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

Brad Blair & Jodi Hoover Exhibit

Meet the Artist Reception: Thursday, March 30, 2017 6PM-8PM

Exhibit runs March 1-April 28, 2017

Free Admission!

Brad Blair is an award winning, emerging artist and Maryland native who earned his MFA from Florida State University in the spring of 2014. Prior to moving to Tallahassee, Florida, he gained a BS Degree in Fine Arts, with a focus in Ceramics, from Towson University in 2009. After completing his MFA and moving back to Maryland, Blair now works as the Chesapeake Gallery Coordinator at Harford Community College, a ceramics instructor at Baltimore Clayworks and beginning in the Fall of 2016, he will be working as an adjunct professor of ceramics at Towson University. All on top of creating artwork of his own within his at-home studio located in Street, MD. His unworldly artwork stems from interests in the biological sciences, cryptozoology, the future of genetic engineering, and the unknown. Learn more about the artist at

Jodi Hoover has a BFA in Illustration, a Masters in Library Science and is slowly completing a Masters in Fine Arts at Towson University. Jodi consistently shows her drawings and prints. She has completed several artists’ book projects and has a passion for screen-printing and bookbinding. She has also been known to talk at great length to complete strangers about her dogs and has a keen interest in snails, insects and skeletal remains. Learn more about the artist at


Chesapeake Arts Center Presents:

Out and About Anne Arundel County Exhibit

at the Chase Brexton Health Care Glen Burnie Center

December 8-March 8, 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:

John Gornto Exhibit at Gallery 90 located at the Hospice of the Chesapeake

Exhibit runs January 10-March 16, 2017

Colorful, detailed and rich in texture, John Gornto’s paintings are brightening the walls of Gallery 90.

Thanks to Hospice of the Chesapeake’s healing arts partner, Chesapeake Arts Center, 17 of Gornto pieces are on display through March 1 in the gallery throughout the nonprofit’s administrative building on the John & Cathy Belcher Campus at 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD. The show portrays Gornto’s artistic journey spanning over 40 years, allowing the viewer to observe changes in his style, medium and size.

Trained in the fine arts at Norton School of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Florida State University and Maryland Institute of Art, he ultimately majored in college in physics and is now a senior staff engineer and manufacturing technologist at a local aerospace corporation.

Gornto holds five patents as a result of his creative skills, technical training and ability to work with a diversity of people in a challenging environment. He recently was featured on Fox-45 news for a massive painting he created in reaction to gun violence in Baltimore.

Gallery 90 was established to realize the vision of creating a harmonious work environment for Hospice of the Chesapeake administrative staff and visiting nurses, caregivers and volunteers who work directly with patients and their families.

Free docent-led tours will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 3 and 24. For reservations, or to schedule a private tour for your group, contact Kris Carpenter-Zyla at 443-837-1328 or For more information about the artist, visit


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