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Artist Alley
October 9, 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

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

WCAC Community Exhibit-Call for Art 
Guidelines and Application: 

WCAC announces The Art of Cooking 2015 and the line-up of chefs!

Lou Scally and Taniya Wright of WHAG will be co-emcees!!
WCAC board president, Mary Newby is pictured with WCAC award/WCMFA Best in Show winner Roy Steele (l) and

exhibition juror Dow Benedict, Dean of Arts and Humanities, Shepherd University. 

Photo Credit:  Jon C. Howard, Potomac Digital Photography 

The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts --

82st Annual Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition

The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. Award for work of art by a Washington County, Maryland resident has been awarded to Roy Steele of Hagerstown, Maryland

for the acrylic on panel painting, Still Waters. This piece has also been chosen as Best of Show, an award sponsored by the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Exhibit runs from October 4, 2014 - January 11, 2015.

Sounds of the Square
for Friday, October 10, 2014 is cancelled
due to the forecast of rain.

See you in the spring!

Latin American Cuisine Celebration            

Saturday, October 11th

Fletcher Branch

Celebrate Latin American Cuisine & Culture!


Enjoy free entertainment provided by a live Latin band and dancers from the Etnika Foundation. 

Several area restaurants will provide a sampling of gourmet foods from Per�, Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, and Puerto Rico while supplies last. Additional food and drink will be available for purchase.

For more details call 301-739-3250 x163

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

"Freaky Friday"

Wind Down is adding a bonus night..."Freaky Friday" on October 17th! Enjoy live music from "River Knot". Wear your costumes, young and old! Downtown Movement is hosting a Costume Contest! There will be hay rides through the downtown area, kid's crafts, face painting plus celebrity pumpkin carvers! 


Maryland Symphony Orchestra Opens

Masterworks Series with Twin Pianists

Performing Mozart's Concerto for

Two Pianos and Orchestra

Steinway artists Christina and Michelle Naughton will perform Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, No. 10 in E-flat Major. The concerts will take place on Saturday, October 11 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 12 at 3:00 p.m. at the historic Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown. The orchestra will also perform Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D Major. Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 301-797-4000, or in person at the MSO Office at 30 W. Washington Street. 

Bodices for Goddesses
Hagerstown Community College will feature the mixed media art exhibit Bodices for Goddesses at the Kepler Gallery at HCC, 11400 Robinwood Dr, Hagerstown opening October 5th and running through October 30th. The reception for the exhibit will be Friday October 10th, from 7 - 9 p.m. The reception and exhibition is free and open to the public.

2014 Mountain Maryland Art Sale & Tour 

This event is a celebration of the rich arts community we have in our region.

Coordinated by the Allegany Arts Council on behalf of the many talented visual artists here in Western Maryland, the tour has grown to become a highly anticipated annual event.


Timed to coincide with the beautiful fall foliage throughout our region, the dates for the

2014 Mountain Maryland Art Sale and Tour are

Saturday and Sunday, October 18 & 19 and

Saturday and Sunday October 25 & 26.

On all 4 days of the event, all participating Tour Locations will be free and open to the public from

11:00AM to 5:00PM

Meet Cartoonist John Rose 

Wednesday, October 22nd


Fletcher Branch - Community Room #308/309


Come hear and see cartoons as they are created!


King Features popular Barney Google and Snuffy Smith comic strip by John Rose runs in hundreds of newspapers worldwide. Rose enjoys doing Snuffy Smith Chalk Talks in libraries and meeting fans of the long-running comic strip afterwards. 


In 2013, The Bodacious Best of Snuffy Smith by John Rose book collection was published and features over 350 of Rose's favorite Snuffy Smith comic strips.
The book will be available for purchase and autographing. 

This program is sponsored by the Ed and Betsy Beachley Family Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc.


For more information, call (301) 739-3250
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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