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March 2020 Exhibits
March 2 @ 9:00 am - March 28 @ 4:00 pm
Featured in the Thaler Gallery:
Tidewater Camera Club based in Easton, Maryland is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1963 by Frederick A. Curtis, Louis Coffin, Lowell Thompson, Doris Reid and C.C. Harris. The club supports photography, knowledge about the use of the camera, and a dedication to improving member skills in producing great pictures. They strive to promote interest and participation in the field of photography for all levels and ages, and encourage members to share their photographic knowledge through fellowship and friendly competition.
Featured in the Galleria:
"All Mixed Up", mixed media group show. Exhibit judge: Eileen Olson.
In Studio E:
Based out of Salisbury, Maryland, Jessica Schlegel is a watercolor artist who delves into the world around her. Growing up on the Eastern Shore, Jessica fell in love with the array of landscapes and wildlife in such a small area. She travels around the Eastern Shore and other areas within Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, searching for the beauty within them.
Jessica received her BFA in Painting from Salisbury University and her MAT from University of Maryland Eastern Shore. After teaching art for 7 years, she refocused her life in order to pursue her art career. She now creates her art work full time, focusing on her watercolor and acrylic paintings, along with craft items like hand painted glasses that are sold in several local shops.
In college, she primarily worked in the oil paint medium. While exploring oils, she found her love for bringing out the rich colors of nature and working with close cropped images. It was not until her last semester of college that she attempted the watercolor medium and never looked back. She is able to use much of her experience with the oil medium and translate it to her watercolors, giving the watercolors finer detail.
With her newfound focus on her art, Jessica’s ambition is to continue exploring and searching for the stunning landscapes and alluring creatures of the Eastern Shore and recreate them in her own paintings. It’s amazing how many people will never see in person the life that is often taken for granted on the shore. Her goal is to create representations of this life and share the charm of her home with others, so that they can see what beauty lies in this little place when you open your eyes to see it.
In the Spotlight Gallery:
I am an Abstract Artist of a Russian (Circassian) ancestry, born in 1951 in Homs, Syria. I came to America in the mid-seventies, attended Bergen Community College in New Jersey, married Ruth Kuzora of Polish ancestry in 1980 and has one son Peter. I retired from application engineering in 2014 and moved to Seaford, Delaware where the dormant artist within began to awaken.
During the early years of life living in the Middle East and Europe, I was immersed in the abundant colors and shapes that the various cultures had to offer. Other influences are Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cezanne, Amedeo Modigliani, and Paul Klee.
“Brewing in me is the energy of the universe, the creation, the constant struggle to evolve and become better, I strive to become”. Currently, I am in an experimental phase searching to display my sub conscious onto canvas and to create a dialogue between the viewer and the art piece through the vibration of colors. I also use pouring technique where the chance and coincidence are part of the creation of the piece. I outfit some of my paintings with nature and sometimes with manmade materials. My art work is inspired by ideas, mathematical equation, and other artists.
I am a member of the Nanticoke River Art Council – Gallery 107 in Seaford DE, The Art League of Ocean City – Center for the Arts, 94th St. in Ocean City, MD, and the Salisbury Art Space in Salisbury, MD, where I exhibit and sell my work.
One of my favorite quotations is “Life is an extension of our hopes and dreams; live it”.
In the Artisan Showcase: