What's Happening SUMMER ARTS CAMP IS A KEY TO SUMMER FUN!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR SUMMER CAMP 2015: JUNE 22 - JUNE 26, 9 AM - 2:30 PM.
LOCATION: MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL IN BERLIN
CAMP REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN IN MID APRIL.

INSTRUCTORS INTERESTED IN TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES: PLEASE SUBMIT ARTS CAMP WORKSHOP PROPOSAL NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 28TH.
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

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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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 IS A KEY TO SUMMER FUN!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR SUMMER CAMP 2015: JUNE 22 - JUNE 26, 9 AM - 2:30 PM.
LOCATION: MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL IN BERLIN
CAMP REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN IN MID APRIL.

INSTRUCTORS INTERESTED IN TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES: PLEASE SUBMIT ARTS CAMP WORKSHOP PROPOSAL NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 28TH.

The goal of our Summer Arts Camp program is to help area children improve themselves while having fun engaging in art activities. Involving children in self-expression and creative discovery engenders an enthusiasm for learning that has a positive impact on each child’s development.

Over the past 21 years, the Summer Arts Camp has grown in popularity! This year more than 100 campers, grades 3 – 8 who participated in this program, had an opportunity to experience not only the visual arts, but also music, dance, and theater arts.

Here is what our Campers say about their experience:

"I like that we get to use oil pastels and paint to make beautiful portraits. I also liked that Mr. Simpson brought in (his own paintings) what he made for us." - Cassie Perry (Extreme Color Exploration Class)

"I got to learn a new instrument (violin) quick and fast and it was so easy! We got to play games that helped us remember the notes." - Samantha Mc Manus (Learn to Play the Violin Class)

"SHRINKY DINKS" CREATIONS

 
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.

Because of your support we raised $610 that will be awarded to talented student who demonstrate excellence in Dance, Music, Theater, Visual Arts and Creative Writing.

THANK YOU TO ALL FOR BEING A PART OF OUR FUNDRAISING EFFORT AND ALLOWING US TO CONTINUE THIS VALUABLE PROGRAM!

During the 2014 - 2015 school year, the Arts Council will award art scholarships of $1000.00 each to qualified students interested in pursuing academic careers in the arts. This year six talented local students have been each awarded $1000 art scholarships from the Worcester County Arts Council in support of their artistic goals. This is a merit scholarship and award decisions are based on evaluation of talent, dedication and potential, not financial need.

Application Form and Scholarship Guidelines are available on our ART SCHOLARSHIP page. APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 13, 2015.

 
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:Susan Koski - Grafer

Family: Ellen Sprouls

We thank you for your support, help and dedication!

JOIN TODAY! MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
 

Featured Artist "I LOVE YOU MORE!" - JOAN STOCKMAN, WATERCOLOR PLEASE JOIN US FEBRUARY 13, 5 PM - 8 PM FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION OF OUR EXHIBIT IN THE NEWLY RENOVATED GALLERY!
NEW EXHIBIT
Click here to find out more about this artist.




Events & Exhibits OPENING EXHIBIT RECEPTION
Date: 02/13/2015
Time: 5 PM - 8 PM
Location: 6 JEFFERSON STREET, BERLIN
Join us for the opening reception of our winter exhibit presenting fresh, new work by 25 Gallery artist displayed in a freshly renovated Gallery!
Live music entertainment by Tig Tignor and refreshments will be offered.
 
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: 03/21/2015
Time: 10 AM - 12 NOON
Location: Ward Museum – 909 S. Schmaker, Salisbury Md
FREE Family art event, make and take ART!
Contact Information: 410-742-4988 ext. 104
 
Paint a Ruddy Duck with Bill Belote: March 28 - 29
Date: 03/28/2015
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Location: Ward Museum – 909 S. Schumaker, Salisbury Md, 21804
Participant must bring a carved primitive Ruddy Duck body and head (unattached), Cedar blanks available upon request
$90 for Members; $150 for Non-Members
Contact Information: 410-742-4988 ext. 104
 
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
 
Bead-weaving
Date: 05/09/2015
Time: 1 pm – 5 pm_
Location: Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, 909 S. Schumaker Dr. Salisbury, MD 21804
This is a basic traditional bead-weaving workshop using original patterns by Virginia Dreyer. Learn the peyote stitch technique and create a beautiful amulet bag using Delica beads. Virginia Dreyer has been beading 28 years with the Bear Hawk Society, a Native American spiritual society on Delmarva comprised of members of different tribes from around the country.
Members- $60 members, $65 Non-members
Contact Information: Mark McMullen Bushman 410-742-4988 ext.104
 
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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