Commissioners Gallery

The Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) manages three public gallery exhibition spaces in Charles County. These gallery spaces are provided free of charge to our very talented local artists to provide a venue for their own artworks to be displayed in a public venue, and to provide an opportunity for the public to view original artworks by their fellow citizens in a professional gallery setting. Currently, we manage the following gallery spaces:

• University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center Gallery – La Plata
• County Commissioners Gallery – La Plata
• Waldorf West Library Gallery – Waldorf
• Community Bank of the Chesapeake – Waldorf
• Charlotte Hall Veterans Home – Charlotte Hall

The County Commissioners Gallery is located in the Charles County Government Building, near the main entrance between the atrium lobby and auditorium used for public hearings, 200 W. Baltimore Street, La Plata, MD 20646. It is a professional gallery space devoted to one-person shows that display approximately 15 artworks. These shows take place for three months each, and are promoted in our CCAA news publications, The Arts Insider monthly e-newsletter, the Arts Newsflash weekly e-calendar of events, and our periodic press releases. The CCAA does not charge any fees whatsoever to artists for displaying their artworks with us, nor does it charge a commission fee for any sales of artworks. All sales take place strictly between the artist and customer, and no artworks may be removed from the gallery space until the current show ends. Likewise, there is no charge for the public to view the artworks.

Through the generous support of the Arts Alliance, Mattawoman Creek Art Center (MCAC) is displaying a “Travelling Art Show” in the Commissioners Building Gallery. The show was created for the “Express Charles County in Art”exhibition of 2017 at MCAC, and features some of the beautiful and interesting places in Charles County.

The exhibit includes paintings, photography and monotype by artists: Norma Baretincic, Celia Dunay, Cindy Falkenstein, Nancy Hannas, Perry Kapsch, Mary Kercher, Addison Linkins, Kathy Noel, Nancy Owens, Mary Sokol, and Robin Wolfgang.

All pieces are for sale, contact Nancy Owens, Chair of the exhibit at for the purchase information. The Mattawoman Creek Art Center (MCAC), a non-profit art center serving Southern Maryland, located in Smallwood State Park in Marbury,

The Commissioners Gallery is located at 200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, MD 20646 Gallery hours: Weekdays, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.


Meet the Artists Public Reception

Monday, July 16, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Charles County Commissioners Building

200 Baltimore Street, La Plata

Please join us to meet and celebrate the artists whose works are on display at the Commissioners Building through September 5, 2018.  There are 25 artists and 41 works of art. Light refreshments will be served, courtesy of the Spring Dell Center.

Among the artists are: Frisco Barber, Paula Barnes, David Boarman, Joshua Brown, Ronald Dickerson, Ann Marie Dipoli, Devonte Dorsey, Lorenzo Flaim, Jason Foster, Troy Fox, Triniece Gilliam, Jayla Green, Nichol Green, Jennifer Hancock, Ann Lane, Jody Loper, John McGraw, Anissa Morgan, Terri Lynn Morris, Tiffani Patterson, Courtney Trusty, Alice Whitney, Anthony Wills, Angelo Woods and Ed Woody.

For more information, contact Emily Ferren at, or 301-848-1273.

“Artists Without Limits”

Multi-Artist Show

July 6 – September 5, 2018

Previous Shows:

Commissioners Gallery – Solo Show – Norma Baretincic – April 6 – July 6, 2018

Mattawoman Creek Art Center “Express Charles County in Art” – January 10 – April 6, 2018

Commissioners Gallery – Solo Show – Nadira Nunez – September 5, 2017, to January 10, 2018

Commissioners Gallery“Artists without Limits” Multi-Artist Show – July 12 to September 5, 2017

Commissioners Gallery – Solo Show – April to July 2017  – Roxana Gonzales, Artist

Commissioners Gallery – Solo Show – Winter 2017 – Renee Fuqua, Artist

Commissioners Gallery – Solo Show – Fall 2016 – Ernest Sinnes, Artist 

Commissioners Gallery – Multi-Artist Show – Summer 2016 – “Artists without Limits”

Commissioners Gallery – Solo Show – Spring 2016 – Theresa Alo, Artist

Commissioners Gallery – Solo Show – Winter 2016 – Addison Likins, Artist

Commissioners Gallery – Solo Show – Fall 2015 – Sally Marie Goldsmith, Artist

Commissioners Gallery – Solo Show – Summer 2015 – Nancy Owens, Artist

Commissioners Gallery – Solo Show – Spring 2015 – Jan Garland, Artist

Commissioners Gallery – Solo Show – Winter 2015 – Betty Fuqua, Artist

Commissioners Gallery – Solo Show – Fall 2014 –  Gordon Johnson, Artist

Commissioners Gallery – Solo Show – Spring 2014 – Vicki Marckel, Artist

For more information on exhibiting artworks at this gallery in the future, please contact us!