2019 Studio Tour - Save the date!

On the picturesque Eastern Shore of Maryland over two weekends.

October 19, 20 and October 26, 27

10am-5pm rain or shine

2018 Participating Artists2018 Studio Tour Map & Brochure

2018 Artists


All artists studios open all four days unless otherwise noted on the artist detail page.

  • Gillian Ames

    Linda J Atcheson

    Sandra N. Becker

  • Joy Berghaus

    David Biehler

    Rick Bisgyer

  • Jodi Bortz

    Louise Braunschweiger

    Lesley Campana

  • John Carey

    Nora Carey

    Melinda Carl

  • Mary Coady

    JoLecia Crowe

    Jennifer Anne Deskins

  • Sandra Durfee

    Jack Fancher

    Jane Ferguson

  • Barbara Finneson

    Robert W Fox

    Cynthia Bowers Fulton

  • Holly Geddes

    Jim Gerkin

    David B. Gifford

  • Breon Gilleran

    Rob Glebe

    John Guthrie

  • Judith Gunter

    Linda Hall

    Kevin Harris

  • Brady Hart

    Charlotte Hawes

    David & Patti Hegland

  • Karen Hubacher

    Roberta Ingram

    Ellen Jacobson

  • Allen Johnson

    Katherine Johnson

    Arleen E. Keifetz

  • Linda Kleinbart

    Ann La Clair

    Joanne Lantzy Plum

  • Robert D. Lasus

    Bonnie & Joe Masslofsky

    Penny McCrea

  • Kate McGraw

    H. Collette Moffatt

    Samuel Moore

  • Marj Morani

    Patty Mowell

    Kathy Myers

  • Carol Mylander

    Robert Ortiz

    Olga Owens

  • Martha Pileggi

    Mary Pritchard

    Kate Quinn

  • Sabra Richards

    Alice Ritchie

    Paul E. Santori

  • Doug Sassi

    Joanne S. Scott

    John Sharp

  • Stephanie Somers

    Cindy Stafford

    Joan Strand

  • William D. Trainor

    Linda Roy Walls

    Ken Warwick

  • Heidi Wetzel

    Sue Wright

Gillian Ames
j.t.ames925@aol.com / 410-810-1438
Handicap Accessible

Oil/Acrylic Painting, Watercolor


Heron Point Art Studio, 501 E. Campus Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620

 
Linda J Atcheson
443 282 0494 / latchesonbda@gmail.com
Handicap Accessible

Acrylic Painting, Watercolor, Monotype


Heron Point Art Studio, 501 East Campus Avenue, Chestertown MD 21620


Sandra N. Becker
srnb713@gmail.com / 202-445-6979
Handicap Accessible / Open Year Round

Watercolor, Adult Coloring (watercolors, colored pencil)


Heron Point Art Studio, 501 E. Campus Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620

 
Joy Berghaus
joysangal_012@aol.com / 540-533-5355

Birdsong Studio

Wearable Art - Jewelry


Saturday, October 19, Sunday, October 20, Saturday, October 26, Sunday, October 27


Guest Artist @ Birdsong Studio, 5 Sixth Avenue, Betterton, MD 21610


Joy's fun "infinity" bracelets and necklaces are inspired by the colors and textures of combinations of glass, shell, crystal, porcelain and silver plated tube beads and charms. These are strung using a strong .8 mm elastic cord. Joy's wearable art is easy to wear, no clasps to struggle with. Stretch it on and it goes "round and round". Her popular bracelet/necklace can be triple wrapped as a bracelet or simply worn as a necklace. Earrings and kids jewelry are also available.

David Biehler
www.photodab.com / dabiehlerphoto@gmail.com / 571-214-3977

Photography


Guest Artist @ Maryland Heritage Properties, 306 Cannon Street, Chestertown, MD 21620


I attempt to create an image that will make the viewer feel something. It is very difficult in this day and age, with everyone making photographs with their cell phones and ipads, to set yourself apart from the masses and make a statement.  I try to create an image that is more than a tourist snapshot.  I have studied these principals with some of the very best in the photographic community today and hopefully I am able to communicate with those experiencing my photography.

Rick Bisgyer
  
www.rickbisgyer.com / rickbisgyer@gmail.com / 941-524-2720
Handicap Accessible / Open Year Round

Rick Bisgyer Porcelain

Pottery


321 Ericsson Ave. Betterton, MD 21610


Working in porcelain I create wheel thrown vessels inspired by the graceful curves of sails and hulls, and the ever-changing character of wind over water. Porcelain is the most demanding of all clay bodies and my extreme shapes are a constant challenge, yet a feeling of effortlessness and serenity is conveyed through these pieces. My glaze colors evoke the sea and sky as they change through the day, giving a sense of upward movement that complements the narrow based, broad shouldered forms.

