Chesapeake Gallery

The Chesapeake Gallery at Harford Community College features contemporary art by emerging and established artists as well as HCC faculty and students.

Located in the Student Center, the Chesapeake Gallery is the only exhibition space of its kind between Baltimore and Newark. It serves as a vital educational link between the community and the practice of art and design in the region.

The Annual Juried Student Art + Design Show

Each year, students in the Art + Design program at Harford Community College are encouraged to submit their work to this annual exhibition held in the Chesapeake Gallery – the only gallery between Wilmington, DE and Baltimore, MD exclusively showing contemporary art and design work. This exhibition has a long tradition within the Visual, Performing and Applied Arts Division dating prior to the 1970s. Thousands of students have started their exhibition careers with this show. Over the last decade, this exhibition has been juried by art and design professionals from the region. They have recommended purchase awards for students whose work is now permanently collected and displayed in the Joppa North Gallery in Joppa Hall.

This year's juror, Guenet Abraham, began her career as a book designer at Pantheon Books, Random House, and as senior designer for W.W. Norton in New York City. Her work is recognized and acknowledged by national organizations such as the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), American Association of Museums (AAM), and University College & Designers Association (UCDA).

In concert with her philosophy as an educator who teaches typography, graphic design, and visual communication, Abraham maintains an active design practice and continues to consult for publishers, including Simon & Schuster, Doubleday, St. Martin’s Press, Hyperion, Viking, and New Press.

Guenet Abraham is a member of the University College & Designers Association Education Committee, and a past chair of the Education Committee of the AIGA Baltimore Chapter.

Professor Abraham received her M.F.A. in graphic design at the Yale School of Art.

Hours of Operation

Monday thru Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Brad Blair
Gallery Coordinator



Upcoming Shows:

Up in Arms
June 2 – September 15, 2017