2016 Artists

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.

Owl's Roost

Guest Artist @ Birdsong Studio 5 Sixth Ave / Betterton MD 21610 / 540-533-5355

Joy's fun, one of a kind wearable art jewelry is inspired by the color, texture and feel of combinations of semi precious and precious stones, glass, shell, porcelain, crystals beads, silver plated metal tubes, beads, and charms. Her techniques are varied and include regular stringing, knitting, and weaving. She uses a strong .8mm elastic cord to make her bracelets and necklaces. Her popular "all in one" stretch bracelet/necklace can be a necklace or wrapped three times around the wrist as a statement piece. Most of her simple beaded and wire knitted necklaces are strung with the same elastic cord that can easily be pulled over the head. No more fumbling with those irritating clasps.

Rick Bisgyer Porcelain

321 Ericsson Ave. Betterton, MD 21610 / 941-524-2720

As a porcelain artist 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 reflect the sea and sky as they change through the day bringing a sense of upward movement and lift that complements the narrow based, broad shouldered forms. I work to create beauty and a sense of peace as I strive to stay centered through clay.

Blue Canary Press

200B High St. Chestertown, MD 21620 / 443-282-0134

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

Davis Creek Studio

5096 Edwards Ln Rock Hall MD 21661 / 410-639-7506

Using locally found wood and driftwood to build one-of-a-kind furniture and whimsical pieces.

Davis Creek Studio

5096 Edwards Ln Rock Hall MD 21661 / 410-639-7506

Paintings which reflect the Eastern Shore natural setting

Melinda Carl Art Studio

312 Cannon Street, Barn Studio, 1st Flr, Chestertown MD 21620 / 302-242-1705

The Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries along with the Eastern Shore landscapes provide endless opportunities for painters to interpret images both abstractly and representationally.

Guest Artist @ Bob Ortiz Studios 207 S Cross St. Chestertown, MD 21620 / 410-699-1025

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

Saturday, October 21 and Saturday, October 28

535 High St. Chestertown, MD 21620 / 202-716-0061

Formally trained in studio art & art history, Jennifer creates drawings and paintings in acrylic, oil, graphite, and pen-in-ink. Her style ranges from realistic to abstract depending on what inspires her. Currently, she is working on pieces inspired by the bucolic and sublime life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and by contrast, a series inspired by her reflection of life in DC and its political climate.

Jack Fancher Art

Guest Artist @ Kent County Arts Council Building, 101 Spring Ave, Chestertown, MD 21620 / 443-480-1090

Landscapes with sky and water are favorites created as drawings or with watercolor, acrylic or oil.

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

112 Rivershore Rd. Chestertown, MD 21620 / 410-810-0340

Once a hobby and in retirement (23 years now) a passion. Shaker style furniture using cherry, walnut and mahogany wood. The intent is to balance technical skills and artistry with an exposition of what the wood has to offer using natural, transparent finishes.
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.

Hollycroft Studio

24284 Macs Ln. Worton, MD 21678 / 410-810-1420

Cindy does paintings of different locations from her travels and large skies and forests from where she lives on the Eastern Shore. She also does whimsical copper sculptures that can be used indoors or Outdoors. Her studio is in a beautiful location on Churn Creek and she will show you through the house.

Geddes Fine Art

Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29

122 N. Queen St. Chestertown MD 21620 / 301-219-0106

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”. I hold that desire firmly. I also have a strong desire to draw. So if something holds still long enough for me to describe it on a surface, I will do that. I have produced murals, decorative and faux images to improve the visual interest of a space. Mostly, I work on canvas, paper and sanded paper. My preference for oils and pastels stems from a love of the rich color each has. Pastels are a bit more portable so I tend to have them on hand where ever I go. But the flexibility of oils to create a variety of looks and textures and its gooey feel during application means that I return to them repeatedly over time.

Fairlee Forge

22540 Goose Hollow Dr. Chestertown, MD 21620 / 410-458-0948

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. I often incorporate other mediums depending on the project, including glass and wood. 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. For me, the creative process is contextual to my past experiences working as a nurse, and the awe of "being" in the world.

