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

“East/West” work by Karen Klinedinst

Exhibit dates: January 3 – February 24

Reception: Sunday, January 5, 1-3 pm

Artist's Biography

Karen Klinedinst is an artist using photography to explore themes of place, nature and the environment. Inspired by the 19th-century landscape paintings of the Hudson River School, she creates richly layered landscapes that combine the real with the imagined.

Her work has been exhibited at Maryland Art Place, Soho Photo Gallery, University of Maryland Global College, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, and the Biggs Museum of American Art. In 2018, her series, The Emotional Landscape, was exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Stoneham, MA. Her work is in the collection of the National Park Service.

She is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. In 2004, she was awarded a Platte Clove artist residency at the Catskills Center she completed for Conservation and Development in New York; and in 2006, a National Park Service artist residency at Acadia National Park in Maine. In April 2020, she will be an artist-in-residence at PLAYA in Summer Lake, OR. In 2015, was awarded an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. She was a Photo Lucida Critical Mass 200 finalist in 2018 and 2019.

Upcoming Exhibits

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

November/December 2019: Suzi Galetti, paintings, "Wavelengths"

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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