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July 2016

July Exhibits

July 1 @ 9:00 am - July 31 @ 4:00 pm

FEATURED IN THE THALER GALLERY:

RudderII~Ewers~best in showBeverly Bassford Juried Show, all media exhibit featuring members and local artists. Pictured: 2016 Best in Show Winner, Rudder ll by Charlie Ewers. About our juror: Stan Sperlak studied painting and drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA and with Pat Witt of Millville, NJ. He maintains a studio where a marsh, farm and forest meet on the Crow Creek in Goshen, NJ.  He is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, the Maryland Pastel Society, The Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters and the Cape May County Art League.

FEATURED IN THE GALLERIA:

Stan Sperlak is an artist from Cape May Court House, NJ who works from life with soft pastel on rough paper surfaces. Much of his work focuses on scenes from the mid Atlantic where Stan can often be found painting the beaches, marshes, forests, fields and skies. Stan has lived all over the United States, from Hawaii to Colorado, Minnesota, and New York but finds the light and subtle beauty of this area to be unparalleled.  He teaches workshops and guides other artists on painting adventures in Cape May’s back country. He studied painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and with Pat Witt of Millville, NJ. He is a member of the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters, a juried member of The Pastel Society of America, The Maryland Pastel Society and the Cape May County Art League.

IN STUDIO E:

Jones- Whimsical GardenDarlene Jarkowski Jones grew up in Brooklyn Park, MD and loved doing artwork as a young child. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art and graduated in 1977 with a BFA in Art Teacher Education. Darlene taught art at Archbishop Spalding High School (her alma mater), was an adjunct drawing instructor at Baltimore Community College, and is currently teaching art for the Central Carroll Recreation Council. Although talented in many forms of art, oil painting gives her the most freedom of expression and enjoyment. Her passion to paint beautiful landscapes and seascapes are inspired by her favorite pastimes: long rides in the countryside, gardening and vacationing at the beach. People often comment about her realistic style that her strong use of color and the ability to capture the sunlight makes her serene paintings unique.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT GALLERY:

Brown, Ashley- how beautifulFrom the mind of Ashley Brown: Ashley ‘s art flirts with the portals of different dimensions and the fluctuation between time and space. Growing up on the eastern shore of Maryland, now 26, Ashley is self taught and drawn to outsider art. She drew what her imagination instructed her to do. More recently she has been involved in metal sculpture and blacksmithing.

ARTISAN SHOWCASE:

Ellison- pendantLaura Ellison, a self taught jeweler, creates designs contemporary jewelry with mixed metals and resin and sells her work all along the East Coast. Her time and energy are focused on creating jewelry that is bold and distinctive. Even as a child, Laura was always interested in craft making. Sixteen years ago, she found herself unhappy at her job, and deciding she needed a change, she began to pursue beading. Eventually she moved on to diamond and antique jewelry, followed by mixed metal and resin. Greatly inspired by nature, Laura’s pieces are colorful, textured and organic.

$56

Create Your Own Glass Coral Bowl with Holden Becker

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Create Your Own Glass Coral Bowl with Holden Becker

$45 for members, $56 for non members, plus $20 material fee

Learn the basics of creating a fused glass piece. You will make an 8” fused glass coral bowl, choosing from a wide range of glasses. The bowl will be fired after the workshop and available for pick up 2-3 weeks later. Shipping is available! No experience necessary. Adults and children are welcome.

Material fee of $20 is payable directly to instructor.

To register: click here

$40

Thursday Evening Adult Pottery

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday Evening Adult Pottery

$35 for members, $40 for non members
Sign up for 6 sessions for $180 for members, $216 for non members

Students will explore techniques to make fun and functional art. Perfect for all levels of students from the beginner to more advanced. Adults and teens welcome.

Advance reservation is required to guarantee your spot.

To register: click here

$106

Painting Workshop with Kevin Fitzgerald

July 29 @ 10:00 am - July 30 @ 3:00 pm
Painting Workshop with Kevin Fitzgerald

$85 for members, $106 for non members

This class is for painters of all mediums. Kevin’s painting is inspired by the works of the old masters as they relate to current forms. He believes that through painting one can become especially aware of the beauty around us.

This class will include a tour of his studio and an optional plein air session weather permitting.

To register: click here

$25

Make a Night Light with Holden Becker – Adults

July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Make a Night Light with Holden Becker - Adults

$20 for members, $25 for non members, plus $10 material fee

Learn the basics of creating a basic glass piece and make your very own night light! The piece will be fired after the workshop and available for pick-up a few days later. No experience necessary!

Material fee of $10 is payable directly to instructor.

To register: click here

$38

Develop your Drawing with David Simpson

July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Develop your Drawing  with David Simpson

$30 for members/ $40 for non-members per class

These pencil drawing classes are designed for both beginners and more experienced artists! Bring your own supplies and we will supplement. Each month will focus on a new and exciting topic!

To register: click here

$25

Creative Kids: Create your own 3D Starfish Masterpiece

July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Creative Kids: Create your own 3D Starfish Masterpiece

$20 members, $25 non members
Instructor: Debbi Dean-Colley
Ages: 6-13
Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.

All materials are included.

To register: click here

Artwork Pick Up

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pick up artwork from the July exhibit.

August 2016

Artwork Pick Up/ Drop Off

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pick up artwork from the July exhibit.

