Destination ARTS! Performances and Events for January 21 – 24, 2016

Destination Arts Poster SmallDestination ARTS! activities continue in Waynesboro, PA with art exhibits, special events, and live music scheduled at Gallery 50,  42 West ARTS Co-Op, Through the Lens & Beyond, and the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro.  All performances and events are free unless otherwise indicated.

 Thursday, January 21

Marjorie TresslerGallery 50’s Curator/Director Marjorie Tressler will be back again presenting her weekly oil painting demonstrations from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm featuring a large landscape. Tressler teaches art locally and has conducted classes at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts , where her her portraits were featured  in a solo show in 1993. She is a former student of the Schuler School of Fine arts and has studied with several nationally known and prominent local artists over the last 35 years.

Donna Bingaman 5 400Donna Bingaman will be demonstrating oil painting at 42 West ARTS from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. A native of Waynesboro, PA, she is an impressionist, realist, and a blender of originality and tradition, winning many best of shows and numerous other awards for her portraits and other subjects from flowers to genre, including sculptures in bronze. Donna is a graduate of the Washington School of Art and has studied with several regionally and nationally artists.

Friday, January 22

Wine Down Friday activities and receptions
are planned at Gallery 50 (50 W. Main St.), 42 West ARTS Co-Op (42 W. Main St.),Through the Lens & Beyond (38 W. Main St.), the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 S. Church St.), and Gallery 20 East between 5:00 and 8:00 pm.

Scott and Laurie Matlock2Scott and Laurie Matlock will be performing at Gallery 50 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM.  In addition to their work as a duo, Scott vocals and fiddle) and Laurie(vocals and guitar) are well known throughout the area for their work with Soleil.  Scott also performs with the popular bluegrass group Mountain Ride

Patric SchleePatric Schlee will be creating original improvisational music on flute and drums at 42 West ARTS Co-Op. The public is invited to join in.

Saturday, January 23

Art Demonstration Saturday!

Denny Bingaman - Gourd ArtGalleries open 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Denny Bingaman will be demonstrating the technique of carving, burning and dyeing on a gourd at 42 West ARTS Co-op from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Sunday, January 24

Galleries open 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Songwriters Forum meeting - Tresa Paul, Brian Forberger, Sharon Rost, Steve RostA  Destination ARTS!  Songwriters Showcase will be presented from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Frank’s Pizza, 40 West Main Street (on Center Square), Waynesboro, PA .   Over the past year, a group of songwriters have been meeting every month at a gallery in Waynesboro.  Prior to each meeting, a new title is selected, and then each member is encouraged to write an original song.  Thus at this event, each set will feature songs with the same title but written and performed in each participant’s unique style.  Song titles to be performed in this showcase include “Most of the Time,” “You Don’t Know Me,” “Then There’s Tomorrow,” and “Shoes”. Songwriters participating will include John Dolly, Jon Ingels, Brian Forberger, Tim Franklin,Ethan Larsh, Ginny Gill, Ron Nicodemus, Tresa Paul, Steve and Sharon Rost, and Andrew Sussman.
Jon Ingels (3)wideBrian ForbergerEthan Larsh(2)

Ongoing Shows

Gallery 50 winter shotGallery 50 is presenting three new shows celebrating  the Winter season. The west window gallery theme is “Winter White” featuring Gallery 50’s “Muse”  “Samantha the Snow Princess”, and beautiful winter scenes created by Virginia Hair , Liz Hurley and Donna Mitchell.. The east window gallery is presenting “It’s a Wonderful Still Life” with art by Brad Clever, Marjorie Tressler, and David Buckley Good. The main gallery is showcasing “Fin, Feathers and Fur”, featuring artist Carol Wilks and Beth De’ Louiselle.

42west-entrance-2461low42 West ARTS Co-op is presenting a winter show called “Let it Snow”. Featured artists are Andy Smetzer (photographer), Donna Bingaman (oil painting), Lorie Linthicum (creative pottery), Tom McFarland (painting), Denny Bingaman (photography), Rod and Karri Benedict (pottery), Ed Beard (wood burning), Hollis Mentzer (nature printing), Laura Shindle (painting), Bob North (tinsmithing), Jennifer Caldwell (silver jewelry), and Debra Woods (dolls and folk art).

