Welcome to the Eastern Shore Art League of Virginia

We are more than 100 strong. Our members range from beginners to professionals to patrons who enjoy collecting and supporting artists' efforts. We work in oil paint, watercolor and acrylic, in clay, stained glass, tile, metal, wood, pastels, graphite and more. Many of our members teach classes and workshops. We meet monthly to enjoy an art education program, and have additional planned outings and events every month. There's always a lot to do.

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Our Eastern Shore Art League Gallery is the place to go to find beautiful, affordable paintings and fine crafts by artists on the Shore.

Open Mid-April through December.     ESAL GALLERY

A 501C3 NON-PROFIT PROMOTING THE VISUAL ARTS ON THE EASTERN SHORE P.O. BOX 151 . ONANCOCK, VA 23417 . 757-787-1906 . www.esartleague.org


9th Annual Paint Onancock Plein Air Event - October 4 - October 7, 2016 - Full information and application process to participate can be found at this link -


Chincoteague Cultural Alliance (CCA)  has a new gallery in their building on Church Street.   Artists who have participated in the annual CCA Chincoteague Plein Air Event and/or been a featured artist for a Coffee House were invited to hang two paintings.   This show goes until November 20 and is open during all CCA activities and by appointment.   Those members participating are:   Marge Bradach, Nancy Richards West, Dee Brua, Lucy Roehm, and Dottie Troxler. 

The Ward Museum, Salisbury  has two shows which will run consecutively.   Participating artists for the shows must live on Chincoteague

Chincoteague Decoys: Tides & Time  - August 26, 2016 - January 22, 2017.   Dottie Troxler has two paintings of Chincoteague decoy carvers in this show

Chincoteague Expressions: Artists in Their Environment  - September 16, 2016 - February 12, 2017.   Chincoteague artists will showcase their work exploring connections between the   people and landscape of the island.   Nancy Richards West, Irene Volke, and Dottie Troxler each have three paintings in this show.


ESAL Board Meeting -

Onancock Second Friday,

ESAL Members’ Meeting -  Wednesday, September 28 at 12:30 - Island House Restaurant - Arrive for lunch by 11:45 - Discussion /Show and Tell - “What I Did This Summer”

Paint-Out -  Thursday, September 29,  10 am - 3 pm   Hosts:   Carolyn and Don McGavock -  Parksley  -   For those of you who love the “old favorites” locations, we will be at Carolyn and Don’s wonderful place in Parksley again.   (This was Bobby Swain’s property previously, and the McGavocks have been generous in letting us continue to come there.)   A lovely shady site on the creek.  CLICK FOR INFO AND DIRECTIONS


Cafe Society - Thursdays from 5:00 on - The Blarney Stone, Onancock   -   Informal  evening  get-together. 

AND SAVE THESE DATES IN OCTOBER More information to follow.

October 6 - Paint-Out coordinating  with Paint Onancock Plein Air

October 14 -   Deadline for entering the Member Show

October 22-30 - Member Show - Historic Onancock School

Click Here for Member show Prospectus

Awards and reception - Saturday the 22nd at 5 pm

Art League Masquerade Ball  - Sunday the 30th, 7-10 pm

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