Through its arts program, University of Maryland University College provides a prestigious and wide-ranging forum for emerging and established artists.

Call for Entries

4th Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition

Submission Deadline: August 19, 2019

The UMUC Arts Program announces a call for entries of original works by all artists 18 years of age or older currently residing in Maryland, Northern Virginia, or Washington, D.C., for the 4th Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition. All mediums except videography will be considered. Cash prizes and other distinctions will be awarded. Top prize is $5,000.

Upcoming Exhibition

Steven Dobbin: Conceptualism to Meaning

Exhibition Dates: September 1–December 1, 2019
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Sunday, September 15, 2019

Maryland artist Steven Dobbin transforms found and discarded objects into thought-provoking works of art. He works primarily in lead, copper, and steel with plaster and pigment. Many of his works express movement, while others serve as social commentary. His art is conceptual, contemporary, and continuously developing.

Current Exhibitions

Ruth Channing's Community in Paint and Print

Exhibition Dates: July 25–October 31, 2019
Location: U.S. District Courthouse, Greenbelt, Maryland
Artist Reception: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Baltimore-based artist Ruth Channing experiments with varied methods, materials, and means of expression, working spontaneously to highlight the process of creating visual communication. Many of the artworks in the exhibition are portraits of family and friends that explore deep connections and expressions.

The Blues and the Abstract Truth: Voices of African American Art

Exhibition Dates: June 8, 2019–January 12, 2020
Location: Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland

This exhibition features selected works from the permanent collections of the UMUC Arts Program and the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. The works were selected from these collections to introduce audiences in western Maryland and the surrounding region to the story of African American art.

Exhibitions Archive

2019

January

Rhythmic Impulses: The Art of Floyd Coleman and Hayward Oubre

Exhibition Dates: September 30, 2018–January 20, 2019

February

Maryland High School Juried Art Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: February 17–April 28, 2019

April

Joseph Sheppard: Highlights from the UMUC Collection

Exhibition Dates: October 29, 2017–April 1, 2019

May

Yumi Hogan: Cultural Traditions Unbounded

Exhibition Dates: Monday, May 6–Sunday, June 30, 2019

R. Benjamin Jones: Recording the World in Paint

Exhibition Dates: Sunday, May 26–Wednesday, August 18, 2019

2018

February

Mike McConnell: Cutting Into Art

Exhibition Dates: December 10, 2017–February 18, 2018

March

The Language of Abstraction

Exhibition Dates: March 4–June 24, 2018

May

The Camera and Three Lenses

Exhibition Dates: May 7–July 20, 2018

July

Paul Reed: Washington Color School Painter

Exhibition Dates: July 8–September 16, 2018

September

Rhythmic Impulses: The Art of Floyd Coleman and Hayward Oubre

Exhibition Dates: September 30, 2018–January 20, 2019

2017

January

James Phillips: Swirling Complexity Into Culture

Exhibition Dates: January 15–April 16, 2017

April

Order Out of Chaos

Exhibition Dates: April 30–July 30, 2017

May

Two Wings of the Same Bird: Samuel Miranda and Lazaro Batista

Exhibition Dates: May 8–July 21, 2017

August

Journey: The Artistry of Curlee Holton

Exhibition Dates: August 13–November 26, 2017

October

Joseph Sheppard: Highlights from the UMUC Collection

Exhibition Dates: October 29, 2017–April 1, 2019

December

Mike McConnell: Cutting Into Art

Exhibition Dates: December 10, 2017–February 18, 2018

2016

January

Delilah W. Pierce: Natural Perspective

Exhibition Dates: September 27, 2015–January 3, 2016

Plurality: The Conceptual Art of Akemi Maegawa

Exhibition Dates: January 17–April 17, 2016

May

Faculty Art Invitational: All That's Art

Exhibition Dates: May 8, 2016–July 31, 2016

September

Third Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: September 18–December 31, 2016

