RiverArts Salon: The Artistic Adventures of Blue Tulip with Posey Boicourt

Posey Boicourt explores the forgotten life of a portrait painter from whom she is a direct descendent in this delightful memoire bolstered by significant historical study.

May 26: Liberate the Landscape with Paul Santori

Paint or Draw en plein air with Paul Santori

May 18 - RiverArts Salon: Artists & Social Change: An Online Tour of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Join Bob Ferguson, a docent with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, for an online tour with the theme of Artists and Social Change

May 11 - RiverArts Salon: This Year's National Music Festival with Richard Rosenberg and Caitlin Patton

May 11 Salon: This Year's National Music Festival with Richard Rosenberg and Caitlin Patton

May 4 - RiverArts Salon: The State of the Arts in Maryland with Ken Skrzesz

Join Maryland State Arts Council's Executive Director, Ken Skrzesz for an overview of meaningful arts activities across our great state

Paint the Town Plus

Back by popular demand RiverArts “Paint the Town” returns as "Paint the Town Plus" with more flexibility and awards.

April 27 - RiverArts Salon: Love in the time of Covid – a home and studio visit with Paul & Inez Santori

April 27 Salon: Love in the time of Covid – a home and studio visit with Paul & Inez Santori

May 6: More Paper Flowers with Pearl Uva (via Zoom)

Learn how to make two new types of beautiful paper flowers from fun papers you have at your home.

Chuck Engstrom

Woodwork

"Weather or Not": an online Flash Exhibit in celebration of Earth Day (room one)

In celebration of Earth Day, RiverArts invited artists to submit work to an online flash exhibit exploring the theme of “Weather or Not”.

"Weather or Not": an online Flash Exhibit in celebration of Earth Day (room two)

In celebration of Earth Day, RiverArts invited artists to submit work to an online flash exhibit exploring the theme of “Weather or Not”.

RiverArts Salon, One Year Later

Try your hand at some Salon trivia!

People Worth Knowing

A collection of 50 oral history posters giving voice to the African American experience in Kent County.

Sue Wright

Knitting and Knitting Design

Linda Hall

Watercolor

Lesley Campana

Weavings

Clay at Home : Fairy Garden Series

Fairy Garden Series

Doug Sassi

Pottery

April 24: A Watercolor Spring “Tune-Up” Where The Sky's Not The Limit! with Steve Bleinberger

Learn tips and techniques for creating striking colors, shades, and washes as you enjoy painting outdoors in the springtime.

April 22 - Evening Session: How to Enter Online Exhibits 101 with Kris Kelley (via Zoom)

Learn how to present your art and yourself in the most positive way so that you can successfully enter online exhibits.

April 14 - Daytime Session: How to Enter Online Exhibits 101 with Kris Kelley (via Zoom)

Learn how to present your art and yourself in the most positive way so that you can successfully enter online exhibits.

Claire Gervais

Fibre

Patty Mowell

Painting

Gloria Merriken

Glass

Judi Gunter

Art Quilts

April 20 - RiverArts Salon: Provincetown Printers with Fred Dylla

April 20 Salon: Provincetown Printers with Fred Dylla

April 13 - RiverArts Salon: Plants, Music, Light and Art with Sam Nester

April 13 Salon: Plants, Music, Light and Art with Sam Nester

April 6 - RiverArts Salon: Exploring Race, Class, and Social Standing Through Painting with Kyle Hackett

April 6 Salon: Exploring Race, Class, and Social Standing Through Painting with Kyle Hackett

March 30 - RiverArts Salon: Reading & Writing Diversity with Traci Williams

March 30 Salon: Reading & Writing Diversity with Traci Williams

RiverArts Flash Exhibit: "Imperfection" (room one)

"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it" (Salvador Dali)

RiverArts Flash Exhibit: "Imperfection" (room two)

"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it" (Salvador Dali)

Eugene Adcock

Woodturning

March 23 - RiverArts Salon: Discover Louise Glück, America's Nobel Laureate, with Dr. James Allen Hall

March 23 Salon: Discover Louise Glück, America's Nobel Laureate, with Dr. James Allen Hall

