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ARTISTIC EXPRESSION FOR ALL

Through virtual exhibits and interactive galleries, BlackRock presents works by a diverse range of visual artists to keep us connected and engaged.

exceptional virtual art exhibits in a variety of media

BlackRock presents changing exhibits throughout the year to provide opportunities for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences of all ages.

The series of solo, group, juried and themed exhibits showcase works in a variety of media by both emerging and established contemporary visual artists from across the Mid-Atlantic region.

** COVID-19 NOTICE **

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, federal guidelines, and state/county restrictions,

BlackRock is not currently hosting in-person gallery exhibitions or events.

We look forward to the day when we can experience in-person exhibits with our friends again!

 
CURRENT EXHIBITS
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INK IT: CONTEMPORARY PRINT PRACTICES

The biennial juried exhibition INK IT: Contemporary Print Practices seeks to highlight current fine art print practices by featuring the best graphic work by artists from across the Mid-Atlantic region who choose both traditional and nontraditional printmaking processes to communicate images and words.

 

The 84 works on display in the exhibition were selected by this year’s juror Susan J. Goldman, an artist, master printmaker, curator, filmmaker and founding director of both Lily Press® and the Printmaking Legacy Project®.

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YOUTH ART MONTH: ART CONNECTS US

Each year during the month of March, BlackRock celebrates Youth Art Month (YAM) by presenting exhibits featuring art by students from area schools. This year’s online exhibit features works by 56 student artists who attend elementary, middle and high schools located across Montgomery County.

The theme for YAM this year is "Art Connects Us." Sponsored by the National Art Education Association and administered by The Council for Art Education, YAM is intended to emphasize the value of art education for all children and encourage support for quality school art programs. 

 

 
UPCOMING EXHIBITS
ART LEAGUE OF
GERMANTOWN'S SPRING
SHOW & SALE
Local Artists and Fine Craft Artisans from the Art League of Germantown Present Annual Spring Show & Sale 
COMING THIS SPRING
APR. 17 - MAY 29, 2021
MID-ATLANTIC
REGIONAL WATERCOLOR
ANNUAL EXHIBITION
Sponsored by the Baltimore Watercolor Society this Annual Juried Exhibition is the Second Oldest Watercolor Competition in the U.S. 
COMING THIS SUMMER
JUN. 12 - JULY 31, 2021
 
PAST EXHIBITS
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Jan - Feb 2021

The work of 50 artist members of the Studio Artist Quilt Associates from the DC, MD, WV, VA and NC region.

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Handcrafted: Fiber Art + Turned Wood Nov 2020 - Jan 2021

Online Presentation of Biennial Juried Exhibit of Recent Works in Fiber Art and Turned Wood by Regional Artists

Cheriss May: Beyond the Protest Oct - Dec 2020

Solo Exhibit Exploring the Intersection of Race, Politics & Protest by Award-winning Photojournalist 

ALOG Show & Sale: A Fresh Perspective Nov - Dec 2020

Art League of Germantown's Annual Show Goes Virtual with 82 Works by Local Artists and Fine Craft Artisans

Ellen Cornett: Into the Woods Sep - Oct 2020

Solo Exhibit of Drawings Exploring Themes of Conflict, Misunderstanding and Absurdity

Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Jul - Aug 2020

Annual Juried Exhibit Sponsored by the Baltimore Watercolor Society featuring 100 Regional Artists

Gordana Gerskovic: Texturescapes Jun - Jul 2020

Solo Exhibit Featuring Abstract Photographs of Textures Found in the Landscape

Quotable Quarantine Exhibit & Book May - Jul 2020

A virtual exhibit showcasing the quarantine experiences of 155 local students in grades K-12

Handcrafted: Fiber Art + Turned Wood Feb - Apr 2020

Featuring Works of Fiber Art Juried by Caroline Kipp and Works of Turned Wood Juried by Dr. Barbara Wolanin 

Youth Art Month: MoCo Students March 2020

Annual Exhibit Showcasing Art by K-12 Students from Germantown, MD Public Schools

Heloisa Escudero: Tools for the Mind Jan - Feb 2020

Solo Exhibit and Performative Installation Focused on Interaction, Reaction, Inclusiveness & Participation 

Cat Gunn: Pretty
Boy 
Jan - Feb 2020

Solo Exhibit of Abstract Paintings Exploring Paint Alchemy and Notions of Identity within the LGBTQ Community 

 
ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES
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CALL FOR ENTRIES: PAINTINGS USING WATER-BASED MEDIA

ENTRY DEADLINE: APRIL 5, 2021

Submit entries for this juried competition of original water-based
media paintings completed in the last 5 years (no class work or
copies). The 2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition,
sponsored by the Baltimore Watercolor Society (BWS) and co-hosted
by BlackRock, will be presented ONLINE. Juror: Anne Abgott.

Open to artists from MD, DC, VA, WV, PA, DE, NY, NJ.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: GALLERY EXHIBITION PROPOSALS

ONGOING SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED

BlackRock Center for the Arts is now accepting proposals for solo, group and themed exhibitions to be presented in our gallery spaces. Visual artists, curators, and coordinators of artist collectives and organizations who are over age of 18 and live or work in Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania are encouraged to submit Exhibition Proposals.

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Hours

The Kay Gallery and Gallery II are both currently closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This page will be updated as needed.

The Germantown Cultural Arts Center, Inc dba BlackRock Center for the Arts is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

BLACKROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS

12901 Town Commons Drive

Germantown, MD 20874 

 

301.528.2260 

info@blackrockcenter.org

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Germantown, MD 20874 

 

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