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Randy Estabrook and Mickey Kunkle

an exploration of color and surface:  
Two artists turn up the heat and 
explode with color
- centered on the fun and color of crayons -


Show runs from August 6th to September 7th

Calvert Marine Museum

 In a career spanning five decades, Journey is blazing hotter than ever with the line-up of Neal Schon (guitars, backing vocals), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Ross Valory (bass, backing vocals), Deen Castronovo (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Arnel Pineda (lead vocals). The band has reached heights that likely no artist can hit these days. It is not luck; it is persistent, hard work over the years and Southern Maryland, they will be right here performing at the PNC Waterside Pavilion! 


21st Annual ARTSFEST Fine Arts Festival, September 20 & 21, 2014, 10am - 5pm

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons is excited to announce the dates of a September family tradition. Artsfest has been held the third weekend each September for the past 20 years, in recognition of the Garden’s namesake, Annmarie.

Mark your calendar for the 21st Annual Artsfest Fine Arts Festival to take place at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center on Sept. 20 & 21, 2014, in Solomons, Maryland! Artsfest is a fantastic weekend of unique shopping, live music, delicious food & drink, wine & beer, free family and children’s activities, and more – all set amidst the lovely trees and artwork of Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center on Dowell Road! This year the juried process yielded more than 165 finalist from more than 250 applicants. The artist booths will be set up in the Tent Circle, along the Wooded Path, and in the Murray Arts Building. Strolling entertainers and more than 30 performing musicians including jazz, rock, folk, blues, and country, will perform on the Main Stage, Council Ring, the Mezzanine Gallery. Kids will love all the activities in the Discovery Tent and Zany Zone - and creative fun in Fairy Lolly, the Studio School, and the Children’s Garden. Everyone will enjoy this anniversary celebration of the visual, performing, and creative arts! 

2014 Annual Summer Public Art Project

Take part in a fun and engaging public art project created by local Southern Maryland Artist

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons celebrates a collaborative summer project and invites people of all ages to visit the Arts Center through August 31, 2014. The public art project will be open from 10am to 4pm daily, and is included with price of site admission. The project is entitled: JIBE: Compositions on Sail and was created by Southern Maryland artist Lauren Feusahrens.

Everyone is invited to add to the Summer Public Art Project by drawing, painting, or even doodling on giant swatches of repurposed sailcloth. Recent BFA graduate from Salisbury University, Lauren Feusahrens, is the 2014 Artist-In-Residence and has created a community art project called Jibe: Compositions on Sail. Lauren grew up in a creative family and was exposed to building and making things as well as having a very creative grandmother who inspired her to become an artist. Lauren’s love of playing lacrosse at a division 1 school was balanced, but eventually gave way to her drive to become an artist. Feusahrens states, “the community project is meant to call people to join in and paint, draw or collage a bit of themselves into the overall work, then to come back and see how it all comes together.” The name of the project was drawn from the sailing term Jibe, that, “for me captures that moment when someone sailing gets that real feeling of excitement and the adrenaline rush when you come about and then, the sudden calm” if done correctly.

If you return to the Annmarie Sculpture Garden any day between August 2 and October 31, you will see the sail cloths transformed into mazes for the ARTmazing! Exhibit, which will be an interactive outdoor exhibit.

College of Southern Maryland Free Outdoor Performance Series

The College of Southern Maryland will offer a free outdoor performance series during June / July 2014. The CSM Twilight Performance Series consists of concerts at all three CSM campus locations, including the ever-popular Chautauqua program!  Click here (leaving site) for a schedule of events. Performances and performers are subject to change without notice.  Food and refreshments will be available for purchase, or bring your own!  Local wineries may be on site with wine available for purchase. Any wine purchased must remain corked. No alcoholic beverages may be consumed on the premises.

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.


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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