Talbot County Arts Council

Grant Recipients

Community Arts Development Grants for July 2018 - June 2019

Major Arts Organizations Based in Talbot County

Academy Art Museum, Inc., for a general operating grant for FY 2019

Avalon Foundation, Inc., for a general operating grant for FY 2019

Chesapeake Music, Inc., for the Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival during June 2-16, 2019, and Jazz on the Chesapeake's Monte Alexander Jazz Festival during August 30-September 1, 2019

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Inc., for seven concerts in Easton and at Chesapeake College during September 2018-April 2019

Other Arts Organizations Based in Talbot County

Allegro Academy, Inc., for Allegro Children's Chorus and Vocal Scholars during 2018-2019; Summer Songs at Trinity Cathedral on on July 27, 2018; and a spring concert series during March-May 2019

Bay Country Chorus, Inc., for the 2017-2018 concert season including annual show

Carpe Diem Arts, Inc., for the quarterly Passport to the Arts calendar during 2018-2019; the Carpe Diem Arts Lunchtime Concerts at Brookletts Place during September 2018-May 2019; Carpe Diem Concerts at the Chesapeake Center in Easton during September 2018-March 2019; and Carpe Diem Community Concerts at St. Michaels MHS Auditorium during December 2018-March 2019 and at another county location during March-April 2019

Chesapeake Film Festival, Inc., for the Eleventh Annual Chesapeake Film Festival at various locations in Talbot County during October 12-14, 2018, and CFF's Film Series “Reel Gems-Talbot County” at various county locations during 2018-2019

Continuum Dance, inc., for fall and spring concerts at Oxford Community Center

Delmarva Review Literary Fund, Inc., for publication of the annual Delmarva Review in November 2018

Easton Choral Arts Society, Inc., for a six-performance concert series in 2018-2019, and the ECAS High School Choral Competition on March 2, 2019

Mid-Shore Community Band, for the 2018-2019 concert season in the Mid-Shore Area

St. Michaels Art League, Inc., for Art in the Community during 2018-2019, including Art Hunt in July 2018; “Under the Tent” Labor Day Weekend Art Show; Monthly Guest Artist Demonstrations during September 2018-May 2019; Children's Art Day on September 15, 2018; Video Lessons at the Library during September 2018-May 2019; and the Celebrate St. Michaels Banner Program during January-November 2019

Tidewater Singers, Inc., for annual winter and spring concerts during 2018-2019

Tred Avon Players, Inc., for four dramatic and musical productions and four workshops during 2918-2019

Out-of-County Organizations Serving the Arts in Talbot County

Brown Box Theatre Project, Inc., for a production of Shakespeare's As You Like It at Muskrat Park in St. Michaels on September 15,2018, and Mox Nox or Soon Comes the Night at Oxford Community Center in May 2019

Maryland Humanities Council, Inc., at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum during July 9-11, 2018, for Chautauqua 2018: Seeking Justice, with presentations on Frederick Douglass, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Thurgood Marshall

Art by Other Organizations in Talbot County

Brookletts Place, the Talbot County Senior Center, an activity of Upper Shore Aging, Inc., for Art Showcase on Brookletts during July 2019-June 2019

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Inc., for “Exploring the Chesapeake: Mapping the Bay,” during July 2018-March 2019

Chesapeake Center, Inc., for the Tenth Annual Community Awareness Event, in which adults with various disabilities share their talents in song, dance, musical instruments, and recitation, during October 2018

Christ Church Episcopal in Easton, for Sunday Concert Series during 2018-2019

Easton's Costume Shop, an activity of the Eventful Giving Fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Inc., for assistance with the cost of housing a costume collection used by local and regional theater groups during 2018-2019

First Night Talbot, Inc., an activity of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Inc., for First Night Talbot in downtown Easton on December 31, 2018

Frederick Douglass Honor Society, an activity of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Inc., for the musical component of Frederick Douglass Day in Easton on September 22, 2018

