Delmarva Art Expo

Bruce and Nancy K. Jarvis pose for a photo with her artwork outside the River Cat Café Artisans Gallery in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Nancy, of Timeless Treasures in Berlin, will showcase her creations at the Delmarva Art Expo Jan. 19-20 at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on 40th Street in Ocean City.

(Jan. 18, 2019) Artists across the region will showcase their creations this weekend during the inaugural Delmarva Art Expo at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on 40th Street in Ocean City.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. 

Susan Childs, show promoter, said she hopes between 1,000 and 1,500 people attend the first Delmarva Art Expo. Admission cost is $3 per day.

Childs said versatility and “high quality art” were priorities when choosing vendors for the event. 

More than 40 vendors will be attending. Photography, paintings, woodwork, sculptures and fabric art are just some of the products that will be for sale. 

Angela Smithhisler, of Marshall Creek Farms in Newark, Maryland, prides herself on using natural ingredients in her soaps, hand-dyed yarn and Alpaca products, which will be on display during the expo. She said she’s previously marketed them at area farmer’s markets.

Smithhisler enjoys working outside surrounded in the company of the animals she takes care of. 

“It gives me pleasure,” she said.

Nancy K. Jarvis, of Timeless Treasures in Berlin, uses vintage jewelry to make collages. Jarvis said she “enjoys shopping for vintage jewelry” and often scavenges through antique malls to find the perfect pieces to include in her pictures. 

When asked what attendees can expect at her booth this weekend, she simply said artwork that could stand the test of time. 

“I hope they see beautiful pictures that they enjoy having in their home,” Jarvis said.

Attendees will also be entered into a drawing and eligible for door prizes, which include gift cards and items donated by vendors. 

Several classes will be offered during the Delmarva Art Expo. Participants can try their hand at making marbled silk scarves, felted soaps or dying yarn both days. Each session costs $40. 

To view times and sign up for classes, and learn more about the Delmarva Art Expo, visit www.delmarvaartexpo.com.

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