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December 2016

Melinda Fabian received Honorable Mention in the Sculpture category for her three- dimensional paper sculpture “Quackers” in the 2016 Miniature Painters, Sculptures & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. 83rd Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature. The show will be held thru Dec 31, 2016 at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852.

Two of Melinda Fabian’s paper sculptures titled, “On the Rocks” and “On My Soapbox” have been accepted and will be on exhibit at the Miniature Art Society of Florida 2017 Annual International Miniature Art Show. The show will be held at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs, FL. The show runs from Jan 15, 2017 thru Feb 5, 2017.

Some of you must already know that Lisa Noel accepted to chair Workshops because you are already asking her questions! Here's what is on our Workshops page of our website:

"HAA Sponsored Workshops: As many of you are aware, the Workshop Chair position has been empty for some time. Lisa Noel has volunteered to chair Workshops. Lisa is working on guidelines, space at the gallery and instructors for the workshops. Everyone is excited and supportive but there are a lot of moving parts to this. Please be patient. If anyone wishes to reach out to Lisa in the interim, please email her at Stay tuned for additional information coming soon!"

As soon as Lisa sets up the guidelines, etc., she will be getting back to all of us.

November 2016

Joanna Barnum competed in the Harford Plein Air paint-out event as a juried artist, and received Second Place in the exhibit for her painting “Bel Air Boogie Woogie.” She had two plein air paintings juried into the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters’ Assn’s Cityscape 2016 show at the Peale Museum in Baltimore, and received Second Place for “From One Fishbowl To Another.” She will also have watercolor illustrations published in the upcoming Winter issue of Faerie Magazine.

Ursula Cain-Jordan of ElizaJane Fine Art was one of seven artists participating in the art exhibit at Evergreen Health Care on Nov 17. This exhibit was part of the New Day Campaign.

Victoria Harvey has added her website and other professional info to HAA’s Artists Directory.

“Jake” Jachens was an instructor on a Photo Walk Workshop, sponsored by Arts By The Bay, last Sat, Nov 19 in Havre de Grace, Md.

Alexandra Kopp and Gabriele Roth are each exhibiting three paintings in the 83rd Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature, presented by The Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. which runs thru Dec 31, 2016. Gabriele Roth won 3rd place in the Bird and Animal Division. It is being held at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, Md 20852, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat 10-4 pm; Wed 10 am-9 pm; Sun. 12-4 pm. Closed Mondays and Holidays.

Richard Mouré donated a 6 ft aluminum ladder to the gallery. Thank you.

Jean Baker Priebe will be teaching how to make holiday ornaments - sponsored by the Arts by the Bay Gallery in Havre de Grace, Md. See JeanBakerPriebe-Class.jpg

Tom Spicer has added his information to our HAA’s Artists Directory.

Jonathan West has agreed to coordinate the McFaul Activities Center Rotating Exhibit. He also now has paintings for sale at the Velvet Trunk on Office St in Bel Air, Md. Jonathan West’s painting, “Aloha” was selected for Art Maryland 2016, a biennial multimedia juried exhibit of the Howard County Arts Council in Ellicott City, Md. The exhibit runs thru Dec 9; a reception and juror remarks were held on Nov 4.

Pamela Wilde received an Honorable Mention from the Harford Co. Cultural Arts Board for her painting, “It’s Always Sunny at Bail Bonds.” She entered a “quick draw” competition where artists had two hours to make a painting.

October 2016 News

Pamela Wilde . . . was awarded First Place for “Pizza by the Slice” in the 2016 Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Plein Air event in early October.

Judy Lenehan submitted a few of her fibre collages to the BWI Art competition, and one of them was chosen! The competition was open to MD artists. A total of 28 pieces of art were chosen to be blown up in size to 8 ft x 8 ft on fabric panels. There will be four different shows of seven works each, over two years, beginning in November. Each exhibit, located in the internation- al terminal of the airport and unfortunately beyond the security check- point, will be shown for six months. She doesn’t know yet when her piece will be displayed. There will be an artist reception for each show.

