Thursday, May 31, 2018


December 1, 2018  
46th Annual Holiday Mart,
10 am to 5 pm 
Gary J. Arthur Community Center, 2400 MD-97, Cooksville, MD 21723
This is another well-established and juried event aiming to highlight an exceptional selection of wares created by 140 fine artists and craftspersons. Refreshments will be available.

December 1, 2018 
Christmas Mart
My booth is in Parish Hall
9 am to 2 pm
St. Martin's In-the-Field Episcopal Church, 375 Benfield Avenue, Severna Park, MD, 410-647-6248
This is the place that gave me my start in selling my artwork, so it will always hold a special place in my heart. Aside from the talented artists and craftspeople, their event is well known as the place to get beautiful holiday greens. They also offer yummy lunches and desserts.

December 2, 2018
Chocolate Binge Festival
12 pm to 5 pm
West Street, Annapolis
Last year I was invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Chocolate Binge Festival and it was AMAZING!!!! The streets glittered with holiday lights and sweetened by the aroma of a huge variety treats made by established Chocolatiers; the restaurants had outdoor cafe eating as well as in their dining rooms; and, of course, there was a wonderful variety of artisans and craftspeople who made holiday shopping an delightful experience. This is in the good hands of the same folk who present the First Sunday Arts Festivals, so you will find the quality and the variety you hope for and get to eat, drink or just buy chocolate, chocolate chocolate! 

METAL FRAME INFO - American Frame (my current favorite) and Dick Blick have numerous choices of Nielsen Bainbridge aluminum, metal and wood frames that can accommodate paintings of all sizes. Other online art supply stores also offer the Nielsen frames, but these two seem to give you far greater choices. These frames are sold as "frame sections". For one size, you receive 2 sections of the same length, so when you place your order, you order one for the length and one for the height. When you receive your order, four pieces plus the hardware that allows you to construct and hang it will arrive. You will need a piece of picture wire to string from one side of the hanger hardware to the other. They will also provide the right size mat and the Plexi Glass (I recommend you get an acid free mat to protect your work).

I am fond of the Florentine Grey style 11, but there are other style and color choices to suite the buyer.

Other online stores that carry Nielsen include MisterArt and, etc. You could also order parts from your local frame store, which would give you the opportunity to see some of the frames in person.

Plexi Glas can be purchased from your local hardware stores, from glass suppliers (like Maryland Glass) and from plastic stores (like Annapolis Maritime Plastics). You can have the glass or plastics folk cut it to size, but some of the hardware stores will not. However, Plexi Glas is very simple to cut by scoring it carefully with a utility knife, going back one or two more times with more pressure and then snapping it at the cut.

If you have purchased a piece that does not have a mat it is because I like to “float” larger works on top of mat board (also available from Dick Blick or any framer). I make hinges from linen tape to hold them in place before placing them in the frame.

Here is a you tube video to show you how put the metal frame together.

Legend for the I Eye Maryland Poster