Celebrate the Spirit of Creativity! November 06 2020, 0 Comments

The Bay School Community Arts Center will Celebrate the Spirit of Creativity in a Limited Edition Print Sale, beginning November 6, 2020. This sale is one in a series of fund-raising events held by the Bay School in lieu of their annual auction, cancelled this year because of the current pandemic.

The sale will feature 250 numbered prints of an original watercolor, Hanging with the Buoys, by the late artist, Martha Anne King.  The cost of each 18” x 24” print is $75.00.  All proceeds from the sale will go to the Bay School to support their outreach programs and classes for both children and adult artists. The prints can be purchased from the Bay School or from the Bay School website, www.bayschool-arts.com.  Framing for the prints will be available from Phil Dunn Photo for $100.

painting of colorful crab pot floats against a turquoise background

Hanging with the Buoys reflects Martha Anne’s love for Mathews and the Chesapeake Bay.  It also reflects the creative spirit of the Bay School, which ignited Martha Anne’s passion to make art.  Retiring to Hallieford in the early 2000’s with her husband, Terry, Martha Anne stepped away from the corporate world and began life anew as an artist.  After enrolling in her first watercolor class in 2007, Martha Anne grew her craft through the years in a variety of media, taking more than 100 classes at the Bay School.  In addition to taking classes, Martha Anne was an avid supporter of the school, serving as a volunteer for 17 years.  In appreciation for the Bay School and the role it plays in the development of aspiring artists, Martha Anne’s two daughters, Tracey Barrett and Virginia Leggett, have given permission to the school to print the limited edition of the original painting for this sale.

After courageously fighting cancer for 2 ½ years, Martha Anne lost the battle in July 2020.  The joy of her creative spirit, however, lives on not only in the hearts of all who knew her but in her art as well.