Melinda Fabian’s art is in three different exhibitions. Melinda had a solo exhibition at the Havre de Grace Library called “Paper Critters - Paper Sculpture by Melinda Fabian”, with twenty-six paper sculptures on display. Three of Melinda’s miniature paper sculptures are currently on exhibit in the Mountainside Miniatures Show in Lakewood, CO. Melinda received Honorable Mention for her paper sculpture titled, “Temptation” at The 33rd Annual National Miniature Art Exhibit at the Art Gallery of Fells Point, 1926 Fleet Street, Baltimore. Two other 3D paper sculptures are in the show. The exhibit is on display through Oct 30.

Fred S. Brundick had a photo accepted for the gallery at the Havre de Grace public li- brary. The show, My Havre de Grace, runs from Oct 29 to Dec 7

Frank Novak has added his information to our HAA’s Artists Directory page.

Jonathan West was included in an Open House at Michael’s in Bel Air on Sat, Sep 24. Jonathan teaches art classes at the local Michael’s store.

Jean Priebe taught a basic knitting class on Oct 8 at the Arts by the Bay Gallery in Havre de Grace, Md.

Jaime M. Schultz, who is the 2015 recipient of our HAA Scholarship, recently issued information about herself and her goals as an art student at Harford Community Col- lege. Jaime also told me that she is the Assistant Art Historian at HCC.

Carolyn Wuyts has added her information to HAA’s Artists Directory page.

September 2016 News

Fred S. Brundick mentions that at the Maryland State Fair, his photos won a third and a fourth prize. Two of his photos were included in the September Special B&W Edition of Living the Photo Artistic Life magazine.

Ursula Cain-Jordan has issued her latest newsletter.

Jody Karantonis recently sold 23 prints and thirteen 5x7 cards at the triennial Old Home Week celebration in her childhood home town of Greencastle PA. The prints were of paintings of various places in and around Greencastle, and the proceeds benefitted the Old Home Week organization.

Regina Baker Priebe is teaching a clay ornament making class on Sat, Dec 17, from 10 to 12 noon at Arts By The Bay Gallery in Havre de Grace, Md. Priebe-See attached info.

Jonathan West is the certified Grumbacher art instructor at Michaels in Bel Air. He is currently teaching several different acrylic painting and drawing classes. Long-time member, Lorraine Vanik, was taking a painting class with Jonathan on Monday nights.

The Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s recent “Roll Out the Barrel” event was a great success and HAA is proud to have been a part of it. Our artists Pattie Stonesifer, Louanne Van Fossen, Mindi Scott and Alexandra Kopp displayed their artwork on easels and checked in guests making sure they got their cigar and bourbon tasting tickets.

“Five Friends In Art” - HAA members Robin Capecci, Barbara Kirchner, Alexandra Kopp, Barbara Love, and Sandra Norris - Art Show Reception was on Sep 18 at the Galleries at Liriodendron Mansion. This show continues through Oct 23. Gallery hours are Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays 1 to 7 p.m.

August 2016 News

Fred S. Brundick entered photos in three fairs this summer. At the Mason-Dixon Fair he won two firsts and two seconds; at the Harford Farm Fair he won one first and one fourth; and at the Howard County Fair two firsts, one third, and one fourth! He’s now looking forward to the Maryland State Fair.

Member, Jackie Swartz will be showing her art work at the Havre de Grace Art Show on Fri, Sat, and Sun, Aug 19 thru 21 at Tydings Park in Havre de Grace, Md. Member, Larry Priebe will be demonstrating drawing at the Arts By The Bay Gallery in Havre de Grace, Md, on Sat, Sep 10. Call 410-409-1336 or 410-939-1818 for details.

Paintings by our member, Carmella Fifty, are on exhibit at the Barnes and Noble in Bel Air, Md through August. Paintings include portraits, still lifes and landscapes in oil and watercolor. Meet the artist at B&N on Aug 27 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

On Sat, July 23, HAA members, Barbara Kirchner, Carol Trojanowski, and Eliner Tryon Elgin displayed their original art at the Chesapeake Theater, Harford Community College. Local artists were encouraged to submit entries that were inspired by the Impressionist, Claude Monet. Jeff Ball, Associate Professor of Art, headed the juried show. The art was on view in conjunction with the Harford Dance Theater which presented their contemporary dance, “Kinetic Canvas: Claude Monet”. From Carol Trojanowski

Member, Lise Lorentzen has just returned from Decorah, Iowa from the Vesterheim National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition at the Norwegian-American Museum and the 50th Anniversary of Nordic Fest which was a festival where 75,000 people attended. Lise received Honorable Mention Nationally on both pieces she submitted for the event.

