Art Galleries

Upcoming Virtual Art Gallery Show

The Bowie Arts Committee will sponsor a virtual exhibit of artwork from local artists from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. There is no theme for this show; all works of all subjects will be considered. 

Interested in being a part of our next gallery exhibit? Please read the:

Spring Open

Exhibit dates: May 1, 2021 – July 31, 2021
There is no theme for this show; all works of all subjects will be considered. 

Eligibility

Any original 2-D and 3-D work that meets the exhibition guidelines and size restrictions will be considered. Any artist residing in Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia, 18 years of age and older, may enter no more than two pieces of original art.

Exhibit Schedule

  • March 31, 2021:  Deadline for submitting digital entry form to the Arts Committee
  • April 21, 2021:  Notification of Acceptance sent by email for artwork selected by the Arts Committee

 

Current Exhibit: Youth Art 

The current exhibit in the City Hall Galleries is entitled "Youth Art Exhibit" and includes a variety of pieces from students attending Bowie High School, Chapel Forge ECC, Kenilworth Elementary School and Pointer Ridge Elementary School. 

Youth Art Exhibit Brochure

The City of Bowie Arts Committee maintains art galleries on the first and second floors of Bowie City Hall. The galleries, named East Gallery and West Gallery, include hanging space for photography and paintings, and two display cases for three-dimensional artwork.

The Arts Committee changes the gallery, usually on a quarterly basis. The majority of the gallery exhibits are juried shows. Artists all over the metro DC-Baltimore area are eligible to participate in the juried shows. Typically the committee sends emails to artists in its database telling them of upcoming shows and including a flyer/entry form. Artists are then invited to submit digital images (jpegs) of their artwork, photography and/or paintings/sculpture, along with the entry form.

The Arts Committee juries the work and lets artists know which pieces are selected for the upcoming show. Gallery hanging always takes place on Saturday mornings. Artists interested in receiving information about upcoming shows should contact Lori Cunningham, staff liaison to the Arts Committee, at 240-544-5601 or email lcunningham@cityofbowie.org.

The galleries are open during regular business hours of City Hall at 15901 Excalibur Rd.