October

Joseph Sheppard: Horrors of War

Exhibition Dates: October 30, 2016–October 29, 2017

2015

January

Helen Zughaib: Conflict Within

Exhibition Dates: Sunday, January 11–Sunday, March 29, 2015

April

Raoul Middleman's Romantic Expressionism

Exhibition Dates: Friday, April 10–Sunday, August 30, 2015

May

Reini Maters: Modern Impressionist

Exhibition Dates: Monday, May 4–Friday, July 31, 2015

September

Delilah W. Pierce: Natural Perspective

Exhibition Dates: September 27, 2015–January 3, 2016

2014

February

Unveiled: Works from the UMUC Art Collections

Exhibition Dates: Sunday, February 9–Sunday, March 30, 2014

April

Joseph Sheppard - The Art of Portraiture

Exhibition Dates: Monday, April 1, 2013–Sunday, March 30, 2014

Joseph Sheppard: On a Grand Scale

Exhibition Dates: Sunday, April 20, 2014–Sunday, March 29, 2015

June

Printmaking: Faculty Art Invitational 2014

Exhibition Dates: Sunday, April 6­–Sunday, June 1, 2014

UMUC Friends of the Arts Day Trip to Brooklyn, New York

Bus Trip: Saturday, June 7, 2014

July

2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: Sunday, June 15, 2014—Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Visual Language: Sheila Crider, Susan Goldman, and Andrea Barnes

Exhibition Dates: Sunday, May 11­–Sunday, July 20, 2014

September

Maryland Printmakers: Printmaking in a Modern Society

Exhibition Dates: Sunday, September 7–Wednesday, December 31, 2014

October

Robert Blackburn and the Modernist Movement in Prints

Symposium Dates: Saturday, October 25, 2014

2013

February

Jazz: A Dialogue in the Performance and Visual Arts

Lecture and Musical Performance: February 14–15, 2013

Diaspora Dialogue: Art of Kwabena Ampofo-Anti, Alexander "Skunder" Boghossian and Victor Ekpuk

Exhibition Dates: February 12–May 12, 2013

March

Faculty Art Invitational

Exhibit Dates: May 12–July 21, 2013

November

Second Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibit

Exhibition Dates: November 3, 2013–January 26, 2014

2012

January

Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity

Exhibition Dates: January 30–April 8, 2012

February

Influence Over Time: The Art of Winston Harris

Exhibition Dates: February 20–August 31, 2012

April

Joseph Sheppard: A Voyage from Memory 1930-1960

Exhibition Dates: April 8, 2012–March 25, 2013

Drawings: Faculty Art Invitational 2012

Exhibition Dates: April 22-June 22, 2012

May

Celebrating Paper and Color: The Art of Gladys Goldstein and Preston Sampson

Exhibition Dates: May 9–July 23, 2012

July

Noi Volkov: Reforming the Masters. Unleashing the Humor in Art!

Exhibition Dates: July 8–September 2, 2012

September

Vista: Contemporary Works by Latin American Artists

Exhibition Dates: September 16–November 25, 2012

December

MODERNISM: James Hilleary and Color

Exhibition Dates: December 3, 2012–February 3, 2013

2011

March

Rudimentary: A Post-Mastery Return to Fundamentals – Faculty Art Invitational Exhibition 2011

Exhibit Dates: March 21–June 29, 2011

April

Fiori da Rita: Landscapes and Still Life Paintings by Joseph Sheppard

Exhibit Dates: April 3, 2011–March 25, 2012

May

Student Online Art Exhibition

View a digital gallery of student artwork selected by art faculty members Jack Dillinger and Joan Bevelaqua.

Beyond Boundaries: Gary Medovich and Michael Platt

Exhibit Dates: May 14, 2011–July 30, 2011

August

Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibit

Exhibit Dates: August 1–October 16, 2011

October

The Poetics of Water

Exhibit Dates: October 31, 2011–January 15, 2012

December

The Art of Herman Maril
His Own Path: The Spirit and Legacy of Herman Maril

Book Release Reception and Lecture: December 4, 2011