July 2016 News

Jo Houtz and Joanna Barnum are exhibiting in the “2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition” of the Baltimore Watercolor Society at the BlackRock Center. See information about this event on page 6.

Louanne Van Fossen sold at Guthrie’s Gifts recent Outdoor Artist Market: one original watercolor, 3 framed prints, and 15 sets of notecards. Melinda Fabian has added her art information to the Artists Directory page of our website.

HAA Member, Jerry Taylor, joined the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. He joins fellow HAA members, Pam Burton and Janet Fox, in serving on the board to promote and advocate for the arts in our county.

Catherine Valle is holding a “Miniature Painting Workshop” on Wed, Jul 27 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Arts By The Bay in Havre de Grace, Md. Cost is $45.00. For info, call the artist at 410-557-8007.

“The Three Js” - members, Jonathan West and Justin Woytowitz, had an exhibit with John Sauers on Sun, Jul 17 at the Liriodendron Gallery.

May 2016 News

The Aegis - Wed, Apr 27 - photo and info about our second annual Artists Studio Tour on the weekend of Sat, Apr 30 and Sun, May 1. Participating artists were painters Barbara Love, Pam Burton, Rosemary Hertsch, C. Barbara Smith, Jo Houtz, Barbara Kirchner, William Turner, Ellie Tryon and Janice Frederick and photographers Alfred Jerry Taylor and Lester Picker.

Jo Houtz is pleased to have her painting “Time Capsule” selected for the Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition. The Exhibition runs from Jun 9 thru Jul 16 at the Blackrock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD. The painting is on her website, From June Arrington

Joanna Barnum has been accepted to participate in the National Parks Artist-In-Residence program as a resident artist at Catoctin Mountain National Park near Thurmont, Maryland. She is also one of 35 artists included in the inaugural exhibit of plein air painting at the new Ken Karlic Artist Studio & Gallery on Main Street in Bel Air, MD. Joanna will be one of twelve guest plein air painters invited to paint at the “Art, Wine & Dine” weekend on May 20-22 at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in PA. Joanna is pleased to have her painting, “Outer Space” juried into the Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition.

Fred S. Brundick appeared in the article “Framing Nature: Local Photographers Reveal Their Favorite Spots For Nature Shots” in the Harford Magazine in the Sunday Sun. Fred was one of the photographers interviewed for the article and there is a full-page photo of his Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly.

Ursula Cain-Jordan has issued ElizaJane Fine Art newsletter. Ursula recently had artwork in two art exhibits: the Maryland Artist Registry Juried Exhibition, and the February Black History Month display at Barnes & Noble in Bel Air.

Artists Studio Tour - Congratulations to member, Harry Quinn from Pennsylvania who is the winner of the raffle basket.

Artists Studio Tour - Jo Houtz had the largest number of visitors - 45 and sold 32 works of art. Les Picker got a visitor who registered and paid for his digital workshop. Ellie Tryon Elgin got many inquiries about her young people’s Saturday morning studio and Tuesday Adult classes. Barbara Kirchner got people sticking around a bit with her musical family providing musical entertainment. Ellie Tryon Elgin would like to thank June Arrington and Alex Kopp for helping her with this event.

Bel Air Festival for the Arts - Fred S. Brundick is the chairman for this event this year.

IBC Meet and Greet held on May 10 - over 25 HAA artists showed up for this 2nd "Meet and Greet" at the Independent Brewingf Company to celebrate their new show "Spring". We sold 2 paintings, one by Louanne Van Fossen and one by Tom Spicer. HAA is really appreciative of Beth and Phil Rhudy's support.

