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The Hoffberger Gallery Exhibit

  • 03 Mar 2016
  • 25 Apr 2016
  • 7401 Park Heights Av., Baltimore MD 21208
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Hoffberger Gallery Exhibit

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

7401 Park Heights Avenue

Baltimore MD 21208

Open to Signature Members only.  

Exhibit  March 3- April 25, 2016

Deadline for entries or until limited number is reached-February 25, 2016

Drop Off Date Wed. March 2, 2016 at 9am-10am

Reception Sunday March 6, 2016 2-4pm

Pick up Tues, April 26, 2016 9am-10am

Gallery commission: 35%

One Painting per artist 
Please read the exhibit rules and regulations that apply to all of our Member's Exhibits. 

Registration fee: $10.00

Juror: Palden Hamilton
Born and raised in Baltimore, Palden Hamilton was encouraged to pursue art from an early age. His self-portrait still hangs at the Gilman school, where his artistic sensibilities were nurtured under Betsey Heuisler. He majored in painting for his B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He continued his education at the Art Students League of New York, where he trained in figure painting under prominent figurative painters Ron Sherr and William Beckman. There he was awarded a Merit Award in Realism in 2003 and the prestigious Phylis T. Mason Grant in 2004. 

Palden applies these skills as a portrait artist in the Baltimore area. In 2008, he received a Certificate of Excellence at the Portrait Society of America's 10th annual convention in Philadelphia. His portrait, "Holly", placed in the top thirty of 1,300 entries worldwide in the society's annual competition. He was notably commissioned to paint Maestro Yuri Temirkanov, outgoing musical director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and present musical director of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra in Russia. Hamilton is the teacher of the portraiture and figure painting classes at the Zoll Studio School of Fine Art, an emerging center of representational painting culture and education in the Baltimore area.

Palden has painted landscape extensively on location in his native Maryland, and on travels to his mother's homeland, the Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim. For the last three years, he has been juried to participate in Plein Air Easton, the nation's most prestigious plein air painting event. In 2015, he received Second Place in MAPAPA's Cityscape exhibition. 

He currently resides in Mount Washington, Baltimore, with wife, Jacqueline, daughter, Alice, and cat, Babelet."

Note: If you want to enter but cannot get your painting to the exhibit for drop off or pick up, contact Jane Coonce-McElvany at (703) 524-7049 or email her at

If you prefer to pay by check, write the check to BWS and mail it to Shirley Apple Jenkins, 3 Victoria Falls Dr, Sparks, MD 21152.

For any questions contact Shirley Apple Jenkins

Phone: 443-212-5412 or 443-695-4008


If you are willing to share an image of your painting in BWS publicity, there is more information about where to send the image in the Registration Confirmation message.

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