Exhibits and Events

Annual Members Show * Call for Artists

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Events and News, In the Galleries | 0 comments

Annual Members Show  * Call for Artists

Call for Artists for the

“Annual Members Show & Sale”

The Dorchester Center for the Arts is announcing a

Call for Artists for their 2017 Annual Members Show and Sale. 

The show will be held January 6 – 29, 2017 at the Dorchester Center for the Arts.

  The show is open to all DCA members.

One entry will be accepted per person.

Please fill out the entry form and return it to the Dorchester Center for the Arts with the work by Tuesday, January 3.

Awards will be presented for the Best in Show, Best Composition, Most Creative, and People’s Choice. 

The show is open to all Dorchester Center for the Arts members.  If you are unsure about the status of your membership, please call the Center to verify it.

Entries must be original works of the exhibiting artist.  “Original” means never having occurred or existed before, and invented or created by the exhibitor.  No copies of art or photographs by other persons may be exhibited. 

Work shown in a previous DCA Members’ Show may not be entered again.

Media accepted will be paintings ( all painting media),  drawings (all drawing media), pastels, mixed media, sculpture, collage, pottery, glass, jewelry, wood, metalwork, fiber art, carving and

photography.  All two-dimensional pieces to be hung on walls must be no larger than 36″ x 36″ (including frame) and must not weigh more than 12 pounds.  Three-dimensional pieces (sculpture,

pottery, etc. ) must not weight more than 50 pounds. 

Please label the back or bottom of works with name, the title, medium and retail price.

Participants may sell their work if they choose.  DCA will retain a commission of 35% of the selling price of each item sold. 

The artist will be paid approximately one month after the end of the show. 

Neither artists nor purchasers may remove items from the show prior to the end of the show without consulting with a DCA representative.  Please sign the Sales section of the entry form

if you wish to sell your work. 

For more information, contact Janette Jones at 410-228-7782 or jjones@dorchesterarts.org.

Chorus of Dorchester ” Holiday Concert” December 13th

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Events and News, Featured Slider | 0 comments

Chorus of Dorchester ” Holiday Concert” December 13th

The Chorus of Dorchester presents:

“We Wish You A Merry Christmas”

 

Director: Cookie Brohawn

 

 Tuesday, December 13th

7 p.m.

 

Dorchester Center for the Arts,

George B. Todd Performance Hall, second floor

 

Please join us on December 13th for this season of holiday music.

410-228-7782

Wednesday Morning Artists & Friends “Gallery of Gifts”

Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Events and News, Featured Slider, In the Galleries | 0 comments

Wednesday Morning Artists & Friends “Gallery of Gifts”

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_dsc1518-edit-loresWednesday Morning Artists & Friends 

 

“Gallery of Gifts” 

Holiday Sale in the Galleries

 

Thursday, November 17th through

Friday, December 23rd

 

  Artists’ Reception & Holiday Choir

on Saturday, December 10th

  5 to 7:30 p.m.

with light refreshments. 

 

While your at DCA, stop into the Studioworks Artisans’

shop, and see what’s new.

410-228-7782

Photography exhibit by Adjutant General James A. Adkins

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Events and News, Featured Slider, In the Galleries | 0 comments

Photography exhibit by Adjutant General James A. Adkins

Adjutant General James A. Adkins

will have an individual show of his photography work in the front gallery at DCA

beginning on Saturday, November 12, 2016.

 

Highlighting the exhibit will  be a discussion about the importance of Veterans Day, led by General Adkins on

Saturday, November 12th at 5:30 p.m. 

The talk will be part of the Second Saturday events from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. that

evening.

Proceeds from sales of Adkins’s photographs will be used for scholarships for veterans who would like to

attend classes at DCA. 

James A. Adkins is a retired senior military officer and former cabinet-level official in state government, having served as Maryland’s Adjutant General and Secretary of Veterans Affairs.  Major General Adkins was born in 1954 in Cambridge and grew up on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  Prior to entering the U. S. Army, he served two years with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s office. 

