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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The galleries are open during regular business hours of City Hall at 15901 Excalibur Rd.
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.
Upcoming Virtual Art Gallery Shows
The Bowie Arts Committee will sponsor a virtual exhibit of artwork from local artists from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The theme for this show is Diversity/Unity/Inclusion: celebrating what makes us unique while bringing us all together as part of one community.
(November 15, 2020 – February 28, 2020)
The theme for this show is artwork that celebrates what makes us unique while bringing us all together as part of one community.
Artists may submit up to two paintings, photographs, mixed media, fiber art, or small sculpture. 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 falling under the theme of Bright Colors of Spring.
October 15, 2020: DEADLINE for submitting digital entry form to BAC
November 1, 2020: NOTIFICATION of Acceptance by email for artwork selected by BAC