The St. Clement’s Island Museum is honored to have been presented a donation of an exceptional oil on canvas painting entitled “Water Taxi” by award-winning artist, Nicole Stewart. Professionally framed and measuring 30” x 24,” the painting depicts the St. Clement’s Island Water Taxi with Captain Jack Russell at the helm. This piece is an iconic representation of charter boating on the Potomac River in St. Mary’s County, and Mrs. Stewart has generously offered the painting to be sold as a fundraiser for the museum. Nicole Stewart has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Gilham Award (twice), for “best in show” in portraiture at The Art League at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia. Valued at $7,000, the St. Mary’s County Museum Division and Friends of St. Clement’s Island & Piney Point Museums have been inspired to use this substantial gift as a steppingstone to a new online fundraising auction for the Friends organization. “We are so grateful to Nicole for her generous donation during a time when all of our usual fundraising events have been canceled because of the pandemic” stated Karen Stone, Manager for the St. Mary’s County Museum Division. “This would be an incredible piece of St. […]
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