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Visionary Women 2021

The 2021 international theme celebrates the tremendous efforts by females around the world in shaping a more equal future and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Showcased: March 8-March 27, 2021

Main and Window Galleries

Dancing with the Kiln Gods – Ceramics Exhibition by Greg Holmes
The combination of earth, metal and wood with fine craftsmanship in wood-fired forms. “As a ceramics artist, I look to nature for interesting textures, earth-tone colors, metals and woods to create surface treatments that I find exciting and aesthetically stimulating.” – Greg Holmes
Reception: Saturday, June 1, 2-4pm

May 31-June 21

Main and Window Galleries

Columbia Photo Artists Theme Exhibition

Creative Visions: From Pixels to Print Perceptions: Views From the Lens

A collection of unique, individual perspectives as seen through the eyes of the Columbia Photo Artists.

Reception: Saturday, June 1, 2-4pm

May 13-23

Main Gallery Streets of Baltimore: Recent Photography by Ben Cricchi

Featuring a collection of powerful street portraits from the heart of Baltimore City.

Reception: Saturday, May 18, 1-3pm

Saturday, May 11

Main Gallery

2019 Congressional Youth Art Competition for the 3rd District of Maryland

Featuring more than 25 works created by high school students from Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard and Montgomery counties. Congressman John P. Sarbanes will

present the awards. There will be one winner and two honorable mentions announced. The

winning selection will be exhibited in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Honorable mentions will be displayed in the offices of Congressman Sarbanes. This exhibit marks the sixth time Columbia Art Center has hosted the event.

Reception: noon-1:30pm

Awards presented at 12:30pm

April 12-May 5

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One More Than Nine: 10 Years of Hope Through Art

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Blossoms of Hope’s Theme Invitational Exhibit

Features art and written words that incorporate the number 10. Sponsored by Blossoms of Hope of Howard County, the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society, Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, and Columbia Art Center. Proceeds benefit the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center of Howard County General Hospital.

Reception: Friday, April 12, 6-8pm

Juror awards presented at 6:30pm

March 18-April 10

Studio 1 Gallery

Choose Civility 2019 Poster and Video Contest

Showcases entries from Howard County students. The posters and videos are based on

this year’s theme: “We Are All Welcome Here. This event is a Choose Civility initiative presented in partnership with Columbia Art Center, the Howard County Library System, and the Howard County Public School System.

Reception: Wednesday, April 10, 6:30-8pm

Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, April 10, 7:30pm

March 9-31

Main and Window Galleries

Women’s History Month Visionary Women: The Journey (Art About Women By Women)

In celebration of March 2019 —

Women’s History Month — Columbia Art Center presents a juried exhibition with the theme “Visionary Women: The Journey (Art About Women By Women).”

Reception: Saturday, March 9, 2-4pm

February 9-March 2

Main Gallery

Invitational Fiber Exhibition

A selection of artistic creations whose material consists of natural or synthetic fiber and other components, such as fabric or yarn, and prioritizes aesthetic value over utility.

Reception: Saturday, February 9, 2-4pm

February 9-March 2

Window Gallery

The Poetry Poster Project:

The Powerful Diversity of Poetic Talent in Prince George’s County

Hiram Larew, Curator

The Poetry Poster Project showcases poetry from neighboring Prince George’s County.

Reception: Saturday, February 9, 2-4pm

February 9-March 9

Studio 1 Gallery

Meet the Jellybots:

An Experiment In Character-Driven Iconography in Mixed Media

Ben Azzara

Reception: Saturday, February 9, 2-4pm

January 5-30

Main and Window Galleries

Hello I Am Exhibition HCPSS Partnership Annual High School Theme Show

Artworks by students that are inspired by “I am” statements, including: I am a student, I am strong, I am always looking for the good…, I am full of hope…

Reception: Wednesday, January 9, 5-6:30pm

HCPSS Partnership Annual Theme Show (High School) Developing Understanding: The Photographer’s Eye

Jan. May 30
Reception: Thursday, Jan. 11, 5-6:30pm Snow date: Thursday, Jan. 18, 5-6pmThis exhibit explores the deeper understandings and goals behind composing and taking a picture.

Maryland Photography Alliance Juried Exhibition

Nov. September 30
A juried exhibition featuring the best photographic works from the Maryland Photography Alliance, a new alliance of photography clubs formed to showcase the state’s photographic community.

ReFramed: Collage by Pat Wilson

Nov. September 30
An exhibit featuring Pat’s technique of painting with paper. Through this process, the pieces of paper come together, becoming one and bringing forth patterns of color and texture, light and dark, cities and towns, neighborhoods, boardwalks, windows and doors, a glowing city!

