The Painted Screen Society of Baltimore


 Calendar of Events and Classes
We welcome familiar and fresh energy to our upcoming public events, workshops, seminars, and classes. 
As Ben Richardson said, "The more painters there are out there, the more screens there are."
  
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that may not be posted yet on our website.

2020 Calendar at a Glance

All workshops and programs are subject to change, based on State guidelines regarding COVID-19.

While many live events have been postponed until further notice*,
artists across Maryland and the United States are creating virtual classes and exhibits for your enjoyment and educational experience (V).

Be safe. Stay healthy.

Mon, Jan 20 & Saturdays, 7:30 pm  MPT'S Chesapeake Collectibles Series, Feature Story About Painted Screens
Throughout the year: Highlandtown Gallery Painted Screens Exhibit, Tours and Workshops Baltimore, MD
March 8, Screen painting workshop at Rehoboth Art League, 1pm - 4pm, with John Iampieri, Rehoboth, MD
March 19 thru April 23Thursdays, 1:30 - 3 pm, Lifelong Learning Screen Painting Class at Shepherd University, W. Va            Shepherdstown, W. VA, with Clare Chesnavage, postponed*
March 13, Friday’s “On the Record” talk show, 9:30-10:00 am on 88.1 WYPR FM (Listen now)
(V) Apr 3, First Kids Paint Party online with Lisa Penn. Virtual screen painting lessons coming soon! 
Apr 4,   Paint & Party with a PurposePaint Night Fundraiser, 6-11 pm, Local 734 Union Hall, Balto., MD, postponed*
Apr 13-19,  B & O Railroad Museum  Painted Screen Exhibit, Baltimore, MD, rescheduled for October 2020*
(V) Apr 18Virtual Mini Painted Screen Workshop with Amanda Smit-Peters, courtesy Highlandtown Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Apr 18Let's Paint Our Town: Window Screen Paint ‘n Sip Workshop with Anna Pasqualucci, Creative Alliance, Balto, postponed*
May 5,  Ocean Pines Library Screen Painting workshop  2pm - 5pm, with John Iampieri, Ocean Pines, MD, postponed*
May 9,  The Art of Screen Painting  10 am - 2 pm, with John Iampieri at Highlandtown Gallery, Baltimore, MD, postponed*
July 6-10 Painting workshop at Tradition Weeks 2020 at Common Ground on the Hill with Michael Seippe, Westminster, MD
*Sept 11-13 National Folk Festival, Salisbury, MD, rescheduled* for September 2021. Hope to see you next year!
Oct 5-11Painted Screen Exhibit at the B&O Railroad Museum, Mon-Sat, 10 am - 4 pm; Sun, 11 am - 4 pm, Baltimore, MD
Oct 27,   In-Person Screen Painting Folk Art: Paint a Bee with Lisa Penn, 12:30 - 3:30 pm, Art League of Ocean City
Nov 17,   In-Person Screen Painting Folk Art: Paint a Heron with Lisa Penn, 12:30 - 3:30 pm, Art League of Ocean City
(V) Dec 7 - 16, Lifelong Learning Screen Painting ClassM/W, 6:00 - 7:30 pm with Clare Chesnavage,  Shepherd University, W. Va. 
(V) Dec 11, Screen Painting with Mr. I, Virtual LAUNCH event on Facebook, 7 pm - 7:15 pm
Dec 15,   In-Person Screen Painting Folk Art: Paint with Lisa Penn, 12:30 - 3:30 pm, Art League of Ocean City
  
                                                      Find details for classes and events below.

                  

                                  

           
          
October 5 - 11
Two of Baltimore’s oldest and proudest traditions – railroading and screen painting – came together at the B&O Railroad Museum October 5-11! The iconic painted rowhouse screens of Baltimore date back to 1913, when Czech grocer William Oktavec introduced his “red bungalow” scene. Since then, the practice of painting rowhouse screen doors has become a symbol of Baltimore’s rich cultural and historical heritage. Throughout the week of October 5-11, see select painted screen works by artists from the Painted Screen Society of Baltimore on-display in the Museum’s Roundhouse! And on Saturday, October 10 at 1 PM & Sunday, October 11 at 2:30 PM, visitors are invited to enjoy a screen painting demonstration by artist Michael Seipp.
Painted Screens On-Display in Roundhouse 
Screen Painting Demonstration 



Painted Screens Exhibit, Tours and Workshops

Highlandtown Gallery

A Diverse Collection of Baltimore's Painted Screens for 2020

248 South Conkling Street • Baltimore, MD 21224

(410) 327-7035

New Business Hours for Fall 2020

Tues/Wed/Thurs 12 pm - 6 pm, Fri & Sat  8 am - 6 pm

Virtual or private, one-on-one appointments only during regular business hours

On the Record

WYPR logo

Friday, March 13  

The Painted Screens of Baltimore

9:30-10:00 am on 88.1 WYPR FM

Elaine Eff and Highlandtown Gallery owner Felicia Zannino-Baker go on On the Record 

Listen Now


Highlandtown Painted Screen Guided Tour

Saturdays at 10 -11 am. Call for details.

