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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | February 19, 2011
The bust of Abraham Lincoln by John Gutzon Borglum that graces the corner of a gallery at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts was not purchased with public funds, but taxpayer dollars do help pay the light bill, Director Rebecca Massie Lane said. With a 2011 budget of about $1.1 million, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra will receive $74,477 from the Maryland State Arts Commission (MSAC), about $1,200 less than in 2010, MSO Director of Development Vicki Willman said. Mary Anne Burke, executive director of the Arts Council of Washington County, said MSAC funding for her organization has dropped from about $102,000 two years ago to about $85,000 this year.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | October 9, 2012
The Hagerstown City Council and Washington County Board of Commissioners met in a joint session Tuesday to hear the results of a feasibility study recently completed that examines the current arts and entertainment community in the city and county. Economist Anirban Basu of the Sage Policy Group, which administered the study, said that Hagerstown stands as the most logical point to establish the hub of the local arts and entertainment scene since it already has the needed infrastructure.
NEWS
December 12, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Arts Council is seeking proposals from artists, arts organizations, or other collaborating nonprofit and government entities for a potential permanent public art project. This project is contingent on the FAC being approved for and receiving state funding. The FAC will review all proposals received and select one that will be submitted to the Maryland State Arts Council for consideration. Once approved, the project must be permanently installed in a public place and accessible.
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August 8, 2013
 Entries will be accepted until Friday, Sept. 27, for the Council for the Arts' Miniature Art 2013 Exhibition to be held Friday, Nov. 1, to Friday, Jan. 3. The exhibit carries on a 29-year tradition of miniature art exhibitions originated by A Little Gallery of Mont Alto, Pa. The council, in operation since 1987, supports local artists and arts organizations from its location at The Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St. in downtown Chambersburg....
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June 21, 2013
The Board of Directors of the Washington County Arts Council announces that the 2014 Community Arts Development Grant Guidelines and Application are available at www.washingtoncountyarts.com or by calling Mary Anne Burke at 301-791-3132.   Awards are made possible through the Maryland State Arts Council's Community Arts Development program that “provides funds and technical assistance to the local arts councils of the 23 counties of Maryland and Baltimore City. The purposes of the program are to better serve artists, arts organizations and audiences throughout the State and to encourage local decision-making, arts activity and funding for the arts at the local level.”
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | March 15, 2011
A recently formed community task force will soon commission a series of studies to assess the arts and entertainment community in Hagerstown and Washington County. The Arts, Education and Community Task Force, created to help build the community's reputation as an arts destination, informed the Hagerstown City Council Tuesday of its plans and goals for the studies. James E. Miller, project chairman, said the task force will complete three complementary studies looking at marketing, economic impact and artists.
NEWS
August 27, 2006
Artists invited to submit Washington County Free-for-All is an exhibition open to any and all artists who reside or work in Washington County, as well as those who are members of the Washington County Arts Council. Each artist may submit up to two pieces for the exhibition. There are no submission fees. Submissions will be accepted at Washington County Arts Council Gallery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5. First come, first accepted until the gallery is full.
NEWS
August 20, 2012
The steering committee of the Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro is seeking individuals interested in joining the new organization's founding board of directors. Since March 2012, this group of volunteers has held meetings with consultant John Divine (funded by the PA Council for the Arts) and met bi-monthly through June to develop a statement of purpose, a board job description and an application for board or committee position, according to a news release from the organization. In addition, they hosted a public forum at Waynesboro Middle School and an inaugural Artists After Hours event at Christine's Café in downtown Waynesboro.
NEWS
June 20, 1997
By KAREN MASTERSON Staff Writer The Washington County arts community learned Wednesday that it is getting at least $130,785 from the state for 1998 programs. That total will go up as soon as the Maryland Theatre Association grant is finalized. The theater's state grant for 1997 was $35,000. The Maryland State Arts Council on Wednesday announced that Gov. Parris Glendening approved a budget of close to $7 million in 1998 arts-related grants. Half of that will go to large, statewide projects, while the other half is reserved for county arts councils and smaller arts organizations.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | June 11, 1998
State funding to support the arts, including classical music, the Maryland Theatre and another blues festival in Washington County, will increase by $25,000 over the current year's amount, state officials said Thursday. Gov. Parris N. Glendening announced that Washington County will receive $156,543 in grants in the coming budget year to support arts programs. The grants, recommended by the Maryland State Arts Council, are used to support a variety of arts programs in the county, including the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and the Maryland Theatre, which received $24,500 for operating expenses.