March 16 - RiverArts Salon: Poems of Resistance with Robert Earl Price

March 16 Salon: Poems of Resistance with Robert Earl Price

Monthly Artists' Roundtable

Monthly conversations for artists, hosted by Gallery Director Sue Wilson, the fourth Wednesday of the month, 6pm

March 9 - RiverArts Salon: Mindful Simplicity with Yolanda Acree

March 9 Salon: Mindful Simplicity with Yolanda Acree

RiverArts Salon: "A Look Back" with Natalie Donoso & Annie Woodall of the Kent County Public Library

"A Look Back" with Natalie Donoso & Annie Woodall of the Kent County Public Library

Mar 25 - Pysanky: Creating a New World Vision From Ancient Design with Coreen Weilminster (via Zoom)

Create a beautiful egg in the time-honored Ukrainian tradition of Pysanky, or create a symbolic piece of art to invoke a new world vision.

March 16: Paper Flowers with Pearl Uva (via Zoom)

Learn how to make beautiful paper flowers from book pages & other fun papers you have at your home.

Art Pen Pals

Share art and connection through actual letters!

Deena Ball

Watercolor

Mar 11 - Paper Cityscapes with Rosa Leff (via Zoom)

Learn the basic techniques of knife cutting, use them to cut your own cityscape from a provided photo, and learn how to work from your own photos in the future.

Cone Coin Compassion Contest

Submit your answer to win a Cone Coin from Stam's Luncheonette

Mar 3 - Pop-Art Coloring for a Good Cause - Collaborative Project Class (via Zoom)

Join us to color beautiful designs AND give back to a worthy cause at the same time!

Fireside Chats with Maria

Drop in office hours with the Executive Director via Zoom, the third Wednesday of the month.

RiverArts Salon: Lifelong Learning with WC-ALL Leadership

WC-ALL Leaders Jan Elvin and David White: Lifelong Learning

RiverArts Salon: Finding a Home for Creativity in Chestertown with Fredy Granillo

February 16 Salon with Fredy Granillo: Finding a Home for Creativity in Chestertown

RiverArts Salon - Creative Patterns in Nature with Dr. Eve Armstrong

February 9 Salon with Dr. Eve Armstrong - Creative Patterns in Nature with Dr. Eve Armstrong

Photographing Your Artwork with Kris Kelley

Learn how to position, light, and photograph your work using your smartphone and items found around your home.

RiverArts Salon with Paul Ware - Cultural differences between the global East & West

February 2 Salon with Paul Ware - Cultural differences between the global East & West

Feb 18 - So You Want to Learn to Draw - with Vanna Ramirez (via Zoom)

Learn basic drawing techniques & skills in an outdoor setting

RiverArts Salon with Buck Duncan: Being Hopeful with the Mid-Shore Community Foundation

Buck Duncan: Being Hopeful with the Mid-Shore Community Foundation

Feb 9 - Collaborative Project Class - Yarnstorming How-To (via Zoom)

Join RiverArts staff as we demonstrate a variety of ways to create fun and colorful art from yarn.

Feb 3, 10, & 17 - Exploring Watercolor with Deena Ball (via Zoom)

A three week exploration of the fundamentals of watercolor. Students will learn to control the ratio of water to pigment, recognize and create value differences and mix luminous colors.

Salon Discussion - Mental Health & Creativity in Winter with Beth Anne Langrell

January 19 Salon with Beth Anne Langrell - Mental Health & Creativity in Winter

Featured Photography Club Photo for January 12, 2021

Photo chosen from the Photography Club's most recent meeting.

Featured Photography Club Photos August 11 copy

Three photos chosen from the Photography Club's August 6 meeting

Plein Air Group

Plein Air Group

Sam Shoge

Drone Photography

Clay Studio Rental by the Day

Covid-safe Clay Studio rental by the day

Mary Troyer

Painting

Visit the RiverArts Holiday Shop

A video tour of the RiverArts Annual Members' Holiday Show & Sale

Echo Hill Outdoor School

Teaching through immersive experiences in the Chesapeake environment.

