Amazing Tablescapes 2022 Archives
Creative, whimsical, and magical – these are the words that can be used to describe the fifth annual Amazing Tablescapes!
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will again virtually host the annual fundraising event for 2022. The public can view Amazing Tablescapes beginning Monday, February 1, through Monday, February 28, 2022, on the museum’s website at https://wcmfa.org/amazing-tablescapes/
Tablescapes are themed dinner service settings that are grand in nature and creativity. This year, there are 11 elaborately decorated tablescapes mostly created by area designers as well as international designers. (See the complete list of designers, themes and sponsors below).
HOW DOES VIRTUAL TABLESCAPES WORK?
Once the designers create their tables, their creations are documented through photographs and video (thanks to a generous in-kind donation by Monika Wertman of Wertman Photography). The photos and videos are used to create an online exhibition and tour. Tablescapes virtual visitors can vote online through donations to the museum in support of their favorite table. Last year’s Tablescapes raised over $37,000 for the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Competition for the People’s Choice Award is always heated in the final hours of the event. Don’t miss the excitement!
Past People’s Choice winners are:
- FY18— “The River” by University of Maryland-Hagerstown (Erin Harman, Mark Halsey, Tiffany Ahalt and Barbara Rushka
- FY19 — “The Selfie” by Cindy Roberts Downs
- FY20— “Neptune’s Nuisance” by Chriss Bittle
- FY21 — “Needful Things” by Dayna Gregory
The People’s Choice Winner receives his/her name engraved on a trophy that is topped with a tiny gold table and chairs.
HOW TO VOTE
Each designer has a drop-down PayPal menu. PayPal and other major credit cards accepted. Dollars and votes are: $20 for 60 votes; $50 for 175 votes; $100 for 400 votes; $200 for 1,000 votes; $500 for 4,000 votes and $1,000 for 13,000 votes.
FOR EVERY $50 BE ENTERED FOR A CHANCE OF A LEE WEAVER ORIGINAL
The 2022 Amazing Tablescapes! is dedicated to the memory of E. Lee Weaver (1943-2021), artist, educator, and devoted friend of the arts community including the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. “E. Lee Weaver Memorial Table” by Don Viar. Sponsored by Paul and Lotta Mellott.
“The World is Your Oyster” by Victoria Beyer and Kandyce Douglas. Sponsored by Sherry Cramer.
“The Women’s Club Celebrating 100 Years” by Penny Hill and Ellen Strock. Sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Robert K. Hobbs
“The Queens Meet for their Annual Book” by Laura Chalupka. Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. James N. Holzapfel
“Salute to Independence by the Looney Tunes” by Cindy Roberts Downs. Sponsored by Paul and Lotta Mellott.
“Dessert at Gingerbread Village” by Donna Staley. Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. David O. McCain III.
“Hatter’s Tea Party” by Dayna Gregory. Sponsored by Indigo Moon Amber Sun Therapeutic Massage.
“Precious Things” by Julian and Carol Lee. Sponsored by William Pitzer
“Nature’s Picnic” by Barbara Diefenderfer, Deb Lawson, and Lauren Petersen, sponsored by James and Mary Schurz Foundation, Inc.
“The Fairies Escaped” by Kellie Mele and Peggy Marz. Sponsored by Roger Fairbourn Real Estate.
“Cabin Fever” by Denny Warrenfeltz and Sukey Rankin. Sponsored by Dr. George and Connie Manger.