Annapolis Maritime Museum presents ‘Boat Lines and Boat Hulls’

— photographs by Frances Borchardt, May 20 – July 4, 2011

Annapolis Maritime Museum presents “Boat Lines and Boat Hulls,” an exhibit of abstract maritime photography by Frances Borchardt from May 20 through July 4, 2011. The series examine details often overlooked in the daily life in maritime communities. An artist’s reception will be held Friday, May 20, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Museum’s education programs.

 Frances Borchardt is a former senior photo editor now living in Churchton, Maryland. Her work has been shown at Maryland Federation of Art and Quite Waters Park in Annapolis, Artists Gallery of Columbia, the Art League in Alexandria, and River Gallery in Galesville. She is a founding member of the Muddy Creek Artist Guild that promotes South Anne Arundel County artists.

 The “Boat Lines” images capture form, color and line of reflections that existed for an instant of the water’s surface. Paired with images of dock lines, photographed at the same time, which begs comparisons to their owner’s personalities. Some mooring lines were tightly wound while others suggest an utter disregard for their purpose.

 The “Boat Hulls” are pictures of the undersides of boats placed on marine jack stands to weather the winter months. Drawn by the color, texture, shape, and shadow cast on the weather-beaten hulls, these are straight views paired with detail shots.

The exhibit is free and open to the public each Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The last day of the show coincides with Annapolis’ Fourth of July fireworks display on the Chesapeake Bay. See for complete schedule.