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This Week:  Alanah Nicole moderates a panel with Christine Platt, Chloe Dulce Louvouezo & Kristoffer Carter for CityLit Festival, Dave Eassa in conversation with curator Thomas James at Cody Gallery, Familiar Flora at Goucher College, Silas Munro lecture at TU, Yayoi Kusama opens at the Hirshhorn, Graham Coreil-Allen at UMBC CIRCA, Festival of Poets featuring Like Water &  Jasmine Mans for CityLit Fest, Teri Henderson curated Resplendent opens at Collect + Connect, open house for Arthur Jedson Smalley at Catalyst Contemporary, and Raoul Middleman Studio Museum opening — PLUS Out of Order + KIDOOO at Maryland Art Place 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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How We Get Free: The Birth of Promise with Christine Platt, Chloe Dulce Louvouezo & Kristoffer Carter
Tuesday, March 29 • 7:30-9pm
@ Motor House

A Festival ‘Finale’ of sorts designed to leave attendees perched on the wings of hope and possibility, to take you on a spiritual high note of breaking chains. The first half hour serves as a coaching session for writers taking on new or large projects followed by a meaningful conversation with three game-changers, authors who will guide you on ways to declutter space and closets, for the good coming, for ways to embrace self-examination, how “you can be a mess and a messenger,” and how to navigate life with a sureness, and give yourself permission to glow. Fortune 100 executive coach and meditation expert Kristoffer Carter leads the evening as a gift to writers or anyone working to call themselves one, as he sets the tone and shows you how to transcend the disruption of daily life, and step into your power. Permission to Glow – A Spiritual Guide to Epic Leadership, called a transformational guide to conscious leadership, reveals the 4 Permissions that offer you the fuel to glow in your darkness, and laws of personal change.

Named a modern-day renaissance woman, Christine Platt, The Afrominimalist’s Guide to Living With Less, examines how childhood experiences and expectations manifest in adulthood, the intricate play between needs and wants, putting readers at ease when we have too much stuff “with humor and a heavy dose of “been-there, bought-that, never-worn-it” empathy.” Chloe Dulce Louvouezo of podcast fame of the same name of her work – Life I Swear: Intimate Stories from Black Women on Identity, Healing & Self-Trust, brings us a mixture of poignant essays and stunning photography. Life, I Swearchronicles transformation and growth by and for modern-day Black women, a work of storytelling and recognition and a return home to self, through heartwork and grace. Cultural worker, all-around advocate, and Baltimore’s Godmother Alanah Nicolemoderates this special uplifting Festival session. The night is designed to spiritually lift you out of two years of hard times and suffering. You deserve to be in this space.

 

 

Cody Gallery Presents: Dave Eassa and Thomas James in Conversation
Thursday, March 31 • 6-7pm
@ Cody Gallery

On the occasion of his solo-exhibition at Cody Gallery, Dave Eassa speaks with Curator Thomas James about their respective cultural practices and intersections with community building and artistic production. The conversation will explore the evolution of Eassa’s artistic practice and the journey toward his current exhibition as well as James’ role in facilitating artist production and relationships.

About the Speakers:

Dave Eassa (b. 1991) is a visual artist and cultural worker living and working in Baltimore, MD. His paintings and sculpture allow the viewer space for personal reflection and encourage a broader look outward at the shared human experience. He has exhibited nationally in solo and group exhibitions at institutions and galleries including The Shed Space in Baltimore, MD and SPACE Gallery Portland, ME, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA, Good Mother Gallery, Oakland, CA, Signal, Brooklyn, NY, LVL3 Chicago, IL, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, and Reh Kunst, Berlin, Germany among others. His work has been published in New American Paintings and The Pinch Journal. He has been awarded grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and was Rubys Artist Grantee, Robert W. Deutsch Foundation in 2021. His public sculpture is on view in Johnson City, Tennessee, as well as the Coldstream Homestead Montebello Sculpture Park and the Harwood Community Garden, both in Baltimore, MD. He has been an artist in residence at Space Gallery in Portland, ME and ACRE in Steuben, WI and most recently was an artist in residence at 7Hills in Amman, Jordan during the summer of 2021.

