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Artist Alley
February 27, 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...
March 2014 HCC Faculty Exhibit

"A Momentary Lapse of Reason," featuring work by faculty members at Hagerstown Community College from February 28 through March 25 at the Washington County Arts Council, located at 34 South Potomac Street in Hagerstown.


Featured artists will include the works of faculty artists Joan Bontempo, Elizabeth Carey, Audra Haddock-Martenot, Kathryn Keely, Benita Keller, Benjamin McAfee, Tom Renner, Janet Siegmann Salter, Ellen Smith, Hench Smith, and Steve Wright. Works on display will include paintings, drawings, photography, graphic design prints, pottery and handcrafted jewelry.


An opening reception will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gallery. This event is free and open to the public. 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.
Maryland Arts Day 
Left to Right: Rebecca Massie Lane (Museum Director WCMFA), Angel Myers and Jessica Green(Maryland Theatre), MD State Senator George C. Edwards, John Schnebly (Incoming Board President WCMFA), Vicki Willman (MSO Director of Development), Wallace Lee (Development Director WCMFA) Liliana Robeson (Founder/Chair Etnika Foundation), and Michael Jonnes (MSO Executive Director)
Destination Arts with A & E management team-tour of The Maryland Theatre
  • Hagerstown Arts and Entertainment District Management Board members toured the historic Maryland Theatre with Executive Director Jessica Green who provided an up-date on the facility's capital needs (2-19-2014)


Seated First row (pictured left to right): Rachel Nichols, Hagerstown Convention and Visitors Bureau; Sam Young, Maryland Theatre; and Karen Giffin, The City of Hagerstown

Seated Second row (pictured left to right): Pat Wishard, Washington County Free Library; Mary Anne Burke, Washington County Arts Council; and Jessica Green, The Maryland Theatre

Standing Third row (pictured left to right): Rob Hovermale, Barbara Ingram School for the Arts; Michael Jonnes, Maryland Symphony Orchestra; and Francine Donachie, Bowman Hospitality.
Not pictured: Andrew Sargent, City of Hagerstown and Rebecca Massie Lane, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

People's Choice Award Presentation 
WCAC Board President, Jim Pierne (left) and City Council Member, Don Munson (right) congratulate Linda Barnhart the winner of the 2013 WCAC Community Exhibit Peoples' Choice Award for "Fight for Freedom from Lies'
The award was sponsored by WCAC and Hagerstown Arts & Entertainment District with support from the City of Hagerstown.

Taste of the Arts
Thursday, April 24 - Taste of the Arts - Downtown 5-8 p.m. benefiting Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, The Maryland Theatre and Washington County Arts Council.

Copyright Basics for Artists Workshop
Presented by Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and the Washington County Arts Council  Saturday, April 5, 2014 NOON at the
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts -Bowman Gallery.
This is a FREE event but registration is required
RSVP to Chris (301) 791-3132 or 

WCAC Accepting Proposals for 2015 exhibits
Exhibit Proposal Procedures CLICK HERE
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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