Jimi Haha: Local Artist, Musician, Up.St.Art Creative Director

By: Patrice Drago

More and more people are becoming aware that the Annapolis art scene extends well beyond paintings of crabs and sailboats. There are some of us who have always known that, such as native Annapolitan Jimi Davies. Not only is he helping raise that awareness by creating Up.St.Art Annapolis, one of the best art magazines in […]

September 15, 2016


Alison Harbaugh, Local Photographer and Filmmaker

By: Adam Dahlgard

If you’ve heard Annapolis come up in conversation when discussing art recently, there’s a good chance Alison Harbaugh had a hand in spreading the word. Owner of Freckle Photography and  Sugar Farm Productions in Annapolis, Alison has always had a dream of creating a space where artists could gather, share ideas, create, and learn together. That dream seems to […]

August 26, 2016


Maryland Federation of Art’s Annual American Landscapes Exhibition: Striking, but not in the Traditional Sense

By: Patrice Drago

“American Landscapes”.  The phrase calls to mind pastoral scenes like hills and mountains, sunsets on meadows, beautiful rocky coastlines. When visiting an exhibit of American Landscape artwork it is common to expect each painting to outdo the last in its stunning capture of light and mood, with the incredible beauty of nature as the focal […]

August 22, 2016


Annapolis Irish Festival: Almost Like Home

By: Sinead Harold

Lucky me. Last week I got the chance to attend this year’s Annapolis Irish Festival and it was absolutely brilliant. Each year this annual event is held at the Anne Arundel Fair Grounds in Crownsville, spread out over two days—this year, Friday July 15th and Saturday July 16th. The festival is always a good one […]

July 29, 2016


Karin Best: Local Metal Artist and Jewelry Smith

By: Explorer Annapolis

Casting organic material (from crabs to barnacles and everything in between) into silver jewelry, Annapolis-based artist Karin Best makes some of the city’s most unique, personalized, head-turning pieces – most of which are inspired by the things she sees every day in Annapolis. Drawing from nature, the Scandinavian-born jewelry sculptor merges traditional jewelry-making techniques and a free-flowing creative process […]

July 19, 2016


A Conversation with Jeff Schaub, owner of the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery

By: Patrice Drago

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words “Annapolis” and “art” in the same sentence? You are in the majority if your first thought went to paintings of boats and waterways. While the art scene in Annapolis has now grown and expanded to include all genres of high quality contemporary […]

July 07, 2016


Collect Art Fresh off the Easel at Paint Annapolis

By: Patrice Drago

Whether you are a seasoned art collector or thinking about becoming one, this week in Annapolis offers a fantastic opportunity to acquire a piece that you love and to be a part of the story behind it. Maryland Federation of Art’s Paint Annapolis, the region’s first plein air competition of the year, brings top-notch international […]

May 31, 2016


Enjoy Spring in Annapolis, Paintbrush in Hand

By: Patrice Drago

Annapolis in the spring is like a living postcard, an artist’s dream. It has all of the elements:  shiny boats, glistening waters, flowers blooming, children playing, busy segue and walking tours, people enjoying lunch on restaurant patios and, one of my favorite views, artists scattered throughout the scenery painting plein air (outdoors). Some of these […]

April 29, 2016


St. John’s vs. Navy Croquet Match Draws Fashions from the Roaring Twenties

By: Jazmine Turner Petty

Once a year, St. John’s College plays host to the biggest croquet match around: The Annapolis Cup. Now in its 34th year, the rivalry pits the croquet team from St. John’s College against that of the United States Naval Academy. This lavish lawn event brings to St. John’s College huge crowds ready to clink glasses on their picnic blankets and swing dance to a live brass band. This year’s Annapolis Cup, to be held on Saturday April 16, promises to live up to the tradition’s fun, festive atmosphere. Even if you know nothing about croquet, you won’t want to miss the high fashion on full display at this fabulous spring lawn party.

April 05, 2016


Annapolis Loves Marine Art

By: Ann Powell

Love is in the air this month, and one thing Annapolis absolutely loves is Marine Art. Marine Art is any art that depicts ships and the sea. This art genre also includes portrayals of small boats, lighthouses, wharves, rivers, beach scenes—really any image that draws inspiration from the sea. You get the picture…

February 13, 2016