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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 (or venture out safely), 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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Baker Artist Awardee Showcase
Wednesday, July 14 • 6pm
presented by Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance

Join the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance for the first in a series of virtual events celebrating the 2021 Baker Artist Awardees. This second event in the series will feature ellen cherryChung-Wei HuangCorey HughesMeng SuLura Johnson, and Colette Krogol.

The live stream will be available to watch at To receive updates and instructions, please RSVP Here.



Young Blood 2020 & 2021 | Opening Reception
Thursday, July 15 • 6-8pm | Ongoing through August 21
@ Maryland Art Place

Maryland Art Place is proud to announce the return of Young Blood, an exhibition showcasing the works of recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. This marks MAP’s 12th Young Blood program which has, to date,  provided an important post-graduate artistic platform for transitioning Masters of Fine Arts students. Since 2008 Young Blood has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their thesis project(s). The exhibition will highlight exceptional works ranging in media.

Young Blood took a brief hiatus due to the pandemic last year. As result  exhibting artists have graduated from their MFA programs in 2020, in addition to current MFA candidates (2021) were invited to participate.

Brandon Ables | UMBC

Jason Charney | UMBC

Elijah Davis | UMBC

Jim Doran |  Towson University

Brianna Doyle | Towson University

Tinglan Huang | MICA

Yifan Luo | MICA

Noah McWilliams | UMD

McKinley Wallace | MICA

You Wu | Towson University

The exhibition will be on view Thursday, July 15 – Saturday, August 21. A physical opening reception will be held at Maryland Art Place (MAP) located at 218 West Saratoga St. Baltimore, MD 20201 on Thursday, July 15 between the hours of 6 and 8 pm.



Virtual Discussion Panel with Hot Sauce Artist Collective
Thursday, July 15 • 7pm
presented by Towson University

Artists Erin Fostel, LaToya Hobbs and Ernest Shaw talk about their experience working with the Hot Sauce Artist Collective; what it means to have other artists amplify new work; the benefits of the artist collective as a model for the art community; much like how the Hot Sauce Artist Collective engages communities in Baltimore. Moderated by HSC member Alpha Massaquoi.



Holes: A Puppet Anthology
Thursday, July 15 • 7pm
@ The Senator Theatre

The Baltimore Rock Opera Society is proud to present our first feature-length film! Holes: A Puppet Anthology!

We’ve collected all of the amazing short films created for the 2020 Puppet 6-Pack into one cohesive film. Starring Mama & Papa Fink from the 2015 Rock Opera 6-Pack show RATS! in a new and exciting framing story, Holes: A Puppet Anthology will take you on a big screen puppet adventure the likes of which you’ve never seen!

Rat duo Mama & Papa Fink are celebrating their Rattiversary when they accidentally drop the traditional gift – a giant onion ring – into a nearby Baltimore sewer grate. Found by the nefarious Moleman, he repurposes it for his Molemobile and takes off! Will the Finks be able to catch him and regain the symbol of their love? Join them as they embark on a high-octane adventure beneath the city exploring nooks and crannies, meeting unexpected characters, and finding more than they bargained for!


We’re offering tickets for both the in-person premiere event, and for an on-demand version of the film that you can enjoy at home at your leisure, but why not have it all? Get the Holes Bundle for only $30 and enjoy both the premiere event AND the on-demand film!



Erin Fostel: Devotions | Exhibition Opens
Friday, July 16 | Ongoing through August 7
@ The Shed Space

The Shed Space is pleased to present Devotions, a solo exhibition of four new drawings created by Erin Fostel and curated by Teri Henderson.

July 16th, 2021 through August 7th, 2021

About Devotions:

“These drawings were made to serve as anchors. Paused inside the limbo created by COVID, like many, I gained a new awareness of the physical boundaries of my home. I watched how the light moved through each room, constantly changing as the sun shifted through the day and the seasons. I began to obsessively photograph the effects of the sun, and the shapes it created as it cast shadows through the windows. In a time when I could not leave the house, the sun brought to me, inside, a vast array of beautiful moments. They brought with them a certainty, which felt precious. Even though I had been constantly photographing these moments, I had not decided to draw them until a year into the pandemic. It was only after I experienced the loss of a miscarriage that I needed to draw them. Each drawing is an opportunity to spend time with an image and I needed to spend time with something beautiful. These four drawings were completed in the two months that spanned between the moment I learned of the miscarriage to when my body finally recovered. They served as anchors, giving me stability at a time when I felt anything but steady.

