Specializing in Original Black Art created by Emerging and Aspiring Artist!
Alma Roberts is a Baltimore-based, second generation abstract expressionist artist. At the age of 62, she literally picked up a paint brush and began producing what has been described as “fully formed, energetic abstract compositions” that belied the fact that she was, at the time, new to the medium. Her works provide an insight into her viewpoints on life and the issues and forces that impact it.
Roberts is a self-taught artist who considers artists Alma Thomas, Jack Whitten, Norman Lewis,
Joan Mitchell, and Mark Rothko as major influences on her work. She has had numerous exhibits (a listing of selected exhibits is below) in the ten years she has been painting. In 2017, she had a successful solo exhibition at the City Hall Gallery in her beloved hometown of Baltimore. She also has one of her compositions (A Vessel Full of Power, 2017) accepted into the permanent collection of the James E. Lewis Museum at her undergraduate Alma Mater, Morgan State University (Baltimore).
Roberts is a founding member of the Joshua Johnson Council at the Baltimore Museum of Art. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History and Culture, and is a Commissioner on the Baltimore Public Art Commission that oversees and approves the installation and maintenance of public art throughout the city.
I use my visual works to connect and to translate my life to those I live with, and live for. Even at this age, it is my intent to stay unapologetically woke and present through my art. I owe that to my Father, to honor the gift of his artistry that he passed on to me and the sacrifices he made to give it. I also owe it to society to fight for what is needed to move our democracy to be the best that it was intended to be for all who reside under its doctrines.
Mayor Catherine E. Pugh Presents- Woke, December 7, 2017-January 22, 2018, Baltimore City Hall Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland (Solo exhibit)
In Her Own Words: Art, Blackness, and Womanhood, February 18-April 6, 2018, James E. Lewis Museum of Art, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland (group exhibit)
Women Speaking Here; Women Speaking Hear, March 2019, Eubie Blake National Jazz and Cultural Center, Baltimore, Maryland (group exhibit)
I Kan Do Dat, March 2019/April 2019-May 3019, Rush Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania & Upper Darby Gallery, Upper Derby, Pennsylvania (group exhibit)
Baltimore Spectacle, July-August 2019, Hancock Solar Gallery, Baltimore,
Maryland (group exhibit)
Identity, February-March 2021, Virtual Exhibit, Maryland State Arts Council (group exhibit)
Reimagining Democracy, June 2021, Virtual National Exhibit, Mozaik Foundation, (Special Mention National Prize Winner-group exhibit)
Busboys and Poets-Baltimore, Inaugural Exhibit May-November, 2021, (group exhibit)
Kuumba, February 26, 2022, Neiman Marcus, Tysons Corner, Virginia (group exhibit)
Women of Color Art Expo, June 17-19, 2022, The 3rd, Columbia, Md. (group exhibit)
PASSION, July 21-July 31, 2022, Gallery Arte Azulejo, New York City (group exhibit)
We are excited to announce that Black Art Today!, LLC is now Black Art Today, Inc. Maryland Trade Name, The Black Art Today Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) Public Charity. The change is only in name and structure, as we remain committed to fulfill our mission to promote artists that depict the African Diaspora in the forms of visual arts, literature, and performing arts.
We value and request your continued support during and at the completion of this transition. We firmly believe that as we grow and mature as an organization so does the art community as a whole.