Since its founding, the Guild has donated a portion of the annual net proceeds to fund scholarships for local students and to support art programs in South County. In 2017, the proceeds from our art basket raffle and net resulted in $2,750 in donations. Mike Dennis, President, and Joanne Riley, Outreach Chair, presented checks for $1,000 each to the art programs at Southern Middle School (top left) and Central Middle School (top right), and $750 to the Gail Henderson Memorial Scholarship Fund at Anne Arundel Community College.
Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets during the shows, to the artists who donated work, and to our entire membership, as 20% of the Guild's net proceeds each year go to the scholarship fund. We plan to support the South County elementary school art programs in 2018.
The next DoART event will be held on Wednesday, October 11 from 7-9pm at the Deale Elks Lodge and will feature Muddy Creek artist Corinna Woodard leading participants in the creation of Needle Felted Landscapes. You can bring a photo to work from, or use one of her photos as a creative guide. You'll leave with a matted 4x6 felted landscape suitable for framing. And once you do needle felting, you'll be hooked!
Click here to see photo highlights of this and other DoArt events.
Many thanks to Muddy Creek artist Dan Grogan for leading a wonderful Stampmaking experience for our Do-ARTists last night. This was probably the most challenging DoART to date, but the preparations by Dan and his helper artists made everything flow beautifully. With help from Muddy Creek artists Ruth Bailey, Sherry Carbone, Mike Dennis, Roxanne Weidele and Corinna Woodard, our participants had expert guidance as they practiced techniques together and then moved on to create their own stamps and cards. As always, thanks to the Deale Elks Lodge for providing a great venue for our DoART events. Watch this space for info on our next event!
Many thanks to Muddy Creek artist Lora Collins for organizing our bus trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Saturday, April 8 to see the American Watercolors exhibit. It was an outstanding exhibition and we had a beautiful day for our trip, too. We had 40 art adventurers on this trip and we invite everyone to join us on our next outing!
The Muddy Creek Artists Guild provided the art programs of Southern and South River High Schools with checks for $1,075 each in recognition and support of the outstanding arts education being offered to students in these Southern Anne Arundel County schools. The funds distributed included raffle basket donations made by artists and show patrons during the art shows held by the Guild in April and November 2016, as well as 20% of the Guild annual net proceeds.
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