Inside the Hall: Maryland Hall News Blog

Maryland Hall is planning a September Volunteer Orientation with positions open in performing arts ushering, special events, visual arts and some office assistance.  We welcome your interest in our volunteer opportunities. 

Please contact Louise White, Volunteer Manager lwhite@mdhallarts.org, as to whether or not you will be able to attend Thursday, September 18, 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  For ushering positions there will be an additional date set for usher training. 

Volunteers are a vital part of maintaining Maryland Hall’s reputation as an outstanding arts center serving the entire region.  

Maryland Hall has partnered with LandmarksGreatDeals.com!

Take advantage of Landmarks "deals" and help raise funds for Maryland Hall.  Every time you purchase a Landmarks "deal"  they will  donate $1 to Maryland Hall--just select Maryland Hall from the drop down menu when you place your order.  

Landmarks has a great selection from its “Half Off at the Beach” campaign.  Check out this week’s beach deals at here. Or choose from a great selection of deals for Annapolis restaurants and other activities here.  Enjoy the deals, and be sure to click on Maryland Hall when you buy!

 

When the Maryland Hall theatre re-opens in late September, the orchestra level seating will have a different configuration.  If you are a Resident Company subscriber and would like to see the seating charts for the Orchestra and Balcony sections, click on the links below.  (The Balcony section will remain the same during the 2014-2015 season.)  

Please click here to see the Orchestra level seating.

Please click here to see the Balcony level seating.  

Subscriptions are on sale now.  Click here for more information on purchasing a subscription package to the Annapolis Chorale, Ballet Theatre of Maryland or Annapolis Opera.   

Call To Artists: Studio Space Availability

Long Term Artist-in-Residence Program and SPACE 305 Short Term Artist-in-Residence Program

Application due by July 1, 2014

Description - Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD is currently accepting applications for four available spaces in the AIR Program. Rent is $125 per month and $300 for larger Long Term Studio Space. Application deadline July 1 for residencies to begin August 1, 2014.

Eligibility –

Long-term studio spaces can accommodate artist residing in the Annapolis/Anne Arundel County region.  Short-term studio spaces can accommodate artists residing within or without MD. 

Click here for the AIR Application.

Attention Visual and Literary Artists! Sign Up to Attend Info Session for $10,000 Rubys Grant Program.

The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance is excited to announce that the next round of the Rubys artist project grant program. The Rubys give up to $10,000 directly to individual artists in support of creative projects and is open to artists living in Baltimore and five surrounding counties, including Anne Arundel.

The current cycle is accepting proposals for projects based in the Visual Arts and Literary Arts. Grant guidelines are available for download at the Rubys website.

Also, artists are encouraged to can sign up the grant info session that will take place next month, including a session in Annapolis:

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
7 pm-9 pm
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Room 308
 

The Rubys offer an unprecedented opportunity for artists of all stripes to fund a creative project that has long percolated in their idea bank, or inspire a new artistic endeavor.

Questions? Contact: Sonja Cendak at scendak@baltimoreculture.org

GOP County Executive Debate

May 12 / 7 pm / Maryland Hall Theatre

Incumbent County Executive Laura Neuman and Del. Steve Schuh will face off May 12 in a pre-primary debate sponsored by Capital Gazette Communications. The event is free, but an R.S.V.P. would be appreciated to szdura@capgaznews.com. Submit questions for the candidates to editor Steve Gunn, who will moderate the debate, at sgunn@capgaznews.com.

Maryland Hall is now a registered organization at AmazonSmile, an automatic way for you to support us every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you will find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Maryland Hall.

Click here and login to your existing Amazon account to begin shopping and supporting Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. You will need to shop at http://smile.amazon.com from now on in order for us to receive contributions.

The Peabody Preparatory will host a Piano Sale in the Maryland Hall gym on Saturday, April 26 from 10 am to 3 pm.  The gym is located on the ground floor at the back of the Maryland Hall building.  Ample parking is available.    

There is also a sale  on Thursday, Apr 24 or Friday, Apr 25, prior to the general public sale by appointment only.  For an appointment, call toll free 1-866-742-6673 or click here to complete the form or for more information.   

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All That Art Auction Event:  Friday, March 7, 6-9 pm;  Tickets:  $75/person.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Mark you calendars for Maryland Hall's 9th annual All That Art fundraising event.  Enjoy an elegant reception in the galleries on Friday, March 7 and bid on artwork throughout the evening by noteworthy local and regional artists.  Proceeds from All That Art benefit the artists and Maryland Hall's visual arts program and outreach activities.  More than 40 pieces of art will be up for auction during All That Art, with pieces ranging from drawing and paintings to sculpture and jewelry.  An exhibition of all the work up for auction is on display in both galleries from February 24 through March 7.  Patrons can tour the galleries (free) during the exhibition and selected works (TBA) will be available for sale at "buy it now" prices prior to the auction.    

Juried Artists:

Mark Aruta
c.l. bigelow
Terri Borges
Lisa BurgerLentz
Rick Casali
Ruth Connell
Shelia Delaquil
Don Dement
Edie Dillon
Patrice Drago
James Earl
Joanette Egeli
Lorraine Ellerson
Richard Foa
Melissa Gryder
Douglas Hanewinckel
Gail Higginbotham
Channing Houston
Viki Keating
Gayla Lee
Fern Loos Beu
Nancy McCarra
Rufus Norman
Larry Ringgold
Doris Ross
Desiree Holmes Scherini
Wilford Scott
Thackray Seznec
Lida Stifel
Merla Tootle
Linda Trope
Shannon Troxler
Andree Tullier
Erika Walsh
Roxanne Weidele
Rob Wood
Patricia Worsham
William C. Wright
 
Invited Artists:
Karin Abromaitis
Sasha Blanton
Joe Dickey
Charles E. Emery
Kevin Fitzgerald
Joanne Graham
Nancy Hammond
Claire McArdle
Jill Tanenbaum
Marion E. Warren
Mindy Weisel
Elliott Zuckerman
 

Thanks to our All That Art Sponsors (to date):

 

All That Art began in 2006 and since then has grown into Maryland Hall's second largest fundraising event thanks to the generosity and support of individual art patrons, collectors and local businesses that support the event through sponsorship support, donations and art purchases.  Proceeds from the sale of the art is split evenly between the artists and Maryland Hall.  In addition to sales, the event provides artists with recognition and visibility to new audiences.

All That Art benefits Maryland Hall's visual arts program, which mounts countless exhibitions throughout the year, providing additional exposure to artists.  The event also support Maryland Hall's outreach activities that ensure students of all backgrounds have access to the arts.

At right:  Top:  Lida Stifel, "Fantasy Flowers," oil and Terri Borges, "Fields of Yellow," mosaic

Comcast put together this great video from our biggest fundraiser of the year, Arts Alive. This year's nautically-themed party took place in a tent under the stars featuring live and silent auctions, entertainment and delicious wine, appetizers and hors d’oeuvres all evening long from the area’s finest restaurants, caterers and hotels.  

Thank you to the sponsors, auction donors, attendees, food donors, artists and so many other people and organizations that made our 15th annual Arts Alive a success. The event netted nearly $100,000 for Maryland Hall's performing and visual arts programs and education and outreach activities for the coming year. Thank you for helping keep the arts alive in our community!

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