Each one is drawn at life size, and when exhibited is hung in relation to where it occurred (from on the floor to against the ceiling). They start with the early morning sunlight and end with the glow from a streetlamp. The hope for this body of work is that I have made space for others to grieve for any personal loss that they have endured because of, or in addition to, the collective loss of COVID.”

(Statement on Devotions by Erin Fostel)

We are excited to see you at the Shed, feel free to let your friends, families, and colleagues know about the show so they can safely and privately experience Devotions.

About Erin Fostel:

Erin Fostel (b.1981, Baltimore, MD) spent the first few years of life navigating the world with blurred vision. Since the moment she first wore glasses, seeing things in focus for the very first time, she has been consumed with the joy of observation and a love of drawing. In 2004, she received a BFA in Drawing from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions both in the Mid-Atlantic Region and nationally. She is a past winner of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award and a Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Travel Prize. Her drawings have been included in local and international publications, as well as private and institutional collections. Her studio is based in Baltimore, MD.

About Teri Henderson:

Teri Henderson (b. Fort Worth, TX, 1990) is a curator, co-director of WDLY, founding director of the Black Collagists Arts Incubator, and writer. Currently Henderson is a staff writer for BmoreArt as well as the Connect+Collect Gallery Coordinator. In the Fall of 2020 Henderson founded the Black Collagists Arts Incubator, a platform for researching, collecting and archiving the work of Black collage artists globally.

About The Shed:

The Shed is an artist-run arts space in the northeast Baltimore backyard of artist Bonnie Crawford. Our exhibitions are intended to be private, contemplative viewing experiences. Because this is our home, we do not publicize our address, however we are located in Beverly Hills/Arcadia in NE Baltimore. Once you schedule a visit, the address will be emailed to you. Visits are timed in order to ensure the safety of visitors during the Covid-19 pandemic.



E18: Performance Art | Exercises for Emerging Artists
Saturday, July 17 | Ongoing through August 18
presented by Transformer DC

Transformer is thrilled to announce the public component of E18: Performance Art – the 18th year of our Exercises for Emerging Artists program – an annual peer critique and mentorship program for DMV-based emerging artists. Centered on a different artistic discipline each year, E18: Performance Art is supporting and promoting five performance-based artists as they debut new performances, live in the public sphere. E18: Performance Art artists include: Alexander D’Agostino, Imogen-Blue Hinojosa, Katie Macyshyn, Sedna, and Sifu Sun.

Launched in March 2004, Transformer’s annual Exercises for Emerging Artists program supports DC-based emerging artists at new growth points or crossroads in their professional and creative development. Intended to both advance artists’ careers and build peer support, the Exercises program consists of comprehensive bi-weekly peer critique and mentorship sessions spanning several months (April – July) to stimulate and encourage the participating artists as they create new work. Facilitated by Transformer staff, the participating artists receive mentorship and feedback from a series of guest mentor artists, curators, and other arts leaders.

E18: Performance Art was curated and led by mentor Hoesy Corona, an emerging and uncategorized queer Mexican artist living and working in the United States, with coordination by Katie Lee, Transformer’s Exhibitions & Programs Manager. The E18: Performance Art cohort also received additional guidance and feedback from a series of guest mentors, including Ashley Dehoyos, Veronica Peña, Ada Pinkston, andKeioui Keijaun Thomas.

Each artist will be presenting a new, live performance created through their mentorship experience to be presented at Transformer and/or at nearby Logan Circle Park. The performances are open to all audiences free of charge. Audience members are encouraged to visit Transformer after each performance concludes, to view visual ephemera exhibited in Transformer’s storefront window, located at 1404 P St NW Washington, DC 20005, on display until the Wednesday following each performance.


JULY 17 @ 4pm, Transformer and Logan Circle: Sedna

JULY 24 @ 7pm, Transformer: Katie Macyshyn

JULY 31 @ 9pm, Transformer: Imogen-Blue Hinojosa

AUGUST 7 @ 6pm, Transformer and Logan Circle: Alexander D’Agostino

AUGUST 14 @ 8pm, Transformer and Logan Circle: Sifu Sun



Women Behaving Badly: 400 Years of Power & Protest | Exhibition Opening
Sunday, July 18 | Ongoing through December 19
@ The Baltimore Museum of Art

Women who rebelled against sexist social rules have been trivialized and controlled for centuries. Portrayed according to stereotypes or vilified, women acting on their own behalf have been undermined consistently by their representation in Western art. Spanning the Renaissance to the progressive social movements of the 19th and early 20th centuries, this exhibition links heroines of the past with modern trailblazers, celebrating women throughout history who broke rules, transgressed boundaries, and insisted upon recognition of their human rights.

