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The Chesapeake Show
April 21 - June 9, 2019
Featuring Artwork by
Artists from the Annapolis and St. Michaels Areas

About this Exhibit 

The Chesapeake Art Show, a traveling art exhibit founded by Dave Murphy and Steve Bleinberger, is in its third year
promoting the work of artists from the Annapolis and St. Michaels areas. The group began with 12 to 14 members,
and about 17 artists currently contribute to its various shows and galleries. Members aspire to portray the beauty and
appeal of the Chesapeake Bay, which has a rich history and culture that is unique and intriguing to native Marylanders
and tourists alike.

Since its inception, The Chesapeake Show has held events in the Annapolis Maritime Museum, various churches, and even assisted living centers like Ginger Cove in Annapolis.

“We have experienced much success and enjoy putting on shows for those who like art and have an appreciation for the Chesapeake Bay,” said Murphy. While all pieces included in the show must be bay related, this does not necessarily mean that all pieces depict the Chesapeake Bay. Pieces include scenes with native plants and animals, and area businesses, landmarks and pastimes. Artists in the show choose to display their bay appreciation through a variety of media, including oil, acrylic and watercolor paint, mixed media, ink, ribbon, pastels and folded paper.


The Art Ministry

The Woods Art Ministry was created out of the conviction that the arts have an important role to play in the life of the church. Throughout history, the arts have been one of the significant ways that people express and understand religious truth. The Art Ministry is responsible for art exhibits in the Wood Gallery and, from time to time, offers programs and resources related to the visual arts. These have included workshops, field trips and tours to view significant art, as well as providing visual arts for use in worship (banners, projected images, etc.)