He was an Open Society Institute Baltimore Community Fellow from 2015 through 2017 where he founded Free Space, a program which brings the arts to the Maryland Prison system, teaching art to men and women’s correctional facilities. He has received grants from the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, the Contemporary, the Gutierrez Memorial Fund, and the Maryland State Arts Council to support Free Space. He serves on the Board of Advisors for Baltimore Youth Arts, and the Programs Committee for the Baltimore Museum of Industry. He currently is the Director of Public Engagement at the Baltimore Museum of Art working on a range of initiatives that challenge and question what it means to be a museum in present day Baltimore. Through this he established the BMA Lexington Market, a branch of the Baltimore Museum of Art in Lexington Market, the nation’s oldest continuously operating public market. In 2018, he was selected as one of 50 Young Cultural Innovators from across the globe for the YCI Fellowship at the Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria. Over the last year, he has been serving as a Salzburg Global Fellow as part of the recently launched Global Innovations on Youth Violence, Safety, and Justice cross-national collaboration.

Thomas F. James (b. 1994) is a Washington, DC born, Prince George’s County, MD raised curator currently based in Baltimore, MD. The focal aspect of his work is to communicate ideas through exhibitions focusing on storytelling. By approaching his curatorial practice as a narrator, he is able to emphasize the cultural backgrounds and nuances within artists’ works. This is done in the hopes to provide viewers with more context and a holistic scope of what artists are presenting. He finds storytelling imperative to communicating grander concepts that create approachable, intellectual conversations.

From 2018-2022 Thomas ran 2 galleries in Baltimore, MD – Creative Alliance and Eubie Blake Cultural Center. He is now the Executive Director of The Last Resort Artist Retreat, as well as continuing his curatorial practice and serving on various boards and projects for different sectors of the arts ecosystem.

James received his Bachelor’s degree from Frostburg State University. He has guest curated numerous exhibitions at institutions including The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; Band of Vice Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; George Washington University’s ArtReach Gallery, Washington, DC; Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD; and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD. He has been a lead facilitator and/or panelist at institutions including Joshua Johnson Council, Baltimore Museum of Art, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and Bloomberg Arts. He has served as a guest juror and/or critic at institutions including B&O Railroad Museum, Maryland Institute College of Art, University of Maryland College Park, Maryland Federation of Art, Residency Unlimited, VisArts, Goucher College, and Towson University. James has spearheaded special projects with organizations such as Vans, Kaiser Permanente, and Munger, Tolles & Olsen LLP.

 

 

Familiar Flora: MK Bailey – Suzy Kopf – Rachel Rush

Artist Reception Thursday, March 31, from 7 to 9pm
@ Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College
On view through April 27

Familiar Flora features three Baltimore-area artists who created work during the pandemic and resulting quarantine depicting scenes of nature. These images were rendered with the constraints of proximity and memory in a time when travel to new landscapes was difficult and unpredictable. Each of the three artists documented this period of limitation via a generative, creative output.  Paintings of conservatory plants and neighborhood tree lines, as well as prints of remembered tropical foliage, offer windows into each artist’s practice and meditation on routine and escape.

 

 

Lecture | Silas Munro
Thursday, March 31 • 6:30pm
@ Towson University Center for the Arts

Thurs., March 31 at 6:30 p.m. | TU Center for the Arts, Art Lecture Hall, CA 2032

The COFAC Diversity Committee in partnership with TU Graphic Design has invited Silas Munro to TU for a public lecture. Silas Munro engages in multi-modal practices that inspire people to be the best versions of themselves in order to effect positive change on society as a whole.

Munro’s research addresses the relationship between the designer’s personal identity, formal systems and strategies s/he utilizes, and how both interact with the communities s/he serves. He is particularly interested in the often-unaddressed post-colonial relationship between design and marginalized communities.

 

 

One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection
Friday, April 1 | Ongoing through November 27
@ Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will debut “One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection,” a focused look at the celebrated artist’s nearly seven-decade long career, April 1–Nov. 27. Presented nearly five years after the Hirshhorn’s milestone exhibition “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” this exhibition will showcase work by Kusama from the museum’s permanent collection, featuring two recently acquired Infinity Mirror Rooms.

The exhibition sits alongside the museums programs that highlight the work of women artists, which includes a major survey of Laurie Anderson, a thematic 40-painting exhibition by Toyin Ojih Odutola and an upcoming first-time exhibition of women and non-binary artists in the museum’s collection including Barbara Hepworth, Deborah Roberts, and Alma Thomas.