Jodi Bortz
www.bluecanarypress.com / jodi@bluecanarypress.com / 443-282-0134

Blue Canary Press

Letterpress


Guest Artist @ Maryland Heritage Properties, 306 Cannon Street, Chestertown, MD 21620


Fun, irreverent original cards, prints and other letterpress designs. Custom design consultations.

Louise Braunschweiger
lbraunsc@aol.com / 646-334-2736
Open Year Round

Encaustic, Mixed media, collage


312 Cannon Street, Chestertown, MD 21620


My primary interest in creating abstract art is to combine color, pattern and texture, achieving some depth along the way.

Lesley Campana
Lcampana99@verizon.net / 302-270-4352

The Celtic Knot Studio

Fiber


Guest Artist @ RiverArts Education Center, 200 High Street, Suite A, Chestertown, MD 21620


I have been a weaver for more than 15 years. I am interested in a variety of weave structures and techniques. Most of my work is one of a kind. There are some pieces that I repeat but I try to tweak them so that none are exactly alike. In addition to exhibiting at RiverArts, I am a member of Delaware by Hand and exhibit at the Biggs a Museum in Dover.  This year I will also be participating in a show at the Lear’s Historical Society.

John Carey
Johncarey@atlanticbb.net / 410-639-7506
Handicap Accessible | Open Year Round

Woodworking


5096 Edwards Lane, Rock Hall, MD 21661


I use local wood and driftwood as my inspiration to create unique pieces of furniture, boxes, trays, stands and whatever the material dictates. No two are alike nor can they be duplicated.

Nora Carey
daviscreekstudio@atlanticbb.net / 410-639-7506
Open Year Round

Davis Creek Studio

Pastels, Watercolor


5096 Edwards Lane, Rock Hall, MD 21661


The Eastern Shore provides me with abundant subjects to interpret and share.

Melinda Carl
mscarl63@gmail.com / 302-242-1705
Handicap Accessible / Open Year Round

Melinda Carl Fine Art

Drawing, Mixed media, Oil Painting, Pastels, Watercolor


312 Cannon St. (Barn Studios), Chestertown, MD 21620


The Eastern Shore provides endless opportunities to paint ever-changing Chesapeake landscapes and waterways with luminous skies as well as inspiration for pursuing non-objective art from imagined images and emotions.

Mary Coady
marylandfrog1992@gmail.com / 443-362-0938

Fiber / Baskets


Guest Artist @ RiverArts Education Center, 200 High Street, Suite A, Chestertown, MD 21620


Mary Coady is a young basket weaver, born and raised in Talbot County, Maryland. At the age of twelve, Mary was introduced to basket weaving by her tutor and mentor Heidi Wetzel. They met when Mary was six years old. In the art scene Heidi and Mary are often seen together. They weave together and often show together. Mary use many natural materials and embellishments from nature and plans to weave and learn for many years.

JoLecia Crowe
www.joleciacroweart.com / elfladyjo@aol.com / 410-699-1025
Handicap Accessible

JoLecia L. Crowe - Art Jewelry & Sculpture

Polymer clay


 

Guest Artist @ Robert Ortiz Studios, 207 C South Cross St., Chestertown, MD 21620


JoLecia sculpts art jewelry from polymer clay, drawing inspiration from the rich colors, textures, and organic forms found in nature and re-imagining them into unique, wearable art.

Jennifer Anne Deskins

This artist is unable to participate in the Studio Tour as expected. We hope they will join us again next year.

www.jenniferannedeskins.com / jd@jenniferannedeskins.com / 443-282-0584

Drawing / Illustration, Oil/Acrylic Painting, Photography


Saturday, October 27, Sunday, October 28


23441 Cacaway Farm Lane, Chestertown, MD 21620


I draw and paint in graphite, Prismacolor pencil, acrylic, and oil. I am inspired by the overt beauty found in the world along with the collateral, or unintended, beauty life reveals to us when we’re bold enough to look. Persistent subjects and themes in my work are birch trees, oysters, Canada geese, and more recently, capturing the strength and beauty of our differences in a climate of deep racial, political, and moral divide.


 

Sandra Durfee
durfs@aol.com / 410-778-0197
Handicap Accessible / Open Year Round

Oil/Acrylic Painting, Watercolor


Heron Point Art Studio, 501 E. Campus Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620

 
Jack Fancher
workingartistsforum.com / fancher050317@gmail.com /443-480-1090
Handicap Accessible / Open Year Round

Acrylic Painting, Drawing / Illustration, Oil Painting, Watercolor


Heron Point Art Studio, 501 E. Campus Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620


My favorite scenes are landscapes and marine scapes. I am endlessly fascinated with interaction of water, land and sky.


