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This Week: We are featuring online events that you can participate in from the comfort of your own couch and some that you can safely leave the house for, 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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BmoreArt Conncect+Collect Talk at Lowell Ryan Projects | with Kumasi J. Barnett, Virginia Ryan Martinsen and Michael Lowell Weiss

Thursday, July 1: 6:30 pm | RSVP Required

Join BmoreArt on Zoom at Lowell Ryan Projects, Los Angeles, with Baltimore-based artist Kumasi J. Barnett, whose comic-book inspired paintings directly confront issues of police brutality, racial profiling, and systemic racism. BmoreArt co-hosts Teri Henderson and Jeffrey Kent will talk to the gallery about their move from Chelsea to LA, discuss best practices for artists and collectors, and dig into Barnett’s prolific comic-based work.

Barnett’s works have been exhibited widely in the USA and abroad, including Lowell Ryan Projects, LA, where he is represented, and at the SPRING/BREAK Art Show, NY and City Lore, NY, with museum exhibitions including the Zeittz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town, and most recently at the Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento, CA. Barnett presented a solo booth with Lowell Ryan Projects at The Armory Show in 2020, in the Focus selection curated by Jamillah James. Barnett’s work has been featured in Artforum, Hyperallergic, Artnet News, and The Guardian, among others.

SAY IT LOUD
Ongoing online
presented by AIA Baltimore, BAF, and Bmore NOMA

The Baltimore Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Baltimore), the Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF), and the Baltimore Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (Bmore NOMA) announce the virtual launch of SAY IT LOUD Maryland, a new exhibition spotlighting the contributions of diverse designers to Maryland’s built environment. The exhibition includes 45 individuals representing a diversity of career levels, cultures, and backgrounds.

The physical exhibition will launch in October as part of Doors Open Baltimore and will be the first major exhibition at the new Center for Architecture and Design at One Charles Center. “We’re so proud to have SAY IT LOUD as the first major exhibition at the Center along with our partner organization Bmore NOMA.  One of our primary goals at the Center is to engage the public about the contributions of diverse architects to foster justice and equity in our communities, and to build opportunities and awareness among underserved youth for careers in architecture and built environment professions.”, said Kathleen Lane, Executive Director of AIA Baltimore and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation.

Created by Beyond the Built, SAY IT LOUD is the activation of a national movement of sharing, protecting and celebrating the journey of the underrepresented to inspire the next generation. SAY IT LOUD exhibitions have been hosted in cities such as New York, Chicago, and London. “The SAY IT LOUD Maryland exhibition is a successful collaboration between the Beyond the Built Environment team and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, Bmore NOMA and AIA Baltimore! Together we identified and celebrated brilliant and talented women and BIPOC designers of Maryland! This exhibition is for the Maryland greater community and to give the much deserved recognition to the designers who sculpted the built environment.”, said Pascale Sablan, FAIA, Director of Beyond The Built Environment and SAY IT LOUD.

Programming for SAY IT LOUD Maryland will elevate the identities and contributions of diverse architects and designers with lectures and tours that testify to the provided value of their built work and its spatial impact. “We are so excited to bring this energy to Baltimore. Say It Loud has been a powerful platform to elevate the work of designers that are too often overlooked. It is so important to be able to tell our story, and it is great to be a part of this process.”, said Melanie Ray, AIA, NOMA, LEED GA, Vice President of BMORE NOMA.

The virtual SAY IT LOUD Maryland exhibition can be viewed at: https://www.beyondthebuilt.com/say-it-loud-maryland . A virtual panel discussion including individuals featured in the exhibition is scheduled for August 6 at 1:00 pm.

SAY IT LOUD Maryland is made possible by the Baltimore National Heritage Area Heritage Investment Grant.

 

 

ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE (film)
ongoing through June 24
@ The Charles

ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE is an exploration of the shared histories of cameras, weapons, policing and justice. As surveillance technologies become a fixture in everyday life, the film interrogates the complexity of an objective point of view, probing the biases inherent in both human perception and the lens.

