Working in watercolors

Join your fellow artists in volunteering to share your creative, innovative talents with eager, young aspiring artists!  Artists in all genre are signing up now to teach at our Summer Arts Camp, June 18-22, 2018.  The full-day, weeklong camp will be held at Romney Elementary School, 45 School Street, Romney WV, for children entering 3rd grade in the fall through 2018 high school graduates.   Free breakfasts and lunches are included for campers.

Whatever your artistic bent, whether it be in visual arts, drama, writing or any artistic field, we NEED YOU!  Past classes have included acrylic and watercolor painting, drawing, graphic arts, poetry, weaving and fiber arts, handbells, guitar, ukulele, glass arts, metal sculpting, drum circle, song and rap writing, pottery, music imagery, string instrument making, string art, dance, paper mache, collages, stories through song, Harry Potter and imagination, basket weaving, soap carving, Minecraft, yoga, airbrushing, jewelry making, photography, dance, beeswax candle-making, mixed-media and journaling, funky canvas art —the list goes on and on!

Our campers are all enthusiastic and anxious to enjoy tried and true arts as well as explore new fields.  For some it might be the first time to experience a new art and can be the catalyst for a budding career.

Volunteers are also needed to assist the artists in their classrooms.   If you don’t consider yourself an artist or just prefer not to be the lead instructor, consider volunteering a half-day or more to lend a hand assisting an instructor.  You will find the campers fun to work with, as well pick up some arts tips yourself.

Why not join us this summer?  For information or to volunteer, contact  You will find it to be very rewarding and will be glad you did!


Photographs by Jan Dodgins

The 2018 Spring Fine Arts Show, hosted by the Arts Council will be held in March at the Hampshire County Public library in Romney.  Entries in all art media are acceptable including two dimensional and three dimensional works.  Artists do not need to be members of the Arts Council to enter. 

 The show will be judged by Dot Procter from Bethesda, Maryland.  Her primary media is acrylic on canvas but she supplements this with the use of tempera, watercolor and occasionally oils. She also enjoys drawing with pencil, ink, charcoal, pastels and markers.  Rounding up her experience is the use of paper mache, wood, air-dry clay, fabric and recycled materials.  Dot has been honored with invitations to display her work in many art galleries as well as inclusion of her works in public art collections and private collections around the world.


Glass Art
Best in Show 2016


Detailed information of the show including rules, entry fees, and awards is contained in the “Artist, Call for Entries!”  An Entry Form is required for all art work entered.  Art works to be entered must be brought to the library Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 between 10 AM to 2 PM.  Entry forms may be filled out in advance or at the library during delivery.  Make sure to note the date of the Opening Reception Friday, March 9, 2018 beginning at 5 PM at the library.

2018 Spring FAS call for entries 

2018 Fine Arts Show Entry Form 





This year’s Summer Arts Camp under the direction of Joanne Snead and Nachama Miller provided great opportunities for youngsters to learn from some of the best artists in our community with 84 classes in arts ranging from Acrylics and Airbrushing to Ukuleles and Yoga.   Seventeen dedicated artists, Liz Braun, Chelsea Carr, Brenton Colbert, John D’Amico, Judi Gaydos, Mark Griffith, Barbie Hillenbrand, Nancy Judd, Jeff Keister, Skylar Lane, Sibyl MacKenzie, Larry Manning, Jim Morris, Swami Ramachandrananda, Sharon Ryan, Missy Shockey and Paige Tighe shared their talents with 33 eager campers during the week of June 19-23.

Campers enjoyed classes in acrylics, airbrushing, beeswax candle making, dance, drum circle, funky canvas art, glass crafts, Harry Potter, Minecraft, mixed-media/art journaling, Origami, painting backgrounds, making paper baskets, photography, sidewalk chalk, song and rap writing, string games, ukuleles, watercolors, weaving and yoga.   The full camp day included hot breakfasts and lunches.

Artists have already committed to teach again next year along with new volunteers.  An exciting new class will be offered in cartooning.  The tentative dates for 2018 Summer Arts Camp are June 18-22.  Watch this website for information and registration in early spring.

HCAC Member Artists Village

The Hampshire County Arts Council is sponsoring member artists to display and sell their art at no cost to the artist at the Capon Bridge Founders Day Festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25. HCAC is coordinating the Artist Village in the Fire Hall.  The festival draws about 3,000 visitors from the region and this is a great opportunity to get out there and be seen in a safe and no-cost venue. All art must be original work of the member artist. A artists should e-mail Larry Manning at with their name, phone number, and their type of art by August 5.  If you have questions, call Larry at 703-772-5530.  Any non-member interested in being part of the Artist Village should join the Hampshire County Arts Council by July 15 by going to