Talbot County Arts Council

Grant Recipients

Community Arts Development Grants for July 2019-June 2020

Major Arts Organizations Based in Talbot County

Academy Art Museum, Inc., for a general operating grant for FY 2020

Avalon Foundation, Inc., for a general operating grant for FY 2020

Chesapeake Music, Inc., for the Jazz on the Chesapeake's Monte Alexander Jazz Festival during August 30-September 1, 2019 and the Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival during June 2-14, 2020

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Inc., for seven concerts in Easton and at Chesapeake College during September 2019-April 2020

Other Arts Organizations Based in Talbot County

Allegro Academy, Inc., for Allegro Children's Chorus, Allegro Women's Chorus, Concert Artist Series, and Summer Sing Choir Festival between July 2019-June 2020

Bay Country Chorus, Inc., for the 2019-2020 concert season including annual show

Carpe Diem Arts, Inc., for the quarterly Passport to the Arts calendar during 2019-2020; also the Carpe Diem Arts Lunchtime Concerts at Brookletts Place, the Talbot County Senior Center, during September 2019-May 2020; Carpe Diem Concerts at the Chesapeake Center for adults with disabilities during October 2019-April 2020; Carpe Diem Community Concerts at Oxford Community Center and Tapestry Gallery in Belleview during September 2019-June 2020

Chesapeake Film Festival, Inc., for the Twelfth Annual Chesapeake Film Festival at various locations in Talbot County during October 2-10, 2019

Delmarva Review Literary Fund, Inc., for publication of the annual Delmarva Review in November 2019

Easton Choral Arts Society, Inc., for a six-performance concert series in 2019-2020, and the ECAS High School Choral Competition on March 7, 2020

Mid-Shore Community Band, for the 2019-2020 concert season in the Mid-Shore Area

St. Michaels Art League, Inc., for Art in the Community during 2019-2020, including Art Hunt in July 2019; Bringing Art to the Talbot County Fair during July 11-13, 2019; Under the Tent Labor Day Weekend Art Show on August 31-September 1, 2019; Monthly Guest Artist Demonstrations during September-November 2019 and January-May 2020; Children's Art Day on September 21, 2019; Video Art Lessons at the St. Michaels Branch Library in winter 2020; and Celebrate St. Michaels Banner Program during January-November 2020

Tidewater Singers, Inc., for winter concerts during December 13-15, 2019 and spring concerts on April 25-26, 2020

Tred Avon Players, Inc., for three dramatic plays, one musical production, and four workshops during 2019-2020

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

Brown Box Theatre Project, Inc., for a production of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure at Muskrat Park in St. Michaels on September 14, 2019

Maryland Humanities, Inc., at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels during July 8-11, 2019, for Chautauqua 2019, Making Waves, with presentations on Matthew Henson, Jacques Cousteau, and Grace O'Malley

Art by Other Organizations in Talbot County

Brookletts Place, the Talbot County Senior Center, an activity of Upper Shore Aging, Inc., for Celebrating the Arts, with programs in the visual, musical, and performing arts, and a variety of arts and crafts lessons, during July 2019-June 2020

Chesapeake Center, Inc., for the Eleventh Annual Community Awareness Event, in which adults with various disabilities share their talents in song, dance, musical instruments, and recitation, during October 2019

Christ Church Episcopal in Easton, for a Sunday Concert Series during 2019-2020

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 2019-2020

First Night Talbot, Inc., an activity of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, Inc., for First Night Talbot in downtown Easton on December 31, 2019

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 28, 2018

Oxford Community Center, Inc., for Experiencing Art, a three-part program in September 2019; Celebration of Black History on February 7, 2020; and Live Music Series with five concerts during July 2019-June 2020

St. Michaels Community Center, Inc., for Summer Concerts in Muskrat Park during June- August 2019; Summer Art Camp during July 8-25, 2019; Talbot Idol, Season 5, on August 3-4, 2019; and Senior Art Classes during September 2019-May 2020

Tilghman United Methodist Church, for Music of Tilghman and Friends concert series during 2019-2020