 

 

Kristen Hileman, “Fields and Formations: A Survey of Mid-Atlantic Abstraction”
Tuesday, June 22 @ 1:30pm
presented by Art Seminar Group

Kristen Hileman, independent curator and formerly the head of the Baltimore Museum of Art’s contemporary department, will provide a preview of Fields and Formations, her exhibition for The Delaware Contemporary (opens fall 2021) and The American University Museum at the Katzen Art Center (opens early 2022). The show which features 12 women and non-binary abstract artists based between Washington, DC and Philadelphia is an opportunity to celebrate creativity that has developed outside the American art capitals of New York and Los Angeles, along with the powerful ways in which abstract, formal explorations can contain referential and emotional content.

The project and artists involved foreground the ideas of materiality, beauty, perseverance, community, and affect – concepts that propel art past relatively short-lived movements and trends to profoundly touch audiences inside and outside the art world. Fields of luminous color and disciplined, contemplative approaches to building distinctive two and three-dimensional compositions unite the twelve artists in the exhibition across generations. Not only do these artists build on the legacies of Washington DC artists of the past, Anne Truitt and Alma Thomas, but they expand concepts of the Color Field abstraction which has historically been associated with the region.

$15 door fee for guests and subscribers (no fee for members)

 

 

2021 Rubys Grants – Information Sessions
Tuesday, June 24 • 7-8pm
presented by The Rubys Artist Grant Program

Information sessions will go over the details, tips, and strategies for preparing a strong grant application. Sessions are led by the program director and will have Q&A time. Sessions are virtual this year and free to all.

  • Tuesday June 22, 2021 @ 7pm – 8pm (via Zoom)
  • Wednesday July 14, 2021 @ 7pm – 8pm (via Zoom)
  • Tuesday, July 27, 2021 @ 12pm-1pm (via Zoom) (*Note the lunch time hour)
  • Monday, August 9, 2021 @ 7pm-8pm (via Zoom)

You must sign up in order to receive instructions to access the virtual meeting. Sign up for an information session here.

Learn more about applying for a Rubys Grant here.

 

 

Extra Bold Design History: Feminist, Queer, Inclusive!
Wednesday, June 23
presented by the Society of Design Arts

Join the Society of Design Arts (SoDA), AIGA Baltimore, and Stevenson University for this online event with Ellen Lupton, Jennifer Tobias, and Silas Munro. They are co-authors and contributors to the new book “Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers” (Princeton Architectural Press, 2021).

Part comic book, zine, manifesto, and survival guide, “Extra Bold” is filled with stories and ideas that don’t show up in other design histories. These authors will explore their playful and experimental approaches to writing design history.

HOW TO ATTEND THE EVENT
1) The event will be online using Zoom. Click here to register for free.
2) Please ensure you download the app for your computer or mobile device prior to the event here on Zoom.
3) Registered attendees will receive a link and password when they complete their registration. The link and password will also be sent 24 hours and 1 hour before the event. Make sure to check your spam folder for the email.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Ellen Lupton is Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Her exhibitions include “Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master,” “Face Values: Understanding Artificial Intelligence,” “How Posters Work,” and “The Senses: Design Beyond Vision.” Lupton is the Betty Cooke and William O. Steinmetz Design Chair at MICA in Baltimore, where she has authored numerous books on design processes, including “Thinking with Type,” “Graphic Design Thinking,” and “Graphic Design: The New Basics.” Her recent books “Design Is Storytelling” and “Health Design Thinking” were published by Cooper Hewitt. She is an AIGA Gold Medalist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Jennifer Tobias is a scholar and illustrator. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the City University of New York, an MLS from Rutgers, and a BFA from Cooper Union. She provided reader services at the Museum of Modern Art and Parsons School of Design libraries. Her illustrations are included in “Health Design Thinking” and “Design is Storytelling”, both by Ellen Lupton.

Silas Munro is a partner of Polymode, a bi-coastal design studio in the U.S. that creates poetic research, learning design, artistic practice, and applied design with clients in the cultural sphere, innovative businesses, and community-based organizations, including Mark Bradford, MoMA, OCMA, and The New Museum. Munro’s writing appears in Eye, Slanted, and W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America. Munro is an Associate Professor at Otis and Advisor at VCFA.

