art Committee at its quarterly meetings.
- Overseeing art installation if artist is not present (this does not include physically hanging the art – other volunteers will help with that as needed).
- Attending art gallery openings and introducing the artist during the opening reception.
- Creating a development plan to fund this curatorial position
- This is a volunteer position at this time. It requires approximately 25 hours per month. Most of the work can be done online or at home. This would be ideal for a self-motivated arts professional or student.