Exhibits and Events
Annual Members Show and Sale 2015
The Dorchester Center for the Arts is announcing a Call for Artists for their 2015 Annual Members Show and Sale. This show will be held in February 2015 at the Dorchester Center for the Arts. The show is open to all DCA members. Sponsoring the exhibit is 1880 Bank.
One entry will be accepted per person. Please fill out the entry form ( available online) or at the Center, and return it to the DCA with the work by Monday, February 2. Awards will be presented for: Best in Show, Best Depiction of Dorchester County, Most Creative, and People’s Choice.
The show is open to all Dorchester Center for the Arts members age 18 and older. If you are unsure about the status of your membership, please call the Center to verify. ( 410-228-7782) Entries must be original works of the exhibiting artist completed within the past year. “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.
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 their items from the show prior to the end of the show. Please sign the Sales section of the entry form if you wish to sell your work.
Media accepted will be: paintings( all media), drawings,( all media), pastels, mixed media, sculpture, collage, pottery, glass, jewelry, wood, metalwork, fiber art, and photography. All two-dimensional works entered in the show should be appropriately framed with a sturdy eyelet and wire hanging device. Works without wire hangers will not be accepted. Two-dimensional pieces to be hung on walls must be no larger than 30″ X 30″( including frame) and must not weigh more than 12 lbs. Three -dimensional pieces( sculpture, pottery, etc. must not weigh more than 50 lbs. Please label back or bottom of your work with your name, the title, medium and retail price.
For more information, contact Janette Jones at 410-228-7782 or jjones@dorchesterarts. org.
The Dorchester Center for the Arts appreciates having the opportunity to showcase the best work of its members.
Second Saturdays !!!!!! 3-5 pm
Do you need to get out of the house this winter and try something new? This class is FREE.
February 14th, Assembled with Love, instructor is Karen O’Dowd. Discover the soulful process of working with found objects and recycled materials to create a small Assemblage with Heart.
Drop in monthly and express your inner artist. Try your hand at a different project each month, and take a great piece home! Media varies. You might paint, make a collage, draw, glue, staple, who knows?
Guided instruction provided.
Come be surprised and ready to experiment. No registration is necessary.
Under 16 , please be accompanied by an adult.
FREE FREE FREE
Supplement your child’s curriculum with this series of visual arts enrichment classes. Each session will combine a Gallery Tour and a hands-on art project. Ages 6 and up.
Third Monday of each month: Jan 19th, Feb. 16th, and March 16th.
Each session is $5.00 per child.
Call 410-228-7782 if you like to pre-register your child/children.
2015 Winter Program Schedule
Please click the link below to discover the wonderful classes we will be offering this winter!
Godspell–A Gallery Stage Performance
Beloved classic from Stephen Schwartz , the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer of Wicked and Pippin. Come enjoy all the good gifts of one of the most enduring shows of all times. The Tony-nominated score is filled with popular hits such as “Day By Day”, “Learn Your Lessons Well”, and “Turn Back, O Man”. This timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love opened off Broadway on May 17, 1971. Godspell has touched the hearts of countless theatergoers all over the world–and now you can join the celebration.
Directed for DCA by Laura Todd
Two Weekends for this powerful musical!
Friday and Saturday, Jan. 23 rd and Jan. 24th 7 pm
Sunday Jan. 25th – matinee 2 pm
Thursday and Friday, Jan. 29th and Jan. 30th 7 pm ( No performance on Saturday)
Thursday only, Jan. 29th students tickets are 1/2 of reg. price
Sunday, Feb. 1st – matinee 2 pm
Tickets are $10 for DCA members, and $12 for non-members.
Friday Morning Drawing 10:00 am to noon
Come join our Friday Morning Drawing class –October through December. This is a FREE class to DCA members, only.
Our artists enjoy their time together, while practicing their drawing skills of live models.
Come join us on Friday mornings at the Dorchester Center for the Arts. Bring your project and join a great group of fiber artists. From knitting, crocheting, quilting, rug hooking, to weaving—–all are welcome!
If you need assistance with your project, Windy Karpavage and Mary Romans are happy to be of help to you.
This is a FREE, ongoing class.
DCA membership is encouraged, but not required.
If you have any questions, please call 410-228-7782.
Friday, February 6th at 12 Noon.
Stop by on your lunch hour for a monthly bite of culture along with your sandwich. The Choptank Writers Group will read from and /or discuss their books.
Q & A included.
Bring your lunch, beverage provided.
Literary lunchbox is on the first Friday of each month at 12 noon.
Free. All are welcome. DCA membership encouraged, but not required.`
No Literary Lunchbox for January 2015
Talisman Jewelry-One Day Workshop Instructor: Karen O’Dowd
February 28th 10 am to 4 pm
Using found objects such as: repurposed jewelry, hardware, bottle caps, fuses, repurposed tin, watch parts, and more, student will learn how to create their personalized pendants, earrings, or bracelets using items from their junk drawers, yard sales, or thrift stores.
The instructor was inspired by nationally-recognized jeweler Susan Lenart Kazmar.
Fee: $80.00 for members and $110.00 for non-members. $15.00 materials fee payable to the instructor.
Bring a lunch and beverage.
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