Announcing 2013 Arts Scholarship Program
High School and CSM Applications Due May 1
The Charles County Arts Alliance is announcing its annual Arts Scholarship Program, which awards a $1000 scholarship to an outstanding graduate at each Charles County public high school and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM). The scholarships are designated for students planning to attend a four-year college or university in fall 2013 and majoring in the performing, visual or literary arts leading to a professional career in the arts.
The Alliance’s Arts Scholarship Program commenced in 1999, and to date has supported the higher education academic pursuits of over 50 talented and creative Charles County students in music, visual art, drama, dance and literature. The scholarship recipients are publicly announced during the Senior Awards Night at the six county high schools in June, and the CSM graduate recipient is notified by letter.
CCAA Education Committee Chair Kathleen Jenkins stated, “The Charles County Arts Alliance is very pleased that we can support those students who are interested in majoring in the arts at college. We believe that the arts are an important aspect of culture and society, and they contribute to both community pride and economic well-being. By supporting these students and funding other local arts programs, we support our communities.”
All scholarship recipients must be Charles County residents and have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA). An application is required, which includes a detailed resume, 500-word essay, letter of recommendation, and official transcript. The deadline for receipt of all scholarship applications is May 1, 2013. Applications are available at each county high school and CSM through the college/career counseling offices and also are available here
For more information, contact the Alliance at 301.392.5900 or via email: email@example.com.
Founded in 1987, the mission of the Charles County Arts Alliance is to stimulate, promote, encourage and provide recognition of the arts and the creative spirit in Charles County, Maryland.
Arts Alliance Announces ArtsFest 2013!Saturday, June 8
12:00 Noon – 6:00 pm
La Plata Town Hall
The Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) is pleased to announce that ArtsFest 2013 will be held this year on Saturday, June 8, 2013, from 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm, at the La Plata Town Hall! This annual countywide outdoor event celebrates ALL the arts in Charles County: music, visual art, drama, dance and literature. Now in its 21st year, it is the largest arts festival in Charles County!
ArtsFest is returning to La Plata this year and will once again bring the festivities to the lawn surrounding the beautiful La Plata Town Hall. Last year’s ArtsFest in La Plata was well attended by over 2000 individuals from across Southern Maryland. Previous ArtsFests have been held in Indian Head, Cobb Island and Waldorf.
Arts Alliance President Diane Rausch, said, “We are delighted with our continuing partnership with the Town of La Plata, and appreciate their support as our host. We are planning to make ArtsFest 2013 a memorable one!“
Visual artists of all media are invited to display and sell artworks on the lawn at ArtsFest 2013. In addition, arts organizations are invited as exhibitors to display information and encourage participation in their performing, visual and literary arts activities. Also invited as exhibitors are historical, heritage, multicultural and environmental organizations.
ArtsFest 2013 is the Art Alliance’s “free gift” to the citizens of Charles County and Southern Maryland. There is no charge to the public to attend. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the day.
Last year’s ArtsFest showcased over 60 artists and exhibitors at the La Plata Town Hall, along with musical and dance entertainment at several locations on the lawn. ArtsFest 2013 promises to be even more spectacular, with several special events taking place throughout the day.
ArtsFest 2013 Registration Forms are available below.
For BOOTH Registration Form, click HERE
For FOOD VENDOR Registration Form, click HERE
Please download the registration form, then mail with payment to the CCAA Office, P.O. Box 697, White Plains, MD 20697.
Please save the date and mark your calendars for ArtsFest 2013 on Saturday, June 8!
Arts Alliance Presents 21 Local Artists in New Exhibit at Waldorf West Library GalleriesOpening Reception: May 4, 3:00 pm
The Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) presents an exhibit of 21 local artists at the Waldorf West Library Galleries. The exhibit will be held from February – June 2013, with a special meet-the-artists reception scheduled for Saturday, May 4, at 3:00 pm. The galleries are located in the new Waldorf West Library, in St. Charles.
CCAA Gallery Committee Co-Chair Gale Kladitis said, “We have new and returning artists to our second Multimedia Exhibit at Waldorf West — it just gets better and better. We are inviting the public to come see the beautiful artwork and meet some of these talented individuals at a special reception at the library on May 4, at 3:00 pm. It will be a great opportunity to meet and celebrate the participating visual artists.”
The multimedia exhibition includes work from artists Terri Alo, Yuliya Strongovska-Armocida, Cindi Barnhart, Pat Biles, Cecilia Dunay, Christine Dunleavy, Gale Euchner, Renee Fuqua, Kevin John Grote, Lorina Harris, Shanese Hirmas, Vicki Marckel, Leah Meyers, Gene McCandless, Michael Mitchell, Nancy Owens, Marie C. Parham, Jennifer Pinto, Annabel Lee Russell, Nikole Smith, and Mary Solko.
Four separate gallery spaces are located within Waldorf West Library and include a large conference room, two study rooms, and wall space in the Fiction section.
Waldorf West Library Manager Janet Salazar commented, “Library patrons have been so supportive of the galleries, saying the artworks really enrich their total library experience.”
We hope you get a chance to come out and see the exhibit soon! And please mark your calendars for Saturday, May 4, to meet the artists too!
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