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Please join us at CalvART Gallery to enjoy the world interpreted in images by two CalvART artists, Pamela Callen and Lonnie Harkins. From Austria to Uganda, The artists have seen 55 of the Worlds 196 countries, five of the seven continents, and have captured the beauty and allure of these exotic locales in their respective media; Lonnie in his photographs and Pamela in her paintings. 

CalvART Gallery is located in the Prince Frederick Center at Rt. 231 and Rt. 4, nestled between Sakura and Dreamweaver Cafe. The gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11am to 5pm. If you would like more information call the gallery 410-535-9252, visit our website: or contact Pamela Callen 301-872-5296

Show runs through May 4th

Intersections +
calvART Gallery 
Prince Frederick, MD

Karen Chambers & Mimi Little explore the intersections of graphic elements, window panes and concrete walls in their acrylic paintings.

Show runs from May 7th through June 8th

The May exhibit, Intersection, at calvART Gallery in Prince Frederick, introduces new works by Karen Chambers and Mimi Little. The intersections of graphic elements, window panes and walls are explored in Karen and Mimi’s acrylic paintings. Color, pattern, shape and collage give the paintings interest and life. 

The show will be on display from May 7 through June 8. Please join the artists for their opening reception on Saturday,  May 10th from 5pm-8pm. Light fare and refreshments will be served.

Mimi's paintings have two sources of inspiration; vintage photographs and windows – photographs of Fort Myers Beach, Florida discovered at a yard sale and salvaged windows that have been waiting for the right project. The 1940’s photographs of the Commodore Hotel reminded her of the unique architecture in both Florida and Cuba. The sparse white walls and crisp intersections of the walls, in light and shadow, inspired her to explore the graphic design elements of the two . Mimi uses the colors of the era in her paintings, vivid orange, teal, and stark white for the walls of the buildings. 

Mimi says, “I have always been intrigued by the views through a window. The window frames the landscape in a way that often provides the perfect composition for a painting or photograph. These salvaged windows with their patina and unusual shape made finding the right subject matter to view through them a joy of exploration.

Chamber’s paintings are intersections of color and line, pattern and shape. What gives them life is the energy created by the interplay of subtle and contrasting color, dynamic and static line and movement and playful patterns and repetitions. As an abstract artist , her approach is process-oriented and intuitive. She feels that using a variety of media gives her the freedom to work spontaneously, painstakingly and, ultimately, joyfully.

To see more of Karen and Mimi’s work and learn more about their art you can visit their websites  and .  The CalvART Gallery is located in the Prince Frederick Center nestled between Dreamweaver Cafe and Sakura restaurants at the intersection of Rt. 4 and Rt. 231. For more information please call the gallery at 410-535-9252 or visit our website . The gallery is open Wednesday – Sunday from 11AM-5PM. The CalvART Gallery is a program of the Arts Council of Calvert County.

Calvert Artists Guild

May 10-11, 2014, Saturday and Sunday - Awards Art Show, Location: So. Md. Sailing Assn., Solomons, Md.,10:00-5:00, Contact persons: Lonnie Harkins, 410-326-7199, ; Gerry Wood, 301-863-9663,

Rascal Flatts to Perform at Calvert Marine Museum

The internationally known, award-winning country group Rascal Flatts will perform live Thursday, May 29 on the Calvert Marine Museum's PNC Waterside Pavilion! Tickets will go on sale to members March 25 at 10 a.m. and will be available to the general public April 1 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $68 for premium, $58 for reserved, and $48 for standing room only and can be purchased by phone at 1-800-787-9454, in person at Prince Frederick Ford/Dodge (cash or check only), or online at .

Winter Art Classes Now Available at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center’s Studio School

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Surviving Summer with Kids’, Teen College
CSM Unveils New, Updated Course Offerings at March 10 Event, Open Houses

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CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM 2014 Summer Camps Open for Registration

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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


Call for Artists - Nature’s ARTcade: A Regional Exhibition at Flag Ponds Nature Park – on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. June 7 – June 29, 2014. Indoor Gallery. $2,000 in Prize Money. Curator: Margaret Dowell, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, College of Southern MD. Prize Jurors: Jayme McLellan, founder / director Washington DC’s Civilian Art Projects and Tom Horton, author and former environmental editor for the Baltimore Sun. Artwork may be any aesthetic, size and year of completion. Artworks should in some way reflect the natural world typical of the Southern Maryland Region.  Information at . Questions – call Anne Sundermann (Executive Director Battle Creek Nature Education Society) at 301-204-4730. Deadline: May 1, 2014. 

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.


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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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