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Artist Alley
October 22, 2014

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...

Elisabet Stacy-Hurley:

New Works


Margaret Lualdi:

Nature's Wild            


Exhibit continues through
October 28, 2014

Marjorie Tressler:

Be Big, Bold & Beautiful 


Janie Moltrup:

Textures in Nature            


Opening Reception:

Friday, October 31, 2014
5pm - 7pm


Exhibit runs through Tuesday, December 2, 2014.


Exhibition hours are:
Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Deadline: November 1, 2014

WCAC Community Exhibit-Call for Art 
Guidelines and Application: 

Annual Symphony Ball 
Saturday, November 1, 2014
6pm - 11pm
Fountain Head Country Club



Contact MSO Director of Development Vicki Willman
for more information at 301-797-4000 or by email at 
Oct. 17, 2014 Wind Down book signing at the Washington County Arts Council with (left to right) Robert L. Saunders, Leigh Fleming and Robin Murphy.


To register email  

The Hagerstown Area Religious Council sends a THANK YOU to all who collected children's books for the annual Community Book Drive!  The Washington County community collected, counted, and sorted approximately 10,000 books this year!  The books will be distributed to local organizations and schools that can get them into the hands of at-risk children as part of the ongoing effort of raising the literacy rate in Washington County.
2015 Wind Down Dates

2015 Maryland International Film Festival - Hagerstown


2015 Maryland International Film Festival Student Film contest information is now available.
For questions, please contact
Tracie Hovey at

The fourth annual Maryland International Film Festival, Hagerstown launched its call for entries for the March 26-28, 2015 festival at the end of September.

MDIFF-H is accepting films in several categories including: Feature, Documentary, Student, Short and Animation. The submission deadlines are as follows:

October 17, 2014 Earlybird

November 28, 2014 Regular

December 19, 2014 Late

January 2, 2015 Extended Deadline

The MDIFF-H mission is to be a platform for independent filmmakers to engage audiences, collaborate with other filmmakers and educate the community with the celebration of film. For more information about MDIFF-H or the entry fees and submission guidelines please access the website 

MDIFF-H is accepting films at 

Registration is OPEN for the 2014 Maryland Presenters Network Annual Meeting!

New Maryland Art Marketplace Opens for Artists

FREE day of networking and learning with your Maryland Presenting peers!  Speakers will present on dynamic ticketing and presenter partnership strategies.  Detailed information available at





Date:  Monday, October 27, 2014

Time:  9:30am to 3:00pm

Location:  Gordon Center for the Performing Arts in Owings Mills, MD


The online platform will soon be publicly promoted as the place to find Maryland-made art that is sold online. In advance of launching its new Maryland Art Marketplace, the MSAC is inviting Maryland artists of all disciplines to sign-up for the  Maryland Artist Registry, and encouraging those with online selling sites for their art, crafts or artistic merchandise to opt-in to the Maryland Art Marketplace during the process.

While the Marketplace will focus on directing buyers and gift-givers to Maryland artists' online selling sites, the focus of the Maryland Artist Registry will continue to be connecting Maryland artists-even those who don't sell online-with opportunities and exposure. The recently launched redesign supports audio, jpeg and PDF files, as well as embedded video.

Artists already registered in the Maryland Artist Registry can opt-in to the Maryland Art Marketplace by logging in and editing their account. Those who are not already in the Maryland Artist Registry should create an account, and opt-in to the Maryland Art Marketplace during the signup process. For questions or assistance, email Paul Shortt, registry administrator.

Bowman Recital
Beau Soir Ensemble

 Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:30 p.m.

Members Free/Non-members $5.00/Children 12 and under Free
Founded in 2007 as a flute and harp ensemble, The Beau Soir Ensemble are dedicated to the performance of standard and contemporary repertoire spanning a variety of genres with the opportunity to hear the harp in a smaller ensemble.

The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. is funded by a grant from
the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC),
an agency of the
Department of Business & Economic Development.

Supported in part by:
The Washington County Arts Council is a proud member of
Community Arts Agenices of Maryland,
Maryland Citizens for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.
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