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This Week: Kyrae Dawaun, Cecilia Kim, Ara Koh, Samera Paz, and Matthew Russo artist talk at Hamiltonian Gallery, an opening reception for Hosey Corona at The Nicholson Project, “On the Other Side” info session at SNF Parkway, Exeter Gallery hosts a reception with Elizabeth Flood and Bradley Milligan, CULTIVATE presents a conversation with Susan Trangmar and fellow members of Sensingsite, and MAP’s “ted[R]ad: Cultivating Collaborative Creative Community” — PLUS the MacDowell Colony Residency call for applications and other featured Calls for Entry.

 

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new.now. :: Hamiltonian Alumni Group Show | Artists Talk
Wednesday, January 19 • 6pm
@ Hamiltonian Gallery

Hamiltonian Alumni Group Show – Kyrae Dawaun, Cecilia Kim, Ara Koh, Samera Paz, and Matthew Russo
Saturday, December 18, 2021– Saturday, January 29, 2022
Tuesday through Saturday 11 am – 6 pm

Hamiltonian Artists is pleased to present new.now., our annual group exhibition debuting the work of Hamiltonian’s five distinguished 2021–2023 fellows—Kyrae Dawaun, Cecilia Kim, Ara Koh, Samera Paz, and Matthew Russo. The exhibition will be on view from December 18, 2021 to January 29, 2022. There will be an Artist Talk on January 19 at 6 pm and a closing reception on January 29 at 4pm.

This exhibition provides a snapshot of these five artists’ creative practices and works they will be expanding upon during their time with Hamiltonian Artists over the next two years. Materiality is at the core of much of the work and interpretation of form is manipulated through the artist’s personal experiences.

Kyrae Dawaun will present a selection of work across mediums. Tethered by language, Dawaun’s theatrical works depict archetypal characters and criticize rhetorical tropes. Cecilia Kim explores the liminal space of interwoven memory and overlapping familial relationships. Her poetic works study spoken text and warped environments through installation and video. Ara Koh will show works that highlight her unique relationship with clay. While Koh’s vessels and sculptures reference memory, the gestural landscapes and intricate surfaces in her paintings with clay are an exploration of texture and metamorphosis. Samera Paz explores the contemporary dilemmas of womanhood through photography and performance. Paz uses her body as a medium to explore femininity, sexuality, gender roles, and intimacy to face her own traumas and experiences. Having humor, presence, and a group dynamic, Matthew Russos’ energetic sculptures and abstract paintings challenge our understanding of material objects. Russos’ work discusses the purpose of the form through our environmental influences and experiential reality.

The 2021–2023 Fellows were selected by an independent national jury of arts professionals—Wassan Al-Khudhairi, chief curator at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; Tim Doud, artist, curator and professor in the Department of Art at American University, Washington, DC; Isabel Manalo, visual artist, educator and curator-at-large, Washington, DC; Jonathan Monaghan, visual artist, associate professor and chair of the Art Department at Catholic University, Washington, DC; and Terence Washington, arts educator, administrator, and project director for Readying the Museum, Washington, DC.

 

 

HOESY CORONA: WAYFARING | Opening Reception
Thursday, January 20 • 5-7pm | Ongoing through March 12
@ The Nicholson Project

The Nicholson Project is proud to present WAYFARING, a solo exhibition by Hoesy Corona. On view from January 20th through March 12th, 2022, the exhibition will debut new large-scale prints on fabric and a series of mixed media sculptures created during the artist’s residency at The Nicholson Project in 2021. The sculptural works are part of a new series entitled The Plant People, a fictitious group of otherworldly humans who see themselves as stewards of the earth.

In WAYFARING the audience plays the role of voyeur to unidentified people as they struggle and make their way over, across, and through desolate and imagined environments occupied by lone figures wearing colorful bodysuits, carrying suitcases, and in forward motion. The lone figures are seen crossing both natural and man-made borders against impending waterways, cliffs, edges, and walls that allude to the possibility of an unspecified threat.

