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June 2019 Exhibits
June 3 @ 9:00 am - June 29 @ 4:00 pm
Featured in the Thaler Gallery:
"To the Point
", Colored Pencil Society of America, Metro Washington Chapter.
A district chapter of the national Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA), the Metro Washington Chapter has members primarily in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Formed in 1994 and now with over 50 members, the group’s goals parallel, on a regional basis, those of the national organization: promoting the stature and awareness of colored pencil as a viable art form to professional art establishments and to the general public and providing a forum for education, communication, and recognition of colored pencil artists. Our members’ artworks are shown in juried and non-juried exhibitions in a variety of venues in the metro region. For more information, please visit our website: www.cpsa109.org.
Artist-quality colored pencils provide an impressive range of beautiful hues and a unique means of “painting in color.” Artists use the point of their pencils to lay down color and give form to their compositions, much like water-media artists use their brushes. These strokes reflect the characteristics of the individual artist’s technique. The results can be very saturated and painterly or carefully placed whisper strokes of color. The works submitted by our members show the versatility of this medium and how we use the point of the pencils to color our world.
Featured in the Galleria:
Photography Juried Group Show.
In Studio E:
Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore.
The Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore, Salisbury Chapter was founded in September, 2005 when the Clay Guild located in Easton, MD grew too large to be practical with members located in MD, DE and VA. Our mission is to bring together ceramic artists and hobbyists on the lower Eastern Shore, to promote the ceramic arts and enrich our members through clay workshops, exhibitions, and lectures and to provide a forum by which artists can exchange ideas and solve technical problems as related to the ceramic arts.
Save the Date for Clay-a-Palooza! Saturday-Sunday June 22-23, 2019
In the Spotlight Gallery:
A Great blue heron silently fishing along a stream, a flock of American avocets reflected in a quiet pool, a Prothonotary warbler glowing in a dense cypress swamp. I’ve always been thrilled by such observations and hope to share these moments with others through my paintings. I’ve lived on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for 30 years and try to spend as much time as possible exploring the diverse habitats here. My field sketches and photographs from these excursions become the basis for my paintings.
Ever since childhood, I’ve enjoyed drawing and painting as well a variety of crafts, such as embroidery, knitting and sewing. Although I followed a career path into the sciences (I recently retired from teaching biology at Salisbury University), I always found time for some artistic endeavors, especially drawing. Although I strive to be true to my subject, my goal is not a detailed, photographic image. Instead, I try to capture the essence of the subject (what birders refer to as the “jizz”) and present it to the viewer in an engaging way.
In the Artisan Showcase:
Bonnie Preziosi. I graduated from Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA) in 1981 with a BFA. I work mostly with watercolors and acrylics and also make jewelry and crochet free form (no pattern). I am inspired by nature and incorporate it into all of my work in an organic presentation in my paintings, jewelry and crochet pieces. The colors and patterns in nature guide me. I've been greatly inspired by the ocean and the mountains. I've been a skier since I was five and surfing since my teens and so the images I've encountered doing these over many years are evident in my work. I have always been intrigued with the subtle patterns and designs found in nature from a tiny acorn or snowflake to a breaking wave, towering mountain or a big sky.