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

"My favorite part was getting to meet the person that created the poem I based my art from and how amazing it was to bring art and poetry, young and old together!" Jadyn Hardy

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 5 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

Nicole Caracia, Donna Long & George Maloney Exhibit

Meet the Artist Reception: Friday, May 26, 2017 6PM-8PM

Exhibit runs May 3-May 31, 2017

Free Admission!

A Maryland native, George Maloney calls upon the rural landscape of farmland, marshes, rivers and creeks and the coast of Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula as inspiration for his work. They are intended to remind the viewer of the solitary journey each of us is on as we travel the road of life. "My paintings are representations of those solitary, pensive and reflective moments each of us experience as we move thru our lives... those moments of quiet contemplation." As an artist I have attempted to embody the philosophy of 19th century painter George Inness in my work. As Inness stated, "The aim ( of a work of art) is not to instruct, not to edify, but to awaken an emotion." My greatest joy as an artist is in having a painting make an emotional connection with a viewer.

A California native, Donna Long was born and raised in Los Angeles in a family rich in music and art. As a child, her uncle Pete Long, a cartoonist and watercolorist from Seattle, instilled in her a great love for art and particularly plein air painting. A professional musician, Donna moved to Baltimore in the early 1980's where she has remained. Since then, Donna has continued to paint at every opportunity and has been instructed by John Sills and Lisa Mitchell at the Zoll School Atelier. “Painting is one of my greatest passions, both plein air and in the studio. In California, I'm drawn to the wild palms which are abundant and the atmosphere of both the desert and the Pacific coast. In Maryland, I'm drawn to the Chesapeake landscape with it's marshes, fields and forests. My paintings are the stories of my own journey and experiences on this earth and I hope through them others will share in my vision. My inspirations are many and varied however, I feel I owe a particular debt to the California impressionists, especially William Wendt, Benjamin Brown, Paul Grimm, and Jack Wilkinson Smith”.

Nicole Caracia is a professional photographer specializing in landscape, wedding, and concert photography. She is also a co-owner of Charm City Studios. Charm City Studios specializes in wedding, special events, and family portraits. Her work has been featured on the front cover of the Annapolis Whats Up magazine, The Severna Park Voice and in the Maryland Tourism Magazine. She has been in multiple galleries located in Anne Arundel County and Baltimore City, including in the largest exhibit at the Baltimore Washington International Airport. Art has always been a large part of her life; she enjoys photography because she can capture the moment.

Photo credit: George Maloney

Chesapeake Arts Center Presents:

Out and About Anne Arundel County Exhibit

at the Chase Brexton Health Care Glen Burnie Center

December 8-May 31, 2017

Chesapeake Arts Center will be presenting the "Out and About in Anne Arundel County" exhibition at the Chase Brexton Health Care office located at 200 Hospital Dr #300 , Glen Burnie, MD 21061 from December 8-February 28, 2017. Artists include: SidJack Photography, Carol Ward, Bob Peterson, Nicole Caracia, Keith Burke, Geoff Lawrence and Paige Bradley

Photo by: Bob Peterson



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-April 28,2017: Artists Brad Blair & Jodi Hoover

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

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

July 5-July 31, 2017: Christopher Whitehead Exhibit

Local artist looking to showcase your work?

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