Artist Reception – 49 West Cafe
Join us on May 01
Mark your calendars! Usher in the month dedicated to champion Maryland Horses with the first collection by artist Bill Wilson. Celebrate Maryland’s best with an opening Artist Reception on May 1st, 5-7pm, 49 West Cafe. Hope to see you there!
Artist Reception – 49 West Cafe
Please join us Sunday, December 5th, 5-7 pm for a wine and cheese opening reception.
Opening Reception November 7th, 5-7pm.
“Skribe & Taylor’s new dark gaze band” – paintmarker on canvas. 12″x12″
Danah Denice with her set titled “Unholy Matrimony”
Please join us for the opening reception for Christa Ladny & Meredith Faid Sunday, August 1st, 5-7pm.
Christa Ladny has enjoyed working as a scenic artist in Theatre for the past six years. “It matters a lot to be engaged in a collaborative storytelling process. Since you are anyway, it’s nice to do it on purpose.”
As many Theatres have closed their doors for the ’20 and ’21 seasons, she has returned to painting with brushes under 2 ½ inches thick in a stubborn promise to keep spirits up. She is interested in finding a home gallery and mural/illustration projects.
Meredith Faid is a freelance paint artist originally from the Baltimore, Maryland area. She studied theater artistry in college at UMBC, and worked full time around the Washington D.C. area as a traveling scenic artist for several theaters. Since then, she has branched off into becoming a canvas painter. She’s known for recreating photos clients give her into canvas wall pieces for their home. She loves doing that type of painting, but also loves creating original art that is unique to her style. Her main medium of choice is acrylic, and her favorite brush is a 1″ purdy!
SUNDAY JULY 11th 5-7!! We are pleased to welcome this show back for the third year in a row! Featuring 10 different artists, all of whom work in restaurants in the greater Annapolis area, this show is a perfect opportunity to support the people who have been behind the mask, behind the counter, and behind all the delicious food!!
Opening Reception will be on Sunday, June 6th, 2021 5-7pm.
Demetrios N. Fotos, the photographer
The very first photographers would have said that photography captured the light. So all the light goes in a small box, and then, amazing things start to happen. Photography has been my fascination and passion since I acquired my first hand-me-down camera in the seventh grade. I was determined to master the camera from the start. By the time I completed high school, I had won several awards in contests and had professional assignments.
SHOWING THROUGH MAY 2021
Artist Cindy Berry Sullivan relocated to Annapolis in 2016. She has immersed herself in both the city and local music scene with digital artwork often done on location.
Artwork on exhibit at 49 West Coffeehouse, Winebar & Gallery from mid-February until April 1st, 2020.
Artist opening reception will be on Sunday, March 1st, 2020 from 5pm-7pm.
ABOUT CINDY BERRY SULLIVAN
Born in Waterbury, CT.
B.S. Education, Southern CT State University
MFA Painting & Drawing, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV
There is an energy I hope to convey in my artwork that I imagine is similar to the energy musicians hope to convey to their listeners.
Much of my art is created with a soundtrack or a live performance as inspiration.
Each piece is begun with an urge to physically interpret the visual and the emotional through an expressive style and intuitive use of color.
Though born with a hand tremor I have learned to use my hand movement FOR me balancing both the intentional and the accidental in a way that is always unique.
I hope the work “moves” you!
A photograph is a statement made by the artist. It encapsulates an individual reaction to a place, a person, or a thing encountered in the world. Once sent into the world, the photograph becomes a link between the maker and the usually unseen viewer, who makes it their own. The power of photography lies in that transformative moment. This show includes old favorites taken in Annapolis and around the bay area, and new work from the western US and further away.
Second Act – For the Love of Art
49 West Restaurant is pleased to present Second Act – For the Love of Art – paintings by five recognized local artists who began pursuing their passion for making art after retiring from professional careers in architecture, transportation safety, nursing, communications/marketing and teaching.Artists represented are Maryann Brail, Bob Caffrey, Janet Ewing, Anne Sieling andJane Story. Exhibit Dates: Oct 3-30. Artist Opening Reception:Oct. 6 ,5:00-7:00 pm .
Maryann Brail.Arnold watercolor artist, Maryann Brail, began painting after her retirement as a nephrology nurse. During her career, she worked as the charge nurse in Dialysis Centers in Maryland. As a snowbird, she has had the opportunity to study with talented artists in Maryland and Florida. Maryann and her husband happily relocated to Maryland from New Jersey in 1992.The Annapolis area was a perfect fit for two dingy racers who longed for a larger sailboat. The couple spent many years cruising the bay on their boat Boomer. Her love of the water and boats is evident in some of her paintings. A recent watercolor painting, The Golden Hour, was awarded Best in Show at the Benfield Art gallery.
