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. Thursday and Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM and Saturday, 10 AM – 3PM.  

Helen Maffe Bongiovanni – July Featured Artist 


As a girl, Helen visited New York City to see the work of her Italian immigrant grandfather, namely the magnificent winged Mercury above Grand Central Station. Little wonder she grew up to be an artist.
“My work is highly colored with much contrast, and often textured. I love to use paper, grasses, sand  and wood mixed into the paint. I think there is a part of me that wants to sculpt as well as  paint hence these relief paintings have emerged.”
On the eastern shore, Helen has endless material for her oils and pastels: the texture of the marsh against the ever changing sea and sky, the crab shacks along the dock, the amazing clear reflective light. All have an effect on Helen and her work. “I do not question what I do, instead try to work from my heart  and less from my head.”
Come see her truly wonderful work at the Eastern Shore Art League Gallery, 59 Market Street, Onancock, Va. Hours: Thursday and Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM and Saturday, 10 AM – 3 PM.







The ESAL gallery is located at 59 Market Street in the historic town of Onancock on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

The gallery features the work of more than 20 artists of the Eastern Shore Art League. Visa, Master & Discover cards accepted.


PHONE:  757-787-1906

Please address all inquiries to: gallery@esartleague.org




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.