Corner Store

Depending on which part of the lake you’re familiar with, you might recognize Corner Store.  A family store and gas station, known as Schmidt’s Service Station, used to sit at the corner of Turkey Neck Road and 135 near the southern end of Deep Creek Lake.  At one time, we could stop in for a loaf of bread, eggs or other items when passing by.  Corner Store is included in the Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County Gallery. 

Vintage Deep Creek

This year is Deep Creek Lake’s 95th Anniversary. I came across this article in Mountain Discoveries Magazine that explains the history of the lake. We started spending time in Garrett County in the early eighties. I enjoyed reading about some of the places I knew, such as Johnny’s Bait House and the Four Seasons Dining Room.

Several years ago, I did a series of paintings around vintage Deep Creek. A couple of the images are available in the Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County Gallery. Some originals have sold, but are still available as prints, cards, and other reproductions.

Cabin Lodge
Original Watercolor
9″ x 12″
Thayer’s Barn
Original Watercolor
9″ x 12″
Old McHenry
Available in prints and cards.
Glendale Crossing
Available in prints and cards.

With the absence of this year’s Studio Tour and Deep Creek’s birthday, I’ll be posting more of my work based on images from the area over the coming weeks.

Virtual Art Tour Sale!

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about the cancellation of our annual open studio event in conjunction with the Garrett County Artist Studio Tour. While we’re disappointed that we can’t open up for this year, we’ve come up with a few ideas not to let a year go by without some form of an event. Let’s start with a Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County art sale.

Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County Art Sale

Every year during the tour, we like to offer some “show specials” in the way of either discounted prints, original art, or cards. It has varied from year to year, but it’s our way of thanking people for coming out. This year we have put together a virtual gallery of select original art featuring images from around the Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County area. All artwork featured in this gallery will be offered at 20% off the listed price. Also, we are offering free shipping within the continental United States.

The Edge

How to Purchase a Sale Item

If you are interested in purchasing a piece from the Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County gallery, here is how it works.

  1. Please send an email to rhyonke@gmail.com, letting us know which pieces you are interested in purchasing. Please put “Virtual Studio Tour Sale” in your email subject heading and include your shipping address in the email.
  2. We will send you a secure electronic invoice that you can conveniently pay with a credit card. The invoice will reflect the 20% discount from the list price.
  3. Once we receive payment, we ship your art via US Postal Priority Mail.

Please note:

  • Only art within the Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County virtual gallery is eligible for the discount.
  • Artwork is sold on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Work on paper is sold unframed.
  • If you have an address outside the continental United States, we will provide you with a shipping quote before sending your invoice.
  • If you reside in Pennsylvania or Maryland, your purchase will be subject to sales tax.

View the Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County Art Tour Gallery here.

If you have questions, please drop us an email at rhyonke@gmail.com.