Paint Annapolis 2018: Nocturne and Overall Award Winners

Paint Annapolis 2018 Winners After a week of both working and playing, the artists have all finished their incredible pieces and it's time for accolades! After much thoughtful deliberation from both, Juror Richard Niewerth made the selections for our Nocturne awards and Juror Al Gury made the final overall awards decisions. We would like to … Continue reading Paint Annapolis 2018: Nocturne and Overall Award Winners

Thoughtful Thursday: Collecting Artwork For Beginners

John Shipman, the juror for Dueling Brushes recently said at our Paint Annapolis event that most collectors with millions of dollars worth of artwork started out collecting at festivals and plein air events. Other than knowing where to find artwork, however, how does one even begin to collect art? There are many factors at play … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Collecting Artwork For Beginners

Thoughtful Thursday: How Plein Air Can Boost Your Social Media Presence

To prepare for Maryland Federation of Art's 2018 Paint Annapolis event, David Diaz, a local artist, clues us into what Plein Air painting entails. Click here to watch the video! Social media can seem like a menacing, popularity contest at first. I'm here to give some tips on how you can turn your perspective of social … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: How Plein Air Can Boost Your Social Media Presence

Thoughtful Thursday: A Historical Look at Women’s Gaze in Artwork

Thoughtful Thursday: A Historical Look at Women's Gaze in Artwork Yet another day passed, and the question remained. In the distance, a blurred, boring, setting that needed no attention called out to me. It said, "Look at me. Look at me!" The call was electrifying, intense. My neck tweaked to the left, where I stared … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: A Historical Look at Women’s Gaze in Artwork