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.
Rosemary is a printmaker and member of Washington Printmakers Gallery, 1641 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC.
She has lived in many countries overseas and takes inspiration from a life in Africa, Asia and South America. She has taught studio art and art history in many countries as well as the US, and much of her work reflects a deep love of the history of art.
She has studied with many well known printmakers and painters, and enjoys sharing a wide variety of techniques with her students.
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.
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.
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.
Sheryl Southwick, BFA, is a teaching artist who exhibits frequently and demonstrates skills in several mediums. Her works are often a combination of mediums including drawing, printmaking and painting. To visit Sheryl’s website click HERE.
STEPHEN WALKER has a master’s degree in drawing, sculpture and print making from the University of Memphis and also has a master class certificate in ceramics from VCU. Walker has exhibited his award-winning 2-D works and sculptures in countless galleries and shows and has been an invited juror for painting and photography shows in Montgomery and Frederick Counties. In addition to tallying 20 years of teaching art and AP photography at Gaithersburg High School, Walker was an adjunct professor at Montgomery College and taught digital photography there for many semesters. A recent “come here” who has jumped into the AAM art community, Walker has two course offerings: pottery on Wednesday nights and his new Saturday photo course starting in March to inspire and motivate intermediate photographers to create personal work. Web site: squarehousestudio.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
Banner Image Credit: Sahm Doherty-Sefton, Watertown Casper