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

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).


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.


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 spent in either by preview tickets or votes, you will automatically receive one chance to win an original watercolor by the late E. Lee Weaver, seen below. Both paintings have been matted.Weaver painting 2Weaver painting 1MEET THE DESIGNERSFeb. 1 through Feb. 28 visitors can vote on their favorite designs online. Beginning Feb. 1,  videos of the designers will be available to watch as well. If selecting more than one Tablescape, add the first item to the cart then in the upper right-hand side click continue shopping. It will direct you back to the page. You can purchase with PayPal or checkout without a PayPal account.Local photos and video by Monika Wertman of Wertman Photography.Wertman PhotographyTO SEE THE VIDEOS AND PHOTOS OF EACH TABLE, CLICK ON THE BOX  WITH THEIR NAME.

Lee Weaver 200

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.

In Memory of Lee Weaver


Beyer and Douglas 200

“The World is Your Oyster” by Victoria Beyer and Kandyce Douglas. Sponsored by Sherry Cramer.

Victoria Beyer and Kandyce Douglas

Womens Club 200

“The Women’s Club Celebrating 100 Years” by Penny Hill and Ellen Strock. Sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Robert K. Hobbs

Women’s Club


Laura Chalupka

“The Queens Meet for their Annual Book” by Laura Chalupka. Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. James N. Holzapfel

Laura Chalupka

Cindy Downs 200

“Salute to Independence by the Looney Tunes” by Cindy Roberts Downs. Sponsored by Paul and Lotta Mellott.

Cindy Roberts Downs


Donna Staley 200

“Dessert at Gingerbread Village” by Donna Staley. Sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. David O. McCain III.

Donna Staley


Dayna Gregory 200

“Hatter’s Tea Party” by Dayna Gregory. Sponsored by Indigo Moon Amber Sun Therapeutic Massage.

Dayna Gregory


Julian and Carol Lee

“Precious Things” by Julian and Carol Lee. Sponsored by William Pitzer

Julian and Carol Lee


B Diefenderfer (200 × 200 px) (2)

“Nature’s Picnic” by Barbara Diefenderfer, Deb Lawson, and Lauren Petersen, sponsored by James and Mary Schurz Foundation, Inc.

Weaver’s Roundtable Button

Mele Marz 200

 “The Fairies Escaped” by Kellie Mele and Peggy Marz. Sponsored by Roger Fairbourn Real Estate.



Warrenfeltz Rakin 200 (2)

“Cabin Fever” by Denny Warrenfeltz and Sukey Rankin. Sponsored by Dr. George and Connie Manger.

Denny Warrenfeltz and Sukey Rankin

Sponsors  200