Waterfowl Festival, Inc., for Children’s Decoy Painting on November 20-21, 2019

Programs for Children Outside Regular School Schedules

Crashbox Theatre Company, Inc., for Two-Week Summer Theatre Intensives during June 24-29 and July 1-6, 2019

Talbot County Free Library, for Young Writers’ Camp at the Easton Branch Library on July 1, 2019, and Minwa Japanese Folktales at the Easton and St. Michaels Branch Libraries on July 24, 2019

Talbot Hospice Inc., for Student Artwork Gallery during September 2019-May 2020

Talbot Mentors, Inc., Visual Arts with Constance Del Nero during January-April 2020

Tilghman Area Youth Association, Inc., for Afterschool Arts Adventures during September 2019-May 2020; Middle School Mosaics for six weeks in fall 2019; and Arts on the Island half-day program in April 2020

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 2018 - June 2019

Grants to Organizations

Mid-Shore Restoring Hope in Women, Inc., for a community mosaic with artist Jennifer Wagner-Campbell during Overdose Awareness Day in Easton on August 31, 2018

Talbot County Free Library, for The Music of Minecraft by the Front Porch Orchestra at the Easton Branch Library on September 8, 2018

Talbot County Free Library, for The Man Who Loved Women: Jack Gilbert and His Poems, with Sue Ellen Thompson, at the Easton Branch Library on December 3, 2018

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Inc., for MCTV broadcast of MSO Concert: Ethereal Voices, A Toast to the New Year, at Christ Church Easton, on December 31, 2018

Oxford Community Center, Inc., The Influence of African American Music on American Culture, an observance of Black History Month, on February 8, 2019

Talbot County Free Library, The Loblollies: The Magic of Irish Dance and Song, on March 21, 2019

ShoreRivers, Inc., for A Chesapeake Bay Blacktop Mural at White Marsh Elementary School in May 2019

Bayside Quilters of the Eastern Shore, Inc., for the Biennial Quilt Show at the Oxford Community Center during May 31-June 2, 2019

Grants to/for Schools

Easton High School, for student musical theater production of West Side Story at the Talbot County Auditorium between October 26 and November 3, 2018

St. Michaels Middle/High School, for student dramatic production of Noises Off between November 9-17, 2018

Saints Peter and Paul High, for Earnestly Earnestine as the annual student dramatic production at the Avalon Theatre in Easton on February 22-24, 2019

St. Michaels Middle/High School, for student musical theater production of All Shook Up at the SMMHS auditorium during February 22-March 4, 2019

Summer Arts Scholarships for 2019

Laurie Alltop of Easton, who is completing her senior year at Easton High School, to attend summer flute lessons at Kim Valerio Studios in Annapolis.

Katelynn Cherry of Trappe, who is completing her senior year at Easton High School, for voice lessons with Luis Ledesma of the Academy of Vocal Arts, Curtis Institute of Music, in Philadelphia. This is her fourth summer arts scholarship.

Max Brennan of St. Michaels, who is completing his junior year at St. Michaels High School, for voice lessons with Chris Noyes of Claiborne.

Tori Gomez of Easton, who is completing her junior year at St. Michaels High School, for the Summer High School Drama Musical Theater at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Katherine Kilbourn of Easton, who is completing her junior year at Easton High School, to attend the Upper Division Summer Intensive of the Washington School of Ballet in Washington, D.C. This is her third summer arts scholarship.

Seth Wagner of St. Michaels, who is completing his junior year at Easton High School, for voice Lessons with Scott Clauson of Easton. This is his third summer arts scholarship.

Karli Abbott of Trappe, who is completing her sophomore year at Easton High School, to study Laura Heine Collage Quilting at Sarah's Thimble Quilt Shop in Virginia Beach. This is her second summer arts scholarship

Bradley Duley of Easton, who is completing his sophomore year at St. Michaels High School, for voice lessons with Chris Noyes of Claiborne.

Mara Stoyanov of Easton, who is completing her freshman year at Easton High School, to attend the Flute Intensive Camp of the Westminster Choir College, Princeton, N.J