Academy Art Museum Annual Members’ Exhibition Open Over the Holidays

The Academy Art Museum’s Annual Members’ Exhibition, Signs of the Times, is open through January 17, 2020, featuring over 130 pieces of artwork made by its members, in a wide variety of mediums and styles, ranging from drawing and plein air painting to assemblage and contemporary photography.

Matt Klos, an artist, co-director of Exeter Gallery and a Professor of Visual Arts at Anne Arundel Community College, was this year’s juror for the Members’ Exhibition.

The winners of awards given for this year’s Members’ Exhibition include Susan Holt, Best in Show in Honor of Lee Lawrie; Peter Hanks, Best Landscape (sponsored by the St. Michael’s Art League); Ted Vlach, Excellence in Photography Award (sponsored by the Tidewater Camera Club); John Moran, Nancy South Reybold Award for Contemporary Art; Carol Gordean, Susan M. Stewart, Award for Best Collage; James Plumb, Jane Shanahan Hill Offutt Award for Best Painting; Ken Warwick, Trippe Gallery Award for Best Work on Paper; and Celie Baussan, Academy Clay Award.


“2020 has been a troubling year that has at least brought moments of clarity, togetherness, and gratitude for many of our members. Members were asked to contribute imaginative and experimental works in any medium that address how this unique time manifests itself in our personal and shared world. The submissions speak to the commitment of our membership to continuing to explore the world through art,” comments Mehves Lelic, Curator at the Academy Art Museum.

The Museum’s holiday hours are as follows: Open December 26th, 27th, 29th, and 30th. Closed December 24th, 25th, 28th, 31st, and January 1, 2021. The exhibition will be on display through January 17, 2021. The Academy Art Museum exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Star Democrat.  After January 1, 2021, the Museum, located in Easton, Maryland, is open daily, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12 noon to 4 p.m. Visit or call 410-822-2787 for further information.

Caption: Pictured is the artwork, IMPERMANENCE: Prehistoric Fossils by Susan Holt, awarded Best in Show at the Academy Art Museum’s Members’ Exhibition on display through January 17, 2021. 


Per City, State, and CDC guidelines, safety measures have been implemented to ensure limited attendance and adequate space for social distancing. Masks must be worn at all times by participants and instructors. Prior to visiting the Academy Art Museum, visitors are encouraged to visit AAM’s website to read more about the Museum’s reopening protocols. Responses to frequently asked questions can be found on the Visit Page.

If you aren’t able to visit the Museum at this time, please enjoy our available virtual tours, art activities, artist talks, and virtual platform, Art at Home. We look forward to seeing you soon at AAM.

For additional information, visit or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.