mark your calendar to  paint the town with anna!

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Oct 7, "Nights in Rodanthe" and a day at the beach painting lesson open to the public.

Exact time and venue to be announced.  4-hour screen painting class.   

All supplies will be provided.  Pre-registration is recommended. $40 pp. 

Tentative location will be at the RWCS 

EMAIL Anna for details at

Fall 2015 at Crystal Moll Gallery

Take in an art exhibit in Federal Hill and wear one of Anna's "Windows to Your Heart" necklaces out the door! Anna's one-of-a kind necklaces are the world's smallest wearable hand-painted window screens. You can even see right through these windows to your heart. 1030 S. Charles Street, Baltimore. Hours: Tues-Sat 12 noon-6pm.

Coming this Winter 2015 at Crystal Moll Gallery

World's only SEE-THROUGH window screen table-top/wall art show and sale are set to return for the Holidays, 1030 S. Charles St, Federal Hill

 Sun, Oct 25, 11am-5pm, Imagining Home Opening Celebration

Paint with the Screen Painters at the Balto Museum of Art

Thursday, Dec 3, 11 am - 2 pm,  NBP Holiday Bazaar 11am - 2 pm at National Business Park, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701, details soon. Gift shop right at your workplace! Near NSA.

Sunday, Dec 6, 11am - 5pm, Merry Mart at the Creative Alliance.

Best in Baltimore holiday craft fair showcases high-quality handmade arts.

Place your order before Nov 1st to pick-up a custom hand-painted crab shell ornament at Merry Mart. 

Year round, Visit the Gift Shop with a view to die for on the 27th floor at the Top of the World, Inner Harbor 

Old events worth mentioning:

Thurs, April 2, 7 pm, Painted Screens Presentation & Demo

North Carroll Branch Library, 2255 Hanover Pike, Hampstead, MD 21074, 410.386.4480 

Sun, April 12, 1-4 pm, Guided Tours of the Billie Holiday Project Artworks 

Sat. June 13, 11 am-7 pm, Fifth Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival

Sat, July 4th, 11 am-5 pm, Monumental Bicentennial Celebration

June 3-August 2Crystal Moll Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland.  
Baltimore Icons featuring paintings of Baltimore landmarks, scenes that SCREAM Baltimore, along with painted screens!
June 7 - August 9, Picture Windows: The Painted Screens of Baltimore exhibit at The Meeting House in Columbia. 
June 14, 11am - 7 pm – The Painted Screen Society at the 4th Annual Maryland Traditions Folk Life Festival at the Creative Alliance 

Sept 26 - 28, 2014,  Baltimore Book FestivalInner Harbor
Fri & Sat 12 - 8 pm, Sun 12 noon - 6pm
Painting demonstrations by the screen painters

Sat, Oct 18, 11-2 pm, Screen Painters Reunion - Art to Dine For,  the Creative Alliance

Sun, Oct 19, 9 -10:30 am EST,  CBS Sunday Morning TV  
Features Baltimore's painted screens

Learn How to Paint a Window Screen at various  classes offered in Maryland

Year round, April 28, 2012 - May 1, 2017, National Building Museum House & Home Exhibit

Sat, Dec 6,  7-10pm, 2014 ALTA Awards
The Painted Screens of Baltimore to be awarded the Achievement in Living Traditions and Arts at Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center Theatre 1, 7995 Georgia Ave, Silver SpringMD 20910
Click here to register for this free event. 
Sun, Dec 7, 11am - 5 pm,  Merry Mart at the Creative Alliance
Juried show featuring high-quality handmade work in a variety of media, Painted Screen gifts and signed copies of The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk Art Revealed

Year round, Visit the Gift Shop with a view to die for on the 27th floor at the Top of the World, Inner Harbor. 

   A gallery along the streets!

Best treasure hunting season is late spring and summer, in broad daylight. Screens disappear in the winter darkness.

