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Nancy Oppenheimer, Night Magic, oil, 18 x 14.

Show Preview | Women Artists of the West

East greets West this month at the 47th national juried exhibition of the Women Artists of the West, the oldest juried women’s arts organization in the country. The show opens on Sunday, November 5, at McBride Gallery in Annapolis, MD.
Don Demers, Moonwake, oil, 26 x 32.

Don Demers | Time Travel by the Sea

Demers continues to portray historic sailing vessels, drawing on years of experience and research—ships’ plans, historical records, maritime novels, nautical charts, photos of harbors—to assemble imagined narratives of actual historic ships.
Julie Bell, Hues of Sunrise, oil, 16 x 12.

Julie Bell | In Nature’s Flow

And unlike her hyperrealistic fantasy works, the compositions in her oil paintings of animals—impeccably observed and rendered though they are—possess natural, almost organic rhythms and patterns that “make it feel like real life.”
D. Eleinne Basa, Meadow Moonrise, oil, 20 x 24.

D. Eleinne Basa | Outdoor Communion

The paintings of D. Eleinne Basa are characterized by a kinship with the outdoors along with a soulful endeavor to communicate the depth, complexities, and mystery inherent in the unadulterated landscape.
Jhenna Quinn Lewis, Whooo, oil, 5 x 5.

Jhenna Quinn Lewis | Elegant Restraint

Although the past year has brought great loss to Lewis’ life—including the deaths of her husband, adoptive father, and three close friends—the artist finds and expresses qualities of serenity, hopefulness, and even gentle humor through her art.