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Feb 3-Mar 16
Art in Public Places: Caroline Lowman Exhibit FNB Sunrise Branch

Art in Public Places: Denise Huard Exhibit , Bank of Romney Downtown

Feb 8-Mar 21
Art in Public Places: V. Lynn Moore Exhibit, FNB Romney, Downtown, North High St.
Exhibit by V. Lynn Moore

Feb 13 Sat
Poetry & Prose: Words of Love With Cookies Romney WV 1-3PM Hampshire County Public Library. The Ice Mountain Writers and Hampshire Actors and Makers of Shows (HAMS) return with their celebration of Valentine's Day with a Prose and Poetry reading - bring your originals or favorites (please 100 lines or less) and dedicate them to your honey or not. Signup sheet at library or day of the event - audience invited too!! Cookies and punch provided. For more information call 304-834-8369 or email write@HampshireArts.org Click to view Flyer

Feb 20 Saturday (Sign up by Feb 18)
Anyone Can Learn to Draw Workshop for Adults Romney WV 10AM to 2PM Hampshire County Public Library. Advance registration is needed to allow Robin to prepare the needed materials, for which there is a fee of $3. This workshop for adults(18 and older) will be taught by Robin Pancake.
         Known to many in the community from her long career as an art teacher at Hampshire High School, Robin's passion for art includes stained glass, water colors and collage as well as drawing. She teaches now at the Special Services Workshop and participates in the Arts Council's Fall Studio Tour, as well as being a member of the HCAC Board of Directors and other groups and projects too numerous to mention.
          Robin's teaching philosophy is that once someone learns to see the basic shapes in what one wants to draw and then learns how to use perspective and shading to create a 3-D effect on a 2-D surface, "the artist in each of us takes off." She remembers her art teacher at Huntington High School saying, "Where is your light coming from?" It is all about seeing. And this is how she brings her feeling of "you too can be an artist!" to life.
          Thisis the first of a planned series of Adult Workshops to be held at the Hampshire County Library. If the class is full, Robin suggests that those interested come on Saturday anyway, in case there are any no-shows. Please bring a bag lunch. The fee for materials is $3. For more info email info@HampshireArts.org or call Robin Pancake at 304-822-5663.

Mar. 3 Thurs
Hampshire County Arts Council Planning Meeting Capon Bridge, WV 1PM Capon Bridge Public Library. This monthly planning session is open to all with interest in helping make more arts opportunities happen in Hampshire County. Contact Charles Snead 304-298-3039

Mar 7 Mon
HCAC Photography Group Meeting: Focus Theme: Trains, Planes and Automobiles Romney, WV 10-11:30AM 2nd Floor Hampshire County Public Library, Info Sandra Patterson 304-496-7345 All photography enthusiasts are welcome to meet to share their work, share pointers, seek advice. Coming up; March focus: Trains, Planes & Automobiles; April focus: Depth of field; May focus: Bugs; June focus: Depth of focus.


Deadline Feb 29
Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition Cumberland, MD Exhibition will take place at the Saville Gallery April 9-May 16, 2016. Over $5000 in prizes! The juror this year is Stephen Perloff, editor of The Photo Review. See website for more details or enter through www.callforentry.org.

Deadline March 15
WV Writing Contest, All Genres http://www.wvwriters.org/contest16/2016_contest_entry_form-final.pdf

Deadline April 1
Poetry Contest Ft. Ashby, WV 3 age groups (12 and under, 13-18, 19 and older) up to 32 lines of text (not including title), up to 3 poems. Awards & cash prizes will be presented a a Poetry Tea on April 26. Entries by mail or hand dllivery to the Ft Ashby Library, P.O. Box 74, Ft. Ashby, WV 26719. Info contact Joanne Snead 304-298-3039 or Joanne_Snead@yahoo.com

Deadline April 17
52nd annual national juried Dimensions fine art exhibition
Prospectus Winston-Salem, NC

Entry Deadline: May 7, Sat
Spring HCAC Fine Art Show Romney, WV Hampshire County Public LIbrary. Exhibit from May 13 to June 4. Awards prsentation and opening reception Friday, May 13, 5-7:30PM. Adult artists in painting, watercolor, mixed media, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, carving, glass, wood, metal, stone and photography are invited to participate. Entries will be accepted at the library on Saturday between 10:30AM and 3PM. Low entry fees, cash awards. Entry forms will be available on http://www.HampshireArts.org by March 1.
Susan Wiliamson, Visual Arts Coordinator for the Carroll County (MD) Arts Council, will serve as judge.

Art in Pubic Places If you are a local artist who would enjoy displaying your work in one of 4 local banks or at the Hampshire County Public Library, or you know an artist who would, please send a note to Ken Caldwell, director of Hampshire County Arts Council's Art in Public Places Program at 639KLC@gmail.com and start making plans to exhibit

COMING UP -- Watch for Details

March 19 Sat
The Paul McKenna Band Romney, WV 7:30PM The Bottling Works, 426 E. Main St. Admission. Tickets available online

April 1
All HCAC Memberships are due for renewal. Watch your email/mail for information. Renew at the April 2 event to make it easy!

April 2 Sat
Arts Smorgasbord and HCAC Annual Meeting Romney, WV 6PM The Bottling Works, 426 E. Main St.

April 9 Sat
The Cabin Jammers Come to The Bottling Works Romney, WV 6PM The Bottling Works, 426 E. Main St.

May 9 thru June 4
Spring Fine Arts Show (Entries Sat. May 7 10AM-3PM) Opening Reception Friday, May 13 Romney WV Hampshire County Public Library.

Nov 11-13
Annual Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour various locations. Artists interested in participating should contact Melissa Snell

The Hampshire County Arts Council welcomes persons with disabilities at all of its activities.
To request accessibility services to participate, please contact 304-703-1350 or 304-496-8002 or e-mail performances@hampshirearts.org in advance and we will do our best to accommodate.  WV Relay Operator for information on performances: 711-298-3039

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