Academy Art Museum Announces November 2018 Events

EXHIBITIONS

Sheryl Southwick, Happy Birthday, collage, 2018

The Annual Members’ Exhibition: The Museum @ 60
November 16, 2018–January 13, 2019
Public Reception and Awards: Friday, November 16, 2018, 5:30–7 p.m.
Free Docent Tours every Wednesday at 11 a.m.
The Academy Art Museum is celebrating its 60th Anniversary. In honor of this milestone, the Museum is suggesting the theme of “60” for its 2018 Members’ Exhibition. Museum members have been invited to get creative, imaginative and experimental around the suggested “60” theme in any medium. The new dates for the Members’ Exhibition will coincide with Thanksgiving and the holidays, during peak family visits and holiday cheer, as well as many opportunities for art sales. New York Artist Emily Lombardo will serve as Judge for the exhibition and present the exhibition awards. Online sign-up will be open beginning October 1, 2018 through November 1, 2018 at academyartmuseum.org. For further information, call 410-822-2787.

Jay Fleming: Island Life
Through November 11, 2018
Free Docent Tours every Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Maryland photographer Jay Fleming has spent years documenting the culture and environment of the Chesapeake Bay. In his exhibition, Island Life, he documents life on Smith Island and Tangier Island, the Chesapeake’s only inhabited offshore islands. Being water-locked and isolated from modern transportation has created a unique way of life on Smith and Tangier, allowing for a preservation of the island’s history and traditions. Jay Fleming discovered his passion of photography upon receiving his father’s Nikon camera in his early teens. He immediately developed an affinity to looking at life through the camera lens and what ensued was an exciting photographic journey that would eventually lead him to his career as professional photographer.

Jay Fleming, Abandoned, 2017 Archival Digital Print, On loan from the artist.

ARTS EXPRESS BUS TRIPS

Arena Stage
Washington, DC
“Anything Goes”
Wednesday, November 28, 12 noon matinee
$115 Members, $138 Non-members (light snack included)
The SS American has set sail from NY to London. Aboard, the lovelorn Billy has stowed away on a mission to stop the marriage of his mystery muse, countess Hope Harcourt, to the millionaire Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Now, it is up to Billy with the help of showgirls, sailors, and public enemy #13, to find, woo and win back his true love. Unlikely alliances arise as mischief and mayhem ensue in this madcap musical by beloved composer and Tony Award winner Cole Porter.

ADULT CLASSES

Linocut Greeting Cards
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
One day: November 1 Thursday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: $75 Members, $90 Non-members (Plus $20 materials fee payable to instructor)

Modern Wall Hanging Workshop
Instructor: Jenny Walton
2 Days: November 1 and 2 Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $90 Members, $108 non-members

Jenny Walton

Mystery and Majesty: Painting the Late Autumn Landscape – All Mediums
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
November 3 and 4, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Cost $125 Members, $150 Non-members

Printmaking: Mixed Media
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
November 6 – 27
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Wine Glass Charms
Instructor: Maryetta Dynan
Date: November 7, Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $50 Members, $60 Non-members (Plus $15 materials kit fee paid to the instructor at class)

Mosaic Evening: Stepping Stones
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
2 weeks November 15 & 29, Thursday evenings, 5:30–8 p.m.
Cost: $80 Members, $96 Non-members (Plus $25 materials fee payable to instructor)

Pastel: Fundamentals and Personal Study
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
4 weeks: November 28, December 5, 12 and 19
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Fall Portfolio Night
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 6 to 8 p.m.
Free (pre-registration required)
The Museum is pleased to announce its eighth portfolio night. Area high school students are encouraged to bring their artwork to receive expert tips on what makes a winning portfolio from a panel of art school representatives and professional artists. This evening is ideal for high school seniors who are considering applying to art school and underclassmen who would like to get a leg up on preparing a strong portfolio. Parents, teachers and guidance counselors are welcome as well. Email the Museum’s Director of Children’s Education and Community Programs, Constance Del Nero, at cdelnero@academyartmuseum.org or call her directly at 978-902-1993.

Fall Portfolio

Open MIC
Second Monday Each Month –
September 10 – The Grind, October 8 – Reaping What You Sow, November 12 – You Are What You Eat, December 10 – Airing of Grievances
7 to 9 p.m.
The Academy Art Museum’s Open Mic is a monthly occasion for our community to share and appreciate the rich tapestry of creativity, skills and knowledge that thrive in the region. Contact Ray Remesch at RayRemesch@gmail.com for additional information.

Performing Arts Classes

Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesch
Contact Instructor for further information at (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com

Voice Lessons
Instructor: Georgiann Gibson
Contact instructor for Information at (410) 829-2525 or georgiann@atlanticbb.net.

Ballroom and Latin Dance
Instructor: Amanda Showell
Contact instructor for information at (302) 377-3088 or visit dancingontheshore.com.

