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This Week: We are featuring online events that you can participate in from the comfort of your own couch plus a few ways to get involved locally and nationally. Stay home, stay healthy, stay engaged in the arts.

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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Geoff Delanoy: Trees
Ongoing through October 31
@ Luann Carra Gallery

Geoff Delanoy uses toy cameras to create imagery that speaks to his connection to nature. Each black and white photograph in Trees was made with a modified Holga camera at Point Reyes National Seashore, in California, as the result of a contemplative interaction with the landscape.

About the Artist

Geoff Delanoy is a visual artist whose work includes analog photography, digital imaging, and installation. Prints and an eponymous artist’s book from Trees were recently featured at Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Gimpo, South Korea, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA, Griffin Museum-Photography, Winchester, MA, and Photo Book Athens, in Greece. His photo of the Cypress Tree Tunnel will be published in the December issue of Black & White Magazine.

He resides in Baltimore where he is Professor and Chair of the Art department at Notre Dame of Maryland University.



Queering Design | featuring John Hanawalt, Jon Key, Nicole Killian
Tuesday, October 13 • 1:15pm
presented by MICA Design Talks

A goal of queer theory is to critique binary structures, imagining alternative ways of establishing identity.

This conversation will include John Hanawalt, a Principal Product Designer at Stitch Fix and co-founder of Queer Design Club; Nicole Killian, who uses graphic design, publishing, video, objects and installation to investigate how the structures of the internet, mobile messaging, and shared online platforms affect contemporary interaction and shape cultural identity from a queer perspective; and Jon Key, an artist, designer, and writer who aside from founding MorcosKey studio in New York, is also a Co-Founder and Design Director at Codify Art, a multidisciplinary collective dedicated to creating and supporting work by artists of color, particularly women, queer, and trans artists.



LIVE Artist Talk: Indigenous Futures
Tuesday, October 13 • 5:30pm
presented by The Walters Art Museum

Local community artist and folklorist Ashley Minner observes Indigenous People’s Day through conversation with Joy Davis, Manager of Adult and Community Programs. They discuss Ashley’s practice, local statues, and the history of indigenous peoples in Baltimore.

About the Artist:

Ashley Minner is a community based visual artist from Baltimore and an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. She received her MFA (’11) and MA (’07) in Community Arts, and her BFA (’05) in General Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. She recently earned her PhD in American Studies from University of Maryland College Park. Much of Ashley’s art and scholarship has focused on the Lumbee community of East Baltimore. She currently works as a professor of the practice and folklorist in the Department of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she also serves as director of the minor in Public Humanities.



BSO Sessions: Season 1, Episode 1 – The Return
Wednesday, October 14 • 8pm
presented by The BSO

Please note: BSO Sessions episodes begin with a performance premiere, followed by on-demand access through June 2021.

Experience the perspectives and individual stories of BSO musicians, Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh and Assistant Conductor Jonathan Rush as music returns to the BSO stage. Concertmaster Jonathan Carney is featured in Hindemith’s Five Pieces for String Orchestra and Puccini’s moving I Crisantemi is dedicated to all lives lost in 2020.

LISZT (arr. BACHE) Angelus, “Prayer to the Guardian Angels”
HINDEMITH Five Pieces for String Orchestra
ELGAR Serenade for String Orchestra
PUCCINI (arr. TALMI) I Crisantemi for String Orchestra



Curator Night (for The Arc Baltimore’s Art in the Round 2020)
Time: Oct 15: 7PM

As part of our virtual series of Art in the Round events, we are excited to host a curator night featuring a discussion with six premier members of the Baltimore art community who will discuss why they connected with their chosen art for Art in the Round and what is happening in their space.

Participating curators:


Virtual Ticket for Art in the Round:
$25* to enjoy 2 remaining events (Curator Night and Art in the Round), and receive a 2021 art calendar
* Suggested Donation

Virtual Reserved Table for Art in the Round:
$250 to enjoy all events, and receive a 2021 art calendar and a special package of final night surprises

Bid on art:
60% of winning bid goes to the artist

Invisible Labor: True stories about hidden work, unseen efforts, and toiling far from the limelight
Thursday, October 15 • 7-8pm
presented by Stoop Storytelling + The Baltimore Museum of Industry

Join the Baltimore Museum of Industry and the Stoop Storytelling Series for an evening of true stories focused on the essential work—and workers—we rarely see.

