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  • 03 Jun 2019 3:16 PM | Max Leason

    I have two French style plein air easels I wish to sell. One is the half size in a carton never used $40. The other full sized $50. Interested pick up in Silver Spring MD. 

  • 03 Apr 2019 9:25 AM | Pamela Wilde

    I will be offering another artists talk on Thursday April 18th @ 6pm at Artists Emporium •  220 N. Washington Street HDG, MD 21078. 

    Portraits from Havre De Grace was a one year long community portrait project open to anyone willing to come sit to be painted in a three hour session. 120 paintings are included in this exhibition, along with my other studio and plein air work. 

    The show runs until April 30th and will be the only exhibition of the collection in its entirety. Gallery is open Friday- Monday. Contact the gallery 443 502 5389 to schedule a showing during other hours. https://www.artistsemporiumhdg.com

  • 25 Mar 2019 4:14 PM | Pamela Wilde

    Portraits from Havre de Grace is the one year effort of member Pamela Wilde. Over the course of twelve months 119 portraits where created in live Alla Prima sessions at Artists Emporium 220 N. Washington Street Havre de Grace MD. Exhibition Now through April 30th, Artists talk scheduled for Sunday, March 31 2-3 and again Thursday, April 18 6-7. 

    Included in this exhibition are also examples of Pamela’s Plein Air work.

  • 14 Feb 2019 1:22 PM | Debra Howard

    Plein Air Crisfield 2019 - May 22-26, 2019 

    This is a casual plein air focused on the Celebration of Painting and designed to cultivate friendships among plein air artists. Camaraderie and the love of painting out doors!

    Registration opens Febuary 18, 2019 on the PLEIN AIR CRISFIELD, Facebook page. All information and registration confirmation is handled on this page and only on this Facebook page! 

    $40 entry fee to be mailed to: The Art Center of Crisfield, 33 West Main Street, Crisfield, MD 21817

    20% commission on all art sales - benefit the Arts and Entertainment District for Crisfield.

    Very limited space

    Plein Air Crisfield 2019 Schedule

    May 22 - Wednesday:

    You can pick up your Welcome Packet and Name tag at the Bay Vault Gift Shop

    Paint all day in Crisfield and surrounding areas

    4-6pm: Welcome Cocktail party at the Bay Vault Gift Shop, included in your entry fee. 

    6:30 - 8:30pm: Sunset paint out at the City Dock, which is across the street from the Bay Vault Gift Shop

    8:30 - !0:30pm - Downtown Nocturne

    May 23 - Thursday:

    Paint all day in Crisfield and surrounding areas

    6-8pm: Welcome dinner at a private waterfront home, included in your fee.  @547 A Wellington Rd., Crisfield 

    8-10pm: Group Nocturne at the small boat harbor. This is super fun and just down the street from the dinner/cocktail party. Be sure to bring lights.

    May 24 - Friday: 

    8am - Ferry to Smith Island - Not sure what the cost for the ferry will be at this point.

    Paint Smith Island with a pop up show on the deck of the Smith Island History Museum. 20% commission benefits the Smith Island History Museum. Ferry arrives back in Crisfield around 5:00pm.

    May 25 - Saturday:

    7am-3pm: Paint in Crisfield.

    3-3:30pm Start bringing in your work for sale at the Custom House. You can display as many pieces has you want. Framed or unframed. This is up to you. The limitation is you need to supply your own easels to display work. I’m using a couple of cheap Walmart easels. Leave your paintings overnight for an other opportunity to sell during the Soft Shell Crab Festival on Sunday!

    4-7pm Bay Breeze Art Walk begins.  This is where you will be selling your work. The Art Center is only taking a 20% commission. I will be able to take credit cards on the spot. Proceeds benefit the A&E District in Crisfield.

    4-7pm Dinner during Art Walk. There will be a BBQ beef or hamburger platter dinner, right next to Custom House. You can get dinner at your leisure while you sell. Each artist will get a ticket which covers dinner and a drink. Our very own Billie Chandler is known for her BBQ beef sandwich!

    7-9pm: Dessert at Debra Howard’s home @ 33 West Main Street. Just a couple blocks up the road. Featuring Smith Island Cake and coffee or tea. Plenty of parking behind the church next door. (Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church) Park and walk through to my house. Drop in to relax and chat about your art and event experience. Included with your entry fee.

    May 26 - Sunday: 

    The Soft Shell Crab Festival (which is wonderful) is on Sunday 12-4, at City dock in Crisfield across the street from the Customs House. Art Show and wet paint sale continue at Customs House or artist can paint the festival. An excellent time to get a soft shell crab sandwich!

  • 19 Jan 2019 7:48 AM | Mike McSorley

    TREE-mendous Call for Entries

    Focusing on the beauty of all trees, this show will be held during the annual Cherry Blossom season celebration. Open to all Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia Artists, this exhibition is co-sponsored by CHAL and Hill Center.

    Juried by Carole Ottesen, writer, photographer and illustrator specializing in garden subjects

    Exhibition Dates: March 7-April 28, 2019
    Opening Reception with Juror: Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm

    Call Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019

    View the complete TREEmendous Call for Entries here


  • 21 Dec 2018 11:47 AM | Deena Ball

    Apply Today and join a unique Plein Air Adventure. No rushing around, no framing in your car, no painting in bad weather - unless you want to… Paint with other artists, multiple exhibition and sale opportunities.

