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  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
Pat Cruz, Chief Innovation Officer at Young Audiences of Maryland,
January 07, 2016Elevator Chat: Pat Cruz, Chief Innovation Officer, Young Audiences of MarylandArts Across MarylandPat Cruz is Young Audiences of Maryland Inc., (YA) Chief Innovation Officer, which recently received an Arts Education $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), that will support... Read More
First Lady Yumi Hogan at 2015 Maryland Arts Day, photo by Kintz
January 07, 2016January 2016 NewsletterNewsThe 2016 Maryland Arts Day, presented by Maryland Citizens for the Arts, is February 17, at St. John’s College, Mellon Hall, Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Avenue, Annapolis. The event... Read More
Diana V. Sáez is a leading specialist in the field of Latin American music and an accomplished, visionary choral conductor. Photo supplied by Cantigas
December 04, 2015Elevator Chat: Diana V. Sáez, Artistic Director retiring from Coral Contigas after 25 yearsArts Across MarylandDiana V. Sáez is a leading specialist in the field of Latin American music and an accomplished, visionary choral conductor. Founded in 1991, Cantigas is one of the few chamber choruses’ in the nation... Read More
December 04, 2015December 2015 NewslettterNewsFirst Lady Yumi Hogan visited Charlotte Hall Veterans Home last month with a message of hope and appreciation. While visiting the Veterans Home, she participated in the unveiling of a new community... Read More
November 23, 2015Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland Fiscal Year 2014Publication  Nonprofit arts support an annual economic impact of $1.05 billion in Maryland. This FY 2014 report shows how the arts support jobs, salaries, tax revenue and more. Download the full report.
Winfield Parker, Roy Cox Photographers
November 19, 2015ALTA Awards Features Legendary R&B Musician Winfield ParkerPress ReleaseBALTIMORE (November 19, 2015) - A concert by Winfield Parker, legendary R&B, soul and gospel singer and musician, will highlight the Maryland State Arts Council, Maryland Traditions annual... Read More
Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, pictured with DeVon Smith’s “World First Robot Family,” courtesy of AVAM.
November 06, 2015Elevator Chat: Rebecca Alban Hoffberger is founder, director and principal curator of the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM)Arts Across MarylandRebecca Alban Hoffberger is founder, director and principal curator of the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM), which opened Thanksgiving weekend, 1995.  AVAM is celebrating its 20th anniversary... Read More
First Lady Yumi Hogan awards Jasmine Diaz, a second grade student at Vansville Elementary School with her first place award. Photo by Richard Lippenholz
November 06, 2015November 2015 NewsletterNewsWorking in conjunction with the Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), First Lady Yumi Hogan presented a selection of artworks by Maryland students during... Read More
Teapot and Bullan Cup by Denise Joyal
November 03, 2015Buy Local! New Maryland Artist Marketplace Open Press Release Baltimore (November 3, 2015) -The new Maryland Marketplace is now open! The Maryland State Arts Council invites Maryland artists of all disciplines to sign-up for the Maryland Artist Registry, and... Read More
Endless by Len Harris
October 30, 2015New Maryland Art Marketplace Opens for ArtistsPress ReleaseIn advance of launching its new Maryland Art Marketplace on November 2, 2015, the MSAC is inviting Maryland artists of all disciplines to sign-up for the Maryland Artist Registry, and encouraging... Read More
New Department of Commerce Logo
October 02, 2015October 2015 NewsletterNewsGovernor Larry Hogan announced the formation of the Maryland Department of Commerce and appointed Mike Gill the state’s first Secretary of Commerce. Formerly known as the Maryland Department of... Read More