Opening Reception for MFA Colleagues from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Gallery artists, Leslie Belloso, introduced the idea of showing the diverse work of 8-10 artists who were with her in the initial Low Residency MFA program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Come see the range of work these art professionals have created to meet the credentials for their MFA program.

August Featured Artists – Leslie Belloso, Elizabeth Ayerle, Barbara Diaz-Tapia, Claudia Eckel, Maria Jimenez, Tania O’Donnell, Ilene Spiewak, Tye Powell

Our August feature is a show of work by gallery artist Leslie Belloso and 7 colleagues – Elizabeth Ayerle, Barbara Diaz-Tapia, Claudia Eckel, Maria Jimenez, Tania O’Donnell, Ilene Spiewak, Tye Powell – all members of the inaugural class (2017) of the Low Residency MFA program at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In order to earn MFA degrees Leslie along with the others spent three “on campus” summer semesters and 4 “off campus” fall and spring semesters as a way of achieving the degree when unable to do a full-time on campus MFA. The artists come from different walks of life and different parts of the US. We will show a selection of their work. Most of them paint but the work is diverse. Several work in mixed media, video and installation art. Check our Facebook page to see their work. These artists are very committed to expanding their professional credentials.

Studio Sweep Sale

2011 Studio Sweep Sale

7th Annual Studio Sweep Sale

Each December Bishop’s Stock’s artists clean out their studios to offer art lovers a chance to add to their collections or find the perfect gift 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 December and January 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.

Featured in March – New Work by Gallery Artists

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March means it is time to welcome spring with new work by gallery artists. This month we will introduce the work of several new artists – Greg Challenger and Carroll Klingelhofer. Also included in the show are Leslie Belloso, Ed Challenger, Helene English, Fred Sprock, Christie Taylor and Nancy Richards West. The diversity of their work shows a range of painting styles and formats. The opening reception is First Friday, March 4 from 5 until 8.

New Work by Gallery Artists Featured in March

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                        New Work by Gallery Artists

March is a great time to show new work by our artists. Some of the paintings are fresh off the easel while others were done in recent months. It is always interesting to see what imagery and subjects come off their canvases and paper. Some of our artists stay with the same medium and representational subjects while others explore different techniques and vary what they want to paint. It is always refreshing to see what direction they take. Included in the show are Leslie Belloso, Carole Boggemann Peirson, Scot Dolby, Lynne Lockhart, Kirk McBride, Jim Rehak, Fred Sprock, Roxanne Weidele and Nancy West.

Artist of the Month Leslie Belloso

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Leslie Belloso  was born in the Philippines and moved to Crisfield on Maryland’s Eastern Shore during middle school.  Her aptitude in art, particularly painting and drawing, was evident in high school.  However she put art aside during college to pursue a career in medicine.

It was not until her second year of internal medicine residency in 2001 that she began to take art classes at the Maryland Institute and College of Art in Baltimore.  The classes reawakened her passion for painting.  Since then she has felt a persistent pull to create art.  She has since taken workshops from top artists around the U.S.

However the turning point came in the summer of 2009 when the incredible opportunity arose for her to study with the master painter and brilliant colorist Louis Escobedo in Easton, Maryland.  In the fall of 2009, she decided to take the leap into a career in art.  She has taken time off from her medical career to concentrate on painting (and on her family.)

Currently she paints almost exclusively from life.  She paints still lifes, portraits, figures, and landscapes.  Striving to get the feeling and the gesture of a subject through her brushstrokes and color, she is an abstract artist at heart.

Leslie has made a commitment to art and is beginning to get recognition and awards for her paintings.  Her most recent awards include Honorable Mentions in both “Paint Annapolis”, and “Dueling Brushes” in 2010, as well as “Best In Show” in Easton’s Local Color Competition in July 2011.