'David Hayes: A Sculptor of Space and Nature' Steel sculptures by David Hayes will be on display Jan. 11 through Feb. 17 at St. John's College's Mitchell Gallery, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis. A reception, free and open to the public, will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 20. For gallery hours and information, call 410-626-2556 or go to stjohnscollege.edu/events.
'A Brush with Nature' Paintings of animals and plants native to the Eastern Shore by Jonathan Shaw are on view through Feb. 1 at the Adkins Arboretum's Visitors Center, 12610 Eveland Road near Tuckahoe State Park in Ridgely. Hours and information: 410-634-2847, ext. 0, or adkinsarboretum.org.
'Small Gems' An exhibit showcasing the works of 15 artists on a smaller scale is on view through Dec. 31 at McBride Gallery, 215 Main St. in Annapolis. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, noon to 5:30 p.m. Sundays and Thursdays until 9 p.m. Information: 410-267-7077.
'Gift of Christmas' An annual Advent and Christmas exhibition by 20 area artists is on display through Jan. 6 in the gallery of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and weekends by appointment. Information: 410-647-0135.
Plein-air holidays An exhibit of works by plein-air painters that reflect the quiet, snow-covered environment of the holiday season runs through Dec. 31 at Benfield Gallery, 485 Jumpers Hole Road in Pasadena. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Information: 410-544-2299.
Painting as sculpture An exhibit featuring the works of Lilian Thomas Burwell is on view through Dec. 31 at the 333 Gallery at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon Sundays. Information: 410-266-8044.
Small paintings An exhibition is on view through Monday at Main Street Gallery, 216A Main St. in Annapolis. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Information: 410-216-7166 or mainstreetfineart.com.
'Six Artists, Six Directions' An exhibition of works by artists influenced by the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding estuaries runs through Jan. 30 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Information: 410-295-0104 or amaritime.org.
'Form and Fabric IV' A group exhibit and sale by local artists runs through Jan. 6 in the Willow Gallery at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends. Information: 410-222-1777.
'Traveling the World' An exhibit featuring photographs Lynn Abercrombie and her late husband, Tom, took for National Geographic magazine are on view until spring at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. Information: 410-867-4486 or captainaverymuseum.org.
Shady Side history "Memories and Mementos: The History of Shady Side Schools from 1868 to 1978," an exhibit researched by the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society, is on display at the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. Information: 410-867-4486 or shadysidemuseum.org.
Annapolis collection Works by Roxie Munro, Sy Mohr, Sally Comport and others can be found at the Annapolis Collection, 45 West St., Annapolis. Information: 410-280-1414.