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Promoting the visual arts on the Eastern Shore 



  • This is a reminder that dues for 2018 should be sent in by the end of January. Please print the membership form, fill it out, and mail it to the address on the form with your check made out to ESAL. 2018 Membership Form


One Time Workshop and Painting Class Information

Laura McGowan  Oil Painting Class – January 16 at ESO Arts Center in Belle Haven

Laura’s oil painting class for beginners and intermediate students will be on Tuesdays with a choice of morning or an afternoon (10-12 or 1-3). It runs for 6 weeks. The Cost is $180. You sign up online at:

http://www.esoartscenter.org/ adult-classes.html

Jeanette Darnell – Creating Your Own Vision Board Workshop

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – 11 AM – 1 PM – HOS, Room 104

Carrie Jacobson Palette-Knife Workshop

Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 10 AM – 4 PM – HOS, Room 104

Cost: $95.00 – Limited to 10 artists

 Press Here for Flyer with details and contact information


Winter Show – Historic Onancock School – Through March 30th

  • Hermitage Assisted Living Gallery, Onancock
  • Accomak County Public Library, Accomac



ALL Board MeetingWednesday, January 3rd, 11 AM –  ESAL Clubhouse, Onancock School, Room 104

ESAL Members’ Meeting – Wednesday, January 17th

  • Program by Jeanette Darnell: a mini-workshop on “creating a Vision Board”. Bring inspiration picures, words, etc. Flyer shown above.



Cafe Society Thursdays from 5 PM on – informal evening get together

  • The Blarney Stone

Paint Out – Wednesday, January 24th

Our January paint-out will be at Toni Nelson’s house in Onancock on Wednesday, January 24th. (Members click here for directions.) The house is currently on the market but is furnished and Toni has kindly made it available for us. No need to bring your own chair unless you prefer to do that.

As usual, we will be painting from 10AM – 3 PM, with lunch served about 12:30 PM. Please bring a dish to share, with appropriate serving utensil. If you don’t cook, please feel free to bring a store-bought item that can round out the meal. Come help us celebrate our first get-together of the year, and chase away those winter blues!


FEBRUARY  –  No Board or Member Meeting


All Board Meeting – Wednesday, March 7th at 11 AM –  ESAL Clubhouse, Onancock School, Room 104

ESAL Members’ Meeting – Wednesday, March 21st

  • Program by Danny Doughty


In Memory of  Irene Rouse

Irene was a long-time active member of ESAL and attended almost all of the monthly paint outs before she and Bill moved back to Alexandria, VA. She was a member of the former Dragonfly Coop Gallery and of the ESAL Gallery. Her obituary is attached.













The Eastern Shore Art League of Virginia, Inc. is a 501c3 corporation founded in 1977 and dedicated to promoting the visual arts on the Eastern Shore. We are supported by our members and friends as well as our affiliations with United Way, Arts Council of the Eastern Shore (ACES) and the Eastern Shore Artisans Trail.


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