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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

**Membership Rates, 2014**

Basic $35; Dual. $50; Sponsor $45 Patron $75.

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Paint Ins/Outs

April 29 - Fred Dassler’s home, Onancock, VA
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OFFICERS for 2014

Susan McGuire -president

Jeanette Darnell - vice president

Mary Clements - treasurer (as of Feb, 2014)

Gail Reichard - secretary

Education Committee Chair -  vacant

Events -vacant, (paint-outs covered by committee members)

Exhibits - Jeanette Darnell and Carole Campbell

Communications - vacant

Membership - Dottie Troxler

- The ESO (eastern shore's own) arts center has published their winter/spring class schedule. You'll see that members Diana Davis, Anne Holland and Carole Peirson are among the talented instructors offering classes and workshops. For details go to:

ANNOUNCING - 10th Annual Nancy Alm Plein Air Event,  May 9 & 10, 2014, (Mothers’ Day Weekend),  at the Comfort Suites Hotel, Chincoteague Island, VA.   CLICK HERE TO PRINT - PDF of INFO AND AN APPLICATION

Event Registration deadline is April 25

May 17 – Seeking Artist Vendors - Crabby Blues Festival, Central Park, Cape Charles, 3 - 8PM – Please complete form found at link below by April 10 along with size your tent/table.  Any questions call Tee Harlow Goller, 331-2444 or        Click here for application form

- Friday, Saturday & Sunday July 18, 19 & 20th, 2014 Local Color Art Exhibit and Sale, Tidewater Inn - Easton, MD - In support of the tenth annual Plein Air-Easton Competition and Arts Festival, The Working Artists Forum is again sponsoring a juried and judged art exhibit entitled “Local Color”.  In 2014 the show will feature studio work, choice of subject matter, by artists of the Delmarva Peninsula. Awards for 2014 are: Best in show $600, Plus: Three Awards of Excellence of $200 EACH.

Judge, Garin Baker, Grand Prize Winner, Plein Air Easton, 2013

Juror, Nancy Tankersley, 2nd Place Winner, Plein Air Easton 2014

Prospectus will be available in mid-March at

- Call for entries:  The Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid-Atlantic Exhibition at University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD, June 15 – August 24, 2014.  Open to all watermedia artists in the Mid-Atlantic states and DC.  Juror:Linda Baker, AWS, NWS.  Entry online or by CD.  First place $1200.  Deadline March 29, 2014.  For a prospectus and more information:

- CALL FOR ARTISTS: 2014 “ARTISTS PAINT OC”– A PLEIN AIR EVENT - The Art League of Ocean City, MD will hold its annual Plein Air Paint Out on August 7-10, 2014during the heart of the resort towns tourist season. Artists will be painting at the beach, on the boardwalk, bayside and in the OC and West OC harbors from dawn to dusk.  Artists interested in participating may view the full prospectus and register online  or by contacting the Art League of Ocean City at 410-524-9433 or

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4.  Our next paint-out will be Tuesday, April 29, at Fred Dasslers home in Onancock.  Beautiful gardens to paint, and Fred and his wife will treat us to lunch that day, so no need to cook unless you want to.  Because of this special arrangement, I need to know how many people plan to attend, so please respond to me promptly if you want to come: or 757-336-3233.  For detailed directions and Info - Click Here

5.  Jack Richardson has an opening in his Thursday morning class, 9 to 11:30 am. at his gallery.  Contact him at if interested.  He will also schedule a Saturday class if there is sufficient interest.

6.  If you havent noticed it already, our website is offering a new activity for members.  It is called the “ESAL Challenge”and will challenge members to send in pictures of their artworks on a specific subject for other members to see and enjoy each month.  This months subject is “Pets”and there are already some adorable pictures posted.  Just send a jpeg picture of your artwork (2 or 3-D) to with your name, title of work, and medium and Susan will arrange for the posting.  And take a look at whats already there – ESAL challange.

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

April ESAL Challenge

To enter, email a jpeg of your Artwork with Title of your work(s)and Artist to That's it!


- ESAL member Carole Peirson is starting a series of classes on March 10 at the ESO in Belle Haven.  Contact them for details at 442-3226.

Figure Drawing with Anne W. Holland:  Beginning Tues.,April 8 for 6 weeks, (Tuesdays) from 3:30-5:30p.m.  Cost $ model fee,$20.00.  With a live model learn the fundamentals of figure drawing,capturing the human form and expression. Open to all artists and painters,beginner to advanced.  Call ESO for more info.  442 3226.

ESAL Student Art Show
April 24th & 25th  
9A - 5p, Thursday and Friday
Awards, Thurs, 11 AM
Shore Bank Corporate Office, Onley

Plan to come and see the exhibition of local student artworks at our annual Student Show.  The show will be held at the Shore Bank Headquarters Building (first right turn after you turn onto Route 178 towards Onancock, off Route 13 in Onley).  It is open to the public from 9 to 5 on Thursday, April 24 (awards at 11:00 a.m.), and Friday, April 25.  Prizes are paid for by allocations from ACES and ESAL, and the exhibition space is donated by Shore Bank.  

Pictured is Dave Dembitsky, Asst. Mgr, Jerry’s Artarama, Virginia Beach.  Jerry’s gave us $460 in Gift certificates.

Click Here for Details & Entry Form on Gallery Page