calendar of events

BOA Small Show 2020 Events have been canceled at this time.

  Monday-Thursday - March 30- April 2- Workshop

  Train Your Eyes to See with


Dan Gerhartz

Workshop Details:

  • Cost: $1,250

  • Limit of 18 participants

  • Registration closes March 2nd


The focus of this workshop is on training yourself to see accurate relationships and record them in the process of portrait painting.  Dan will demonstrate two portraits in differing lighting situations.  He will lead discussion using slides of masterworks to demonstrate principles of accurate edge control, value control and color temperature.  Students paint a variety of models in these same lighting situations each day throughout the workshop.  During painting time Dan will teach and critique as you are working.   The week will end with some discussion of how he develops a larger composition with a figure in a studio/still life piece and students have the same model and set up for the full day of painting and the opportunity to work through some of those principles.  


  • Titanium White or Titanium Zinc white

  • Cadmium Lemon Yellow

  • Cadmium Yellow Medium

  • Rembrandt Raw Sienna

  • Cadmium Orange

  • Rembrandt Permanent Red Medium

  • Permanent Alizarin Crimson

  • Rembrandt Transparent Oxide Brown

  • Prussian Blue and/or Ultramarine Blue

  • Ivory Black

All oils regular oils, not water soluble. *any brand unless otherwise stated*


No Paint Thinner allowed in the 

studio/class room.  We will supply thinner to wash brushes outside of the studio/classroom.


We will thin the paint with Safflower oil, Walnut oil, or Walnut Alkyd oil (provided by Gerhartz Studio).  Thank you for your cooperation.


  • 3 of each:  Bristle brushes #2,4,6,8,10, flats or filberts

  • 2 of each:  Small sable brushes filbert  #6  

  • 1-2 of each: Dan uses a softer mongoose or sable long flat brush for softening transitions and recommends having 1-2 each of #6, 8, 10

  • Dan has been using Rosemary and Company series 279 long flat #4, 6, 8, 10


  • 4-16 inch x 20 inch oil primed panels or canvases

  • Panels and a wet panel carrier are recommended for those flying in for the workshop for ease of packing and returning your works.


  • Vine Charcoal 10 Medium Sticks

  • Paper towels 4 rolls (Viva Dan’s favorite)

  • Small Mirror

Friday, April 3rd- 9-11:30am- Portrait Demonstration

Location: Art Farm- 111 Chinquapin Round Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Join us for an demonstration with:

Dan Gerhartz

Friday, April 3rd- 2pm-Gallery Critique

Located at the McBride Gallery, 215 Main St., Annapolis, MD

With Hebe Brooks, NOAPS Master and Patricia Tribastone, NOAPS

On Friday, April 3 at 2pm join our group for a walking critique of select works from the NOAPS Exhibition at the McBride Gallery.  You will gain insights into specific works of art as the speakers delve into the essence of each painting, pointing out the distinct features that make the painting work.

About the Artists:

Hebe Brooks is a NOAPS Master Artist who has received many prestigious awards and recognitions with NOAPS as well as with multiple other art organizations. Included in the recognitions are:  signature status with the American Women Artist Organization, The National Society of Artists, the Texas & Neighbors Association as well as articles in different publications including the International Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine and American Art Collector. Prestigious awards extend from Best of Show, Second Place, Third Place awards, to several Best Still Life Awards, Best Landscape Awards and numerous other recognitions.

While her painting style is realism, Hebe is well trained to appreciate all styles in art. Her first college degree in business took her to travel and work in different parts of the world visiting art museums and archeological sites from Europe to the Far East and all through the Americas.  It also trained her to open her mind, to analyze complex issues and to provide constructive criticism receiving several management awards. Her second college degree in Fine Arts-Studio Painting and in Art History consolidated her knowledge of art and led her to a full career in art. 

Further training as a docent of one of the largest museum in the United States, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston with approximately 64,000 pieces of art, opened her mind to the different ways of creative expression from artists throughout different times and cultures.

Art is a statement of the human spirit and as such it should be valued in all its manifestations.

Patricia Tribastone is a still life and portrait artist working mainly in oil and pastel.  She has judged numerous art exhibitions at the national level, and has demonstrated and critiqued art both locally and nationally.  She has taught art to adult students for the past 15 years, which has given her a solid understanding and appreciation for all types of artwork.  The most interesting part of critiquing another artist’s work as she states is “looking closely into the artist’s work to understand and appreciate their strategies and intentions with their art.”