Rob Glebe Design

22409 Goose Hollow Dr. Chestertown / 410 778 0756

Metal - Who Knew? Exploring metal on and off for 30 plus years. Currently working on stainless steel vessels and hollow forms. Come see the evolution of our sculpture garden which is always in progress.

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.
Judith H Gunter
Website / judigunter@yahoo.com

Orchard Hill Fiber Arts and Quilts

Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22

Guest Artist @ Hawk Point Studio 10718 Tilden Lane, Chestertown, MD 21620 / 410-773-9329

"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." Herman Melville Herman’s philosophy rings true for me as well, for creating one of a kind, unique quilts allows me to succeed or fail on my own, without following someone else’s “quilt rules”. It really is a thrill to see a finished piece, one you have nurtured from conception to completion. Fabric is my chosen medium as it provides me with the ability to take a flat, one dimensional material and manipulate it into a multidimensional piece with texture, depth, and movement. I enjoy combining geometric shapes with natural forms to create visual interpretations of abstract concepts. The challenge of selecting the right piece of fabric to represent a specific image is exciting for me.

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.
Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22

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

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

Guest Artist @ Bob Ortiz Studios 207 S Cross St. Chestertown, MD 21620 / 410-699-1025


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.

Hegland Glass

315 High St., Suite 103 Chestertown, MD 21620 / 410-870-5432

We are a husband and wife team known 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.

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.
Karen Hubacher
Website / khubacher@aol.com

21590 Pine Ln. Rock Hall, MD 21661 / 703-801-3702

My paintings are geometrically-abstract works that emphasize grid-based relationships, rhythm, and internal space. Working with a reductive palette of white, grey and black allows me to emphasize serene arrangements of forms, using subtleties of texture and color to create a quiet material presence. I think of my work as an antidote to the time-bound, homocentric, mechanical logic of our culture, as a respite for the eye and the soul.

Ellen Jacobson Pottery

Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29

22519 Crouchs Ln. Rock Hall, MD 21661 / 301-908-1029

I have had my hands in clay since I was 12 years old. I went to college and got a degree in Religious studies but soon decided that what I really wanted to do was make pottery. After taking a year to regroup and apprentice to a potter, I returned to school at the Kansas City Art institute where I received a BFA in ceramics. I then went on to receive an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.  


Guest Artist @ Kent County Arts Council Building, 101 Spring Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620 / 410-778-4092

Allen has been painting and carving wood for over 50 years. His subjects include birds, human figures, masks, ceramics.
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.

Silly Manor

5980 Lawton Ave. Rock Hall, MD 21661 / 410-639-2308

My work varies from very subjective to impressionistic, depending on my mood!

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.
Bonnie & Joe Masslofsky
Website / Etsy / fhsdesigns@gmail.com

Flaherty House Specialties

Guest Artist @ Arts Alive! RiverArts Education Center, 200 High St., Chestertown, MD 21620 / 410-200-8362

One of a kind gemstone and sea glass jewelry designs . Sterling silver and 14k gold filled wire wrapped settings. Gemstones are mined in NC then cut shaped and polished. We find our sea glass on the Chesapeake Bay.  

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.

The Barn Studio

312 Cannon Street, Chestertown MD 21620 / 443-745-5498

My work is impressionistic landscapes, figurative and abstract.

140 Deer Field Ln. Chestertown, MD 21620 / 410-708-0105

Patty is a watercolor artist and photographer, and depicts scenes locally and abroad. She is a member of the Working Artists Forum, the Academy Museum of Easton, and River Arts. Her work can also be seen at Twigs & Teacups and the Fishwhistle Restaurant. Commissions welcome. Studio open by appointment.

Dogwood Lane Creations

Guest Artist @ Arts Alive! RiverArts Education Center, 200 High St., Chestertown, MD 21620 / 410-708-8317

Dogwood Creations was created by Kathy Myers who is a graduate of Washington College, with a BA in art and is an art teacher. She works primarily in pastels and acrylics, and has studied with colorist Sam Feinstein of New York. She currently does pet portraits, and wildlife studies as well and renewed up scaled art work.

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.

