Chesapeake Arts Center Exhibit Gallery

"I recently had the pleasure of participating in the Her Stories: A Women's Art Show at the Chesapeake Arts Center's Hal Gomer Gallery. It was a pleasant experience from start to finish. The staff was very professional, friendly and responsive. From this encounter alone I was able to network with other talented artists. I am looking forward to more opportunities to work The Chesapeake Arts Center in the future." - Heather A Covington

"My favorite part was getting to meet the person that created the poem I based my art from and how amazing it was to bring art and poetry, young and old together!" Jadyn Hardy

Showcasing the work of talented local artists and photographers.

Chesapeake Arts Center has recently dedicated a space as a gallery for art exhibits. The space has two sections, room 1 is 374 feet ( 17x22 length) and the 2nd room is 363 feet (16.2x22). The Gallery also has 5 Black pedestals.

In The Hal Gomer Gallery

The Chesapeake Art Center welcomes you to view Art by local Artists. The Art Gallery is FREE and open from Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. Saturday, 10am-12:30pm


Chesapeake Arts Center Gallery

invisible to the eye.

an exhibition of sculpture and photography by Vienne Rea

Exhibit runs September 2-September 28, 2017

Opening Reception September 7 from 6-8pm

in the Hal Gomer Gallery

at the Chesapeake Arts Center

Vienne Rea expresses her diverse creativity through multiple visual arts, having received awards in both photography and sculpture. Across creative forms, there is an expressed sensitivity in her work, a nuance that moves one to feel beyond what their eyes can see. The most valuable things in life cannot be seen with the naked eye: love, friendship, hope, integrity, trust, compassion. In the classic book Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, it is the fox who guides the Prince with these wise and everlasting words:

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Vienne is a fine-art photographer, creating for over 30 years. Her her exhibitions have included images of children, nature, female nudes, and architecture. She is currently concentrating on specialized, themed series, including the Holocaust, African-American slavery, and Womanhood. She was awarded entry into the Berlin Foto Biennale in October 2016 with multiple photographs, including those from her series Human Property and Never Again, two of which highlighted a commemorative section honoring the Holocaust. A selection of photographs from her Human Property series were exhibited at the National Geographic Museum in a group exhibit in Fall/Winter 2016.

Curators have likened her photographic style to that of the Masters as she was recognized as a Finalist in all 6 categories of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers in 2015—an achievement never before accomplished in the history of the award. That same year she was dually commended as a Finalist for the Black & White Charles Dodgson Award for two of her photographs. Through the use of digital and analog photography, she creates imagery reminiscent of the Pictorialist style of late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Selections from her long-archived Childhood portfolio will be on view in our Hal Gomer Gallery. Vienne’s award-winning assemblage sculpture has exhibited in museums, galleries and private collections. In her early career, she used metal and acrylic with distinctive hardware and other design elements to bolt, weld, lace and drill onto two-dimensional art to create a third dimension. Her work featured on many paintings by Rivers Scott Fisher (1974-2015) and on her own fine-art nude photographs. Vienne pursued classical metal sculpture after receiving a vision in a dream—a dream with a singular, inspired theme: Ladders. Fueled by this new inspiration, Vienne sought a mentor to guide her in welding, which led her to renowned sculptor, David Hess. In Fall of 2013, Vienne’s Ladder series premiered at The Mary Condon Hodgson Art Gallery in Maryland. Her first landscape commission, a Ladder titled “A Place in Our Hearts”, will be installed in Baltimore, Maryland. Most recently, Vienne’s sculpture ‘John, Dear’ received Juror’s Choice Award, given by Dr. Oliver Shell (Curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art) in a vetted group exhibition at Waverly Street Galley.

A collection of her sculptures, including a few rare photographs from her Ladder series, will be on view in our Hal Gomer Gallery.


Chesapeake Arts Center Presents

Maryland, My Maryland Exhibit

at the Chase Brexton Health Care Glen Burnie Center

July 14-October 1, 2017

Chesapeake Arts Center will be presenting the "Maryland, My Maryland " exhibition at the Chase Brexton Health Care office located at 200 Hospital Dr #300 , Glen Burnie, MD 21061 from July 14-October 1, 2017. Artists include: Erica Rodriguez, Aric Ament, Ricky Chenoweth

Photo by: Erica Rodriguez


Chesapeake Arts Center Presents:

A Mindset Evolution Exhibit with Sam Jenkins

at Aloft BWI Hotel

Exhibit runs September 5-November 30,2017

Meet the Artist Reception Thursday, September 21, 2017


Sam Jenkins discovered screen printing when she attended a poster show at Stevenson University. The show included an artist, Daniel Danger, whose work became an inspiration to Sam Jenkins. When she found a course teaching the technique at AACC she signed up and was hooked on the medium. Her aesthetic is heavily graphic based and often incorporates steampunk influences. Since she began printing, she has been featured at Maryland Hall in Annapolis as well as student art shows at AACC.

Artwork availabe for sale at the opening reception!




Upcoming Gallery Events Presented by the Chesapeake Arts Center

July 5-July 31, 2017: Christopher Whitehead Exhibit

August 2-31, 2017: The Art of Sound Exhibit with Tom Pearce and Friends

September 1-September 29, 2017: "Invisible to the Eye" exhibit by Photographer Vienne Rea

October 2-October 30, 2017: "Ambient/ Assembled" exhibit by Photographer Tom Hausman

November 1-November 30, 2017: Erase the Hate Through the Art Group Show

December 1-December 7, 2017: Pop-Up Artwork created for National Worlds AIDS Day

December 8-January 31, 2018: CAC History Book Gallery Exhibit with local artists

February 1-February 28, 2018:Brooklyn Park Middle School PVA Kids Group Art Show

March 1-March 30,2018: Group Dynamic Exhibit

April 2-May 8, 2018: Comic Book Theme Exhibit

May 9-May 18, 2018 :Pop-Up Art Exhibit presented by UMBC Practice Muesum Students

June 2-June 29, 2018: CAC MakerSpace Gallery Exhibit Group Shows

July 5-July 31, 2018: Photographer Gregg Boersma Exhibit


Local artist looking to showcase your work?

Please contact Chesapeake Arts Center for information at 410-636-6597 or email Nicole Caracia at