Youth Art Show Exhibit
April 22nd – May 25th
In celebration of the fourth annual Paddlefest on the Choptank, scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 11:00 – 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine), the Caroline County Council of Arts (CCCA) will be hosting a PaddleFest Art Exhibit. The public is invited to submit river-themed art. Using their artistic talents, participants can carve, decorate, paint, mosaic, and/or artistically enhance any maritime item, new or salvaged – or- create a river-themed art piece of their own. Be creative and use your imagination to celebrate the Choptank River. Individual, and team, entries of all ages will be accepted. Submissions will be sold at PaddleFest, the Community Arts Block Party, The Foundry, and Summerfest.
Each entrant will set the retail price of their piece, and receive 70% of the sale, 30% of the proceeds will benefit CCCA art programs. The registration deadline is May 3rd. To register, download the registration form here, or contact email@example.com. PaddleFest Art pieces should be dropped off on the morning of the event between 9 and 11am at the CCCA booth at PaddleFest. For information regarding other PaddleFest on the Choptank activities, please contact the Caroline County Chamber of Commerce, 410-479-4638, www.carolinechamber.org.
Summerfest is coming to downtown Denton on August 16 & 17!
This is the 25th year for Caroline Summerfest! This year’s theme is “Caroline Summerfest’s Silver Dollar Anniversary” which is a western theme so break out your cowboy hats, chaps and lassos and feel free to decorate your booths accordingly! Don't miss out on this opportunity to be a part of one of the largest Free Family Festivals in Caroline County!
We're looking for artisans to sell their hand-crafted wares, and vendors.
Saturday, May 18th, 2013
The Foundry, 401 Market Street, Denton
Sponsored by the Caroline County Council of Arts, Inc.
The Caroline County Council of Arts invites the public to attend their 6th annual Community Arts Block Party on Saturday, May 18th from 4-8 pm on Fourth Street between Market and Gay Streets. Attendees will enjoy a free celebration of the arts – with live entertainment, artists’ demonstrations, art activities for all ages, and lots of fun for the whole family. Activities will take place throughout the Artsway area including The Foundry community arts gallery, the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES), and the Denton Community Demonstration Garden. Food and drink concessions will be available.
The community is encouraged to come out have fun, show support, and find out more about the Arts Council and its many programs. For more information, contact the CCCA office at 410-479-1009, firstname.lastname@example.org.
An awards reception will be held on Wednesday, April 3rd at 7pm at the Caroline County Central Library in Denton to honor the Eleventh Annual Short Story Contest winners. The contest, presented by the Caroline County Council of Arts, was open to Caroline County residents with five age categories, K-2nd Grade; 3rd-5th Grade; 6th-8th Grade; 9th-12th Grade; and Adult. First and second place cash prizes will be awarded in each category.
The 2013’s winners are:
Veronica Crenshaw (1st place)
Aaliyah Holmes (2nd place)
Joanna Schoonover (3rd place)
Linda Davila (1st place)
Sarah Gorman (2nd place)
Cassandra Brey (3rd place)
Faith Berry (1st place)
Allison Smith (2nd place)
Rachael Hyde (3rd place)
Olivia Litteral (1st place)
Madeline Gorman (2nd place)
Emma Brohawn (3rd place)
Valerie Brey (1st place)
Ethan Barton (2nd place)
Richard Barton (3rd place)
The seventeenth Annual Regional Poetry Contest sponsored by the Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot County Arts Councils will present this year’s winners with cash awards at the Church Hill Theatre in Church Hill, Maryland on Thursday, April 25. There were more than 100 contest entries this year, including a wide representation of styles and topics and age groups.
The contest was established in 1997 to recognize and encourage emerging and established writers. Since its inception, over 3,100 entries have been received. This year’s contest judge Meredith Davies Hadaway is the author of two poetry collections, The River is a Reason and Fishing Secrets of the Dead. She has received four Pushcart nominations and two fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts as well as a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award. She has published in many literary journals and is a book reviewer for Poetry International and poetry editor for The Summerset Review. Hadaway holds an MFA in poetry from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is vice president for college relations and marketing at Washington College in Chestertown.
2013 Poetry Contest Winners:
CHILDREN/YOUTH - GRADES 1-8
1. “The Shape of My Heart,” Tatjana Knight of Talbot County, St. Michaels Middle/High School
2. “Wasted,” Tyler Bonner of Queen Anne’s County, Centreville Middle School
3. “I’m # 2,” Camden Harrison of Talbot County, Tilghman Elementary School
Honorable Mention: “Happiness,” Eve Yacopino of Talbot County, Tilghman Elementary School
STUDENTS - GRADES 9 - 12
1. “Where I’m From,” Alexis Welch of Queen Anne’s County, Gunston Day School
2. “Lights Off,” Andrew Short of Kent County, Gunston Day School
3. “Grey Coat,” Olivia Keene of Talbot County, Gunston Day School
ADULTS – AGES 18 - 59
1. “Recessional,” Samantha Pitts of Talbot County
2. “The Violinist,” Gina Ciardi of Talbot County
3. “Poor Girl Haiku,”Cynthia Thomas of Caroline County
Honorable Mention. “The Whole World Watches,” Samantha Pitts of Talbot County
SENIORS - OVER 60
1. “From Far Off,” Alex Johnson of Queen Anne’s County
2. “In Time,” Nick Andes of Talbot County
3. “Lacy Ties,” Michael Potts of Queen Anne’s County
Honorable Mention. “November 1963,” Suzanne Gregory of Caroline County
The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) exhibit “Rug Hooking with Elissa Crouch and Friends” will be on display from March 21st – June 1st, 2013. Located at 7 N. Fourth Street in Denton, Maryland, FACES is open Thursday through Saturday from 12:00 until 4:00 p.m. and is dedicated to highlighting the work of fiber artists on the Eastern Shore. Visit fiberartscenter.com for more information.
This April, the Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) is hosting a “Thread Painting” class with Sylvia G. Snyder, as well as Knitting courses with Sue Pilsch. Thread Painting is an all-day class and will teach you how to blend colors and balance your small fabric projects. The class will be held Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 from 9AM – 4PM (with hour lunch break) for a cost of $45 and a $5 kit fee. The “Introduction to Knitting” session includes three Monday morning classes from 9AM- 11AM for a cost of $85 on April 22nd, 29th & May 6th. If you’re already familiar with knitting, Sue Pilsch is also offering a “Finesse Your Knitting” course for intermediate and advanced knitters. This session includes three Monday afternoon classes from 11:30AM - 1PM, April 22nd, 29th & May 6th for a cost of $75, or $35 for each individual class. FACES is located at 7 N. Fourth Street in Denton, Maryland. Reserve your spot today, as class sizes are limited. Visit www.fiberartscenter.com /category/current-classes/ to register and for more information.
The Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore (FACES) invites the public to participate in a unique opportunity to make their mark on the development of the Artsway in Denton by purchasing a brick paver. Each paver will help support the FACES project and beautify the Artsway. Donations may honor one’s self, a family member, a friend or a business. Each brick will be etched with the name designated by the donor and placed in the newly landscaped area next to the recently renovated historic FACES building and adjoining Denton Community Demonstration Garden. Two sizes of pavers are offered: a traditional 4x8 and a larger square 8x8 paver. All pavers will be engraved and filled with a special filler to maintain its appearance for many years to come. The deadline for purchasing pavers has been extended to August 15th, 2013. Replica pavers, a matching duplicate of your ordered paver, will also be available for purchase. Replicas will include felt tabs on the base and a commemorative plaque on the top - a perfect addition to any desktop or mantle. Order online today!