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

Women from the Bible: Stories of Courage, Faith, Hope and Love"

Exhibit dates: August 25, 2021 through October 25, 2021

Reception: October 3 from 2–4 pm



The paintings in this exhibit depict poignant moments in the lives of several women from the Bible.
Ruth and Naomi, Queen Esther, and Chana (the mother of Samuel) are the protagonists. The series is the brainchild of Baltimore artist Karen Warshal.  Over the course of several months, the models posed live in her Bolton Hill studio, and many of her artist friends came to paint these subjects along with her.  This exhibit offers viewers an opportunity to see how different artists interpret the same subject from varied perspectives.

Artists include:  Karen Warshal, Marshall Kinsley, Palden Hamilton, Jim McDonald, Sarah Bentley, Isaac Boyle.


Upcoming Exhibits

Artist: Loring Boglioli – Fiber artist
Show Runs: October 28  – December 27
Reception: Sunday, Sunday, November 14, 2–4 pm

Artist: Claudia Chappel
Show Runs: December 30 – February 21, 2022
Reception: Sunday, January 9, 2022, 2–4 pm

Artist: Christy Bergland
Show Runs: February 24 – April 25 , 2022
Reception: Sunday, March 13, 2022, 2–4 pm

Artist: Minas Konsolas
Show Runs: April 28 – June 27, 2022
Reception: Sunday, Sunday, May 1, 2022, 2–4 pm


Past Exhibits

January/February 2020: “East/West” work by Karen Klinedinst

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"


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.

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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