2020 Frederick Festival of the Arts Canceled

Frederick, MD —The Frederick Arts Council board of directors voted to cancel the 2020 Frederick Festival of the Arts which had been scheduled to take place June 5-7, out of an interest for public health and safety in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision is in keeping with Governor Larry Hogan’s most recent recommendations announced today regarding large convenings, which have an uncertain reopen date within Phase III of the Maryland Strong Roadmap to Recovery.

Artists and vendors who were selected to participate in the 2020 festival will have their booth fees refunded.

“Unfortunately, it seemed the obvious conclusion was to cancel this year’s scheduled Festival after closely following the trajectory of this pandemic,” said John Bekier, President of the Frederick Arts Council.

Because the festival depends on hundreds working together on dates set a year in advance, it is not possible to reschedule for this year. Next year’s Festival of the Arts is scheduled for Jun 4-6, 2021.

“We feel it was essential that we do our part to help curb the coronavirus’ spread,” said Louise Kennelly, Executive Director of the Arts Council. We greatly appreciate our festival sponsors, including the following who are keeping their support with the Frederick Arts Council: Hood College; Kaiser Permanente; Frederick County Bank; Restoration Family Chiropractic; Marketing and Research Resources (M&RR); Research for Good; Rakuten Insight; Daynata; and Prodege MR, and Luxury Bath.

“Our Festival committee has been hard at work since October and fortunately, much of that good planning can be used in the future,” said Festival director, Jasmine Sneed.

More than 100 artists were juried into this year’s festival. Selected artists for this year’s festival included the following:

Bill Colby, New Smyrna Beach FL – Clay

Sarah Houde, Hollywood MD – Clay

Ben May, Finksburg MD – Clay

Kathy Swan, Ellicott City MD – Clay

Julia Sclar, Frederick MD- Clay

Anthony Huonder, Minneapolis MN – Clay

Samuel Hitchman, Cincinnati OH -Clay

Selinda Kennedy – Muncy PA – Clay

Victor and Megan Huston-Field, Bedford PA – Clay

Misha Sanborn, Fredericksburg – VA Clay

Kevin Rodrigue, Spotsylvania , VA -Clay

Susan Williams, Fleetwood PA – Digital (any manipulation, i.e. photography, collage etc.)

Glen Klein, Danville PA – Digital (any manipulation, i.e. photography, collage etc.)

Ikumi Kayama, Riverdale MD – Drawing / Graphics / Printmaking

Charlie Barton, Baltimore MD – Drawing / Graphics / Printmaking

William Lewis, Gettysburg PA – Drawing / Graphics / Printmaking

Bob Friedenberg, Round Hill VA – Drawing / Graphics / Printmaking

Brittani Locke, Boonsboro MD – Fiber (wearable & non-wear, baskets, rugs, handmade paper & collage)

Erin Draper, Baltimore MD – Fiber (wearable & non-wear, baskets, rugs, handmade paper & collage)

Somnath Sengupta, Ellicott City MD – Fiber (wearable & non-wear, baskets, rugs, handmade paper & collage)

Samuel Yao, Ann Arbor MI – Fiber (wearable & non-wear, baskets, rugs, handmade paper & collage)

Terry Lo, Manalapan NJ Fiber (wearable & non-wear, baskets, rugs, handmade paper & collage)

Nanako Miller, New York NY Fiber (wearable & non-wear, baskets, rugs, handmade paper & collage)

Jeanne Scannell , Newburg PA Fiber (wearable & non-wear, baskets, rugs, handmade paper & collage)

Deborah O’Keeffe, Staunton VA Fiber (wearable & non-wear, baskets, rugs, handmade paper & collage)

Kali Basi,Yelm WA Fiber (wearable & non-wear, baskets, rugs, handmade paper & collage)

David Leidy, Sorrento FL Glass

David Sandidge, Clermont FL Glass

John DiCarlo, Fort Myers FL Glass

Sebastian Coleman, Mt. Vernon, OH Glass

Richard Bond, Ottawa Ontario Glass

Leah Staley, Scotts Valley CA Jewelry (Metal)

Merrilee Harrigan, Washington DC Jewelry (Metal)

Christie May, Palm Beach FL Jewelry (Metal)

Candace Stribling, Frederick MD – Jewelry (Metal)

Stacey Krantz, Braddock Heights MD, Jewelry (Metal)

John and Debbie Sosnowsky, Union Bridge MD Jewelry (Metal)

Scott Wolf, Rockville MD Jewelry (Metal)

Alison Jefferies, Catonsville MD Jewelry (Metal)

Lauren Nogrady, Middletown MD Jewelry (Metal)

Wendy Waugaman, Port Clyde ME Jewelry (Metal)

Ilene Kay, Clyde NC Jewelry (Metal)

Marie-Pierre Pulcini, Jefferson NY Jewelry (Metal)