Patricia Tribastone is a Signature Member of the National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society, a Master Pastel Artist with the Pastel Society of America, Master Circle Artist with the International Association of Pastel Societies, a Juried member of the Salmagundi Club of New York City and  the International Guild of Realism, a member of the Oil Painters of America, and an Associate with Distinction with the American Women Artists, and is President-Elect of the National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society.  She has won numerous national awards for her work in both pastel and oil.  She has been featured in American Artist Magazine, the Pastel Journal, and is currently the author of the NOAPS Blog.  She maintains a studio and gallery in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State.

Friday, April 3rd- 6pm- Meet & Greet Dinner

Location: O’Brien’s Oyster Bar & Seafood Tavern

113 Main Street Annapolis, MD

Saturday, April 4th 9-11:30am- Plein Air and Studio Practice of the Landscape

Location: Art Farm- 111 Chinquapin Round Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Demonstration with Artist and Author Barbara Nuss

Barbara Nuss

“As a landscape painter, my preferred method is to paint a plein air sketch, where I compose, edit, and crop the scene.   I take lots of photos for reference.  Then back in the studio using the sketch and the photos,  I decide what changes I want to make and establish the composition and drawing for the final painting.  In my demo, I will show this process and work on a painting in progress.”

Nuss is a member of the National Oil & Acrylic Painter's Society (signature member), Salmagundi Club of New York, Oil Painters of America, International Guild of Realism (artist member), American Women Artists (member of distinction), Women Artists of the West (signature member), the Baltimore Watercolor Society (artist member) and am past president of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters.

The Williamsburg Oils lecture is a two hour free educational presentation that covers topics essential to oil painting.  During this event, attendees will learn about sizes & grounds, using oil over acrylics, pigment grind, color properties, oil mediums, varnishing, solvent-free painting practices, and health & safety!  You will also get the opportunity to do several short hands-on exercises that feature some of our favorite ways to work with Williamsburg colors.  Each attendee will receive a color chart, product literature, and a small box of oil paint samples to take home. 

Amy Shawley Paquette is a Virginia-based visual artist whose painting and illustration is inspired by the natural world.  Her paintings incorporate fauna, flora, landscapes, and textures she has encountered during her travels and daily adventures in the countryside.  She enjoys exploring the physical properties of paint and works in both oil and watermedia to create richly layered surfaces 

After earning her Art History degree, developing her love of art materials, and exhibiting her work in New York and LA, Amy was selected and trained in 2008 by Golden Artist Colors for their Working Artist Program.  She taught and lectured in their southern California territory for six years before relocating back east in 2014 to offer painting lectures in Virginia, Maryland, DC, and Delaware. In addition to her work with GOLDEN, Amy was trained in 2016 to be an Artist Lecturer for Williamsburg Oils.

Amy teaches art workshops nationally, offers online education, and published her first book on painting in 2015.  To find out more, visit:  

Sunday, September 28th 1-4pm- Opening Reception

at the McBride Gallery; Awards Presentation, 2pm

Saturday, April 4th 1:30-4pm- Williamsburg Paints: Learn it and Try it! 

Location: Art Farm- 111 Chinquapin Round Road, Annapolis, MD 21401.

with Amy Shawley

Dan Gerhartz is a nationally renowned artist who will bring to NOAPS his skill and knowledge of portraiture as he demonstrates his technique with a live model.  Dan will talk about his process, palette and concepts as he paints.

About the Artist:

Daniel Gerhartz is a widely recognized and accomplished artist.  Having studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Illinois, he has embraced the impressionistic style reminiscent of master artists such as Sargent, Mucha, Fechin and Sorolla.  Dan’s paintings embrace a range of subjects, most prominently the female figure in either a pastoral setting or an intimate interior.  He is at his best with subjects from everyday life, genre subjects, sacred-idyllic landscapes or figures in quiet repose.  His mastery of the female figure, the clothed figure especially, is brilliant. His expressionistic brushstroke, application and modeling of light and color dramatize his bold and ambitious technique.  In Gerhartz’s pictures the ordinary or commonplace is transformed into a higher reality and consequently a sense of greater importance.  Emotions are a vital part of his expressive design, while his mastery of anatomy, the human form and complex surface combine to make his canvases very powerful visual experiences.  NOAPS is proud and excited to bring Daniel Gerhartz to our Best of America Small Works Exhibition!


National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society

  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle
  • YouTube - White Circle
  • Pinterest - White Circle