Salon Discussion - Poetry as/and Justice with James Allen Hall

December 15 Salon with James Allen Hall - Poetry as/and Justice

Mary O'Bara

Wood Art

Marlayn King

Ceramics

Christine Cooke

Painting

Elsie Inzer

Fabric Art

Ann Farley

Hand-Cut Paper & Glass

Paul Santori

Painting

Inez Santori

Painting

Kathleen Quinn

Painting

Ronn Akins

Jewelry

Jack Fancher

Acrylics, Watercolors, & Computer Graphic Art

Arleen Keifetz

Jewelry

Katherine Johnson

Hand-Painted Textiles

Joan Hart

Painting

John Carey

Woodworking

David Beehler

Woodworking

Antoinette Smith

Origami Jewelry & More

Irene Aspell

Linocut Prints

Heidi Wetzel

Woven Sculptures

Nathan King

Blacksmithing

Christine Kamon

Quilting

Salon Discussion - Dickens & Christmas with Dr. Natalie McKnight

Dr. Natalie McKnight, Dickens & Christmas

Joan Strand

Sterling Silver Jewelry

Dianna Frymiare

Pottery

Barbara Slocum

Paintings & Bird Ornaments

Ronnie Edelman

Fiber Arts

Laura Hess

Pottery

Georgette Toews

Paintings & Fiber Art

Denise Dersch

Watercolor

Marcey Sherman

Pottery

Dec 17 - Vision Board for 2021 with Deanna Pratt (via Zoom)

Make a fun and creative vision board that will help you keep your hopes, dreams, and desires front and center as you begin 2021!

Holiday Traditions with the RiverArts Staff

December 1 Salon with RiverArts Staff: Holiday Traditions of All Kinds

Dec 8 - Yoga for Artists with John MacLeod (via Zoom)

Stretch, relax, and focus your body and mind.

Salon Discussion - Poplar Grove, Part 2 with Adam Goodheart, Dr. Edward Papenfuse, Jeremy Rothwell, and Albin Kowalewski

November 16 Salon discussion with Adam Goodheart, Jeremy Rothwell, and Albin Kowalewski

Sculptor Ken Herlihy - photographs by John Guthrie

Beautiful photographs of Ken Herlihy's stunning sculptures - a slideshow

Salon Discussion - The intersection of art and policy with Heather Mizeur

The intersection of art and policy: exploring creative influences on civic engagement and public affairs

Featured Photography Club Photos for November 3

Three photos chosen from the Photography Club's most recent meeting.

Using Lightroom and Photoshop Together

Video tutorials by Bob Miller

Featured Photography Club Photos for October 27

Three photos chosen from the Photography Club's most recent meeting.

Salon Discussion - Life in the UK & US with Inez Santori

November 3 Salon with Inez Santori - Life in the UK & US

Photography Club

Photo Club – Virtual Meetings each Thursday – Free!

Salon Discussion: Dave Harp - Art, Environment, & Harmony

#ShoreRiverArts October 27 Salon with Dave Harp - Art, Environment, & Harmony

October KidSPOT Newsletter

October Newsletter full of crafts and fun

September KidSPOT Newsletter

September Newsletter full of crafts and fun

Featured Photography Club Photos for October 20

Three photos chosen from the Photography Club's most recent meeting.

October KidSPOT Newsletter copy

October Newsletter full of crafts and fun

Pilgrim At Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

A nonfiction exploration of home, nature, and life in Virginia, 1974

Salon Discussion: Adams and Maria Wood - Art, Environment, & Family

#ShoreRiverArts October 20 Salon with Adams and Maria Wood - Art, Environment, & Family

Featured Photography Club Photos for October 13

Three photos chosen from the Photography Club's most recent meeting.

QuickKit #6 - Clay Whistle

Build a one-of-a-kind whistle out of clay & decorate to your hearts content

ShoreRivers

Kent County Library

Salon Discussion: Darran Tilghman & Tim Trumbauer - Art, Environment, & Justice

#ShoreRiverArts October 13 Salon with Darran Tilghman & Tim Trumbauer - Art, Environment, & Justice

Featured Photography Club Photos for October 6

Three photos chosen from the Photography Club's most recent meeting.

"Open Heart" Paint Night Kit

Paint a fun design on your own - or with the RiverArts community!

