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Painted Screen Society

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Painted Screen Society
  • Board Member
    Maryland Traditions
  • Co-Founder
    Maryland Traditions
  • Co-Founder
    Painted Screen Society of Baltimore


  • doctorate , Folklore and Folklife
    University of Pennsylvania
93 Total References
Web References
Painted Screens for a New Generation, 3 May 2014 [cached]
Broere, Smit-Peters, and PSS President Elaine Eff convinced business owners, painted screen artists, and community volunteers to paint screens for the kickoff of 100 years of Painted Screens last month.
Elaine Eff, founder of the ..., 24 Dec 2013 [cached]
Elaine Eff, founder of the Painted Screen Society will discuss her recently published book, The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk Art Revealed, described by Baltimore Sun as "a lavishly illustrated hardback that celebrates Baltimore, her citizens as well as the incomparable screens that have become a city trademark."
Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists - Anthropology News, 1 Dec 2010 [cached]
Presented by Elaine Eff, University of Maryland
Eff is co-Director of Maryland Traditions, the statewide folklife program based at the Maryland State Arts Council and Folklorist-in-Residence in the American Studies Department at University of Maryland Baltimore County. She can be reached at
In 1985, the Painted Screen ..., 26 April 2006 [cached]
In 1985, the Painted Screen Society was founded by folklorist Elaine Eff, co-founder of Maryland Traditions and author of The Painted Screens of Baltimore: an Urban Folk Art Revealed (University Press of Mississippi, 2013), and Dee Herget, who has been painting screens since the late 1970s, having learned "the secret" from the "old masters" of the time.
Maryland folklorist Elaine ..., 13 Dec 2013 [cached]
Maryland folklorist Elaine Eff, co-founder of the Painted Screen Society of Baltimore, and MICA present for the first time a comprehensive look at the history of screen painting-a functional and ornamental art with roots in 18th-century London, Victorian America, and early 20th-century Baltimore.
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