What's Happening SUMMER ARTS CAMP: REGISTRATION OPEN
Summer Arts Camp 2014 will be held June 23 - 27, 2014, 9 am - 2:30 pm at the Berlin Intermediate School.
Registration form, including selection of workshops offered this year is now available: ARTS CAMP REGISTRATION FORM
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 6TH.
BUS TRIP TO THE WINTERTHUR MUSEUM AND GARDENS: MAY 29TH
"COSTUMES OF DOWNTON ABBEY"
Join us for a day you won't forget! Deadline to place your reservation is April 25th.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE: BUS TRIP INTERINARY
To reserve your seat, submit the printable REGISTRATION FORM with your form of payment and deliver or mail it to the Worcester County Arts Council (6 Jefferson Street, Berlin, MD 21811).
BASKETS OF ART SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS!
Thank you to all the artists and patrons who donated original pieces of artwork to our Baskets of Art scholarship fundraiser and everyone who purchased the raffle tickets benefiting this valuable program for deserving local students.

Summer Arts Camp 2014 - Mark your calendars!
Our annual Summer Arts Camp for children will be held again in Berlin Intermediate School
June 22 - June 27, 2014
9 am - 2:30 pm

Camp fee: $95.00
ART LECTURES “A is for Art!”
MARCH 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; 6 PM - 7:30 PM
Presenter: Dr. Marina Borovok
Fee: $12/participant/lecture
ART SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL - MARCH 28, 2014
APPLY TODAY!
Community Arts Development Grants Awarded
The Worcester County Arts Council is proud to award $9,950 in Community Arts Development Grants program to 9 art projects and events to be presented by local nonprofit arts organizations during the 6 month granting cycle beginning January 1, 2014.
Funding will support a wide variety of creative and innovative projects that are of outstanding artistic quality and demonstrate community benefit enhancing the lives of everyone living and visiting the Worcester County.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

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Visit Our Gallery:
WCAC Berlin Gallery
6 Jefferson Street
Berlin, MD. 21811
Phone: 410-641-0809

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Celebrating 30 years of Art!
The Worcester County Arts Council, Inc. established in 1977, is a private non-profit corporation designated by the County Commissioners and the Maryland State Arts Council to promote and encourage visual, performing and cultural arts in Worcester County, Maryland.

The Worcester County Arts Council and Gallery is located at 6 Jefferson Street in historic Berlin, MD.
Our Co-Op Gallery features local artists and their work. Come see artists create in front of your eyes! Follow the links to the left for further information.

The Gallery is open Monday thru Friday, 11 am to 3 pm and some Saturdays.


Click on "Events & Exhibits" for a preview of upcoming exhibits at the WCAC. Or find out about the artists in our registry by visiting our "Meet The Artists" page.
Discover great art destinations, one-of-a-kind galleries, fabulous restaurants and special events that celebrate beauty and unique character of the Eastern Shore.
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News & Announcements
SUMMER ARTS CAMP: REGISTRATION OPEN
Summer Arts Camp 2014 will be held June 23 - 27, 2014, 9 am - 2:30 pm at the Berlin Intermediate School.
Registration form, including selection of workshops offered this year is now available: ARTS CAMP REGISTRATION FORM
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 6TH.

This camp is designed for students entering grades 3 - 8 in fall 2014 and last year more than 120 children attended.

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES:

We are offering volunteering opportunities for students (15 years old and older) who would like to help during our Summer Arts Camp for children. Volunteers will be involved in assisting art instructors during classes and workshops and will receive community service hours for their time volunteering.
Interested students should submit ARTS CAMP VOLUNTEER APPLICATION along with a signed copy of 2014 ARTS CAMP VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES to Anna Mullis, Executive Director. Volunteer's Application should be mailed to: WCAC, 6 Jefferson Street, Berlin, MD 21811.

Bowls of Art Workshop with Miss Cindy Sullivan
 
BUS TRIP TO THE WINTERTHUR MUSEUM AND GARDENS: MAY 29TH
"COSTUMES OF DOWNTON ABBEY"
Join us for a day you won't forget! Deadline to place your reservation is April 25th.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE: BUS TRIP INTERINARY
To reserve your seat, submit the printable REGISTRATION FORM with your form of payment and deliver or mail it to the Worcester County Arts Council (6 Jefferson Street, Berlin, MD 21811).

The Worcester County Arts Council is planning a bus trip to Winterthur (Wilmington, DE) on Thursday, May 29 to see the “Costumes of Downton Abbey,” a major exhibition featuring approximately 40 historically inspired costumes from the award-winning PBS series and by real life at Winterthur.

From Edith’s wedding gown to Sybil’s harem outfit to the scarlet dress Lady Mary wore when Matthew proposed (the second time), the “Costumes of Downton Abbey” exhibit is the only United States exhibit to feature costumes from this renowned series which has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries and seven Emmy awards.

