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P.O. Box 151
 Onancock, Virginia  23417

“ESAL promotes the visual arts on the Eastern Shore of Virginia”

501c3 Non-Profit

Paint Ins/Outs

August 19

The home of Lois Fawcett
Quinby, VA

September 11 - "Paintings and More" will be the theme of the new show opening on Friday Sept 11 at the ESAL Gallery.  It's all about how artist play with ideas.  Go to Gallery page for more details.

The Eastern Shore Art League Gallery Co-Op has been accepted as a site affiliate on the Eastern Shore Artisan’s Trail.  This entitles the gallery to a web page and inclusion in the  events calendar on the Artisans Center of Virginia’s state web site.  The Gallery will also be on a site map and brochure advertising the trail.   

The Gallery has several openings for ESAL members who satisfy the gallery membership requirements.  One of which is to staff the gallery once per month and host a Second Friday event.  If you are interested, please contact Marge Bradach (757-665-4507) or speak to any current member.

The Worcester County Arts Council is excited to announce the Six Annual "Paint Berlin", plein air competition to be held September 17 - 19, 2015! Registration is now open to experienced and novice painters, 18 years or older, and is limited to 50 artists. ARTIST REGISTRATION FORM & EVENT SCHEDULE ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship program - VMFA offers $8,000 awards to professional artists, $6,000 awards to graduate students, and $4,000 awards to undergraduate students. Deadline for application is November 6, 2015. 

Full eligibility criteria, can be found at

Website, Content, Images - Property, Eastern Shore Art League and it’s members                                     Design by E.F. Clements

Aug. - Sept. - Oct., 2015

Here's a gift idea that lasts all year. Purchase a membership in ESAL for somebody special who enjoys the visual arts. Simply fill out the application in the brochure with their name, phone number, email address, etc. and and mark it GIFT. The new member will receive a welcoming email and info about upcoming events and all the benefits of belonging to the Art League.

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…will be on display during the entire month of October at 59 Market Street, Onancock, in Mary Clements’ framing shop. Public is invited Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 am. to 3p.m. This is a judged show with cash prizes.  Registration deadline is September 18. Delivery of Artwork will take place Wed. Sept. 30, 10am-noon.   Members reception and awards night is Friday, October 2 from 5-7pm, the show and a reception will be open to the public on Second Friday, October 9. Let's make this our best show ever!