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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  www.queenannescountyarts.com 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


SUMMER!: Art Drop Off Reminder Tuesday, June 3 from 10 am to 1 pm at QACAC


SUMMER!:  Art Drop Off Reminder Tuesday, June 3 from 10 am to 1 pm at QACAC 

Join us for the reception and vote for People’s Choice Award on Friday June 6th 5-7 PM!

Artist Guidelines 

All artists age 18+ are welcome to submit up to two SUMMER! works; painting, drawing, etc. or small 3D work. No photographs this time. Full guidelines and entry forms are available on our website at  www.queenannescountyarts.com under Events & Exhibits. Submission fees are $10.00 per piece for Arts Council members, $15.00 per piece for non-members. Work will be accepted on Sunday, June 1, 2014, from 1-3 p.m. and Tuesday, June 3, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. Entry forms can  be filled out at time of submission. 

Cash Prizes, sponsored by Tom Scuderi, Rebecca Brown, and Jim and Mary Beth Moran will be awarded as follows:
First:  $500.00     Second:  $300.00      Third:   $200.00


This show’s theme of “SUMMER!” can be interpreted any way you like; let your vision take you where it will. Whether it be colors of summer, places we go in summer, plants that grow and bloom in this season, or activities we enjoy this time of year, this is a season that inspires us and gets our creativity flowing! All artists age 18+ are welcome to submit up to two works, painting, drawing, and small 3D work—no photography this time. Flat art will be framed and ready for hanging. Submission fees are $10.00 per piece for Arts Council members, $15.00 per piece for non-members. Work will be accepted on Sunday, June 1, 2014, from 1-3 p.m. and Tuesday, June 3, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Queen Anne’s County Arts Council, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD.

The exhibit will be open at Queen Anne’s County Centre for the Arts from June 6 2014 – July 25, 2014. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 6, from 5-7 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded for First, Second and Third place on Friday, June 6, at 6 p.m by the exhibition Jury. Additionally on opening night, guests are asked to vote for their favorite piece. The results are tallied and a People’s Choice Award will be presented.

Pick Up date is Friday, July 25 10-1 pm or Saturday, July 26 11-1 pm.

 All work must be available for sale and remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. No exceptions. A commission of 30% is taken from any sale and benefits QACAC’s non-profit activities.

 Art work must be completely your own original work and must have been completed within the last five years.

 Flat work up to 24” x 30” will be accepted. Please be certain the Entry Size is entered correctly. Dimensions are correctly listed in inches (“) with the width (W) first by height (H) (W” x H”) for 2-D art and depth (D) added (W” x H” x D”) for 3-D work. 3D art must be small enough to fit on a 10” x 12” shelf. Also please use the overall framed size (not art work size) for any framed 2-D artwork. Use ONLY wire hangers (no saw tooth hangers) for hanging all 2-D artwork. The Arts Council reserves the right to reject work not properly ready for hanging… All art work must be completely dry and ready to hang or display when submitted during intake for the show.

 After your entry has been received, neither the art nor the art registration information can be revised or changed. This includes the Title of the Entry and Entry Size. And NO substitutions of artwork can be made.

 Labels should be placed on the back of each piece. Please provide complete contact information, including title, price, name, phone number, email address.

 No 3-D artwork is to be heavier than 25 lbs. and sculptural pieces must have a sturdy base. Small, delicate and fragile 3-D art (jewelry, paper sculpture, etc.) must be encased or framed and ready to hang or place on a flat table top or pedestal surface.

 To qualify for member entry fee rates, membership dues must be current at the time of the registration date for the show  Unsold Artwork not picked up by the specified pick-up dates (Friday, July 25 10-1 pm or Saturday, July 26 11-1 pm.) becomes the property of Queen Anne’s County Arts Council. If you cannot make it in on the appointed times, send a friend.

QAC Arts Council Announces Summer Free Concert Series Line up

image003QAC Arts Council Announces Summer Free Concert Series Line up

The 2014 “Thursdays in the Park” Free Concert Series kicks off on June 12th at Millstream Park with acoustic artist Keri Glorioso.  Pack a picnic basket and enjoy the classics in blues, soul, and rock.  With her soaring vocals and mesmerizing guitar skills, Keri is a favorite at area night spots.  Millstream Park is located in Centreville Maryland.

June 26th  Get your flip flops on and experience the Chris Sacks Band at the Kent Island Yacht Club.  Come and enjoy a creative blend of breezy Country Beach Rock, Americana and folk with influences of Jimmy Buffett, The Rolling Stones, Bob Marley, and Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers.  The Kent Island Yacht Club is located in Kent Narrows, Chester Maryland.  Food and beverages will be available for sale.

Join us for a night of patriotic themed music on July 10th at the Centreville Court House Square in Centreville with the Chesapeake Bay Community Band.   The band performs throughout the region delighting audiences with marches, classic concert band literature, and Broadway favorites.  American flags are welcome!

July 24thlocal favorites 21 HORSES will bring a taste of country to the Kent Island Yacht Club.  With deep roots here on the Shore; they will deliver a well-paced energetic show with a variety of material that will appeal to everyone!  Come enjoy the picturesque setting and be ready to dance!  Food and beverages will be available for sale.

August 7th Milkshake will rock out the whole family! Led by Lisa Mathews in her trademark tutu and Frye boots, this nationally known band will deliver a show described as “a little like magic” for parents and kids alike.   Come on over to the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center located in Kent Narrows where we will have face painting and frozen treats from Rita’s available.

We wrap up our series with a Motown theme on August 21st at Matapeake Amphitheatre on Kent IslandA long time Maryland favorite, Bobby and the Believers performs funk, soul, rhythm and blues and Big Band top 40 dance and party hits from the 1960s to today.  Come and enjoy great dancing music and an incredible Kent Island sunset!   The Amphitheatre is located on the beach at the Matapeake Club House on Route 8 in Stevensville, Maryland.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Concerts begin at 7 pm. The series is presented by the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council with the help of our Sponsors – the Queen Anne’s County Tourism Office, Priceless Industries, and the Maryland State Arts Council.  Bring blankets or chairs; picnicking is encouraged. Concerts will be held rain or shine. Contact the Arts Council in the event of extreme weather conditions or alerts. More information on the summer concert schedule is available online at www.queenannescountyarts.com