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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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Brea Souders | End of the Road
ongoing through April 30
presented by UMBC’s Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Souders began making the photographs that comprise End of the Road in March 2020 after relocating from Brooklyn to rural upstate New York. The black-and-white photographs capture candid glimpses of visitors walking to the cul-de-sac at the end of a gravel road viewed through the mesh of Souders’ screen door or through curtains of leaves and branches. Her subjects variously walk, rest, hold hands, kiss, and stop to reflect, completing a series of ordinary actions during an extraordinary year.

The sense of time’s passing unfolds in the series through the changing of the seasons and through the contemplative perambulations of Souders’s subjects. Some visitors return to the End of the Road repeatedly, while others make a momentary, but singular, impression. The photographs thus convey a sense of heightened awareness to one’s surroundings and to nature. They also express the longing for human connection that has defined our shared isolation. Each photograph sparks curiosity about the subject, what brought them to the End of the Road, and where they will go from here.

For the online presentation at UMBC, a selection of images from End of the Road is featured alongside writing by UMBC poet-in-residence Lia Purpura. Building upon the intrinsically narrative quality of the series and echoing its open-endedness, the pairing of word and image invites additional connections and reflections.

Brea Souders is a visual artist working primarily with photography. She has exhibited in the U.S. and internationally, including solo exhibitions with Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York, Bruce Silverstein Gallery and Abrons Art Center in New York. She has received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, a residency with the Millay Colony, and a fellowship with the National Arts Club. Features on her work have been published in The New Yorker, ARTnews, the Jeu de Paume magazine, and The New York Times. Souders’ work is included in many survey publications, including The Photograph as Contemporary Art (Thames & Hudson); Feelings: Soft Art (Rizzoli) and Photography is Magic (Aperture).

A public program will include a conversation between Brea Souders and Lia Purpura, date to be announced.



Making History: Black Graphic Design, Past and Future
Tuesday, April 6 • 1pm
presented by MICA

The William O.Steinmetz ’50 Designer-in-Residence program is MICA’s most prominent annual design event, named after MICA alumnus, faculty member and trustee William Steinmetz (1927–2016). This year, MICA is honored to bring together three generations of cultural activists, including two MICA alumni, to discuss the crucial issue of racial justice in art and design and to celebrate the achievements of Black creative professionals. In light of racial injustice felt across the country, topics this year will focus on graphic design history and why Black representation matters. Cheryl D. Miller ’74 will be joined by Maurice Cherry and Deyane Moses ’19 ’21 (Photography BFA, Curatorial Practice MFA), to discuss the legacy and future of Black graphic design.



Jake’s Skate Park Fundraiser
Thursday, April 12 • 9am-9pm
presented by The Waterfront Partnership

To support Jake’s Skate Park at Rash Field Park in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Waterfront Partnership announced today it is hosting a virtual fundraiser and online auction running from April 8 at 9:00 a.m. to April 9 at 9:00 p.m. featuring hand-painted skateboard decks from 50 professional and amateur artists from the Baltimore community including Robert McClintockCrystal Moll, Baltimore skateboard professional Joey Jett, and others. Jake’s Skate Park is named in memory of Jake Owen, an avid skater and sports lover who was killed at five years old by a cell phone-distracted driver in 2011.

“With construction on the skatepark now underway, we are so close to making Jake’s Skate Park a reality. Working with the Owen family and partners like professional skateboarder and Baltimorean Joey Jett, the Grindline team, Skatepark of Baltimore and community volunteers, we are building a welcoming and top-of-the-line space in Jake’s memory,” said Laurie Schwartz, president of Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore.

Spearheaded by volunteers Cindy Conklin, Claire Broido Johnson and other Federal Hill residents, this effort ensures that Jake’s Skate Park will be built in Phase I of the overall Rash Field Park project opening later this year.

“We’re delighted to be able to bring the community together to support the skatepark, a space that we know will bring a lot of joy and special memories to families and kids across the area,” said Conklin.

Ranging in themes from native flowers to Baltimore celebrity Mr. Trash Wheel, the pieces of art will be available to view prior to the auction, and available to bid on starting at 9:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the Waterfront Partnership.

