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Poe Inspires Mural

Jeff speech

A blue ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of the completion of the mural by artist Jeff Huntington, winner of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County Mural Design Competition, took place recently at the site of the building location at 47 Spa Road.  The artist spoke the following words:

“The Poe mural is a tribute to the creative people of Annapolis, especially to those who have dedicated their lives unconditionally to their chosen craft out of necessity, out of love, our of their own primal urge to create. Artists are not marginal to society but are the fabric of soceity.

In additional to enriching the artistic landscape of Annapolis, my hope for this mural is to inspire conversation to educate or remind people about the life and career of Edgar Allan Poe, his genius and the hardship endured by this great American icon; to appreciate the hard work and life-long dedication of artists in general that often goes unrewarded.”

The artwork by Jeff Huntington brings a new perspective to the plain white wall and vacant lot that sits diagonally across from Park Place and the traffic circle. Huntington , who lives in Annapolis, earned his BFA at the Corcoran School of Art and Design and his MFA from the  Chicago Art Institute. Huntington’s work has been exhibited in New York, Washington D.C. and Miami.

Members of the community celebrated with Poe inspired music and poetry at nearby ARTfarm. The mural resides on a building owned by Chuck Walsh and Ken Wagner adjacent to the Lot owned by Michael Gardiner where  the gathering took place.

Julie Vallario, Jay and Joe Huntington; Jeff Huntington and Julia Gibb.

Julie Vallario, Jay and Joe Huntington; Jeff Huntington and Julia Gibb.

The recent Mural Contest is just one type of project to promote the arts, funded by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County . The Arts Council also awards mini grants, strategic grants and Arts-in-Education grants in addition to providing support, advocacy, and resources for Arts and Historic Preservation. For more information about the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and to find out more about membership call 410-222-7949 or visit www.acaac.org.

 

Arts District New Mural

Newly installed in the Annapolis Arts & Entertainment District

Newly installed in the Annapolis Arts & Entertainment District

 

Near the Westgate Circle welcoming you into the Arts & Entertainment District of Annapolis on the east side of Spa Road, is the winning mural of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County’s recent Mural Design Competition. The artwork by Jeff Huntington brings a new perspective to the plain white wall and vacant lot that sits diagonally across from Park Place and the traffic circle .  It’s a busy intersection and a lively neighborhood filled with art, theater, and restaurants.  Look closely and you’ll see flying geese, a lighthouse and a host of  multiple faces.

Jeff Huntington earned his BFA at the Corcoran School of Art and Design and his MFA from the  Chicago Art Institute. He lives in Annapolis and likes to create portraits that evolve and can be layered to depict multiple views.  As you walk past this mural, you’ll notice your eyes will focus on different things.  Huntington’s work has been exhibited in New York, Washington D.C. and Miami.

 

artist Jeff Huntington's new mural i

artist Jeff Huntington’s new mural i

East wall at Sp;a Road in Annapolis

East wall at Sp;a Road in Annapolis

Strategic +Grant

Grant applications for Strategic Grants are currently being accepted online between October 8th and October 23rd.

What ideas has your organization been considering to expand your reach throughout the county and the state of Maryland?  Do you want to launch a new exhibit?  Would you like to make a movie or produce a stage production never seen before.  Is there important research or documentation you’d like to undertake?

IF you are  a 501C-3 organization in Anne Arundel County currently receiving a general operating grant from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and have a new idea for impacting the community you serve and reaching out to  a new audience, now is the time of year to submit your proposal.  Instructions and the portal is available on this website under the “grants’ heading. Remember that your proposal cannot have been previously funded.

Projects seeking funding should have a demonstrated public value of arts and culture worthy of merit to the community and represent a novel, unusual or creative approach to the arts not previously offered by your organization. Your proposal should include a new collaboration or partnership and have clearly defined goals and measurable outcomes. Be prepared to maintain complete and accurate records of all the activities connected with grant and utilize generally accepted accounting principles. More details regarding grant requirements are on our website.FY 2016 STRATEGIC IMPACT GRANT GUIDELINES 5-Student Exhibit at Mitchell Gallery

Mural Contest

What do Leonardo da Vinci, Diego Rivera, and Michelangelo have in common? They were all muralists, committed to sharing their artistic vision with the community.  Murals provide the opportunity for artists to interact with their environment.  In the public debate, this past week has been the mural recently painted above Tsunami in Annapolis on West Street. It doesn’t matter which side you’re on, the debate has gotten people thinking and talking about art in public places. Opportunity knocks for aspiring muralists, with a contest and opportunity to paint a mural in the Annapolis Arts and Entertainment District. The winning artist will receive a $5000 prize in addition to expenses for materials. The deadline is coming up fast. Only one week is left before June 26th.

