Chestertown RiverArts

Call for Artists: War of 1812 and Battle of Caulk’s Field Plein Air Two-Day Event

caulkssignatureChestertown RiverArts invites plein air artists and photographers to capture the events of the War of 1812 celebration on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31 in and around Chestertown. A Wet Paint Competition and Sale will be held at the August 31 event at Caulk’s Field and prizes awarded the top three paintings at 3:00. Artists can enter paintings from the battle or from any of the many other activities taking place the two days of the event including living history demonstrations, re-enactors, tall ships, music or interactions with the audience. More info and to register

Public Arts Master Plan Update

histroy_etc._vennThe Town of Chestertown and RiverArts have been collaborating on a National Endowment for the Arts grant project to create a Public Arts Master Plan for Chestertown’s waterfront and downtown.  Working with a large group of representatives from local arts, environmental, educational, historical, economic development and business organizations and individuals, the consulting architectural firm Ziger/Snead produced a draft plan that is now online.  The Master Plan was shaped by three themes: Art, Environment, History. Click Here to view a pdf of the plan. We hope you’ll agree that the Master Plan offers a fantastic vision for Chestertown’s future.

August Exhibitions Open

sabra publicityRiverArts is host to two beautiful August exhibitions: Fiber Finesse and Fabrications 2014. Both shows run throughout the month, closing on Saturday, August 30.

Fabrications 2014

Fabrications 2014 is highly imaginative, creative, contemporary artwork created by nationally/ internationally recognized and awarded artists whose work is represented in private, public, museum and corporate collections. This guest exhibition presents art from the masterful fabrication of kiln formed glass and steel into indoor/outdoor sculptures and tables by Sabra Richards (pictured above with some of her glass creations), porcelain vessels by Rick Bisgyer, Art Quilt and “mirror images” by Jean M. Evans, “New Visions-fused” by Joyce Murrin. Read more about the show and the artists here.

Fiber Finesse

RiverArts’ widely acclaimed annual Fiber Show, “Fiber Finesse,” presents a collection of beautifully handmade, original pieces, which run the gamut from wearable works of art to fiber pieces to adorn the walls of your home. See tiny felted folk and baskets, alongside a rainbow of scarves, shrugs and sweaters. Alice Pickett-Lewis, Sue Wright, the show’s curator, Leslie Campana (whose “Supplemental Warp Shawl” is pictured) and many other talented artists display their best work.

RiverArts Elects New Board Members

new board membersWilliam Brockschmidt, Mike Heffron, and Cheryl Vauls were selected as new RiverArts Board Members at the second Annual Meeting since the Arts League and Artworks merger in April 2012.The new board members bring an array of experiences and much expertise to the table. (more)

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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