Jake’s Skate Park will be located on the West side of the park and when completed in late 2021, will feature a bowl, mini ramps, rails, ledges and transfers, providing a dedicated space for the growing skateboard community in Baltimore – accessible to all ages and abilities. The skate park is designed by Grindline, one of the top concrete skatepark and design companies in the country.

Taking place in two phases, Rash Field Park is being transformed into a 7-acre thriving park and welcoming community hub, supporting education and ecology, health and wellness, recreation and play, and programming and entertainment. To learn more about Rash Field Park, donate to the project or follow its progress, visit

Waterfront Partnership, in collaboration with our government, business, and community partners, creates a clean, green, safe, sustainable and thriving urban waterfront for all to enjoy. We’re lean, nimble and effective; the only organization that wakes up every day, rolls its sleeves up and gets to work on new ways we can make Baltimore’s Waterfront even more active, attractive and appealing. We’re the hosts who greet visitors, the creators of programs and promotions and managers of our beautiful parks. We encourage investment in Baltimore’s most celebrated asset so it can continue to grow, to serve as a place of pride and the place where Baltimoreans come together to recreate and to celebrate. For more information, visit the Watership Partnership online.



In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice
Thursday, April 8 • 5-6pm
presented by the National Portrait Gallery + the National Museum of the American Indian

Heighten your civic awareness through conversations about art, history, and material culture. Each month, educators from the National Portrait Gallery will partner with colleagues from across the Smithsonian to discuss how historical objects from their respective collections speak to today’s social justice issues.

What is the connection between a desire for recognition of one’s culture and activism for equity? Together with our co-hosts from theNational Museum of the American Indian, we will explore questions of identity and assimilation in relation to a portrait of activist Zitkála-Šá/Gertrude Simmons Bonnin(Yankton Sioux), an outspoken critic of Indian boarding schools, and a 19th century Carlisle Indian Industrial School student uniform.

The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants via Eventbrite 24–48 hours in advance of the program. Each participant must register separately. We will only allow participants into the meeting if their names (and email addresses) are on the registration list.

The Portrait Gallery strives to provide programs that are accessible to all visitors. For questions, or to request accommodations such as an ASL interpreter or captioning, please email at least two weeks in advance of the program.



Spring 2021 Exhibitions | Virtual Opening Reception
Thursday, April 8 • 6-7:30pm | Ongoing through June 5
presented by Arlington Arts Center

Arlington Arts Center is pleased to announce its spring exhibitions, including the group exhibition Stretched and Ryan McCoy: From an Abyss in the Wyatt Resident Artists Gallery.

The exhibitions will be open to the public during AAC’s regular gallery hours, Wednesday through Saturday, 12pm to 5pm. Online programs, including an artist talk with resident artist Ryan McCoy and a series of artist talks with the artists included in Stretched, will take place in conjunction with the exhibitions.

AAC is pleased to reopen its galleries after an extended winter closure. Visitors will be required to wear masks and maintain six feet of distance from others while inside AAC’s building. For more information on public hours and AAC’s plan for a safe reopening, check out our website.



March 27 – June 5, 2021

Featured Artists: Amna Asghar, Rushern Baker IV, Erick Antonio Benitez, Mark Joshua Epstein, Saskia Fleishman, Jen Noone, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Madeline A. Stratton, and Rives Wiley

Stretched presents an expanded perspective on contemporary painting, featuring nine artists whose work is rooted in but transcends the medium. The exhibition includes two-dimensional work by Amna Asghar, Rushern Baker IV, Saskia Fleishman, Jen Noone, and Rives Wiley, shaped and sculptural work by Mark Joshua Epstein and Madeline A. Stratton, and new immersive installations created for the exhibition by Erick Antonio Benitez and Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann.

Ranging from work on canvas to large-scale installation, the exhibition emphasizes the expansive and multi-faceted approach taken by contemporary artists who work with paint as part of their practice. These diverse approaches include incorporating unconventional materials and techniques into their work and expanding beyond the canvas into three-dimensional objects and installations.

