Members’ Sales Gallery


Offers members at artist level membership or above the opportunity to display and sell their work at the Eastern Shore Art Center.


Members’ artwork is on display for a two-month period. Artwork should not exceed 40″ in any direction for display. Works MUST be framed or gallery wrapped, wired and ready for hanging. Artwork will not be accepted if it has been displayed in the Art Center’s Members’ Gallery during the previous 12-month period. Artwork must have been created within the last 2 years. If the artwork is sold during this period, ESAC will notify the artist and it may be replaced with a new piece. A commission of 25% of the selling price will be charged for any item sold from the Members’ Sales Gallery. Artwork will be accepted from 9am to 2pm on the following dates:




April 28, 2017

June 30, 2017

August 25, 2017

October 27, 2017

December 29, 2017

Members’ Juried Show: March 3 – 31, 2017


This annual exhibit showcases various work from the members of the Eastern Shore Art Association. The Art Center would like to encourage everyone to enter their artwork. Exhibits runs: March 3-31, 2017.


Best of Show: Polo Express by Jason Braly
First Place: Onions on Burlap by Sue Breitfeller
Second Place: Into a Wormhole by Art Bayer
Merit #1: The Flock by Karen Roloson
Merit #2: Polka Dot Ladies by Letty Oratowski
Merit #3: Dancing Dogwoods by Mary Ann Schaff
ESAA Purchase Award Winner: Edlyn Burch

Meet our Juried Show Judge, Ardith Goodwin!


Ardith Goodwin


When one considers the life of a creative, they must consider the journey that Ardith Goodwin has walked. Despite years of challenging medical issues, Ardith took her love of imagination, writing, and a drive as an auto-didact to teach herself how to paint, how to manipulate a marking tool, and how to move a line with color and passion. Being raised in the Deep South impacted her creativity a great deal and she taps into that source through her paintings and writings. Her vivid imagination combined with her love of figures has evolved into a body of work wrapped around a magical world: The Land of Ardithian, as well as an energetic span of complete abstraction and sports art.


As an artist, Ardith views her scope of focus a bit differently than most. Mastery of craft to her is using her technical framework across any subject matter, but primarily figures, abstracts, and sports.  It doesn’t come from painting the same thing in the same palette many different ways. Instead, she uses fractured line, dynamic movement, transparent layers, complexity, and story, to create a visual language that for her, transcends subject matter. Combined that with a vivid imagination and her passion for color, this colorist chooses not to limit her chroma scope but expand on it, always pushing her use of color, or lack of it, to new heights.


Ardith combines her love of writing and educating with a self-taught passion for art and has been a professional artist for the past 15years. Despite facing life changing orthopedic challenges, Ardith holds true to her faith and the belief that no matter what challenge life throws her way, nothing will quench her spirit to continue creating, sharing, and inspiring. With joyful determination, she shares her love of art with children and adults through local, national, and online classes and actively promotes the lifestyle of moving through life as a creative.


  • Masters in Education
  • National Writing Fellow
  • Alabama State Teacher of the Year Southeast Region
  • Workshop Presenter in Creativity and Creative Writing
  • Homeschool Specialist in Creative Writing
  • Middle School Art Teacher of the Year, State of Alabama
  • Adult Art Educator City of Mobile
  • Workshop Presenter Georgia O’Keefe Cultural Center for the Arts, Ocean Springs 2013
  • Watercolor Graphic and Art Society Member 2013


  • VSA Art Program Professional Member 2005-2012
  • VSA Art Purchase Award, Birmingham, Al. 2005
  • VSA Arts Best of Show, Mobile, Al. 2004
  • Featured Artist, 2008 Cathedral Square Gallery
  • Solo Show – Wilkins Miller 2009 Fairhope, Al.
  • Postcards From the Gulf Show – 2011
  • World of Wearable Art Finalist, New Zealand 2011
  • ST JOSEPH CHAPEL: 100 YEARS AS THE LIGHT ON THE HILL Art Show Spring Hill College 2011
  • “Yellow” Art Show Spring Hill College Eichold Gallery 2012
  • “Mixed” Mixed Media Show with Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough, 2012 The Artists Place Gallery
  • Oyster Trail Artist, Mobile, Al. 2013
  • “Women of History” Show, Mobile History Museum, Mobile, Al. 2014
  • Solo Show – Wilkins Miller 2014 Fairhope, Al.
  • ArtWorks Throwdown 3 Dress Design – Mobile Arts Council 2014
  • Art:work BAAE Juried Show Mobile Museum of Art July-October 2015
  • Solo Show – Expandorendative Nov. 2015 Eastern Shore Art Center
  • Artys Visual Artist of the Year Award 2015
  • Solo Show – Red Energy, The Dynamic Movement In Competitive Sports June 2016 Mobile Arts Council, Mobile, Al.
  • Art Works Throwdown 5 Champion Mobile Arts Council


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