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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 calls for entry to get involved locally and nationally or fund your new project. 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 and our Arts & Culture Guide, which is comprehensive.

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BmoreArt at Galerie Myrtis | with Larry Cook and Myrtis Bedolla
Thursday, April 1 • 6:30pm
hosted by BmoreArt

Join BmoreArt’s Jeffrey Kent and Teri Henderson for a conversation with artist Larry Cook and gallerist Myrtis Bedolla about the importance of Black-owned art galleries, documenting quotidian Black American experiences, and challenging the status quo through art and culture.

Larry Cook is a conceptual artist and photographer, a professor at Howard University, and an archivist based in Washington, DC. Cook is represented by Galerie Myrtis and recently achieved national acclaim in the 2020 MoMA PS1 exhibit “Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration.”

Galerie Myrtis is a Baltimore-based, Black-owned art gallery, located in a brownstone in the Old Goucher neighborhood since 2008. Owner Myrtis Bedolla is a curator, gallerist, and art consultant who specializes in 20th and 21st-century American art with a focus on work created by African-American artists. Bedolla has recently gained national press in the New York Times (“Black Gallerists Press Forward Despite a Market That Holds Them Back”) and authored the article “Why My Blackness Is Not a Threat to Your Whiteness” in Cultured Magazine in July 2020.

 

 

15th Annual Student Art Exhibit ONLINE
Ongoing through April 30
presented by Hamilton Arts Collective

Hamilton Arts Collective | Hamilton Gallery is pleased to present the 15th Annual Student Art Exhibit

It’s that time of year again… time to celebrate some of NorthEast Baltimore’s youngest artists and creatives! While we are not able to gather in-person to sip fruit juice and snack on popcorn and cookies, we can still display and ENJOY all the fantastic artwork being created by kids in our community – right here on the WWW!

Thank you to the teachers and staff who made this show possible! <3

Participating neighborhood schools include: Arts and Ideas Sudbury School, City Neighbors High School, Hamilton Elementary/Middle School, Saint Francis of Assisi School and students from the Maryland Educational and Creative Co-op Allies.

 

 

Eclipse: Infinite Ending: Se Jong Cho
March 25 – May 15, 2021
@ Catalyst Contemporary

Catalyst Contemporary is pleased to present Eclipse: Infinite Ending, a solo exhibition of Se Jong Cho’s surrealist paintings that meld solar eclipses, stunning flora, heavenly clouds, and inexplicably shifting planes of existence. Cho is an environmental engineer who embraces science’s counterpoint, art and creativity, and paints forms that offer an intriguing entryway into the surreal, an artform that is equally concerned with reality (based in science) and with the mind’s unconscious thoughts (where creativity exists). Cho’s works sit at the intersection of dreams and reality.

The central theme in Cho’s exhibition at Catalyst is the solar eclipse, specifically, one that the artist experienced in 2017. The giant orange orb and the moon’s shadow are the through-line in these enigmatic images, which are aligned in the gallery to exhibit the phasing of the sun during this celestial event. Seen in various stages of its passage as the Earth rotates around the sun and the moon rotates around the Earth, the glowing orb takes on the form of a giant monocular eye. The botanical specimens fill the canvas and in each the sun relates differently. In Darwin’s Orchid, the orb sprouts from its center; in Bird of Paradise it is cradled gently; in Blue Pin Cushion it is tenuously tethered like a rising balloon. The scales of each element create a cognitive dissonance suggesting perhaps we can’t trust our perception, or that at the very least we may be taking it for granted. Whether hosted in a floating room, behind mysterious plinths, or framed by a botanical specimen that fills the picture plane, the sun brings together concerns about the fragility of human existence in a world and universe that we have no hope of controlling. It’s also a cohesive element, a universal presence in our human experience, tying our prehistoric origins to our future.

Se Jong Cho (b. Seoul, South Korea, 1978) is a Baltimore-based painter and environmental scientist. Cho is a self-taught artist who began painting in 2013 as a way to explore the intersection of her imagination and her experience as a scientist. Cho has had solo exhibitions at Terrault Gallery, Current Space, Project 1628, Open Space, Metro Gallery, and Windup Space in Baltimore. Cho holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University, 2003; M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, 2009; M.S.E in Environmental Management and Economics, from Johns Hopkins University, 2014; and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Policy Analysis, from Johns Hopkins University, 2017.

