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July 19-21 – LOCAL COLOR ART SHOW & SALE by WAF members. Hours vary. See web site: www.workingartistsforum.com. Tidewater Inn, Crystal Ballroom, 101 E. Dover St, Easton.


July 19,20,21 – ART SHOW by Working Artists Forum during Plein Air Easton. 7/19 12N-6pm. 7/20 10am-8pm. 7/21 9am-4pm. www.workingartistsforum.com.


July 19-21 – LOCAL COLOR ART SHOW & SALE by WAF members. Hours vary. See web site: www.workingartistsforum.com. Tidewater Inn, Crystal Ballroom, 101 E. Dover St, Easton.


July 19,20,21 – ART SHOW by Working Artists Forum during Plein Air Easton. 7/19 12N-6pm. 7/20 10am-8pm. 7/21 9am-4pm. www.workingartistsforum.com.


July 19-21 – LOCAL COLOR ART SHOW & SALE by WAF members. Hours vary. See web site: www.workingartistsforum.com. Tidewater Inn, Crystal Ballroom, 101 E. Dover St, Easton.


July 19,20,21 – ART SHOW by Working Artists Forum during Plein Air Easton. 7/19 12N-6pm. 7/20 10am-8pm. 7/21 9am-4pm. www.workingartistsforum.com.

Old Brick Inn Presents: “Paintings for Everyone”

The Old Brick Inn, 401 S. Talbot, St. Michaels, presents an exhibit of 40 paintings by eleven award-winning artists of the Eastern Shore. The paintings represent a multitude of subjects, many reflecting shore life, and are rendered in oils, pastels, watercolors, sumi and mixed media. The Old Brick Inn, a charming-historic venue, provides a wonderful backdrop for the artwork. This new exhibit will be in place on November 5th. The public is invited daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., phone 410-745-3323, www.oldbrickinn.com.

Artists included are:

Pat Alberico pursues her special interests in drawing, watercolor painting and printmaking. The works she has felt the need to make, give insight to where she has been and how fulfilling the process of making art can be.

Carole Cascio translates meaningful moments in time through color, form and texture. She works with clay and on paper; each medium brings new possibilities for expression into her awareness. Share her process by visiting LifeSong Studio on Kent Island by appointment.

Patsy Dautle originally from New Jersey, enjoys the allure, beauty, peace and charm of Chesapeake Bay and the surrounding countryside. She is inspired to capture the color, emotions and passions of life on canvas, using watercolor and pastels.

Pat Hanlon lives on beautiful Harris Creek and loves to paint flowers from her garden and landscapes depicting the Eastern Shore. She believes strongly that a successful painting expresses an emotional connection with the subject and invites the viewer to share the experience.

Joan Hart continues to experiment with using color to create emotion in her landscapes and still life paintings. What she loves most about painting is that it is always a journey, never a destination.

Barbara Jablin, who has instructed many of these other exhibiting artists in her St. Michaels Chestnut Street Studio, is a graduate of the Maryland Institute, and a member of the famed Traveling Brushes. Her palette of brilliant transparent colors and her sensitive choice of subjects make her one of the most outstanding painters on the shore.

Jan Perdue paints the uniqueness of and beauty of the Eastern Shore. Classes in Sumi, pastels, and drawing have all influenced her watercolor technique, allowing her to paint in a free, loose, painterly style. She believes that painting is a personal expression that frees the soul and enriches the spirit.

Virginia Perram interprets her shore surroundings. Her Cedar Cottage Studio, (open by appointment) has a broad view of the Choptank River, so river scenes, as well as the bounty from the bay are reflected in her paintings.

Janet Prieger is a native of Maryland, but started her oil painting on a horse farm in upstate New York. As a result of her life with horses and a myriad of animals, her passion lies therein, but the beauty of life on the Chesapeake is her inspiration.

Valerie Sunderland’s works in transparent watercolor reflect her admiration of the picturesque and unique subjects found along the Chesapeake Bay. However, you will also see painting memories from her travels all over the world and of course from her native Baltimore City.

Georgette Toews enjoys interpreting the natural environment of the Eastern Shore with its ever-changing skies. She works on location and in her studio in Grasonville in various media including watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylic and favors painting in “plein air.”



RiverArts Offers Two Exhibits As One

October’s “Call for the Wild Show” will be hung beside the “Woodworking Show” opening First Friday, October 4, 5:00-8:00pm at RiverArts 315 High Street, Suite 106. Visitors to our shows have often told us how much they enjoy our two-dimensional and three-dimensional art being exhibited together. Both shows will run through October 26.

Do you remember hearing the Canada geese in October? The call of the Canada geese as they return is a part of us, an expression of what it means to live on the Eastern Shore. To celebrate the arrival of the geese, RiverArts’ October show will be a “Call for the Wild”.