WAYFARING considers the artificiality of man-made borders and the need to reconsider how we relate to the earth in the face of manmade natural disasters. The textile works are part of the series Climate Immigrants (2017-present)— an ongoing performance that expands upon issues of immigration by implicating everyone and not just a select group, addressing one of the most pressing topics of our time: climate-triggered immigration in relation to US-centric xenophobia. WAYFARING continues the artist’s interest in fabulating and remixing mythologies to protest our waged war on nature.

This exhibition is a companion to Corona’s exhibition Weathering, on view at The Kreeger Museum from December 2021 through February 2022.

About Hoesy Corona:
Hoesy Corona is an uncategorized queer Latinx artist of Mexican descent living and working in the United States. Using a variety of media spanning installation, performance, and video, Hoesy develops otherworldly narratives centering marginalized individuals in society that investigates what it means to be a queer Latinx immigrant in a place where there are few. He choreographs large-scale performances and installations that oftentimes silently confront and delight viewers with some of the most pressing issues of our time. Reoccurring themes of queerness, race/class/gender, nature, isolation, celebration, and the climate crisis are present throughout his work.

Hoesy has exhibited widely in galleries, museums, and public spaces in the United States and abroad including recent solo exhibitions Weathering (2021) at The Kreeger Museum in Washington, DC, Earthly Mirage (2021) at the Hardesty Arts Center in Tulsa, OK, Sunset Moonlight (2021) at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, and Alien Nation (2017), a large scale performance at The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. He has lived in Mexico, Utah, and Wisconsin, before moving to Baltimore, MD in 2005 to establish a professional practice in the arts. Hoesy is a recent artist in residence at The Nicholson Project (2021) in Washington, DC, and is a former GKFF Artist Fellow (2019 & 2020) in Tulsa, OK, and a Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow (2017-2018) in Washington, DC.

He has been awarded numerous recognitions among them a Municipal Art Society of Baltimore Artist Travel Prize, a Ruby’s Artist Grant, and a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award. In 2021 he was the recipient of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s MAP Fund Grant 2021-2023. Hoesy currently lives and works in Baltimore. MD where he is a current resident artist at The Creative Alliance.

 

 

On the Other Side Window Exhibition Info Session #2
Friday, January 21 • 1-2pm
@ SNF Parkway

SNF MDFF-Parkway is launching “On the Other Side” , a new window exhibition space in January 2022 and currently looking for dynamic digital media artists to submit their works for consideration. The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented shutdowns have forced us to consider what a new world could look like. As we enter into a post COVID world, it is prime time to reimagine possibilities for the new age. We are looking for images that reframe our world in ways that are more sustainable, void of exploitation and healthy for all. The work will be projected on the Charles St side windows of the SNF Parkway lounge, viewable to those both inside and outside of the building. Artwork should be engaging, meaningful and visually appealing. We welcome work that pushes boundaries and challenges viewers, however we ask artists to be mindful of the diverse community where the Parkway calls home. This means explicitly violent, sexual or derogatory content will not be accepted. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Artists will receive a $250 stipend.

We are hosting an info session to give you the opportunity to learn more about the project and the call.

 

 

Our Land: Elizabeth Flood and Bradley Milligan | Reception with Artists
Saturday, January 22 • 5-8pm | Ongoing through February 28
@ Exeter Gallery

Exeter presents an exhibition of drawings, paintings, and sculptures by Elizabeth Flood and Bradley Milligan which investigate our country in flux. Both artists create their work as witness, reflecting on the landscape and Americana through a personal lens in this unique time of challenge and strife in our nation. The exhibition opens on the anniversary of the insurrection occurring on January 6, 2021, when a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the United States Capitol. Both artists recently graduated from Boston University’s MFA program (Milligan ’21 and Flood ’19).

A Zoom talk with the artists is scheduled for Thursday January 27, 2022 from 8-9pm. The talk will be moderated by Elaine Wilson and Matt Klos.

