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Sondheim Summer Craziness has officially begun. This week you can’t possibly do it all, but you can try! On Wednesday, experience SUMMER ’13 at Grimaldis Gallery and Memory at the Windup Space. On Thursday, see UNIFORUM at the Stamp Gallery at College Park and Young Blood at Maryland Art Place. Head to MICA on Friday to check out MFA Thesis Shows from MICA’s MFAST program and then go to Creative Alliance for the Big Show Big Party. On Saturday, go to Towson University in the afternoon for Serial Systems, an exhibit of recent MFA graduates. There’s more events below to check out… this week is going to be intense.


Summer ’13 at C. Grimaldis Gallery

July 10 – August 17, 2013
Reception: Wednesday, July 10 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

C. Grimaldis Gallery presents its annual summer group exhibition, SUMMER ’13, featuring contemporary sculpture, painting, and photography from exhibiting and represented gallery artists, on view from July 10 to August 17, 2013. The exhibition opens on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 with a reception from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

For new visitors to the gallery, SUMMER ’13 serves as the perfect introduction to the gallery’s program. For those already familiar, SUMMER ‘13 serves as a great reminder and update on the talent cultivated by C. Grimaldis Gallery. This will be the opportunity to view the work of two photographers for the first time at the gallery: Zhao Jing and Ben Marcin. Zhao, an award-winning photojournalist, recently completed her MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art, while Marcin is an accomplished photographer in his own right and a former Sondheim prize Semi-Finalist. Other artists featured in SUMMER ’13 are Chul Hyun Ahn, who is concurrently exhibiting at the 55th Venice Biennale, former Sondheim Semi-Finalists John Ruppert and Christopher Saah, as well as gallery artists Henry Coe, Madeleine Deitz, Carol Frost, Grace Hartigan, Jene Highstein, Dimitra Lazaridou, Neil Meyerhoff, Raoul Middleman, Bernd Radtke, Annette Sauermann, and John van Alstine.

July 10 – August 17, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 10, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

523 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201



The Windup Space is proud to present Memory, the 2013 Sondheim/Artscape exhibition.

Wednesday, July 10 from 7-9 pm

Artists Include: Pete Cullen, Matthew Kern, Janet Mathias, and Greg Minah


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Young Blood 2013 at Maryland Art Place
July 11 – September 6, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 11, 6-8pm

Young Blood is an annual exhibition showcasing outstanding works by recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. Celebrating its 6th year, Young Blood will continue its tradition of exhibiting a diverse range of innovative, emerging artists.

Exhibiting artists include: Benjamin Andrew, George Belcher, Jordan Bernier, Seung-Beom Cho, Di Fang, Jascha Owens, Laura Payne, and Katja Toporski.



(Kari Altmann, Jeremy Bailey, Chris Collins, Emilie Gervais, Bunny Rogers, Brenna Murphy and Petra Cortright)

Curated by Adam Echavarren and Ava Lowe
Opening Reception: Thursday July 11, 2013 5-7pm

COLLEGE PARK–Md. The Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland College Park will be presenting their new exhibit Uniforum: A Place of Nonconsequence. The exhibition is open to the public July 8th through August 9, 2013 with an opening reception Thursday, July 11 5-7pm.

Uniforum is a selection of exclusively web-based artwork, presented in a gallery transformed into the likeness of a computer lab. The artists in this exhibition exploit popular digital forums and user interface, such as youtube/vimeo, tumblr, twitter, and facebook to call attention to contemporary issues related to digital identity and user anonymity.

The Stamp Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming, the gallery offers the University community an outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunity. The gallery space can be used as a laboratory for emerging artists and curators to experiment and work through their ideas, emphasizing the importance of the process to contemporary artistic practice. The gallery serves the public by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.

The Stamp Gallery is located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union-Center for Campus Life, at the University of Maryland, College Park. The gallery is free and open to the public Mondays-Thursdays 11AM-6PM; Fridays and Saturdays 11AM-4PM. For more information about the exhibition and the program log on to or contact the gallery at 301-314-8492 or [email protected]


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MFA Thesis Exhibition | 2013 | Maryland Institute College of Art
Friday, June 28 – Saturday, July 13
Reception: Friday, July 12, 6–8 pm

Fox Building: Decker and Meyerhoff galleries, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.; The Graduate Studio Center: Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries at 131 W. North Ave.