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Jane Ferguson
www.janefergusonart.com / 410-562-2100 / JaneFergusonArt@gmail.com
Handicap Accessible

Chester River Studio


Acrylic Painting, Mixed media, Oil Painting, Watercolor, Pen and ink


Saturday, October 19, Saturday, October 26, Sunday, October 27


7740 Country Club Lane, Chestertown, MD 21620


My goal is to express on canvas the beauty that I see everyday and the joy I feel when painting.  It seems that I'm always striving to paint the invisible...those memorable and touching "Moments in Time" that each of us carries in our heart.   I love painting flowers, children, pets and landscape.  I have recently completed several sets of greeting cards to include All Occasion, themed cards around the Chesapeake Bay, Historic Annapolis and humorous Wine Cards.


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Barbara Finneson
finneson@verizon.net / 410-708-1151
Handicap Accessible

Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Pastels, Watercolor


Heron Point Art Studio, 501 E. Campus Ave. Chestertown, MD 21620


Artist paints local and landscapes from other places in acrylic, oil, and pastel. She also features some abstract paintings. Art work is framed, gallery wrapped, and some bin work will be available. There are some new paintings as well as older ones.

Robert W Fox
rfox5@verizon.net / 410-810-0340
Open Year Round

Woodworking


Saturday, October 19, Sunday, October 20, Saturday, October 26, Sunday, October 27


112 Rivershore Road, Chestertown,  21620


My furniture style is shaker inspired with a small amount of Spanish-based austerity thrown into the mix.  Woods used include cherry, walnut and mahogany. The studio is open to the public most of the year, however it is prudent to call ahead to see Bob and his work.

Cynthia Bowers Fulton
www.cbowersfulton.com / cbowersfulton@gmail.com / 443-786-2664
Handicap Accessible

Hollycroft Studio

Acrylic Painting, Drawing / Illustration, Metal, Mixed media, Pastels, Photography, Printmaking, Watercolor


24284 Macs Lane, Worton, MD 21678


New work in a variety of media, subject matter, and sizes. My work features Eastern Shore, seascapes, figurative, flowers, skyscapes, and more!!! Reduced prices as I will be moving soon. Come tour the house and enjoy the 30 acres of nature.

Holly Geddes

geddesfineart.com / h_geddes@hotmail.com / 301-219-0106
Open Year Round

Geddes Fine Art

Drawing / Illustration, Oil/Acrylic Painting, Pastels, Watercolor


122 N. Queen Street, Chestertown, MD


Art should touch the viewer as much or even more than the artist. I love color, form and line.  I want to use those elements to capture a mood and lighting.  I prefer to mix architectural and natural elements into my images. There is a Navajo prayer that affirms a desire to "walk in beauty" that I hold dear. I have produced murals, decorative and faux images, impressionistic and abstract images. My preference for oils and pastels stems from a love of the rich color each has.


Jim Gerkin
jim-gerkin.pixels.com / gerkinart@hughes.net / 740-215-2908
handicap accessible

Watercolor


Guest Artists @ Brady Hart Gallery, 200 B High St, Chestertown, MD 21620


Jim is a professional artist who specializes in watercolor painting. He describes himself as a realist. He is a Member of the Central Ohio Watercolor Society, and Associate Member of: the Ohio Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society.

David B. Gifford
dbgifford1953@gmail.com / 610-996-6411
Handicap Accessible (with advance notice)

Pastels, Photography


5067 Edwards Lane, Rock Hall, MD 21661


Kent County's ever-changing landscape offers unlimited opportunities to explore our natural surroundings through the visual arts.  My pastel paintings and photographs reflect my appreciation of the varied vistas I encounter as I travel through the County day by day.

Breon Gilleran
feelforsteel.com / feelforsteel@gmail.com / 410-458-0948
Handicap Accessible / Open Year Round

Fairlee Forge

Glass, Metal, Mixed media, commissions, installation, functional objects


Saturday, October 19, Sunday, October 20


22540 Goose Hollow Drive, Chestertown, 21620


Breon is a proficient practitioner of the metal arts, in tune with the physical capabilities and limits of her materials; welding, forging, and hammering steel and found objects into novel forms and relationships; she makes sculptural forms and functional objects. Her inner world of invention invites viewers to explore the various surfaces; through visual quotation, discovery and delight-in-making, comes a sense of awe, of “being” in the world.
 
