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.
Paint It! Ellicott City 2016
The deadline to submit entries for the juried portion of Paint It! Ellicott City has passed, but we're still looking for artists to take part in the Open Paint-Out portion of our annual plein air event, July 8–10. Enjoy a summer weekend outdoors in historic Ellicott City as you paint alongside our juried artists! Work created by Open Paint-Out artists will be part of a special one-night exhibit at the Center for the Arts on July 11 and later displayed at the Howard County Welcome Center in Ellicott City. Open Paint-Out entry forms will be available online May 10.
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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!
March 11–April 22, 2016
Gallery I: Game Changers: Collaboration, Play, and the Search for New Ideas
Our annual Youth Art Month exhibit in partnership with Howard County Public School System, featuring hundreds of works by HCPSS students in grades K-12. The students' artwork, selected from public school art classes throughout the county, investigates the many ways that students can achieve artistic innovation through games and collaboration.
Embellished Figures, Collin Meredith, Centennial High School
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.
Painted Plate, Chris Schoenbrodt
May 6 – June 17, 2016
Gallery I: Resident Visual Artists Exhibit 2016
A showcase of recent work in a variety of media by the Arts Council's resident artists.
Gallery II: From Start to Finish: Inside the Mind of the Photographer
Howard High School student photography exhibit curated by Matthew Hanson.
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The gallery program at the Howard County Arts Council was established to: