Featured AAC Artist Series: Annette Uroskie

The Arts Council Virtual Art Gallery Series Featuring AAC Artist: Annette Uroskie

Annette Uroskie has been an Art teacher and practicing artist for forty-five years. A graduate of The Pennsylvania State University (BA Art Education) and The Maryland Institute of Art (M FA) she taught Art for five years in the public school system of Anne Arundel County and twenty-three years at The Key School in Annapolis in the Upper School and as head of the Visual Art Department. Initially a printmaker she won many awards and had one woman and group shows in the Baltimore area. She was in the Baltimore Museum of Art Biennial as well as the Peale Museum, Easton Academy of the Arts permanent collection, and Virginia Art League. Her second media was batik, which she sold prolifically in the area. Doing shows like Sugarloaf and the Annapolis Arts Festival as well as many others, she sold her work between teaching positions. Most recently she has been experimenting in digital photography and photoshopped pictures in mixed media as well as experimenting with watercolor on some new papers including Yupo. She has been Vice-president of the Annapolis Watercolor Club and received three first place awards and an honorable mention for the last four years in the Annapolis Watercolor Club Juried shows. She also was Juried into the Baltimore Watercolor Societies’ Mid Atlantic Regional Show In 2018 and won an award in that show. This year she won the Edward Longley prize in the 2020 Mid Atlantic Regional Show which can be seen online starting July 1. Her work can be seen on Flickr under Annette’s Art.

WEBSITE:
Annette’s Art

Contact Annette for any purchase inquiries:
[email protected]

Scroll down to see a few selected pieces of Annette’s work along with the details for each piece. 

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The Three Graces
Watercolor on Yupo Paper
20”x26”
$600

Nothing Gold Can Stay
Watercolor on Yupo Paper
28”x30”
Sold

Koi Study
Watercolor on Yupo Paper
20”x26”
$800

The Blackbirds of Sherwood Forest (featured in the Arts council AAMC exhibit “Shapes & Patterns”)
Watercolor on Yupo Paper
21″x18″
$300

Koi and Waterlilies (featured in the Arts Council AAMC exhibit “Shapes & Patterns”)
Watercolor on Yupo Paper
22”x26″
$300

Magnolias (featured in the Arts Council AAMC exhibit “Wonders of Nature”)
Watercolor on Yupo Paper
20″x25″
$400

Featured AAC Artist Series: Wil Scott

The Arts Council Virtual Art Gallery Series Featuring AAC Artist: Wil Scott

The visible world is full of complexity, contradictions, fleeting beauty, and the anxieties of those who inhabit it. A camera is a tool to preserve and discover these things, sometimes in completely unexpected ways. My works are an attempt to recognize distinctive patterns of light and shadow, arrangements of forms and colors, and the range of human emotions. Unintentionally, much of my work is impacted by more than thirty years as an historian of American art and my career at the National Gallery in Washington, DC. As I continue my work in photography, I’m drawn more and more to the drama of life revealed in public spaces. Travel contributes greatly to this trend in my work. Earlier work tended toward dramatic depictions of nature, especially clouds, sunsets, and storms. These subjects still attract my attention, along with architectural subjects. Photography for me is a continuing journey, and I don’t know the destination.

WEBSITE:
Wil Scott Productions

Follow Wil on social media!
Facebook

Contact Wil for any purchase inquiries:
[email protected]
410-267-8013

Scroll down to see a few selected pieces of Wil’s work along with the details for each piece. 

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Crepuscular
Digital Photo

Dutch Still Life
Digital Photo

Peace Upon the Earth
Digital Photo

Guardian
Digital Photo

Susquehanna Bridges in the Mist
Digital Photo

Phantoms (featured in the Arts Council What’s Up? Media exhibit “Bright as Day, Dark as Night”)
Digital Photo

Featured AAC Artist Series: Betty Pethel

The Arts Council Virtual Art Gallery Series Featuring AAC Artist: Betty Pethel

Betty’s study of art includes years at the University of Arizona, the Anne Arundel Community College, subjects at Maryland Hall and St. John’s, and always in-depth self-study.

It will be observed that Betty’s art includes many eclectic subjects and different styles. Additionally, her paintings seek to engage the viewer in revealing a certain poignancy of “a happening in time”. The art may be capturing a dynamic movement in Nature or a fragile stillness of a subject or interaction that at any moment may erupt into the unexpected. Her paintings seek to invite the viewers to observe unfolding dramas or little vignettes of characters found in the paintings and to explore more deeply “the who are they”? And, so often, she invites the viewer to come, to step into the painting and to be “a part.”

Scroll down to see a few selected pieces of Betty’s work along with the details for each piece. 

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The Gathering
Oil on Canvas
Framed: 43” x 31″(Canvas: 36” x 24″)

In Line  (**This piece will be on display at Maryland Hall this summer. To view it and more paintings from the exhibit “Umbrella, It’s Many Ways” visit Maryland Hall’s upcoming exhibit page.**)
Oil on Gessobord
Framed: 29-1/2” x 41-1/2” (Canvas: 24” x 36”)

Annapolis
Oil on Canvas
Framed: 31” x 34″ (Canvas: 24” x 30″)

Bowl on Table (featured in the Arts Council BWI exhibit “All Things in Small & Big)
Oil on Canvas
25″ x 21″

Path (featured in the Arts Council What’s Up? Media exhibit “Bright Colors of Spring”)
Oil on Wood
54″ x 29″

Field of Gold (featured in the Arts Council AAMC exhibit “Wonders of Nature”)
Oil on Canvas
35″ x 29″

 

Featured AAC Artist Series: Theodore and Laura Kramer

The Arts Council Virtual Art Gallery Series Featuring AAC Artists: Theodore and Laura Kramer 

Theodore Kramer
The popularity of National Geographic, Vogue, Life, Cosmopilitan, Time….the collective bombardment of visual media integral in
everyday life, explains my passion for photography. It serves as a universal language capable of simply evoking emotion to changing
a society. That power has always fascinated me. With it I have journaled my life more effectively than words.

Laura Kramer
Laura is a self-taught artist with a lifetime of – creating across many genres of art. Focusing currently on acrylic painting and photography she has been prolific in delivering a wide variety of interesting and sometimes quirky subject matter.
Her artwork leaves much to the observer’s imagination which is her intention. Her approach to photography is spontaneous and fun with an emphasis on color and composition. She is proud to have been commissioned to create a number of works over the years for friends and commercial interests.

WEBSITES:
bohemianstudios

Follow Theodore and Laura on social media!
Facebook

Prints of Laura’s paintings are available for sale in a variety of sizes.
​Theodore’s photos are available for sale in high quality paper prints in a variety of finishes (gloss, luster, matte, etc). Additional paper sizes, canvas, wood, metal, standout prints available.

Scroll down to see a few selected pieces of Theodore and Laura’s work along with the details for each piece. 

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Theodore’s pieces:

Playground of the Gods
Photography

December Bluebirds
Photography

Different Strokes (featured in the Arts Council BWI exhibit “Methods of Transport”)
Photography
14″ x 11″
Price on Request

Powder Room Catwalk (featured in the Arts Council AAMC exhibit “Shapes & Patterns”)
Photography
30″ x 20″
Price on Request

Sea of Dreams (featured in the Arts Council BWI exhibit “All Things in Small & Big”)
Photography
24″ x 12″
Price on Request

Small Projects Architect (featured in the Arts Council AAMC exhibit “Wonders of Nature”)
Photography
14″ x 11″
Price on Request

Laura’s pieces:

Frolic of the Finches
Acrylic on Canvas
11 x 14

Distancing
Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 36

Alley Cat Perspective (featured in the Arts Council AAMC exhibit “Shapes & Patterns”)
Acrylic
25″ x 19″
$850

Double Cheese (featured in the Arts Council BWI exhibit “All Things in Small & Big”)
Acrylic
20″ x 16″
Price on Request

Open Auditions (featured in the Arts Council BWI exhibit “Methods of Transport”)
Acrylic
11″ x 14″
Not for Sale

Spectrum of Indigo (featured in the Arts Council What’s Up? Media exhibit “Bright Colors of Spring”)
photography
30″ x 20″
Price on request

Featured AAC Artist Series: Carole Falk

The Arts Council Virtual Art Gallery Series Featuring AAC Artist: Carole Falk

Who knew that high school classes at the Art Students’ League would lead to a lifetime passion for art. College classes in art history and studio art inspired me to “keep it up.” Since I could get a babysitter, I took up Chinese painting and when we moved to Annapolis a serendipitous encounter with a wonderful woman who was a potter led to classes and eventually to an MFA in Ceramics. Having fallen in love with the Asian aesthetic I embraced a “docentship” for 13 years at the Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Museums of Asian Art which provided me with a grounding in Asian art. Then as the “Arundel Artist” columnist for The Capital in the 1990’s I deepened my knowledge of contemporary art. Sixty juried shows throughout the Maryland region sponsored by the Arts Council of AA County, the MFA, the University of Maryland and the Mitchell Gallery of St. John’s College (where I have been a docent for 15 years) have included my work in clay, metal and on paper. Active with the MFA for 40 years, I served as Chair of the annual Art on Paper show for several years. Clay wall pieces were purchased by Washington DC corporations, thee FHA building, law offices and a hospital. Over the years the Ceramic Guild of Washington, Potters’ Guild of Annapolis, and the MFA have awarded me prizes. Hopefully all the years of experience and exposure now imbue my strokes with consistency and expertise
MY ART:
For twenty-five years I “potted,” until arthritis won. Then hand-building on a tiny scale, making jewelry with dichotic glass and PMC jewelry clay occupied my hands. For ten years I’ve been investigating a big item on the bucket list: painting (with acrylics and most lately, the new medium of oil mixed with cold wax). While new techniques beckon, my work seems to be linked by an eastern aesthetic— I try to be organic and gestural within an abstracted scene. As Francis Bacon said, “The job of an artist is to deepen the mystery.”