For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Celebrates Annual Members’ Exhibition: The Museum @ 60

The Academy Art Museum is celebrating The Annual Members’ Exhibition: The Museum @ 60 from  November 16, 2018 through January 13, 2019 with a free reception and awards ceremony for the general public on Friday, November 16, 2018, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The Academy Art Museum is celebrating its 60th Anniversary. In honor of this milestone, the Museum is suggesting the theme of “60” for its 2018 Members’ Exhibition. Museum members have been invited to get creative, imaginative and experimental around the suggested “60” theme in any medium. The mediums include drawing, painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel), graphics, photography, mixed media, film, jewelry, sculpture and other applications.

Sheryl Southwick, Happy Birthday, collage, 2018

The new dates for the Members’ Exhibition will coincide with Thanksgiving and the holidays, during peak family visits and holiday cheer, as well as many opportunities for art sales. New York Artist Emily Lombardo will serve as Judge for the exhibition and present the exhibition awards.

Anke Van Wagenberg, Chief Curator at the Academy Art Museum, comments, “This is a particularly rich exhibition, showcasing the art of our members. The diversity of submissions increases the show’s interest among our visitors. This year, we are pleased that the show can coincide with the holidays so that families and friends of our artist members can enjoy the show during their visits between Thanksgiving and the New Year.”

Online sign-up will be open beginning October 1, 2018 and go through November 1, 2018 at academyartmuseum.org. The Members’ Exhibition is sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council and the Star-Democrat. For further information, call 410-822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Announces October Events

Pictured is jewelry by award-winning artist Holly Anne Mitchell.

Special Events

2018 Academy Craft Show – Dazzled!
Monday, October 1, Dazzled Online auction opens, 9 a.m.
Friday, October 19, The Preview, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 20, Doors Open, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 21, Doors Open, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Weekend Entrance Fee: $10 Members, $12 Non-members /The Preview, $100 donation
In its 21st year, the Craft Show celebrates the work of 70 artists from across the United States who will present their work inside the Academy Art Museum and the Waterfowl building in Easton. A full range of craft along with the artists who make basketry, ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry, metal, mixed media, sculpture, and wood will be available. The Craft Show theme – Dazzled: something that amazes and impresses – was selected to share in the celebration of the Museum’s 60th anniversary. A dazzling roster of artists are part of the show featuring this year’s Honorary Chair and Visionary Artist, Todd Reed from Boulder, Colorado who is an American artisanal luxury jeweler renowned for creating works of art using recycled metals and sustainably-sourced raw and fancy-cut diamonds. The show also showcases three exciting featured artists: acclaimed jeweler Ashley Buchanan who makes powder coated, metal pieces; award-winning artist Holly Anne Mitchell who creates unique and beautiful eco-friendly jewelry from recycled newspaper; and well-known Maryland artist, Rebecca Myers, whose fine jewelry echoes a passion for the garden and the allure of the natural world. New this year, Dazzled Online makes select work by participating artists available online to a national audience. For more information visit academycraftshow.com and bit.ly/Dazzled-Online. All proceeds from the Craft Show and Dazzled Online go to the Academy Art Museum in support of their mission.

Open MIC
Second Monday Each Month
October 8 – Reaping What You Sow
7 to 9 p.m.
The Museum’s Open Mic is a monthly occasion for our community to share and appreciate the rich tapestry of creativity, skills and knowledge that thrive in the region. Contact Ray Remesch at RayRemesch@gmail.com for additional information.

Thomas Patton Miller, Maryland Crab Feast

Exhibitions

All exhibitions are sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council, the Star Democrat.

AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition
Through October 14, 2018
Free docent tours on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
Part II of the Academy Art Museum’s Anniversary Exhibition, AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition honors six decades of building the Museum’s Permanent Collection, telling the story of the growth of the collections resulting from the gifts and bequests of several key art collectors, as well as more recently the support of the Collection Society. The exhibition presents a wide variety of works, including work by Ansel Adams, Leonardo Drew, Rembrandt and Ann Truitt, representing the creative genius of artists from Europe and the United States, spanning from the 17th century to the present. AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition is accompanied by a special anniversary catalogue. The exhibition is sponsored by David and Katherine Kerr Allen, Kathy and Daniel Canzoniero, Jocelyn and George Eysymontt, Amy Haines and Richard Marks, Margaret Keller, Carla and Al Massoni, Catherine Collins McCoy, and Nanny Trippe.

