Exhibits and Events
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 email@example.com.
The Chorus of Dorchester presents:
“We Wish You A Merry Christmas”
Director: Cookie Brohawn
Tuesday, December 13th
Dorchester Center for the Arts,
George B. Todd Performance Hall, second floor
Please join us on December 13th for this season of holiday music.
Wednesday 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.
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
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.
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
FREE, members only.
This is an ongoing class.
Information call 410-228-7782
“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
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.
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