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.
Art Maryland 2016
Artists, 18 years or older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, Maryland are invited to apply for Art Maryland 2016, a biennial juried exhibit that will run from October 28 to December 9. Deadline to apply is September 2.
Paint It! Ellicott City 2016
We're pleased to report that our seventh annual plein air paint-out was a big success. The event was followed by an opening reception on July 11 for the Paint It! Ellicott City exhibit featuring the juried artists's work. The evening included a one-night exhibit of work created during the Open Paint-Out, as well as the presentation of nearly $6,000 in awards to the artists. The top two prizes, the $1,000 Gino Awards named in honor of Ellicott City artist Gino Manelli (1915–2010), were presented to Debra Howard for Steps to Church Street and Alison Leigh Menke for Cooling Down. For a complete list of the award winners, click here.
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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
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Check out the Exhibits at HCAC!
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)
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The gallery program at the Howard County Arts Council was established to: