Visit and shop galleries from 25+ artists during Columbia Festival of the Arts Virtual Fine Arts & Crafts Show. Showcasing juried artists from previous years’ LakeFest event representing a wide variety of media. Held annually the second weekend of June, the Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show has been part of CFA’s programming for more than 20 years and we are pleased to continue this tradition of giving artists the opportunity to still reach the greater CFA community despite limitations due to COVID-19.
The Howard County Arts Council’s annual plein air paint-out is fun for artists and spectators alike! Over the course of the weekend, juried artists will set up their easels throughout Ellicott City’s historic district to capture the town’s picturesque charms as they vie for $7,000 in total awards. Community artists are invited to join the fun as part of the Open Paint-Out taking place concurrently. The event culminates in an exhibit of the juried artists’ work at the Howard County Center for the Arts and an exhibit of Open Paint artwork at the Howard County Welcome Center.
An exhibit featuring artwork created by juried artists during Paint It! Ellicott City, an annual plein air paint-out in Ellicott City’s historic district. The juror for this year’s exhibit is award-winning landscape artist Lynn Mehta, who will offer remarks and present juror awards at the virtual reception on June 18.
Exhibit dates: June 19 - August 7; also available to view online.
Photo: Waterfall at Hamilton St by Linda McNamee (photo by Dan J. Goodrich)
Columbia Festival of the Arts presents the 2021 Columbia Film Festival, June 21 – 25! This 4th annual Film Festival will showcase more than 60 local, national, and international films for movie-goers to enjoy as part of this year’s virtual event. Featured are a varied selection of films from all genres including short and feature-length movies, documentaries, world cinema, special themes, Maryland-based films, as well as works by student filmmakers that touch upon current and relevant topics.
ART SEMINAR GROUP WEBINAR - ONLINE PROGRAM THROUGH ZOOM
Fields and Formations: A Survey of Mid-Atlantic Abstraction
Kristen Hileman, independent curator and formerly the head of the Baltimore Museum of Art’s contemporary department
Theaters, galleries, studios and more open for an art-filled evening of performances and exhibitions in the Bromo Arts District. Create your own tour and visit all of the participating groups. This event is free, but please register for a ticket to get event updates.
Virtual, Maryland: Operation ARTS Foundation Inc in partnership with Sonor Wines America would like to announce a new innovative contest for creatives! We have extended our original deadline to open the opportunity to more artists in the area! This creative contest is called the Sonor Wines America - Music competition, where musicians of all genres will compete for prizes and the chance to have their music infused into wine! This is a juried show with an entry fee of $20 and is a tax-deductible contribution.
Operation ARTS Foundation Inc in partnership with Sonor Wines America would like to announce a new innovative contest for creatives! We have extended our original deadline to open the opportunity to more artists in the area! This creative contest is called the Sonor Wines America - Music competition, where musicians of all genres will compete for prizes and the chance to have their music infused into wine! This is a juried show with an entry fee of $20 and is a tax-deductible contribution. Proceeds go towards the artist prize and also towards funding the wine festival post-pandemic.
ART SEMINAR GROUP WEBINAR - ONLINE PROGRAM THROUGH ZOOM
The Mystery of the 2000 year old Indian "goddess" found at Pompeii
Laura Weinstein, art historian, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, lecturer and site guide; founder & owner, Roman Holiday Tours and Lectures
Anchored by fantastical, handmade bedrooms created by three visionary artists as personal refuge, the American Visionary Art Museum explores the latest scientific research behind sleep as both force majeur to our total wellbeing and hypnagogic portal, enabling fresh revelations in science, art, and creative innovation of all sort.
What is thread? Is it just a long, thin strand of cotton, nylon, or other fibers? What is the thread that holds us together? How is thread made? This exhibit explores the answers to these questions and much more. This Call for Artists show features 20+ different artists from around the area and their interpretations of what thread means to them using a variety of mediums. Available in an online catalog format!
Our 26th annual members' extravaganza back!
Don't miss the opportunity to have your artwork on the walls of our main gallery (yes, on our actual walls), or your fabulous talents showcased on our stage. Who knows... you might be the next BIG thing!
Did you know that The BIG Show was the very first Creative Alliance program? That first event led to twenty-five years of artistic expression, community, cultivation of young minds, and so much joy.
Featuring Esther Krinitz's Holocaust survival story exquisitely told through 36 hand-embroidered works, this exhibition pays tribute to humanity's long history, past and current, of unjustly persecuted innocents and the dream of a world at peace. A preamble to Esther's fabric collages include South African Truth and Reconciliation embroidered testimonies, work gathered from Lily Yeh's partnership with Rwandan Tutsi genocide survivors, and more.