Saturday, October 06, 2012

Art Maryland 2012

Exhibit: Art Maryland 2012

Location: Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Dates: October 26-December 14, 2012

Reception: October 26, 6–8pm

Gallery hours: M-F 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm

Art Maryland has long been one of the premier juried showcases for Maryland's visual artists. Art Maryland 2012 features work selected from nearly 470 entries submitted by 169 artists working in a wide variety of styles and mediums.

Juror Philippa Hughes, Founder and Chief Creative Contrarian of the Pink Line Project in Washington, DC, chose work with a clean, contemporary aesthetic, gravitating to photography and sculpture. Selected artists include: Fran Abrams, Ralph Baney, Kyle Bauer, Ronald Brown, Warren Chambers, Ed Charest, Travis Childers, Sara Dittrich, Annie Farrar, Karen Lynn Gray, Zachary Handler, Courtnee Hawkins, Eric Johnson, Penny Knobel-Besa, Cheryl MacLean, Hyeseung Marriage-Song, Diana Marta, Shelley Meredith-Cooper, Lindsay Rowinski, Daniel Rozmiarek, Charles Sessoms, Anthony Stellaccio, Robert Tennenbaum, Kristoffer Triplaar, Regina Tumasella, John Viles, Sarah Wegner, and Elizabeth Whiteley.

Art Maryland 2012 is on view from October 26 – December 14. Reception  is free and open to the public and is a great opportunity to meet and talk with a diverse group of artists from across the state.


Depending on your relationship to the powers that be, Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange rank among either the brightest angels or the darkest demons of contemporary life. Harnessing the power of the internet to blow the virtual whistle on corruption around the world, Wikileaks demonstrated, if nothing else, how much tougher it is to cover up wrongdoing in the age of social media and self-publication. Now, ArtLeaks looks to shine the same spotlight on corruption specifically in the world of art, which they see as a power struggle between rich buyers and institutions and the creators and everyday workers with little sway or pay. Bursting onto a scene desperate for a savior, can ArtLeaks be the Wikileaks of the art world?
Read the entire piece by Bob Duggan here.