Calvert Arts Home Calendar Calvert Gallery Art Camps Grants Scholarships Outreach Youth Art Get Involved Links Contact Us


CalvART Gallery presents: White on White, February 2015  February 11th through March 8th

Reception, Valentines Day, Saturday, February 14th, 2015, from 5 to 8pm

CalvART Gallery's February Show White on White challenged gallery artists to respond to this theme with imaginative works of art. The result is elegant, contemporary, and thought provoking. We recommend this exhibit for art lovers of all media.  The special White on White pieces created over the past three months pulled the artists slightly out of their normal working mode (in color) and into endeavors using no color… or should we say "all color?" After all, what is white, but the combination of all visible colors?   

The CalvART gallery artists responded to the challenge in their own media.  Carol Wade, painter, will be showing the portrait, Figuring It Out (30’’ x 40’’), a white on white acrylic painting / drawing of her son. Though a painter, Carol loves the graphic, raw sense of a drawing. In this piece, she experimented with textured cool and warm whites in acrylic paint and brown pastels. Carol's show piece was drawn with pastels, painted over with thin paint then contrasted with thick paint applied with a palette knife.   Nia Olabesi, painter, has created a large white abstract called Worlds Collide that epitomizes the meaning and intent of the White on White concept. Along with the painting, she has written a lyric poem and statement which will be shown along with the painting.  Jeweler Mickey Kunkle asks, "What is more white than pearls?" and will be showing an elegant necklace featuring lots of pearls.  Mimi Little is working on a painting of a conch shell, sun-bleached white, from an island in the Florida Everglades.   Suzanne Shelden, painter, is having fun with paintings, one titled, Polar Bear in a Snowstorm, and then two still lifes, one called looking in and the other called looking out.   Watercolorists Megan Richard and Mary Blumberg are still playing with the theme in their studios. But we know they'll produce delightful art. Megan says, "I don't really have anything much yet - just ideas floating around and the beginnings of a collage that I am gessoing white and then maybe rubbing on some off white ink that will go in the crevices. Not sure how it is going to work! I will also do a snowy landscape."   Ceramicist Denise Breitburg says her work for the show is "almost White on White" She has made some small porcelain sgraffito cups. They're really black on white, "but hopefully close enough."   Sylvia Hill, pastel artist and portrait artist extraordinaire, is showing a group focused on a white cat.  Woodturner David Wardrup will be showing a Maple Burl Bowl and a mushroom keepsake box with a Maple stem and cap; and many other pieces.   Pam Callen, painter, has finished a small winter scene of delicate pastels, and has a larger piece in the works.   Artist Ann Crain has two incredible paintings "in the works!" and this show hopes to premiere these, but we won't force genius... so if not "ready for White on White," then ready shortly after.   Photographers Kevin Higgins, Alyson Schwartz, and Lonnie Harkins will have several works to show - some intimate, and some dramatic in scope.   Jimmy Cintron, jeweler, will have 2 local sea glass pendants weaved with 4mm pearls and Swarovski crystals , 1 choker weaved with seed beads and pearls, and one sea nettle earring pair, all using silver plated wire. Jimmy's also produced some gorgeous St. Valentine-themed jewelry for the month.  Carol Thieme, painter, will be showing two big beautiful floral paintings.  CalvART welcomes two new member artists in the show White on White:  Sculptor Larry Ringgold joined our gallery this January. His wonderful driftwood art is a great complement to the gallery. For the show, White on White, he says, "I may have two works that foot the to get them eagle and a hippocampus."   Jeweler Suzanne Nawrot will exhibit new works using frosted "faux" beach glass and beaded kumihimo.  Remember calvART Gallery when looking for a gift for the one you love. The gallery has a wonderful selection of jewelry and art cards to make this Valentine's Day especially meaningful.

Calvart Gallery 2015!

White on White
Show: February 11 - March 8 

Invitational Show
Meeting March 9
Show: March 11 - April 5      Reception: March 15



The Arts Council of Calvert County, in conjunction with the Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium and the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, announce the creation of the Patuxent Art Trail. The Trail will highlight Calvert County Art Galleries and Gallery activities and events.  Look for more information beginning spring of 2015.


Showing in the Mary Beth Harry Student Art Gallery ...

CalvART Gallery is open Wednesday thru Sunday 
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

410-535-9252             Prince Frederick Shopping Center: Rt. 4 and Rt. 231 
PO Box 2569 Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Trish Weaver owner of Dreamweaver Café and Catering ( left), recipient of the 2013 Mary D. Harrison Community Service to the Arts Award, and Arts Council President Eleanor Nelson presenting the Award.

Marissa Hill (left), Senior from Huntingtown HS and recipient of the 2013 Mary Beth Harry Student Scholarship, with Judy MacWilliams (right), Chair of the Scholarship committee presenting.

Some of the others in attendance at the Arts Council of Calvert County's 2013 Annual Meeting.


Dedicated to helping women achieve their dreams.  Providing funding for vocational training, college courses and projects for women-owned businesses.  For more information on the Fund or to make a tax-deductible contribution in her memory, visit (leaving site).

The Patricia Giardina Carpenter Women in Business Fund
C/O The Bay Business Group
P.O. Box 858, North Beach, MD 20714

Sponsored by the Bay Business Group -- P.O. Box 858, North Beach, MD 20714


On January 31, 2013, winners from the Calvert County high schools competed in the County Level Competition of the Poetry Out Loud Competition at CalvArt Gallery. Contestants from Calvert, Huntingtown, Northern and Patuxent High Schools recited works they selected from an anthology of more than 680 classic and contemporary poems.

