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Artist Alley
December 17, 2013

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....
Pictured left to right Becky Jones, Ben Jones and Kathy Harple at Ben Jones Reception
January Exhibit
Main & Hall Galleries
"Jennie Avila & Stephen Wright: Paintings, Percussion, Pots & Performances".
The exhibit will run January 3, 2014 through January 28, 2014.
An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 from 5-7pm at the Gallery located at 34 South Potomac St. in the Arts & Entertainment District in downtown Hagerstown.

For any questions contact Gallery Manager, Chris Brewer at
(301) 791-3132
Holiday Tour of Houses of Worship
December 26, 2013, 3pm - 7pm
Phone: (240) 420-1740
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R. Benjamin Jones original artwork & stationary now exclusively at the Washington County Arts Council

Your Arts Community

Call for Artists
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For Children
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Exhibit Procedure
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Shop Procedure
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Business Partners
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Mimi Dickinson, Executive Director of the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation accepts a grant check from WCAC board member, Joan Bontempo

CAD Grant Ceremony
James Piern�, president of the Board of Directors of the Washington County Arts Council, Inc. along with Board member Joan Bontempo recently distributed the 2014 Community Arts Development Grants.  Awards made possible through the Maryland State Arts Council will be presented to the following:



Augustoberfest Charitable Foundation

The Augustoberfest Event

Ballet & All that Jazz

The BTJ Dancers--C-SAFE

Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation

2014 Summer Arts Academy

City of Hagerstown-Blues Fest

Blues Fest

Hagerstown Choral Arts, Inc.

Concert Support

Hagerstown Comm. Concert Association

Operating Concert Support

Hub Opera Ensemble

Operating Support

Maryland Symphony Orchestra

The Kinder Konzerts Series

The Maryland Theatre

"Now This! Kids!" Interactive Student Show

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Washington County Public School Art Exhibition

The Community Arts Development program of the Maryland State Arts Council "provides funds and technical assistance to the local arts councils of the 23 counties of Maryland and Baltimore City. The purposes of the program are to better serve artists, arts organizations and audiences throughout the State and to encourage local decision-making, arts activity and funding for the arts at the local level."

WCAC board president, Jim Pierne (left) and Mayor David Gysberts (right) congratulate photographer, Mark Youngblood winner of the
First Place 2D award
The Best Local Art 2013
-- Community Art Show -- "Big Ideas"
Exhibit continues through December 31, 2013

Visit the gallery to cast your vote for the People's Choice Award. The piece with the most votes will win $200! This prize is sponsored by the Hagerstown Arts & Entertainment District - supported by The City of Hagerstown.
Holiday Shopping
The Gallery Shop
There is still time to shop for the holiday at The Gallery Shop of the Washington County Arts Council

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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