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Compelling Color - Member Only Juried Exhibition 2018, through May 28th

Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm.   Sunday and Monday: 10 am to 3 pm

Compelling Color - Member Only Juried Exhibition 2018, through May 28th

Note: the A.M. Gravely Gallery is also open on Mondays. Please visit the gallery website for directions and Monday hours.

Compelling Color

May 4-28, 2018
at A.M. Gravely Gallery, 408 S. Talbot Street
Saint Michaels, Maryland 21663

Reception and Awards Ceremony
Saturday, May 12th
5-7 pm

Don't miss this wonderful show!

The exhibition is at the A.M. Gravely Gallery, 408 S. Talbot Street, St. Michaels, Maryland 21663 from May 4-28. The A.M. Gravely Gallery is located in a restored Victorian home built in 1860 and on the Maryland Historic Register. Saint Michaels retains the look and feel of a 19th century seaport and is frequently referred to as "The Heart & Soul of the Chesapeake Bay.”

The reception and awards ceremony is Saturday, May 12 from 5 to 7pm as part of Second Saturday Art Walk in Saint Michaels. Second Saturday is a lively time to visit the town of Saint Michaels, because all the art galleries stay open later and will offer refreshments and various demonstrations from 5 to 7 pm.

Judge of Selections and Awards

John Morrell has painted and taught in the Washington, D.C. area for over 30 years. He received a B.S. degree from Georgetown University and a M.F.A. from George Washington University, and subsequently taught in the Art Departments at both universities. From 1984 to 2002 he was the Gallery Director and Visiting Professor at Georgetown University. He is now Associate Professor of Painting and was Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Georgetown University from 2009 to 2015. Since his first solo exhibition of landscapes in 1979, in the Brittany region of France, there have been twenty-two other solo exhibitions, including those at Galerie Lee in Paris, Sherry French Gallery in New York, Addison-Ripley Fine Arts in Washington, D.C., and New York’s Atlantic Gallery. His work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum. John’s recent work focuses on wash landscape drawings heightened in white, and on paintings depicting nature within the modern urban environment. Visit his website at: