Upcoming Events

October

Lecture: Our Lady of Paris: The Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral: Past & Future
October 16 @ 6:00 pm - October 16 @ 8:00 pm

Last April, we all were shocked at the images and news, and sat “glued to the television,” as we witnessed “in real time” the horrendous fire that nearly destroyed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (begun, 1163), one of France’s most significant Early Gothic cathedrals.

As a fundraiser for the Art League of Ocean City, and in celebration of Ocean City’s History Week, architectural historian Robert M. Craig will present an illustrated lecture on the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, discussing the significant features of the building over time including past mutilations and desecrations of the cathedral; a highlight will be a review of proposals by 21st c. architect to rebuild/redesign the roof and spire after the April fire.

Written for a general audience, the talk will view the building through the eyes of Victor Hugo (author of Notre Dame de Paris [The Hunchback of Notre Dame] and Eugene Viollet-le-Duc (controversial 19th c. restoration architect) as well as contemporary designers. Drawing on historic paintings and photogravures, drawings, photographs, and contemporary architectural renderings, the talk is visually rich and promises to inform and entertain all who attend.

The Spookiest Night of Your Life III
October 19 @ 7:00 pm - October 19 @ 8:30 pm

Join us for another screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. This month, our annual Halloween fundraiser! Come see horror selections from the 2019 Ocean City Film Festival, enjoy refreshments, and enter our costume contest for a chance to win festival passes.

Content not rated by MPAA, admission costs support the Art League of Ocean City.

Doors at 6:30, film at 7pm.

SHEro Awards 2019
October 25 @ 7:00 pm - October 25 @ 9:00 pm

A recognition of unsung SHEros who have shown courage in facing adversity and dug-in to thrive and persevere. Part of the month long all-women arts exhibition “RISE” this October at the OC Center for the Arts.

Click here for the SHEro Awards Nomination Form. SHEro nominees do not have to be related to the arts, but must be residents of Delmarva and 18 years of age or older. Deadline for nominations: October 10.

Award winners will be recognized at the awards ceremony Friday October 25, 7pm.

Originals Only
October 30 @ 7:00 pm - October 30 @ 9:00 pm

Free! Live music and stand-up comedy by local up-and-coming artists in an alcohol-free, coffeehouse setting. Free coffee!

November

Family Portrait Photography Sessions with Joseph Scukanec
November 1 @ 3:00 pm - November 1 @ 7:00 pm

Book your appointment today for family portraits by artist in residence Joe Scukanec, Thru My Lens Photography LLC. Friday November 1, 3-7pm; Saturday November 2, 11-4pm. Please call 410-524-9433 to book.

Family package (20 minute session): includes two 8x10s, two 5x7s, eight wallets. Cost: $90

First Friday Opening Reception for November Exhibits
November 1 @ 5:00 pm - November 1 @ 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

Family Portrait Photography Sessions with Joseph Scukanec
November 2 @ 11:00 am - November 2 @ 4:00 pm

Book your appointment today for family portraits by artist in residence Joe Scukanec, Thru My Lens Photography LLC. Friday November 1, 3-7pm; Saturday November 2, 11-4pm. Please call 410-524-9433 to book.

Family package (20 minute session): includes two 8x10s, two 5x7s, eight wallets. Cost: $90

"An Evening of Art & Song", Offsite Pop-Up Exhibit featuring Brooke Rogers
November 8 @ 5:00 pm - November 8 @ 7:00 pm

At the Residence Inn, 61st St. bayside in Ocean City.

Brooke’s abstract paintings find a musical match in acclaimed vocalist John Wesley Wright and guitarist Danielle Cumming. Performance at 6pm. Free and open to the public.

Free Lecture Series: Free Demonstration with abstract artist Eileen Olson
November 12 @ 7:00 pm - November 12 @ 8:30 pm

Join us this month for a demo making different abstract floral paintings with artist Eileen Olson.

Focus of this demo will be on four different abstract floral paintings that have been developed to a certain stage of Eileen’s process. Eileen will demonstrate her use of any medium that is mixable with water. This includes French pastels, acrylics, gouache, watercolor crayons, acrylic inks, graphite pencils and powder. Collage papers to be used will include handmade papers, Oriental papers and mono prints. She will demonstrate how to begin an abstract , second stage will be building the skeleton of the painting , adding essential elements of design for the third stage and fourth stage would be completion.

Free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please register in advance to guarantee your spot.

Art Yard Sale
November 16 @ 8:00 am - November 16 @ 2:00 pm

Artists clean out their studios of supplies and excess art – and you win! Great bargains and original art at deeply discounted prices. Included in the sale are original paintings, photographs, pottery, prints, fiber art, glass and more plus framing supplies, art supplies, and excess art. The sale will be held indoors, rain or shine. While some artists will accept credit cards, others will accept cash only.

Interested artists can contact Debbi Dean-Colley at debbi@artleagueofoceancity.org to reserve a table ($10).

$5 Film Night: "Reel Night Volume II"
November 16 @ 7:00 pm - November 16 @ 8:30 pm

Join us for another screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. This month, our annual Reel Night. Local filmmakers will show off their demo reels – a great opportunity to network!

Content not rated by MPAA, admission costs support the Art League of Ocean City.

Doors at 6:30, film at 7pm.

Originals Only
November 20 @ 7:00 pm - November 20 @ 9:00 pm

Free! Live music and stand-up comedy by local up-and-coming artists in an alcohol-free, coffeehouse setting. Free coffee!

December

First Friday Opening Reception and Holiday Artisan Fair 2019
December 6 @ 5:00 pm - December 6 @ 7:00 pm

Meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists. Plus a special showcase of local artisans in time for the holidays! Browse through a variety of unique, handmade items including jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more. Free admission. Friday 5-7pm, Saturday 11-4pm.Complimentary refreshments will be served and admission is free.

Holiday Artisan Fair 2019
December 7 @ 11:00 am - December 7 @ 4:00 pm

Join us for this special showcase of local artisans in time for the holidays! Browse through a variety of unique, handmade items including jewelry, glass, ceramics, and more. Enjoy live music, refreshments, and book signings with local artists and authors. Free admission. Friday 5-7pm, Saturday 11-4pm.

Annual Meeting and Holiday Luncheon
December 12 @ 11:00 am - December 12 @ 1:30 pm

Join us at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront Conference Center (66th St) as we recap the year, recognize our volunteers, and celebrate with old and new friends!

$25 per person includes buffet lunch by Touch of Italy, non-alcoholic beverages, and gratuity.

Please RSVP by Dec. 2 with payment either by phone (410-524-9433) or send a check to: PO Box 3503, Ocean City MD 21843.

Originals Only
December 18 @ 7:00 pm - December 18 @ 9:00 pm

Free! Live music and stand-up comedy by local up-and-coming artists in an alcohol-free, coffeehouse setting. Free coffee!

$5 Film Night: "Story of a Festival"
December 21 @ 7:00 pm - December 21 @ 8:30 pm

Join us for another screening brought to you by the Ocean City Film Festival. This month, an interactive presentation from OC Film Festival director BL Strang-Moya who will deliver a lecture, show video clips, and give an inside look into OC’s own Film Fest.

Content not rated by MPAA, admission costs support the Art League of Ocean City.

Doors at 6:30, film at 7pm.