Martino Gallery

Analogous is a series of site-specific works and photographic experiments that investigate the current state of photography. The works in this series make use of materials that have become increasingly obsolete in photographic practice, such as grey cards, instant film and obscure darkroom tools. By repurposing these objects, the project addresses photography’s past with reverence, while at the same time acknowledging its digital future. Also included in this project are two collaborative pieces with artist Todd Forsgren that delve into issues of art history education and the transition to digital archives in the arts.

I want to thank Maryland Hall and Sigrid Trumpy in particular for having the courage to put up shows they know are not going to sell work.  There are a plethora of private galleries in Annapolis that reinforce the cities’ reputation for having an un-evolved art scene.  What I have discovered in Annapolis is a small but sophisticated audience of people that crave more engaging art.  As an art center and not a private gallery, Maryland Hall has a duty to put up more challenging art exhibitions and thankfully they are rising to that challenge more and more of late.  I also think it is critical for artists in the community to fight the urge to make artwork that they think will sell in Annapolis.  It would be impossible to hold galleries in this town to higher standards if the artists themselves are feeding them derivative art.  Monet did a great job of being Monet all by himself.  And his art was cutting edge at the time he made it.  I think we owe it to ourselves, as a community, to foster the same type of cutting edge spirit for ourselves!

-Matthew Moore

 
Art history slides from AACC.
 
​Art History Slides repurposed for Matt's show Analogous.
 
Art History Slides that were saved by Matt Moore for his latest show.
 
Matt Moore in his studio at Maryland Hall.
 
Matt Working on 'Rose Window' for his show 'Analogous' at Maryland Hall.
 
Final Product of Matt Moore and Todd Forsgren's 'Rose Window' in their show 'Analogous'​.
 
Light trickling thorugh Matt Moore and Todd Forsgren's 'Rose Window' at Maryland Hall's Martino Gallery.
 
'Rose Window' giving the Martino Gallery a stained glass effect on the floor.
 
 
 

For more information about Matt, visit his Artist-in-Residence profile

This is part of an ongoing monthly series featuring a Maryland Hall Artist-in-Residence (AIR). Check Maryland Hall's website every week for a new post. Each month we will feature a different AIR. Click here to visit the Maryland Hall AIR page.

 

All That Art Auction Event:  Friday, March 7, 6-9 pm;  Tickets:  $75/person.

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Mark you calendars for Maryland Hall's 9th annual All That Art fundraising event.  Enjoy an elegant reception in the galleries on Friday, March 7 and bid on artwork throughout the evening by noteworthy local and regional artists.  Proceeds from All That Art benefit the artists and Maryland Hall's visual arts program and outreach activities.  More than 40 pieces of art will be up for auction during All That Art, with pieces ranging from drawing and paintings to sculpture and jewelry.  An exhibition of all the work up for auction is on display in both galleries from February 24 through March 7.  Patrons can tour the galleries (free) during the exhibition and selected works (TBA) will be available for sale at "buy it now" prices prior to the auction.    

Juried Artists:

Mark Aruta
c.l. bigelow
Terri Borges
Lisa BurgerLentz
Rick Casali
Ruth Connell
Shelia Delaquil
Don Dement
Edie Dillon
Patrice Drago
James Earl
Joanette Egeli
Lorraine Ellerson
Richard Foa
Melissa Gryder
Douglas Hanewinckel
Gail Higginbotham
Channing Houston
Viki Keating
Gayla Lee
Fern Loos Beu
Nancy McCarra
Rufus Norman
Larry Ringgold
Doris Ross
Desiree Holmes Scherini
Wilford Scott
Thackray Seznec
Lida Stifel
Merla Tootle
Linda Trope
Shannon Troxler
Andree Tullier
Erika Walsh
Roxanne Weidele
Rob Wood
Patricia Worsham
William C. Wright
 
Invited Artists:
Karin Abromaitis
Sasha Blanton
Joe Dickey
Charles E. Emery
Kevin Fitzgerald
Joanne Graham
Nancy Hammond
Claire McArdle
Jill Tanenbaum
Marion E. Warren
Mindy Weisel
Elliott Zuckerman
 

Thanks to our All That Art Sponsors (to date):

 

All That Art began in 2006 and since then has grown into Maryland Hall's second largest fundraising event thanks to the generosity and support of individual art patrons, collectors and local businesses that support the event through sponsorship support, donations and art purchases.  Proceeds from the sale of the art is split evenly between the artists and Maryland Hall.  In addition to sales, the event provides artists with recognition and visibility to new audiences.