Oxford Community Center, Inc., for Live Music Series during July 2018-May 2019; Art Workshops in August and October 2018; and Sixth Annual Model Boat Show on November 12, 2018

Presbyterian Church of Easton, for Sunday Concert Series during October-December 2018

St. Mark's United Methodist Church, for Sunday Concert Series during 2018-2019

St. Michaels Community Center, Inc., for Summer Concerts in Muskrat Park during June-August 2018; “Acting Up” Children's Theatre Camp during July 16-28, 2018; Talbot Idol, Season 4, at the St. Michaels MHS Auditorium on August 4-5, 2018; Mosaic Camp for Kids with Jen Wagner in August 2018; and Adult Art Classes during September 2018-May 2019

Tilghman United Methodist Church, for Music of Tilghman and Friends Concert Series during 2018-2019

Waterfowl Festival, Inc., for Painting Feathers and Fishing Flies in Watercolor on November 7-8, 2018; Wine and Watercolors Art Party on November 9, 2018; and Waterfowl Festival: Decoy Painting for Kids on November 12-13, 2018

Programs for Children Outside Regular School Schedules

Crashbox Theatre Company, Inc., for Crashbox Summer Theatre Summer Camp at the Talbot County Auditorium during July 16-27, 2018

Talbot County Free Library, for children's performance of “Uncle Devin and Percussion” on July 28, 2018

Talbot Hospice Inc., for Student Artwork Gallery during September 2018-May 2019

Talbot Mentors, Inc., for Summer Art Camp Scholarships during July-August 2018; Visual Arts with Constance Del Nero during September 2018-June 2019; and Photography and Poetry Fundamentals during March-May 2019

Tilghman Area Youth Association, Inc., for Afterschool Arts Adventures during September 2018-May 2019; Arts on the Island in April 2019; and Art Showcase at Tilghman ES in May 2019

Arts in Education Grants for July 2018 to June 2019

$2,702 to Chapel District Elementary School (Principal Dr. Jodi Colman, 11430 Cordova Road, Cordova, MD 21624, 410-822-2391), divided between $1,302 for four cultural arts assemblies: Senegal African Drum and Dance, on November 14; Quynn Johnson, Tap Dancer, on January 10; Caryn Lin with Back 2 Rock: The Science of Sound, on April 12; and R.A.P. Realize Anything's Possible, on May 14. Also, $1,400 for visiting artist Susan Stockman with a student-created wall mosaic in January.

$875 to Easton Elementary School-Dobson Building (Principal Dr. Lisa Devaric, 305 Glenwood Avenue, Easton, MD 21601, 410-822-0550), for four cultural arts assemblies: Dino Rock with Mi Casa Es Su Casa, on October 25; Katherine Lyons with The Dragon Show-Care and Play Fair, on January 15; Uncle Devin's World of Percussion, on February 26; and Alden Phelps with Silly Songs and the Barnyard Bard, on March 27.

$1,380 to Easton Elementary School-Moton Building (Principal Sherry Bowen, 307 Glenwood Avenue, Easton, MD 21601, 410- 822-0686) for three cultural arts assemblies: Step Afrika with Stepping with Step Afrika, on November 26; Bomani with Frederick Douglass, on January 16; and Illstyle Peace and Productions with Hip Hop Dance Ensemble, on March 12

$2,024 to St. Michaels Elementary School (Principal Dr. Indra Bullock, 100 Seymour Avenue, St. Michaels, MD 21663, 410-745-2882), divided between $1,274 for four cultural arts assemblies: David Jack with No Bullying: Stand Up, Step In, on October 17; Jamaal Collier with Get Schooled with Mr. Root, on January 8; Victoria Vox with Ukulele and Mouth Trumpet, on February 26; and Illstyle & Peace Productions with Stop Bullying: Let's Be Friends, on March 6. . Also, $750 for visiting artist Merideth Buxton with First Strings during October 15-26.