Rob Glebe
robglebedesign .com / robglebe@yahoo.com / 410-778-0756
Open Year Round

Rob Glebe Design


Metal


 

22409 Goose Hollow Dr, Chestertown, MD 21620


I have been creating metal art for the last 13 years as a fulltime endeavor. I jumped off not knowing if I would have enough ideas. Little did I know that I will run out of time before I run out of ideas! Nature is a huge inspiration coupled with the continued question of asking myself,  What If?   My current focus has been smaller sculpture work in stainless steel.


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John Guthrie
301 503 2847 / jguthrie@umd.edu
Handicap Accessible

Photography


Heron Point Art Studio, 501 E. Campus Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620


Saturday, October 26, Sunday, October 27

Judith Gunter
www.judigunterfiberart.com / judigunter@yahoo.com / 410-733-9329
handicap accessible

Orchard Hill Fiber Arts and Quilts

Fiber


Guest Artist @ Brady Hart Gallery, 200 B High St, Chestertown, MD 21620


Judi is and minimalist and abstract fiber and quilt artist who uses a blend of textiles, fibers, and interfacings to create sculptural like dimension and texture to her work. The, not to be overlooked, negative space within the composition creates additional secondary designs.


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Linda Hall
www.theartistgalleryctown.com / lindahall@atlanticbb.net / 410-348-2342
Open Year Round

Drawing / Illustration, Oil Painting, Watercolor


Saturday, October 19, Sunday, October 20


116 First Ave. Betterton, MD 21610 / 410-348-2342


Linda earned a BFA from Ohio University. She taught art K-12 .After teaching She worked in ad agencies and design studios for 15 years. She has won over 50 awards and is a signature member of Four National watercolor societies. Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New England. She is also a member of the Working Artist Forum, Easton. The Artists' gallery, Chestertown, and River Arts.

Kevin Harris
www.kevinharrisglassart.com / kevin56harris@gmail.com / 410-699-1639
Handicap Accessible

Glass, Oil/Acrylic Painting


Guest Artist @ Robert Ortiz Studios, 207 S. Cross Street, Chestertown, MD 21620


Kevin's highly original work is painted on glass, from behind with acrylics and other mediums.

“This is what God led me to, and me saying thank you to God.  I use acrylic latex with other mediums on glass, painting blind from the back of the glass. I started pencil drawing in the seventh grade. Painting came later. God and recovery is why I got back into painting on glass after 30 years."

Brady Hart
www.BradyHart.com / bradyhart6mf3@gmail.com / 443-480-5395
Handicap Accessible / Open Year Round

Brady Hart Gallery

Drawing / Illustration, Oil/Acrylic Painting, Pastels, Photography, Pottery, Watercolor


200 B High St, Chestertown, MD 21620

Charlotte Hawes
1charlottehawes@gmail.com / 443-988-9682
Handicap Accessible

Drawing / Illustration, Mixed media, Watercolor


Heron Point Art Studio, 501 E. Campus Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620

David & Patti Hegland
www.heglandglass.com / hegland@heglandglass.com / 410-870-5432
Handicap Accessible / Open Year Round

Hegland Glass

Glass


315 High Street, Suite 103, Chestertown, MD 21620


We are a husband and wife team known for our innovative designs, complex construction, and precise finishing of our art glass. Earlier careers in engineering and finance ingrained in us an acute attention to detail which we apply to all phases of our craft. Our award-winning glass is featured in galleries across the United States.

Karen Hubacher
www.karenhubacher.com / khubacher@aol.com / 703-801-3702

Karen Hubacher Studio

Encaustic


21590 Pine Lane, Rock Hall, MD 21661


My paintings are geometrically-abstract works that emphasize grid-based relationships, rhythm, and internal space. They are driven by my interest in surface and structure, and incorporate natural and manmade referents.

Roberta Ingram
301-335-6812 / ringram1042@aol.com

The Blueberry Pie and Art Society

Pastels


 

200 A High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620


Fifty years after high school art classes, I rediscovered the joy of painting—first with watercolors and then pastels.

Looking at a box of new pastels is like looking at a box of chocolates—yummy! I love experimenting with these colorful sticks, creating moods with color, lines, shapes, and textures.
Ellen Jacobson

 

www.ellenjacobsonpottery.com / creativewallworks@gmail.com / 301-908-1029
Handicap Accessible / Open Year Round

Terracotta and Textiles

Pottery, hand printed textiles and collage


Saturday, October 19, Sunday, October 20, Saturday, October 26, Sunday, October 27


22519 Crouchs Lane, Rock Hall, MD 21661


I have been an artist my whole life. Most of my studio time has been spent making pottery out of terra cotta and porcelain clay. Decoration and mark making has been an integral part of my work. During the past year I have started exploring linoleum block printing on fabric. It has sparked a new way to explore function and surface decoration. I am inspired by and draw from the patterns that are found in nature and use them in my designs.
Allen Johnson
monifa41@yahoo.com / 410-778-4092
 Open Year Round

MONIFA

Drawing / Illustration, Oil/Acrylic Painting, Woodworking


Guest Artist @ The Historical Society of Kent County, 301 High St., Chestertown, MD 21620


Allen has been painting and wood carving for over 50 years. He carves masks,birds, and human figures. His paintings include water scenes and musicians.

