PAUL ASPELL

Paul began his ceramic career by studying art at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.

He continued on to get his master’s degree in Ceramics from William Paterson University in New Jersey  and began a 30 year journey as a high school art teacher.   Always a maker of vessels, he spent his years as a teacher inspiring others to refine their craft as he continued to work outside the classroom on his own creations.

Paul and his wife Irene are now retired with a home and studios in Maryland.  Paul continues to teach ceramic classes for adults at the Academy Art Museum in Easton. He has work at several locations and local galleries, including Adkins Arboretum and Gallery 37 in Milford, Delaware and further afield at Craftspeople in West Hurley, New York.

 


BARRIE BARNETT

Barrie started formal art training at the age of nine in classical realism in Baltimore, MD. She is the great granddaughter of a prominent American Impressionist and was encouraged by her family and teachers to pursue art seriously. She got her first commission at age 12.

By age 20, she had worked her way up to the level of painting portraits, and began studying with top portrait painters. Barrie then spent 15 years painting children, mainly for families in the American Southeast. She was picked up by agents including Portraits South and Portraits, Inc. in New York.

In 1998, she switched to specializing in dogs for the next 15 years after she was offered a solo show of dog paintings in New York’s Upper East Side, then had two more solo shows in Palm Beach, Fl. and Carmel, Ca.  Focusing on dogs was fun, she says, and so was being flown all over the country to do them. It also led to a body of commercial work creating images for gift products.  

Barrie became known as a top pastellist, and was invited to teach at the Pastel Society of America in New York. For a 2011 feature article on her, one of her agents said “her work in pastel is the best I’ve ever seen for a living artist. It is extraordinary.”

She now works in charcoal, pastel and oils, loves all three for different reasons. The choice of which to use depends on the nature of the subject and client preference. Barrie paints a variety of subjects: children, adults, dogs and horses, all of which are in private collections.

 


STEVE BLEINBERGER

Steve is an award winning watercolorist and popular tri-state area instructor. The artist holds a BFA from Richmond’s VCU’s nationally ranked art program as well as advanced studies at Baltimore’s Maryland Institute College of Art as well as numerous local, regional and national creative awards and honors. To visit Steve’s website click HERE.


 

KATIE CASSIDY

Katie was born in Washington DC and grew up in a large family in Bethesda. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in art and worked in the field of graphic design before moving to Easton in 2001 to concentrate on her art. Prior to this she had worked for a high-end graphic design firm in marketing and production. An award-winning artist, she is well known for her comprehensive knowledge of the basics and techniques of many mediums, especially charcoal, oil and pastel and is a noted teacher of multiple art disciplines at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Maryland. In 2010, she was hired to write and manage the adult art curriculum at the Museum, overseeing 16 instructors and many classes. She enjoys all subject matter, especially still life and figurative work. Her mediums include graphite, charcoal, pastel and oil. A recipient of many awards in art, Katie received a second place in the 2019 National Shades of Pastel Exhibition.

Art Instructor/Current Classes and Workshops: Drawing, Perspective and Pastel Classes at Academy Art Museum

Member Organizations: Academy Art Museum; Working Artists Forum/Easton; St. Michaels Art League; Maryland Pastel Society; Talbot County Arts Center


 

ROSEMARY COOLEY

Ms. Cooley was born in Buffalo, NY,  where she completed her undergraduate degree in Art Education. After teaching secondary studio art and art history, she moved with her husband to South Africa and began fifteen years living in Asia (Bangkok) and South America (Caracas) returning twice more to South Africa. She taught on the secondary and college level and exhibited her in each country. Returning to the US, she completed a M. Litt. with concentration in Art History while teaching AP Studio Art and AP Art History in New Jersey.

She studied under various printmakers, including at the Johannesburg Art Foundation (etching program initiated by Willliam Kentridge) and at Santa Reparata School of Art in Florence, Italy. She has participated in many printmaking workshops and has been influenced by mentors Ron Pokrasso and Dan Welden, with whom she studied in Florence, Santa Fe and Charleston. She studied painting under Giovanni Casadei, Paul duSold and Christine la Fuente of the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts. Most recently, she studied under printmaker, Catherine Kernan.

Having spent 2005-2009 living part time in Shanghai, China, she has had the opportunity to meet many printmakers through her friend Professor Xu Longbao, chairman of Printmaking at University of Shanghai. Through him she met and studied with Ink Painting Master, Wang Jie Yin. This method of painting, so different from the west, employs soft, unsized papers and brushes of organic material. Based on capillary action, the method melds appropriately with the artist’s love of water. The Shanghai experience echoed her inspiration of studying under Prof. James Kuo, from Suzhou, China in her undergraduate days.

Rosemary curated the exhibition “American Impressions: Contemporary Printmaking”, in Shanghai in April 2012 at the Shanghai International Convention Center, which represented 73 prints by 36 American printmakers. She also facilitated an exchange exhibition, “Shanghai Impressions: Comtemporary Ex Libris Prints” at Washington Printmakers Gallery in June 2012, which featured the works of 36 printmakers from Shanghai.

