The HCAC Organization

The Hampshire County Arts Council Inc. (HCAC) is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501 (c)(3) membership organization, launched in 1994. 

Our Mission

Hampshire County Arts Council sees the arts as an integral part of daily life and believes that an art-rich environment enhances the quality of life for residents and for visitors. To fulfill this mission, the HCAC encourages the development, recognition and appreciation of those in the local community who pursue the arts as performers, musicians, artists, photographers, writers and more. To create a more diverse knowledge, enhanced experiences, and greater enjoyment of the arts, the HCAC also works to bring artists from around the world to expand the cultural possibilities for the community.

Our Website

The Hampshire County Arts Council’s website aims to provide a timely and economical means of connecting county residents and those in the surrounding region to the arts. Free periodic Arts Alerts assist in meeting that aim.

Our Meetings

All members and interested individuals are invited to attend the monthly board/planning meetings, at which the organization’s activities are planned and policies are established. These meetings are generally held the first Tuesday of each month at 4:30 PM,  in Romney and an Annual Meeting of Members is scheduled each April.

Our Policy

The Hampshire County Arts Council welcomes persons with disabilities at all of its events and activities. To request accessibility services to participate, contact (304) 834-8369‬ or in advance and we will do our best to accommodate.  WV Relay Operator for information on performances: 711-834-8369‬

HCAC Officers & Directors

  • President: Dale Brady
  • Vice President: Ken Caldwell
  • Secretary: 
  • Treasurer:  Alona Martin
  • Directors: John D’Amico, Ibi Hinrichs, Nancy Judd, Jane Nelson,  Robin Pancake, Luanne Smith


  • Annual Meeting Coordinator: Dale Brady
  • Art In Public Places Displays Coordinator: Ken Caldwell
  • Arts & Music Festival Coordinators: Charles & Joanne Snead
  • Youth Art Education Coordinator: Joanne Snead
  • Ice Mountain Writers Coordinator: 
  • Membership Coordinator: Charles Snead
  • Music Events Coordinator: 
  • Photography Group Coordinator: Sandy Patterson
  • Theater Group (HAMS) Coordinator: Dale Brady
  • Visual Arts co-coordinator:  Ibi Hinrichs
  • Workshops Coordinator: Robin Pancake
  • Arts Scene Editor/ Webmaster: Shari Gallery
  • ADA Compliance Officer: tba
  • Representative to Hampshire County Convention & Visitors Bureau: Ken Caldwell
  • Representative to The Loy Foundation board: Ken Caldwell