“This highly anticipated exhibition allows us to show the impact of Kusama’s radical practice and welcome three significant works into the permanent collection,” said Hirshhorn Director Melissa Chiu. “‘One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection’ demonstrates that Kusama’s legacy extends far beyond a single body of work.

The Hirshhorn will issue free, same-day timed passes to “One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection” on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 9:30 a.m. daily outside on the museum’s plaza. Timed passes are required for this exhibition, but not for entry into the Hirshhorn Museum, other exhibitions and public spaces. As one of their member benefits, Hirshhorn Insiders are invited to either preview the exhibition or plan ahead by booking timed passes online. The museum has partnered with Etix to manage online pass distribution for members. For more information about timed passes, visit the exhibition’s FAQ.

Organized by Betsy Johnson, assistant curator at the Hirshhorn, “One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection” charts Kusama’s unique studio practice in the context of the museum’s collection holdings. Among the acquisitions on view will be two of Kusama’s otherworldly Infinity Mirror Rooms, which together represent the continuing trajectory of the artist’s bold investigation of space and time through illusions of infinity.

“Infinity Mirror Room—Phalli’s Field (Floor Show)” (1965/2017) is the 2017 reimagining of Kusama’s breakthrough installation that first debuted in 1965, and “Infinity Mirrored Room—My Heart Is Dancing into the Universe” (2018), acquired jointly with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, is one of the artist’s more recent rooms. As part of the exhibition, additional sculptures, an early work on paper and photographs of the artist will also be on view, giving visitors a comprehensive look into how the artist has continued to innovate and explore new avenues of artmaking. These include an early painting titled “The Hill, 1953 A (No. 30)” (1953), “Flowers—Overcoat” (1964) and an immersive presentation of “Pumpkin” (2016) in which viewers are surrounded by walls wrapped in the artist’s signature polka-dots. The Hirshhorn has collected the artist’s work since 1996.

 

 

Graham Coreil-Allen: Making Place Happen
Friday, April 1 • 12:30pm
@ UMBC CIRCA

Friday, April 1, 12:30 – 1:30pm, Performing Arts and Humanities Building 105

Graham Coreil-Allen is a Baltimore-based public artist making places more inclusive and livable through public art, placemaking, and civic engagement. From artistic crosswalks and creative wayfinding to immersive sculptures and participatory urban design, Coreil-Allen infuses public space with play and intrigue. Graham Coreil-Allen (he/him) was born in Galveston, Texas, grew up in Tampa, Florida, studied at Tulane School of Architecture, completed his BA at New College of Florida, and earned his MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art. Since founding Graham Projects in 2005, Coreil-Allen has created public projects and programs for numerous organizations, places, and events both nationally and abroad, including the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, The Deitch/Creative Time Art Parade, Eyebeam, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Washington Project for the Arts, Arlington Art Center, Artscape, Transmodern Festival, VisArts, Current Space, ICA Baltimore, and Light City. Coreil-Allen’s work has been featured in numerous exhibits and media outlets including the American Pavilion in the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale, hit podcast 99% Invisible, and Forecast public art magazine. Coreil-Allen was a 2018 OSI-Baltimore Community Fellow and served as a co-chair of Baltimore City Mayor Brandon M. Scott’s Arts and Culture Transition Committee.

 

 

Killing Rage: A Festival of Poets with Musical Guest Artist Like Water & Featuring Jasmine Mans
Friday, April 1 • 7-9pm
@ Busboys and Poets

7:00 – 7:30 pm: Like Water
7:30 – 9:00 pm: A Rage of Poets

In a nod to feminist bell hooks and the beginning of April as National Poetry Month, CityLit Festival Reimagined II ends with Killing Rage: A Festival of Poets and we’re bringing you some of the best this region and beyond has to offer with featured guest poet Jasmine Mans, whose latest collection Black Girl, Call Home is a love letter to Black daughters. The set opens with indie vocal artist, and a treasured member of the CityLit Fam, Like Water who sets the tone and gifts us with the beauty of her jeweled voice. For the first time, CityLit gets to publicly celebrate the 2019 Harriss Poetry Prize winner, Burgi Zenhaeusern, whose prize-winning work Behind Normalcy (seems a fitting title for today’s times) is “an opportunity to explore the tense and probing questions we hide behind and hide from in polite society” … “drawing our attention to the urgency of both grief and hope.” The 2020 D.C. Youth Poet Laureate, and six-time Poetry Grand Slam Champion, Marjan Naderi elevates the Muslim community by sharing personal narratives as an Afghan-American woman using fearless poetry to help others who feel disconnected from the world. Award-winning poet Arao Ameny is a Maryland-based writer and poet from Lira, Lango region, Northern Uganda where she calls home. Her first published poem, “Home Is a Woman,” won the Southern Review’s 2020 James Olney Award.