Jay Fleming, Abandoned

Jay Fleming: Island Life
Through November 11, 2018 (partial interruption during Craft Show)
First Friday Artist Talk & Book Presentation: Friday, September 7, 6 p.m.
Maryland photographer Jay Fleming has spent years documenting the culture and environment of the Chesapeake Bay. In his exhibition, Island Life, he documents life on Smith Island and Tangier Island, the Chesapeake’s only inhabited offshore islands. Being water-locked and isolated from modern transportation has created a unique way of life on Smith and Tangier, allowing for a preservation of the island’s history and traditions. Jay Fleming discovered his passion of photography upon receiving his father’s Nikon camera in his early teens. He immediately developed an affinity to looking at life through the camera lens and what ensued was an exciting photographic journey that would eventually lead him to his career as professional photographer. This is Jay Fleming’s third solo museum exhibition.

Kittredge-Wilson Lectures

These lectures feature an exciting array of speakers who impart a diversity of perspectives on subjects such as art, architecture, history and literature. Pre-registration is suggested. Register online at academyartmuseum.org.

Mary Jackson, MacArthur Fellowship winner Maker of Sweetgrass Baskets

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About American Studio Craft
Bruce Metcalf, Jeweler and Independent Scholar
Thursday, October 18, 6 p.m.
Cost: $24 Members, $29 Non-members
Bruce Metcalf is coauthor of the book, “Makers: A History of American Studio Craft,” which is considered the first comprehensive survey of contemporary craft in the US. He has also penned countless essays in catalogs for metal exhibitions across the country and contributes fairly regularly to publications such as American Craft and Metalsmith.

Arts Express Bus Trips

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Fabulous Fashions: From Dior’s New Look to Now AND
Perfect Little Ladies: The World of Victorian Fashion Dolls
Thursday, October 18
$93 Members, $111 Non-members (includes admission)
Experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed, from romantic ball gowns to audacious contemporary ensembles, and everything in between. See how designers have used color and pattern, shape and volume, draping, metallics, and embellishments to continually reinvent the art form. Also, before Barbie and American Girl, there was Miss Fanchon – the ultimate toy for privileged girls in the 1860s and 1870s. These dolls came with an amazing array of dresses, undergarments, and meticulously crafted accessories, from gloves and jewelry to roller skates and calling cards.

Berthe Morisot, Self-Portrait

Barnes Collection
Philadelphia, PA
Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist
Wednesday, October 31
$110 Members, $132 Non-members
Through her portrayal of the human figure, Morisot explored impressionist themes of modernity: the intimacy of contemporary bourgeois living and family life, the taste for resorts and gardens, the importance of fashion, and women’s domestic work. This exhibition will be the first dedicated presentation of Morisot’s work to be held in the US since 1987.

Adult Classes

Basic Drawing: Understanding Value and Composition
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
6 weeks: October 30–December 4, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Portrait Drawing from Life
Instructor: Bradford Ross
6 weeks: October 25–December 13 (no class November 8 and 22), Thursdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $170 Members, $235 Non-members (Plus a model a modeling fee paid to the instructor at the first class)

Nick Serratore

Painting the Landscape with Pastel
Instructor: Nick Serratore
3 weeks: October 3, 10 and 17, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $210 Non-members

Pastel: Fundamentals and Personal Study
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
2 sessions of 4 weeks: October 24, 31, 7 & November 14 AND November 28, December 5, 12 and 19 Wednesdays: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost per session: $185 Member, $222 Non-members

Strong Values and Engaging Colors in the Landscape
Instructor: Julia Rogers
3 weeks: October 9, 16 and 23 Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $210 Non-members

Julia Rogers

Birds, Boats and the Bay
Instructor: Matthew Hillier
4 weeks: October 13, 27, November 3 and 17 (no class October 20 or November 10)
Saturdays, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: $210 Members, $252 Non-members

Oil Painting: Creating Color Harmonies
Instructor: Bradford Ross
6 weeks: October 30 – December 11 (no class November 20/Thanksgiving)
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Cost $175 Member, $210 Non-members

Mosaic Evening: Flower Pots
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
2 weeks: October 4 & 11 Thursday evenings, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Cost: $80 Members, $96 Non-members (Plus $25 materials fee payable to Instructor)

Printmaking Exploration Evenings
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
4 weeks: October 9 – 30
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: $100 Members, $120 non-members

Special Classes

Cocktails and Canvas
Odilon Redon: Flowers in a Vase
Instructor: Constance Del Nero
Wednesday, October 3, 6–8 p.m.
Cost: $45

Leaf Locked Pendant
Instructor: Melissa Kay-Steves
Date: October 3, Wednesday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: $50 Members, $60 Non-members (Plus $60 kit materials fee paid to the instructor at first class)

Children’s Classes

Family Art Day
All aboard!! Travel the World to Brazil
Instructor: Museum Staff
Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
FREE

Homeschool Classes
Late Fall Session: October 26–December 14, 2018 (Note that there are NO classes on November 9 or 23)
Ages 6 to 9 years (Please do NOT register 5 year-olds in this class.)
Constance Del Nero
Ages 10+
Susan Horsey
Cost (per session): $90 Members, $100 Non-members After the first full-priced tuition, siblings attend for $60/67! Pre-registration is advised as space is limited in each group.

