Thursday, May 13, 2004

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) will hold a workshop on how to prepare an application for Fellowships for Artists and Scholars. This one-hour workshop will be held Thursday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. at AHCMC, 4405 East West Highway, Suite 401, Bethesda, MD. The workshop offers a step-by-step approach on how to prepare an application for a Fellowship. There is no charge to attend.

Fellowships are available in five categories:
1) visual arts
2) media arts
3) solo dance performance or choreography by an individual
4) history and social sciences
5) historical, critical or theoretical approaches to the arts.

Fellowships of up to $3,000 each provide will funding to an individual to support his/her artistic or scholarly development. The artists and scholars selected must have a minimum of four years of achievement in an art or humanities discipline and must have presented or participated in at least one art or humanities activity in their discipline in Montgomery County during the three years preceding the application deadline. Applicants must have been a resident of Montgomery County for at least 12 months prior to submitting the application.

The application deadline is Tuesday, June 29 at 5:00 p.m. Funds are awarded for use between November 1, 2004 and June 30, 2005.

Prospective applicants are urged to call AHCMC at 301-215-7227 to reserve a space in the workshop, to obtain more information, or to inquire about other grants for which they may be eligible. The Fellowship application is available by sending an e-mail to

Opportunity for photographers...

The Rawls Museum of Arts, which is directed by a very talented and hard working director (Leigh Anne Chambers), has a call for photographers for its annual juried competition.

Entries will be received at RMA from 10-5, Friday, September 3, and September 4 and 5 from 1-5. RMA reserves the right to deny entry of any work considered not suitable for display. Exhibition dates are September 10 – October 3, 2004. Call them at 757-653-0754 for a prospectus.

I'm back from Norfolk...

The best way to buy art supplies is from catalogs, and now Dick Blick, one of the best is having a sale.