Much has happened since the last newsletter. Summer shows have come & gone and the Fall season is now upon us.
John and Margaret finished up their Northern show season in the same spot they began, with the Sept. Rittenhouse
Square Fine Arts Show. Begun in 1932, this event features professional artists that are tightly juried in early January, and
has a strong tradition of including only original fine art. No reproductions, photography or crafts are accepted. This Fall
marked John & Margaret’s 11th exhibition here and as always they enjoyed participating and staying in this exciting city.
Closer to their studio in Milford, DE, they have participated in the Rehoboth Art League’s Fine Art Outdoor Show since
the early 1980’s. Returning again this year for two consecutive August weekends, they were reacquainted with this
beautiful beach town and re-connected with old friends as well as meeting new ones. Both Margaret & John have been
approached by the Rehoboth Art League to offer workshops for the summer of 2011. Information about their individual
classes will be available in the art league’s 2011 calendar as well as on the couple’s website in the new year.
Another show local to the lower DE area they have enjoyed doing for many years is the annual St. Peter’s Art Show
which takes place each year on Saturday of the 4th of July holiday weekend. Lewes, DE is a charming seaside town with
wonderful old architecture, and colorful shops and restaurant"s. Many people from the area are regular attendees &
other visitors from NJ come by way of the Cape May-Lewes ferry to attend the show.
In addition to the outdoor festivals, the couple participated in two plein air events. In late August they participated in the
Adirondack Plein Air Festival sponsored by Saranac Lake Artworks in beautiful Saranac Lake. Soaring peaks, placid
lakes and lovely old architecture provided wonderful subject matter. Both Margaret and John received awards at the
see Margaret's "Pond Reflections"
see John's "Adirondaks Morning"
Regards to the organizers of this event, the other artists we met, as well as the friendly people of Saranac Lake!
In early September, John and Margaret returned to Chincoteague, VA to participate in the Chincoteague Art Alliance’s
2nd Annual Plein Air Event. Along with 30 other artists, they explored this gem of an island finding a wealth of beautiful
subjects. Unfortunately, the famous “Chincoteague ponies” don’t stand still for long, but the marshes, quaint cottages
and majestic lighthouse offered plenty of other inspiration. The couple each produced five finished paintings during their
stay on the island.
See John’s work: 2010 North Plein Air Paintings
See Margaret’s work::
Adirondack Plein Air Paintings
Chincoteague Plein Air Paintings
Kudos again this year to Fred and Nancy Scholer for hosting a fantastic French inspired dinner for all the participating
artists at their lovely waterfront home. The artists enjoyed a fantastic meal followed by an incredible array of French
desserts. The “croque au bouche,” a tower of mocha-filled cream puffs, wrapped in golden spun sugar, was a work of art
It’s time now for the Bayalis team to pack up their paint brushes and prepare for the return to their Florida home and
studio. In early October, Margaret will be conducting an oil painting workshop for the Kings Point Art League in Sun City
near Tampa, FL.
More painting adventures await them with their first outdoor event taking place along Florida’s Gulf coast in beautiful Ft.
Myers Beach for a week of painting “en plein air” at the Fort Myers Beach Art Association's, "Paint the Beach...Sandcastles to
John and Margaret also have the Anna Maria Island Art League's, Winterfest 2010 on their calendar taking place in the
charming gulf coast beach town of Holmes Beach.
Our many thanks to our friends both old & new, who have shown interest in our artwork over the years or are recently
new art enthusiasts & supporters. We wish you all good health and a Happy Fall Season!
Margaret & John