Academy Art Museum Announces January Events


Francisco de Goya, Fran[cis].co Goya y Lucientes, Pintor, Plate I from “Los Caprichos”


Exhibitions are generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council and the Star Democrat.

The Caprichos: Goya and Lombardo
Through February 25, 2018
The Caprichos by Emily Lombardo is a series of etchings which are in direct conversation and homage to Francisco Goya’s Los Caprichos, 1799. Both explore and present a satirical critique of contemporary culture and the forces that influence society along economic, racial, political, religious, and gender lines. The exhibition is supported by the Childs Gallery, Boston.

The Soothsayers: 3D Works on Paper by Emily Lombardo
Through March 11, 2018
A Soothsayer is a person who predicts the future by magical, intuitive, or more rational means; someone who says “sooth,” meaning “truth” or “reality,” a term dating back to the 14th century. The Soothsayers is an installation of sculptural prints, which represent excavated hearts from Magic 8 Ball toys that are positioned as divine relics of cultural nostalgia. The Magic 8 Ball was created in 1950, invented by Albert C. Carter, inspired by a spirit writing device used by his mother, a clairvoyant. The post-World War II boom in industry propelled this toy into thousands of homes across America.

Beth van Hoesen: Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Through February 4, 2018
Selections Gallery
Beth Van Hoesen (1926–2010) was an American artist who was born in Boise, ID. She earned a BA from Stanford University in 1948. After graduation, she continued her studies at the École des Beaux Arts de Fontainebleau, the Académie Julian, and at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière. Throughout her career, Beth Van Hoesen distinguished herself as a draftsman and printmaker.

Emily Lombardo, The Soothsayers, 2017, Paper and Pigment, Collection of the Artist.

April 14 – July 15, 2018
December 1, 2017 submissions open on Café.org, linked under Exhibitions at March 8, 2018 is the submission deadline.
Photographic artists of all walks are invited to submit their latest works to a new national juried show at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD. The exhibition aims to highlight the current state of photography across a broad spectrum. Artists may submit all types of photographic works including digital, analog, alternative processes, etc.


Open MIC
Second Monday Each Month
7 to 9 p.m.
The Academy Art Museum’s Open Mic is a monthly occasion for our community to share and appreciate the rich tapestry of creativity, skills and knowledge that thrive in the region. Contact Ray Remesch at for additional information.



Beth van Hoesen, San Francisco Dahlias, Lithograph, screenprint; printer’s inks on paper.

Basic Drawing: Gaining New Confidence in Value and Composition
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
6 weeks, January 16 – February 20
Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $185 Members, $222 Non-members

Intermediate Drawing: Interiors and Still Life
New Instructor: Daniel Riesmeyer
5 weeks: January 17 – February 14
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $175 Members, $210 Non-members

Foundations of Portrait Drawing
Instructor: Bradford Ross
6 weeks: January 18 – February 22
Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cost: $170 Members, $204 Non-members


Matt Moore, Desert Shores, CA, 2016, Collection of the Artist.

Introduction to Pastel Workshop
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
One Day Workshop: January 17
Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $60 Members, $72 Non-members, plus small materials fee

Pastel Painting: Fundamentals and Personal Study
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
2 sessions of 6 weeks: January 24 – February 28 AND March 14 -April 18
Wednesdays: 10 a.m.– 1 p.m.
Cost per session: $200 Member, $240 Non-members


5th Annual WINTER CHALLENGE – A Painting a Day for 30 Days!
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
5 weeks: January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10.
Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cost: $185 Members, $222 Non-members

Sheryl Southwick

Let’s Get Started in Painting
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
6 weeks: January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27
Tuesdays: 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $150 Members, $180 Non-members

Marine Painting Techniques
Instructor: Matthew Hillier
4 weeks: January 20 – February 10
Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $210 Members, $252 Non-members


Collage Workshop: Scrap Happy Day
Instructor: Sheryl Southwick
One Day Workshops: January 23, February 27, and March 27
Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Cost per workshop: $45, Members, $54 Non-members, plus materials fee: $8.00 paid to the instructor


Matthew Hillier

Introduction to Copperplate Etching
Instructor: Emily Lombardo
3 Weeks: January 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20
Fridays and Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: $500 Members, $600 Non-members
Materials Fee: $60 per person


Intermediate/Advanced Pottery
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Two 6-week sessions: January 8 – February 12 and March 5 – April 9
Mondays: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Intermediate and Advanced Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Two 6-week sessions: January 8 – February 12 and March 5 – April 9, 2018
Mondays: 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Intermediate /Advanced Hand Building
Instructor: Paul Aspell
Two 6-week sessions: January 10 – February 14 and March 7 – April 11
Wednesdays: 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members

Mini Masters

Beginning and Intermediate Potter’s Wheel
Instructor: Paul Aspell
6 weeks: January 10 – February 14, 2018
Wednesdays: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $195 Members, $234 Non-members


Mini Masters Academy – ONGOING ENROLLMENT!
An Early Enrichment Program for Children ages 2–5 (Two-year olds, who must be two by September 1, 2017)
In Partnership with the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
Morning or Full-Day Program
Open House
Friday, January 19, 2018, 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Mini Masters is an art-based, early enrichment program for children 2 to 4 years old. Associated with the Smithsonian’s Early Enrichment Program, Mini Masters offers a program rich in the arts, as well as developmentally appropriate activities designed to foster the skills needed for the school years and beyond. Mini Masters believes in child-centered, exploratory learning, and all activities are based on leading research in early childhood learning and development. Our multi-age mix of children ensures that children learn from each other and develop compassion. Contact Janet Hendricks for program details at jhendricks@academyartmuseum or (410) 822-2787.

Winter After-School Art Club
Grades 1- 4
Instructor: Susan Horsey
Eight Fridays: January 5 – February 23
Time: 3:45 – 5 p.m.
Cost: $120 Members, $130 Non-Members

For additional information, visit or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.

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