Hoffberger Gallery



The Hoffberger Gallery is located near the beautiful Hoffberger Chapel at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation. The ample physical space can accommodate large and small works of art and offers exhibitors excellent exposure with the many meetings and events that take place at BHC throughout the year.

Established in 1958 by Claire Bornfriend, an artist and congregant of BHC, the Gallery continues to be self-sufficient and is run by a committee of active congregants, some of whom are themselves artists, committed to encouraging a love of art.

The Gallery consistently showcases works of quality in varied media by artists from all over the Mid-Atlantic region, with a special emphasis on Israeli artists during the High Holy Days. Exhibits change every two months, September through June, and offer opening receptions with refreshments. The hours for the Gallery follow BHC building hours. For directions, click here.

INFO: Marcia Bornfriend, marcia410@comcast.net, Lauren Loran, laurenloran@mac.com
or 410-764-1587, ext. 270.

Current Exhibit

Ricki Baker, "Waving Through A Window"
Paintings inspired by live theatrical experience
Reception: Tuesday, November 13, 6 PM


"What Did I Miss?"

About the Artist

Ricki Baker began creating art several years ago, impelled to give visual expression to her passion for theater, particularly Broadway musicals. 

Without a preconceived image or color palette, her work takes shape while listening to music in her studio. “I choose the music randomly, and as I look at a blank canvas, something starts to happen. Strange as it may sound, I’m kind of seeing the music. Thoughts have nothing to do with it. In fact, any time I try consciously to plan a painting, I’m unhappy with the result.”

She is active in the arts community in Naples, FL where she in on the Board of the Naples Art Association. Ricki was selected in a juried event to design and paint a giant fiberglass Sea Turtle to benefit the Southwest Florida Nature Conservancy, and she designed the holiday cards for the Naples Art Association. Ricki’s work is represented in numerous private collections. 

Upcoming Exhibits

Watercolor Society
(juried group show)
Show Runs: December 28–February 25
Reception: Sunday, January 13, 2019, 2–4 PM

Susan Levi-Goerlich, "Paintings in Fiber: Time and Place"
Stitched Impressions (fiber art)
Show Runs: February 28–April 29
Reception: Sunday, March 10, 2–4 PM

Paula Reynolds, "Visual Diaries: Land and Sea"
Show Runs: May 2–June 24
Reception:Sunday, May 5, 2019, 2–4 PM

Past Exhibits

September/October 2018: Cynthia Brower, "Landscapes"

July/ August 2018: Congregant Stan Weiman, "From Stage Art To Canvas Art"

May/June 2018: Blake M. Conroy, "Field Study, Cut Paper"

March/April 2018: Congregant Joel Cohen, paintings, "Saying Things with Colors and Shapes"

January/February 2018: Congregant Ilene Gold, "Collage Artwork"

November/December 2017: Patricia Bennett "Colorful Paintings of Parties, Countryside, and Baltimore City"

September/October 2017: Pat Dillon, "Paintings from His Travel and Musician Series"

July/August 2017: Harriet Stulman, paintings: "Artistic Journey"

May/June 2017: Art 10 Baltimore: "Unencumbered"

March/April 2017: Complementary Colors: "Sunrise, Sunset" 

January/February 2017: Ann Kagan, annkathrynkagan.com, acrylic: "Efflorescence"

November/December 2016: Ronni Jolles, paper: "Rough Around The Edges: Inspirations In Paper"

September/October 2016: Rabbi Gila Ruskin, mosaics: "Judaic Mosaics"

August 2016: Sylvia Besser,  3-dimensional painting, watercolors, acrylics and pastels: "An Artist's Journey"

July 2016: Temple Emanuel Art

May/June 2016: Matt Kloss, paintings: "Tourist and Intimist"

March/April 2016: Baltimore Watercolor Society, watercolor: "Real and Imagined"

January/February 2016: Norm Dubin, photography: "Photo-Synthesis"

November/December 2015: Elaine Katz, fabric collaged art quilts: "Fantasy Fiber"



For information on our submission process, click here to download our submission guidelines. To plan for hanging click here and view the gallery space layout and measurements. INFO: Marcia Bornfriend, marcia410@comcast.net, Lauren Loran, laurenloran@mac.com or 410-764-1587, ext. 270.

BHC will retain a modified commission of 35% of the sale price. As a non-profit organization this commission to BHC is tax deductible. INFO: David Weis, Controller, 410-764-1587, ext. 243.

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