She has held solo exhibitions at The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, Washington Printmakers Gallery, Delbarton School, Hamachi Gallery, Tokyo, Stimson Center, Washington DC, and has participated in group shows at The Sketch Club of Philadelphia, the Wayne Art Center in Philadelphia,  Dadian Gallery in Washington DC, Gallery at Slough Road, Brewster, MA, The Old Print Gallery in Washington, DC, the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC, and two exhibitions at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD.

Rosemary is past President and Board Member of Washington Printmakers Gallery, and her work is in the collections of the Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD, Georgetown University, Delbarton School, Morristown, NJ, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA , the Natonal Headquarters of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, the Library of Congress and in private collections in the United States, South Africa, Belgium, Sweden,Venezuela, France, England, Italy, New Zealand, Japan and China.

www.rosemarycooleyart.com
www.washingtonprintmakers.com


 

BERNARD DELLARIO

Bernard Dellario earned a bachelor’s degree from Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, PA with emphasis on finance and art history.  He studied Art at the Art League School in Alexandria, Virginia and attended several workshops with nationally known artists.  He has been a member of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters since 2003. Fondly known as WSLP, one of the oldest active artist organizations in the Washington area, Bernard currently serves as President. He teaches painting classes through several venues, has won national awards and exhibits throughout the Maryland Eastern Shore and Washington, DC region.

Awards

First Place Award, Winslow Art Center, Winter 2021 Online Juried Exhibit, February 2021

Best in Show Award, Academy Art Museum Annual Member Show, December 2019

Honorable Mention, Hot/Cool National Juried Show, Gallery Underground – May 2018

Finalist, Raymar Art Painting Competition, 7th Annual Competition – July 2013

First Place, Washington Society of Landscape Painters-April 2013

Honorable Mention, WSLP Centennial Exhibition, Water Media Showcase Magazine-April 2011

Honorable Mention and Second Place, National Competition, Washington Society of Landscape Painters-November 2009/2010

Finalist, Annual Banquet Awards, Artists Magazine – July 2008

Honorable Mention, 25th Annual Art Competition, Paint Wayne-May 2008

Best New Artist to Plein air Easton, Plein Air Easton-July 2007

Third Place, Mid Shore Plein Air Competition-June 2007

Selected Exhibitions

Gallery Underground – May 2018 National Juried Exhibit

Delaplaine Art Center – Washington Society of Landscape Painters Exhibit 2017

 Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Faculty Exhibit – Jan 2015

Washington Society of Landscape Painters Centennial Exhibit 2013

Marlboro Gallery-99 Years and Counting 2011

University of Maryland-The Bay and Beyond 2010

Strathmore Hall-Landscapes Near and Far-Nov 2009

The Athenaeum-Protected Landscapes-Nov 2008

Wayne PA Plein Air Festival-May 2008

PGCC Community College-Group Show-February 2008

Plein Air Easton-July 2007


 

SAHM DOHERTY-SEFTON

Sahm Doherty-Sefton was the 2018 winner of the David Grafton prize at the Academy Art Museum for her color photograph ‘At Last’, which is currently on exhibit at the museum.

Sahm was the first woman photographer on the masthead of Time magazine, where she remained for more than 25 years. She lived and worked in both New York and Washington D.C., covering a wide diversity of subjects – sports, fashion, politics, the arts, and social unrest. She became Time’s White House photographer during the Carter Administration. But a wanderlust took hold and Time cooperated, basing her successively in Johannesburg, Cairo, Bonn, and London, from where she chronicled major international events. Her assignments have included coverage of wars in Cyprus, Zimbabwe and Beirut and major world events.

She has photographed numerous world leaders, including Margaret Thatcher, Anwar Sadat, Yasser Arafat and Leonid Brezhnev. Besides Jimmy Carter, she has had before her cameras American presidents Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

In London she was the European picture editor of Time for six years. After her return to America, she produced and filmed television documentaries.

Rediscovering with her camera the geographical and cultural vastness of America has been a creative journey as exhilarating as the years overseas for Ms. Doherty-Sefton. She currently resides in St. Michaels, Maryland, where, in addition to continuing as a working photographer, she conducts photography classes at the Easton Academy Art Museum and for Chesapeake College.  Her work has been exhibited widely, most recently in Poland, Israel and the Biggs Museum of American Art.

www.sahmdohertysefton.com


 

DIANE DUBOIS MULLALY Academy Art Museum Instructor Diane DuBois Mullaly

Diane DuBois Mullaly is an award-winning oil painter. She attended Tyler School of Art of Temple University, and since then has continued to study diligently with regional and nationally recognized painters. Mullaly’s subjects are wide ranging, and include landscape, still life, animals and figurative. A devoted plein air painter, she is on the steering committee of the Plein Air Painters of the Chesapeake Bay, has been juried into Plein Air Easton eight times, and was a featured artist in the February/March 2018 Plein Air Magazine. Mullaly exhibits and sells her work at A Happy Place Gallery, Easton, MD, The Treasure Chest, Oxford, MD, and Les Poissons Gallery, Chestertown, MD. She has been twice juried into 25 Days of Minis, a festive online event. A certified Maryland Master Naturalist, Mullaly leads the Nature Sketchers monthly walk at Adkins Arborteum (virtually during the pandemic). As an instructor at the Academy Art Museum; she shares her love of painting, paired with all the technical knowledge she has acquired through her years of study. Mullaly lives in Talbot County, Maryland, near the Choptank River, with her husband and two quirky cats.