 
Take an online class, virtual tour and buy art online. 
Visit the gallery by appointment only. 
    • Starting May 8, 2012       National Building Museum House & Home Exhibit
    • September 22, 2012          The BIG BUILD at the National Building Museum 
    • March 2013                      Healthy Neighborhoods Screen Painting  
    • Saturday, June 15, 2013   Maryland Traditions FolkLife Festival
    • Summer 2013                  100 Screens for 100 Years on Eastern Avenue
    • December 13, 2013           Opening of MICA Exhibit
    • Ongoing                            Exhibit at the American Visionary Art Museum's Jim Rouse Center

    • Starting May 8, 2012       National Building Museum House & Home Exhibit
    • September 22, 2012          The BIG BUILD at the National Building Museum 
    • March 2013                      Healthy Neighborhoods Screen Painting  
    • Saturday, June 15, 2013   Maryland Traditions FolkLife Festival
    • Summer 2013                  100 Screens for 100 Years on Eastern Avenue
    • December 13, 2013           Opening of MICA Exhibit
    • Ongoing                            Exhibit at the American Visionary Art Museum's Jim Rouse Center

    • Starting May 8, 2012       National Building Museum House & Home Exhibit
    • September 22, 2012          The BIG BUILD at the National Building Museum 
    • March 2013                      Healthy Neighborhoods Screen Painting  
    • Saturday, June 15, 2013   Maryland Traditions FolkLife Festival
    • Summer 2013                  100 Screens for 100 Years on Eastern Avenue
    • December 13, 2013           Opening of MICA Exhibit
    • Ongoing                            Exhibit at the American Visionary Art Museum's Jim Rouse Center

    • Starting May 8, 2012       National Building Museum House & Home Exhibit
    • September 22, 2012          The BIG BUILD at the National Building Museum 
    • March 2013                      Healthy Neighborhoods Screen Painting  
    • Saturday, June 15, 2013   Maryland Traditions FolkLife Festival
    • Summer 2013                  100 Screens for 100 Years on Eastern Avenue
    • December 13, 2013           Opening of MICA Exhibit
    • Ongoing                            Exhibit at the American Visionary Art Museum's Jim Rouse Center

Sunday, December 15, 2013 

2:00 p.m.

Book signing, The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk Art Revealed by Elaine Eff

Outside Falvey Hall, Brown Center

3:00 p.m.

Meet the Screen Painters: A Conversation with Baltimore Originals 1940-2013

Falvey Hall

Saturday, January 11, 2014   2:00 p.m. 

Collectors Circle: Bring out Your Screens, painted screen identification
Leidy Atrium, Brown Center


Saturday, February 1, 2014   5:30-7:30

Local Films, Q&A discussion - The Screen Painters, Little Castles
with artists and filmmakers
Falvey Hall

Gallery Talks, led by Elaine Eff, folklorist and curator of Picture Windows The Painted 
Screens of Baltimore and Beyond

Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 12:00 noon

Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Meyerhoff gallery, Fox Building, MIC



Sunday, December 15, 2013, 2:00pm

Book signing, The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk Art Revealed by Elaine Eff

 

Meet the Screen Painters: A Conversation with Baltimore Originals 1940-2013


Saturday, January 11, 2014   2:00 p.m. 

Collectors Circle: Bring out Your Screens, painted screen identification


Saturday, February 1, 2014   5:30-7:30

Local Films, Q&A discussion - The Screen Painters, Little Castles

Gallery Talks, led by Elaine Eff, folklorist and curator of Picture Windows The Painted 
Screens of Baltimore and Beyond

 

  • Dec 13 - Mar 16, 2014        Exhibition:  


Sunday, December 15, 2013, 2:00pm

Book signing, The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk Art Revealed by Elaine Eff

 

Meet the Screen Painters: A Conversation with Baltimore Originals 1940-2013


Saturday, January 11, 2014   2:00 p.m. 

Collectors Circle: Bring out Your Screens, painted screen identification


Saturday, February 1, 2014   5:30-7:30

Local Films, Q&A discussion - The Screen Painters, Little Castles

Gallery Talks, led by Elaine Eff, folklorist and curator of Picture Windows The Painted 
Screens of Baltimore and Beyond

 

  • Dec 13 - Mar 16, 2014        Exhibition:  


Sunday, December 15, 2013, 2:00pm

Book signing, The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk Art Revealed by Elaine Eff

 

Meet the Screen Painters: A Conversation with Baltimore Originals 1940-2013


Saturday, January 11, 2014   2:00 p.m. 