Painting with Photoshop
Grades 6–10
Instructor: Chris Pittman
6 classes: Mondays and Wednesdays: October 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Cost: $85 Members, $95 Non-members

Performing Arts Classes
Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesch
Contact Instructor for further information at (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com

Voice Lessons
Instructor: Georgiann Gibson
Contact instructor for Information at (410) 829-2525 or georgiann@atlanticbb.net.

Ballroom and Latin Dance
Instructor: Amanda Showell
Contact instructor for information at (302) 377-3088 or visit dancingontheshore.com.

For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.

AAM Hosts Instructor Open House and Announces Adult Art Classes

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Academy Art Museum will host a 60th Birthday Party and Annual Members’ Meeting. Included in the event will be the Museum’s annual Instructor Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include demonstrations, entertainment, refreshments, and door prizes.

According to Katie Cassidy, Education Consultant at the Academy Art Museum, “The event will introduce our exciting fall line-up of classes and instructors. Demonstrations in drawing a live model, monoprints, pastel, watercolor, photography, and oil and acrylic painting will be offered.”

New this year, will be classes by artist Maggii Sarfaty, who will be showing her handmade ornaments; John Dynan and Melissa Kay-Steves who will be teaching jewelry making; and Stephen Walker, who will be teaching photography in the Museum’s Digital Lab.

Pictured is an adult drawing class at the Academy Art Museum.

The schedule for instructor demonstrations on September 15 is as follows:

Shery Southwick – Visual Arts Studio, monoprints, 10 – 11: 30 a.m.

Katie Cassidy – Painting Studio, drawing and pastels, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Steve Bleinberger – Drawing Studio, watercolor, 1 – 3 p.m.

Brad Ross – Drawing Studio, portrait and figure, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Diane Mullaly -Painting Studio, oil and acrylic, 1 – 3 p.m.

Steve Walker – Digital Studio, photography, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Paul Aspell – Clay Studio, 11:30 – 1 p.m.

Maggii Sarfaty – Atrium, handmade holiday ornaments, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

John Dynan and Melissa Kay-Steves – Atrium, jewelry, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

For further information, contact Katie Cassidy at wkmcgarry@verizon.net or at 410-820-5222.

Get Ready to Be “Dazzled!” The 21st Annual Academy Art Museum Craft Show Set to Go October 19

The Academy Art Museum celebrates its 60th Anniversary and the 21st Anniversary of its Craft Show on October 19 through 21, 2018 in Easton, Maryland. During this major anniversary year, the theme of the Craft Show is Dazzled. The show brings artists from around the country to the Museum in Easton and features every category of craft by carefully selected artists.

Each year the show recognizes exceptional artists and this year, the Honorary Chair and Visionary Artist is Todd Reed from Boulder, Colorado. Mr. Reed is an American artisanal luxury jeweler renowned for creating works of art using recycled metals and sustainably-sourced raw and fancy-cut diamonds. There are three exciting featured artists: acclaimed jeweler Ashley Buchanan who makes powder coated, metal pieces; award-winning artist Holly Anne Mitchell who creates unique and beautiful eco-friendly jewelry from recycled newspaper; and well known Maryland artist, Rebecca Myers, whose fine jewelry echoes a passion for the garden and the allure of the natural world.

For the first time, the Academy Art Museum will offer an online auction, Dazzled Online, opening at the beginning of October. Participating artists will present a selection of their works in an online format that will be shared nationally.

Craft Show chairman and Easton resident, Craig Fuller, explains, “We’ve worked for several months to bring to the Show over seventy outstanding artists from across the United States to exhibit their work encompassing all craft media: basketry, ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry, metal, mixed media, sculpture, and wood. Whether people view the work in Dazzled Online or at the Show, there will be something for everyone from small, well-priced, handmade treasures to one-of-a-kind pieces of art.”

Ben Simons, Director of the Academy Art Museum, says, “The Academy Craft Show represents the best of the Museum, attracting national talent and new audiences to Easton, while providing critical support of our year-round offerings in children’s and adult education and top-class exhibitions.”

All proceeds from the Craft Show and from the online auction go to the Academy Art Museum to support the many community-based programs for all ages. Craft Show admission is $10 for Museum members and $12 for non-members. For more information about this event, visit academycraftshow.com or call 410-822-2787.

Caption: The Academy Art Museum’s 21st Annual Craft Show – Dazzled — brings over 70 artists representing all categories of craft from across the country to Easton, Maryland on October 19-21, 2018. Pictured is jewelry by award-winning artist Holly Anne Mitchell, one of the Craft Show’s featured artists, who creates unique and beautiful eco-friendly jewelry from recycled newspaper.

