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RiverArts

315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

November 2016

Humans of Kent County

November 1, 2016 - November 13, 2016
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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RiverArts Main Gallery- A Retrospective Interested in hosting a Humans of Kent County Exhibit? Please call RiverArts at 410 778 6300.

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January 2017

$130 – $165

Throw it Bigger! – Wednesdays

January 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This course offers students a 4-week Intensive in which they will learn techniques to double, triple, and even quadruple the size of the pieces they can throw on the wheel. If you think you are not strong enough, think again, It is mostly about technique, not strength! This class will focus on bowl and vase forms. Instruction will include centering, throwing, drying, trimming, and glazing of larger vessels. Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Students are all welcome to expand their skills and…

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February 2017

Jeff Huntington

February 3, 2017 @ 12:00 am - February 25, 2017 @ 12:00 am
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Jeff Huntington: Catalyst Featuring a collaboration between Future History Now and the Carter Center at RiverArts RiverArts is pleased to present the work of artist Jeff Huntington on exhibit the month of February in the Studio Gallery.  Huntington’s work has been included in more than eighty exhibitions nationally and internationally over the past 25 years. His paintings are in private and public collections throughout the world, including The Rockford Art Museum in Rockford, Illinois and in U.S. embassies in the…

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Mural and Portrait Artist Jeff Huntington

February 23, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Mural and Portrait Artist Jeff Huntington to Speak at Creative Lives Series Thursday, February 23

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Life Drawing

February 25, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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March 2017

Introduction to Pastels

March 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

This classroom–based workshop is for beginners and others who want to explore this flexible and forgiving medium.  Students will be introduced to a variety of pastels, painting surfaces and pastel techniques.  Students will use three different surfaces and learn a cost-effective way to make their own pastel surfaces.  Demonstrations and critiques are part of this lively workshop.  Students will work from still life set ups and photographs.  The workshop will cover techniques for using photos and improving compositions, while helping…

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April 2017

Poetry Reading in the Gallery

April 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Wet Paint Show and Sale

April 29, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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May 2017

Cindy Fulton & Rick Bisgyer

May 5, 2017 - May 27, 2017
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Cindy Fulton & Rick Bisgyer

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June 2017

The Journey

June 2, 2017 - July 1, 2017
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The Journey Open to all media. Main Gallery In June, Chestertown RiverArts will travel down a new road to explore “The Journey.” We all have been inspired by various journeys in our lives.   Perhaps yours was a physical journey by car, plane, bike or boat, or on foot or in a saddle, that opened your eyes and rejuvenated your senses.   Maybe you visited a place you had never been to before, discovering new lands, new languages and a world outside…

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One Artist’s Journey – Sihnja Whiteley

June 2, 2017 - July 1, 2017
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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  My Journey as an Artist—A Retrospective of the Work by Sihnja An Whiteley Studio Gallery Korean native and Chestertown artist Sihnja An Whiteley’s solo show is a retrospective of her work over a 30-year period. Through her art she explores a synthesis of East and West using the mediums of Oriental brush painting and oil and watercolor painting. Her work is informed by her academic training as a historian and inspired by her extensive travel in Asia and North…

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July 2017

Abstract and Woodworking

July 7, 2017 - July 29, 2017
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Epistemology of Silence, Joe Dickey Best in Show, Woodworkers Showcase Woodworkers Showcase Award Winners Best in Show: Epistemology of Silence,  Joe Dickey Honorable Mention: Natural Edge Bowl 2, Mark Supik Galaxy, Louis Rudinski People's Choice: Life's Journey, Tim Moore Special thanks to Judge David Fry for traveling to the Eastern Shore to judge the show and for his enlightening comments. Woodworkers Showcase Judge's Comments Exploring Abstract Award Winner Best in Show: Elements, Ronn Akins       Life's Journey, Tim…

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August 2017

Leaf Your Worries Behind! Leaf Platter Workshop

August 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Spend an evening at the RiverArts Clay Studio designing and making two leaf platters in your choice of design: Hosta, Ginko, Elephant Ear, Maple…the choice is yours. Participants will cut slabs of clay (provided) and sculpt them into unique works of art. You will choose your glaze colors from several studio samples, and Wanda will apply the glaze and fire your pieces to completion. Your platters are the perfect gift,  or for a centerpiece on your  holiday table, and are  food & microwave safe! This fun, 2.5 hour class will make the perfect…

