BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.
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MICA Art Market 2014
Dec 10 at 11:00am to Dec 13 at 7:00pm
1300 W Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21217
Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season, this festive sale features original work by more than 300 MICA students, alumni, faculty and staff, including one-of-a-kind jewelry, illustrations, paintings, posters, sculptures, mosaics, stationary, clothing, ceramics, textiles, book arts, toys, wrapping paper and gift cards.
Wednesday – Friday 11 to 7
Saturday 10 to 6
Sponsored by the MICA Alumni Association.
Under $500 at Maryland Art Place
Friday, December 12 from 6-10 pm
218 W Saratoga Street, Baltimore MD 21201
Maryland Art Place invites you to join us at our second annual “Under $500” affordable art sale this December!
On Friday, December 12 at 6 o’clock join us for a first-come, first-served opportunity to purchase affordable and original works of art. The event will feature the work of Baltimore and surrounding area artists at a price point of $500 or less. Purchase work at any point throughout the evening and take home that night!
Guests can expect to mingle with other artists, collectors, patrons and general art enthusiasts at the event with an open wine and beer bar, along with light tastings with a holiday twist.
Tickets are available through MissionTix. $20 for presale / $30 door tickets. To pay with cash or check, please connect with email@example.com.
Can’t make it on Friday night? Stop into MAP the next day, Saturday, December 13 between 11a – 4p to view the remaining works for sale. This day requires no ticket and is open to the public and is part of a district wide Bromo Arts Holiday Hike! (more details coming soon).
AREA 405 presents “PRESENTS”
A 2 day Market Extravaganza featuring fine artists and crafts people from across the region.
December 12th from 4pm till 9pm
December 13th from 10am till 5pm
PESENTS features LIVE GLASS WORKING by Luke Remchuck. LIVE PAINTING by Renee Webber and Harrison Lance Crawford. LIVE ILLUSTRATION by Will Shanklin. LIVE SCULPTURAL HAIR CUTS by Jeramie Bellmay during the SALE
Sign up with Shanklin Media to get your art on Baltimore’s New LED Art Board!!! http://ledbaltimore.com/
Kati Visions Moungelis, www.thebohemianfoxshop.etsy.com, Ellen Durkan, ellendurkan.com
Station North Tool Library, stationnorthtoollibrary.org/, Lauren Schott, www.LaurenSchott.com
Eli Feight, www.etsy.com/shop/BohemianSassDesigns, Marry Correia, Stewart Watson, Matt Muirhead, http://whatweekly.com/2012/03/28/matt-muirhead-goes-big/, Proper Playground Clothing Co. ProperPlayground.com, Ashby Norwood, Thomas Dixon, Eva Sandstrom, Dominique Zeltzman, Cadie Bridges Palmer, Marissa Fein, Frank Perrelli, Renee Weber, Harrison Lance Crawford,
Luke Remchuck, Will Shanklin, ledbaltimore.com, Michel Pratka, Alyssum Pohl, Verdance Creations, Chris Rothe, http://writepads.com/, Adam & Alayna Spratley, doublestandard.tictail.com
Clothing, Accessories, Jewelry of all kinds, Illustrations, Paintings, Prints, Photographs, Clay & Ceramics items, Sculpture, Glass Items, Forged Steel Items, Desk organizers, candles, cards, Items for the Mind, Body and Soul and The Station North Tool Library will have knives, bike holders, cutting boards, & furniture and more!
Food Trucks will be on site. Beer, Wine, Coffee & Tea available
AREA 405, Baltimore CITYPAPER’s BEST GALLERY for 2014 is at 405 EAST OLIVER STREET in the STATION NORTH ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT
Bromo Arts Holiday Hike 2014 Saturday, December 13
Saturday from 10:00am – 6:00pm
Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District
217 N Charles St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
On Saturday, December 13, Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment, Inc. invites Baltimore to shop local & buy art this holiday season in Downtown Baltimore’s Bromo Arts District. Venues throughout the District will open their doors to showcase and sell a diverse range of work by local artists. Come get to know Bromo venues, check out work from local artists and enjoy holiday snacks & drinks with your fellow “hikers.”
Grab a map & schedule at any participating venue!
PARTICIPATING VENUES & SCHEDULE
(check back for updates)
Platform Arts Center (116 W. Mulberry St)
10am-6pm | PAC 6 Month Anniversary Open Studios
Kelly Walker Fine Art (321 W. Madison St)
10am-3pm | Open House
Artefactory (827 N. Howard St)
11am-6pm | Open House & Reception (3-6pm) for Perennial Perspectives: The Flora Everlasting in Paint and Metal
Lisa Dillin Studio (713 N. Howard St)
10am-1pm | Sculpture & photography by artist Lisa Dillin
Jordan Faye Contemporary (218 W. Saratoga St, 5th floor)
10am-6pm | 8th Annual “Small Wonders” Holiday Sale
Maryland Art Place (218 W. Saratoga St)
11am-5pm | “Under $500” affordable art fair, day 2
Subbasement Artist Studios (SBAS) (118 N. Howard St)
11am-6pm | SBAS: FINAL Exhibition
SubBasement Artist Studios (SBAS) announces for its Final Exhibition, artist and founder, Jeffrey Kent
Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower (21 S. Eutaw St)
11am-4pm | Holiday Art Sale + Fashion Shows
Everyman Theatre (315 W. Fayette)
12pm-2pm | Complimentary Cider & 20% off tickets to Deathtrap
EMP Collective (307 W. Baltimore St)
2-10pm | LitScape
Local authors, live readings, live music, local publishers, book sales, discussion panel, and more
Stephen Wise Baltimore (216 N. Paca St)
TBD | Open House
New manufacturing, fabric store, sewing school & clothing retail spot
Enter raffle for free sewing class tickets!
