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August 05, 2016Help Ellicott City ArtistsNewsHelp HCAC Help Ellicott City Artists!
August 04, 2016Public Art Project Opportunity: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Health Science III Building Request for QualificationsNewsPublic Art Project Opportunity:  Application Deadline September 14, 2016, Noon EDT The Maryland State Arts Council and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) are now accepting applications for... Read More
Mike Vlahovich (left) and Billy McComiskey (photos by Edwin Remsberg)
June 30, 2016The 2016 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Honor Two Outstanding MarylandersNational Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu today announced the 2016 recipients of the NEA National Heritage Fellowships, the nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.... Read More
Peacherine Ragtime Symphony Orchestra
June 28, 2016Maryland State Arts Council Grants Support Maryland Presenters and Artists Press ReleaseThe Baltimore Theatre Project, Carroll County Arts Council, Oxford Community Center and the Calvert Marine Museum are among the 30 nonprofit organizations across 18 counties selected to receive... Read More
June 14, 2016June 2016 NewsletterNewsThe Maryland State Arts Council’s Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival, Saturday, June 4, from noon to 8 pm, at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, is an annual... Read More
Kathleen Beauchesne at the 2015 Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival. Photo by Edwin Remsberg.
May 27, 2016Elevator Chat: Kathleen Beauchesne, President & CEO, Center for Research in BasketryArts Across MarylandKathleen Beauchesne is the president of the Center for Research in Basketry, a non-profit dedicated to celebrating Maryland’s basket makers and its rich basketry traditions. Beauchesne will take part... Read More
May 25, 2016MARYLAND FOOD TRADITIONS FEATURED AT FOLKLIFE FESTIVALPress ReleaseBALTIMORE (May 25, 2016) - Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, documents and supports living traditions, or those cultural practices that are passed down by... Read More
May 09, 2016Sixth Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival AnnouncedPress Release The Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival is an annual celebration of traditional arts, music, crafts, and foods that serves to highlight Maryland's rich cultural heritage. This year's festival will... Read More
May 05, 2016May 2016 NewsletterNewsDemonstrating his continued support for the arts, Governor Larry Hogan signed the 2017 Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) funding bill into law. The General Assembly approved Senate Bill 377/House... Read More
May 04, 2016Elevator Chat: Eleanor Epstein, Artistic Director of Zemer ChaiArts Across MarylandNot many people can say they recognized and stuck with a career that fulfills their life, and few have had the opportunity to do what they love for four decades. Epstein found her calling by creating... Read More
Jann Rosen-Queralt, "Confluence" detail, 2011. Photo courtesy of King County | Ned Ahrens (Brightwater Treatment Plant in Woodinville, WA)
April 28, 2016Maryland State Arts Council Offers Public Art Workshop for ArtistsPress Release"Art in Public Space" a workshop for artists, sponsored by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), will be offered from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on June 10 at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134... Read More
April 15, 2016Maryland State Arts Council Receives Record-Setting FY 2017 FundingPress Release  Demonstrating his continued commitment to the arts in Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan's proposed increase in the fiscal year 2017 appropriation for the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) budget was... Read More
  FY 2016 Apprentice Team Tyrome Elliott (left) and Ryan Elliott, are members of The Sensational  Royal Lights, a gospel quartet. Ty resides in Catonsville and Ryan, his son, lives in Baltimore.
April 12, 2016Maryland State Arts Councils' Maryland Traditions Program Awards FY 2017 GrantsPress ReleaseMaryland Traditions, the folklife program of theMaryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announces the awardees of both the MarylandTraditions Apprenticeship Awards and the Maryland Traditions Project... Read More
April 07, 2016April 2016 NewsletterNewsMaryland State Arts Council (MSAC) traveled to the Academy Art Museum in Easton for its March council meeting. They met with Eastern Shore county arts executive directors and board members, toured... Read More
April 05, 2016Elevator Chat: Lori Snyder, Executive Director Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance Arts Across MarylandDuring her teaching career, Lori Snyder received national and local awards, including the Maryland Art Educator of the Year in 2011 by the National Art Education Association. Snyder was instrumental... Read More
Painting by Carolyn Case of Baltimore County, 2016 Individual Artist Awardee
March 30, 2016 Maryland State Arts Council Announces 2016 Individual Artist Award RecipientsPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) announced today, the recipients of MSAC's 2016 Individual Artist Awards (IAA). These awards recognize the exceptional artistic achievements of talented artists... Read More
March 09, 2016Nine Maryland Students Compete for State Title at 11th Poetry Out Loud Press ReleaseMore than 9,000 Maryland students in 13 counties competed in statewide Poetry Out Loud (POL) competitions, with the strongest nine advancing through a series of school and regional contests... Read More
First Lady Yumi Hogan at 2016 Maryland Arts Day.
March 07, 2016March 2016 NewsletterNewsMore than 400 arts advocates joined First Lady Yumi Hogan, Speaker Mike Busch, Senators Kasemeyer, Madaleno and King, Delegates McIntosh and Jones, and Commerce Secretary Mike Gill at the 2016... Read More
March 03, 2016Elevator Chat: Herbert Massie, Director of Community Engagement, Baltimore ClayworksArts Across MarylandHerb Massie, a community artist, organizer, teacher, sculptor, mosaic artist, and Director of Community Engagement at Baltimore Clayworks received the "Sue Hess Maryland Arts Advocate of the Year... Read More
February 22, 2016 The 2016 Cherry Adler Award goes to Columbia Center for Theatrical ArtsPress ReleaseFebruary 22, 2016 (BALTIMORE) – The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), an agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, today, awarded its esteemed Cherry Adler Award to Columbia Center for... Read More
First Lady Yumi Hogan at 2016 Maryland Arts Day.
February 17, 2016GOVERNOR HOGAN PROPOSES RECORD FUNDING FOR MARYLAND ARTS COMMUNITYPress ReleaseBALTIMORE, MD (February 16, 2016) – Demonstrating his continued commitment to the arts in Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan has proposed a record-setting $20.3 million FY 2017 budget for the Maryland... Read More
February 04, 2016February 2016 NewsletterNewsGovernor Larry Hogan recently released his Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal. The Governor's FY 2017 budget includes a record setting $20.3 million appropriation for the Maryland State Arts Council (... Read More
February 02, 2016Elevator Chat Adam Holofcener, Executive Director Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the ArtsArts Across MarylandAdam Holofcener is the executive director of the non-profit Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (MdVLA). Years earlier as a law student, he interned at MdVLA with the former director Marcia... Read More
February 01, 2016Maryland State Arts Council selects Chad Edward Buterbaugh as Program Director of Folk and Traditional ArtsPress ReleaseThe Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) has selected Chad Edward Buterbaugh as its new Program Director of Folk and Traditional Arts effective February 3, 2016. Buterbaugh will manage grants in the... Read More
 John Ruppert, Sculptor, Photographer
January 21, 2016 Artists Announced for the Maryland Artist Registry Juried ExhibitionPress ReleaseJanuary 21, 2016, BALTIMORE - Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with the Maryland State Art Council (MSAC) is hosting a statewide juried exhibition curated by Gamynne Guillotte from the... Read More