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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


Arts All Around Onancock   - Was quite a success!   I even saw people walk by looking for it yesterday - they were hoping it was every week.   So if you’d like to give it a try, come and sign up, choose a spot and pay your $10 at the ESAL Gallery.   The next one is Saturday, August 13 and if that’s successful, we may extend it into the fall months.

REGULAR MONTHLY EVENTS - Updates by April Flory, Pres.

ESAL Board Meeting - Wednesday, July 6 at 11a.m. - PNC Bank, Onley

Onancock Second Friday - ESAL Gallery - 5-8PM, 59Market St. - Blue is the theme of this beautiful July Show.  Wine and snacks will be served.

ESAL Members’ Meeting -  Wednesday, July 20 at 12:30 - Island House Restaurant, Wachapreague - Come as early as 11:30 for lunch.   I’ll send out a menu  the day before  for orders.   Ellen Moore, owner of the gem-like  Ellen Moore Gallery in Cape Charles,  will speak about what goes into making a successful gallery.   Although not currently accepting any new artists,  Ellen has wealth of knowledge about what a gallery owner looks for in an artist, the gallery’s part in promotion  of the artist,  how to gauge a customer’s interest in a piece and engage him or her in conversation leading to a sale, and so on.   This should be extremely interesting, especially to ESAL Gallery members!   

Paint-Out -  Wednesday, July 27  -  Hostess: Carole Campbell -  East Point -  with a pool! CLICK for details and driving dirctions


Cafe Society - Thursdays at 5pm - Blarney Stone, Onancock & Jackspot, Chincoteague,  Informal evening get-togethers

An old fashioned solid wood  drawing table has been donated by Lucille Bogdanowicz.   It would be free if it’s for students or kids, and a donation to the League if it’s for other uses.   If you’re interested and can pick it up from a second floor, just reply to this email and I’ll forward it to Lucille.