November 21, 2018
Volume 18-24
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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November 2018 Exhibits

The Hagerstown Photography Group and Denny Clark are featured at the Washington County Arts Council during the month of November 2018. The joint exhibits, “Through the Shutter” and Denny Clark’s “Watercolor on Yupo” continue through November 27, 2018 .
Annual Community Art Show

The Washington County Arts Council’s “Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2018,” a juried community art exhibit will run from November 29, 2018 through December 28, 2018 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm.
Awards sponsored by Hagerstown A & E District with support from the City of Hagerstown.
The Arts Council sincerely thanks this year’s jurors:
Bruce Wilder
Bruce Wilder's photo work has won awards from Antietam Photographic Society, Frederick Camera Clique and the Cumberland Valley. His work has also won awards from The Latent Image Workshop of Bethesda, Maryland, of which he was a charter member. Mr. Wilder’s prints were published eight years consecutively in the Antietam Review.
The Washington County Arts Council Gallery, The Hagerstown Herald Mail Newspaper, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, The Washington County Library and the Maryland State Capitol have had his photos on display.
Mr. Wilder is a two-time winner of the best image by a Washington County resident by the Washington County Arts Council at the Museum of Fine Arts photographic salon.
According to a 1983 Herald Mail article, “Wilder said his family moved to Washington County in 1960 and he graduated from South Hagerstown High School in 1969. After living near Washington, D.C., from 1970 to 1978, he moved back to this area, settling in South Washington County, where he lives today.
Having dabbled in photography since he was a child, the Keedysville resident has a studio in Boonsboro, where he focuses on portrait and fine art figure work. Bruce Wilder owns and operates Turn The Page Bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland.
Philip Lindsey
Philip Lindsey (b. 1967, Asheville, NC) is a tenured, Professor of Fine Arts at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA. He teaches painting, drawing, and graphic design, and also directs/curates Wilson’s Bogigian and Cooley Galleries. Painting seriously since 1990; Mr. Lindsey began investigations in non-objective abstraction with noted painter, Mary Parker, who studied at the fabled Black Mountain College under Joseph Albers as well as with the legendary Hans Hoffman in Provincetown. Since 2003, Professor Lindsey has engaged the figure and representational painting and drawing. His current work addresses portraiture, allegory and metaphor through biblical, mythological, legendary and contemporary themes. At the core of Lindsey’s work is the density and complexity of relationships. He is interested in, and influenced by Italian and Spanish art of the Renaissance, Mannerist and Baroque periods; employing indirect as well as direct painting techniques and processes.
Professor Lindsey has received a number of awards for his work, both abstract and representational in national and international juried competitions and exhibitions. He is a recipient of the Donald F. Bletz Award for Outstanding Devotion to the Art of Teaching, the Paul Swain Havens Research Scholars Award, a Summer Research Stipend, a Humanities Division Scholars Award, Sabbatical Leave for research and scholarship, and the Drusilla Stevens Mazur Research Professorship .
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