A painting of tall marshland grass.
"Peace" by Sunhee Kim Jung (Anne Arundel County) featured in Maryland Regional Virtual Exhibition #3: Central Maryland.

Exhibitions & Presentations

Current Exhibition

Maryland Regional Virtual Exhibition - Series #4: Eastern Shore

Dates: June 17 - August 19, 2022

About the exhibition: MSAC presents the Maryland Regional Virtual Exhibition Series, showcasing multidisciplinary artists from across the state. The year-long series continues with Series #4: Eastern Shore Maryland, featuring 48 art pieces created by artists residing in Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester County. The exhibition includes several visual artworks inspired by nature on the Eastern Shore as well as many different mediums and scales

Participating artists: Stacy Doney, JP Henry, Colleen Tiefenthal, Eileen Felice, Maggie Creshkoff, Jodi Harvey, Ashley Watkins, Michael Rosato, Jessica Hindman, Jill Jasuta, Jason Patterson, Mike Pugh, Mary Pritchard, Marc Castelli, Diane Rappisi, Karen Somerville, Fern Beu, Niambi Davis, Jenny Walton, Jackie Miller, Doug Rayfield, Evelyn Brumwell, Vickie Nelson, Susan Holt, Melissa Kluczynski, Bette Orr, Pamela DelDuco, Naomi Clark-Turner, Rhonda Ford, Betty Huang, Pat Lang, Sheryl Southwick, Stacey Stass, Stephen Walker, Jami-Lee Hamilton, Myrna McGrath, Ernest Satchell, Veronique Diriker, Petra Bernstein, Sharon Clark, Clytie Whitson Taylor, Jinchul Kim, Doris Glovier, Megan Burak, Kate Cashman, Mitzi Ash, Jeanne Woodward, Georgiana McElroy

Click here to view the Maryland Regional Exhibition Series #4: Eastern Shore Maryland.

Archive

Exhibition: March 18th - May 13th, 2022

Opening reception: Online exhibition via virtual online platform (Kunstmatrix) and social media. 

Featuring artists: 46 art pieces created by 45 artists residing in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties, and Baltimore City.

About the exhibition: MSAC presented the Maryland Regional Virtual Exhibition Series, showcasing multidisciplinary artists from across the state.The exhibition showed a variety of visual artworks that used many different mediums and scales. Two works by performing artists and one short animation were also included in this exhibition.

Participating artists: Tony Spencer, Betty Pethel, Sunhee Kim Jung, Mitzi Bernard, Kimberly George, Kimmary MacLean, Amanda DiGiondomenico, Wil Scott, Monica Hawse, Patrice Drago, Michaela Johnson, Derek Roper, Maria Buszinski, momma rain, Bria Sterling Wilson, Schroeder Cherry, Ernest Shaw, Kate Norris, Rachana Saurabh, Bruce MacKenzie, Castro Skinner, Nancy Keene Fishel, Joyce Boyer, Matthew C. Shuman, Chloe Irla, Jodi O'Connell, Karen Amelia Brown, Rose Moraes, Ronny Smith, Bill Rothenbach, Joanna Barnum, Jonathan West, Boma Tende, Artkina Celestin, Nic Galloro, Heidi Neff, Alla and Milana Borovskaia, Oletha DeVane, MyungSook Ryu Kim, Jereme Scott, Andrei Trach, Mary Jo Tydlaka, Karen Wallace, Lisa Scarbath, Nishita Jain, David Zuccarini, and Bonnie Zuckerman

Click here to view the Maryland Regional Exhibition Series #3: Central Maryland.

Exhibition: November 15th - January 17th, 2022

Opening reception: Online exhibition via virtual online platform (Kunstmatrix) and social media. 

Featuring artists: 37 different art pieces created by 19 artists from Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s County.

About the exhibition: MSAC presented the Maryland Regional virtual exhibition series to showcase multidisciplinary artists from all five different regions of Maryland. This is a year-long series that continues with Series #2 Southern Maryland. This exhibition showed various types of visual arts predominately inspired by nature and rural lifestyles in the Southern Maryland region and artworks from Calvert, Charles, & St. Mary's County.

Participating artists: Christine Davis, Ray Bogle, Heather Holstone, Pat Morrison, Lisa Tettimer, Janice Toepper, Maria Birnkammer, Catelynn Kreutzer, Mary Jane Rowe, Jeanne Norton Hammett, Eric jackson, Merideth M. Taylor, Natacha Thys, Addison Likins, Shemika Renee, Suzanne Cassidy, Sarah Houde, Suzanne Nawrot

Click here to see the Maryland Regional Exhibition Series #2: Southern Maryland.

Exhibition: August 16th - Oct 15th, 2021

Opening reception: Online exhibition via virtual online platform (Kunstmatrix) and social media. 

Featuring artists: 30 different art pieces created by 15 artists from Frederick, Montgomery, and Prince George’s Counties.

About the exhibition: MSAC presented Maryland Regional virtual exhibition series to showcase multidisciplinary artists from all five different regions of Maryland. This is a year-long series and started with Series #1 Capital Maryland. 30 different artworks from Frederick, Montgomery, & Prince George's County were featured. 

