Annapolis: A Living History

Welcome to a preview of some of the new paintings arriving for our first show celebrating the history and beauty of the city of Annapolis. It seemed to be the perfect year as the city is celebrating the 300th Anniversary of its Royal Charter in 1708. July is also the month when the Annapolis galleries host their Red White and Blue shows and summer salon shows abound across the country.

Guest artists represented in this show include Eric Smith, long time cartoonist for the Capital Gazette Newspapers with his pen and ink, tongue in cheek humorous depictions of Annapolis politicians and local 'culture.' Caroline Sims, a figurative, portrait and landscape painter will show her Impressionist oil paintings of some of Annapolis' most noted landmarks including The Chapel at the United States Naval Academy.

* Indicates the Artist will be in attendance at the
Open House Reception
Saturday evening, July 12, 5 - 9pm
Exhibition: July 1 - July 31, 2008
Dress: Colonial attire optional

Liberty Tree Exhibit and Talk
A special exhibit of wood from the Maryland Liberty Tree that stood for over 400 years in Annapolis on St. John’s College campus will be on display at McBride Gallery.  Howard Buffington, representing a properly dressed colonist, will talk of the history and significance of the colonial Liberty Trees and share some stories about the Annapolis tree. He will speak and take questions for about 10 – 15 minutes at 6, 7 and 8:00pm.

*Bill Schmidt
"Main Street Annapolis"
Oil 18" x 24" $2,700

Painting Preview
Twenty painters will exhibit recent paintings created especially for this event. Oil painter Eric Conklin has painted Trompe l’Oeils of Annapolitan John Chalmer’s silver coin, the first in the U.S. and one of campaign buttons, made for George Washington.  Scott Cameron’s “The Steamer Annapolis” formerly called The Steamer Sassafras built in 1889, sailed a route including Annapolis until the 1930’s.  Lee Boynton’s colonial figurative oil, “Debating the Issue” depicts a ‘discussion’ about the future of the young country. Eric Smith’s pen and ink, “First Tourist” pokes fun at George Washington from a perspective of 200 plus years.   Bill Schmidt’s Impressionist oil, “Main Street Annapolis” shows Annapolis as it looks today, a beautiful small town.  “The Calvert House” watercolor by Linda Roberts shows this State Circle building in it’s timeless character and charm. Eric Forsberg's "Battle of the Privateers" shows two ships fighting for dominance of the seas in the 1800's.

*Lee Boynton
"Debating the Issue"
Oil 20 x 16

Eric Forsberg
"Battle of the Privateers"
Oil 24 x 36 $8,500

*Linda Roberts
"The Calvert House"
Watercolor 14 x 11

*Bruce Handford
"Bicycling on Main"
Watercolor 30 x 22

Scott Cameron
"The Steamer Annapolis"
Oil 18 x 32

*Eric L. Conklin
"Miss Vikki's Class -
Chalmer's Coin"
Oil 14 x 11

Neilson Carlin
"The Hessian Infantryman"
Oil x $2,800

Jim Rodgers
"Annapolis Antiquity"
Oil 12 x 16

Eric Smith
"First Tourist"
Pen and Ink 8 x 7

More Paintings in "Annapolis: A Living History" exhibit

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