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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

HoCo Open 2015

Artists who live, work, or study in Howard County are invited to submit one piece of original artwork, completed in the last two years and not previously shown in HCAC galleries, for HoCo Open 2015. Artwork will be accepted on Thursday, January 8 from 4:30-6:30pm, until Gallery I is full. The exhibit will run from January 16 to February 27.

HoCo Open 2015 Guidelines & Entry Form

Silent Auction/Celebration of the Arts

The Arts Council is seeking artists to take part in its 2015 Juried Silent Art Auction, an essential part of the Celebration of the Arts in Howard County.

2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists residing, working, or studying in Howard County; or HCAC members; or artists who have exhibited at Howard County Center for the Arts in the past year are invited to submit. Artists must be 18 years or older. The deadline for entries is January 30, 2015.

2015 Silent Auction Prospectus and Entry Form

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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.


October 31–December 12, 2014

Reception: November 7, 6–8pm

Gallery I & II: Art Maryland 2014

A multi-media statewide juried exhibit featuring work selected by guest juror Julia Marciari-Alexander, Executive Director of the Walters Art Museum.

George L. Smyth, The Braddock Project – 7

Upcoming Exhibits

January 16–February 27

Reception: January 23, 6–8pm (Snow date: January 30)

Gallery I: HoCo Open 2015

A salon-style, non-juried exhibit showcasing the talent of Howard County artists.

Gallery II: Poetic Energetic

Poetic Energetic features the lively mixed media work of Colombia-born Nico Amortegui (MALO), colorful acrylic paintings by Nigerian artist Stanley Agbontaen, and atmospheric encaustic figure paintings by Marcie Wolf-Hubbard.

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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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