Fifth Annual Erase Hate Through Art Exhibition

October 6-27

Main and Window Galleries

Gala and reception: Sunday, October 7, 1-4pm

(Event includes performances and presentations.)

Erase Hate Through Art is an examination of the bullying and hate crimes through the eyes of the artist, presented to promote acceptance over tolerance. The show features the artworks of more than 50 artists. Erase Hate Through Art is sponsored by How Do You Like Me Now Productions Inc.

Curated by Grant Myers

C. Black Jones: Narrative Color

October 6-27
Studio 1 Gallery
Reception: Saturday, October 6, 2-4pmJoin Cheryl as she journeys through imaginative places using her palette knife and brush to guide her dance across
the canvas.

Color Columbia Plein Air Paint Out

Saturday, Sept. 8, 8:30am-5pm

*Rain or shine

Mark your calendars and meet us outdoors, where you can breathe fresh air, hear the birds, and paint the scenery and diverse architectural elements around Lake Kittamaqundi and Wilde Lake in Downtown Columbia, Maryland. Sitemaps will be at the welcome booth.

Welcome booth at Lake Kittamaqundi will be open 8:30am-5pm.

FROM NOON-4PM
Bring your family and friends and have fun painting outdoor landscape and water scenes of Lake Kittamaqundi! All supplies provided. Light instruction available! Enjoy music provided by a DJ, plus pop-up poetry readings!

*For more information, please contact Columbia Art Center at 410-730-0075 or email art.staff@columbiaassociation.org

Color Columbia Plein Air Exhibition

Sept. 15-30

Window and Main Gallery

Reception: Saturday, Sept. 15, 2-4pm

Color Columbia Plein Air 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. 8.

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

Singular Sensations Annual Holiday Art Show 2018

December 6-16

Main and Window Galleries

Reception: Thursday, December 6, 5:30-7:30pm

This annual show features a wide selection of art for sale at $200 or less. Ideal for holiday shopping and home decorating! Attention artists: To obtain an entry form to participate in the show, please call 410-730-0075 or email Art.Staff@ColumbiaAssociation.org.

Live music by jazz group Sounds Good!

The Poetry Poster Project: The Powerful Diversity of Poetic Talent in Prince George’s County

November 1-December 15

Studio 1 Gallery

Reception: Saturday, November 10,  2-4pm

The Poetry Poster Project showcases poetry from neighboring Prince George’s County displayed as an exhibit of “written artwork.” Featured poets include Sistah Joy Alford, Ladi Di Beverly, Forestine Bynum, Diane Wilbon Parks, Edgar Gabriel Silex and the 2017 Prince George’s County youth poet laureate, Samantha Jackson. The posters present a dignified collection of poems that are suitable for all ages; poems are family friendly and apolitical. This event also features a celebratory reading and open mic for public participation.

Curated by Hiram Larew

The Art of Abstraction

November 3-24

Window and Main Galleries

Reception: Saturday, November 3, 2-4pm

Some of the greatest art comes from those working outside the box. Take a look at abstract art that uses a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create compositions that depart from the depiction of reality.

C. Black Jones: Narrative Color

October 6-27

Studio 1 Gallery

Reception: Saturday, October 6, 2-4pm

Join Cheryl as she journeys through imaginative places using her palette knife and brush to guide her dance across
the canvas.

Fifth Annual Erase Hate Through Art Exhibition

October 6-27

Main and Window Galleries

Gala and reception: Sunday, October 7, 1-4pm

(Event includes performances and presentations.)

Erase Hate Through Art is an examination of the bullying and hate crimes through the eyes of the artist, presented to promote acceptance over tolerance. The show features the artworks of more than 50 artists. Erase Hate Through Art is sponsored by How Do You Like Me Now Productions Inc.

Curated by Grant Myers

2018 Congressional Youth Art Competition

Columbia Art Center is proud to present the 2018 Congressional Youth Art Competition

3rd District of Maryland
Congressman John P. Sarbanes

Featuring art from :

Baltimore City, Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Montgomery and Howard Counties

Saturday, May 12, noon-1:30pm.

Congressman Sarbanes will announce winners at 12:30pm.

The winning entry will be displayed in U.S. Capital. Two runner-up winners will be displayed in the office of Congressman Sarbanes.

Dancing for Claudia: Movement through Words and Art

Blossoms of Hope Ninth Annual Theme Exhibition

May 6
Gala Reception and Ribbon Awards Ceremony: Friday, April 13, 6-8pm. Sweet treats provided by Elkridge Furnace Inn.

Now in its ninth year, the goal of this annual exhibition is to help raise awareness about the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital. This year’s show features art influenced by local Howard County authors’ literary works.

Sponsored by Blossoms of Hope of Howard County, Columbia Art Center, the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, and Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo).

Annual Student-Faculty Exhibition

May 17-June 2

Reception and Potluck Dinner:
Tuesday, May 22, 5:30-7:30pm
Click here to RSVP!

Annual exhibit features two- and three-dimensional works by Art Center faculty and students, including pottery, sculptures, paintings, drawings, photographs, jewelry, fused glass and more!

Columbia at 50: A Bridge to the Future and a Look at the Past

Monday, May 7, 7pm

A celebration of Columbia’s 50th birthday featuring a film by Richard Krantz and the book Columbia at 50, by author Len Lazarick.

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_Postcard Image

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 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 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 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.


 

Simultaneous Realities

Joanna Barnum
exhibit postcard
Window Gallery March 8-April 1, 2018Reception: Sunday, March 11 • 2-4pmJoanna Barnum earned her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2006. She is a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and serves on the board of the Baltimore Watercolor Society.

Tranquility

Fariba Gheisour
exhibit postcard
Main GalleryMarch 8-April 1, 2018Reception: Sunday, March 11 • 2-4pmFariba Gheisour, an Iranian-American artist, uses her artistic talents to communicate her humanitarian ideas with people around the world. Fariba studied art under the supervision of renowned Iranian painter Professor Aydin Aghsashloo before establishing her own art studio in 1995 in Tehran.

Into the Darkroom

Reservoir High School Advanced Photo Showcase

March 8-April 1Into the Dark Room Postcard Image

Reception: Thursday, March 8, 5-6:30pm

This gallery showcases the advanced photography students of Reservoir High School. The photographers’ works are a culmination of several years of learning in the darkroom.

These photographs exhibit a variety of subject matter and concepts that were developed over the years, with an overall focus on personal voice.

Black and white photography is a timeless art. The purest form of this art is made in the darkroom with black and white film. The absence of color adds an enigmatic beauty to the image, where you can view the structure of the composition without any distractions.