Current Exhibits

Join us for Community Art Day: Watercolor, Saturday, June 17, where the following exhibits will open for display: 


Annual juried exhibit sponsored by the Baltimore Watercolor Society

Exhibit on View: June 17 – July 15, 2017


Community Art Day: Watercolor

Saturday, June 17 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | FREE

Drop in for hands-on activities, artist demonstrations, and gallery tours for all ages

Reception & Awards Presentation

Sunday, June 25 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm | FREE

Featuring paintings by 95 artists, “2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition” is the most competitive juried watercolor exhibit in the region. The annual competition and exhibit is sponsored by the Baltimore Watercolor Society (BWS) and is limited to original paintings created using water-based media on paper created by artists from within a 200 mile radius, which includes Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC. The juror of selection and awards this year is renowned watercolor artist Frank Eber, who will select the winners of the Gold Medal ($1,200 prize), Silver Medal ($900 prize), and Bronze Medal ($600 prize) and 19 other designated awards worth more than $8,000 in cash and sponsored prizes. BlackRock will present a free “Community Art Day: Watercolor” event for all ages on Saturday, June 17 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm featuring hands-on art making activities using water-based media, painting demonstrations by professional artist members of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, and interactive gallery tours of the exhibit. The public is also invited to a Reception and Awards Presentation on Sunday, June 25 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm where they can meet exhibiting artists and many of the award winners. Throughout the exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity to cast a vote for their favorite painting in order to select the winner of the “People’s Choice Award.” To learn more, visit:

Images (clockwise from top left): “A Day In Nuremberg” by Cecile Kirkpatrick, “After the Storm” by Judy Antico,  “Lacey Reflections” by Ardythe Jolliff, “I Remember” by Angela Lacy, “Riding to the Park” by Stacy Lund Levy, “New Life” by Alice Kale, “Fan Palm” by Mimi Hegler, “Bobbing” by Shirley Apple Jenkins, and “Good Morning” by Louanne Van Fossen.


Solo exhibit of large-scale watercolor paintings

Exhibit on View: June 17 – July 14, 2017


 Community Art Day: Watercolor

Saturday, June 17 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm | FREE

Drop in for hands-on activities, artist demonstrations, and gallery tours for all ages

Meet the Artist Reception | Sunday, June 25 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm | FREE

In large format works that push the boundaries of traditional watercolor, David R. Daniels interprets the world around him by painting transparent layers of pigment on paper to allow our eyes to visually mix the vibrant and rich colors of nature. The freshness and spontaneity of his work belies the weeks or months the artist spends researching his subjects, making sketches, taking photographs, developing compositions, doing value studies, and preparing for the painting process. Fascinated with subjects from nature, Daniels is influenced by his scientific training as a botanist and biologist and carefully studies and closely examines the details of the birds, fish insects, plants, trees, and bodies of water that fill his paintings. Mounting the completed works onto canvas for support, he varnishes the surface in order to both protect the surface and to eliminate the need to present his work under the glare of glass. Daniels, who grew up in rural Michigan and is a long-time resident of Montgomery County Maryland, is an award winning artists whose work has been exhibited both regionally and nationally. His paintings are included in many private and public collections around the world, including the National Institutes of Health. He is a highly respected educator who has taught workshops around the world in addition to teaching painting and design courses at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. Daniels is currently a watercolor instructor for the Smithsonian Associates in Washington, DC and is the Visual Arts Director of the Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival in Italy. Daniels earned his BA and MA from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI. To learn more, visit:

Image: David R. Daniels, “Koi 360,” watercolor, 59 x 31 inches.

Gallery Hours

Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.*
Sunday: Closed*

*Galleries are often open in the evening and on Sundays when performances are offered at BlackRock. Galleries are closed on certain days when exhibits are being installed. Please call 301-528-2260 to confirm gallery open hours before you visit.

Galleries Closed to the public on the following dates:


June 12 – 16, 2017