An Esteemed Pair during Plein Air at Troika Gallery

Troika Gallery will host painting demonstrations by two masters, Sara Linda Poly and Matt Zoll during Plein Air Easton. On Friday, July 20, at 2:15 pm Matt Zoll, a realistic still life painter in the Flemish tradition will give a painting demo followed on Saturday, July 21 at 2:15 pm, by plein air painter Sara Linda Poly, the Grand Prize Winner at the 2016 Plein Air Easton. Both artists are masters in their own right, Zoll is a graduate of the Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore and is a sought-after instructor with his studio/school.  Poly has a keen following and offers workshops throughout the country and the world. Everyone is invited to learn by watching the artistic skills of these two Troika Gallery artists while relaxing in the cool air-conditioned gallery. Reservations are not necessary. Free to the public.

“Enchantment,” oil, 30 x 40 by Sara Linda Poly

Kevin Fitzgerald’s new evocative landscape paintings are on display, from his featured show, “The Stillness of Time.”  Original oils, watercolors, pastels, bronze sculpture, porcelain and ceramics by the 36 featured Troika Artists  are exhibited.

Featuring “The Finest of Fine Art,” Troika Gallery is the most extensive operating gallery on the Eastern Shore. Selected six times as the Best Art Gallery by What’s Up Eastern Shore magazine, the gallery has loyal followers. Whether an art collector, art lover or an art browser, Troika encourages you to stop in and see the beautiful art. Professional Artists and Co-Owners, Laura Era and Jennifer Heyd Wharton, along with Manager, Peg Fitzgerald, welcome your visit and will happily address questions on art, portraiture, and framing. Troika Gallery is located at 9 South Harrison Street and is open every day from 10:00 am until 5:30 pm and Sunday by appointment, 410-770-9190, www.troikagallery.com, art@troikagallery.com.

New Paintings by Kevin Fitzgerald at Troika Gallery

The Stillness of Time, a Troika Gallery exhibit featuring new evocative oil paintings of noted landscape artist Kevin Fitzgerald opens on  June 1, 2018, during Easton’s First Friday Gallery Walk at 5 pm. The event will feature a talk by Kevin Fitzgerald at 7 pm with refreshments and hors-d’oeuvres.

Western Clouds, 30 x 48, oil on canvas, by Kevin Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald’s paintings are highly sought after and known for their timeless and ethereal quality. Kevin has a great reverence for the land and sea and fully expresses it in his tonalist paintings characterized by neutral hues, muted atmospheric tones, and mystery. “Be brief, use the least to say the most.  To gain the particular is to lose the infinite. Painting is a solitary communication and strives to go beyond words,” Fitzgerald comments.  Inspired by French mid 19th-century romantic landscape painters, Fitzgerald’s paintings are evocative and spiritual.  His fields of color are both suggestions and subtle depictions.

Kevin studied with Raoul Middleman at the Maryland Institute College of Art and pursued his M.F.A., under a full fellowship at George Washington University.  An educator and painter, his work is collected by known celebrities and private collectors both here and abroad.

Art by all of the Troika Gallery Artists is on display through June and July, with new work refreshing the gallery’s exhibition spaces. Bronzes, oils, pastels, ceramics, porcelain, watercolors, pencil drawings and commissioned portraits are a hallmark of Troika Gallery which features The Finest of Fine Art.

Troika Gallery, 9 South Harrison Street, Monday – Saturday, 10 am to 5:30 pm, Sunday by appointment. For more information, visit www.troikagallery.com. The Stillness of Time is on view until July 18, 2018.

Spring Group Shows Continues at Troika Gallery

Troika Gallery’s Annual Spring Group Show continues through May 31, 2018, with new masterpieces by the gallery artists.

Proudly presenting the art  Jorge Alberto, Kenn Backhaus, John Ebersberger, Carolyn Egeli, Deborah Elville, Laura Era, J.A. Ferrier, Kevin Fitzgerald, David Buckley Good, Andrew Schuler Guerin, John Davis Held, Mark Hiles, Matthew Hillier, Bo Jia-Middle Kingdom, Jeanette Le Grue, Lynne Lockhart, Peter Loonam, Kirk McBride, Lou Messa, Raoul Middleman, Terry Miller, Dorothy F. Newland, Victor Nizovtsev, Brendan O’Neill, Sara Linda Poly, W. Stanley Proctor, Christopher Richard, Julie Rogers, Ann Schuler, William Storck, Carol Lee Thompson, David H. Turner, Paula Waterman, Jennifer Heyd Wharton, Chris Wilke, Vladislav Yeliseyev and Matthew Zoll, the gallery exhibits original works in oil, watercolor, pastel, bronze, acrylic, porcelain and clay.

Blossoms, oil on canvas, 18” x 24”, by J.A. Ferrier

Carolyn Egeli, Matthew Hillier, Sara Linda Poly and Julia Rogers, all distinguished oil painters, recently joined the gallery. With new artwork continually refreshing the walls, art lovers are encouraged to stop in and browse.  Since 1997, Troika Gallery has been presenting “The Finest of Fine Art” in historic downtown Easton and is the longest operating gallery on the Eastern Shore.  Whether you are an art collector, art lover or an art browser, you will enjoy your visit to Troika Gallery.

Professional Artists and co-owners, Laura Era and Jennifer Heyd Wharton, along with Gallery Manager Peg Fitzgerald, welcome your visit.  Original fine art portraits, painted by Era and Wharton,  members of the Portrait Society of America are displayed in their working studios in the gallery.   Feel free to discuss the process and have questions answered by these portrait painting professionals.

Fine art framing is available in the gallery with an extensive collection of high-quality frames on display.  Bring your art to be framed into the gallery and try out numerous moldings to create the perfect finish.

Troika Gallery is located at 9 South Harrison Street and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am until 5:30 pm and Sunday by appointment, 410-770-9190,  www.troikagallery.com. The Spring Group Show runs through May 31, 2018.

At the Troika: Annual Spring Group Show

Featuring new masterpieces by the Troika Gallery Artists, the gallery’s Annual Spring Group Show opens on April 6, 2018 in collaboration with the return of First Friday in Easton. The evening will present light fare, beverages, and a chance to meet and converse with many of the gallery artists. The new year brings the addition and introduction of four distinguished oil painters to Troika; Carolyn Egeli, Matthew Hillier, Sara Linda Poly and Julia Rogers.

Pound Netting in Rough Seas, oil on canvas, 30” x 40”, by Carolyn Egeli

Presenting “The Finest of Fine Art” in historic downtown Easton since 1997, Troika Gallery is the longest operating gallery on the Eastern Shore and has won the people’s choice five times as the Best Art Gallery by What’s Up Eastern Shore magazine. Whether you are an art collector, art lover or an art browser, you will enjoy your visit to Troika Gallery. The cordial atmosphere found in the gallery has created loyal followers.

Troika is proud to represent Jorge Alberto, Kenn Backhaus, John Ebersberger, Carolyn Egeli, Deborah Elville, Laura Era, J.A. Ferrier, Kevin Fitzgerald, David Buckley Good, Andrew Schuler Guerin, John Davis Held, Mark Hiles, Matthew Hillier, Bo Jia-Middle Kingdom, Jeanette Le Grue, Lynne Lockhart, Peter S. Loonam, Kirk McBride, Lou Messa, Raoul Middleman, Terry Miller, Dorothy F. Newland, Victor Nizovtsev, Brendan O’Neill, Sara Linda Poly, W. Stanley Proctor, Christopher L. Richard, Julie Rogers, Ann Didusch Schuler, William Storck, Carol Lee Thompson, David H. Turner, Paula Waterman, Jennifer Heyd Wharton, Chris Wilke, Vladislav Yeliseyev and Matthew Zoll. Original works in oil, watercolor, pastel, bronze, acrylic, porcelain and clay by these renowned artists are displayed, with new work constantly refreshing the exhibit spaces.

Professional Artists and co-owners, Laura Era and Jennifer Heyd Wharton, along with Gallery Manager Peg Fitzgerald, welcome your visit. Original fine art portraits are painted by Era and Wharton who are members of the Portrait Society of America. Their expert proficiency at capturing the essence of a personality is easily seen in their working studios in the back of the gallery. Feel free to discuss the process and have questions answered by these portrait painting professionals. Fine art framing is available in the gallery with an extensive collection of high quality frames on display. Bring your art to be framed into the gallery and try out numerous mouldings to create the perfect finish.

Troika Gallery is located at 9 South Harrison Street and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am until 5:30 pm and Sunday by appointment, 410-770-9190, www.troikagallery.com. The Spring Group Show runs through May 31, 2018.

 

Spring Group Show at Troika Gallery

Featuring new masterpieces by the Troika Gallery Artists, the gallery’s Annual Spring Group Show opens on April 6, 2018 in collaboration with the return of First Friday in Easton.  The evening will present light fare, beverages, and a chance to meet and converse with many of the gallery artists.  The new year brings the addition and introduction of four distinguished oil painters to Troika; Carolyn Egeli, Matthew Hillier, Sara Linda Poly and Julia Rogers.

