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Bishop’s Stock hosts plein air show in May

(April 30, 2015) During May, Bishop’s Stock will celebrate plein air painting with work by Gary Pendleton from North Beach in southern Maryland.
Pendleton is the past president of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association and the author of 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic, published in 2014 by Schiffer books.
As a native Marylander, he finds inspiration in every corner of the state, from the Chesapeake Bay to Appalachian Mountains and beyond. Whenever possible, he takes his easel out to paint in the towns, cities and natural areas. The regular practice of painting from life, “en plein air,” allows him to create the feeling of light and atmosphere in his paintings. His love of plein air painting also lead him to research and write about regional artists who share his interest.
His book is a catalog of regional paintings. It is packed with more than 400 color reproductions of work by some of today’s finest landscape artists, including Kirk McBride, Lynn Lockhart, David Diaz, Stan Sperlak, Carole Boggemann Pierson and Leslie Belloso.
The book not only documents the contemporary art scene, it includes a concise history of landscape painting in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. This is an ideal book for anyone who appreciates the Mid-Atlantic landscape or has an interest in painting.
It is a wonderful introduction to traditional art of the region, and it will also appeal to art historians and collectors.
The opening reception is Friday, May 1 from 5-8 p.m. at the Snow Hill shop. Pendleton will sign books that will be for sale at the gallery. Also showing will be a selection of plein air paintings created during Paint Snow Hill 2015. A number of these paintings were painted by artists featured in Pendleton’s book.  
For more information contact Bishop’s Stock at 410-632-3555 or