April 2016 News

For the entire month of April, HAA member Sandy Molinaro is showing her photography in the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Bel Air. Nineteen pieces including landscapes, florals, cityscapes and, of course, one of her moose pictures are on display.

Thank you to Frank Hertsch, husband of member, Rosemary, for a monetary donation for flowers to brighten up our porch, etc., during the warmer months.

Jackie Swartz and Carole Novak sold jewelry at the Chocolate Festival.

View Susan Zanella's work as gourd artist at our Harford Artist's gallery or on our website page - Artists Directory. Susan accepted the board's nomination as Vice-President for the upcoming term. Please attend our Annual Business Meeting at Independent Brewing Company, Bel Air, Md on Wed, May 25 from 6:30 p.m. to vote on our new slate of officers and to hear international watercolorist, Glenn E. Blue speak. See below.

Jerry Taylor, sent a recent blog about waiting for the right moment to press the camera button. His blog has been added to his listing on our Artists Directory page.

Members, if you have a blog, facebook page, etc. let me know so I can add it to your Artists Directory listing.Carole Novak

March 2016 News

Fred S. Brundick had two photos included in the March 2016 Special Edition of the e-magazine Creative B&W Photo Artistry. Jerry Taylor sold a photograph during his March visit to Brandywine Valley. Thank you to all of the following members who have updated their information or added their info to our Artists Directory page of HAA's website: Jerry Taylor, Sharon Broomall, Laura Way, Robin Capecci, Bill Rothenbach. Pam Wilde's painting honoring Fallen Heroes is being displayed in the Lutz Building window and prints of the painting are available at the gallery. We have a new In-Kind Donor - Executive Coffee, Aberdeen, Md - donate coffee and tea for our events (member - Val Mills).

February 2016 News

New member, Steve Rowlands, added his information to HAA's Artists Directory page on our website. Thank you, Steve.

January 2016 News

As mentioned in our October, 2015 The Sketch Pad, Rosemary Hertsch was juried into the National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society "Best of America 25th Art Exhibition 2015". Recently, Rosemary mentioned that there were over 700 worldwide entries and only 112 were accepted. The following is the Judge's Statement about the quality of the paintings in the exhibit: " . . . All of the works I viewed are well executed, strong pieces. I sought the voice of the artist who communicated the story, the quiet, the sun, the cold, the movement, the stillness. Congratulations to all of the 150 finalists. You are true masters." - Karen Vernon

Diane Quick sold a painting at our Rotating Exhibit at Upper Chesapeake Orthopedics.

Bill Rothenbach sold three paintings at the Holiday Art Gallery in Havre de Grace benefitting the Havre de Grace Opera House restoration project.

Fred S. Brundick sold two canvas prints of his photographs at the same Holiday Art Gallery benefitting the HdeG Opera House. Fred also mentioned that one of his photographs was selected for inclusion in the Lancaster County Photography Group's Annual Book for 2015.

Annabelle Thurlow recently sold a painting, "Main Rock", that was displayed in the window of the Lutz Building in downtown Bel Air.

Ursula Cain-Jordan announced her selection to the Maryland Artist Registry Juried Exhibition at Maryland Art Place (MAP). Opening Reception is Jan 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Exhibit runs from Jan 21 to Mar 26. MAP is located at 218 West Saratoga St in Baltimore.

THANKS and more THANKS: Long time member, Past President, Bel Air Festival for the Arts Coordinator and forever Facilities and Maintenance Chairman, Warren Hillstrom has decided to pass the baton to the younger generation. Warren, you have served HAA in so many ways beyond your titled positions. For this we all say a BIG THANK YOU. Of course, you aren't going away and we hope to see you enjoying your membership at HAA without changing light bulbs and setting up tents.

And many thanks to Fred S. Brundick (of the younger generation) for stepping into Warren's spot. Fred will be coordinating the Bel Air Festival for the Arts and chairing Facilities and Maintenance. Fred has been assisting Warren, so he will not have a problem taking over. For those who don't know Fred, he is the man with the big camera hanging around his neck. Fred is HAA's unofficial photographer.

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37 North Main Street - Suite 104
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
Phone:  410-420-9499