What's Happening OUR FALL LANDSCAPE (age level: 2 - 4 years old)
Tuesdays: September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 4 pm - 4:45 pm.
Fee: $6.
Instructor: Erika Rittling - Uebel

OUR FALL LANDSCAPE (age level: 5 - 13 years old)
Wednesdays: September 3, 10, 17, 24 ; 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm. Age level: 5 - 13 years old. Fee: $12.
Instructor: Erika Rittling - Uebel
PAINT BERLIN - 5th ANNUAL PLEIN AIR: ARTISTS REGISTRATION OPEN
SEPTEMBER 18 - 20, 2014
Artists and Art Lovers are invited to make plans now to attend Paint Berlin, our 5th annual plein air event!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR A TASTE OF THE ARTS!
This event is a fundraiser for the Worcester County Arts Council and the Worcester County Library Foundation to benefit the promotion and awareness of arts in Worcester County.
Community Arts Development (CAD) Grants
The Worcester County Arts Council’s Community Arts Development Grants program is designed to assist local community based groups produce and present arts activities in Worcester County and is funded and supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.


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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
PAINT BERLIN - 5th ANNUAL PLEIN AIR: ARTISTS REGISTRATION OPEN
SEPTEMBER 18 - 20, 2014
Artists and Art Lovers are invited to make plans now to attend Paint Berlin, our 5th annual plein air event!

ARTISTS: Artists will paint any or all days during the event at a location of their choosing. Artists will have an opportunity to network, exhibit and sell their artwork as well as compete for attractive cash prizes.

FOLLOW THE LINK TO VIEW THE YOUTUBE VIDEO, created by our Gallery artist, Robert Johnson, promoting this year's Paint Berlin.

ARTIST REGISTRATION FORM & EVENT SCHEDULE ARE AVAILABLE HERE: PAINT BERLIN 2014 REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULE.
Registration deadline: August 31, 2014.

VISITORS: You’re invited to come and watch the artists work during this event and to attend the "Wet Paint" sale and exhibit to be held on Saturday, September 20 from 1 pm - 4 pm at the Worcester County Arts Council Gallery. In addition, visitors will have an opportunity to vote for the “People’s Choice” award.

Paintings from the exhibit will be available for sale and remain on display until October 31.


Christy Jones, artist and Paint Berlin 2012 People's Choice Award winner.
 
TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR A TASTE OF THE ARTS!
This event is a fundraiser for the Worcester County Arts Council and the Worcester County Library Foundation to benefit the promotion and awareness of arts in Worcester County.
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Worcester County Arts Council or reserved by phone: 410-641-0809.

A “Taste of the Arts” will offer a unique creative and culinary arts experience where everyone gets an opportunity to enjoy featured works created by talented artists and artisans, available for purchase, sample delicious treats prepared by JJ&K Catering, delight in the sounds of music – all while supporting art experiences in our community!

Participating Artists Include: Mitzi Ash, Dee Brua, Brigitte Bowden, Mary Back, Karen Dimaio, Jeri Lipov, Kathy Gibson, Ron Michaels, and David Simpson.

PLEASE JOIN US!


 
Community Arts Development (CAD) Grants
The Worcester County Arts Council’s Community Arts Development Grants program is designed to assist local community based groups produce and present arts activities in Worcester County and is funded and supported by the Maryland State Arts Council.


In the first granting cycle of FY 2015 the Worcester County Arts Council awarded $10,000 in Community Arts Development Grants program to various art projects and events to be presented by local nonprofit arts organizations beginning July 1, 2014. Last fiscal year the Arts Council awarded a total of $20,000 to local organizations thru this program.
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.

The next grant deadline is 2 pm on October 15, 2014.

Pictured above are the Grant Recipients who were present at the Annual Membership Meeting held on June 8, 2014.
 

Featured Artist
Before the Storm
Donated by the Artist painting, pictured above, will be auctioned off in September to benefit various programs of the Arts Council.
David J. Simpson
Click here to find out more about this artist.




Events & Exhibits Delmarva Needle Art Show & Competition
Date: 09/01/2014
Time: Tues.– Sat. 10 am – 4 pm; Sun. 1-4 pm.
Location: Julia A. Purnell Museum, 208 W. Market St., Snow Hill
Visitors can vote for Viewers’ Choice Awards.

Contact Information: Call 410-632-0515 for information.
 
Ocean City Center for the Arts: Opening Reception for September Exhibits
Date: 09/05/2014
Time: 5-7 pm.
Location: OC Center for the Arts, 502 94th St
Free. Meet the artists, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and wine, and see the new exhibits featuring a variety of local artists.
Featured exhibits include: Artist Choice, all media show; featured artist Jinchul Kim; artist in residence Rosemary Burns; spotlight artist Phyllis Jaffe. Exhibits run September 2- 28.


Contact Information: More info: 410-524-9433.
 
“PAINT BERLIN” - PLEIN AIR PAINTING EVENT
Date: 09/18/2014
Location: Downtown Berlin
September 18 - 20: Artists will paint outdoors in downtown locations of their choice. Artists will have an opportunity to network, exhibit and sell their artwork as well as compete for cash prizes. “Wet Paint” sale and exhibit open to general public: Saturday, September 20, 1 pm—4 pm at the Worcester County Arts Council Gallery; 6 Jefferson Street. Exhibit on display until October 31.

Contact Information: 410-641-0809
 
Sand Castle Home Tour
Date: 09/18/2014
September 18 & 19: A self-guided home tour of 10 unique residences in the Ocean City area. Cost: $30 per person.
Tickets: http://www.artleagueofoceancity.org
Contact Information: Call 410-524-9433 for information
 
Paint Berlin (plein air) “Wet Paint” sale and exhibit
Date: 09/20/2014
Time: 1 pm—4 pm
Location: Worcester County Arts Council Gallery; 6 Jefferson Street, Berlin.
Free and open to general public exhibit features paintings created during the Paint Berlin, plein air event. All artwork available for sale.
Exhibit on display until October 31.

 
Drop-In Art
Date: 09/20/2014
Time: 10 am – noon.
Location: Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. Salisbury.
Families create a new art project each month. Free.

Contact Information: Call 410-742-4988, ext. 110 for information.
 
Children’s Art at Historic St. Martin’s
Date: 09/20/2014
Time: 11 am - 2 pm
Location: Historic St. Martin's, 11413 Worcester Hwy; Showell, MD 21862
Children ages 6 to 11 years old are invited to participate in this free of charge outdoor (plein air) painting activity held on the grounds of the beautiful historic St. Martins Museum. Instructors Laura Jenkins & Melissa Reid will help children explore the magical world of this 18th Century building as well as the fun and whimsical nature of outdoor painting!
Box lunch will be provided. Event is limited to 20 children. Reservations are encouraged: 410-726-2229.




Contact Information: Laura Jenkins: 410-726-2229
 
See More/Spend Less Weekend
Date: 09/21/2014
Time: Sat 10-4; Sun 1-4.
Location: Julia A. Purnell Museum, 208 W. Market St. Snow Hill.
September 21 & 21: See 2 museums & save! Pay admission at the Purnell Museum or Furnace Town & take $1 off admission price of second site.

Contact Information: Call 410-632-0515 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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