The Maryland State Arts Council has honored 100 Maryland artists for their work, four of which who claim the Eastern Shore of Maryland as their home.
Erin Geyelin from Talbot County, was an award recipient in the Non-Classical Music Solo Performance, Frederick Lagno of Queen Anne's County and Jeanne Anderton of Wicomico County were recipients in the Visual Arts: Photography category and Peter Dudley was a recipient in the Visual Arts: Crafts category.
An out of state jury reviewed 400 submissions, and 100 Maryland artists were selected to receive the Individual Artists Awards and grants ranging from $1,000 to $6,000.
The Individual Artists Award Program is administered by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. An Assistant Secretary with the Department of Tourism, Film and the Arts reports that the arts, generate $1 billion a year in revenue for the state.