On First Friday, August 6th, The Artists’ Gallery will present “Where Wind and Water Meet” by Steve Bleinberger. Steve Bleinberger is an award-winning Maryland watercolor artist who exhibits his work throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Growing up on the waterfront at Thomas Point just south of Annapolis, within sight and sound of an iconic lighthouse, the artist developed a great affinity for the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay. As an avid sailor and rower, the wind, sky and sea continue to provide abundant subject matter and inspiration to the artist. A winner of numerous awards and honors, as well as inclusion in national and international juried exhibitions, Steve is especially known and respected for his seascapes of the Chesapeake-Tidewater region and for his depictions of the bay’s workboats. Included in the new work for this show is his painting of a Baltimore Topsail Schooner, circa 1813 entitled “Chasseur.” This schooner was originally built in Fells Point and the Pride of Baltimore is modeled after her.
Bleinberger’s paintings and prints may be found in several private collections and grace the homes, boats and offices of those who love and “follow the water,” including legendary racing skippers, watermen, naval officers and a president of the United States. When not painting his favorite subject matter, Steve may be found painting along with and teaching a growing cadre of loyal artists. Steve holds a BFA from Richmond’s Virginia Commonwealth University, and in addition to The Artists’ Gallery, he exhibits his work throughout the mid-Atlantic region, including Maryland Federation of Art, Queen Anne’s County Arts Council and Chestertown Riverarts.
The public is invited to visit The Artists’ Gallery during extended hours on First Friday, August 6th. “Where Wind and Water Meet” by Steve Bleinberger will be featured in the gallery throughout the month of August. The Artists’ Gallery is located at 239 High Street in Chestertown and is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10-5 p.m. and Sundays from 12:30-4:30 p.m. For more information, please visit www.theartistsgalleryctown.com, www.facebook.com/6goodpainters or call the gallery at 410-778-2425.