Fabulous Christmas Decorations at Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery

Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery is excited to be hosting a very special trunk show during “First Weekend” in December featuring the fabulous Christmas wreaths, table centerpieces and special Christmas decorations designed by Glittermoon Vintage Christmas from Richmond, Virginia.

In 2011, the owner and Eastern Shore native, Cackie Trippe McCarty launched Glittermoon Vintage Christmas: unique designs made from ornaments and decorations of yesteryear. Having had a longtime love of old Christmas things, she admires the craftsmanship and creativity that went into making them. But, as a child of the 1950s, she especially loves the wonderful memories these pieces evoke. One day, she saw a magazine article about how to make an ornament wreath so she made one for herself using mostly broken ornaments that she loved too much to throw away. It turned out so well that she decided to start making them to sell as an adjunct to her other artwork.

Cackie searches high and low for the most unusual, beautiful, and truly special decorations. These wonderful pieces have been gently loved, often by several generations in the same family. She especially loves it when someone points to an ornament and says, “My grandmother (or mother or aunt) had one of these!”

Every piece Cackie makes is unique; there will never be another one like it. This is not only because of the materials themselves (as in what she has in her inventory) but she maintains that she would be bored to tears if she had to reproduce previous designs. She tries to begin each wreath (or centerpiece) with something very special as a focal point. Loving the mental stimulation of design, she lets color, scale, and texture drive the design. Generally, it takes parts of 3 days to make a wreath from start to finish.

Cackie’s wreaths and topiaries have a national following and have been shipped all over the continental USA. She is a proud member of the Beekman 1802 artisan collective (Beekman1802.com, based in upstate NY) and has been featured in R Home Magazine (November 2014) and the Los Angeles Times (December 2015). Mariah Carey owns one of her wreaths – a pink one, naturally. Her work has also been displayed at Zézé Flowers (2013) and More & More Antiques (2016), both in Manhattan, and at a handful of other shops on the East Coast. In 2015, one of her wreaths was auctioned at a charity benefit for the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in NYC.

Trippe-Hilderbrandt Celebrates Four Years with Work by Greg Osterhaus

Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery celebrates its 4th year anniversary with a new show exhibiting the oil canvasses of Virginia artist Greg Osterhaus. The rural south is depicted eloquently and passionately in Osterhaus’ oil paintings as color and expression are the essence of any composition by this southern artist. Osterhaus has been painting for more than 30 years and delightfully captures the nature of the Mid-Atlantic and points south-from the coast to the mountains. The exhibit at Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery opens with a reception and anniversary celebration during First Friday Gallery Walk from 5-8 pm.

For more information please call the gallery at 410-310-8727.

Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery Rolls Out the Welcome Mat for Plein Air-2017

Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery welcomes Plein Air Easton! with special demonstrations by gallery artists and Plein Air Easton competitors watercolorist David Csont, oil painter Leonard Mizerek, oil painter Elise Phillips and Botanical artist Lee D’Zmura will be giving public demonstrations of their individual painting styles on Friday July 21 at the gallery. Csont, Phillips and Mizerek are competing in their 8th straight Plein Air Easton!

In addition, there will be a special Gallery Walk in Easton on Saturday July 22 with all galleries open until 8 pm and serving refreshments.

David Csont giving his demo in 2016

Leonard Mizerek nurtured his artistic love of nature while growing up in the Brandywine Valley. His early influence was with the Pennsylvania Impressionists and Brandywine School. Mizerek is one of 26 Fellows of the American Society of Marine Artists. Throughout the last few years,

Leonard participated in several invitational Plein Air events including Mystic, Annapolis, winning Honorable Mention and Easton Md. winning Second Place in the Quick Draw event. Len’s demonstration at the gallery will be from 10:30-12 at the gallery on Friday the 21st.

“Where most people see the ordinary, I envision a painting.” says award winning oil painter Elise Phillips. Elise was born in Wayne, Pennsylvania into a family with an extensive background in the fine arts. Her great, great grandfather founded Newman Galleries in Philadelphia in 1865, and today she is the fifth generation of the family involved in the arts. Her demonstration at the gallery will be from 12:30-2 on Friday the 21st.

Watercolor has been a passion of David Csont and is evident in his painting and illustration style. Over 25 years he has developed a colorful, painterly approach, rooted in the tradition of English watercolorists.. Ever cultivating his technique, he can be seen painting traditional plein air watercolors as he travels the world. David will be giving a demonstration at the gallery on Friday July 21 from 2-3:30 PM.

