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         "... through the eyes the heart is seen in the face ..."
-- Michelangelo Buoanarroti, 1533



BUS TRIP -- New York City -- Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends
Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on August 15, 2015

BUS TRIP IS FULL. NO seats available.

Our society is sponsoring a bus trip to NYC to view the new exhibit of Sargent. It is first come, first serve, so send your fee in as soon as possible!
7:30am departure from MD Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis
11:30am arriving MET
6:30pm departing MET
10:30pm arriving MD Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis

Willow and Garden Galleries Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, Maryland
April 1 - May 17, 2015
Reception: April 12, 2-4pm
Artists' Choice Award!

Our All Member Exhibit showcases forty members' work displaying eighty-six works which include paintings, drawings and sculpture.
The largest exhibit in our recent past includes Portraits and Figures, People with their Pets, Still lifes which include a representation of a portrait or figure and Landscapes which include a representation of a portrait or figure.

A Note from David Lawtown, President

I am sad to say that I was notified today that Bonnie Roth Anderson has passed away. Bonnie has been a key figure in the Art Community and over the years taught many MSPP members.  Bonnie will be missed by all that knew her. Personally, I have known Bonnie since I was 16 years old and have spoken to her as recently as this past Saturday.

In Memory of Bonnie Roth Anderson -- by Abigail McBride

We lost a matriarch of the Annapolis painting community last night. Bonnie Roth Anderson was a compelling portrait painter and educator. She was one of the founders of both the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters and the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association. In 2002 she won the prestigious Annie Award from the Anne Arundel Arts Council.
At 14, I took my first class at MD Hall for the Creative Arts from Bonnie. She was a tough inspiring teacher.
Bonnie was one of the first in our area to travel to Provincetown, MA for study with Henry Hensche at the Cape School of Art in the summer of 1975. She encouraged other now prominent artists to follow including David Lawton, John Ebersberger and Lee Boynton. 
She will be missed. Rest in peace Bonnie.

Bonnie Roth Anderson

Pastel Portrait


Maryland Society of Portrait Painters is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 for the purpose of promoting and encouraging the development of portraiture. Membership is open to individuals and organizations interested in the art of portraiture or active in creating portraits in painting, drawing and sculpture.


David Lawton, President
Rick Casali, Vice President, Events Chair
Nancy McCarra, Treasurer/Secretary
Andrée Tullier, Exhibition Chair, Webmaster
Melissa Gryder, Membership/Accreditation Chair, Newsletter Chair