Salon Discussion: Marcy Dunn Ramsey & Carla Massoni - Art, Environment, & Conservation

#ShoreRiverArts October 6 Salon with Marcy Dunn Ramsey & Carla Massoni - Art, Environment, & Conservation

RiverArts 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

RiverArts Annual Meeting will take place online. Register here, and submit questions in advance!

Juried Photography exhibit 2020

Chestertown RiverArts Annual Juried Photography Exhibit. Everyone welcome!

Featured Photography Club Photos for September 29

Three photos chosen from the Photography Club's most recent meeting.

4 sessions start October 7 - Drawing Outdoors with Vanna Ramirez

Learn basic drawing techniques & skills in an outdoor setting

QuickKit #3 - Clay Beads

Create a one-of-a-kind clay necklace

QuickKit #1 - Make a Pinch Pot or Shell Dish

Create a one-of-a-kind clay pinch pot or shell dish

QuickKit #4 - Holiday Ornament - full kit with glazes

Create a one-of-a-kind glazed clay Holiday Ornament

QuickKit #5 - Holiday Ornament - just ornament

Create a one-of-a-kind clay Holiday Ornament

Featured Photography Club Photos for September 22

Three photos chosen from the Photography Club's most recent meeting.

Salon Discussion: Robbi Behr and Matthew Swanson, Creator’s Roundtable

September 29 Salon with Robbi Behr and Matthew Swanson: Creator’s Roundtable

Oct 8 - Doodle, Write, & Play with Beth Williams

Explore handwriting as an element in doodling & creating art!

Oct 14 - Intro to Smartphone Photography with Kris Kelley

Learn how to use your smartphone to capture stunning photos and expand your creative horizons

Salon Discussion: Lauren Weber, Realized Potential: The Role of Creativity & Character

September 22 Salon with Lauren Weber: Realized Potential: The Role of Creativity & Character

Featured Photography Club Photos for September 15

Three photos chosen from the Photography Club's most recent meeting.

RiverArts Salon: Street Murals Project

September 15 Salon with the organizers of the Chestertown Unites Against Racism street mural project

QuickKit #2 - Make a Memory Tile

Create a one-of-a-kind tile to commemorate a meaningful event, special person or pet, or just to have fun!

Daily Dose - Tuesday, September 1

And . . . it's September!

Nov 7 - Clay Bird Feeder with Dianna Frymiare

Make a gorgeous bird feeder using clay hand-building techniques. For beginners & experienced potters alike!

4 sessions start Sept 26 - The Joy of Visual Journaling in Nature with Kate Livie

Deepen your connection to the environment, hone your skills of observation and reflection, and get creative through the practice of visual journaling.

Camp RiverArts - Day 17

Make a Merit Badge!

Featured Photography Club Photos for August 31

Three photos chosen from the Photography Club's August 20 meeting

Auction: "Vote" Necklace by Joan Strand

SOLD: A handsawn sterling silver necklace with an important message

Camp RiverArts - Day 16

Explore Rock Hall

RiverArts Salon: Autumnal Artistry

September 1 Salon discussion about fresh starts and new projects as the seasons change

Camp RiverArts: Day 15

Make a Fairy Garden!

Camp RiverArts - Day 14

Take a Drive Through History

Camp RiverArts: Day 13

Take a walk on the Gilchrest Rail Trail!

Auction: Naked Raku Lidded Vase by Chris Neiman

SOLD: A beautiful lidded vase surfaced and fired in a one step naked raku process

Craft Bag Giveaway at the Chestertown Farmer's Market

Collage, beading, and weaving kits for Chestertown families

Featured Photography Club Photos for August 24

Three photos chosen from the Photography Club's August 20 meeting

Naked Raku with Chris Neiman

RiverArts Clay Studio potter Chris Neiman gets into the details of Raku firing in his homemade kiln!