The Painted Screen Society's "Gift to the Street" screens found homes along the 400 block of S. East Ave.  That very same city block is depicted on this East Avenue Arabber window screen painting by Anna P. A colorful flower vase screen painting by Dee Herget lives next door. More to come!

I am sad to see that even new screens disappear from our city windows. This house was since sold and the windows were replaced in 2014. Old screens rarely fit new replacement windows, permanently removing this painted screen from public street view. 

 Site-seeing for painted screens in Highlandtown and Northern A A County...

View Painted Screens in a larger map


 National Building Museum

House & Home Exhibit and Gift  ShopApril 28, 2012 - May 1, 2017

The Big BuildA hands-on family festival of tools, trucks, and building arts was held September 22, 2012. The Painted Screen Society aired the The Screen Painters film, and hosted hands-on painting, demonstrations, and a lively children's screen mask painting activity. 


Living at Home: A dramatic display of hundreds of household goods used over the course of the past several centuries includes a butter churn; a poster of Farrah Fawcett; a fondue set; and a hand-painted screen door by Dee Herget. Each item tells its own story of how a house becomes a home.

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A time to remember....

Past EVENTS when we "Painted theTown"

oh no..... we can't let go of those good times & good people

 Did I have the pleasure of meeting you at one of these events? Revisit past events below...

Dec 13 - Mar 16, 2014 The Exhibition of a Lifetime at MICA

Wed, June 5 Painted Screens Unveiling of 100 screens for 100 years: Main Street businesses and Painted Screen Society celebrate an East Baltimore art form  


Sat, June 15,  Maryland Traditions Folk Life Festival hosted by the Creative Alliance and The Maryland State Arts Council 

This summer: Colorful Screened Windows Go Up in the City! 

Thurs, June 20, 7:30 pm, FILM: The Screen Painters with Little Castles 

Painted screens making comeback in east Baltimore  WBAL TV news coverage video 

Sat, June 22, 9:30-12:30, TOUR: Painted Screens Pilgrimage Bus and Walking Tour

June 25 - July 30, Reliving Our Folk Art of Window Screen Painting 6 week class at the Chesapeake Arts Center

Summer 2013, 100 Screens for 100 Years along Eastern Avenue, including "WELCOME to Highlandtown Screens" at the South East Jewelry and Loan, 3517 Eastern Ave. 

Sun, September 29  "Home Is Where the Art Is - Celebrating 100 Years of Painted Screens " 

 April 5th,  Out of Order Art Exhibit at MAP

3D Enchanted Window Screen, a small sculpted 8x10 painted screen, was exhibited and sold at 

Out of Order  

March 8th - April 7th

Screen Painting Art Exhibit at  Fells Point Corner Theater, showing of "Les Belles Soeurs (The Sisters-in-Law)" 


 Photo courtesy of KarlConnolyPhotography, Harbor East.

Anna's screen painting welcomed holiday visitors to Harbor East's Window Wonderland, at Talara, corner of Fleet & President Streets, November 2012 - New Years 2013.

Read about the Harbor East Holiday Screen Painters in the Baltimore Guide

Merry Mart  was Dec 2nd, 2012, at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson 

The Highlandtown Farmers' Market

runs June 21 - October 18. See you next year!

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake said her grandmother would love to have one of my painted screens. But I'd really love for her daughters and granddaughters to have one too someday!

 Baltimore Farmers' Market 

is held under the JFX  Sundays, 7am-12noon. I'll see you in the springtime!

 Take a virtual tour of Highlandtown with Jon Petrelli. Look for Tom Lipka's painted screens.


Sept 29, 2012 So very sorry I had to miss the Linthicum Fair this year.

June 24, 2012, Linthicum's Art in the Park with oldies rock 'n roll by Pet Rock.

June 16, 2012, Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival

The Painted Screen offered free screen painting workshops and unveiled it's "Gift the the Street" window screen painting. 


June 9, 2012, Strawberry Festival screen painting demonstration.


