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. To submit your work, please fill out the registration form located at the bottom of this page. You must fill out ALL required fields

You can now upload images of your works directly in the registration form below. (Image submission is helpful but not required to enter online): 

  • Files should be saved in jpeg format.
  • Each file name should include your Name, and the Title of the work (for example: Auguste-Rodin-The Thinker.jpg).
  • Click the "choose files" buttons included in the form to upload one image for each piece you are submitting. 
  • Be sure to match the correct image with the correct entry.

Registration submission fee: RiverArts Members: $10 per entry. Non-Members: $20 per entry. 

To enter payment information: Calculate your payment amount (members: $10 per entry, non-members: $20 per entry).

Enter ONLY the dollar amount in the "Payment Amount" field, with no dollar sign (example: 10 for one entry or 20 for two entries.).

Enter your credit or debit card number, expiration date, and CVC code (the three numbers on the back of the card).

Check that all the required information has been entered completely and correctly, and then click the "Submit" button. 

Check your email to be sure you have received a confirmation email. If you do not see the confirmation email, check your spam folder. If you don't find it in your inbox or spam folder, please contact us for assistance before trying again..

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 black & white photographs or drawings