International Guild of Realism
Previous Exhibition ~ IGOR 16th Annual Exhibition

At the McBride Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland  |  June 10th through July 24th, 2022

We are proud to share our 16th Annual IGOR Exhibition at the prestigious McBride Gallery in historic Annapolis, Maryland from June 10th thru July 24th, 2022, with a preview that opened on Friday night June 10th and a public opening that was on Sunday afternoon, June 12th from 1 to 4pm. We were able to secure peak months of June and July so the weather was ideal for our opening weekend art events. We had multi-day art events with a group dinner with art talks, historic city and gallery walk and much more.

The McBride Gallery is one of the highest rated realism galleries in the country. It's the largest gallery in Annapolis with a beautiful gallery space and they represent some of the best realists working today including several IGOR members. The gallery has been featured in numerous national art magazines.

"Annapolis, Maryland's capital city, is on Chesapeake Bay. Its historic district includes 18th-century brick houses and the domed 1700s Maryland State House. On Church Circle, the Romanesque-style St. Anne's Episcopal Church has Tiffany glass windows and a historic cemetery. The sprawling waterfront grounds of the United States Naval Academy feature beaux arts architecture, monuments and a naval history museum. A ‘museum without walls', Annapolis is a lively, upbeat, contemporary city where four centuries of architecture embrace 21st-century living. Here all roads lead to the water and a nautical heritage intrinsically linked to the Chesapeake Bay." Quote from Google

Since we had amazing success with our three days of art events and other fun activities at our 15th Annual Exhibition in Charleston, SC., we again offered several days of interesting art activities for attending IGOR members. We had an art seminar with noted guest speakers, a gallery and city tour of Annapolis, a private invitation only dinner and much more. The Opening Preview and Reception was on June 10th and 12th, 2022.


215 Main Street  |  Annapolis, MD 21401
www.mcbridegallery.com

 

 

Three Days of Art Events in beautiful Annapolis

Friday Evening, June 10th, from 6 to 8:00pm – Private Preview Reception at the McBride Gallery
We had a preview Invitation Only reception for artists and collectors of the McBride Gallery featuring wine tasting!

Saturday, June 11th from 1:15 to 2:45pm – A 90 minute Professional Guided Walking Tour of Colonial Annapolis by Watermark Tours
We had an amazing history tour of Annapolis by two professional guides from Watermark Tours. The IGOR attendees enjoyed the rich stories of colonial Annapolis, the Maryland State House, early architecture and much more. The knowledgeable, period-attired guide shared four centuries of this charming city’s unique history and culture, highlighting the 18th-century.

Saturday, June 11th from 3 to 3:45pm – A 45 minute Cruise of Annapolis Bay on the famous Harbor Queen
The classic Harbor Queen gave us a narrated cruise of U.S. Naval Academy history, Annapolis’ role as a historic seaport, and the region’s waterways!

Saturday Evening, June 11th, from 6 to 8:00pm – Gourmet Dinner Reception at the Federal House Restaurant in the historic district!
We had a tasty casual dinner setting in their upstairs banquet hall featuring a four-course dinner buffet! We also had a few speakers on important art related topics including Cynthia McBride, owner of the McBride Gallery, Donald Clapper, IGOR founding Charter Member, and a written message from Wendie Martin, Publisher of American Art Collector magazine.

Sunday, June 12th from 1 to 4:00pm - The 16th Annual Juried Exhibition Public Opening at the McBride Gallery on Main Street
We ended our three days of art events with our public opening reception at the McBride Gallery. The opening reception was very well attended with many patrons of the arts and everyone had a grand time viewing the incredible realism artworks! This special reception was a perfect way to end our third day of art events! Go IGOR artists!

Thank you!
We thank all our IGOR members who entered this amazing show and especially congratulations to the participating members and award winners!

We would also like to send out a special “Thank You” to our IGOR Event Coordinator, Kim Orlowski, who did a fabulous job planning all the events and working alongside IGOR Charter Members. Wonderful effort, Kim!

The Annapolis IGOR Team: Donald Clapper, IGOR Founding Charter
Member, Ruby Phan, Jean Raymond, IGOR Accountant and Kim Orlowski,
IGOR Event Coordinator

 

View the entire 16th Annual IGOR Exhibition  (Be sure to view pages 1 and 2)

 

Selected Artists
The International Guild of Realism completed the jury results for our 16th Annual Juried Exhibition hosted by the McBride Gallery in June. We had a huge number of paintings entered, and without a doubt, the quality was excellent!

