Next Waldorf West Library Gallery Exhibit to Feature Horticulture ThemeSubmission Deadline Extended to May 20!You still have time to submit your artwork! Computer issues delayed on-line submission, so the date has been extended to May 20, 2013.
The multimedia exhibit will be held from July 2 - September 30, 2013. The galleries are located in the new Waldorf West Library.
The upcoming show will center around a horticultural theme. According to Webster's Dictionary, "horticulture" is the art and science of growing fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plants. This upcoming art exhibit seeks to explore the breadth and depth of nature's bounty and beauty in Charles County. Charles County's heritage has rural roots, with traditional farming a focal point of the local economy. In addition, gardening is the number-one hobby today in the United States, and is increasing in popularity every year.
Local artists are invited to submit a maximum of two artworks to the Charles County Arts Alliance for consideration (there is no submission fee).
Artwork entries must be submitted electronically as low-resolution digital images (jpegs) attached to an email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Entries should include artist's name, title of artwork, medium/materials used, size/dimension, year created, and price if applicable.
Artists who have previously shown in the gallery are invited to submit new work for consideration.
For more information on the Waldorf West Gallery, the Charles County Arts Alliance and joining its membership, visit the website at www.CharlesCountyArts.org
or call 301-392-5900.
ARTS ALLIANCE PRESENTS ANN MAGGI MEMORIAL EXHIBIT
Civista Medical Center Gallery, La Plata
The Charles County Arts Alliance presents a special memorial exhibit showcasing the artwork of the late Ann Maggi at the Civista Medical Center Gallery in La Plata. The show will run through the end of May.
Maggi, who passed away a year ago, left behind a wealth of paintings -- a small sample of which now hangs in the gallery located off just off the main lobby of the La Plata hospital. Maggi had a special connection to the hospital, having been a nurse for more than 25 years at Civista.
In addition to being a visual artist, Maggie was a talented writer, actor, and singer. Her love of music came through her Irish parents who sang the old ballads, which she joined in on, imbuing her poetry with the same rhythm, humor, and longing. Her book, a compilation of hers and her sister's poetry title "The Moriarity Sisters." She shared her vocal and acting talents with the Port Tobacco Players, performing in their road show, "The Comedy of Broadway." In 2006, she was chosen as Charles County's Senior Idol winner, and she went on to be the second place winner of Senior Idol for Maryland.
A group of Maggi's friends -- Pat McConkey, Lynette Smoot, Judy Durner, Kathy Keough, and Diane Kenney -- presented the idea to the Arts Alliance for the exhibit.
"We were concerned that her many paintings would languish unseen in storage and knew that Ann would have loved the idea of her artworks being displayed at the hospital where she devoted so much of her life as a nurse," said Durner. "She was such a special individual whose love and good humor extended far beyond her family to include everyone with whom she shared her many gifts and talents. We all felt blessed by her presence."
Proceeds from the sale of any of the displayed artworks will be donated to Maggi's favorite charity, The Sisters of Mt. Carmel.
ST. CHARLES ANNOUNCES LINEUP FOR FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Peter Humphrey and the Oasis Band to Kick Off the Season on May 3rd
The St. Charles Companies announces the return of The Sunset Concert Series to the St. Charles and Waldorf communities on May 3rd, marking the fifth year for the highly popular free
outdoor music festival. The 2013 season will open with the reggae sounds of Peter Humphrey and the Oasis Band
. A total of 17 bands will play by the lake throughout the summer, winding up with a funk R&B Dance Party by the band Tomorrow’s Time on August 30th.
Joining the series this summer will be returning crowd favorites along with new local singer/songwriter talent. "What a great lineup coming to O'Donnell Lake this summer," said Craig J. Renner, vice president for marketing and public relations. “With four bands, the US Navy and US Air Force will be well represented, and local favorites like Eric Scott, Sara Gray, Sin Miedo, Lynn Hollyfield, the Blarney Stones, and Jennifer Cooper are returning. Lots of great genres, too, from reggae blues to Irish to Jazz. Great music, every Friday night, highlighting the incredible talent that calls Southern Maryland home.”