Presenting “The Finest of Fine Art” in historic downtown Easton since 1997, Troika Gallery is the longest operating gallery on the Eastern Shore and has won the people’s choice five times as the Best Art Gallery by What’s Up Eastern Shore magazine.  Whether you are an art collector, art lover or an art browser, you will enjoy your visit to Troika Gallery.  The cordial atmosphere found in the gallery has created loyal followers.

Pound Netting in Rough Seas, oil on canvas, 30” x 40”, by Carolyn Egeli

Troika is proud to represent Jorge Alberto, Kenn Backhaus, John Ebersberger, Carolyn Egeli, Deborah Elville, Laura Era, J.A. Ferrier, Kevin Fitzgerald, David Buckley Good, Andrew Schuler Guerin, John Davis Held, Mark Hiles, Matthew Hillier, Bo Jia-Middle Kingdom, Jeanette Le Grue, Lynne Lockhart, Peter S. Loonam, Kirk McBride, Lou Messa, Raoul Middleman, Terry Miller, Dorothy F. Newland, Victor Nizovtsev, Brendan O’Neill, Sara Linda Poly, W. Stanley Proctor, Christopher L. Richard, Julie Rogers, Ann Didusch Schuler, William Storck, Carol Lee Thompson, David H. Turner, Paula Waterman, Jennifer Heyd Wharton, Chris Wilke, Vladislav Yeliseyev and Matthew Zoll.  Original works in oil, watercolor, pastel, bronze, acrylic, porcelain and clay by these renowned artists are displayed, with new work constantly refreshing the exhibit spaces.

Professional Artists and co-owners, Laura Era and Jennifer Heyd Wharton, along with Gallery Manager Peg Fitzgerald, welcome your visit.  Original fine art portraits are painted by Era and Wharton  who are members of the Portrait Society of America.  Their expert proficiency at capturing the essence of a personality is easily seen in their working studios in the back of the gallery.  Feel free to discuss the process and have questions answered by these portrait painting professionals.  Fine art framing is available in the gallery with an extensive collection of high quality frames on display.  Bring your art to be framed into the gallery and try out numerous mouldings to create the perfect finish.

Troika Gallery is located at 9 South Harrison Street and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am until 5:30 pm and Sunday by appointment, 410-770-9190,  www.troikagallery.com. The Spring Group Show runs through May 31, 2018.

Walters Art Museum Docent to Lecture at Troika Gallery

Barbara Simmons, docent at The  Walters Art Museum will present an informative talk titled; “The Delightful Power of a Landscape Painting and How it Always Involves a New Journey for the Beholder” at Troika Gallery. It begins at 2:00 pm on March 10, 2018, at 9 South Harrison Street in Easton. The talk is free and open to all.

With an extensive background in art and twenty-five years of educating the public through her work as a docent, Mrs. Simmons will present an intriguing talk and power point presentation which explores and gives meaning to why landscape paintings can be so captivating for the viewer. A noted art expert and visitor to museums throughout the world, Simmons has a keen understanding of cultural mores. In a friendly down to earth approach, she brings her extensive knowledge of art and culture to adults and children. As a docent at The Walters Art Museum, she has educated hundreds interpreting historical works of art. Simmons has developed lectures showcasing the contributions of the talented Maryland Garden Clubs during the annual Walters Art Blooms Celebration.

Her love for educating about art reaches to the women at Jessup, MD Prison, where she infuses their world with art history. “The intellectual experience of encountering women, starved for a rewarding learning pursuit, has engaged all the experiences that we as humans can encounter. Art is seen through many different lenses, and each opportunity pursues a higher understanding of the importance of art in daily lives,” commented Mrs. Simmons.

The lecture conceived for March 10th will involve a personal journey by Barbara Simmons of what “delights the mind in landscape painting” and how it always includes “a new adventure for the beholder.”

This free and interesting discussion is open to all in the community. No reservations are needed.  Please join the conversation at Troika Gallery, 9 South Harrison Street, Easton, March 10, 2018, at 2:00 pm.   www.troikagallery.com

Free Talk by Noted Fine Art Appraiser at Troika Gallery

Robert J. Koenke, a member of the American Society of Appraisers, will offer a free lecture, “The Value of Collecting Art” on January 27, 2018, at 2:00 pm at Troika Gallery on Harrison Street in Easton. The talk is open to all.