Summer Art Adventure Camp (Ages 6-14)

August 1 @ 10:00 am - August 4 @ 3:00 pm
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Sponsored by the Art League of Ocean City, this camp will offer a daily variety of art activities: drawing, painting, pottery, sculpting, jewelry-making, mixed media and time for individual expression. Led by experienced teachers and professional artists. Children must be entering the First Grade in Fall 2016. Includes T-shirt, photo, certificate of completion, reception for parents/friends on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $150 Ocean City residents, $170 non-residents. 25% non-refundable deposit enrolls child, with balance due on first day of camp. Resident deposit $37.50, non-resident deposit $42.50.

To register: click here or call Ocean City Parks & Recreation at 410-250-0125.

August Exhibits

August 2 @ 9:00 am - August 27 @ 4:00 pm

Featured in the Thaler Gallery:

John Davis Held- The Slight Curvature of EarthJohn Davis Held

When he was thirteen, he was accepted into the Science Honors Program of Columbia University, and spent his weekends taking Psychology, Computer and Astrophysics courses. But his fascination with art soon led him in other directions. “I remember spending a lot of afternoons visiting Art Galleries in Chelsea and the Village when I was supposed to be doing my homework in the library,” he recalls. During his college days at the California Institute of the Arts, John lived in an African hut that he helped build during a course in African Hut Building and Sorcery. He then moved his studies up to Washington State where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Art from the Evergreen State College.

Since then, the award winning artist has become known for his luminous skies painted in both pastel and oil.  He has had One Man Shows at the Troika Gallery, the Antreasian Gallery, and at NIH as well as appearing on CBS and Fox news during the three Baltimore Artscapes he participated in.  He is presently represented at the Troika Gallery in Maryland. Much of his work is done without reference photos, and conveys a sense of light and peace which is quite unique. “After I finish a painting,” the artist says when describing his process, “I feel like a traveler returning with magical mementos from an extraordinary journey.”

Featured in the Galleria:

August 14-28: Artwork from Artists Paint OC: A Plein Air Event

Artists will take to the boardwalk, streets, harbors, and marshes to paint outdoors in Ocean City August 11-13. Each artist will then select their very best piece to be included in the competition show hanging in the Galleria. For your chance to see all the artwork created, join us for the opening reception and Wet Paint Sale Saturday August 13, 6-8pm or all day Sunday August 14, 11am-4pm. Click here for more information.

 

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In Studio E:

A Week in the Life of Ocean City

See unique views of Ocean City during the height of the summer season! All photographs are captured in town during one week: July 10-16th. All entries will be on display during the weekend August 5-7. Photographs juried in will be on display through the month of August.

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In the Spotlight Gallery:

Bowden- IMG_1020Brigitte Bowden has always been interested in all forms of art. She started painting in her teens and continued throughout her life, as family and job responsibilities permitted.  While traveling with her husband during his military service, she studied painting in different parts of the United States and overseas.  She held art-related jobs during this time, creating store window displays and designing and illustrating ads for publications. Brigitte received her undergraduate and Masters of Education degrees from Salisbury University.  During her career in education art always played an important role, first as teacher and then as an administrator.  In her position as coordinator of instruction for the Worcester County Public Schools, her responsibilities included the coordination and supervision of the school system’s visual arts program. Since her retirement Bowden is focusing on oil and acrylic painting.

In the Artisan Showcase:

Bradach 1Margaret Bradach‘s new line of expressive jewelry combines earth, wind, and fire to form a visual adornment that is meant to inspire the wearer.  She lives in Gargatha, Virginia and has been creating wearable art and painting in oils and acrylics since moving the the Eastern Shore of Virginia.  The beautiful surroundings of fields, sea breezes, and hot summer days influence her creations.

 

$40

Tuesday Morning Adult Pottery

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday Morning Adult Pottery

$35 for members, $40 for non members
Sign up for 6 sessions for $180 for members, $216 for non members

Students will explore hand building techniques to make fun and functional art. Perfect for all levels of students from the beginner to more advanced. Adults and teens welcome.

Advance reservation is required to guarantee your spot.

To register: click here

$25

Kids Afternoon Pottery: Ages 7+

August 2 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Kids Afternoon Pottery: Ages 7+

$20 for members, $25 for non members
Sign up for a 4 session pass: $72 for members, $90 for non members

Kids love to play with clay! Students will express themselves with a variety of projects as they build hand-eye coordination and have a great time! Cost includes all materials, clay, glazing, and firing.

Advanced registration is required to guarantee your spot.

To register: click here

$25

Kids Afternoon Pottery: Ages 7+

August 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kids Afternoon Pottery: Ages 7+

$20 for members, $25 for non members
Sign up for a 4 session pass: $72 for members, $90 for non members

Kids love to play with clay! Students will express themselves with a variety of projects as they build hand-eye coordination and have a great time! Cost includes all materials, clay, glazing, and firing.

Advanced registration is required to guarantee your spot.

To register: click here

$25

Kids Afternoon Pottery: Ages 7+

August 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Kids Afternoon Pottery: Ages 7+

$20 for members, $25 for non members
Sign up for a 4 session pass: $72 for members, $90 for non members

Kids love to play with clay! Students will express themselves with a variety of projects as they build hand-eye coordination and have a great time! Cost includes all materials, clay, glazing, and firing.

Advanced registration is required to guarantee your spot.

To register: click here

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