Academy Art Museum Announces September Events

Thomas Patton Miller, Maryland Crab Feast

Exhibitions
All exhibitions are sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council, the Star Democrat.

AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition
Through October 14, 2018
Free docent tours on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.
Part II of the Academy Art Museum’s Anniversary Exhibition, AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition honors six decades of building the Museum’s Permanent Collection, telling the story of the growth of the collections resulting from the gifts and bequests of several key art collectors, as well as more recently the support of the Collection Society. The exhibition presents a wide variety of works, including work by Ansel Adams, Leonardo Drew, Rembrandt and Ann Truitt, representing the creative genius of artists from Europe and the United States, spanning from the 17th century to the present. AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition is accompanied by a special anniversary catalogue. The exhibition is sponsored by David and Katherine Kerr Allen, Kathy and Daniel Canzoniero, Jocelyn and George Eysymontt, Amy Haines and Richard Marks, Margaret Keller, Carla and Al Massoni, Catherine Collins McCoy, and Nanny Trippe.

Jay Fleming, Abandoned

Jay Fleming: Island Life
Through November 11, 2018 (partial interruption during Craft Show)
First Friday Artist Talk & Book Signing: Friday, September 7, 6 p.m.
Maryland photographer Jay Fleming has spent years documenting the culture and environment of the Chesapeake Bay. In his exhibition, Island Life, he documents life on Smith Island and Tangier Island, the Chesapeake’s only inhabited offshore islands. Being water-locked and isolated from modern transportation has created a unique way of life on Smith and Tangier, allowing for a preservation of the island’s history and traditions. Jay Fleming discovered his passion of photography upon receiving his father’s Nikon camera in his early teens. He immediately developed an affinity to looking at life through the camera lens and what ensued was an exciting photographic journey that would eventually lead him to his career as professional photographer. This is Jay Fleming’s first solo museum exhibition.

Special Events

Academy Art Museum 60th Birthday Party and Annual Members’ Meeting
Saturday, September 15, 2018, 11 a.m.—4 p.m.
Free and Open to the public
Public Art Project Featuring Artist Julia Vogl, music, food, docent tours of AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition, an Instructor’s Open House, a family art project, and much more! For more information or to sign up to volunteer for the public art project, visit academyartmuseum.org.

Artist Julia Vogl

Instructor’s Open House -September 15, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Demonstrations, entertainment, refreshments, door prizes
Learn about the fall line-up of classes and instructors. Contact Katie Cassidy for additional information at wkmcgarry@verizon.net or 410-820-5222.

AAM Public Art Project featuring Julia Vogl
Artist Julia Vogl’s social sculptures incorporate public engagement, architectural interventions and color. Vogl will unveil the public art project in the Museum’s Courtyard during the Museum’s birthday party. The project will focus on creating Academy-60th-themed linoleum plates to print bunting flags, which we will hang streaming in the Courtyard for the party. It’s a community-based process and Vogl will work with 40 to 60 volunteers to create the art project in the week prior to the event. If you are interested in participating in the workshop the week of September 8th, please contact Amanda Beck at abeck@academyartmuseum.org.

Triangles for the 60th Anniversary – Community Art Project
The Academy Art Museum is turning 60 in 2018 and is calling all students, teachers, professional artists, amateurs, families, friends, and everyone in between to pick up a free card stock triangle at the Museum’s front desk before August 31. Participants are encouraged to draw on the triangle, paint on it, write on it, make holes in it, and glue things to it. Completed triangles should be returned to the Museum by September 30. Watch as the Museum re-creates its logo the front wall of its Atrium —triangle by triangle— to form a giant community mosaic.

Open MIC
Second Monday Each Month –
September 10 – The Grind
7 to 9 p.m.
The Academy Art Museum’s Open Mic is a monthly occasion for our community to share and appreciate the rich tapestry of creativity, skills and knowledge that thrive in the region. Contact Ray Remesch at RayRemesch@gmail.com for additional information.

Adult Classes

Steve Bleinberger

Photographing the Log Canoe Races
Instructor: Jay Fleming
Two 1-Day Workshops: Saturday, September 8 AND Sunday, September 9
Time: TBD – check the website nearer the scheduled date
Cost: $300 Members per 1-Day Workshop $360 Non-members (includes the boat fees)

Watercolor: Rocks, Waves and Spray!
Instructor: Steve Bleinberger
3 weeks: September 27, October 4 and 11 Thursdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $ 210 Non-members

Introduction to Basic Drawing
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
4 weeks: September 11–October 2, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Cost: $150 Members, $180 Non-members

Brad Ross

Foundations of Portrait Drawing
Instructor: Bradford Ross
6 weeks: September 6–October 11, Thursdays, 10 a.m. –1 p.m.
Cost: $170 Members, $235 Non-members

Drawing the Human Figure
Instructor: Bradford Ross
6 weeks: September 11–October 16, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $170 Members, $235 Non-members

