20th Annual Wills Creek Exhibition of Fine Art

Cumberland,MD
21 Sep 2019 - 05 Oct 2019
9 N. Centre St., Cumberland, MD, 21502
This exhibition has ended
301-777-2787 | art@alleganyarts.org
Allegany Arts Council

Event Type - Competition
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2019-09-21 2019-10-05 America/New_York 20th Annual Wills Creek Exhibition of Fine Art

The 20th Annual Wills Creek Exhibition of Fine Art takes place September 21-October 5, 2019, and celebrates contemporary artwork. 

Now in its 20th year, this competition serves as the longest-running annual competition of the Allegany Arts Council and offers more than $4,000 in prizes. 

 

Juror

We are pleased to announce the juror for the 20th Annual Wills Creek Competition & Exhibition is Jack Rasmussen, Director & Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center (Washington, DC), and Chairman of the Maryland State Arts Council. 

Rasmussen previously served as the Executive Director at di Rosa Preserve: Art  Nature, Maryland Art Place and Rockville Arts Place. He also was the owner and director of Jack Rasmussen Gallery in Washington, DC.

 

The following activities being held on Saturday, September 21 are free and open to the public:

Gallery Talk with Juror Jack Rasmussen
5:00PM-6:00PM

Opening Reception
6:00PM-8:00PM

Awards Ceremony
7:00PM

 

Invited Artists

Of nearly 500 entries in this year's competition, congratulations to the following artists for being invited into the exhibition:

Adele Aronson - Glenview, IL
Maggy Aston - Greensboro, PA
Joseph Bacanskas - Seattle, WA
Steven Barger - Cincinnati, OH
Jeff Bohlander - Keedysville, MD
Raymond Bonavida - Los Angeles, CA
Richard Boraca - Cumberland, MD
Kathleen Burk - Ebensburg, PA
Kerrigan Clark - Greencastle, IN
Paula Cleggett - Silver Spring, MD
Cynthia Cornett - Mechanicsville, VA
Elizabeth Courtney - Vernon, CT
Deborah Cowder - Cumberland, MD
Chayo de Chevez - Cumberland, MD
Michel Demanche - Princess Anne, MD
Toni Elkins - Columbia, SC
Jodi Ferrier - Washington, DC
Andrew Feuk - Tacoma, WA
Elaine Florimonte - South Riding, VA
Jerry Freedner - Valatie, NY
Hannah Freeman - South Bend, IN
Jenny Freestone - Takoma Park, MD
William Torenzo Gann Ganaway - Stuart, FL
David Harris - Washington, DC
Kamilah House - Temple Hills, MD
Susan Johnston - Friendsville, MD
Elizabeth Kapsch - Poolesville, MD
Michael Kimble, Dayton, OH
Penny E. Knobel-Besa - Flintstone, MD
Kevin Kutz - Bedford, PA
Harriet Lesser - Cabin John, MD
Robert Llewellyn - Cockeysville, MD
George Lorio - Rockville, MD
Lee Malerich - Neeses, SC
Stephen March - Spring Grove, PA
Jane Michael - Morgantown, WV
Christine Miller - Whitewater, WI
Mary Beth Muscara - Baltimore, MD
Richard Niewerth - Annapolis, MD
Brian Paulsen - Grand Forks, ND
Victoria Pendragon - Paw Paw, WV
Rebecca Perez - Washington, DC
Cathy Pitts - Palm Springs, CA
Joan Ranzini - Waynesboro, VA
Jim Roberts - Westminster, MD
Robert Rustermier - Providence, RI
Robert Sands - Pittsburgh, PA
Alexander Sands - Pittsburgh, PA
Marysia Schultz - Brooklyn, NY
Chris Sloan - Cumberland, MD
Rhonda Smith - Keedysville, MD
Karen Smith - Hedgesville, WV
Jack Straton - Portland, OR
Nathan Taves - Columbia City, IN
Lisa Trevino - Gaithersburg, MD
Jane Walker - Houston, TX
Roger Walkup - Baltimore, MD
Lars Westby - Annapolis, MD
Pamela White - Everett, PA
Bryant White - Everett, PA
Jenny Wilson - Morgantown, WV
Laura Sharp Wilson - Salt Lake City, UT
Harris Wiltsher - Tallahassee, FL
Eileen Wold - Bainbridge Island, WA

Sponsorships

Sponsorships are available to those who wish to support the Wills Creek prize purse. Sponsorships are accepted in any amount and may be made payable to the Allegany Arts Council. For more information, please contact us at art@alleganyarts.org or at 301.777.2787.

Thank you to the following sponsors for their support:

Platinum
Sam & Pam Griffith
Sandra Saville
The Doug & Betsey Schwab & Family Foundation, Inc

Gold
Ben Osten & Keith Broome
John Hart & Bill Davis
Cecelia Karas & Al Delia
Patricia Hilton & Frank Fotia
Dr. Peter & Iris Halmos

Silver
Maureen Connelly
Susan & Jeff Davis
Terry Bechmann & Jerry Dell
Huber, Michaels & Company
Vic Rezendes and John Minnich
Opposite Genders Salon, Inc
Louis Van Hollen & Yvonne Perret
Tama & Nick Scarpelli
Colleen Peterson
Dave & Meg Romero
Clara Procello and John Short
Ed & Sally Seward
Western Meryland Dermatology
Karen & Jack Zealand

Bronze

Rick & Robin Bissell
Janice Keene
Mark & Sue Moessinger

9 N. Centre St.,Cumberland,MD,21502,United States Allegany Arts Council art@alleganyarts.org

The 20th Annual Wills Creek Exhibition of Fine Art takes place September 21-October 5, 2019, and celebrates contemporary artwork. 

