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All fences are 26″ high x 22″ wide

It Was A Dark and Froggy Night
By: Mary Ford
Location: Pope’s Tavern
Benefits: Oxford Community Center

Mary Ford

The Oxford Community Center Building (OCC) has served as a community resource for over 80 years, first as a grammar school and then a high school and, for the last quarter century, as a cultural center and meeting place. OCC provides to residents and visitors alike a year-round schedule of educational, social, cultural, and recreational programs and events. It is indeed a mid-shore treasure enriching lives since 1928.

Turtle Time
By: Maggii Sarfaty
Location: Oxford Ferry
Benefits: Shore Rivers

Maggii has been a life-long artist, she is an impressionistic painter working in watercolor and oil. She is well known for her 20 plus years painting murals and set designer. She how paints primarily plein air.

ShoreRivers protects and restores waterways through science-based advocacy, restoration, and education. They protect and restore the waterways for everyone who lives and works on the Eastern Shore. They advocate for strong clean-water laws to ensure a legacy of thriving waterways and help galvanize communities to act to improve the health of our rivers. ShoreRivers assists landowners, towns, and communities in funding and developing innovative pollution-reduction projects. They help farmers adopt sustainable practices and protect their lands from runoff and erosion. They educate students across the Eastern Shore, teaching about our river networks and helping our young people develop a connection with and care for the rivers and appreciate how their own lives are enriched by this connection with nature.

By: John Tochko
Location: The Oxford Museum
Benefits: The Oxford Museum

John is a self-taught artist who has been drawing and painting for the last 66 years. His favorite medium is watercolor because watercolor paintings look so simple and spontaneous but are a real challenge to execute. His profession was oceanographic engineering and he has always enjoyed painting marine scenes. He has also built a portable etching press and he uses it to make copper plate etchings, woodcuts, linocuts, and monotypes.

The Oxford Museum is an all-volunteer organization, preserving and sharing the rich history of Oxford. The Museum began in 1964 with the finding of 18th and 19th century bottles and pottery shards and has become a valuable part of understanding more than 325 years of Oxford history. Its exhibits are exclusively devoted to its people, their way of life, and their contribution to our country since the 1600s.

Who Let The Dogs Out
By: Alan Mielke
Location: St. Paul’s Church
Benefits: Talbot Humane Society

Alan began painting as a teen, enjoys experimenting with different media and works in watercolor, mixed media, acrylic, and pen and ink. He embraces this diversity and keeps his work and his mind spontaneous. This spontaneity has earned him several Best-In-Show and First Place awards.  Alan’s goal is to always welcome his viewer, inviting them into the painting. If he can capture a viewer’s attention and create a moment of thought, the work is a success.

Talbot Humane provides a safe and healthy environment for unwanted companion animals; places all treatable and adoptable companion animals in good homes; protects all animals from cruelty and neglect; and reduces the unwanted companion animal population through spay/neuter and educational services. Talbot Humane has been helping animals on the Eastern Shore of Maryland since 1932.

Oyster Love
By: Jacqui Gosselin
Location: Capsize Restaurant
Benefits: Sts. Peter & Paul High School

Artist and teacher, Jacqui Gosselin inspires students at Sts. Peter & Paul to create and grow as artists. Jacqui is an award winning plein air artist in Maryland. She moved here from the Philadelphia area and embraces the Eastern Shore. Jacqui enjoyed collaborating with Ashley, one of her students, on the creation of their first picket fence.

Saints Peter & Paul High School is a welcoming Catholic college preparatory school serving the Eastern Shore of Maryland since 1958. The quality of the dedicated faculty and small class size makes for a learning environment that challenges all students, and encourages participation in a student life program.

The Songbird
By: Josepha Price
Location: The Robert Morris Inn
Benefits: For All Seasons Behavioral Health & Rape Crisis Center

Josepha Price is a local artist known for her work in the community over the past 10 years. She is self-taught, so her work falls on the exploratory side. A fairly versatile artist, she has been able to use her childhood exposure to carpentry and her love of the arts to make unique pieces. Her favorite subject to capture is her children, whom she thinks are her greatest pieces she has ever made!