The exhibition has 100 artworks by 89 IGOR members. Here is the final selection!
 

Congratulations to this year's selected artists!

Lee Alban
Jorge Alberto
Andrea Alvin
Michele Amatrula
Peter Ambush
Denise Antaya
Blair Atherholt
Randall William Bennett
Richard Berger
Linda Besse
Matthew Bird
David Michael Bowers
Hebe Brooks
Marco Campos
Donald Clapper
Tony Craig
Dennis Crayon
Brian Darcy
Joye DeGoede
Carrie Di Costanzo
Kim Diment
Kimberly Dow
Camille Engel
Elena Eros
Shannon Fannin
Nicole Finger
Leslie Fornalik
Barbara Fox
Thomas Fuller
Linda Garcia-Dahle
Jeff George
Irene Georgopoulou
Kathleen S. Giles
George A. Gonzalez
Katherine Grossfeld
Robin Harris
Mark Harrison
Daryl M. Hartman
Kolbjørn Håseth
K. Henderson
Leah Hopkins Henry
Mark Hunter
Pat Jackman
Betsy Kellum
Reenie Kennedy
 
Sandra E. Kuck
Sharon Guyton Lalik
Barney Levitt
Tammy Liu-Haller
Cathy Locke
Jane Manco
Linda Mann (Arizona)
Linda Mann (Washington)
D. Arthur McBride
Jacqueline Meyerson
Christopher B. Mooney
Cindy Valek Mottl
Glenn Murray
Barbara Nuss
Sarah M. Paddock
Rob Parsons
Susan S. Perrish
Galal Ramadan
Sherry Roper
John Rowe
John Salozzo
John Schisler
 
Gerald Schwartz
Megan Seiter
Alisa Shea
Bonnie Sheckter
Samuel Boone Shelton
Shelley Smith
Colin Starkevich
Robert Steiner
Cathy Strapp
Sarah Blanks Strickland
Patricia Tribastone
Vincent Verboncoeur
Lloyd Voges
Li Volk
Carin Wagner
Kun Wang
Heather Ward
Marlene Wiedenbaum
John Whytock
Wing Na Wong
Kenneth Young
Paula K. Zeller
 

 
 

IGOR Awards

As customary during our annual juried exhibitions, we asked the gallery to appoint a guest judge(s) to award ribbons in different categories to selected Guild Members for their outstanding artwork. All award winners received their custom designed ribbons by mail after the conclusion of the exhibition.
 

Congratulations to the Winners!


"Reminiscentia" by Marco Campos
Best of Show - "Reminiscentia" by Marco Campos
American Art Collector Editor Choice - "White Lilies" by Lee Alban
International Artists Magazine Editor's Choice Award - "Purple Kimono" by Sandra Kuck
Robert Kirkpatrick Best Still Life - "Children's Toys" by John Salozzo
Best Figurative - "Study of Dria" by Li Volk
Best Landscape - "Melting Masters III" by Robert Steiner
Best Tromp l'Oeil - "The Enigma of Love" by Jorge Alberto
Director's Choice - "Mel's Truck Sales" by Glenn Murray
Pioneer in Realism Award - "Pretty in Pink" by Dennis Crayon
Artist's Choice Award - "Guilty Pleasures" by Sharon Guyton Lalik
Best Floral - "Memories of Bees" by Barbara Fox
Best Wildlife & Animal - "Gizmo 3" by Wing Na Wong

 

Opening Reception & IGOR Events

The McBride Gallery welcomed IGOR Artists and their guests to attending the opening preview and reception on June 10th and 12th, 2022. We had an art seminar with noted guest speakers, a gallery and city tour of Annapolis, a private invitation only dinner and much more. There are excellent hotels and resorts in the Annapolis area. As usual, we sent out a Travel Guide by email a few months before the opening reception. We truly had a fun filled three days of numerous art related activities.

To learn more about the area and the beautiful city of Annapolis, please click on the links below:

www.visitannapolis.org
www.annapolis.com
www.tripadvisor.com
www.traveladdicts.net

 

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