“Off Track Art” - www.offtrackart.com - is an artists’ co-op and gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street – at the corner of West Main St and MD 27-Liberty St - in historic downtown Westminster, Carroll County Maryland.
Open: Wed-Fri. Noon to 5 PM , Sat. 10 AM - 5 PM. http://offtrackart.blogspot.com/ www.offtrackart.com
For more information, please go to: www.offtrackartgallery.wix.com
If you haven’t yet seen these wonderful pictures in landscape photography come by the gallery before the end of June and enjoy “Beautiful Silence.” (pictured)
July 1st -- Mid-Year Reinstallation.
The beginning of July brings a new arrangement of artworks by OTA artists, as we swap spaces with each other and bring in fresh, new works to fill the gallery. So mark your calendar: End of June is your last chance to see works from Winter/Spring, and return in July to view something new, including Guest Artist installation by Katherine Scofield.
July 29th --Opening Reception for Guest Artist, Katherine Scofield.
OTA’s Guest Artist for July/August is Katherine Scofield.
Please join us for a reception for the artist on Friday, May 29th, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.
September 9th Reception:Guest Artist for September-October: Josh Ries -glassworks.
November 4th Reception:Guest Artist for November-December: Peter Plant -paintings.
OUT and ABOUT:
“PopUp Art at 7 East” exhibit in the storefront windows at 7 E. Main Street has ended. But that doesn’t mean the art is gone! Off Track Art is still showing works at our regular gallery space across the way, at Liberty Street and Main, through the purple door withCarousel Stained Glass. Do you like seeing “Pop-Up Art” spaces? OTA is looking for another empty storefront to fill with art to encourage revitalization of our downtown area.
Off Track Art artists at Room For Friends: OTA’s Kevin Dayhoff is the featured artist showing through end of June. Then in July see OTA’s Mary Decker’s work during July-August. Please visit their web site atwww.roomforfriends.comorwww.facebook.com/roomforfriendswestminsteror call443-474-8514.The opening receptions coincide with those of Off Track Art every other month, so park once and stop by both venues! (Check reception calendar dates above.)
Mary Decker is showing her art on July 16 & 17 at First Floor Arts in Greetings & Readings in the Hunt Valley Towne Centre. Greetings & Readings is an upscale gift, book and card store that also has a small café. Formerly located at the corner of Loch Raven Blvd. and Goucher Blvd. for many years, it has moved to Hunt Valley Towne Centre.
Mary’s wonderful floral art can also be seen the South Carroll Fine Arts League exhibition at Fairhaven, June 1 thru July 15, Sykesville, MD... and...
Kevin Dayhoff, too, is represented in the South Carroll Fine Arts League exhibition at Fairhaven, June 1 thru July 15, Sykesville, MD; it is open to the public with approximately 50 paintings and photographs, original oil, watercolor or acrylic paintings available for sale. In addition, prints (framed or unframed) may be available by contacting the artists.
Linda Van Hart spent some of her springtime in creativity abroad, collecting plant specimens from throughout Europe and creating patterns along the way to inspire new botanical designs. Her drawings and photos of alpacas and llamas will be used in a business card design, on T shirts and a banner, as an entire identity package for a Swiss business, Lamahof.
Linda is also teaching “Sculpting Natural Forms,” and has organized a full day for metalsmiths, blacksmiths and bead freaks. Check out the site and register for www.commongroundonthehill.org. Great opportunities to study with national and international masters of art and craft, vocal and instrumental musicians, dancers, poets and writers, July 3-15. The Roots Music and Arts Festis July 9-10, tickets available. Don't miss out on this fun local event.
IN the GALLERY at OTA:
Original painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, photography, cut-paper, book art, sculpture, jewelry.
NEW WORK: Visit Off Track Art and catch them in the act...
Gail Elwell has begun THE THREE HOUR PROJECT: Is it possible to create a piece of art in three hours? Gail thinks so. “I enjoy making art in the gallery. I think ‘Made Here’ art plays an important part in a successful cooperative art gallery. However, it would be impracticable to transport work the will take months to complete. So.... a new exploration is born: ‘THE THREE HOUR PROJECT,’ to be created during the three hours I sit the gallery, a small collage out of five new, uncut sources. Fresh images to look at, new connections to make, new books to cut up! An opportunity to take chances, sharpen design skills, and revel in the pleasure of art play! “I KNOW” AND “ALMOST” starts the series. They were taken from Horizon magazines spanning 1964 & 65. I plan on creating two a month, so visit the gallery often.”
Bob Waddell is continuing with the mixed media "Aviary" series and another series that is only sketchbook worthy at this time which involves weaving together different but related images in what he’s referring to as "Aerial Views with
an elevation twist." He’ll be busy with these on-going works while at the coop during the rest of May and June. Gallery visitors are welcome to stop by and see work in progress.
Mary Decker is working on new watercolor flower portraits. Also, after inspiration from a trip to the American Visionary Arts Museum and an art challenge from fellow artists Mary be working on a self-portrait done in the tone of the AVAM.
Our Mid-year reinstallation happens this summer, so June is your last chance to see what’s been in the gallery. And July will show new works and new arrangements with many fresh-made works. (pictured: new work by C.Sawdey)
Pam Zappardino, who is leaving Off Track Art end of June, will be sorely missed by those who know the enormity of her contributions. Pam had been an integral part at launching the artists’ cooperative gallery that became Off Track Art. She offered much expertise as well as many ideas and talents toward the establishment and success of this group. As we wish her all the best on her departure, we also look forward to seeing Pam continue her creative output, her paintings, photography, and her writings in other outlets.
“Off Track Art” is an artists’ co-op and gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street – next to the railroad tracks, off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of West Main St and MD 27-Liberty St - in historic downtown Westminster, Carroll County Maryland.