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Artist Alley
August 12, 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...

Julie Maynard: Territory            


Exhibit continues through August 26, 2014.

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.

Guitarist and singer Jeff Kercheval (right) was joined by percussionist Michael Frevert for the August 1st "Sounds of the Square" performance.
Ony Maybe "plays primiteive music primitively, making it look significantly more difficult than it is. Ony's voice is not that of reason." August 8th "Sounds of the Square" performance.




WCAC welcomes Washington County Public School New Educators at the
Michael G Callas Memorial New Educators Reception 2014 
North Hagerstown High School
Monday, August 11, 2014

Maryland Symphony Orchestra welcomes Michael "Mike" Harp as its new Patron Services Manager. Most recently, Mike was a credit services specialist with Citi in Hagerstown and has served as a substitute teacher in Washington County. Formerly the Director of Admissions at Penn State Mont Alto and with degrees in Theater and English, he has a passion for education and an extensive background in social media, database management, and IT troubleshooting.

The Downtown Movement invites artists to join the first Pop-Up event on August 22-24, 2014 for the first Downtown Movement en plein air opportunity. This is an occasion to demonstrate, network and exhibit.


Artists' hours are Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 12 noon until 4 PM and Sunday, August 24, from noon until 4 PM.

In case of inclement weather arrangements will be made to house the artists indoors.



Artists should RSVP and coordinate their hours of participation with

Lesley Whalley at Deadline to apply is August 17, 2014. 


Sidewalk Artist Suzee White returns to 
Wind Down-Downtown Hagerstown, 
August 22, 2014!

Joseph A. Marschner, Chair, English and Humanities Division; Assistant Professor, Music/Drama in the English and Humanities Division of Hagerstown Community College has been named president of the board of HUB Opera Ensemble.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts has announced

Kay Palmateer as its new Collections and Exhibitions Manager.  Ms. Palmateer, who replaces Jennifer Smith has served the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts for nearly three years, currently as Collections Technical Assistant and lead staff member for the complex three-year collections inventory project, which will be completed later this month. Ms. Palmateer holds s Graduate Certificate in Museum Collections Management and Care from George Washington University, Washington, D. C.; a Bachelor of Fine Arts, summa cum laude from University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. 


"State of the Organization"/Membership Meeting
Aug 17, 2014 at 2:00pm at The Womens Club. 
Show up and show your support for the Playmakers.

The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. invites local artists working in any medium to submit their best new work for WCAC's "Annual Community Art Show: The Best Local Art of 2014." 

The juried community art exhibit will run from December 5, 2014 through December 30, 2014 with an opening reception on Friday, December 5 from 5pm to 7pm.

The 2014 Jurors are R. Benjamin Jones and Chris Tischer.


Guidelines and Entry Form 


For information contact Gallery Manager, Chris Brewer at or (301) 791-3132


Awards sponsored by

the Hagerstown Arts & Entertainment District and supported by The City of Hagerstown


One Maryland One Book


     The Maryland Humanities Council--One Maryland/One Book encourages Marylanders from across the state to read and discuss one common book to reconnect with literature and their communities. The 2014 One Maryland/One Book is "The Distance Between Us: A Memoir" by Reyna Grande. A timely topic, this book is a poignant memoir of life before and after entering the US from Mexico as an undocumented immigrant. Get a head start by reading this excellent account from the view of the child. 

      In its seventh year, One Maryland/One Book is designed to bring together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book. Readers are then invited to participate in book-centered discussions and other associated programs at public libraries, high schools, colleges and universities, museums, bookstores, and community and senior centers. Programs will take place each year in the fall. Watch for announcements from the Washington County Free Library.

Become a Member of the Arts Council Today!  

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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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