February 11, 2012New Freedom Borough Community Center, PA

Baltimore Screen Painting Class


Dec 8, 2011 Airport Square's First Annual Holiday Bazaar  

  Dec 10, Painting Demo at The Loading Dock, 2 N. Kresson St, Baltimore 

410-558-DOCK (3625) 


Nov 17 - Nov 20, WreathFEST at the Chesapeake Arts Center 

 Call for Gift shop hours at 410-636-6597


 Highlandtown Farmers' Market

  When shopping at your local markets, look for Ferguson Family Farm. Special occasions and dinners deserve flavorful and healthy farm fresh meat & produce from this local Maryland farm



Baltimore Farmers' Market & Bazaar

Sundays, April 3, 2011 - December 18, 2011 
I hope to see you at the market in 2012!


October 1-2, 2011, Fells Point Fun Festival

 Members of  the Painted Screen Society greeted visitors at the Water Taxi.   



Sun, Oct 2nd, Linthicum Community Fair  

Sorry I will missed seeing you this year... maybe I'll see you in 2012!



Sept 17, 2011, The Painted Screen Society helped observe Frank Zappa Day in Highlandtown  




Sunday June 26, 2-6pm, Linthicum Art in the Park was in conjunction with the PAAL Concert Series, Benton Ave to benefit the Linthicum Decorating Committee


Saturday, June 18, 2011 The Painted Screen Society at the MARYLAND TRADITIONS Folklife Festival at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson 

Image courtesy of the Urbanite



MAP's annual benefit and silent auction was held on April 1st, 2011




Santa House was sponsored by the Highlandtown Merchants' Association and was located at Eastern Avenue across from the Enoch Pratt Library, complete with painted window screens!!/profile.php?id=1726644420



 The Dec 5th Merry Mart had a wonderful selection of gifts made in Charm City.  

Sorry I will miss seeing you there this year, Dec 4, 2011.!/event.php?eid=125693447485628


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Congratulations to the Dec 4th, 2010 Great On-line Raffle winners of their Maryland My Maryland custom painted screen by Anna!



There was a lucky winner of a painted screen gift certificate at the Linthicum Holly Mart silent auction on Dec 4th, 2010!


John Oktavec's screen paintings at the Highlandtown Healthy Living Center 



 Screen paintings migrated "down the ocean" summer of 2010...   from Ocean City to the Outer Banks.

See Anna's Painted Screens along Hwy 12, Outer Banks, at the Pea Island Gallery and

Sting Wray's Bar and Grill in Rodanthe, and at the Blue Pelican Gallery in Hatteras Village.

Be sure to mention where you've seen Anna's screens when ordering your screen art.



 School 33 Art Center’s Open Studio Tour  was October 23rd & 24th


    Oct 21st Quarter Mania  at  North Glen Improvement Association               raised money for  the Hartman Family Children's Education Fund.  A $60 gift certificate raffle prize was donated by Anna's Painted Screens to benefit the children.





 Highlandtown Farmers' Market 2009




Annual Linthicum Community Fair was held Sept 25, 2010



 Frank Zappa sculpture dedication and tribute concert  was Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Southeast Anchor Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library  Eastern Avenue, Highlandtown.




2010 & June 11, 2011

Strawberry Festival at the Benson-Hammond House


 see photos courtesy of Domenica Anderson of the 2010 Strawberry Festival on Facebook at



Baltimore Heritage 

celebrated 50 years of historic preservation with a gala and silent art auction on June 11.



John Oktavec paints a screen at the  Linthicum Community Fair, 300 Maple Road, Saturday, September 26th, 2009



Timeless Painted Screens, was a rare screen painting exhibit, hosted at The SkyLofts Gallery Artist Community, at 3701 Bank Street, Baltimore, MD 21224,   August 11th thru September 3rd, 2009.  &  


Screen painting has been a unique Baltimore City tradition ever since grocer William Oktavec advertised his produce on his first store window screen painting in  1913.  Those who remember the thousands of painted screens of days gone by still love and cherish them today. Those who view painted window screens for the first time are amazed by their timeless magical simplicity. SkyLofts Gallery was one of Baltimore’s rare locations where you can view an exceptional collection of contemporary Baltimore screen paintings and find the right one to add to your art collection.