This show will bring to mind the natural beauty of the Eastern Shore: the land, the creeks, the bay and the marshes, just outside our back doors. Curators Terry Willis and Nora Carey have invited artists to exhibit their art which depicts what this natural beauty means to them. Works of art focusing on natural settings, free as possible from the imprint of civilization is the emphasis of this exhibit.

The “Woodworking Show” will include detailed carvings, gorgeous turned vessels, imaginative sculpture and assemblages, and beautifully crafted furniture. It will demonstrate how a humble block of wood can be transformed into beautiful works of art.

Regular Gallery and Gift Shop hours are Tuesday-Friday 11:00-4:00, First Friday 11:00-8:00, Saturday 9:30-4:00 and Sunday 12:00-3:00. For more information on RiverArts’ exhibits, classes, lectures, and other happenings for both artists and non-artists. go to chestertownriverarts.org.

Tilghman Island Inn Hosts Navajo Artist, Gilbert Jumbo, September 4 – October 2

Gilbert JumboThe Tilghman Island Inn, located at 21384 Coopertown Rd, Tilghman Island, MD, will be hosting Navajo artist, Gilbert Jumbo, from September 4 to October 2nd. Reception will be held on Sunday, September 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. Born in Ganado, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation, Mr. Jumbo grew up near Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. He attended the world class Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Phoenix Institute of Technology, and Yavapai College in Prescott, AZ.

Mr. Jumbo’s artwork tells the stories of his Navajo traditions and culture and draws from a vast inner reservoir of ancient cultural knowledge and experience passed down from generation to generation through Navajo songs, stories and ceremonies. He is a highly skilled nationally recognized multimedia artist. His works include pencil drawings, pastels, acrylics and calligraphy. Perhaps Mr. Jumbo’s finest artistic skill is in his watercolors and gouache. His eye for detail is especially evident in his miniatures which he paints with a three to four fine hair brush. Among his most popular paintings are his multi-montages depicting the four seasons with several miniature scenes matted together.

Some of his work has been displayed at the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington D.C. Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature in 2009, and the 26th Annual North American Miniature Art Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Fells Point, Fells Point, MD, in 2009. He has received numerous awards, including most recently at the 91st Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial in Gallup, New Mexico (2012).

Contact Tilghman Island Inn, 800-866-2141, for more information.

In photo: art by Gilbert Jumbo

Whimsical and Environmental Sculpture Featured at Academy Art Museum

Jan Kirsh DCA Show 133 small portrait (1280x850) (400 x 266)Intrigue, whimsy, humor or drama is found in the sensuous curves and shapes of the familiar forms Jan Kirsh creates in her sculpture. Kirsh’s voluptuous and exuberant vegetable and fruit forms reflect her desire to provide commentary on the human form mirrored in familiar vegetal shapes. Kirsh, an award winning landscape designer and artist, will be featured in an exhibition, Jan Kirsh: Forms from the Garden, at the Academy Art Museum, from May 4, 2013 through July 7, 2013. An artist’s reception for the exhibition will be held Friday, May 10, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Kirsh’s sculpture debuted in 2009 at the Architectural Digest Show in New York City. She has also been featured at the Philadelphia Flower Show, the Dupont Circle “Green Week” show in Washington, DC, Ladew Topiary Gardens Garden Day, and at the Dorchester Center for the Arts in Cambridge. Locally, her sculpture can be found at the Race Street Gallery within Joie de Vivre Gallery in Cambridge, Cottage Studio and Gallery in Easton, and Red Queen Gallery in Onancock, VA. Her sculpture is also in Beals and Abbate Fine Arts on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM.

The columns and arches of cathedrals and monasteries were inspired by the trees of ancient sacred groves. From May 1 through August 1, 2013, environmental artists Howard and Mary McCoy will create Cedar Colonnade in the Museum’s courtyard making arches with bare cedar branches. Bridging nature and architecture, this site-specific installation will lend the space the atmosphere of a medieval abbey cloister and intimate one of the primary functions of an art museum – to provide a non-sectarian, modern-day space for contemplation and spiritual experience. As with last year’s Branch Dance, the branches will cast changing shadows into the interior of the Museum throughout the day. The McCoys have been working together collaboratively since 1985 and have shown their work in the U.S., Ireland, Wales and New Zealand.

Admission to the Academy Art Museum is $3 for non–members, children under 12 admitted free. The Museum is open Monday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The First Friday of each month, the Museum is open until 7 p.m. The Museum is located at 106 South St., Easton, MD, 21601. For further information, call 410-822-ARTS (2787) or visitwww.academyartmuseum.org

In photo: Sculptor Jan Kirsh, will be featured in the Academy Art Museum exhibition, Jan Kirsh: Forms from the Garden, from May 4, 2013 through July 7, 2013. Photography by Stephen Cherry.