Chesapeake Arts Center Exhibit Gallery


"I recently had the pleasure of participating in the Her Stories: A Women's Art Show at the Chesapeake Arts Center's Hal Gomer Gallery. It was a pleasant experience from start to finish. The staff was very professional, friendly and responsive. From this encounter alone I was able to network with other talented artists. I am looking forward to more opportunities to work The Chesapeake Arts Center in the future." - Heather A Covington


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 two sections, room 1 is 374 feet ( 17x22 length) and the 2nd room is 363 feet (16.2x22). The Gallery also has 6 Black 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

Chesapeake Bay Endangered Landscape Exhibit 

In the Hal Gomer Gallery

Reception: Friday, November 11, 2016 from 6pm-8pm

Exhibit runs November 2-November 30,2016

Free Admission!

Artists: Lee Goodwin, Keith Burke, Sean Simmons, Geoff Lawrence, Ken Marks and Donna Johnson

This exhibit features photographs of the places where land and water meet along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, from the Eastern Shore to Southern Maryland to the urban landscape of Baltimore. The Chesapeake Bay is threatened by twin challenges: Sea level rises due to climate change, and subsidence due to natural geological processes. Some experts say that sea levels in the Bay could rise by one to three feet by 2060, with even greater changes by the end of the century. The Endangered Landscape exhibit focuses on the parts of the Bay that are most vulnerable to sea level change due to land subsidence and climate change, in an effort to show what could be lost if more is not done to address these problems.

Photo credit: Lee Goodwin

Coming Soon.....

UMBC Museum Practice Exhibit Presents...

Catalyst: with artist John Gornto

Exhibit runs December 9-December 17,2016

Meet the Artist Reception: Friday, December 9, 2016 from 6-8PM

Free Admission!

Catalyst: The Art of John Gornto is presented by the Museum Practice students of UMBC Visuals Arts Department and hosted by Chesapeake Arts Center. In science, a catalyst incites reaction. John Gornto, artist and aerospace engineer, works in the Baltimore area. He creates artworks that react to his personal struggles and to his environment. Over 15 artworks, both large and small scale, including acrylic and watercolor paintings and sculptures within cigar boxes will be featured.


Chesapeake Arts Center Presents:

Artist Emily Forgo at the Aloft BWI Hotel

Exhibit Runs November 11-January 11, 2017

Free Admission

Emily Forgo is a photographer from Linthicum, Maryland. When she is not out taking photos, she is the graphic designer for a non-profit arts center and a psychology student at University of Maryland, College Park. She is fascinated by the possibility of capturing powerful moments in a single photo and how those photos can resonate with others. Her work has been shown in multiple other galleries in the Maryland area. She has a particular interest in street and nature photography.

You can view her work at or on Instagram @emilyforgo.


Upcoming Gallery Events Presented by the Chesapeake Arts Center

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 7-December 18, 2016: UMBC "Museum Practice Exhibit" with artist John Gornto

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