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“Surface Tension” by Jeremy Jirsa
Ongoing through April 30
@ Function Coworking Community

Gallery hours are 10 AM – 5 PM daily Mon-Fri as well as most weekends (variable hours). It is advisable but not necessary to call ahead (443.885.0020) for larger groups and/or weekend or evening availability. Facemasks are required. Visitors are welcome.

Jeremy Jirsa Artist statement

While bringing my tourette’s syndrome to the forefront of my practice I find my work exploring tones of isolation, self-medication, and depression, ultimately offering a perspective of tourette’s through a false façade of perceived reality. My tourettes manifests itself through throat clearing and making sounds along with arm/shoulder spasms and head jerking. Living with such an ailment has left me in chronic pain and at times unable to function due to extreme ticing. Leaving one to feel trapped and as if they are a prisoner within their own body. Through the work, my goal is to explore the psychological space and coping mechanisms that are integral to my personal experience of tourettes itself, within the internal and external environment of one’s being.

My work has much emphasis on the “smiley face”. This image comes from the “take away” bags available at any fast food restaurant. I view the take away bag as a tragic figure. It is always smiling and telling the world to “have a nice day” even though once its purpose is served it is to be discarded. I see the bag as a metaphor for the facades people wear in their everyday lives. The smile to hide true feeling and the mask to disguise what sits just beneath the surface. The jovially social butterfly until the party ends. The crying clown. The defense mechanism of poking fun at onces insecurities before others have the opportunity. Always covering and holding what is inside while reminding its audience to “Have a Nice Day”.

The pain TS sufferers experience at most times is suppressed and hidden. We can’t necessarily control our tics but at times we can fight to suppress them in order to hide what is truly happening until we physically can no longer suppress our tics and have to release everything that has been boiling underneath the surface. Hiding our physical and psychological distress from the public and dealing with the suppressed fallout on our own, while we present a false composure to the world. The bags and smiley faces become a facade and a stand in for the body, creating an externalization of one’s psychological space and mental process. The hiding and recognizing, the play between facing aspects of one’s self that may be too hard to deal with, while simultaneously keeping and maintaining outward composure.

 

 

 

The Moon Is Always Full: A solo exhibition of paintings & textile artwork by ADIA MILLETT
Thursday, March 26 | Ongoing through April 22
@ Morton Fine Art DC

Available artwork by ADIA MILLETT

About The Moon Is Always Full

Weaving threads of African American experiences with broader ideas of identity, and collective history, my work investigates the fragile interconnectivity among all living things. Fragmented, constructed, and reassembled, I shed light on the multifaceted and complex parallels between the creative process and the nature of personal identity. My paintings feature abstracted, geometric shapes that imply movement – colorful forms expand and collapse freely among glittery backgrounds with hints of landscape and structural objects such as rooftops, windows and doors. While the textiles draw on the domestic and artistic traditions of quilt-making, they are pieced together, combining culturally diverse fabrics. While my work pays homage to the past through the use of repurposed fabrics and historical iconography, its bright atheistic imagery is informed by the future. The art reminds us of the importance of renewal and rebuilding, not only through the artistic process, but also through the possibility of transformative change. – ADIA MILLETT

My process is informed by taking things apart, removing, replacing, cutting, pasting, sewing, and building, in order to discover the space where transitions occur and where stories of impermanence unfold. – ADIA MILLETT

 

 

Lecture | Artist Diane Burko
Thursday, March 25 • 6:30pm
presented by Towson University

Diane Burko presents her lecture _Journey to the Subversive Edge: From a Landscape Painter to an Environmental Artist/Activist_. Burko’s practice is at the intersection of art, science, and the environment; she captures the impact of climate change on glaciers and coral reefs. Her lecture will review her evolution from landscape painter to landscape activist, and she will discuss her expeditions to the world’s polar regions and oceans, along with her collaboration with scientists. Bearing witness is integral to her practice. Presented by the Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education and the Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University.
Free but advance registration is required.

