Join us March 10-26, 2017 as we host Color & Light Society for a Show and Sale!
Annmarie After Hours - Opening Reception: Friday, March 10, 2017 5-8pm
The Color & Light Society began as an informal group of artists taking an advanced oil painting classes with Elizabeth Bygler of Leonardtown, Maryland. The group developed a passion for painting fueled by the belief that exhibiting one's art encouraged learning, development, and pride of original work. They began exhibiting their work in the Annmarie Garden Community Gallery in the early 2000's. After formalizing their organization in 2004, many more art students and other local artists joined the group. Today, there are 24 active artist members. The group has exploded into an artists' haven, showing an impressive variety of oils, watercolors, sculpture, photography and more multi-media. They have exhibited their work at a variety of venues across the region and can often be found volunteering at Artsfest, Annmarie’s annual fine arts festival held every September.
8th Annual Fairies in the Garden, April 7-September 4, 2017
A magical fairy house and gnome home exhibit
Annmarie After Hours - Opening Reception: Friday, April 7, 2017 (family-friendly)
Enjoy a magicalious exhibit of more than 50 handmade fairy and gnome homes scattered through the sculpture garden. Visit the Arts Building to borrow a costume (or purchase one in the Gift Shop), grab a guide, and start your journey!
NEW this year! The exhibit will have two components:
Fairies in the Garden, April 7-September 4 - a five month exhibit of fantastical creations!
Children's Fairy Garden, April 7-May 29 - a short-term exhibit featuring creations by children!
Interested in building a house? CLICK HERE!
Art Blooms Gala - Opening Reception, Friday, July 14, 2017, 7-10pm. Purchase Tickets
Art Blooms is a weekend exhibit featuring the work of more than 30 floral designers from across the region. Each floral designer is assigned a work of art in the Main Gallery or the Mezzanine Gallery and asked to create an arrangement inspired by that work of art. The results are surprising, beautiful, and provocative - and not to be missed. 2017 will mark the 8th year for Art Blooms, an exhibit co-hosted by the Calvert Garden Club and Ann's Circle of Annmarie Garden. Admission is FREE!
Floral Design Demonstration, Saturday, July 15, 10:30am - Noon
As part of the Art Blooms Exhibit, guests are invited to drop in on Saturday, July 15 from 10:30am to Noon, and learn about the creative process of floral interpretation. Designers from the Calvert Garden Club will share their design secrets during this causal drop-in demonstration. After the demo, guests are invited to tour Art Blooms Exhibit and take a walk in the garden. Reservations not required; FREE!
In conjunction with the Cardboard Day of Play, held Sunday, October 15, 2017.
This exhibit was open to all ages and abilities. Each work of art had to be at least 75% cardboard.
Want to create a work of art for this exhibit? CLICK HERE! All ages and abilities are welcome!
Open Most Days & Open late on Garden In Lights evenings
Admission to the show & sale is free during the day; in the evening, Garden In Lights admission fees will apply.
Presented by the Annmarie Gift Shop, the Ornament Show & Sale is a juried show that features hand-crafted ornaments by 20 regional artists. This is the perfect place to find unique and affordable gifts for friends and family. The ornaments are beautifully hung on trees displayed in the Main Gallery of the Arts Building. Visitors shop off the trees and take their purchases to the Gift Shop. The show kicks off before Thanksgiving and runs through early January. During Garden In Lights, the show is open late!
Information for Artists
The Gift Shop at Annmarie Garden invites artists and craftspeople to apply to the Annual Ornament Show & Sale to take place during the holiday season. Artists and craftspeople working in any medium are invited to apply - fine arts, folk art, and craft media, toys, etc. Individuals as well as groups may apply to share a tree and sell their creations. The beautiful Main Gallery of the Arts Building at Annmarie Sculpture Garden will be the setting for the show. All sales will run through the Gift Shop, so artists need not be on site every day. Applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Artists will be notified of acceptance into the show within one week of application submission. Modest booth fees apply.