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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 and beyond.
***Please be advised that occasionally our galleries are rented for private events. Call 301-528-2260 to ensure the gallery is open to the public during your planned visit.***
SPRING SHOW & SALE
Mar 18, 2023 - Apr 16, 2023
Open Daily 2pm-6pm
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March 18, 2023 at 2:00 P.M.
The Art League of Germantown proudly celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new month-long exhibit and sale, March 18 – April 16, 2023, in the Kay Gallery at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD.
“It all started in 1983 with a few of my art students and several artists who saw an article I wrote for The Gazette. It soon became the Art League of Germantown, and it's been 'igniting inspiration' for hundreds of member artists ever since,” says founder Lynne Oakes. “We never imagined this when we started out together in my basement studio 40 years ago.”
The centerpiece of ALOG’s month-long celebration is the Kay Gallery exhibit of fine original works in a wide range of mediums – paintings, prints and photographs, finely crafted jewelry, mixed media works, ceramics, drawings, fiber art pieces, and more. An online gallery will run concurrently at www.alog.org, presenting the full Kay Gallery exhibit and many additional online-only pieces.
YOUTH ART MONTH
Mar 18, 2023 - Apr 15, 2023
Each year in March, BlackRock Center for the Arts is pleased to celebrate Youth Art Month by presenting exhibits featuring art created by students from local elementary, middle and high schools. This year we are hosting an online exhibit and inviting families with students in grades Kindergarten through Grade 12 from our community to submit digital photos of artwork (one per student) created as either a school project or personal artwork during the current academic year. This year’s theme for the national Youth Art Month is “Your Art Your Voice” and we hope you’ll join us in supporting visual arts education.
Youth Art Month is an annual observance and celebration of visual arts education sponsored by the National Art Education Association and administered by The Council for Art Education to emphasize the value of art education for all children and encourage support for quality school art programs. The program provides a platform to direct attention to the valuable skills developed through the visual arts curriculum that are not possible in other subjects, including creative problem solving, divergent and critical thinking, as well as technical, communication and expressive skills.
HUMAN EXPERIENCE THROUG THE LENS OF NATURE
NOVEMBER 13 - MARCH 7, 2023
Lithographic and intaglio prints convey key watershed moments from Carol Moore's life and heartfelt relationships using nature as my language. Symbols, movement, and abundant detail will assist in the storytelling to convey the symbiotic relationship that she has felt with nature all her life.
STUDIO ART QUILT ASSOCIATES' UPCYCLE!
SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 29, 2022
A co-exhibit with Strathmore. A national exhibit by Studio Art Quilt Associates that repurposed used materials as an effective solution to deal with today's environmentally devastating waste using the ancient traditions of fiber and textile arts.
ALONZO DAVIS: 20 YEARS IN MARYLAND
APRIL 30 - AUGUST 28, 2022
Guest Curated by Tomora Wright this exhibition will showcase approximately 30 artworks spanning from 2002 to 2022, an intercultural and trans-historical arrival, as Davis fuses natural material, symbols, and patterns to document the experiences and influences of place and time.
ART CONNECTS - YAM
MARCH 5 - APRIL 19, 2022
Annual Youth Art Month Exhibition featuring student artists from
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.
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...
DAN DROZ: BEHIND THE FOLD
JANUARY 21 - MARCH 5, 2023
The exhibition features over 30 of Droz’s recent works and takes its name from the recently published book, Behind The Fold, which showcases Droz’s extensive body of work including large-scale pieces installed in museums, galleries and prominent private and commercial projects.
SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 29, 2022
The eight modern Latino artists highlighted identity, language, ceremony, legacy, lifestyle, history, and family relationships. The exhibition honored the Latino population in the region by showcasing the artwork of intersectional voices and acknowleded the Latino contribution to contemporary art.
FREDERICK BOOK ARTS CENTER
APRIL 30 - JULY 15, 2022
An art exhibition of Book Arts and related media by artists from the FBAC Community that explore, commemorate and concern the planet earth. Presented in partnership with the Frederick Book Arts Center in Frederick, MD.
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 +.
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...
CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS
BlackRock Center for the Arts accepts Exhibition Proposals January through April every 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 and NYC are encouraged to submit proposals.
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The Kay Gallery is located on the main level and has 1,500 square feet of exhibition space with 16-foot-high walls topped by clerestory windows. Gallery II is located on the upper level and has up to 140 linear feet of wall display space, a wall of windows, and varied ceiling height with some areas open to the two-story atrium.