Members’ Best Exhibit at the Centre for the Arts

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council and the Centre for the Arts invite visitors to view the latest installation of an artist members’ exhibit. The show runs from July 9 through September 3. A public brunch reception will be held on Saturday, July 9 from 10 am – 12 pm. The exhibit features paintings by Diana Coslick, Rebecca Jones, Douglas Rayfield and Georgette Toews, photography by Daniel Jeffers and Heberto Ledesma and three dimensional sculptural mosaics by Susan Mayberry.

Diana Coslick is an award winning artist who works primarily with watercolor. She also exhibits at Chesapeake College and the Old Brick Inn in St. Michaels. She is able to paint every day in retirement and finds inspiration for her watercolor paintings in her garden. Rebecca Jones took up watercolor painting after facing a life threatening illness and the desire to surround herself with beautiful things. Douglass Rayfield is a self taught artist. He has displayed and won awards for his watercolors, acrylics and drawings, mainly in Wicomico and Somerset Counties. Georgette Toews took up painting after a career in the U.S. Air Force. She has won numerous awards in watercolor, pastels, portraits and photography. Photographer and U.S. Army Reserve Captain, Daniel Jeffers, began taking photographs in 1990 and is currently enrolled in New York Institute of Photography. Heberto Ledesma studied photography under the direction of National Geographic photographer and local artist James Amos. Ledesma has been recognized for his portrait work and finds inspiration in the beautiful Arabian horses he raises and trains. Artist and art educator Susan Mayberry has studied oil painting, drawing, wood sculpture and printmaking. She has taught drawing and painting at the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council and for the Continuing Education program at Anne Arundel Community College. She will be exhibiting her Chesapeake Sea Glass Creatures. Members’ Best exhibits celebrate the rich diversity of the Arts Council’s members experience and artistic influences.

Artists in “Members’ Best” exhibits range from emerging to established professionals with a wide range of styles and mediums. Many are award winners and all offer an opportunity for viewing some of the finest work in the county and surrounds. These rotating exhibits offer artists and audience members an excellent opportunity to participate in a show that reflects the diversity of regional artwork.

On permanent display at the Liberty Building in downtown Centreville are works selected by watercolor artist Sally Clark. Exhibits are presented by the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council and sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council. Contact the Arts Council for additional information at 410.758.2520. Visitors may view artwork during regular business hours at 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, Maryland.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts. Visit us on the web at www.arts4u.info

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