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Garden Fairy House Workshop

August 30, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Who’s guarding your garden right now?   Does your favorite toad prince need a castle to call his own? Do you believe in fairies? If so, please join us at RiverArts Clay Studio, for a fun-filled, 2 day workshop of house construction.   You won’t need a hammer; you won’t need nails…just your imagination. Build a house that any toad or fairy would be happy to call home. Celebrate this toad-filled (and fairy filled) season with a gift for the garden!   Bring your friends…

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September 2017

Life on and Around the Eastern Shore Waterways

September 1, 2017 - October 1, 2017
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Congratulations to the People's Choice Award Winner, Cal Jackson for "Touchdown" Online Submissions now closed. Residents and visitors to the Eastern Shore love spending their time here because of the quality of life. Much of that joy comes from the natural surroundings.  Artists are challenged to interpret this theme broadly, capturing the beauties, wonders, and perhaps even the oddities of rural life. Some artists may be inspired by the seasonal rhythms of planting, a bountiful harvest, an early frost, or…

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Kids in the Gallery

September 11, 2017 @ 9:30 am - December 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Kids in the Gallery is a visual literacy and art appreciation program for students grades 1 through 5.

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After School Enrichment Program

September 25, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - November 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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November 2017

RiverArts Student Exhibit

November 3, 2017 - November 12, 2017
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This two week show will feature work inspired by and produced in RiverArts classes over the past year, highlighting the talented artists in our community as well as wide variety of programming on offer. Mediums include ceramics, photography, fiber, jewelry, pastels, and watercolor. Curator Mike Pugh is the RiverArts Clay Studio manager. His avocation has always been in pottery and the American craft tradition.   People's Choice "Storm" - Roberta Ingram           People's Choice Runner-Up "Fly Fishing…

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January 2018

Annual RiverArts Members’ Show

January 5, 2018 - January 28, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

The annual RiverArts Members' Show highlights the quality and diversity of our arts community.  This popular exhibit includes photography, painting and pastels, drawings, ceramics, jewelry,  sculpture and fiber arts.  The show will run from January 4 through 28, with the opening reception on First Friday, January 5. Main and Studio Galleries Shown above, Last Dune, by Cindy Bowers Fulton, acrylic on canvas People's Choice Winner: Ed Minch, walnut and pine table              

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February 2018

Black and White Exhibition

February 2, 2018 - February 25, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Congratulations to our People's Choice winner: On Foggy Pond, Zane Carter Our February Show is entitled Color Blind: The Art of Black and White. This exhibit, which celebrates the art of simplicity, will be on view in the Main Gallery February 1 -25, 2018. Opening Reception Friday, February 2nd 5pm-8pm Curator & Artist Talk Thursday, February 8, 5:30 - 6:30      

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Joanne Scott: Elements

February 2, 2018 - February 25, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

First Friday People's Choice winner: Moonlight Serenade   Review in Chestertown Spy by Mary McCoy       Joanne S. Scott, painter, printmaker and poet was born in Brockton, MA in 1928.  She spent her childhood in Winchester, MA, summering in Nantucket.  She attended Rhode Island School of Design for two years. In 1949, she married David Quentin Scott and moved to Annapolis, MD after his Korean air force tour of duty was completed. While residing in Annapolis, they raised…

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After School Enrichment Program

February 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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February 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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February 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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February 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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February 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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February 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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February 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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February 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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February 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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February 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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February 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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February 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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After School Enrichment Program

February 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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February 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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February 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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February 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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February 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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February 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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February 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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February 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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February 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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After School Enrichment Program

February 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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February 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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February 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 2018

Birds and Bees, and Their Houses

March 1, 2018 - March 30, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

The month of March traditionally ushers in the Spring season, a period of renewal and rebirth. It is the season when our senses delight in the sounds of migrating song birds returning to the Eastern Shore.  Warming temperatures signal budding foliage to emerge from the earth, providing nest material and nourishment for the birds.  Colorful blossoms will later be pollinated by buzzing bees. It is a magical time, when the earth seems to come to life again. RiverArts will celebrate…

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After School Enrichment Program

March 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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March 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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April 2018

Art of Stewardship 2018

April 4, 2018 - April 26, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Click Here for Art of Stewardship 2018 Accepted Works  Exploring the dynamic intersections where land meets water, air meets earth, man meets nature, the built meets the wild, upland reaches lowland and the wood’s edge opens to fields. Image above: Marilyn Banner-Effervescence Awards: Whale 3, Rebecca ClarkPeople's Choice 2D & 3D A Winter Journey, Lindley PickardPeople's Choice Poetry                           Who's Afraid of the Dark-Enigma? William Willis, Best in…

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May 2018

Working Artists Forum

May 2, 2018 - May 25, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Since 1979, Working Artists Forum has been a juried organization of working professional artists from diverse professions and geographic locations, who meet monthly for demonstrations, group critiques, and lively discussion. WAF members actively show their work on the Eastern Shore, separately and together, and have pieces in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and abroad. The work of WAF will be on display in the Main Gallery Congratulations to Curator Patty Mowell - winner of the People's Choice…

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Celebrating Black Entrepreneurs of the 50’s and 60’s

May 4, 2018 - May 27, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Celebrating Black Entrepreneurs of the 50’s and 60’s Gallery will be on display in the Studio Gallery during the month of May. Curators’ Statement for Celebrating Black Entrepreneurs of the 50’s and 60’s Thanks to a Maryland Traditions preservation grant, RiverArts has been able to stage an exhibition sharing the stories of twenty-five African Americans who were either black business owners, their family, employees or clients of businesses open in the 50’s and 60’s.  Over 15 black businesses alone were…

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Intermediate Watercolor Basics

May 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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In this 4 week course designed for artists with some watercolor experience, instructor Jim Mahla will show and demonstrate  new techniques to sharpen your watercolor skills. Some of the subjects covered will be how to paint interesting skies, rocks, stone walls, and wet-in-wet technique for creating vibrant florals and landscapes. Participants may work from photos/drawing provided by Jim or bring their own. This is a ‘no critique’ fun workshop. Students should provide their own supplies and materials.  A suggested list…

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June 2018

Juried Fine Art and Contemporary Craft

June 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

The Juried Fine Art  and Contemporary Craft Show will be on display in both galleries. AWARD WINNERS HEBE AWARD - most effectively and creatively utilizes the idea of “process.”  Larry Fransen for My Turn to Reflect BEST IN SHOW - Marci Wolfson Ray for Crest EXCELLENCE IN  2D - Sally Findlay for Are We There Yet? EXCELLENCE IN 3D - Ken Sadler for Hallelujah Chorus EXCELLENCE, OPEN - Kathryn O'Grady for Hans, Petri Smile, Wanda- You Can Keep the Children HONORABLE MENTION…

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Summer Camp

June 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - August 10, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

July 2018

Faces and Places on the Eastern Shore

July 5, 2018 - July 28, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

In July, Chestertown RiverArts will explore what makes life on the Eastern Shore a beautiful adventure as we ask artists to show us “Faces and Places on the Eastern Shore.” Everywhere you look, inspiration abounds!   It is in the seasonal variations of color in the countryside and waterways where the light is ever-changing, from sharp sun shadows to stormy skies, to the soft, hazy glow of Ireland on the fields.  It’s the ospreys returning each year to rebuild their nests and…

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August 2018

Extraordinary Journey- Expressing Spirit Through Art & Medicine

August 2, 2018 - September 2, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

The People's Choice Award for this Exhibit: Marj Morani, "Dai Mai - Belt Meridian" This is a collaborative project between the healing and creative arts.  The concept was born out of the desire to gain a deeper understanding of a healing system that integrates sound healing with Chinese Medicine. The exhibit will showcase the works of painter Marj Morani, poet Meredith Davies Hadaway, and musician Jeff Davis in collaboration with Chinese medicine and Acutonics® practitioner, Valentina Morani. The works on display…

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Juried Photography

August 3, 2018 - September 2, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Congratulations to our Award Winners! Best in Show: David Biehler, “Life on a Cliff” Honorable Mention for Nature and Wildlife: Katrina Zimmerman, “A Rainbow of Pollen” Honorable Mention for Street Life: Linda Roy Walls, “The Joy of Life” Honorable Mention for Human Subjects and Portraiture: Dan Saunders, “Suspicion” Honorable Mention for Abstract: Lani Seikaly, “Botanical Lace” Honorable Mention for Black and White: Lewis Katz, “Reclaimed” Honorable Mention for Creative Digital Enhancement: Karen Klinedinst, “All That Remains” The People's Choice Award: …

