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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. 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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Path Of Pyramids – Outdoor Sculpture Walk
Ongoing through May 23
@ Sandy Spring Museum

Open daily. On-site parking is available. Face masks and social distancing are required.

Click here for a virtual map of the pyramids.

All the way from Wheaton!  An outdoor exhibit of 13 human-sized pyramids designed by Montgomery County Artists. Come take a walk along the “Path of Pyramids.”

What started as a mascot for the annual Wheaton Arts Parade grew into a juried art exhibit.  Each of these large pyramid sculptures was created by a local artist and they all speak to Wheaton’s diverse cultures. One is a mosaic that was made with 3 families as a tribute to their Salvadoran heritage. Another features images from the artist’s Peruvian culture. A third is made of mandalas inspired by the artist’s native Costa Rica. One Montgomery Green collaborated with one local artist to create a pyramid using non-recyclable #6 plastics.

The pyramids are regular tetrahedrons made up of four equilateral triangles.  The heart of Wheaton also is a triangle created by the intersection of three state highways and the annual Wheaton Arts Parade marches around the triangle, bringing together Wheaton’s citizens, cultures, and commerce with art.

 

 

Spring 2021 Storefront Exhibition Series
Ongoing through July 3
@ Transformer DC

Armando Lopez-Bircann / Arma the Oracle: Extended Reality (XR)
April 24 – May 22, 2021

Yacine Tilala Fall / Trying to be Whole (Living in Parts: Blood, Body, and Faith)
June 5 – July 3, 2021

Continuing this spring 2021, Transformer presents two more storefront exhibitions in the Looking In/Looking Out series by DC-based artists Armando Lopez-Bircann and Yacine Tilala Fall.

Each artist will be creating site-specific installations in Transformer’s storefront window space, with public programs taking place in person and within online formats.

Through the exploration and presentation of personal and overarching social themes toward increased understanding and empathy of our shared humanity, the artists will be communicating and engaging audiences through a range of visual mediums and multiple public platforms.

 

 

2021 AIA Baltimore & BAF Spring Lecture Series: Art + Architecture
Wednesday, March 31 • 6-7pm
presented by AIA Baltimore

Architecture is a manifestation of culture. On the occasion of AIA Baltimore’s 150th anniversary, the AIA Baltimore and Baltimore Architecture Foundation 2021 Lecture Series will explore how the built environment simultaneously reflects and influences culture, in Baltimore and beyond. Each lecture will expose how cultural values shape design. The three lectures are focused around themes with specific local resonance in Baltimore, a city in which the arts and culture are key to community identity, history, and future vitality: Architecture and Identity, Art and Architecture, Architecture and Social Justice. Visiting and local speakers will examine and highlight the built environment and its relationship with the arts, community initiatives, sustainability goals, preservation, equity, the vernacular, and more, as we reflect on how these have been shaped by design practice throughout AIA Baltimore’s 150 year history.

Art + Architecture: This lecture will address the intersection of art and architecture, and the ways in which art, as an expression of culture, is reflected in the built environment. Speakers will discuss globally renowned cultural projects and museums, and local art and culture in Baltimore.

Benjamin Gilmartin, AIA of Diller Scofidio + Renfro will speak about his firm’s approach to design of inclusive and embracing cultural spaces that create democratization and pluralization of cultural institutions and the public realm; design for historic cultural spaces for their continued use and relevance; and confronting ‘unknownness’ of art and cultural production, to allow for flexibility for art makers in the design of spaces for art and culture.

Cara Ober, Founding Editor and Publisher of BmoreArt will address artist and museum culture and the way they intersect and collide, assessing how this impacts art communities and establishes hierarchies of value.

 

 

 

BMA Violet Hour: Gee’s Bend Quilting Bee
Wednesday, March 31 • 6-9pm
presented by The Baltimore Museum of Art

Join us for an interactive, community quilting bee in celebration of the She Knew Where She Was Going: Gee’s Bend Quilts and Civil Rights exhibition. This program, produced in partnership with the African American Quilters of Baltimore, is open to all ages and skill levels. Attendees are invited to come together to create a community quilt to benefit Black Women Build.

Enjoy an exhibition presentation, step-by-step quilt-making instructions, learn about the culture and history of quilting, the Gee’s Bend quilting community, and the civil rights movement.

