Arundel artists turn nautical interests into boat show posters

The work of a pair of local artists will be featured on posters for the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show and the Bay Bridge Boat Show.

A watercolor painting of a powerboat cruising under the spans of the Bay Bridge under a pink and yellow sky will advertise the Bay Bridge Boat Show, scheduled for April 11-13 at Bay Bridge Marina on Kent Island.


The painting is the work of 12-year-old artist Brenna Litynski of Crownsville, the youngest member of the Annapolis Watercolor Club.

Brenna's work will be for sale at the show, and she plans to donate the proceeds to the Veterans Artist Program, a nonprofit that promotes artists who are veterans.


The poster for the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show — scheduled for April 25-27 at City Dock in Annapolis — will feature a giclee print of a sailboat with a bright sun in the sky and the domes of the State House and the Naval Academy chapel in the background.

The print is the work of Kaeli Smith, an Annapolis native who studies at the University of Delaware. Smith owns Kaeli Smith Designs; her creations include bright, whimsical artwork of flowers, animals, beach scenes and nautical scenes.

Smith also designs patterned dresses, skirts and shorts.

She will have a booth at the sailboat show that will display her artwork and clothing.

The two artists were winners of a poster art contest conducted by United States Yacht Shows, the Annapolis company that produces both shows, as well as the fall boat shows in Annapolis.

Winners were given the choice of $250 in prize money or a booth at the show to sell their work.

—Pamela Wood