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DIVERSITY SPEAKS – AN ARTIST’S THOUGHTS - A group show

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MARKEIM ARTS CENTER, 104 Walnut Street, Haddonfield

Markeim Arts Center is pleased to present Diversity Speaks – An Artist’s Thoughts, featuring the works of South Jersey- and Philadelphia-based artists: Lauren Arno, Eileen Caporaso, Danielle Cartier, Jon Cofsky, Laura Emmick, Carol Gooberman, Joan Mauger, Tatiana Nieves, Maria Sammartino, Deanna Schuenemann, Sandy Simon, Dressler Smith, Sharon Ann Smith, Ross Webber, and Jeni Williamson. On view between February 5-March 18, 2022.

Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, February 5 from 4:00-7:00 pm.

1 of 11% @ The Plastic Club

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The Plastic Club, 247 South Camac Street , Philadelphia, PA 19107

Artist Reception: Dec 5th from 2-5pm

Just 11% of all acquisitions and 14% of exhibitions at 26 prominent U.S. museums over the past decade were of work by female artists." Museums Claim They’re Paying More Attention to Female Artists. That’s an Illusion." Artnet News https://nmwa.org/support/advocacy/get-facts/

1 of 11% @ Church St. Art & Craft

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Church Street Gallery, 2 Street, Mount Holly, NJ 08060

Artist Reception - November 7th from 2-5 pm

Just 11% of all acquisitions and 14% of exhibitions at 26 prominent U.S. museums over the past decade were of work by female artists." Museums Claim They’re Paying More Attention to Female Artists. That’s an Illusion." Artnet News https://nmwa.org/support/advocacy/get-facts/

Mission Honoree @ MSAA's 50th Anniversary Virtual Night at the Barnes Foundation

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Barnes Foundation

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) was founded in the Philadelphia area 50 years ago. Since our inception, our organization has been the leading resource for the entire MS community by improving lives through vital services and support. MSAA provides free programs and services to individuals with multiple sclerosis and their families. Programs include a Helpline with trained specialists; award-winning educational videos and publications, including MSAA's magazine, The Motivator; safety and mobility equipment distribution; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; educational programs held across the country; MRI funding; and Lending Library among other services.

We will be hosting a Virtual Night at the Barnes Foundation in recognition of our 50 years of serving the MS community. The Barnes Foundation, located in Philadelphia, PA and founded by Dr. Albert C. Barnes, is an art collection and educational institution promoting the appreciation of art of horticulture. We will be hosting a livestream program that will include a private, docent-led tour of the Barnes Foundation collection.

$150 - Ticket purchases include a pre-send swag box and a virtual, docent lead tour of the Barnes Foundation collection.

Maria Sammartino - 27th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala Auction

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Online

A gorgeous array of colors and moods, this wonderful painting by dynamic abstract artist Maria Sammartino will be an excellent addition to your contemporary art collection. The piece measures 36” x 36” and is filled with graceful movement in gold and copper, blue, black, white and gray ensuring that it will coordinate with your favorite space. Maria Sammartino is a multiple sclerosis warrior whose art was recently featured on the cover of the International Journal of MS Care and was the 2020 Mission Honoree for the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America. Visit https://mariasammartino.com

Aug3

I will be showing my work this Saturday at HERspace Arts Venue..if you can, come on out. Hope to see you there Sat, Aug 3, 6 – 9 PM

Philly Art Collective 253 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA From Eventbrite.com: HERspace Arts Features Powerful Women artists of various mediums, live music, complimentary refreshments, and a well balanced atmosphere. HERspace has the goal to encourage artists, vendors...

Mar21

Improving Lives Benefits

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Down Town Club, 600 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Please join us for an inspiring and memorable evening, which includes a cocktail reception*, dinner, and auction, along with a program presentation where we will honor the accomplishments of MSAA champions in the MS community, while raising funds to support our free, vital programs and services. At this year's event, MSAA is proud to feature artwork from our talented Art Showcase artists, Elaine O'Rourke, Maria Sammartino, and Ryan Edmonds, who will be auctioning off some of their artwork.

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"Flare Up" on the cover of Practical Neurology

I’m so honored to have my art on the cover of Practical Neurology magazine.

I was contacted by the publisher about a week and a half ago who asked me if they could use my art for their magazine. She said she was looking online for an artist with MS and she found my art and thought it was beautiful. Again, thank you Practical Neurology.