Palden Hamilton, “Wry Smile (detail),” oil

By Andrew Webster

Crystal Moll Gallery in Baltimore is excited to be presenting works by artists Hai-Ou Hou, Palden Hamilton, Joanna Barnum, and Tim Kelly during this invitational exhibition.

On view now through January 10 at Baltimore’s Crystal Moll Gallery are recent works by accomplished artists Hai-Ou Hou, Palden Hamilton, Joanna Barnum, and Tim Kelly. The artists are being presented during “The Artist & Their Art” an invitational exhibition with no straightforward theme. As the gallery suggest, “the artists choose the types of works they wished to include.” Among the works, however, will be self-portraits by each of the artists.

Tim Kelly, “Self Portrait at 235 lbs,” oil
Hai-Ou Hou, “Field,” oil, 12 x 12 inches
Joanna Barnum, “Don’t Move,” watercolor, 15 x 22 inches

The show is of particular note as each artist has recently experienced success on the plein air circuit. Hai-Ou Hou was awarded Second Place at Plein Air Easton in 2017. Hamilton took First Place at Solomon’s this year as well as Best Nocturne at the recent Cape Ann Plein Air festival. Joanna Barnum was the recent recipient of Second Place at Harford and also took Third Place during the event’s Quick Draw. Kelly was perhaps the biggest winner in 2017, taking home seven awards at Plein Air Easton while also earning Best Maritime Activity Award and First Place Quick Draw at Cape Ann this year.

Palden Hamilton, “Wry Smile,” oil

Tomorrow, November 16, the gallery will be hosting a Jazz Reception from 6-8 p.m. with artists in attendance. To learn more, visit Crystal Moll Gallery.

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