 

 

CULTIVATE Investigation: Sensingsite
Saturday, January 23 • 12pm
presented by CULTIVATE

CULTIVATE is pleased to present a conversation with artist Susan Trangmar and fellow members of Sensingsite on Sunday, January 23 at 12 PM EST. Sensingsite is an art practice-based research collective developing arts-based responses to the political, material, and sensory natures of site, place, and space. It takes critical, experimental, and improvisational approaches to research methodologies, with a particular interest in non-linear and collaborative ways of knowing. They will discuss their history as a landscape inquiry platform and their current activities on Mersea Island since the writing of Mer -is-land-is- Sea, a short essay on their collective exploration written by Trangmar for the publication Entwinings, Mersea Island lies between the Blackwater and Colne Rivers in Essex, England.

About Susan Trangmar: Susan Trangmar is an artist interested in practices of place, the material formations of site and the relation between human and non-human forms of habitation. Her work explores how place comes into being, as part of a context of daily life encounters. The images, texts and objects made reflect upon one another such that place becomes open to processes of continual revision and change. https://susantrangmar.com

About Sensingsite: Sensingsite has been working since 2012, initially based in an academic context but since 2020 as an independent group. For information on their activities see www.sensingsite.blogspot.com.

About CULTIVATECultivate is an evolving collection of interdisciplinary artists, writers, and researchers driven by investigations of landscape, place, and the commons. Projects include experimental and practical art explorations that wrestle with the qualities, perceptions, and layers of experience that inform and expand notions of landscape. Ideas from a full spectrum of voices across generations are supported using sustainable tactics. From the hyper-local to the global, Cultivate reflects individual and collective curiosity, intention, imagining, and engagement with the phenomena of landscape.

Location: Shifting virtual and analog locations in watersheds around the globe with physical bases in the Washington, D. C. metro area, Montana, and Italy.

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For information or images, please contact Susan Main at 301-943-4190 or cultivate@cultivateprojects.net.

 

 

tet[R]ad: Cultivating Collaborative Creative Community | Artist in Residence
Monday, January 24 – Friday, January 28
@ Maryland Art Place

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present: “ted[R]ad: Cultivating Collaborative Creative Community” a community-oriented installation-based exhibition that invites local partners and the public to participate in the realization and completion of the project. This site-responsive exhibition is part of the ongoing international art-making exchange project known as tet[R]ad. The primary tenet of this initiative has been to promote collaborative artmaking, community engagement, and activating audience participation. Originally developed by David R. Modler and Samuel H. Peck over a decade ago, this latest rendition will also include the work of Desmond Beach. Within this installation, the creators and collaborators aspire to cultivate a creative forum with members of Baltimore’s communities through a variety of art actions and social practices. The artists wish to foster restorative justice dialogues and build bridges between stakeholders with visual journal exchanges, collaborative drawings, and assemblages that encourage collaboration in idea exchange and cultural production. The ultimate goal is to engage with the local community to give voice and agency to participants that develop meaningful connections.

Join MAP in realizing this exhibition by visiting our gallery from January 18 – March 12 and contributing to this project. On-site art-making initiatives include: journals, art-making stations, and larger-than-life figurative drawings (courtesy of Baltimore artist Desmond Beach) which utilize public engagement to aid in their completion. Our gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturdaybetween the hours of 12 pm and 4 pm. Drop by and make your mark! A closing reception will be held Thursday, February 24 from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Interested in partnering with tet[R]ad? Contact: Caitlin@mdartplace.org to schedule a field trip or set up a site visit with your school or organization.

 

 

 

Calls for Entry // Opportunities

 

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17th annual Baltimore Screenwriters Competition | Call for Entry
deadline January 21
sponsored by BOPA + Baltimore Film Office

Baltimore Film Office at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is accepting entries for the 17th Annual Baltimore Screenwriters Competition. This is an opportunity to craft a winning screenplay highlighting Baltimore. Screenplays may be submitted in both the feature and short categories, and scripts must be set in or able to be filmed in Baltimore. The Baltimore Screenwriters Competition is a project of the Baltimore Film Office in conjunction with film programs at Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University.