    Painting from March through AugustChester County, PA 

    Juried Applications due by Feb. 23, 2019 www.landartevents.com

  • 18 Aug 2018 8:00 AM | Karen Meneghin

    Come spend two days on the scenic Delaware River in Pennsylvania at the first annual, Zane Grey Plein Air Event, August 18–19, 2018, and will take place on the grounds of Zane Grey’s family home (on the US National Register of Historic Places). Today the National Park Service maintains the two-story, clapboard farmhouse as the Zane Grey Museum and they have graciously invited us to paint in the natural surroundings that held a lifelong inspiration for Zane and his wife Dolly's varied body of work: novels, art and films, most notably, “Riders of the Purple Sage.”
    A MAPAPA Member Event

    Zane Grey Museum
    135 Scenic Drive
    Lackawaxen, PA 18435

    Date: August 18–19, 2018
    Time: 8AM to 5PM, rain or shine!

    For more information, contact: karen.meneghin@gmail.com

  • 28 Apr 2018 11:00 AM | Desiree Holmes Scherini

    The Laurel Art Guild is sponsoring a free plein air workshop conducted by Desiree Scherini for interested participants at all levels of experience.

    Please contact Carol Leo, LAG activities coordinator at paintoutdoors@laurelartguild.org to sign up or for information.

    Montpelier Arts Center 9652 Muirkirk Road Laurel, MD 20708

    Paints, brushes, palette, canvas or paper, easel, chair, other artistic and outdoor equipment

    Also available for observation only

    Schedule for April 28

    10:55AM Meet at LAG tent (in back of the Carriage House)

    11:00AM Demo by Desiree Scherini 12:00PM Artists do plein air painting 1:30PM Return to LAG tent for art review

  • 24 Apr 2018 5:38 PM | Blandine Broomfield

    You can have a solo exhibit at the National Wildlife Visitor Center!  They gave me January 2019 because I accepted the terms of the contract.  Art unseen!  It is a low traffic facility but very lovely.

    Each month, the Hollingsworth Gallery at the National Wildlife Visitor Center in Laurel, MD, features a different artist.  The artist for May is enjoying a third time exhibiting, so there does not seem to be a limit on repeats.  The show space is a grey carpeted wall with six 63x69" display areas with track lighting available.

    The limitation is that "All artwork shall feature wildlife, nature, and/or environmental conservation issues.  Subject matter should include endangered, threatened, or native species (to North America), wetlands, oceans, woodlands, prairies, or other habitats...."  They specifically disinclude "domestic animals, buildings and landscapes that do not support the mission of the Refuge System," and religious or political material.  Of course they do want the work framed and ready for hanging/display.

    To arrange an exhibit contact Mary Ann Hartnett at 2ufrommah@gmail.com .

  • 07 Apr 2018 1:58 PM | Desiree Holmes Scherini

    Come Paint! May brings ART CLASSES! 

    I have 3 different courses coming up at Columbia Art Center - all on Tuesdays- Do one, two or all three, as they are streamlined to  fit together! Some traditional art and some Creativity too! and if you'd like to explore the mysteries of the mind - lay down your paintbrush and join me in Art, Body Mind and Meditation!


    ​Its time to plan your SPRING PAINTING! Join me in May at Columbia Art Center 

    PLEIN AIR PAINTING With Desiree Holmes Scherini

    NEW! No plein air painting experience is required! Paint from nature in the center’s beautiful Japanese garden. Learn plein air painting techniques for working quickly with shifting light and the use

    of the palette for expressing the landscape. There will be short demos including technique, as well as compositional details to strengthen the design of your painting. Class is appropriate for students with a basic understanding of their chosen medium. All mediums are welcome. Supply list will be provided at the time of registration.

    Tuesdays, May 1-22, 1-3:30pm (four sessions) $100 CA members/Columbia Cardholders $110 non-members

    To register contact the Columbia Art Center - https://www.columbiaassociation.org/…/c…/class-registration/


    With Desiree Holmes Scherini

    Enjoy a presentation on art, body and mind health, as

    well as the ancient and modern theories of the power

    of the mind and energy. Continue with a guided

    meditation for relaxation, pain management and other

    goals chosen by the group. You will learn skills to relax

    your body and mind and come away with an artistic,

    new view of the world around you. Come with an

    inquisitive mind and a mat or blanket to lie on during

    the meditation.

    Tuesday, May 1 2018, 10am-12:30pm (one session)


    Tuesday, May 15 2018, 10am-12:30pm (one session)

    Each session will be different, take one or take both! or combine with the single session of Meditation for Artistic Expression for a 4 week experience.

    $20 CA members/Columbia Cardholders

    $25 non-members

    To register contact the Columbia Art Center - https://www.columbiaassociation.org/…/c…/class-registration/

    Columbia Art Center 6100 Foreland Garth Long Reach Village Center Columbia, MD 21045 410-730-0075 ColumbiaArtCenter.org


    With Desiree Holmes Scherini

    Enjoy artistic exploration and meditation in this fun

    and relaxing course. Each class begins with a guided

    meditation for artistic expression, followed by projects

    to help you find your individual voice and style for your

    art. You will come away with your own expressive and

    free style of painting. Come prepared with materials for

    your chosen medium, as well as a mat or blanket to lie

    on during meditation.

    Tuesday, May 8 2018, 10am-12:30pm (one session)


    Tuesday, May 22 2018,10am-12:30pm (one session)

    Each session will be different, take one or take both! or combine with the single session of Art Body Mind and Meditation for a 4 week experience.

    $20 CA members/Columbia Cardholders

    $25 non-members

    To register contact the Columbia Art Center - https://www.columbiaassociation.org/…/c…/class-registration/

    Columbia Art Center 6100 Foreland Garth Long Reach Village Center Columbia, MD 21045 410-730-0075 www.ColumbiaArtCenter.org

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