Katherine Johnson
katherinekaicreations.com / katherinekai@yahoo.com / 410-703-6332

KatherineKaiCreations

Fiber


Saturday, October 19, Saturday, October 26


Guest Artist @ Maryland Heritage Properties, 306 Cannon Street, Chestertown, MD 21620


I am a Creative Artist who designs one-of-a-kind hand-painted silk scarves, garments, wall art, and accessories. Nature is my inspiration and my travels locally and abroad bring in the rich colors and textures you see in my work. My hand dyed designs are painted with fiber reactive dye on silk. The Joyful Poppy received the Craft Award at the 2015 Academy Art Museum Members show in Easton Maryland. The designs are both abstract and representational and show my love of color and beauty.

Arleen E. Keifetz
spiritworker22@msn.com / 631-327-2892

Pottery, Jewelry


Saturday, October 20, Sunday, October 21


Guest Artist @ RiverArts Education Center, 200 High Street, Suite A, Chestertown, MD 21620


Using the natural character of stone, beads & clay to make the statement for the final one of a kind piece.

Linda Kleinbart
watercolors-by-linda.blogspot.com / 410-639-2308 / lkboater@gmail.com

Silly Manor

Watercolor


5980 Lawton Ave., Rock Hall,  21661


I'm in love with nature and the world around us! That's what I love to paint!


Ann La Clair
ann4@atlanticbb.net / 410-778-3602

Oil/Acrylic Painting, Watercolor


102 Oak Leaf Drive, Chestertown, MD 21620


Retired textile designer, expressing love of color and design in watercolor and oil.

Joanne Lantzy Plum
artjlp@dejazzd.com / 610-570-8570

Acrylic Painting, Drawing / Illustration, Oil Painting, Pastels, Color Pencils


Guest Artist @ RiverArts Education Center, 200 High Street, Suite A, Chestertown, MD 21620

 
Robert D. Lasus
rdlasus@earthlink.net / 215-586-1376
Handicap Accessible / Open Year Round

photography, metal and mixed media, wood sculpture


6281 Tolchester Road, Rock Hall, MD 21661


I create sculptures in stainless steel, wood and found objects.  Most of my major public works have been stainless steel horses. After years of working with other materials which require varying degrees of maintenance to retain their pristine looks and survival, stainless seems to be the material of choice. The artistic challenge is to take a heavy, lifeless material, unlike wood, and evoke a sense lightness and movement. Many of the wood sculptures use branches from trees I have known. With all my work, there is an environmental consciousness.

Bonnie & Joe Masslofsky
flahertyhouse.com / fhsdesigns@gmail.com / 410-200-8362

Flaherty House Specialties

Woodworking, Gemstone & sea glass jewelry


Guest Artist @ RiverArts Education Center, 200 High Street, Suite A, Chestertown, MD 21620


One of a kind semi-precious gemstone and sea glass jewelry designs. Handmade wood clocks, jewelry boxes and game boxes.


Penny McCrea
www.penelopemccrea.com / penelopemccrea@gmail.com / 301-908-5400

Penny's Pastels

Pastels, Photography


26799 Mallard Road, Chestertown, MD 21620


Penny McCrea is a landscape artist using pastels to capture the beauty of the countryside through nature’s changing patterns. Having grown up in rural Pennsylvania, she is particularly sensitive to the intrinsic beauty of farms, fields, woods and streams. She loves the undulating hills in the landscape and the all-too-rapidly-disappearing farm land. Penny’s pastels appear realistic, but on closer examination, the paintings express a fascinating impressionistic quality.

Kate McGraw
thehopefulunity.com / kitkatje2@gmail.com / 302-242-3923

Hopeful Unity

Drawing / Illustration, Oil Painting, Pastels


 

25789 Lambs Meadow Rd, Worton, MD 21678


I play with my materials to capture the emotion of a moment or the essence of a person through both light and color. I often choose subject matter that tugs at my heart or evokes a beckoning, and I use that whispering to feed the images I create on my canvas or paper.

