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Art on Fishing Bay will spotlight historic vessel

June 5th in Deltaville

Art on Fishing Bay, one of Middlesex County’s premier art shows, has teamed up again with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on this 11th anniversary year of the Southern Chesapeake Leukemia Cup series. 

The art show and sale will be Friday, June 5, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Fishing Bay Yacht Club (FBYC) in Deltaville. There will be 20 local and regional exhibiting artists.

Art on Fishing Bay exceeded all previous attendance records in 2008.

As an additional attraction this year, the Deltaville Maritime Museum will have a historic vessel on display for patrons of Art on Fishing Bay. The 58-foot converted buyboat “Iva W.”, built in 1929 by John Wright for Capt. Johnny Ward of Deltaville and transformed into a gracious “boat-and-breakfast” by previous owners, will be berthed at the end of the FBYC pier for viewing and touring.  Sporting a spacious galley, dining room, four state rooms and five heads, she is powered by a vintage Caterpillar engine and has been updated with air-conditioning, refrigeration, and all the creature comforts that contemporary mariners have come to expect. She should be a real treat for both young and old alike.

The following new and returning exhibitors will display their creations to both browsers and buyers. Each will generously contribute one item to the highly anticipated Leukemia Cup Auction at the Fishing Bay Yacht Club on Friday evening, July 10, during Leukemia Cup Regatta weekend. 

The exhibiting artists are: Laura Heyward, Bev Hardin, Robert Crump, Stella Jones, Bill and Martha Hayes, Dixie Hoggan, Betsy McCray, Jane Hall, Kathleen Noffsinger, Carolyn Davis, Anne Wilcox, Jerry Spangler, Pam Waldron, G. Watts Brown, Julie Colby, Ben Richardson, Bob Haynes, Carol Ray, Bett Randolph and Brownie Haracivet.

While hunting for that perfect art object to complement your home and cottage decor, enjoy soothing background music provided by the talented “Strings & Things” quartet. Refreshments will be available. Admission is a donation benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and a hors d’oeuvre to share with fellow art patrons. 

Proceeds generated by the show will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to support patients battling blood cancers. For more information, visit or contact Sue Willis, campaign director, Virginia Chapter, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, at 804-627-0400 or by email at .

posted 05.27.2009

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