November 7th, 2020 - 5:00 pm to November 22nd, 2020 - 3:00 pm
“Fins, Feathers, and Fur” at the Peninsula Gallery
Showing Saturday, November 7th through the 22nd
“Fins, Feathers, and Fur”, an animal-themed exhibition at the Peninsula Gallery, opens Saturday, November 7th. Seven artists who are entirely new to the space, as well as four painters and sculptors who are repeat exhibitors, will debut an array of coastal creatures, farm animals, and woodland wildlife. The work will hang through November 22nd. Images in any Peninsula Gallery show may be previewed at www.peninsula-gallery.com, about two weeks prior to the opening and are available for purchase as soon as they are posted there.
Participants familiar to the gallery are oil painters J. Stacy Rogers (Lewes) and Brenda Kidera (Woodbine, MD). Among Rogers’ collection is a gorgeous image of hunting dogs in a composition that harkens back to the 16th and 17th-century. Kidera will present an absolutely endearing cow portrait, elegant koi fish, and more. Additionally, two sculptors, who are resident artists at the Peninsula Gallery, will showcase works in wood. Larry Ringgold (Chesapeake Beach, MD) collects driftwood along the Chesapeake Bay from which he creates sculptures that accentuate the organic beauty of the materials. Bob Whiting (Ocean View, DE) has been carving decoys for the past 30+ years and has received awards in many competitions including the Ward World Show, held every April in Ocean City, MD.
Newcomers are Beverly Gurganus (Virginia Beach, VA), Elise Mahaffie (Jackson, WY), Jessie Rasche (Brookings, SD), Steve Oliver (Watertown, NY) Susan Shalowitz (Washington DC), Nancy Richards West (Chincoteague Island, VA), and Richard Clifton (Prime Hook, DE). Clifton has painted 53 duck stamps for various states, including the 2007-2008 and 2021-2022 Federal Duck Stamps. The gallery owners are elated to introduce so many new artists from across the country who have a wide range of techniques and styles. Some works are realistic and traditional, while others are simplistic and contemporary, or playful and stylized. The artists will exhibit a variety of winged creatures like birds of prey, waterfowl, and sweet songbirds, along with farm friends such as horses, cows, chickens and more.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 7th, during which groups of 12 people will be allowed in the gallery in 20-minute intervals beginning at 5. Attendees must reserve a time slot beforehand and are required to wear a mask. Call (302) 645-0551 or email [email protected] to choose a time slot. The gallery is located in the Shops at the Beacon, 520 East Savannah Rd. Lewes, and is open Tue-Sat, 10-5, and Sun 11-3.