The summer thesis exhibition for the MFA in Studio Art at The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) will feature the work of 10 graduating artists: Katrina Bello, Tamara Cedre, Emily Harris, Jeff Hensley, Brendan Hughes, Sarah Koljonen, Dan Lovallo, Tobin Rothlein, Jonathan Taylor, and Davin Watne

This interdisciplinary low-residency program is designed to expand understanding of contemporary art through critical studies and research-based studio practice.

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Looking Away: An Artscape Gallery Network Exhibition curated by Geoff Delanoy

Reception Friday, July 12 from 6-8 pm

Artists: Catherine Borg, Rocardo Contreras, William Kipscher, Kimberly Llerena, Marian Ochoa, Ginevra Shay

Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame University



Presenter Mode: Milton Melvin Croissant III at Springsteen Gallery

Reception: Friday, July 12 from 7-10 pm

Displays are an inescapable touchstone of contemporary society. They are the inward and outward eye of the User. Within the context of an Institution, the Display is revered as a necessary point of contact between humans- paramount to the transmission of ideas. However the Display has meaning in the absence of input. Consider the human-less function of the Display. It is an act of silent meditation: a golden ratio that is both void and charged, absorbing and emanating. Within an operating system, “presenter mode“ is a mechanism to remove human influence/personalization from a Display, to provide a clean plane for the dedicated function. Presenter Mode lays bare the display to highlight its essentialism, void of User.

Presenter Mode is a solo exhibition featuring new work by Milton Melvin Croissant III. Join us for the opening reception Friday, July 12 from 7-10pm. The show will be on view through August 2. Gallery hours are Saturdays 12-4 and by appointment.


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Celebrate dazzling artwork created by our own members in this annual exhibition. The Big Show was the first exhibition launched by the Creative Alliance when it was founded eighteen years ago, and this year the theme is based on Movement. The Big Show remains one of our favorite traditions and is a great opportunity to pick up some affordable art! Any Creative Alliance member can enter a piece.

On View: Jun 29-Jul 31.
Big Show BIG PARTY w/ BOSLEY, Fri Jul 12, 7-10pm. $5, FREE for mbrs.
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July 6 – August 3, 2013
Opening Reception July 13, 2-4 pm
Towson University’s Holtzman MFA Gallery

Curator: Alex Ebstein

Artists: Seung Beom Cho, Peter Eide, Ryan Carr Johnson, Zeke Luman, Laura Payne


Reception: July 13, 2-4pm

Center for the Arts Gallery, Towson University
7651 Osler Drive
Towson, MD 21252

Exhibition: July 6-August 3

Slippage is a group show of artworks that portray moments when meaning shifts, switches or slips away. Photographs without fixatives fade into abstractions. Three dimensional objects conceal and reveal symbolic color. Mouths appear as the vulgar gateways of sensual and verbal pleasure and play. Acid-colored sweets tempt and revolt the eye. A slightly altered phrase switches its meaning from solid to provisional statement of identity. Slippage invites the viewer to consider how our indeterminate world is experienced visually through images of sensual pleasure, decorative patterns, and linguistic signs of weakened collective bonds.

Curator: Daniel Belasco
Artists: George Belcher, Emily Campbell, Joseph Giordano, Courtnee Hawkins, William Knipster, Jae Lee, Cory Oberndorfer, Cathleen Sachse, Joshua Smith, Julia Smith, Molly Springfield, Anna Tsouhlarakis, Megan Van Wagoner, Hermonie Williams and Karen Yasinsky



Sondheim Prize Ceremony and Reception Saturday, July 13 at 7 pm

The Walters Art Museum

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announces the finalists for the eighth annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The finalists are Gabriela Bulisova, Larry Cook, Caitlin Cunningham, Nate Larson, Louie Palu and Dan Steinhilber. The competition awards a $25,000 fellowship to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Greater Baltimore region. The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is held in conjunction with the annual Artscape juried exhibition and produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with the Walters Art Museum and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). The competition winner is announced during an award ceremony and reception on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 7pm at the Walters Art Museum, located at 600 North Charles Street.

