John J. Schmidt is emeritus professor of counselor education at East Carolina University and the author of many books in professional counseling. Jack and his wife, Patricia, have been married over 50 years and enjoy traveling and spending time together.
Evelyn M. Bergquist is a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she studied Behavioral Health Counseling with a minor in Fine Arts. In addition to art, she also enjoys composing and playing music with her band.
The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the MSAC is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Additional funding is also provided by Washington County Government and generous businesses, organizations and individuals.
The Washington County Arts Council is a proud member of County Arts Agencies of Maryland, Maryland Citizens for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.