2020 Virtual Craft Show
October 16-18, 2020
Virtual Preview Event: Friday, October 16, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The 2020 Craft Show will take place from Friday, October 16th through Sunday, October 18th with over 40 juried artists participating in its annual event which this year will be held virtually. This year’s show will provide virtual programming giving participants a chance to meet and better understand the work of some of the Museum’s favorite craft show artists. The first of these Zoom meetings will be held on Thursdays, starting September 17 at 6 p.m. featuring Craft Show Artist Shana Kroiz who does jewelry design.  Future Craft Show artists to be featured on Thursdays through October 15 include jewelry artist Amanda Hagerman who will show off her studio and new craft show artist Jennifer McBrien who will teach an embroidery class. In addition, this year’s Craft Show Visionary Artist is painter Katherine Mann who will be making a special installation in the cube where the Gamelatron used to be. https://www.katherinemann.net/ There will also be a free family craft available.

Sponsors of the Craft Show at the $500 level and up will be invited to a special Preview Event on Friday, October 16 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sponsors can also access the auction at 32auctions.com and buy items online before regular Craft Show participants.  A video of the Visionary Artist will be premiered on the night of the Preview Event for sponsors only and released later for Craft Show participants.

To learn more about the Museum’s Virtual Craft Show 2020, visit academycraftshow.com or to go directly t the Show’s site, text CS2020 to 474747. Participants can register online beginning September 15, watch their favorite items, and register to stay informed right up to the final bidding on Sunday, October 18th at 8 p.m.

Pictured is a bracelet by jewelry artist Shana Kroiz, who will be featured in one of the 2020 Academy Art Museum Craft Show free Zoom presentations on Thursday, September 17 at 6 p.m.


The following Academy Art Museum exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Star Democrat. Open daily, Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, 12 noon to 4 p.m.

Accidental Icons: Warhol’s Photography
October 23, 2020–January 17, 2021

From the late 1950s until his death, Andy Warhol produced thousands of photographs of his Factory life, surrounded by fellow artists, celebrities and socialites. Warhol’s Polaroids and silver gelatin prints are lesser-known compared to his monumental silkscreens, drawings and films that transformed the course of American art. From close, brightly-lit Polaroids (some of which served as drafts for his silkscreens), to lucid yet moody silver gelatin prints of the people, objects and places of his time, Warhol created a visual diary that transformed the personalities in his midst into vernacular icons.

This exhibition offers a glimpse into Warhol’s photographic oeuvre. Actresses Jane Fonda, Pia Zadora and Helen Schneider; Native American artist and activist Russell Means; socialite and trophy hunter Elsa Talayero; model Juliana Siu; basketball star Kareem Abdul Jabbar and author Truman Capote make appearances in Warhol’s photographs, bringing together threads from the New York City scene that arguably made, and was later sustained by, Warhol.

The exhibition includes works on loan from the Salisbury University Art Galleries.

Andy Warhol, Jane Fonda, 1982, Polacolor Type 2, Courtesy of Salisbury University and the Andy Warhol Foundation.

The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Selections Lesser Known and Unseen Works from the Vogel Collection
October 23–November 29, 2020
This exhibition presents highlights and previously-unexhibited works from the Vogel Collection, which was gifted to the Academy Art Museum in 2008 as part of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel’s 50 Works for 50 States initiative. Featuring works on paper and sculptures by prominent contemporary artists such as Richard Tuttle, André Cadere, Robert Barry, Steve Keister, Moshe Kupferman, Lucio Pozzi, Edda Renouf and others, the exhibition reveals both the landscape of 20th-century American art and the story of an exceptional collection.

The selection presents some of the most illustrious examples of abstract and minimalist art in America that addresses the profound socioeconomic and creative transformations of the postwar period. From Tuttle’s whimsical but interpretative watercolors on ruled paper to Cadere’s color-coded sculpture with an elusive solution, yet can become a game of chance for both the installer and the viewer, the exhibition revisits simultaneously radical and subtle ideas that defined the future of artistic production.

