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February, 2015

Information and Dates for Members

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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

2015 ESAL Membership Renewal Form

The current Membership list is now available for download on the Members Only page.

Paint Ins/Outs
Friday, March 6
at Island House Restaurant, Wachapreague

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Susan McGuire -president

Jeanette Darnell - vice president

Mary Clements - treasurerer
Gail Reichard - secretary

Education Committee Chair -  vacant

Events -vacant, (paint-outs covered by committee mbrs)

Exhibits - Jeanette Darnell and Carole Campbell
Membership - Dottie Troxler and Marge Bradach
Communications - vacant

ESAL Challenge

Theme - “TREES”

To enter, email a jpeg of your Artwork

 with Title of your work(s)and Artist to That's it!

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Membership Rates, 2015

Basic $35; Dual. $50;

Sponsor $45 Patron $75.

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.

Two of our members will hold classes at The Red Queen Gallery in Onancock. Gerald Stephan will teach two eight-weeks classes. Drawing Essentials begins Monday, March 9. And Beginning Realistic Painting begins Tuesday, March 10. Both are held from 6:30-8:30pm. On April 24, Anne Holland will hold a workshop from 10am to 4pm on Abstract Painting. For details, contact the Gallery at 757-787-4040 or email

Call for entries:  The 2015 Baltimore Watercolor Society’s Mid-Atlantic Exhibition at the BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD.  Open to all watermedia artists in the Mid-Atlantic states and DC.  Juror:Mark Mehaffey, AWS df, NWS.  Entry online or by CD.  First place $1200.  Deadline March 21, 2015.  For a prospectus and more information:

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Here's a gift idea that lasts all year. Purchase a membership in ESAL for somebody special who enjoys the visual arts. Simply fill out the application in the brochure with their name, phone number, email address, etc. and and mark it GIFT. The new member will receive a welcoming email and info about upcoming events and all the benefits of belonging to the Art League.

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Eastern Shore Art League Members & Friends

Come Paint on Chincoteague Island, VA

Friday & Saturday, May 8 & 9, 2015

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 1.  Next Paint-Out/In will be on Friday, Feb. 27, at the Island House Restaurant in Wachapreague.  This is a great spot to paint the winter marshes from a warm, dry place.  No charge for us to use their banquet area, but we will buy our lunches there in exchange for the space.  Please bring drop cloths and a plastic table cloth if you have one, so we can protect their space.  I need to give them an estimate of our numbers, so please let me know by Friday, Feb. 20 if you plan to come.


2.  Dont forget your dues are payable NOW for 2015, if you havent already paid them.  All info you need is on the website,  You can mail them to Dottie Troxler, or bring them to her at our next Members Meeting, which will be on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Fairgrounds Restaurant in Onancock.

3. Our featured artist will be Richard Toft, an egg-tempera artist who will present at the Member Meeting, March 18th

4. For those of you exhibiting at the Hermitage Gallery, the changeover date is Wednesday, March 4th from 9 to noon.  Some spring-y artworks would be much appreciated, although all work is acceptable.  If you have never exhibited here before, contact our co-ordinator, Donna Stufft, at for important information.

5. Monday, March 2, is the deadline for entering the ESAL Spring Show, which will be held at the ESAL Gallery this year.  Please read all the details in the prospectus, which is on the website, along with the registration form.  We are still looking for a few more volunteers to staff the show from March 12 through 28, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 to 3 I will circulate a sign-up form in a separate email to you in the next day or two.

LOGO Contest !

7.  Wednesday, April 1 is the deadline for entering the Art League logo contest.  See the informational flyer posted on the website for the details and prize money information.

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Update - April 1 is the deadline for entering

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