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

Paula Reynolds, "Visual Diaries: Land and Sea"
Reception: Sunday, May 19, 2-4 PM


Artist's Statement

Never one to keep a written diary, the age of the digital photograph has lent itself to the creation of the Visual Diary. It documents my daily walks and travels over many years in two specific locations—the fields and farms around my home, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. 

When one traverses the same footpath or shoreline on a continual basis, an intimate relationship develops creating a heightened awareness of subtle changes. Details make themselves known, exaggerated by weather patterns or seasonal change. My method of documentation differs with each environment—fluidity in movement to capture the ever-changing sea, and a steady hand to document the details of the land. Mist, fog and frost, all components of water, are an integral part of my images. Inspiring details found in the fields, and the merging of seasons heighten my anticipation of the next opportunity to record and discover.

Artist's Biography

Paula has been a Fine Art photographer for over 20 years working in series, most notably Ocean and Landscape documentation. A graduate of The Maryland Institute College of Art, her photographs have been shown in several east coast galleries and exhibitions, and are included in collections both public and private in the US and internationally. 

As a resident of the Green Spring Valley, Paula’s pursuit of the photographic landscape began, on a neighboring property. The former estate of Jean and Norman Baetjer, now known as Meadowdale, continues to offer a wealth of visual inspiration with its exquisite sunrises and pristine landscapes. 

Her preference for early morning back light creates a dynamic interplay between ground, trees and various objects in the landscape. The meandering North Branch of the Jones Falls, lined with native white willow trees, contributes to mist filled mornings, creating sublime landscapes worthy of photographic documentation. 


Upcoming Exhibits


Past Exhibits

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"

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"


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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