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BWI and Beyond - a Mecca for Art

Respective Perspectives in the International Art Gallery at BWI. Photo courtesy of BWI. There’s nothing like seeing really good art in unexpected places. Most visitors and residents of Anne Arundel County are familiar with the vibrant art scene of Annapolis. The net of exceptional art is actually…

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Auctions and Lotteries: Art in the time of COVID-19

Katherine Burke and Jay Fleming at the Annapolis Collection Gallery. Photo courtesy of Annapolis Collection Gallery. We are all in varying stages of transition on the path to whatever will be our new normal, and for many it's starting to take shape, however slowly. The Annapolis area galleries are…

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Shop Maryland Avenue Online!

As I wrap up week three of quarantine, I’m starting to day dream of the first places I’ll visit when our little town and world returns to normalcy. And, I’ll also admit, I’m longing for some retail therapy. With that, I’m happy to present a guide to shopping online from one of my favorite…

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Annapolis Galleries Rally to Keep the Art Coming

Hello, art lovers! Are you missing your trips to the galleries and the fun exhibition events? In need of some quality distraction from the steady stream of news and info about what’s happening right now? Or perhaps you’ve gone down the Facebook rabbit hole of hysterical animal videos for hours on…

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Bringing Annapolis to You

There is no shortage of news stories gripping the world right now about the unprecedented COVID-19 illness that is wreaking havoc globally. In these countless articles, writers who are far more qualified than I will inform you about the biology, the data, the economics, and the cultural impact of…

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Introducing the New Arts Ambassador

If you read my last post, you’ll remember me mentioning that video and blog was my “last-ish” entry for Annapolis Discovered. Well, this post is now my official last post for Arts Annapolis. Being the host of this video blog has brought me new experiences, new friends, and an expanded love for…

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Paint Annapolis Nocturne

Paint Annapolis is a week-long plein air paint exhibition and competition spanning across historic downtown Annapolis and throughout Anne Arundel County. About 50-60 artists take on the task of artistically interpreting Annapolis’ historic architecture and marine atmosphere by using only watercolor…

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Meet Local Artist Ronaldo Dorado

According to nga.gov, “'Impressionism' entered the lexicon of painting at a time when French positivist philosophers and scientists were studying perception and color theory. Artists accepted on principle that Manet's style, which juxtaposed discrete brushstrokes of color rather than blending them…

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Top Artsy Things To Do Around Town In September

From solo shows to musical performances and videos of art to artistic storytelling, this month has something for everyone to enjoy. Take a look at our Top 10 Artsy Things to do around town: The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, in association with Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks…

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Women behind the Annapolis art scene: Joann Vaughan

When Joann Vaughan started school at the age of five, her father asked her, “Joann, what did you do for the good of the community today?” That’s a profound question for a five year old! Her parents were very taken with the Kennedy’s call to service, and modeled their beliefs. By asking her that…

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