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.
"Judaic Mosaics" work by Rabbi Gila Ruskin
"From Slavery to Ambivalence"
Sunday, September 11, 2-4 PM
Rabbi Gila Colman Ruskin is passionate about Mosaic Midrash. Passages from the Bible or liturgy or Jewish folk music gather layers of meaning as they are crafted into colorful, 3-D mosaics. Her mosaics are assembled from broken ceramic, glass beads, rocks, shells, costume jewelry, iridescent tiles, coins, archaeological shards, stones, and assorted found objects. Materials are often donated by her students, congregants, and friends or found in thrift shops, yard sales, or salvage yards. The mosaics are meant to be touched. They are meant to enhance our understanding of the text, and to stimulate our senses. Other people are invited to add to the composition with their ideas and materials, but especially with their hands, gluing and grouting. And a new midrash is created, opening our minds and our hearts.
November/December 2016: Ronni Jolles, "Painting with Paper"
Reception: Sunday, November 6, 2-4 PM
January/February 2017: Ann Kagan
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, Lauren Loran, email@example.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.