$2,759 to Tilghman Elementary School (Principal Joyce Crow, 21374 Foster Avenue, Tilghman, MD 21671, 410-886-2391), divided between $1,006 for four cultural arts assemblies: Chistylez Bacon with WyTold, Classical HipHop 2.0, on October 11, Quynn Johnson with Where's Your Rhythm, on December 6; Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) with Life Is Improvised, on January 17; and Curtis Blues with Upcycling Assembly, on April 25. Also, $1,763 for visiting artists Victoria Vox with Ukulele Residency For 5th grade, during February 25-March 1; and Rockcreek Steel Drums, Beginner Steel Drum Band, three-day residency in March.

$3,023 to White Marsh Elementary School (Principal Kim Seidel, 4322 Lovers Lane, Trappe, MD 21673, 410-476-3144), divided between $998 for three cultural art assemblies: Andres Salguro with Latin Children's Music, on October 25; Bomani with Frederick Douglass, February 8; and Ballet Theatre of Maryland with Pirates of the Caribbean in March. Also $2,024 for visiting artist Bret Thomas with Mobile Rake, full day workshop on December 14; and visiting artist Max Bent with Outside the Box: the Math Music Connection in April.

$2,500 to Easton Middle School (Principal Jaclyn Valcik, 210 Peachblossom Street, Easton, MD 21601, 410-822-2910) for the Mid-Atlantic Brass Quintet of the School of Music at the University of Maryland as visiting artists on October 26, December 10, and two dates to be determined in early 2019

$2,500 to St. Michaels Middle/High School (Principal Theresa Vener, 200 Seymour Avenue, St. Michaels, MD 21663, 410-745-2852), divided between $2,000 for visiting artist Susan Stockman for St. Michaels Campus Mosaic: Shine It Up, during November 5-6 and May 20-24; and $500 for art student trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, on March 29.

$2,400 to Easton High School (Principal J. Kirk Howie, 723 Mecklenburg Avenue, Easton, MD 21601, 410-822-4180), for five art student trips to Philadelphia Museum of Art, on October 11; Delaware College of Art and Design in Wilmington, on November 12; Virginia Commonwealth Museum of Art in Richmond, on December 7; Guggenheim Museum in New York City, on March 22; and National Gallery of Art in Washington, on April 12.

$1,018 to Chesapeake Christian School (Principal Deborah Whittier, 1009 North Washington Street, Easton, MD 21601, 410-822-7600), for two cultural arts assemblies: Step Africa with Step Africa, on October 15; and Dance China New York with Dance China, on April 10.

$2,035 to The Country School (Headmaster Neil Mufson, 716 Goldsborough Street, Easton, MD 21601, 410-822-1935), for six cultural arts assemblies: Jamaal Collier with Get School with Mr. Root, on September 19; Andres Salguero, on October 24; Synetic Theater with Miraculous Magical Balloon, on November 28; Lea Morris with Martin Luther King Jr program, on January 23; Curtis Blues with The African Roots of American Music, on March 20; Dance China New York with China Patterns, on April 10.

$2,181 to Saints Peter and Paul Elementary School (Dr. Faye Schilling, 900 High Street, Easton, MD 21601, 410-822-2251), divided between $1,681 for four cultural arts assemblies: Steve Cyphers Trio with Adventures in Rhythm, on October 22; Guardian Dance Company with African American Cultural Dance, in February; Ssuuna with Mujje: Come Together, on March 25; and Wytold with The Science of Sound: Music Theory Demystified, on May 20. Also, $500 for visiting artist Merideth Buxton with First Strings, during January 3-17.

$1,037 to Saints Peter and Paul High School (Principal James Nemeth, 900 High Street, Easton, MD 21601, 410-822-2275), for visiting artist Susan Stockman with silk painting, during January 8-10.

