Chestertown RiverArts

Enter the Art of Stewardship Juried Exhibition

art-of-stew-thumbRebecca Alban Hoffberger, founder and director of the American Visionary Art Museum and Greg Mort, internationally acclaimed nature artist, will judge a juried art exhibition at RiverArts this November. Artists are invited to submit work for the first annual Art of Stewardship exhibition, which will run from Thursday, November 6 through Saturday, November 29. The exhibition, co-sponsored by the Chester River Association is being curated by CRA President and renowned Chester River artist, Marcy Ramsey. The show focuses on the artist as steward of our Earth. Click here to read the call for artists and scroll down to access the entry form. Deadline for entries is October 1.

harry_potter_and_the_chamber_of_secrets_019Harry Potter Costume Workshop

On Saturday, September 20, RiverArts’ KidSPOT will sponsor a Harry Potter Costume Workshop. From 2-4 p.m., kids, ages 8-13, will get busy making robes, ties and scarves, perfect for any Hogwarts student! Cost is $40 per child, which includes all materials. Pre-registration is required. Register now.

RiverArts Clay Studio Finds New Home

DSC_0361Chestertown RiverArts’ Clay Studio is moving to 204 High Street in Chestertown! It will be hard to say goodbye to those beautiful Still Pond Creek sunsets and the wonderful folks at the Arts at Still Pond Station, but the perfect place has opened up and the move is on!

This exciting move would not have been possible without the diligent, hard work of Jessica Coner, our Clay Studio manager, and Marilee Schumann (right) and Sandra Willett Jackson, our clay studio task force. We are confident that having RiverArts’ Clay Studio in a more easily accessible location will have more folks than ever getting their hands dirty, having fun and learning about art, craft and themselves.

Be a part of this exciting new venture! We need volunteers to paint, build shelves, move equipment, and more. Are you a plumber? We need you. A carpenter? We need you, too! There’s an upcoming work call at 9 a.m. this Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20. Please contact Jesscia to sign up.

RiverArts Announces Winners of Battle of Caulk’s Field Photo Contest

Cal Jackson, First Place

Cal Jackson, First Place

RiverArts congratulates photo contest winners: Cal Jackson, Jon Supko and Julie Steinberg. The four judges had a very difficult time narrowing down the 27 entries to three winners. “The photos were all excellent,” one remarked. See the contest winners as well the remaining entries. Winners will also be posted on the Battle of Caulk’s Field website.

September Exhibitions Open to Acclaim

The Literary Muse
The Literary Muse showcases artwork that draws on literature for inspiration. The artists express something about a favorite literary character, a specific scene or setting in a novel, a cherished book title, or a well-known author’s life in painting, photography, sculpture, etc.
Kris - portrait 4-14 at 30Portraits: Conversing 
with the Sitter
Portrait painting is among the oldest of human arts and resonates with us in a very primitive way. A good portrait tells some of the sitter’s story and captures a moment of their lives. Portraits: Conversing with the Sitter brings the best of these works to our Gallery. Popular portrait artist, Evie Baskin, will be showing Visionary, (above right) a pastel portrait of her son on his 30th birthday. He recently moved to New York City after three years in Silicon Valley as a software developer. In this painting he looks to the future with clear eyes, a strong mind and a good heart. 

William R. Brockschmidt, Jr. is curating both shows, which run through September 28.

RiverArts Mission:  To engage our community in the creation, appreciation, and support of the arts through education, events, and exhibitions.

RiverArts Vision:  To inspire and foster creativity as a positive and sustainable force that enriches our community and establishes the region as a premier arts destination.


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