Calvart Gallery in September
"Colorscapes" - Abbey Griffin and Mary Blumberg
Show: September 11 - October 5
Reception: Sep 13th 5-8PM
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!
Showing in the Mary Beth Harry Student Art Gallery
at CalvART Gallery ...
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.
PAT GIARDINA CARPENTER WOMEN IN BUSINESS FUND
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 www.pgcwomensfund.org (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
POETRY OUT LOUD COMPETITION
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...
Annual Meeting ... a Stunning Success -- Read More
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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
Linda E. Woods
Bob and Pat Carpenter
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
Richard and Jean Fleming
Mary Anne Harms
Holiday Inn - Solomons
Beverly and Brooks Jackson
Sue and Steve Kullen
Maryland Country Caterers
John and Jill Menassa
Quality Built Homes
Colleen and George Sabo
John and Luray Schaffner
Don and Mary Smolinski
Donna and Paul Wilson
Paul and Doris Berry
Michael and Gale Bonanno
Joyce T. Bowling
Wilma Forsell Garcia
Jeanette and John Heinbuch
Sylvia S. Hubbard
Mr. & Mrs. David Kallal
Joan D. Kilmon
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
Mary K. Ritter
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
Laverne and Austin Good
Joyce and Bill Halstead
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
James and Judith Dobson
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
As 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
Arts Council of Calvert County 110 Solomons Island Rd. PO Box 2569 Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Offices located in the CalvART Gallery at the intersection of Routes 231 and 2/4
410.257.7005 / fax 410.535.0302 / www.calvertarts.org . Date of last update: September 08, 2014.
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