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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

Art Howard County 2015

Applications are now being accepted for this biennial, juried exhibit. Visual artists 18 years of age and older who live, work, or study in Howard County are eligible to apply. Paula L. Phillips, Community Arts Professor, Maryland Institute College of Art, will serve as juror for the exhibit. Deadline to apply is August 31.

Art Howard County 2015 Prospectus & Entry Form

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!

For a complete list of Paint It! Ellicott City 2015 Award winners, 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.


Current Exhibits

July 13–August 21

Gallery I: Paint It! Ellicott City 2015

An exhibit featuring work created by juried artists during the annual plein air paint-out.

Hill Street, Deborah Lovelace Richardson

Gallery II: Present Past

A showcase of mixed-media photography by Michelle Rogers & George Smyth

The Braddock Project #18, George Smyth

Upcoming Exhibits

September 4–October 16

Reception: September 18, 6–8pm

Gallery I: Vertex

Artists Michael Hough, Haeley Kyong, Laura Petrovich-Cheney, and Robert Sibbison work with shape, line, and structure through painting, sculpture, and assemblage.

Trifecta, Laura Petrovich-Cheney

Gallery II: Piece by Piece

Collages created from found images by Travis Childers are paired with nature-inspired art quilts by Dominie Nash

Spaces, Travis Childers

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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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