These artists look to the central role played by painting throughout art history, including the legacy of modernist abstraction and the tradition of Chinese landscape painting, to name just two influences visible in the exhibition. In addition to these art historical threads, all nine artists incorporate and reflect visual influences from popular culture and digital aesthetics. Although nearly every work in the show is entirely analog in its physical construction, the visual influence of digital devices and online space proliferates throughout the show.

The diversity of techniques, influences, and materials visible in Stretched reflects a long tradition of artists who approach painting as a starting point for broad experimentation, while demonstrating the ways contemporary artists have continued to expand painting within and beyond the canvas.

For more details about the Stretched artists download the full PRESS RELEASE.


Ryan McCoy: From an Abyss

March 27 – June 5, 2021

From an Abyss is artist Ryan McCoy’s response to the experience of living in America during the Covid-19 pandemic. Executed from just before the pandemic’s outset to the present moment, From an Abyss is McCoy’s visualization of the country’s staggering death toll, the emotional and psychological effects of sustained isolation and attacks on truth, facts and America’s democracy. Working in an abstract visual language, From an Abyss reacts to a dark chapter in America’s history through stark abstract compositions, poetic gestures and canvases heavy with the accrual of material excess.

Ryan McCoy is an artist based in the Washington, DC area and a resident artist at Arlington Arts Center. He works in various media, but his primary body of work, developed over the last 15 years, includes paintings that combine materials such as seawater, ash, rust, and baby powder to create iconographies about time, place, and memory.

McCoy’s work has been exhibited at national and international venues including Connersmith in Washington, DC; Latrobe Contemporary in Victoria, Australia; and Grizzly Grizzly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. McCoy’s paintings are included in numerous private collections throughout the US, Europe, South America, and Australia. He teaches at George Mason University’s School of Visual Art.



Two Truths
Thursday, April 10 • 8pm
presented by Goucher College

Goucher College is pleased to present Two Truths, a new, video mixtape by Miranda Javid, one of the college’s 2 Sherman Fairchild virtual artists in residence.

Two Truths mixtape is a screening block of animation, documented sculpture, and other screen-based selections. Part video essay, part VJed mix from a friend, this collection explores multiple perspectives, complicating the possibility of a singular truth. Location: Goucher Art Galleries.

In this interdisciplinary collection, artists and algorithms explore the limitations of the human brain through optical illusion, storytelling, and poetry. Inconsistent reality is a constant refrain in the contemporary digital landscape, particularly during this, a global pandemic that pushes humanity toward the flattening screen. The collection seeks to deposit its viewer at the intersection of dual realities in the hopes of asking the question: How could two things be true at the same time?

Featuring: Daniel Barrow, Anna Benner, Pia Borg, Gemma Burditt, Caitlin Craggs, Rachel Gutgarts, Rose Lowder, Nik Ramage, Kriš Salmanis, Suneil Sanzgiri, and Maryam Tafakory

Miranda Javid is a writer, animator, and art educator with a Masters in Fine Art from the University of California Irvine and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her drawings have shown at Commune1 in Cape Town, S Africa, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Mint Museum of Art in North Carolina, and Vox Populi in Philadelphia, PA. Her films have screened nationally and internationally at festivals like the Ann Arbor Film Festival and Slamdance. She is a Kenan Fellow and a recipient of the Nancy Harrigan Prize, given through the Baker Artist Fund. Currently, she lives in Los Angeles, where she spends her time studying the history of animation and takes long walks when she’s trying to think of narrative ideas. Also, she keeps bees.



MICA MFA in Studio Art 2021 Graduates | Virtual Reception
Friday, April 9 • 5-7pm
presented by VisArts

Our Virtual Reception, taking place Friday, April 9, 2021 from 5:00-7:00 PM, includes artist talks from exhibiting artists Shannon Brinkley, Lauri Hafvenstein, Azul Nogueron, Olalekan Jeyifous, and a gallery walkthrough of the 2021 VisAbility Art Lab exhibition.