WEBSITES:
Artspan
Maryland Federation of Art (MFA)

Contact Carole for any purchase inquiries:
[email protected]
410-849-3204

Scroll down to see a few selected pieces of Carole’s work along with the details for each piece. 

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Cloud Medley
Acrylic on Board
Framed in Silver
26” x 27”
Price on Request

Burning Bright
Gallery Framed Acrylic on Canvas
24” Square
Price on Request

The Lightness of Grace
Oil and Wax on Board
12” Square
Price on Request

Intermezzo
Acrylic on Canvas
24” Square
Price on Request

Free Variations
Acrylic on Canvas, Gallery Wrapped
24” Square
Price on Request

Taking a Spin in the Hadron Collider (featured in the Arts Council BWI exhibit “Methods of Transport”)
Oil and cold wax
20″ x 15″
$350

Featured AAC Artist Series: Rich Isaacman

The Arts Council Virtual Art Gallery Series Featuring AAC Artist: Rich Isaacman

Rich Isaacman is the President of the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis. His photographic experience stems from a love of travel: he’s been to over 50 countries on 6 continents, and tries to make photography a central part of his visits. He took his first “serious” photos while living in Hawaii, a place that offers endless opportunities for striking images. Now, as he and his wife globe-trot, he tries to capture a sense of place as well those evocative moments that form our strongest memories.

Rich’s work appears regularly in galleries and shows around the area, including ACAAC exhibits at BWI and Anne Arundel Medical Center, and the Maryland Federation of Art’s Circle Gallery in downtown Annapolis. Earlier this year he had a solo exhibit at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, showcasing 29 of his drone photographs from both the local area and exotic destinations. His travel photos have won awards from the Washington Post and Beacon Newspapers.

WEBSITES
Sales website
Travel blog

Contact Rich for any purchase inquiries:
[email protected]
301-351-5234

Scroll down to see a few selected pieces of Rich Isaacman’s work along with the details for each piece. 

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Fireworks Clouds Iceland
Digital print on metal
10 x 30
$150

Winter Sunset Davidsonville
Digital print on metal
16 x 30
$175

Dragon Boats Vietnam
Framed digital photo
16 x 24
$85

Kensington Lotus (featured in the Arts Council BWI exhibit “All Things in Small & Big”)
Framed digital photo
24″ x 18″
$85

To Live and Dye in Morocco (featured in the Arts Council BWI exhibit “Colors of the World”)
Digital print on metal
24″ x 20″
$150

Marrakech by Bicycle (featured in the Arts Council BWI exhibit “Methods of Transport”)
Framed digital photo
24″ x 18″
$85

Featured AAC Artist Series: Harry T. Smith

The Arts Council Virtual Art Gallery Series Featuring AAC Artist: Harry T. Smith 

Harry Smith is 76 years young, married and has 4 children & 9 grandchildren.

When Harry got off active duty from the US Navy in 1965, he had a family to support. Harry came from a family of printers, so he went to work in the printing industry. He had dreams of being a photographer. Harry had his own Studio in the late 70’s and 80’s photographing weddings, portraits, proms, and sports teams. He put his dream away to raise a family until he retired in 2014.

Harry bought his first DSLR and started taking photos of things. His main interests are in wildlife, scenic, nature, cityscapes and just about anything that catches his eye. Harry knows how to edit photos using the program Photoshop from his time in the printing industry. With this knowledge he can take photographs and enhance them and create images that have won awards and have been in many exhibits.

Harry hopes that you enjoy his photos as much as he enjoys taking them.

Follow Harry on social media!

Facebook
Picfair (Picfair Limited operates an image marketplace that allows users to sell and buy images)

Contact Harry for any purchase inquiries: [email protected]

8”X10” in 11”X14” Mat $30.00
Fits 11”X14” Frame
11”X14” in 16”X20” $44.00
Fits 16”X20” Frame
12”X18” in 18”X24” Mat $52.00
Fits 18”X24” Frame

Scroll down to see a few selected pieces of Harry’s work along with the titles for each piece. 