Aug 31 - Stretch Your Creativity with Aundra Anderson

Refresh your mind & your creativity with stretches & easy yoga poses

Raising Purple Martins with Dianna Frymiare

Clay Studio Manager Dianna Frymiare shares her experience raising purple martins this spring and summer

My Darling Alice by Mary Wood

Based on Letters and Legends of an Eastern Shore Farm, 1837 - 1935

Camp RiverArts: Day 12

Read a Good Book

Camp RiverArts: Day 11

Visit Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge

RiverArts Salon: Olivia Wood, the Poplar Grove Project

August 25 Salon with Olivia Wood: the Poplar Grover Project, Living History on the Eastern Shore

Splatter Paint Party!

RiverArts is offering its second in a series of themed fundraising packages to celebrate colorful end-of-summer fun!

Camp RiverArts: Day 10

Tour Local African American Historical Sites

Camp RiverArts: Day 9

Dare to eat a peach (And make a basket from the pit!)

Auction: Handwoven Scarf by Nancy Holland

SOLD: A handwoven Austrian merino wool scarf by Nancy Holland

Featured Photography Club Photos for August 17

Three photos chosen from the Photography Club's August 13 meeting

Virtual Legacy Day Exhibit-2020

RiverArts celebrates Legacy Day 2020 with a virtual exhibit featuring the art & craft of several talented Kent County artists

Camp RiverArts: Day 8

Sail an Origami Boat

RiverArts Salon: Diane Hunger, Passionate Saxophone Music

August 18 Salon with Professor Diane Hunger, saxophonist and National Music Festival mentor

KidSPOT Advisory Board Transitions

Thank you to Mary Ann Herron and Penny Block for their tireless dedication to KidSPOT!

Camp RiverArts - Day 7

Be Cool in Hot Shades

Camp RiverArts - Day 6

Look Up for Meteors

Featured Photography Club Photos August 11

Three photos chosen from the Photography Club's August 6 meeting

Taking Care: Celebrating the Earth - Poetry Finalists

Celebrate the community’s long tradition of environmental conservation through this Earth-themed virtual exhibit. Poets submitted work reflecting on the themes of taking care of and celebrating the Earth for this judged and juried show.

Camp RiverArts - Day 5

Scream for Ice Cream

Camp RiverArts - Day 4

Take a Walking Tour

RiverArts Salon: Greg Farley talks Green Building Design

Join us August 11 for a discussion of Green Building Design with Greg Farley

Camp RiverArts - Day 3

Speak for the Trees

Camp RiverArts - Day 2

Let Your Imagination Take Flight

Camp RiverArts - Day 1

Be Inspired by the Chester River

August 3 Featured Photography Club Photos

Three photos chosen from the Photography Club's July 30 meeting

Introducing Camp RiverArts

Daily ideas for free hands-on activities for ALL ages

Smartphone Filmmaking with Adams Wood

Tips, tricks, helpful hints, and good advice for making video at home with your smartphone.

RiverArts Salon: Mark Hower Talks Art & Travel

August 4 - A discussion of Art and travel with RiverArts Board member Mark Hower

Featured Photography Club Photos July 27

Three photos chosen out of nearly 50 from the Photography Club's July 23 meeting.

RiverArts Salon: What to Do With Racist Monuments?

Washington College Professor Ben Tilghman leads a lively discussion about the meanings and purposes of monuments and what should be done with them.

Handmade Tumblers by Wendy King

SOLD: Colorful Tumblers by potter Wendy King

talkHAMILTON

A panel discussion on all things Hamilton in collaboration with the Garfield

Aug 13 - Cut & Paste the Shore: Landscape Collage with Yolanda Acree

Create a one-of-a-kind art piece using Eastern Shore landscapes as your inspiration. Yolanda Acree will walk you through how to use color and shape to achieve texture, depth, and contrast in your collage work.

Take a Walk and Observe What Sounds Surround You

What Do You Hear?

The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild

A glimpse into the high stakes world of the art-buying market

Raise a Glass to Freedom

The first in a series of themed fundraising packages commemorates the month of July with the release of Hamilton, Independence Day, and Chestertown's First Friday.

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

White Fragility: why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism by Robin DiAngelo

Video - Dianna’s Tile Coasters (Inspired by Cora the duck)

Chestertown RiverArts Clay Studio Manager Dianna Frymiare shares her tile duck coasters, and the baby duck who inspired them. Coasters are up for auction the week of July 20 - 24, 2020.

