2014 Artists


  • Alice Pickett Lewis

    Evie Baskin

    Joy Berghaus

  • Rick Bisgyer

    Jodi Bortz

    Ronnie Edelman

  • John Carey

    Nora Carey

    Melinda Carl

  • JoLecia Crowe

    Charlotte Guschl

    Jack Fancher

  • Marti Hawkins

    Jane Ferguson

    Donna Hickman

  • Cynthia Bowers Fulton

    Breon Gilleran

    Rob Glebe

  • John Guthrie

    Judith Miller

    Linda Hall

  • David & Patti Hegland

    Karen Hubacher

    Allen Johnson

  • Linda Kleinbart

    Terry Wolf

    Bonnie & Joe Masslofsky

  • Marj Morani

    Patty Mowell

    Kathy Myers

  • Robert Ortiz

    Mary Pritchard

    Marcy Dunn Ramsey

  • Doug Sassi

    Stephanie Somers

    Cindy Stafford

  • Ken Warwick

    Heidi Wetzel

    Sue Wright

Alice Pickett Lewis
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Textures Gallery


6202 Rock Hall, Rock Hall MD 21661 / 267-614-0538


Works in fiber and mixed media inspired by the repeated patterns in nature: seed pods, micro-organisms, fungi, and sea life are re-imagined and constructed through painting, printing, sewing and manipulating fabric.

200 Rivershore Rd. Chestertown, MD 21620 / 443-282-0548


Portraiture is fun, hard and challenging and I love to capture the spirit and likeness of my subjects. Outside, I enjoy painting Eastern Shore fields, waterways, and wildlife.
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.

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.


5 Sixth Ave. Betterton, MD 21610
Hand knit women's and children's clothes and accessories
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.

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.

Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22


Guest Artist @ Hawk Point Studio 10718 Tilden Ln. Chestertown, MD 21620 / 410-724-6832


Never replicated necklaces, earrings, and bracelets using only semiprecious and precious gemstones some very unique.
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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Hawkpoint Studio


Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22


10718 Tilden Ln. Chestertown, MD 21620 / 410-778-9758


My painting is inspired by the ancient tradition of brush painting, created by grinding ink stick with ink stone, with the use of bamboo handled brushes and rice paper. my subjects are found in nature, often viewed from my waterfront studio window, a feast of birds, eagles, and ever changing tides. I use watercolor and handmade papers for my paintings, whether traditional images or abstract.
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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Functional Pottery


5370 Crosby Rd. Rock Hall, MD 21661 / 410-639-2520


I do hand thrown porcelain and stoneware pottery suitable for eating, drinking, cooking, serving and also some decorative pieces.
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.

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

Haven Point Gallery


20748 Rock Hall Ave. Rock Hall, MD 21661 / 410-639-4184


Judith enjoys working in a broad range of media. As an award winning pastel and graphite artist she loves painting the Eastern Shore and Chesapeake bay scenery. This year has been extremely prolific with an exciting new collection of paintings and jewelry.
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.

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.

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.

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!



307 John Powell Rd, Sudlersville MD 21668 / 410-708-1142


Terry paints in the ancient medium of egg tempera. His subjects include the portrait, nudes, landscapes and seascapes. He is interested in both the expressive and illustrative aspects of painting.
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.


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

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.

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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Marcy Dunn Ramsey
marcydunnramsey.com / marcyramsey43@gmail.com / 410-708-4367

Saturday, October 26, Sunday, October 27


Drawing / Illustration, Oil Painting, Printmaking


140 Bright Meadow Lane / Chestertown MD 21620 / 410-778-3115


The River is a central motif of my work, and my primary muse. I find the environment of the marshes to be especially intriguing, providing endless combinations of geometric patterns that assume abstract qualities and give me opportunities to explore color, pattern, and texture. My relationship with the River has grown and matured as I have over the years and consequently I have become an advocate for its restoration and health.
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.

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.

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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