H. Collette Moffatt
fancher050317@gmail.com / 410-708-0856
Handicap Accessible

Oil/Acrylic Painting, Watercolor


Guest Artist @ Heron Point Art Studio, 501 E. Campus Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620

Samuel Moore
samuelmoore584@gmail.com / 410-708-9503

Painting, Drawing, Digital Art


Guest Artist @ The Historical Society of Kent County, 301 High St., Chestertown, MD 21620


I use my computer and tablet to create art that generates emotions. I choose a photograph that I transpose to another photograph. Then I mix and match them to create works that are totally abstract or somewhat abstract. I like abstracts the most. I like being surprised. My acrylic paintings have similar imagery with a lot of texture that is developed by layering my paints.
Marj Morani
www.marjmorani.com / marj@marjmorani.com / 443-745-5498
Handicap Accessible / Open Year Round

The Barn Cannon Street Studios

Oil Painting, Pastels


312 Cannon Street, Chestertown, MD 21620


I work abstractly and my subject matter is color.


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Patty Mowell
pmowell56@gmail.com / 410-708-0105

Drawing / Illustration, Photography, Watercolor, Alcohol Inks


Saturday, October 20, Sunday, October 21


140 Deer Field Dr., Chestertown, MD 21620


I first joined the Chestertown Arts League in 1979.  I then became a member of Chestertown River Arts when established in 2012.  And in 2013 was juried into the Working Artists Forum, (WAF). In 2017 I became  a member of The Arts League Of Ocean City. I paint mainly landscapes, still life, architecture, and whatever inspires me. It's never-ending.

Kathy Myers
Dogwoodlane96@gmail.com / 410-708-8317

Drawing / Illustration, Pastels


Guest Artist @ RiverArts Education Center, 200 High Street, Suite A, Chestertown, MD 21620

Carol Mylander
cmylander@verizon.net / 410-778-5567

Carol Mylander Studio

Oil Painting


Saturday, October 27, Sunday, October 28


208 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620


Ms. Mylander, a native, paints the Chesapeake region.

 
Robert Ortiz

 

www.ortizstudios.com / ortizstudios@verizon.net / 410-810-1400
Handicap Accessible / Open Year Round

Robert Ortiz Studios

Woodworking


Saturday, October 19, Sunday, October 20, Saturday, October 26, Sunday, October 27


207 S. Cross Street, Chestertown, MD 21620


I have been making furniture for 30 years, the last 20 here in my studio in Chestertown. The newest addition to the "Ortizstudios" line is my one on one, week long workshops where we work together to create a piece of furniture that is sure to become a family heirloom.

Olga Owens
olga.owens@icloud.com / 410-810-1954
Handicap Accessible

Oil/Acrylic Painting, Pastels, Watercolor


Heron Point Art Studio, 501 E. Campus Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620

Martha Pileggi
www.etsy.com/shop/MVPfinearts / mvpfinearts@gmail.com / 302-233-5662

Drawing / Illustration, Oil Painting, Printmaking, Watercolor, Jewelry


Guest Artist @ Birdsong Studio, 5 Sixth Avenue, Betterton, MD 21610


Martha Pileggi has been exhibiting her artwork on the Delmarva Peninsula since 1985 and has worked in many mediums during that time.   Martha switched to oils several years ago, and although she still practices in watercolors, her exhibition work is now totally oils.  The use of traditional high quality oils with a minimum of mediums makes her painting experience efficient, enjoyable and archival.


Mary Pritchard
www.marypritchardart.com / info@marypritchardart.com / 410-708-5829
Open Year Round

Mary Pritchard Art

Pastels


119 High St., Chestertown, MD 21620


For many years I have used pastel's beautiful pigments to depict the farms and rivers of Maryland's Eastern Shore.  The architecture of a working farmyard provides an endless source of inspiration while my paintings of creeks and rivers near Chestertown  deal with the complexity of nature in the interplay of light, water, and tangled grasses.  Most recently, painting trips to Maine have provided a new challenge--portraying the dynamic interaction of waves and rocks on its rugged coastline.


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Kate Quinn
410-940-9948 / shadowkhq@earthlink.net
Open Year Round

Blueberry Pies and Arts Society

Pastels

200 A High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620


Kate is an award winning pastel artist. She is a founding member of the Plein Air Painters of the Chesapeake Bay and is also a member of The Maryland Pastel Society, the International Association of Pastels Artists, Chestertown River Arts Center, The Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, and the St. Michaels Art League.  Her work has been exhibited in a number of locations in Maryland.

