February 2020
news & updates

 The Arts
are the
Voice of the Heart

Happy Valentine's Day!
Make your voice heard in Annapolis!
On January 29, MCA Operations Manager Amanda Pugh went to Annapolis in support of Senate Bill 287, for the Maryland Arts and Cultural Grant Program, sponsored by State Senator Sarah Elfreth.

Let your local and state representatives know that the arts are an important cultural, educational, and financial component of Maryland's economy by attending the Maryland Citizens for the Arts 2020:
February 13 - 8:15am-2:00pm
St. John's College, Annapolis

click on logo above for more information, or join the
Harford Cultural Arts Board's delegation by clicking here: Maryland Arts Day 2020
Advocates included, from l-r, Nicholas Cohen, Executive Director, Maryland Citizens for the Arts; Michael Ross, Executive Director, Baltimore's Center Stage, Amanda Pugh, Operations Manager, Maryland Center for the Arts, and Jane Coffey, Director of Development, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company.
Tickets on Sale Now

$225 before March 1
$275 after March 1, if available 
$2,250 for a table of 10
Sponsor the Gala or Advertise

Sponsorships include tickets
to the Gala & ballroom competition.

Rehearsals Underway
Our 2020 Celebrity Dancers are practicing their steps, ready to dazzle you at the
2020 Dancing for the Arts Gala
& Ballroom Competition.
Meet and Support our 2020 Celebrity Dancers
by clicking on their names.
Photos Courtesy of Robin Sommer, MidAtlantic Photographic, LLC.
Jeffrey Horowitz, MD
Plastic Surgery & Med Spa
Fundraising Event:

Baltimore Co. Police Dept.
Absolute Investigative
Fingerprinting & Security Services
Fundraising Event:
Premier Chiropractic
Radio Personality:
The Renegade Mom
Cummings & Co.
Fundraising Event:
2/18- Liberatore's Bel Air 5-8pm
Classic Lawn + Landscape
Fundraising Events:
Middle River 6-9pm
Total Urgent Care
Fundraising Event:
Freedom Federal Credit Union
Pendant Automation
Zink Auctions & Appraisals

Thanks to our Sponsors!
Mindy Basara, Emcee
Jason Newton, Emcee
6th Annual Harford Plein Air Festival
Sponsored by the Maryland Center for the Arts, submit your art entry to be juried into the week-long competition, painting outdoor scenes of Harford County for top prizes and gallery sales in the Town of Bel Air.

Applying artists must be age 18 or older, must pay the $35 entry fee, and submit images following the Harford Plein Air entry instructions. 30 artists will be accepted into the competition.

Please click   HERE  to access our Artist Entry Page with instructions.
MCA has a NEW Annual Membership Program!

Check out our annual membership benefits for individuals, seniors, students, active military, families, nonprofit arts organizations, and sustaining donor/corporate memberships.
You're Invited
Maryland PTA is looking for artists and arts enthusiasts who are committed to arts education to serve as volunteer judges for their 2019-20 Reflections student arts competition. Blind judging of Reflections entries is usually conducted between January 31 and February 20. For more information, click on the poster at left.
Thanks for your generous response
to our year-end appeal!
Your support keeps the project advancing.
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Set up a Recurring
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Some programs of the MCA are supported by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Harford County Cultural Arts Board with funds from the MSAC and from Harford County Community and Economic Development.