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.
HoCo Open 2016
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 the Arts Council's special 35th anniversary edition of the HoCo Open. Artwork will be accepted on Thursday, January 7 from 4:30-6:30pm, until Gallery I is full. The exhibit will run from January 15 to February 26.
Let's Keep In Touch
Are you an artist who has exhibited at the Howard County Arts Council’s galleries? Help us celebrate 35 years of bringing diverse artwork to the county by sending us a “hello” from wherever your artistic journey has taken you. Any artist who has exhibited in HCAC’s galleries is invited to send an “artful postcard” for inclusion in our Let’s Keep In Touch exhibit. Artwork can be any medium, but must be standard postcard size. Work can be sent or delivered with a submission form from December 15-January 11. See the guidelines for details.
Silent Auction/Celebration of the Arts
The Arts Council is seeking artists to take part in its 2016 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 19, 2016.2016 Silent Auction Entry Form
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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!
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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!
October 30–December 11, 2015
Gallery I: Art Howard County 2015
A celebration of local talent, this exhibit features 51 works in a variety of media by artists who live, work, or study in Howard County. Guest juror Paula L. Phillips, Community Artist and Professor at MICA, will offer remarks and present juror awards at the reception on November 6.
Up in Smoke Into the Woods #1, Karen Isailovic
Gallery II: Inspired by Nature
A showcase of artwork inspired by the natural world, including mixed-media paintings by Douglas Moulden, art quilts by Elaine Katz, and wood sculpture by George Wedberg.
Orange, Douglas Moulden
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The gallery program at the Howard County Arts Council was established to: