January 2021

18 State Circle Annapolis, MD 21401

MFA's Winter Member's Gallery Show

Exhibition: Jan 6 – 30, 2021  
Reception: Virtual  

One of the 50 artists selected from 516 entries, by show juror Erin Lehman, Director of The Holtzman and Center for the Arts Galleries at Towson University. 

This show features a work entitled "Waiting For The Results 2020." Which could be interpreted as Covid test results, election results, or other news of that year.

The stone is rather unusual, in that it has yellow and red streaks interwoven throughout and also contains some colored crystals.

Circle Gallery 

December 2019

18 State Circle Annapolis, MD 21401

Small Wonders Gallery Show

Exhibition: December 4 – 31, 2019   
Reception: December 6, 2019 6-8 pm  

One of the artists selected from a nationwide call for entry for Maryland Federation of Art "Small Wonders" Exhibition by Linda Crocker Simmons, curator for the Corcoran Gallery of Art. This annual show features 2D and 3D works measuring 12 inches sq or less. I am exhibiting a lovely little abstract piece, handcarved from a small block of Brazilian soapstone, called "Forgotten Space." The three intersecting holes add a feeling of weightlessness to the copper-hued stone.

Circle Gallery 

November / December 2019

Ice House Gallery 

138 Independence Street Berkeley Springs, WVA

A Season of Wonder Gallery Show

Exhibition: November 8 – December 29, 2019   
Reception: Saturday, November 16, 2019 7pm  

Eclectic gallery in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia (close to the Maryland line) holds its annual invitational show of regional fine arts and crafts each Holiday season, attracting art lovers and shoppers from the MD/DC/WVA area. The Ice House is the center for the visual, music, media and performing arts in Morgan County. In addition to hosting concerts, plays, lectures, festivals and arts education events, the Ice House also has several galleries and a retail shop.

November 2019

MFA’s Holley Gallery

18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401

SCULPTING WITH LIGHT A solo show featuring unique 3D holograms

Exhibition: September 26th – October 19, 2019   
Artist Meet & Greet: October 6th 3-5 pm 

As a result of a HoloCenter (NYC) award, I was fortunate to be able to utilize the facilities at the Ohio State University Physics Laboratory to make holographic recordings of one of my popular stone artworks, “Chief”. Under the guidance of Professor Kagan, I used various holographic processes to create holograms with different visual effects – some are rainbow colored, some are monochromatic. The resulting 3D images are exact copies of the carved rock figure except that they are sculpted with light! The exhibit also includes some holographic "selfies" and some vintage holograms.

July 2019

Art at Leeds

1079 Co Rd 23B, Leeds, NY 12451

Contrasts in Composition

Exhibition: July 5 – July 23, 2019   
Reception: Saturday, July 6, 2019 5-8pm 


Art at Leeds, a unique gallery located 2 hours north of New York City, is currently exhibiting a collection of new and vintage holograms produced by artist Alan Rhody as part of its Contrast in Composition show. Rhody primarily works as a stone sculptor, handcrafting marble, alabaster, and soapstone artworks. In addition to this ancient craft, he also utilizes modern technologies to create another type of 3D imagery. “Thirty five years ago, I was fortunate to be able to live and work in the San Francisco Bay area when display holography was blossoming. My holo-career encompassed sales, exhibition, marketing, education, and journalism. Whenever the opportunity arose, I took classes or rented lab time to make my own holograms." "After a long hiatus, I recently resumed hologram production at Ohio State University Physics Dept as part of a HoloCenter artist residency program. My current installation integrates the same imagery sculpted in both stone and light (the former as a sculpture, the latter as wall-mounted reflection holograms and freestanding transmission holograms). And some self-portraits of me sculpting, captured by Dr Harris Kagan.” In addition to his own art, Rhody is showing holograms from his personal collection, featuring noteworthy works from Bob Hess, Lon Moore, Greg Cherry, Mike Madora and Third Dimension, Ltd.

June / July 2019

Fulton County Arts Council Gallery

227 North First St, McConnellsburg, PA

Fulton County In Bloom

Exhibition: June 30 – July 13, 2019

Show features invited works from the John Himes Group.

June 2019

Columbia Festival of the Arts

LakeFest at Lake Kittamaqundi Columbia, MD

Columbia Festival of the Arts Invitational Fine Arts and Crafts Show

Exhibition: June 14 - 16, 2019  


One of 45 artists selected to exhibit fine arts and crafts at this popular annual summer event (20,000 attendance).

April / May 2019

Columbia Art Center Galleries

6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD 21045

Blossoms of Hope 10th Annual Theme Exhibition

Exhibition: April 12 – May 5, 2019   
Reception: Friday, April 12, 2019 5-7pm


Proceeds benefit Blossoms of Hope, which supports the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center and other causes. A sculpture was carved especially for this event.

January - March 2019

Maryland Hall for Creative Arts

801 Chase St, Annapolis, MD 21401

Visual Harmony: Visual Art Interprets Performing Art

Exhibition: January 10 - March 02, 2019   
Reception: Thursday, January 17 from 5:30-7 pm

MFA and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts partner for an exhibition to celebrate the overlap between visual and performing art. One of 49 artists selected for Visual Harmony (of 317 entries) by juror First Lady Yumi Hogan, of the Maryland Institute College of Art.

November / December 2018

Ice House Gallery

138 Independence Street Berkeley Springs, WVA

Wrap it up! Holiday Exhibition

Fine Art and Handcrafted Giftware

Exhibition: November 9 – December 30, 2018   
Reception: Friday, November 16, 2018 7-9pm  

"The Ice House Artist’s Co-Op is a unique gallery showcasing and selling the work of more than 30 local and regional artists. The Co-Op Gallery is housed at the Ice House, home of the Morgan Arts Council and center for visual and performing arts of all media. The Ice House is located in the heart of Berkeley Springs, one of the 100 best small art towns in America." This historic town, dating back to Colonial times, is famous for its warm mineral springs and rejuvenating spas. Rhody's Betty In Her Bubble Bath is featured along with Done For The Day (discarded shoes), Rock Guitar and an assortment of handcrafted stone hearts and bowls.

September / October 2018

Circle Gallery

18 State Circle Annapolis, MD 21401

Maryland Federation of Art's Fall Member Show

Exhibition: September 27 - October 20, 2018   
Reception: Sunday, October 7, 2018 3-5pm  

Sculptor Alan Rhody is one of 66 artists* selected for MFA's Fall Member Show by juror Hai-Ou HouJuror, Director of Chesapeake Fine Art Studio. Founded in 1963, MFA is the state’s oldest artist-run organization. Circle Gallery, located on State Circle across from the Maryland Statehouse in Annapolis, was founded by the group in 1968. [* of 411 entries]

July / Aug 2018

Circle Gallery 

18 State Circle Annapolis, MD 21401

Maryland Federation of Art's "50 FOREVER" Exhibition

Exhibition: July 25 – August 16, 2018   
Reception: Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 3-5pm  

Sculptor Alan Rhody is one of the artists selected to exhibit at MFA's 50th Anniversary Exhibition. Founded in 1963, MFA is the state’s oldest artist-run organization. Circle Gallery, located on State Circle across from the Maryland Statehouse in Annapolis, was founded by the group in 1968. His limestone sculpture on exhibit, DONE FOR THE DAY, was also included in the commemorative book.

July / Aug 2018

Arthous Projects Gallery

140 West Fourth St. Williamsport, PA 1770

Techne: A Juried Exhibition Examining Art & Science

Exhibition: July 6 - August 11, 2018  
Reception: Friday July 6, 2018 2-5pm

One of 40 artists selected from an international pool of entries. The first showing of WHAT IS REAL? -- a primitive image presented in stone and light (a soapstone sculpture and two accompanying transmission holograms).

June - September 2018

Art at Leeds

1079 Co Rd 23B, Leeds, NY 12451

Art at Leeds Summer Show

Exhibition: June 1 - September 3, 2017  

Reception: Saturday, December 6, 2018 12-3pm

Located in a refurbished firehouse, Art at Leeds is one of Hudson Valley's new, exciting galleries. Owner-curator-world traveler R.Berg describes it as, "a space for freedom of expression, gathering and sharing art and ideas... devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of emerging artists and other cool stuff." Sculptor Alan Rhody is one of a select group of international artists / craftpersons whose works are showcased at the gallery's 2018 Summer show.

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