 

 

Trailblazing Architects: Barbara Wilks & Kathleen Sherrill
Friday, March 26 • 1-1:30pm
presented by AIA Baltimore

To cap off Women’s History Month, we are highlighting two trailblazers who rose to leadership in the community and the profession.

This program is hosted on Zoom. Upon registering you will receive an email confirmation and a Zoom link. If you do not receive a link, please contact ndennies@aiabalt.com. If you do not contact us at least 1 hour prior to the start of the program, we cannot guarantee admittance.

Virtual Histories are back in 2021! The Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) and Baltimore Heritage present a series of 30 minute live virtual tours and presentations focusing on Baltimore architecture, preservation and history.

Tickets are donation based. We encourage you to give what you can to support BAF and Baltimore Heritage. Your support helps us make up for lost tour and program revenue from COVID-19 and create more virtual programs like this. This presentation is also co-hosted by the AIA Baltimore EQUITY Committee and the Maryland Chapter of ASLA.

As part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), we are hosting conversations with trailblazing architects in Baltimore, discussing their impact on the profession and our communities. To cap off Women’s History Month, we are highlighting two trailblazers who rose to leadership in the community and the profession who will touch on some of their interesting projects in Baltimore.

Barbara Wilks, FAIA, FASLA, is a Fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the highest honor in those professions. Attracted by the city’s efforts at renewal in the mid-seventies, Barbara started her architecture career in Baltimore and was one of the founders of Cho, Wilks & Benn Architects. During her tenure, she directed such noteworthy projects as Brown’s Arcade, Canton Cove, Tide Point, and the Eubie Blake Jazz Museum, among many others. She rose to become the first female president of the Baltimore AIA Chapter, serving for two years from 1983-1984. She moved to New York in 1999 to found W Architecture and Landscape Architecture, a design-oriented, multidisciplinary practice focused on urban issues. Her award-winning public waterfronts can be found in Calgary, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Buffalo, and New York. https://w-architecture.com

Kathleen P. S. Sherrill, AIA, NOMA, NCARB, LEED AP, was the first African American female to serve as president of AIA Baltimore in 2012 and of AIA Maryland in 2016. She founded her firm of SP Arch Inc. in 2003 with former partner Mahendra Parekh (who retired in 2008). It offers a broad array of planning, architectural design, and landscape architecture services. One project she will touch on is the Historic Hampden Hall on the Avenue, constructed in 1882 as a meeting hall for Civil War veterans, and renovated into a mixed-use retail center with loft apartments. In 2011, Kathleen was awarded both Top 100 Minority Business Enterprises in the Mid-Atlantic Region and outstanding alumni by the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University (MSU). She has served as a guest lecturer at MSU and as an adjunct professor teaching Management, Practice, and Law. In 2017, Kathleen helped establish the local chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and served as its first president. She enjoys mentoring aspiring architects through her office and leadership roles. www.spa-corp.com

Moderating the conversation is Jillian Storms, AIA, who led the Early Women of Architecture in Maryland project, culminating in a traveling exhibit and extensive programming, for which she received BAF’s Roger Redden Award and Preservation Maryland’s Volunteer Award. She currently serves as co-chair of BAF’s research committee, the Dead Architects Society, and continues to highlight the stories of women’s contributions to the profession.

 

32nd National Drawing & Print Competitive Exhibition | Virtual Artists’ Reception
Saturday, March 27 • 5pm | Ongoing through April 23
presented by Gormley Gallery

On view: March 22 through April 23, 2021, by appointment only; email gormleygallery@ndm.edu to schedule a visit

Virtual artists’ reception: Saturday, March 27, 5:00 pm EST

View a virtual version of the exhibition and register for the reception at gormleygallery.com

For 32 years, the annual National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition at Gormley Gallery has provided the community with a glimpse of contemporary artistic practices happening on a national level. Each year an outside juror representing a local arts institution serves as curator for the exhibition, selecting the artworks for the show and awarding a purchase prize to one or more pieces. This year’s juror is Alex Ebstein, the Director of Exhibitions and Curator at Goucher College and co-owner of Resort.

Featured artists:

David Avery
Peter Baczek
James Xavier Barbour
Diana Belenky
Lauren Caldarola
Patricia Card
Andy Martinelli Clark
Tallmadge Doyle
Jodi Hoover
Jenny Hutchinson
Suzy Kopf
Andrew Kozlowski
Michelle Martin
John McKaig
Riva Nayaju
Nikki Painter
Whitney Sherman
Barbara Simcoe
Brian Spolans
Angeleta Thornton
Dontavious Woody

 

 

Currency? Material, Radiator: A Retrospective | Exhibition Closing Curator’s Talk
Sunday, March 28 • 3:30pm
presented by HOMME DC

Homme DC is proud to present an exhibition by Marta Lola Staudinger Currency? Material, Radiator: A Retrospective, which cross-examines the definition and origin of the words currency, material and radiator through multiple media (film, audio, installation, sculpture and photography) to emphasize the intangibles in the artist practice. What is the main currency of an artist or curator? How is material defined, transferred, conserved and translated? Can examining a radiator set the tone for better understanding the propagative nature of artistic projects? How often is the word radiate, and its many definitions, overlooked in the investigation and explanation of “the artist’s practice”?

Marta explores these concepts to advocate the importance of artistic idle time, research, practice and essence. The retrospective curatorial approach of this exhibition connects the necessary ingredients of self-reflection, awareness and growth to the production of artistic “product”, while simultaneously redefining the true currencies for the contemporary artist. Drawing philosophic connections between the artist’s psyche, sense of purpose and origin of these words, Marta attempts to untangle the contemporary artist’s lack of support and place in present society.

Currency? Material, Radiator: A Retrospective solo exhibition by Marta Lola Staudinger on display at Homme DC. March 5-27, 2021. Located at 52 O St NW, Washington, DC 20001. Open by appointment, 1:30-6:30pm Monday-Saturday, and occasional Sundays. To schedule a viewing appointment or for media inquiries: please email amirbrowder@ymail.com or direct message via Instagram: @homme_dc.

 

 

A Virtual Reading of SQUEAKY by Jeff Cohen
Sunday, March 28 • 7:30pm
presented by Creative Alliance

Registration Required – Free or additional donation
Link will be emailed 24 hours prior to those who register
Directed by Bob Balaban

Starring: Jessica Hecht, Marc Kudisch, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Ben Shenkman, and Harris Yulin. Directed by Oscar nominee Bob Balaban. 

Drama Desk Award winner Jeff Cohen (The Soap Myth, The Man Who Ate Michael Rockefeller) has penned an audacious autobiographical comedy about his eccentric dad, Stan “Squeaky” Cohen. Set in such Baltimore locales as Mondawmin Mall, Attman’s Kibbitz Room and Lexington Market, SQUEAKY is about wrestling with end-of-life issues while maintaining your sense of humor.Drama Desk Award winner.

SQUEAKY is a sequel to Cohen’s play Men Of Clay which the City Paper selected as Baltimore’s Best New Play in 2004.

Characters & Cast
SQUEAKY (Harris Yulin) is the man who was banned from every Old Country Buffet in the metro Baltimore area – for stealing cake. He can’t remember where he lost his car. He lives in Baltimore’s most crime-ridden neighborhood in a ramshackle house that is a city inspection away from being condemned – and refuses to move.

JEFF (Marc Kudish) is the writer living in New York who finds himself battling his brother Rob over what is best for their father. He is being forced to reckon with childhood events he’s spent a lifetime trying to forget.

ROB (Ben Shenkman) is Jeff’s libidinous older brother who just recently joined the “mile high club” with a stranger he met in first class. Rob is a charmer with a felonious past for drug trafficking.

CONNIE (Latanya Richardson Jackson) is Squeaky’s long time roommate and caretaker. She greets strangers at the front door with a baseball bat. In short, she is a kook.

