2016 Artists

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.
Annie Singer

Sumner Hall, 206 High Street, Chestertown / 410-708-0176


10781 Tilden Ln. Chestertown, MD 21620 / 410-810-2170

Photographs of landscapes, flowers, and structures, mainly of the Eastern Shore

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

Owl's Roost

Wearable Art - Jewelry

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


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


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


5096 Edwards Lane, Rock Hall, MD 21661

Dara Friel

312 Canon Street, Chestertown MD 21620 / 267-614-0538

My art is Surreal-Abstract. I paint with bright colors, with people and animals, in abstracts and landscapes. My brushstroke technique is similar to Georgia O'Keefe.
Nora Carey
daviscreekstudio@atlanticbb.net / 410-639-7506
Open Year Round

Davis Creek Studio


5096 Edwards Lane, Rock Hall, MD 21661

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

Melinda Carl Art

Mixed media, Oil/Acrylic Painting, Pastels, Watercolor

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

The Eastern Shore's landscape, waterways and open skies provide daily inspiration for creating images, both representational and non-objective. The challenge is to convey the emotions inherent in the process of applying paint to canvas and paper.

JoLecia Crowe

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

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

JoLecia L. Crowe - Art Jewelry & Sculpture

Polymer clay

Saturday, October 20, Sunday, October 21

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.

Guest Artist @ Bob Ortiz Studios 207 S Cross St. Chestertown, MD 21620 / 443-480-4857

Fredy Granillo is a Chestertown based artist from the tiny and turbulent country of El Salvador, Central America. He has been painting "Talavera" style pottery since he was 11 years old, and he later studied visual arts and ceramics at the Salvadoran National University. His exploration of this traditional decorative style has evolved and flourished since his transition to the United States. His brand "Pajarito" or little bird, is a nod to the resilience of his people who practice grace and ingenuity to survive each day.
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.


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

Oil/Acrylic Painting, Watercolor, illustrations created via computer

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

Land and seascapes, rocks, sky, water of all kinds appeal to me, but wait, there's more...


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.

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


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.

Cynthia Bowers Fulton
www.cbowersfulton.com / cbowersfulton@gmail.com / 410-810-1420
Handicap Accessible / Open Year Round

Hollycroft Studio

Copper Garden Sculpture, Acrylic Painting, Pastels, Photography, Printmaking, Watercolor

24284 Macs Lane, Worton, MD 21678

This year's Studio will feature many different ways of painting fields. It will also include new work, marine landscapes and some of my Forest paintings. There will be a variety of sizes of copper garden sculpture for sale, all delivered free within reason. I continue to take commissions both in painting and sculpture. Hope to see you in Hollycroft Studio.
Christine Kamon

14015 Riverview Ln. Kennedyville, MD 21645

Christine has been displaying her colorful passion for quilting for 30 years. Based on time honored traditional patterns, her work has a fresh and exciting feel of abstract and original designs.. She approaches her craft with enthusiasm and creativity at every turn. With bursts of color and geometric diversity, she creates a wide array of quilt art, which captures one’s imagination Branching from classic to contemporary works, Christine offers a visual feast of color.
Holly Geddes

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

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

Geddes Fine Art

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

Saturday, October 27, Sunday, October 28

122 N. Queen Street, Chestertown, MD

I love color, form and line, & how they capture a mood and lighting.  I prefer to mix architectural and natural elements into my images. I have produced murals, decorative and faux images to improve the visual interest of a space.

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

Fairlee Forge


22540 Goose Hollow Drive, Chestertown, 21620

I’m an artist, a maker, printmaker, blacksmith and teacher. My portfolio ranges from sculptural steel structures both large and small, assemblages made with found objects, outdoor installations, forged functional objects and works on paper. My creative process is driven by investigation and research; though my primary medium is metal, I’m fascinated by cellular structures and articulated mechanisms, all metaphors for human form and feeling.
Rob Glebe
robglebedesign .com / robglebe@yahoo.com / 410-778-0756
Open Year Round

Rob Glebe Design


Saturday, October 27, Sunday, October 28

22409 Goose Hollow Dr, Chestertown, MD 21620


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

Orchard Hill Fiber Arts and Quilts


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.


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

Drawing/Illustration, Oil/Acrylic Painting, Watercolor

Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21

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

My work in watercolor and oils are loose with a happy color palette.