The Sunset Concert Series lineup includes:
· May 3 Peter Humphrey and Oasis Band Reggae
· May 10 Little Paul and Company Americana Singer-Songwriter
· May 17 USN Cruisers US Navy Rock Band
· May 24 USAF Max Impact USAF Originals
· May 31 Anthony "Swampdog" Clark Blues
· June 7 Sara Gray Band Local Rising Star
· June 14 USN Country Current Country, Bluegrass
· June 21 Sin Miedo Salsa
· June 28 WaCaHaSe Jam Band
· July 5 Eric Scott Band Original music
· July 12 Jennifer Cooper and Groovespan Jazz
· July 19 John O'Loughlin and the Blarney Stones Irish pop and traditional
· July 26 Marenje Marimba Marimba
· Aug 2 Electric Brigade US Naval Academy Rock band
· Aug 9 Immortal Soul Revue Old School R&B, soul revue
· Aug 16 Deanna Dove Local singer/songwriter
· Aug 23 Lynn Hollyfield Band Original Acoustic
· Aug 30 Tomorrow's Time Funk, R&B Dance Party
Local artists and crafters are welcome to display and sell their work each Friday night. To express interest and to learn more, please complete this application.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 12:00 Noon - 6:00 pm La Plata Town Hall
The Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) is pleased to announce that ArtsFest 2013 will be held this year on Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm
, at the La Plata Town Hall! This annual countywide outdoor event celebrates ALL the arts in Charles County: music, visual art, drama, dance and literature. Now in its 21st year, it is the largest arts festival in Charles County!
ArtsFest is returning to La Plata this year and will once again bring the festivities to the lawn surrounding the beautiful La Plata Town Hall. Last year's ArtsFest in La Plata was well attended by over 2000 individuals from across Southern Maryland. Previous ArtsFests have been held in Indian Head, Cobb Island and Waldorf.
Arts Alliance President Diane Rausch, said, "We are delighted with our continuing partnership with the Town of La Plata, and appreciate their support as our host. We are planning to make ArtsFest 2013 a memorable one!"
Visual artists of all media are invited to display and sell artworks on the lawn at ArtsFest 2013. In addition, arts organizations are invited as exhibitors to display information and encourage participation in their performing, visual and literary arts activities. Also invited as exhibitors are historical, heritage, multicultural and environmental organizations.
ArtsFest 2013 is the Art Alliance's "free gift" to the citizens of Charles County and Southern Maryland. There is no charge to the public to attend. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the day.
Last year's ArtsFest showcased over 60 artists and exhibitors at the La Plata Town Hall, along with musical and dance entertainment at several locations on the lawn. ArtsFest 2013 promises to be even more spectacular, with several special events taking place throughout the day.
ArtsFest 2013 Registration Forms and additional information are available on the CCAA website (www.charlescountyarts.org
), so please check there for all information needed to participate in this year's festival.
Please save the date and mark your calendars for ArtsFest 2013 on Saturday, June 8!
The College of Southern Maryland is presenting a Renaissance Festival which will feature theatre and music of the renaissance period. To round out the festival atmosphere, the college is seeking vendors including period foods, arts, crafts, games, jugglers, magicians to participate. Complete
details for vendor participation and a registration form are available at www.csmd.edu/renfest
. Registration deadline is March 15, 2013, but spaces are filled on an approved first come, first served basis. Festival dates and times: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., April 19-20, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road. BxOffc@csmd.edu
CALL FOR VENDORS
for Green Craft fairDeadline to apply: April 1, 2013 The Calvert County Citizens Green Team
is pleased to announce the addition of a Green Craft Fair
to The 5th Annual Calvert County Green Expo
to take place Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10am-5pm at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Dowell (Solomons), Maryland. ELIGIBILITY
for GREEN CRAFT FAIR:
the call is open to vendors who sell goods that are: earth-friendly, salvaged, upcycled, recycled, home grown, homemade, sustainably-harvested, revamped, refurbished, fair trade, OR
organic, etc. This includes eco arts & crafts, home décor, plants, jewelry, pet products, body & health, food, home & garden, bee products, kids products, toys, fashion, and more! Deadline to apply: April 1, 2013!To apply or learn more about the GREEN CRAFT FAIR, CLICK here!For general information about the Calvert County Green Expo, email@example.com or visit www.calvertgreenexpo.org.
Do YOU want to PROMOTE the ARTS?
The Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) wants you! If you are a leader and want to help promote the arts in our county, nominate yourself to serve on the CCAA Board of Directors!What the CCAA is looking for:
CCAA is accepting self-nominations for the (3) Officers and (9) Directors of the CCAA for a two-year term of office, starting on July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015. The (3) Officers are President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer.Deadline:
Nominations will be accepted from February 15, 2013 through March 15, 2013.Do you qualify?
Nominations for Officers must be CCAA current members (dues paid) as of January 1, 2013.
Nominations for Directors must be CCAA current members (dues paid) by no later than the time the nomination is submitted.
Not a current member now, no problem! Become a member online here: www.charlescountyarts.org
.I DO qualify! How do I submit a self-nomination?
