Chesapeake Arts Center Exhibit Gallery


Showcasing the work of talented local artists and photographers.

Chesapeake Arts Center has recently dedicated a space as a gallery for art exhibits. The space has three walls, one is 24’ long x 9-1/4’ high and the remaining two are 16’ long x 9'1/4’ high. There are two adjustable shelving units that can display 3-D artwork and numerous pedestals.


In The Hal Gomer Gallery

The Chesapeake Art Center welcomes you to view Art by local Artists. The Art Gallery is FREE and open from Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. Saturday, 10am-12:30pm

Chesapeake Arts Center Gallery

In the Hal Gomer Gallery with International Artist, LinLin

"We Are Different" Exhibit

Runs June 1-June 30, 2016

Reception Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 | 6-8PM

Free Admission

As an inter-media artist who lives and works in Xiamen, China, Linlin’s work incorporates new media elements, such as photography, ceramic installation, animation, video, and drawing. She is Associate Professor and the Director of Teaching and Research in Digital Media Art Major of Art College in Xiamen University. Since 2009, Professor Lin has collaborated with animation and film organizations and has received Chinese Animation and Design Awards including a Silver Award for “the best mobile phone animation” at the International Animation Festival in Xiamen. She was the art director of a 26-episode animated television series, “Yongchun Baihe Boxing.” In 2012, this series received the National excellence animation award. A 26-episode animated television series, “Beauty and Happiness,” of which she was general director, received the National excellence animation award in 2011. Also in 2011, she won honorable mention for “Huihuang Art center Design” in the International Nest competition.

Linlin has received numerous solo commissions, awards and fellowships including: National Endowment for the Arts; China Scholarship Council; Culture industry development special fund of the Chinese Ministry of Education; Xiamen Culture and Art Center; De Appel (Contemporary Art Center), Amsterdam; Rijk Museum, Enschede, the Netherlands; Gallery , Toronto, Canada; and the Embassy of Holland.

Her installation and video art have been exhibited and presented nationally and internationally at venues such as: Qidian art center, Quanzhou; Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou; Casual location art space, Beijing; “Le Printemps De Chine,” Crac Alsace Altkrich, France; Waddenkunstprij, Harlingen, the Netherlands; Villa Weiner, Ochtrup, Germany; Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China; and Nicolas Chapel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Chesapeake Arts Center Presents:

Artist Jay Nauman at the Aloft BWI Hotel

Exhibit Runs June 2-August 3

Free Admission

Jay Nauman is a young contemporary artist based out of Washington D.C. with roots in Annapolis and Baltimore. While attending a 100 level design course at Towson University, he found his inspiration through a professor that introduced him to the world of vibrant Color-Aid Paper. This introduction to a new and specific medium of paper ignited what has now spawned into a growing variety of around 50 artworks. He invests countless hours into handcrafting each individual piece by mingling thousands of different paper colors with an Xacto knife and glueing them to a sheet of bristol pad paper. Some of the larger works have taken hundreds of hours to complete over a span of months to sometimes a year. It is difficult to explain the knife cutting precision and time commitments without taking a closer look at the original works themselves.

You can visit my website at and see more on Instagram @jarteast

Upcoming Gallery Events Presented by the Chesapeake Arts Center

July 2-August 2, 2016: "Narratives of the Soul" Exhibit featuring artist Steven Silberg & Chris Peregoy

July 18-August 25, 2016: "Colors of Summer" Exhibit at the Hospice of the Chesapeake

August 3-August 26, 2016: Mixed Media artist , Ricky Chenoweth & Jay Nauman

September 1-September 30, 2016: "Development Without Displacement" Exhibit with local artist

October 3-October 28, 2016:Woman's Art Show with local artist

November 1-November 30, 2016: "Chesapeake Bay- Endangered Landscape" Exhibit with local Photographers

December 21-January 31, 2017: Brooklyn Park Middle School PVA Art Show

February 1-February 28, 2017: "Reflections" Exhibit with Seniors & Brooklyn Park Middle School 8th Graders

March 1-March 30, 2017: Ceramic Artist Brad Blair & Friends

April 3-April 28, 2017: Photographer Marti Belcher

May 2-May 31, 2017:Painters George Maloney & Donna Long

June 1-June 30, 2017: Exhibit "Threadz" with Mixed Media artist Janie McGee

Local artist looking to showcase your work?

Please contact Chesapeake Arts Center for information at 410-636-6597 or email Nicole Caracia at

6/1-6/30: International Artist, LINLIN in the Hal Gomer Gallery ( Reception date: June 24, 2016 from 5:30-7:30PM)