Paint Annapolis 2013 / Juried Exhibition

Chaney Gallery, 2nd floor

The People's Choice Award and Artist Choice Award were announced at the July 12th closing reception.  The winners are:

People's Choice

Tie between "Barn Daze" by Mick McAndrews and "Safe Harbor" by Michael Kotarba.

Artist Choice

Tie:  David Diaz “Old Bridge Jonas Green Park” and “Mostly Clear with a Slight Breeze” by Carole Boggemann-Peirson


The Paint Annapolis 2013 Juried Exhibit Winners were announced on June 29th at a gala preview reception.  The winners are:

Best in Show:  John Brandon Sills, "Morning Light"

2nd Place:  Lee Boynton, "Annapolis Rooftops"

3rd Place:  John Caggiano, "The Showcase"

Honorable Mention:

Greg Johannesen, "Wassabi"

Luc Herbots, "InSPIREation"

Circle to Circle Award:  Jill Basham, "Church from West"

Hollywood Farm Award:  Steven Hill, "Big Red Barn"

Maryland Hall's most popular exhibit returns with many new and exciting changes, including new areas around Annapolis where the juried artists will paint and more art displayed in the exhibition.  The 12th annual Paint Annapolis outdoor painting competition will feature 30 juried artists painting for three days in and around Annapolis. The resulting paintings will be exhibited at Maryland Hall from Sunday, June 30 through July 13.

Buy tickets at the door to the Exhibit Preview Gala on Saturday, June 29 from 5:30-8 pm, when the Juried Exhibition is unvieled.  Tickets are $20/$15 for MHCA members.  The Juried prizes will be awarded at the Preview Gala which will include food, wine and entertainment.  The exhibit will open to the public on June 30.

Thanks to our Paint Annapolis sponsors:

Four Rivers:  The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Towne and South County


City of Annapolis


Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association


Art Things, Inc.


Maryland Federation of Art


The schedule for Paint Annapolis 2013 is:

June 26-28: Juried Artists paint in and around Annapolis
June 29, 9-11:45 am: Dueling Brushes Competition; Noon:  judging at City Dock.  Prizes awarded at 12:30 pm. June 29:  4 pm:  Free, illustrated talk by Juror Stephen Doherty, editor of Plein Air Magazine 
June 29, 5:30-8 pm: Exhibit Preview Gala to Open the Juried Exhibition; Juried Prizes Awarded.  $20/$15 MHCA members.  Click here to buy tickets. 
June 30, noon to 5 pm:  Exhibit Opens to the Public (free); on display through July 14.  Additional exhibitions on display at Maryland Hall in conjunction with Paint Annapolis include:  Dueling Brushes Exhibition; Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association Member Exhibition; and High School Exhibition.  All exhibitions open to the public on June 30 and remain on display through July 13.   
July 12: Closing Weekend Reception; Interactive Gallery Conversation led by two special guest artists (free)

Juried Artists

Lauren Andreach, Fair Haven, NJ
Carole Böggemann-Peirson, Townsend, VA
Bruno Baran, Nottingham, MD
Jill Basham, Trappe, MD
Lee Boynton, Annapolis, MD
Jack Broderick, Tolland, CT
John Caggiano, Rockport, MA
Bets Cole, Elmira, OR
Jan Crooker, Kutztown, PA
David Diaz, Annapolis, MD
Peter Emerson, Lewisberry, PA
Nora Harrington, Washington, VA
Luc Herbots, Port Republic, MD
Steven Hill, Lopez Island, WA
Hai-Ou Hou, Stevensville, MD
Greg Johannesen, Port Republic, MD 
Kathleen Kotarba, Baltimore, MD
Michael Kotarba, Baltimore, MD
David Lawton, Pasadena, MD
Maria Marino, Sykesville, MD
Mick McAndrews, Downington, PA
Lynn Mehta, Alexandria, VA
Crystal Moll, Baltimore, MD
JoEllen Murphy, Washington, DC
John Brandon Sills, Phoenix, MD
Barbara Stepura, White Plains, MD
Lewis Thatcher, Kilmarnock, VA
Robert Vail, Fallston, MD

About the Juror

The artists for the juried exhibition were chosen by M. Stephen Doherty.
M. Stephen Doherty earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Cornell University; taught art in public schools, colleges, and workshops; worked for an art-materials manufacturer; served as editor-in-chief of American Artist magazine for 31 years; and is now editor of PleinAir™ magazine (, a print and digital magazine dedicated to people who enjoy artwork based on direct observation of nature. He has written a dozen art books and hundreds of magazine articles; exhibited his paintings in solo and group exhibitions; served on the advisory boards of art schools and artists’ organizations; and judged art exhibitions for museums and art societies. He and his wife, Sara, moved to Waynesboro, VA in December of last year and both have been thoroughly enjoying the local community of artists and art enthusiasts.

Photos at right: Noontime Harbor, David Lussier (top); Main Street Stroll, Kirk McBride (second); Jewel, Lee Boynton (third); Afternoon in the Yard, Peter Emerson (fourth); Down Main, Rita Curtis (bottom)