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New Ideas and Inspiration at the CalVART Gallery 
in Prince Frederick


PHOTOGRAPHER'S SHOW at the calvART Gallery
 in Prince Frederick

Show runs November 5 - 30

"Look Through Any Window", November's group show at the CalvART Gallery, features three photographers: Lonnie Harkins, Kevin Higgins, and Alyson Schwartz. While the three share similar subject matter, including the natural world, each one brings to his/her art a unique vision. As famed photographer, Ansel Adams said, "You don't take a photograph, you make it." This photographers' group show at the gallery in Prince Frederick will be on display from November 5 to November 30, 2014. The theme for the show, "Look Through Any Window" comes from a 60s song by the Hollys. The photographers chose it to emphasize the variety of places where we can find the beauty of nature both great and small, and also highlight the various perspectives of these three artists.

An artists' reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, November 8th. The public is invited to visit the gallery, enjoy refreshments, and talk with the photographers about their craft and what inspires them. Lonnie Harkins, a a 20-year retired Navy veteran, likes to photograph abstracts and macro photography sometimes using the power of the computer to create wild effects. Kevin Higgins, a retired firefighter, enjoys taking photos from his Boston Whaler, offering a unique vantage point to capture birds and landscape while he trolls the bay. Alyson Schwartz, an instructor at Calvert High, enjoys clean lines and bright colors in subjects from sunrises to the beach to the woods.

Carmen's Gallery

Art Fête Internationale

Join us at carmen's gallery for an exhibition of art from around the world!

Saturday, November 15th, 6 - 9 p.m.

"Still Life with Jars" by Marius Zabinski

Featuring new works by:

Annia Alonso of Cuba

Manel Anoro of Spain
Miguel Arias of Peru
Jo Barry of the United Kingdom
Hessam of Iran
Luo Hong of China
Willi Kissmer of Germany
Goli Mahallati of Persia
Kim Rody of the Abaco Islands
Yuri Tremler of Ukraine
Marius Zabinski of Belgium

Also featuring limited rare paintings from the late:

Pan Tseng-Ying of China

Yves Parent of France
Tarkay of Israel 

Join us for the show and have a chance to mingle with some of the Mrs. World contestants, who will be competing right here in Solomons, MD for a chance at the title on November 17th & 19th.

Showing in the Mary Beth Harry Student Art Gallery
at CalvART Gallery  ...

CalvART Gallery is open Wednesday thru Sunday 
from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

410-535-9252             Prince Frederick Shopping Center: Rt. 4 and Rt. 231 
PO Box 2569 Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Trish Weaver owner of Dreamweaver Café and Catering ( left), recipient of the 2013 Mary D. Harrison Community Service to the Arts Award, and Arts Council President Eleanor Nelson presenting the Award.

Marissa Hill (left), Senior from Huntingtown HS and recipient of the 2013 Mary Beth Harry Student Scholarship, with Judy MacWilliams (right), Chair of the Scholarship committee presenting.

Some of the others in attendance at the Arts Council of Calvert County's 2013 Annual Meeting.


Dedicated to helping women achieve their dreams.  Providing funding for vocational training, college courses and projects for women-owned businesses.  For more information on the Fund or to make a tax-deductible contribution in her memory, visit (leaving site).

The Patricia Giardina Carpenter Women in Business Fund
C/O The Bay Business Group
P.O. Box 858, North Beach, MD 20714

Sponsored by the Bay Business Group -- P.O. Box 858, North Beach, MD 20714


On January 31, 2013, winners from the Calvert County high schools competed in the County Level Competition of the Poetry Out Loud Competition at CalvArt Gallery. Contestants from Calvert, Huntingtown, Northern and Patuxent High Schools recited works they selected from an anthology of more than 680 classic and contemporary poems.

Malaysia Johnson (center) from Calvert High School won the 2013 Poetry Out Loud County competition held January 31 at the Calvert Library. Also shown above are Cara Mathers (left) from Calvert HS and Brigit Gilvary (right) from Huntingtown HS.

