First Friday November 5 – Meg Walsh Featured Artist

Meg Walsh will be showing during November. She is known for landscapes drenched in light and color, Meg has won awards at major juried exhibits and plein air competitions. Though realistic in nature, her work has a strong abstract element characterized by simplified shapes, limited values, and glowing color. Come visit with her as her show opens.

First Friday October 1 – Lois Engberg Featured Artist

 

Lois Engberg has been showing at Bishop’s Stock for 15 years. Her mother Barbara Beauchamp and daughter Kathryn have displayed their talent with Lois a number of times. Come visit with her at the opening.

October Featured Artists – Lois Engberg & Dana Simson

October is probably our favorite month. Pleasantly warm days and cool nights are welcomed. Harvested fields and the Harvest Moon mean fall is here. So it is nice to have Lois Engberg is our featured artist for the start of fall. We will also reintroduce Dana Simson to our visitors. Lois is an artist who paints beautiful still lifes of whatever is blooming seasonally. This show will include sunflowers but also landscapes and seascapes. My favorite is a nocturne, Moonshine. Since Lois has shown with us 15 years people always anticipate the beauty of her subjects and her talent. Check her website and her album on our Facebook page.

Dana, her husband John and their children, Ruby and Eli, were featured artists in 2005. As you can image Ruby and Eli are adults now on their own. Dana and John no longer operate out of their gallery in Salisbury preferring to work from home. Dana still creates ceramics, artwork and home decor selling mostly on line. She has recently written Come Together, a wonderful guidebook for retooling our daily lives with simple changes to help the environment. She will be showing things that fly – moths and birds. Her website shows how Dana uses all of her talents and interests. Also check her album on our Facebook page.

Lois Engberg

Dana Simson

Guest Artist Ann Crostic in the Gallery

 

Come visit with Ann Crostic, September featured artist.

First Friday July 2 – Featuring Work by Raymond Ewing and Fred Sprock

 

Snow Hill will celebrate Independence Day with fireworks on First Friday and Bishop’s Stock will celebrate two artists – Raymond Ewing and Fred Sprock.

Featured in March – Joseph Christiana

Featured artist, Joseph Christiana, will show “Incident at Sea,” a series of Abstract Expression paintings

C. Keith Whitelock Featured in January

We continue to feature the work of our artists with the focus on a different artist each month. In December we will show the work of C. Keith Whitelock. As a native of Somerset County, Deal Island, Crisfield and the surrounding shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay region planted the inspiration for his paintings and drawings. Favorite subjects are the weathered working boats and decaying derelicts that so often accent the surrounding marsh. Working in watercolors, oils, and occasionally acrylics, Whitelock often presents an image of a rapidly disappearing lifestyle. His work is full of realism and always has a story to tell.

Keith did a video of the show in December. Use this link to get to Facebook Live. Express your interest in the event and you will get a reminder. We have some of the paintings in the show in a Facebook Album. You can also check his website and his YouTube channel to see his work and his watercolor workshops. Anyone interested in any of the work in our show may send a Facebook message or email info@bishopstock.com.

Facebook Live with Ken Stetz

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On Thursday, August 6 at 7 pm, Ken will be presenting his show with a Facebook Live post. Use this link to join him and hear him talk about his paintings and his interest in the way coastal waters shape our lives. Most of the paintings are titled, sized and priced in a Facebook Album Paintings by Ken Stetz. If you miss the live post, the video will be available on Facebook. Anyone interested in purchasing his work can leave a Facebook message or email info@bishopsstock.com.

Oils and Watercolors by Ken Stetz are heldover for October

Summer has always been a time to meet artists who are visiting the area. A number of years ago, Ken Stetz was one of those visitors. Ken visits family in Public Landing so I was pleased to know he did not forget Bishop’s Stock and has now returned to be our featured artist for August. While this August is not like any other, we are so pleased to have Ken’s oils and watercolors here for virtual showing on our Facebook Page and our website.

Ken is a a visual artist who works professionally as an artist and illustrator in the heart of the New Jersey shore. The focus of his work is marine art – mostly the oceans and bays of the mid Atlantic region. It was no surprise to have the coastal bays and ocean along the Worcester County coastline hold his interest. When here he has spent time researching the area and observing things like working boats, shore breaks and sunrises. He sketches and photographs everything that catches his eye which gives his paintings a feeling of naturalism and realism. It is no surprise to learn that Ken is a member of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) and had Surf Patrol accepted into their 18th National Exhibition that was to have traveled to 5 cities. Check Ken’s website to see this painting and to learn about his commissions and his published illustrations.

Be sure to join us for Facebook Live, Thursday, August 6 at 7 PM. Follow this link Facebook Live.

Opening Reception for New Work by Lynne Lockhart & Kirk McBride – Postponed

New work by Lynne Lockhart & Kirk McBride is postponed but will be rescheduled when possible.