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

September/October Exhibit

"Pat Dillon – Paintings from His Travel and Musician Series"

Reception: Sunday, September 10, 2-4 PM

work by Pat Dillon

Artist's Statement

Three great passions in my life are: art, music and travel. These passions inspire and motivate me. Earlier in my life I had the good fortune to work in a career that allowed me to combine my passions in my work. As a touring saxophonist with the US Army Jazz Ambassadors I traveled and performed throughout the United States (as well as overseas) where I had opportunities to see and experience unique landscape features, architecture, regional culture, music and art.

My paintings are representational. I create them slowly over many sessions and I feel this creates a complexity of layers and surface that I find appealing. I paint a variety of subject matter including portraits, the figure, landscapes, and still lifes. My goal in painting is to create art that moves the viewer and resonates with them. This exhibit features musicians and images from my travels.

Artist’s Biography

Pat Dillon is an artist who lives and works in Columbia, MD. He works predominantly in oils. Subject matter includes portraits (with an emphasis on musicians), the figure, landscapes, and still lives. Pat draws inspiration both from the natural world and from study of the masters. His other job for many years as a traveling musician afforded him the opportunity to visit art museums throughout the United States and overseas. His openness to a diversity of art forms and his broad perspective continue to push him to create unique works of art.

Pat’s works have shown and received awards in regional, national and international exhibits and competitions. His Still Life with Cherries was a finalist in International Artist magazine’s Still Lifes and Florals competition and his artworks have been featured in two painting technique books. 

Upcoming Exhibits

November/December: Patricia Bennett, event and other paintings

January/February: Eileen Gold, paper mosaics

March/April: Joel Cohen, paintings

May/June: Blake M. Conroy, laser cut paper and brass

July/August: Bruce Simon, photography

Past Exhibits

July/August: Harriet Stulman, paintings: "Artistic Journey"

May/June: Art 10 Baltimore: "Unencumbered"

March/April: 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"

May/June 2015: Marcia Wolfson Ray, sculpture: "Outside/Inside"

March/April 2015: Charcoal Club (Jennifer Murtha Group), oil, watercolor, pastel: "Art for Everyone, Right In Your Backyard"

January/February 2015: William Tamburrino, oil: "Landscapes Near and Afar"

November/December 2014: Roxanne Weidele, pastels: "Horizons"

September/October 2014: Claudia Cameron, acrylics: "My Mother’s Story"

July/August 2014: Emerging Artists Exhibit


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 30% 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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