Thursday, May 31, 2018

(Commission information on the right)

*Something brand new: 

I have a limited online store on Square. Right now, it's limited to canvas prints of the blowfish and crabs, and my "Got Fries" t-shirt. 

If you wish to check it out, 

the link is:

My schedule for 2022 Arts Festivals:

First Sunday Arts Festival begins on May Day, May 1st. It takes place on the first Sunday each month through Nov˜µember. 

September 4, 2022
First Sunday Arts Festival
11 am to 5 pm
Downtown Annapolis - 
(West Street from St. Anne's Church, 1st and 2nd blocks north)
Free Admission

Takoma Park Folk Festival
September 11, 2022
Takoma Park Middle School
7611 Piney Branch Road
Takoma Park, MD

The Takoma Park Folk Festival will be outdoors at the Middle School. As always, there will be live entertainment, food, artists and craftspeople. 

September 18, 2022
    Bel Air Festival for the Arts
9 am to 5 pm
Shamrock Park, 29 N. Hickory, Bel Air, MD

Bel Air Festival for the Arts is celebrating it's 55th year. It is one of the biggest and best arts and crafts shows in Maryland, with 350 juried, talented artists and craftspeople. In addition to a wonderful selection of foods, Bel Air also features continuous live entertainment on their bandshell stage.

September 24, 2022
    Art on the Green
10 am to 4 pm
Battery Park, 1 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE

This festival is on the Delaware River's edge of one of the quaintest historic towns on the East Coast. (I love going to New Castle to paint - I was in a paint-out there not so very long ago). 

There are always so many wonderful, varied arts and crafts vendors dotting the serene riverside. I'm looking forward to the eats as well - The Polish Connection's offerings of pierogis and Kielbasa sandwiches sound too good to pass up!

October 1, 2022
Art on the Avenue
10 am to 6 pm
In the Del Ray Neighborhood – 
Mount Vernon Avenue between Hume and Bellefonte Avenues
Alexandria, VA
I will have information as soon as possible.

October 2, 2022
    First Sunday Arts Festival
11 am to 5 pm
Downtown Annapolis - 
(West Street from St. Anne's Church, 1st and 2nd blocks north)
Free Admission

October 15 and 16, 2022
 Art @ the Park, Quiet Waters

Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm
Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, MD

Annual arts festival located in the magnificent setting of Quiet Waters Park in Anne Arundel County near Annapolis, MD. Featuring original artwork from over 60+ exhibitors, both locally and throughout the country. This event also includes musical performances, art demonstrations, activities, and specialty food. 

November 6, 2022
    First Sunday Arts Festival
11 am to 5 pm
Downtown Annapolis - 
(West Street from St. Anne's Church, 1st and 2nd blocks north)
Free Admission

November 10, 11 and 12
Mistletoe Mart
Thursday, 10 am to 6 pm; Friday, 10 am to 7 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm

Mistletoe Mart is celebrating it 48th year! 

It's known for the fabulous holiday shopping adventure, AND for their delicious food. Come to shop, take a respite while eating lunch or dinner, then return to shopping. *THURSDAY NIGHT is HAM DINNER AND FRIDAY NIGHT IS TURKEY DINNER (both with all the sides. 

 If you need a small break, you will find it in the Golden Bough Tea Room, where you can sip free hot tea and cookies. 

This is a carefully juried show, so it makes holiday shopping a breeze!

 A big plus missing is it is handicap-accessible. 

December 3, 2022
    Holiday Mart
9 am to 5 pm

Ho! Ho! Ho! This will be the Holiday Mart's 50th year! It's a 130 artist and crafters juried show, so the shopping selection is phenominal! There's a hot cocoa bar, carriage rides, foods, a  and a children's craft corner, so this is definitely a family-friendly event.

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. 

Framing Information - 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: