I hope you are all well and finding enjoyment
Festival schedules are in the works for 2021, so there may be additional shows added in the near future.
The first Sunday each month,
June - November, 2021
First Sunday Arts Festival
Downtown Annapolis (West Street from St. Anne's Church on up)
I've happy to say once again I will be one of the artists at this years' First Sunday Arts Festival, Annapolis. Even though I'm a "local", I don't think I am biased in saying this is one of the best Arts festivals in the Maryland area. The organizers carefully choose the vendors to ensure there is a lot of quality variety each month, from May through November. The atmosphere of historic Annapolis, coupled with the multitude of restaurants lining the festival streets make this an experience with a true community feel.
Respecting all restrictions, the First Sunday event take place from Church Circle to Calvert Street. Starting in July, the area will be expanded an additional block up and include Whitmore Park.
p.s. The Chocolate Binge Festival replaces First Sunday on the first or second Sunday in December - it's something you don't want to miss/I'll let you know the date when it's released. The street is bathed in the aroma of chocolate and there are select arts and crafts available in addition to the main attraction, the chocolate vendors.
First Sunday, Annapolis
Location: From Church Circle to Calvert Street
The May First Sunday was a true breath of fresh air, not only for me and my fellow artists and craftspeople, but also for those who ventured out to enjoy Annapolis on a beautiful day. Both we and our visitors were happy to be out and about. We are all encouraged by each advance we take, post-Winter and as we emerge from the restrictions of Covid. I would love to personally invite you to come on the first Sunday in June, take a stroll on West Street to visit with the artists, enjoy a lunch and stroll throughout our historic neighborhoods. It's a very good way to restore our souls.
June 11, 2021
September 19, 2021
December 2021 - date to be determined
Gary J. Arthur Community Center at Glenwood
2400 MD - 97
Cooksville, Maryland 21723
Allow me to introduce myself. I'm Trish Doty, an Annapolis-area watercolor artist. I enjoy painting both en plein air (on location) and in my studio. I have participated in several plein air competitions and in both national and international exhibits and many of my paintings live beyond our borders.
My artwork spans all sorts of subjects with many being familiar scenes from our beloved DelMarVa. As the wife of a veteran, I also like to sprinkle paintings devoted to oversea areas where I've been lucky to live and visit.
I also enjoy creating special works for my folk. While most of these are usually paintings of beloved homes, I have also done a great variety of other works. If you are thinking about having a piece of artwork done for yourself or to give as a gift, I would love to help you by creating a personal work.
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.