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 | 7-8 pm | Registration required | $5-$20

Reserve your ticket todayMake a donation to enjoy this live Stoop Storytelling Series show broadcast from the Baltimore Museum of Industry via Zoom webinar. You’ll receive a Zoom link via email.

About the Stoop

The Stoop Storytelling Series is a Baltimore-based live show and podcast that features “ordinary” people sharing the extraordinary, true tales of their lives. The mission of The Stoop is to build community through the sharing of personal stories. Stoop stories are not memorized, performed, or read. They’re shared. Stoop shows are intimate and surprising, wonderful and weird, hilarious and heartbreaking.



Asia North 2020: Art and Music Exchange
Friday, October 16 • 7-8pm
presented by Towson University Asian Arts + Culture Center

This livestream event will feature art talks and performances by Asia North 2020 artists. Asia North is a collaborative community celebration that recognizes, showcases, and honors the art, culture and the Asian heritage of Greater Baltimore, especially the Korean history of Baltimore’s Charles North community. Asia North 2020 features an online art exhibition, Tradition – Memory – Transformation, which showcases the works of 25 regional Asian and Asian American artists, and a brief history of Koreatown. Co-presented with Central Baltimore Partnership.

Friday, October 16th, 2020 7:00pm

Please Note: This event is virtual



DEFINING VALUE(S) in the Art World: An Online Event Presented by Art World Conference
Friday, October 16 – Saturday, October 17
presented by Art World Conference

37 speakers and 26 programs including: keynotes, artist interventions, panel conversations, discussion groups, workshops, and in-depth sessions centered around the theme of DEFINING VALUE(S).

How do we define value in the art world? How should our values influence resource allocation? How can we work toward greater equity and a solidarity economy?

Between the pandemic, protests, and the Zoomification of our world, 2020 marks a pivotal moment in cultural development. Crisis threatens the very nature of what many of us do, yet it also affords us a moment to stop, think, and assess the systems that have historically guided us. The current moment is an invitation to critique and rebuild the way in which we assign value, with our own values in mind.

Art World Conference addresses market-driven economic realities, while foregrounding creative solutions and the solidarity economy. Financial health, sustainability, and best business practices will be discussed through a lens of diversity, equity, and social justice. Programming will address many of the unique opportunities and challenges faced by visual artists, freelancers, and arts professionals. Topics include financial and legal issues ranging from sales, credit, investing, and licensing, to the broader context of defining and asserting value, solidarity, and the importance of community.



Amy Boone-McCreesh: Room with a View | Exhibition Opens
Friday, October 16 | Ongoing through November 17
@ VisArts 355 Pod Space

The signifiers of status and class present themselves culturally in overt and nuanced ways. Logos of high fashion, cars, and grand architecture are predictable ways to display wealth, even if it is perceived. What about the subtle visual ways culture and society delineate class? Class is evident from the view outside one’s window, the level of access and choice in self-care, to the types of fabric in a home. I use an abstracted version of this materialistic visual vocabulary to ask questions that challenge classist structures, but also to tantalize with maximalist aesthetics. Highly saturated colors and a rich variety of textures create an initial attraction, while at the same time questioning assumptions of “good” taste. With this work, I push against the cross-cultural ideas of beauty and perception of class. This maximal and decorative aesthetic is partnered with detailed and hand-driven processes often associated with craft. The utilization of technology and digital components are combined with the handmade processes to create a direct shift in value and labor. These decisions aim to mimic the seemingly arbitrary lines that are drawn to signify cultural markers of luxury, mass production, and the defining features of access.

About the artist

Amy Boone-McCreesh was born on Loring Air Force Base to a British mother and American father. Currently she is based in Baltimore, MD with interests in the connections between aesthetic leanings within economic and cultural status. She has a heightened visual awareness of the ways people and spaces flaunt class, taste, and access. Amy received her MFA from Towson University in Maryland, and shortly thereafter was awarded a two-year Hamiltonian Artist Fellowship in Washington, DC. Her work has been included in exhibitions across the country, notably at Mixed Greens (NY, New York, 2015), Transmitter Gallery (Brooklyn, NY, 2015), Transformer Gallery (Washington DC (2015), Terrault in Baltimore, MD, and supported by institutional exhibitions at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, Goucher College, in Baltimore, MD and Marymount University in Alexandria, VA. Amy’s large-scale works have been acquired by the Department of State in the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico (Art in Embassies, 2013), Facebook (2019), and Capital One (2018). Her work is featured in New American Paintings (issues 106 and 118) and Handmade Life, published by Thames and Hudson (2016). Amy is also a two-time recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council individual artist award for works on paper.

