Academy Art Museum announces members’ exhibition opens Dec. 11

Pictured is artwork, House Moving at Easton Point, oil, by Bernard Dellario who won the Best in Show at the 2019 Academy Art Museum Members’ Exhibition.

The Academy Art Museum’s Annual Members’ Exhibition: Signs of the Times opens on Friday, Dec. 11, featuring over 130 pieces of artwork made by its members, in a wide variety of mediums and styles, ranging from drawing and plein air painting to assemblage and contemporary photography.

“2020 has been a troubling year that has at least brought moments of clarity, togetherness and gratitude for many of our members. Members were asked to contribute imaginative and experimental works in any medium that address how this unique time manifests itself in our personal and shared world,” said Mehves Lelic, curator at the Academy Art Museum.

Matt Klos, an artist, co-director of Exeter Gallery and a Professor of Visual Arts at Anne Arundel Community College, will be this year’s juror for the Members’ Exhibition. His painting focuses on still-lifes, interiors and plein-air landscapes. He has also been a recipient of four Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council.

“The submission of so many great pieces to our Members’ Exhibition in such a challenging and unprecedented time speaks to the commitment of our membership to continuing to explore the world through art,” Lelic said. “I am sure that Matt Klos will have a difficult time identifying the award-winning works in such a remarkably strong exhibition.”

The exhibition will be on display through Jan. 17, 2021. The Academy Art Museum exhibitions are sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Star Democrat. The Museum, located in Easton, Maryland, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Visit for further information.


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 or call the Museum at 410-822-2787.

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