BmoreArt’s Picks: Baltimore Art Galleries, Openings, and Events July 14-20

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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.

To submit your calendar event, email us at [email protected]!



Open Walls Baltimore 2: Catalog Release 
Tuesday, July 14 : 6-8pm

Station North Chicken Box
1 W. North Ave : 21201

Join us to celebrate the release of the Open Walls Baltimore 2 catalog! We’ll have a limited quantity of OWB2 catalogs for sale at the celebration, which feature color photographs of each wall (in process & completed), a map of walls, and essays and interviews with the artists, curator, and administrators behind Open Walls Baltimore.

The celebration will also feature drinks, conversation, and the first public viewing of a new painting covering the entire interior of the Chicken Box by Gaia.

This celebration is free and open to the public from 6:00-8:00PM on Tuesday, July 14th.

The OWB2 catalog was generously funded in part by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and the Goethe-Institut Washington. OWB2 was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and PNC, Visit BaltimoreBaltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, and Timothy 618.



Plastic Walls : Alex Ebstein Solo Opening 
Wednesday, July 15 : 6-8pm

Goucher College’s Rosenberg Gallery
1021 Dulaney Valley Road : 21204

Plastic Images is a solo exhibition of new, mixed media works by Alex Ebstein.
Plastic Images will be presented at Goucher College’s Rosenberg Gallery in the Kraushaar Auditorium from June 11th through August 31st.  This exhibit, which is free and open to the public, can be viewed Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Plastic Images is a satellite exhibition in conjunction with Artscape and the Gallery Network presented by M&T Bank.
Please visit or call 410-337-6477 for more information.



Sondheim Artscape Prize Semifinalists Exhibition Opening Reception
Thursday, July 16: 6-9 pm

MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art)
1300 W Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21217

The Sondheim Artscape Prize 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. For 2015, 54 individual artists and two artist teams have been selected as semifinalists.

Lauren Adams Baltimore, MD
Seth Adelsberger Baltimore, MD
Stephanie Barber Baltimore, MD
Kyle Bauer Baltimore, MD
Stephanie Benassi Baltimore, MD
Keith Bentley Baltimore, MD
Dustin Carlson Baltimore, MD
Vincent Carney Baltimore, MD
Crissìan Chen Baltimore, MD
Larry Cook Landover Hills, MD
Leah Danell Cooper Baltimore, MD
Hoesy Corona Baltimore, MD
Erin Curtis Washington, DC
Nancy Daly Washington, DC
Frank Day Washington, DC
L. E. Doughtie Baltimore, MD
Hasan Elahi College Park, MD
Maggie Gourlay Rockville, MD
Lillian Hoover Baltimore, MD
J.T. Kirkland Sterling, VA
Ru Kuwahata & Max Porter Baltimore, MD
Rosemary Liss Baltimore, MD
Timothy Makepeace Washington, DC
Katherine Mann Washington, DC
Quentin Moseley Baltimore, MD
Danielle Mysliwiec Takoma Park, MD
David Page Baltimore, MD
Louie Palu Washington, DC
EunJung Park Baltimore, MD
Ruth Pettus Baltimore, MD
Benjamin Piwowar Baltimore, MD
Nick Primo Baltimore, MD
Samantha Rausch Baltimore, MD
Renee Rendine Towson, MD
Beverly Ress Silver Spring, MD
Jamea Richmond-Edwards Silver Spring, MD
Margaret Rogers Baltimore, MD
Pamela Rogers Bethesda, MD
Margaret Rorison Baltimore, MD
Rachel Rotenberg Baltimore, MD
Kenneth Schiano Chestertown, MD
Ginevra Shay Baltimore, MD
Leslie Shellow Baltimore, MD
Amy Sherald Baltimore, MD
Ally Silberkleit Baltimore, MD
Jared Soares Washington, DC
Jerry Truong Silver Spring, MD
Stewart Watson Baltimore, MD
Yuriko Yamaguchi Vienna, VA

An exhibition of the semifinalists’ work is shown in the Decker and Meyerhoff galleries of MICA on Thursday, July 16 through Sunday, August 2, 2015. An opening reception for the semifinalist exhibition takes place July 16, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), located at 1303 W. Mount Royal Avenue.

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Pre-Artscape Reception:  Morgan Monceaux
Thursday, July 16 : 6-8pm

Nancy @ MICA Graduate Student Center
131 W. North Ave : 21201

Please join us for art, food and wine at Nancy!

July 16th, 6-8 PM

The reception celebrates the launch of our fundraising campaign for Morgan Monceaux

with an exhibition of recent work.

Learn more at:




untitled no. 6 Opening Reception
Thursday, July 16 : 6-8pm

216 West Read Street : 21201

RandallScottProjects announces our next installment in the Untitled group exhibition series, Untitled no. 6 featuring the works of Stephanie Barber, Ryan Hoover, Benjamin Kelley and Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann. The exhibition will open July 16th and run through August 8th.

RandallScottProjects Untitled Series of group exhibitions consists of an unlikely grouping of artists whose work may, or may not play well with each other. That has not stopped us from doing it anyway. Each artist’s work stands apart on its merits, but placed in a group dynamic crates dialogue. The Untitled series is about creating the relationships between artists visually and conceptually.

