Welcome to the Queen Anne's County Arts Council. Established in 1977, we are a private non-profit corporation founded to promote and encourage visual, performing, and cultural arts in Queen Anne's County.
The Queen Anne's County Centre for the Arts is located at 206 S Commerce Street in Centreville, MD and is home to the Arts Council Offices. Join our email list for information on events, exhibits, and classes being held at the Centre. Click below to view our annual report.
Rick Strittmater a Maryland native and holds a B.F.A. from the Cleveland Institute of Art. He has extensive professional experience in advertising, publication, architectural and exhibit design, as well as digital and traditional illustration. His work experience includes; Strittmater/Blackpool/Christian, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History and The Baltimore Zoo. He has been an instructor for fourteen years teaching graduate and under graduate level curriculum at the University of Baltimore and Anne Arundel Community College with a concentration in graphic design and illustration. Rick also works in film score development and music production, with nine published CDs.
meet the board
Tom Helfenbein is recently retired as President and CEO of Fellows, Helfenbein, and Newman Funeral Homes. Tom is a native of Baltimore and graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1963. Tom moved with his family to the Eastern Shore in the early 1970’s Read More
Bob Hammond is recently retired as founder of Annapolis based Hammond Architects. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Registered Architect. Read More
Barbara Sharkey has lived in Maryland since 1972; moving to their home on the Corsica River sixteen years ago. She holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Delaware Read More
Sharon Dobson founded Priceless Industries, Inc. in 1977 as a concrete construction company, with a minimal investment. Read More
Mary Lynne Neil
Nora Spicer is long-time resident of Queen Anne’s County, having raised her family here on the Shore. Read More
JoAnn Harak moved to Centreville five years ago from Pennsylvania. She is an active member of the community, working with adult literacy programs and historical restoration projects. Before retiring she was a Chemistry teacher. She has two sons and three grandchildren.