Thank you to everyone who made our fundraiser such a fun filled day. We would like to extend thanks to the Perkasie and Sellersville communities for being gracious host, all the volunteers who made the event possible, our sponors the Bucks County Community College Foundation and the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce, the businesses who opened their doors to us and provided such tasty treats: Washington House, Sellersville Theater, Stella’s Cafe, Chimayo Gallery, Bucks County Soapstone, Eric & Christopher, The Breadbox Bakery and Free Will Brewing and the Perkasie Histrorical Society for providing such informative tours.
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Please contact all your elected officials, state and federal, asking them to support funding the arts. It’s important to voice your opinion, but when we all do, then it’s a groundswell of support to #SaveTheArts.
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Congratulations to the winners of the Plein Air Quick Draw for “Best Local Artist” sponsored by the Arts & Cultural Council. Dorothy Hoeschen of Riegeisville was Saturday’s winner and Peter Hunt of New Hope was Sunday’s winner.
Congratulations to the First Place Best in Show winner Jason Sacran for “Finding Garber”.
Second Place winner Stewart Burgress White for “Book on the Corner”.
Third Place winner Patrick Saunders for “The Farm on York”.
Honorable mentions, went to: Jill Basham for “Bucks Beauty”; Dorothy Hoeschen for “Sunlight on Quarry Road Bridge”; Christine Lashley for “Fin in the Barn”; Michael Solovyev for “40 South State Street”; and Helena Van Emmerik-Finn for “Centre Bridge Inn.”
Recognition Awards, were given to Al Barker for “Night Shadows” and Tara Will for “Mary’s Drive.” A Recognition Award, with a prize of $200, was given to: Randall Graham for “A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall.”
Quick Draw Awards on Saturday, June 10, went to: Christine Lashley, First Place; Peter Yesis, Second Place; and Patrick Saunders, Third Place.
Quick Draw Awards on Sunday, June 11 went to: Alison Menke, First Place; Monique Sarkessian, Second Place; and Rick Kochenash, Third Place.
The Hai-Ou Hou Recognition Award was given to: Dorothy Hoeschen, Bucks County artist and Peter Hunt, Bucks County artist.
Honorable Mention recipients were: Jill Banks, Natalia Andreeva, Jane Ramsey, Randall Graham, Patty Voje and Kirk Larsen.
The Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County, a consortium of organizations and individuals devoted to promoting the region as a cultural magnet, has selected the Centre for the Arts in Bristol Borough as its Member of the Year.
The award, which will be presented at the council’s annual members reception in May, recognizes the Centre’s work in the promotion and support of the arts in Bucks County.
“We are pleased to recognize the great role that the Centre for the Arts has played in igniting and promoting the arts in Bucks County. In just under two years, the CFA has become a leader in the arts in lower Bucks through their events highlighting renowned local artists while cultivating a strong interest and passion for the arts throughout the community with their themed “all call” exhibitions,” said council president James Sell. “The Centre for the Arts has made a significant contribution here and we are proud to honor them for their achievements.”
In 2015, the non-profit civic group Bristol Borough Raising the Bar purchased a former shoe store and shoe warehouse on Mill Street in the Borough and began its conversion to a Centre for the Arts. The building was completely refurbished with the Centre opening in June of 2015. Today the main gallery is full with eighteen “resident” artists. The Centre has also hosted nineteen “Call for Artists” exhibits in its Arts Room and has attracted over two thousand visitors. In June the Centre will mark its second anniversary by hosting its first musical event, featuring well known Irish tenor, Paul Byrom.
“Bristol Borough’s Center for the Arts has enjoyed a highly productive and successful relationship with the Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County. From the enjoyable “Bristol Stroll” program to our sponsorship of the 2016 “Emergence” exhibit of high school artists’ work, our joint promotions have advanced an appreciation of the Arts in Lower Bucks County,” said William Pezza, president of Centre for the Arts. “We look forward to an expanded relationship in the years to come.”
The Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County’s annual members’ reception, when the award will be presented to the Centre for the Arts, takes place from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18th at Gronendahl Farm, located at 4783 Landisville Road in Doylestown, Pa. The reception is part of the Council’s “Celebration of the Arts” weekend which will run through May 21st at the historic farm.
Thank you to our sponsors of the 2017 Celebration of the Arts Weekend!
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Friday, April 28, is the deadline for Congress to pass a Continuing Resolution allowing the government to continue spending money, including federal arts funding. The Administration has called on Congress to strip $30 million in funding to the NEA and the NEH in the FY17 Continuing Resolution.
Because the White House has called for cuts in federal arts funding now and for total elimination of the NEA and NEH next year, any reduction is a risk. Preventing any FY17 cuts now is the best way to ensure that funding continues in FY18.
Please help us to #SaveTheArts by contacting your members of Congress before the April 28 deadline and urging them to pass FY17 spending bills that maintain level federal funding for the arts in this year’s budget.
- Today, April 26: Use social media to remind your legislators to keep federal arts funding in the FY17 budget.
- Tomorrow, April 27: Send emails to your representatives reminding them how important federal arts funding is to you.
- Friday, April 28: Make phone calls urging your representatives to keep funding for the arts in the FY17 budget.
Join us TODAY by sending out a message on Twitter and Facebook to your federal representatives:
Please keep FULL federal funding for the arts in the final spending bills for Fiscal Year 2017. #SaveTheArts #FedFundsMatter
The Arts & Cultural Council is proud to announce the addition of Ruth Anderson, Director of Arts Education at the James A. Michener Art Musuem, to our Board of Directors.