RiverArts Salon: Pam White

Is genius a weed that springs up anywhere or does it need a particular habitat?

Aug 17-21 - Absolute Beginner Watercolor with Deena Ball

Explore the joy of watercolor and the medium’s limitless range of possibilities in this online class.

Tile Coasters by Dianna Frymiare

SOLD: Handmade Tile Coasters with Cora the Duck

Sue Wright Shawl Auction

SOLD: Hand Knitted Lace Shawl by Master Knitter Sue Wright

Making Raku Ornaments with Chris Neiman

RiverArts Clay Studio potter Chris Neiman shares the exciting process of Raku firing in his homemade kiln!

Daily Dose Tuesday, July 7

Your Daily Dose for Tuesday, July 7: Fireworks!

RiverArts Salon: Anticipating the Hamilton Film

In the Zoom where it happened: A conversation with Maria Wood about where Hamilton came from, what it meant, and what to watch for.

Photo Editing with Snapseed with Anne Highfield-Clark

RiverArts artist and Board member Anne Highfield-Clark shares some wisdom on smartphone photo editing.

Steve Bleinberger Scratch

Watercolor artist and photographer Steve Bleinberger shares a quick "brush tip."

Steve Bleinberger Frisket Stir

Watercolor artist and photographer Steve Bleinberger shares a quick "brush tip."

Forging a Bottle Opener

RiverArts artist and blacksmith Nathan King shares his process of forging a bottle opener!

RiverArts Salon: John Queen

This week's special guest, John Queen, joined us for a good discussion about racial justice and action in our local community.

RiverArts Salon: Carla Massoni

Listen to a discussion about Carla Massoni's journey into collecting art, engaging with gallery owners, and connecting with artists who take themselves seriously and devote their lives to excellence in their practice.

Find Your Photographic Style

Presented by Steven Kane for Chestertown RiverArts

Hello From RiverArts

The staff of Chestertown RiverArts says hello to the community.

RiverArts Salon: "Eat Like a Human" with Dr. Bill Schindler

Tuesday, May 26: "Eat Like a Human" with Dr. Bill Schindler.

RiverArts Salon: Mary and Howard McCoy "What is Art For?"

Mary and Howard McCoy, environmental artists and stewards of the earth who live on a working farm on the banks of the Chester River, spoke on "What is Art For?"

Daily Dose - May 14, 2020

Your daily dose of arts & community - keeping you going through corona. In this edition, we recognize beauty in nature and draw inspiration from things we see.

RiverArts Salon: Rebecca Hoffberger - "Positive Changes in Nature & Ourselves During Quarantine"

We were delighted to speak with Rebecca Hoffberger, the Founder & Director of the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) in Baltimore.

Daily Dose - April 29, 2020

Your daily dose of arts & community - keeping you going through corona. In this edition, we recognize the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth.

Daily Dose - April 24, 2020

Your daily dose of arts & community - keeping you going through corona. In this edition, we feature the #QUARANTINECREATION video in which dancers of the Nederlands Dans Theater present a compellingly seamless dance from their homes in isolation.

Daily Dose - April 17, 2020

Your daily dose of arts & community - keeping you going through corona. In this edition, we share about the "Rainbow Hunt" spreading solidarity, good cheer and encouragement.

Daily Dose - April 10, 2020

Your daily dose of arts & community - keeping you going through corona. In this edition, we show a video from RiverArts board member Kate Livie featuring her lovely sketches and watercolors of the natural world.

RiverArts Holiday Show & Sale 2020

New this year: enjoy the RiverArts Holiday Show from the comfort of home, 24 hours a day! View and buy items online, through our windows, and in person by private appointment.

Daily Dose - March 22, 2020

Your daily dose of arts & community - keeping you going through corona. In this edition, we teach how you to implement anchor breathing to deal with stress.

Daily Dose - March 20, 2020

Your daily dose of arts & community - keeping you going through corona. In this edition, we have a lovely, comic and informative video of good hand-washing technique.

Daily Dose - March 18, 2020

Your daily dose of arts & community - keeping you going through corona. In this edition, we talk about the good that many individuals are doing in their communities to help during these difficult times.