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The Muddy Creek Artists Guild Returns with its 12th Annual "Gifts From the Arts" Show and Sale

Updated: Jan 20, 2022

Artists Emerge from Covid Shut Down to Host Their First In-Person Pop-up Show Since 2019.

(Anne Arundel County, Md)—Beginning with an eye-popping “Sneak Peek" opening party event for the general public on Thursday, December 2nd (5:30 P.M.–8 P.M.), the Muddy Creek Artists Guild's (MCAG) "Gifts From the Arts" is the first in-person show from the group in nearly two years. 33 artists have emerged from the shutdown with work to share and are presenting an exquisite range of work for sale, including original and giclée paintings, pottery, fabric art, glass work, photography, wood craft, sculpture, mixed media, and more, as well as original gifts ranging from handmade greeting cards and ornaments to large format oil on canvas.

GIFTS FROM THE ARTS opens with a "Sneak Peek" party on Thursday, December 2, and will run for two weekends, December 3-5 and December 10-12 at the Main St. at South River Shopping Center—179 Mitchells Chance Road, Edgewater, Md. 21073. The show is open and free to the public to enjoy.

Show hours: Thursday, December 2 "Sneak Peek" at 5:30 to 8 p.m.; Friday, December 3 and Saturday December 4, at 10 a.m. to 7p.m. with a “Meet the Artists” reception from 5–7 p.m.;Sunday, December 5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, December 10, and Saturday, December 11, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, December 12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

"What do artists do during a pandemic? Create, construct, fire, inspire, binge watch cable, take a nap, produce extraordinary new work for you," laughed Lora Collins, President of the Muddy Creek Artists Guild. "Our artists have remained active with the Guild during the shutdown. We have opened an online store; shared our work at monthly meetings; displayed our work at an invitational exhibit at Quiet Waters; and joyfully put together our 12th Annual Holiday Pop-up Show."

"Staying connected during this strange time has been a life-line to keeping the creative juices flowing and has pushed us, individually, to work with a renewed focus," concluded Collins. "The Guild artists are excited to personally see our loyal and new customers. We thrive on their support."

The 2021 "Gifts from the Arts" Holiday Show will feature work by: Ruth Bailey, David Brault, Patricia Card, Dave Denekas, Tom Dicken, Linda Donahue, Katerina Evans, Anita Ewing, Lisa Fairbank, Kate FitzGerald, Janet Goldberg, Joanne Graham, John Hanna, Monica Hawse, Chrissie Hines, Bob Johnson, Micki Kirk, Yang-ja Lee-Wickner, Janice Lynch Schuster, Edward Mann, Betsy Meynardie, Louise Miles, Lora Moran-Collins, Sharon Porter, Joanne Riley, Nicole Rooney, Steve Schulman, Joan Scott, Jen Sheckels, Glenn Thompson, Fran Thompson, Jan van der Vossen, and Roxanne Weidele.

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About The Muddy Creek Artists Guild:

The Muddy Creek Artists Guild is a roving band of intrepid artists whose mission is to support and promote the original art of southern Anne Arundel County artists. For more information regarding the exhibition or the Guild itself, visit or find them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. You can also view and purchase art through their online store year-round.

Additional images are available. All images are also available at larger resolution sizes for publicity purposes. Please send image requests to Jen Sheckels at


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