April 10, 2020
Volume 20-15
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.
For artist information, arts events, calls for art, and more visit WCAC's web page... www.washingtoncountyarts.com .
The Maryland State Arts Council is offering three grants that are available NOW!
Any matching requirements and timeline prerequisites have been temporarily suspended to support YOUR ideas for relevant and urgent needs in this time of viewing art in a new and creative way!
Learn more about each grant below and connect with a Program Director today to see how we can help!
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Culture & Cocktails Goes Virtual

Washington County Historical Society’s Culture & Cocktails Goes Virtual
Buy a Virtual Drink – Win a Chance for Tickets to an Upcoming Culture & Cocktails

Hagerstown, MD:
Join the Washington County Historical Society as it hosts its first ever virtual Culture & Cocktails from 6-8pm, on Friday, April 10, 2020. There will be no gathering since everyone is sheltering in place. But, our speaker, Nichole Doub, of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, will be take us on a video tour of her facility and update us on her current project, the restoration of Sgt. Jacob Huyett’s Calvary Helmet. Our featured April cocktail is The Scofflaw, and we have included the recipe for all adults to make and enjoy at home.

Here’s a great opportunity for fun and networking while observing social distancing! Your participation also helps the Society compensate for the lost revenue due to observance of COVID-19 guidelines.

Here’s how it works: Purchase one or more $5 tickets on Eventbrite. Within a short time, we will send you a link to join our event. Post a picture of you and your cocktail (The Scofflaw or your beverage of choice) to the WCHS Facebook page on or before Friday April 10 before 7:30pm.  Each ticket purchased will be eligible to win either two tickets to a future Culture & Cocktails (valued at $30) or a $25 VISA gift card – winner’s choice. The winning ticket with a Facebook post will be announced on the WCHS’s Facebook page at 8pm on Friday, April 10.

Recipe for The Scofflaw:
•   2 oz Bourbon or rye whiskey
•   1 oz Dry vermouth
•   1/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
•   1/2 oz Grenadine
•   2 dashes Orange bitters
•   Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
•   Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Washington County Historical Society, 135 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD, 21740.
Tentative start on April 22 using Zoom online platform
Wednesday, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
$60 per person. Capacity: 25 students
Instructor: Daniel Fulco, Ph.D., Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator
This 5-week course is offered in conjunction with Shepherd University’s Lifelong Learning Program.
A survey of painting, architecture, and sculpture in Europe and America from the Renaissance through the Romantic era, with focused discussions of works of art from the collection of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. This course uses these works to investigate meaning and aesthetic considerations in the visual arts while placing them in their broad cultural and historical contexts. Successive periods and styles will be explored such as the Southern and Northern Renaissance, the Baroque, Neoclassicism, and Romanticism.
Museum of Fine Arts Washington County
401 Museum Drive ·
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Click below for more information and registration.
Cushwa College Internship
The Jean Cushwa College Internship at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is offered to one qualified college student who is majoring in Fine Art, Art History, Art Education, Museum Studies, or a similar field of study. The intern will conduct curatorial work to support art collections, exhibition planning and management, and/or art education program activities.
This is a paid summer internship.   The intern will receive a stipend of up to $1,000.
Important dates:   Friday, May 1 application due. 

Cushwa Art Scholarship Award
The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one graduating high school senior who resides in Washington County, Maryland. The student must plan to pursue a career in Visual Art, Art History, Art Education, Design, Architecture, or Museum Studies. Funds are to be used to support tuition and fees for the first year of college.
Important dates:   Friday, May 1 application due. 
2020 Photo Marathon
Call for Photographers
Deadline: May 23, 2020
2020 Faces of Hagerstown
Hagerstown Cultural Trail
Call for Photographers
Deadline: May 29, 2020 @ 5PM*
*Please note: This is NOT a postmark deadline!
Imagine Hagerstown Street Festival 2020
Seeking Artists/Art Educators
Deadline: Until Filled
To include your happenings in future editions of Artist Alley, please send your art information to  maryanneb@washingtoncountyarts.com

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