 

 

Bromo Art Walk
Thursday, June 24 • 5-8pm
presented by Bromo Arts District

Theaters, galleries, studios, and more will open for an art-filled evening of performances and exhibitions in the Bromo Arts District. Create your own tour and visit the participating creative groups. Check out ourevent map to plan your evening. This event is free, but register for a ticket to get event updates. Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar (17 N. Eutaw St.) is offering all Art Walk ticket holders 15% off their entire bill on 6/24 from 4-9pm (this discount cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts).

PERFORMANCES & EXHIBITS:

Arena Players (performance at 6:30-7:30pm) /// The full cast of CLEVELAND (a gospel musical) presents scenes from their theater production.

Baltimore Jazz Alliance (performances at 5pm, 6:10pm, 7:20pm) /// Clarence Ward III leads a jazz quartet in three performances in Eubie Blake’s courtyard.

Blakwater Production House /// Witness a new world of creative expression via fabric, sound, photography, videography and more. Join for live song production with a multidisciplinary recording artist, photoshoots, music preview listening stations, and live apparel design.

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower /// Gallery exhibit and open conversations with artist Carol Mauer. Artist studios will be open throughout the 15 floors of the tower.

Current Space /// Meridian Prologue, an exhibition of Baltimore-area pandemic graduates & Open Studios.

E. Brady Robinson Photography /// “2020” incorporates intimate moments and personal observations of the social landscape and the natural world.

Eubie Blake Cultural Center /// A sneak peek of forthcoming exhibitions featuring Murjoni Merriweather and David Ibata.

Fluid Movement (performances at 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm) /// CicaDance! A short dance piece inspired by the life cycle of our Brood X summer guests.

Four Ten Lofts Gallery (performances at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm / Gallery open 5-8pm) /// Resident showcase featuring installation and performances by resident artists; Kasaun Tianna, Afrovelvet, Regina Summers, and Takia Ross.

The Hippodrome Theatre (tours at 6:15pm, 6:45pm, 7:15pm) /// Take short, 10-minute tours of the historic theater.

Kelly L. Walker Art /// Thriving in Baltimore & Vacation Series on display through window exhibits at 100 N. Charles (intersection of Charles and Fayette Streets) and the 1st floor lobby at 25 S. Charles.

Keur Khaleyi African Dance Company (performances at 5:50pm, 7pm) /// The multi-generational dance and drum company will showcase the rich traditions of the African Diaspora in two performances.

Le Mondo (performances at 7pm, 7:45pm) /// In Plain Sight(site) invites audiences to journey through performance-activated installations of artists exploring doorways to other realities. Free admission with Eventbrite registration.

Maryland Art Place /// SPARK IV, A New World? curated by Catherine Borg, considers art through the lens of the significant modifications to life during the pandemic.

Sense of Press /// A print sale of original Riso print designs commissioned from eight local artists. Peruse the studio and learn more about the press and the printing process.

This programming was made possible by the Maryland State Arts Council, the City of Baltimore, and Downtown Partnership of Baltimore.

Artwork created by KBell Design.

 

 

Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalist Artist Talk: Tsedaye Makonnen
Thursday, June 24 • 5:30-6pm
presented by The Walters Art Museum

Join the 2021 Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalist Tsedaye Makonnen in conversation with Dany Chan, co-curator of the Sondheim Artscape Prize exhibition and Assistant Curator of Asian Art at the Walters. For five programs through the months of May to July, each artist finalist will be featured in a program exploring the artist’s individual journey as a creative, their evolving voice, and what the opportunity of the Sondheim Prize and its visibility means to their art practice.

The 2021 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists are Jonathan Monaghan, Lavar Munroe, Hoesy Corona, Tsedaye Makonnen, and Hae Won Sohn. The prestigious $25,000 Sondheim Prize is awarded to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Greater Baltimore region. The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize exhibition is on view at the Walters Art Museum from Thursday, May 27, through Sunday, July 18, 2021.

