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         "... through the eyes the heart is seen in the face ..."
-- Michelangelo Buoanarroti, 1533



Exhibit: June 29 - August 13, 2022
Willow Gallery, Quiet Waters Park
Annapois, Maryland
Opening Reception: July 10, 1:30-3:30pm

Nature of Work:
Portraits/Figures of People
Peopel with their Pets
Still Lifes (figure or portrait in work not neccessary)
(figure or portrait in work not neccessary)

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Member Spotlight: Jeanie Hendricks

Jeanie has joined the board as Treasurer, replacing Nancy McCarra, who served in that position for many years.

Jeanie's career began in advertising and graphic design, she then began studying painting and portraiture, and now works as a professional artist and high school visual arts teacher.

She studied painting and portraiture with Cedric and Joanette Egeli, Stephen Perkins, John Ebersberger and Natalie Italiano at Studio Incamminati. The study of light and color is what most interests and challenges her. "I’m intrigued by the way the light can affect the  mood of a  painting. I enjoy the challenge of  trying to capture  the quality of light, how it affects the color of skin or falls across an object, or the way it describes the time of day in a landscape "  Her works are done primarily in pastel and oil. She has  pieces in collections all over the United States and abroad. She has shown her work in private and juried exhibits.

Hendryx is a juried member of Portrait Painters of America, Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of Maryland, and Maryland Society of Portrait Painters. 

Self portrait


Oil paining of young boy with black hair




The Maryland Society of Portrait Painters is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 for the purpose of promoting and encouraging the development of portraiture. Membership is open to individuals and organizations interested in the art of portraiture or active in creating portraits in painting, drawing and sculpture.

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In Memorium: Gerry Valerio

Headshot photo of an older man with gray hair and a trimmed white beard

NOVEMBER 15, 1940 – MARCH 12, 2022

Gerry Valerio was born in Michigan and graduated with a fine arts degree from Cass Tech in Detroit. Valerio served as a book designer for the Naval Institute and in several positions with Johns Hopkins University Press. In 1971, he founded Bookmark Studio until 2001 when he returned to painting full-time. He was an Artist-in-Residence at Maryland Hall in the mid 1980s and also was the Director of Design for National Geographic Magazine. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions around Maryland. His many community activities included active membership in the Portrait Society of America and the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters.

Gerry Valerio was honored in 2021 with an Annie Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. Learn more about his contributions to the arts through this video from the ceremony.

Drawing of the head of a woman