Sabra Richards
SabraRichardsGlass / sabrarichards@mac.com / 585-857-3505
Handicap Accessible

Glass, Metal, Mixed media


Saturday, October 19, Sunday, October 20, Saturday, October 26, Sunday, October 27

Guest Artist @ Doug Ashley Realtors, 227 1/2 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620


I work in Kiln formed glass and welded steel in free standing functional tables and outdoor sculpture. The work has inserts of glass that has furnace made components - pulled cane from the furnace and raked sections in the kiln. I love dimension and raise different sections of the work to create depth.
Alice Ritchie
asritch11@gmail.com / 410-708-5520

Pastels


Saturday, October 20, Sunday, October 21


Guest Artist@ Roberta Ingram - La Dolce Vita Studio, 22930 Fairgale Farm Lane, Chestertown,  21620


Coming back to drawing and painting after sixty years, I am enjoying experimenting with subjects and mediums. From taking photos, to deciding on what to capture from them, and to discovering how to convey what is there; the entire process never stops widening and having its own fascination for me.


Paul E. Santori

     

www.paulsantoristudio.com / ascpromo@gmail.com / 443-282-0475 / cell 703-307-1890
Open Year Round (by appointment)

Paul E. Santori Studio and Fine Arts

Acrylic Painting, Drawing / Illustration, Mixed media, Oil Painting


101 Trafford Drive, Chestertown, MD 21620


My approach to painting is intuitive. I make a mark and I follow its lead, paying careful attention to stopping points along the way to identify the finishing point. This does not change. My abstract work over the last year however has developed a structural element loosely based on a grid. I have also developed a plein air practice. How and if these will interact and inform each other remains to be seen. Come see the work. It articulates itself better than I can.


Doug Sassi

 

 info@sassipottery.com / 443-480-6156
Open Year Round

Doug Sassi Pottery

Pottery


12740 Still Pond Road, Still Pond, MD 21667


Stoneware functional pottery made with my own special blend of six different American clays.  Glazes are also compounded and mixed in the studio.  The recipes for the clay body and the glazes have been in use by me since 1962.  The pottery is microwave and dishwasher safe.  The pottery can be used in conventional ovens if care is taken to heat the pieces evenly. We've been in our Still Pond location since 1978 and have participated in every studio tour since the beginning in 2000.

Joanne S. Scott
Joannesscott.com / 4107787300 / joanne.art@gmail.com
Handicap Accessible | Open Year Round

Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Watercolor


Heron Point Art Studio, 501 E. Campus Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620

John Sharp
captjohnsfineart.com / sharpj@atlanticbb.net / 410-490-5027

Captain John's Fine Art

Oil/Acrylic Painting


Saturday, October 27, Sunday, October 28


Guest Artist @ Linda Walls Studio, 308 Park Row, Chestertown, MD 21620


To capture the life and heritage of the Chesapeake Bay region.

Stephanie Somers

 

www.stephaniesomers.com / mail@stephaniesomers.com / 410-635-4320
Handicap Accessible

Photography, Printmaking, Alcohol Ink Painting, Bookmaking


Guest Artist @ Robert Ortiz Studios, 207 S. Cross Street, Chestertown, MD 21620


I received a BA in Studio Fine Arts from Marist College in 2005, and an MFA in Printmaking from Kansas State University in 2008. I utilize various art techniques including printmaking (etching, mezzotint, woodcut, monotype), bookmaking, painting and photography. My subject matter mainly stems from my love of nature. My style comes from my love of black and white photography, high-contrast images, and the energy from lively, vibrant colors. I currently live and work in Chestertown, Maryland.

Cindy Stafford
ydnic60@gmail.com / 267-222-2205

Birdsong Studio

Watercolor


5 Sixth Avenue, Betterton, MD 21610


Every painting is a discovery process.

Joan Strand
 jspres@yahoo.com / 202-329-4454

Studio Strand

Metal, Pottery, Silver Jewelry


312 Cannon St. - 2d Floor, Chestertown, MD 21620


I enjoy doing detailed work, so I am drawn to making small works of art from silver - earrings, pendants, chains, and bracelets.  From designing the piece, cutting the silver, forming, and soldering to finishing and polishing, the process requires patient handwork.  I also make handbuilt pottery, often small boxes which complement the jewelry.

William D. Trainor
docbill@aol.com / 410-708-1881

Photography


Saturday, October 20, Saturday, October 27


Guest Artist @ Linda Walls Studio, 308 Park Row, Chestertown, MD 21620


We all hail from places. We eventually leave home and wander, across the street or across the country. We become attracted to places as images, memories and feelings. Photography can represent real images and hopefully real feelings from those places. I am a peripatetic photographer, so I hope to share images that are points of interest and beauty seen in places while I wander in the world.

