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Adams County Arts Council
Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Posted on: January 24th, 2018 by Lisa Cadigan

Over the past 25 years, the Adams County Arts Council has grown into a regional leader in the arts and operator of a 10,000 sq. ft. education center where students and the community enjoy enriching arts experiences.  Please join us throughout the year as we celebrate the wonderful milestone of our 25th Anniversary!

Upcoming celebrations include:

25th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Gettysburg Hotel, 1 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg
5 p.m. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, silent auction
5:45 p.m. Program

$30/person; reservations by March 7 available at
or 717 334-5006

Twenty five years of cultivating an arts-rich community is a milestone to celebrate! Please be a sponsor as we mark this occasion, honor outstanding volunteers, and welcome distinguished speaker Philip Horn, Executive Director Emeritus of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Music Day: A Musical Celebration for the Adams County Arts Council’s 25th Anniversary

Saturday, April 7, 2018
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Adams County Arts Council
Arts Education Center
125 S. Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

FREE and Open to the Public
(donations encouraged for the Adams County Arts Council and for the Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen)

The Adams County Arts Council (ACAC), Adams County Music Makers (ACMM), Cordle Studios, the Gettysburg College music education program, Gamelan Gita Semara, and area musicians and music educators have partnered to present a family-friendly day of music in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Adams County Arts Council.

Please join us for this special event, which offers yet another example of how we’ve partnered with the community to cultivate and celebrate the arts.

The day will function as an open-house, with the following interactive and performance events tentatively scheduled:

Music Together - Adams County Music Makers10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Music Together® Demonstration Class
Adams County Music Makers
Adams County Music Makers (ACMM) is a program-in-residence at the ACAC, offering Music Together mixed ages/family classes to foster a love of music with your children, ages birth through five years old. Fun for the whole family – join us to sing, play, move, and explore musical instruments. Music Together is the leader of research-based, early-childhood music and movement programs, recognizing that everyone has the ability to sing in tune, keep a beat, and experience world cultures through music. RSVP requested, space is limited.

11:00 – 12:00 Instrumental Petting Zoo
Gettysburg College Music Education Program
Gettysburg College music education students will lead children (and interested adults!) through an instrumental petting zoo, where they can experiment with string, wind, brass, and percussion instruments.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Community Student Showcase
Gettysburg Community Music Studios
Students from local music studios will offer performances of a variety of repertoire on instruments such as piano, strings, winds, brass and voice.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Community Music Making

Gamelan Gita Semara
Music Day attendees will have the opportunity to perform the music of Bali right here in Gettysburg. Gettysburg College alumna Alice Broadway will introduce community members to the instruments and techniques of Balinese gamelan. Join us for this interactive and collaborative music-making experience.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. If Music Be the Food… Concert
If Music Be the Food… Gettysburg

“If Music Be the Food…” is a series of benefit concerts whose mission is to raise awareness and support for the hungry in the local community through the sharing of great music, and to teach music students about the importance of utilizing their art for service. All participants in every aspect of the endeavor volunteer their services and pay their own costs, so all proceeds can go directly to the hungry. No tickets will be sold for the concert; rather, audience members are invited to contribute monetary donations or non-perishable food items to the Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen.

Please join us for music, fellowship, food, and fun as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Adams County Arts Council. For more information, contact Lisa Cadigan at, Adam Paul Cordle at, call the ACAC at (717) 334-5006, or visit

Jingle Ball

Saturday, December 15, 2018
Gettysburg National Military Park Visitors Center

Black tie gala celebrating the Adams County Arts Council’s 25th Anniversary



The Adams County Arts Council is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.
The mission of the Adams County Arts Council is to cultivate an arts-rich community.



Call for Entries for Juried Art Exhibition

Posted on: February 2nd, 2015 by Karen Hendricks
Karen Coyle of Scott & Co Fine Jewelers present the 2014 Best of Show Award to Robyn Jacobs of Littlestown.

Karen Coyle of Scott & Co Fine Jewelers presents the 2014 Best of Show Award to Robyn Jacobs of Littlestown.

Calling all artists!