The link on the site is to download the application.  To submit you will need to scan it, fax it or mail to the arts council.
If you scan the application,  email it to brenda.collins@acaac.org.
If you fax it, the number is 410.222.4068.
If  you mail it, the address is:
2666 Riva Rd
Annapolis, Md 21401

The guideline details are below. Good Luck and may the best muralist win!

 

The Annapolis Arts and Entertainment District is the location of the future mural

The Annapolis Arts and Entertainment District is the location of the future mural

ENTRY DETAILS
The deadline for entries is June 26, 2015. Entries must be submitted on a small but accurately scaled and detailed preliminary illustration. You must include a budget of expenses that includes the artists cost for materials and design. The cost of the canvas and installation will be the responsibility of the Arts Council. Artist resume and images/locations of recent murals should also be included. Artist must sign a liability waiver to cover them while working at 47 Spa Road. Entries must be mailed or delivered with the entry form ( download by visiting the “exhibits” page under the “Artists” button on this website) and either sent electronically or delivered to the office of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 150, Annapolis, MD 21401. Entries become the property of the Arts Council and cannot be returned. The winning entry will be selected by the Exhibit Committee of the Arts Council. For questions, please contact Brenda Collins at brenda.collins@acaac.org.

The east side wall of 47 Spa Road will be transformed with a mural by the winner of the upcoming Mural Competition,

The east side wall of 47 Spa Road will be transformed with a mural by the winner of the upcoming Mural Competition,

Annie Awards 2015

Janice Hayes Williams won the first Historic Arts Annie.

Janice Hayes Williams won the first Historic Arts Annie.

Lynn Schwartz and Barbara Klein Moss, both winners of LIterary Annies, discuss Barbara's new book "The Language of Paradise".

Lynn Schwartz and Barbara Klein Moss, both winners of Literary Annies, discuss Barbara’s new book “The Language of Paradise”.

Time is running out. There is less than one week less to “pay if forward” and nominate someone you admire in the arts or historic preservation community of Anne Arundel County for an Annie Aaward. The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Annie Awards.If Nominations are lacking in a given category, the Arts Council reserves the right to postpone theAward to the following year. The Annie Awards were created in 2000 to recognize the contributions of local artists, educators, and arts patrons who reside in Anne Arundel County.
There are eight awards in eight categories: Literary Arts, Visual Arts, Historic Arts, Arts Patron, Arts Philanthropist, Performing Arts, Arts Educator and Lifetime Achievement. Nomination forms are available online at the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County website: www.acaac.org.
Many past Annie Award recipients have been artists, poets, and performers of national stature who have enriched the community by their presence. Other Annie Award recipients have quietly supported art projects and mentored students, never anticipating recognition. Past Annie recipients have included: jazz musician, the late Charlie Byrd, novelist Barbara Klein Moss, artist John Ebersberger, Maestro Jose Luis Novo, and arts patrons James and Sylvia Earl. Art educators that have been honored include: Suzanne Owens, Michael Svec, and Lori Snyder. The purpose of the Annie awards is to highlight the accomplishment of artists, educators, and art supporters to inspire and to promote the arts and historic preservation in Anne Arundel County.
Here are just a few names you may recognize: Sally Wern Comport, Patricia Barland. Jean Jackson, Celia Pearson, Bonnie Roth Anderson, Deborah Banker, Bob Levitt, J. Ernest Green, Dianna Cuatto, Hydee Schaller, Marcia Tally, Janet Luby, Maggie Sansone, Anna Greenberg, Jim and Sylvia Earl, Robert Nichols, Linnell Bowen, Donna Ware, Dennis Younger…. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 15, 2015. There is no limit on the number of people you may nominate. Multiple letters of support are encouraged.
The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County provides grants and support to over forty nonprofit organizations. Providing a resource for the cultural arts community through advocacy, funding, programming, and promotions; the Arts Council supports a variety of groups that include Maryland Hall, Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation, Children’s Theater of Annapolis, and Londontown Symphony Orchestra. The Arts Council administers the Arts-in-Education Program serving both public and private Anne Arundel County Schools, which provides grant funding to bring performances and artists into auditoriums and classrooms.
Submit your nominations with letters of support to www.acaac.org.

