The turnout for both the Sponsor and Public reception yesterday was beyond our wildest imagination, and there was good reason for that… the display of work produced by the 30 talented Paint Annapolis artists is quite simply beautiful.
A single word description does not do it justice, and you have to come to Circle Gallery and see it for yourself. The exhibit is up through the 21st, and you won’t want to miss it.
Plein Air painting is evolving to include a wider range of painting styles, and this exhibit is the best proof of that I’ve seen. Marvelous!
The artists received confirmation of the beauty and quality of their work through awards, and through sales to both first time buyers to seasoned collectors.
Think about it: As my friend and fellow board member Dana Kern said yesterday as she looked around the gallery in amazement: “None of this work existed a week ago!” Approximately 180 paintings… all produced in Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis within a four-day period. So these paintings all begin with a great story! This a great opportunity to start or add to your collection.
It’s not over – right this very minute, many of the juried artists and local plein air artists, including students, are painting in “Dueling Brushes” at Susan B. Campbell park. Abigail McBride, a well-known established local artist, will be jurying the results of this quick-draw competition. Awards are at noon, and work will remain on view for sale until 1 pm. There is also a People’s Choice award, so come on down and participate!