Materials are free! Pick up your complimentary quilting materials at the VSA desk in the East Lobby of The Baltimore Museum of Art on Friday, March 26, Sunday, March 28, and Wednesday, March 31 from 1:30–5 p.m. each day.

 

 

A ROSE FOR ERGENSBURG | A Short Film inspired by Fairy Tales and Hard Times | Premiere
Thursday, April 1 | Runs indefinitely
presented by Happenstance Theater

WHAT:

A short film created by Mark Jaster & Sabrina Mandell of Happenstance Theater and videographer Sharon Crissinger. Orchestral and Incidental music by Eric Shimelonis, Piano Fairy Tale music by David Ranger, Concertina and Hurdy Gurdy by Mark Jaster.

Two eccentric traveling players create impossible spectacles in a time of pandemic quarantine. The fictional town of Ergensburg, whose name derives from Dutch words for “anywhere” and “castle,” will be their next stop. As they rehearse on the outskirts of the village, a child secretly witnesses their magical re-imagined fairy tale.

Mark and Sabrina play all of the characters except for “the child” who is played by their grandson Ellis Sims Pearson. Costumes and props were made for or drawn from the Happenstance Theater stock, and a collaborative process guided the devising of the story and sequence. Besides music by Eric Shimelonis and David Ranger, and painted backdrops by Maggie Schmidt and Roy Mandell, all other aspects of the production were generated by Happenstance.

The film is not silent, but there is no dialogue. Duration: 20 minutes.

WHERE:

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/aroseforergensburg

WHEN:

Premiering on APRIL 1, 2021
Runs indefinitely.

TICKETS:

$10 for a streaming period of 30 days.

 

 

Man of God | Opening Day
Ongoing through April 11
presented by The Strand Theater Company

The Strand Theater Company proudly partners with the Asian Pasifika Arts Collective – to present the production of Man of God by Anna Moench.

The virtual presentation is directed by Elizabeth Ung.

Cover Art by Mika J Nakano

About the show: During a mission trip to Bangkok, the four members of a Korean Christian girls’ youth group discover that their revered pastor has hidden a camera in their hotel bathroom. Their communal rage and disillusionment fuel increasingly violent revenge fantasies amidst the no-holds-barred neon bubblegum sex-tourism mecca of Bangkok. Man of God is a funny feminist thriller about that moment when girls realize the male gaze has been watching all along—and decide they are definitely gonna do something about it.

CW: Suggested Sexual Abuse, Suggested Sexual Themes, Explicit Language, Gore, Blood, Violence

Cast features: Libbey Kim, Sydney Lo, Kelly Ng, Rebecca Kiser, Steve Lee, Daniella Ignacio (u/s), and Jaine Ye (u/s)

Performance Dates:
Friday, March 26, 7pm
Saturday, March 27, 7pm
Thursday, April 1, 7pm
Friday, April 2, 7pm
Saturday, April 3, 7pm
Saturday, April 3, 11pm
Friday, April 9, 7pm
Saturday, April 10, 7pm
Saturday, April 10, 11pm
Sunday March 11 ,7pm

Ticket Information: Visit www.strand-theater.org to purchase tickets.
Ticket Prices: General Admission – $20, Student/Senior/Artist – $10

For the Strand Theater COVID-19 Safety Protocols please visit www.strand-theater.org

 

 

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.

 

 

CIRCA Presents: Pamela Z in Performance
Thursday, April 1 • 7-8pm
presented by UMBC Arts

The Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts(CIRCA) presents Pamela Z, who will perform Other Rooms. (The artist will also give an artist talk on March 31.)

Pamela Z will perform a program consisting of short solo works for voice, real-time electronic processing, sampled sounds, wireless gesture controllers. The performance, which will combine composed works with a few improvisational pieces, will include stand-alone concert-works as well as excerpts from her larger intermedia performance works.

Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist who works primarily with voice, live electronic processing, sampled sound, and video. A pioneer of live digital looping techniques, she processes her voice in real time to create dense, complex sonic layers. Her solo works combine experimental extended vocal techniques, operatic bel canto, found objects, text, digital processing, and wireless MIDI controllers that allow her to manipulate sound with physical gestures. In addition to her solo work, she has been commissioned to compose scores for dance, theatre, film, and chamber ensembles including Kronos Quartet, Eighth Blackbird, the Bang on a Can All Stars, Ethel, and San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. Her interdisciplinary performance works have been presented at venues including The Kitchen (NY), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), REDCAT (LA), and MCA (Chicago), and her installations have been presented at such exhibition spaces as the Whitney (NY), the Diözesanmuseum (Cologne), and the Krannert (IL). Pamela Z has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Japan. She has performed in numerous festivals including Bang on a Can (New York), Interlink (Japan), Other Minds (San Francisco), La Biennale di Venezia (Italy), Dak’Art (Sénégal) and Pina Bausch Tanztheater Festival (Wuppertal, Germany). She is a recipient of numerous awards including the Rome Prize, United States Artists, a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation residency, the Guggenheim, the Doris Duke Artist Impact Award, Herb Alpert Award, an Ars Electronica honorable mention, and the NEA Japan/US Friendship Commission Fellowship. She holds a music degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Please register to attend this free event.

 

 

First Friday Art Walk in Highlandtown
Friday, April 2 • 6-8pm
presented by Highlandtown Arts District + Night Owl Gallery

Our April First Friday Featured Artist is collage artist Alex Becker. Becker creates rich and moody compositions from cut paper arranged and re-arranged and then and glued to a support. Drawing imagery from glossy pages of fashion magazines, nature and science journals, and other print media, Becker creates for the viewer a whimsical otherworldly journey. The artist works with a local printer to create street wear that incorporates his art.

Beverages will be served.
This is a pop-up shop that will be outdoors for your safety. (Weather pending, of course)
Masks that cover your mouth AND nose are required.
Please practice physical distancing.
The number of individuals allowed inside the gallery will be limited.
Hand sanitizer and gloves will be available.
Wash your hands frequently.
STAY HOME if you feel sick or are awaiting test results.

 

 

 

A Landscape Show | Opening Reception
Saturday, April 3 • 11am-5pm | Ongoing through April 21
@ C. Grimaldis Gallery

C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to present A Landscape Show, featuring seven artists with unique perspectives on the role of the landscape within Contemporary Art.

The work of Eugene Leake offers a look into rural Maryland from an inquisitive and admiring eye. His perception of our natural world focuses on atmosphere, expression, and movement, and of course an absolute mastery of painting. As a late pillar of the Maryland Arts Community, Leake’s work lives on to inspire the viewer to devour and enjoy painting. Wolf Kahn’s vibrant pastel drawings also showcase the lyricism and emotion that brings a landscape to life. By combining realism with the passionate immediacy of Abstract Expressionism, Kahn’s work harnesses the energy of human-nature interaction.

A Landscape Show features work by Baltimore-based artists Andrea Sherrill Evans and Erin Fostel, who bring the idea of the landscape into a contemporary context. Evans’ silver point drawings from her “Invasive Series” portray images of foliage along Mid-Atlantic roadways. She is interested in the way in which humans influence the natural world, introducing invasive species of plants that come to define a region’s landscape. The growth of these species is slow and unconscious, creeping into our idea of what Maryland looks like. Evans highlights the beauty and simplicity of nature while interjecting the existence of man through moments of disturbed negative space. In a similar attention to steady environmental change, Fostel’s “Baltimore Series” depicts the unconscious architectural elements of the Baltimore landscape. Rendered in graphite and charcoal, she draws buildings which have existed throughout time but have since been repurposed. Rather than showcasing Baltimore’s tourist traps, Fostel reveals the real city landscape, its perceivable imperfections with its dark moments of majesty. These drawings act as “vessels for grief” in the artist’s attempt to mourn the loss of her father, a Baltimore architect who always pointed out the beauty and intricacy of the city’s underrated structures.

Henry Coe’s plein air oil paintings capture the mundane and the sublime of the Maryland landscape. His attention to realism and luminosity evokes feelings of nostalgia for a simpler time when nature provided sustenance and entertainment alike. Through Coe’s gaze, documenting the natural world engages the viewer with a sense of time and place. The exhibition also includes watercolors by Baltimore-based artist Raoul Middleman, combining natural elements with the artist’s unrestrained expression. Middleman’s marks spontaneously dance across the page to highlight the active gestures in the world around him. Robert Dash’s pochoir prints play off of this whimsy. As an avid horticulturist, Dash illustrates gardens, waterways, and pastures, while drawing illusions to their inhabitants through the inclusion of pathways and picket fences. Dash’s landscapes offer a rich depiction of idyllic terrain and flora.

