Off Track Art December 1, 2011 newsletter

tracks  …an E-newsletter of
Off Track Art
an artists’ cooperative gallery
 December 2011
Off Track Art December 1, 2011 newsletter
11 Liberty Street (Side Entrance) 
Westminster, MD
open one SUNDAY, December 4,  10 AM – 5 PM
   Wed-Fri      noon – 6 PM
Sat           10 AM – 5 PM
check website for December 24 hours
closed December 24 through January 3.
December  3rd and 4th — Carroll County Artists’ Studio Tour
Once again, Off Track Art will be a featured stop on the Studio Tour.  More information including pictures and map can be found at
November 30th thru December 4th — “Festival of Wreaths”
The artists of Off Track Art are again donating an artsy wreath to the 14th Annual Festival of Wreaths at the Carroll County Arts Council.  Find out more at
through December 23rd — Guest Artist, Peter Plant
Off Track Art’s invited painter, Peter Plant, is our Guest during November and December 2011.
Stop in to see how Peter uses pearlescent inks, Sharpie markers, watercolor pencils, colored pencils,  and other materials to create his vivid drawing-like paintings.
Looking Ahead:  Guest Artists schedule for 2012:
January-February Off Track Art Anniversary:  3 years!

March-April Lindsay Wailes, crafty recyclables

May-June Phil Grout, photography
July-August Paula Waterman, animals in art
September-October Jerry Dewitt, watercolors
November-December Stan Gilmore, drawings/paintings
  • OUT and ABOUT:
Gail Elwell in “52 Weeks” on exhibit at Birdie’s Cafe on Main Street in Westminster through December.  Upcoming in 2012, Gail is in a faculty exhibit at Carroll Community College in March and exhibiting at the gallery at Goucher.
Cathy Z. Sawdey in “Art HoCo 2011,” at the Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City, MD, through December 16th.
  • WELCOME New Partner:  Joyce Schaum
Off Track Art is pleased to have Joyce Schaum join the cooperative.  She is well known in the area for her fine basketry and was previously a guest artist at OTA. Visit OTA in the New Year and see her fabulous work.
Shopping for Maryland-made gifts?  The gallery offers works of art and crafts, jewelry and accessories made by Maryland artists.  Choose from traditional art objects (such as floral paintings, landscapes, and figurative drawings) to more edgy creations from alternative materials.  Also select from jewelry and crafty items like decorative journals and boxes, and look for discounted artwork in bins.    
  • SPOTLIGHT on OTA Artist:  Charlotte Laslo
Charlotte is one of several jewelry artists at Off Track Art who help create the inviting and intimate space in which you can discover these small masterpieces.  
“I make these pieces because working with wire and metal sheet is very satisfying to hand, eye, and mind.  I use wire to contrast or blend the qualities of stones, metals, and fibers into a necklace, something to wear that adds interest, comfort, and thought to my day…”
Off Track Art on the web:   and on Facebook

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“Off Track Art” is an artists’ co-op and gallery located in the historic Liberty Building at 11 Liberty Street – next to the railroad tracks, off of the Sentinel parking lot at the corner of West Main St and MD 27-Liberty St – in historic downtown Westminster, Carroll County Maryland. 

Open: Wed-Fri. Noon to 6 PM , Sat. 10 AM – 5 PM. 
 For news and information on Off Track Art previous to December 15, 2011, you can go to

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