Poetry+Social Justice Project @ the Pratt
ongoing Saturdays though May 29
presented by The Enoch Pratt FREE Library

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 and educators 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”



Asia North Exhibition and Festival
Saturday, April 10 | Ongoing through May 15
presented by Asian Arts & Culture Center

The Asian Arts & Culture Center (AA&CC) at Towson University, Central Baltimore Partnership, and multiple community organizations* present the third annual Asia North exhibition and festival. The exhibit will be on view online and in socially distanced locations throughout the Station North Arts District, including Motor House, Joe Squared, SNF Parkway Theatre, North Avenue Market, Impact Hub, Charle Theatre, Nancy by SNAC, and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

The online exhibit goes live April 10 at Additional details about the exhibit and festival are available at

Inaugurated in spring 2019, Asia North is a celebration of art, culture, and the Asian heritage of Greater Baltimore, especially the Korean history of the Charles North community (a.k.a. Station North). It is co-presented by AA&CC, Central Baltimore Partnership, and multiple community partners.*

The Asia North 2021 exhibition is curated by AA&CC’s Program Manager, Nerissa Paglinauan, and features the work of twenty-five regional Asian and AAPI artists. The artists featured in the exhibit include Reed Bmore, Cheng Cao, Molli Chang, Seongyoon Choi, Anu Das, Marlo De Lara, Gloria Tseng Fischer, Farhad Heidarian, Margaret Huey, Linda Kato, Jinyoung Koh, Sunjin Lee, Jing Ma, Hadrian Mendoza, Miki + Dolor + Van Ngo + Hsiao-Chu Hsia, Sookkyung Park, Linh Pham, Grace Ren, Nahid Tootoonchi, Nikita Viswasam, Anjali Wells, and Andersen Woof. The physical exhibit in Station North will also feature panels highlighting landmarks and milestones in the history of Baltimore’s unofficial Koreatown. This information is also available online in the Asia North section of AA&CC’s website at

The Asia North 2021 festival is virtual and includes a kick-off event, food demonstrations, a concert and workshops.

Virtual Kick-off Event

Saturday, April 10 at 4pm.

The Kick-off features a video tour of the exhibit in Station North and performances and presentations by Greater Baltimore/DMV artists:

  • The Korean Performing Arts Academy of America (KPAAA) performs samulnori, a vibrant Korean drumming and percussion tradition, featuring original compositions by KPAAA head director Hyung Joo Cho.
  • Sae Young Jeong shares pansori, a Korean musical storytelling tradition.
  • Artist, Derrick Quevedo, introduces the works he created and posted on Instagram each day of October 2020 in honor of Filipino American History Month.
  • Sughra Hussainy shares her traditional and contemporary work developed from her training in Afghani and Islamic miniature painting, calligraphy and illumination.
  • Henna artist, Ambika Ramsundar, impresses with her intricate body art designs.
  • Jorgelina Lopez discusses how she creates contemporary home décor using Japanese textile techniques.
  • Handiasporia blues musician and producer, EN’B, concludes the program with their performance of a fusion of Korean and R&B music.

Register/Join the event here

Charm City Night Market presents

A Night Market Online with Brown Rice

Saturday, April 10 at 6:30pm.

Check for updates at

AA&CC and the Asian Pasifika Arts Collective (APAC) co-present

Exploring Identity through Culture, A Virtual workshop

Saturday, April 17 at 1pm.

Led by artist, Lek Vercauteren Borja, participants create collages from their personal and cultural experiences. Learn more at

Virtual Concert, Featuring Dong Xi

Wednesday, April 21 at 8pm

Dong Xi presents their new musical project, The Way, at a virtual concert. Chao Tian and Tom Teasley bring Chinese dulcimer and world percussion together in conversations based on the Taoist philosophy of Wu Wei, meaning “action through inaction.” Register/Join the event here

Haappy Hour Workshops

Artist, Margaret Huey, leads two virtual happy-hour workshops—

Zinemaking 101: Friday, April 30 at 7pm
Learn about the creativity, community, and action we can enact with zines, a cheap, accessible, and fun way to share information and stories. Register/Join the workshop

Making Stories with Where We’re From: Friday, May 7 at 7pm.