A Landscape Show is on view at C. Grimaldis Gallery from March 16 through April 24, 2021. An ALL DAY reception will take place on Saturday, April 3rd, 11 am to 5 pm, in order to keep capacity low in the gallery throughout the day. Press Inquiries: info@cgrimaldisgallery.com

 

 

Talking Black / Talking Back : A Celebration of the Struggles & Songs of African-Americans in History & Culture
Saturday, April 3 • 2-3:30pm | Ongoing through May 29

This spring, the Enoch Pratt Library, in partnership with Bard High School Early College at Baltimore, the Library of America, and the Chicory Revitalization Project is inviting Baltimore area high school students to participate in its poetry and social justice project: Talking Black/Talking Back: A Celebration of the Struggles and Songs of African-Americans in History and Culture.

Through a series of writing and multimedia workshops, students will learn the rich history to be discovered at the intersection of poetry, African-American history, and social justice. Students attending the workshops are also invited to participate in the revival of a forgotten Baltimore literary publication Chicory: Voices from the Black Ghetto, a grassroots magazine published by the Enoch Pratt Library from the 1960s to the 1980s.

All students participating in the workshops are invited to submit their work to the Chicory Revitalization Project’s first effort, “A Journal of Our Plagued Year”, a publication and mixed media exhibit of students’ experiences during a time “triple-plagued” by racism, climate change, and COVID-19 that will debut in Fall 2021.

Prizes and awards will be given out to students who complete at least three of the workshops and submit work to the Chicory Revitalization Project. The most outstanding entries will receive special recognition at the student event in May.

Each student taking a workshop is expected to complete a short project that will serve as their “exit ticket” for the session within a week of the workshop date.The workshops and presentations will be held as follows via the Enoch Pratt Library Saturdays from 2:00-3:30 pm from April 3rd-May 29th.

April 3*
“Talking Black”: A Celebration of the Struggles and Songs of Everyday People
This presentation features the poetry of Lucille Clifton + Intro to the Chicory Revitalization Project

April 10
Workshop I: A Language for the People, by the People: Lucille Clifton and the Black Arts Movement in Baltimore. In this session, students learn how the work of Lucille Clifton and other lesser known voices helped shape Baltimore’s Black Arts scene from the late 1960s to the 1980s.

April 17
Workshop II: Poetry+Social History: An Introduction to the Archives of Chicory: Young Voices from the Black Ghetto. In this workshop, students get introduced to the Chicory archives and learn how archival research can be applied to the arts.

April 24
Workshop III: Poetry+Illustration. In this session, students discover the powerful link between the written word and visual art.

May 1
Workshop IV: Poetry+’Zines!!!. Following in the tradition of Chicory, students attending this workshop will learn how a grassroots medium can bring life to their art.

May 8
Workshop V: Poetry+Journalism. In this session, students learn how poems act as artifacts of their time and discover the art of “lyrical journalism” by turning newspaper stories into poetry.

May 15
Workshop VI: Poetry+Photography. Students taking this workshop learn how the arts of photography and poetry reinforce each other in the act of storytelling.

May 22
Workshop VII: Poetry+Film. In this last workshop, student learn the art of putting their poetry in motion.

May 29
“Talking Back”: A Showcase of Student Work to Document “Our Very Plagued Year”

 

 

Eclipse: Infinite Ending, Se Jong Cho at Catalyst | Opening
Saturday, April 3 | 12-6pm
@ Catalyst Contemporary

Eclipse: Infinite Ending: solo exhibition featuring Baltimore-based painter and environmental scientist Se Jong Cho
March 25 – May 15, 2021

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.

Make an appointment to visit
Hours: Thursdays 5-7PM & Saturdays 2-6PM

 

 

Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar | Opening Day
Sunday, April 4 • 7a-12pm
@ Holliday + Saratoga Streets

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces that Opening Day for the 44th season of the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar has been scheduled for Sunday, April 4, 2021 from 7am to 12pm. Returning in time to kick off the spring season, the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar welcomes back beloved elements like hot food vendors and the Bazaar’s artisans in limited capacity, after offering a food-only market throughout the 2020 season. The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar will continue maintaining public health regulations to provide a safe experience for all.

