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Artist Alley
December 3, 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.


For artist information, arts events, calls for art and more visit WCAC's web page...
2013 Community Exhibit
The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. presents its "Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2013." The juried community art exhibit will run from December 6, 2013 through December 31, 2013 with an opening reception on Friday, December 6 from 5pm to 7pm. Maryland artists
R. Benjamin Jones and Lee Weaver juried the 2013 exhibit

WCAC thanks this
year's jurors,
R. Benjamin Jones and Lee Weaver.

Awards for the 2013 "Best Local Art," are sponsored by Hagerstown Arts & Entertainment District - supported by The City of Hagerstown.

Meet Artist R. Benjamin Jones          Holiday Shopping
Reception -- Thursday,                      The Gallery Shop of the
December 12, 5pm to 7pm
                    Washington County
                                                               Arts Council

Arts Calendar
Check out all the holiday and artistic events on the Washington County Arts Council's website

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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Hagerstown Holiday Events 
December 5, 2013

4PM - 7PM 
Holiday Faire Off the Square

Tree lighting at Public Square in Center City Hagerstown

Holly Fest at The Maryland Theatre

Hagerstown City Park Lighting with receptions at the Jonathan Hager House and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

artist rendering
Fishing Lessons

The Maryland State Arts Council has awarded Washington County Arts Council a $5,000 public art project grant to support the creation and installation of a bronze sculpture of a wildlife tableau for placement in the lake at Hagerstown's City Park.


The Public Art Project is being spearheaded by the collaborative partnership between the Washington County Arts Council (WCAC) and the City of Hagerstown. The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and the Valley Art Association have been included with the planning from the initiation of this project and will continue to be actively involved with the supervision and fundraising for this latest endeavor to provide distinctive art for the enjoyment, benefit and education of the community. The proposed sculpture, The Fishing Lesson, by local sculptor, Paul Rhymer promises to provide quality educational experiences for our community's students as well as others in the Washington County. Additionally this new sculpture will attract visitors to not only City Park but to Washington County.


As part of the project, Amanda Miller, an assistant English professor at Hagerstown Community College, is writing a children's book about the bears.


This is the first time that such a public grant has been awarded to the Washington County community since the inception of the program in FY 2008. The Public Art Project Grant through the State Arts Council provides matching grant support for a community-based public art project that will be permanently installed in a public place and accessible.

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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