All artists studios open all four days unless otherwise noted on the artist detail page.
Oil/Acrylic Painting, Watercolor
Heron Point Art Studio, 501 E. Campus Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620
Acrylic Painting, Watercolor, Monotype
Heron Point Art Studio, 501 East Campus Avenue, Chestertown MD 21620
Watercolor, Adult Coloring (watercolors, colored pencil)
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.
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.
321 Ericsson Ave. Betterton, MD 21610
Fun, irreverent original cards, prints and other letterpress designs. Custom design consultations.
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.
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 Learâ€™s Historical Society.
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.
The Eastern Shore provides me with abundant subjects to interpret and share.
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.
Fiber / Baskets
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.
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.
This artist is unable to participate in the Studio Tour as expected. We hope they will join us again next year.
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.
Acrylic Painting, Drawing / Illustration, Oil Painting, Watercolor
My favorite scenes are landscapes and marine scapes. I am endlessly fascinated with interaction of water, land and sky.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drawing / Illustration, Oil Painting, Pastels, Watercolor
122 N. Queen Street, Chestertown, MD, 21620
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.
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.
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.
Glass, Metal, Mixed media, commissions, installation, functional objects
Saturday, October 19, Sunday, October 20
22540 Goose Hollow Drive, Chestertown, 21620
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.
Saturday, October 26, Sunday, October 27
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.
Drawing / Illustration, Oil Painting, Watercolor
116 First Ave, Betterton, MD 21610
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.
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."
Drawing / Illustration, Oil/Acrylic Painting, Pastels, Photography, Pottery, Watercolor
200 B High St, Chestertown, MD 21620
Drawing / Illustration, Mixed media, Watercolor
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 26 & Sunday, October 27
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.
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.
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
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.
Saturday, October 19, Saturday, October 26
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.
Saturday, October 20, Sunday, October 21
Using the natural character of stone, beads & clay to make the statement for the final one of a kind piece.
5980 Lawton Ave., Rock Hall, 21661
I'm in love with nature and the world around us! That's what I love to paint!
102 Oak Leaf Drive, Chestertown, MD 21620
Retired textile designer, expressing love of color and design in watercolor and oil.
Acrylic Painting, Drawing / Illustration, Oil Painting, Pastels, Color Pencils
photography, metal and mixed media, wood sculpture
6281 Tolchester Road, Rock Hall, MD 21661
Form is the essence. Knowledge of materials and methods is the path.
Woodworking, Gemstone & sea glass jewelry
One of a kind gemstone designs and sea glass jewelry designs. Handmade wood clocks, jewelry boxes and game boxes.
Drawing / Illustration, Pastels, Photography
26799 Mallard Road, Chestertown, MD 21620
Penny McCrea, a plein Air Artist, lives on the Chester River just 1 mile upstream from Chestertown. She has a new studio that has plenty of light and a wonderful water view. From a distance, her art appears realistic but on closer examination, the paintings convey an impressionistic quality. Recently, Penny has been painting on Maryland’s Eastern Shore where she is particularly sensitive to the intrinsic beauty of farms, fields, big skies, tidewater marshes and saltwater streams.
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.
Guest Artist @ Heron Point Art Studio, 501 E. Campus Ave., Chestertown, MD 21620
Oil Painting, Pastels
I work abstractly and my subject matter is color.
Drawing / Illustration, Photography, Watercolor, Alcohol Inks
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.
Drawing / Illustration, Pastels
208 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620
Ms. Mylander, a native, paints the Chesapeake region.
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.
Oil/Acrylic Painting, Pastels, Watercolor
Drawing / Illustration, Oil Painting, Printmaking, Watercolor, Jewelry
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.
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.
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.
Glass, Metal, Mixed media
Guest Artist @ Doug Ashley Realtors, 227 1/2 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620
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.
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.
12740 Still Pond Road, Still Pond, MD 21667
Acrylic Painting, Printmaking, Watercolor
Guest Artist @ Linda Walls Studio, 308 Park Row, Chestertown, MD 21620
To capture the life and heritage of the Chesapeake Bay region.
Photography, Printmaking, Alcohol Ink Painting, Bookmaking
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.
5 Sixth Avenue, Betterton, MD 21610
Every painting is a discovery process.
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.
Saturday, October 20, Saturday, October 27
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.
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.
Drawing / Illustration
20 First Avenue, Betterton, MD 21610
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.
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.