As a service to the artists of Talbot County, and to local residents and visitors who would like to see or buy their work, the Talbot County Arts Council has added a new online artist registry to its website.

Arts Council President Peggy Ford says this new initiative is expected to establish stronger ties between the Arts Council and the county’s large and highly accomplished community of practicing artists, and to provide much-needed visibility for the artists’ work.

Visual artists who live, work, show or sell their art in Talbot County may now self-register on the website ( by clicking Local Artists and following the instructions. The registry is initially focused on the work of visual artists. After this phase is completed, the Arts Council plans to expand its capability to including other art forms, such as in the literary, musical, and performing arts.

The registry is the work of website designer Danielle Darling of Denton.  Its specifications were developed and tested by a committee including visual artists on the Arts Council’s board of directors as well as members of the St. Michaels Art League and the Working Artists Forum.

Local artists of all kinds may also arrange to be listed on the Maryland Artist Registry, maintained by the Maryland State Arts Council.  For information about this service visit the MSAC website ( and click on Artists and Maryland Artist Registry.

For further information on the Talbot County artist registry, contact Carol Gordean at email