Howard County has a lively art scene. The Artists’ Gallery is an important part of the art community, with monthly receptions open to the public and an annual juried show that invites artists from the MD, DC, and VA regions to submit work and show in their gallery.

What is the vision of The Artists' Gallery?

Our mission as professional artists is to produce creative fine art for our customers and community and to support the recognition of the Artists’ Gallery as one of the premier successful art businesses in Howard County.

Our vision is that our members connect with the local community and beyond through their offerings of multi-faceted, diverse visual arts.

What can visitors expect when they visit?

Visitors will find a beautiful gallery in a historic building in Old Ellicott City. We are a member-owned and operated gallery with approximately 20 exhibiting artists working in various media that include: oil; acrylic; pastel; watercolor; Chinese brush painting; digital painting; photo encaustic, mixed media, and collage; traditional, hand-colored, and digital photography; fused glass; clay and wood art. All wall art and 3D works are original. Our exhibits are rotated on a monthly basis, and commissions are available.

Jing-Jy Chen's 'Chattering' at The Artists' Gallery

Jing-Jy Chen's 'Chattering' at The Artists' Gallery

Featured artist: JingJy Chen

A longtime Howard County resident and teacher, Jing-Jy Chen was born in Tainan, Taiwan. Her work embodies the vitality of a rich Asian tradition and is characterized by bold brushstrokes, subtle use of color, and the power of negative space.

Where is your favorite place to receive inspiration in Howard County?

“There are many beautiful and inspiring hiking trails in Howard County. I especially love the trails around Lake Kittamaqundi, Lake Elkhorn, and Wilde Lake. You can always find birds chatting [as well as] blue herons, turtles, trees, plants, and seasonal blossoms that inspire me to paint.”

Cherry Blossom Art

“Cherry blossoms are one of my favorite subjects. Their beauty reminds me of my childhood in Taiwan. I often add birds, who seem to be enjoying the spring, and sometimes add moonlight and shadows to create a very peaceful atmosphere. I like to paint cherry blossoms in early spring when there is still snow on the trees. My basic materials are watercolor and ink on rice paper or silk.”