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Where Oil and Water Mix: Chesapeake Bay Artists Exhibit on the Choptank River at Major Government Conference
Cambridge, Maryland – A consortium of Eastern Shore artists dubbed the Wednesday Morning Artists will hold a major exhibition featuring painters, authors, potters, photographers, fiber artists, jewelers and illustrators at the Federal Senior Management Conference, April 15-18, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Maryland. The event website is www.fedsmc.com/networking. The art exhibit, located in the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, is free and open to the public.
Sea glass, indigenous flora and fauna, tidal views, birds and boats are but a few of the themes incorporated into the Wednesday Morning Artists’ mixed media art exhibit. Authors will also present books based upon the people and events that have shaped the tidal area. The impact of the Civil War, slavery and the Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad, the Oyster Wars, the crabbing industry, and life around the water all provide rich fodder for novels of hardship, romance, and history.
Some of the Chesapeake Bay artists exhibiting at the Federal Senior Management conference include:
- Anne Allbeury-Hock, an oil painter inspired by the impressionist movement
- Lynne Browne and Terry Melius, photographers depicting underwater scenes
- Elissa Crouch, showing hand hooked art pieces of hand-dyed and stripped wool
- Pam Decraecke, photographer with a special interest in shore birds
- David Gibbons, a fine artist featuring landscapes of the Eastern shore
- Jack Gray, a watercolorist focused on the landscape of the Eastern Shore waterfront
- Fran Gross, a throw-wheel potter with surface decoration depicting elements of the Eastern shore
- Patricia Novella Hayes, a nature-based multimedia artist with an emphasis on painting and jewelry
- Deborah Coffin Kennedy, a painter whose work employs oils, watercolor, line drawing, mosaics, ceramics, woodcuts, and collage
- Kay Jones creates hand-built stoneware that colored by underglazes and slips
- Lisa Krentel, a waterscape artist and photographer featuring scenes of the Tidewater and the Eastern Shore
- William Marr, an oil painter of waterfront, marsh and river vistas
- Fran Saunders, an acclaimed Eastern shore photographer
- Linda Starling, a jewelry maker working with Bay sea glass from Hoopers Island
- Terry White, author of 17 books about life on the Chesapeake Bay
Also featured will be a painting by Cambridge artist Laura Era and her recreation of Bicknell Carpenter’s famous 1864 work, The First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln.
About the Wednesday Morning Artists
The Wednesday Morning Artists, based in Cambridge, Maryland blend talent and energy to serve the community, striving to enrich the lives of its residents, to encourage the art that is within its children, to enhance its street scenes, and to benefit its charitable organizations. Further information is available at www.wednesdaymorningartists.com.
About Cambridge, Maryland
Cambridge is designated as an Arts and Entertainment District by the Maryland States Arts Council and is one of only 19. As provided by legislation in the State of Maryland, this enables Cambridge to offer tax incentives to artists and art activities. To learn more about this 328 year old seaport, visit http://www.choosecambridge.com/.
About the Federal Senior Management Conference
The Federal Senior Management Conference is government’s preeminent executive conference, annually delivering leadership training to 200 senior executives from across government. This year’s event, in addition to featuring artists of the eastern shore, will support a benefit golf tournament for the USO of Metropolitan Washington and its Wounded Warrior Program.
The Federal Senior Management Conference 2012 takes place from April 15-18 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay. Registration and details about the conference program are available at www.fedsmc.com.
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Elizabeth Montoya – Wednesday, April 13, 2011 – Breakfast Keynote
Chief of staff at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
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Mary Alice Baish – Tuesday, April 12, 2011 – Breakfast Keynote
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As Assistant Public Printer, Superintendent of Documents, Baish leads the agency in providing public access to Government information published by the U.S. Congress, Federal agencies and the Federal courts. Baish focuses her efforts on the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) in cooperation with Congress and GPO’s library partners. She also overseas the policy and strategy for GPO’s Library Services and Content Management unit, Publication and Information Sales unit and the management of GPO’s Federal Digital System.
Cambridge Hyatt Earns Honors at Annual Stars of the Industry Awards
The American Hotel & Lodging Association Stars of the Industry awards program was created more than 40 years ago to recognize outstanding accomplishments in the lodging industry. While the categories have evolved over the years, the concept is still the same — to honor lodging employees and properties that best symbolize the quality service of the industry.
The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay was awarded:
• Community Service Award Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, Cambridge
• Prism Award Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, Cambridge
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From left, Darryl McCallum, chairman of the Stars of the Industry event; Joe Dantoni, winner of the Hotelier of the Year Award; Theresa Keysar from Warfield and Sanford, sponsor of the Hotelier of the Year Award; and Bob Allen, chairman of the Maryland Hotel and Lodging Association, are pictured at the Maryland Hotel and Lodging Association Stars of the Industry awards.
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Frank Eliason – Monday, April 11, 2011 – 4:00 pm Keynote
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