Approximately 75 prints, photographs, and books illustrate female power and courage over five centuries into the modern era when women were actively engaging to effect social change. In the first section, prints by such canonical artists as Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, Francisco de Goya, and Edvard Munch demonstrate how iconic portrayals of powerful women of the past have informed our subsequent understanding of female agency. The second section celebrates women who pursued identities beyond the traditional categories of wife and mother, expanding their presence into the public sphere as dancers, actresses, musicians, authors, and advocates for civil rights. The exhibition title nods to the well-known quote, “Well-behaved women seldom make history,” from a 1976 essay by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. Generations of women have continued to give this maxim a life of its own, rallying behind it as a call for challenging societal standards.

Curated by Andaleeb Badiee Banta, Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs



good neighbor’s first design week
Monday, July 19 – Friday, July 23
presented by good neighbor

At good neighbor, every object, every sip, every bite exists to inspire and nurture curiosity about the wider world and our shared community. Join us for good neighbor’s first design week: July 19-23. We’re hosting the design community, professionals, enthusiasts and neighbors for a week of talks, workshops, exhibits highlighting designers and brands from Baltimore and around the world. RSVP here

Monday July 19 5:30-7:30p

A conversation about opening up the design canon, with Ellen Lupton, Brockett Horne, and Raquel Castedo. Ellen Lupton is a writer, curator, educator, and designer. Lupton is the Betty Cooke and William O. Steinmetz Design Chair at MICA. She serves as a senior curator at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Brockett Horne teaches design history and theory at MICA and is co-founder of the People’s Design Archive. Raquel Castedo is an AIGA Baltimore and SoDA board member, opening the conversation about Latin American design.

Tuesday July 20 5:30-7p

Shalon Edwards, board member of A Workshop of Our Own, will demonstrate how to use handtools to carve an image or words into wood blocks, a technique that has been used for hundreds of years to reproduce images on cloth and paper. RSVP here.

Wednesday July 21 5:00-7p

Artisans Lawrence Moore (Heavy Paper Co.) & Darryl Patterson (D. Patterson Design Studio) discuss their new studio and collaboration space, their journeys and overall love for woodworking and finding art in their objects. RSVP here.

Thursday July 22 5:30-7:30p

Michael Haskins Jr. & Erica Lee Page of Currency Studio share with you a sketch workshop, and play with measurement in time, space, and sound using their newly designed “Currency Ruler”. RSVP here.

Friday July 23 5:30-7p

Staci Gleasman of Normann Copenhagen in discussion with Jesse Hill of Hill Studio, a Baltimore-based industrial designer who has created pieces of lasting value for Herman Miller, Nike, DeWalt & many others. RSVP here. **Chaat Hour follows!




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8th Annual Summer Plein Air Show | Call for Entry
deadline July 16
sponsored by Crystal Moll Gallery

We at Crystal Moll Gallery are pleased to announce it is finally the time for us to present our ‘8th Annual Summer Plein Air Show’ and we want to invite
This is one of our favorite shows to host and we are so looking forward to seeing your work!

Show Dates: August 6th – September 24th, 2021

Opening Reception / ** Demo & Paint Out: Saturday, August 7th 3-5pm

Submission Deadline: July 16th – Jury Notification : July 21st

Entries & Submission Fee:  Images and Application form will be emailed to

Curating fee of $35 may be paid by check and sent to Crystal Moll Gallery / 1030 South Charles Street /Baltimore MD 21230 or indicate on your application if you wish to pay by credit card OR we can invoice you thru Pay Pal.

Submit up to 5 images no larger than 4MB each via email to

***All files must be labeled with name, title, size and price or they will not be reviewed

Sales: Sales for all work is 40/60 with 60% for the artist.




RECLAMATION: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals | Invitation for Public Submissions
sponsored by National Museum for Women in the Arts

Conceived as an interactive, virtual experience, RECLAMATION examines food as a creative medium for visual art, social justice, communal dialogue, and a connective tool for exploring intergenerational and intercultural experiences. This evolving exhibition and ingredient archive features content submitted by the public, alongside the work of nine interdisciplinary artists who share photographs, videos and stories from around the kitchen table. RECLAMATION runs through December 31, 2021. Food stories, recipes and images can be uploaded here.



deadline July 31
sponsored by Small Nation Photographs x The Black Collagists Arts Incubator

Allegories, Renditions, and a Small Nation of Women examines the way that African American Portraits can reveal the machinations of elite Black and mixed race 19th and early 20th century women. Through this exhibition, we aim to visualize critical fabulation and depict the particular way in which they sought full citizenship through identity formation practices in post-emancipation U.S. They existed as Black renditions of constructions of Womanhood that depended on their ungendering, they and they were a small burgeoning nation of women.

