New show, Spring Awakening, opens March 27 at Gallery One

March 25, 2014
"Pink Petals Falling," pastel by Dale Sheldon.

Gallery One announces its new art show, Spring Awakening, will be on exhibit starting March 27 and running through April 30.

Visitors will see a wide range of interpretations of this theme. The 15 artists exhibiting have experiences, styles and media that influence their work.

“Pink Petals Falling,” a pastel by Dale Sheldon, has as its subject cherry blossom trees that bloom each spring around the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. Sheldon chose this subject because the Cherry Blossom Festival always marks the end of winter and the start of spring. Walking among the delicate pink petals brings forth memories of a magical time.

Laura Hickman is showing “Forsythia Bushes, Ocean View." Done in pastels, her piece is a scene of brilliant yellow forsythia contrasted against the spring-green landscape.

Peggy Warfield's “Reflections" is a richly textured mixed-media abstraction. Her inspiration is spring shaking off winter's quilt and coming awake with a burst of color.

Lesley McCaskill has painted a watercolor of two cats responding to the sun in “Cats Basking in the Sun." Joyce Condry chose the subject of a watering can and some fresh-cut tulips in an acrylic called “Signs of Spring.”

The public is invited to visit Gallery One to view this show and see the other art works by the 15 gallery artists and browse the fine craft room devoted to fine art jewelry, pottery, textiles, wood, and glass.

Gallery One is always staffed by one of the artists and is open daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the end of March. April 1 begins a 10-5 schedule .

Gallery One is at 32 Atlantic Ave. in Ocean View.

For more information on Gallery One artists and classes, visit or call 302-537-5055.