In addition to her own studio practice, Amy has a committed relationship
to visual arts education as well as curating and running INERTIA. A website dedicated to studio visits, artist interviews, and providing a voice for artists to create context for their work outside of critical dialogue. Amy is currently adjunct faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art.



(dirty~clean)Cleaners | Opening Reception + Live Window Performance
Saturday, October 17 • 6-9pm
@ Current Space

Current Space is proud to present “(dirty~clean)Cleaners” an installation by Laure Drogoul. Please join us for the opening reception and living window performances with Laure Drogoul, Joe Meduza, Neil Feather, Jake Bee and other invited guest artists. The exhibition can be viewed from outdoors, through our window boxes along Howard Street.

Opening Reception: October 17th, 6-9pm
Living Window Performances: Oct.17, 7:30pm

Exhibition Duration: October 17th – November 14th

Social Distancing Guidelines:
– Mask required: covering mouth AND nose.
– Maintain 6ft from others, sidewalk will be marked.
– Interior will be closed.
– Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe!

Current Space presents (dirty~clean)Cleaners by Laure Drogoul
Ironically, one of the least clean way of cleaning, is called dry cleaning. With a mixture of carcinogenic chemicals and an abundance of plastic bags, dry cleaning is the ultimate un-clean. Like the living dead, dry-cleaning generates a dead zone in the natural world, lingering long past its time. (dirty~clean)Cleaners takes the form of an otherworldly dry-cleaning shop that reflects upon the many cleaners that dot our urban landscape.
Laure Drogoul’s exhibition at Current Space is the culmination of a 2 year project to research the after-life of human made materials related to domesticity. The installation becomes a collection repository and distribution center to deliver LPDE #4 plastic to an organization that actually recycles the material. The clear plastic bags used in the dry-cleaning industry are not included in the recent plastic bans in any State. Though very recyclable, these bags have been thrown in landfills, shipped to Asia or burned for many years. None of this is re-use or in fact recycling, burning plastic can be toxic, with incinerators often located in disenfranchised neighborhoods. Since 2018 China has banned import of this type of plastic and now the US has a glut of #4 plastic with very few facilities to properly recycle the material. At the close of this exhibition the artist will deliver the collected plastic to businesses that re-use the material. The installation will become a collecting location to raise environmental awareness relating to domestic life, routine and the natural world……and to offer an alternative to dumping the plastic bags in landfills, where they will rest for almost an eternity.

(dirty~clean)Cleaners performances presented as Living Windows:
On multiple evenings, (dirty~clean)Cleaners will be activated with performances viewed safely through Current Space’s Gallery windows. During the performance, otherworldly Sisyphean cleaning clerks endlessly fold, weigh and bale the plastic for eventual transport. The unclean representatives lead the audience in an almost hopeless cleaning tour of the (dirty~clean)Cleaners installation, in which they are invited to consider the never-ending life of plastic.



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2021 ICA Flat Files | Call for Entry
deadline October 15
sponsored by ICA Baltimore

The Institute of Contemporary Art Baltimore is pleased to announce an open call for our third annual Flat File Program. The 2021 program will open in late November 2020 with an mini-exhibition of accepted works at our permanent location at 16 W North Ave. Due to COVID-19 it is highly unlikely we will be able to have an full exhibition at our gallery; we are planning to produce a display of artworks along with having the wooden flat files brought to the front of the gallery for viewing by appointment only. Individual works from the Flat File Program will be highlighted throughout the year in the gallery, on our website, and through social media. Works will be available for purchase throughout the year on our website and accessible in the gallery for browsing.

– Open to professional working artists in the Maryland/VA/DC area only. Currently enrolled students are not eligible to apply.
– Submission fee is $10, nonrefundable, for up to five images. NOTE: You will be prompted to pay the $10 application via PayPal once you complete the application and hit send, OR you can go to this link: OR you can send $10 to @Louis-Joseph-9 on Venmo. You will be prompted to submit payment after you submit your application materials.
– All work for consideration must have been completed in the last five years.
– Work should be no larger than 22×30” unframed and unmounted with a maximum thickness of 1/2″.
– All submitted work must be available for sale.
– Maximum retail price of each work submitted should be less than $500; current price should be indicated.
– 70% of sales of artwork will go to the artist and 30% will go toward programming at ICA Baltimore.
– Images must represent actual work submitted for acceptance. If an accepted work is not available for any reason, it may not be replaced.
– If you have participated in a previous ICA Flat File you may apply again but cannot show work that was previously in part of a flat file (i.e. please submit different work)
– Each image should be not larger than 1000 pixels at the largest dimension.
– Files must be numbered and named LastnameFirstname#.jpg, for example WatersJohn1.jpg.
– All submissions must be in by 11:59pm EDT on October 15, 2020 for consideration.