Participating artists: Paula Rubin-Wexler, Ray C. Shaw at MAD Dance, Karin Birch, Alyscia Cunningham, Greg Mort, Laroslava Zonova, Hillary Steel, Jacqueline Hoysted, Marissa Michel, Akua Allrich, Curtis Woody, Rachel Ann Cross, Junious Brickhouse, Erwin Timmers, and Ronald Beverly.

Click here to see the Maryland Regional Exhibition Series #1 Capital Region.

Exhibition: May 10th - July 16th, 2021

Opening reception: Online exhibition via virtual online platform (Kunstmatrix) and social media. Select artworks were also on display at BWI Marshall Airport until September 24th, 2021.

Featuring artists: 32 visual art pieces from IAA awardees

About the exhibition: 66 Maryland visual/media artists were recognized through the 2021 Independent Artist Awards. All awardees were invited to participate in the digital exhibition. To learn more about the IAAs and to see the full list of awardees, click here.

Click here to see the IAA virtual exhibition.

Exhibition: February 5th - April 5th, 2021

Opening reception: Online Exhibition via virtual online platform (Kunstmatrix) and social media

Panelists: Ebony Evans, Erin Peters, Jessica Francine Teachey, Precious Blanita Stone, Tracy A Causey-Jeffery

Featuring artists: 50 selected artists for visual arts, literature, performance, multimedia

About the exhibition: A person’s identity is constantly evolving and can include their cultural identity, social identity, gender identity, racial identity, and the intersection of multiple identities to form one’s whole self. MSAC is reflecting self-reflective art that expresses and explores how the artist perceives themself through this online exhibition.

Click here to see the Identity virtual exhibition.

Exhibition period: May 7th - June 30th, 2020 

Opening reception: Online Exhibition via website and social media

Jurors: Laura Amussen, Kelly Mahan, and Jillian Abir MacMaster

Featuring artists: 25 selected Visual Artists 

Special guest: First Lady of Maryland, Yumi Hogan

About the exhibition: Women and Nature was the inaugural online exhibition from Maryland State Arts Council. It was a juried open-call exhibition exploring our relationship with Mother Earth through 2-dimensional visual art created by Maryland artists. The exhibition presented a variety of media within two-dimensional works, including drawing, painting, mixed-media collage, and photography.

26 pieces of visual arts created by 25 artists from 13 counties across Maryland and the First Lady of Maryland as a special guest were viewed online via three different social media networks: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

Exhibition period: January 9th - March 19th, 2020

Opening reception: January 9th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Featuring artists: Over 50 participants (a growing exhibition as a wishing tree concept)

About the exhibition: Dear Mom was an exhibition for visual art and written messages to celebrate and embrace the relationships between artists and their mothers and/or mother-figures in their lives through a compilation of visual art and written communications. This was a non-juried open-call exhibition and anyone (without any age limits) who lives in Maryland was eligible to submit their postcard art and a written letter to be installed at the exhibition. This exhibition started with 30 pieces of postcards, and over 60 pieces of postcards and handwritten letters were mailed and dropped off to our gallery and were exhibited.

Exhibition period: September 12th - November 14th, 2019

Opening reception: September 12th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Featuring artist: Edwin Remsberg (a solo exhibition with Maryland Traditions program)

About the exhibition: This was a documentary photography show curated by and featuring the work of Edwin Remsberg. The Photographer is Listening: Edwin Remsberg’s Images of Musical Traditions included 25 photographs representing traditional musicians documented by Remsberg in his work with Maryland Traditions, the state folklife program. Each photograph was accompanied by a QR code linking to a multimedia presentation about the artist.

Exhibition period: April 18th - July 8th, 2019

Opening reception: Thursday, April 18th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Featuring artists: Kenneth Jones, Mike Morris, Ernie Satchell, and Patrick Henry 

About the exhibition (written collectively by the artists): This Exhibit has been forged by the culture of a region, enduring friendships, the African American experience, artistic vision and the touch of the Divine. Each artist is driven by Divine assignment to speak sundry messages to the viewer. These messages can be as subtle as the gentle revelation of texture, form, and the simple life of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, to luridly decrying the racism and injustice that still pervades the fabric of our society as a whole. Allow these images and forms to speak to you. 

A total of 58 visual artworks including oil paintings, photographs, digital illustrations, and ceramic pieces created by four senior male African American teaching artists from the Eastern Shore region were exhibited.

Exhibition period: February 7th - April 5th, 2019

Opening reception: February 7th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Featuring artists: 15 selected artists, including folk artists from the Maryland Traditions program

About the exhibition: The pieces in this show offered a colorful look into Maryland’s fiber arts practices today, with a focus on natural materials like cotton, silk, wool, leather, and paper, which have passed through hands of skilled artisans and contemporary artists from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Traditional fiber art techniques such as dyeing, knitting, quilting, stitching, and weaving were integrated with natural materials in the creation of artistic expressions of artists' living cultural traditions and life stories.

Exhibition period: October 25th, 2018 - January 13th, 2019

Opening reception: October 25th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Featuring artists: 25 selected artists

About the exhibition: Marylanders have a rich history of capturing and expressing the physical and cultural fabric of our state through the artistic tradition of landscapes. The exhibit presented a range of media from painting to photography to poetry, revealing nature in all its seasons, the built environment, and the intersection of both. Capturing moments of the present, often revealing the past, the works illustrate the diversity of talent by artists who call Maryland home.

For questions or more information, please contact Rosa Chang, Special Projects and Grants Associate, at rosa.chang@maryland.gov.