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the Frederick Arts Council.

We advance and invest in a vibrant and cohesive arts community for the people of Frederick County and for our visitors.


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Photo by Kai Hagen


Carl R. Butler Individual Artist Award Packet

SlideRoom Link

 


Public Art Master Plan

We are delighted to announce the completion of our Public Art Master Plan for Frederick!
Check out the  Public Art Master Plan here!

 


 Visual Arts  Scholarship applications are now being accepted!

Guidelines and Application Dates


Need rehearsal or studio space?

Many local businesses and organizations have joyfully offered their space for rent. Check out a list of available space here!

If you have space available for rent or for free and would like to have it included, please send details to info@frederickartscouncil.org.


FAC’s Pop-Up Gallery Installation by Thomas Faison 
Phase Change: Act II 
 Alongside the installation’s second act, Ashley Hoffman will exhibit a new photography series created in conjunction with Faison’s work.
Gallery hours:
Monday – Friday 10am-4pm
Starting in March Saturdays by Appointment
11 W. Patrick Street
This new installation, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts at FAC’s pop-up gallery, will make use of a variety of media from video art, sculpture, music, and more to explore questions surrounding climate change, cultural relationships with water, disasters, transformation, and how to survive.
 
Photo by Ashley Hoffman

Artist Thomas Faison is a filmmaker and installation artist living and working in Baltimore, though he is a Frederick native. He returned in early 2018 for a solo show, entitled “Unified Dissonance,” at the Blue Elephant Gallery in the Griffin Art Center, and his films have been featured in film showcases and festivals in Baltimore, Ann Arbor, Chicago, and Frederick. His installation artwork has been featured in artist run spaces throughout Baltimore and he is the co-founder of the Baltimore Student Film Showcase, now operating within the Maryland Film Festival.

Artist Ashley Renee Hoffman is a film photographer born and raised in Frederick, Maryland. At the age of 12 she was given her first camera and has not stopped creating images since. In 2011 she received a Bachelors of Fine Art from Shepherd University with a concentration in Photography and Computer Imagery. Through an ongoing series called “Enlightenment”, Hoffman seeks to document human isolation as a means to understand the human condition, spirituality and our relationship with Mother Nature. Most of the photographs are made in the Appalachian region where there is vast beauty, but much conflict on an ethical and environmental level. Mother Nature has the capacity to provide us with support, compassion and vital nutrients. It is essential to foster a healthy and balanced relationship with her to cultivate a healthy relationship with ourselves and others. However, industrialization and globalization has led to the cultivation of an abusive and apathetic relationship with Mother Nature through resource extraction and greed.


Public Art Survey Results Are In!

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Check out what’s happening at Frederick’s newest public artwork and outdoor arts venue!

skystagefrederick.com.


 

 

 

 

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