First Friday September 3 – Ann Crostic & Barb Mowery

Come to the opening reception for Ann Crostic and Barb Mowery. Both artists are Paint Snow Hill alumni, each with unique painting styles.

September Featured Artists – Ann Crostic & Barb Mowery

Our artists for September – Ann Crostic and Barb Mowery – will offer a fresh look with different painting styles. Both Ann and Barb are Paint Snow Hill alumni. Most of their work has been done during the stay-at-home pandemic shutdown. Since plein air events are outdoors they returned in the past year with Ann being selective about paint outs to attend. She will be showing a selection of that work – including several paintings she did on her last visit to Snow Hill’s this past spring. Barb was home with her two daughters much of the time so she noticed things from inside her house – particularly sunlight on her windowsills. She tried a new medium, Flashe (a vinyl paint) for her larger paintings. She calls her show Light Year. For both Ann and Barb – and all artists – this has been a changed time but these women have not let their creativity “go fallow.” Check their websites Barb Mowery and Ann Crostic to learn more about them and their work. Also check their Facebook Albums (Ann Crostic and Barb Mowery) to see the work in the show. Ann will be in the gallery Saturday, September 28 so come and meet her.

Ann Crostic

Barb Mowery

Book Signing with Diana Gillmor Badros

1946: A True Story of Wealth, Extraordinary Success and Great Tragedy was written by Diana Gillmor Badros  whose research of nearly a decade led her to some startling information and the amazing story of her grandparent’s lives. The author also discovered her grandfathers remarkable place in history and that neither Reg or Edwina were ordinary people. Come buy her book and find out more about this amazing tribute to two extraordinary people, recognition of their remarkable success and homage to their tragic suffering.

Opening Reception for Winter Abstracts

 

To spark creative energy Bishop’s Stock features abstract work each February. The show is simply called Winter Abstracts but it brings great energy to the gallery space. Come shake those winter blues by meeting the featured artists and tasting our February wines.

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

Opening Reception for Carroll Klingelhofer

 

 

Our feature for October is representational landscape paintings by Carroll Klingelhofer. Stop by and meet the artist and talk about the inspiration for his work.

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.

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.

 

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.