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This Week: Baltimore Living Archives project with SHAN Wallace and Lawrence Burney, Lynn Cazabon at Maryland Center for History and Culture, Webster Phillips and Rassaan Hammond in conversation with Teri Henderson and Jeffrey Kent at Connect + Collect, Book Chat with Pratt hosted by Lo Smith and featuring Rahne Alexander, René Treviño and Anna Fine Foer opening at C. Grimaldis Gallery, Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival, Maryland Art Place’s 40th Anniversary Bash, and the Baltimore Vintage Expo!! Plus the Tory Burch Claire McCardell Fashion Fellowship call for applicants and other 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. To submit your calendar event, email us at events@bmoreart.com!

 

 

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Baltimore Living Archives
presented by SNF Parkway + Enoch Pratt Library

The SNF Parkway Theatre and the Enoch Pratt Library are delighted to launch “Baltimore Living Archives,” a collective place keeping project that builds community and civic engagement, centered around the sharing of stories through film and media.

Baltimore Living Archives is an artist residency that invites Baltimoreans to craft and showcase media-based stories alongside two Baltimore artists with archiving practices, SHAN Wallace and Lawrence Burney. SHAN and Lawrence will develop their own work and work with the community, sharing skills and stories through a number of participatory programs. Members of the community will be invited to share their stories, explore and contextualize archives, and enjoy the findings of SHAN and Lawrence.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and a grant from the Anonymous Foundation. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov. Baltimore Living Archives was initially conceived by Ginevra Shay with Lawrence Burney and SHAN Wallace and is currently organized by Mia Smith.

UPCOMING DATES:
When Time Stops Open Interview Session, Resident Artist: Lawrence Burney
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library – Central Branch
Sign Up Here: Wednesdays 10am-6pm Starting November 3, 2021

Single and Family Portraits, Resident Artist: SHAN Wallace
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library – Central Branch
Sign Up Here; November 11, 2021 from 12-2pm and 5-6:30pm, November 18, 2021 from 12-2 and 5-6:30pm, December 9th from 12-2pm and 5:6:30pm, December 16th from 12-2pm and 5-6:30pm, January 13th from 12-2pm and 5-6:30pm, January 20th from 12-2pm and 5-6:30pm

Pieced Together, Resident Artist: SHAN Wallace
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library- Central Branch
Sign Up Here ; November 16, 2021 4pm, December 7, 2021 4pm, January 11, 2021 4pm

OFFICE HOURS
During the entirety of the Baltimore Living Archives project, both artists Lawrence Burney and SHAN Wallace will host office hours at the Enoch Pratt Free Library – Central Branch.

Lawrence Burney: Tues-Fri 10am-3pm
SHAN Wallace: Tues-Fri 10am-5pm

 

 

Let’s Talk About Weather: Changing Patterns in Maryland | Virtual Program
Wednesday, November 10 • 12-1pm
presented by Maryland Center for History and Culture

How have your memories of winter changed throughout your lifetime? Join a discussion about changing weather patterns over time and the impact of the earlier onset of spring on plant species in Maryland with Lynn Cazabon, the featured artist of MCHC’s exhibition Losing Winter, as well as Dan Barrie, Modeling, Analysis, Predictions & Projections Program Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Erin Posthumus, Outreach Coordinator at the USA National Phenology Network.

This virtual program is free and open to all audiences. Registration is required. After registering, an automated confirmation email will provide connection instructions.

 

 

Book Chat With Pratt | Hosted by Lo Smith, featuring Rahne Alexander
Wednesday, November 10 • 3pm
presented by Enoch Pratt Free Library

Rahne Alexander is an intermedia artist and writer from Baltimore, Maryland. A 2021 graduate of the Intermedia+Digital Art MFA at UMBC, her works in video, performance, music, and painting have been exhibited across the U.S. and around the world, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art, and MIX NYC. She performs music as 50 Foot Woman and as the front woman of the rock band Santa Librada. Her writing has been anthologized in Love, You  (Urban Ivy, 2020), Resilience (Heartspark, 2017) and the Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica (Cleis, 2011). Her OutWrite-award-winning chapbook of collected essays Heretic to Housewife was published by Neon Hemlock in 2019. More info at rahne.com

Lo Smith serves the Enoch Pratt Free Library as the Coordinator of Digital Equity and has over 9 years of experience in libraries. They hold an Masters of Library Science from Simmons University, and were a member of the first all-trans panel session at the American Library Association Annual Conference in 2018.

When they are not working to bridge the digital divide, they can be found browsing the stacks of the Central Library for excellent queer literature and graphic novels.

Dial-In Information: The conversation will also be broadcast on the Enoch Pratt Free Library Facebook page and YouTube page. It can be watched after the broadcast on Facebook Live and YouTube. Click here for the Facebook Live video library.