Collectors Circle: Bring out Your Screens, painted screen identification


Saturday, February 1, 2014   5:30-7:30

Local Films, Q&A discussion - The Screen Painters, Little Castles

Gallery Talks, led by Elaine Eff, folklorist and curator of Picture Windows The Painted 
Screens of Baltimore and Beyond

 

  • Book release parties now and throughout 2014
      •          Many book related events coming up. See the latest book signing dates on our  blog
           
           
           
           
           
           
      • Meet the author, talks, and signings.
      • Keep checking for additions or help us plan one.
      • Private book parties welcome also.
      • ** MICA exhibit related events.
      • At long last,   by Elaine Eff, published by University Press of Mississippi, will share the story of Baltimore's  screens and almost three hundred years of painted screens around the world.  Let us know if you would like to sponsor a book signing at your home or a local business, bookstore or cultural center. (Contact Elaine 410-935-3858)
      • Book Now Available at Amazon.com
           
           
           
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Sept 7-9, 2018 National Folk Festival
Sept 7-9, 2018 National Folk Festival

Painted Screens Exhibit, Tours and Workshops

Ongoing in 2019

 

A Diverse Collection of Baltimore's Painted Screens

248 South Conkling Street • Baltimore, MD 21224

(410) 327-7035

Gallery Hours: Thurs/Fri/Sat  8am - 5pm

(410) 327-7035

Gallery Hours: Thurs/Fri/Sat  8am - 5pm

Every Saturday this fall at 10 am 

John Iampieri website, Bella Designs

The Art of Screen Painting

  Sept 28, 10 am - 1 pm 

 With John Iampieri

Painted Screens Exhibit, Tours and Workshops

Ongoing in 2019

  

A Diverse Collection of Baltimore's Painted Screens

248 South Conkling Street • Baltimore, MD 21224

(410) 327-7035

Gallery Hours: Thurs/Fri/Sat  8am - 5pm

(410) 327-7035

Gallery Hours: Thurs/Fri/Sat  8am - 5pm

Highlandtown Painted Screen Guided Tour

Every Saturday this fall at 10 am 

John Iampieri website, Bella Designs

The Art of Screen Painting

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

  Sept 28, 10 am - 1 pm 

 With John Iampieri

Painted Screens Exhibit, Tours and Workshops

Ongoing in 2019

Highlandtown Gallery

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

A Diverse Collection of Baltimore's Painted Screens

248 South Conkling Street • Baltimore, MD 21224

(410) 327-7035

Gallery Hours: Thurs/Fri/Sat  8am - 5pm

(410) 327-7035

Gallery Hours: Thurs/Fri/Sat  8am - 5pm

John Iampieri website, Bella Designs

  Sept 28, 10 am - 1 pm 

 With John Iampieri

FEATURE STORY ABOUT PAINTED SCREENS




Watch video at
 https://pbs.org/video/3037219411

Original Airdate: MONDAY, JANUARY 20TH, 7:30PM only on MPT-HD.
The show repeats : SATURDAYS, 7:30PM ON MPT-2.
Check your cable listings at www.mpt.org/schedule - there are slight variations among cable providers.
www.mpt.org/programs/chesapeakecollectibles
Watch Elaine Eff discuss Baltimore's Painted Screens 
at the American Visionary Art Museum, 
starting at the 12:11 minute.
We hope to see you at the 80th National Folk Festival in 2021!
The 2020 Festival has been cancelled and reschedule for next year,
Sept 10-12, 2021, in Salisbury, Maryland.




Classes and Workshops

 What better way than to carry on a tradition than to teach it to others?
 
Classes are regularly offered at sites around Baltimore and the surrounding region.
On-going programs taught by Master Screen Artists are offered on demand and seasonally.
Consider a private screen painting party featuring a class in your own home to teach adults and children.
No matter the venue, you will have the secrets and a finished screen in hand at the end of the class
Contact the school or the instructor for additional details.


 




April 10, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join Amanda Smit-Peters in a virtual mini Painted Screen workshop!
Sign up and we'll mail you a screen, work station, frame and link to our online session--you JUST ADD PAINT!
(Register by Fri. April 10, as we need time to mail you supplies!)
$20 - $25





Screen painting workshops with John Iampieri:

March 8,  1pm - 4pm

May 5th, 2pm - 5pm




May 9th, 10 am - 2 pm
with Instructor John Iampieri 
at Highlandtown Gallery, Baltimore, MD
 


Friday, Dec 11, 7 pm - 7:15 pm
Virtual LAUNCH event on Facebook
FREE!

