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24-Hour Video Race

The Academy Art Museum is pleased to present the 24-Hour Video Race in partnership with the Chesapeake Film Festival and organized by Francisco Salazar. This event is included in the AAM Summer Series programming and is free and open to the public.Filmmakers of all ages (either as a team or solo) will have the chance to create a one- to seven-minute video that will be screened at the Academy Art Museum on Friday, July 29. Films must incorporate a word and theme that will be provided to competitors via email on Friday, July 22 at 5 pm. Budding and experienced filmmakers will have just 24 hours to shoot, edit, and submit a video by the deadline of Saturday, July 23 at 5 pm.
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Maryland Regional Virtual Exhibition Series #4

The Maryland Regional Virtual Exhibition Series #4: Eastern Shore exhibit opened on June17. This year-long series continues with the current Series #4: Eastern Shore Maryland, which features 48 works of art created by artists residing in Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester counties. The exhibition includes several visual artworks inspired by nature on the Eastern Shore, and The Working Artists Forum (WAF) is pleased to announce that some of its members were selected to participate. Two of its members in the exhibit are Betty Huang, WAF President, with her 20″x24″ painting “Tranquil Courtyard”, and Pat Lang, WAF, Publicity Chairman, with her 12″x24″ oil painting titled “Owl in Flight.”
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Fabulous Forgeries at Troika Gallery

Back by popular demand, “Fabulous Forgeries” opens July 1 at Troika Gallery. Judged by Dr. Dan Weiss, President and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the exhibit features select Troika artists painting “copies” of their favorite Old Master. Art lovers who...
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“15 Variations: One Photograph, 15 Paintings” Exhibit

The Trippe Gallery will be opening a particularly unique exhibition on July 15. “15 Variations: One Photograph, 15 Paintings” will feature the work of 15 gallery artists. The idea for the exhibition developed from gallery owner and fine art photographer Nanny Trippe’s post on social media of a photograph of the high tide, sky full of clouds and Tred Avon River after a significant storm.

July Events at Studio B Art Gallery

This July, Studio B Art Gallery is honored to host a special Plein Air Workshop and exhibit featuring Master Jove Wang. The workshop and meet-and-greet exhibit opening will offer a rare opportunity to interact with the master painter in downtown Easton. The activities are part of a variety of upcoming gallery events sure to please art enthusiasts this summer.

18th Annual Plein Air Easton Competition and Festival

July has arrived and that means that the 18th annual Plein Air Easton Competition and Festival is taking over the town. Fifty-eight of the best plein air artists will spend a full week painting our beautiful landscape, historic architecture, and working waterfronts. There’s more to the week than the competition though – opportunities abound for everyone to learn about art, hone their skills, and paint alongside and inspire their kids. Best of all, plein air painting is a terrific spectator sport. Not only are you welcome to observe and engage competition artists as they work, you can also experience first-hand the places that inspire such creativity. Admission is free to most events (exceptions indicated in the event description). Visit for more information.

Winter is Coming to Main Street Gallery

Main Street Gallery is delighted to have Cambridge artist Winter Storm as guest artist for July and August. Her show of unique paintings and drawings is entitled “A Winter Storm in Summer.”. Winter Storm was actually born Winter Coachella Christine De Lacruz, a name she says reflects her diverse...

Local Color Presented by the Working Artist Forum

The 18th Annual Local Color Art Show and Sale promises to be an exceptional opportunity to view and purchase art created by members of the Working Artists Forum and artists from the Delmarva Peninsula. Presented by The Working Artists Forum, the show will be held Wednesday, July 20 through Sunday, July 24 in the Fellowship Hall of Christ Episcopal Church, located at 111 South Harrison Street in Easton. It is held in conjunction with Plein Air Easton Art Festival. The judge for Local Color this year is Tim Kelly, Plein Air Easton’s 2021 Grand Prize Winner. Local Color was juried this year by Mary Viega, the 2021 Plein Air Easton Second Place Award Winner.