All screenwriters are encouraged to apply. Director of the Baltimore Film Office Debbie Donaldson Dorsey emphasizes, “The Baltimore Screenwriters Competition nurtures all levels of writers and the many wonderful Baltimore stories waiting to be told.” The application and full guidelines are available at http://www.baltimorefilm.com/uploads/file/BSC-2022.pdf. The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 21, 2022, by 5:00 p.m.

Submitted scripts receive coverage from students in the Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University screenwriting programs and by local screenwriters and producers. The final screenplays are judged by industry professionals in film and television, including producers and writers working on projects for HBO and other studios. The top entries in each category will win cash prizes and are scheduled to be announced during the 2022 Maryland Film Festival in April 2022.

In 2021, the 16th annual Baltimore Screenwriter Competition judges Nina Noble, Ken LaZebink, MK Asante and Annette Porter awarded “Giselle, Awakened” by Bridget Bell McMahon, “Six Shots from Now” by Mike Marroga, and “Abolition” by Evan Balkan in the features category: and “Mama,” by Leesa Ashley, “Last Call,” by James A. Burkhalter, and “Stink Bomb,” by Miceal O’Donnell in the shorts category. Previous Baltimore Screenwriters Competition winners have also received Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund Fellowships, including 2020 Baltimore Screenwriter Competition winners Stephen Schuyler for “Like You Think You Know Me,” and Chung-Wei Huang, for “Squeegee Boys” who both recently shot their films in Baltimore.

For more information on the Baltimore Screenwriters Competition, call 443- 263-4313 or visit http://www.baltimorefilm.com/uploads/file/BSC-2022.pdf.

 

 

Production Manager for original Spring 2022 Rock Opera. Glitterus: Dragon Rising
deadline January 31
sponsored by Baltimore Rock Opera Society

Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS) is a community powered non profit production company that has been creating works of original rock theater since 2009. In the Spring of 2022, BROS will premiere a high-fantasy, feminist, medieval-themed adventure story in the Adlersaal of the Zion Church of Baltimore City. The world-premiere rock opera Glitterus: Dragon Rising needs a highly capable and logistics-minded Production Manager to coordinate and help execute the vision for the show as outlined in the show’s script, music demos and the existing sets, creatures and costumes designs. The Production Manager (PM) will work closely with all of the BROS Staff members (particularly the Production Director, Volunteer Director, and Managing Director) and the Glitterus Production team (particularly the Director, Assistant Directors, Music Director, Designers and Stage Manager) to lead an energized cast and crew through a satisfying production process. Ultimately, they will help to create a completely mind-blowing run of sold-out performances that touch and thrill our audiences.

The Production Manager (PM) is the broad-visioned coordinator of the Production Team that includes the show’s Directors, Designers and Stage Manager working to put together this World Premiere show. The PM is ultimately responsible for ensuring that all physical and visual aspects of the show are designed and executed on schedule and according to the shared expectations of the many stakeholders in the show.

 

 

Stories I Tell Myself | Call for Art
deadline February 4
sponsored by Visionary Art Collective

Stories I Tell Myself is a virtual exhibition centered around visual storytelling. How does the work we create reflect deeper, underlying narratives? For centuries, art has been used as a means of visual storytelling, and through these stories we can better understand ourselves and the world around us. In this exhibition, we are seeking work that draws upon memory and storytelling to visually communicate the personal experiences of each artist.

The essential questions guiding this exhibit are, how does memory impact the visual narratives we create in our own work, and what do these narratives reveal about the lives we live? We are seeking diverse responses to this question, and encourage artists working across all visual disciplines to submit their work.

Eligibility: This international exhibition opportunity is open to artists of all backgrounds. We are looking for diverse mediums, styles and subject matter.

We accept all 2D & 3D mediums, including painting, drawing, photography, digital, prints, fiber art, collage, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, and installation art. We do not accept film or video at this time.

To submit your work, please visit: https://visionaryartcollective.submittable.com/submit/212803/stories-i-tell-myself-virtual-exhibition

Deadline: February 4th, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

This exhibition will be presented in March to www.visionaryartcollective.com, with an additional 3D virtual walk-through using Art Placer software.