$3,500 to Talbot County Public Schools (Fine Arts Supervisor James Redman, 12 Magnolia Street, Easton, MD 21601, 410-822-0330, for student bus transportation to five age-appropriate cultural enrichment programs at the Avalon Theatre in Easton: James Hill (4th grade), on November 2; Peabody Opera with Hansel and Gretel (5th grade), on March 14; Anansegromma (6th grade), on March 28; Robbie Schaefer (2nd grade), on April 12; and Jeff Antoniuk & the Jazz Update (8th grade), on May 3

Mini-Grants for July 2017 - July 2018

Grants to Organizations

St. Michaels Art League, Inc., for Plein Air Kids Day in St. Michaels on July 18, 2017

Crashbox Theatre Company, Inc., for Crashbox Theatre Summer Camp at the Talbot County Auditorium during July 25 to August 4, 2017

Trinity Cathedral of Easton, for Allegro Children's Chorus, during September 2017-June 2018

Oxford Community Center, Inc., for Break Glass Instructional Class with mosaic artist Jennifer Wagner, on January 31, 2018

Easton Choral Arts Society, Inc., for the ECAS High School Choral Competition at the Talbot County Auditorium on March 3, 2018

Continuum Dance Company, Inc., for Continuum Dance Company: All Connected, at the Oxford Community Center, on April 7-8, 2018

Tilghman Area Youth Association, Inc., for Arts on the Island: Plein Air & Photography for Kids, at Tilghman Elementary School and other areas around Tilghman Island, April 26, 2018

Tilghman Area Youth Association, Inc., for Victoria Vox Ukulele Reunion on Saturday, May 19, 2018

Crashbox Theatre Company, Inc., for a choreographer for the Crashbox Theatre Troupe's performance at Walt Disney World on June 27, 2018.

Grants to Schools

Easton High School, for student-faculty trip to the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore on October 10, 2017

Easton High School, for student musical production of “Mary Poppins” on October 20-28, 2017

St. Michaels Middle/High School, for student dramatic production of “Reduced Shakespeare and Actor's Nightmare,” on November 2-4, 2017

Easton High School, for art student-faculty trip to Delaware College of Art and Design in Wilmington on November 15, 2017

Easton High School, for art student-faculty trip to sculpture display at Philadelphia's Magic Garden on December 1, 2017

Easton High School, for art student-faculty trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on December 2, 2017

Saints Peter and Paul Middle School, for musical theatre production of “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” on February 23-25, 2018

Saints Peter and Paul High School, for Aristophanes' “The Frogs,” as the annual student dramatic production, at the Avalon Theatre during February 23-25, 2018

St. Michaels Middle/High School, for student musical theatre production of “James and the Giant Peach” on February 23-March 18, 2018

Easton High School, for art student-faculty trip to Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ, on March 23, 2018

St. Michaels Middle/High School, for art student-faculty trip to Philadelphia Museum of Art on April 4, 2018

Easton High School, for art student-faculty trip to National Gallery of Art and Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC, on April 20, 2018

Summer Arts Scholarships for 2018

Emily Wittman of Easton, who is completing her senior year at Easton High School, for vocal instruction and music theory with Chris Noyes of Claiborne.

Laurie Alltop of Easton, who is completing her junior year at Easton High School, to attend the Music for All Summer Symposium and Leadership Weekend at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Katelynn Cherry of Trappe, who is completing her junior year to St. Michaels High School, to attend the Mikael Eliason Voice Program at Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia

India Johnston of Easton, who is completing her junior year at Easton High School, to attend a Summer Session of the Savannah School of Art and Design in Georgia.

Jessica Meadows of Easton, who is completing her junior year at Easton High School, to study voice at the Vocal Studio of Gail Aveson near Easton.

Justin Girard of Easton, who is completing his sophomore year at Easton High School, to study Fashion: Explorations in Sewing and Construction at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.

Katherine Kilbourn of Easton, who is completing her sophomore year at Easton High School, to attend the Summer Intensive Session of the Washington School of Ballet in D.C.

Seth Wagner of St. Michaels, who is completing his sophomore year at Easton High School, for voice coaching at the Vocal Studio of Kevin Thomas in Easton.

Karli Abbott of Trappe, who is completing her freshman year at Easton High School, to study painted stitches with quilting artist Sarah Jillard of New Church, Virginia.