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

January/February Exhibit

“Efflorescence” work by Ann Kagan, annkathrynkagan.com

Reception: Sunday, January 8, 2-4 PM

"Lady with Flowers" 

About the Artist

Ann Kathryn Kagan’s large, expressionistic, fantasy interpretations of flowers, landscapes, skyscapes and romantic symbols of hearts and figures are influenced by forms and colors of nature. She works on conveying an atmospheric mood with a technique of energetic brushstrokes and vibrant color.

Originally from New Brunswick, New Jersey, she majored in painting at the University of Cincinnati, School of Design, Art and Architecture, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Art Education. Ann arrived in Baltimore along with her husband, architect Leonard Kagan, in 1969 and continued her education at the Maryland Institute College of Art and The College of Notre Dame.

In addition to being a private art teacher, she has also volunteered at numerous organizations throughout Maryland. Ann’s painting donations have helped to raise funds for various schools and non-profit organizations in and around the Baltimore area including Park School, Indian Creek School, The Carroll Museum, The Children’s Guild Outreach program, and the Emerge Program, among others.

Ann’s paintings are in many public and private collections and she has also been featured in numerous solo exhibits. Ann was recently recognized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Artist's Statement

“I look to the sky for inspiration. Starry nights, bright blue cloud speckled skies, moonlit gardens, sunsets, aqua blue water and flowers are some of my favorite themes. I love the way flower petals float in the air and on water; when snow falls gently on leaves and branches, I am inspired. I use a happy palette of colors and a personal handwriting style of brushwork. I like to celebrate joy and life in my paintings. I enjoy inspiring children and adults to be creative and say to themselves, “I can be an artist, too.”

Upcoming Exhibits

March/April 2017: Complementary Green, Watercolors

Reception: Sunday, March 5, 2-4 PM

May/June 2017: Art 10 Baltimore, art10baltimore.com 

Reception: Sunday, April 30, 2-4 PM

July/August 2017: Harriet Stullman

Past Exhibits

November/December 2016: Ronni Jolles, paper: “Rough Around The Edges: Inspirations In Paper”

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"


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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