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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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Sheep Jones: New Paintings
Ongoing through November 2020
@ Steven Scott Gallery

by appointment only

Rights and Wrongs: Citizenship, Belonging, and the Vote
Ongoing through December 6
@ The Peale

Rights and Wrongs is an art exhibition that contends with the centennial of the 19th Amendment and the 2020 elections in light of the fact that equitable voter participation is hardly a settled matter in America — threats to citizenship, belonging, and democratic participation continue to be at stake.

Local Baltimore artists Erin Fostel, Antonio McAfee, and McKinley Wallace III have created new artworks, related to the themes of racial, social, and economic injustice, and the various struggles for the vote. Some of their works respond to physical sites and visual records of contested public memory in Baltimore City.

These local artists’ works are on display at the Carroll Mansion, a historic site of enslavement with many layers of occupation over the generations, alongside the work of artists from outside the region who also consider the personal and political dimensions of citizenship and belonging.  The artists in the group exhibition include Stacey Kirby, Julia Kwon, Precious Lovell, JoAnne McFarland, Gina Gwen Palacios, Jason Patterson, and Sarah Paulsen.

These artists approach historic and current events in their work through a variety of methods available to the contemporary artist: abstraction, representation, collage, found objects, textiles, moving image, and interactive works. While the scope of their production methods is varied, their works share thematic and material concerns. These include historic images and texts resuscitated from archives to breathe new meaning into public memory. The artists are also documenting the complex narratives of inclusion and exclusion in historic activist efforts to establish voting rights for women and people of color in the 19th and 20th centuries.  These works reflect distinct declarations of self and collective, bearing out the adage that the personal is political.

The works in Rights and Wrongs bring the viewers’ attention to the complexities and contradictions of the history of voting rights and civil rights struggles as well as the ways that these struggles continue both in Baltimore across the United States.

 

 

Art, Identity, and Activism with Jasmine Cho: An Interactive Cookie Art Workshop
Thursday, November 5 • 6 p.m.
presented by Julio Fine Arts

Join the Pitt Global Hub and Asian Studies Center for an interactive cookie art workshop with Jasmine  Cho  as she speaks on topics of identity and activism for International Week 2020.

This event is free and open to the Pitt community – families are encouraged! The first 25 registrants will receive a FREE cookie kit complete with two blank sugar cookies as well as all the tools you’ll need to decorate along with Jasmine. All registrants will receive an ingredient list and recipe ahead of time. If you are one of the first 25 registrants, you will receive further instructions about a contactless pick-up or drop-off that will take place the week of the event.

Please note that if you will have minors under 18 years old in your household attending, a parent or legal guardian must accompany them on the call at all times.

Jasmine Cho is a Pittsburgh-based artist, author, and cookie activist most known for using portrait cookies to elevate representation for Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders. She is also a Food Network Champion (“Christmas Cookie Challenge” Season 3, Episode 8) and the Founder of  Yummyholic.  Her cookie activism has been featured internationally on various media outlets that include  NPR,  HuffPost,  CBS This Morning, and  The Korea Daily. In 2019, Jasmine gave a  TEDx talk  on her work that immediately went viral and has since reached over  47K  views. Jasmine has received numerous accolades including  CREATOR of the Year  by the Pittsburgh Technology Council, the  Small Business Community Champion Award  by Citizens Bank, and was also awarded a Mayor’s Proclamation declaring Jan. 28th, 2020 as “Jasmine Cho Day” by the City of Pittsburgh. Expanding to traditional fine art while pursuing art therapy studies, Jasmine wrote, illustrated, and published her first children’s book,  Role Models Who Look Like Me: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Made History. You can see more of her work at jasminemcho.com.

 

 

MASKerade Baltimore: Virtual Silent Auction & Mask Design Competition | Auction Launch
Saturday, November 7 • 10 a.m. | Ongoing through November 10
presented by Maryland Art Place

Join us for MASKerade Baltimore – a virtual silent auction and mask design competition hosted by the Baltimore Community Foundation’s LGBTQ Fund to raise awareness and funds for issues facing the LGBTQ community in Baltimore. Since launching in 2018, the LGBTQ Fund has awarded nearly $100,000 to organizations fighting discrimination, providing health services, producing arts and culture events and supporting LGBTQ youth with anti-bullying and suicide prevention programs. Funds from MASKerade will be used to establish an endowment, ensuring vital support for LGBTQ youth programs in perpetuity.

