Tuesday, December 2, 2008

HCAC: Exhibition, Open House and Holiday Sale

ART MD 2008 is the eighteenth multi-media statewide juried exhibit sponsored by the Howard County Arts Council. The exhibit began in 1984 as Maryland ’s Best, which was an annual show through 1989 open to all Maryland artists. In 1990, when the show became a biennial, its name was changed to ART MD. Since the Baltimore Museum of Art ended its Maryland biennial exhibits in the early 1990s, ART MD has been a premier juried showcase for artists in the region. In 2000, ART MD expanded to include Delaware and Southeastern Pennsylvania in addition to Maryland , Virginia , and Washington D.C.

Alma (from the Childhood Series)
by Mead Notkin

An exhibit reception will be held at the Center in conjunction with the Howard County Arts Council’s Annual Open House and Holiday Sale on the evening of December 5 from 6-8PM. At 6:30PM, Dr. Lesley King-Hammond will make brief remarks about ART MD 2008 and announce her juror’s awards. A minimum of $1,000 will be awarded.

From 6-9pm, HCAC member artists will be selling their artwork throughout the Center just in time for holiday shopping! Find jewelry, fabric crafts, sculpture, photographs, paintings, prints, cards and so much more for all the people on your list. Held in conjunction with the Art MD 2008 reception, resident artists will hold open studios and light refreshments will be available.

Juror Dr. Lesley King-Hammond, Graduate Dean, Emeritus, Director Center for Race and Culture at Maryland Institute College of Art selected works from approximately 360 images submitted by 132 artists. Selected artists include: James Adkins, Joan Bevelaqua, Bruce Blum, Nicole Buckingham, Winnie Coggins, Aline Feldman, Nancy Linden, Diana Marta, Chad Marth, Heidi Praff, Ron van Delden, Sarah Wegner, and Stan Wenocur.

For more information on the Annual Open House and Holiday Sale, call HCAC at 410-313-ARTS (2787) or email info@hocoarts.org

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 10AM-8PM; Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday 12-4pm. Closed most Federal Holidays.

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