The Adams County Arts Council invites submissions to its 12th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, May 29 – June 19, 2015 in Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College.  Any person over the age of 18 is eligible to submit work for consideration by juror Cristin Cash PhD., Associate Professor of Art and Director, Boyden Gallery, St Mary’s College of Maryland.

Awards total $2,750 with a $1,000 prize for Best of Show. There is a $30 entry fee for Adams County Arts Council members and a $45 entry fee for non-members.

Entry forms and membership information are available online (click here) or by contacting the Arts Council at or (717) 334-5006.

This event has been gaining momentum over the years, and is now one of the most reputable juried arts competitions in the Mid-Atlantic region. This is thanks in great part to the wonderful partnership we enjoy with Schmucker Art Gallery (see the gorgeous exhibition photo below from last year!) and the Gettysburg Fest, June 12- June 14.

The 2014 Juried Art Exhibit, Schmucker Gallery at Gettysburg College

The 2014 Juried Art Exhibit, Schmucker Gallery at Gettysburg College

Don’t delay–the deadline for submissions is March 13. Please forward this link to all of your artist friends!


JAE: A June Tradition

Posted on: June 19th, 2014 by Karen Hendricks

When you think of the word “tradition,” perhaps Christmas or the holidays come to mind. Well, it’s like Christmas every year, when we send out the call for entries into the Juried Art Exhibition and receive incredible surprises in return. This year, our office was flooded with more than 100 quality entries. Every year, the talent pool widens a bit, with artists from beyond the borders of Adams County entering their works, plus the depth of talent increases with works of greater quality being entered.

Now marking its 11th year, I think it’s safe to say the JAE has itself become a tradition. Artists plan and look forward to entering their works, supportive sponsors return year after year to underwrite prize monies, and area arts aficionados enjoy attending this well-respected show. The Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College is an incredible partner and host.

But there’s less than a week left! If you haven’t yet caught the 2014 show… be sure to stop by ASAP because the exhibit closes this Sunday, June 22. Admission is free and everyone is welcome! Hours are 10 am-4 pm daily.

Karen Coyle of Scott & Co Fine Jewelers presents the 2014 Best of Show Award to Robyn Jacobs of Littlestown.

Karen Coyle of Scott & Co Fine Jewelers presents the 2014 Best of Show Award to Robyn Jacobs of Littlestown.

Special kudos to…

  • Robyn Jacobs, Littlestown – Best in Show
  • Rob Millard-Mendez, Evansville, IN – 2nd Place
  • Alan Paulson, Gettysburg – 3rd Place
  • Joseph Opshinski, Scranton – 4th Place
  • Joh Ricci, Gettysburg – Blick Art Materials Award
  • Linda Benton McCloskey, Harrisburg – Schmucker Director’s Award
  • Stephanie Hicks, Gettysburg – People’s Choice Award

The 44 artists juried into this year’s show are…

Edward Babiarz, Dorothea Barrick, Paul Benyeda , Vince Bruinsma,  Pamela Cooper-White, Max K. Elias, Audrey Farnsworth, Sue Fehringer, Anne H. Finucane, Cynthia Gibbon, Jack Handshaw, Lisa Gohr Harman, Nanette Hatzes, Stephanie Hicks, Michael Hower, Roberta Rettew Iula, Robyn Jacobs, Sean P. Kennedy, Arline Slifer Kump, Chris Lauer,  Amy V. Lindenberger, Sheryl Massaro, Linda Benton McCloskey,  Michael McCullough, Sharon Pierce McCullough, Rob Millard-Mendez,  Teri Myers, Lori Nelson, Alison O’Brien, Joseph Opshinsky,  Alan Paulson,  Janet M. Powers, Brydie Ragan, Jill C. Rakowicz, Valerie M. Ramsburg, Joh Ricci, Bill Sachs, Rebecca Yates Shorb, Andrew T. Smith, Barrie Spessler, Dennis Steinauer, Dora Townsend, Lynn Uhlmann, and Deborah Williams

The 2014 Juried Art Exhibit, Schmucker Gallery at Gettysburg College

The 2014 Juried Art Exhibit, Schmucker Gallery at Gettysburg College

And a huge “thank you” to…

Thinking about entering next year’s 12th Annual Juried Art Exhibition? Look for application information this winter as the tradition continues!