2020 Legacy Grant | Call for Entry
deadline October 30
sponsored by The Gutierrez Memorial Fund

The Gutierrez Memorial Fund is pleased to present its 2020 Legacy Grant. The project-based arts grant calls for proposals from arts organizations, individual artists, and educators who are residents of Maryland and whose programs or projects serve Maryland communities. Special consideration is given to projects that build skills, engage community and transform the built environment.

For more information on eligibility and to download an application please visit



Art In August Pop-Up Exhibition by artist Will Watson courtesy of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts

County Arts Development (CAD) Grant | Call for Panelists
deadline November 1
sponsored by Maryland State Arts Council

MSAC relies on a diverse array of experts from across the state of Maryland to do the important work of evaluating applications. MSAC selects County Arts Development (CAD) panelists with a focus on diversity of experiences, diversity of location, and expertise in arts agencies of all disciplines in all of Maryland’s diverse communities. Panelists must be Maryland residents.

Selected CAD panelists serve a six-month term, which may be renewed in the future.

Panelists receive compensation of $450-500 for their services, based on the number of assignments.

What does a panelist do?

Selected panelists:

Attend one in-person or virtual training session in January 2021.

Review and evaluate 8 applications on MSAC’s online grants management system SmartSimple from February – March 2021.

Schedule and implement in-depth conversations with 1 or 2 assigned agencies.

Attend one panel meeting held in Spring 2021.

Panelists must have access to a computer with an internet connection to complete reviews.

How do I apply to be a panelist?

Submit your application via MSAC’s online grants management system SmartSimple.

Click the Apply Here button below to log in or create a free account in SmartSimple.

Under Funding Opportunities, select “Public Call.”

Select “Panelist” from the dropdown options and click “Save Draft” to populate the application.

Select “County Arts Development” as the Grant Program.

Questions? Contact Dana Parsons ([email protected]) for assistance.



Picturing Pandemic Baltimore | Call for Entry
deadline November 6
presented by Bulletin of the History of Medicine + Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

The Bulletin of the History of Medicine and the Program in Arts, Humanities and Health at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine are delighted to announce a call for submissions for “Picturing Pandemic Baltimore,” an online exhibition of photographs documenting Baltimore’s responses to COVID-19. The exhibition will be juried by the noted Baltimore photojournalist J.M. Giordano; submission rules are here: and the deadline for submission is Nov. 6, 2020. Baltimore is home to many talented photographers whose images of the city offer viewers ways to understand and reflect upon the unprecedented experiences of the past several months. We seek to showcase some of that talent in our online exhibition. One winning photograph will earn of prize of $650 and serve as the cover image of the Bulletin’s special issue on the pandemic; two runner-ups will win $250 each and be published within the journal.



Stephen Althouse, The Five Talents II, Photography/inkjet print, 2019. 31×42 in. CVA 2020 Best in Show

Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition & Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibition | Call for Entry
deadline November 20
sponsored by Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

We are now accepting entries for both the Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition (CVA) and the Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibition (CVP).
Deadline for submissions: Friday, November 20, 2020 at 3 p.m.
Exhibition dates: January 31 – April 4, 2021

Cash prizes include Best of Show, $1,000; Two Juror’s Awards, $500; Three Juror’s Awards, $250 for each exhibition. Both exhibitions will be on view January 31 – April 4, 2021. Visit our website for the full prospectus, information about the jurors, and how to enter.

Who may enter: Artists may enter regardless of place of residence.

How to enter:

Each artist may submit up to four works.
All entries are submitted online at Smarter Entry.
All work must have been completed in the last two years.
No artwork previously shown at the museum will be accepted.
Submitted digital images must not exceed 8 MB.
Upload 1 image for each 2d object or up to 3 photos for sculpture. Use “Additional Notes” to enter descriptive information about medium (Mixed media – paper, paint, found object, etc…)
The juror selects works without knowing the identity of the artist.

Please call the Museum at 301-739-5727 if you need help with your submission.



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