Somerset County Arts Council

Serving Somerset County, Maryland

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Featured Artist: Sarah Grangier

Somerset County is home to creative people in all the arts: painting and prints, crafts, music, writing, theater.  This spring, the Arts Council is featuring Sarah Grangier.

Sarah W. Grangier, 34, is a wildlife artist from Princess Anne, Maryland.  She studied fine art, painting, and ornithology, and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Art from Salisbury University in 2003.  Some past significant art events and awards for Sarah were winning first place in the 2003 Ward World Wildlife painting division at the Ward Wildfowl Carving and Art Show in Ocean City, Maryland.  She also placed second in the National Juried Fine Art Show titled "Light and Shadow," at the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts in Virginia in 2012.  Sarah also illustrated a children's book titled, "Bob the Big Bad Bluefish," by Bernadette Gesser in 2013.  Sarah exhibited at Arts Fest in Solomon's Island, Maryland, at the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival in Bethany Beach, DE, at the Delmarva Discovery Museum for various wildlife events, at StreetFest in Princess Anne, at the Deal Island Skipjack Festival, also the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, and she participated in the annual Chincoteague Cultural Alliance's Chincoteague Plein Air Event for the past five years.

Sarah loves to paint in oils, acrylics, and in pastels, on canvas, paper, and glass.  Sarah paints the beauty that surrounds her and anything captivating in nature.  Sarah currently has artwork on display at Uptown Antiques in Berlin, MD at the Delmarva Discovery Museum in Pocomoke, MD, at Layton's Chance Vineyards and Winery in Vienna, MD, online art FineArtAmerica and at CafePress, and you can view Sarah's latest works of art during the Second Saturday Artful Flea events in Chincoteague, VA. 

What kind of artwork do you do?  I do paintings with nautical, wildlife, and the Eastern Shore as my main focus.

What is your favorite medium?  My favorite medium is oil, due to the softness you can achieve with the slow blending of colors and the many subtle details you can achieve through layering.

Did you have special training?  I studied under Jinchul Kim, who is an amazing realism artist, at Salisbury University and graduated with my bachelor's degree in art.

Where do you sell your work?  I currently sell my artwork at Uptown Antiques in Berlin, MD, at the Delmarva Discovery Museum in Pocomoke, and at the Second Saturday Artful Fea events in Chincoteague, VA.  I also sell hand painted wine glasses at Layton's Chance Winery and my art and designs are available online through and 




We have three permanent exhibits on display in our Burton Avenue Gallery:

  •   Oil paintings and prints of deceased artist Arnold Roberts of Dames Quarter, MD.
  •   Various watercolors of deceased artist Phill Rayfield.
  •   "The Heritage Collection", donated by Azinith Bell Williams, depicting the Seafood  Workers and their Union.

 We also proudly display:

  • Pen and ink pastels by deceased local artist Kirk Sterling; currently on loan from Terry Sterling.
  •  An oil painting by Harold Howard on loan from Norris Howard.


These exhibits can be seen Monday through Friday from 10 am to 2 pm.


Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp is now FULL.  It starts July 17th; and runs for three weeks.  We currently have a waiting list if you'd like to sign up your child.

Bay Strolls

The City of Crisfield, Somerset County Arts Council, and WBYC Radio have been partnering up to bring you the new fourth Saturday "Bay Strolls" monthly art and entertainment festival.  Bay Strolls takes place on the FOURTH SATURDAY of each month, from May through October.

Please visit our Bay Strolls page for more information, or visit Crisfield Arts for more information.

If you would like to participate with the planning of Bay Strolls, please contact Carol at