Academy Art Museum Announces October Events

Special Events

2018 Academy Craft Show – Dazzled!

Monday, October 1, Dazzled Online auction opens • 9 a.m.

Friday, October 19, The Preview • 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 20 • 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday, October 21 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

In its 21st year, the Craft Show celebrates the work of 70 artists from across the United States who will present their work inside the Academy Art Museum and the Waterfowl building in Easton. A full range of craft along with the artists who make basketry, ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry, metal, mixed media, sculpture, and wood will be available. A dazzling roster of artists are part of the show featuring this year’s Honorary Chairman and Visionary Artist, Todd Reed from Boulder, Colorado, who is an American artisanal luxury jeweler renowned for creating works of art using recycled metals and sustainably-sourced raw and fancy-cut diamonds. The show also showcases three exciting featured artists: acclaimed jeweler Ashley Buchanan who makes powder coated, metal pieces; award-winning artist Holly Anne Mitchell who creates unique and beautiful eco-friendly jewelry from recycled newspaper; and well-known Maryland artist, Rebecca Myers, whose fine jewelry echoes a passion for the garden and the allure of the natural world. New this year, Dazzled Online makes select work by participating artists available online to a national audience. For more information visit and

Open MIC

October 8 • 7-9 p.m.

The Museum’s Open Mic is a monthly occasion for our community to share and appreciate the rich tapestry of creativity, skills and knowledge that thrive in the region. Contact Ray Remesch at for additional information.


All exhibitions are sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council, and the Star Democrat.

AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition

Through October 14

Free docent tours on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

Part II of the Academy Art Museum’s Anniversary Exhibition, “AAM @ 60: The Diamond Exhibition” honors six decades of building the museum’s Permanent Collection, telling the story of the growth of the collections resulting from the gifts and bequests of several key art collectors, as well as more recently the support of the Collection Society. The exhibition presents a wide variety of works, including work by Ansel Adams, Leonardo Drew, Rembrandt and Ann Truitt, representing the creative genius of artists from Europe and the United States, spanning from the 17th century to the present.

Jay Fleming: Island Life

Through November 11 (partial interruption during Craft Show)

Maryland photographer Jay Fleming has spent years documenting the culture and environment of the Chesapeake Bay. In his exhibition, “Island Life,” he documents life on Smith Island and Tangier Island, the Chesapeake’s only inhabited offshore islands.

“Abandoned,” by Jay Fleming.

Kittredge-Wilson Lectures

These lectures feature an exciting array of speakers who impart a diversity of perspectives on subjects such as art, architecture, history and literature. Pre-registration is suggested. Register online at

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About American Studio Craft

Bruce Metcalf, Jeweler and Independent Scholar

October 18 • 6 p.m.

Bruce Metcalf is co-author of the book, Makers: A History of American Studio Craft, which is considered the first comprehensive survey of contemporary craft in the U.S. He has also penned countless essays in catalogs for metal exhibitions across the country and contributes to publications such as American Craft and Metalsmith.

Arts Express Bus Trips

Philadelphia Museum of Art’s “Fabulous Fashions: From Dior’s New Look to Now” and “Perfect Little Ladies: The World of Victorian Fashion Dolls”

Thursday, October 18

Experience the drama and glamour of some of the most creative feminine fashions ever designed, from romantic ball gowns to audacious contemporary ensembles, and everything in between. See how designers have used color and pattern, shape and volume, draping, metallics, and embellishments to continually reinvent the art form. Also, before Barbie and American Girl, there was Miss Fanchon, the ultimate toy for privileged girls in the 1860s and 1870s.These dolls came with an amazing array of dresses, undergarments, and meticulously crafted accessories, from gloves and jewelry to roller skates and calling cards.

Barnes Collection, in Philadelphia

Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist

Wednesday, October 31

Through her portrayal of the human figure, Morisot explored impressionist themes of modernity: the intimacy of contemporary bourgeois living and family life, the taste for resorts and gardens, the importance of fashion, and women’s domestic work. This exhibition will be the first dedicated presentation of Morisot’s work to be held in the US since 1987.

Adult Classes

Basic Drawing: Understanding Value and Composition

Instructor: Katie Cassidy

October 30-December 4, Tuesdays • 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Portrait Drawing from Life

Instructor:  Bradford Ross

October 25-December 13 (no class November 8 and 22), Thursdays • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Painting the Landscape with Pastel

Instructor:  Nick Serratore

October 3, 10 and 17 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

A Nick Serratore pastel.

Pastel: Fundamentals and Personal Study

Instructor: Katie Cassidy

Two sessions: October 24, 31, 7, November 14 and November 28, December 5, 12 and 19 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Strong Values and Engaging Colors in the Landscape

Instructor: Julia Rogers

October 9, 16 and 23 Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Birds, Boats and the Bay

Instructor: Matthew Hillier

October 13, 27, November 3 and 17 (no class October 20 or November 10) • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oil Painting: Creating Color Harmonies

Instructor: Bradford Ross

October 30-December 11 (no class November 20), Tuesdays • 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Mosaic Evening: Flower Pots

Instructor: Sheryl Southwick

October 4, 11• 5:30-8 p.m.

Printmaking Exploration Evenings

Instructor: Sheryl Southwick

October 9-30, Tuesdays • 5:30-6 p.m.

Special Classes

Cocktails and Canvas: Odilon Redon: Flowers in a Vase

Instructor: Constance Del Nero

October 3 • 6-8 p.m.

Leaf Locked Pendant

Instructor: Melissa Kay-Steves

October 3 • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Children’s Classes

Family Art Day

Travel the World to Brazil

Instructor: Museum Staff

October 6 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Homeschool Classes

October 26-December 14 (No classes on November 9 or 23)

Ages 6 to 9 years or ages 10+

Painting with Photoshop

Grades 6–10

Instructor: Chris Pittman

October 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 • 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Performing Arts Classes

Piano & Guitar Lessons

Instructor: Raymond Remesch

Contact instructor for further information at 410-829-0335 or

Voice Lessons

Instructor: Georgiann Gibson

Contact instructor for information at 410-829-2525 or

Ballroom and Latin Dance

Instructor: Amanda Showell

Contact instructor for information at 302-377-3088 or visit

For additional information, visit or call 410-822-2787.

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