520 E. Savannah Rd. Lewes, DE 19958

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The Peninsula Gallery Presents

“Small Jewels 16”

November 30 - December 29

Opening Reception on Saturday, November 30  5-7 p.m.

     Featuring 22 artists, our 2019 holiday exhibition is the largest in its 16-year history.  There will be 119 works of original art on display, all of which are limited in size and price for the gift-giving season. With everything priced at $500 or less, this show presents the community with the opportunity to purchase for a loved one, as well as for themselves. We are delighted to showcase many of our resident artists, whose work we show year-round, and some returning artists who have exhibited with us in the past. We also have the honor of introducing two painters who are new to our space.

     One newcomer, Jill Glassman, is primarily a plein air painter working in oil, though she includes still life amongst her repertoire. Whether working indoors or out, her spontaneous, textural brushwork makes you want to reach out to feel the surface of the painting as if it were sculpture. Much like traditional impressionists, Jill conveys the intense color, light, and movement of the subject, rather than a precise representation. A former

resident of Annapolis, Jill moved to the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 2003 and is an active member of numerous regional arts organizations and art leagues. Her most recent achievements include first place for the 2019 Plein Air Easton Quick Draw (non-competition artist), and the First Place Gino Manelli Award at the 2019 Paint It!, Ellicott City.

      Another fresh face to the gallery, Joe Milligan, is a watercolorist from southeastern Pennsylvania, whose coastal paintings are inspired by his childhood summers spent on Brigantine Island off the coast of New Jersey. His fondest memories are those of the island’s unpaved gravel roads, wooden boats, and empty beaches during the 1950s and 

1960s. Joe is invested in his medium. The unpredictability of watercolor keeps him constantly experimenting with washes, transparent color layering, dry brush detail and the reserved white of the paper.

Call to Artists

Learn more about our call to artists for an upcoming animal-themed exhibition called "Fins, Feathers, and Fur." 

Support Community

Art in Lewes

Prints of the upcoming Lewes mural are available for purchase here at the gallery! The idea behind the mural was conceived by Art in Bloom, a local group that promotes and funds public art. The mural will commemorate the significance of the menhaden fishing industry to the history of Lewes. All print sales will go to Art in Bloom.

20" x 16" giclee prints on archival paper are $150.

 

30" x 24" giclee prints on canvas are $395.

 

These will be sold unframed and we at the Peninsula Gallery will be offering a 15% discount on custom framing of the prints.

Gallery Hours

January-March:

    Weds. through Sat.-10 am-5 pm

    Sunday - 11 am-3 pm

    (Closed Monday & Tuesday)

 

April-December:

   Tues. through Sat.-10 am-5 pm

    Sunday - 11 am-3 pm

    (Closed Monday)

 

Framing Consultations:

    Tues./Weds. through Sat. only