Pastel: Sharpening Skills and Techniques
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
3 weeks: September 12, 19 and 26, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $165 Members, $198 Non-members

Take the Plunge!–How to Paint in Oil
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
Four classes over two weekends
September 22–23 and October 6–7 Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost $150 Members, $182 Non-members

Printmaking Exploration Evenings
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
4 weeks: Session 1: September 4 – October 2 (no class September 25), Session 2: October 9–30, Session 3: November 6–2
Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost per Session: $100 Members, $120 Non-members (Plus $25 materials fee payable to Instructor at first class)

Marilee Taussig

Introduction to Alcohol Ink Painting
Instructor: Marilee Taussig
2-Day Workshop, September 13 and 14
Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Cost: $150 Members, $180 Non-members (Plus $35 materials fee paid to the instructor at first class)

Collage Workshop: Scrap Happy Mulberry Paper
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
One Day: September 19, Wednesday, 2-4:30 p.m.
Cost: $45 Members, $54 Non-Members (Plus $6 material fee payable to Instructor)

Mosaic Evening: Wall Piece
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
2 weeks: September 6 & 13 Thursday evenings, 5:30–8 p.m.
Cost: $80 Members, $96 Non-members (Plus $15 materials fee payable to Instructor)

Introduction to Digital Photography
Instructor: Stephen Walker
6 weeks: September 13–October 25 (no class October 18) Thursdays, 6–8 p.m.
Cost: $160 Members, $192 Non-members

Intermediate/Advanced Pottery
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Two 6-week sessions Session 1: September 10–October 15 Session 2: November 5–December 10 Mondays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Cost per session: $205 Members, $246 Non-members

Intermediate and Advanced Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Two 6-week sessions Session 1: September 10–October 15 Session 2: November 5–December 10 Mondays, 1–3 p.m.
Cost per session: $205 Members, $246 Non-members

Intermediate /Advanced Hand Building
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Two 6-week sessions Session 1: September 12–October 17 Session 2: November 7–December 12 Wednesdays, 1–3 p.m.
Cost: $205 Members, $246 Non-members

Beginning and Intermediate Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Two 6-week sessions Session 1: September 12–October 17 Session 2: November 7–December 12 Wednesdays, 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Cost per session: $205 Members, $246 Non-members

Saturn Jewel Earrings
Instructor: John Dynan
Date: September 19, Wednesday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: $50 Member, $60 Non-members (Plus $25 materials kit fee paid to the instructor at first class)

Children’s Classes

Mini Masters Academy
Mini Masters is an art-based, early enrichment program for two to four-year old children. Flexible enrollment days are offered from September through May, Monday through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 12:00, with optional extended day until 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Email jhendricks@academyartmuseum.org for information and availability.

Kreative Kids Art Parties!
The Museum is now offering art birthday parties for up to 12 children. Art-loving kids will have two hours to work on a memorable art project while enjoying the camaraderie of their friends. You bring the cake—we’ll provide the creativity! Parties start at $120 plus a small materials fee (TBD) per child. Please contact Director of ArtReach and Community Programs, Constance Del Nero, at cdelnero@academyartmuseum.org for more information.

Home School Art Classes
Early Fall Session: September 7–October 12, 2018
Ages 6 to 9 years (Please do NOT register 5 year-olds in this class.)
Constance Del Nero
Ages 10+
Susan Horsey

After-School Art Club
Grades 4 through 8
Instructor: Susan Horsey
Eight Thursdays: September 20–November 29 (No class on October 18, November 8 or November 22) 3:45–5:00 p.m.
Cost: $120 Members, $130 Non-Members

Li’l Kids After-School Art Club
Grades 1 through 3
Instructor: Susan Horsey
Eight Fridays: September 21–December 1 (no class on October 19, November 9 or November 23)
3:30–4:30 p.m.
Cost: $115 Members, $125 Non-Members

Saturday Class: Children’s Ceramics
Ages 8–13
Instructor: Dawn Malosh
Saturdays, September 22–October 27 (No class on October 20), 10:00–11:30 a.m.
Cost: $108 Members; $118 Non-Members

Performing Arts Classes

Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesch
Contact Instructor for further information at (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com

Voice Lessons
Instructor: Georgiann Gibson
Contact instructor for Information at (410) 829-2525 or georgiann@atlanticbb.net.

Ballroom and Latin Dance
Instructor: Amanda Showell
Contact instructor for information at (302) 377-3088 or visit dancingontheshore.com.

For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Re-Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums

The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD has announced it has received Re-Accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).  Kippen de Alba Chu, Chair of the AAM Board of Directors, writes, “The Academy Art Museum ranks among the most prestigious museums in the United States and its participation in accreditation reflects an enduring commitment to excellence and public trust.”

