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Visual Arts

Exhibition Opportunities

To have your work considered for future exhibits in HCAC galleries, download the following application:

HCAC General Exhibition Application

General exhibition applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. The deadlines for submitting materials are January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1.


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ARTsites 2016

The Arts Council is pleased to announce the 13 sites and sculptures selected for ARTsites 2016, an outdoor public art exhibit in Howard County. The sculptures will be installed in August 2016 and will remain in place until July 2017.

Granite Gator by Craig Berube-Gray at Roger Carter Community Center

Dalliance by Jeff Chyatte at Wincopin Lakeside Building, Kincade LLC

Manolis by Paul Daniel at Howard County Public School System Administrative Offices

Blue Twist by David Friedheim at North Laurel Community Center

The Poet Writes by Cathrin Hoskinson at Gary J. Arthur Community Center

Silver Night by Cathrin Hoskinson at Howard County Library System, Central Branch

Winter Moon by Ray Katz at Aida Bistro, Corporate Office Properties Trust

Pear by Jan Kirsh at the George Howard Building, Howard County Government

Patricia’s Carrots by Jan Kirsh at the Howard County Tourism Welcome Center

Socrates by Barry Sheehan at The ARC of Howard County

Feather Stone by Bob Turan at Howard County General Hospital

Basalt Man by Glenn Zweygardt at Howard Community College

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Check out the Exhibits at HCAC!

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday 10AM-8PM; Saturday 10AM-4PM;
Sunday 12-4PM. Closed most federal holidays.

Current Exhibits

Through September 30, 2016

Closing Reception: September 30, 6–9pm

Lobby: Paint It! Ellicott City 2016

Our seventh annual Paint It! Ellicott City exhibit has been extended through the end of September and has expanded to include artwork created during the Open Paint portion of the event. The Arts Council will donate its commission on any sales made since July 31 to Re-create: Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund, established to support artists impacted by the devastating flood in Ellicott City on July 30.

Windows of Ellicott City, Beth Bathe, from Paint It! Ellicott City 2016 (HCAC photo)

September 4 – October 16, 2016

Reception: September 16, 6–8pm

Gallery I: The Value of Three

Exhibit featuring work by members of the Baltimore Watercolor Society. In recognition of the number three’s symbolic associations throughout history as well as its practical design applications, artists were asked to somehow reference the numeral in their works.

Alone Together, Deb Cohan (image courtesy of the artist)

Gallery II: Ceramics: Trisha Kyner & Christina McCleary

Figural ceramic works by Trisha Kyner are paired with figural and installation ceramic works by Christina McCleary. Kyner’s work explores concepts of identity and transformation, while McCleary is interested in reflecting upon concepts of womanhood, femininity, and personal history.

Strippen Een Vis (Gutting the Fish), Trisha Kyner (image courtesy of the artist)

Upcoming Exhibits

October 28 – December 9, 2016

Reception: November 4, 6–8pm

Gallery I & II: Art Maryland 2016

A premier showcase for regional artists, Art Maryland 2016 is a multi-media statewide juried exhibit. Guest juror Christopher Bedford, Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, will offer remarks and present juror awards at a free reception November 4.

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The gallery program at the Howard County Arts Council was established to:

  • Enhance the public's appreciation of the visual arts

  • Provide a venue to exhibit work of local and regional artists in a professional space

  • Provide leadership in the arts by presenting a broad spectrum of arts in all media both emerging and established


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