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann
Dripstone, 2014
100×60 in
Acrylic and sumi ink on paper

216 West Read Street Baltimore, MD 21201

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday-Saturday 11am-6pm



Young Blood Opening Reception
Thursday, July 16 : 6-8pm

Maryland Art Place
218 W. Saratoga Street : 21201

MAP’s Program Advisory Committee (PAC) curates Young Blood, an annual exhibition of works by recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. The exhibition includes emerging artists from area colleges such as Maryland Institute College of Art and The University of Maryland College Park. Since 2008 this program has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their graduate exhibitions. According to MAP’s former Program Advisory Chair, Cara Ober, “After achieving their Masters the next most important step for young artists is their professional debut in a reputable professional gallery.” Since 2008, Young Blood has provided a meritorious exhibition experience for over 45 artists.

This years Young Blood Artists are: Amanda Agricola , OluShola A. Cole, L. E. Doughtie, Alex Ebstein, Rob Hackett, Magali Hébert-Huot, Christine Wolfe Weller.



ALLOVERSTREET Artscape Edition
Friday, July 17th : 7-10pm

Various Galleries
E. Oliver Street : Station North Arts District

Alloverstreet is a night of simultaneous art openings and events spanning the many art spaces of East Oliver Street in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District. Alloverstreet was awarded City Paper’s “Best Art Walk That Doesn’t Suck” 2014. In celebration of Artscape and The Artist Run Art Fair, we will be holding this special Alloverstreet in addition to our first friday monthly programming. We hope to see you there!!

The events include:

Black Lives Matter
A public installation organized by Morgan State University’s Visual Arts Department and lead by Christopher Metzger and Kelli Williams.
1400 Greenmount Avenue, Baltimore md, 21202

Area 405
Gilding The Lily
Curated by René Treviño and Stewart Watson
405 East Oliver Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Gallery CA
Work by Lisa Solomon & Christine Buckton Tilman
440 East Oliver Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Lil Gallery **Last Lil Gal Show at Alloverstreet!!!**
No More Sun!
By Sara Grose
The Copycat Building, Apt C403, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Terrault Contemporary
Lost & Tell
by Beth Hoeckel
1515 Guilford Ave, The Copycat Building
Baltimore, MD. 21202

La Bodega Gallery
Rx//A100 special blends
A group show featuring works by:
Alex Leggin, Danyell Perkins, Delaney Cato, Drew Hagelin, Erick Antonio Benitez, Mark Wehberg, Pablo M Machioli, Phaan Howng, Pixie Shope and Vincent Seadler.
1511 Guilford Ave, The Copycat Building, Unit A100
Baltimore, MD. 21202



Narrow Waves Opening Reception
Friday, July 17th

Springsteen Gallery
502 W. Franklin Street : 21201

Springsteen is pleased to present Narrow Waves, a group exhibition featuring the work of Colin Alexander, David Armacost, Reece Cox, Colin Foster, Bradford Kessler, Quintessa Matranga, and Marisa TakalNarrow Waves reveals nuanced perceptions and acts as a medium between planes of awareness. The works in the show serve as a planchette to harness the subtlety of relational energy through a transitional lens.

U:L:O: is an annual curatorial program that invites six curators over a six week period to organize a show in one of the three spaces at Interstate Projects, Upper (U:), Lower (L:), and Outside (O:). For 2015, Interstate Projects is pleased to present two parts. U:L:O: Part I includes U: Lodos (Mexico City), L: Minerva (Sydney), O: Weekends (Copenhagen). Part II includes U: Springsteen (Baltimore) L: Sardine (Brooklyn) O: 99 ¢ Plus (Brooklyn).



Imaginary Islands : Emily Campbell
Friday, July 17th : 7-9pm

ICA Baltimore
16 W. North Avenue : 21201

Exhibition Runs: July 4 – 26, 2015
ICA Baltimore presents Imaginary Islands, an exhibition of large-scale drawings and smaller paintings created by Baltimore artist Emily Campbell. This body of work features a series of disorienting and claustrophobic environments in which fictional characters engage in bizarre actions and rituals.
Campbell’s imagery is collected from botanical illustrations, historical drawings, and appropriated ancient myths. In these dystopic scenes, new civilizations are imagined with inhabitants who participate in a range of provocative, sexual, and often humorous acts. These chaotic moments are countered by the precise and intricate lines, suggesting an elegance and order behind the depiction of irrational and inexplicable actions.
Emily Campbell is a visual artist and educator working in Baltimore. Campbell holds an MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BA in visual arts from Mercyhurst University. She has participated in several residencies including Vermont Studio Center and Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild.


Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19

Artscape takes place in the Mount Royal Avenue & Cathedral Street, Charles Street, Bolton Hill, and Station North Arts & Entertainment District neighborhoods.

Artscape is America’s largest free arts festival, attracting 400,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, art cars, photography and the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on outdoor stages; a full schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, international menu of food and beverages that is available throughout the festival site. Artscape’s total economic impact on Baltimore City is $25.97 million.

Friday: 11am-9pm, Saturday: 11am-9pm, Sunday: 11am-8pm
Artscape After Hours: Friday and Saturday 9pm-11pm

FREE and open to the public! Artscape is held outdoors in tents, and inside the neighborhood’s premier exhibition spaces and performing arts venues. The event is handicapped accessible.

Have a question about Artscape? CLICK HERE to ask an Artscape expert a question, before, during or after the festival.

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