His military career spanned nearly 40 years of service in both the enlisted and officer ranks.  Adkins’s military decorations include the Distinguished Service medal; the Legion of Merit; The Maryland Distinguished Service Cross; the Republic of Estonia’s Order of the Cross of the Eagle 2nd Class and the Order of the White Cross.

 

Open Paint at DCA

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Ongoing Classes | 0 comments

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Artful Interest Group 

Join some of our members on Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

 

No instruction, just bring your own materials and enjoy the

opportunity to gather with

likeminded others.

 

  FREE, members only.

  This is an ongoing class.

Information call 410-228-7782

Knitting for Everyone – Instructor: Windy Karpavage

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News, Featured Slider, Ongoing Classes | 0 comments

Knitting for Everyone – Instructor: Windy Karpavage

“Knitting for Everyone”

 

Instructor: Windy Karpavage 

 

Beginners as well as more experienced knitters will create projects using patterns purchased in the class.

 

Supply fee varies depending upon project selection, $50 – $200/ project, which are payable to the instructor.

Students can work on one project until completion or select an array of projects. 

No experience is necessary to enroll, and more experienced knitters are also welcome. 

Participation is open to ages 16 through adult.

All supplies are purchased through the instructor to ensure student success. 

This is an ongoing class with a new session beginning November 2nd. 

Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fees are $75 for DCA members, and $125 for non-members.  Drop-in fees are $15 for DCA members, and $22 for non-members. Call to register, 410-228-7782

Crocheted Pet Sweater – Notice new date

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News | 0 comments

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Instructor: Mary Romans 

Notice – New Date

 

Help your furry friend face winter’s wrath with a festive new sweater crocheted with love! 

Choose from an assortment

of patterns to make a simple sweater that will fit most small to medium sized pets. 

Chunky cream wool yarn will be provided, and you will need to bring a size N crochet hook.

 You may also bring yarn and hook of your choice. 

Some crochet or needle art experience necessary. 

Open to ages 16 to adult. 

 

Saturday, February 4, 2017  1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

DCA members $25, and non-members $35 

Please call to register, 410-228-7782.

 

 

Ceramics for the Holidays- Notice – Date Change

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Classes and Workshops, Events and News | 0 comments

dscn1760Ceramics for the Holidays” 

Dec. 3rd & Dec. 10th

10 a.m. to 12 Noon

 

Instructor:  Jean Gutzmer 

 

Dry Brush & Antiquing for the Holidays 

Complete two seasonal ornaments.

  This two-part workshop will introduce the techniques of dry brush painting and antiquing on bisque ceramics. 

In the first class, Jean will demonstrate and participants will experiment on basic tiles. 

For the second session, students will use their new skills to complete

two seasonal ornaments using non-fired paints.

  All materials are included! 

Open to ages 16 to adult. 

Saturdays, December 3rd & December 10th

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

DCA members $35, and non-members $55 

Jean has 30 years of experience in Ceramics.

Please call to register for this workshop,  410-228-7782.

 

The Great Landscape – Instructor: David Grafton

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The Great Landscape – Instructor:  David Grafton

“The Great Landscape”

 

Instructor – David Grafton 

 

DCA is pleased to welcome as a new instructor for DCA, David Grafton.  He is known for his atmospheric landscape paintings and bold abstracts, and his work is featured in collections thoughout the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Europe.

This class is for intermediate to advanced students.  Any medium of choice is welcome: watercolor, oil, acrylic or pastel.

Students will learn how to make paintings come alive with atmospheric narrative; how to use a snapshot as a thumbnail sketch; and how to work small outdoor studies into large studio paintings.

One 4 week session is being offered on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Classes will meet November 2, 9, 16 & 30 (no class Thanksgiving week).

Fees are $95 for DCA members and $153 for non-members.