Each year the Putnam Arts Council presents the All County Student Art Show in cooperation with the Putnam County high schools. This show is displayed in the Levine Art Center Galleries and often provides the first opportunity for students to display their artwork in a professional gallery setting.
Several artworks from this show are purchased each year and become part of the Bernard & Maria Hassell Collection, a permanent collection of artwork maintained by the Putnam Arts Council and displayed in public sites throughout Putnam County.
The Hassell Collection is part of our Contemporary Collection, which also includes works donated to the Arts Council by area artists, and student artwork purchased from the National Council on Alcoholism Poster Contest.
The Margaret C. Weizenecker Memorial Fund
Through a bequest in 1998 from Edwin J. Weizenecker in memory of his wife, the Council established this Fund with a goal to foster music appreciation, especially in the youth of Putnam County. Activities funded through this grant include but are not limited to workshops, recitals and concerts wherein the piano is the solo instruments