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The Arts Council of Calvert County

Upcoming Receptions, Shows and events in Calvert County include:

August 2017 

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2017 is open for entries. Now in its 11th year, the Prize presents an opportunity for emerging and established artists to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their engagement in the art world.

Prizes include:

  • £5,000 Main Prize Winner

  • £1,000 Emerging Art Prize Winner

  • Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica

  • Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine

  • Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology for 100 artists

  • £250 art supplies vouchers, courtesy of Winsor & Newton

  • A selection of art publications from Prestel Books

Categories for entry: Photographic & Digital Art; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, and Video, Installation & Performance.  Submissions close 31 August 2017. To enter, visit

July 22 from noon to 6pm - CALL FOR ENTRIES 2017 - Sculpture Competition & Art Festival. The Town of North Beach is placing a call for entries for SUNRISE: A Celebration of the Arts

OUTDOOR SCULPTURE COMPETITION - The Town of North Beach is seeking approximately FIVE outdoor sculptures to be displayed for one year at the Sunrise Garden located at the corner of 3rd Street & Bay Avenue.  Prizes: 1st Place $1,000; 2nd Place $750; 3rd Place $500; 4th Place $250; 5th Place $100

ART FESTIVAL - The Town of North Beach is seeking juried artists to display at the SUNRISE: A Celebration of the Arts festival. This festival will be held in conjunction with the Annual MD Wineries Association event, DRINKMARYLAND.  Prizes: 1st Place $500; 2nd Place $250; 3rd Place $100. SEE WWW.NORTHBEACHMD.ORG  FOR MORE DETAILS.

Friday, August 25 - ROBBIE BOOTHE TO PERFORM AT THE CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM -- Local favorite, Robbie Boothe, was just added to the Brothers Osborne concert line-up on Friday, August 25, at the Calvert Marine Museum PNC Waterside Pavilion! This St. Mary's County rising star will sing some of his Southern Maryland original songs – “Pick-up Line,” “Love My Life,” “A Night Like This,” “Summertime Sunlight,” “Beautiful Baby Girl,” and so many more!

Don't miss this opportunity to see three great performers Robbie Boothe, Tucker Beathard, and the Brothers Osborne perform live at 7:30 p.m. in Solomons, Maryland! Tickets are available for $35-$55 (additional fees apply) and available at or by calling 1-800-787-9454. Gates open at 6 p.m. with food and beverage vendors on site.

Proceeds from the Waterside Music Series support the education and preservation efforts of the Calvert Marine Museum. This series of events would not be possible without the generous support of many local businesses. Sponsors include: Prince Frederick Ford/Jeep/Dodge, PNC Bank, Bozick Distributors, Inc., Tidewater Dental, Sunshines Catering,, Holiday Inn Solomons, Quality Built Homes, 98.3 Star FM, Bay Weekly, Quick Connections, Southern Maryland Newspapers, Isaac’s Restaurant, Papa John’s Pizza, O’Brien Realty, American Eagle Electric, Sherry Carter, United Rentals, Kelly Generator & Equipment, Comcast, Metrocast, ECS Federal, Blue Crabs, TitleMax LLC., World Gym, and Asbury-Solomons.

Chairs and coolers are not permitted. For additional information, please visit the website at . To reach a staff member, please call 410-326-2042, ext. 16, 17 or 18.




"EXPRESS CHARLES COUNTY IN ART" - a themed all-media juried show sponsored by Mattawoman Creek Art Center

An abundance of scenic vistas, historic sites, rivers, towns, farms, and county and state parks that depict life in Charles County, MD, are among the many opportunities available to artists. The choices are endless. This show is open to artists 18 years of age and older. Awards total $1l800. Two and three-dimensional artwork and photography will be accepted. Entries must have been created in 2017, before the delivery dale on September 8.  Entry fee is $35 for up to 3 pieces, before July 31. After that date the fee is $45. The call for entry which includes a copy of the rules is available on the website or at the art center. The show opens on September 22, 2017 to exhibit and sell selected art, and closes on October 29, 2017. The opening reception will take place on October 1, 2017 at Mauawoman Creek Art Center.  For more information, call 301-743·5159 or email .  All artists must document at least one trip to Charles County to paint or collect reference material (see rules in call for entry).

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Arts Council of Calvert County  110 Solomons Island Rd. PO Box 2569 Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Offices located in the CalvART Gallery at the intersection of Routes 231 and 2/4
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