**SILENT AUCTION**
The silent auction to view and bid on masks will be held November 7 from 10 a.m. – November 13 at 10 p.m. at https://MASKeradeBMORE.givesmart.com

 

 

It’s Pandemonium! Creative Alliance’s biggest virtual bash and fundraiser of the year!
Saturday, November 7 • 7:30 p.m. Screening | 8:30 p.m. After-Party
presented by Creative Alliance

It’s shocking! It’s thrilling! It’s an inspiring story of power of the arts amidst global chaos! It’s Pandemonium!

Grab your favorite blanket, some popcorn, and take cover … it’s the world premiere of It’s Pandemonium, a shameless and terrifying film directed by Aaron Barlow and starring the multi-talented staff of Creative Alliance!

Follow the harrowing tale of a talented young artist named Nic who finds salvation from the horrors of the modern world in his new Highlandtown home, while befriending cast of peculiar characters along the way.

Following the film, we turn the cameras to our stage for some LIVE music, special guests, and more surprises.

It’s Pandemonium! is a fundraiser to support Creative Alliance’s essential expenses and free programs during this global pandemic. Donate today!

Don’t miss our online exhibit that features over 100 visual artists, one-of-a-kind experiences, and feel-good causes!

SATURDAY, NOV. 7 | 7:30 p.m. It’s Pandemonium! Premiere | 8:30 p.m. After-Party

$50 Supporter | $25 General Admission | $20 Members
​($3 service fee added to all ticket purchase)

All price levels will include both film premiere and music. If you have the means, the supporter level ticket ensures additional artist and organizational support.

 

 

Biomorphic Structure | Opening Reception
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 7 • 2-4 p.m. | Ongoing through December 12
@ MONO Practice

MONO PRACTICE is proud to present Biomorphic Structure, a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Sui Park and Caitlin Teal Price. Biomorphic Structure examines the metaphysical nature of object making and the artists’ relationship to labor as a connection to the natural world. The works explore abstraction in psychology and physical sciences, finding inspiration in cellular structures and life forms evoking abstraction as a natural state and conscience.

Sui Park is a New York-based artist born in Seoul, Korea. Her work involves creating 3-dimensional flexible organic forms of a comfortable ambiance that are dynamic and possibly mystical or illusionary. She had several solo exhibitions and public art projects, including Pompom in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. in 2019, and Floating Imagery at the Pelham Art Center, Pelham, New York in 2018. She participated in over 100 exhibitions, including, The 5th Textile Art of Today at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Bratislava, Slovak republic where she received the Excellent Award in September 2018. Park’s artwork has been acquired by numerous places, including the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Oregon and Saks Fifth Avenue Flagship Store in New York in the United States.

Caitlin Teal Price works with photography and drawing to explore ritual and routine themes found in everyday life undercurrents. She received her BFA from the Parsons School of Design and her MFA from the Yale School of Art. Her work is included in both private and public collections, including the Robert V. Fullerton Museum of Art in San Bernardino, CA, and the American University Museum in Washington, D.C. She has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including Fotografiska Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery in NYC, and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Her work has been published in periodicals such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, and TIME magazine. Capricious Publishing NYC published her first monograph, Stranger Lives, in December 2016. Caitlin is also co-Founder of STABLE, an artist studio program located in Washington, D.C.

Biomorphic Structure will be on view from November 7 through December 12, 2020. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, November 7th, 2–4 p.m. The well-being of our visitors, artists, and staff is our top priority. Please wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

MONO PRACTICE gallery hours are Thursday and Saturday, 1–4 p.m., or by appointment.

 

 

Recording History | Virtual Artist’s Reception
Saturday, November 7 • 5 p.m. | Ongoing through November 27
presented by Gormley Gallery

Gormley Gallery at Notre Dame of Maryland University presents “Recording History,” a juried virtual exhibition that examines art’s role in recording our current moment in history and documenting our lived experience of it. Artworks on view reflect personal responses to the pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, the climate crisis, the looming national election, and more.

