Facebook Live with Ken Stetz

Scotts LAnding

Snow Hill

Join us for our 3rd Facebook Live introduction of our featured artist in August. Ken Stetz will be in the gallery to give the inspiration he finds for his oils and watercolors.

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.

 

 

Opening Reception for March Artists

Come visit with Kate Cashman, John Eiseman, Jim Rehak, Fred Sprock and Nancy West and enjoy tastes of Franklin Tate Estates Chardonnay and Shiraz.

Featured Artists in March – Cashman, Eiseman, Rehak, Sprock & West

March gives an opportunity to see what gallery artists have been doing during the winter. This is also a great month to introduce the work of area artists who have not shown with us before. John Eiseman was a Paint Snow Hill participant who showed several paintings with us but he is recently retired and is now devoting his time doing studio and plein air work. He will show his representational landscapes. Kate Cashman was classically trained at Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and spent 20 years in interior design when she decided she wanted to have more time for painting and teaching. Kate’s paintings celebrate nature visually with vivid colors and bold interpretations of the world around her. It was very pleasing to discover she teaches at the Red Doors Community Center near Berlin for adults and children as young as 5 in workshops and series of classes.

To expand the mix of work Nancy Richards West, a regular exhibitor, recently explored figurative images with traditional “sumi-e” painting using a metallic palette. Nancy will show work that illustrates how talented she is with this ink and brush technique. Fred Sprock will show several paintings that gave him artistic satisfaction in trying new techniques and Jim Rehak will share several of his newest work. The opening reception is Friday, March 6, with wines from the Margaret River region in Western Australia.

Mark Friday, April 3 for the opening of New Work by Lynne Lockhart and Kirk McBride.

Opening for Work by Stan Sperlak

 

Stan Sperlak’s pastels will be featured in the front gallery during December and January.

December & January Features – Pastels by Stan Sperlak & Studio Sweep Sale

At Bishop’s Stock pastels by Stan Sperlak will be featured in the front gallery with the annual Studio Sweep Sale set up in the back gallery space. On First Friday C.L Marshall will be in the gallery with his newly published book, Chesapeake Outdoor Tales: Hunting and Fishing by the Tides. Until the end of January 2020, the Studio Sweep Sale continues along with Stan Sperlak’s featured pastels.

Opening Reception for November Featured Artist – C. Keith Whitelock

Visit with C. Keith Whitelock as he shows his latest work focusing on life along the waters of the Eastern Shore.

Featured Artist in November – C. Keith Whitelock

To start our 17th year Bishop’s Stock will feature the work of C. Keith Whitelock in November. As a native of Somerset County, Whitelock never tires of Eastern Shore landscapes and his commitment to preserving the area’s culture. Those who know his work know his favorite subjects are the weathered working boats and decaying derelicts that so often accent the surrounding marsh and harbors. Working in watercolors, oils, and occasionally acrylics, Whitelock’s attention to detail presents a realistic image of a rapidly disappearing lifestyle. His paintings always have a story that he enjoys sharing

New Work by 6 Gallery Artists

We welcome the fall season with a show of new work by 6 gallery artists – Scot Dolby, Lynne Lockhart, Kirk McBride, Barbara Mowery, Jim Rehak and Nancy West. Each of these artists have been very active in their studios, painting plein air or enjoying the stimulation of artists’ residencies over the summer. Their recent work reflects what they discover as challenging images or subjects that require changes in palette or technique. The opening reception is Friday, October 4 from 5 until 8.

September Featured Artists – Christie Taylor & Fred Sprock

Christie Taylor and Fred Sprock, natives of North Carolina, discovered the Eastern Shore through friends. In 2012 the marshes overlooking Chincoteague Bay drew them to a new home which provides inspiration for both of their artistic talents. At that time Christie was still the managing partner of a Charlotte consulting firm specializing in promoting original art in the workplace. After setting her retirement for 2018, Christie wanted to expand her artistic experiences as a Fellow at Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle, Ireland. In 2017 and returning in 2018 she spent 5 weeks each visit being drawn by the Irish landscape which parallels her fascination with Eastern Shore marshes. Her work in the show reflects how the rocky coast of Ireland serves as a vehicle to explore her interest in line and shape. Christie calls this Rock Scissors on Paper.

After Fred retired from a marketing career he studied with artists he admired accepting the challenge to become an artist, not just a painter. His move to Maryland gave him a renewed focus on having his work become a personal statement about his artistic exploration. His imagery, either a landscape with simple structures or an element in a natural setting, is painted with translucent quality diffusing light so the subjects and setting work together. His subjects are based on his attraction to simple architecture, nature’s simplicity and simple bucolic settings. Inspiration comes from exploring the Eastern Shore and the many places he travels.