LEONARDTOWN, Md. – The St. Clement’s Island Museum welcomes a donation of an exceptional oil on canvas painting entitled “Water Taxi” by award-winning artist Nicole Stewart back in 2020 to raise funds for the museums operated by the St. Mary’s County Museum Division.
Professionally framed and measuring 30” x 24,” the oil painting on canvas, valued at over $7,000, 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 as a unique raffle item. Tickets are now available for purchase at St. Clement’s Island Museum until the end of the First Landing Wine & Arts Festival event April 9, when the winner will be drawn.
“We are so grateful to Nicole for her generous donation,” stated Karen Stone, Manager for the St. Mary’s County Museum Division. “This would be an incredible piece of St. Mary’s County history to hang in a local business, office or home. Plus, all funds go to supporting local history right here in St. Mary’s County.”
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.
Raffle tickets can be purchased daily, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., at St. Clement’s Island Museum, or during the Appraiser Fair Jan. 22, Maryland Day March 25 or the First Landing Wine & Arts Festival April 9, for $1.00 each, 6 for $5 or 15 for $10. The winner will be announced at the end of the First Landing Wine & Arts Festival.
St. Clement’s Island Museum is located at 38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton’s Point, MD 20626. Call 301-769-2222 or visit www.Facebook.com/SCIMuseum for more information.