Linda Roy Walls

www.lindaroywalls.com / lindaroywalls@gmail.com / 410-758-7335
Open Year Round

Linda Roy Walls' Photographs & Memories

Photography


308 Park Row, Chestertown, MD 21620


To me, photography is an adrenaline rush.  I pursue the nuances and wonders of living creatures and landscapes, whether my image is a coincidence or a moment I waited hours to capture.   Birds, animals, flowers, weather, and water beckon. My primary desire is to link humans to nature’s intimacy, reflected in God's palette.

Ken Warwick
kswarwick@comcast.net / 443-534-4494

Drawing / Illustration


Saturday, October 19, Sunday, October 20


20 First Avenue, Betterton, MD 21610


My charcoal and ink drawings owe much to the process of how they are made. Far from that of the action painters of the 1950’s, mine is a very slow process of mark making, one in which I often rotate the drawing, as I add layer upon layer of freely drawn lines. No drawing starts with a specific idea, but is developed intuitively as I watch, look and respond to what I see. Drawings often sit for months waiting for the next layer of lines. As a result, they might best be called “non-action or slow-action drawings”. Whatever the case, I hope they provide an invitation to yet another way of looking at our place in the world.
Heidi Wetzel
www.heidiwetzel.com / wovensculptures@gmail.com / 410-310-1432

Woven Sculptures & Baskets

Fiber, Mixed media, Photography


Guest Artist @ RiverArts Education Center, 200 High Street, Suite A, Chestertown, MD


I am often inspired by nature and my sculptures and baskets can serve as colorful and decorative highlights for a wall, or a table.  Some are utilitarian, while others are unique works of Art.

I incorporate natural outdoor treasures I have found in my weaving.  My sculptured work is adorned with acorns, shells, pine cones, seed pods and many natural treasures.

My work reflects the beauty I see in the world around me and the natural surroundings here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.


Sue Wright
coastalknitter@gmail.com / 410-708-4373
Open Year Round

Cottage on Pearce

Fiber


Saturday, October 19, Sunday, October 20


25729 Pearce Way, Chestertown, MD 21620


When I retired, I wanted to open a yarn shop to share my love of knitting. What I really wanted to do was knit and teach the love of knitting. With the help of world class knitting instructors, I learned not only how to make my garments handmade rather than homemade, but also how to teach others to do the same. I have taught in Maryland and Maine for 20 years. In my NEW studio you will see beautiful designer garments made with the best yarns in beautiful colors and color combinations.


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Ever wonder what an artist’s studio really looks like? Chestertown RiverArts Annual Studio Tour allows the visitor a chance to take a sneak peak inside Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties creative spaces. This free, self-guided tour on the picturesque Eastern Shore of Maryland takes place over two Fall weekends rain or shine. More than 60 artists, many nationally known, invite visitors in to talk, check out how they work, and provide the opportunity to buy original artwork at studio prices. The art is as diverse as the artists who create it, with styles ranging from traditional to avant-garde, expressed in a variety of media that include painting, photography, sculpture, metal work, pottery, fiber, woodcraft, jewelry, furniture, glass, and more. Studios are also varied with several studio galleries, independent studios in two small art complexes and many at the artist’s homes – some detached from the main house and some inside the home itself. In a few instances there are artists displaying their work at a venue other than their own studio. Situated on a scenic peninsula where the Chester and Sassafras Rivers meander into the Chesapeake Bay, Kent County has retained its serene beauty despite the passage of time. Located on the banks of the Chester River, Chestertown is the oldest mid-Atlantic port of entry. It has been designated by the state of Maryland as an Arts and Entertainment District; its mayor, Chris Cerino remarked, “The downtown arts scene has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade…Chestertown is fast becoming a regional arts destination.” In addition to the charm of Chestertown, out-of-towners often remark on how much they enjoy the tranquility of the countryside, water views and small, friendly towns. It is recommended that visitors start their tour at the RiverArts Gallery, 315 High Street, Suite 106 where there will be an exhibit of works by the artists on the tour to help decide on must-see venues. Brochures are available from local Chestertown establishments and at RiverArts. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 11-4, Saturday, 10-4. During the Studio Tour, Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, 10-5. Combine your Studio Tour with Chestertown’s Schooner Sultana Downrigging weekend. Sultana is joined by many historic tall ships and Chesapeake Buyboats. Many interesting art studios are within easy walking distance of the ships. All this makes for a fun family outing. Only 90 miles from Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia, the tour can be a great day trip. However, with more than 40 studios on the tour, you may wish to make a weekend of it. If you wish to make a weekend of it, information on lodging, restaurants, and other attractions is available at www.kentcounty.com or contact our Tourism Development Office at 410-778-0416. We hope that you will join us!

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