“Outside In” Exhibit Opens

Outside In, the July exhibition at Dorchester Center for the Arts (DCA), focuses on work by untrained, or outsider, artists. It includes pieces by renowned artists Mose and Annie Tolliver and Howard Finster, who have had their paintings exhibited at venues such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the American Visionary Art Museum.
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“Shore Delights” Exhibit

Throughout the month of July, The Artists’ Gallery will feature current works of art by Nancy R. Thomas in “Shore Delights.” According to the artist, “It was a joy to paint this past year as things opened up and plein air festivals were available to the public again.” Nancy has participated in as many events as possible along the Eastern Seaboard, stating she never tires of painting the local scenery. “There is just so much beauty to behold; it is a sheer delight,” Nancy added.

Botanical Art Exhibit

When Anna Harding was awarded an art show at Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely, she decided to use her botanical art as a form of education. In the 25 pieces she presents in her show “Wake Up…we need everybody,” Anna features plants, animals, amphibians and insects that have been classified by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources as threatened, endangered, extirpated or extinct.
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Raoul Middleman: A Life Well Painted

Troika Gallery is proud to announce the opening of “Raoul Middleman, 1935-2021 – A Life Well Painted” on June 3, First Friday. An exemplary American painter known for his provocative and prolific work, Raoul had an intimate relationship with Troika for 25 years. His megawatt personality and encyclopedic knowledge of painting placed him among the finest of American artists. The art world was saddened to learn of his passing last December. There will be a reception on First Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. where several members of Raoul’s family will be attending.

Wonderful Waterfronts Exhibit Opens

Studio B Art Gallery is excited to announce the opening of the June art exhibit Wonderful Waterfronts on Friday, June 3. New artwork by the gallery’s featured artists will be showcased during the June showing with beautiful waterfront and oceanside scenes. Gallery owner Betty Huang invites the public to...
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“At a Glance” Exhibit

On June 3, The Artists’ Gallery will feature a new body of work by exhibiting artist Marc Rubin. “At a Glance” demonstrates what one might see with a quick turn of the head, taking a second look and pausing to absorb the painting in front of you. What caught your eye? What holds your gaze? What keeps you standing there? Is it the color, the composition, or perhaps the narrative your mind contemplated in that instant?

The Dorchester Women’s Mural

The Dorchester Women’s Mural, a public art project of the non-profit Cambridge Community Arts Foundation, Inc. (CCAF), will feature 12 remarkable Dorchester-based women, past and present, and is slated for installation this May-June by winning muralist Bridget Cimino of Baltimore. CCAF President Theresa Knight McFadden praised Bridget’s design as “bold, energetic, and uplifting” noting that she won in a competition among a field of 17 proposals submitted last year in response to a detailed Request for Proposals.
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“Surfacing” Exhibit

MassoniArt presents Marcy Dunn Ramsey’s annual exhibition “Surfacing,” which represents the work created over the late fall and winter months and will be featured in the High Street gallery from May 12 through June 12. This exhibition is the second in a year-long theme – Water/Ways 2022. An opening reception will be held May 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. with an artist’s talk on May 14 at noon. A second reception will be held First Friday, June 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. “Surfacing” will be on display from May 12 through June 12.

“Working Portraits / watermen.1” Exhibit

Marc Castelli has been painting the workboats, watermen, and log canoes of the Chesapeake region for over 30 years. He is considered by many to be a master of his watercolor medium and a renowned artist of the Chesapeake. The MassoniArt gallery has represented Marc for over 25 years with an annual one-man show. Marc’s “Working Portraits/watermen.1” breaks the mold in that it is an unusual and intimate exhibit limited to three weeks, May 26 through June 12. Marc’s annual exhibition will continue to be shown in conjunction with Sultana’s Downrigging weekend and remains fixed during the late fall months of October and November.