31st National Drawing & Print Competitive Exhibition

31st National Drawing & Print Competitive Exhibition

31st National Drawing & Print Competitive Exhibition

On view in the virtual gallery: September 8 through October 16, 2020, gormleygallery.com/31st-drawing-print
Virtual gallery talk: Saturday, 12, 2020, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.; RSVP to gormleygallery@ndm.edu for Zoom link
Juror: Doreen Bolger, Former Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art

Featuring artwork by:

Rose Anderson
Peter Baczek
Christy Bergland
David Brosch
Amanda Joy Brown
Sue Bryan
Patricia Card
Lori Esposito
Amy Fix
Jason Guynes
Erin Hall
Brittany Harris
Marcus Howell
Lori Johnson
Annette Wilson Jones
John Judge
Sanzi Kermes
Meena Khalili
Jordan Kornreich
Robert Krinsky
Janet Maher
Timothy Massey
Kathy McGhee
John McKaig
Gregory McLemore
Carol A. O’Neill
Betti Pettinati Longinotti
Mary Proenza
DeAnn Prosia
Jim Resnick
Catherine Rozmarynowycz
Doug Russell
Azadeh Sahraeian
Carmen Schaefer
Mary Schiele
Kevin Schroeder
Whitney Sherman
Sarah Sipling
Mark Sisson
Rhonda Smith
Ralph Steeds
Angeleta Thornton
Kathleen Thum
Tonja Torgerson
Andrei Trach
Vesselina Traptcheva
Louise Wallendorf
Tyrone Weedon
Claire White and Brett Bischler
Ann Zahn
a Ribbon, a Pearl, a Sedimentary Rock

a Ribbon, a Pearl, a Sedimentary Rock

a Ribbon, a Pearl, a Sedimentary Rock flyer

Exhibition Dates: January 27, 2020–March 6, 2020

A Ribbon, a Pearl, a Sedimentary Rock gathers together a selection of artists who forage and borrow imagery––from the internet, from the natural world, from cultural content––to deconstruct the multiplicity of femininity and femme. Signifiers of the feminine––bows, pearls, ribbons––are reexamined as potent objects holding history, wrath, whispers, and power, and femme is reimagined as a process of collecting, constructing, borrowing, and building. Situated in the gallery of Notre Dame, a Ribbon, a Pearl, a Sedimentary Rock reflects on the founding and physical construction of the women’s college on an uncultivated 33-acre plot of flora and fauna at the end of the nineteenth century to reimagine a new thriving garden in its midst.

The exhibition is curated by Allie Linn and features the work of Kira Bell, Anna K. Crooks,Taina Cruz, Coco Klockner, Michelle Luong, Maya Martinez, and Pangelica.

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 1, 2020, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Student Exhibit

Student Exhibit

Into Light

Exhibition Dates: December 9 through 13, 2019

The annual Student Exhibit is a salon-style exhibition of work by students enrolled in art courses in the fall semester.

Opening Reception: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, December 9, 2019

Into Light

Into Light

Into Light

Exhibition Dates: October 28 through November 22, 2019

INTO LIGHT documents through personal portraits the tragic loss of human life caused by the drug addiction crisis in Baltimore. The exhibition features the work of artist Theresa Clower, who lost her own son to an opioid overdose, and who is using art to ease her pain and connect others who have experienced similar loss. Clower has created graphite portraits of 40 Marylanders lost to drug addiction. Through art, INTO LIGHT honors and celebrates those individuals, bringing light to their lives, rather than the darkness surrounding their deaths.

In coordination with this exhibition, Gormley Gallery and Notre Dame of Maryland University will offer a series of free programs; please see schedule below. At the conclusion of the exhibition, the portraits will be gifted to the victims' families.

