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

Cynthia Brower, "Landscapes"
Reception: Sunday, September 16, 2-4 PM


"St. James"

About the Artist
Cynthia Brower was born in South Africa and immigrated to the USA during the Apartheid years. She trained at the Michaelis School of Art at the University of Cape Town (BFA), spent a post-graduate year studying painting at the Higher Institute of Fine Art in Antwerp, Belgium, and received an MFA from MICA, in Baltimore. She also studied art education at the University of London Institute of Education, in England. She has shown her work in juried and solo exhibitions. She taught painting and printmaking at local colleges, worked in art education at the Baltimore Museum of Art, and was an arts administrator for the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland.

Regional juried exhibitions include the Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C., the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore City Hall Galleries, Maryland Art Place, College of Notre Dame, Morgan State University, the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Phoenix-Chase Gallery, and Government House in Annapolis.  One-person shows:  AIA Gallery in Baltimore, Resurgam Gallery, Phoenix Chase Gallery, Parish Gallery, Villa Julie College, Amalie Rothschild Gallery at the Creative Alliance, Studio Gallery in Washington D.C. and the Underground Gallery in Frederick, Md.  

Artist’s Statement
I am moved by the complexity and the emotional impact of natural and man-made landscapes. The contradictions of order/disorder, form and poetry inspire me, and I try to capture the richness and formal qualities that make each place unique.

I use drawings and watercolors to record the immediacy of a place, and then work in oils and various print media to develop formal compositions that retain the emotional qualities of my initial response. 

Upcoming Exhibits

Ricki Baker, "Anybody Have A Map?"
Paintings inspired by live theatrical experience
Show Runs: November 1–December 24
Reception: Sunday, November 18, 2018, 2–4 PM

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

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"

September/October 2015: Effie Gereny, acrylic and mixed media: "Grey Matters"

July/August 2015: Dr. George Gutmann (presented by Cantor Sacks): "My Father's Story: A Retrospective In Art"


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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