Gallery One to debut ‘Spring Awakening’ show March 27

Gallery One this week announced their new art show, “Spring Awakening,” which will be displayed at Gallery One starting March 27. Each of the 15 artists exhibiting has their own experiences, styles and mediums that influence their work.

“Pink Petals Falling” is a pastel painting by Dale Sheldon. The subject is cherry blossom trees that bloom each spring around the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. Sheldon chose the subject because the Cherry Blossom Festival always marks the end of winter and the start of spring. Walking among the delicate pink petals brings forth memories of a magical time, she said.

Laura Hickman is showing “Forsythia Bushes, Ocean View.” Painted in pastel, her piece is a scene of brilliant yellow forsythia contrasted against the spring-green landscape.

Peggy Warfield is showing “Reflections,” a textured mixed-medium abstraction. Her inspiration is “spring shakes off winter’s quilt and comes awake with a burst of color.”

Thinking of warmer weather, Lesley McCaskill is showing a watercolor of two cats responding to the sun in “Cats Basking in the Sun.” Joyce Condry chose the subject of a watering can and some fresh-cut tulips in an acrylic called “Signs of Spring.”

The public is being invited to visit Gallery One to view this show and see the other art works by the 15 gallery artists and browse the fine craft room devoted to fine art jewelry, pottery, textiles, wood and glass.

Gallery One is always staffed by one of the artists and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until the end of March, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning April 1. The gallery is located at 32 Atlantic Avenue (Route 26) in Ocean View. Visit the website at or call (302) 537-5055 for more information on Gallery One’s artists and classes.