George Burroughs is an artist and filmmaker living in Cordova, Maryland. With an emphasis on mark-making his energetically layered work is built of scribbles, brushstrokes, and washes of color that anchor forms on the canvas. Emerging imagery—pulled from lived experience—ranges from figurative to gestural. He was born and raised in the Chesapeake Bay region and received his BFA at Pratt Institute.
Maryland-based artist Nia Keturah Calhoun centers on the communal world built by Black Americans. Her work focuses on the real and imagined connections in Black America. Multidisciplinary, Calhoun uses painting, sculpting, animating, and immersive experiences to create her work. She has exhibited in New York with the Smithsonian Asian American Center, in Alexandria, VA at the Torpedo Gallery, and in Johannesburg at the Ants Gallery. Her lyrical and mixed media works have been featured on/in BBC Radio 1, The Guardian, Hypebeast, and The Huffington Post.
Gentry Pack, a.k.a in the art community as G. Pack is an American artist, illustrator, animator, and graphic designer. His works include paintings, drawings, digital illustrations, and clothing designs for his company, For Glory. From Baltimore, MD, Pack received his BA in Studio Art & Design from the University of Maryland and began his career as an independent artist. A strong influence in his work comes from the early Venetian, Baroque, and Renaissance periods due to time spent studying art history and art theory while in Verona, Italy. He aims to combine these eras’ classical compositions and techniques with modern-day figures, styles, and symbolism from contemporary Black culture.
Delaware artist William Schulze is inspired by the beautiful landscapes of the Eastern Shore. After leaving the United States Air Force he became a certified tattoo artist and eventually transitioned into painting full-time. Schulze currently studies art and partakes in the wide variety of classes offered at the Academy Art Museum. He has attended several workshops with instructors and award-winning artists and travels across the east coast attending Plein Air events and shows. He is passionate about painting strong compositions with a focus on landscapes and structures.