Academy Art Museum Announces 2018 Members’ Exhibition Awards

The Academy Art Museum is celebrating The Annual Members’ Exhibition: The Museum @ 60 through January 13, 2019. In honor of this milestone, Museum members were invited to get creative, imaginative and experimental around the suggested “60” theme in any medium. New York Artist Emily Lombardo, the Museum’s first Artist-in-Residence, served as Judge for the exhibition and presented the exhibition awards.

At the festive exhibition, the following awards were given: The Best in Show in Honor of Lee Lawrie – Mary Ann Schindler for YvesK (Galerie) Iris Clert MCMLVIII; The Jane Shannahan Hill Offutt Memorial Award for Painting – David Plumb for Self Portrait; Arielle Marks Award for Best Print (excluding photography) – Rosemary Cooley for Eddies and Flows; Samuel Sands Sporting Art Award – Virginia Perram for Untitled [decoys]; M. Susan Stewart Award for Best Collage – Sheryl Southwick for Happy Birthday; Best Seascape in Honor of David T. Grafton – Sahm Doherty Sefton for At Last; Nancy South Reybold Award for Contemporary Art, sponsored by Main Street Gallery, Cambridge, and Nancy’s Artist Friends – Alison Cooley for Tidal 7180; Trippe Gallery Award for Best Work on Paper – Christie Taylor for Bunatrahir Bay, County Mayo, Ireland; Best Landscape Award, sponsored by the St. Michaels Art League – Armando R. Ortiz for After the Storm;Academy Clay Award sponsored by an anonymous donor – Nancy McNary-Smith for Three Sisters; Excellence in Photography – Matt Moore for Empty Pedestals; Ben Franklin Crafts Awards – Joseph Minarick for Untitled (LVd’I), Alan Wald for Artemis and Actaeon, and James Malaro for LX.

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.

Photo: First row, left to right, are Alan Wald, Emily Lombardo, Joseph Minarick, and Nancy McNary-Smith. Pictured middle row, left to right, are Ben Simons, Director; Sahm Doherty-Sefton, Mary Ann Schindler, and Rosemary Cooley. Pictured back row, left to right, are Sheryl Southwick, David Plumb, Matthew Moore, and Armando R. Ortiz. Absent from the photo are award winners Alison Cooley, James Malaro, and Virginia Perram.

AAM Lecture: The Altering Eye: Photography at the National Gallery by Sarah Greenough

Sarah Greenough, Senior Curator of Photographs, National Gallery of Art, will be presenting a lecture Friday, December 14, 2018 at 6pm

In 1990, Greenough became the founding curator of the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art and has been responsible for establishing and growing the National Gallery’s collection of photographs, which now numbers more than 17,000 works made between 1839 and the present.

Caption: Andre Kertesz, Clock of the Académie Française, Paris (detail)

Academy Art Museum Announces December 2018 Events

Sheryl Southwick, Happy Birthday

EXHIBITIONS

The Annual Members’ Exhibition: The Museum @ 60
Through January 13, 2019
Free Docent Tours Wednesdays, 11 a.m.- 12 noon, meet at Front Desk
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 the holidays, during peak family visits and holiday cheer, as well as many opportunities for art sales. New York Artist Emily Lombardo served as Judge for the exhibition. The Academy Art Museum exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Star Democrat.

EVENTS

Open MIC
Second Monday Each Month
December 10 – Airing of Grievances
7 to 9 p.m.

Andre Kertesz, Clock of the Académie Française

LECTURES

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.

The Altering Eye: Photography at the National Gallery of Art
Sarah Greenhough, Senior Curator of Photographs, National Gallery of Art
Friday, December 14, 2018, 6 p.m.
Cost: $24 Members, Non-members $29 (Pre-registration is suggested)
In 1990, Sarah Greenhough became the founding curator of the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art and has been responsible for establishing and growing the National Gallery’s collection of photographs, which now numbers more than 17,000 works made between 1839 and the present.

ADULT CLASSES

Handmade Coastal Holiday Ornaments
Instructor: Maggii Sarfaty
Two-day workshop: December 6 and 7, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Cost: $105 Members, $126 non-members (Plus $8 materials fee paid to instructor)

Maggii Sarfaty

Earring Frenzy
Instructor: Melissa Kay-Steves
Date: December 5, Wednesday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Cost: $50 Members, $60 Non-Members (Plus $35 materials kit fee paid to the instructor at first class)

CHILDREN’S CLASSES

Family Ornament Day
Instructor: Museum Staff
Saturday, December 8, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
FREE

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 Announces New and Retiring Board Members

The Academy Art Museum has announced changes to its Board of Trustees. Outgoing trustees who have devoted six years or more of service to the Museum include Warren Cox, Rodanthe Hanrahan, Simma Liebman, Patricia Saul and Bruce Wiltsie. Trustee Katherine Allen has given four years of board service. Ben Simons, Director of the Museum, comments, “It is fitting in our anniversary year to commend these individuals who have demonstrated remarkable commitment, leadership and devotion to the well-being of the Museum to help prepare it for the next 60 years.”

