CCAC Members Open Show
Don't forget to check-out the annual Members Open Show featuring the best works of the Arts Council members. Now through July 31, 2015. Free and family-friendly! 135 E. Main Street. Gallery is open from 10 am-4 pm.
10 Years Trashy Art Exhibition & Art Business Meet & Greet
Celebrate ten years of trashiness during the opening of the Trashy Women's art exhibition to be held in the gallery of West Nottingham Academy, 1079 Firetower Road, Colora. Come out for light refreshments and meet local business leaders Friday, June 26, 5-8pm. Free, family-friendly! Exhibition through July.
Use Amazonsmile.com and make CCAC smile!
Do you shop with Amazon.com? Use your existing log-in and switch to Amazonsmile.com and shop as you normally would. Amazonsmile will let you select the Cecil County Arts Council as the recipient of their donation program. Every quarter, they send a check representing a percentage of the sales made by people who select the arts council as their beneficiary!
The Cecil County Arts Council is open Monday through Friday, 10 am-4 pm, and the first Saturday from 10 am-2 pm (unless closed due to holiday). The Arts Council acts as a clearinghouse for information on the arts in Cecil County. Now in its 38th year, the Arts Council is a non-profit organization, dedicated to “presenting, promoting and sustaining the arts in Cecil County”.
Supported by funding from the state, county, individual contributions, and sponsorship, the Arts Council is also a membership organization! We would love to include you as a member of this wonderful group of people!
At venues all throughout Cecil County, the Arts Council provides opportunities for the residents of our community to experience art events such as free concerts along the waterfront, exhibitions, workshops, classes and much more!
The Arts Council also provides grant and scholarship opportunities to community residents, organizations and schools. Each year, the Arts Council offers over $20,000 in sub-grants and scholarships to applicants.
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Jessica St. Clair's "Something to Bark About" and open show "It's a Dog's Life"!
July 3 - 31, 2015. Show us how creative you can be! All media welcome! Sponsored, in part, by the North East Animal Hospital, the event will feature: A Buddy for Life (bringing adoptable new roommates to be your fur-ever friend); the Kona Ice Truck; an Elkton Police Officer and his K-9 demonstration, Paws for People, dog treat and dog clothing vendors, "Ask a Vet" by Dr. Carletti, and more! Jessica will be donating a portion of each of her doggy art sales to A Buddy for Life. Reception July 10, 2015, 5-8 pm. Free! Exhibition through the end of July. Questions? 410-392-5740
Origami Class! Coming in July
Ages 8 and up! July 11 & 18, 10am-noon. $10, includes supplies. Call 410-392-5740 to reserve a seat for Mie Mie's Origami class of fun!
The Art of Self-Defense
Street Wise will teach a hands-on (not mandatory). Good for all ages! July 17, 6-8pm, $39. Call 410-392-5740 to reserve your space - men, women, and children are welcome!
Dance Fitness Classes
Have you ever felt dance fitness classes to be too fast, hard, confusing or intimidating? Well, worry no more! Certified personal trainers and dance fitness instructors Allyson Trapp and Christina Hall are hosting a monthly free class for beginners. Feel successful, learn the basics and build your confidence to join a regular fitness class.
Start your dance fitness journey at Cecil College Elkton Station on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m.
Welcome North East Animal Hospital!
Welcome to our newest arts business member, North East Animal Hospital! Visit their website at www.northeastanimalhosp.com for information, hours, and directions.
Children's Art Lessons
Tully Lane, an art studio for kids, is offering children's art lessons for ages 5 through 10 with Lisa McKeown Dolor. Tully Lane is a beautifully situated art studio in Fair Hill that provides a nurturing environment to promote creativity, discovery and independent thinking. Four week sessions are $48 and space is limited. Call 410-392-3946 for more information.
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2016 Maryland Individual Artist Award Guidelines Available, Webinars Announced
Each year, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) awards grants ranging from $1,000 - $6,000 to Maryland artists. These Individual Artist Awards (IAA) honor the unique contributions of Maryland artists to the state's creative economy and help support artists as they advance their craft.
The 2016 IAA application is now open to Maryland artists. The funding categories for 2016 include:
The Maryland State Arts Council and Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation is offering three webinars for IAA applicants that will:
· Provide training for individual artists in the utilization of the online eGRANT© application
· Provide information for artists regarding the submission of digital work samples
Advance registration is required. To register, please follow the link listed next to your desired webinar date:
Webinar 1 Saturday - June 20, 2015 10:00-11:30 AM Click here to RSVP
Webinar 2 Wednesday - June 24, 2015 1:00-2:30 PM Click here to RSVP
Webinar 3 Wednesday - July 8, 2015 10:00-11:30 AM Click here to RSVP.
An instructional video to assist artists with the application process and work sample preparation guide is also available online here. Or below:
2016 MSAC IAA Application Assistance Video
Questions about Individual Artist Awards or webinar registration? Contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at firstname.lastname@example.org.