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CalvART Gallery is located in the Prince Frederick Center at 110 S. Solomons Island Road. (Between Sakura and Dream Weaver Café)


The Arts Council of Calvert County has established a scholarship in memory of Mary Beth Harry.   “Mary Beth loved encouraging young artists, and  therefore we believe this is a way to remember her that she would have appreciated.” The scholarship will be awarded annually to a young aspiring Calvert County artist.  

Tim Crout, a friend of Ms. Harry, contributed $400 to the Mary Beth Harry Memorial Scholarship and challenged anyone reading this to meet or beat his contribution to the fund! To accept this challenge or to give whatever you wish to support this important memorial scholarship, click this "Donate" button...



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Special thanks to the following businesses and friends 
who have contributed to the Arts Council this year!

Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa
Peter and Nancy Hooper
Earl T. Hurrey
Mar-Ber Development Corporation
Showplace Arena

Bayside Toyota
PNC Bank
Linda E. Woods

Bob and Pat Carpenter
Duncan Frazer
Michael R. Phillips
Margaret H. Phipps
Sneade's Ace Home Center

Alexander Chiropractic Center
Jack Bannister, ReMax United Real Estate
Mary and Joel Bergsman
Christine and David Boesz
Deborah Gann Carstens
Nancy Feuerle
Richard and Jean Fleming
Mary Anne Harms
Howland Hartley
Holiday Inn - Solomons
Beverly and Brooks Jackson
Sue and Steve Kullen
Maryland Country Caterers
John and Jill Menassa
Linda Patton
Quality Built Homes
Colleen and George Sabo
John and Luray Schaffner
Suzanne Shelden
Don and Mary Smolinski
Kirk Swain
Donna and Paul Wilson

Dawn Balinski
Paul and Doris Berry
Michael and Gale Bonanno
Joyce T. Bowling
Darcey Clark
Wilma Forsell Garcia
Jeanette and John Heinbuch
Sylvia S. Hubbard
Mr. & Mrs. David Kallal
Deborah Karvelas
Joan D. Kilmon
Nancy Klapper
Mary and Warren Krug
Lighthouse Engraving & Signs, Inc.
Judy and Richard MacWilliams
Barbara Fairchild and George Newman
Nikki Lanza O’Malley
Mary and Michael Overfelt
Petronella Popp
Mary K. Ritter
Victoria Ronan
Sally Schofield
Joan Boker Shisler
Mary Stuart Sierra
Jack R. Smith
Twin Shields Golf Club
Eliot and Richard Wilson
Jeniene B. Wishart

Adult Day Care of Calvert County
Bay Shore Webs
William and Jean Bozman
Frank Crea
Laverne and Austin Good
Joyce and Bill Halstead
Audrey Hatry
Reid’s School Bus Service, Inc.
Roberta Safer & Klaus Zwilsky

Special thanks also to those who contributed to the 
Mary Beth Harry Memorial Scholarship

Pat and Bob Carpenter
Ann Crain
Timothy Crout
James and Judith Dobson
Shannon Fox
Cindy Guy
Don Harry
Carol Harvat
Jeffrey Koons
Mickey Kunkle
Mimi Little
Megan Richard
Frank W. Skinner
Linda E. Woods

The Mission of the Arts Council of Calvert County is to invest in and encourage the arts in Calvert County.  In support of our mission we sponsor:

  • Grants to schools and organizations for arts related programs

  • Summer Arts Camps through a collaborative effort with Annmarie Garden

  • The CalvART Gallery, a co-op gallery featuring local artists

Arts Council Board of Directors

Eleanor Nelson, President
Joanie Kilmon, Vice President
Judith MacWilliams, Secretary
Peter Hooper, Treasurer

Linda E. Woods, Grants Review Chair
Linda Patton, At Large Member
Colleen Sabo, At Large Member
Carl Wood, CalvART Gallery Liaison

Executive Director -- William Chambers

 Arts Council of Calvert County Accessibility Statement

Arts Council of Calvert CountyAs the official Calvert County arts organization, as designated by the Board of County Commissioners, the Arts Council of Calvert County is funded by support from the CALVERT COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, private gifts, contributions, and fundraising activities and a grant from the MARYLAND STATES ARTS COUNCIL (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the MSAC is also provided by the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS, a federal agency.

The Arts Council of Calvert County is proud to be a member of the Maryland Citizens for the Arts

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