December 13, 2019
Volume 19-31
Welcome to Artist Alley,
Washington County Arts Council's electronic newsletter. We hope this publication will engage you with the arts in your community.
WCAC welcomes your ideas and support as it continues to take the lead in bringing together the community's art organizations to strengthen our region's arts culture.
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December 2019 Exhibit
The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. hosts its “Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2019.” The juried community art exhibit will run from December 5, 2019 through January 7, 2020.
Awards sponsored by Hagerstown A & E District with support from the City of Hagerstown.

2019 Selected Artists
Jennie Avila
Lauren Baker
Kaitlin Bell
Stefanie Boss
Stefanie Boss
Jimmie Brown
Scott Cantner
Carolyn Chase
Carolyn Chase
Carolyn Chase
Dennis Clarke
Dennis Clarke
Vicki Clarkson
Vicki Clarkson
Margaret Clingan
Margaret Clingan
Vern Danielson
Heather Davis
Heather Davis
Heather Davis
Cindy Downs
Anne Finucane
Anne Finucane
Katherine Fishburn
Brandi Foster
Brandi Foster
Phillip Grove
Daniel Hall
Lea Ann Hudson
Lea Ann Hudson
Stephanie J3X Brown
Stephanie J3X Brown
Stephanie J3X Brown
Suzannah Kolbeck
Guy Terry Kuhn
Guy Terry Kuhn
Amelie Lavenant-Wink
Lorena Long
Lorena Long
jim mackey
jim mackey
Bryce Maynor
Christine Mayo
Christine Mayo
Christine Mayo
Susan McNally
Susan McNally
Gaye Mertz
Gaye Mertz
Pamela Michaels
Pamela Michaels
John Mullican
John Mullican
Ashley Notabartolo
Marjorie Poling
Jose Rosapepe
Nicole Serra
Nicole Serra
Nicole Serra
Jackie Shaw
Jackie Shaw
Alexandra Slezak
Emily Sloviko
Emily Sloviko
Nicole Troup
Nicole Troup
Alison Tucker
Alison Tucker
Alison Tucker
Dmitrii Volkov
Gloria Rae Whitley
Gloria Rae Whitley
Fred Wiebel
Bruce Wilder
Elaine Wolfe
Stephen Wright
Stephen Wright
Allison Young
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Sky Cats #15 - Gloaming
Country Sunset
America's Favorite Pasttime
Logan's Pass
The Old West
Venice Beach #2
The Strawberry Moon of Sinepuxent Bay
Cruising the Beach
Double Vision
Flor Azul
Wash on a Line
And Blush
Second Blush
Fire On The Conococheague
Abstract #2
Adrian Martinez Painter
The Retirement Home
M.O.M. (Master of Multitasking)
Cider Press Road
Sentry Oak
His Master’s Vice
The Dance
Drowning in Information
Gaggle of Canada Geese Pot
Posey Piglet
Of Walls and People
Splashed Sunset
Waiting to Launch
So Many Stories
Gypsy Delight
The Legend
Friday Night
Toy Story Time
Traveler's Prayer
Crazy Wonderful Dreams
Let the Light Shine
Ready To Go
The Flower Shop
Cats' Night Out at Weis' Parking Lot
Plains Indian Brave
Wayne's Bend
Grecian Duo
Spring Returns with Persephone
Mug with red berries
Rainy Day Jar
Rainy Day Mug
Lidded Pot, Blue w/Driftwood Handle
Oval Tray, Blue
Head Above the Crowd
Orange Appeal
Lady in Red
Winnie Harlow
A Blueprint of New York
San Gimignano - Fireplace Tool Set
Eat Your Veggies
The Mantis Hatch
Haleakalāa Hawaii
As Damned Souls
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Awards sponsored by Hagerstown A & E District
with support from the City of Hagerstown.
A Holiday Gift!
Supporting the Washington County Arts Council, 28 South, and Bulls and Bears.
The Friends of Tolson's Chapel invites you to a community Christmas celebration on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm. The event will feature special guests Pastor Donald Marbury of Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church of Hagerstown, and Stas Ziolkowski, Sharpsburg storyteller. The historic chapel is unheated and has no electricity, so please dress warmly! Battery-powered candles will be provided at the door.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 • 7:00 pm
Historic Tolson's Chapel
111 East High Street • Sharpsburg, Maryland
Museum Consort Performance

Join the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts for this FREE holiday concert by the Museum Consort! The group returns on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2:30 PM. The group will specifically explore the theme of Advent, the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, a time of waiting and anticipation.

Musicians include Naomi Styer, David Styer, Shelly Harr and Russell Johnson.

Washington County
Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents
“Home for the Holidays 2019”
at The Maryland Theatre
Saturday, December 21, 2019 and
Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 3 PM

The most highly anticipated holiday show of the season – Home for the Holidays! There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with the music of the season delivered in full sound and spectacle by the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Music Director Elizabeth Schulze conducts a program filled with all the magical elements you have come to expect – high energy, familiar carols, and lots of holiday warmth.
We can’t wait to celebrate the season with all of you!

Tickets $19 - $79

For information contact Michael Harp at 301-791-4000 or
Parking is easily accessible through the A&E Parking Deck located at
25 Renaissance Way. The Washington County Arts Council main entrance is off the 3rd level (Potomac Street Level). There is an elevator on each level for your convenience.
Crafty members of the Valley Art Association will show off their work: jewelry, bottle décor, pottery, ornaments, custom made shirts, aprons & bags plus many other objects to view and may be purchased. Items will be on display till December 22, 2019 at the Mansion House, City Park, Hagerstown, Md. Hours are Fridays & Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm, Sundays 1 to 4 pm. Free admission – for more information call 301-797-2867 or
A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail
Nov 23, 2019 - Dec 21, 2019
Washington County Playhouse, Hagerstown, MD
A very special Friend-and-Relation tells Christopher Robin a story of a Christmas Eve very long ago (about last year) when Eeyore, the old gray donkey who lives by himself in the thistle corner of Hundred-Acre Wood, was absolutely miserable. It seems that he lost his tail and Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet got all of their friends and a search was organized. There is a great deal of fun and excitement, plus delightful songs, in the adventure that follows.

• Children under the age of 3 will not be admitted to Theatre for Young Audiences Performances. No Babes in Arms.
• Ticket price includes kid-friendly lunch & show. Beverages and gratuity not included.
• We reserve the right to reassign selected seating to accommodate patrons with special needs or groups.
• All sales are final. There are no cancellations, refunds, or exchanges.
• Tickets subject to a $1.25 Ticketing Operations Fee.

Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater & Children's Theater - 44 North Potomac Street, Rear, Hagerstown, MD, (301) 739-7469
Join the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts for a fun and festive holiday craft for toddlers!
Toddlers will be making an adorable snowman decoration that can be used as a tree topper, too!
When: Friday, December 20 from 10:15-11:15 AM
Cost: $10 per toddler
Capacity: 15 toddlers
Ages: 18 months – 3 years
Instructor: Melissa Gibson

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
The Historic Houses of Worship Tour in partnership with and support from The Washington County Arts Council (WCAC) is pleased to invite the public to enter a photo contest to promote the 2020 Historic Houses of Worship Tour.

Photos should capture an image from the Historic Houses of Worship Tour, scheduled to take place on December 26th, 2019 from 3pm to 7pm with a snow date of December 27th, 2019 from 3pm to 7pm. One selected original photograph will be commissioned by the tour organizers and will be used to create posters and promotional materials for the 2020 Tour.

Contestants may enter up to three images to the contest. The winner will be announced in February 2020 and will receive $200.

Please email images of the works to be considered and Entry Form to:
Include full name, mailing address, telephone and email address.

Alternatively, artists may submit digital images by sending a CD, marked with the artist’s name, and a completed Entry Form to:
Washington County Arts Countil
34 S. Potomac St. Suite 100
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
(301) 791-3132

Lourdes Gallardo
Lourdes Gallardo
Bonnie Hardiman
Bonnie Hardiman
Two local women, Bonnie Hardiman and Lourdes Gallardo of Hagerstown have had entries accepted for display in the National Gingerbread House Competition this year, the 27th year that the competition has taken place at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville NC. To win this competition is the most coveted achievement you can get in the gingerbread world. It draws entries from all over the world from celebrated professional chefs all the way to home bakers. This year there were over 200 entries, each being 100% edible and at least 75% made of gingerbread. Lourdes managed to make it into the Top Ten finalists with her Entry A165, Tall Tales of Christmas.
Howards Art and Frames is in search of a teacher for children's art classes. Teaching experience and/or an art background is preferred. A portfolio will be requested upon applying.

If interested follow the link below:
The Washington County Museum of Fines Arts is not accepting applications for the winter 2020 sessions of Saturday Morning Youth Program and Polished and Primed Portfolios.

Deadline: Sunday, December 22 at 5 PM.

Washington County
Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740

The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater presents the first show of their 2020 season: Bonnie & Clyde! This thrilling & sexy musical will open January 17 at The Playhouse which is located at 44 North Potomac Street, Rear in the heart of Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District and City Center

At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America’s most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmares. Fearless, shameless and alluring, the Tony-nominated Bonnie & Clyde, from the legendary Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Civil War, Dracula) is the electrifying story of love, adventure and crime that captured the attention of an entire country.

Starring as the lawless lovers, Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow, are Jennifer Dickey & Rennes Carbaugh respectively. Shawn R. Martin & Chelsea Bondarenko portray Buck & Blanche Barrow, Clyde’s brother & sister-in-law. TJ Kidwell plays Officer Ted Hinton, who falls in love with Parker, and Joan Crooks plays Parker’s mother, Emma. The cast is rounded out with Britany Atwater, Cullen Byers, Kristen Davis, Sam DeJesus, Gene Gregory, Maddie Kline, Amanda Lawrence, Jordan A. Lowe, Lexi Oliver, Benjamin Smith, Adam Wennick, and Caleb Whitcomb.

The show is preceded by dinner featuring a salad bar, buffet, and dessert. A brunch is served at all matinee performances. There is a full cash bar available. Beverages and gratuity are not included. Children under age 5 not admitted.

Bonnie & Clyde plays January 17 - February 23 on Friday and Saturday evenings at 6PM with matinees on January 26 & February 23 at 1PM.

Bonnie & Clyde contains adult themes and situations.

Tickets cost $53.50 (includes dinner and show) and can be purchased at or by calling 301-739-7469.
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts hosts “The Blues and The Abstract Truth” exhibit from June 8, 2019 - January 12, 2020

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
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