New show, Over the Sofa, at Gallery One Aug. 1-25

Opening reception Aug. 3
"Meandering Marshes," acrylic by Pat Riordan.
July 29, 2013

Gallery One in Ocean View announces a new show, Over the Sofa, which will feature paintings that balance spaces over different size sofas. Some artists have created larger-sized works and others have created multiple works that show together, thus balancing a larger furniture piece.

The public is invited to a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3, to meet all 15 gallery artists and view their works.

Sonia Hunt will be showing a watercolor titled, ”Getting Ready.” A seated ballerina fills the space as she ties a slipper. A palette of whites, blue-greys and ochers add to the quiet tone of this work. Pat Riordan has chosen a Delaware marsh as her subject matter. She has found this landscape to be a Delaware treasure for wildlife and a beautiful land and water form for her artistic work. Her acrylic is called “Meandering Marshes.”

A new work by Laura Hickman, “Along the Alley” will also be shown. Returning to a favorite theme of hers, the back alleys of Bethany, this work shows the viewer bright morning summer light streaming along roses, a fence and several buildings on the beach road.

“Breakwater Lighthouse,” a watercolor by Lesley McCaskill, is a favorite spot for this artist. This piece was painted on location in Cape Henlopen State Park looking out over the Lewes Bay from a site called the Point. The view centers on the Breakwater East End Lighthouse with fishing boats bobbing around it in the water. In the foreground, a steep dune frames the vantage point with sunbathers walking down the slope.

Peggy Warfield will be displaying “ New Day,” an acrylic abstraction that was inspired by looking east in the early morning and seeing the sun shining through the branches of the trees. Layers of surfaces show the glow of light flowing through different levels of paint and tree shapes and scrolls of line work that suggest words and thoughts.

Several artists have used multiple canvases to complete their images. A triptych called ”Poppy Field” by Joyce Condry is a vibrant acrylic of red poppies. This flower has become a favorite subject for Condry since she used it as the subject for a poster contest in ninth grade. In her current work she has used three vertical panels to show an intricate growing pattern of this lovely flower.

Dale Sheldon has used a landscape diptych format in “Nature Series: Surf III and IV,” an acrylic on canvas. In this painting one will see shore birds walking along the edge of the water. This piece was a result of Sheldon’s enjoyment of spending hours watching the light reflecting on water and waves, and on the wet sand that is covered and uncovered as the waves come and go. The sun shines on these shorebirds, putting parts of them in bright light, and other parts in deep shadow.

The public is invited to visit Gallery One to view this show and see the other art work the in the gallery: jewelry, pottery, textiles, wood, photography and glass. Gallery One also offers art classes for adults and children throughout the summer.

Gallery One is always staffed by one of the artists and is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   It is is at 32 Atlantic Ave. (Route 26) in Ocean View, just a short drive west of Bethany Beach.

Visit or call 302-537-5055.