See the work of various local and national artists in the Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery.
The gallery was established in 2000 in memory of Southern Maryland artist Tony Hungerford, the son of Vincent and Evelyn Hungerford.
The gallery is at the La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center and is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please call 301-934-7828 to arrange for other hours if necessary. Gallery Talks are usually held on Tuesday afternoons and are free and open to the public.
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2015-2016 Schedule of Gallery Exhibits
"08-14-2013," Christopher Scott Dolan
Landscapes of the District and Southern Maryland
Christopher Scott Dolan | September 12 – October 2
Gallery Talk and Reception: Tuesday, September 15, 2:30 p.m.
Christopher Scott Dolan's goal is to create work based on feelings rather than defined criteria. He starts with an idea of what shape the work will take, and then modifies it as he goes along.
Dolan begins with direct observation of a subject, then develops the work in the studio. He intends for this work to be a visual space that encourages the viewer to enter and explore an environment that is simple in its constituent elements but complex when taken as a whole.
Three years ago, Dolan decided he was spending too much of the summer indoors so he challenged himself to create one landscape every day for the period between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. Each day, despite any other obligations, what the weather threatened, or how little time was available to him, he produced one landscape. The pieces were created quickly on the spot, very different from his studio work, allowing him to experiment and take risks that he might not have taken in the studio.
"Metamorphosis," Marcia Wolfson Ray
Marcia Wolfson Ray | October 12 - November 6
Gallery Talk and Reception: TBA
Marcia Wolfson Ray looks to nature for both the ideas for her work and the materials. She uses dog fennel, phragmites, hibiscus, pine bark, bamboo and marsh elder in the construction of her sculptures. Ray collects the materials after the growing season is over, mainly in autumn, winters, and early spring, in the fields and marshes of the eastern shore of Maryland.
Ray hopes to convey her own relationship with the natural world through her work, taking advantage of the light, temperature and season. The sun, rain, snow all manifest their influences on the pieces.
As she works, Ray allows the piece to evolve from her original idea to its final form, an evolution that keeps her passionate about the project.
"Paddling Toward a Single Point
After Sunset," Caleb Charland
"0392," Candace Gaudiani
"Birds and Sky," E. Brady Robinson
"July 13, 2008," Alexandra Silverthorne
Alexandra Silverthrone Group | November 16 - December 11
Gallery Talk and Reception: Tuesday, November 17, 2:30 p.m.
Travel has long been a part of the history of photography in America. From the early photographs capturing the expanse of The West to Robert Frank’s two-year road trip across the country and to the even more recent work of Alec Soth’s scavenger hunt journeys, again and again photographers utilize the camera to capture their travel. But what happens when we focus less on the destinations and more on the actual act of journeying? How can photographers use the camera as a means of showing movement through landscape?
This exhibit brings together the work of four photographers, Caleb Charland (Maine), Candace Gaudiani (California), E. Brady Robinson (Washington, D.C.), and Alexandra Silverthorne (Washington, D.C.), to explore these questions. While each photographer tackles the journey through landscape with different constraints and styles, the viewer is ultimately presented with a unified series that prompts consideration of movement whether through landscape or even activities of daily life.
"Continental Pit," Margaret Noel
Margaret Noel | February 1 - March 11
Gallery Talk and Reception: Tuesday, February 23 at 2:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Theatre
Margaret Noel’s mixed-media paintings fuse collage with encaustic to portray landscapes that have been altered and abandoned by industry. Using layers of paper and wax to distort and fragment the original forms, the paintings juxtapose the sharp geometry of industrial architecture against the fluid lines of the surrounding landscape. In the finished pieces, some landscape elements are fully articulated: recognizable and concrete. Other parts become simplified, exaggerated, or transformed, allowing viewers to feel as if they have stumbled upon the record of a familiar but half-forgotten scene-- a blurred remembrance rather than a precise rendering.
"Gas Station #1," Tom Siehl,
2015 Faculty Purchase Prize Recipient
Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Artwork Submission Dates: March 28 - April 1, 2016
Award Reception: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
Submissions for the Annual Juried Student Exhibition will be accepted from March 28 to April 1. Please see the submission guidelines and form here. The jury will select exhibition works on April 5. Any work not accepted for the gallery exhibition must be picked up April 6 - 8. Students must pick up their exhibited works May 6 - 9. Work not retrieved by May 9 may be discarded.
Thanks to Our Artists
"The Yellow School Bus" 14"x11
A Gift from Artist Jan Clayton Pagratis
Artist Jan Clayton Pagratis has made a gift to CSM of one of the paintings from her show: "The Yellow School Bus" 14"x11" Encaustic, Pencil Shavings, Rusty Metal and Wood, on Canvas.
Ms. Pagratis expressed her warm gratitude for the opportunity to show her work at CSM and a special appreciation for the interest expressed by the students. The painting she donated relates to students, and education in particular, and she felt CSM to be an appropriate home for the painting. CSM, the Division of Communication, Arts and Humanities and the Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery would like to thank Ms. Pagratis for her gift and show our appreciation for her work.
" Juniper II, 2004" Larry Chappelear
A Gift from the Chappelear Family
The family of painter and avid sportsman Professor Larry Chappelear has made a wonderful gift to CSM of one of his abstract paintings, Juniper II, 2004, mixed media on panel, now hanging in the FA Theatre Lobby. From 1973 to his retirement in 2011, Mr. Chappelear was an advocate and coordinator for the Studio Arts program, promoted exhibits of visiting artists that led to the founding of the Tony Hungerford Art Gallery, became a popular professor who helped thousands of students acquire a greater appreciation of the arts and more skill in expressing their own artistry, and married potter and fellow faculty member Susan Chappelear. We missed Mr. Chappelear when he retired from the college family and came to miss him even more when he passed away in the early months of his retirement. Juniper II is all the more treasured as an addition to the college's art collection, for his work will serve as a lasting memory of his contributions to the college and his skill and creativity as a painter.