Join us for the major announcement of Bella Designs' "Screen Painting with Mr. I"
This live broadcast will include a brief feature telling the story of screen painting and it's unique place in Maryland history. After the history lesson, learn about Bella Designs' new instructional film "Screen Painting with Mr. I." John Iampieri (Mr. I) is one of the few remaining screen painters and he is here to keep the legacy alive for generations to come!
"Screen Painting with Mr. I" marks our debut into instructional video. Watch our promo and learn how you can order this one-of-a-kind instructional DVD, or digital download, accompanied by your very own screen painting kit. 
Also get to know your master screen painter, John Iampieri.




Screen Painting Folk Art with Lisa Marie Penn

  Art League of Ocean City

 
 

with Lisa Marie Penn
Tues, Aug 25, 12:30 - 3:30 pm
See more upcoming classes with Lisa Penn 

Brushes & Brews at Burley Oak Brewing Co

Tues, Feb 25th, 6 - 9 pm 
10016 Old Ocean City Blvd,  Berlin MD 21811 
  

Apr 4th, 6-11 pm,
1202 Ridgely Street, Baltimore, MD

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Visit Lisa Penn Art on Facebook for instructional art videos online. 
Watch Lisa's First Kids Paint Party, April 3, 2020 
Apr 19, 12 noon on Facebook
Watch video on the Learn More page! 
 

 


with instructor Clare Chesnavage

4 sessions:
 M/W, Dec 7, 9 & 14, 16

Screen Painting virtually* with Clare Chesnavage on December 7, 9, 14, 16 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Painted screens are canvases with holes. Imagine a window or door screen with a picture painted on the exterior side only. The paint does not cover or clog the holes. The colorful image stops the gaze of people on the sidewalk from seeing inside the darkened room. The view to the street from the house is unobstructed. The screen still functions perfectly for ventilation and as a barrier to flying insects. These screens originated in Baltimore neighborhoods in 1913.  You will create your own painting on a screen.  Supplies may be picked up at the Lifelong Learning Office.  

Cost is $60 per class for Silver members; Free to Gold members; plus $15 for supplies.  

To register, contact Karen Rice at krice@shepherd.edu or 304-876-5135.

 

Let's Paint Our Town: Window Screen Paint ‘n Sip Workshop 

with Anna Pasqualucci

at the Creative Alliance, Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD

Sat, April 18 in the Marquee Lounge, 1pm - 4 or 5* pm

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 




 
 Painted Screen Workshop with Michael Seipp
July 6th - 10th
Five Sessions, 1pm  to 3:45 pm
McDaniel College


 
 
                                                                                    Instructor links:

                                                                                      John Iampieri
Lecture, Book Signing (1 -2 pm) & Screen Painting Workshop (2 - 4 pm), 
410.742.49
                                                                                   
                                                                                    Lisa Marie Penn

                                                                                   Anna Pasqualucci

                                                                                        Anna Lipka 

                                                                                      Monica Broere

                                                                                      Michael Seipp

                                                                                   Brenda Foehrkolb

                                                                                   Amanda Smit-Peters
                                                                                 
                                                                                   Clare Chesvanage
       
Screen painting worshops with John Iampieri
for the public:

March 8 RAL Rehoboth Art League 1pm - 4pm

Screen painting worshops with John Iampieri
for the public:

March 8 RAL Rehoboth Art League 1pm - 4pm

Tues, Feb 25th, 6 - 9 pm 
10016 Old Ocean City Blvd,  Berlin MD 21811 
  
Screen Painting Folk Art with Lisa Marie Penn
Check for upcoming classes with Lisa or at the Art League of Ocean City.
Tues, Feb 25th, 6 - 9 pm 
10016 Old Ocean City Blvd,  Berlin MD 21811 
  
Screen Painting Folk Art with Lisa Marie Penn
Check for upcoming classes with Lisa or at the Art League of Ocean City.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
  
Screen Painting Folk Art with Lisa Marie Penn

  

Screen Painting Folk Art with Lisa Marie Penn
Tues, Aug 25, 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Check back for more classes coming in September with Lisa Penn 
  
Screen Painting Folk Art with Lisa Marie Penn

  

Screen Painting Folk Art with Lisa Marie Penn
Tues, Aug 25, 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Check back for more classes coming in September with Lisa Penn 
  
Screen Painting Folk Art with Lisa Marie Penn

  

Screen Painting Folk Art with Lisa Marie Penn
Octopus Screen Painting Class!
   
   
   
 
Tues, Aug 25, 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Check back for more classes coming in September with Lisa Penn 
          
Ongoing Exhibitions: 

- Jim Rouse Visionary Center - 1st floor 

Highlandtown GalleryPainted Screen Exhibit carried over into 2020.  

Past Events: 

- House & Home Exhibit opened May 8, 2012 - 2017
- Painted screen door by Master Painter Dee Herget