Julie Leininger, Gansevoort NY Jewelry (Metal)

Larry Tallent, Norman OK Jewelry (Metal)

Rona Fisher, Philadelphia PA Jewelry (Metal)

Kara Raymond, Doylestown PA Jewelry (Metal)

Zbigniew Chojnacki, Philadelphia PA Jewelry (Metal)

Kelly Civitarese, Philadelphia, PA Jewelry (Metal)

Lisa Markowitz, Reston VA Jewelry (Metal)

Ninika Gordon, Madison VA Jewelry (Metal)

Jon Black, Winooski VT Jewelry (Metal)

Jessica Bryson, Points WV Jewelry (Metal)

Lisa Davin, Delray Beach FL Jewelry (Other)

Megan Horan, Raleigh NC Jewelry (Other)

Lou Frederick, New York NY Jewelry (Other)

Merrianne Nichols, Dover DE Leather

John Davis, Hyattsville MD Leather

Lisa Strauss, Hackettstown NJ Leather

Judith Smith, Springfield OR Leather

Bud Scheffel, Kingston NY Metal

Robert Yates, McDonough NY Metal

Douglas Hain, Myerstown PA Metal

Kim Klabe, Rehobeth Beach DE Mixed Media (includes Sculpture)

Vered Yanay, Rockville MD, Mixed Media (includes Sculpture)

Cari Corene, Boonsboro MD Mixed Media (includes Sculpture)

Richard Trincere, Jackson heights NY Mixed Media (includes Sculpture)

Jeffrey Wateska, Pittsburgh PA Mixed Media (includes Sculpture)

Ginger Reuling, Berryville VA Mixed Media (includes Sculpture)

Janet Spahr, Carlisle PA Musical Instruments

Justin Alsedek, Ocala FL Painting

Rachel Ratcliff, Clearwater FL Painting

Geraldine Butler , Columbia MD Painting

Goodloe Byron, Frederick MD Painting

Vincent Hughes, Silver Spring MD Painting

Rachel Stevenson, Hagerstown MD Painting

Gerald Troutman, Sykesville MD Painting

Steve Rowlands, Bel Air MD Painting

Michael Adams, Frederick MD Painting

Daniel Kessler, Gaithersburg MD Painting

Stefanie Waller, Frederick MD Painting

Cynthia Scott, Frederick MD Painting

Guanwen Wu, Brooklyn Painting

Jane Wise, Denver PA Painting

Anne Lee, Pittsburgh PA Painting

Joe Jacobs, Dallastown PA Painting

Phill Singer, New Britain PA Painting

Paul Gallo, Middletown PA Painting

Brian Eppley, Mechanicsburg PA Painting

Jerry Brem, Beaufort SC Painting

Wynn Booty, Midlothian VA Painting

Karri Mohr, Midlothian VA Painting

Rebecca Jones, Shepherdstown WV Painting

Timothy Hall, Tampa FL Photography

Steven Shrader, Townsend GA Photography

James Corbett, Rockville MD Photography

Albert Schafer, Baltimore MD Photography

Eric Stavale, Frederick MD Photography

Brandon Hirt, Ebensburg PA Photography

Larry Downey, Waterford PA Photography

Art Heim, State College PA Photography

Paul Grecian, Millville PA Photography

Ryan Feipel, Leesburg VA Photography

Chris Fedderson, Alexandria VA Photography

Ursula Perry, Shokan NY Sculpture

Jaron Reeser, Pickerington OH Sculpture

Zbigniew Chojnacki, Philadelphia PA Sculpture

Robert Wertz, Mechanicsburg PA Sculpture

Roland Paronish, Carrolltown PA Sculpture

Lorann Jacobs, Dallastown PA Sculpture

Kevin Finney, Stevensville MD Wood

Kanda Harp, Sparrows Point MD Wood

Michael Cruz, Keedysville MD Wood

Gary Carver, Ijamsville MD Wood

David Souza, Gilbertsville PA Wood

William Thompson, Arlington VA Wood

Maryland Writers Association; Ijamsville, MD – Author

Artists, were selected from a pool of applicants through a blind jury process. To apply, artists submitted digital images of their artwork and booth set-up through ZAPPlication™. A jury of art experts reviewed the entries, identified only by number, and selected the work based on merit and quality, as well as booth presentation.

The following performing artists were scheduled to perform on the Festival’s main stage:

Friday evening, June 5th: Bad Influence; Saturday June 6th: Andrew Kasab, Dong Xi Music, Conor and the Wild Hunt and ilyAIMY; Sunday, June 7th: Kipyn Marti and Emma G and her Band of Misfits.

In addition to the main stage, the FAME (Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise) had programmed two full days of acoustic musicians and the Community Stage was slated to feature a variety of community group performances.

The Frederick Festival of the Arts is a program of the Frederick Arts Council.