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


Artist's Biography

Through her acrylic on canvas paintings, artist and Registered Architect Suzi Galletti aims to evoke spiritually uplifting common threads that transcend personal perspectives. Suzi draws on a lifetime of experience in many mediums, constantly exploring the interplay between color, balance, and proportion. Her large format, award-winning, non-representational paintings fuse vibrant emotional depth with the structured lyricism of music, the flow and spontaneity of nature, and the spatial relationships of architecture. Multiple layers built up with palette knives combine to create a compelling visual impact of stunning richness of color and texture.

Ms. Galletti’s work is in private and institutional collections, and she has exhibited her work for over 20 years in Maryland and Texas, where she lived for many years. She is a Baltimore County native, and a Timonium resident. She has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Duke University and a masters in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin. Her work can be found at suzigalletti.com, where you can email her directly to inquire about commissions and prints of her work.

Upcoming Exhibits

Artist: Karen Klinedinst – "EAST/WEST" – Photography landscapes + gold foil
Show Runs: January 3 –February 24
Reception: Sunday, January 5, 2–4 pm

Artist: The Charcoal Club
Show Runs: February 27–April 27
Reception: Sunday, March 1, 2–4 pm

Artist: Complementary Colors
Show Runs: April 30–June 29
Reception:Sunday, May 3, 2–4 pm

Past Exhibits

September/October 2019: Plein Air Group (13 artists) – "Baltimore’s Bygone Synagogues: History Captured"

July/August 2019: Congregant Rhonda I. Framm, watercolor, "Clouds, Mountains, and Water: Players in the Light"

May/June 2019: Paula Reynolds, photography, "Visual Diaries: Land and Sea," 

January/February 2019: The Baltimore Water Color Society "Signature Members' Exhibition"

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" 


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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