What's Happening Summer Arts Camp 2015 - Registration Begins!
JUNE 22 - JUNE 26
9AM - 2:30 PM
NEW LOCATION: MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (11242 Racetrack Road, Berlin)
FEE: $95.00 BUS TRANSPORTATION (FROM POCOMOKE AND SNOW HILL): $15.00
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 8, 2015.


CREATING A LIKENESS IN CLAY - PORTRAIT SCULPTURE CLASS
AGE LEVEL: ADULT
SATURDAYS: MAY 9, 16, 23, 30; JUNE 13, 27. TIME: 10 AM - 1 PM
INSTRUCTOR: MARY BACK
FEE: $235.00 (All supplies and materials included). WCAC members receive 10% discount on registration.
Advanced registration is required. Registration deadline: May 1st
ART SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: MARCH 31, 2PM
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5 K RACE FOR THE ARTS!
The Worcester County Arts Council is excited to announce the inaugural 5K Race/Walk for the Arts to be held on Saturday, May 16 in our historic, downtown Berlin.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
THEME: HOME

The Worcester County Arts Council invites all interested artists to participate in a juried art show to be exhibited during the month of July at the WCAC Gallery.
Detailed entry submission guidelines are available here: CALL FOR ARTISTS.
Community Arts Development Grants Deadline: April 15th.
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.


BASKET OF ART SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS!
Thank you to all the artists and patrons who donated original pieces of artwork to our Basket of Art scholarship fundraiser and everyone who purchased the raffle tickets benefiting this valuable program for deserving local students.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

Become A Member!   

Visit Our Gallery:
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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News & Announcements
Summer Arts Camp 2015 - Registration Begins!
JUNE 22 - JUNE 26
9AM - 2:30 PM
NEW LOCATION: MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (11242 Racetrack Road, Berlin)
FEE: $95.00 BUS TRANSPORTATION (FROM POCOMOKE AND SNOW HILL): $15.00
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 8, 2015.


ARTS CAMP REGISTRATION FORM

Congratulations to Morgan Carlson, last year's camper and Most Blessed Sacrament Student, whose winning design, (pictured above), has been selected for 2015 Summer Arts Camp T-shirt Logo!
 
5 K RACE FOR THE ARTS!
The Worcester County Arts Council is excited to announce the inaugural 5K Race/Walk for the Arts to be held on Saturday, May 16 in our historic, downtown Berlin.
This healthful, family friendly, and positively focused event is a fundraiser to increase the awareness and importance of Arts in our Communities! Runners of all ages are encouraged to sign up!

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR CAUSE BY PARTICIPATING IN 5K RUN FOR THE ARTS ON MAY 16TH!

For event's details, schedule, and registration go to: http://www.octrirunning.com


FREE, 1 YEAR MEMBERSHIP TO THE WORCESTER COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT!


Various sponsorship opportunities are offered. Getting involved on a sponsorship level is an important step in collaborating with the Community to support the local Arts!

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT OF FOLLOWING SPONSORS:

T-SHIRT SPONSOR: Charles and Sharon Sorrentino, Inca Ruins, Schramm Grounds Maintenance, LLC, Town of Berlin, Beach Buddies, Rayne's Reef, Kenneth Briggs, Stuart Antiques, Lawn Doctor, Ocean City St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Fig Tree Studio, Dimitra Cushwa, Ocean Pines Youth Theater, Karen McClure, Ocean Pines Players, Paul Williams, Pine Tones, Sheppard Realty, Holly and Burton Anderson, Rainbow Florist

EVENT SPONSOR:Ocean 98 WOCM, Bleached Butterfly LLC, Backyard Escapes, Brian Garrett Photo, Miles Moffit (Southside Jiu Jitsu), Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra

MILE MARKER SPONSOR: Mary and James Rittling, Cheers, Atlantic Hotel

We invite you to BECOME A SPONSOR for the 5K RACE/WALK FOR THE ARTS!


To be included in all announcements and promotions, sponsorship forms are due APRIL 15th.
 
CALL FOR ARTISTS
THEME: HOME

The Worcester County Arts Council invites all interested artists to participate in a juried art show to be exhibited during the month of July at the WCAC Gallery.
Detailed entry submission guidelines are available here: CALL FOR ARTISTS.

The exhibition is open to all artists, professional or amateur with work in all media. The subject selected for this show is: "HOME". The subject is open to artist's interpretation.

Work must be delivered to the Arts Council’s Gallery between June 25 - 26; 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM to be accepted.

Monetary prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place during the Second Friday Arts Stroll reception on July 10 from 5 – 8 pm.
 

Featured Artist
“THE ART OF STEWARDSHIP” - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Click here to find out more about this artist.




Events & Exhibits eBird Tuesdays at the Ward Museum: Each Tuesday thru May 26th
Date: 03/03/2015
Time: 9 am – 10 am
Location: Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
free to the public
Contact Information: 410-742-4988 ext. 104
 
Nature Tales for Tots: Each Wednesday thru May 27th
Date: 03/04/2015
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
 
Drop-in Art
Date: 04/01/2015
Time: 10 am – 12 pm_
Location: Ward Museum – 909 S. Schmaker, Salisbury Md, 21804__
Family art event, make and take_
Contact Information: Mark McMullen Bushman – 410-742-4988 ext. 104
 
The Mesabi Pioneers
Date: 04/13/2015
Time: 2 pm
Location: Snow Hill Branch of the Worecester County Libraries
Join guest author, Jeffrey Smith, as he talks about the Mesabi Project and the book, The Mesabi Pioneers. In the early 1890s, a group of brothers discovered iron ore in the dense pine woods of northern Minnesota. Mesabi Pioneers tells the story of the immigrants who dug that ore out of the ground, who carved towns from trees, and who built new lives for themselves and their families.
Contact Information: (410) 632-3495
 
New Media
Date: 04/13/2015
Time: 8am to 8pm daily
Location: TETC 128, Electronic Gallery; Salisbury University
Contact Information: 410-548-2547
 
Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Education Conference: April 20 - 26
Date: 04/20/2015
Time: varying
Location: Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, MD
Entrance fee.
Contact Information: 410-742-4988 ext. 104
 
Spring Dance Concert
Date: 04/23/2015
Time: April 23-25, 8 p.m. & April 26, 2 p.m.
Location: Holloway Hall Auditorium; Salisbury University
The one-hour program features works by guest artists and resident faculty.
Contact Information: Theatre and Dance – 410-543-6228
 
Carving Competition and Art Festival
Date: 04/24/2015
Time: Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Award ceremony, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Live auction Saturday 2 p.m.-
Location: Ronald E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City MD 21842
45th Annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival
Carvers and visitors from across the world convene for the most prestigious competition of contemporary wildfowl art. The event includes judging, benefit auction, classes, seminars, demonstrations, children’s activities and exhibitor booths of artisans and supplies.
Contact Information: Shaina Adkins, 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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