Works submitted must respond to the following key words/themes:

Black Women, mixed race Women, late 19th/early 20th century, found photos, tintypes, daguerreotypes, Christianity, the Black Church, middle/upper class, Black Churchwomen’s movement, women in power, white dresses/tops, travel/transportation, transcendence


Early – June 31st, 2021
Regular –  July 31st, 2021
Selection: No Later Than August 31st, 2021
Artwork Shipment*: September 31st, 2021

*For those submitting digital work, please clarify your preferred method of submission in your submission email. Please let us know whether you wish to print and mail to us, or if you would rather us print it.

Please Note: The exhibition will take place in late October 2021 at the Sarah G. Smith Gallery located on the campus of Yale University’s Divinity School. Information regarding opening night and reception will be provided to accepted artists


We are welcoming collage/mixed media art submissions on mediums that can hang from the gallery wall, work can be any size or dimension. Initial submissions should be made with digital images. Participants are only required to submit two works of art. Work MUST include either found photographs or paintings/sketched work of late 19th/early 20th century African American Women. We recommend sending between 3 and 4 so that the Selection Committee and Guest Juror may gain insight of your artistic pursuits.

Along with your artwork, please submit headshot, CV, art social media handles/website, and short bio.


There are no submission fees and selected artists will receive a small honorarium for their time and commitment, or to cover shipping fees for analog pieces.



Art-in-Ed Workspace Residency | Call for Applicants
deadline August 1
sponsored by Women’s Studio Workshop

Remote teaching may be required for the 2021-2022 academic school year. Artists awarded this residency will have studio and housing provided during the residency period, but the teaching components may be conducted virtually. 

The Art-in-Education (AIE) Workspace Residency is for artists interested in working with local school students while creating their own work in WSW’s supportive and immersive environment. This is an opportunity for artists with a range of teaching experience, from seasoned teachers and professors, to those with minimal experience and an interest in gaining skills and knowledge.

The Art-in-Education program is a model for arts education and operates in conjunction with the Kingston City School District. AIE provides a high quality arts experience by bringing students to WSW’s professional artists’ workspace and giving them concentrated time to learn. Our staff and AIE program manager work with the school’s teachers and the resident artists to develop and execute a curriculum related to the students’ in-school work.

Resident artists must be able to teach intaglio, silkscreen, or hand papermaking, and are welcome to complete their personal work in any of WSW’s studios: intaglio, letterpress, papermaking, screenprinting, darkroom photography, or ceramics. All artists receive a thorough studio orientation and are expected to work independently, though studio staff is available to provide assistance. Deep technical assistance can be arranged for an additional fee. Artists must provide their own materials, some of which can be purchased from WSW.

Spring residency: During a five-week residency, artists teach fourth and/or eighth graders in WSW’s studios two days/week for three weeks and visit the students twice in school. In exchange for teaching, residents receive 24/7 studio access during non-AIE sessions and on-campus housing.

Fall residency: During a four-week residency, artists teach high school students in WSW’s studios one day/week and visit the students in school at least once.

As of 2019, all workspace residencies are fully subsidized! This means that while artists are still responsible for their own travel, materials, meals, and other personal incidentals while in residence, WSW provides housing and studio space at no cost.



Downtown Bethesda Mural | Request for Proposals
deadline August 6
sponsored by Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, in partnership with Montgomery County, Maryland, announces a new public art mural project at theMontgomery County’s Public Park Garage located on Old Georgetown Road in downtown Bethesda, MD.

Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently seeking proposals from artists who are 18 years of age or older and residents of Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia.


There is one side of the Old Georgetown Road/Woodmont Avenue Parking Garage to be used for the mural. Artists are invited to submit proposals with no restriction on theme. Only the areas in yellow are permitted to be painted. The total size of the mural is approximately 2,800 square feet.  Please see the attached PDF for photos and exact dimensions of the mural.


  • Artist is required to use a paint specific to outdoor wall/concrete use such as Keim, SherKryl, NovaColor by Artex or Golden Artist Colors, etc. The artwork should be suitable for outside elements and change in temperature and as impervious to vandalism as possible, requiring little or no maintenance.
  • Artist(s) must be 18 years of age or older and resident(s) of Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia.
  • Artists are expected to carry their own general liability insurance.

To submit your proposal for consideration, please complete the online application The deadline for qualification submissions is August 6, 2021.

Questions? Call 301-215-6660, ext. 120 or email





header image: You Wu, "My Day Off" in Maryland Art Place's Young Blood exhibition which opens this week

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