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September 2018

Abstract and Ceramics

September 5, 2018 - September 30, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

The definition of abstract art, such as it is, refers to a visual language of color, shape, line, and form from which compositions exist with a degree of independence from visual reference. Moving from its origins in the 20th century, into the 21 st century, the genre has expanded to respond to the stimuli of the times, which may include new materials or new perspectives on the tried and true. Artists are casting about for ways to utilize a broader…

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October 2018

Studio Tour Artists’ Show

October 5, 2018 - October 28, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

The RiverArts Main and Studio Galleries will be filled with work representing the 60 + artists on the 19th Annual Studio Tour, which runs two weekends, October 20 & 21, and October 27 & 28. Painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture, glasswork –  and more! We recommend starting your tour at the RiverArts Gallery, picking up a brochure and plotting your route. The RiverArts Galleries and all Studios will be open 10 am – 5:30 pm both weekends Opening…

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MIGRATION: An Exploration in Art, Words & Music, inspired by Jacob Lawrence

October 31, 2018 - November 11, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

MIGRATION: An Exploration in Art, Words & Music, inspired by Jacob Lawrence This two week show will feature work by Kent County Public School visual art students. The work was inspired by a visit the students took to view Jacob Lawrence's  Migration Series at The Philips Collection in Washington, DC. The artwork will be on view October 31 through November 11. Opening reception: Friday, November 2, 5 - 8 pm Gallery Talk, Thursday, November 8, 5:30 The exhibit is  a partnership…

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November 2018

Annual Holiday Show

November 15, 2018 - December 30, 2018
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

The Annual RiverArts Holiday Show features gifts for every pocketbook – from stocking stuffers to hostess gifts, home decor to a child’s sweater. Holiday Show Preview Party:  Thursday, November 15, 5 - 8 pm Opening reception: Friday, December 7th 5-8pm  

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December 2018

Clay Studio Private Class- Youth One on One

December 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

This course is designed to give one youngster (ages 10-15,)  individual attention from one of our accomplished instructors. The child may choose between the wheel or hand building. The course will be up to 2 hours long and the student will be able to keep ONE piece to be completed (trimmed & glazed) by the instructor and fired in the kiln. Please note, this is not a group class. Each additional child will be another $125. Age Restrictions:  10-15 Please…

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January 2019

RiverArts Members’ Show

January 2 - January 25
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

The annual RiverArts Members’ Show highlights the quality and diversity of our arts community.  This popular exhibit includes photography, painting and pastels, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and fiber arts.  The show will run from January 2  through 27. The exhibit will be in both the Main and Studio Galleries. Open Reception:   Friday, January 4, 2019 Gallery Talk: Thursday, January 10, 2019 Image:  Sumi e painting by  Marti Hawkins Congratulations to our People's Choice award winner, Ronn Akins for "The Things…

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Variations on a Theme (Still Life and Portraiture)

January 30 - February 22
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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When a viewer looks at a work of art, they are bringing with them all of their life experiences, all of their unique memories, all of their knowledge and understanding they posses. Their mind interacts with the artwork as their eyes travel over the piece. This exhibit is a modern take on two traditional themes, Still Life and Portraiture and is open to all media.  The magic of still life is that it can show us a new way of…

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March 2019

Drawing

March 1 - March 31
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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“I think of drawing as a dance and a dance is a drawing in space.” - Romanian artist, Geta Bratescu   Curator Melinda Carl discussing the Drawing Exhibit The term drawing is applied to works that vary greatly in technique. It has been understood in different ways at different times and is difficult to define. During the Renaissance the term 'disegno' implied drawing both as a technique to be distinguished from coloring and also as the creative idea made visible…

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TGIF! Dream Weaver Crystal Wrap Bracelet

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Wrap bracelets are trending! Wear them alone or stack them with your favorite bracelets to make a statement. In this class students will learn how to weave a lattice stitch with crystal beads on leather cord to create a stunning single or double wrap bracelet with a button enclosure. This gorgeous bracelet will make the perfect gift for  someone you love - or yourself! Bracelet kit includes: Leather cord, silk beading thread with needle, 100 fire polished czech glass beads,…

