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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 **

All exhibits are currently being presented online in our virtual galleries.


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 when we can experience in-person exhibits again!

 
CURRENT EXHIBITS

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VIRTUAL EXHIBIT PRESENTED ONLINE:
JUNE 12 - AUGUST 31, 2021
Sponsored by the Baltimore Watercolor Society (BWS), this annual juried exhibit is the second oldest watercolor competition in the U.S.  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. Learn more ...
 
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VIRTUAL SOLO EXHIBIT PRESENTED ONLINE:
JUNE 12 - AUGUST 31, 2021
For more than forty years William C. Wright, AWS, BWS, has been painting the landscape in a realistic style using traditional materials. 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.  Learn more ...

© WILLIAM C. WRIGHT

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT PRESENTED ONLINE:
JUNE 1 - JULY 31, 2021

BlackRock Center for the Arts is pleased to present a virtual exhibition featuring artworks entered by high school students participating in the 2021 Congressional Art Competition from Maryland’s 6th Congressional District. The annual competition, which is sponsored by Congressman David Trone, is intended to underscore the importance of visual arts education in high schools and showcase the artistic talents of students from our district. Learn more ... 

 
UPCOMING EXHIBITS
 
PAST EXHIBITS
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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 

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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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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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

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

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

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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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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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

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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Handcrafted:
Fiber Art + Turned Wood 

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

FEBRUARY 29 – APRIL 11, 2020 
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Heloisa Escudero:
Tools for the Mind 

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

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

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

JANUARY 11 – FEBRUARY 22, 2020 
 
ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES
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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Galleries

All exhibits are currently being presented online. Artwork is available for purchase and can be picked up by appointment at BlackRock. Shipping can also be arranged for an additional fee. 

The Kay Gallery and Gallery II at BlackRock are temporarily closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.