Through the Lens & BeyondThrough the Lens & Beyond features fine art photography, illustrations, oil and watercolor paintings, and 2-dimensional art. Custom framing, classes, and seminars plus a “Day Rental” photography studio will also be offered.

Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro
The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro 
brings together area potters of all skill levels and ages offering classes, workshops, and pottery sales. Guild members have 24/7 access to the wheels and kiln. For information about classes and special programs visit their website at

Mike Minster (2)Gallery 20 East is featuring the painting and ceramics of Michael Minster. The show will present a collection of his work over the past 18 years. Minster’s art is abstract, colorful, animated, decorative, and thoughtful.. He notes his influences as “Picasso, Warhol, Kitsch art, and street art to name a few”. January 24 will mark the close of this show and the final Destination ARTS! exhibit at this location.

Musical performances at Destination ARTS! are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Destination ARTS! currently includes:

Gallery 50 (50 West Main Street)
42 West ARTS (42 West Main Street
The Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (13 South Church Street)
Gallery 20 East (20 East Main Street).


The galleries feature oil paintings, watercolors, pottery, sculptures, jewelry, photographs, furniture, and more. Most art is available for sale and there is no charge for admission to the galleries.

This weekend, they will be open

Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m (Gallery 50 and 42 West ARTS Co-op only)
Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

For more information visit or email [email protected]

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CALL FOR ARTISTS for Arts in the Park 2014! Click below to download info and application!

September 13th & 14th, 2014

Organized by the non-profit Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro, this annual juried fine art & craft exhibition, free to the public, will showcase the original works of up to 75 regional and national artists in a spectrum of mediums — ceramics, glass, fiber, metal, wood, fine art, photography, paper, jewelry and more, along with delicious food, entertainment and demonstrations.

This outdoor show will take place in the heart of Historic Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, at Memorial Park, an idyllic setting with numerous shade trees and walking paths.  Located about an hour outside of several metropolitan areas (Washington D.C., Baltimore, MD, Harrisburg, PA), this show will prove to be a popular annual event for shoppers and artists alike!  The Arts in the Park event will be held on Saturday, September 13th from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, September 14th from 11am to 4pm.

Click the links below to print out the exhibitor information and the exhibitor application!!

Arts Park Exhibitor Info

Arts in the Park Exhibitor App

“Open Mic” Nights Now Featured at Christine’s Cafe

Cartoon Rock SingerChristine’s Cafe in Waynesboro is now holding “Open Mic” nights between 6:00 and 9:00 on Tuesdays. The evening of activity starts off inside, but if the weather permits, the event can move outside on the patio.

The restaurant is offering a completely different light cafe menu such as personal pizzas, paninis, gourmet coffees, muffins, appetizers and even cookies and milk.

Come enjoy the fun, and check out all the unknown talent we have right here in Waynesboro.

If you are a singer or know someone who would like to participate, please e-mail [email protected].

See you on Tuesdays!!!!!

No outside food or drinks allowed.

Dates Announced for 62nd Annual Clothesline Art Exhibit

Clothesline ArtThe Waynesboro Studio Art Club will present the 62nd Annual Clothesline Art Exhibit on the following dates and times at the Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, located at 117 South Church Street:

– Saturday, June 1 (12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

– Sunday, June 2 (1:00 p.m.  – 5:00 p.m.)   Artist Reception/Refreshments

– Monday, June 3 (4:00 p.m.  – 7:00 p.m.)

– Tuesday, June 4 (4:00 p.m.  – 7:00 p.m.)

Admission to the exhibit is free.

“Artists in the Woods” Set for Saturday, June 8

WoodsPaintingDennisBlalockA regional artists Fence Show and En Plein Air Demos will be held on Saturday, June 8, (rain date is Sunday, June 9) at 9650 Beaver Creek Church Road in Hagerstown, MD from noon until 4:00 p.m.
“Artists in the Woods” art show and ‘en plein air’ demos will feature 12 independent regional
artists in an outdoor exhibit in this forest setting at the home and studio of Elisabet Stacy-Hurley.
Paintings will be displayed on the fences, in the trees and in the studio. 
Visitors will be able to browse a wide variety of paintings, photographs, art prints, note cards, artist books and handmade pottery, and they can also watch and learn over the shoulder of many well-known artists as they paint. 
Artists are: Eliane Ambrose, Margery Benson, Dennis Blalock (who painted the attached painting), Denny Bingaman, Donna Bingaman, Becky Dietrich, Carol Gwin, Bob Schropp, Christine Souders, Elisabet Stacy-Hurley, Marjorie Tressler and Carol Wilks.
This event is open to the public, and admission is free.. For more information call Elisabet Stacy-Hurley at 301-797-7619. 