Responsive Art-Making Workshop
Tuesday, October 29
Fourier Hall, Room 207

Opening Reception
Saturday, November 2
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Gormley Gallery

The Opioid Crisis and Paths to Healing: A Panel Discussion on Drug Addiction
Wednesday, November 13
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Fourier Hall, Room 103

Naloxone Training*
Wednesday, November 20
4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Fourier Hall, Room 103

Alumnae Exhibition

Alumnae Exhibition

Alumnae Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: September 3 through October 11, 2019

Reception: Saturday, September 7, 2019

The Alumnae Exhibition features the work of more than 40 alumnae of the Art department at Notre Dame of Maryland University. This show is part of the celebration of Notre Dame’s 125th anniversary, and the artists included represent graduating classes from every decade since the 1950s. Works include paintings, sculpture, photography, works on paper, and mixed media pieces, and the breadth and depth of artistic expression in this show affirm the strength and vitality of the arts in the University’s history.

Senior Thesis Exhibition 2019

Senior Thesis Exhibition

Senior Thesis Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: May 6 through May 19, 2019

Reception: Monday, May 6, 2019, from 4:30 to 6:30pm

The Senior Thesis Exhibition showcases the work of Sabine Hern-Nagle, Esther Jones, Caroline O’Donnell, and Nia Willis, four seniors graduating from the Art department. Works include oil paintings, works on paper, illustrations, mixed media pieces, and an art history thesis. The students are working with concepts such as myths and fables, power and the human form, the intersection of psychology and art, and the reclamation of the gaze.

30th National Drawing & Print Competitive Exhibition

30th National Drawing & Print Competitive Exhibition

30th National Drawing & Print Competitive Exhibition flyer

Juror: Ginevra Shay, former Artistic Director of The Contemporary

Reception and Gallery Talk: Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 4:00 to 6:00pm

Exhibition Dates: March 18 through April 26, 2019

Featuring artwork by Mark Bischel, Jessica Burke, Suzanne Michele Chouteau, Michael DeLuca, Anne Finucane, Robin Gibson, M. Alexander Gray, Ming Hong, Jennifer Hoskins, Elena Johnston, Andrew Kozlowski, Camila Linaweaver, Sascha Mallon, Kathy McGhee, Lisa Parker Hyatt, Eva Redamonti, William Dean Reynolds, Carmen Schaefer, Charlotte Schulz, Rhonda Smith, Ellen Verdon Winkler, and Lauren Yandell

David Modler and Samuel Peck

tet[R]ad: Draw and Play Here Session #10

David Modler and Samuel Peck

Exhibition Dates: January 28 through March 8, 2019

Reception: Saturday, February 16, 2019, from 4:00 to 6:00pm

The tet[R]ad Project is an international art-making exchange envisioned and developed by artists David Modler and Samuel Peck. This ongoing endeavor fosters arts-based learning through one-to-one visual journal collaborations. tet[R]ad includes faculty, students and artists as well as others from the broader community. Participants in the project are encouraged to share their drawings, writings, collages, opinions and experiences as they make connections through collaboration and dialogue with an artistic accomplice. The tet[R]ad project is free and open to everyone; all are welcome and encouraged to join and contribute. In the end, the primary mission of tet[R]ad is to honor our collective image-making impulses in order to expand and cultivate a more creative community.

In the spirit of this collaborative exhibition, we’re doing things a little differently for this show! Instead of an opening reception, we're hosting a mid-run reception. The installation will grow and develop as students and community members work with the artists to complete it; the reception will celebrate its full realization.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Workers

Bruce McKaig: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Workers

Bruce McKaig: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Workers

Exhibition Dates: October 22 through November 30, 2018

Reception: Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 4:00 to 6:00pm

Bruce McKaig's practice explores the power of images to reshape realities, sometimes juxtaposing antiquated techniques or objects with contemporary themes and issues. This exhibition, organized around three series -- the cowboy, the wrestler, and the dictator -- combines McKaig's own artworks with curated images and materials that explore some of the historical and current cultural and socio-economic relationships between photography and those themes.


Gregory McLemore: Décadent

Gregory McLemore: Décadent

Exhibition Dates: September 4 through October 12, 2018

Reception: Saturday, September 8, 2018

Gregory McLemore’s work reclaims the tradition of the 19th-century Decadent movement, whose artists and writers were known for their florid description of scenery, their embrace of perversion, their indulgence in the exotic, and their tendency to shift between reality and the irrational.