Dora Malech’s latest collection of poetry, Flourish is said to engage “in a project of enlargement steeped in granular attentiveness … Dazzled and mournful often at the same time, Malech’s poems keep asking, “you—will you attend?” Multidisciplinary, performance artist, poet Bobbi Rush, called “the creative architect of her own universe” where her poetry reads like meditations. NAACP Image Award-winning poet Truth Thomas serves as Master of Ceremonies for the final event of this Festival season.

 

 

Resplendent | Opening Reception
Friday, April 1 • 7-9pm
@ Connect + Collect

Resplendent: Featuring the work of Alexandria Valentine, Marryam Moma, Heather Polk, Bria Sterling-Wilson, and Zoë Charlton.

Resplendent is viewable by appointment at Connect+Collect Gallery from March 28th through May 10th, 2022. The show will run concurrently with Resplendent at Mehari Sequar Gallery in Washington, D.C. Resplendent is curated by Teri Henderson and features artists from Black Collagists: The Book.

Connect+Collect
2519 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland

Connect+Collect is pleased to present the next exhibition in our space, Resplendent, a group exhibition featuring the collage artwork of Alexandria Valentine, Marryam Moma, Heather Polk, Bria Sterling-Wilson, and Zoë Charlton. The show is viewable by appointment from March 28th  through May 10th, 2022. We will be hosting a public celebration on Friday April 1st, 2022 from 7-9pm.

Resplendent extends to the digital window gallery with additional images of Black collage artwork by the artists in the show. The digital window gallery is viewable nightly entirely from the outside from 5 to 11pm.

Using collage as both a medium and a metaphor, the women in Resplendent have created collaged artworks that speak to the variations of Black feminine beauty, drawing from popular culture and their own personal archives.  Resplendent features the work of Marryam Moma, Heather Polk, Bria-Sterling Wilson and Zoë Charlton. All four of these artists were recently featured in Black Collagists: The Book. Resplendent depicts Black women in various forms, resolute, resting, at leisure, strong, soft, and in all of the works Black women are centered and in focus, reflecting the mastery of the hands that moved paper across substrate to create the works on display, a resplendent and transcendent array of Black contemporary collage artwork.

There is an inherent and subconscious element behind the creation of collaged works. Some invisible force, perhaps divine, perhaps just deeply within our humanity, the work of Black women collagits calls to the tradition of Black collage historically, as well as less discussed traditions like quilting and assemblage. The works in Resplendent all signal the collective consciousness of Black women collagists and definitions of what is considered beautiful in popular culture. Some connections are direct, some more subconscious. The results are a garden of collages that are exquisite, generative, and full of depth and beauty, reflecting Black popular culture of both past and present, from old Jet Magazine advertisements to African sculpture.

Please email Gallery Coordinator Teri Henderson (teri@bmoreart.com) for purchase inquiries and to make appointments to see the work.

 

 

Channeling Landscape | Open House
Saturday, April 2 • 12-5pm | Ongoing through May 7
@ Catalyst Contemporary

Catalyst Contemporary presents, “Channeling Landscape,” a solo exhibition featuring the works of painter Arthur Jedson Smalley. These new paintings are mesmerizing, whirling reflections on water and spiraling, abstract landscapes of thickets & brambles tracing new visual directions for his work.

Featured in both the Main Gallery and The Back Room, the paintings range in locations both real and imagined. Some pieces are vibrant and pulsing with colors and others are calmer and still, reflecting the water they depict. A majority of the works can be viewed in a multitude of ways as the landscapes shift and rearrange depending on your distance from them; up close, the poured and dribbled paint become alternative forms and from far away they commingle to create the final anatomy of the landscape.