Please submit a typed brief written statement indicating: (1) why you are interested in serving as a CCAA Officer or Director; (2) your qualifications; and (3) which specific CCAA committee you are interested in leading or serving on. Send this written statement (not to exceed one page) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject-line to read: Nomination for CCAA Board of Directors.Here is what the CCAA Board job entails:
- Commit to the mission, goals, and objectives of the Charles County Arts Alliance.
- Commit to being a leader; CCAA Board positions are leadership positions.
- Commit the personal time required to:
What can you expect after you self-nominate?
- Attend monthly Board Meetings (12/year)
- Attend Board Retreats (2/year for full-day meeting), and participate in CCAA-sponsored cultural and membership events throughout the year.
- Serve on a "hands-on" Board; it is not an advisory group.
- Serve in a volunteer capacity; Board positions are not compensated.
- Chair or serve on one CCAA standing committee: Membership Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, Grant Committee, Events Committee, Outreach and Marketing Committee, Education Committee, ArtsFest Committee.
- The CCAA Nominating Committee will accept all self-nominations via email through the deadline of Friday, March 15, 2013.
- All nominations will be reviewed by the CCAA Nominating Committee.
- The final recommended slate of Officers and Directors will be presented for election and approval at the CCAA Annual Membership Meeting & Reception in May 2013 (specific date and time TBD). Please note that nominations will not be accepted from the floor at this meeting.
Thanks for your consideration!
The Charles County Arts Alliance is currently accepting applications for the following position:OFFICE MANAGER(Part-time, 25 hrs/wk) La Plata, MD
The Charles County Arts Alliance promotes all the arts: music, visual art, drama, dance and literature. We are currently seeking an experienced Office Manager to support the Board of Directors and provide excellent customer-service to our members and citizens. Duties include managing databases, grants, website, email/phone/correspondence, action tracking, scheduling, notetaking, newsletters, and filing.
Excellent organizational, oral/written communications, IT, and interpersonal skills required. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office, and be willing to learn Constant Contact. Prior experience in producing newsletters and database/website management required. Must be a team player -- proactive, results-oriented, able to work with minimal supervision. Prior office management required, nonprofit experience preferred. Prior grantwriting/fundraising a plus. Bachelor's degree preferred. Some nights/weekends required. Must have own transportation.
Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:email@example.com
.CLOSING DATE: March 1, 2013
The Ballet Arts Acdemy of the Old Waldorf School is gearing up for an exciting summer 2013. Auditions will be held February 16 and March 2, 2013 at 4 pm.
International instructors and choreographers will be joining Oscar Hawkins, Artistic Director, in conducting classes for beginner to advanced level students in technique, pointe, pas de deux, character and court dance, and contemporary ballet.
Christine Booker, pre-ballet instructor, will be holding classes to teach age-appropriate ballet technique as well as ballet-themed arts and crafts for children ages 5-8.
Classes will be held at the Old Waldorf School, Monday through Friday 9 am to 3 pm. Extended programming is also being offered from 6:30 am to 9 am and from 3 pm to 5:30 pm. Lunch will be provided.
The Ballet Arts Academy is a non-profit organization devoted to the teaching of classical Russian ballet techniques through the Vaganova methodology. Scholarships are available on a first come first serve basis for students who wish to dance but are unable to meet the financial requirements for this program.
2 Week sessions are from July 15 - July 26 (No Performance)
Or July 29 - August 09 (Includes Performance)
4 Weeks (Includes Performance)
Monday thru Friday (9 am - 3 pm)
Extended Programming Available:
6:30 am thru 9:00 am - $75 (per week)
Or 3:00 pm thru 5:30 pm - $75 (per week)
The academy is located at 3074 Crain Highway in the Old Waldorf School. For more information, go to www.balletartsacademy.org
/ email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL FOR ARTISTSWaldorf West Library Multi-Media Exhibit
The Charles County Arts Alliance, in partnership with the Charles County Public Library, presents its second exhibit of local artists for the new gallery in Waldorf West Library in St. Charles. The exhibit will be held from February 9 - June 30, 2013. Visual artists throughout Charles County are invited to submit artworks for consideration. The deadline for submission is January 25, 2013.
Due to space limitations, only 25-35 total artworks can be displayed. Charles County artists are invited to submit a maximum of two (2) artworks electronically (jpg file) to the Arts Alliance at WaldorfWestGallery@gmail.com
for consideration. The deadline for submission of proposed artwork entries is January 25, 2013. The show is open to all Charles County residents. Artwork must be original, two-dimensional, properly wired, and ready to hang. There are no size restrictions. Only digital (jpg) submissions will be accepted. For more information and complete submission guidelines, visit the Arts Alliance website at www.charlescountyarts.org
or call 301-392-5900