Robert Ortiz Studios

207 S. Cross Street, Chestertown MD 21620 / 410-810-1400

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 Art

119 High Street, Chestertown MD 21620 / 410-708-5829

Two events have had a profound influence on my work as an artist. One was the return to the landscape of Maryland’s Eastern Shore where I spent my childhood. The other was the discovery of pastel as a medium. This combination of old and new enabled me to reinvigorate my painting efforts and discover a new love of teaching. My favorite subjects are small towns and rural landscapes in Maryland, Maine and Nova Scotia. Pastel is a wonderful medium--fast, flexible and forgiving. The studio tour enables visitors to go behind the scenes in a working studio and for me to share my enthusiasm about my medium.

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.

12578 Coopers Lane, Worton, Md 21678 / 585-857-3505

Handicap accessible with advance notice

Welded steel and glass in free standing tables and sculpture. Wall pieces of glass - see how it is done with demonstrations.
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.

Doug Sassi Pottery

12740 Still Pond Rd., Still Pond MD 21667 / 443-480-6156

Since 1969 I've made wheel-thrown functional pottery using my own blend of six clays and my own glazes. My work is stoneware which means it's high-fired and safe for use in microwaves and dishwashers. Google my name to find samples on Pinterest, Facebook, and other sources.
Marilee Schumann

Wilson Schumann Art

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

Functional and decorative pottery in a cool and classy style!
Annie Singer

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


Guest Artist @ Robert Ortiz Studios 207 S Cross St. 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 Manhattan, Kansas 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. Traveling and exploring is an enormous source of inspiration to my work. 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

Birdsong Studio

5 Sixth Avenue, Betterton MD 21610 / 267-222-2205

Representational based primarily on Mother Nature and travel.
Joan Strand

Cannon Street Studios

Saturday, October 21; Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29

312 Cannon Street, Studio # 3 Chestertown MD 21620 / 202-329-4454

Joan Strand makes hand built pottery and hand made art jewelry, mostly fashioned from sterling silver. Jewelry often incorporates semi-precious stones, and all pieces are one-of-a kind.
Linda Roy Walls
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Linda Roy Walls' Photographs & Memories

320 Cannon Street, Chestertown, MD 21620 / 410-758-7335

To me, photography is an adrenalin rush. I pursue the nuances and wonders of living creatures and landscapes, whether my image is a lucky coincidence or purposeful. Birds, animals, flowers, weather, and water beckon. My primary desire is to link humans to nature's intimacy through images on canvas, metal, and wood.

Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22

20 1st Avenue Betterton MD 21610 / 443-534-4494

I think of my charcoal and ink drawings, accumulations of freely drawn lines set against a formal, structural grid, as metaphors for the series of planned and spontaneous life events played out over time. In both cases it is often difficult to anticipate what will result. A decision or action can lead to a whole new way of looking at things. The results are often surprising but the process is always intriguing and stimulating.

Guest Artist @ Arts Alive! RiverArts Education Center, 200 High St., Chestertown, MD 21620  / 410-310-1432

I have grown from assimilating the basics to creating works of art. I am often inspired by nature and my sculptures can serve as colorful and decorative highlights for a wall, or a table. My 3-dimensional wall hangings reflect scenes from nature. My baskets and sculptures are often functional and/or contemporary. I weave many materials that I find in nature into my baskets. I use birch, willow and cedar bark; white and black ash, reed, cane, leather, sweetgrass, seagrass, waxed linen, hand-spun yarn, and telephone wire. I adorn the baskets with shells, pine cones, acorns, sea shells, feathers, bones, and hand-crafted beads. Many of my sculptures are utilitarian; some are purely decorative. My work reflects the beauty I see in the world around me.
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.

Cottage on Pearce

25729 Pearce Way Chestertown MD 21620 / 410-708-4373

When I retired from my faculty position at Johns Hopkins University I wanted to open a yarn shop to share my love of knitting, but what I really wanted to do was knit and teach the love of knitting, to see the light go on in a student's eyes. With the help of world class instructors, I learned not only how to make my garments handmade rather than homemade, but how to teach others to do the same. I have taught in Maryland and Maine for 17 years and enjoyed every minute. In my NEW studio you will see beautiful one-of-a-kind designer garments made with the best yarns in beautiful colors and color combinations.