Claudia DeMonte, Claudia Dancing in Rio, 1981, Handmade paper (paper maché; celluclay), acrylic and glitter, Gift of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, 2008.

New Photography II
Through October 7, 2020

New Photography II, a biennial juried competition, includes photographic artists at all stages of their career and will be open through October 7, 2020. The exhibition aims to highlight the current state of photography across a broad spectrum, showcasing new and exciting work by both emerging and established artists. This year’s selection includes many exciting works by 66 artists from all over the United States that explore our modern world through different disciplines within the medium. In addition, the Museum is offering the publication of “New Photography I,” a catalogue of the first edition of the juried exhibition held in 2018. The catalogue is available at the Museum Shop and online for $10.00.

Antonio McAfee: Legacy
Through October 7, 2020

Antonio McAfee is one of the most unique emerging voices in photography today. The Baltimore-based photographer and professor’s first solo U.S. museum exhibition, Legacy, features found portraits of middle-class African-American historical figures, which McAfee uses to explore the reconstruction of identity and the significance of visual perception. His installations deliver ethereal and dynamic experiences of his historical subjects and transform their legacy.

2020 Annual Members’ Exhibition
Signs of the Times
December 11, 2020–January 17, 2021
Sign up online: October 1–30, 2020 (link open October 1)
The Museum’s Annual Members’ Exhibition invites artists to submit works that explore Signs of the Times. 2020 has been a troubling year that has at least brought moments of clarity, togetherness and gratitude for many of our members. We look forward to exhibiting imaginative and experimental works in any medium that addresses how this unique time manifests itself in our personal and shared world.


Friday, October 30 at 6 p.m.
Learn about the Museum’s newly completed renovation project through “Architecture for the Arts,” with Steve Ziger, Partner, Ziger/Snead of Baltimore, MD. Ziger is a partner at the Top-50 US Architects firm of Ziger/Snead of Baltimore, MD, which served as the architect for the AAM’s new courtyard entrance and gallery renovations. Cost is $20 Members, $25 Non-members.

Steve Ziger, Partner, Ziger/Snead


Pastel: Creating Strong and Vibrant Compositions in Still Life and Landscape
Instructor: Katie Cassidy
October 14–November 4
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Perspective for Painters Made Easy
Instructor: Diane DuBois Mullaly
4 weeks October 1, 8, 15 & 22
Thursdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Still Life Painting in Oil
Instructor: Bernie Dellario
2 Day Workshop October 10 &11
Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Bernie Dellario

Oil Painting: Color Crash Course
Instructor: Bradford Ross
2 Day Workshop October 24 & 25

Basic Drawing: The Fundamentals
Instructor: Katie Cassidy October 31 and November 7, 14 & 21
Saturdays: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Art on the Lawn: An Outdoor Open Studio with Model
Every Friday Morning through October
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m


Family Art Days

“Grab-n-Go” art kits available on Friday, October 30th–Saturday, October 31

Families can work on projects at home along with an instructional video available on AAM’s Facebook and Vimeo pages. The free art kits feature Mexico’s “Day Of The Dead (Día de Muertos).” Register ahead at cdelnero@ academyartmuseum.org.

Family Art Days


Piano & Guitar Lessons
Instructor: Raymond Remesch
Contact Instructor for further information at (410) 829-0335 or rayremesch@gmail.com

Voice Lessons
Instructor: Georgiann Gibson
Contact instructor for Information at (410) 829-2525 or georgiann@atlanticbb.net.


Per City, State and CDC guidelines, new safety measures have been implemented to ensure limited attendance and adequate space for social distancing. Masks must be worn at all times by participants and instructors. Prior to visiting the Academy Art Museum, visitors are encouraged to visit AAM’s website to read more about the Museum’s reopening protocols. Responses to frequently asked questions can be found on the Visit Page.

If you aren’t able to visit the Museum at this time, please enjoy our available virtual tours, art activities, artist talks and virtual platform, Art at Home. We look forward to seeing you soon at AAM.

For additional information, visit academyartmuseum.org or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.