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Gallery Exhibits

Arts Council exhibits are free and open to the public. CCAC has two spacious art galleries, as well as the Director's Hall gallery, that feature a rotating schedule of exhibitions that center around a specific theme or artistic medium. Our exhibition priorities are:

  1. To display art of the highest artistic standards as determined by the professional principals of good design.
  2. To offer a wide variety of mediums and styles, both within particular exhibition as well as over the course of the calendar year.
  3. To feature work that is unique to the area and not regularly displayed at other local venues so that we provide a distinctive cultural experience that is not available elsewhere in the County.
  4. We also proudly display works by local clubs, schools and art guilds in our Community Gallery.

Click here for information on how to have your work considered for exhibition at the Carroll Arts Center.

Scheduled Events

For The Birds

 

In the Tevis Gallery

Opens Tuesday, April 29, 2014
 
On View April 29 - June 7, 2014
Opening reception Thursday, May 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Sponsored by: MARYLAND ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, Inc. / Carroll County Chapter
 
Bird-inspired art will adorn the walls of the Tevis Gallery in an exhibit entitled “For the Birds” from April 29 through June 7, 2014. From realistic and abstract paintings, to sculpture and photography, these artists have observed birds up close and honed the art of portraying them in unique styles.
 
  Additional Details:
Artists include: Melinda Byrd, Woodbine, MD; Paula Waterman, Eldersburg, MD; Jo Morrison, New Windsor; Yan Dong Wang, Baltimore, MD; Robert Peterson, Westminster, MD; Nick Vincent, Uniontown, MD; Presteen Johnson, Harper’s Ferry, WV; and more TBA.
 
  Location: The Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157  View Google Map

Montgomery Portrait Artists

 

In the Community Gallery

Opens Tuesday, April 29, 2014
 
The Montgomery Portrait Artists presents an exhibition of recent portrait and figurative work by a group of five artists from Montgomery County – Kathy Bush, Al Laoang, Bill Mapes, Jeanean Songco Martin, and Louise Rudy. They began as painters who frequently worked in portrait and open drawing workshops.  A bond grew as they worked together through each session over the years.  Soon they were actively participating as a group throughout open drawing studios in Montgomery County, Frederick City, Hagerstown, and Fairfield, PA.   Montgomery Portrait Artists has recently exhibited together in shows at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, the Gaithersburg Arts Barn, VisArts and Glenview Mansion in Rockville, and the Washington County Museum in Hagerstown, MD.
 
Although the five painters reflect different approaches and styles, the core that binds the work together is the pursuit of excellence in craftsmanship and emotional content. The work includes all graphic and painting mediums.  
 
  Location: The Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157  View Google Map

Paint Out Westminster

 

An Outdoor Plein Air Event and Exhibit

Opens Tuesday, May 13, 2014
 
Painting Date: Saturday May 10, 2014  9:00am - 3:30pm
Exhibit Dates: May 13 - June 7, 2014
 
Plein Air events are growing in popularity across the state of Maryland for amateur and professional artists alike. “Paint Out Westminster” will be held in conjunction with Westminster’s ever popular Flower and Jazz Festival on historic Main St. This is a wonderful opportunity for artists to create work in a community setting including an exhibition opportunity. This event will be held rain or shine.
 
  Additional Details:
Register to participate as an artist by downloading and returning the form linked below
 
View this related document: 2014 Paint Out Westminster Call for Artists
  Location: The Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157  View Google Map

Lion Heart

 

Call for Artists and Exhibit

Opens Thursday, June 12, 2014
 
“Wild Imaginings” by Westminster sculptor Bart Walter, located in front of the Westminster Branch of CCPL, has been a stately presence in the community since 2010.  The lion and the young boy conjure different meanings for viewers. Artists are invited to create a 2 dimensional interpretation on the theme of “Wild Imaginings,” focusing on childhood memories, the spirit of imagination, courage, gentleness of spirit, or their own interpretation of the sculpture itself.
 
  Additional Details:
Register to participate as an artist by downloading and returning the form linked below
View this related document: Call for Artists - Lion Heart
  Location: The Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157  View Google Map

Reigning Cats and Dogs

 

In the Tevis Gallery

Opens Thursday, June 12, 2014
 
On View June 12 - August 2, 2014
Opening reception Thursday, June 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
 
“Reigning Cats and Dogs” takes a royal spin on our furry friends that reign supreme in our hearts and lives. Paintings, drawings, relief sculpture and fiber arts are used to create realistic, cartoon and playful imagery. Some of the artists played with the theme of “royalty” to create new works for the show. Carolyn Seabolt and Amber Ramirez added ruffs and crowns and other aspects of royalty to their drawings and paintings. Many of these artists, such as Holly Ferraro, Carol Siegel and Charlotte Yealey specialize in animal portraiture. Jim Eckman carves a place in our heart with his works in intarsia – a woodworking technique that uses varied shapes, sizes, and species of wood fitted together to create a mosaic-like picture with an illusion of depth. Amber Lee Ramirez and Carolyn Seabolt create felines adorned with all the accoutrements of the royal class.
 
Get up close and personal with these furry friends, take a gaze deep into their soul, or chuckle at their royal furriness.
 
  Additional Details:
Artists include: Jim Eckman (Hanover PA), Holly Ferraro (Westminster MD), Amber Lee Ramirez, (Westminster MD), Carolyn Seabolt (Westminster MD), Carol Siegel (Catonsville MD) and Charlotte Yealey (Hanover PA).
  Location: The Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157  View Google Map

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