Recent drawings by Steven Johnson

steven johnson other(s) charcoal drawing

Exhibition Dates: September 5 through October 13, 2017

Reception: Saturday, September 9 from 4:00 to 6:00

Gallery Talk: Wednesday, October 4 at noon

Steven Johnson tells stories to highlight and illuminate how otherness has physical manifestations that argue the realities of people and places depicted through his representational drawings.

28th National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition

28th National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition

Pastel landscape on reclaimed paper bags
Rita Elsner Overlook, 2013. Chalk pastel on recliamed paper bags.

Featuring art on paper by: Miguel A. Aragon, David Avery, Jessica Burke, Lauren Caldarola, Rita Elsner, Carol Foerster, Gill Alexander, Joshua Hatfield, Sanzi Kermes, Dimitrina Kutriansky, Danielle Johns, Martyna Matusiak, Guy Moshayov, Bruce Muirhead, Robert Pierosh, John Sproul, Denise Stewart-Sanabria, Caroline Thorington, Vesselina Traptcheva, Ralph Steeds, and Brian Webb.

Exhibition Dates: March 27 through April 28, 2017
Reception: Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Juror: Nicole Buckingham Kern '03, Gallery Coordinator at Community College of Baltimore County

Counterfeit Sky

Counterfeit Sky - Ajay Malghan

Ajay Malhan Paintings

This exhibition presents recent paintings and photographs from two bodies of current work by Ajay Malghan. Malghan uses alternative materials to create one of a kind paintings and photographs which explore the element of alchemy as the catalyst in their creation.

  • Exhibition Dates: October 17 through November 22, 2016
  • Reception: Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Gallery Talk: Wednesday, November 16 at noon
27th National Drawing & Print Competitive Exhibition

27th National Drawing & Print Competitive Exhibition

Drawing of a man and matchsticks

Featuring art on paper by: Andrew Au, Peter Baczek, Beth Brown, Ellen Burchenal, Anda Dubinskis, Nicholas Freeman, Richard Hricko, Sarojini Johnson, M Sanzi Kermes, Chan Yong Lee, Kathryn Lesh, Timothy Massey, Stephen Mishol, Ruth Pettus, Alex L. Porter, William Dean Reynolds, Mark Sisson, and Christine Wuenschel.

Juror: Jordan Faye Block – founder, director, and chief curator of Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
Reception and Gallery Talk: Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: March 29 through April 22, 2016

Follow us on Facebook for features of artist's work and photos from the reception and gallery talk.

More Than We Know

More Than We Know - Paintings by Sharon Wolpoff

Pleasure Point house painting

Sharon Wolpoff paints a reality which implies that an expansive awareness is at work. Light floods her world, glowing from within, illuminating from above. 

Reception: Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at noon
Exhibition Dates: February 1 through March 11, 2016

Learn more about the artist at sharonwolpoff.com.

In Absentia

In Absentia - Heather Boaz, Milana Braslavsky, and Jill Fannon

Teeth in a yellow liquid

Reception: Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, November 18 at noon
Exhibition Dates: October 19 through November 24, 2015

In Absentia features color photography by Heather Boaz, Milana Braslavsky, and Jill Fannon that explores the body in relation to concepts of consumption, object-culture, and the fetishizing of inanimate objects.

Student Exhibition

Student looking at a painting

Exhibition Dates: December 10 through 14, 2012

A salon style exhibit of student art.

Senior Thesis Exhibition


  • Anastasia Cote-Rumsey
  • Daniel Calhoun
  • Jessica Galpin
  • Keira Gruber
  • Rebecca Kraft

Reception: Monday May 7, 2012 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: May 7 through May 26, 2012

The Pattern More Complicated

The Pattern More Complicated - Jim Condron

Painting of Grass

Reception: Saturday September 10, 2011, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Wednesday October 5 from noon to 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: September 6 to October 14, 2011



Black and white photo

Various Artists

Exhibition Dates: October 24 to December 2, 2011