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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.

Art Howard County 2015

The entry deadline for Art Howard County 2015 has passed. Notification of the juror's selections will go out by mail by the end of September. 

Road to the Arts Weekend

September 18-20, 2015

Enjoy a self-guided tour of Howard County art galleries during Road to the Arts weekend, September 18-20, 2015. Participating galleries will host receptions and special exhibits throughout the weekend. The action kicks off on September 18 from 6–8pm at HCAC's Annual Meeting and Grant Awards Ceremony. Visit our exhibits: Vertex and Piece by Piece and meet our resident artists, who will host open studios that evening from 7–8pm.

Road to the Arts maps are available for pick-up at the Center for the Arts, by phone at 410-313-ARTS (2787), or by download below.

Road to the Arts Map

Paint It! Ellicott City 2015

Paint It! Ellicott City 2015, our sixth annual plein air paint-out, was a big success. We’d like to thank all the Ellicott City businesses and the many volunteers that supported the artists during the event, the community members who came out to watch, and especially all the artists who participated. We hope to see you again next year!

For a complete list of Paint It! Ellicott City 2015 Award winners, click here.

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ARTsites 2015

The Arts Council is pleased to announce the 13 sites and sculptures selected for ARTsites 2015, its fourth annual public art initiative in Howard County. The sculptures will be installed in August 2015 and will remain in place until July 2016.

You’re Doing Great by Zac Benson – East Columbia Branch, Howard County Library System

Symbiosis by Jeff Chyatte – Aida Bistro, Corporate Office Properties Trust

Chameleon by David Friedheim & Trisha Kyner – George Howard Building, Howard County Government

Blue Trees & Sky by Cathrin Hoskinson – North Laurel Community Center, Howard County Recreation & Parks

Metamorphosis by Hanna Jubran – Gary J. Arthur Community Center, Howard County Recreation & Parks

The Artists at Work by Edward Kidera – Columbia Art Center, Long Reach Village Center

Aubergine by Jan Kirsh – Howard County Tourism Welcome Center

Chile Pepper 2 by Jan Kirsh – James and Anne Robinson Nature Center

Sea Glade by Cathy Perry – Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, Howard Community College

Wind Song by Bob Turan – The Arc of Howard County

Square Dance by Bob Turan – Howard County General Hospital

Fork, Knife & Spoon Sun by Andrew Yff – Howard County Library System, Central Branch

Global Marker by Glenn Zweygardt – Wincopin Lakeside Building, Kincade, LLC

ARTSites 2015 brochures are available at the Center for the Arts. A PDF version may also be downloaded below:

ARTSites 2015 Brochure

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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

September 4–October 16

Reception: September 18, 6–8pm

Gallery I: Vertex

Artists Michael Hough, Haeley Kyong, Laura Petrovich-Cheney, and Robert Sibbison work with shape, line, and structure through painting, sculpture, and assemblage.

Trifecta, Laura Petrovich-Cheney

Gallery II: Piece by Piece

Collages created from found images by Travis Childers are paired with nature-inspired art quilts by Dominie Nash

Spaces, Travis Childers

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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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