Art in Bloom 2016 Enjoyed by All

Striking and Fun Design by Darla Downer

Striking and Fun Design by Darla Downer wirh  “Big Boradcast” painting by Cindy Holden Fletcher

On Sunday June 19 and  Monday the 20th , the RiverArts Galleries were full of floral arrangements inspired by the artworks exhibited in RiverArts’ June Fine Arts show. This celebration of the art of floral design was sponsored by Chestertown RiverArts and Community Mediation Upper Shore.

Arangement by Hannelore Henry, photo by Lani Seikaly

Arangement by Hannelore Henry, photo by Lani Seikaly

"A Walk in the Forest" by Jessica Coner

“A Walk in the Forest” by Jessica Coner

 

 

Sunday guests enjoyed complimentary hors d’oeuvres, including sushi courtesy of Bob Fox, while  viewing and voting  on the fabulous arrangements. Designs ranged from the whimsical to traditional, exotic flowers to woodland and native greenery. Jessica Coner and Hannelore Henry were tied for the People’s Choice award.

Those attending Monday’s Fashion Show and Champagne Celebration viewed  the latest styles  from Houston’s Dockside Emporium, Mimi’s Closet and Houck’s Menswear while sipping Crow Sparkling Vidal Blanc and sampling  luscious hors d’oeuvres made by Vida Morley and her talented culinary team.

Funds raised from the two events benefit RiverArts and Community Mediation Upper Shore.

Arrangement by Sandy Hudson, artwork by Ronn Akins

Arrangement by Sandy Hudson, artwork by Ronn Akins

Cile Cummings colorful arrangemnt- "Triple Dutch"

Cile Cummings colorful arrangemnt- “Triple Dutch”







Gilleran Sculpture Garners “Best of Show” in RiverArts June Exhibit

Breon Gilleran, Best of Show winner, with Judge Michael Bell

Breon Gilleran, Best of Show winner, with Judge Michael Bell

Artists and art lovers gathered in the RiverArts galleries Saturday, June 4 for the Fine Arts Exhibit Artists’ Talk and Awards Ceremony.  Curator and RiverArts board member Raven Bishop, Juror Marcy Dunn Ramsey and Judge Michael Bell, all artists in their own right, spoke to the audience and assisted with presenting awards.

Ramsey, whose award- winning work focuses on “kayak- view” marshes and wetlands, discussed her criteria for admission to the show, and emphasized the importance of an artist finding his or her focus and concentrating on making it “pop. “   Judge Michael Bell urged artists to keep the creative process flowing.

“Best of Show,” presented by Lisa Raffeto, in memory of her mother, Elizabeth Dixon Purnell, longtime Chestertown Arts League member, was awarded to Breon Gilleran for her interactive piece, entitled “Leeuenhoeks’ Dream.” Breon also won Excellence in 3D for her sculpture, “Singularity.”  Karen Klinedinst received Excellence, 2D for her IPhonography  “Blue Bay.” The People’s Choice award, sponsored by Cassinelli Distributing, was presented to David Terrar for his painting, “February on the Marsh;” the work also received the Excellence Open prize.

Cindy Fletcher Holden won a Merit Award for "Big Broadcast"

Cindy Fletcher Holden won a Merit Award for “Big Broadcast”

Anne Charles presented Martin Ali the Eastern Shore Life award (in honor of her father, Frederick Keer, for Ali’s photograph, “The Maryland Dove.” Charles also presented the Libby Keer Memorial Award for Best Watercolor to Christine O’Neill for “Race Over.”

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

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