All That Art benefits Maryland Hall's visual arts program, which mounts countless exhibitions throughout the year, providing additional exposure to artists.  The event also support Maryland Hall's outreach activities that ensure students of all backgrounds have access to the arts.

At right:  Top:  Lida Stifel, "Fantasy Flowers," oil and Terri Borges, "Fields of Yellow," mosaic

In celebration of African American Music Month, an exhibit of album cover art will be on display in the Martino Gallery from Friday, June 14 to Wednesday, June 26. The album covers will showcase influential African American music makers and African American music of impact through the years. This unique gallery experience will be a visual journey of nostalgic sound and artistic excellence.

Join us on Wednesday, June 26 starting at 5:30 pm for some pre-concert festivities before a free concert by Art Sherrod, Jr. Food and drink will be available for purchase and the gallery will be open for viewing. Tickets are required for the concert. Click here to reserve your tickets now! *The concert is SOLD OUT but add your name to the waitlist and you will be notified if tickets become available.

The exhibit was originally mounted at the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center in Baltimore, MD in 2011. Exhibit text by Troy Burton, Managing Director, Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center; C.T. Goodman, entertainment feature writer; Lee Mergner, publisher, JazzTimes Magazine; and Carla Willis, Producer, WEAA FM. Album covers will be provided by WEAA FM, Record and Tape Traders and private donors​.

You may also be interested in a panel discussion presented by WEAA 88.9 FM and Creative Alliance on African American music. "1963: The Music and The Movement" will be held at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson on Wednesday, June 19 from 7 - 10 pm. Click here for more information.

Join us for An Evening of Sculpture and Dance on Saturday, June 1 from 5-7 pm. Discover the transformative power of art through dance and sculpture as dancers Cynthia Word and Ingrid Zimmer perform the timeless dance movements of Isadora Duncan in the galleries, uncovering the inspiration for many of Claire McArdle's archetypal sculptures and drawings. Light refreshments will be served.

Currently in the Martino and Chaney Galleries is Anima Mundi, an exhibition featuring more than 40 works in clay, marble and bronze and drawings by internationally-known sculptor Claire McArdle. The exhibit is on display through June 9, 2013. 

On Thursday, May 9 at 7 pm, Maryland Hall will host a FREE Gallery Talk with Claire McArdle. This will be a great opportunity to meet the artist and learn about the process of making her beautiful sculptures and drawings. 

Of her work in the exhibition, McArdle says, “ten years ago I moved my studio out West to a working ranch. This collection of work has grown out of that period. It reflects the revitalized relationship I have with the land and the animals, and also my deepened awareness of the natural cycles of life and death.​

July 27 - August 30, 2012

*Join us for a free opening reception on Friday, July 27 from 5:30 - 7 pm.*

Chaney Gallery

Ceramics - Recent work from Maryland Hall ceramics instructors and students.

Martino Gallery

Art of Glass - Artwork by Maryland Hall instructor Gayla Lee and her students.

*On Saturday, August 18 at 3:30 pm, there will be an illustrated gallery talk by Gayla Lee on the process of combining glass blowing and kiln forming. Free and open to the public.

Balcony Gallery

Emerging Artists II - Recent work by Maryland Hall A.I.R. Alexandra Crosby and local artist Caitling Sherwood.

 

Alcove & Cafe Gallery

Recent portraits of George Barbosa, Lynn Graves and Vincent Travani by members of the MD Hall Portrait Co-op.

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