 

 

BmoreArt at Connect+Collect | with Webster Phillips and Rassaan Hammond
Wednesday, November 10 • 6:30pm
presented by BmoreArt

Join BmoreArt’s Jeffrey Kent and Teri Henderson for a conversation with artist-archivist Webster Phillips and his collaborator and-curator Rassaan Hammond for a discussion of Roots Need Water, an exhibit of historic photos by I. Henry Phillips Sr. at the Connect+Collect gallery.

Find out more about the I. Henry Photo project and Webster’s ongoing documentation of quotidian Black American experiences through his grandfather’s historic photographs, and challenging the status quo through art and culture and building a collective and inclusive Baltimore archive.

Webster, who has worked as a high school photography teacher, notes the gaps in education about African American history. “When kids are taught in school, they’re taught slavery, civil rights, Jim Crow.” Beyond the narrative of oppression, he says, “It’s sparse.”

While both his father and grandfather photographed political figures and celebrities passing through town, they also documented daily life for Black Baltimoreans, the unknown figures that Webster wants to uncover. Given the historic erasure of Black communities, Webster is using the lens of his family to shed light on his community.

Read BmoreArt’s article about the I. Henry Photo Project here.

 

 

René Treviño

RENÉ TREVIÑO: Waxing & Waning + ANNA FINE FOER: Mise en Scène | Opening Receptions
Thursday, November 11 • 6-8pm | Ongoing through January 14
@ C. Grimaldis Gallery

C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of René Treviño, Waxing & Waning.

Ten paintings in Waxing & Waning, show phases of the moon, while several others depict walls painted from images taken during the artist’s travel through Mexico and the Yucatán peninsula. In the series, Treviño paints man-made walls once highly decorated in a state of ruin. Through the juxtaposition of his peculiar observations, René Treviño’s Waxing and Waning considers the cyclical nature of time, revealing his inclination for truth through the uncovering of history.

The carefully rendered paintings draw similarities between the rough surface of the man-made walls and the craters of the moon. While Treviño’s paintings of the moon consider a surface mostly untouched by humans, paintings such as Baltimore Cemetery Wall assert boldness for its stone and mortar. Both gestures suggest the passing of time and offer a different way to view our human experience. Waxing & Waning asks us to consider what past civilizations might have seen as they looked up toward the sky and serves as a metaphor for the ephemerality of our lives.

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C.Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Anna Fine Foer, Mise en Scène.

Mise en Scène features a survey of collage works where Foer’s interpretations of present-day events unfold into dreamlike worlds. Vibrant colors underscore the whimsical spirit of the collage works, while recurring themes of technology, scientific discovery, alternative energy, as well as natural and unnatural disasters suggest taking a closer look.

Foer’s design sensibility and textile background, both aesthetically and technically, unify each collage as she meticulously assembles traditional collaged digital media, paint, string, and other materials to address issues of the day. While the subject of the artworks varies, each scene is made up of appropriated objects that evoke feelings ranging from grief to irony.

In Mise en Scène multiple narratives emerge, unpacking Foer’s interest in the proximity of concurrent experiences, serving as a reminder of the complexity of such issues.

 

 

The Phillips Collection 100th Birthday Party
Friday, November 12 • 11am-8pm
@ The Phillips Collection

The party will take place at the museum for extended hours from 11am-8pm with special pay-what-you-wish admission for all visitors.

The museum officially opened its doors on November 12, 1921 as the Phillips Memorial Art Gallery by founder Duncan Phillips. Now, 100 years later, the museum’s growing collection and space features nearly 6,000 works of art from all around the world.

Visitors will have access to the museum’s newly-opened fall exhibitions featuring David DriskellAlma W. ThomasSanford Biggers, and Daniel Canogar. There will also be free art activities, cupcakes, spotlight talks, and more to enjoy!

More details and registration to visit are available here.

 

 

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival | In-person + Virtual
Friday, November 12 | Ongoing through November 19
@ SNF Parkway

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival is a juried international festival of the world’s most boundary-pushing, mind-blowing animation.
We support independent and emerging animators with dynamic programming + networking and seek to ignite a hub for professional animation opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic region, and Baltimore City. With over a dozen colleges + universities in the area, a vibrant arts scene, ample inexpensive living + work space, and a Central location on the East Coast, Baltimore is the perfect place to build an animation community.

Since 2012, Sweaty Eyeballs has carried the torch of the animation scene in the Mid-Atlantic region, with independent programming & special events. Now in our 10th year, we continue to partner with our friends at Maryland Film Festival to produce our celebrated international festival of independent animation.

​We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, and adjust our in-person safety protocols accordingly. You can find all current practices of the SNF Parkway Theatre on our Covid-19 page.