The Artists

Monica Broere, Brenda Foehrkolb, Dee Herget, Anna Lipka, Tom Lipka, John Oktavec, Anna Pasqualucci, Hillary Figinski Phillip

Timeless Painted Screens Exhibit at Skyloft Gallery


 SalsaPolkaLooza: An outdoor screen painting demo was given at the Creative Alliance, Patterson Theatre on Saturday, July 25th.        

SalsaPolkaLooza 2009


    The Painted Screen Society weekend, on July 18-19, 2009, at Artscape was an overwhelming success!  and


  ArtScape 2009 at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall


Columbia Indoor ArtPark Columbia Festival of the Arts,  Invitational Fine Arts and Crafts Show at Lakefest  was June 13-14


 Columbia Festival of the Arts

Maryland Traditions celebrated Maryland Masters and Apprentices at the Creative Alliance, Patterson Park, June 11th.


Reservoir Hill Garden & Home Tour Saturday, June 6, 11AM-4PM

Polish Festival at Patterson Park May 29-31, 2009  and  


Little onlooker watches as Screen Painter Lisa Penn of Jaybird Street paints a screen


Anna at the Polish Festival

Uncle Sam raises money for our Veterans


Anne Arundel County Spring Crafts Festival April 25 & 26   sunshine and balmy summer breezes were  special ordered for the weekend!    

Down's Park Spring Craft Fair  was held on a beautiful sunny spring day along the Bay on Saturday, April 18.    

Out of Order Free Hung Exhibit was Friday April 3, 2009   

  St. Philip Neri Spring Craft Fair was held March 21, 2009    

 St. Philip Neri Spring Craft Fair.  Thanks Luke and Emmy. I could not have done it without you.   


 Many thanks to my booth helpers at the Linthicum Community Fair 2008



hope you caught Anna's TV interview about screen painting on Fox 45 Morning News, Oct. 27, 2008


the Fells Point Fun Festival was held October 4 & 5, 2008

Contemporary screen painters demonstrated screen painting in front of the City Pier. Lots of interest and fond memories accompany these wonderful Baltimore painted screens! 

 Anna's Painted Screens booth in front of the City Pier at Fell's Point, 2008

Many thanks to my booth helpers at the Fell's Point Festival, Domenica, Jess, Robert, Julie Nordstrom, and Emmy and Luke! Also a word of gratitude goes to Elaine Eff for organizing the Painted Screen Society's booth and for her vital role in the promotion and preservation of Baltimore's historical painted screens. I couldn't have done it without you!

Master Screen Painter Dee Herget demonstrates screen painting at the Fells Point Festival

A motley crew of screen painters and our ring leader Elaine Eff at Fells Point (below).

Photography is courtesy of Anna's daughter, Domenica.

the 2008 fall season now seems like eons ago...


Anna taught a Screen Painting Class on Monday, October 27th, at the GFWC Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights 

following the Live TV interview on Fox 45 at 8:30AM, by arrangements of the Painted Screen 


October 1st through November 30th, 2008   

Screen Painting Exhibit at the Top of the World Trade Center featured works by 10 contemporary screen painters.



 Friday, November 21st, 2008

Baltimore Screen Painting Guest Presentation by Anna at the Bowie Center of Performing Arts, courtesy of Michelle Johnson & Randy House.

Good Luck to you both, Michelle and Randy, as you enter the realm of screen painting!




November 29th and 30th, 2008

Linthicum Merchants Open House: First Annual Christmas Happening  Bruce's Supply Company  hosted Anna's

Winter Fireplace Screen display and a screen painting exhibit.

See Anna's screen painting of Bruce's Supply Co. the storefront window!


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