For the first time since the inception of the competition, the finalists’ works of art will be exhibited in the special exhibition galleries at the Walters Art Museum on Saturday, June 29 through Sunday, August 11, 2013. The winner of the competition is selected from the exhibition at the Walters Art Museum, after a review of the installed art and an interview with each finalist by the jurors. The 2013 competition jurors are Caroline Busta, Jenny Schlenzka and Beverly Semmes.



Print/Collect: Featuring work from eight Baltimore Artists at Current July 13

Colin Benjamin
John Bohl
James Bouché
Cindy Cheng
Graham Coreil-Allen
Chris Day
Andrew Liang
Molly Colleen O’Connell

Print/Collect is a limited edition print portfolio creating an affordable collection of Baltimore based print work.

Please join us at Current Gallery July 13th for the project’s Release from 7-10pm
Following the Sondheim Announcement at the Walters
You can find out more information & order the publication at



Dina Kelberman: Screencaps
Saturday, July 13 from 8-11 pm
Nudashank is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new works by Dina Kelberman

The opening reception will take place after the announcement of the 2013 Sondheim Prize at the Walters Art Museum, and in conjunction with openings at Gallery Four, SophiaJacob and Current.



Ephemeral Arena at Gallery Four
Artists: Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, James Bouche, Alesha Burk, and Nara Park

Opening Reception Saturday, July 13th from 8-11pm

Exhibit July 13 – August 24, 2013



LAURA PAYNE, Synopsis I, 2012, acrylic on panel, 36 x 36 inches

ACADEMY 2013 at Connersmith Gallery
Saturday, July 13, 2013 | 6-9 PM

CONNERSMITH. is pleased to announce ACADEMY 2013, the 13th annual invitational survey of outstanding work by MFA/BFA students in the Washington/Baltimore area.

Exhibition founder and curator, Dr. Jamie Smith invited 20 artists to participate from the region’s arts institutions including American University, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, George Washington University, Maryland Institute College of Art, and University of Maryland.

Artists: Ryan Carr Johnson, Larry Cook, Di Fang, Kyle Hackett, Annie Hanson, Jay Hendrick, Jeremiah Holland, Rachel Hrbek, Vincent Hui, Nathan Loda, Armando Lopez-Bircann, Kellie Martin, Ryan McCoy, Pat McGowan, Joan Oh, Laura Payne, Mihaela Savu, Rahshia Sawyer, Steven Skowron, and Jason Edward Tucker.

There will be an opening night reception at CONNERSMITH., Saturday, July 13th from 6 to 9pm with artists in attendance. In conjunction with ACADEMY 2013 opening, a pre-fair party celebrating the 3rd edition of (e)merge will be held.

About CONNERSMITH. Founded in 1999 by partners Leigh Conner and Jamie Smith, the gallery stands at the forefront of contemporary art in Washington, DC. Our renaming signals an exciting stage of growth and innovation reinforced by our ongoing commitment to a strong curatorial programme of mid-career and emerging contemporary artists.

CONNERSMITH. | 1358 Florida Ave, NE | Washington DC 20002


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Painted Woods: A Solo Exhibition by Ryan Syrell
July 13th – 28th
Opening 8-11pm, July 13th, 2013
Current Space
Front Gallery (Project Room)

Painted Woods is part of Ryan Syrell’s ongoing series of investigations into the working habits, materials, philosophy and content of the American landscape painter Neil Welliver (1929-2005). Throughout the various works comprising Painted Woods, Syrell explores Welliver’s processes and ideologies of painting, abstracting them and placing them in modified contexts, resulting in alternative translations of the artist’s pictorial logic.

As an example, Syrell’s sculpture installation “Painted Woods” uses Welliver’s restricted palette of 8 pigments and adheres to his practices of no editing or repainting and of working from top to bottom. Additionally, it echoes the physical space of Welliver’s ubiquitous 8 ft square canvas format.

Paired with this sculpture are a series of paintings on wood panels. These small paintings investigate and exaggerate aspects of Welliver’s painterly techniques, moving by degrees from recognizable landscape imagery to abstract works concerned with atmospheric conditions and light. Following Welliver’s dictum that he “never, never try to copy the colors out there”, these panel paintings steer away from the phenomenological, instead occupying a more synthetic and psychological space.

Ryan Syrell (b. 1984, Oswego, NY) is a visual artist and musician, working primarily as a painter. He received his BFA from SUNY Purchase. He has exhibited and performed internationally. Ryan currently lives and works in Baltimore, MD.

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