Six new trustees have been appointed to the Board: Donna Alpi, Max Farrell, Trish Malin, Jill Meyerhoff, Courtney Clark Pastrick, and Mary Ann Schindler. Donna Alpi of Oxford and Arlington, VA practiced tax law with the firms of Skadden Arps and then Hogan and Hartson in Washington, DC. She is a graduate of the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn State. She also has an LLM in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. She is actively involved in the Tred Avon Yacht Club and was a member of the TAYC Junior Sailing Committee, serving as the Junior Sailing Fundraiser Chair and the Registration Chair. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Arlington Free Clinic, which provides health care to uninsured Arlington residents.

Pictured are five of six new Trustees on the Board of the Museum. Standing, L-R: Catherine McCoy, Board Chair; Jill Meyerhoff, Mary Ann Schindler, and Ben Simons, Director. Pictured seated are Trish Malin, Courtney Clark Pastrick, and Donna Alpi. Absent from the photo is Max Farrell.

Max Farrell of Easton and Chicago, IL served as Director of Corporate Contributions for Kraft Foods and President of Kraft Foods Foundation. She also served as Corporate Relations Director at Allstate Insurance Company, and as President of the Allstate Foundation. She attended Clemson University and received an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. After leaving the corporate community, Farrell became engaged in civic and community endeavors in Chicago. She currently serves as a board member of the Lyric Opera of Chicago where she served as President; and as a board member of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago, Northwestern University and The Joffrey Ballet.

Trish Malin of Easton is a retired Marketing Director for a range of blue-chip food and packaging companies. She has a master’s degree in Business Studies from University of London. She has volunteered for Best Friends, a non-profit animal sanctuary in Utah, and was president of her Homeowners Association in Palos Verdes, CA. Malin has an active interest in DC theatres and the Washington Ballet, and is a member of the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC. She is on the board of Chesapeake Music, helping to run the Monty Alexander Jazz Festival in Easton.

Jill Meyerhoff of Easton has been involved in both community service and business in Talbot County for over 30 years. She and her father owned and operated the powerboat business Tidewater Yacht Sales. Since then, Meyerhoff has focused on education, serving as an assistant at Easton Montessori School, volunteering at The Country School, and serving as head of the Parent Association and as a trustee for Gunston School. She has also held Executive Board positions in the Garden Club of the Eastern Shore and currently serves as its President. The Meyerhoffs tend to their farm on the Miles River and their flock of sheep, which yields heirloom blankets, throws and fine crafts.

Courtney Clark Pastrick of Easton and Chevy Chase, MD has led her family’s philanthropic giving as President of the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation and today as Chairman of the Board. She is active in the Washington, DC-area community where she has served in leadership roles with several local non-profit organizations, including as former Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Washington Jesuit Academy, a middle school for at-risk boys in DC, and as a trustee for Collegiate Directions, Inc., a college access program for low-income, first-generation-to-college students in Maryland. Pastrick currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Vanderbilt University and DC-CAP, a college access program for public and charter school students in DC. She also serves on the board of Clark Enterprises, the private investment firm founded in 1972 by her father. She holds a JD from the Catholic University of America and a bachelor’s degree from Duke University.

Mary Ann Schindler of Easton is an artist who has pursued painting, sculpture, mixed media and installation. Her work has appeared in several regional and DC Metro area galleries, and is represented in private collections throughout the United States. She had a career in commercial art and illustration, as well as her own marketing business. She has a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College, Washington, DC. Schindler has been involved in volunteer work for many local organizations, including ESCMF (now Chesapeake Music), the Cinema Society, ArtWorks for Freedom, Empty Bowls, Festival of Trees, and the Main Street Arts District initiative in Cambridge. She is a sponsor of the Museum’s new Artist-in-Residence program, co-chaired the 2017 ArtWorks for Freedom/Easton exhibit at the Waterfowl Building, and is the co-founder of the Artistic Insights Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation.

Catherine Collins McCoy, Chair of the Museum’s Board of Trustees comments, “We are thrilled to have this talented group join our Board of Trustees as the Museum builds on its achievements by expanding the reach of its educational programs and the excellence of its exhibitions and collections.”

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

Sheryl Southwick, Happy Birthday, collage, 2018

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.

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.”

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 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.