A one-of-a-kind painting by an award-winning local artist will be raffled off at the Saint-Clément Island Museum

LEONARDTOWN, MD – St. Clement Island Museum welcomes the donation of an exceptional oil on canvas painting titled “Water Taxi” by award-winning artist Nicole Stewart in 2020 to raise funds for the museums run by the division St. Mary’s County Museums.

Professionally framed and measuring 30″ x 24″, the oil painting on canvas, valued at over $7,000, depicts the St. Clement Island Water Taxi with Captain Jack Russell at bar. This coin is an iconic depiction of boating on the Potomac River in St. Mary’s County, and Mrs. Stewart generously donated the painting as a one-off raffle item. Tickets are now available for purchase at the St. Clement Island Museum until the end of the First Landing Wine & Arts Festival event on April 9, when the winner will be drawn.

“We are very grateful to Nicole for her generous donation,” said Karen Stone, director of the St. Mary’s County Museum Division. “This would be an incredible piece of St. Mary’s County history to hang in a 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 prestigiousGilham Prize(twice), for “best in show” in portrait atThe Arts Leagueat the Torpedo Plant in Alexandria, Virginia.

Raffle tickets can be purchased daily from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Clement Island Museum, or during the Appraisers’ Fair on January 22, Maryland Day on March 25, or First Landing Wine & Arts Festival on 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.

The St. Clement 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.

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