What's Happening OUR FALL LANDSCAPE (age level: 2 - 4 years old)
Tuesdays: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 4 pm - 4:45 pm.
Fee: $6.
Instructor: Erika Rittling - Uebel

OUR FALL LANDSCAPE (age level: 5 - 13 years old)
Wednesdays: September 3, 10, 17, 24 ; 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm. Age level: 5 - 13 years old. Fee: $12.
Instructor: Erika Rittling - Uebel
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR A TASTE OF THE ARTS!
This event is a fundraiser for the Worcester County Arts Council and the Worcester County Library Foundation to benefit the promotion and awareness of arts in Worcester County.
Community Arts Development (CAD) Grants
The Worcester County Arts Council’s Community Arts Development Grants program is designed to assist local community based groups produce and present arts activities in Worcester County and is funded and supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.


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WCAC Berlin Gallery
6 Jefferson Street
Berlin, MD. 21811
Phone: 410-641-0809

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Celebrating 30 years of Art!
The Worcester County Arts Council, Inc. established in 1977, is a private non-profit corporation designated by the County Commissioners and the Maryland State Arts Council to promote and encourage visual, performing and cultural arts in Worcester County, Maryland.

The Worcester County Arts Council and Gallery is located at 6 Jefferson Street in historic Berlin, MD.
Our Co-Op Gallery features local artists and their work. Come see artists create in front of your eyes! Follow the links to the left for further information.

The Gallery is open Monday thru Friday, 11 am to 3 pm and some Saturdays.


Click on "Events & Exhibits" for a preview of upcoming exhibits at the WCAC. Or find out about the artists in our registry by visiting our "Meet The Artists" page.
Discover great art destinations, one-of-a-kind galleries, fabulous restaurants and special events that celebrate beauty and unique character of the Eastern Shore.
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TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR A TASTE OF THE ARTS!
This event is a fundraiser for the Worcester County Arts Council and the Worcester County Library Foundation to benefit the promotion and awareness of arts in Worcester County.
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Worcester County Arts Council or reserved by phone: 410-641-0809.

A “Taste of the Arts” will offer a unique creative and culinary arts experience where everyone gets an opportunity to enjoy featured works created by talented artists and artisans, available for purchase, sample delicious treats prepared by JJ&K Catering, delight in the sounds of music – all while supporting art experiences in our community!

Participating Artists Include: Mitzi Ash, Dee Brua, Brigitte Bowden, Mary Back, Karen Dimaio, Jeri Lipov, Kathy Gibson, Ron Michaels, and David Simpson.

PLEASE JOIN US!


 
Community Arts Development (CAD) Grants
The Worcester County Arts Council’s Community Arts Development Grants program is designed to assist local community based groups produce and present arts activities in Worcester County and is funded and supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.


In the first granting cycle of FY 2015 the Worcester County Arts Council awarded $10,000 in Community Arts Development Grants program to various art projects and events to be presented by local nonprofit arts organizations beginning July 1, 2014. Last fiscal year the Arts Council awarded a total of $20,000 to local organizations thru this program.
Funding will support a wide variety of creative and innovative projects that are of outstanding artistic quality and demonstrate community benefit enhancing the lives of everyone living and visiting the Worcester County.

The next grant deadline is 2 pm on October 15, 2014.

Pictured above are the Grant Recipients who were present at the Annual Membership Meeting held on June 8, 2014.
 
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Membership in our organization plays an extremely important part in promoting the Arts in our County. Membership dues notices are sent out monthly. Please show your support for the Arts in Worcester County by renewing your Annual Membership promptly!
The President and the Board of Directors take great pleasure in welcoming the following new members to our organization:

Individual:Karen Dimaio, Nancy Fortney, Antoinette Greaves, Joan Roache, Richard Segars, Thomas Strah

Family: Mike and Jennifer Labesky

Sponsor: Don and Kathy Westbrook

We thank you for your support, help and dedication!

JOIN TODAY! MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
 

Featured Artist CONGRATULATIONS TO ALISON MENKE - FIRST PLACE WINNER! Pictured with Anna Mullis, WCAC Executive Director during the award ceremony.
PAINT BERLIN - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Click here to find out more about this artist.




Events & Exhibits Delmarva Needle Art Show & Competition
Date: 09/01/2014
Time: Tues.– Sat. 10 am – 4 pm; Sun. 1-4 pm.
Location: Julia A. Purnell Museum, 208 W. Market St., Snow Hill
Visitors can vote for Viewers’ Choice Awards.

Contact Information: Call 410-632-0515 for information.
 
Exhibit: A Most Respectable Bird: The Wild Turkey
Date: 09/12/2014
Time: 10-5:00 M-Sat, 12-4:00 Sun
Location: Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
Visit the Ward Museum’s Welcome Gallery September 12, 2014 – February 8, 2015 for a unique look at items portraying the remarkable history and significance of this respectable bird. Today there are five subspecies of wild turkey in North America, which have rebounded from development- and hunting-related decimation in the early 20th century, thanks to extensive conservation efforts.
Contact Information: 410-742-4988 x119
 
Nature Tales for Tots
Date: 10/01/2014
Time: 10 am – 11 am
Location: Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, MD
Early Childhood reading and craft. FREE.
Contact Information: 410-742-4988 ext. 104
 
Story Time
Date: 10/02/2014
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Ocean Pines Library Branch
For children ages 2 - 5 years old: Stories, songs, finger plays and crafts about Trains


Contact Information: 410) 208-4014
 
Carve and Paint a Hunting Decoy with 2015 Living Legend Bill Veasey!
Date: 10/03/2014
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
$245 Member, $275 Non-Member, $150 Youth (Youth ages 17 and under)

Contact Information: Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, 909 S. Schumaker Dr. Salisbury, MD 21804
 
Exhibit: Lloyd J. Tyler: Folk Artist, Decoy Maker
Date: 10/03/2014
Time: Mon – Sat 10-5:00, Sun 12 -4:00
Location: Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
Lloyd J. Tyler (1898-1971) carved his first decoy at the age of 12 using a spokeshave, pocketknife, and hatchet. The Ward Museum’s LaMay Gallery showcases the delightful variety of working decoys and works of folk art created by the versatile and prolific “Coy Duck King.”
Contact Information: 410-742-4988 x119
 
Exhibit & Lecture: Lloyd J. Tyler: Folk Artist, Decoy Maker
Date: 10/11/2014
Time: 2 PM-3 PM: LECTURE 3 PM -5 PM: EXHIBIT OPENING & RECEPTION
The Ward Museum’s LaMay Gallery showcases the delightful variety of working decoys and works of folk art created by the versatile and prolific “Coy Duck King.” Join noted decoy historian and author Henry Stansbury for a lecture on Lloyd Tyler on October 11, 2014 at 2:00, followed by the formal exhibit opening and reception, 3-5:00. Both events are free to the public.
Contact Information: 410-742-4988 x119
 
17th Annual Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo
Date: 10/11/2014
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. 909 S. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804
The Ward Museum hosts this annual event that pays tribute to the old decoy while encouraging the carving of new ones through competition. The museum parking lot becomes a marketplace with eclectic mix of art, antiques, and collectibles. Free appraisals of decoys are available. SAT: 8-4 Chesapeake Challenge and ‘Old’ Decoy competitions, kid's activities, duck head carving contest, and carving demos. Admission to the museum and event is FREE.

Contact Information: Website: http://www.wardmuseum.org
410-742-4988, ext. 106
 
Maryland State Arts Council
The Worcester County Arts Council is funded by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities.

Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

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