July 25, 2018
Volume 18-16
W elcome!
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 .

July 2018 Exhibit

The Hagerstown Artists Exhibit continues through July 31, 2019.

August 2018 Exhibit

The Washington County Arts Council presents “Jonathan & Jan Heath: Joyful Reflections on Life—Paintings & Prints” as its August 2018 exhibit with an opening reception on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Jan Heath has been making prints for over 40 years, developing printmaking techniques by experimentation and innovation. Her woodcuts, linocuts and monoprints are hand pulled, signed and numbered.

Jonathan Heath is a self-taught painter; his work in watercolor, oil and acrylic has evolved over the years into what he considers a "relaxed realism" in both style and content. Although serious about painting, his various themes explore the humor in everyday life.

Wind Down Hagerstown featuring
Staff Infection and an Art Market
Friday, July 27, 2018 • 6-9pm

Artisan vendors for July’s Wind Down!
Staff Infection is back performing live.
Grab dinner from Bella’s Bites or Pretzel and Pizza Creations Hagerstown and dessert from Antietam Dairy. For the kids there’s a bounce house, coloring, corn hole and balloon animals with UncleBean! – “The Life of the Party”.
Please note the Wind Down change of location:
USMH Plaza
50 West Washington St.
Hagerstown MD 21740.

The Maryland Theatre Expansion Project - Hagerstown, Maryland
Decorative Light Fixture

The Maryland Theatre seeks an artist to create a permanent indoor light fixture to be installed on the top floor event space within the expansion of the historic theatre. Work should be completed or well underway by Winter 2019. The total budget for the work is to be determined with artist input. The call is open to all artists living within a 100-mile radius of The Maryland Theatre. This artist call is presented in partnership with the Washington County Arts Council.

The full call, submission form and Information can be found at

Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro &
Destination Arts!

WCMFA Summer Camps

Registration available for the following camps: Ancient Egyptian Art; Art of the Stone Age; Wire Sculpture; Underwater Life Sculptures; and Pop Art Animals.


The Tea and Luncheon is a fundraiser for the Doleman Black Heritage Museum (DBHM) which is a nonprofit 501 c 3 located at 540 N. Locust Street, Hagerstown, MD. Friends of DBHM invites you to come out in support of our Annual Chocolate Garden Tea and Luncheon. This year the event will celebrate the consciousness, love, and power of women making a difference in the community.

The special guest is dynamic new author, Cecelia Summers of “We’re Crossin’ Over One By One” is riveting tale of the Brooks Family of Front Royal, Virginia and their family secret that changed the course of U.S. history. Cecelia became aware that one of her ancestors was freed before the Emancipation Proclamation. She speculated as to why he continued to reside in the slave state of Virginia. And, after further genealogical research, she wrote her first novel; WE’RE CROSSIN’ OVER ONE BY ONE, the evocative saga of her fictitious ancestor’s incredible story.

The Friends of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum invite you to come out and enjoy an afternoon of great fun traveling through history. As in the past there will be raffles, a hat parade, door prize, food and entertainment.

Time: 3:00 - 6:00 PM  (Doors open at 2 pm)
Date: SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018
18313 Lappans Rd, Boonsboro, MD 21713
Catering by: Applause Caterers
International Tea’s Donation by Anne Kona and JPMino Coffee’s
Ticket Donation: $25.00

The Washington County Museum of Fine Art hosts the
Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus
Sunday, August 12 at 2:30 PM

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive | Hagerstown, MD 21741


Celebrate Washington County’s German Heritage. Aug. 18-19, 2018 — two days of music, food and beer and family activities in Downtown Hagerstown.

The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater
and Children's Theater presents
Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years

The romantic musical is the fourth production of the theater’s 34th season.

From Jason Robert Brown (Bridges of Madison County, Parade, Songs for A New World), comes an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years, the show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.

The show is preceded by dinner featuring a salad bar, buffet, and dessert. There is a full cash bar available. Beverages and gratuity are not included.

Performances are held at The Playhouse on Friday and Saturday evenings at 6pm from July 13 to August 11, there is one Sunday matinee at 1 pm on August 12.

Tickets cost $48 (includes dinner and show) and can be purchased at www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com or by calling 301-739-7469.

The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater
44 North Potomac Street, Rear | Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
Nominations are open for the
Maryland Traditions Heritage Awards!

Maryland Traditions is the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council. We are a team working to identify, document, support, and present living cultural traditions - or folklife - in Maryland.

Since 2007, the Maryland Traditions Heritage Awards have been presented to a Maryland person, place, and tradition that epitomize the state’s folklife.
We invite you to nominate a Maryland person, place, or tradition
that should be recognized with a Maryland Traditions Heritage Award!
Please submit the nomination form via email to either of the Heritage Awards staff members listed below or mail the nomination form to Maryland Traditions at 175 W. Ostend St., Suite E, Baltimore, Maryland, 21230.

Chad Edward Buterbaugh, Director, Maryland Traditions

Ashley Minner, Folklorist, Maryland Traditions
acminner@umbc.edu or 410 245 4303

Submission deadline is July 30, 2018 at 5pm.

Howards Arts and Frames presents “Pouring workshop”

Pouring is a ton of fun and is a really simple way of creating beautiful and unique artwork for your home or as a gift. In this workshop you will learn several different techniques in pouring, including how to pour with acrylic paint, acrylic ink and alcohol inks. The workshop includes 3 Ampersand brand boards for each person and at the end of the two-hour workshop you will have three awesome pieces of art to take home. No need to bring anything, everything will be provided for you.