About the Artist

Tsedaye Makonnen is a multidisciplinary artist, curator, researcher, and cultural producer, whose studio practice threads together her identity as a Black mother, birthworker, and a daughter of Ethiopian immigrants. Makonnen primarily focuses on migration and intersectional feminism, using light, shadow, reflection, fractals, embodiment, movement, and collaboration as materials.  Her intention is to create a spiritual network around the globe that aims to recalibrate the energy towards something positive and life affirming. Makonnen is the recipient of a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. She has performed at the Venice Biennale, Art Basel Miami, Art on the Vine (Martha’s Vineyard), Chale Wote Street Art Festival (Ghana), El Museo del Barrio, Fendika Cultural Center (Ethiopia), Festival International d’Art Performance (Martinique), Queens Museum, the Smithsonian’s, and more. Her light sculptures have been exhibited at the National Gallery of Art, and UNTITLED Art Fair. She has been featured in the New York Times, Vogue, BOMB, Hyperallergic, Artnet, Artsy, and more. Her recent exhibitions include 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London, Park Avenue Armory, National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Momentary and Art Dubai. This spring she is publishing a curatorial book with Washington Project for the Arts, and this fall she will join the Clark Art Institute as their inaugural Futures Fellow. Makonnen is represented by Addis Fine Art and currently lives in DC with her 10-year-old son.

The 16th annual Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with the Walters Art Museum. 

Header Image: Ayana Evans and Tsedaye Makonnen, Presenting the Black Avante Garde: A Tribute to Senga and Maren, 2019. Photo by Ayana Evans and Tsedaye Makonnen.

 

 

Thing Theatre
Thursday, June 29 • 8-9pm
presented by CIRCA UMBC

CIRCA presents Thing Theatre, a program featuring work from Maryland puppetry artists Schroeder Cherry, Dirk Joseph, and Colette Searls. These three short films celebrate the power of objects to express our shared humanity. Susan Stroupe will host the event and moderate a live Q&A with the artists. This event is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council through a Maryland Traditions Folklife Network Grant.

Program:
The Civil Rights Children’s Crusade (Schroeder Cherry)
A young boy discovers that his strict grandfather went to jail as a child.
Material Witness (Dirk Joseph)
A conversation between “objects of interest.”
I Don’t Need That Anymore (Colette Searls)
A piece of trash discovers the strange world of “away.”
ARTISTS
Originally from Washington, D.C., Schroeder Cherry is a Baltimore-based artist who captures everyday scenes of African diaspora life. He earned a bachelor’s degree in painting and puppetry from The University of Michigan;  a master’s degree in museum education from George Washington University; and a doctorate in museum education from Columbia University. An award winning artist, his recent Barbershop Series received an exhibition at The Walters Art Museum in 2019 as a Sondheim finalist, and a one-man exhibition at Baltimore City Hall in 2020.  He was awarded the 2020 Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Artist Travel Prize for research in Bahia, Brazil. His works are found in private and public collections across the US.
Dirk Joseph was born in Trinidad, grew up in NY and has been based in Baltimore for the last 16 years. For 3 decades he has worked as a visual artist, art teacher, performing artist (puppetry and theater), and a graphic designer. Dirk founded String Theory Theater in 2016 and has been performing children and adult puppet theater with his daughters and in collaboration with other artists. He is currently engaged in community arts via partnerships with The Youth Resiliency Institute, and Free Up Village Homeschool Coop, and other organizations.
Colette Searls is Associate Professor and Chair of Theatre at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) where she teaches acting, directing, and puppetry, and has devised award-winning object theatre performances. She has received grants from the Jim Henson Foundation and Puppeteers of America for her original works in object theatre, and published and lectured internationally on the intersections between animation, puppetry, and special effects for film. In collaboration with animator Lynn Tomlinson and UMBC’s Imaging Research Center, she has created an award-winning digital puppet app which has been used in her live performances and presented at conferences internationally. Her book, A Galaxy of Things: the Power of Masks and Puppets in Star Wars and Beyond is forthcoming with Routledge Press in 2022.
Susan Stroupe is a generative theater maker, primarily working as a director, ensemble deviser, and teaching artist, who specializes in interdisciplinary, devised, and immersive theater. Throughout her career, Stroupe has also worked as a director, performer, dramaturg, writer, puppeteer, teacher, and collaborator in professional and professional community-based projects, with actors and nonactors of many ages, backgrounds, and many abilities and disabilities. Her focus and passion lies in theater in nontraditional spaces or arrangements, collaboratively devising pieces or working with scripts that challenge norms of race, gender, and genre.  Susan is based in Baltimore, and is an Artistic Associate of Subversive Productions and a long-time teaching artist for Baltimore Center Stage, in addition to being a freelance director for many companies in Baltimore and beyond.  She has a BA from Macalester College and an MFA in Theater Arts from Towson University, and is an adjunct lecturer for the UMBC Theatre Department.

