Oxford Fine Arts will be having a virtual gallery opening Friday, May 14 at noon, and remaining open until Sunday the 16th at 4:00 PM. There will be LIVE demos both Saturday and Sunday on-site at the Community Center as well as virtual studio tours and workshops all weekend. The VIP experience is the ticketed event that includes a virtual happy hour meet and greet with the artists and early private access to the full gallery show. If the pandemic allows, a physical pop-up show will happen Saturday, May 15th .
The Oxford Community Center welcomes fifty (50) incredible artists juried into the 2021 show by juror Stewart White. For more info and tickets, click here.
2021 Oxford Fine Arts Featured Artist – Sheryl Southwick
The artists come from as far as the Cayman Islands and Arizona, to our Talbot County area. The show consists of many new artists and a few returning after years of absence. “It’s always amazing to see the variety of artists this festival brings to the region. Year after year, each juror adds their own eye to the show and we are thrilled with Stewart’s selection.” says Executive Director, Liza Ledford. Karen Walbridge, chair of the event says “I am very excited about our lineup of artist for this year’s Fine Arts Show. They are an incredibly talented group from all over the country, something that we have been trying to achieve for some time. Their work covers all mediums and genres. We have 3D art and fabric art, as well as work in watercolor, pastel and oil. The work is also diverse in subject matter. We have wonderful seascapes and landscapes, but we also have some more modern pieces.”
The featured artist is Sheryl Southwick. Her piece, entitled “A View From the Porch” was named the featured piece to be this year’s poster image. Karen commented, “Sheryl Southwick brings her unique style as this year’s Featured Artist. I have seen her collage pieces and now that she has moved into this new medium, I can see bits of her collages in her painting. Her pieces exude warmth and feeling. You feel drawn into each piece.”
The Fine Arts weekend is also famous for its homemade strawberry shortcake. This tradition will remain as a carry-out option both Saturday and Sunday!
Image Credit: Featured Artist Sheryl Southwick “A View From the Porch”