The 44th season is scheduled to run weekly, 7am to 12pm on Sundays, through December 19, 2021, with continuous adaptation to maintain health and safety. The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar, located underneath the Jones Falls Expressway (JFX) at Holliday and Saratoga Streets, takes place rain or shine. More information is available at www.promotionandarts.org.

About the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar

As Maryland’s largest producers-only market, the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar is a favorite Baltimore Sunday morning tradition offering fresh cut flowers, seasonal fruits and vegetables, freshly baked breads and pastries, dairy products, meats and seafood, and more. Food concessionaires sell gourmet foods, spirits, wine, freshly brewed coffee, and delicious hot foods for breakfast and brunch. The Bazaar’s artisans offer handmade crafts, antiques, collectibles, and original works of art for purchase throughout the market.

The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar will offer all of these elements in a reduced capacity at the start of the 44thseason to maintain proper distancing and gathering limits. Attendees can expect to enjoy markets favorites, including Albright Farms, The Salad Lady, The Mushroom Stand, and can look forward to new food options like ice cream at Corazon Helado, Haitian cuisine at Sobeachy, and fresh juices from Revive. Market goers will be able to once again browse the Bazaar, with offerings from Mount Royal Soaps, Lax & Lux Candles, Printemps Pottery, and others. The full lists of farmers, vendors, and artisans joining on Opening Day can be accessed here.

Health & Safety at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar

BOPA is committed to providing an adapted market season that is healthy and safe for attendees, participants, volunteers and staff. Masks are required by everyone at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar. Crowd density will be monitored, assisted by additional security, to ensure that proper distancing is possible throughout the market footprint. Additional handwashing and sanitation stations will also be made available throughout the market footprint.

The 44th season of the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar will commence with a modified layout to optimize safe distancing between the reduced number of vendors. Special events at the market, suspended in 2020, will remain on hold at the start of the new season. In addition, while hot food options will be available, market patrons are encouraged to purchase these toward the end of their visit to eat at home or at a safe distance from fellow market goers and vendors. The market will continue to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions, and changes will be posted publicly as they occur.

To learn more about this season’s offerings at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar, visit http://promotionandarts.org/events-festivals/baltimore-farmers-market-bazaar.

For more information on the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, visit www.promotionandarts.org or follow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

 

 

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Out of Order | Call for Entry
deadline Monday, March 23 – Tuesday, May 4
sponsored by Maryland Art Place

Out of Order Online Call for Entry and Submission Guidelines

Out of Order Call for Entry: Monday, March 23 – Tuesday, May 4 | Midnight

Out of Order & KIDOOO Sneak Preview Event: Friday, May 7 | 5 pm to 10 pm  | Ticketed  ($30)

Out of Order Virtual Auction: Saturday, May 8 | 10 am – Saturday, May 15 | 10 pm | FREE

Virtual Exhibition Link: https://OutofOrder2021.givesmart.com

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce its 2nd Virtual Out of Order exhibition event and very first,  virtual KIDOOO This year marks the 24th year of MAP’s signature, spring, art auction. Using a virtual platform, Out of Order will be available to anyone on an electronic device for free!

As one of Baltimore’s longest-standing consecutive contemporary exhibitions, Out of Order has successfully continued to stay relevant and fun. Last year (2020) Out of Order expanded to include artists from outside the state with over 300 participating artists. This year we’re excited to announce the return of KIDOOO! KIDOOO was created as an opportunity for young artists to exhibit their work within a major arts venue, expanding MAP’s services to students in elementary, middle, and high school level arts classes. To participate in the exhibition, artists must be ages six-sixteen.

This year OOO is open for bidding for an entire week as opposed to one evening. Participants may bid from their homes, offices, or vacations while perusing hundreds of works of art from the many talented artists throughout the state and region. You may text to bid and can expect text messages when you have been outbid throughout the auction.

In addition to the week-long online exhibition and auction, there will also be a ticketed sneak preview event on Friday, May 7 at 5 pm! This ticketed preview event will be held in conjunction with MAP’s 40th Anniversary campaign. Purchase a $30 ticket to Out Of Order and receive a MAP membership + a  MAP 40th limited edition risograph print. Purchase tickets HERE. Virtual programming to be announced!

The OOO Online auction opens to the public, Saturday, May 8, running one full week through Saturday, May 15, 2021 and is FREE. The event link will be announced as “Live” on Saturday, May 8  via MAP’s website and various social media outlets and newsletters. All bids must be submitted no later than 10 pm on Saturday, May 15. The virtual exhibition can be viewed on May, 8 at 10am.