The BIG Show 2021 | Opening Reception
Saturday, June 26 • 6-8pm | Ongoing through July 24
@ The Creative Alliance

Our 26th annual members’ extravaganza back! 

Don’t miss the opportunity to have your artwork on the walls of our main gallery (yes, on our actual walls), or your fabulous talents showcased on our stage. Who knows… you might be the next BIG thing!

Did you know that The BIG Show was the very first Creative Alliance program? That first event led to twenty-five years of artistic expression, community, cultivation of young minds, and so much joy.

This event is all about our incredibly talented members, those that have just joined Creative Alliance and those that have been with us since the beginning and are at the heart of our organization. Nothing can stop our members from creating and sharing their art with the world. This exhibition and show is designed to celebrate your artistic voice, creativity, and imagination!

Become a Member! Visit creativealliance.org to become a member or renew today. 
Your membership gift is essential to all that we do and will go straight to work, supporting forward-thinking exhibitions, performances, education, and community programs this year (both online and in-person).

 

 

Victoria Walton | Acceptance: A Journey Through Chaos
Saturday, June 28 • 6-8pm | Ongoing through July 24
@ The Creative Alliance

Opening day viewing | 12pm-5pm
Reception | 6-8pm

Walton takes viewers on an emotional journey exploring moments of unraveling. Through the lens of black portraiture, Walton examines the stages of unrest to acceptance and asks the questions: How do we navigate personal and global chaos? Can we learn to accept something that cannot be controlled?

About the artist: Victoria Walton is an emerging visual artist based in Baltimore City. She has a BFA in Ceramics from Towson University and is a 2023 MFA Candidate at Alfred University. She engages in a multidisciplinary ceramic practice, utilizing textiles, concrete, and wood to bring her ideas to fruition. Her focus revolves around black culture and addressing sources of trauma, creating around themes such as brokenness, illness, inner struggle, resiliency, gender non-conformance, and healing of wounds over time.

 

 

B360 Community Day
Sunday, June 27 • 11am-3pm
@ Baltimore Museum of Industry

Family fun day designed to bring everyone into our world of dirt bikes, tech and transforming community. There will be a live dirt bike show powered by Red Bull, vendors and more.

 

 

 

 

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Panelists sought for Arts in Education, Touring, and Public Art programs
deadline July 9
sponsored by Maryland State Arts Council

MSAC relies on a diverse array of experts from across the state of Maryland to do the important work of evaluating applications. We invite participation through program-specific public calls for panelists, and we select panelists with a focus on diversity of experiences, diversity of location, and expertise in varying artistic disciplines. Panelists must be Maryland residents.

This email includes calls for panelists for three programs: Arts in Education Grant, Touring Grant, and Public Art. These programs are part of MSAC’s new Independent Artist Network (IAN), an artist employment initiative.

