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This Week: Sisters Freehold present The Sleepover, Station North Holiday Art Market, Christopher Bathgate at Connect+Collect, 2022 ICA Flat File on view, スウィートホーム SWEET HOME exhibition closes at CPM, online conversation with Annet Couwenberg presented by SODA + UMBC, and The Baltimore Butterfly Sessions at Center Stage — plus two calls for public art from Maryland State Arts Council and more featured Calls for Entry.


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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The Sleepover
Ongoing through December 18
presented by Sisters Freehold


The Sleepover is a one-of-a-kind theatrical event created just for YOU. Amanda is having a slumber party. There will be games. There will be secrets. There will be snacks (if you bring them…this is virtual, after all). Limited to 8 attendees per performance, The Sleepover is intimate, interactive, and full of surprises.All are welcome. Pajamas strongly encouraged.

Info & tickets:

Devised by local artists & presented by Sisters Freehold



Station North Holiday Market
Saturday, November 27 | 1-6pm
@ Station North Arts + Entertainment District

On Saturday, November 27th from 1- 6pm, visit the Station North Arts District for Small Business Saturday to keep the love local! Come for the unique, handmade, artful gifts from Made in Baltimore makers, sample delicious holiday specials from local restaurants, and stay for our pop-up performance series in the newly reopened North Ave Market! RSVP on Eventbrite to get a reminder here.

Need a few more gifts as the holidays get closer? Come back on Saturday December 11th from 1-6pm to support local artists and organizations. Artists are busy preparing their work in studios and we can’t wait to share their beautiful creations with you on December 11th. While you are shopping for that one-of-a-kind item, don’t miss an opportunity to sign up for classes and buy handmade home goods, jewelry, games, and more from our partners: Open Works, Station North Tool Library, Baltimore Jewelry Center, No Land Beyond, and City Arts resident makers. RSVP here. 



2022 ICA Flat File | On View
Saturday, November 27 • 1-6pm + Sunday, November 28 • 12-4pm
@ ICA Baltimore

We are excited to announce the thirty-four artists selected to be in the 2022 ICA Flat Files! Work will be available for viewing at 16 West North Avenue Saturday, November 27 1-6pm (concurrent with the Station North Artist Market) and Sunday, November 28 12-4pm. 2021 ICA Flat File work will also be available for purchase. Work will also be available for viewing and purchase via the ICA website starting November 27.

2022 Flat File artists:
Mary Anne Arntzen
Eric Rivera Barbeito
Jessi Binder
Cindy Cheng
Marybeth Chew
Andy Martinelli Clark
Julia Clouser
Seth Crawford
Sue Crawford
Leigh Davis
Elliot Doughtie
Eamon Espey
Mahsa R Fard
Andrew Geddes
Skye Gilkerson
Jay Gould
Terence Hannum
Chandi Kelley
Suzy Kopf
Jake Lahah
Nate Larson
Jon Malis
Rebecca Marimutu
Jonna McKone
Ariana Mygatt
Timothy Nohe
Bart O’Reilly
Jonathon Poliszuk
Caroline Preziosi
Edgar Reyes
Margaret Rogers
Josh Sender
Ryan Severance
Ruri Yi

2021 Flat File work will also be available for viewing, and can be viewed and purchased at the link below:



スウィートホーム SWEET HOME | Exhibition Closes
Saturday, November 27

Miho Dohi
Ken Kagami
Aiko Hachisuka
Naotaka Hiro
Akira Ikezoe
E’wao Kagoshima
Soshiro Matsubara
Trevor Shimizu
Yui Yaegashi


Organized by Kathryn Brennan & Titled by COBRA

Presented at CPM Baltimore & Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York



Annet Couwenberg: Sewing Circles | Online Conversation
Monday, November 29 • 1-2pm
presented by SODA + UMBC

Join the Society of Design Arts (SoDA), AIGA Baltimore and UMBC Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture for an online conversation about Annet Couwenberg: Sewing Circles exhibition. This exhibition features ten years of textile research. It remains on view in UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture until December 11, 2021.

