Columbia Art Center
6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, Maryland 21045

May 6 – May 29, 2022

Shirley Hales and Carla Huber, Co-Chair
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Since 1987, Columbia Art Center has been a vital art school and prestigious exhibit venue with two airy galleries. It is located in one of the village centers and receives a continuous amount of traffic.

The Working Artists Group exhibit Space…Shapes…Scapes offers an escape to the world of image makers. The artists will present an exhibit showcasing our diverse disciplines as we interpret the title and invite the viewer to participate in this visual exploration.

This year the annual awards from the WAF Memorial Fund will be awarded to WAF members participating in the non-juried Columbia Arts Center exhibit Space..Shapes..Scapes. The Fund was established in 2005 in memory of M.K. Holden by her family for the purpose of funding awards given in the name of WAF members who have passed away and whose families include Working Artists Forum in their memorial donations. The list currently includes: Peggy Blades, Teresa Frederick, M.K. Holden, Marianne Hollis, Mary Talbot Rieckert, Jeanne Ranney Smith, Betty Wise and Karen Wood. 

2022 Columbia Arts Center Exhibit Awards

  • 1st Place The Marianne Hollis Award $200
  • 2nd Place The Jean Ranney Smith Award $150
  • 3rd Place The Betty Wise Award $100
  • Honorable Mention The Mary Talbot Rieckert Award $50

The judge is Jane McElvany Coonce (click here for resume)

Exhibit: May 6 – May 29, 2022
Deadline for Application: Friday, FEBRUARY 18, 2022

Application deadline ends in

Artists will be able to exhibit one painting at this time. 
(Final number to be determined by number of applicants.)
Entry fee: $20. Commission to Art Center 40%.
Deliver work: Monday, May 2, 10 am-2pm.
Installation: Steve Walker will hang show with our assistance.
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 3 and 4, 2pm-4pm each day.
Exhibit Opening and Awards Ceremony: Friday, May 6, 6-7:30 pm.
Pickup Work: Wednesday, June 1, 10am-2pm.

Commission to CAC: 40 % (factor this in when pricing your work)
While all reasonable care will be taken, the Working Artists Forum and Columbia Art Center and their assigns are not responsible for accidents or damage to you or your work. The Working Artists Forum is not responsible for any monetary losses, including bad checks or credit cards used in the purchase of any art.