Opening Reception for July Featured Artist Petra Bernstein

Petra Bernstein will be showing her oil and pastel paintings along with her photography. Her work focuses on botanical images often seen in her garden on the Wicomico River where she lives.

Opening for Work by Stan Sperlak


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

Opening Reception for Stan Sperlak


Pastel Artist, Stan Sperlak, will be featured in the front gallery at Bishop’s Stock during December and January.


December Featured Artist – Stan Sperlak






Marshes and beaches along the Atlantic coast consistently appear in Stan’s pastels. In this show he uses both brilliant and tonal saturated color for both plein air and studio paintings. Stan captures the pureness of nature’s color values by layering intensely pigmented pastels. He achieves texture from both the paper he selects and the way he uses the pastels. You see movement of the wind in short energetic strokes. Tranquility of the ocean you see in long horizontal bands of color. The atmospheric relationship between land or sea and sky is predominant in all of Stan’s work. Undoubtedly, Stan’s pastels clearly represent his emotional connection to the beauty of this region. Everyday Stan lives his love of the outdoors through his painting, a busy landscape business in Cape May Court House, NJ and life on Crow Creek Farm. As a master teacher, Stan shares his artistic vision and skills in workshops all over the world.


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.

Studio Sweep Sale Continues


7th Annual Studio Sweep Sale Continues

During January our customers can still find great artwork at wonderful prices. Bishop’s Stock’s artists have cleaned out their studios to offer art lovers a chance to add to their collections 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 the month 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.

June Artist-in-Residence – Ed Challenger


Ed Challenger is one of the most talented, versatile artists the gallery represents. He works in watercolor, oil, pastels, mixed media, egg tempera, printing and bronze. There are no creative challenges for Challenger who is inspired everyday to do something new.  There will a selection of his work available to enjoy.

Opening Reception for Stan Sperlak


Cape May artist, Stan Sperlak, will be featured during November. His strong pastels celebrate the coastal area with simple landscapes and seascapes.

Stan Sperlak Featured in November

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                                            Stan Sperlak

Stan Sperlak’s pastels return to Bishop’s Stock in November. Sperlak has had a busy year with his successful workshops but he still found time to for plein air and studio work. He has shown his pastels with us since 2006 and each body of his work has reflected the serenity of landscapes and the beauty of changing light. This show includes Over the Sea, a powerful horizontal series of four seascapes that capture the energy of waves breaking at water’s edge. Sperlak’s website has more of his work and the press he has received.