What to Expect as a Panelist

  • Attending a required virtual panelist orientation in July 2021. Panelists are paid $50 for the training.
  • Attending panelist check-ins as needed and number of applications per review period. Panelists are paid $50 for each check-in.
  • Reviewing applications monthly; panelists rotate so that approximately half of the selected panelists in each program will review applications in any given month. Application reviews are completed on a panelist’s own time during the review period. The time to complete reviews varies by program and number of applications. Panelists are paid $200 per monthly review.
  • In addition to monthly review, public art panelists will also review New Artworks $20,000 public art project grants and Conservation Grant applications in the fall and spring. Panelists will be given 4 weeks to complete Round 1 reviews online before the Round 2 panel review meetings, scheduled Sept. 24, 2021, and March 18, 2022, and running approximately 3-4 hours. Panelists are paid $300 for the fall and $300 for the spring reviews and meetings.

 

The Sleepover | Call for Submissions
deadline July 15
sponsored by The Sleepover + Maryland State Arts Council

The Sleepover, an international community art project, invites women of all ages and backgrounds to share offerings from their lived experiences with female gathering traditions.

Artists and non-artists alike are encouraged to contribute. Visual, performing, literary, and multidisciplinary art pieces are welcome, as are snapshots, videos, artefacts, simple recollections, or creative interpretations on the prompt. Offerings may be made by email (baltimoresleepover@gmail.com), snail mail (The Sleepover, P.O. Box 24574, Baltimore, MD 21214) or via The Sleepover hotline (1-833-SLP-OVER) through July 15, 2021. Anonymous offerings are welcome.

Created by Baltimore theatremaker Ann Turiano with support by dramaturg Sian Edwards, The Sleepover aims to create a constellation of female memory.

The exact definition of ‘female gathering tradition’ is up to the person making the offering. “For some, these memories are based in slumber parties, girl scouts, sewing circles, baby showers, mom groups, mehndi parties, or religious customs. For others, the idea evokes something different. Maybe it’s a family tradition or something secret they’ve shared only with friends until now. The distance created by the pandemic reminded us how these rituals anchor our lives. There is power in collecting and honoring these diverse experiences across age, geography, and culture.”

For more information or additional submission ideas, please visit

https://www.baltimoresleepover.com/submit

Offerings will be curated for an online exhibition opening August 2021 and will also serve as inspiration for a world premiere immersive theatre piece devised by Baltimore artists.

This project is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org). Deadline: July 15, 2021

For more information about the project, please visit

https://www.baltimoresleepover.com/

 

 

Botanical Artist-in-Residence Program | Call for Applications
deadline July 15
sponsored by The Oak Spring Garden Foundation

Purpose

In 2022, the Oak Spring Garden Foundation (OSGF) will host the third iteration of our Botanical Artist-in-Residence program.  This program supports exemplary botanical artists working nationally and internationally who can create beautiful and scientifically accurate depictions of plant species.  Residents selected for this award will reside at Oak Spring when spring is underway and the gardens and landscape are in bloom.  This residency provides botanical artists time and space to work on their own projects, utilizing materials from our formal garden or the broader 700-acre landscape, and to visit our rare book library that includes many exquisite examples of historical botanical art.

What We Provide

Residents will attend an expedited orientation tour of approximately two hours on their first day to familiarize them with the site and the resources available to them.  This will include brief tours of the formal garden, landscape and library, as well as an informal “meet-and-greet” with selected OSGF staff. After this introduction residents are free to work independently on their projects, explore our 700-acre sustainably managed landscape, and make appointments to visit the library during office hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm).

About Our Site

Residents are housed in nicely appointed homes where they will have a private bedroom and bathroom, and share a living room and kitchen.  Botanical artists will also have a dedicated studio space in close proximity to their accommodation. Residents will be provided with a bicycle during the residency to help them get around our large, rural site. Due to the relatively isolated nature of our site, some residents may wish to bring or rent a car during their residency.

Award

This award includes a $1,000 individual grant and an offer to purchase one final work on paper for $1,000 that will be accessioned into the OSGF Florilegium, and a 2 – 4 week residence at OSGF. Residents should arrange transportation to Dulles International Airport. We will then arrange transport to the Oak Spring estate in Upperville, VA. Residents who complete this program will be able to apply to our annual Alumni Residency.

