Studio Sweep Sale

 

Each December our artists sweep through theirs studios so they can have a clean “easel” ready for the new year. This is a great time to add to your own collection or buy great gifts to to give. The sale goes through January.

Opening Reception for Christie Taylor and Fred Sprock

Come visit with Christie Taylor and Fred Sprock as we open what we hope will be an annual show for them.

August Featured Artists – Barb Mowery & Carole Boggemann Peirson

 

 

 

 

 

 

In August we will be showing the work of 2 wonderful artists whose work we first discovered through Paint Snow Hill. Barbara Mowery was once a Worcester County resident but she now lives in Lusby in Southern Maryland and Carole Boggemann Peirson lives in Townsend on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. We like the idea of having talented artists from both sides of the Chesapeake showing their unique painting styles and different influences.

Mowery is calling her work in the show Close to Home.   With 2 little girls and a busy life she took advantage of imagery near her home to create a series of suburban landscape paintings. With her contemporary style she calls these paintings a “welcome to her world.” To give a sense of her neighborhood Barb actually created a coloring sheet for children (and adults with time on their hands) to unleash their own talent.  To find out more about Mowery’s work check Barb Mowery Art on Facebook.

Peirson is showing a selection of her landscapes that focus on capturing changing light. For the show she calls this Chasing the Light to show how light becomes a focal point in both plein air studies and studio work.  Living on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and traveling in the Mid-Atlantic area offers wonderful imagery for Peirson to capture with changing light and atmosphere. Learn more about Peirson on her website.

May Featured Artists – Meg Walsh & Paint Snow Hill 2017 Artists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April showers stayed away for Paint Snow Hill 2017 and spring was in full swing. The artists were very productive with many creating more than 4 paintings making the “Wet Paint” Show and Sale one of the best yet. In May Bishop’s Stock will once again show a selection of paintings the artists left with us. The May show will also feature work by Meg Walsh, an Easton resident and one of our Paint Snow Hill veterans. Meg is known for landscapes drenched in light and color and she is equally at home painting “en plein air” or in the studio. Though realistic in nature, her paintings have a strong abstract element, characterized by simplified shapes, limited values, and glowing color.  Her work has been purchased by a number of institutions and private collectors in the Mid-Atlantic region and she belongs to the 40-member Washington Society of Landscape Painters, the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, and the Salmagundi Club in New York. Her paintings are featured in the book 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic.

April Featured Artists – Lynne Lockhart & Kirk McBride

 

 

 

 

 

April is one of our favorite months at Bishop’s Stock with spring colors, warmer days and best of all, new work by Lynne Lockhart and Kirk McBride.  While we feature Lockhart’s and McBride’s work all year, this is when patrons get to see an extensive show of their latest paintings. The work in the show includes Lynne’s wonderful animals in their natural setting and Kirk’s city and small town architecture, landscapes, and working boats. As our patrons know Lockhart captures animal behaviors and attitudes wherever she catches her subjects. McBride is known for his expertise in using light and shadows to capture atmospheric influences on his subjects. Two of Lockhart’s paintings in the show have been submitted to the Society of Animal Artists for their annual show that tours the country. She is a Signature Member of this international organization. McBride is a Signature Member of the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters and also a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists. All paintings in the show may be viewed in albums at http://www.facebook/BishopsStock.

Opening Reception & Wine Tasting for Gallery Artists Group Show

Our March feature of a group show by gallery artists will open with Erick Sahler as a featured guest. Sposato Family Vineyard wines will be offered for tasting.

March Featured Artists – A Group Show by Gallery Artists

Welcome Spring with New Work by Gallery Artists

As spring begins to visit us with 60 degree temperatures, budding trees and blooming daffodils, we ask our gallery artists to show work that is just coming out of their “winter” studio time. A group show is the best way to catch up with new work so our March feature is a selection of work by Erick Sahler, Scot Dolby, Lois Engberg, Linda Epstein, Angela Herbert-Hodges, Nancy Mysak, Carole Boggeman Peirson, Jim Rehak, Fred Sprock, Christie Taylor and Nancy West.

Opening Reception and Wine Tasting for “Winter Abstracts”

 

Each February Bishop’s Stock’s walls pop with color and energy with Winter Abstracts. Come visit with exhibiting artists and taste wines from California and France.

Studio Sweep Sale Continues

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7th Annual Studio Sweep Sale Continues

During January our customers can still find great artwork at wonderful prices. Bishop’s Stock’s artists have cleaned out their studios to offer art lovers a chance to add to their collections at great savings. For the artists this gives a chance to sell older work, the last of a series or paintings that just need to go! For those who appreciate local talent this means a great selection of oils, acrylics, watercolors and pastels – large and small. Most work is unframed but there is a small selection of paintings ready to hang plus a few frames to purchase.  The sale continues through the month so there is plenty of time to leisurely search for that perfect find. During this time newer work by gallery artists is also displayed but not at reduced prices.

December Artists-in-Residence – Lynne Lockhart & Kirk McBride

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Lynne Lockhart and Kirk McBride will be in the gallery as our Artists-in-Residence. Stop by to visit with them and see the work they have in the Studio Sweep Sale and elsewhere in the gallery.