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Treasures of Delmarva
June 1 - July 1, 2020

Gallery One
32 Atlantic Avenue
Ocean View, Delaware 19970


Gallery One is pleased to announce its June show, “Treasures of Delmarva”, which is open to the public June 1 through July 1, 2020. The dictionary defines treasure as something valuable that is hidden or kept in a safe place - something that is incredibly special, important or valuable.

One of the things that we can all agree upon from our experiences with these uncertain times, is having a greater appreciation for the many little things in our lives that define our days. Things that we thought were mundane and routine we see now were our anchors – they were in fact “treasures” hidden from us by our complacency. Looking around us today on Delmarva, our artists are this month sharing the treasures that are most meaningful to them. From coastal landscapes and shore birds to unique classic coastal summer eats, and our local architecture from days gone by – days that now seem sweeter and less complicated.

Artist Lesley McCaskill’s acrylic painting, “Enjoying the Boardwalk,” seems to conjure all those elements. It depicts an early morning stroll on one of our local boardwalks, with the soft summer morning light swirling around bikers and joggers, and early sunbathers staking out their spot on the beach. The painting is awash in light and color. Soon we hope we will be there again.

In a similar vein, Scott Broadfoot’s still life oil painting, “Oysters,” is a classic eastern shore delight. Scott’s painting, in all its rich detail, comes with a little education as well. It turns out the salinity of the water where oysters are harvested determines the complexity of their delicious salty taste. Oysters will tolerate wide swings in salinity and so any particular year or in any location the taste will be unique. The saltier and more flavorful, the higher the price.

Artist Marybeth Paterson’s oil painting, “Time for Azaleas,” is an explosion of color. Azaleas are one of our first spots of color we experience in our neighborhoods as the days grow warmer. Nature thrives despite our difficulties and distractions, and the landscape of Delmarva remains a treasure to be rediscovered with the seasons. Michelle Marshall’s acrylic painting, “After the Storm,” speaks to the eternally beautiful sea, changing from tumult to peace and back again, while Jeanne Mueller’s “Sunset on Rt 1,” highlights mother nature’s gift to us in her dazzling sunsets.

Dale Sheldon’s depiction of a picturesque island in the Chesapeake Bay, “Tied Up, Tangier Island,” is reminiscent of a bygone time in that Tangier is little changed from its origins as a fishing village first settled in the late 1700s, offering the charming But “tied up” fishing boat as well. Laura Hickman’s pastel painting, “Cottage in Light,” is a delightful nod to the local architectural treasures we have in our old beach cottages. Laura’s painting is a beautiful play on summer light, illuminating the quintessential beach cottage in complementary hues of orange and blue.

Artist Joyce Condry’s belief that shore birds are her favorite local treasure is memorialized with her acrylic painting paying tribute to the egret, “Snowy Egrets.” This perfectly designed triad of egrets is done in cool shades that exude summer. Jan Moffatt’s acrylic painting, “Garden Treasures,” offers us an escape into a garden wonderland complete with a distant vision of the sea. Ablaze with color and optimism, Jan used the ‘Town of Bethany Beach Horticulture’ as her inspiration.

With a similar burst of color and joy, artist Mary Byrd’s mixed-medium painting, “Fetch,” depicts the playful fun of a day at the beach with a frisbee and a dog. It does not get much better than that! And the delightful sound of birds singing and ushering in new life and energy can be felt, and almost heard, in the exuberant, dynamic energy of Eileen Olson’s mixed media painting, “Treasures of Delaware.”

We hope that Gallery One is a Delmarva Treasure for you, our friends and clients and future friends. We strive to make it so.


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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