To submit an application for OOO simply click HERE fill out the application and upload ONE image. Artists working at any skill level are encouraged to participate.

 

Don’t have a Gmail? Click HERE to download a pdf application. Please send your submission to OOO@mdartplace.org and include ONE image using the specifications outlined below.

Any artist can participate as long as they are able to deliver their work to MAP if/when their artwork sells. MAP is located at 218 West. Saratoga St. Baltimore, MD 21210. ** Please note you may ship your work if/when it sells, but you will be responsible for shipping costs. All sold work must be delivered to MAP Friday, May 21 – Sunday, May, 23 between the hours of 10 am to 4 pm.

All artwork must be finished and able to hang if/when purchased (this means framed in some cases).

Artists may submit artworks beginning  Monday, March 23 – Tuesday,  May 4, 2021

There is a limit to one submission per artist

There is no submission fee for artists this year!

You may only upload ONE image of the artwork submitted. The artwork may be no larger than the Longest side 1500 pixels, 72dpi. Please save your file as follows: artist last name_first name_OOO2021 EXAMPLE: Gill_Caitlin_OOO2021

Check out the full Prospectus HERE

Sponsorship Opportunities are available on the event website. Please email Amy at amy@mdartplace.org for details

 

KIDOOO | Online Call for Entry
deadline Monday, March 23 – Tuesday, May 4
sponsored by Maryland Art Place

Out of Order Online Call for Entry and Submission Guidelines

Out of Order Call for Entry: Monday, March 23 – Tuesday, May 4 | Midnight

Out of Order & KIDOOO Sneak Preview Event: Friday, May 7 | 5 pm to 10 pm  | Ticketed  ($30)

Out of Order Virtual Auction: Saturday, May 8 | 10 am – Saturday, May 15 | 10 pm | FREE

Virtual Exhibition Link: https://OutofOrder2021.givesmart.com

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce its 2nd Virtual Out of Order exhibition event and very first,  virtual KIDOOO This year marks the 24th year of MAP’s signature, spring, art auction. Using a virtual platform, Out of Order will be available to anyone on an electronic device for free!

As one of Baltimore’s longest-standing consecutive contemporary exhibitions, Out of Order has successfully continued to stay relevant and fun. Last year (2020) Out of Order expanded to include artists from outside the state with over 300 participating artists. This year we’re excited to announce the return of KIDOOO! KIDOOO was created as an opportunity for young artists to exhibit their work within a major arts venue, expanding MAP’s services to students in elementary, middle, and high school level arts classes. To participate in the exhibition, artists must be ages six-sixteen.

This year OOO is open for bidding for an entire week as opposed to one evening. Participants may bid from their homes, offices, or vacations while perusing hundreds of works of art from the many talented artists throughout the state and region. You may text to bid and can expect text messages when you have been outbid throughout the auction.

In addition to the week-long online exhibition and auction, there will also be a ticketed sneak preview event on Friday, May 7 at 5 pm! This ticketed preview event will be held in conjunction with MAP’s 40th Anniversary campaign. Purchase a $30 ticket to Out Of Order and receive a MAP membership + a  MAP 40th limited edition risograph print. Purchase tickets HERE. Virtual programming to be announced!

The OOO Online auction opens to the public, Saturday, May 8, running one full week through Saturday, May 15, 2021 and is FREE. The event link will be announced as “Live” on Saturday, May 8  via MAP’s website and various social media outlets and newsletters. All bids must be submitted no later than 10 pm on Saturday, May 15. The virtual exhibition can be viewed on May, 8 at 10am.

To submit an application for OOO simply click HERE fill out the application and upload ONE image. Artists working at any skill level are encouraged to participate.

 

Don’t have a Gmail? Click HERE to download a pdf application. Please send your submission to OOO@mdartplace.org and include ONE image using the specifications outlined below.

Any artist can participate as long as they are able to deliver their work to MAP if/when their artwork sells. MAP is located at 218 West. Saratoga St. Baltimore, MD 21210. ** Please note you may ship your work if/when it sells, but you will be responsible for shipping costs. All sold work must be delivered to MAP Friday, May 21 – Sunday, May, 23 between the hours of 10 am to 4 pm.

