Wednesday, January 16, 2013

In the Shadow of the Tree
Welcome 2017!!!

As events are verified for this new year, I'll post them. Hope you can get out and enjoy art! Trish

May 5 – 6
Dover Days Festival 2017
25 The Green, Dover DE 19901
Admission is free.
This is a new event for me and I'm so excited. If you know me, you know I not only love art, but I love history. Besides that, this event is just FUN!!! The 84th Annual Dover Days Festival is one of the largest, longest-running, FREE, popular events in the state of Delaware dedicated to promoting the heritage and culture of Dover and the state of Delaware. The setting is in a national historic park and while I will be in the colonial artisans' village section this day has so much to offer: Revolutionary War, Civil War and WWII historic re-enactments, a parade, traditional Maypole Dancing, a car show with vintage auto rides, colonial artisans’ village, a carnival, fireworks, and much more. Check out specifics at

June 3, 2017
Foundry Day, Boiling Springs, PA
- on the west side of Children's Lake - alongside the Appalachian Trail, Boiling Springs, PA
Admission is free.
It's another new event for me but, it too, sounds like it's amazing! In addition to a wide array of artistans including fine artists, glass blowers, furniture makers, leather and metal artists, etc. there's an abundance of events with things like live entertainment, a quilt show, sleeping bag races, FOOD (funnel cakes, crab cakes, apple dumplings, ... .), nature workshops, and so much more. 

June 4 – 11, 2017
Paint Annapolis
I've been accepted as one of the juried artists for this year's plein air event. Although I've been in other plein air competitions, this is very special as this is my home town. I'll give you details as I learn them.

December 2, 2017
St. Martin's in-the-Field Christmas Mart

December 2 – 3, 2017
Greenbelt Festival of Lights

Exhibits and Shows completed in 2016
December 9 - 10 – Kris Kringle Christmas Mart, LaPlata, MD
December 9, 2016 – St. Martin's-in-the-Field Christmas Mart
December 9 - 10, 2016 – Greenbelt Festival of Lights Arts and Crafts Fair
November 25 - 26 – Sts. Constantine and Helen Annual Arts and Crafts Show
November 19-20, 2016 – City of Fairfax Holiday Show
November 10, 11, 12 – Mistletoe Mart
October 15-16 – Art in the Park at Quiet Waters Park
October 16-23 – Plein Air Brandywine Valley
October 29, 2016 – Oyster Fest/St. Michael's Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Grounds
September 18, 2016 - Bel Air Festival for the Arts
September 4, 2016 - First Sunday, Annapolis
August 20, 2016 - Annapolis Art Walk Plein Air Event1
July 3, 2016 1st Sunday Annapolis
June 25, 2016  20th Annual Perry Hall/White Marsh Town Fair
June 18, 2016 - Columbia Festival of the Arts
June 11, 2016 - Gunpowder Spring Arts Fest
June 5, 2016 - First Sunday Annapolis
May 22, 2016, Block Party at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
May 1, 2016, 11 am to 5 pm - 1st Sunday Annapolis, West Street
April 16, 2016, 11 am to 1 pm - Going Green With Art, Earth Day, Eco Adventures, Millersville

Exhibits and Shows completed in 2015
December 5 - 6, 2015 – 2015 Festival of Lights Juried Art and Craft Fair, Greenbelt Community Center, Greenbelt, MD
December 5 – St. Martin's in the Field Christmas Bazaar, 9 am - 2 pm, Severna Park, MD
November 27 - 28 – Annual Holiday Arts And Crafts Festival, Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Annapolis, MD
November 12- 14 – Mistletoe Mart at Church of the Ascension, Westminster, MD
October 31, 2015 - OysterFest, St. Michael's Maryland
October 17 & 18, 2015 - Art in the Park at Quiet Waters, Annapolis, MD
October 3, 2015 - Fenton Street, Silver Spring - cancelled because Hurricane Joaquin
October 4, 2015 - First Sunday, Annapolis - cancelled because Hurricane Joaquin
September 26, 2015 - Art in Action, Annapolis
September 20, 2015 - Bel Air Festival for the Arts, Bel Air, MD
September 6, 2015 - First Sunday, Annapolis, MD
May 3, 2015 - First Sunday Annapolis, MD
March 19 - April 12, 2015 - Annapolis Maritime Museum exhibiit, Boats, Boats and More Boats, Annapolis, MD
March 21, 2015 - Historic Baldwin Hall Art Show, Millersville, MD

Exhibits and Shows completed in 2014
December 6 and 7, 2014 - Festival of Lights Arts and Crafts Festival, Greenbelt
December 6, 2014 - St. Martin's in the Field Episcopal Church
November 29, 2014 - Annapolis Maritime Museum Holiday Bazaar
November 28 -29, 2014 - Sts. Constantine and Helen Christmas Arts and Crafts Show
November 6, 7 & 8, 2014 - Mistletoe Mart, The Church of the Ascension, Westminster, MD
November 1 - February 28, 2014 - The Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, Exhibit of History
October 25, 2014 - OysterFest, St. Michael's Maryland
October 18 - 19, 2014 - Quiet Waters Art at the Park, Annapolis
October 5, 2014 - First Sunday, Annapolis
October 4, 2014 - Fenton Street Market
September 21, 2014 - Bel Air Festival for the Arts\
September 13, 2014 - Fenton Street Market
September 7, 2014 - First Sunday, Annapolis
July 8, 2014 - The Annapolis Watercolor Club Annual Juried Exhibit at Quiet Waters Park (got an Honerable Mention!)
July 6, 2014 - First Sunday on the 4th of July Weekend, space 28
May 28 - June 5, 2014 - Less is More Exhibit (National Exhibit), Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, Annapolis
June 7, 2014 - BowieFest
June 7, 2014 - Fenton Street Market
Fenton Street Market, May 24, 2014
First Sunday, Annapolis, May 4, 2014
Preakness Hot Air Balloon Festival at Turf Valley, May 15, 16
First Sunday, Annapolis, June 1, 2014
Hampton Arts Initiative, Hampton National Historic Site, April 11, 2014

METAL FRAME INFO - American Frame 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