Hoffberger Gallery



The Hoffberger Gallery is located near the beautiful Hoffberger Chapel at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. The ample physical space can accommodate large and small works of art and offers exhibitors excellent exposure with the many meetings and events that take place at BHC throughout the year.

Established in 1958 by Claire Bornfriend, an artist and congregant of BHC, the Gallery continues to be self-sufficient and is run by a committee of active congregants, some of whom are themselves artists, committed to encouraging a love of art.

The Gallery consistently showcases works of quality in varied media by artists from all over the Mid-Atlantic region, with a special emphasis on Israeli artists during the High Holy Days. Exhibits change every two months, September through June, and offer opening receptions with refreshments. The hours for the Gallery follow BHC building hours. For directions, click here.

INFO: Marcia Bornfriend, marcia410@comcast.net, Lauren Loran, laurenloran@mac.com
or 410-764-1587, ext. 270.

Current Exhibit

November/December Exhibit

“Rough Around The Edges: Inspirations In Paper” work by Ronni Jolles

"Deep in Study" 

About the Artist

Ronni Linowitz Jolles was born and raised in Rochester, NY and Washington, DC. Ronni grew up with a mother who was an artist and many other artists in the family. Her strong Jewish upbringing has always been an important part of her life. After graduating from Cornell University with a major in psychology and art, she worked at National Geographic before becoming an art educator for 20 years. Ronni believes that the experience of teaching many different media is part of how she discovered this new art form. In 2000, Ronni stopped teaching to work full-time as an artist.

Ronni’s resumé lists many solo shows in galleries and art spaces throughout the United States. She has been juried into the prestigious Smithsonian Craft Show, CraftNewYork, and the American Craft Council shows. Ronni has received numerous awards for her innovative art form.

About the Show

Ronni Jolles, a Washington, DC based artist, has created a new body of Judaic work. Jolles tapped into her deepest feelings to create a powerful exhibit, giving the viewer an intimate journey into her experiences and responses to Judaism. The subject matter of her works include the Jewish Holidays, Jerusalem and Israel, life-cycle events, and inspiring scenes of nature.

The power of this series is partly due to the art form that she has created. Jolles uses hundreds of kinds of handmade paper – gathered from all over the world – and that is the primary medium that Jolles uses to create these works. The power is also the subject matter: “I’m tapping into different elements of Judaism and Jewish culture – moments or scenes that have affected me. With layered papers as my mode of expression, this work captures the essence of those feelings.”

Upcoming Exhibits

January/February 2017: Ann Kagan, annkathrynkagan.com 

Reception: Sunday, January 8, 2-4 PM

March/April 2017: Complementary Green, Watercolors

Reception: Sunday, March 5, 2-4 PM

May/June 2017: BaltArt101

Reception: Sunday, April 30, 2-4 PM

July/August 2017: Harriet Stullman

Past Exhibits

September/October 2016: Rabbi Gila Ruskin, mosaics: "Judaic Mosaics"

August 2016: Sylvia Besser,  3-dimensional painting, watercolors, acrylics and pastels: "An Artist's Journey"

July 2016: Temple Emanuel Art

May/June 2016: Matt Kloss, paintings: "Tourist and Intimist"

March/April 2016: Baltimore Watercolor Society, watercolor: "Real and Imagined"

January/February 2016: Norm Dubin, photography: "Photo-Synthesis"

November/December 2015: Elaine Katz, fabric collaged art quilts: "Fantasy Fiber"

September/October 2015: Effie Gereny, acrylic and mixed media: "Grey Matters"

July/August 2015: Dr. George Gutmann (presented by Cantor Sacks): "My Father's Story: A Retrospective In Art"

May/June 2015: Marcia Wolfson Ray, sculpture: "Outside/Inside"

March/April 2015: Charcoal Club (Jennifer Murtha Group), oil, watercolor, pastel: "Art for Everyone, Right In Your Backyard"

January/February 2015: William Tamburrino, oil: "Landscapes Near and Afar"

November/December 2014: Roxanne Weidele, pastels: "Horizons"

September/October 2014: Claudia Cameron, acrylics: "My Mother’s Story"

July/August 2014: Emerging Artists Exhibit

May/June 2014: Rosyln Zinner, mosaic art: "Breaking Good: Mosaic Art"

March/April 2014: Bridget Sullivan, mixed media photography: "Viewshed"

January/February 2014: Paul Moscatt Plein Air Group, oil, acrylic, pastel: "Landscape Works"

November/December 2013: David Knopp, drawing, print, sculpture: "Rooted"

September/October 2013: David Bacharach, mixed media: "Baltimore Timepoints"


For information on our submission process, click here to download our submission guidelines. To plan for hanging click here and view the gallery space layout and measurements. INFO: Marcia Bornfriend, marcia410@comcast.net, Lauren Loran, laurenloran@mac.com or 410-764-1587, ext. 270.

BHC will retain a modified commission of 30% of the sale price. As a non-profit organization this commission to BHC is tax deductible. INFO: David Weis, Controller, 410-764-1587, ext. 243.

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