In Making Stories with Where We’re From, build your visual and written storytelling skills from your own memories, experiences, and knowledge. Register/Join the workshop

*Asia North 2021 partners, sponsors, and supporters include Asian Arts & Culture Center, Central Baltimore Partnership, Station North Arts District, Motor House, Joe Squared, SNF Parkway Theatre, North Avenue Market, Impact Hub, Charles Theatre, Nancy by SNAC, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Charm City Night Market, Asian Pasifika Arts Collective, E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Maryland State Arts Council, Yoshinobu & Kathleen Shiota, William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, Citizens of Baltimore County, AA&CC Members, TD Bank, BB&T/Trust, PNC Bank, WYPR, Guppy Management Services, Community Housing Partners, Mike Shecter, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Kawasaki Sister City Committee, Baltimore Changwon Sister City Committee, and Brown Rice.



Spring Exhibitions | Opening Receptions
Saturday, April 10 • 5-8pm
@ Baltimore Clayworks

Join Baltimore Clayworks and the exhibiting artists for a combined Artists Reception for three exhibitions:
Coalescence, (In)Touch: Connectivity, and Clay, Community, and Creativity: How We Survived the Pandemic
All exhibitions are free and open to the public. Masks and social distancing required.
*For the Artist Reception only, you may call 410-578-1919 or sign up here for timed reservations.



Baltimore Craft Week
Monday, April 12 | Ongoing through April 18
presented by The American Craft Council

Free to the public but ACC members get early access and special programming, including a BmoreArt panel on Thursday, April 15 from 1-2 PM with three ACC participating artists. Zoom link here.

Since the American Craft Council (ACC) was not able to host its annual American Craft Show in Baltimore this February, the ACC will host its first-ever virtual Baltimore Craft Week, an online marketplace featuring more than 150 makers from Baltimore and across the country, April 12-18, 2021. The virtual experience will allow attendees to shop, learn and celebrate craft from the comfort of their own homes. The immersive, week-long event will introduce attendees to both emerging and established artists from diverse backgrounds in a range of craft mediums.

In addition to shopping exclusive, one-of-a-kind pieces in the online marketplace, guests can also participate in curated shopping experiences and enjoy hearing stories from the artists themselves. Additional programming will highlight regional community partners and reinforce the importance of craft in everyday life.



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The Secret Adventures of Black People Podcast | Call for Submissions

The Secret Adventures of Black People podcast offers theatrical glimpses into poignant, hilarious, memorable moments in the lives of ordinary Black people. The show’s first season was highlighted by the Bello Collective on their list of 100 Outstanding Podcasts from 2020, by IndieWire as one of the Best Podcasts of 2020, and was featured on an episode of NPR’s Snap Judgement.

In this new season I’m taking listeners back in time to the Black Victorian Era. My guests and I read stories from issues of the DC-based Black newspapers, The Washington Bee and The Colored American, printed in the 1880s and 1890s. Through gossip columns, op-eds, and updates from readers – we get a glimpse of the love-filled, proud, messy, determined lives Black folks built for themselves, just a few decades removed from slavery.

Listeners and storytellers alike can email the show at To learn more about The Secret Adventures of Black People or to check out old episodes, visit The Secret Adventures of Black The entire first season is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.





Losing Winter: Participatory Exhibition
sponsored by Maryland Center for History and Culture

Join us for a virtual participatory workshop this spring to record your memory with Lynn Cazabon. Your memory may be featured in the exhibition. Dates are Thursdays: March 18April 29, and May 27 at 6 p.m., and Fridays: February 26 and March 26 at 12 p.m.

Or, you can contribute a memory by recording a selfie-video using your own mobile phone.


Choose a noteworthy memory that is connected to and/or occurred in the season of winter in Maryland. Of particular interest are memories of discrete events from your childhood.

For the setting, choose a well-lit location that is quiet and where you will not be interrupted. If possible, go outside.

Using the camera video mode on your phone, rotate the view towards yourself and fill the frame with your face. Hold your smart phone in vertical or portrait orientation.

