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Artist Alley
April 10, 2015
Volume 15-9

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...

Benita Keller:

"In a Fragment of a Second:

30 Years of Photography


Landscapes of Washington County"

now at the Washington County Arts Council.


Exhibit runs through April 28, 2015.

Exhibition hours are:
Tuesdays through Fridays, 11am to 5pm

and on Saturdays, 10am to 4pm
The gallery is closed on Sundays and Mondays.


Donna Whitford Housel:

"Nature-Variable, Visual, Variety"


 Carol Wilks:

"Carol's Impressions"


Opening Reception:
Friday, May 1,2015
5pm - 7pm


The exhibit runs

Thursday, April 30,2015 through 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015.


Support the Washington County Arts Council on May 5, 2015 with the 
Washington County Gives online "give-a-thon!"


Call for a Sculpture
for the New Washington County Commission on Aging, Inc.
Offices and NEW Senior Center

In the winter of 2015, The Washington County Commission on Aging, Inc will relocate to the newly renovated Army Reserve building on Willard Street in Hagerstown Maryland. The Commission on Aging desires to commission a sculpture of only the tree from their logo (above). The sculpture will hang inside the main entrance.

 Click Here for More Information

HWC's 35th Anniversary Celebration:
Call for Art

Hospice of Washington County, Inc. (HWC), in partnership with and support from The Washington County Arts Council (WCAC) and The Valley Art Association, is pleased to invite visual artists, including local artists of Western Maryland and the surrounding area, to answer a "Call to Artists" for the opportunity to create a poster to be used in celebrating Hospice of Washington County's 35 years of service to the community. All submissions are subject to the guidelines set forth herein, and the "Call to Artists" is open to submission by any and all interested artists.


The theme for this contest is, "Transformation," (a change in form, appearance, nature or character). Interested artists are encouraged to visit Hospice of Washington County's website at HWC's 35th Anniversary Celebration will include many events throughout 2015. One selected original work of art will be commissioned by HWC, and will be used to create posters and promotional materials.

 Click Here for Call/Entry Form 

Art Market - Call for Artists
at Wind Down - Downtown Hagerstown May 2015

 Call and Forms available online: 


Valley Art Association has a wall space available for an association member!
Contact Janie Moltrup at
301-797-2867 or
for exhibiting process information. 
Valley Art Association encourages individuals to join; the membership fee is only $25.00 per year.


Hager House and Railroad Museum Open for the Parks Season

The City of Hagerstown's Parks & Recreation Division is pleased to announce the opening of the Jonathan Hager House Museum and the Hagerstown Railroad Museum & Engine 202 for the 2015 season. These historic sites merge education and fun, facilitating learning through an immersive, hands-on experience. Beginning Friday, April 10, 2015 the museums will be open to visitors every Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and
one Sunday a month from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. through October 2015.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Last Day to View the Quickening Image: Wax-Resist Drawings of David Dodge Lewis and Ephraim Rubenstein - A Twenty-Year Collaboration, Sunday April 12, 2015.   Sponsored by the Waltersdorf Family and Hampden-Sydney College.


National History Day Student Exhibit at Miller House


Selected student entries from Washington County Public Schools National History Day will be on display for a special two-day exhibit at the Miller House Museum on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 1 to 6 p. m. and Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. These fine examples of in-depth research, accessing primary and secondary sources, were executed on display boards for the local competition earlier this year as part of National History Day. Students were challenged to depict their chosen subject using the 2015 theme of "Leadership and Legacy." National History Day is a program supported by the Maryland Humanities Council annually for all eighth grade students in middle school and students of Advanced Placement History in high school.


There will be no charge for this exhibit only. Full tours of the Miller House Museum will follow normal admission prices: $8.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors and students.

Swan Lake at The Maryland Theatre

Sunday, May 17, 2015 * 3:00pm

The City Ballet School and the Western Maryland City Ballet Company bring you the spellbinding tale of a young girl held captive as a swan. Is Siegfried's love strong enough to save her from Von Rothbart's dark magic?

Swan Lake is a gripping romance of enchantment, deceit, and love's triumph over evil. Set to Tchaikovsky's brilliant score, Artistic Director Danielle Horochowski and Ballet Mistress Amy Wrobleski bring fresh scenes to classic choreography. Complete with stunning costume design, theatrical magic and a cast of 70 dancers, this ballet makes the perfect mother's day gift for your whole family to enjoy!

The Downtown Movement -- May 29-31, 2015


The Downtown Movement will be holding its third Pop-Up Event on May 29-31, 2015. In conjunction with the Western Maryland Blues Fest, The Downtown Movement hopes to see an incredible turnout of community and business.  For information contact check out The Downtown Movement at

The Maryland Theatre, in partnership with Authentic Community Theatre, Inc.,

announces the Performing Arts Academy,

a week-long summer program for students entering grades K-12.


2015 Performing Arts Academy

Ages: Students entering grades 1-12 + graduating seniors (Ages 5-18)
Dates: July 20-24, 2015 (9 AM - 4 PM) + July 25, 2015 (2 PM)
Performance: Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2 PM
Location: The Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown, MD
Cost: $200

Click here to register for the BISFA Summer Arts Academy!



The City of Hagerstown is requesting proposals for
the A & E Trail Public Art Master Plan.
Questions may be directed to Rodney Tissue, city Engineer at 301-739-8577 Ext 128 or by email at up to the close of business on
Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
Register to see the plan here:
T he 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 County Arts Agencies of Maryland,
Maryland Citizens for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.

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