Award-winning artists Anne Crown-Cyr, Joan Fabbri and Nancy Orme Mysakon have returned to the art gallery at Nassau Valley Vineyards for an exhibit of their stunning watercolors.
The public is invited to a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11, at 32165 Winery Way, Lewes. Visitors must be fully vaccinated. Masks are suggested but not required. For details, call 302-645-9463 or go to nassauvalley.com.
All three painters are signature members of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and Delaware Watercolor Society. Signature artist membership requires juried recognition of an artist’s body of work as high in originality, creativity, applied theoretical knowledge, compositional skills and technical competency.
These artists have been making art since childhood and bring unique points of view to myriad subject matter.
Anne Crown-Cyr of Rehoboth Beach is the founding member and former president of the Delaware Watercolor Society. She likes to travel and paint en plein air in watercolor and oil. “When painting en plein air, I am particularly drawn to the color of light on an object. In my work, I like to emphasize color and shape of the everyday place or object,” said Crown-Cyr. She has received awards in national, regional and local shows.
A former copyist at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Crown-Cyr is also a member of the Rehoboth Art League, the Ocean City Art League, Art League of Virginia, National Watercolor Society and American Watercolor Society. Her paintings are in Gallery 75 at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Va., and in private collections throughout the United States.
Lewes resident Joan Fabbri has always loved art, but began painting seriously after a career in nursing and raising a family. Fabbri said, “While working, I used to paint at night after my kids were asleep.” Her paintings focused on precision and meticulous representation, often taking a year to complete. A talented cartoonist, Fabbri began painting full time after she moved to Delaware eight years ago, where she continues to study and focus on watercolor. She likes to emphasize color and detail in her work, and particularly enjoys painting local scenes and shore birds.
Fabbri is a member of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington D.C., Cape Artists and the Rehoboth Art League. She has received numerous awards in juried international, regional and local exhibitions. She has participated in the Lewes Artist Studio Tour and sells her work at Shore Marketplace on Coastal Highway, Lewes.
“The vibrancy of color and the way light affects color as it falls on an object are usually what attract me to a subject,” said artist Nancy Orme Mysak of Maryland.
Mysak has had a diverse career not only as an artist, but also as an art educator. She won the Outstanding Arts Educator Award from the Maryland Alliance for Arts Education in 1992. She has studied with many nationally known artists and has been painting full time for 30 years. She loves the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and has chosen to live and paint in that rural area, which continually provides material for her representational watercolors.
Mysak is a founding member of the Artist Co-op in Salisbury, Md., as well a member of Rehoboth Art League and the Art League of Ocean City, Md. She has won numerous awards, and has had her work juried into many local and regional exhibitions. Mysak has also shown her work in numerous solo and group shows.
“As always, we are grateful to Peggy Raley-Ward for her generosity in allowing us to show our work at this lovely venue,” said Crown-Cyr.