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 Gallery with Painter John Gornto

in the Hal Gomer Gallery

Exhibit runs April 1-May 27, 2016

Meet the Artist Reception on Thursday, April 28,2016 | 5:30-7:30pm

Free Admission

This show portrays John’s artistic journey spanning over 40 years. Trained in the fine arts at: Norton School of Art (WPB, FLA), Rhode Island School of Design (RISD, Providence RI), Florida State University (Tallahassee FLA) & Maryland Institute of Art (Baltimore MD). These paintings “Reflect” his interest in music (local fav Frank Zappa!), Books and Self-observations mirrored in paint. The viewer can engage with these works by observing changes in style, medium and size.

John’s ultimately majored in college in Physics (BS&MS). He is a Senior Staff Engineer and manufacturing technologist at a local Aerospace Corporation. John holds 5 patents and numerous invention disclosures as a result of his creative abilities, technical training and ability to work with a diversity of people in a challenging environment.

Painting is more than a passion for John, it is a necessity. Several paintings are being worked on concurrently in his studio, he was recently featured on Fox-45 news for a massive painting he did in reaction to gun violence in Baltimore. More of his art can be viewed at “”.

Upcoming Gallery Shows:

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.

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)