Textile artist Annet Couwenberg and Sewing Circles curator Lori Rubeling will discuss the intersection of traditional textile craft and emerging technology, and sewing circle stories. Attendees will also be invited to join the conversation.

Thank you to Stevenson University for partnering with us on this 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.



Craft as Muse in the Age of Digital Manufacturing
A solo exhibition by Chris Bathgate
On view via appointment from November 20th through January 3rd, 2022.
@ Connect+Collect
2519 North Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland

Zoom Artist Talk; Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 at 6:30PM
Gallery Open Hours With Book Signing: Saturday, December 11th, 2021 from 4- 6pm

Connect+Collect is pleased to present the next exhibition in our space, Craft as Muse in the Age of Digital Manufacturing, a solo exhibition of sculpture by Chris Bathgate. The show is viewable by appointment from November 20th through January 3rd, 2022. Craft as Muse in the Age of Digital Manufacturing extends to the digital window gallery with additional images, sketches, and process videos created by the artist available to view nightly from 5-10pm.

We are hosting two special events for the public to accompany the show. On Wednesday, December 8th at 6:30PM we will be hosting an artist talk with the artist on Zoom and on Saturday, December 11th at 4pm we will be hosting a special gallery open hours, where Bathgate will be graciously available to sign copies of his book that he will be offering for free!



The Baltimore Butterfly Sessions: Seeding Change
Monday, November 29 • 7pm
presented by Baltimore Center Stage

Autumn brings to us harvest tables and a season of reflection as the days get shorter. At this Baltimore Butterfly Session, featuring music, poetry, and more, we’ll be in conversation with local urban farmers who’ll share lessons they’ve learned from nurturing the land and help us understand more about the seeds of change they’re planting in Baltimore. As winter sets in, we’ll leave with renewed appreciation for the ways food connects us to one another and to the earth.




Calls for Entry // Opportunities


Blind cat hugs phone when his favorite pianist is playing | Boing Boing


VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR – 14th Edition | Call for Artists
deadline November 27
sponsored by ITS LIQUID

ITSLIQUID Group is pleased to announce the open call for VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR – 14th Edition, international exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art, that will be held in Venice, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space from December 16, 2021 to January 10, 2022.

VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR is a contemporary art fair that presents collective and solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. The 14th edition will represent a forum for the direct exchange of ideas and contacts between collectors, artists, photographers, designers and art professionals. The art fair features paintings, sculptures, photography art, installations, video art and live performance.

VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR analyzes the relationship between body and space, and the hybridization between identities and cultural/physical/social/urban settings in contemporary time, through two main sections: MIXING IDENTITIES and FUTURE LANDSCAPES.

Deadline for applications is November 27, 2021 (11.59 PM of your local time)

Click here to take part in the selection.



Call for Public Artists: St. Mary’s College of Maryland New Academic Building & Auditorium
deadline December 8
sponsored by Maryland State Arts Council

This Request for Qualifications seeks to identify a qualified individual artist or artist team who will be commissioned to develop a new site-specific and responsive work of public art for the New Academic Building & Auditorium Project at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The selected artist or team will be tasked with designing, fabricating and installing an artwork that functions as a public landmark and entrypoint while responding to the unique setting, history and relationship to the environment present throughout the St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus.

Please review the RFQ document for a full scope and more information about this opportunity.

RFQ: SMCM New Academic Building & Auditorium Public Art RFQ

Artwork Budget: $250,000 (all-inclusive)

Application Deadline: 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 8th , 2021


A live “How to Apply: St. Mary’s College of Maryland ” webinar, will be held on November 16th, 5 -6 p.m. You can register for the info session here.

A recording of the webinar will be available following the event.