Bob Caffrey. “Being a registered architect has given me a lot of practice over the years with drawing and colors.My paintings can be found in several collections, including the Dries Collection in Milwaukee.I was honored to be selected to participate in 2015 Paint Annapolis. The best prize for painting I ever got was first prize from the Maryland Federation of Art for a watercolor of my Volkswagen.Some of the things I like to paint include outdoor still-lifes (e.g. trunks of trees, curved walks, rocks, weeds. etc.).I like to make ugly or ordinary things look good(e.g. storm aftermaths, traffic jams, trash collection, etc.).And then there’s “negative space.”That’s a fancy expression for light against dark.Edges of forests look good using negative space. My web-site address is robertcaffrey.com.
Janet (Kumer) Ewing. Janet, a native Annapolitan, grew up around artists. Her father, Harold Kumer, was an illustrator for the David Taylor Research Facility and her brother, Mike Kumer was a well known Annapolis artist who owned Annapolis Graphics.Janet decided to pursue a life long interest in painting after retiring from a career in highway safety as a Communication Director, Public Affairs Officer and Project Manager with the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. She has studied at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA,the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. the Anne Arundel Community College and the Chesapeake Fine Art Studios in Stevensville. She has been selected for Juried Shows at the Maryland Federation of Art and sold paintings in Annapolis and Florida. She has displayed portrait paintings at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, the Sandy Spring Museum and the Annapolis City Hall Art Gallery. She has also exhibited paintings at the Calvary Methodist Church, as well as various restaruants in Annapolis. She also has participated in a group show with Bob Caffrey and Ann Sieling at Gallery333 at the Universal Unitarian Church in Annapolis.In addition to painting landscapes, she loves the challenge of painting portraits and currently serves on the Board of the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters.
Anne Sieling.Anne is a Signature member of the Maryland Pastel Society, a member of the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters, the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Society, the Maryland Federation of the Arts and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, and the Kent Island Federation of Art.. Before retirement, she was a certified Public Relations Consultant, working as public information officer for both state and county agencies. Working in pastelsearly on,when no longer hampered by a day job she began to paint seriously in oil, pastel and watercolor. She continues to paint and to study, utilizing the resources provided by membership and classes at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Maryland, and the Chesapeake Fine Art Studio in Stevensville. Her work has been exhibited at The Chesapeake Fine Art Studio, the Kent Island Federation of Art, “What’s Up Annapolis” Gallery, Baltimore/Washington International Airport, The Circle Gallery and the Gallery 333 at the Universal Unitarian Church in Annapolis. She was an award-winner at the 2016 Shades of Pastel Biennial National Juried Exhibit, and won a scholarship at her first paint out effort at Plein Air Stevensville, Maryland. For more info, visit Anne’s Web site atwww.annesielingfineart.com.
Jane Story.Painting and playing music became a passion of mine after I retired from teaching. I joyfully take painting classes at the Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) and plein air workshops in France and Ireland as well as California, New Mexico and Coastal Art in Maine. I have shown my work at the AACC and the Maryland Federation of Art. My choice of medium is oil.
Making art is challenging.You are constantly refocusing, problem solving and generating your creative energy.Music inspired my art at different stages. 49 West is a great host for our Sunday morning jam sessions.They provide a welcoming environment for all the musicians as they come together to greet the day in Annapolis.
Opening reception July 7th, 5-7pm Show will be up through July and August.
Art For a Living Wage, a group art show at 49 West St Coffeehouse Wine Bar and Gallery, is the brainchild of employees of the establishment. This show will showcase art in a variety of mediums created by people who work in the service industry in Annapolis. The aim of the show is to demonstrate the diverse and creative community that exists within the heart of our city and give the opportunity for service workers to support their artistic endeavors.
Megan Friedrichs- Photography
Kelsey Cochran- Photography
Luis Bello- Mixed Media
Tai Bardell- Calligraphy
Grady Sabo-Mixed Media
Samantha Axelrod-Mixed Media
Taylor Ruff-Mixed Media
Gus Baganz- Photography
With contributions from:
Jake Gatton and Kimario Ballantyne
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Oil on canvas
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“Bit of Self 1/00”
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Ziatype on paper
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Espresso and Pen on a Guest Check
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