A great blue heron with its wings spread, flies over golden marsh grasses with a muted tree in the background

Gallery 1113: A Must-See at the First Sundays Arts Festival

Art has the power to inspire, evoke emotions, and transform spaces. In this post, we will highlight three products for each of the following artists: William R Turner, Jacklyn Brower, and Steve Brower. Each piece will be discussed giving you a deeper insight into the creative process behind these works of art.

See these pieces in person at the Gallery 1113 tent at the First Sundays Arts Festival in Annapolis on May 5, 2024 from 11:00am to 5:00pm on West Street, Annapolis!

William R Turner


Bird on a Box

A Belted Kingfisher perched upon a falling wood duck box at Terrapin Nature Park in early December 2023. This print captures the essence of William R Turner's breathtaking, dramatic landscapes. With soft greens, blues, and golds, this piece brings a sense of calm and tranquility to any room.

Conowingo Dinner

A Blue Heron stands in the shallow waters near the Conowingo Dam as it holds a fish in its beak. This image captures the the bird and fish in stunning detail against the waters of the Susquehanna River.

Lookin for a Fish

An Osprey perched on a piling looks out over the water searching for a fish. This image captures a beautifully detailed bird set in front of a pink and purple sky that looks as if it were painted with water color.

Jacklyn Brower


Staredown Jimmy

"Staredown Jimmy" was captured aboard the F/V Defiance on the Chesapeake Bay in October 2023 where this beautiful jumbo male crab was none too pleased to have the lens of a camera staring him down. This digital photograph captures a palette of deep greens, blues, and the warm wood colors of the bushel baskets that are iconic in the region and Chesapeake seafood industry.

Cadle Creek Heron (Portrait)

Cadle Creek Heron (Portrait) captures a stunning blue heron and his reflections set against the changing burgundy and brown autumn foliage in Edgewater, Maryland in mid-October, 2023.

Grunge Buoy

This is Marker #1 in the northern Tangier Sound marking the start of the channel heading into the Wicomico River in Maryland. This was taken at sunset in September 2022 featuring no shortage of wear, rust, and bird droppings. This buoy is affectionately known as Grunge Buoy by Jacklyn and her family and is on one of their favorite places on the Bay.

Steve Brower


Reflection captures four skipjacks during the 2022 Deal Island Skipjack Races crossing the sun's reflection on the Tangier Sound. Centered directly where the sun's reflection meets land is the Deal Island Harbor. It's a stunningly detailed scene, printed on beautiful white metallic paper; the perfect addition for any nautical or coastal art enthusiast.

The Rebecca T Ruark's Good Side

This image, captured during the 2022 Deal Island Skipjack Races, features the Rebecca T Ruark, in all her stunning glory, off of her starboard bow with full sails. A beautiful reminder of the timeless magnificence of the Skipjack Fleet, this striking image will be a perfect addition to your home or office.

Myrtle Beach Sunrise

A black and white sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean taken from the coastline of Surfside Beach looking north towards Myrtle Beach taken by drone.  When asked about this image, Steve said, "There is something very calming about the ocean but when you see it in black and white -- there is a sense of timeless tranquility that is hard to beat."



Supporting local artists not only contributes to the cultural vibrancy of a community but also has a positive impact on the local economy. When you purchase artwork directly from local artists, a larger percentage of the sale goes directly to the creator, allowing them to continue pursuing their passion and creating more art. This direct support helps artists sustain their livelihood and encourages them to keep producing unique and original pieces.

How does supporting local artists benefit the community?

By supporting local artists, you are investing in the creative ecosystem of your community. Local artists often draw inspiration from their surroundings, resulting in artwork that reflects the unique character and spirit of the area. This not only enriches the cultural landscape but also fosters a sense of pride and identity among residents. Additionally, supporting local artists can attract tourists and art enthusiasts to the area, boosting tourism and generating revenue for local businesses.

What are the environmental benefits of supporting local artists?

When you support local artists, you are also contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly way of consuming art. By purchasing directly from artists in your community, you are reducing the carbon footprint associated with shipping and transportation. This direct connection allows for a more transparent supply chain and promotes a more ethical and eco-conscious approach to art consumption. By supporting local artists, you are not only investing in the creative economy but also in a greener and more sustainable future.

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