Saturday, October 19, 2013
Preview Day to see exhibition 10:00am 8:00pm
10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Tour of the U.S. Naval Academy
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch*
Location: Meet at 9:15am at McBride Gallery, 215 Main St., Annapolis, MD 21401
Cost: $10 per person, photo ID required.
Please email Kathryn Beligratis at email@example.com to attend.
~ on your own ~
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Painting a Brighter Future for Women, talk by Nancy Howe, OPA
Location: McBride Gallery, 215 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401
While visiting Kenya with her family in August of 2006, artist Nancy Howe could not help but feel compassion for the native pastoral nomadic people of northern Kenya. Her visit to Kenya had a profound impact on her life and marked the beginning of a mission to help impoverished women through her paintings. Her trip inspired her to create “Painting a Brighter Future for Women,” a project to raise funding to support women’s small business development in Kenya through donations and sales from her original artwork of these people.
Since then, the project has expanded to include other areas of the world, beginning with a cultural series of the people of Bhutan where donations will support a women’s solar engineer program and home construction in remote villages. A series of paintings of the Kuna indigenous people of Panama will benefit their marine resource environmental training.
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Painting demonstration by artist John Michael Carter, OPAM
5:30 p.m. Informal Dinner
Location: McBride Gallery 215 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Michael Carter is one of America's best known impressionists, whose work is admired by collectors and respected by his peers. He studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago earning a BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.
Since 1975, he has exhibited in 40 one-man shows, and numerous group exhibitions and national competitions. His portrait commissions includes state senators, governors, and Supreme Court justices, and many other civic, academic and corporate leaders. His paintings are in numerous corporate and private collections.
Sunday, October 20, 2013
McBride Gallery Sunday Hours: 1:00 6:00pm
7: 00 a.m. Sunrise Paint-out
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Meet the Artists ~ Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony ~
Location: Charles Carroll House back lawn sloping to Spa Creek with a close-up view of the drawbridge and boats of various types motoring and sailing along the creek
The Charles Carroll House is next to St. Mary's Church on Duke of Gloucester Street
Nearby parking in Hillman Garage on Duke of Gloucester Street
Begin the morning early, painting the beautiful sunrise!
Location: McBride Gallery, 215 Main St, Annapolis, MD (Awards presentation at 2:00 p.m.)
All events are free and open to the public
*Annapolis has many restaurants, dining pubs and coffee shops to serve you. Enjoy!
Please email Kathryn Beligratis at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate your attendance at the plein air painting events, the gallery talk and the portrait demonstration.