SMAL “Martha Hudson Excellence in Watercolor” Exhibit

During the month of May, the St. Michaels Art League (SMAL) will present an exhibition of work entitled “Martha Hudson Excellence in Watercolor” at the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library.
Martha Hudson was well-known in the community for her watercolors depicting scenes of Eastern Shore life. As a young art student, Martha was given a grant to use for the continuation of her studies. In return, she has generously left an endowment for an award to be given each year by the St. Michaels Art League to a deserving watercolor artist.
The judge this year is Stewart White, an award-winning watercolorist from Baltimore, who is one of the rare plein air painters using the medium of watercolor. He studied at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and after three years in the Army returned to graduate from UC Berkeley with a BFA. His work has won numerous awards, including Grand Prize Winner of the prestigious Easton Plein Air Festival in 2009 and Plein Air Magazine’s Grand Salon. He was also awarded First Place during the 3 day “paint out” on Tilghman Island during 2020’s modified Plein Air Easton event.
The library is located at 106 Fremont St. in St. Michaels. The exhibit may be viewed during modified library hours are as follows: Monday and Thursday from 10am-noon and 3-7pm. (library closed mid-day for cleaning) Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9am-noon and 2-5pm. The library is closed Saturday and Sunday. Art is available for sale through the artist.
This program is funded in part by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council. For more information visit