Eileen Berger stands in her gallery surrounded by art. Art is hung chock-a-block on walls, leaning against chairs, standing in bins, piled on a counter.
"Things have been coming in for weeks," Berger said with a big grin.
She indicates a series of brightly colored, impressionistic paintings on the counter.
"These are by Ama B., a new artist we're working with from Ghana," Berger said. "And these pencil drawings are by Michael C. Gibson. He's Canadian. You can see they're very realistic. We have to tell people 'No, this is not a photograph.'"
More than a dozen artists will have work in "New Year, New Visions," the annual show that opens this weekend at Berger's gallery, Just Lookin', on Summit Avenue in Hagerstown.
Berger said "New Year, New Visions" is a prelude to the Black Fine Art Show in New York.
"We invite our clients from Baltimore and Washington - and Hagerstown - here for two weeks," she said. "Then we take all this to New York."