Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Heart of America
September 7, 2014
Noon to 5 pm
First Sunday, Annapolis
Join me on West Street! I'm usually near Ram's Head and I'll let you know my booth number as soon as I have it.
Even if you are not a towny, you'll feel like one because it is friendly, filled with all sorts of surprises and, don't forget, is in the heart of the best Annapolis restaurant district.  
Last year, Jim Barthold began managing First Sunday. It has always been good, but now it's even better! Check out the website first - - and then come to see for yourself.

September 13, 2014
10 am to 4 pm
Fenton Street Market
Veterans Plaza, (corner of Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive), Silver Spring, MD
The  market offers farm fresh foods, arts, crafts, entertainment and is perfect for to take a breath - to pause - to enjoy the plaza on a Sunday afternoon. It's definitely a family affair.

September 21, 2014. 10 am to 5 pm
Bel Air Festival for the Arts
Shamrock Park (on Hickory Ave.) Bel Air, MD
I have been lucky enough to have been accepted back to this event. It's fantastic! So much to see, so many great performances and great food. Come in your Ravens gear, as Bel Airers are HUGE fans.

October 4, 2014, 10 am to 4 pm
Fenton Street Market
Veterans Plaza, (corner of Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive), Silver Spring, MD
The fall weather beckons us outside and this is a wonderful plaza filled with original arts and crafts and entertainment. 

October 5, 2014, noon to 5 pm
First Sunday, Annapolis
on West Street
What can be better than enjoying autumn in Annapolis?

October 18 - 19, 2014 
Quiet Waters Art at the Park
600 Quiet Waters Park Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403
Art in the Park has kindly invited me back. It is a juried show with well-known artists and craftspersons. Not only will the park's cafe be open, but there will be a variety of food vendors – and don't forget, there's constant entertainment – all in this beautiful park setting.

October 25, 2014 
OysterFest @ St. Michaels
This will be my first year at OysterFest, but its reputation precedes me. St. Michaels is one of those rare Maryland towns that is filled with charm and this is one of their best festivals. 

Freeborn Garrettson
November 1, 2015 thru February 28, 2015
Museum Exhibit - From Banneker to Douglass:  The Quests for Freedom and Equality 
The Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum
300 Oella Avenue, Catonsville, MD  21228
Several artists are participating in this homage; Trish's contribution to this exhibit is a portrait of Freeborn Garrettson, an early Methodist minister who had great impact on the anti-slavery movement.

November 6, 7 and 8, 2014, 
10 am to 8 pm on Thursday and Friday
10 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday
Mistletoe Mart @ the Church of the Ascension, 
23 N. Court St., Westminster, MD
Admission Charge: $6.00 - adults, $1.00 - children

Find my painting pal, Merla Tootle and me at the T 'n T room (I'll post the room location as soon as I have it). If you haven't been to this Christmas event, you need to go, especially if you like to find high quality, unique holiday gifts. There will be 51 different artists and craftspeople, not to mention amazing foods. All artists and craftspeople go through a heavily competitive juried process, so you will find the best of the best at Mistletoe Mart.

November 28 - 29, 2014
Saints Constantine and Helen Christmas Arts and Craft Show
Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 
2747 Riva Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401
An Arts and Crafts Festival that has the best benefit of delicious Greek edibles! Yasou! (pronounced yah-sue).

November 29, 2014
10 am to 4 pm
Annapolis Maritime Museum Holiday Bazaar
The Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 2nd Street, Annapolis, MD 21403
This is the first time this has been offered, but any event that Dave Murphy plans is always a hit. I'm sure he has hand-picked all who will participate, so don't miss this event!

December 6, 2014 
St. Martin's in the Field Christmas Bazaar
St. Martin's in the Field Episcopal Church, 
375 Benfield Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146
As always, I cannot say enough about this Bazaar, but it's being revamped this year with new vendors that are being carefully selected so there will be much new to see. If you want beautiful greens for the holiday season, they always have a beautiful selection and their White Elephant store is always a big hit! 

Shows completed in 2014
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

Shows completed in 2013
December 7, 2013 - St. Martin's in the Field Christmas Bazaar
December 7, 2013 - The John Carroll Christmas Bazaar
December 5, 2013 - Holiday Bazaar, Big Vanilla, Pasadena
November 29-30, 2013 - Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival, St. Constantine and Helen November 5 - Dec 29 - Maritime Museum Giclée Show
November 29-30, 2013 St. Helen and Constantine Greek Orthodox Church 
    Christmas Craft Fair, Annapolis
November 9, 2013, Chevy Chase Arts and Crafts Festival
October 26 - 27, 2013, $90.00 or Less Holiday Show, Artists' Framer and Gallery
October 19 - 20, Quiet Waters Art at the Park, space 11, Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD
October 12 - 13, 2013 - Catoctin Color Fest, space 182, Community Park, Thurmont, MD
October 6, 2013 - First SundaySeptembrer 28, 2013 - Fenton Street Market
September 13 - October 11, 2013 - Keystone National, Mechanicsburg, PA
September 22, 2013 - West Annapolis Oktoberfest
September 15, 2013 - Bel Air Festival for the Arts, space 32
September 1, 2013 - First Sunday Annapolis, space 30
August 28, 2013 - RSPS Expo
April 24, 2013 - June 30 – Boats of the Bay exhibit, Annapolis Maritime Museum
June 23, 2013 - Paris Flea, Annapolis
June 14, 15, 16, 2013 - Art Park @ Columbia Festival of the Arts
May 29 - June 9, 2013 - Mitchell Gallery @ St. John's College, Annapolis
May 18, 2013 - Mt. Airy May Fest
May 11, 2013 - Piney Orchard Street Festival
May 3, 2013 - Towson Gardens Day
May 5, 2013 - First Sunday, Annapolis
April 27, 2013 - Fenton Street Market
January 3 ~ April 18 2013, Lowe House (Maryland House of Delegates) Exhibit
April 24, 2013, Big Vanilla Spring Show and Open House, Arnold, MD

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