Local Color - July 2022

Banner image credit: Morning Breeze by Linda Hall

Curators: Pat Thompson & Cindy Stafford

WHAT IS LOCAL COLOR? Color can be defined in several different ways. It is often considered an element consisting of three properties: hue, intensity, and value. It is the aspect of an object caused by different qualities of light reflecting from it. It can be vibrant or muted, and as Stewart White points out, “Simple color has vast emotional content. “ The word ‘Color’ is also used to reference the character, nature, vitality, or interest of a person, place, or thing. We hope you will participate in our July show to share your artistic interpretation of the Eastern Shore and the people, animals, landscapes, water scenes, and buildings that make it so colorful. 

LOCAL COLOR will be judged by Stewart White, AWS, PWS, of Easton/ Baltimore. Stewart is an award winning artist specializing in transparent watercolor and architectural illustration. He considers himself an American Impressionist and studied at the Pratt Institute and UC Berkeley.  He believes that “It is not enough to merely paint the appearance of anything but to communicate one’s interest in the subject. “

First and second prizes will be awarded in three categories: painting, photography, and three dimensional art. Winners will be announced on First Friday, July 1. 

Stewart says “...to paint is to draw out the poetry of a thing or a scene.” Show curators Pat Thompson and Cindy Stafford believe this applies to all other forms of art as well. 

EXHIBITION DATES: July 1 to July 29, 2022

OPENING RECEPTION: First Friday: July 1, 2022, 5:00 -7:00 pm

ARTISTS’ TALK: Thursday, July 7, 2022, 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

DROP-OFF: Sunday, June 26, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Monday, June 27, 2022, 10:00-12:00 pm (note new times)

PICK-UP: Sunday, July 31, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Monday August 1, 2022, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (note new times)

Please CLICK HERE to read and consent to RiverArts’ Artists’ Agreement and Exhibition Guidelines before submitting work.

  • Registration Information: Artists are invited to submit 1 or 2 pieces.

Registration submission fee: RiverArts Members: $10 per entry. Non-Members: $20 per entry. Online registration is now closed but you may still register in person during the scheduled drop off times listed above.

If you have questions or need help with your registration, please contact Sue Wilson: suewilson@chestertownriverarts.org or call W: 410-778-6300 / C: 443-480-4980. 

Registration Info

Registration submission fee: RiverArts Members: $10 per entry. Non-Members: $20 per entry. Artists may submit 1 or 2 pieces. Registration is now closed