Ben Simons, Director of the Academy Art Museum, states, “This re-accreditation coincides with a very special year when we are celebrating the Museum’s 60th anniversary year and entering the public phase of the Museum’s Capital Campaign—moving us on a trajectory to position the Museum solidly for the future. It’s a major milestone in the institution’s history.”

The Museum was first accredited by the AAM in 2003, a status accorded to fewer than 5% of American museums for their commitment to excellence, accountability, and high professional standards. The mission of the Academy Art Museum is to promote the knowledge, practice, and appreciation of the arts and to enhance cultural life on the Eastern Shore by making available to everyone the Museum’s expanding collection, exhibitions, and broad spectrum of arts programs.

The Academy Art Museum has expanded its role beyond the traditional museum to ensure all citizens the opportunity to fully participate in a broad spectrum of exceptional cultural offerings. The Museum welcomes over 50,000 visitors and participants annually to experience national and regional exhibitions, concerts, lectures, educational programs, and visual and performing arts classes for adults and children. The vibrant concert and lecture series attract top musicians, authors, and scholars from throughout the world.

Cathy McCoy, Chair of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, adds, “Our re-accreditation reflects how we continue to serve our community by delivering outstanding exhibitions and arts educational programming for children and adults. One example is our signature ArtReach program which saw a remarkable increase this past year, serving 2,752, which reflects an increase of 31% more school students than the prior year.”

For more than 45 years, The American Alliance of Museums’ Accreditation Program has been recognized as the gold standard of museum excellence. With its mix of self-assessment, peer review, and public recognition, AAM Accreditation helps to ensure the integrity and accessibility of museum collections, reinforce the education and public service roles of museums and promote good governance practices and ethical behavior.

In re-accrediting the Museum, the Alliance stated, “Through a rigorous process of self-assessment and review by its peers, the Museum has shown itself to be a good steward of its resources held in the public trust and committed to a philosophy of continual institutional growth.”

AAM Invites Public to 60th Birthday Party & Public Art Project

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Academy Art Museum will host a 60th Birthday Party and Annual Members’ Meeting. The event will feature a public art project with artist Julie Vogl whose social sculptures incorporate public engagement, architectural interventions and color. She will unveil the public art project in the Museum’s Courtyard during the Museum’s Birthday Party. The project will focus on creating Academy-60th-themed linoleum plates to print bunting flags, which we will hang streaming in the Courtyard for the party.

According to Amanda Beck, Curatorial Assistant at the Museum, “It’s a community-based process and Julie will work with 40 to 60 volunteers to create the art project in the week prior to the event.”

Artist Julia Vogl will unveil a public art project in the Academy Art Museum’s Courtyard during the Museum’s 60th Birthday Party.

The Birthday Party will also include docent tours of Part II of the Academy Art Museum’s Anniversary Exhibition, AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition at 12 p.m.1 p.m.2 p.m. and 3 p.m.The exhibition presents a wide variety of works, including work by Ansel Adams, Leonardo Drew, Rembrandt and Ann Truitt, representing the creative genius of artists from Europe and the United States, spanning from the 17th century to the present.  There will also be a “Family Art Cart,” a Pop-Up Museum Store, a family art project, music, food and more.

Two open houses from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will occur during the event, including the Museum Instructors’ Open House, introducing the fall line-up of classes and instructors, and the Mini Masters Open House. The Museum’s Annual Members’ Meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and will feature a preview of upcoming exhibitions and programs and an update on the Museum’s Capital Campaign and upcoming Craft Show.

Prior to the Birthday Party the public is invited to pick up a free card stock triangle at the Museum’s front desk before August 31.  Participants are encouraged to draw on the triangle, paint on it, write on it, make holes in it, and glue things to it.  Completed triangles should be returned to the Museum by August 31. Watch as the Museum re-creates its logo on the front wall of its Atrium —triangle by triangle— to form a giant community mosaic.

The Museum’s Birthday Party is free and open to the public.  Anyone interested in participating in the Public Art workshop the week of September 8th, should contact Amanda Beck at abeck@academyartmuseum.org. For further information about the Birthday Party, visit academyartmuseum.org or call 410-822-2787.

Academy Art Museum Opens AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition Part II

On Friday, July 27, the Academy Art Museum will open Part II of its Anniversary Exhibition, AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition, which will be on display through October 14, 2018, with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

In 1958, the Museum opened its doors to the public as the Academy of the Arts. In 2018, the Museum invites all audience to celebrate its 60th anniversary, honoring the past and looking ahead to the future. Program highlights include special Diamond Exhibitions, representing the creative genius of artists from Europe and the United States, spanning from the 17th century to the present.  Ben Simons, Museum Director, states, “The Diamond Exhibitions honor six decades of building the Museum’s Permanent Collection, telling the story of the growth of the collections resulting from the gifts and bequests of several key art collectors, as well as more recently the support of the Collection Society. We invite you to enjoy the best of the Museum’s Permanent Collection at this milestone in our history!”