SANDY (Jessica Hecht) is Jeff and Rob’s estranged mother, now dying in a hospice in Baltimore. She wore black to Jeff’s Bar Mitzvah, arrived late and stormed out early. She was a strong proponent of Werner Erhard’s EST – which explains all you need to know about her.

 

 

Spectrum of Fashion | Exhibition Closing
Sunday, March 28
@ Maryland Center for History and Culture

The Spectrum of Fashion exhibition is open one more month. Purchase a museum ticket to see it before it closes March 28. With your online ticket reservation, receive a free Spectrum of Fashion publication, featuring stunning photography and stories of over 100 garments featured in the exhibition.

Reserve your ticket.

 

 

Calls for Entry // Opportunities

 

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Any Place But HERE! | Call for Entry
deadline March 28
sponsored by Towson Arts Collective

Our gallery will celebrate travel, where will your work take us?

TIME LINE

Sunday, Mar. 28 | Drop off from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Thursday, Apr. 1 | Virtual Reception via Zoom at 5:00 pm

Sunday, May 2 | Pick up from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Visit our Call for Entries page for details and entry form.

 

 

Summer 2021 Internship | Call for Applicants
deadline April 2
sponsored by VisArts

VisArts is seeking an undergraduate student or alumni from a school in the DMV area to participate in a summer 2021 internship. This internship is a unique opportunity to work on an exhibition, NextGen 8.0, that features work from emerging artists in the area. Preference will be given to applicants who have an interest in exhibitions, curating, and arts administration. Interns are expected to work for at least 120 hours throughout the duration of their time at VisArts. This internship is for the summer of 2021, and will run from late May through early August. This internship will be run remotely to practice safe physical distancing, onsite work is an option if that is preferable to the selected intern. Interns will receive a $1500 stipend.

VisArts is an independent non-profit art center located in the heart of Rockville Town Square, a thriving gathering place for the local community. VisArts presents exhibitions of contemporary emerging and established artists in four galleries, an Emerging Curator Program, a Studio Artist Program, and an Art Education Program making it an active and important presence in the greater metropolitan arts community. Rockville offers easy access to public transit to Washington, D.C. via the Red Line Metro, an excellent bus system, bike trails, and parking.

 

 

NextGen 8.0 | Call for Entry
deadline April 9
sponsored by VisArts

NextGen 8.0 is calling all DMV aspiring artists.

VisArts welcomes artists ages 17 – 27 in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area to submit their application for NextGen 8.0. This iteration of NextGen will be held in an online gallery from June 4 – August 8, 2021. This will present a unique opportunity for aspiring artists with little to no experience to exhibit their work in a professional online gallery. Programming for this exhibition will include conversations with other emerging artists, critiques with local curators/arts administrators who work with young artists, and professional development.

*Keep in mind, with this being an online exhibition, your work will be fully represented through images or video. The digital material you submit is what will be used for the show if you are accepted, so make sure your image/video quality is top notch.

VisArts is a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform individuals and communities through the visual arts. VisArts provides children, teens and adults with opportunities to express their creativity and enhance their awareness of the arts.

Online applications are due by April 9, 2021, 11:59 pm. Please keep in mind that submission does not guarantee acceptance. Applicants should have little or no experience exhibiting in a professional gallery. Previous NextGen participants are ineligible. Previous NextGen applicants who were not selected may re-apply for this year’s exhibition.

After reviewing all works, selected artists will be notified by April 16.

 

 

When Words Fail | Call for Entry
deadline April 10
sponsored by Visionary Art Collective

About the Exhibit: How do we communicate when we cannot find the words? To verbalize a thought or feeling is an attempt to be understood, either by one’s self or by another. But some experiences seem to go beyond language. They are simply too big to be fully expressed in words. Or perhaps the words themselves are too difficult to speak out loud, so we create an alternative language – a visual language – to do the talking for us. For this upcoming exhibition, we are seeking work that represents these personal languages, the attempts to communicate and be understood without or beyond the need for words.