Call for Public Artists: Bowie State University, MLK Jr. Communication, Arts & Humanities Building
deadline December 8
sponsored by Maryland State Arts Council

Founded in 1865, Bowie State University is the oldest Historical Black College/University in Maryland. This public art project represents an opportunity for BSU’s history and heritage to be communicated visually through two and three dimensional site-specific artwork at the new MLK Jr. Communications Arts & Humanities building, being designed by Perkins & Will.

Please review the RFQ document for a full scope and more information about this opportunity.

RFQ + Attachments available at the Application Link

Artwork Budget: $515,000 (all-inclusive)

Application Deadline: 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 8th, 2021


Please check out a recorded webinar here originally from a live “How to Apply: Bowie State University” webinar on November 10th, 12 p.m.



THE HUMAN BLUEPRINT | Single Image Open Call
deadline December 12
sponsored by Rotterdam Photo

“I’ve been holding for a while that the concept of Nature is a sort of anthropocentrically scaled concept, designed for humans, so it’s not strictly relevant to thinking about ecology. In fact, it might even be, for various different reasons, a bit of a disaster. And the way in which it’s a bit of a disaster is that it separates the human from the non-human world by sort of an arbitrary aesthetic screen”

Timothy Morton

Following last year’s topic PLANET HUMAN, we continue to ask the same questions: Who are we, as human beings, besides the fact that we exist? What do we leave behind? How do we express ourselves? What is the role of our imperfections, the dark parts of our collective existence? Do they make us human?

Today, more than ever, the notion of being human is undergoing evolution. And this year we invite professional and amateur photographers to join us and think about the blueprints that we, as human beings, leave after us.

The crisis related to COVID-19 severely hurt all of us and the world completely focused its attention and resources to overcome it. However, another crisis is not possible to solve with mass vaccination and it keeps evolving every day. Recent floods in Germany, forest fires in Siberia, abnormal temperatures all around the globe, deforestation, massive animal extinction – these problems are escalating and have a systematic character.

The questions related to human activity and its aftermath and being aware of the future in an ecological way means being aware that there are ways with more time and spatial scales on which humans should be looking and thinking. Scientists say the weight of human-made objects already exceeds that of living things. In other words, the combined weight of all the plastic, bricks, concrete and other things we’ve made in the world outweighs all animals and plants on the planet for the first time. The weight of all the things we produce has been doubling every 20 years recently.

It means that the things we used to call nature aren’t quite natural anymore, they stop behaving like a nice neutral background to our human activity. Parts of the scene set are falling on us and it is painful. Some of them open and we see what is behind them – all kinds of stuff that we didn’t want to see.

Our species are profoundly transforming the Earth. The PLANET HUMAN is no longer metaphorical. And 2020 was not only the year of global pandemic, but the year when human-made mass overtook that of all the living things in the world. And if we continue this great acceleration it will be visible in sediments and rocks millions of years into the future. So we ask which Blueprint do we leave behind? How can we rethink our relationship with the rest of the non-human environment around us? And when will we stop perceiving the planet space as exclusively human, an anthropocentric space?

Rotterdam Photo Festival is open to submissions including different mediums, such as photography, installations, performance, digital art, and documentary works.



Call for Artists & Photographers – $550.00 Innovate Grants
deadline December 14
sponsored by Innovate Grants

FALL 2021 OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS — Innovate Grant  awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. For more information and to apply visit

Explore the work of ALL Past Innovate Grant recipients and read their interviews at

Category: Multiple disciplines and genres accepted
Deadline: Dec 14, 2021
Region: US & International
Awards: $550.00 USD Grants

Apply Online Today



Connecting Communities Digital Initiative – Artist or Scholar in Residence Grant
deadline December 21
sponsored by the Library of Congress

This residency program will fund an artist or scholar, supported for $50,000 in their first year and $100,000 in their second year. Individuals selected will be those whose artistic or scholarly work connects with the intersections of technology and cultural heritage, and engages with the legacies of racial division in the United States.



header image: Miho Dohi, "buttai 38," 2016 + Akira Ikezoe, "Coconut Heads on the Diagram of Stock Market Prediction," 2020

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