Botanical Artist Lee D’Zmura will be giving a demonstration of her technique at the gallery Friday morning from 10:30-12. Talbot County artist Lee D’Zmura is an award winning botanical artist whose experience in landscape architecture enriches her watercolors fine detail in her paintings is in part the result of years of technical drawing. Her watercolors are an attempt to capture the beauty and delicacy of the individual specimen with botanical accuracy.

In addition to demonstrations on Friday, Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery will be joining other Easton galleries for a special gallery walk Saturday July 22 from 5-8. For more information please call 410-310-8727. www.trippehilderbrandtgallery.com

 

Book Signing by Photographer Jay Fleming at Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery

working-the-water-book-coverTrippe-Hilderbrandt is pleased to announce that the gallery is hosting a book signing by photographer Jay Fleming  during Easton’s First Friday Gallery Walk December 2.  The book is titled “Working the Water” and is quite an extraordinary body of work. In addition, the gallery will be featuring several limited edition photographs from the book. Book Signing and reception will be held at Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery located at 23 N Harrison Street from 5-8 pm. For more information please call 410-310-8727.

Jay Fleming’s first book, “Working the Water,” is a visual narrative of the lives of those individuals whose livelihood is directly dependent upon the Chesapeake Bay — America’s largest estuary. The book comprises photographs of seasoned watermen, scenic seascapes, weathered workboats and bay bounty — a true and complete depiction of Chesapeake Bay life.

Fleming has spent the past three years actively documenting the fascinating and rapidly changing way of life of those who make their living off of the Bay’s resources. He has travelled thousands of miles around the Bay’s watershed and photographed hundreds of individuals and dozens of fisheries with the goal of documenting all aspects of the Bay-influenced industries.

Organized chronologically by season, “Working the Water” illustrates a behind-the-scenes view of commercial fisheries not visible to the average seafood consumer. From underwater shots of the fish in their natural habitat to images of them being harvested, and ultimately processed, Jay’s collection of photographs creates an all-encompassing vignette of the seafood industry that is sure to evoke a newfound appreciation for the seafood on your plate.

Equal parts informative and aesthetically pleasing, Jay’s flagship book, “Working the Water,” is relevant to the seafood enthusiast, the history buff, the biologist, photography fan and Chesapeake Bay lover alike.

Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery Announces Painting Demonstrations

DSC_0079

David Csont will give a demonstration at Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery.

Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery welcomes Plein Air Easton! with special demonstrations by gallery artists and Plein Air Easton competitors. Watercolorist David Csont, oil painter Leonard Mizerek and Botanical artist Lee D’Zmura will be giving public demonstrations of their individual painting styles on Friday July 15 at the gallery. In addition, this year Plein Air Easton! there will be a special Gallery Walk in Easton on Saturday July 16 with all galleries open until 8 pm and serving refreshments.

Watercolor has been a passion of David Csont and is evident in his painting and illustration style. Over 25 years he has developed a colorful, painterly approach, rooted in the tradition of English watercolorists. Ever cultivating his technique, he can be seen painting traditional plein air watercolors as he travels the world. David Csont has participated as juried artist in Plein Air Easton from 2010 through 2015. David will be giving a demonstration at the gallery on Friday July 15 from 1-2:30 PM.

Leonard Mizerek nurtured his artistic love of nature while growing up in the Brandywine Valley. His early influence was with the Pennsylvania Impressionists and Brandywine School. Mizerek is one of 26 Fellows of the American Society of Marine Artists. Throughout the last few years, Leonard participated in several invitational Plein Air events including Mystic, Annapolis, winning Honorable Mention and Easton Md. winning Second Place in the Quick Draw event. Len’s demonstration at the gallery will be from 2:30–4 at the gallery on Friday the 15th.

Botanical Artist Lee D’Zmura will be giving a demonstration of her technique at the gallery Friday morning from 10:30-12.. Talbot County artist Lee D’Zmura is an award winning botanical artist whose experience in landscape architecture enriches her watercolors fine detail in her paintings is in part the result of years of technical drawing. Her watercolors are an attempt to capture the beauty and delicacy of the individual specimen with botanical accuracy.

In addition to demonstrations on Friday, Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery will be joining other Easton galleries for a special gallery walk Saturday July 16 from 5-8. For more information please call 410-310-8727. www.trippehilderbrandtgallery.com

Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery Hosts Plein Air Artist David Csont for Friday

During First Friday Gallery Walk tonight, Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery will be featuring Plein Air artist David Csont. Csont will be greeting visitors during the reception from 5-8pm and talking to guests about his body of work exhibited in the gallery. He has participated as juried artist in Plein Air Easton from 2010 through 2015, one of the premier traditional painting exhibitions in the country. He was also the founder and organizer of Plein Air Mt Lebanon, a nationally recognized week long professional competition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. David Csont is a nationally recognized illustrator and educator with over 25 years of professional experience in the visualization of architecture. He holds degrees in Art History and Graphic Design and completed his education earning a Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 1995.