Deadline: April 10th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST

About our Guest Curator: Grace Lang is a multimedia artist based in upstate New York, where she creates both two and three-dimensional work to tell stories of triumph. Continually preoccupied with the concept of personal “demons,” her work reflects the internal struggles that plague us all, creating visual expressions of those dark little thoughts that are at once frightening and sort of funny. Much of her work stems from the belief that these personal demons are not necessarily enemies but, rather, aspects of ourselves that can be utilized for good. This attitude informs her goals as an art educator, as she deeply trusts the transformative power a creative outlet can serve to help us express and communicate complicated experiences.

Understanding the link between creative expression and identity development informs Grace’s work crafting art-making workshops for children and young teens, often with a focus on exploring personal narratives. She is a graduate of Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Illustration, as well as Lang College with a BA in Literary Studies. She has participated in artist residencies in China, Germany, and the United States and is an active member of the Young Professionals Leadership Group at the Art Therapy Project in NYC. She is currently on the education team at Art Omi Sculpture Park in Ghent, NY, and is working towards a Masters in Educational Psychology at St. Rose College.

 

 

2021 Community Arts Grant
deadline April 23
sponsored by BOPA

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces that applications for the 2021 Community Arts Grant are now available. The Community Arts Grant awards funding of up to $16,000 to Baltimore City artists and neighborhoods who work together to creatively re-imagine and enliven public spaces through new exterior wall mural art projects. The artist-neighborhood collaborative projects must be free and open to the public and exist in outdoor, publicly accessible space.  The 2021 Community Arts Grant is made possible by the generous support of the Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development, The Maryland State Arts Council, and Mayor Brandon M. Scott, City of Baltimore.

The application deadline is Friday, April 23, 2021 and the application is available here.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY ARTS GRANT

Working together, artists and community groups design and propose an exterior wall mural art concept for their community. Artists and communities are encouraged to submit exciting art design concepts that represent the distinct character and quality of a local community, with consideration to local cultural heritage and diversity. Projects must employ community engagement in the creative process and must be openly accessible, free of charge. Applications will be evaluated by an independent panel of arts, culture, community and development stakeholders.If selected, prize winning communities work with support from the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts to realize their project concept.

TIMELINE

Application Opens: March 18, 2021

Application Deadline: April 23, 2021

Grant Award Notifications are announced in May 2021

Project Completion Deadline: December 1, 2021

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY

This grant program is open to Baltimore City neighborhood and community-based organizations that partner with artists, artist teams, designers, design teams, or arts organizations.

The lead applicant must be designated by the IRS as a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. If this is not the case, applicants can apply through a 501(c)3 organization that agrees to act as the fiscal agent.

Employees of DHCD and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are not eligible to apply.

GRANT AWARD

The 2021 Community Arts Grant funds awards up to $16,000.00.

Visit the 2021 Community Arts Grant Application for the full guidelines. For more information on the Community Arts Grant, please contact Chris Brooks, Community Arts and Special Projects Manager, cbrooks@promotionandarts.org or 410-752-8632.

 

 

Studio Fellowship | Call for Applications
deadline May 2
sponsored by VisArts

VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for a six month Studio Fellowship at VisArts at Rockville. The Studio Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual artist or collaborative artist team to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment. Studio space is provided free of charge. Artists receive a $500.00 per month stipend. The Studio Fellowship offers the gift of time and space to two artists and/or collaborative artist teams each year to experiment and realize new work. The VisArts Studio Fellows will present their work in solo exhibitions at the end of their respective fellowships.

Admission to the VisArts Studio Fellowship is highly selective, based on a review of applications by panels of artists and art professionals. Panelists include painters, sculptors, film and video artists, photographers, installation artists, inter-disciplinary artists, and independent curators. The admission panel is rotated regularly.

VisArts is an independent non-profit art center located in the heart of Rockville Town Square, a thriving gathering place for the local community. VisArts presents exhibitions of contemporary emerging and established artists in four galleries, an Emerging Curator Program, a Studio Artist Program, and an Art Education Program making it an active and important presence in the greater metropolitan arts community. Rockville offers easy access to public transit to Washington, D.C. via the Red Line Metro, an excellent bus system, bike trails, and parking.

The VisArts Studio Fellowship does not provide housing for artists. Please contact VisArts directly for resources regarding housing during the residency period.

 

 

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