RUBYS =Grants for Artists

In 2014 Carla Brown from Catonsville received a Ruby Grant to help fund the making of a  documentary film about her grandparents, Everyone But Two: The Life, Love and Travel of Benjamin and Frances Graham, which traces the cross-country travel experiences of an African American couple in the 1960s and 1970s.

In 2014 Carla Brown from Catonsville received a Ruby Grant to help fund the making of a documentary film about her grandparents, Everyone But Two: The Life, Love and Travel of Benjamin and Frances Graham, which traces the cross-country travel experiences of an African American couple in the 1960s and 1970s.

Artists and writers are you eligible for a Ruby Grant? The 2015 Rubys Grants in Literary and Visual Arts will begin accepting proposals on June 1, 2015 for funding of up to $10,000. Deadline to submit a proposal is July 31, 2015. The Rubys support the region’s gems – the local creative community of performing, visual, media and literary artists.

Who is eligible? Any artist working in literary or visual arts, over 21 years of age, and who lives in Baltimore City or the five surrounding counties (Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford and Howard). Open to both emerging and established artists at any point in their career.

How much are the grants? Artists may ask for up to $10,000. There is no minimum. Matching funds are not required.

How do I apply? Applications are accepted online only. Check the Rubys website for the application link and to download the grant guidelines.

Where do I get more information? Attend the free grant information session which will discuss all details of the grant application and grant writing tips.

June 22, 2015 at 6-7pm
Anne Arundel Community College
Design Studio 313 / Cade Building
101 College Pkwy, Arnold, MD 21012
RSVP for the session here.
This session is sponsored by the Maryland Federation of Art in partnership with Anne Arundel Community College

The Rubys Artist Project Grant program was established by GBCA in 2013 with the vision and initial funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, the Rubys provide meaningful support directly to artists.

The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) nurtures and promotes a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable arts and cultural community essential to the region’s quality of life. GBCA aims to promote the region’s creative sector and significantly increase artists’ and organizations’ capacity to do great work.

Chasing the Moment

This year was the first year of the ACAAC Strategic Impact Grant Awards.

On Friday, January 10, 2014 – The Mitchell Gallery unveiled their collaboration project with students from Annapolis Senior high School.  Chasing the Moment will be on exhibit until January 19th. Visit the Mitchell Gallery’s website for more information on the collaboration.

Elise Pease-Neugebauer, Vase, 2013, Stoneware

Elise Pease-Neugebauer, Vase, 2013, Stoneware

http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/mitchellgallery/exhibits.shtml#chasing

Arts in Education Grants

Arts in Education 2013

Arts in Education 2013

The Arts Council is excited to announce that we have just awarded over $54,000 in Arts in Education Grants

for the 2013-14 school year.  This is $9,000 increase from last year’s AiE grant awards.  We were excited to see the increase in requests from schools this year and it’s always our goal to help support as many Arts programs as possible.  Congratulations to the  schools who have received the grants and are taking advantage of the AiE program – which has been active since just about the beginning of the Arts Council.

If you missed the AiE Grant this year, please get on board early for next year by joining our e-mailing list to receive information on the AiE Showcases.

Visit the AiE page (https://www.acaac.org/programs/arts-in-education/) to get more information on the AiE program.

Congratulations to our 2013-14 AiE Awardees: ELEMENTARY Alpert Family JDS, Annapolis, Arnold, Broadneck, Brock Bridge, Brooklyn Park, Cape St. Claire, Deals, Eastport, Four Seasons, Freetown, Germantown, Glendale, Harbour, Hillsmere, Jessup, Jones, Key, Lake Shore, Linthicum, Manor View, Marley, Maryland City, Millersville, North Glen, Oakwood, Overlook, Pasadena, Pershing, Quaterfield, Riviera Beach, Seven Oaks, Severn, Shipley’s Choice, South Shore, St. Martins-in-the-Field Episcopal, Sunset and Van Bokkelen,  Tracey’s, Tyler Heights and Waugh Chapel Elementary Schools; MIDDLEAnnapolis, Bates, Brooklyn Park, Meade, Old Mill, Southern and Summit Middle Schools; HIGH SCHOOLSMeade and Severna Park High Schools.