Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Bay School Community Arts Center

  • Mathews, VA
  • www.bayschool-arts.com

Mission Statement

Sponsor or conduct educational workshops, training, conferences, programs and demonstrations of the techniques employed in the visual arts, heritage crafts and performing arts.Support and encourage the economic development of Mathews County in an environmentally sustainable manner.Foster an appreciation of the arts, and encourage people of all ages, races, and genders to explore their own creativity.Provide a resource for life long learning and life living tools.Aim to become a regional arts center and community asset, supporting all aspects of the arts, including music and theater, and to contribute to the revitalization of Mathews Courthouse.

Main Programs

  1. Laurel Shelter Arts Program for Women & Children
  2. Riverside Convalescent Home
  3. Boys & Girls Club Art Classes
  4. Special Education Art Classes
  5. Kingston Parish Pre-School Art Classes
  6. Mathews Active Lifestyle Center
  7. Teen Open Studio
Service Areas

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Virginia

The Bay School is located in Mathews County, the second smallest county in Virginia. The population is under 9000. The area is mostly rural with the village of Mathews Courthouse serving as the commercial hub. There are no stoplights in Mathews County. It is a peninsula bordered by the Mobjack Bay, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Piankatank River, and it is not on the way to anywhere.
Middlesex County is also small and very rural, with three main population/commerce clusters in the towns of Urbanna, Saluda, and Deltaville.
Gloucester County borders Mathews, Middlesex, and King and Queen Counties, and is a peninsula between Mobjack Bay and the York River. It has a population of 36,000, and hosts the region's hospital.
Residents of the three counties who do not work locally commute to Hampton Roads. There are a great many weekend residents with primary homes in the Richmond area.

ruling year

2000

Executive Director since 2014

Self-reported

Pamela A Doss

Keywords

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art classes, art gallery, art education, art shows, art exhibits, children art classes

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Also Known As

Bay School Community Arts Center

EIN

54-1974626

 Number

3662767845

Physical Address

279 Main Street

Mathews , VA 23109

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Accomplishments - conducted over 90 art classes for both adults and children. - supported 12 outreach programs. - sponsored a family art day and a week long summer art camp. Goals - improve enrollment in children's classes - host two student art shows, one for adults and one for children - plan six gallery events this year

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Laurel Shelter Arts Program for Women & Children

This is a short-term home for abused women and their children in a neighboring county. This art program began as a tool to empower the women who have chosen to get out of their situation and find a better life. They learn art techniques to which they have never been exposed. The program for the children will help them channel their anxieties, frustrations and feelings into a constructive and creative outlet. Two classes are offered 3 times per month. One class is for women and one class is for children.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Crime/Abuse Victims

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$4,950.00

Program 2

Riverside Convalescent Home

The Bay School takes appropriate arts and crafts to the residents of the convalescent center twice a month. There are up to fifteen people who participate. Most struggle with strokes, dementia, loss of motor skills, hearing and sight. The goal here is to break the barrier of fear of failing. Several of the Bay School volunteers assist the instructor with the student activities.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$1,850.00

Program 3

Boys & Girls Club Art Classes

The Bay School brings art classes to the Mathews Boys and Girls Club twice a month. This program is for after school and at-risk children and teens. Approximately 6-12 youth participate on any given session.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$2,145.00

Program 4

Special Education Art Classes

The Bay School brings art classes to students from all three of the Mathews' local public schools (Lee-Jackson Elementary School, Thomas Hunter Middle School and Mathews High School). The classes are twice a month during the school year to participate in an art-related activity. The students are accompanied by their teachers and aides.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Budget

$485.00

Program 5

Kingston Parish Pre-School Art Classes

Eighteen four and five year old children walk to The Bay School twice a month for art related activities. Besides the end result, they are learning how to use gross and fine motor skills such as cutting with scissors, coloring and pasting, as well as attention and social skills such as listening and following instruction, sitting still and sharing. We also incorporate the alphabet, numbers and shapes into the projects.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Budget

$940.00

Program 6

Mathews Active Lifestyle Center

Art classes with seniors

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Budget

$1,504.00

Program 7

Teen Open Studio

Teens are welcomed into our studios one afternoon a week to create art of their choice. A teaching artist provides guidance. The teens especially love pottery and painting.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

The Bay School is located in Mathews County, the second smallest county in Virginia. The population is under 9000. The area is mostly rural with the village of Mathews Courthouse serving as the commercial hub. There are no stoplights in Mathews County. It is a peninsula bordered by the Mobjack Bay, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Piankatank River, and it is not on the way to anywhere.
Middlesex County is also small and very rural, with three main population/commerce clusters in the towns of Urbanna, Saluda, and Deltaville.
Gloucester County borders Mathews, Middlesex, and King and Queen Counties, and is a peninsula between Mobjack Bay and the York River. It has a population of 36,000, and hosts the region's hospital.
Residents of the three counties who do not work locally commute to Hampton Roads. There are a great many weekend residents with primary homes in the Richmond area.

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MATHEWS COUNTY SCHOOL OF COUNTRY ARTS INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Bay School Community Arts Center

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Executive Director

Pamela A Doss

BIO

Pam joined the Bay School in the new role of Artistic Director in January 2014 and became Executive Director as of May 1, 2016. She has a BA in Art and a minor in Art History and Criticism from the University of Texas San Antonio, with supporting coursework in Art Education and Art Therapy from the University of New Mexico. She served in the U.S. Air Force for eight years before completing her degree and entering the Arts Administration field. She then worked in various roles at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, focusing on youth outreach programs and adult arts education. Upon moving to Gloucester in 2011, she served as the volunteer Curator and Education Director at Gloucester Arts on Main before joining the Bay School staff.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Kelsey Desmond

Kingston Parish

Term: Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

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