To have your work considered for future exhibits in HCAC galleries, download the following 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.
Paint It! Ellicott City 2016Our annual plein air paint-out event will take place July 8-11, 2016, presented in partnership with Howard County Tourism, the Ellicott City Partnership, and the Howard County Public School System.. Enjoy a summer weekend in Historic Ellicott City, strolling the streets of the picturesque mill town as you watch dozens of Paint It! artists at work.
Paint It! Ellicott City 2016 Juried Artists:
Even if you weren't juried in to Paint It!, you can still set up your easel and paint one, two, or all three days alongside other artists during the paint-out! Your work will be exhibited in HCCA's lobby during the reception on July 11 and through the summer at the Howard County Welcome Center in Ellicott City.
To submit your payment for the Open Paint-Out online, click here.
Reception & Open Paint-Out Exhibit: July 11, 6–8pm
The opening reception will feature the presentation of artist awards as well as a special one-night exhibit of work created during the Open Paint-Out.
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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
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!
May 6 – June 17, 2016
Gallery I: Resident Visual Artists Exhibit 2016
A showcase of recent work in a variety of media by the Arts Council's resident artists.
Gold and Purple: Shelter, Joyce Ritter, from Resident Visual Artists Exhibit 2016
Gallery II: From Start to Finish: Inside the Mind of the Photographer
Howard High School student photography exhibit curated by Matthew Hanson.
Need, Logan Filler, from From Start to Finish
July 11 - August 19, 2016
Gallery I: Paint It! Ellicott City 2016
A showcase of work created by juried artists during the three-day plein air paint-out in Historic Ellicott City.
Michael Kotarba paints during Paint It! Ellicott City 2015
Gallery II: Montgomery Portrait Artists
The group, whose aim is to further the development and appreciation of portrait and figurative art, presents work from its five member artists.
In Thought, Kathy Bush, from Montgomery Portrait Artists (image courtesy of the artist)
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The gallery program at the Howard County Arts Council was established to: