August 5, 2014 JOHN M. BARBER’S Chesapeake – 50 Years of Maritime Art Posted In: Log

"Schooner Maggie off Stingray Point" Original oil painting being raffled on October 12, 2014. Purchase tickets by contacting the Museum.

“Schooner Maggie off Stingray Point” Original oil painting being raffled on October 12, 2014. Purchase tickets by contacting the Museum.

I am extremely happy to announce the opening of my retrospective exhibition at the Deltaville Maritime Museum in Deltaville, Virginia. On June 12 the Private Opening Gala for Sponsors, Patrons and Contributing Art Owners took place and the Premier Opening Reception on June 13 honoring Museum Supporters was held. On Saturday June 14 the exhibit opened to the public. My wife Kathy and I were there as well as our Sponsoring Patrons Mary and Ted Linhart to greet guests at the events. The openings were magnificently staged in the newly built Chesapeake Hall of the Museum. The 58- piece collection of art will hang through October 12, 2014. Photos follow.

We had about 270 people attending the private receptions with a total of approximately 1500 since the doors opened. Total membership at the Museum has doubled since the exhibition began. Raffle tickets for my oil “Schooner Maggie off Stingray Point” [value $6,000] are still available until the exhibit closes on October 12. Contact the museum to purchase – $25 each, five for $100. All proceeds benefit the Museum. www.deltavillemuseum.com/ 804-776-7200. JMB

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To view a virtual catalog of the entire retrospective exhibit click here.

 

 

 

Here is a brief video of the Opening Gala produced by T.G. & Jenny McMurtrie-
24 Frames Production.

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The main gallery of the Chesapeake Hall.

The main gallery of the Chesapeake Hall.

The Opening Gala on June  12.

The Opening Gala on June 12.

DMM President Bob LeBoeuf addresses the guests.

DMM President Bob LeBoeuf addresses the guests.

Duanne Hawkins, Exhibit Chair wecomes the Art lenders.

Duanne Hawkins, Exhibit Chair welcomes the Art Lenders and guests.

Sponsoring Patrons, Mary and Ted Linhart receiving the "Pallette" Award from John Barber.

Sponsoring Patrons, Mary and Ted Linhart receiving the “Painter’s Palette” Award from John Barber.

Guests viewing the artwork.

Guests viewing the 58 pieces of original artwork.

Art Lenders Cliff and Meg Bogue with "Reaching for the Finish.

Art Lenders Cliff and Meg Bogue with “Reaching for the Finish”.

John discussing his work with Mrs. John Hager.

John discussing his work with Mrs. John Hager.

Duanne Hawkins talks with Brent Halsey, Art Lender.

Duanne Hawkins talks with Brent Halsey, Art Lender.

Benefactors Brad and Lynda Blaylock and Nancy and Dick Urban.

Benefactors Brad and Lynda Blaylock and Nancy and Dick Urban.

The Barbers in Deltaville for the exhibit- Melissa and the artist's son Joshua, Wife Kathy and John holding their granddaughter Emily.

The Barbers in Deltaville for the exhibit- Melissa and the artist’s son Joshua, Wife Kathy and John holding their granddaughter Emily.