Watercolor show reception at Nassau Valley Vineyards Aug. 5

July 22, 2021

Nassau Valley Vineyards-Winery will host a summer watercolor show and sale from Tuesday, Aug. 3 to Tuesday, Aug. 31.

Award-winning artists Anne Crown-Cyr, Joan Fabbri and Nancy Orme Mysak will display their work. All three painters are signature members of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and Delaware Watercolor Society. Signature artist membership is juried recognition of an artist’s body of work as high in originality, creativity, applied theoretical knowledge, compositional skills, and technical competency.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 5, at the winery’s gallery, 32165 Winery Way, Lewes. Visitors must be fully vaccinated or wear masks to attend.

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 I paint, I look for a visual connection to an idea or emotion and am especially drawn to the color and shape of the everyday place or object,” said Crown-Cyr.

She has received awards in national, regional and local shows. She also is a member of the Rehoboth Art League, the Ocean City Art League, Art League of Virginia, the National Watercolor Society, and the American Watercolor Society, and is a copyist at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Her paintings are in Gallery 75 at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Va., and in private collections throughout the United States. To see more of her art, go to

Joan Fabbri of Lewes has always loved art, but began painting seriously after a career in nursing and raising a family. A dedicated artist, 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. Also 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 shorebirds.

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 the Shore Marketplace on Route 1.

Fabbri said she wants her art to convey a strong thought, feeling or emotion that others can relate to and understand her vision of the subject matter. 

Maryland artist Nancy Orme Mysak has had a diverse career not only as an artist, but also as an art educator. She received 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 this rural area which continually provides material for her representational watercolors.

“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 Mysak. She is a founding member of the Artists’ Co-op in Salisbury, Md., and a member of the Art League of Ocean City and the Rehoboth Art League. She has won numerous awards and has had her work juried into many local and regional exhibitions as well as participating in solo and group shows.

“I had worked for years painting in oils and acrylics and doing printmaking, but when I found watercolor, I fell in love,” she said. To see Mysak’s range of paintings, go to

“We are grateful to Peggy Raley-Ward for her generosity and the opportunity to show our work at the lovely winery gallery,” said Crown-Cyr.

For more information, call 302-645-9463 or go to

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