Hodson Gallery


Tatem Arts Center Hodson Gallery Current Exhibition:

Un/Familiar Territory

A Site Specific Installation
by Virginia Sperry

Exhibition Dates: 8/15-9/9/2022
Reception: 8/27/2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Artist Statement

“Un/Familiar Territory” is a site-specific, experiential installation by Maryland-based artist Virginia Sperry that continues her personal exploration into the complexities of race in America. Using yarn, paper and steel, the artist has created an opportunity for the viewer to physically enter the space between two separate worlds. This show delves into the different emotional realities of living in America based solely on skin color, as well as the historical beginnings of this separation and how it continues to this day. Virginia hopes her installation promotes a thoughtful dialogue about the emotional toll of racism on both sides of the invisible line.

Sponsored by The Hood Humanities Council

Virginia Sperry Poster



 Hood College Gallery Exhibition Calendar: Hodson Gallery

MA Ceramic Graduate Student Advancement Show
Clarissa Yeap
Exhibition Dates: 9/12/22-9/23/22
Reception: 9/17/22 4:00pm-6:00PM

MA Ceramic Graduate Student Advancement Show
Asma Waheed & Christina Nations
Exhibition Dates: 10/24/22-11/4/22
Reception: 10/29/22 4-6 PM

MFA Exhibition
Emily Hampson 
Exhibition Dates: 10/26/22-10/7/22
Reception: TBA

MA Ceramic Graduate Student Advancement Show
Maureen Costantino & Malina Danowski
Exhibition Dates: 11/7/22-11/18/22
Reception: 11/12/22 4-6PM

Hodson Gallery

The Banners
Exhibition Dates: 6/6/2022 - 8/5/2022
The class banner is a more recent tradition at Hood, but a beloved one.  Each class entering Hood designs and paints a large canvas banner stretching 4ft wide and 7.5 feet long.  The background color matches the class color and four symbols depict something that represents the class’s collective experiences for each of their years on campus.  Many of the banners incorporate the dink as part of the first year experience.  The class patch often represents the 2nd year experience, and the Hood ring is often depicted as part of the 3rd year experience.  The graduating year symbol almost always shows a diploma.  While these themes are pretty standard through the years, how they are portrayed is unique.
The banners are colorful and spirited, and they showcase the time and talent of many past Hood artists.  Most importantly, they also illustrate other beloved themes and traditions of the College.

Special thank you to Mary Atwell in the Archives Department for making this exhibition happen!

Studio Arts Senior Exhibitions 2022
Exhibition Dates: 5/6-5/13/2022
Julie Ellis - 4am The Witching hour - Press Release
Emma Sandler - Ritual - Press Release
Elizabeth Ngo - The All Mighty Gods - Press Release

Kate Helms
Exhibition Dates: 3/14/22- 4/15/22
Sponsored by Hood College Humanities Council & Center for Coastal & Watershed Studies
Photos of Exhibition
Press Release

Charlene Randolph and Roberta Couver MA Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: 6/11-6/25

Jason Laney MFA Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: 5/8-5/22, 2021

2021 Studio Arts Senior Exhibitions 
Exhibition Dates: 4/22-4/30, 2021

Just Like Always, Faculty Exhibition 
Exhibition Dates: 3/12-4/19, 2021

Trajectory, Arts 569/570 Group Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: 2/7-3/5, 2021  

Joseph Norman's Middle Passage
February 6-March 15, 2020

The Re-Education of Taurean Washington
November 21, 2019-January 12, 2020

Everyday People: Images from the Hip by Timothy Jacobsen
October 25, 2019-November 10, 2019

Video Viscera byCharles Clary
August 29-October 20, 2019

wellness/'welnis/ by Angela Gleeson
July 24-August 14, 2019

Shalom: Finding Peace through Art by Judy Goldberg-Strassler
June 19-July 10, 2019

Life does not have to be Perfect to be Joyful by Lilian Ding
June 19-July 10, 2019

Kiln-side Conversations by Jason Laney
May 15-June 5, 2019

Rising Tides by Shanna Casey
May 15-June 5, 2019

Dissolution: A Show about Falling Apart by Claudia Tisdale
April 25-May 5, 2019

Smaller Memories: An Art Show about the Little Things by Timothy Roberts
April 25-May 5, 2019

Whitaker Gallery

Brett Wallerstein MFA Exhibition 
Exhibition Dates: 6/11-6/25, 2021

Joe Troncale MFA Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: 5/8-5/22

Demos Only, Group Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: 4/20 - 5/3, 2021

A Clean Escape, Taylor Pasquale 
Exhibition Dates: 3/29 - 4/14, 2021

High Point: A Retrospective of Joyce Michaud's Work
February 13-April 5, 2020

The Hood College Annual Faculty Exhibition
December 12, 2019–February 2, 2020

Out of History: Artwork by Brian Rust
August 29-October 20, 2019

Ceramic Art from the Cub Creek Foundation
June 27-August 18, 2019

Resonate: Artwork by Shana Hafele and Andrea McCluskey
May 2-12, 2019

Islamic Style Botanical Surface Decorations by Jafar Alhamar
April 10-25, 2019


The Hodson and Whitaker Galleries at Hood College accept proposals for solo and group exhibitions on a rolling basis. Exhibitions are normally scheduled at least six months in advance. All artists and curators 18 years and older are eligible to submit.

How to submit a proposal

Proposals for solo exhibitions should include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Proposal of no more than one page of text, single spaced
  • Artist statement of no more than one page of text, single spaced
  • 10 images maximum (including detail images)
  • Image list (with artwork title, materials, dimensions, date)
  • Installation requirements

Proposals for group exhibitions should include:

  • A curriculum vitae for each artist
  • Proposal of no more than one page of text, single spaced
  • Artist statement for each artist of no more than one page of text, single spaced
  • 15 images maximum (including detail images)
  • Image list (with artist name, artwork title, materials, dimensions, date)
  • Installation requirements


  • All high res (300 dpi) image files should be .jpg or .jpeg files and should be no larger than 1MB each and titled in the following format:
    • 01_LASTNAME.JPG, 02_LASTNAME.JPG, etc.


  • CVs, proposals and image lists should be saved as pdf files


  • Entries are reviewed on an ongoing basis.
  • There is no application fee.
  • Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of any mailed documents.

The Hodson and Whitaker galleries do not have the capability to exhibit video work, although one-time screenings may be scheduled in the Whitaker Commons. All other art forms are accepted. Proposals for related events (such as screenings, workshops, lectures, etc.) will also be considered along with exhibition proposals.

*Floor plan(s) and/or photographs of the galleries are available by request.

Accepted applicants are responsible to pay for the shipment of artwork to and from the gallery. All artworks exhibited at Hood College are insured against damages during the duration of the exhibition.

Proposals can be emailed to the current gallery director or mailed to Gallery Director, Hood College, Hodson and Whitaker Galleries, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD 21701.