 

 

MAP’s 40th Anniversary B-day Bash
Saturday, November 13 • 6pm
@ Maryland Art Place

Our 40th Anniversary Birthday party will take place Saturday, November 13 from 6 pm-11 pm with and after party from 11 pm-2 am! Tickets include open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, birthday cake, DJ and access to both the Merkin Dream Fashion Show and after party.

The 40th Anniversary $75 ticket includes: Purchase of this ticket will gain you access to the 40th-anniversary celebration (6 pm to 11 pm), merkin fashion show (at 10 pm), and afterparty (11 pm to 2 am).

40th Anniversary Afterparty $10 ticket includes: The afterparty will take place in the newly renovated Basement & Cabaret with live music and a cash bar.

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BALTIMORE VINTAGE EXPO
Sunday, November 14 • 11am-5pm
@ Union Collective

1700 W. 41st St. Baltimore MD
Admission is free to the general public from 11am-5pm

The BVE is presented by Milk & Ice Vintage and Bottle of Bread and is Baltimore’s premier vintage & antiques expo featuring a high end selection of vintage clothing, accessories, furniture and decor from the best retailers and private dealers in the Baltimore/DC metro area and beyond!

Early bird ticket holders please enter Union Brewing at the beer garden entrance around the side of the building where the giant mural is!

 

 

To see ALL the events happening this week, both opening receptions and ongoing, head to the BmoreArt Online Calendar.

 

Calls for Entry // Opportunities

 

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Tory Burch Claire McCardell Fashion Fellowship
sponsored by Maryland Center for History and Culture

The Maryland Center for History and Culture is excited to announce the Tory Burch Claire McCardell Fashion Fellowship. This year-long fellowship, beginning in early 2022, will advance a professional in the museum field by giving them the opportunity to help create a fashion exhibition in the Claire McCardell Gallery at the Maryland Center for History and Culture to open in fall of the same year. The fellow will showcase their research, leadership, and creativity skills in MCHC’s prestigious Fashion Archives, with a particular focus on research and scholarship relating to Claire McCardell and her legacy in American sportswear. The Tory Burch Claire McCardell Fashion Fellowship will provide the chosen candidate with hands-on experience in archival research, collection management, conservation and costume mounting, leadership, and curation.

ABOUT THE MCCARDELL ARCHIVES

MCHC is one of the largest repositories of Claire McCardell’s work, hosting over 30 pieces designed by McCardell, several worn by the famous designer herself. Donated by the McCardell family, the fashion collection represents a personal look at Claire’s career. In addition, MCHC’s H. Furlong Baldwin Library contains an abundance of personal and professional archival material that illuminates the inner thoughts and philosophy of the designer. MCHC is truly the source for Claire McCardell, containing iconic images, rare correspondence and working drafts of her written work as well as transcripts of public appearances lovingly collected and maintained by the McCardell family and donated to the institution.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Research items in the MCHC Fashion Archives and the H. Furlong Baldwin Research Library, with a particular focus on Claire McCardell’s designs, correspondence, and writing to uncover the myriad stories hidden in the historic folds of Claire’s work;

Develop an exhibition proposal based on this research;

Co-curate a fashion exhibition in the Claire McCardell Gallery based on their research, to be launched in fall 2022;

Assist in cataloging, mounting, digitizing, and publishing the Claire McCardell collections on the digital collections portal to increase accessibility;

Present their research findings to the public through a public program; and

Leading behind-the-scenes tours to design and art schools and other interested groups

COMPENSATION

This is a one-year, full time, position with occasional evening and weekend hours and the ability for some telework and travel for research. The annual stipend is $40,000. Any travel required for research will be covered by MCHC.

While this fellowship is not a benefits eligible position, it offers limited paid time off as well as free membership to MCHC for the duration of the fellowship in the amount of 12 days annually.

QUALIFICATIONS

Advanced degree in fashion history, museum studies, women’s studies, or the fashion field, or have equivalent experience in fashion history, textile studies, or museum studies.

  • 2+ years of experience in a curation, fashion, or museum work;
  • Excellent research skills;
  • Strong knowledge of fashion history, particularly in 20th Century;
  • Working knowledge of exhibition development;
  • Experience in handling textile collections;
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume with contacts of three references to jobs@mdhistory.org. Subject line: Tory Burch Claire McCardell Fashion Fellowship. Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls, please.

If you have any questions about the Tory Burch Claire McCardell Fashion Fellowship, contact Allison Tolman, Vice President of Collections & Interpretation at atolman@mdhistory.org.

 

 

2nd Biennial Student Juried Exhibition | Call for Entry
deadline November 19
sponsored by Stamp Gallery UMD

Deadline for Submissions: Friday, November 19,2021
Notification for proposals: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Exhibition Dates: Jan 3 – Feb 4

The Stamp Student Union Gallery announces a call for student artwork for our 2nd Biennial Student Juried Exhibition to be held during the Winter Session. Our first show, held during the 2019-2020 winter session, was an overwhelming success.  With subjects ranging from topical sociopolitical concepts to studies of abstract form and showcasing the work of sixteen student artists, the inaugural exhibition featured a diverse range of media—including photography, ceramics, painting, and more.

