MCAG Arts Education Fund
The Muddy Creek Artists Guild is proud to support local arts education in K-12 schools and beyond through its Arts Education Fund. 20% of the Guild's net proceeds go to supporting local schools through this fund annually. In addition, Guild members donate art work at each show to the Arts Education Raffle. All proceeds from ticket sales support the fund, giving show visitors a chance to win some amazing artwork while simultaneously supporting art education in our local county schools.
2022 Education Fund
MCAG members voted to use proceeds from its annual Holiday "Gifts from the Arts" show to support the art departments of the local middle schools in southern Anne Arundel County, Md. More information about these donations will be made available once the schools are presented with the funds.
A vote in early 2023 will determine the awardees of the the Arts Education Fund for monies raised at the planned 2023 MCAG shows.
In 2021, MCAG unanimously voted to take proceeds from the 2021 shows to support the art departments of South River High School (Edgewater) and Southern
High School (Harwood) to enhance their art programming. On February 22, 2022, members presented each school with a check for $1,445.82.
"Since our founding in 2009, the Guild (MCAG) has contributed thousands of dollars in art scholarships and donations to local students and schools. It is a critical part of MCAG's mission of bringing arts to our south county community," expressed Lora Collins, President of Muddy Creek Artists Guild.
Top image: MCAG members Joanne Riley, Lora Collins (Guild President), and Linda Donahue (second, third, and fourth from left) present the donation to Sharon Litting, Art Department Chair (in front with check), Principal Stacey Smith (at right), and several students of South River High School in Edgewater, Md.
Bottom image: MCAG members Joanne Riley, Lora Collins (Guild President), and Linda Donahue present the donation to art teacher Marlene Kramer (with check) and students at Southern High School in Harwood, Md.
The Gail Henderson Memorial Scholarship Benefits Art Students at AACC
Friends and family of the late artist Gail H. Henderson, in partnership with the Muddy Creek Artists Guild, have established the Gail Henderson Memorial Scholarship housed at the Anne Arundel Community College Foundation to benefit AACC art students.
Muddy Creek artist Gail Henderson was an abstract painter who used vibrant colors to portray scenes from the American Southwest and rural Spain. In memory of her lifelong passion for art and her professional career in education, the Gail Henderson Memorial Scholarship was established in December 2013. Thanks to the generous donations of her friends, family and colleagues, as well as the sale of artwork at our Muddy Creek shows, the fund has exceeded $8,000 to date.
In August 2015 MCAG President Bea Poulin (right) and Vice President Mike Dennis (left) presented Dr. Dawn Lindsay, President of AACC, with a check to benefit the Gail Henderson Memorial Scholarship Fund.