Eligibility

Botanical artists with an established track-record and a well-developed body of work. Only artists working from direct observation of plant specimen to create scientifically accurate depictions should apply. We will consider botanical artists who work in the following mediums: watercolor, pencil, pen & ink, colored pencil, mixed media, oil, acrylic, gouache, egg tempera, original prints (i.e. aquatints, etchings, etc.). We do not accept three-dimensional artwork including botanical sculptures, reproductions, photography, or digitally generated artwork.

 

 

Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence | Call for Applications
deadline July 15
sponsored by The Oak Spring Garden Foundation

In 2022 the Oak Spring Garden Foundation will award our annual Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence to one outstanding, early-career artist who is developing new works that address plants, gardens, or landscapes in the broad sense. This is our most prestigious artist award and is open to visual artists, literary artists, dancers, and musicians. The award includes a $10,000 individual grant and requires a two-to-eight-week stay at Oak Spring. This fellowship will be granted to an exceptional artist who shows remarkable promise to contribute to a deeper understanding of the natural world, and humankind’s place in it.

The individual selected for this award will be asked to spend 2 – 8 weeks at Oak Spring where they will be able to meet with staff, explore our 700-acre landscape and our efforts in sustainable land management, and visit our rare book library that holds over 19,000 objects, including many examples of botanical art. The Fellow will have ample time and space to work independently on their own projects during their stay. The only requirement during their time at Oak Spring will be to give one 45-minute presentation with time for questions, to Oak Spring staff and any other fellows or residents who might be on site.

 

 

Loghaven Artist Residency | Call for Applications
deadline July 15
sponsored by Loghaven

Loghaven Artist Residency’s mission is to serve artists by providing them with a transformative residency experience and continued post-residency support. The residency is located on ninety acres of woodland in Knoxville, Tennessee. Artists live in five historic log cabins that have been both rehabilitated and modernized to create an ideal setting for reflection and work, and they have access to new, purpose-built studio space. All Loghaven Fellows are awarded stipends to support the creation of new work during the residency.

Eligibility
Practicing artists of all backgrounds and at any stage of their career are eligible to apply for a Loghaven residency. International artists and artists currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program are not eligible. Artists must be at least twenty-one years old and live more than two hours away from Knoxville. This distance requirement is designed to ensure that artists are able to be fully immersed in their residency experience and can take advantage of the retreat-style environment.

We invite applicants in the creation stage of their specified project or work cycle to apply in the following disciplines:

Writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, and journalism)
Visual Arts
Dance
Theater
Music Composition
Interdisciplinary Work

 

 

Baltimore Jewelry Center Studio and Program Manager | Job Opportunity
deadline July 15
sponsored by Baltimore Jewelry Center

The Baltimore Jewelry Center staff is a team of 4 individuals working in a fast paced and dynamic environment who support a close community of artists and makers. Our studio is a vibrant space with a robust lineup of ongoing programs. The staff works closely together to plan and implement the day-to-day programming and functioning of the BJC. The BJC is a space where teaching and learning is central to all that we do. Studio and Program Managers lead, teach, and manage.

We’re seeking a Studio and Program Manager who is passionate about metalsmithing, art jewelry, craft education, and art education. The ideal candidate enjoys engaging with people in a variety of settings from the studio to community events, conferences and more. The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator who enjoys supporting users of our space with the ultimate goal of leading everyone towards an independent studio practice. Focused on the programming and daily management of the BJC, our Studio and Program Managers are a primary representative of the BJC for the community and have a big impact.

We’re looking for someone with the skills and experience to manage day-to-day student and renter activity, including providing one-on-one assistance and guidance as needed, and managing our studio on a daily basis. Your office space exists in the studio so that you are observing the studio and its users and are available to support the various needs that arise. This is a full-time position, and you’ll report directly to the Director.

You’ll need to have a strong background in metalsmithing or art jewelry with a broad set of skills that are required for running a studio. You also have depth in a particular area of practice that will inspire staff and students. You will have superlative verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and enjoy helping others.

 

 

header image: Ayana Evans and Tsedaye Makonnen, Presenting the Black Avante Garde: A Tribute to Senga and Maren, 2019. Photo by Ayana Evans and Tsedaye Makonnen

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