2019 Member of the Year Award Goes to…. Visit Bucks County!!!

Each year at the annual members’ reception, the Arts & Cultural Council awards the Member of the Year Award for outstanding contribution to the Bucks County arts community.
The 2019 award was presented to Visit Bucks County.
Visit Bucks County is the official tourism promotion agency for Bucks County. Its mission is to increase visitation to the area by effectively marketing its heritage and its diverse sites and attractions.
Their promotion of arts events in the county contribute greatly to the visibility and renown of Bucks as a vibrant and innovative arts community. Accepting the award was Kelley Keeling.
Karl Carter, glass artist and professor at Bucks County Community College, created and donated the art vase.
Thank you to the Sponsors of the Art of Oscar for their support
Phoenix Art Supplies and Framing
Mind Your Design
New Hope Art League
Rutherford’s Camera Shop
Chimayo Gallery
Axis Visual
The Gene & Marlene Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks
Patricia Hutton Galleries
Visit Bucks County
Zlock Performing Arts Center
Sarah Chiovarou Interior Design
County Theater
Gloria Denoon
On Demand Productions
Marc Sherman
Gallery Piquel
Buckingham Valley Vineyards
Karl Carter
Caleb’s American Kitchen
Giant Supermarkets
Weis Markets
Jules Thin Crust
June 7, 2019 - Peter Chiovarou
Oh, What a Beautiful Three Days … glorious weather graced the three days of art, culture, and community during our tribute to the Art of Oscar. Attendance was high with members and friends of both the Art Council and Highland Farm being treated to delicious food and drink while celebrating our vibrant artistic culture.Throughout the event, artwork by over fifty regional artists’, inspired by the legacy of Oscar Hammerstein, was on display throughout Hammerstein’s beloved family home.
Attendees enjoyed a wide variety of styles and mediums of artwork depicting Oscar Hammerstein’s life and work, as well as the beauty of Highland Farm. They demonstrated their enthusiasm by purchasing many of the original pieces resulting in a very successful fundraiser for both the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County and Hammerstein Farm. We are grateful to the artists for contributing half of the proceeds from their sales to the event.
We would like to express much appreciation to all those whose hard work and contributions made this a very special community event, including our sponsors, donors, members, artists, volunteers and attendees.
he work displayed at the Art of Oscar was submitted to an open competition. Artists were charged to create a work inspired by the life, music, service or home of Oscar Hammerstein. Prizes were awarded to the top five pieces reflecting the theme of the contest.
The work was juried by Patricia Hutton, the owner and curator of Patricia Hutton Galleries in Doylestown. We are grateful for her time, expertise and insight. Beyond presenting the award, Ms. Hutton reflected on how each artistic piece connected to the theme of the competition.
1st Place:Deb Hoeffner “An Elephant’s Eye”
Prize sponsored by Phoenix Art Supplies & Framing
2nd Place: Judith Nentwig “Early Spring Highland Farm”
Prize sponsored by Mind Your Design
3rd Place: Timothy Stanford “Welcome to Inspiration”
Prize sponsored by New Hope Art League
Honorable Mention: Dot Bunn “Flower Drum”
Prize sponsored by Chimayo Gallery
Honorable Mention: Chee Bravo “Ode to Oscar”
Prize sponsored by Rutherford’s Camera Shop
June 7, 2019 - Peter Chiovarou


Visual artists help preserve and honor the legacy of

Oscar Hammerstein II

Artists are invited to create works inspired by

Oscar Hammerstein’s life, his works, his service, and his home of inspiration

The Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County and The Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center (Highland Farm) announce the Art of Oscar, a unique celebration and competition which will serve as a fundraiser for the participating non-profit organizations, community artists and participating event artists.  Visual Artists of all mediums are invited to create works inspired by Hammerstein’s life, works, humanitarian service, and his home, and submit them for awards, exhibition, and public sale at Highland Farm this May.  Artist registration before or on April 1st

More Information and Entry Form HERE

March 1, 2019 - Peter Chiovarou

What an exciting #GivingTuesday 2018 it was, knowing that with each donation we were closing in on our goal to help save the Oscar Hammerstein house.

The Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County would like to extend its sincere thanks to all for your donations to this worthwhile cause.

Because of your generosity, saving the Hammerstein property is closer than ever to reality. We raised a total of $1050 to benefit the Hammerstein Foundation and the work it has undertaken to purchase the farm and transform it to the Oscar Hammerstein Museum & Theater Education Center. In addition, we are happy to announce that the Arts & Cultural Council will be matching donations made through November 28.

We will keep you updated as to its progress through the occasional email and newsletter.

Thank you, once again, for your involvement in #GT Bucks County, 2018.



October 25, 2018 - Peter Chiovarou


October 6, 2018 – 10am to 10pm

Celebrating together, through a selection of the
Performing Arts from the Bucks County region, from children’s
performances to Jazz at sunset including multimedia productions
and installations. This all day festival will pay tribute to the art of
music, dance and acting, poetry accompanied by the integration
of still and moving images ending with an evening performance
by Sharon Katz and the Peace Train.
Take a Free guided tour from the Curator of the newly
developed Sculpture Walk and learn about the College’s
permanent collection along with many newly loaned works.
On this free tour, you will get to meet and hear from exhibiting
sculptors and learn more about the classic works on campus that
you have come to know and love. Daytime events are Free
and open to Public!!!
Tickets required for Sunset Jazz VIP
reception (5pm – 7:30pm) and Sharon
Katz concert (7:30pm – 9pm).
Enjoy lite apps along with craft beer, local
wine and best of local jazz musicians at the
Sunset Jazz Reception before you head in to
hear the great Sharon Katz. Your reserved
seating ticket allows you to enjoy both
Sunset Jazz and main concert!
TICKETS: Art & Cultural Council
Members $5/ Non Members $10/
Children under 15 Free

Thank you to our Sponsors!

August 21, 2018 - Peter Chiovarou
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