Grit and Glory

Show Premise: There is beauty to be found in the weathered and worn, abandoned, rusted or rejected,
dirty or just old. Artists discover that beauty and from a new perspective, show it to us through their paintings.

Exhibition: April 17 - May 8, 2011

Meet the Artists Reception: Sunday, April 17, 1 - 4pm

2:00 pm ~ Panel Discussion

Selection of show paintings below ~ Visit the Gallery to see the full Exhibition ~ Inquiries Welcome

Lou Messa
John Deere, Still Running
Acrylic 7.5 x 15 $500

Maggie Cao

Loy's Station Covered Bridge


11 x14


Tim Bell

Chris Rollin's Place


14 x 18


Bruce Handford

Gray Day


11 x 14


Will Williams

Twilight, Locust Point


12 x 16


~ Grit and Glory ~

Panel Discussion:
At 2:00pm on Sunday, April 17 at the opening reception, the artists will share with gallery patrons why they are attracted to paint these scenes. There are some interesting stories to be told.

Grit and Glory:
Grit and Glory is a exhibit of scenes we might walk past, not giving a second glance. Why do artists find those scenes so attractive to paint? Perhaps these are ‘real life’, the every-day scenes that over the years become comfortable, familiar and part of our memory. When artists paint the scene it triggers for the viewer all the good memories, ‘the good old days’ ...

This exhibit will include farm scenes, including some of the last of Maryland’s tobacco barns in south county, skipjacks and tugboats, workboats of the truest kind. Baltimore area train stations and their maze of rust-colored tracks and the old steel mills are perfect subject matter for the artist who loves to paint grit. These scenes all have one thing in common – the artists found a beauty in the scene; they were drawn to paint it.

Cynthia McBride

Matt Klos

Woodworkers Sanctuary


15.5 x 9.75


Hiu Lai Chong



18 x 24


Stewart White

Working Boats, Dingle Bay


24 x 30


Jeremy Pearse

Tractor Barn


11 x 22


Howard Eberle

Lum Fletcher


27 x 33


Maggie Cao

Old Train Station


11 x 14


Matt Klos



16 x 23


Bruce Handford

Tangled Vines


15 x 22


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Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:30, Sunday 12:00 - 5:30, Thursday til 9:00pm