The Best of the Chesapeake

The Vision: To celebrate the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay of yesterday and today.
Exhibition: September 18 - October 16, 2016

The beauty of the Chesapeake Bay and environs have been captured by photographers and artists for years. From colonial sea battles to visiting historic square-riggers, steamboats, graceful skipjacks,
bugeyes and log canoes to its unique octagonal lighthouses, the Bay has much to offer the artist.

Life continues to thrive around this body of water, not just the human variety, also great blue heron, crabs, rockfish, and osprey make the water, marshes, inlets and islands their home.  Family farms and harbor villages, still tied economically
to the Bay, add a quaintness and historic character along the miles of sandy or marshy shorelines. 

Meet the Artists ~ Opening Reception ~ Sunday, September 18th, 1 - 4pm

Awards Presentation: 2:00pm Sunday, September 18
Awards will include: Best of Show, Second Place, Maryland Heritage, Small Gem, Artist's Choice, People' Choice and Merit Awards

~ Inquiries about artwork availablity are welcome ~ More images to be added in coming days~

Best of the Chesapeake Show paintings - Page 2 | |

Lisa Egeli



48 x 72


John Payne

"Harvesting Clams"


26 x 19



Howard Eberle



30 x 22



Ken Karlic

"Barn Door Blues"


10 x 14


Geraldine McKeown

"Bay Baskets"


7 x 13


Merit Award

Denise Dumont

"Late Afternoon Shadows"


9 x 12


Small Gem

Stewart & Stephen Wegner

"The Swimmer"

Bronze, ed. 75

14"H, 11"W, 9.5"D


Bill Schmidt

"Morning Train at Havre de Grace"


16 x 30


Gary Pendleton



9 x 12


Chris Best

"Flower Shop"


8 x 10


Bruce Handford

"Cumulus Clouds Over the Bay"


18 x 24


Abigail McBride

"Treasures of the Deep"


18 x 24


Merit Award

215 Main Street Annapolis MD 21401 • 410-267-7077

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