chairs-halliechairs-harlanchairs-willchairs---sally-clarkQAC ARTS COUNCIL ANNOUNCES “CHAIR-ity for CHILDREN’S ART” AUCTION

Area artists have an unusual new outlet for their creativity thanks to the staff at the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council. We are pleased to announce the launch of our First Annual “CHAIR-ity for Children’s Art Auction” which offers uniquely decorated Adirondack chairs for bid during an online silent auction that will culminate with the closing silent auction Wine & Beer Tasting event on September 20th.

The staff at the Arts Council is working to expand children’s programs; and developed this auction event as a way to keep these new camps and workshops affordable. Executive Director, Belinda Cook stated, “We see this as a win for everyone! It encourages community pride and it showcases our talented local artists & business sponsors while providing much-needed support for the arts!  We want to continue to offer these programs at an affordable cost and need the community’s help.”

Local artists have completed the fourteen hand painted chairs that will be on display at sponsor locations throughout Queen Anne’s County thru September 15th; when the online portion of our auction closes.  The chairs will ultimately be sold to the highest bidder at the final silent auction on September 20th.

The final silent auction event will be held at the Centre for the Arts on September 20, 2014 from 5-7 pm where the chairs will be sold to the highest bidders.  Join us for a Wine & Beer Tasting featuring Crow Vineyards and Eastern Shore Brewing.  Lite fare will be served and the Van Williamson Bandwill provide entertainment.  Tickets are $15 and space is limited.  Please call to reserve your ticket 410-758-2520.  Online bidding is now open!  Visit to place your bid! 

Artist                                        Sponsor Location

Halle Rugg                                 Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse – Kent Narrows

Glen Shiring                              Backyard Billy’s – Grasonville

Amy Cummins                          Bridges Restaurant – Kent Narrows

Ceil Ambrosetti                         Big Bats Sports Café  – Kent Island

Susan Mayberry                        Centreville National Bank – Centreville

Anne Pyper                                 The Creamery – Centreville

Sally Clark                                   Doc’s Riverside Grill – Centreville

Tilghman Hemsley                   Fisherman’s Crab Deck – Kent Narrows

Will Hemsley                              The Narrows Restaurant – Kent Narrows

Sarah Lyle                                    QAC  – Centreville

Anne Crane Harlan                   QAC  Library – Kent Island

Jean Higgins                               QAC Heritage & Visitors’ Center – Kent Narrows

Amy Cummins                             Queenstown Bank – Queenstown

Sarah Lyle                                     Tidewater Physical Therapy – Centreville

Candace Liccione                        Summer Sneak Peak Raffle – QAC Centre for the Arts

Thanks to our additional sponsors:  Dance Connection, The Shore Update, The staff at Freestate Insurance Agency, Shore Billy Restoration, and Steven Wilson!


Photo #1  – Hallie Rugg – “Seafood” Location:  Annie’s

Photo #2  – Anne Crane Harlan – “Maryland’s Black Eyed Susan”  Location:  QAC Library Kent Island

Photo #3  – Will Hemsley – “Crab Mania” – The Narrows

Photo #4  – Sally Clark – “Tomato Garden” – Doc’s Riverside Grille