Exhibits and Events

 September in the Galleries: “Lost and Found” exhibit. Artists featured in the exhibit include: Terri Griffin with Upcycled Furniture, Karen O’Dowd with Found Art; Susan Stewart with Collage, Carol Gordean with Mosaics, plus a collaboration by Joyce L. Fritz Ritz with Line Design Characters and Elissa Crouch with Traditional Rug Hooking.photo show 3 Photo show 4 Sept show 1 Sept show 2 sept show 5 Sept show 6 sept show 7 sept show jewels sept show

 

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:jjones@dorchesterarts.org or at 410.228.7782.  To have artwork considered for display, all artists must follow the Gallery Guidelines.

Unique Art Opportunities

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Unique Art Opportunities

Ceramic Flowers for the Fall Garden- Instructor Ann Geiger

Participants will enjoy two sessions in the clay studio making garden art. Using hand-building techniques, students will create decorative pieces to add colors to the fall garden or home. No experience is necessary.

The two-part workshop with take place Tuesday, November 4 and Thursday, November 6 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Fees are $55 for DCA members; $85 for nonmembers.

 


 

                                                                    

Festive Fall Apple Bags – Instructor Windy Karpavage

Students will work with a pattern kit that includes all materials, and yields a charming, felted-wool apple bag in a variety of colors, decorated with beading. This class is for the intermediate student.

The two-day workshop will take place on Saturday, November 15 and Saturday, November 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Students should bring a lunch. The fees are $40 for DCA members and $70 for nonmembers, plus a $50 supply fee payable to the instructor.

To learn about these and other classes, call 410-228-7782.

“Night of a Zillion Snowflakes”

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“Night of a Zillion Snowflakes”

Also on Second Saturday, December 13, 2014     5pm –  7:30pm

Presented by the Wednesday Morning Artists as part of their gallery show and sale.

“Small Works ( and Other Good Things) for the Holidays”

 

Creative Art Activities * Imaginative Appetizers * Choral Presentation

Free Drawing for a One-Year DCA Membership!

 

The Night Before Christmas

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The Night Before Christmas

Second Saturday, December 13, 2014   2pm

Presented by the Dorchester Drama Guild : “The Night Before Christmas”

A Dramatic Reading, followed by a festive carol.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

Adults $3 / Children $2

 

Ashley Watkins, In Concert, Sunday November 16, 2014 5pm

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Ashley Watkins, In Concert, Sunday November 16, 2014  5pm

Ashley Watkins Ashley Watkins, Flutist, Gallery Stage Performance

Dorchester Center for the Arts

321 High Street

Cambridge, Maryland 21613

410-228-7782

Sunday, November 16, 2014     5 pm

Don’t miss this encore concert by Cambridge’s own master of performance on flute.  Recipient of two standing ovations for her August performance at DCA.  Ashley will be bringing down the house again with new selections from her repertoire.

Ashley earned her Bachelor of Music in 2007 from James Madison University, studying under Dr. Beth Chandler.  In 2010 she received a Master of Music from the University of Akron in Ohio, under George Pope.  She continues to perform as a soloist throughout her community and beyond, spreading and sharing her love and passion for music.

Tickets: $10.00 for DCA members and $12.00 for non-members

October In The Galleries : “Art in Architecture”

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October In The Galleries : “Art in Architecture”

THE DCA OCTOBER GALLERY SHOW

harp1DCA will present a special exhibit “Art in Architecture” in the main galleries from Thursday, October 2 through Saturday, October 25. The Center is located at 321 High Street in Cambridge, and the show will feature a collection of photographs and drawings of buildings, bridges, and other physical structures.

An Artists’ Reception will be held on Saturday, October 11 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. The evening will include live music and light refreshments.

For more information, please call 410-228-7782.

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Photo Steve Delsordo

Calling all PHOTOGRAPHERS!

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Calling all PHOTOGRAPHERS!

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It’s time to prepare for DCA’s Annual Community Photography & Digital Arts Exhibit and Competition coming up in November. Download your application form here: PhotoShow.application.Nov2014, or stop by the Center any time to pick up a copy. We hope to see you in November!

Register now for Fall Classes

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Register now for Fall Classes

Classes Collage Winter 2013DORCHESTER CENTER FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCES FALL CLASSES

Now that students are back to school, the Dorchester Center for the Arts (DCA) invites the community to participate in upcoming classes and programs. Enroll in one of the many affordable offerings. Supply lists for classes are available from DCA. To learn more about theses classes, call 410-228-7782, or click on the link to the right for a pdf of the class schedule.

Art for All

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Art for All
Join us Second Saturdays from 3:00-5:00 for Art for All!

Drop in and discover your inner artist!  Guided projects vary monthly.  All are welcome!  No registration necessary.  Under 16 please be accompanied by an adult.

This program is FREE!

Water Moves Us to Paint Great Scenes

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Water Moves Us to Paint Great Scenes

Marking the culmination of a comprehensive planning and creative process, Dorchester County Economic Development (DCED) unveiled the county’s new brand marketing campaign “water moves us” to elected officials, businesses and community leaders earlier this month.

To read more about this exciting campaign visit choosedorchester.org

 

 

Applications Available for Community Arts Grants in Dorchester County

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Events and News | 0 comments

Applications Available for Community Arts Grants in Dorchester County

Applications are now being accepted for organizations wishing to apply for The Community Arts Grants program. The deadline for receipt of the  Fall 2014 applications is Friday, Monday, July 15, 2014. The deadline for the Spring 2015 applications is December 21, 2014. These grants are an allocation of the DorchesterCenter for the Arts as the designated Dorchester County Arts Council, and monies are to be used for arts programming.

The funds allocated in the grant are from the Maryland State Arts Council and are intended to encourage arts participation across the county.

Supported arts disciplines include:

  • dance
  • theatre
  • visual arts
  • music
  • film/media arts
  • literary arts
  • folk/heritage/traditional and multi-disciplinary arts programming

Individual grants average $100-900. Granting allocations will total $2000 for the 20014-2015 fiscal year. Programs must take place between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.

Applications are evaluated on the following criteria:

  • artistic merit
  • organizational
  • effectiveness
  • service to the community.

Organizations receiving funds must be located or producing programs in DorchesterCounty and be incorporated as a not-for-profit organization or be in the process of obtaining 501(c) (3) certification.

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION:
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download    grant guidlines