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Penny Knobel-Besa is a fine-art photographer, playwright and director. She has received many awards, both regional and national, and was once named Maryland Photographer of the Year. She has also been published in various literary journals. In 2016 she received the juror’s award at the Maryland Federation of the Arts in Annapolis. As playwright, she directed her play Off-Broadway in New York. She has exhibited in Austria twice and recently at Cumberland’s Gilchrist Gallery and Museum. She enjoys traveling and once camped alone at the Arctic Circle; she also likes teaching the “Art of Photography” at her Sanctuary Studios.

Sanctuary Studios
13910 Scofield Road N.E.
Flintstone, Maryland 21530
(301) 478-2735
Traveling West (from Baltimore or Frederick): Take I-70W to Exit 1A for I-68W toward Cumberland. Take I-68W to Exit
62. Turn right at the end of ramp. Go 1.8 miles, then turn left onto Green Ridge Road.  Go 2 miles, then turn right onto
Scofield.  Travel downhill through patch of woods; then Scofield Road turns left.  Studio is in the woods on left across
from mailbox 13910.

Traveling East: Take I-68E to Exit 62.  Turn left at the end of ramp. Follow above directions from asterisk*.