Featuring artwork by:
Miguel A. Aragon
David Avery
Sally Brown
Todd Brown
David Calkins
Carole d’Inverno
Michael Darough
Matthew Egan
Anna Fine Foer
Anne Finucane
Jennie Fleming
Nicole Foran
Leekyung Kang
Jeanne Keck
Andrew Kozlowski
Tony Lugo
Sean Lyman
Daniel Maxwell
Laura Mayne
Rosemary Meza-DesPlas
Kelsey Miller
Chris Mona
Jessica Mongeon
Robin Morris
Lake Newton
Sarah Nguyen
Philana Oliphant
Mayuko Ono Gray
Susan Pearcy
Chris Revelle
Leah Sandler
Robert Silance
strikeWare
Caroline Thorington
Peter VanderPoel
Sarah Whorf

 

 

Calls for Entry // Opportunities

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East Baltimore Development, Inc. | Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
deadline November 6
sponsored by BOPA

In connection with an evolving public arts-based placemaking strategy, The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) in collaboration with East Baltimore Development, Inc. seek to identify an experienced professional artist and/or team to create a new and unique mural art design for temporary installation on the north building façade of 1101 E Wolfe Street (former Elmer A. Henderson school) in the East Baltimore neighborhood Eager Park.

 

 

Guidelines Volume 2 | Call for Entry
deadline November 8
sponsored by Baltimore Jewelry Center

Entry fee: $30, for up to three entries

The exhibition will be on view from December 4, 2020 – February 13, 2021, with an opening reception Friday, December 4.

Exhibition description:

Guidelines is a project started in 2019 by artist and curator Brie Flora. As a semi-recent graduate, Brie was interested in exploring how artists find and maintain inspiration outside of a traditional academic setting. When you are out of college, whether it be an undergraduate or masters program, you are no longer driven by given guidelines. How do you create work? What do you create? Brie has created a unique prompt for the Baltimore Jewelry Center that in itself examines how one’s work continues to grow and change.

For this exhibition artists will respond to the following prompt:

Take a look at a piece of jewelry you made in a class setting, undergrad, getting your masters, or in a workshop. It can be from a year ago or more. How has your work changed, did you learn more since the making of this piece? How has your style progressed out of that original educational setting? Study your older work, pick a piece and remake it, highlighting and/or overexaggerating a part you would want to change.  You can choose a piece you love or hate, but you must want to change/expand upon part of the original. Both pieces of jewelry will be displayed together, to illustrate growth, change, and how your education outside of a classic setting informs your work and process.

You may have up to three entries, however each entry MUST include an older work and the new work you have created in response to the older work. Entries that do not follow the prompt will not be considered. You MUST have one image of the new work and one image of the older work per entry. You may also submit one detail image of each piece if you wish. You MUST also include a statement about your process. How did you revisit or expand on the idea from your original piece? What did you change? What did you learn from the process?

 

 

Bunting Neighborhood Leadership Program | Call for Applications
deadline November 9
sponsored by Johns Hopkins University

Established in 2016, the Bunting Neighborhood Leadership Program is a one-of-a-kind initiative that aims to equip the next generation of Baltimore’s community activists with the knowledge, skills, and tools to be transformative leaders.​ This year long fellowship:

  • Enhances the capacity of young, passionate Baltimore community advocates with the skills to help improve the trajectory of health in their communities.
  • Under the guidance of a community advisory board, identifies and works with engaged community leaders to serve as faculty.
  • Keeps authentic community voice at the center of the training.
  • Is a safe environment to be transparent and vulnerable and grow through peer support, reflective learning and faculty guidance.
  • Teaches from a structured curriculum that combines the history of Baltimore, theories on leadership and community development, research and policies, and evidence-based practice.

 

Emergency Grants | Call for Applications
deadline November 13
sponsored by Maryland State Arts Council

As part of Governor Larry Hogan’s Maryland Strong: Economic Recovery Initiative, it was announced last week that an additional $3 million will be distributed by MSAC through its Emergency Grant Program. Created in March in response to the COVID-19 State of Emergency, Emergency Grants provide funding to arts organizations and artists for losses sustained because of programming, operations, and events that have been modified or cancelled. This third round of funding is available to County Arts Agencies, Arts & Entertainment District Management Entities, Arts Organizations, and Independent Artists.