Malaysia Johnson (center) from Calvert High School won the 2013 Poetry Out Loud County competition held January 31 at the Calvert Library. Also shown above are Cara Mathers (left) from Calvert HS and Brigit Gilvary (right) from Huntingtown HS.

For more information, click here .


CalvART Gallery is located in the Prince Frederick Center at 110 S. Solomons Island Road. (Between Sakura and Dream Weaver Café)


The Arts Council of Calvert County has established a scholarship in memory of Mary Beth Harry.   “Mary Beth loved encouraging young artists, and  therefore we believe this is a way to remember her that she would have appreciated.” The scholarship will be awarded annually to a young aspiring Calvert County artist.  

Tim Crout, a friend of Ms. Harry, contributed $400 to the Mary Beth Harry Memorial Scholarship and challenged anyone reading this to meet or beat his contribution to the fund! To accept this challenge or to give whatever you wish to support this important memorial scholarship, click this "Donate" button...



Annual Meeting ... a Stunning Success -- Read More

Don't Miss Out --- Check out the Calendar of Events for Calvert County! Click HERE

Support the Arts in YOUR Community!

Follow the CalvArt Gallery on Facebook and become a "friend" ...

calvART-Gallery on Facebook

To learn more about how you can support the Arts in Calvert County -- click here 

or click the "Donate" button immediately below to contribute to the Arts Council of Calvert County with a major credit card.

Special thanks to the following businesses and friends 
who have contributed to the Arts Council this year!

Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa
Peter and Nancy Hooper
Earl T. Hurrey
Mar-Ber Development Corporation
Showplace Arena

Bayside Toyota
PNC Bank
Linda E. Woods

Bob and Pat Carpenter
Duncan Frazer
Michael R. Phillips
Margaret H. Phipps
Sneade's Ace Home Center

Alexander Chiropractic Center
Jack Bannister, ReMax United Real Estate
Mary and Joel Bergsman
Christine and David Boesz
Deborah Gann Carstens
Nancy Feuerle
Richard and Jean Fleming
Mary Anne Harms
Howland Hartley
Holiday Inn - Solomons
Beverly and Brooks Jackson
Sue and Steve Kullen
Maryland Country Caterers
John and Jill Menassa
Linda Patton
Quality Built Homes
Colleen and George Sabo
John and Luray Schaffner
Suzanne Shelden
Don and Mary Smolinski
Kirk Swain
Donna and Paul Wilson

Dawn Balinski
Paul and Doris Berry
Michael and Gale Bonanno
Joyce T. Bowling
Darcey Clark
Wilma Forsell Garcia
Jeanette and John Heinbuch
Sylvia S. Hubbard
Mr. & Mrs. David Kallal
Deborah Karvelas
Joan D. Kilmon
Nancy Klapper
Mary and Warren Krug
Lighthouse Engraving & Signs, Inc.
Judy and Richard MacWilliams
Barbara Fairchild and George Newman
Nikki Lanza O’Malley
Mary and Michael Overfelt
Petronella Popp
Mary K. Ritter
Victoria Ronan
Sally Schofield
Joan Boker Shisler
Mary Stuart Sierra
Jack R. Smith
Twin Shields Golf Club
Eliot and Richard Wilson
Jeniene B. Wishart

Adult Day Care of Calvert County
Bay Shore Webs
William and Jean Bozman
Frank Crea
Laverne and Austin Good
Joyce and Bill Halstead
Audrey Hatry
Reid’s School Bus Service, Inc.
Roberta Safer & Klaus Zwilsky

Special thanks also to those who contributed to the 
Mary Beth Harry Memorial Scholarship

Pat and Bob Carpenter
Ann Crain
Timothy Crout
James and Judith Dobson
Shannon Fox
Cindy Guy
Don Harry
Carol Harvat
Jeffrey Koons
Mickey Kunkle
Mimi Little
Megan Richard
Frank W. Skinner
Linda E. Woods

The Mission of the Arts Council of Calvert County is to invest in and encourage the arts in Calvert County.  In support of our mission we sponsor:

  • Grants to schools and organizations for arts related programs

  • Summer Arts Camps through a collaborative effort with Annmarie Garden

  • The CalvART Gallery, a co-op gallery featuring local artists

Arts Council Board of Directors

Eleanor Nelson, President
Joanie Kilmon, Vice President
Judith MacWilliams, Secretary
Peter Hooper, Treasurer

Linda E. Woods, Grants Review Chair
Linda Patton, At Large Member
Colleen Sabo, At Large Member
Carl Wood, CalvART Gallery Liaison

Executive Director -- William Chambers

 Arts Council of Calvert County Accessibility Statement

Arts Council of Calvert CountyAs the official Calvert County arts organization, as designated by the Board of County Commissioners, the Arts Council of Calvert County is funded by support from the CALVERT COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, private gifts, contributions, and fundraising activities and a grant from the MARYLAND STATES ARTS COUNCIL (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the MSAC is also provided by the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, a federal agency.

The Arts Council of Calvert County is proud to be a member of the Maryland Citizens for the Arts

Sign up for our
Email Newsletter

Arts Council of Calvert County  110 Solomons Island Rd. PO Box 2569 Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Offices located in the CalvART Gallery at the intersection of Routes 231 and 2/4
410.257.7005 / fax 410.535.0302 / .   Date of last update: February 26, 2015.  
To report problems or send comments regarding this website, send an email to webmaster .

Home     Calendar     Gallery     Art Camps     Grants    Scholarships    Outreach    Youth Art     Get Involved     Links     Contact