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 Kathryn and Lois Engberg

 

Mother and daughter, Lois and Kathryn Engberg, are November’s featured artists. Come join us in sharing the talents of this creative family.

Painting of pears by Lois Engberg

October’s Featured Artist – Carroll Klingelhofer

Bishop’s Stock is often a place that draws artists as they visit the area. Several years ago Carroll Klingelhofer stopped by with the hope of meeting my husband. You see, they are both graduates of Washington & Lee University and fraternity brothers with just a few years between their time in Lexington, Virginia. Introduction made then our conversation moved to Carroll’s work as a representational painter. Shortly after this visit Carroll returned with paintings for us to display and we started talking about a featured show. That show will open on October 6. Included in the show will be landscapes from throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Carroll is a practicing attorney, but he finds himself at his easel almost everyday. His profession does not limit his commitment and time devoted to study, visits to museums and shows, talking with other artists and taking workshops. This is how he has become a quality artist with a talent for capturing the realism nature offers. The show includes changes of season and nocturnal settings.

Hamlet Presented by the Brown Box Theatre Project

The Brown Box Theatre Project presents “free Shakespeare” in Sturgis Park. Enjoy First Friday then take your chairs to the park and enjoy “Hamlet.”

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.

September Featured Artists – Christie Taylor & Fred Sprock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During September Bishop’s Stock is featuring two artists who moved to the Snow Hill area several years ago. When Christie Taylor and Fred Sprock discovered Worcester County’s proximity to coastal bays and adjacent marshes they knew this was where they wanted to build a home and settle into Eastern Shore life. One of the driving forces in this move was to create studio space for each of them in a setting surrounded by the landscape they love.

Both Christie Taylor and Fred Sprock call themselves “landscape artists” but that is about as close as they get with their unique painting disciplines and techniques. Several years ago Christie, an art consultant, returned to painting to focus on the beauty of the salt marshes surrounding their home. Christie does studies in acrylic on paper and creates oils on panels – all that reflect a time and place that constantly changes with time of day and season. Her painting style “utilizes” the freedom nature holds over marshland and gives her a chance to “escape” to her studio.

Fred Sprock is a full time painter who is quite disciplined. He considers himself a landscape artist who scouts compelling imagery that ranges from a dying tree to the architectural interest of a farm house. When a subject or image catches his eye he takes photographs to use as references. He returns to his studio and does studies that may or may not become larger studio paintings. Even his still life paintings he considers “landscapes” since they are part of a smaller setting. His paintings have a luminescence he gets from layering paint many times with palette knives, scraping off to leave depth then finishing 10% of the painting with brushes.

 

Chamber Music by the Sea

August 29 through September 3 Artistic Director Elena Urioste will be presenting a series of  performances in two homes and two churches. Tickets are available at all Taylor Bank branches and Bank of Ocean City Berlin and Ocean Pines branches. Proceeds benefit the Worcester Education Foundation. For more information follow Chamber Music by the Sea on Facebook.

Opening Reception for Barb Mowery and Carole Boggemann Peirson

Featured artists in August are Barb Mowery and Carole Boggemann Peirson. Both are plein air and studio artists who will have a wonderful show of their contrasting work.

Opening Reception for Mary Pritchard

Chestertown pastel artist, Mary Pritchard, is being featured in July. She will be in the gallery during First Friday hours.

July Featured Artist – Mary Pritchard

 

 

 

 

 

Our featured artist in July is Mary Pritchard who came to us through Paint Snow Hill over 10 years ago. Many will recall Mary’s beautiful pastels of landscapes and farm buildings. Her plein air paintings are truly small studies she then uses for larger studio paintings. In this show Free Boat is from a Snow Hill study done a few years ago.  Other paintings in the show are the result of Mary’s journeys away from her home in Chestertown. They are inspired by  fields and streams of the Eastern Shore, Maine’s rocks and waves, and barns and rivers of Nova Scotia. To learn more about her current work check MaryPritchardArt.