For All Seasons is the only non-profit Behavioral Health and Rape Crisis Center serving the five counties of Maryland’s Mid Shore. For All Seasons behavioral health team includes trauma-certified therapists and psychiatrists who collaborate with other community partners and health professionals to provide the highest quality care.

By: Sue Stockman
Location: Waters Edge Museum
Benefits: Talbot Interfaith Shelter

Sue has lived in St. Michaels for 32 years and has worked as an artist for Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County Arts Council, Oxford Kids Camp, social Sercices and many other places providing art experiences for individuals, communities, and schools. she works in a variety of media, including silversmithing, mosaic, painted murals, and found object sculpture. She is a avid gardener and naturalist and draws much of her inspiration from the beauty, and intrinsic wisdon of the natural world. You can see more of her work at

Talbot Interfaith Shelter is dedicated to ending homelessness on the Mid-shore by providing shelter, stability, support, and a path to success for families and individuals in need. TIS is a testament to diverse populations working together to provide shelter, meals and safety to those in need.

Heron Sunset Silhouette
By: Annie Mathews
Location: DiMillo’s Marina/ Oxford Vintage & Trade
Benefits: John Wesley Preservation Society & Museum

Annie Mathews and her family have lived on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for most of her life. she finds great pleasure in painting waterfowl in acrylics, watercolors and sketching in pencil. Her favorite painting surface is wood – driftwood, old bottoms of crab baskets, paddles and oars that show character. She is always on the look out for what speaks to her.

Annie’s prints, notecards and pottery can be found locally at The Treasure Chest, and her paddles, oars and wood art can be found on her Etsy site at ArtsintheAM

Built on a tiny patch of land outside the waterfront town of Oxford, the John Wesley church, an unassuming one-room building without a steeple and without indoor plumbing, once served as an important place of worship and gathering for generations of Talbot County African-Americans.

Today, the John Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church attracts local and regional attention because of its unique history in Talbot County. It was an abolitionist and integrated church community in a county which was slave-holding since 1770. Talbot County was at the center of both legal manumission (the freeing of a slave) and Fugitive Slave Act enforcement. The African American community was 50% free and 50% enslaved. And it was the center of Union recruitment of slaves for the U.S. Colored Troops.

Blanketed in Chesapeake Vibes
By: Donna Clarke
Location: Mystery Loves Company Bookstore
Benefits: Project Linus Maryland Mid-shore

Donna is from Snow Hill, has a degree in Art Education and formerly taught elementary art before moving to Worcester Co. After returning to school to study medical laboratory science she had a busy hospital career. That, and raising 3 children curtailed her artistic activities except for photography and quilting. Recent retired, Donna continues to quilt and do photography and serves as Chapter Coordinator of the Project Linus of Lower DelMarVa. She hopes to have more time for painting in retirement.

Project Linus Maryland Mid-shore is one of two Eastern Shore chapters, among 300 nationally, that serves children who are ill or in crisis within our region, including Talbot Co. Talented volunteers craft handmade blankets that are distributed to hospitals, foster care, crisis centers and other agencies, providing comfort to children in need. Their goal is to bring handmade blanket hugs to every Shore child in need. Their chapters are entirely self-funded and rely on donations and volunteers to carry out their mission.

Location: Oxford Market
Benefits: CASA

Sally has been an Oxford resident for more than a dozen years and is a former art teacher. She has participated in the Picket Fence project for many years, and volunteers with a number of local organizations. She enjoys painting in acrylics, her favorite subject is flowers, and sunflowers in particular.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Mid-Shore advocates for children under court protection due to serious risk factors, such as abuse, neglect, abandonment, or chronic truancy, to ensure their right to thrive in a safe, permanent home. CASA volunteers attempt to identify the specific needs of each child for the court, advocate for service provision to meet those needs, and assist in seeking a permanent resolution for each child’s life as quickly and safely as possible.