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: Nadine Berkowsky, Nancy Bounds
Family: Jason & Patti Backer, Kent & Vicky Layman, Kenneth & Joyce Urbanski, Sheila & Mike Quillin, Melissa Denault, Louise & James Bounds, Bob de Koter & Christina Jarmolinski
Business Organization: Random Juxtaposition
Students under 18: Kylie Byrne,
We thank you for your support, help and dedication!
JOIN TODAY! MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR PAINT BERLIN - 4th ANNUAL PLEIN AIR
SEPTEMBER 19 - 21, 2013
ARTISTS: Artists will paint any or all days during the event at a location of their choosing. Artists will have an opportunity to network, exhibit and sell their artwork as well as compete for attractive cash prizes.
Artists and Art Lovers are invited to make plans now to attend Paint Berlin, our 4th annual plein air event!
A commission of 25% will be collected for artwork sold. ARTIST REGISTRATION FORM IS AVAILABLE HERE: ARTIST REGISTRATION
Registration deadline: July 31, 2013.
VISITORS: You’re invited to come and watch the artists work during this event and to attend the "Wet paint sale" and exhibit to be held at the the Atlantic Hotel on Saturday, September 21 from 5:30 pm - 8 pm
SUMMER ARTS CAMP
This camp is designed for students entering grades 3 - 8 in fall 2013 and last year more than 120 children attended.
Summer Arts Camp 2013 will be held June 17 - 21, 9 am - 2:30 pm at the Berlin Intermediate School.
Registration form, including selection of workshops offered this year is now available: SUMMER ARTS CAMP 2013 REGISTRATION FORM
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 31.
We are offering volunteering opportunities for students (15 years old and older) who would like to help during our Summer Arts Camp for children. Volunteers will be involved in assisting art instructors during classes and workshops and will receive community service hours for their time volunteering.
Interested students should submit ARTS CAMP VOLUNTEER APPLICATION along with a signed copy of 2013 Arts Camp Volunteer Guidelines to Anna Mullis, Executive Director. Volunteer's Application should be mailed to: WCAC, 6 Jefferson Street, Berlin, MD 21811.
SUMMER ARTS CAMP T-SHIRT LOGO DESIGN WINNER!
We are happy to announce that Lila Quillin, who attended this year's Summer Arts Camp for children, has been named a Winner of the 2013 T-shirt logo design contest. Lila's creative design will be printed on t-shirts and worn by all campers who participate in 2013 Summer Arts Camp.
Community Arts Development Grants Awarded
The Worcester County Arts Council is proud to award $14,750 in Community Arts Development Grants program to 12 art projects and events to be presented by local nonprofit arts organizations during the 6 month granting cycle beginning July 1, 2012.
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.
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.