Fine Arts in the Valley at Country Pleasures Farm & Orchard, Middletown, Maryland

Top Quote Annual event bringing fine artists together with the oldest organic farm and orchard in Maryland. A unique blend of nature and artistry. Each fall these artists share their new works with the public and re-create the event barn into a two story gallery space. The wrap around deck opens the space up with view of the apple orchards and Middletown valley. Inspiration for Fine Arts in the Valley. End Quote
  • Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD (1888PressRelease) September 01, 2014 - A annual event brings artists together with the oldest organic farm and orchard in Maryland. Seven artist will be exhibiting their new works at the event barn at Country Pleasures Farm and Orchard: 6219 Harley Road, Middletown, MD.

    Fine Arts in the Valley artists have been creating specialty shows for over ten years. The one thing these artists have in common is, passion for their work. Much of the work is inspired by the natural world around them. Making the show a prefect fit to display at an Amish built barn, own my Eric Rice and Lori Leitzel Rice.

    This year we have two new artists joining Fine Arts in the Valley: Lisa LeMair and Chirstopher Proto of LeMair Handcraft's. Lisa's work is inspired by symbols, using Mores Code in her jewelry and other signs within her clothing line. Christopher creates pottery that has a strong sense of touch. The outer surfaces have a wonderful texture that draws people to pick it up and feel the uniqueness of his work. He has created a special line just for men.

    Our returning artists are: Homer Yost, sculpture, he works with animal and human figures. He often will create charcoal drawings as he studies his subject matter. His works are in many public and private collections across the country.

    Marilu Tosuignaut, scratchboard, is her specialty, a member of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists. She will be hosting an upcoming conference for that organization in Frederick, MD.

    Linda Harrison-Parsons, oils/pastels, working with nature and wildlife, inspired by her travels to Africa and around the U.S.A. She is a signature member with MD Pastel Society, member of VA Pastel Society and Juried Member of AZ Pastel Society. Her works are in collections in the U.S., Brazil, England, and Africa.

    Tracey Tousignaut Reed, photography, her work is inspired by the freshness in life, photographing food and the land in which it grows. She works with restoring old photographs to new. She will be displaying her prints on canvas and paper.

    Sarah Simpson, photographer, she works with animals, mostly domestic, dogs, not only training them but taking portraits of these amazing creatures. That is just one area of focus in her work, she creates Macro photo images and prints them on metal for a one of a kind image.

    This is just a overview of our wonderful artists. There will be small items, handmade books, handmade paper, prints, and fiber artists just right for those holiday gifts.

    This event is free and open to the public, a family friendly affair. Come enjoy a drive in the country, a beautiful fall day, a view of the valley and discover new art and artists at Fine Arts in the Valley at Country Pleasures Farm and Orchard, 6219 Harley Road, Middletown, MD.

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