Celebrate Spring with Pop-Up Show

Pop-Up Show and Sale will be open for One Night Only

Friday, April 13th with a reception from 5 to 8 PM

It coincides with Lucky Friday Spring Celebration and the first Second Friday of the 2018 Season

The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of activity and excitement for me! So many new projects are happening, both in and out of the studio. I've been working with my friend and fellow artist Carrie Jacobson and together we are the instigators behind a new pop-up gallery. We are excited to debut with Blink 1, a pop-up show and sale in Room 108 at Historic Onancock School (HOS), 6 College Ave., for One Night Only.

So, what's a pop-up gallery? It's a gallery that hosts temporary exhibitions that run for a day or more and often held in non-traditional space like a storefront, an artist's studio or our this case, a classroom at the Historic Onancock School.

In Blink 1, eight artists offer a variety of exciting work in an array of styles and subject matter, from oil paintings and digital prints to pottery, fiber work and handmade wooden kitchen utensils.

Artists include Carrie and Peter Jacobson, Annie and Russell Jones and Joel and Dawn Simpson, and yours truly (me).

My oil paintings celebrate landscapes and the beauty of the natural world. Compelling skies and horizons are my inspiration. I will also present a small collection of assemblages - the art of puzzling together unrelated objects. I use old drawers, antique boxes and other containers to house little worlds. It is like joining words together to form a poem. There is the challenge of saying just enough!

Carrie Jacobsoncreates bold, colorful paintings using oil paint and a palette knife. Inspired by the natural world and the creatures in it, Carrie builds a deep surface that lets her capture the light, along with a sense of urgency for the wildness of nature.

Peter Jacobson is a guitar picker, poker player, dog lover, cat tolerator, fly-tyer, and fisherman. After decades of working in photography, Peter has begun to experiment with digital painting. His work has its feet in his solid photography foundation, and its head in his wild and vivid imagination

Russell and Annie Jones are known as "those famous unknown potters" from Useful Pots. Shape and form are what matter most - but a touch of flair makes each piece special. The Joneses are juried artisans with the Artisans Center of Virginia and serve on the Board of the Eastern Shore Artisans Guild. Pottery is their hobby, kept alive by talented people nearby and classes at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.

Joel and Dawn Simpson have been artisans for 25 years, first making baskets and teaching classes locally, now focusing on what currently inspires them. Joel turns locally-harvested woods into one-of-a-kind kitchen utensils, bowls, and white oak baskets. Dawn creates unique crocheted wearables and accessories from premium hand-dyed natural fibers.

Come celebrate spring with art and conversation, listen to a D J spinning oldies, enjoy a cash bar and grab a bite to eat at the food truck.  It's a short stroll from downtown Onancock. If you’re driving, there’s plenty of parking at the school. Hope to see you there!!