All applicants above will be required to complete an application through Smart Simple to request funding. Applications opened October 30th and must be submitted by 5 p.m. on November 13, 2020 to be considered for funding.

Please note: Those who have received funding from the first and/or second rounds of Emergency Grants are eligible to apply for additional funding during the third round.

 

 

Edgecombe Wayfinding 2020 | Request for Qualifications
deadline November 16
sponsored by BOPA

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) in collaboration with the Baltimore City Department of Planning seeks a professional artist or artist team to design and produce unique, site specific public artwork using art and design to highlight safe walking routes for pedestrians, to create a sense of pride and ‘ownership’ with the community, and to serve as a visual guide on the main walking path for students and families connecting users to Edgecombe Circle Elementary School.

This request for qualifications (RFQ), seeks to identify an experienced professional artist and/or team to create new and unique wayfinding path markers along Pall Mall Road, an important physical connection between MLK Jr Elementary School and Edgecombe Circle Elementary in the Park Heights community in Baltimore City. Funding for this project is provided by Pimlico Local Impact Aid.

 

 

New Public Art Calls for two Maryland HBCU Campuses
deadline November 24
sponsored by Maryland State Arts Council

The Maryland State Arts Council’s Maryland Public Art Initiative is proud to announce two open Calls for Artists for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) School of Pharmacy & Health Professions, and the Coppin State University College of Business.

The projects are the first Maryland Public Art Initiative public artworks on Maryland HBCU campuses.

Both Calls to Artists are open to any artist or artist team living in the United States.

Artists with a connection to HBCUs and/or residents of Maryland are especially encouraged to apply. Information on each project and how to apply below.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 3:00 p.m. ET.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy & Health Professions

UMES is a land grant, historically black college (HBCU) located in Princess Anne, Maryland. This new building will include two separate, site-specific public art commissions:

Interior Atrium & Lobby Wall ($175,000)

Entrance Plazas & Sidewalks ($85,000)

Coppin State University College of Business

CSU is an urban, historically black university located in the northwest section of the City of Baltimore. The new College of Business building will include a high visibility, site-specific public artwork along North Avenue.

Gateway Artwork ($190,000)

For each commission, three to four semi-finalist artists or artist teams will be selected to develop proposals and receive a $2500 honorarium.

Click here to read the Request for Qualifications for each project and link to apply. 

How to Apply and Informational Q&A Webinars:

To learn more and ask questions about either project, or the application process please join us for an upcoming webinar (click the date to register through Eventbrite):

October 29, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

November 9, Noon – 1:00 p.m.

A recording will be posted to the MSAC Public Art page following the webinar.

 

 

The Secret Adventures of Black People Podcast | Call for Submissions
deadline November 27

I’m Nichole Hill and I would love to hear and share your community’s stories! In July, I launched a podcast called The Secret Adventures of Black People which features sometimes poignant, sometimes difficult, sometimes hilarious short stories about the experiences of everyday Black people in celebration of the fact that all Black lives, both the ordinary and the extraordinary, matter. The first season has been downloaded nearly 10,000 times in 83 countries and been featured in The Washington Post , on Spotify’s “Fresh Find” podcast playlist, and on Apple’s Top 100 chart in the personal journal category.

The most recent episode, Rites of Passage: Part I features Troy (my dad) and his memories of seeing the tv miniseries Roots for the first time in the 1970s. He shares the complicated impact the show had on his interactions with teachers and classmates and his shock at discovering he was not alone in this feeling. He theorizes that there is likely a wealth of stories from Black people in their 50s and older, about the complex personal impact of Roots and I’ve decided to put that theory to the test.

I’m inviting listeners to write in with either their story of seeing Roots for the first time back in the 1970s or to interview people in their lives who were around at that time and have a story they’d like to share. These anecdotes will be compiled and turned into an episode during Season 2 of the show. The goal in collecting and sharing these stories is to highlight impactful moments in Black life and their ripple effects.

Anyone interested can visit thesecretadventuresofblackpeople.com to find contact information for the show and to share their story.

 

 

header image: Caitlin Teal Price, ROYGBV #1, 2019 from Biomorphic Structure @ MONO Practice

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