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

Congregant Rhonda I Framm, "Clouds, Mountains, and Water: Players in the Light"
Reception: Friday, July 5, 7-8 PM

"The Honeymoon" 


Artist's Biography

Rhonda Framm received her first formal art training at the Hunter Museum of American Art, on the banks of the Tennessee River. Fascinated by the shapes that the sunlight made when it bounced from the river, she began her six decades of observation and practice to capture the play of light. When she moved her studies to Fribourg, Switzerland, Rhonda added the Alpine pastures, peaks and streams to the subjects she studied, trying to capture the subtle hues created by the towering mountains. Frequent sailing trips in the Virgin Islands and hiking with friends in Colorado suggested new treatments of light and patterns, which she seeks to bring to her creations. Seeing the joy that art could create, she turned her attention to portraits, using the same systems of shadow and light to produce a personality, in addition to the physical image. Rhonda founded “Art for Joy- Rhonda’s Creations” to share her work with her social media followers. Her artwork is also featured on her Facebook and Instagram accounts. It is her goal to share the invigorating spirit created by colors, light and shadows with her collectors and followers. Having worked previously in oils, acrylics and charcoal, Rhonda is now using watercolor to create a more abstract, free-spirited process by the use of “flow.” It is her goal, in this wet-on- wet process over wax resist, to set the stage with color and design and then engage the viewer’s vision in co-creating the art. 

Rhonda works from her studio and home in Northern Baltimore County and lives with her husband, Matt Lynn. She is a member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society and the Butler Watercolor Society. She continues to limit private commissioned portraits to twelve per year to allow time for her continued paintings and art study.


Upcoming Exhibits

Artist: Plein Air Group (13 artists) – "Baltimore’s Bygone Synagogues: History Captured"

Lissa Abrams
Bruno Baran
Lois Borgenicht
Ann Crostic
David Diaz
Joe Giodano
Janice Kirsh
Joyce Klavan Jandorf

Kathleen Kotarba
Michael Kotarba
Crystal Moll
Paul Moscatt
Brina Pintzuk
Tom Ritchie
Stewart White
Karen Winston-Levin

Show Runs:
August 29–October 28
Sunday, September 15, 2–4 pm

Artist: Suzi Galletti – Paintings
Website: suzigalletti.com
Show Runs: October 31–December 30
Reception: Sunday, November 10, 2–4 pm

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

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"

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



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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