The day begins with a guided tour of the garden and house of Henry Francis du Pont followed by a guided tour of the exhibit hall where the costumes will be on display.
After viewing the impeccably made costumes, participants will have the opportunity to tour Winterthur Museum’s premier exhibits of decorative arts or take a stroll through gorgeous naturalistic gardens; similar to how Lord Crawley would spend his afternoon’s walking the grounds of Downton with his loyal canine companion.

The cost is $70, which includes deluxe motorcoach transportation (including driver’s gratuity), guided tours of the gardens and house and costumes exhibit, and free time to visit the galleries and shops.

Deadline to place your reservation is April 25th. Spaces are limited and early reservations are highly recommended.
To make your reservation, please call: 410-641-0809 or e-mail the Arts Council at:

 
BASKETS OF ART SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER A SUCCESS!
Thank you to all the artists and patrons who donated original pieces of artwork to our Baskets of Art scholarship fundraiser and everyone who purchased the raffle tickets benefiting this valuable program for deserving local students.

Because of your support we raised $1,081.00 that will be awarded to talented students who demonstrate excellence in Dance, Music, Theater, Visual Arts and Creative Writing.

THANK YOU TO ALL FOR BEING A PART OF OUR FUNDRAISING EFFORT AND ALLOWING US TO CONTINUE THIS VALUABLE PROGRAM!

During the 2013 - 2014 school year, the Arts Council will award art scholarships of $1000.00 each to qualified students interested in pursuing academic careers in the arts. This year six talented local students have been each awarded $1000 art scholarships from the Worcester County Arts Council in support of their artistic goals. This is a merit scholarship and award decisions are based on evaluation of talent, dedication and potential, not financial need.

Original Scholarship applications Deadline of March 14, 2014 has been extended until March 28th. Application Form and Scholarship Guidelines are available on our ART SCHOLARSHIP page.

 

Featured Artist Congratulations to Jennie Doll - First Place Winner for her painting of "Nahimana", oil on birch wood.
“ARTIST CHOICE” - JURIED ART EXHIBIT: EARTH THROUGH THE ARTIST’S EYE
Click here to find out more about this artist.




Events & Exhibits African Origins Exhibit
Date: 04/01/2014
Time: Mon – Sat. 10am–4pm, Sun. 1-4pm.
Location: Julia A. Purnell Museum
208 W. Market St. $2 adults, free for children 5-12.
Contact Information: Call 410-632-0515 for more information.
 
Young and Restless
Date: 04/09/2014
Time: 10:30am
Location: Berlin Branch of Worcester County Public Library
Creative science, art, and music activities for children aged 3-5. Registration required. Free.
Contact Information: Call 410-641-0650 for information and registration.
 
Fireside Chat
Date: 04/25/2014
Time: 3pm
Location: Berlin Branch of Worcester County Public Library
Join us for the monthly book discussion. Bring a book you enjoy. Free.
Contact Information: Call 410-641- 0650 for information.
 
Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition
Date: 04/25/2014
Time: Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4.
Location: Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway, Ocean City
44th Annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival presented by Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. World class bird carvings & sculptures, classes, auctions, demonstrations, exhibits and Kids Corner.
Multi-day pass. Adults $10, Seniors and Students $8, Children under 12 free with adult.
Contact Information: http://www.wardmuseum.org or 410-742-4988 for more information.
 
Story Time
Date: 04/30/2014
Time: 10:30am
Location: Berlin Branch of Worcester County Public Library
All three-to-five-year-olds are invited to visit the Berlin Branch to find new friends, hear stories, and make fun crafts. Free.

Contact Information: Call 410-641-0650 for information.
 
eReader Tech Zoo.
Date: 05/01/2014
Time: 2pm – Kindle, 3pm- Nook, 4pm- iPad info.
Location: Berlin Branch of Worcester County Public Library.
Learn how to download ebooks from your public library to your eReader. Free.
Contact Information: Call 410-641-0650 for information.
 
African Origins Exhibit
Date: 05/01/2014
Time: Mon-Sat. 10am–4pm, Sun. 1-4 pm.
Location: Julia A. Purnell Museum, 208 W. Market St.
Runs May 1-31: $2 adults, free for children 5-12.
Contact Information: Call 410-632-0515 for more information.
 
Opening Reception for May Exhibits
Date: 05/02/2014
Time: 5-7 pm.
Location: OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th St.
Views of the Eastern Shore, all media - 2D only; Spotlight Gallery - Paige Ruby. Free.
Contact Information: Visit http://www.artleagueofoceancity.org for information.
 
Maryland State Arts Council
The Worcester County Arts Council is funded by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & 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 Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

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