Now in its 20th year, this competition serves as the longest-running annual competition of the Allegany Arts Council and offers more than $4,000 in prizes. 

 

Juror

We are pleased to announce the juror for the 20th Annual Wills Creek Competition & Exhibition is Jack Rasmussen, Director & Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center (Washington, DC), and Chairman of the Maryland State Arts Council. 

Rasmussen previously served as the Executive Director at di Rosa Preserve: Art  Nature, Maryland Art Place and Rockville Arts Place. He also was the owner and director of Jack Rasmussen Gallery in Washington, DC.

 

The following activities being held on Saturday, September 21 are free and open to the public:

Gallery Talk with Juror Jack Rasmussen
5:00PM-6:00PM

Opening Reception
6:00PM-8:00PM

Awards Ceremony
7:00PM

 

Invited Artists

Of nearly 500 entries in this year's competition, congratulations to the following artists for being invited into the exhibition:

Adele Aronson - Glenview, IL
Maggy Aston - Greensboro, PA
Joseph Bacanskas - Seattle, WA
Steven Barger - Cincinnati, OH
Jeff Bohlander - Keedysville, MD
Raymond Bonavida - Los Angeles, CA
Richard Boraca - Cumberland, MD
Kathleen Burk - Ebensburg, PA
Kerrigan Clark - Greencastle, IN
Paula Cleggett - Silver Spring, MD
Cynthia Cornett - Mechanicsville, VA
Elizabeth Courtney - Vernon, CT
Deborah Cowder - Cumberland, MD
Chayo de Chevez - Cumberland, MD
Michel Demanche - Princess Anne, MD
Toni Elkins - Columbia, SC
Jodi Ferrier - Washington, DC
Andrew Feuk - Tacoma, WA
Elaine Florimonte - South Riding, VA
Jerry Freedner - Valatie, NY
Hannah Freeman - South Bend, IN
Jenny Freestone - Takoma Park, MD
William Torenzo Gann Ganaway - Stuart, FL
David Harris - Washington, DC
Kamilah House - Temple Hills, MD
Susan Johnston - Friendsville, MD
Elizabeth Kapsch - Poolesville, MD
Michael Kimble, Dayton, OH
Penny E. Knobel-Besa - Flintstone, MD
Kevin Kutz - Bedford, PA
Harriet Lesser - Cabin John, MD
Robert Llewellyn - Cockeysville, MD
George Lorio - Rockville, MD
Lee Malerich - Neeses, SC
Stephen March - Spring Grove, PA
Jane Michael - Morgantown, WV
Christine Miller - Whitewater, WI
Mary Beth Muscara - Baltimore, MD
Richard Niewerth - Annapolis, MD
Brian Paulsen - Grand Forks, ND
Victoria Pendragon - Paw Paw, WV
Rebecca Perez - Washington, DC
Cathy Pitts - Palm Springs, CA
Joan Ranzini - Waynesboro, VA
Jim Roberts - Westminster, MD
Robert Rustermier - Providence, RI
Robert Sands - Pittsburgh, PA
Alexander Sands - Pittsburgh, PA
Marysia Schultz - Brooklyn, NY
Chris Sloan - Cumberland, MD
Rhonda Smith - Keedysville, MD
Karen Smith - Hedgesville, WV
Jack Straton - Portland, OR
Nathan Taves - Columbia City, IN
Lisa Trevino - Gaithersburg, MD
Jane Walker - Houston, TX
Roger Walkup - Baltimore, MD
Lars Westby - Annapolis, MD
Pamela White - Everett, PA
Bryant White - Everett, PA
Jenny Wilson - Morgantown, WV
Laura Sharp Wilson - Salt Lake City, UT
Harris Wiltsher - Tallahassee, FL
Eileen Wold - Bainbridge Island, WA

Sponsorships

Sponsorships are available to those who wish to support the Wills Creek prize purse. Sponsorships are accepted in any amount and may be made payable to the Allegany Arts Council. For more information, please contact us at art@alleganyarts.org or at 301.777.2787.

Thank you to the following sponsors for their support:

Platinum
Sam & Pam Griffith
Sandra Saville
The Doug & Betsey Schwab & Family Foundation, Inc

Gold
Ben Osten & Keith Broome
John Hart & Bill Davis
Cecelia Karas & Al Delia
Patricia Hilton & Frank Fotia
Dr. Peter & Iris Halmos

Silver
Maureen Connelly
Susan & Jeff Davis
Terry Bechmann & Jerry Dell
Huber, Michaels & Company
Vic Rezendes and John Minnich
Opposite Genders Salon, Inc
Louis Van Hollen & Yvonne Perret
Tama & Nick Scarpelli
Colleen Peterson
Dave & Meg Romero
Clara Procello and John Short
Ed & Sally Seward
Western Meryland Dermatology
Karen & Jack Zealand

Bronze

Rick & Robin Bissell
Janice Keene
Mark & Sue Moessinger


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