Press the record button. Speaking clearly, narrate the memory. Include as many details as you can, such as the location where the memory took place (e.g, in Hagerstown at my grandmother’s house), the time period, and your approximate age.

Once you’re satisfied with the video, upload it here:

If you have any questions or problems with sharing your video, please contact us at:



Baltimore Clayworks Shop Application
deadline April 15
sponsored by Baltimore Clayworks

We’ve opened a call for entry for our retail shop. No application fee required! Know anyone who might be interested? Please share the link with them for consideration.



Severn Center Art Projects | Request for Qualifications
deadline April 19
sponsored by Severn Intergenerational Center

Community Stakeholders, Anne Arundel County, Arundel Community Development Services, Inc. (ACDS), Anne Arundel County Department of Aging, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County – with support from the Local Development Council and State of Maryland- are partnering to develop a long awaited Severn Intergenerational Center to be constructed in Severn, MD. The project will include two public art projects and ACDS, as the project developer, is issuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to seek qualified artists/artist teams in partnership with the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.

Thank you to the Arts & Culture Anne Arundel Fund, managed by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, for its support to provide stipends for the selected Semi-Finalists. 

RFQ Notice can be downloaded HERE.

To request the full RFQ and Application, please contact Arica Smith at

Applications are due on April 19th at 11:59 p.m. EST

A virtual informational meeting will be held on April 8th at 1:00 p.m. EST. RSVP to Arica Smith at 

These opportunities are open to artists residing within the United States. If artists are applying as a team, the team should be listed on the application form, specifying a team leader to receive notifications. Artists from Maryland, artists of color, and female artists are strongly encouraged to apply.



Artist Grant – Mary E. Nyburg Fund for Artist Development
deadline April 30
sponsored by Baltimore Clayworks

The Mary E. Nyburg Fund for Artist Development is an endowment fund begun in 2007 by friends and family of Mary Nyburg. Mary was a respected potter nationally, a crafts advocate, a board member of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, a life-long supporter of Baltimore Clayworks, where she was at one time a Resident Artist. Following Mary’s death in April 2006, a fund was created in her honor to award a stipend each year to allow a period of devoted study that would deepen an artist’s work in clay and also strengthen the Baltimore Clayworks community. The stipend, awarded to one artist annually, helps support travel, study, and/or work in a community outside of Baltimore. Once completed, the artist is required to conduct a presentation or workshop to share their experience with the Baltimore Clayworks community.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2021, 11:59pm.

ELIGIBILITY: This award is open to any Baltimore Clayworks artist. This includes associate artists (formerly member artists), former and current resident artists, alumni, visiting artists, teaching artists, springboard members, artists that are members or volunteers of Baltimore Clayworks. Priority is given to artists who are currently active in the Baltimore Clayworks community.

DETAILS: The Nyburg Fund Committee, comprised of four-six friends and family of Mary Nyburg, reviews completed applications and selects each year’s recipient. The committee will consider both the strength of the images and the written proposal. The recipient will be required to sign a grant agreement stipulating the terms of the stipend. In the event that funds are awarded and not used, the stipend must be returned to the Mary E. Nyburg Fund for Artist Development.



Out of Order // KIDOO
deadline May 4
sponsored by Maryland Art Place

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce its 2nd Virtual Out of Order exhibition event and very first, virtual KIDOOO (see website for details). 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 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 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

Virtual Exhibition Link:



header image: Azul Nogueron, MICA MFAST Exhibiton @ VisArts

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The I. Henry Photo Project at Connect+Collect, Jaz Erenberg and Christina Delgado at Open Works, Zoë Charlton at Cade Gallery, Lou Joseph at Current, Unfolding Seven at Waller Gallery, Mallory Weston at the Baltimore Jewelry Center, Kelly Walker at the Hotel Indigo, and more

There is a feedback loop between Bill Schmidt's studio and his visual world, where mysterious shapes take on greater significance

Schmidt works at a tiny scale so that viewers to have to get close to his paintings, to have an intimate and “one-on-one relationship with the surfaces.''