All artwork must be finished and able to hang if/when purchased (this means framed in some cases).

Artists may submit artworks beginning  Monday, March 23 – Tuesday,  May 4, 2021

There is a limit to one submission per artist

There is no submission fee for artists this year!

You may only upload ONE image of the artwork submitted. The artwork may be no larger than the Longest side 1500 pixels, 72dpi. Please save your file as follows: artist last name_first name_OOO2021 EXAMPLE: Gill_Caitlin_OOO2021

Check out the full Prospectus HERE

Sponsorship Opportunities are available on the event website. Please email Amy at amy@mdartplace.org for details

 

Folklife Network | Call for Editors
deadline April 8
sponsored by Maryland State Arts Council

The staff of MSAC is pleased to begin program revisions to its Folklife Network grant program, and we need editors from across the state! Changes will affect the policies and procedures associated with the Folklife Network, which supports eight regional folklife centers in Maryland. The proposed changes are scheduled to take effect with the FY2023 Folklife Network application process. A separate program revision focusing on MSAC’s other traditional arts programs, the Folklife Apprenticeship and Heritage Awards, will take place later this year.

Editors will receive modest compensation for the entire process, which includes two synchronous meetings with MSAC staff and one at-home, electronic editing assignment. A Gmail account is necessary to participate. Editors must be residents of the State of Maryland.

This call for editors is distinct from the April 7th Public Listening Session. For more information and to register to attend this free public listening session, please click here.

 

 

Environmental Alterations | Call for Entry
deadline May 7
sponsored by LoosenArt

Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city. August 2021

This here call responds once again to the topics and interests that contributed to the laying of Loosenart’s statutory foundations.

What we are currently living is a global economic standstill, due to a pandemic disease crisis that forces the arrest of development, as well as behaviors and human actions. This stop tat allows at the same time an objective detachment from situations, favoring an opportunity for reflection on a condition, on a picture, or on an image. Photographers, video makers and visual designers are called to represent, document and express their vision on the theme of environmental alteration, on the panoramas and traces of an anthropized environment and the resulting effects.

 

 

Community Arts Development Grant Program
deadline May 12
sponsored by Howard County Arts Council

The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) is currently accepting applications for its FY22 Community Arts Development Grant Program. The Community Arts Development Grant funds day-to-day activities for county arts organizations, as well as arts-related projects for new arts organizations or non-arts groups.

Interested applicants should visit https://hcac.gosmart.org/ for more information and to register. The deadline to apply for the FY22 Community Arts Development Grant Program is May 12, 2021.

HCAC is a private, non-profit organization established to serve and enrich the Howard County community by fostering the arts, artists, and arts organizations. To carry out its mission, HCAC awards operating and project grants to eligible organizations.  HCAC is committed to helping promote, improve, and strengthen the structure of community arts organizations by providing operating funds for established arts organizations and by supporting the development of small and mid-sized arts organizations through project-specific funds.

HCAC’s grant program is supported through grants from the Howard County government and the Maryland State Arts Council as well as through its own foundation, corporate, and individual giving initiatives.

 

 

Prisma Art Prize | Call for Submissions
deadline May 12
sponsored by Il Varco s.r.l.s

Il Varco s.r.l.s organizes the 8th edition of PRISMA Art Prize, an art prize that takes place every three months online with cash award, that will end with an annual group exhibition at the end of the fourth edition of the same year at Atelier Montez in Rome, with some of the artists that took place in the quarterly editions, chosen by the art direction.
This will be the last edition of the second year. The date of the exhibition will be communicated in due time.

We are looking for paintings, drawings, graphic art and engravings of any size and on any support. The call for entries is open to every artist without limitations of age, place and country of origin.

The submission has a fee of € 25 and it allows the submission of up to three works.
However is possible to submit 5 more artworks paying an addiction of 5€ for each further work. You can submit directly on the website and you can pay through Stripe or PayPal. The upload of the pictures of all your works must be done inside the form. In 48 hours from the submission your work will be judged by our artistic direction, that will communicate whether one of the submitted works will be finalist in the competition or not.

All the finalists will be put in the on-line gallery forever and they will compete for the quarterly award of € 500 and for the service’s prizes given by our partners Biafarin inc. and Vivivacolors. They will also be in consideration for the annual exhibition.

 

 

header image: Larry Cook, from the Fatherhood Series

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