Art Maryland 2014, the nineteenth multi-media statewide juried exhibit sponsored by the Howard County Arts Council, is a premier juried showcase for artists in the region. Entry is open to visual artists 18 years or older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD. The juror for the exhibit, which runs from October 31–December 12, is Julia Marciari-Alexander, the new Executive Director of the Walters Art Museum. For complete details, download prospectus below.
To submit your Art Maryland registration fee online, click here.
Road to the Arts Weekend — September 12-14, 2014
Enjoy a self-guided tour of Howard County art galleries during Road to the Arts weekend, September 12-14, 2014. Participating galleries will host receptions and special exhibits throughout the weekend. The action kicks off on September 12 from 6–8pm at HCAC's Annual Meeting and Grant Awards Ceremony. Visit our exhibits: Building Perspectives and Kaleidoscope and meet our resident artists, who will host open studios that evening from 7–8pm.
Road to the Arts maps are available for pick-up at the Center for the Arts, by phone at 410-313-ARTS (2787), or by download below.
The Arts Council is pleased to announce the Paint It! Ellicott City 2014 award winners:
Juror Awards – presented by Paint It! juror Michael Bare
The Gino Awards – Mark Coates & Michael Kotarba
Honorable Mention – Jaye Ayres, Bruno Baran, David Diaz, Greg Joohannesen, Janice Kirsh, Heather Leatherman, Maria Marino, & Duane Sabiston
Howard County Arts Council Director's Choice Award – 'Noble'
Howard County Tourism Director's Choice Award – Sharon Trumbull
Blossoms of Hope Award for Best Depiction of Nature – Steve Stannard
Best Urban Scene Award (presented by Steve Stannard, Julie Hunko, and the Salient Group) – David Diaz
Thank you to all the Ellicott City businesses and the many volunteers that supported the artists during Paint It!, 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 that the sculptures and locations have been selected for ARTsites 2014. The following sculptures will be installed in May remain in place until July 15, 2015:
Monday - Friday 10AM-8PM; Saturday 10AM-4PM;
Sunday 12-4PM. Closed most federal holidays.
September 5—October 17
Reception: September 12, 6–8pm
Gallery I: Building Perspectives
Work by five artists — Ashley DuRoss, Lillian Bayley Hoover, April Rimpo, Robert Tennenbaum, and K. Velis Turan — whose explorations of constructed spaces and urban landscapes produce unique and often abstracted works.
Lillian Bayley Hoover, Overhead Crane
Gallery II: Kaleidoscope
Katie Chen's brilliantly hued mixed-media works are paired with Bernard Zubrowski's mesmerizing kinetic sculptures.
Bernard Zubrowski, Nested Circles
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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