During the month of December, the St. Michaels Art League (SMAL) will present an exhibition of work entitled “Martha Hudson Excellence in Watercolor” at the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library.
Martha Hudson was well-known in the community for her watercolors depicting scenes of Eastern Shore life. As a young art student, Martha was given a grant to use for the continuation of her studies. In return, she has generously left an endowment for an award to be given each year by the St. Michaels Art League to a deserving watercolor artist.
The judge this year is Carolyn Councell, an adjunct professor of art at Anne Arundel Community College and an award-winning watercolor artist who displays in many galleries in the Annapolis area. Carolyn is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art.
The library is located at 106 Fremont Street in St. Michaels. The exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours as follows: Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Sundays. Art is available for sale through the artist.
In other news, the St. Michaels Art League has announced the winners of its fourth annual photography show as follows: First place went to Louise Peardon for her photo “The Red Bucket;” second to George Sass for “Morning in the Adirondacks;” and third to Ted Mueller for “Needs a Lightbulb.” Honorable mentions also went to Jeff McGuiness, Ted Mueller and Sharon Thorpe.
Emily Carter Mitchell, an award-winning and published nature and wildlife photographer based in Annapolis, served as judge. These programs are funded in part by Talbot Arts with funds provided by the Maryland State Arts Council. For more information, visit smartleague.org.