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

"Fantasy Fiber" work by Elaine Katz


Sunday, November 8, 2-4 PM

Artist Biography

Elaine Katz was born and raised in the greater NYC area. She attended Hofstra University. After

university, she married and raised four children while living in various places across the United

States. Elaine came to Baltimore in 1998, with her family, in order to pursue a Master’s degree

in Jewish Education. She teaches art and religious studies. Elaine started creating large art quilts

thirteen years ago.

Artist Statement 

I find my inspiration in the beauty of the natural world. Being a part of nature, experiencing the

changing seasons, and watching the skies have always held my fascination. I enjoy working in

fabric because of its tactile quality. Fabric collage is a means for me to express the many layers of

being I see and experience in my journey through this world. The colors, patterns, and textures of

the fabrics, threads, buttons, and beads help me to create a piece of work that allows the viewer

to enter in because of the vibrancy and dimensionality of the embellishments.

Upcoming Exhibits

January/February 2016

Artist: Norm Dubin

Reception: Sunday, January 10,  2-4 PM

March/April 2016

Artist: Baltimore Watercolor Society

Reception: Sunday, March 6,  2-4 PM

May/June 2016

Artist: Matt Klos

Reception: Sunday, May 1,  2-4 PM

Past Exhibits

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"

July/August 2013: Rabbi Morris S. Lazaron

May/June 2013: Rhonda LK Schonwald, mixed media: "Letters to God"

March/April 2013: Carol Lee Thompson and Students

 January/February 2013: Joanne Adleberg, Paintings


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 20% of the sale price. As a non-profit organization this commission to BHC is tax deductible. INFO: BHC Financial Office.

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