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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

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 2017

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 2017. Artwork will be accepted on Thursday, January 5 from 4:30-6:30pm, until Gallery I is full. The exhibit will run from January 13 to February 24.

HoCo Open 2017 Guidelines & Entry Form

Silent Auction/Celebration of the Arts

The Arts Council is seeking artists to take part in its 2017 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 23, 2017.

2017 Silent Auction Prospectus & Entry Form


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ARTsites 2016

The Arts Council is pleased to announce the 12 sites and sculptures selected for ARTsites 2016, an outdoor public art exhibit in Howard County. The sculptures were installed in August 2016 and will remain in place until July 2017.

Granite Gator by Craig Berube-Gray at Roger Carter Community Center

Dalliance by Jeff Chyatte at Wincopin Lakeside Building, Kincade LLC

Manolis by Paul Daniel at Howard County Public School System Administrative Offices

Blue Twist by David Friedheim at North Laurel Community Center

The Poet Writes by Cathrin Hoskinson at Gary J. Arthur Community Center

Silver Night by Cathrin Hoskinson at Howard County Library System, Central Branch

Winter Moon by Ray Katz at Aida Bistro, Corporate Office Properties Trust

Pear by Jan Kirsh at the George Howard Building, Howard County Government

Patricia’s Carrots by Jan Kirsh at the Howard County Center for the Arts

Socrates by Barry Sheehan at The ARC of Howard County

Feather Stone by Bob Turan at Howard County General Hospital

Basalt Man by Glenn Zweygardt at Howard Community College

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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

October 28 – December 9, 2016

Reception: November 4, 6–8pm

Gallery I & II: Art Maryland 2016

A premier showcase for regional artists, Art Maryland 2016 is a multi-media statewide juried exhibit. Guest juror Christopher Bedford, Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, will offer remarks and present juror awards at a free reception November 4.

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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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