To have your work considered for future exhibits in HCAC galleries, download the following application:
Art HoCo 2013
Artists who live, work, or study in Howard County are invited to apply for this biennial, juried exhibit. Deadline for entries is August 30; exhibit runs from November 1–December 13. The prospectus and entry form will be available for download in June.
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Paint It! Ellicott City 2013
Join us for this fun and popular outdoor event! Paint It! Ellicott City offers the community a unique window to the creative process — stroll the streets and shops of Historic Ellicott City as you watch artists capture the unique charms of the picturesque mill town.
Want to join the fun? Grab your brushes, set up your easel, and paint alongside the juried artists! For a small registration fee, you can also participate in the community exhibition and display your work during the opening reception and later at the Howard County Office of Tourism Welcome Center. Registration for the Open Paint-Out is available online, by mail, or in person during at the Center for the Arts (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or the Howard County Tourism Welcome Center (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm).
To register online for the Open Paint-Out, click here.
To register by mail or in person, download the registration form:
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The Arts Council is pleased to announce that its second public art initiative is up and running! The following sculptures will be in place at their respective locations through April 2014:
Check out the Exhibits at HCAC!
May 10 - June 23
Reception: June 20, 6–8pm
Gallery I: Resident Visual Artists Exhibit 2013
In its 29th year, this exhibit showcases recent work in a variety of media by the Center for the Arts' resident artists.
Andres Gomez, Mamá
Gallery II: Beyond the Surface
Beyond the Surface features three artists — Anne Bagby, Jack Girard, and Liz Wolf — whose work bridges the divide between representation and abstraction while exploring themes such as family and self-image.
Anne Bagby, San Miguel
July 15 - August 23
Gallery I: Paint It! Ellicott City 2013
Our fourth annual Paint It! Ellicott City exhibit showcases work created by juried artists during the three-day plein air paint-out in Historic Ellicott City. The reception on July 15 will also include a one-night exhibit of work created by non-juried artists and community members participating in the Open Paint-Out.
Artist Bruno Baran takes part in Paint It! Ellicott City 2012 (Photo: HCAC)
Gallery II: purpose repurpose: cleaver & ferrell
Maryland artist Randall Cleaver’s fanciful ‘found object’ timepieces are paired with contemporary sculptural shelving by Brian Ferrell of Pennsylvania.
Brian Ferrell, Double Shelf
The gallery program at the Howard County Arts Council was established to: