May 24, 2019
Volume 19-12
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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BISFA Alumni/Faculty 10 th Anniversary Art Show

Celebrating the 10 th Anniversary of Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, the Washington County Arts Council hosts “BISFA 10 th Anniversary: Alumni & Teachers” Art Exhibition from April 25, 2019 through May 28, 2019.
June 2019 Exhibit

The Washington County Arts Council hosts “Sketchy Women + 1” from May 30, 2019 through June 29, 2019 with an Opening Reception on Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 5pm – 7 pm. Exhibiting artists include Sherry Lazaroff, Linda Barnhart, Marti Welch, Jill Atherton, Janette Cantrell and William Roberts .
Continuing through June 2019
The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. (WCAC) and Washington Goes Purple invite local artists working in any medium to submit their art for a September 2019 exhibit, “Purple Haze: Selective Perception.” The juried community art exhibit will run from August 29, 2019 through October 1, 2019 with an opening reception on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 5pm to 7pm. The exhibit, “Purple Haze: Selective Perceptions”, strives to build awareness in our communities to “stand against substance abuse.”
Artists are encouraged to submit up to three entries with the Call/Guidelines/Entry Form.
“Across the Pond” is the May show
in the North Gallery of the Mansion House

The exhibit is comprised of a selection of paintings from England, Ireland and beyond from our globe-trotting Valley Art members - Anita Shively, Laura Schindle, Janie Moltrup, Leona Kronstadt, and Virginia Hair.

Hours are Fridays & Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm, Sundays 1 to 4 pm. Free admission and opening reception on Sunday May 5 th 2 to 4 pm. For more information call 301 797-2867 or e-mail .

Mansion House
501 Highland Way
Hagerstown, Maryland
(301) 797-2867

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Summer Camps

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

Albert Durer Exhibit at the
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Barbara Ingram School for the Arts
10th Anniversary Celebration
at The Maryland Theatre
Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm


2:30pm & 7:30pm

The Maryland Theatre hosts
The Fast Lane to Success
1st Annual 2019 Independent
Artists Music Award Show
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Doors open at 2pm * Performances begin at 3pm

GT MGMT and Coreleone Recs., LLC present The Fast Lane to Success 1st Annual 2019 Independent Artist Music Awards Show.

The Fast Lane to Success Awards Show was created to give back with awards of achievement, to educate and empower individuals whom are interested in the entertainment industry. 
The format of The Artist Choice Awards Show is to bring in an industry panel guest to answer any questions pertaining to the music industry. In addition, chosen artists will performance and receive feedback. This gives an additional opportunity for an artist to receive a trophy award. Once all performances are done, these panelists are known to do what is called, the “Artist Give-Back.” The “Artist Give-Back” may include such situations as, distribution, marketing, performances, tour situations, studio time, management agreements, recording opportunities, artist development, radio interviews, magazine, etc.

The Maryland Theatre
21-27 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 790-3500
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
presents “From Adam and Eve to the Modern Witch: The Power of Women and the Problematic Body in the Age of Dürer Lecture” by Robert Baldwin, Ph.D.
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2019
Time: 2:30 PM
Admission: FREE

Since 1985, Robert Baldwin has been teaching at Connecticut College. His courses and research interests cover European art from the late Middle Ages through the Nineteenth Century with a focus on painting and prints. In an academic world rewarding specialists, he is more of a generalist, with main thematic interests in gender, nature, and music. He has created three, unpublished anthologies of primary texts in these areas. Published articles and a few hundred unpublished essays can be found on his website: .

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Stories In The Round - Elaine Muray
May 27, 2019 * 7pm-8:30pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown Meeting Hall, 13245 Cearfoss Pike

Elaine Muray integrates movement and narration to deliver stories from around the world, folk tales and personal stories. She has performed at the Australian Storytelling Festival, Northlands Storytelling Conference, and Jemez Storytelling Festival. She grew up listening to the stories of her community in her father’s barber shop, influenced by her extended family’s love of literature, oratory, movement and dance. Exposed to a performance by mime master Marcel Marceau in the 90’s, and then Tony Montanaro and Paata Tsikurishvili. Her most recent performances include storytelling tours for English immersion schools in Colombia, China, Korea, Chile, and Peru. Her DVD, “Embodied & Enchanted” won the Storytelling World Resource Award in the DVD category.
$10 in advance $12 at the door
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