Authors’ Book Reading at Christine’s Cafe

The Royers of RenfrewWaynesboro authors, Maxine and Marie Lanser Beck, will be reading excerpts from their latest book, The Royers of Renfrew – Threads of Change, at Christine’s Cafe, located at 81 West Main Street, on Thursday, June 6, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Based on the story of the Royer family who lived on the Pennsylvania German farmstead that is now Renfrew Park in the early part of the 1800s, the Becks’ most recent release is the second in a trilogy.

During the event at Christine’s, they also plan to read portions of their first book, The Royers of Renfrew – A Family Tapestry, as well as provide a sneak preview of their third book, which will be available in September.

Wanted: Artists for a “Gathering of the Arts at Lake Royer”

OneMtnWeb_02BThe One Mountain Foundation is proud to present the first annual Gathering of the Arts at Lake Royer show at the beautiful setting of Lakeside Hall on Lake Royer, on the former Fort Ritchie Army Base, Cascade, Maryland on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The show will feature two and three dimensional juried art.

The Saturday evening’s event will be an opening of the two-day show with a reception for the artists.  Saturday’s admission is $20.00 and will include wine, coffee, tea and a light fare.   The admission for Sunday is $15.00 which includes coffee, tea and a light fare.

Artists interested in joining the show are encouraged to complete and send an application for consideration.   The application can be obtained from the One Mountain Foundation’s website at, or by calling Alice Humphrey at 717-794-5121, or via e-mail to [email protected]. Applications must be postmarked by August 1, 2013.  Early applications are strongly urged.  Booth space is 8-ft wide x6-ft deep.  Further details are on the application form.

A special thank-you goes to the PenMar Development Corporation for assisting by co-sponsoring the event.

The One Mountain Foundation is a Tax-Exempt, Non-stock organization incorporated in the state of Maryland with a focus to promote and support educational programs, historical preservation, community improvement projects, cultural activities, and special projects that benefit the Mountaintop area.  This area includes parts of Frederick and Washington counties in Maryland and Adams and Franklin counties in Pennsylvania.  The Internal Revenue Service recognizes the Foundation as a private, non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) charitable organization supported by public contributions and bequests.  The State of Maryland also recognizes the Foundation as a charitable organization.


Student Art Show Scheduled to Begin During Second Weekend of May

IMG_0001Artwork created by students from the Waynesboro Area Senior High School and Waynesboro Area Middle School will be on display from Saturday, May 11 through Tuesday, May 14 at the Furniture Market, located at 22 North Church Street.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday from noon until 4:00 p.m.

The art show will then be open on Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Monday from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For more information, call 717-762-8740.

The Pignic

A new event in the greater Washington D.C./Baltimore, MD /Harrisburg, PA area this year is The Pignic (full details at ). The event is being held May 25 and 26 at the beautiful Ft. Richie site in Cascade, MD. For those not familiar with the area, Ft. Ritchie was a military installation that was closed some years ago. It is nestled in the mountains along the Mason-Dixon line of Maryland and PA, and is bordered by mountains, lakes, and the Appalachian Trail. We are anticipating 10,000-12,000 people per day at this event.  The event is being held as our annual fundraiser for the Make a Wish Foundation and will include a Kansas City BBQ Association (KCBS) BBQ competition (yes, just like on TV), live music from local and regionally known bands, and an Artist’s Festival.

Click here to download your application!  ARTISTS APPLICATION 2013

Renfrew Institute Celebrates Earth Day!

Earth Celebration Day & Festival of Art 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 11a.m. to 4p.m.

Renfrew Park, Waynesboro, PA

Renfrew Institute celebrates spring with environmental exhibits, music, student clothesline display, food stand, and drum circle. At the Festival of Art area artists will display, demonstrate, and sell their works as part of Earth Celebration Day.

During the event, an artist will be presented with the annual “Environmental Artistry Award,” for lifetime achievement in art.

Supervised art activities for children will be ongoing throughout the event. Free admission.

[Rain Location: Waynesboro Area Middle School]