Exhibits and Events
If you’re interested in showing your artwork or contributing to a gallery show at the Center, please contact Janette Jones, our Visual Arts Coordinator, at mailto:email@example.com or at 410.228.7782. To have artwork considered for display, all artists must follow the Gallery Guidelines.
A group show featuring Sea Glass Art, Boat Models, Paintings, Photographs, Wooden Bowls, Needlework, Sculpture, Drawings, Jewelry, and mixed media compositions from Tilghman Elementary students
February 27 through March 29
Artists’ Reception Saturday, March 8, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
“No sequins, no tuxes and no excuses!” is the refrain for the DorchesterCenter for the Arts “Working Man’s Ball” set for Saturday, January 18 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the Center.
Guests are encouraged to attend wearing their favorite jeans or other comfortable clothes, and will hear Washington, DC musician Pete Baker in concert at the Center.
For more than 25 years, Pete Baker has being playing professionally in bands to include The Poorhouse Rockers and Pete Baker and the Agitators. The last eleven years he’s gone solo and is a favorite in WashingtonD.C., Virginia, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and at locations all around Maryland, including OceanCity, St. Michaels and the Baltimore area.
Also a song-writer, he specializes in guitar-oriented early Rock and Roll and has been strongly influenced by The Stray Cats, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Berry, The Beatles and much more.
Pete’s driving, rustic sound can take attendees down memory lane, or get them to the dance floor, providing a great night out that won’t soon be forgotten. Guests enjoyed last year’s performance, so he is back for a return engagement.
Tickets are $15 for DCA members; $20.00 for non-members with appetizers provided by The High Spot included.
A cash bar will be available and the evening will include special prizes, a waterman’s theme and more.
For more information, call 410-228-7782 or visit dorchesterarts.org
Show runs January 6–25
Artists’ Reception Saturday, January 11 5:30–7:30 pm
One entry will be accepted per person.
Please fill out the entry form and return it to the Dorchester Center for the Arts with your work on or before 5 p.m. Monday, January 27.
Be sure your work is clearly labeled with your name, the title of the piece, the medium, and the price. Awards will be presented for Best in Show,
Best Depiction of Dorchester County, Most Creative, and People’s Choice.
SEATS AVAILABLE FOR RUDOLPH READING AT DCA
Seats are available for the Dorchester Drama Guild’s presentation of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” on Saturday, December 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the DorchesterCenter for the Arts (DCA).
Audience participation is welcome at this family friendly event.
Tickets are $3.00 for children, $5.00 for adults and light refreshments are included.
Cast members include: (l-r front) Becky Swerida as Hermie, Trevor Goodwin as Rudolph, Mickey Love, Troy Hill as Sam the Snowman, (center) Becca Webb, Ira Nelson, (back) Beth Anne Langrell, Dean Goodwin as Yukon Cornelius, and Jason Williams as Santa. (Not pictured: Tina Murray.)
An improvisational murder mystery featuring an all-star community cast!
Come solve the mystery and catch a killer at this audience participation “whodunnit”.
The Dorchester Drama Guild, a program of DCA is pleased to announce the cast for the upcoming murder mystery presentation, “Assassination in Hollywood.” The interactive performances will be presented on Friday, November 22 & Saturday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m.
The cast of “Assassination in Hollywood” will perform this weekend at the Dorchester Center for the Arts. Pictured are: Tina Murray as Ivy Fields; Ashley Chroniger as Sonya; Anna Chroniger as Hilda Sinclair; Nicole Millette as Jan O’Grady; Becky Swerida as Zena; Brian Rawleigh as Detective Thursday; Patrick Fanning as Nigel Le Funk; Maureen Curtin as Lady Elizabeth Salsworth; Ira Nelson as Humphrey Caine; and Sharon Gilroy as Denise “Precious” Devine.)
Tickets $10 for DCA members; $12 non-members.
Charge tickets by phone using Visa, Master Card or Discover, by calling 410-228-7782.
Show and Sale runs October 31 – November 30 at the Dorchester Center for the Arts
Reception and Awards Ceremony Saturday, November 9, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
We would like to express our appreciation to this year’s judge, Sahm Doherty-Sefton, the first woman photographer on the masthead of Time magazine. With well over 100 entries, she had her work cut out for her.
Come in and cast your vote for People’s Choice before 7 p.m. on November 9.
During the recent Second Saturday reception held at the DorchesterCenter for the Arts (DCA), awards were presented for the Plein Air Painters of the Eastern Shore exhibit. The works were judged by David Grafton and awarded in two categories, Landscape and Non-Landscape. Receiving ribbons were:
1st Place: “Lotus Pond” by Carla Huber
2nd Place “Southern Pines” by Carla Huber
3rd Place “Nantucket Morning” by Jane Bollman
1st Place: “High and Dry” by Carla Hubr
2nd Place: “Geraniums” by M. Joyce Zeigler
3rd Place: “Red Barn at Work Horse Farm” by Nancy R. Thomas
Honorable mentions went to: “Alpaca” by Rose W. Doster; “Pond Lilies” by M. Joyce Zeigler; “The Three Sisters” by Diane DuBois Mullaly; and “OxfordGarden” by Diane DuBois Mullaly. The exhibit will be on display through Saturday, October 26.
PICTURE: “Lotus Pond” by Carla Huber received the 1st place ribbon in the Landscape category at the DorchesterCenter for the Arts October Gallery Show
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara Seese as their new Education and Program Coordinator. Barb began her position on October 1 and she will plan and coordinate classes, small venue concerts and theater and the annual DorchesterCenter for the Arts Showcase.
Barb comes to the DorchesterCenter for the Arts with over twenty years in the arts and communication field. An Eastern Shore native, Barb grew up in Easton where an early interest in art led to weekly classes at the Academy of the Arts, now AcademyArt Museum, from third grade through high school graduation. She spent two years at Frostburg studying Fine Art before transferring to the University of Maryland College Park, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising Design. After graduation, she spent 14 years in California as a graphic designer, with an emphasis on the recording industry, also providing volunteer service to the nonprofit sector. Barb returned to the Shore to be closer to her aging parents.
She served as Production Director at MTS Broadcasting, and for the past decade has worked as Executive Director of the OxfordCommunity Center. She recently stepped down to free up time for new emerging family needs. Barb has a grown son in Easton, and lives in the
Cambridge historic district with her German Shepherd Contessa Nanticoke, or Nani for short.
“I’m thrilled to be at the DorchesterCenter for the Arts,” stated Barb. “I see the Center on the cusp of a very exciting period of growth. The opportunity is there to expand in new directions and advance the arts deeper into the county. At the same time, I will be mindful of preserving the excellent programming created by my predecessor, so it’s a wonderful challenge.
There’s a very real, very tangible collaborative spirit at DCA, and I’m proud to be the newest member of the team.”
We are thrilled to report that our past board member and consummate DCA supporter, Graham Slaughter, has earned top honors (overall winner) in the annual Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo Contest for his stunning photo titled “Butterfly”. In fact Graham also placed second in the birds category for his spectacular photo titled, “Tundra Swans”. Here is the link with all of the details.
Graham – Congratulations! We are so very proud of you! The honor is much deserved.
Of the 12 possible awards, four were earned by Dorchester County residents, including the two for Graham, one for Lori Bramble of Cambridge, and one for Joseph Soares from Taylors Island. This means our three county photographers claimed 25% of the winning entries. Way to go Dorchester!