www.dianeduboismullaly.com

 


MAIRE MCARDLE

Maire McArdle, the founding design director of Bethesda Magazine and Arlington Magazine, has launched, redesigned or art directed over 250 publications throughout her career. She has been an adjunct professor at the Corcoran College of Art+Design in Washington, D.C. and an invited guest speaker for arts organizations throughout the D.C. metro area. A book designer and children’s book writer, McArdle has also designed and custom-published two prominent local artists’ books and continues to exhibit her mixed media monotypes. Her class, “Photo Shoot Adventures,” which is co-taught with her husband, Stephen Walker, encourages creative spontaneity while learning how to look at the world with a compositional eye. To see her work: www.squarehousestudio.com


 

BRADFORD ROSS

Brad studied Visual Communications/Illustration at Montgomery College, in Rockville Maryland, and then at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore Maryland, where he graduated with a BFA in 1991.   Between 1994 and 1995 he took evening and summer classes at the Schuler School of Fine Art in Baltimore. Over the years he has gained priceless drawing and painting knowledge, learning from nationally and internationally known artists like Carolyn Anderson, Tim Bell, George Strickland,  Abigail McBride and Teresa Oaxaca, as well as through three decades of independent study and research. He is an award winning Plein Air painter and popular drawing and painting instructor.

https://bradfordross.com/


 

 

Sheryl Southwick is an award-winning artist known for her collages and paintings.  She is a teaching artist at the Academy Art Museum and for Chesapeake Multicultural Resource Center.  For a full bio see

www.sherylsouthwick.com


 

STEPHEN WALKER

Stephen Walker is a national award-winning artist who has exhibited his oil paintings, pastels, serigraphs, and human figure bronze sculptures for over 35 years. With a Masters degree in sculpture from the University of Memphis, this classically-trained artist was a career educator in Montgomery County, Maryland on both high school and college levels in art and photography. Walker is an active member of the Working Artists Forum, St. Michaels Art League and the American Society of Marine Artists. His “Intro to Sculpture” class is a new opportunity at the Academy Art Museum and “Photo Shoot Adventures” is a recurring class which he co-teaches with his art director wife Maire McArdle.

To see his work, www.squarehousestudio.com

 


MEG WALSH

Meg Nottingham Walsh

www.megwalsh.com         703-628-5826        megwalshart@gmail.com

 

“My goal as an artist is to translate a scene, emphasizing what interests me most about a specific place at a moment in time. I want you to see the world through my eyes.”

Known for landscapes drenched in light and color, Meg has won awards at major juried exhibits and plein air competitions. Though realistic in nature, her work has a strong abstract element, characterized by simplified shapes, limited values, and glowing color. Her paintings have been purchased by the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, the town of Oxford, MD, the National Institutes of Health, Georgetown University Hospital, and numerous private collectors.

Meg is an elected member of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters and the Salmagundi Club in New York City. Her landscapes are featured in the book 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic. She teaches at the Academy Art Museum in Easton.

Main Street Gallery, 216 Main Street, Annapolis, MD

Peninsula Gallery, 520 E Savannah Road, Lewes, DE

The Trippe Gallery, 23 North Harrison Street, Easton, MD

  • American Impressionist Society Online Exhibit, 2021 (one of 320 accepted from 1954 entries)
  • Best Landscape, Academy Art Museum Members Show, November 2019, Easton, MD
  • Second Place, Nocturne, “Paint Annapolis,”June 2014
  • Honorable Mention,“Plein Air Richmond” June 2013
  • Honorable Mention, “Emancipation and Freedom,” juried exhibit, June 2011, Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA
  • First Place, “Scenes in the City,” Falls Church Plein Air Festival, May 2011
  • Honorable Mention, juried exhibit, January 2011, Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA
  • Award of Excellence, “Out & About Norfolk,” October 2010, Norfolk, VA
  • Award of Merit, “Out & About Norfolk,” October 2010, Norfolk, VA
  • First Place, “Local Color,” Plein Air Easton,July 2010, Easton, MD
  • Honorable Mention, “Let There Be Light,”juried exhibit, January 2009, Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA
  • Honorable Mention, “Scapes: International Landscape Exhibit,”August 2008, Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA
  • Honorable Mention, “Plein Air Easton”July 2007, Easton, MD
  • Museum Purchase,” Plein Air Easton,” 2007, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
  • First Place, Mid-Shore Plein Air Competition,June 2007, Easton, MD

Judge: St. Michaels Art League Exhibit, June 2021; Falls Church Plein Air Festival 2012, 2015

www.megwalsh.com        703-628-5826        megwalshart@gmail.com

 

 

Banner Image Credit: Sahm Doherty-Sefton, Watertown Casper