Gift Shop Artists of the Month – Ronnie Edelman & Rachel Hertz


Ronnie Edelman is a retired attorney, currently pursuing her life-long interest in fiber arts, including knitting, crochet, needlepoint, weaving, and mixed-fiber media.  Ronnie’s handknit creations have been shown and sold at the RiverArts gallery, gift shop and Studio Tour.  Ronnie is excited to be showing her work alongside the beautiful photography of her daughter, Rachel Hertz.

Ronnie has been spending time in the Chestertown area for nearly 40 years and currently lives in Galena.  She was a member of the Chestertown RiverArts Board of Directors from 2013 to 2018.  In addition, her community involvement includes volunteering as a tax counselor with the Mid-Shore District AARP Tax Foundation, serving as Secretary of the League of Women Voters of Kent County, and serving on the Board of Directors of the Kent County Public Library Foundation.




Rachel Hertz is an attorney in Washington, DC, who spent her childhood summers in the Chestertown area attending Echo Hill Camp, and now sits on the board for the Echo Hill Campership Fund.  Rachel started taking pictures when her Dad bought her her first camera at age 13.  During and immediately after college, Rachel worked as a portrait photographer, but these days she prefers photographing nature and landscapes.  Rachel continues to refine her photography techniques through frequent overseas and domestic travel.  Over the last few years, Rachel has worked as an event photographer and has shown and sold her art at the RiverArts Gallery, in local shows in the DC area, and online at Wandering Browncoat Photography.