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William V. Roth Jr. bridge St. George, DE at Sunset
2020 Graduates of the US Naval Academy Flyover
Cherry Blossoms at Mt Royal (featured in the Arts Council What’s Up? Media exhibit “Bright Colors of Spring”)
Marine Corp Monument at Sunrise (featured in the Arts Council What’s up? Media exhibit “Artists Favorites”)
Big & Little Flags at Fort McHenry, MD (featured in the Arts Council BWI exhibit “All Things in Small & Big”)
Tree Swallow in flight (featured in the Arts Council BWI exhibit “Movement”)

Featured AAC Artist Series: Karen Degraffenreid

The Arts Council Virtual Art Gallery Series Featuring AAC Artist: Karen Degraffenreid

Karen is a retired educator living in Annapolis. Her interest in art began after receiving the gift of an art class. Her love of color inspired her to look around at nature and take as many pictures as she could while vacationing both in the U.S. and abroad.
Karen’s work is fairly eclectic, ranging from botanicals to semi-abstract to photo-realism. She takes a photo and turns it into a sketch, creating art how she “sees” it.
Local organizations she participates in include, The Annapolis Watercolor Club, The Annapolis Arts Alliance, The Baltimore Watercolor Club, and The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.

Follow Karen on social media! 

Facebook
Instagram

Contact Karen for any purchase inquiries:: [email protected]

Scroll down to see a few selected pieces of Karen’s work along with details for each piece. 

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Sea Grapes
Watercolor
16×20; matted and framed
$300

Harbor Lights
Watercolor
16×20; matted and framed
$300

Catching the Breeze
Watercolor
20×24; matted and framed
$350

Featured in the Arts Council BWI Exhibit “Colors of the World”
Keeping Watch
Watercolor
16″ x 20″
$275

Featured in the Arts Council What’s Up? Media Exhibit “Bright Colors of Spring”
Freshly Picked
Watercolor
16″ x 20″

Featured in the Arts Council What’s Up? Media Exhibit “The Ordinary”
Grape Cluster
Watercolor
16″ x 20″

Featured AAC Artist Series: Kimmary I. MacLean

The Arts Council Virtual Art Gallery Series Featuring AAC Artists: Kimmary I. MacLean

Kimmary I. MacLean has an extensive artistic background and history. Artist, dancer, teacher, and founder of The Creative and Performing Arts of South County.

Kimmary simultaneously received two Bachelor degree’s from University of Maryland, College Park. Her degrees are in Art Studio and Accounting, although she began her college career in music. She also holds her Maestro Enrico Cecchetti Advanced ballet teaching certificate. Kimmary has taught ballet at National Ballet Institute for the Arts (NBIA) since 1996, presenting numerous students and teachers for examinations with the Cecchetti Council of America. Along with teaching ballet she has also taught art (specifically drawing and painting) at NBIA, Shady Side Elementary School, Bowie Community Center and several other locations. In addition to being a teacher, Kimmary is an artist, dancer, and author. Kimmary’s drawings, paintings, photography, and digital works have shown at local shows in Maryland, including charitable events such as the Art & Soul Auction for The Center for Children and Families in Silver Spring, with The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County (at What’s Up? Media, BWI Airport, and Anne Arundel Medical Center), at Bowie City Hall with the Bowie Arts Committee, at Annmarie Gardens, the House of Delegates, Artist’s Gallery in Ellicott City, Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts and more. Her work is sold online through various sites, originals and reproductions are both available. She has and continues to perform with the National Ballet Company in character roles such as the Baker in the Nutcracker and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle in The Tales of Beatrix Potter, to name a couple. Kimmary has self-published three books, two for children and one a book of poems and artwork. All are available through Amazon.

Follow Kimmary on social media! 

Website
Facebook

Contact Kimmary for any purchase inquiries:: [email protected]

Scroll down to see a few selected pieces of Kimmary’s work along with details for each piece. 

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Recent work Kimmary has created 
Primary Geometry
16″ x 20″
Acrylic Painting
$400

Featured in the Arts Council What’s Up? Media Exhibit “Bright Colors of Spring”
Raspberry Picking
Photography
20″ x 16″
$100

Featured in the Arts Council BWI Exhibit “All Things in Small & Big”
Elephant and Dragonfly
Acrylic
20″ x 16″
$275

Featured in the Arts Council What’s Up? Media Exhibit “Artists Favorites”
Water View
Digital Image
20″ x 16″
$120

Featured in the Arts Council BWI Exhibit “Colors of the World”
The Traveler
Acrylic painting on canvas
16″ x 20″
$250

Featured in the Arts Council AAMC Exhibit “Wonders of Nature”
Waves Rolling Onto the Beach
Photography
20″ x 16″
$120

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