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August 8, 2013
 Entries will be accepted until Friday, Sept. 27, for the Council for the Arts' Miniature Art 2013 Exhibition to be held Friday, Nov. 1, to Friday, Jan. 3. The exhibit carries on a 29-year tradition of miniature art exhibitions originated by A Little Gallery of Mont Alto, Pa. The council, in operation since 1987, supports local artists and arts organizations from its location at The Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St. in downtown Chambersburg....
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June 21, 2013
The Board of Directors of the Washington County Arts Council announces that the 2014 Community Arts Development Grant Guidelines and Application are available at www.washingtoncountyarts.com or by calling Mary Anne Burke at 301-791-3132.   Awards are made possible through the Maryland State Arts Council's Community Arts Development program that “provides funds and technical assistance to the local arts councils of the 23 counties of Maryland and Baltimore City. The purposes of the program are to better serve artists, arts organizations and audiences throughout the State and to encourage local decision-making, arts activity and funding for the arts at the local level.”
OPINION
December 29, 2012
Events during the week leading up to Christmas so sadden my heart that I couldn't do a “Christmas wishes” column last week. However, so many of my friends responded to my request for their personal Christmas and New Years wishes that I'll try to get at least a taste of their thoughts into this column. I've divided the responses into categories - so here goes. Under the heading of safety and education for our children Wayne Ridenour responded with, “My wish would be that our children are safe and that we continue to support them as a community as much as is humanly possible.” Elizabeth Paul echoed that sentiment: “Like all of us right now after these horrifying shootings, I wish for peace.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | October 9, 2012
The Hagerstown City Council and Washington County Board of Commissioners met in a joint session Tuesday to hear the results of a feasibility study recently completed that examines the current arts and entertainment community in the city and county. Economist Anirban Basu of the Sage Policy Group, which administered the study, said that Hagerstown stands as the most logical point to establish the hub of the local arts and entertainment scene since it already has the needed infrastructure.
LIFESTYLE
By SHADAE PAUL | Special to The Herald-Mail | August 25, 2012
Retirement for Andrew Sussman is not an end, but a beginning. Sussman, 61, of Waynesboro, Pa., will retire from his position as executive director of the Cumberland Valley School of Music in Chambersburg. The last day of his 18-year career with the school is Friday, Aug. 31. Sussman's path to becoming the executive director of the CVSM was a journey. Growing up, he always loved music and learning to play new instruments. After graduating from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, he spent six years traveling abroad visiting more than 50 countries including South Africa, Denmark, Ireland, India and Pakistan.
NEWS
August 20, 2012
The steering committee of the Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro is seeking individuals interested in joining the new organization's founding board of directors. Since March 2012, this group of volunteers has held meetings with consultant John Divine (funded by the PA Council for the Arts) and met bi-monthly through June to develop a statement of purpose, a board job description and an application for board or committee position, according to a news release from the organization. In addition, they hosted a public forum at Waynesboro Middle School and an inaugural Artists After Hours event at Christine's Café in downtown Waynesboro.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 22, 2012
An early meeting about an arts organization forming in the Waynesboro area generated feedback Thursday about youths, participation, exposure and existing resources. “We're really ready to go to the public and talk about the possibility of an arts alliance of the greater Waynesboro area,” said Andrew Sussman of the Cumberland Valley School of Music. Vision 2015 hired a Kansas-based consultant, John Divine, to work on plans for an arts alliance. “As a community, to be successful in anything you do, it has to be your decisions, your commitment and your buy-ins,” Divine said.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | March 15, 2011
A recently formed community task force will soon commission a series of studies to assess the arts and entertainment community in Hagerstown and Washington County. The Arts, Education and Community Task Force, created to help build the community's reputation as an arts destination, informed the Hagerstown City Council Tuesday of its plans and goals for the studies. James E. Miller, project chairman, said the task force will complete three complementary studies looking at marketing, economic impact and artists.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | February 19, 2011
The bust of Abraham Lincoln by John Gutzon Borglum that graces the corner of a gallery at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts was not purchased with public funds, but taxpayer dollars do help pay the light bill, Director Rebecca Massie Lane said. With a 2011 budget of about $1.1 million, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra will receive $74,477 from the Maryland State Arts Commission (MSAC), about $1,200 less than in 2010, MSO Director of Development Vicki Willman said. Mary Anne Burke, executive director of the Arts Council of Washington County, said MSAC funding for her organization has dropped from about $102,000 two years ago to about $85,000 this year.
NEWS
December 12, 2009
FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Arts Council is seeking proposals from artists, arts organizations, or other collaborating nonprofit and government entities for a potential permanent public art project. This project is contingent on the FAC being approved for and receiving state funding. The FAC will review all proposals received and select one that will be submitted to the Maryland State Arts Council for consideration. Once approved, the project must be permanently installed in a public place and accessible.
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