BASKETS OF ART SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS!
Thank you to all the artists and patrons who donated original pieces of artwork to our Baskets 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 $1,081.00 that will be awarded to talented students 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 2013 - 2014 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.
Scholarship applications deadline: March 14, 2014, 2 pm. Application Form and Scholarship Guidelines are available on our ART SCHOLARSHIP page.
COMING ATTRACTIONS: HOLLY - DAYS EXHIBIT & SALE
Join us at the Worcester County Arts Council as we celebrate our Co-Op artists with a showcase of their seasonal arts and crafts on exhibit at the Arts Council's "Holly-Days" Gift Gallery.
The showcase will be featured for the months of November and December.
Original paintings, handmade art, glass, pottery, ornaments, cards, and more will be available at very reasonable prices for all your holiday gift giving needs.
The holiday gallery is open Monday - Friday and some Saturdays, from 11 am - 3 pm trough December 31st.
Community Arts Development Grants Awarded
The Worcester County Arts Council is proud to award $9,950 in Community Arts Development Grants program to 9 art projects and events to be presented by local nonprofit arts organizations during the 6 month granting cycle beginning January 1, 2014.
The following is a list of local, non-profit organizations and their events that are being awarded a Community Arts Development Grants:
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.
UPCOMING CHILDREN’S ART WORKSHOPS
ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD’S LOVE OF ART WITH OUR UPCOMING SCHEDULE OF ART WORKSHOPS!
WINTER WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPE
Instructors: Erika Rittling Uebel & Kate Russell
December 3 - 4, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM. Age level: 5 -10 years old. Fee: $25 (supplies included).
Inspired by work of Paul Cezanne, students will explore various techniques of watercolor to create their own landscape.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP
Instructor: Kathy Mumford
Saturday, December 14.10 AM - 11:30 AM. Age level: 7 - 14 years old. Fee: $20.00 (supplies included).
Create a whimsical gingerbread house using graham crackers, icing and assorted candies. Perfect for a holiday centerpiece.
POP ART PORTRAITS
Instructors: Erika Rittling Uebel & Kate Russell
December 17- 18. 4:15 PM-5:15 PM. Age level: 5 - 10 years old. Fee: $25 (supplies included).
Using craypas (oil pastels) students will create a self portrait inspired by pop art artists.
PLEASE CONTACT US FOR REGISTRATION: 410-641-0809
WCAC MEMBERS RECEIVE 10% DISCOUNT ON CLASSES REGISTRATION FEE.
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: Jay Cathell, Candace Giard, Teri Edgeworth, Nancy Jarvis, Biplav Jha, Bostik Johnson, Isabel Morris, Edward Raffelt, May Tignall
Patron: Karen McClure
We thank you for your support, help and dedication!
JOIN TODAY! MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
Arts Council Elects New Slate of Officers
The Worcester County Arts Council elected a new slate of officers at the Annual Membership Meeting that was held on Sunday, June 10th at the Hotel Atlantic in Berlin.
MARYLAND ARTS DELIVER $1 BILLION BOOST TO ECONOMY!
The arts industry generated a total of $501 million in direct spending and had a total economic impact of $1 billion during fiscal 2010, according to a recently released economic-impact study from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development concerning the state’s arts industry that year.
Here are some of the findings in the report:
• About 7.6 million people attended arts events in Maryland, spending an estimated $292 million on related goods and services.
• The arts industry generated 10,671 full-time equivalent jobs.
• Arts-related employment accounted for $385 million in salaries.
• Arts organizations generated $209 million in direct spending on goods and services.
• The arts industry provided $36.5 million in state and local taxes.
• Every $1 in arts organizations’ operating budgets led to $3.78 in additional economic activity.
• Grants from the Maryland State Arts Council represent $1 out of every $19 in the operating budgets of arts organizations.