Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Eye of the Boatbuilder

Thanks to Dave Murphy (exhibit coordinator extraordinaire) 
and the Annapolis Maritime Museum, the above painting 
and my "Tugs in Fog" painting sold at their Winter Exhibit. 

I have been busy entering shows for Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter 2016 and will post the updated calendar as acceptance messages arrive. Thanks for your support during 2015 and please contact me if you need a painting prior to a show. 
2016 Schedule (thus far):

April 16, 2016, 11 am. to 1 pm.
Going Green With Art
Earth Day, Eco Adventures, 216 Cajoles Road, Millersville, MD, 410-987-1300
Join me as I give a hands-on presentation for the children.

May 1, 2016, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
First Sunday Annapolis - on West Street
(I'll post my booth number as soon as I receive it).
I'm happy to say I've been accepted to return to First Sunday 2016 -= my favorite venue - great people and it's HOME.

May 22, 2016 
Block Party at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Free of charge and open to the general public. It will feature several performance stages, free boat rides, live music, regional foods and libations, Chesapeake-related family activities, and more.

August 5, 2016, Reception for  2016 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolor, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

"View" formerly the Arts Center/Old Forge
3273 State Rd. 28, Old Forge, NY
tel: 315-369-6411

August 6 - October 9, 2016
2016 Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors
National Juried Exhibition
"View" formerly the Arts Center/Old Forge
3273 State Rd. 28, Old Forge, NY
tel: 315-369-6411
I feel honored to have had one of my paintings, View of the Sea, accepted to this national exhibition as I have long admired many of the other artists who will also have works in the show. For more information, the website for this exhibit is

November 10, 11, 12, 2016
Mistletoe Mart 2016
Hours: Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Church of the Ascension, 23 N. Court Street, Westminster, MD

Exhibits and Shows completed in 2016
February 13 - March 13 – Winter Exhibit, The Annapolis Maritime Museum. 

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 - Dick Blick has 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 Dick Blick seems 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.

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 are: MisterArt, American Frame,, 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.


22"x30" painting