Thomas Patton Miller, Maryland Crab Feast, 1994, AAM 2000.007, Gift of Steven Scott Gallery, Baltimore.

Chief Curator Anke Van Wagenberg has selected artworks from the Permanent Collection for the exhibition which present a wide variety of works, including work by Ansel Adams, Leonardo Drew, Rembrandt and Ann Truitt. Diamond II will also feature photography selections from the Permanent Collection, as well as newly-acquired prints by Joan Miró and a special section on Anne Truitt.

Also, currently on display at the Museum is the St. Michaels Art League (SMAL) exhibition, Reflections: Natural and Imagined, which will be on display through August 19, 2018. The exhibition presents a juried selection of work in various mediums inspired by the theme “Reflections.”  Interpretations vary broadly from literal to figurative and may include reflections on nature, on objects, on buildings, and reflections on thought and expression, to name a few. SMAL was founded 25 years ago and currently boasts over 100 members from around the Eastern Shore and beyond. The group includes many award-winning artists and aims to encourage artistic development and provide education that enriches lives through the creative arts.

AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition is accompanied by a special anniversary catalogue. The exhibition is sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council, the Star Democrat, David and Katherine Kerr Allen, Kathy and Daniel Canzoniero, Jocelyn and George Eysymontt, Amy Haines and Richard Marks, Margaret Keller, Carla and Al Massoni, Catherine Collins McCoy, and Nanny Trippe. Join us for free Docent Tours every Wednesday at 11 a.m. For further information, contact the Museum at 410-822-2787 or visit academyartmuseum.org.

Academy Art Museum Capital Campaign: Opens New Doors to the Arts

As the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD celebrates 60 years of service to the community with its anniversary year, the Museum is excited to announce the public phase of its $5+ million capital campaign which will open new doors to the arts and build a legacy for the Museum. The campaign will allow the Museum to build on its achievements by expanding the reach of its educational programs and the excellence of its exhibitions and collections. The campaign’s five initiatives will enhance the Museum’s existing programs and facilities for the benefit of its audiences and the community.

The arts education initiative focuses on meeting the growing demand for the Museum’s educational programs by expanding its offerings.Today, the Museum is the leading provider of arts education in the Mid-Shore region.

Pictured is an aerial view of the Academy Art Museum’s new courtyard entrance initiative.

The museum courtyard entrance initiative focuses on relocating the Museum’s main entrance through a freshly-landscaped pathway from Harrison Street to the current Courtyard. This change will help align the Museum with the cultural corridor of Harrison Street and present a welcoming environment for over 50,000 annual visitors. Ziger/Snead is the project’s architect. The firm’s clients have included the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Maryland Institute College of Art and the Maryland Historical Society.

The art stewardship initiative will enable the Museum to build on its excellent exhibition history and continue to pursue shows featuring leading artists from art history and significant emerging artists, while improving the quality and diversity of its collection and enhancing its care.

The campaign’s building stewardship initiative addresses the Museum’s most urgent program and facility needs.  As a museum that combines historic structures with modern additions, significant capital funds are required to maintain the Museum’s infrastructure.

Finally, the campaign’s museum endowment initiative addresses growing the Museum’s endowment to protect its future.

Pictured is an architect’s rendering showing the relocation of the Museum’s main entrance through a freshly-landscaped pathway from Harrison Street to the current Courtyard.

According to Ben Simons, director of the Academy Art Museum, “We are very excited about the courtyard project. We are working with the Maryland Historical Trust to respect the historical fabric of the building as we put a welcoming face on the organization. We are in the planning and permitting process now for the courtyard entrance and are looking forward to construction beginning in 2019.” He adds, “We are deeply tied into the community with over 75 collaborations with community partners, non-profits and neighbors. We want our physical campus to express our relationship with the broader community.”

In addition to the physical changes to the Museum, several new programmatic initiatives are currently underway reflecting the capital campaign’s goals. These include the implementation of the Museum’s first artist-in-residence program and the hiring of the first full-time curatorial assistant.

Jocelyn Eysymontt, Co-Chair of the Museum’s Capital Campaign Committee, comments, “We are thrilled with the response to the campaign and being so close to our campaign goal. We are excited to invite the public to build on the generosity of our donors to help us in our final stage of fundraising.”

The Museum supports its annual operating budget of $1.5 million through membership fees annual giving, tuitions, grants, fundraising events, and to a modest extent the income generated from the current Endowment Fund. Board of Trustees Chair Cathy McCoy adds: “Our prior trustees had the wisdom to start the Endowment Fund and support it, putting us in a strong position on which to build. A larger endowment will better protect the Museum’s future.”

For further information about the Museum’s Capital Campaign, contact Damika Baker, Director of Development at the Museum at 410-822-2787.