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Call for Art: County Collector Coin Project

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.

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 1
st. Submissions can be emailed to kim@garrettchamber.com
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,
    For questions contact kim@garrettchamber.com



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Jay Ferguson

Who I Am My name is Jay Ferguson, and I am a lifelong resident of the Deep Creek Lake area. I am also co-owner of the real estate side of Taylor Made. I have been in the real estate business for 21+ years now and I LOVE what I do! I have to say, my career really took off when I co-founded the real estate side of Taylor Made in 2014. Its been an amazing experience, building a real estate company from the ground up and achieving so much so quickly! In August 2016, we purchased Long & Foster Real Estate Deep Creek, where I had started my career in 2000. In 2018, we on-boarded virtually every agent from Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty as they closed up shop and the real estate family grew even more! We now have over 40 sales agents and have expanded to West Virginia and Pennsylvania, as well. Taylor Made is the #1 vacation rental company at Deep Creek with over 475 vacation rental homes, and over one hundred thousand yearly visitors. Its amazing what we have accomplished using the principles of honesty, teamwork and customer service! Personally, my wife Jessica and I enjoy traveling and especially spending time in the outdoors, hiking and exploring the many diverse areas that Garrett County is naturally blessed with. We have raised two wonderful children here, Kayleah (22) and Noah (13). In the summer, we love spending time on the water with friends & family and enjoying the lake life! We are both active in our church, our community & local school activities, and we fill our schedule with plenty of volunteer efforts. I currently serve on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity. I am proud to say that I was named Deep Creek Time’s Favorite ‘Community Champion’ in 2019. I was also named Garrett County Realtor of the Year in 2018-19, as well. I really enjoy promoting my hometown. I am very proud of the resort area that has developed over my lifetime and look forward to growing the area even more! Deep Creek Lake has been described as ‘The Lake Tahoe of the east', and I think that speaks volumes about the potential to own property here! Deep Creek Lake isn't really a town or city by itself; it's comprised of three towns: Oakland, Swanton & McHenry, Maryland. I am very passionate about my hometown and am impressed with how many people know about it as we travel around the country. Deep Creek Lake is an amazing place to visit and even better place to live! During the pandemic in 2020, our market exploded and more and more people left their primary residence in the city to live here permanently. With distance learning in schools and tele-commuting becoming the ‘norm’, many more people were drawn to the area to ‘live where they love to play’. Why You Want Me Working for You: In addition to being an owner, I am consistently one of the top-producing agents in the entire area and the Associate Broker of record for Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales. I have 21+ years of experience and I am a problem solver. There aren’t many situations that I have not encountered and I have a strategy for almost every scenario that you may encounter. I have extensively trained in all areas of real estate & emerging technologies, and also have trained as an appraiser, as well as served as a full-time Broker. I have a strong knowledge of the industry, as well as many trusted local contacts & affiliations that allow me to perform at a very high level and deliver results. I have a great deal of respect for my peers in this industry and have strong working relationships that I would love to put to work for you. Call me to discuss your situation - I know I can be of great service to you & others you care about! Honesty. Integrity. Results.