 

 

MacDowell Colony Residency | Call for Applications
deadline February 10

MacDowell provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to six weeks. There are no residency fees.

MacDowell Fellows are selected by our admissions panels, which are comprised of a revolving group of distinguished professionals in each artistic discipline who serve anonymously for three years.

MacDowell accepts applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, literature, music composition, theatre, and visual arts. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence, which MacDowell defines in a pluralistic and inclusive way. MacDowell encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and welcomes artists engaging in the broadest spectrum of artistic practice and investigating an unlimited array of inquiries and concerns. To that end, emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply. Applicants who are enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program are not eligible for a residency, as they are typically receiving support from that institution. If you will be a student during the residency season, please wait to apply until you have completed your degree. Doctoral candidates who have completed all coursework may apply.

 

 

8th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition | Call for Entry
deadline February 11
sponsored by Allegany County Arts Council

This 8th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition (ANPCE), sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland, MD, will meld the region’s rich concentration of photographic artists with an influx of national photographers in a juried competition offering more than $5,000 in cash prizes.

Show Dates

The exhibition will run from April 2-23, 2022, in the Saville and Schwab Galleries of the Allegany Arts Council in Cumberland, MD. Cumberland is located in the scenic and historic Mountain Maryland region, roughly midway between Baltimore and Pittsburgh.

The Public Opening and Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 6-8 PM, barring COVID-19 restrictions. In the event social gathering is not permitted, a livestream event featuring the awards presentation will take place at the same time.

Background
The ANPCE has grown to become one the largest and most respected juried shows in the country. Since its inception in 2015, photographers from all 50 states have entered work, seeking national recognition and the opportunity to win cash awards.

In 2021, the show attracted 827 entries from 250 photographers nationwide, with 70 works making the final cut for exhibit in the ANPCE physical and digital galleries.

Juror
Some of the country’s foremost fine-art authorities have juried the show. The 2022 juror is David Oresick, Executive Director and Chief Curator of Silver Eye Center for Photography, in Pittsburgh, PA. Silver Eye promotes the power of contemporary photography as a fine art medium by creating original exhibitions, unique educational programming, and a space for artists to learn, create, and connect through its digital lab. Oresick holds an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He also teaches the history of photography at Carnegie Mellon University. David has curated dozens of exhibitions at Silver Eye and he was a co-founder of the screening series Video Playlist at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. He also was the Lab Manager of Light Work in Syracuse, NY.

Previous ANPCE jurors have included Karen Irvine of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago; Dan Leers of the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA; Shannon Thomas Perich of the Smithsonian’s Photographic History Collection; Stephen Perloff, founder and editor of The Photo Review; and nationally recognized photographers Brownie Harris and Kenneth Garrett.

 

 

Curatorial Fellowship
deadline February 14
sponsored by The Center for Craft

Three fellows will be awarded up to $5,000 to develop an exhibition at the Center for Craft in Asheville, North Carolina. They will work with program staff to produce the exhibition, develop didactic material and an exhibition catalog, and lead a curatorial talk.

 

 

Horticulture Playwrights Workshop | Call for Playwrights
deadline February 15
sponsored by Sisters Freehold

Horticulture Playwrights Workshop seeks Baltimore-area playwrights for their 2022-23 cohort. Selected artists will receive a $1,000 stipend along with feedback, support, and readings of their work.

Now in its fourth cycle, Horticulture supports the development of new, full-length plays by providing the essential safe space, time, and structure for local playwrights to experiment and bring their new plays into the world.

Baltimore-area writers (ages 18+) of all experience levels are eligible to apply with a so-far unwritten idea they’d like to turn into a full-length script. BIPOC, female, and gender nonconforming artists are especially encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted online by February 15th, 2022.

To learn more or submit an application, please visit: https://www.sistersfreehold.org/horticulture

Questions? Please contact Program Director Abigail Cady: abby@sistersfreehold.org

 

 

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