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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

ARTsites 2015

The Arts Council is currently accepting proposals from artists and sites for ARTsites 2015, HCAC's annual public arts competition and exhibit. Please see full submission guidelines below; DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 17.

ARTsites 2015 Call for Artists

ARTsites 2015 Call for Sites

Paint It! Ellicott City 2015

We are currently accepting applications for our annual plein air paint-out and exhibit taking place July 9-13 in historic downtown Ellicott City. Entry deadline is April 30, 2015.

Entry Form and Guidelines

To pay for your Paint It! entry, click here.

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ARTsites 2014

The Arts Council is pleased to announce the sculptures and locations for ARTsites 2014. The following sculptures will remain in place until July 15, 2015:

Aerial Delineation by Craig Kraft — George Howard Building, Howard County Government

Chapel Oak Vessel by Foon Sham — James and Anne Robinson Nature Center, Howard County Recreation & Parks

Happy Wanderers by Charlie Brouwer — Gary J. Arthur Community Center, Howard County Recreation & Parks

Triangle Tango by Bob Turan — North Laurel Community Center, Howard County Recreation & Parks

Prism Arc X by Carl Billingsley — East Columbia Branch, Howard County Library System

Sun to Moon Rotation 2 by Mary Angers — Central Branch, Howard County Library System

Blue Wedge by Carl Billingsley — Elkridge Branch, Howard County Library System

Wood's Revenge – Resawn by Stephen Klema — Corporate Office Properties Trust

Dancing Columns III by Steven Durow — Aida Bistro, Corporate Office Properties Trust

Big Red by David Friedheim — The Arc of Howard County

Sunbeam by Cathrin Hoskinson — Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, Howard Community College

Tower Five by Jan Paul Acton — Wincopin Lakeside Building, Kincade, LLC

ARTsites 2014 brochures are available for pick-up at the Center for the Arts. A pdf version is available below:

ARTSites 2014 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.


Upcoming Exhibits

March 13 – April 24, 2015

Reception: March 19, 5–7pm

Gallery I: Personal Geographies - Maps as Art (Youth Art Month Exhibit)

Presented annually in partnership with the Howard County Public School System, this year’s Youth Art Month exhibit features hundreds of works by HCPSS students in grades K-12. The students’ artworks, selected from public school art classes throughout the county, investigate the many ways that maps inform and influence the way we see and navigate within the visual world.

Gallery II: No Boundaries

In partnership with Howard County Recreation and Parks’ Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services, this exhibit showcases work by youth and adult artists with developmental disabilities. Often vibrant and playful, the work was created in the Exploring Art and Focus on Art programs offered by the Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Services. In these programs, youth and adults with developmental disabilities have the opportunity to explore a variety of media, styles, and methods of creating art.

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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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