Past Events and Workshops








Blossoms For Claudia

Original Art By Columbia Artists

Reception/Awards Ceremony
Friday, April 15, 2011, 6-8pm

Exhibition may be viewed April 14 - May 1, 2011

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Brentwood Arts Exchange, Gateway Arts Center, "The Sky's The Limit"
Prince George's Juried Art Exhibition

September 5 - October 31, 2011
Reception: September 10, 5 - 8PM

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Howard County Arts Council and ICAD present:
Road to the Arts Exhibition - Fall Inspirations

French County Scene - oil on canvas by Jane Stoessel

September 17- October 30, 2011

Featuring Artists:
Camellia A. Blackwell
Jane Stoeesel
Erkin Merganov

For more information about Road to the Arts or Howard County Arts Council, visit or click here.

Oakland Mills Village Center Art Show

Art Show September 16 - 25

Featuring artists: Camellia A. Blackwell, Eljay McBride, Van Mai, Timothy Handy, and Luis Peralta

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Restoring Family Heirlooms

Wednesday, September 8 at 7pm

Howard County Library, Central Branch

Friday, October 8th at 7pm

Catonsville Genealogy Society

Learn how to protect, conserve, and determine when professional assistance is appropriate for archival restorations of family keepsakes. Archival restoration examples will be shown.

Forest Tour at Camp Camellia

July 6, 2010
Goldvein, Virginia

Learn how to identify various trees, wildflowers, birds, berries and more. Tour lead by Virginia State Forester Joe Rossetti.

Jazz in the Mills

A Holiday Jazz Extravaganza featuring
The Lenny Robinson Group and Lori A. Williams

Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 5:00-8:00PM
The Other Barn, Columbia MD 21045

For more information, visit or download the flyer here.

Road to the Arts

September 25-October 30, Sat-Sun 12-3pm
Reception: September 25, 12-3pm

Artist Camellia A. Blackwell & the ICAD International Collection of Art: Jeanne Stoessel, Erkin Merganov and Tokbolat Togizbayev

Be a pART or ART this fall and celebrate the beginning of the 2010-2011 gallery season with a weekend of gallery receptions and events in Howard County! Download the schedule here!

Columbia International Festival

July 24, 2010
Downtown, Columbia, MD

Featuring displays by Camellia A Blackwell, West African Shadow Box Carvings, Vietnamese Handcrafted dolls & children's corner by Van Mai, Bolivian Handcrafted jewelry by Gus Murillo, Indonesia Handcrafted Jewelry and handbags by Eluh Diehl


Holiday Gift Show & Sale

December 4th-31st, 2009
Opening Reception: Sunday, December 13th, 2-4PM

On display in the gallery: beautiful and unique one of a kind works of art by Eljay McBride, Sherry Burton Ways, and Michelle Lisenbee. These artists will be talking about their artwork during the reception. The public is invited to attend. See more information on the artists or view the full press release.

Magic At The Mill, A Celebration of Cultural Influences & Heritage

November 21 & 22nd, 2009
‘‘Meet the Artist’’ Reception on Sunday, November 22nd from 2PM to 4PM

Featuring Lisa Sanford, Pontella Mason & Clare Roberts

Exhibition: Fantastic Landscapes and Cityscapes

March 13 through March 31, 2009


2008 Black History Month Art Exhibition

Painting by Eljay McBride

The International Center For Artistic Development, Inc. is proud to present an art exhibition of fine art works on the theme of music and spirituality by artists Camellia A. Blackwell, Eljay McBride, and Marlene Jackson. Camellia Blackwell is a resident fine artist at Historic Savage Mill, and Executive Director of ICAD. She has received numerous awards and accolades for her hand pulled original prints and poster designs from the Smithsonian Institution and the State of Maryland. Eljay McBride’s Jazz drawings “Sang Along” has been featured in the movie, “Runaway Bride” with Julia Roberts. Marlene Jackson is a graphic artist, CEO of Inspirational Choices, and adjunct professor with Johns Hopkins University.

Mexican American Artistic Expressions:

Drawings and Paintings by Staff Sergeant Caesar Alvarado

More about Drawings and Paintings by Caesar Alvarado.

Left: Duane Moree, Mathew Santiago, Melissa Morales, Caesar Alvarado, Camellia Blackwell, Heather Marksberry, Angela Avery, and Ashley Lewis at Fall 2008 studio event.


Ellipse Center's Handpulled Print Show

"Jazz Trio" An Etching Aquatint handpulled print selected by the curator of prints and graphics at the National Museum of American History for the Ellipse Art Center's Handpulled Print Show 2007.

Dr. Blackwell was contracted to professional consultation services for Diamond International on October 1, 2007 in Belize City, Belize.



ICAD Presents: Camellia A. Blackwell and Fred Shermer