Protest Art Lecture

Friday, September 22, 10am-noon
$30 Columbia residents/$40 nonresidents
Trip to Ai Weiwei Exhibit at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Friday, Sept. 29, 10am-noon
$20 for everyone

The Book, Columbia Maryland: A Fifty Year Retrospective of a Model City

Presentation by Robert Tennenbaum and Prof. Sidney Brower

Monday, September 18, 7pm, Free
What Worked
What Did Not Work
A City is Never Finished
Art History and Tour Series

Art: Out and About

With Ann Wiker, art historian, artist and instructor for Johns Hopkins’ Osher program and Howard Community College
The best way to view art is in person: getting in front of a painting so you can see the actual texture of the paint, moving around a sculpture so you can view it from every angle, or even in a studio, watching the art as it is being created. This series will bring you up close and personal with famous artworks and with brand new art. Each lecture is followed by an optional tour. For the lecture, students will meet with the instructor at Columbia Art Center. For the art tour, students will provide their own transportation and meet the instructor at local studios, museums and galleries. (Note: Tuition is separate for the lecture and the tour. Students are welcome to take one without the other.)
This month’s sessions will include a Protest Art lecture and a trip to the Ai Weiwei Exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

ManneqART: Sculpture on the Human Form

September 16-30
Reception: Sunday, Sept. 17, 2-4pmDance performance by Lindey Allen at 3pmFeatures three-dimensional artworks presented on life-size mannequins created by artists and reflecting the theme of Ocean, Eco, Energy, and Aviation. Curated by Wearable Art Designer Lee Andersen. Gallery show is part of the Howard County Arts Council’s Road to the Arts.

Color Columbia Plein Air Exhibition

Sept. 16-30Plein Air Exhibition Rotator Image

Main Gallery

Reception and Awards Ceremony: Saturday, Sept. 16, 3-5pm

In celebration of Columbia’s 50th Birthday, this exhibit showcases a variety of plein air paintings featuring sites and scenery of Lake Kittamaqundi and Wilde Lake. Paintings displayed were created on-site at Color Columbia Plein Air Paint Out. Sept 9.

The gallery show is part of the Howard County Arts Council’s Road to the Arts.


Ceramics Panel Discussion: New Technology in an Age-Old Art

Monday, June 5, 7-8:30pm

Computer technology enables seamless, hands-free production of ceramic objects, allowing precision form and exact reproduction. But what is the downside to the loss of tactile interaction between ceramics artist and materials? Does smart technology further an artist’s reach or stand between artist and inspiration? When does handmade transition to computer-generated? Does it matter? Enjoy an evening panel discussion among recognized ceramics artists, including those exhibiting in Columbia’s 50th ARTrospective June exhibition in Columbia Art Center. For more information, please call 410-730-0075, email Art.Staff@ColumbiaAssociation.org or visit ColumbiaArtCenter.org. All events held at Columbia Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth.


ARTrospective Ceramics Exhibit Celebrating Columbia’s 50th BirthdayARTrospective Ceramics Exhibit

May 18-June 25

Gala Reception: Saturday, May 20, 6-9pm

In this retrospective exhibition, a variety of ceramics works created by instructors and students of Columbia Art Center since its creation in the early 1970s will be featured. A panel discussion with some of the exhibiting artists, titled New Technology in an Age-Old Art, will be held Monday, June 5, 7-8:30pm, free of charge.

 


2017 Congressional Youth Art Competition for the 3rd District of Maryland

Thursday, May 11-Saturday, May 13
Awards Ceremony: Saturday, May 13, 2-4pm

Columbia Art Center is honored to host the Congressional Youth Art Competition and awards ceremony for the fourth year in a row. Art entries from Baltimore city, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Montgomery County and Howard County will be featured. Congressman John P. Sarbanes will present the awards on Saturday, May 13 at 3pm.

The winning selection will be exhibited in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., with the winners from the other Maryland districts.

The honorable mention-winning works will be displayed in Congressman Sarbanes’ Towson and D.C. offices.


The 20 of 17: Reservoir High School Advanced Art ShowcaseReservoir High School Art Showcase

May 1-7

This exhibition features a sampling of portfolios from 20 of Reservoir High School’s most dedicated student artists. Be amazed by the incredible skills, thematic conceptual ideas, and personal voices in a variety of styles and mediums from these upcoming artists.

 

 

 


Healing Hands/Words of Inspiration
Blossoms of Hope Invitational Theme Show

The 20 of 17: Reservoir High School Advanced Art ShowcaseReservoir High School Art Showcase

April 26-May 7

Reception: Sunday, April 30, 2-4pm

This exhibition features a sampling of portfolios from 20 of Reservoir High School’s most dedicated student artists. Be amazed by the incredible skills, thematic conceptual ideas, and personal voices in a variety of styles and mediums from these upcoming artists.

 

 


Reservoir High School Advanced Art ShowcaseReservoir High School Art Showcase

April 26-May 7

Reception: Sunday, April 30, 2-4pm

This exhibition features a sampling of portfolios from 20 of Reservoir High School’s most dedicated student artists. Be amazed by the incredible skills, thematic conceptual ideas and personal voices in a variety of styles and mediums from these upcoming artists.