Date: Saturday, July 28th
Times: 10:00am-Noon
Ages: 14-Adult
Cost: $50
Duration: 2 hours
Teacher: Vern Danielson

Call or stop in with payment to reserve your spot. (Limited space available.)
Howard's Art & Frames
1256 Dual Hwy | Hagerstown, MD 21740

1964 The Tribute
at Big Cork Vineyard
Saturday, July 28, 2018
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Big Cork Vineyard celebrates
“Big British Invasion: 1964 The Tribute.”

Big Cork Vineyard is celebrating all things British this summer. With the recent win at the London Wine Competition, taking a silver medal for our 2015 Nebbiolo, it seems fitting to celebrate the only way the vineyard knows how – BIG.
Join Big Cork for the BIG British Invasion as they bring 1964 The Tribute band to the vineyard for a special evening filled with music and fireworks from 6:30 – 10:00 pm.
Tickets go on sale June 1 at 11:00 am at Ticketmaster.com. Gates open at 6:30 pm for general admission seating. VIP ticket holders get advanced entry at 6:00 pm. The band performs at 7:30 pm.
Ticket prices are as follows:
General admission advanced ticket price: $35.00
General admission at the gate ticket price: $45.00
Big Corker advanced ticket price: $30.00
Big Corker at the gate ticket price: $40.00
VIP tickets: $75.00
Includes entry at 6:00 pm and one glass of wine. Sorry, no Big Corker’s discount is available for this ticket level.
Guests are strongly encouraged to bring chairs and picnic blankets for seating.
Fireworks by Zambelli will follow the performance at approximately 9:15 pm.
This performance is sponsored by Family Heritage Trust Company and presented by The Maryland Theatre.
This is a rain or shine event. No dogs permitted at this event, or outside alcohol. Coolers will be checked.
Robinwood Players present

Hagerstown Community College’s Robinwood Players will present Monty Python’s Tony Award-winning musical, “Spamalot,” on August 3, 4, and 5, in the Kepler Theater on HCC’s main campus.

Show times are 8 p.m. on Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4, with a matinee performance on Sunday, August 5 at 2:30 p.m. The show is rated PG 13. Ticket prices range from $4 to $14, but HCC students, faculty, and staff can attend for free with a valid HCC ID. To purchase tickets online, visit www.hagerstowncc.edu/productions.

The musical, “Spamalot,” written by Eric Idle, is based off of the original motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Production made possible by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
For more information, contact director David Dull at dbdull@hagerstowncc.edu.

The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater
and Children's Theater

Meet Kip & Dale Young! They’re the team bringing CELEBRATING PATSY CLINE to our stage in September! Kip sings all of Patsy’s top hits and fan favorites and Dale shares Patsy’s history! See Patsy’s story unfold live on our stage for yourself. Visit washingtoncountyplayhouse.com for tickets and information.

Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater
44 North Potomac Street, Rear
in the heart of Hagerstown's Arts and Entertainment District and City Center.

Tickets can be purchased at www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.com or by calling 301-739-7469.
Valley Art Association presents
"Native American"

Opening August 3, 2018
Mansion House Gallery
501 Highland Way, City Park, Hagerstown

Valley Art Association members exhibit on the theme of “Native American”
Fridays & Saturdays 11 am to 4 pm; Sunday 1 to 5 pm. Free admission
For more information call 301 797-2867 or valleyartinfo@gmail.com.

hosted by the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

October 2, 5:30-6:30 PM, $30--Opening night reception

October 3-5, 10 AM-7 PM, $10--Open to the public

October 6, 10 AM-2 PM, $10--Open to public

October 6, 6-9PM, $150--Gala, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
401 Museum Drive | Hagerstown, MD 21741


Artists who live in Maryland are invited to apply to the Artist in Residence or Visiting Performer Rosters. The artists on this roster specialize in harnessing the arts as tools for learning and are available to lead hands-on, intensive arts workshops in Maryland schools (Artists in Residence) or assemblies with two workshops (Visiting Performers).

Artists in Residence may apply in performing arts, play-writing, poetry, and visual arts. Visiting Performers may apply in music, dance, puppetry, and theater.

MSAC accepts applications for the rosters every two years.


Individual Artists who apply to the AiE program must be Maryland residents, eighteenyears of age or older, must have established residence in maryland at least six months prior to the September 14, 2018 deadline, and must continue to be residents while they serve in the AiE program. Undergraduate/graduate students are not eligible.

Performing Companies that apply to the AiE program must be located in the State of Maryland and must continue to be located in Maryland while they serve in the State of Maryland while they serve in the AiE Program. Members of the company who are undergraduate/graduate students may not be part of the application.

All AiE artists are subject to ongoing review and evaluation.

Review Criteria

Artistic quality
Educational value
Relevance to curriculum

Application Deadline

September 14, 2018, 5:00 pm via email to AiE Program Director Chris Stewart: christine.stewart1@maryland.gov.

Please direct any questions about the application and/or process to Chris Stewart.
Exciting improvements for downtown Hagerstown now in progress!

For easy access to The Exhibit and Shop Galleries, 
please use 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.
Keep posted on changes in traffic patterns on the WCAC web page http://www.washingtoncountyarts.com/ or FACEBOOK page https://www.facebook.com/Washington-County-Arts-Council-Inc-232247304023/

34 S Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740 301-791-3132  Tues.-Friday 11-5; Saturday 10-4
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Maryland Citizens for the Arts, and Americans for the Arts
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