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The 4th Annual Spring into Chesapeake Country

Spring on the Eastern Shore is exquisite - a riot of color, the echoes of birdsong and an emergence from the cold winter months.  Artists vary greatly in how they interpret and depict the feel of the environment and all styles and media are welcome, including photography.  We look forward to seeing Chesapeake Country through your eyes.

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How to Enter

  • Registration fee: $15 for up to 3 pieces
  • All media welcome, 2D and 3D art and craft.
  • Art to be delivered on Saturday 27th April (1pm until 3 pm) and Sunday 28th April (12 pm until 4 pm). 2D artwork wired ready to hang - no sawtooth hangers please.  All work must be for sale. 
  • There is no limit on the size of artwork, but if any piece is larger than 24" x 18" unframed please let us know in advance so we can plan our space.
  • The show opens on the Thursday May 2nd and there will be an opening reception and awarding on Friday May 3rd. Any unsold artwork should be collected as the show closes on Sunday June 30th.
  • Gallery commission on sales 30%

Payment can be via or by check to the gallery​. All you need to do to register is ensure that your name, email address and show title are included with your payment.  There are no forms to fill in.  Call or email if you have any queries.

Previous Events at Tish

Fall Into Kent

An Unjuried Plein Air Art Event 

October / November 2020

Artists were invited to submit their creations to the first annual "Fall into Kent".  Plein air events are traditionally held in the spring and early summer in the region and many had to be cancelled this year.  However, it occurred to us at Tish that the timing of such events meant we rarely capture the beauty of Kent County in the fall and were delighted at the variety and quality of work that our artists produced show how amazing it can be.  The show was a resounding success.  Congratulations to Vladimir Duchev (Baltimore) 1st Prize; Jane Ferguson (Chestertown) 2nd Prize and Christine Cooke (Chestertown) 3rd Prize.  Also we must not forget out honorable mentions which went to Denise Dersch (Jersey); Carol Managano (Elkton) and B K Slocum (Chestertown). Thank you to all who participated.  Thanks too to our judges, Kay McIntosh (Main Street) and Pam White (RiverArts). We are looking forward to next year's event..

Silver and Gold

An Unjuried Plein Air Art Event 

October / November 2020

Artists submitted work that evoked a festive spirit as we approached the end of an all too interesting year. All styles of art - abstract; surreal; representational; 2D; 3D; creations were welcomed. Congratulations to newcomer to Tish, Karen Kurht (Elkton) 1st Prize; Vlad Duchev (Baltimore), 2nd Prize and Carol Managano (Elkton) 3rd Prize. Also we celebrate our Honorable Mentions which went to Jean Rodier (Chestertown);  and Barbara Snyder (Chestertown). Thank you to all who participated in contributing to this phenomenal exhibit of diverse art and our judges Bob Ramsey (Finishing Touch, Chestertown) and Mark Hower (Collector).  

Spring Forward

An Unjuried Plein Air Art Event 

April / May 2021

Artists welcomed the spring with a dazzling array of work that heralded the arrival of the season here on the eastern shore after a long, hard winter.  A variety of mediums and styles made this a fascinating and engaging exhibit. Congratulations to Paul Santori and Barbara Slocum (Chestertown) - Joint 1st Prize; Christine Cooke (Chestertown)  - 2nd Prize; and Martha Pileggi (Milford) - 3rd Prize. Also we celebrate an Honorable Mention which went to Jane Ferguson (Chestertown);  Thank you to all who participated in contributing to this wonderful array of art and to our judges, Howard Hines and Robert Jursinski.

Fall into Chesapeake Country

An Unjuried Plein Air Art Event 

October / November 2021

Tish expanded their fall event by inviting artists to submit their eastern shore, plein air artwork from our beautiful Kent, Queen Anne, Talbot and Cecil Counties.  Rodney Pratt of Opera House Antiques and Gallery, Old New Castle, judged the show and we are very greatful for his time and expertise.  This fantastic show featured eighteen local artists with 1st Prize awarded to Jane Ferguson (Chestertown); 2nd to Christine Cooke (Chestertown) and 3rd to Paul Hanley (Worton).

The Second Silver & Gold Show

An Unjuried Event for All Mediums

November/ December 2021

At the end of the year, our artists applied their fare to festive forms and flaunted their flair at Tish's 2nd Annual Silver & Gold Show!  All colors and forms of expression were welcomed to this fun show which was judged again by Bob Ramsey (Finishing Touch, Chestertown) and Mark Hower (Collector).  Karen Kurht (Elkton) took 1st Prize;  2nd Prize Paul Hanley (Worton); and Inez Santori & Christine Cooke (both of Chestertown) joint 3rd.  Honorable mentions went to Juanda Rogers (Jeweler, Centreville); Janine Rauscher (Photographer, North Potomac); and Carol Mangano (Painter, Elkton).  A Gallery special award went to Pat Lang (Painter, Easton).

Spring Forward

An Unjuried Spring Art Event 

May 2022

Spring on the Eastern Shore is a delight and artists working in all mediums excelled in their entries to this exhibit. Congratulations to Laura Jenkins from Berlin, MD (a newcomer to Tish) for her well deserved 1st Prize; with Barbara Slocum (Chestertown) 2nd; and Inez Santori (Chestertown) 3rd.  We also celebrate Honorable Mentions to Barbara Bell (Gaithersberg); Paul Santori (Chestertown); and Bill Trainor (Rock Hall).  Many thanks to our judge, Rodney Pratt of Opera House Antiques and Gallery for once again lending his expertise in judging this fabulous show.

Snap To It!

An Unjuried Art Event 

June 2022

  • Tish's first Photography Show, was amazing and really showcased the talent and diversity of images from our photographers.  Congratulations to Bob Miller (Millington) on being awarded "Best in Show" for showing the fragility of nature ; George Sass (St. Michael's) for an atmospheric second place; and Ned Egan (Easton) for an ethereal third.  Honorable mentions also went to Rich Hall (Massey) and Ed Blake (Queen Anne's) with two entirely different and engaging compositions using windows.  Thank you all for making it such a great show.

Red, Tish and Blue 

An Unjuried Art Event 

July 2022

In the month of Independence Day we welcomed a color theme to this exhibit. Artists were invited to contribute work in any medium.    1st Prize went to Pat Lang (Easton) for her lovely evocative still life; 2nd to Michael Sweet (Havre de Grace) for his delightful pointillist sunset  and 3rd to Janine Rauscher (North Potomac) for her thought provoking and haunting photography.  Honorable mentions also went to Chris Cooke (Chestertown) for her wistful scenery and Paul Santori (Chestertown) for a joyous abstract.  Many thanks to Sue Wilson (Gellery Director, RiverArts, Chestertown) for rising to the challenge of judging this excellent show. 

Fall into 

Chesapeake Country 

Our third unjuried fall Art Event 

November 2022

Fall on the Eastern Shore is incredibly beautiful and our artists produced exquisite work.  First place went to Jamey Krebs of Chestertown; second to Donna Finley (Easton); and third to Laura Jenkins (Berlin).  Honorable mentions were awarded to MIchael Sweet (Havre de Grace); Pat Morrison (Virginia Beach) and Karen Jury.  Thank you very much to Rusty Poisson for his judging expertise and feedback and all our amazing artists who contributed.

Spring into Chesapeake Country 2023

Spring is round the corner and many of you have already been out painting. It is time to think about the third Tish event to celebrate spring in Chesapeake Country. Art can be from anywhere on our beautiful peninsula in whatever style you would like.

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