Lexington Market (400 W. Lexington St)
2pm | Annual Travis Winkey Fashion Show
Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center (12 N. Eutaw St)
3pm-5pm | Hot Chocolate Social & Open House
bb (427A Eutaw St)
4pm-8pm | Hello World
Introducing bb, new interdisciplinary arts space
Open Space (512 W. Franklin St)
4pm-8pm | Precious Moments Closing Reception
Stay late: HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT
Eubie Blake Jazz Institute & Cultural Center (847 N. Howard St)
6-10pm | Jazz Holiday Concert. Meet & Greet artists at 6pm. Concert at 7pm. $25 in advance. $20 at the door. $15 for student w/ID
POST TYPOGRAPHY PRINT SALE
December 13, 12-4 – One Day only!
Post Typography is hosting our third-annual one-day-only print & merch sale at our studio on Saturday, December 13 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM. Spice up your walls and shelves with some affordable artwork or find that perfect Hanukkah/Christmas gift for that special someone.
The sale will feature limited edition Post Typography prints, posters, and artwork including:
Screenprinted posters for Dan Deacon, Built to Spill, and Future Islands
Groundhog Day, Artscape 25th Anniversary, and Maryland Film Festival posters
Limited edition prints from our OSAYCANYOUSEE art show
Other merchandise will include out-of-print Double Dagger records, signed copies of Lettering & Type, scarves, and other Post Typography publications.
PLUS!!! There will be some free miscellaneous prints and other items available (everything must go)!
Visit our studio at 3 W 23rd Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 on Saturday, December 13 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM. Come early! Many prints will have limited quantities available—first come, first served (Copies cannot be reserved until paid for).
For more information, visit www.posttypography.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post Typography is a Baltimore-based creative studio specializing in graphic design, illustration, custom lettering, and conceptual typography with additional forays into art, apparel, music, curatorial work, design theory, and vandalism. Founding partners Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen have collaborated on art, design, and music projects for more than twelve years, beginning with hand-printed concert posters and progressing to higher profile design and illustration projects for clients such as The New York Times, U.S. Green Building Council, John Legend & The Roots, and Random House. Strals and Willen are authors of Lettering & Type, a book on lettering and typeface design, published by Princeton Architectural Press, and they currently teach classes in design and typography at the Maryland Institute College of Art. They have lectured at the Cooper Union, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, and Harvard University among others, and have contributed to the Baltimore music scene for many years (most notably with the post-punk band Double Dagger). Post Typography have appeared in many design and art exhibitions, and their posters are collected by high school punk rockers and prominent designers (whom they consider equally important).
AMY FELDMAN AND MICHAEL REY
December 13th, 2014 – January 3rd, 2015
Opening reception: Saturday, December 13th, 7-9pm
Freddy is honored to present a two-person exhibition by New York-based artist Amy Feldman and Los Angeles-based artist Michael Rey. Their works are rooted in the language of reductivist abstraction. This is the first time these artists will exhibit work together.
Amy Feldman’s large iconic paintings refer to AbEx bravado, yet remain quiet, subtle, humble, and funny. Despite the restricted grey palette, the works are exuberant – they seem to whisper and shout simultaneously. An image appears and disappears like a flickering light. A little drip is the sound of a drum. A splotch of gray paint is the opening sentence in her unfinished true detective novel, as urgency of idea and picture collide.
Michael Rey’s works hang on the wall like paintings yet they operate poetically, rather than pictorially. Alluding to both painting and sculpture, the works suggest a human-like presence although there is no specific reference to ‘the figure’ other than the ‘skin-like’ surfaces. Alien messages are communicated, but we cannot pinpoint the meaning. These works are rooted in the subconscious and revel in paradox. That they originate in the dreams of the artist only adds to the mystery.
Amy Feldman (born 1981, New Windsor, NY) has exhibited nationally and internationally at Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, Belgium, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut, Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in St. Etienne, France. Feldman is a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, 2013. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago, Illinois. Feldman is represented by Blackston in New York. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Michael Rey (born 1979, Sarasota, FL) has exhibited at Room East and the Swiss Institute in New York and at Cherry and Martin and 356 Mission in Los Angeles. Internationally he has exhibited at Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium and Lisson Gallery, London, UK. Rey is represented by Cherry and Martin and Office Baroque. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
510 W. Franklin St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
The Exchange: A Unique Marketplace featuring local vendors, music, snacks, and good energy!
December 14th and every 2nd Sunday from 11 – 3 pm
2334 Guilford Avenue
Each Exchange event features a performance either at the end or in the middle and a live DJ.