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ARTISTIC EXPRESSION FOR ALL

Through changing visual art exhibitions presented in our galleries, BlackRock presents works by a diverse range of visual artists to keep us connected and engaged.

exceptional visual art exhibits in a variety of media

BlackRock presents changing exhibits in our galleries 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.

MASKS REQUIRED  |  PROOF OF VACCINATION FOR AGE 12+ 
Masks must be worn at all times in our building. All guests over the age of 12 must show proof
of vaccination, or proof of medical exemption, to enter the building. 

 
CURRENT EXHIBITS
NEW IN-PERSON EXHBITS ON VIEW
TOWARD AN UNKNOWN DESTINATION   |    KAY GALLERY   |  MAIN LEVEL  
A solo exhibit of large paintings on wood exploring sylvan landscapes by Douglas Moulden. Through Dec 23 at noon. 
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CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF   |    GALLERY II     |  UPPER  LEVEL  
A solo exhibit of over thirty mixed media works on paper incorporating multiple genres within a single work by Rula Jones. Through Dec 20 at 4pm. 
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UPCOMING EXHIBITS
TORY COWLES: JUXTAPOSITIONS   |    KAY GALLERY   |  MAIN LEVEL  
A solo exhibit of large mixed media and reclaimed pieces exploring textiles and movement.
In partnership with CityDance.
 
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PAST EXHIBITS
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ALOG Show & Glow Sale
NOVEMBER 3-7, 2021

Fine original works in a wide variety of mediums by more than 20 members of the Art League of Germantown will be featured in the Kay Gallery. ALOG artists present paintings, drawings, photographs, finely crafted jewelry, sculpture, fused glass, ceramics, fiber art pieces, mixed media works +. 

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Mid Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition
JUNE 12- AUGUST 21, 2021

Experience the virtual exhibit online this year to view all 104 paintings selected by  juror Anne Abgott, AWS, NWS, and  find out who won the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and other awards. View Online Exhibit...

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Handcrafted: Fiber Art + Turned Wood 
NOVEMBER 14, 2020 – JANUARY 2, 2021

Virtual Presentation of Biennial Juried Exhibit Featuring Fiber Art  and Turned Wood by Mid-Atlantic Artists

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Ellen Cornett: Into the Woods 
SEPTEMBER 12 – OCTOBER 31, 2020

Solo Exhibit of Drawings Exploring Themes of Conflict, Misunderstanding and Absurdity by Maryland Artist

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Quotable Quarantine
The Online Exhibit  
MAY 22 – JULY 3, 2020 

Online Exhibit of 156 Artworks Created by Students in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Accompanied by Quotations

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Heloisa Escudero:
Tools for the Mind 
JANUARY 11 – FEBRUARY 22, 2020 

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

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The Power of Patience
SEPTEMBER 18- OCTOBER 30, 2021

 The invitational exhibition The Power of Patience features 18 artists working in varied media who employ patience in a variety of ways in their creative process and the active practice of making works which inspire the viewer to engage in the rewarding experience of slow looking.

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William C. Wright: Landscapes
JUNE 20 - AUGUST 21, 2021

Working in both watercolor and oil, his brushwork often tells the story of rural landscapes near his home in Maryland or wild and unspoiled locations he discovers on his travels across the U.S.  View Online Exhibit... 

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Youth Art Month 2021 Virtual Exhibit
MARCH 5 – 31, 2021  

Inspired by the theme "Art Connects Us," Virtual Showcase Presents Art by 56 Students from Montgomery County 

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Cheriss May: Beyond the Protest 
OCTOBER 3 – DECEMBER 31, 2020 

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

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Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition
JULY 1 – AUGUST 31, 2020

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

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Youth Art Month:
MCPS Students 
MARCH 6 – 14, 2020  

Showcasing School Art Projects by K-12 Students from Montgomery County Public Schools Located in Germantown

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Cat Gunn:
Pretty Boy 
JANUARY 11 – FEBRUARY 22, 2020 

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

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Quotable Quarantine Student Exhibit
SEPTEMBER 18- OCTOBER 30, 2021

Featuring 156 artworks by local youth artists responding to an invitation to create a work inspired by their quarantine experience during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Shades of Spring Virtual Show & Sale
APRIL 17 – MAY 29, 2021 

The Art League of Germantown's Spring Show with 175+ Works by Local Artists and Fine Craft Artisans 

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IMAGINATION: 1 x 4 SAQA Regional Exhibit
JANUARY 9 – FEBRUARY 20, 2021

50 Unique Art Quilts with a Uniform 1' x 4' Format by Artist members of Studio Artist Quilt Associates (SAQA)

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A Fresh Perspective Virtual Show & Sale
NOVEMBER 4 – DECEMBER 19, 2020  

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

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Gordana Gerskovic: Texturescapes 
JUNE 20 – JULY 31, 2020 

Solo Exhibition Featuring 35 Abstract Photographs of Textures Found in the Landscape by Local Artist

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Handcrafted: Fiber Art + Turned Wood 
FEBRUARY 29 – APRIL 11, 2020 

Biennial Juried Exhibit of Fiber Art Selected by Caroline Kipp and Turned Wood Selected by Dr. Barbara Wolanin

 
CALL TO ARTISTS OPPORTUNITIES
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CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS

BlackRock Center for the Arts accepts Exhibition Proposals throughout the year through our online submission system powered by Submittable. Proposals may be for for solo, group and themed exhibitions. Visual artists, curators, and coordinators of artist collectives and organizations who are over age 18 and live or work in Maryland, Washington, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania are encouraged to submit proposals. 

ONGOING SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED

ANNUAL DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1  (11:59 PM EST)
All complete Exhibition Proposals submitted online on or before February 1 (11:59 EST) through our Submittable submission form will be considered for the following calendar year and beyond. 

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Galleries

The Kay Gallery (main level) and Gallery II (upper level) will re-open on September 18, 2021 as BlackRock resumes the presentation of in-person gallery exhibitions in our facility. Masks are required at all times in our building. All visitors over age 12 are required to present proof of vaccination, or proof of medical exemption, to enter our facility.