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September, 2014
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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

**Membership Rates, 2014**

Basic $35; Dual. $50; Sponsor $45 Patron $75.

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Paint Ins/Outs

September 23rd, Lynne Connor, Melfa
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OFFICERS for 2014

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

Members, have you heard of the Artisan Trail in Virginia and the trail here on the Eastern Shore?  Marge Bradach and the ESAL board are pursuing the application process for the Art League to participate.  Stay informed about this effort and visit the Artisan Center of Virginia’s website.  Some of our members are already “On the Trail”.  CLICK HERE for more information.

- September 12 at Eastern Shore Art League Gallery - "Fantasy and Reality Mixed" -
What is real, what is fantasy?  What seems simple isn't easy to figure at all.  Visual puzzles  challenge the imagination.  What is real has been debated for centuries. What about ghosts, for example.    Does everyone see the same thing in a pattern or a painting?  This month the artists at the ESAL Gallery in Onancock will intrigue Gallery visitors with a show whose theme is "Fantasy and Reality Mixed".  It will continue through mid October.   The ESAL Gallery is located at 59 Market Street.  Regular hours are 10 AM to 4PM from Wednesday through Friday, and 10AM to 3PM on Saturday.

- Carole Böggemann Peirson will be teaching oil painting at ESO WEEKLY CLASSES -

Session 1: Monday, September 22 – October 27. (6 weeks)

 Session 2: Monday, November 3 – December 8. (6 weeks)

 3 Time slots: 10 am - 12 noon or from 1 pm - 3 pm or 6 pm - 8 pm., Cost per one 6-week session: $180 per person (materials not included). Group size: Maximum 6 students per class. Registration is final upon receipt of payment and a list of suggested materials will be provided.  Location: ESO,  15293 King Street in Belle Haven on the Eastern Shore of Virginia  Phone: (757)442-3226 (Mon-Thurs) or

- Eastern Shore Art league members Carole Böggemann Peirson (oil), Anne Holland (drawing) and Diana Davis (watercolor) are teaching this term at ESO in Belle haven. This is the link to adult classes.

-September 29, 2014 - BLOCK PRINTING  With Carole Campbell, 9:30 to 3:30. $85, Includes all materials & LUNCH!  Contact RED QUEEN to save your spot!, 57 Market Street, Weds. – Sat. 10 - 5; Sun. 12 -5 757-787-4040,

- Show your art for a $10 donation at the 4th annual Barbara Custis Fall Festival held at the Randy Custis Memorial Ballpark in Nassawadox on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Mail your payment to Randy Custis Memorial Fund, PO Box 237, Nassawadox, VA by September 1. Questions? Contact Spen Custis at or call him at 757-710-0728.

PAINT ONANCOCK 2014 - Calling All Artists & Photographers!

Starts Tuesday, October 7: Show & Sale Friday, October 10.

Luncheon for Artists hosted by The Eastern Shore Art League

on Wednesday, October 8  Entry fee $40  More Details & Application: stop in/call/email RED QUEEN GALLERY, 787-4040. Or CLICK HERE for Prospectus and Application

- ESAL Members Anne Holland and Jeanette Darnell are the featured artists at the Red Queen Gallery, 57 Market St in Onancock now through the first week of October, 2014.

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

ESAL Summer Challenge

To enter, email a jpeg of your Artwork with Title of your work(s)and Artist to That's it!

Fall Member Show, 2014

The Stage Door Gallery in Cape Charles, has invited the Eastern Shore Art League members to display their work for sale from Saturday, November, 15 through Sunday, November 30, 2014 with an opening reception slated for Saturday, November 15.    This show will be judged and the reception will be for members only from 5-6 p.m. when prizes will be awarded, with the opening reception for the public to follow from 6-8 p.m. Delivery of artwork is Friday, November 14 from 10am to noon. Pick up is Monday, December 1, 2014. Registration form is the last page of the prospectus. Registration deadline is November 1.

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2014 - 15 - NEW Member Application and Brochure
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September ESAL Events -

1.  Our regular members meeting will be this coming Wednesday, September 17 at the Sage Restaurant in Onley.  Our presenter will be Fred Bayersdorfer, a faculty member at Old Dominion University, who will be doing critiques of paintings done by our members.  Should be most interesting to have him discuss what he is looking for when he performs his assessments.  Business meeting starts at 12:30, but come early if you want to have lunch with colleagues.  Let’s be sure to give Mr. Bayersdorfer a good turnout – he’s coming a long way to perform this service for us.

2.  On Tuesday, September 23, we will have our September paint-out at the home of Lynne Connor in Melfa.  A gorgeous time of year to do a little plein air work, or work on a project you already have in progress, so please join us if you can.  Full details and directions to Lynne’s home will be posted on the website ( the week of Sept. 14.

In my next report, I will give you the schedule for all ESAL events for the remainder of the year, so be sure to watch for it at the end of this week.  We’ve got several more great events planned, including our Members Show (see the prospectus on the website now)!


Tues, Sept. 23  Paint-out at Lynne Connor in Melfa

Friday, Sept. 26 Witt show begins at Stage Door Gallery; “Companions” runs thru Nov. 12

Mon, Oct. 6 ESAL Board meeting (Note change from regular date)

Tues, Oct. 7 “Paint Onancock” event starts, sponsored by Red Queen Gallery

Wed, Oct. 8 Paint-out at Jeanette Darnell, Onancock

Fri, Oct. 10  New show begins at ESAL Gallery – “Four Seasons”

Wed, Oct. 15 Members Meeting – demonstration by Lisa Harlow

Sat, Nov. 1  Deadline for entering the ESAL Member Show

Tues, Nov.  4 ESAL Board meeting

Fri, Nov. 14  New show begins at ESAL Gallery – “Black and White”

Fri, Nov. 14 Deliver artworks for Member Show to Stage Door Gallery, Cape Charles

Sat, Nov. 15 Judging, awards, and opening reception for Member Show

Tues, Nov. 18 Paint-out at Carla Lauer, Pungoteague

Wed, Nov. 19 Members Meeting – demo by Anne Holland

Mon, Dec. 1 Pick-up of artworks from Stage Door Gallery

Tues, Dec. 2 ESAL Board meeting, if needed

Wed, Dec. 3 Changeover of works at the Hermitage Gallery in Onancock

Wed, Dec. 10 Holiday Lunch and Party at Eastern Shore Country Club

Fri, Dec. 12  New show at the ESAL Gallery begins


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