Call for Art: County Collector Coin Project

The County Collector Coin for 2023 will celebrate the National Road in Grantsville. The Casselman River Bridge, which was apart of the road was erected in 1811, and travel over the bridge began in 1813. The stone arch bridge was the largest single-span bridge in the US at the time. This area holds a tremendous amount of history from George Washington’s troops marching through this area to the National Road it is certainly worthy of a celebration. We encourage you to share with us your vision for this collector coin.

Eligibility: Anyone living in Garrett County is eligible to enter art to be considered for the county collector coin.


  • All submissions must be received by May 1st. Submissions can be emailed to
  • All artwork should be provided in the following format files: .jpeg, .png, .pdf


  • Any medium can be used but a digital copy must be submitted as the final product.
  • Artwork must commemorate the National Road in Grantsville.
  • Artist must provide name, address, and how long they have lived in Garrett County.


All art will be judged by the Heritage Area Board of Directors. The board is comprised of 15 local members that represent various areas of business and government agencies within Garrett County. The entire board will vote on submissions based on the following criteria:

  • How well the art depicts the history of the National Road. Does it celebrate the history?
  • Will the art present well on a small coin.
  • How creative is the design.
  • Marketability of the art on a coin

Each item will be worth 10 points. Making the maximum score available 40. The winner will be notified via the email used to submit the original artwork. The artwork will be on display with the coin at the Visitor Center during the sale of the coins. The artist will be credited in all marketing materials. Including press releases, sales flyers, social media posts, etc.

For questions, contact