Watercolor has been a passion of David, and is evident in his painting and illustration style. Over 25 years he has developed a colorful, painterly approach, rooted in the tradition of English watercolorists like John Sell Cotman and Cyril Farey. Ever cultivating his technique, he can be seen painting traditional plein air watercolors as he travels the world. Always having a passion to share what he knows, David has led over 50 lectures and seminars in art and painting throughout his career.

Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery Exhibits Naturalist Melanie Fain

Fain is recognized in the recent issue of Gun and Garden magazine showing her piece “Flushed”(pictured) as an artist creating her own sporting legacy.

Fain is recognized in the recent issue of Gun and Garden magazine showing her piece “Flushed”(pictured) as an artist creating her own sporting legacy.

Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery is pleased to announce the addition of Printmaker-Artist-Naturalist Melanie Fain to their current exhibition of fine art. “I saw Melanie’s work at the Waterfowl Festival and was captivated”, says gallery owner Nanny Trippe. ”Her work is lovely and I was so pleased when she accepted the invitation to join Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery.”

Melanie Fain’s passion for nature is clearly reflected in her subtle yet powerful works of art. For over 30 years, she has brought the beauty and drama of nature to her collectors, offering an intimate view of the natural world.

Melanie makes her home in the Texas Hill Country and travels across the United States in pursuit of her favorite subjects: birds, botanicals, insects, hunting, fishing and breathtaking landscapes. Melanie’s dedication to her art has led to inclusion in national and international exhibitions, feature articles, publication in books and numerous accolades. “I have always been drawn to nature-it is my livelihood, my recreation, my comfort, my home. It is who I am and what I know best”-Melanie Fain

Please come view Fain’s artwork and the other artists featured at Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery during First Friday Gallery Walk, December 5 with opening reception form 5-8pm. www.trippehilderbrandtgallery.com

..

Trippe-Hildebrandt Gallery Celebrating 1st Year Anniversary

Screen Shot 2014-11-05 at 11.38.28 PMTrippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery at 23 N Harrison Street will be celebrating its first year anniversary this Friday November 7 during Easton’s First Friday Gallery walk from 5-8.

This lively gallery in the heart of Historic Easton features some of the area’s finest artists. Oil paintings by Jill Basham, Roberta Seger, Joe Mayer, Sarah Stolte and Ann Sharp; Watercolors by Don Hilderbrandt, David Csont and Joe Mayer; Fine art photography by Nanny Trippe; Botanical Art by Lee D’Zmura; Sculpture by John C. North. The gallery also represents beautiful silver jewelry by Silpada.

Owner Nanny Trippe says, “I had a vision how I wanted this gallery space to look and feel and which artists I wanted to exhibit here. It is a wonderful space full of natural light and offers terrific viewing of the art. I have been so pleased with the overwhelming response from visitors. People get excited when they walk in, and are taken by the quality of the artwork. I look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries!”

Visit www.trippehilderbrandtgallery.com for more.

..

Basham & Trippe Artwork Accepted in MD Federation of Art Show

With more than 653 entries, local artists Jill Basham and Nanny Trippe are among the 66 artists selected to exhibit in “American Landscapes: Scenes from the Americas”, a National Juried Exhibition hosted by the Maryland Federation of Art. The juror was Peter Van Dyke, Professor Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.

Jill Basham is a contemporary landscape painter residing in Trappe and Nanny Trippe is a Fine Art Photographer from Easton. Both artists are featured at the Trippe-Hilderbrandt Gallery at 23 Harrison Street in historic Easton.

Selected works will be on exhibit at MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland. The show dates are August 15-September 14 with an opening reception and awards Sunday August 24 from 3-5.

“Pines" by Nanny Trippe

“Pines” by Nanny Trippe

 

 "The Strip" by Jill Basham

“The Strip” by Jill Basham

..

Trippe Hildebrandt to Host “Wayfarers Walking Vacations” at First Friday

The Trippe Hildebrandt Studios at 23 South Harrison Street in Easton will be hosting “The Wayfarers Walking Vacations” during First Friday Gallery Walk.

From “Downton Abbey” to Provence to The Dalmatian Coast, from Alaska to the Grand Canyon, Wayfarers have planned one of a kind vacation walks for 30 years. Committed to the principles of slow travel, the Walks are designed for an intimate experience with local cultures and people.

Please join us for a wine and cheese reception beginning at 5, take home a brochure to peruse their intriguing adventures and enjoy viewing some wonderful art at our Gallery! For more information call 410-310-8727.