A noted Fine Art Appraiser,  Mr. Koenke has extensive experience in the art world and has been appraising fine art for over 30 years at museums, for private collections, attorneys and art dealers.  He is a national speaker and has given over 1,500 seminars, speeches, and media appearances.

Koenke was the publisher and editor in chief of Wildlife Art for 24 years and has served on numerous boards as an art advisor and as a judge. Locally he has availed his expertise to the Waterfowl Festival and the Academy Art Museum as a board member.

Mr. Koenke holds a degree in Fine Art Appraisal from The Pratt Institute in New York City. He is also a member of the Alliance of American Museums. His business, Koenke & Associates, provides appraisal and consultation services in the fine arts.

This free and informative discussion about why collecting art is a valuable pursuit is open to all in the community. No reservations are needed. Please join the conversation at Troika Gallery, 9 South Harrison Street, Easton. In case of inclement weather, the talk will be held on February 3, 2018, at 2:00 pm. www.troikagallery.com

Troika Gallery 20th Anniversary Group Show Continues to New Year’s Eve

Troika Gallery, showcasing “The Finest of Fine Art” in historic downtown Easton, continues to celebrate its 20th Anniversary Group Show through December 31, 2017.  Original works by 36 of the gallery’s renowned artists are on display with new work constantly refreshing the exhibit spaces.

Plan on visiting on December 1, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm during the First Friday Gallery Walk and the Easton Moonlight Madness Shopping Event.  This Christmas in Easton event will include festive events in the heart of downtown including pictures with Santa.   Troika will have a reception with fine food and wine.

Peony Blooms in Winter, oil on canvas, 31″ x 49″, by Victor Nizovtsev

Troika Gallery artists include; Jorge Alberto, Kenn Backhaus, Dmitry Dorokhin, John Ebersberger, Deborah Elville, Laura Era, J.A. Ferrier, Kevin Fitzgerald, David Buckley Good, Andrew Schuler Guerin, John Davis Held, Mark Hiles, Matthew Hillier, Bo Jia, Jeanette Le Grue, Ken Lehman, Lynne Lockhart, Peter S. Loonam, Kirk McBride, Lou Messa, Raoul Middleman, Terry Miller, Dorothy F. Newland, Victor Nizovtsev, Brendan O’Neill, W. Stanley Proctor, Christopher Richard, Julie Rogers, Ann Didusch Schuler, William Storck, Carol Lee Thompson, David H. Turner, Paula Waterman, Jennifer Heyd Wharton, Chris Wilke, Vladislav Yeliseyev and Mathew Zoll.

Enhance your holiday this year with a gift of art or a commissioned portrait of a cherished family member, friend or pet.  Laura Era and Jennifer Heyd Wharton, Troika Gallery owners and professional artists are members of the  Portrait Society of America and have been painting portraits for years. While in Troika Gallery browse their  studios to see completed and commissioned works in progress.

Since 1997 Troika Gallery has offered “The Finest of Fine Art” and is the longest operating gallery on the Eastern Shore.   Selected numerous times as the Best Art Gallery by What’s Up Eastern Shore magazine, the congenial atmosphere found in the gallery has created a beloved gallery with loyal followers. Whether you are an art collector, an art lover or an art browser, you will enjoy your visit to Troika Gallery.

Laura Era, Jennifer Heyd Wharton, and Gallery Manager Peg Fitzgerald will graciously share their art expertise and welcome you to visit the 20th  Anniversary Group Show which will be on view until New Year’s Eve.  Troika Gallery is located at 9 South Harrison Street and is open every day from 10 am until 5:30 pm and Sunday by appointment, 410-770-9190,  www.troikagallery.com.

Troika Gallery 20th Anniversary Group Show

Troika Gallery’s 20th Anniversary Group Show will open on November 10th during Waterfowl Weekend in Easton exhibiting new Fall masterpieces by all of the Troika Artists. Works in oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, clay, bronze and porcelain are on exhibit. An additional highlight, one of Troika Gallery’s 36 artists, Julia Rogers, is the 2017 Waterfowl Featured Artist. This annual group show is a favorite of collectors and gallery admirers. The Anniversary Gala Opening Catered Reception is from 5 to 8 pm and will feature wine tastings by Laytons Chance Vineyard and Winery and appearances by many of the gallery artists. Selected six times as the Best Art Gallery by What’s Up Eastern Shore magazine, the gallery is the longest operating gallery on the Eastern Shore.