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."

Swan Creek Gallery

21026 Rock Hall Ave. Rock Hall, MD 21661 / 410-639-7180

My work is diverse in subject, price, and medium! My small studies are usually done in watercolors. After that, I might go larger in watercolors, or oils, or acrylics! I have lived on a boat for many years, and now that I have a house, it's fun to explore other mediums! My husband is also an artist and is much more 3D than myself ! So, he helps create my framing, etc.
Patti & Dave Hegland
www.heglandglass.com / hegland@heglandglass.com / 410-870-5432
Handicap Accessible / Open Year Round

Hegland 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.

Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22

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.
Karen Hubacher

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

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

Karen Hubacher Studio


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.

RiverArts’ Clay Studio

204 High St. Chestertown, MD 21620
claystudio@chestertownriverarts.org / www.chestertownriverarts.org/Clay Studio
The RiverArts Clay Studio is open to the community. An ongoing slate of classes as well as open studio work sessions are available.
Ellen Jacobson


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

Ellen Jacobson Pottery

Pottery, collage

22519 Crouchs Lane, Rock Hall, MD 21661

Marilee Schumann

Wilson Schumann Art

312 Cannon Street, Chestertown MD 21620 / 410-708-0312

Functional and decorative pottery in a cool and classy style!
Allen Johnson
monifa41@yahoo.com / 410-778-4092
 Open Year Round


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

Silly Manor

Drawing / Illustration, Watercolor

5980 Lawton Ave., Rock Hall,  21661

I take advantage of all the surroundings....bay, sky, and gardens from which I get my inspiration. For me, it's all about the Eastern Shore and what it offers. Since my studio doubles as my dining room, I work small! I even do miniatures.

Faith Wilson
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Wilson Schumann Art

312 Cannon St. Chestertown / 410-708-4652

One of a kind and custom hand painted floorcloths, and mixed media.

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 gemstone & sea glass jewelry designs as well as handmade personal treasure boxes.

Marj Morani
www.marjmorani.com / marj@marjmorani.com / 443-745-5498
Handicap Accessible / Open Year Round

The Barn Cannon Street Studios

Oil/Acrylic Painting, Pastels

312 Cannon Street, Chestertown, MD 21620

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

Bob Ortiz


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

Robert Ortiz Studios


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 / maryvp@udel.edu / 410-708-5829
Open Year Round

Mary Pritchard Art


119 High St., Chestertown, MD 21620

Pastel is a direct and colorful medium, ideal for depicting my favorites subjects--the landscapes of Maryland's' Eastern Shore, coastal Maine and rural Nova Scotia. I enjoy sharing this fascinating medium with students and visitors beyond the formality of gallery openings. A studio visit is a great way to see the entire process, from beginning sketches to the finished pastel.

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

Glass, Metal, Mixed media, Oil/Acrylic Painting

12578 Coopers Lane, Worton, MD 21678

Welded steel and glass is the material I use for functional, free standing tables and outdoor sculpture, ranging in size up to 10 feet.  I also combine stainless steeling glass in wall pieces and canvas and glass in mixed media paintings.

Doug Sassi

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

Doug Sassi Pottery


12740 Still Pond Road, Still Pond, MD 21667

Stoneware, wheel thrown, functional pottery since 1962.  My clay body is my own recipe as are my glazes.  I've mixed them both since the beginning.  All my pieces are dishwasher and microwave safe.

Stephanie Somers


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

Mixed media, Photography, Printmaking, 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


5 Sixth Avenue, Betterton, MD 21610

I paint to pay homage to the beauty in nature and the sights that move me.

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

Studio Strand

Metal, Pottery, Jewelry

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

Joan Strand uses sterling silver sheet and wire to design and create earrings and necklaces, often set with semi-precious stones.  Also, she uses clay to hand-build ceramic boxes and vases.  All works are one-of-a-kind.

Linda Roy Walls

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

Linda Roy Walls' Photographs & Memories


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 20, Sunday, October 21

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

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

I am a local fiber artist and basket weaver.   I use unique and indigenous materials, as well as materials I bring back from my many travels.  My work ranges from traditional, sculptured, to contemporary. Some are utilitarian and decorative, while others are purely decorative. My work reflects the beauty I see in the world around me and the natural surroundings here on the Eastern Shore.

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

Cottage on Pearce


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 18 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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