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Beach Property
June 30, 2021 - July 27, 2021

Gallery One
32 Atlantic Avenue
Ocean View, Delaware 19970


Gallery One is pleased to announce the July show, “Beach Property” open to the public, June 30 - July 27.

The official start to summer begins on June 20th (at 11:32 p.m. EDT) with the onset of the summer solstice, when the sun reaches the northernmost point from the equator. Many European cultures hold what are known as Midsummer celebrations at the solstice, which include gatherings at Stonehenge and the lighting of bonfires on hilltops. At Gallery One however, we will celebrate the beginning of our favorite season at the beach with our July theme, “Beach Property.” The beginning of summer locally is traditionally marked by summer residents returning to their beach homes, and visitors who hope one day to have a “home at the beach” arriving in droves for some sand and sea. Some of our artists took the theme literally, and shared their favorite beach properties, artist Laura Hickman’s pastel painting “Bethany’s Smallest,” charmingly depicts the smallest building in Bethany Beach, the main house washed away in the 1962 storm and was never rebuilt leaving behind this quaint reminder of the past. And speaking of the past, artist Dale Sheldon’s painting, “Walls’ Apartments,” in acrylic delightfully illustrates the oldest house in Rehoboth Beach. Known as the Lorenzo Dow Martin house, it was built around 1873, when lots in the city were offered for sale for $25.

Artist Leo Kahl’s watercolor piece, “Boardwalk Tradition,” painted in loose lush colors that seem to glow, is a portrait of what has made so many families continue to visit our area generation after generation. It’s not just the beach that makes a visit special, it’s the boardwalk and the family adventures that create lasting memories. Much like in Mary Bode Byrd’s acrylic mixed media painting “Waiting for the Band,” lively and full of vibrant color, Mary’s painting pays homage to the band stand in the heart of Bethany Beach that features many US service bands performing all summer long.

Artist Eileen Olson’s watercolor painting, “Bethany Beach Dune Fence,” was painted en plein air on the beach after a Nor’easter. You can feel the power of the waves and the deep blues and greens heighten the drama in the piece. When you have beach property storms are both exciting and nerve wracking. Artists Lesley McCaskill and Michelle Marshall also approached the beach property theme from the perspective of the beauty that is in your backyard when you have your own place at the beach. In Michelle’s painting, “Beach Property at Sunset,” and in Lesley’s acrylic painting, “View from the Trail,” we are treated to the beauty of the marshes that surround us in our state parks. Both paintings depict the marsh at Gordon’s Pond at different, but equally dramatic times of day, and each painting is alive with color!

We hope you’ll join us this month and celebrate the start of summer with a trip to see our new show. Gallery One is open seven days a week, from 10am – 5pm, and is always staffed by one of the artists. We hope you’ll join us this summer for extra hours on Friday nights, with Demo Fridays from 5-7 pm.


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Jan Moffatt Joyce Condry Michelle Marshall Mary Bode Byrd Eileen Olson Lesley McCaskill Dale Sheldon Marybeth Paterson Laura Hickman W. Scott Broadfoot Dianne Shearon