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Promoting the visual arts on the Eastern Shore 

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Tuesday October 3 – Friday October 6 – Paint Onancock Plein Air – Red Queen Gallery
    • Paint on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
    • Awards, show and sale Friday, 5:00 – 7:30 pm at Red Queen Gallery
    • Stop in or contact Red Queen Gallery to register (757)787-4040 or email info@redqueengallery.com

October 11-14 – Paint the Shore – Virginia Eastern Shore Land Trust 

Annual Member Show – Best of the Best!
Thursday 10/26 – Sunday 10/29


  • Friday 10/20 – deadline for entries
  • Thursday 10/26, 3-5pm – drop off
  • Friday & Saturday 10/27 & 28, 10am – 3pm – open to public
  • Saturday 10/28, 5-8pm – reception
  • Sunday 10/29, 10am – noon – pick up


Fall Show – Historic Onancock School – Through November 22nd



ESAL Gallery – October Featured Artist – Christine Wilson – 59 Market Street, Onancock – Thursdays and Fridays, 10 AM – 4 PM, Saturdays 10am – 3pm

ALL Board MeetingWednesday, October 11th at 11 AM – ESAL Clubhouse, Onancock School, Room 104

ESAL Members’ Meeting – Wednesday, October 18th at 11 AM – ESAL Clubhouse, Onancock School, Room 104  

After a brief business meeting, accomplished oil painter Ann Hayden and Eastern Shore master carver Billy Crocket will present a program on birds. Both highly skilled in their media, there’s something about birds that attracts them. Come find out why and see their amazing work. 

Paint-Outs – Save the Dates

October 3 – 6 – Paint Onancock Plein Air – Read More

October 5 – October Paint Out in conjunction with Paint Onancock

Our October paint-out will be on Thursday, October 5, in Onancock, so that members who want to participate in the Paint Onancock Plein Air event can also participate in our ESAL paint-out day.  This also gives us the ability in invite out-of-town painters who come in for the Paint Onancock event to join us for lunch and a break at our paint-out location.  We are very pleased that our colleague, Jeanette Darnell, is going to host us at her home. For directions click here.We will be painting from 10 am. to 3 pm., with a lunch break at 12:30 pm.

If you have special dietary needs, please bring your own lunch. Otherwise, please bring a dish to share, or munchies and dessert items. (If you don’t cook, these can be store-bought.). And since we will have a few extra guests, please bring a little larger portion than usual.

Don’t forget a chair, drop cloth, bug spray, sun screen, hat or visor – anything else you need to stay comfortable for the day. Looking forward to seeing you at Jeanette’s. Please contact me if you have questions, or need a ride.

Gail Reichard, Paint-Out co-ordinator, saltmarsh44@verizon.net or 757-336-3233.

  • October 11-14 – Paint the Shore – Virginia Eastern Shore Land Trust – application deadline was August 31
  • October 26 – Accomack Public Library changeover
  • November 8 – November Paint-Out. Hosted by Clara Lauer


Farmers Market – Saturdays in Onancock

The Art League has paid the season enrollment fee ($40) on behalf of all ESAL members to exhibit at the Farmers’ Market in Onancock. So, for only $15 per Saturday, you can have space through October if you email the Market in advance: onancockmarket@gmail.com

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

  • New Location during the nice weather – Bizzotto’s Patio on King Street
  • The Blarney Stone Pub if the weather is bad  











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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