Artwork in this 2nd Juried Exhibition will be displayed on the walls in front of the windows of our gallery during the winter session; all forms of media, including 2-D, 3-D and digital, are accepted.  The Juried Winter Show acts as a reflection of the varied artistic interests of the University of Maryland campus community.  Proposals are open to all currently enrolled University of Maryland students.

Selected artwork will be exhibited in the Stamp Gallery in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park between January 3rd-Feb 4th.

 

 

UNDER $500 | Call for Entry
deadline November 20
sponsored by Maryland Art Place

Have your work noticed and purchased by local buyers & collectors, just in time for the holidays! Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for “UNDER $500”, our upcoming, winter benefit exhibition/affordable art sale. On Friday, December 10, and Saturday, December 11, 2021, this two-day event will promote the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region. The virtual exhibition and sale event will take place on Saturday, December 11 at 10 am – Wednesday, December 15 at 10 pm, to view the site click HERE. Artwork featured virtually will include featured artists in addition to artists presented in the gallery. *Please note: applications received will be selected for either the virtual sale (featured online) exclusively or for both the physical (featured in gallery) AND virtual exhibition (featured online). Your acceptance letter will indicate in which capacity your work will be presented.

The exhibition will include approximately 1-3 works by each artist (scale-dependent – in the case of smaller works more than 3 pieces may be accepted). Each individual piece will retail for $500 or less. Participating artists will receive one free ticket to the event. Selected artists will be issued an UNDER $500 profile form to fill out inquiring anecdotal information to help better engage patrons with the artists and their work. UNDER $500 is MAP’s winter benefit. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will be split 50/50 between Maryland Art Place and the artist.

Holiday Show | Call for Artists
deadline November 21
sponsored by Towson Arts Collective

Our end of the year sale, all work should be for sale for immediate pick up for less than $150. Craft artists are encouraged to sell their wares!

Sunday, November 21 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Drop Off

Bring artwork, entry form, and payment to the TAC gallery located at The Shops at Kenilworth; 800 Kenilworth Drive, Towson, MD 21204; 2nd level across from About Faces

Reception Thursday, December 2 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (in-person)

Sunday, January 2 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Pick up

Visit our Call for Entries page for details.

 

 

LAID BARE | Call for Entries
deadline November 29
sponsored by Gormley Gallery

Gormley Gallery invites submissions for an exhibition on the theme of apocalypse as revelation.

2020 and 2021 have been a unique time. In the midst of recent societal upheavals — from the Covid-19 pandemic, to the accelerating climate crisis, to increasing political division and violence, to a near coup — apocalyptic thinking has become pervasive, and at times ubiquitous. While the world has not ended, the threat has felt real, all while countered with glimmers of a more fair and just world. Apocalypse, by its original Greek definition, means a revelation. What new worlds will be revealed, as the world we once knew ceases to exist? What better world can we build from this one?

The exhibition will be on view January 24 through February 25, 2022. More information at the link below.

Click here for more info and to enter

 

 

56th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show | Call for Entry
deadline November 30
sponsored by Del Mar College Department of Art

$7500 in PURCHASE AWARDS

• Sculpture Purchase Award: 2 @ $3,000 each

• 2-D Purchase Award: 1 @ $1,500

The Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show attracts works by contemporary artists across the country and is judged by a guest juror of national stature. Resulting Purchase Awards have built an impressive Permanent Collection at Del Mar College.

This year’s 56th show runs February 18, 2022, opening reception 6-8 p.m. and closes May 6, 2022. Accepted artwork is displayed in the distinctive Joseph A. Cain Memorial Gallery.

ABOUT THE JUROR

Sharon Kopriva, a Texas native, currently works in Houston, Texas and Hope, Idaho. She earned her MFA in painting from the University of Houston in 1981. Since her inauguration with the Fresh Paint exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 1985, Kopriva has exhibited nationally and internationally including at The Menil Collection, Houston; The Ogden Museum, New Orleans; and The National Museum of Peru in Lima. For more than thirty years, Sharon has combined two-and three-dimensional media often with fusions of papier-mâché and found objects. Her career has taken her through investigations of pre-Colombian cultures in Peru, examinations of her Catholic faith, and inspirations from the spiritual forests of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

ELIGIBLE ENTRIES

The exhibition is open to all* U.S. artists. Only work created in the last three years can be entered. Previously exhibited works in the Annual Show will not be eligible. Each artist may submit three works. All accepted artwork can be considered for purchase.

 

 

header image: Roots Need Water, an exhibit of historic photos by I. Henry Phillips Sr. at the Connect+Collect gallery, up through November 13

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