'A Sense of Place' Encaustic paintings by Marilyn Banner are on view through Jan. 27 at the Adkins Arboretum's Visitors Center, 12610 Eveland Road near Tuckahoe State Park in Ridgely. Encaustic paint is described as molten beeswax mixed with damar resin (crystallized tree sap), tinted with pigment and heated until it's molten. Hours and information: 410-634-2847, ext. 0 or adkinsarboretum.org.
'Faces of Ghana' A photography exhibit by Jay L. Baker will be on view Thursday, Dec. 15, through June 2 at the Banneker-Douglass Museum, 84 Franklin St. in Annapolis. A reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sunday-Monday. Information: 410-216-6180 or bdmuseum.com.
'Gifts of the Season' Exhibit featuring more than 30 works by local artists in a variety of media, including paintings, drawings, prints and photos, is on view through Sunday, Dec. 18, at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, and weekends by appointment. Information: 410-647-2550.
Exhibit A show of works in oil by Becky Parrish runs through Dec. 31 at Main St. Gallery, 109 Main St. in Annapolis. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. 410-280-2787.
Illustrators Exhibition is on view through Thursday, Dec. 15, at St. John's College's Mitchell Gallery, 60 College Ave. in Annapolis, and features paintings and drawings by more than 20 illustrators from the "Golden Age of American Illustration: (1880-1930)." Gallery hours and information: 410-972-4511.
Art show and sale "The Form and Fabric III, Artistic Gifts of the Season," a group exhibit and sale is being held through Dec. 31 in the Galleries 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. A daily vehicle fee of $6 will be charged. Information: 410-222-1777.
Photographs Exhibit of maritime photography by members of the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis is on view through Jan. 15 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. in Annapolis. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. Information: 410- 295-0104 or amaritime.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 Museum, 1418 E. West Shady Side Road. Hours and information: 410-867-4486 or shadysidemuseum.org.
Permanent 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.