Studio Sweep Sale and Pastels by Stan Sperlak Continue

January is the perfect time to browse the work at Bishop’s Stock. Great selection of sale paintings and beautiful pastels by Stan Sperlak featured in the front gallery.

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.

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 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

Over the Sea 18x72 Quad tych $3000 (4) 800 separateOver the Sea 18x72 Quad tych  2015  $3000 (4) $800 separateOver the Sea 18x72 Quad tych pastel Stan Sperlak 2015 $3000






                                            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.

Celebrating 10th Anniversary Featuring Stan Sperlak

Pastel of early evening by Stan Sperlakpastel of sunset by Stan SperlakPastel of night sky by Stan Sperlak

Celebrating 10th Anniversary                Featuring Stan Sperlak

Bishop’s Stock is turning “10” in November! To celebrate we are showing new work by Stan Sperlak. Stan is one of the amazing artists we have come to know and represent through the gallery since 2003. I met him during the first Paint Snow Hill and from then on he has made the trip from Cape May Court House many times bringing us his pastels full of intense color and beautiful light. Since his last show Stan has completed his dream of having a beautiful space for workshops and special events. Crow Creek Farm ties farmland, forest and marsh into an inspirational setting for Stan, his students and his friends. More information about Stan and his workshops are on his website


Gallery Artists Featured in March

Pastel painting of sunrise by Stan SperlakOil painting of worksboat by Helene English

Exhibit of Work by Gallery Artists

Once a year Bishop’s Stock likes to focus on the diverse talents of the gallery’s artists. It seemed timely to welcome spring with this show in March. Among the artists showing are John Cleary, Denise Dumont, Scot Dolby, Helene English, Lynne Lockhart, Kirk McBride, Carole Boggemann Pierson, Jim Rehak, Stan Sperlak and Nancy West. This exhibit mixes representational and contemporary work in oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor and mixed media. The show opens on March 1 and closes April 2. Left: Sunrise by Stan Sperlak; Right: Workboat by Helene English