Winters Majesty oil, 24 x 24 by Julia Rogers

Troika is proud to represent Jorge Alberto, Kenn Backhaus, Dmitry Dorokhin, John Ebersberger, Deborah Elville, Laura Era, J.A. Ferrier, Kevin Fitzgerald, David Buckley Good, Andrew Schuler Guerin, John Davis Held, Mark Hiles, Matthew Hillier, Bo Jia-Middle Kingdom, Jeanette Le Grue, Ken Lehman, Lynne Lockhart, Peter S. Loonam, Kirk McBride, Lou Messa, Raoul Middleman, Terry Miller, Dorothy F. Newland, Victor Nizovtsev, Brendan O’Neill, W. Stanley Proctor, Christopher L. Richard, Julia Rogers, Ann Didusch Schuler, William Storck, Carol Lee Thompson, David H. Turner, Paula Waterman, Jennifer Heyd Wharton, Chris Wilke, Vladislav Yeliseyev and Matthew Zoll.

Whether an art collector, art lover or an art browser, Troika Gallery encourages you to stop in and see “The Finest of Fine Art.” Professional Artists and Co-Owners, Laura Era and Jennifer Heyd Wharton, along with Gallery Manager Peg Fitzgerald, welcome your visit and will happily address questions on art, portraiture, and framing.

Troika Gallery’s 20th Anniversary Group Show will run through December 30, 2017. Located at 9 South Harrison Street, the gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am until 5:30 pm and Sunday by appointment, 410-770-9190, visit our website at www.troikagallery.com.

William Storck – Classic Works at Troika Gallery

William Stork, Classic Works, will open at Troika Gallery on October 6, 2017, from 5-8 pm.  Fresh from his easel, new marine, still life and landscape paintings will feature in this beautiful exhibit.

William Storck has been painting full time for over 35 years. He first studied with the master painter Naoto Nakagawa in Vermont and then at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Mr. Storck’s first solo show in Annapolis Maryland at the age of 25 completely sold out. Storck is a member of the American Society of Marine Artists. His paintings hang in private collections in the United States and Europe and the US Embassy.

William Storck, A Glorious Evening, oil, 20 x 28

His romantic views of the Chesapeake reflect a lifetime spent studying the lands and water of the Bay. Renown for his marine paintings, drawn from his love of sailing and personal observations of traditional Chesapeake-built Schooners and Skipjacks still sailing and working on the bay,  Storck strives to integrate the water, the wind, the sky, and sailing vessels into a carefully balanced, light infused, timeless image. J.M.W. Turner, James Hamilton, and Fitz Hugh Lane are important influences in Mr. Storck’s work.

Troika Gallery is located at 9 South Harrison Street, Easton, MD and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 to 5:30 pm. www.troikagallery.com. William Stork, Classic Works will run through November 6, 2017.

Troika is proud to represent Jorge Alberto, Kenn Backhaus, Dmitry Dorokhin, John Ebersberger, Deborah Elville, Laura Era, J.A. Ferrier, Kevin Fitzgerald, David Buckley Good, Andrew Schuler Guerin, John Davis Held, Mark Hiles, Matthew Hillier,  Bo Jia-Middle Kingdom, Jeanette Le Grue, Ken Lehman, Lynne Lockhart, Peter S. Loonam, Kirk McBride, Lou Messa, Raoul Middleman, Terry Miller, Dorothy F. Newland, Victor Nizovtsev, Brendan O’Neill, W. Stanley Proctor, Christopher L. Richard, Julia Rogers, Ann Didusch Schuler, William Storck, Carol Lee Thompson, David H. Turner, Paula Waterman, Jennifer Heyd Wharton, Chris Wilke, Vladislav Yeliseyev and Matthew Zoll.  Original works in oil, watercolor, pastel, pencil, bronze, acrylic, porcelain and clay by these renowned artists are displayed, with new work constantly refreshing the exhibit spaces.

Featuring “The Finest of Fine Art,” Troika Gallery is the longest operating gallery on the Eastern Shore.  Selected six times as the Best Art Gallery by What’s Up Eastern Shore magazine, the gallery has loyal followers.  Whether an art collector, art lover or an art browser, Troika Gallery encourages you to stop in and see the beautiful art.  Professional Artists and Co-Owners, Laura Era and Jennifer Heyd Wharton, along with Gallery Manager Peg Fitzgerald, welcome your visit and will happily address questions on art, portraiture, and framing.

Troika Gallery is located at 9 South Harrison Street and is open every day from 10:00 am until 5:30 pm and Sunday by appointment, 410-770-9190, www.troikagallery.com.