Residents and visitors to the Eastern Shore love spending their time here because of the quality of life. Much of that joy comes from the natural surroundings. Artists are challenged to interpret this theme broadly, capturing the beauties, wonders, and perhaps even the oddities of rural life. Some artists may be inspired by the seasonal rhythms of planting, a bountiful harvest, an early frost, or how light and shadow play across a changing environment. Some enjoy capturing the bustle of parades, fairs, summer parties, farmers’ markets. Others are taken by the wildlife and still others by the water.