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P.O. Box 151
 Onancock, Virginia  23417

“ESAL promotes the visual arts on the Eastern Shore of Virginia”

501c3 Non-Profit

2016 Membership Application in 1-pg PDF format - Click Here


The Eastern Shore Art League Gallery Co-Op has been accepted as a site affiliate on the Eastern Shore Artisan’s Trail.  This entitles the gallery to a web page and inclusion in the  events calendar on the Artisans Center of Virginia’s state web site.  The Gallery will also be on a site map and brochure advertising the trail.   

The Gallery has several openings for ESAL members who satisfy the gallery membership requirements.  One of which is to staff the gallery once per month and host a Second Friday event.  If you are interested, please contact Marge Bradach (757-665-4507) or speak to any current member.

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Website, Content, Images - Property, Eastern Shore Art League and it’s members                                     Design by E.F. Clements

Links -   To website  Prospectus  Entry Form Available in the Art League Gallery! There are tote bags and mugs with the  new ESAL logo for $15 ea.  All proceeds support the Art League and the Gallery. So stop by and pick one up when we  Re-opn in the Spring!

Upcoming for 2016

Board Meeting - Feb 3, 11 am, PNC Bank, Onley

ESAL Members Mtg - FRIDAY, Feb 19, 12:30p, Fairgrounds Restaurant.

Come earlier for lunch.  

Patrick Belote has will show how he uses digital painting too achieve his vibrantly colored hyper-realistic images.  This was scheduled for January, but snowed out, and Patrick has kindly agreed to present in February.  If you’re unfamiliar with computer-aided art, it’s fascinating to watch.  Take a look at his work at

Paint out at Island House Restaurant  - Thursday, February 25, 10am-3pm

- From Route 13, take route 180 east towards Wachapreague until you reach the end; the restaurant will be right in front of you, with lovely views over the marshland.

- Fall-back date is February 26 in case of bad weather on the 25th.  We surely hope the weather this year will be better than last!

- Do remember to bring your drop cloth.

-No need for any cooking, since we will simply order lunch from the regular restaurant menu that day.

We’re also trying out a few new activities this year, and hope you’ll take advantage of them. They’re during non-business hours so members who can’t make it to paint-outs and meetings will have some additional chances to socialize and make art together.

Every Thursday from 5pm on - Cafe Society - Starting this week. No need to make complicated plans, or drive a long way. Just drop in at one of these local spots on Thursday evenings where you can bump into your artist friends, raise a glass and talk shop.

Every Saturday 2pm-5pm - Figure Drawing at The Bank Coffee House - Starting date to be announced soon. Toni Nelson has generously offered to let us use her beautiful, spacious building! Draw a draped model on Saturday afternoons for a $15 door fee. Second Saturday of each month will be Critique Day when you can bring work to discuss for feedback.

Look for future email bulletins from Barbara Hart. All the best in the new year, and we hope to see you soon!
                                                         April Flory