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  • 12 Feb 2016 8:55 AM | Ken Karlic

    Ken Karlic Artist Studio + Gallery, is a soon-to-be-opened 1000 sq. ft. space located on Main Street in downtown Bel Air, MD, in Harford County. Run by watercolor artist and MAPAPA member Ken Karlic, the studio/gallery is accepting program proposals for the months May through October 2016, arranged around First Fridays in downtown Bel Air. Any and all programs, including but not limited to, exhibitions, artist presentations, demonstrations, workshops, classes, etc., will be considered. Email proposals to ken@karlic.com with “Artist Proposal” in the subject line.

  • 04 Feb 2016 2:17 PM | Stewart B. White

    I'm hosting a Spring workshop in Italy at a villa May 28-Jun 6 2016.

    It will be an overly cultural event surrounded by wonderful Historical Umbrian towns and villages . Food and wine , travel and luxurious  accomodations. $2900 USD  

    For Details  contact Betty Huang at Studio B art  gallery  

  • 02 Jan 2016 10:30 AM | Patricia Hilton

    The eighth annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air juried exhibition and art competition is sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland, Maryland. Our juror, Jason Sacran, is one of the top plein air competition prize winners in the country. Over $11,000 in prize money will be awarded. We have partnered with more local groups this year in an effort to increase our audience; and are adding an optional event at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort. We commit to providing housing to any selected artist who requests it. With a variety of painting options, the areas of Allegany and Garrett County are filled with magnificent mountain vistas, pristine state forests and parks, and historic architecture. In addition you can find rusty industrial settings, an extensive railroad yard and the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Only thirty artists will be accepted to participate: enter through Callforentry.org with a deadline of May 1, notification by May 11. We hope to see you in Cumberland!

  • 02 Oct 2015 2:32 PM | Sally Babylon

    This presentation is scheduled for the evening of October 27 at The Arch, an artists' collective in Lancaster, PA. Anyone planning to go?

  • 30 Apr 2015 10:00 AM | Anonymous


    Thu. April 30 10am - 3pm

    Towson's Garden Festival --

    Washington St. Courthouse to TAC EBC Arts Center, 40 W. Chesapeake Ave. 21204

    Artists paint, display, and sell on their easels in TAC's Arts Center April 30 - May 3 during the Towsontown Festival indoors or along TAC's 60 ft. portico. 

    Thousands will be at the festival for music, kids stuff, etc. 

    Rain or shine since we have a huge portico!

    Contact Diane M. to reserve your space & for more details about exhibiting:


    TAC invites artists to do urban plein air anytime as the new construction arises across the newly demolished block across the street. 

    A new Towson rising from the ruins?

    TAC EBC Arts Center is open Wed. - Sat.'s noon - 5pm & by appointment.


    The Towson Chamber of Commerce loves for artists to come!

    TAC Arts Center's restrooms, etc. would be available for artists.

  • 16 Mar 2015 2:35 PM | Anonymous

    anyone staying over night or car pooling  from the timonium or towson areas?  sherry step

  • 19 Feb 2015 12:58 PM | Desiree Holmes Scherini

    starts next week! Wednesdays.

     In the Studio - Landscape Painting in Pastel (other mediums are welcome!) Bring the outdoors into your studio! This class is designed for those who want to recreate the feel of the great outdoors, through the use of photographs and other references

    instructor: Desiree Holmes Scherini www.artistdesireescherini.com 443-694-5618

    Wed 1:00 pm to 03:00 pm Start Date: February 25, 2015 End Date: March 25, 2015

    Member: 145.00 Non-Member: 170.00
    for more information and to register visit www.marylandhall.org

  • 02 Jan 2015 10:55 AM | Rita Schooley

    The article in the January 2015 MAPAPA newsletter is brilliant.  Thank you for the encouragement for winter painting.

  • 22 Mar 2014 4:20 PM | Anonymous
    I'm concerned about absorbing solvents and oil paint into my skin so I usually wear gloves when I paint. Nancy T. At the Mapapa annual meeting recommended we not wear gloves. Does anyone have more info on this? I'd like to keep wearing gloves (just personal preference), but now am afraid to. Thanks for any help you can provide.
  • 11 Mar 2014 10:53 AM | Greg Johannesen

    Artist Access Days

    Here's an excellent opportunity for artists and photographers to access to the Calvert County parks before regular park hours. Artists are encouraged to create landscape paintings, drawings and photographs as they experience the quiet of an early spring sunrise at Flag Ponds Nature Park in Lusby, MD. 

    Sunday, March 16, 6:45 am-9:00 am 
    This event will be followed by a short art lesson from local artist Pam Callen. Registration is required. Click here to register. Artist Registration Fee: None 

    Saturday, April 12, 6:00 am-9:00 am Registration is required. Click here to register. Artist Registration Fee: None 

    We hope that you will enter your art in our June art exhibit, Nature’s ARTcade. Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2014. Questions may be directed to Anne Sundermann, Executive Director, Battle Creek Nature Education Society: anne@calvertparks.org, 301-204-4730. 

    About Battle Creek Nature Education Society 
    Battle Creek Nature Education Society (BCNES) is dedicated to the development of a responsible environmental ethic by providing opportunities for environmental education and compatible recreation; and the preservation of the natural heritage of Calvert County primarily within the mission of the Calvert County Natural Resources Division. Visit BCNES at www.calvertparks.org

    About Flag Ponds Nature Park 
    Flag Ponds Nature Park comprises approximately 500 acres of natural area on the Chesapeake Bay from beach to marsh and swamp to upland habitat. Visit the park at www.calvertparks.org/fpp.html.

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