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April 2019

The Art of Stewardship

April 3 - April 23
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Each April,  RiverArts celebrates the community’s long tradition of environmental conservation by hosting The Art of Stewardship Exhibition. Artists and poets are invited to submit work that reflects a moment, experience, realization or vision of nature that inspires a new outlook or reflects on an annual; Earth themed exhibit  in collaboration with Greg Mort and the Art of Stewardship Project. Poetry and all varieties of two- and three-dimensional artwork, which are relevant to the theme, will be considered.   https://youtu.be/ZKaiVB8Z6hA…

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May 2019

Visual Storytellers

May 1 - June 2
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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What does it take to tell a story?  Storytelling is vital to making compelling images. Great feats of visual storytelling appear all around us; church windows, works by Norman Rockwell and the published sketchbooks of Leonardo Di Vinci. Visual storytelling tells a story. It uses the power of the visual image to ignite imaginations, evoke emotions and capture universal cultural truths and aspirations. This exhibit is open to all media and the artists are challenged to narrate a story within…

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June 2019

Judged Fine Art and Craft

June 5 - June 30
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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This exhibition will showcase the region’s finest artwork in the Judged Painting and Contemporary Craft Exhibition, June 7 to June 30, 2019. Artists working in painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture and fine craft (including metal, wood, fiber, ceramics, glass and jewelry)are encouraged to submit to this exhibit. Open Reception/First Friday: June 7:  5-8pm Awards Ceremony & Gallery Talk: Thursday, June 13:  5:30 - 9pm https://youtu.be/muikJyn-kAE Congratulations to our Award Winners. Best in Show- Centralia, PA, Kris Kelley First Prize,…

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July 2019

Patterns of Eastern Shore Life

July 5 - July 28
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Residents and visitors to the Eastern Shore love spending their time here because of the quality of life. Much of that joy comes from the patterns found in our natural surroundings.  Artists are challenged to interpret this theme broadly, capturing the beauties, and wonders of rural eastern shore life. Some artists may be inspired by the seasonal rhythms of planting, a bountiful harvest, an early frost, or how light and shadow play across a changing environment. Some enjoy capturing the…

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Animal Portraits

July 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States

Judged Photography and Wood

July 31 - August 31
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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All artists are invited to submit their photographic work to the Judged Annual Photography Show to be on exhibit in the gallery for the month of August.  You are challenged to transform the inanimate image that the camera dutifully records into a work of art that expresses the passion of the mind’s eye.  This open-themed call for entry is open to all subject matter. All capture types, subject matter and photographic processes are eligible to submit. Photography pieces will be paired…

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September 2019

Connections: Work in a Series

September 4 - September 29
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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Creating a series allows each individual piece of work to be able to stand on its own, yet simultaneously relate to the rest of the other works in some manner. The idea of working in series or in distinct purposeful directions is not about repetition but rather about being able to explore, investigate, examine or address ideas, themes, issues, compositions, concepts or topics in progressively deeper and more meaningful ways, and from a greater variety of perspectives than is possible by…

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October 2019

Studio Tour Artists

October 2 - October 27
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The RiverArts Main and Studio Galleries will be filled with work representing the 50 + artists on the 20th Annual Studio Tour, which runs two weekends, October 19 & 20, and October 26 & 27. Painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, fiber art, sculpture, glasswork – and more! We recommend starting your tour at the RiverArts Gallery, picking up a brochure and plotting your route. The RiverArts Galleries and all Studios will be open 10 am – 5 pm both weekends. Open…

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Kent County Student Art 2019

October 30 - November 17
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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People's Choice Winner: "Final Observation" by Sarah Herron   This two week show features work by Kent County elementary through high school students. Work by students from every school in the county will be on display, showing the breadth of talent and creativity of students from Rock Hall to Galena to Chestertown and everywhere in between. Art teachers from each school have submitted work in a range of mediums, styles, and subject matter by their students to appear for this…

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November 2019

2019 Holiday Show/Gift Sale

November 21 - December 29
RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620 United States
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The Annual RiverArts Holiday Show features gifts for every pocketbook. These unique gifts created by our members include everything from children’s clothing to jewelry, fashion accessories, home decor, stocking stuffers, holiday cards and ornaments, paintings and more. Opening Reception/Preview: November 21:  5-8 pm Drop Off Dates: Sunday, November 17 & Monday, November 18, 2019 Pick-up Dates:  Sunday, December 29:  2-4 pm and Monday, December 30:  10-1 pm  

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