The impulse to start Smalley’s process comes from a fascination with the notion of Golden Proportions and geometric curves found throughout nature. The process of working, in an attempt to fall into rhythm with these rules that dictate all carbon-based form is cathartic for Smalley. There are two distinct ways Smalley handles the paint; the first is thin moving lines of colors that are distinct from each other as seen in “Multiflora.” The second style of painting has thicker blocks of color that have less of a contrast and more of a realistic rendering as seen in “Lake Pearl.” Here the color blocks start to lose their definite edges and merges more into the realm of a photographic rendition with the demonstration of shifting color values with the change in perspective.

Channeling Landscape invites you to see Smalley’s collection of works that reflects upon the materiality of the medium, landscapes tied to reality and at the same time, to his subconscious. Within the coalescing rhythm of the paint, a ritualistic performance is recorded by the resulting marks.

 

 

Raoul Middleman: Life in the Studio | Opening Reception
Sunday, April 3 • 11am-4pm
@ The Raoul Middleman Studio Museum

The Raoul Middleman Studio Museum announces its inaugural exhibition, Raoul Middleman: Life in the Studio. Middleman, considered to be one of Baltimore’s most important contemporary artists, passed away in October 2021. The Raoul Middleman Studio Museum is dedicated to preserving and promoting his artistic legacy.

The opening reception on April 3rd will be a memorial tribute on what would have been the artist’s 87th birthday.

The Mount Vernon townhouse where the museum is located served as the Middleman homestead for many years.

ABOUT RAOUL MIDDLEMAN

Raoul Middleman returned to Baltimore in 1971, after a decade establishing himself as an artist in New York City and Paris. He soon bought a townhouse in Mount Vernon, where he raised his growing family and created a stunning studio inside the home. Here, his artistic life and personal life were interwoven. Models were friends, who, after posing, would stay for tea or dinner with the family. Sometimes the models were family members themselves. His wife, Ruth, would occasionally take a break from her own artistic pursuits to sit for him, as would his children, bored or hoping to make a little pocket change by posing or doing studio chores.

When no models were available, Middleman would improvise, painting fish from the Lexington Market, or one of his inanimate studio companions like the “Foo Dog”, (a dog statuette), and of course, his own image. This inaugural exhibition features large scale narrative paintings from this period. Often burlesque takes on traditional themes, these works showcase the artist’s virtuoso painting technique while providing a window into his life. Family, friends and frequently the studio itself all serve as subjects in these paintings.

Originally rising to prominence during the Pop Art movement of the 1960’s, Middleman subsequently developed a style of painterly Expressionism focused on landscape and figurative representation. Admired for its sophisticated brushwork, complex compositions, and improvisational technique, his work is included in numerous collections, including Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), Corcoran Gallery of Art (DC) and Baltimore Museum of Art. He taught at MICA for over 50 years and served as president of the prestigious National Academy of Design (NYC).

 

 

Calls for Entry

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CO-RELATIONS ON DIPTYCHS | Call for Exhibition
deadline April 7
sponsored by LOOSEN ART

Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design
Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city. July 2022

Images in dialogue with each other through narrative, conceptual and aesthetic-formal languages. Images connected both to the communicative methods adopted by the cinematographic world and by those of the art world. The Diptych, a pictorial representation form that has spread since the Middle Ages, assumes in photography and the visual arts world functions aimed to strengthen symbolic meanings, create narrative continuums that define temporal moments or different places, enhance the aesthetic sense of shapes, colors and details , create dynamism etc ..
Diptychs and visual correlations are the means and channels of expression that will unite the works selected for the next group exhibition curated by Loosenart.

 

 

Maryland Arts Summit | Call for Proposals
deadline March 31
Hosted by Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA)

A Call for Proposals is now open for the Maryland Arts Summit, hosted by Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA)!

Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Summit Committee, which includes staff and board members of MCA as well as community members and key stakeholders.

Each approved proposal will receive complimentary admission to the Summit and an honorarium of $350 for the first presenter. For each additional presenter that takes part in a presentation, an additional $150 will be added to compensation. Please limit presenters to no more than three (3) per session.

 

 

“Learning to Love as I do” Exhibition | Call for Entry
deadline March 31
sponsored by Motor House

Motor House is now accepting submissions for an exhibition in June 2022 that is centered around queer love and artists.  Entitled “Learning to Love as I do”, this exhibit reflects love outside of societal norms. Society imposes a challenge to seek out and construct a nuclear family model – however, the movement towards a progressive paradigm shift in our lives, there is no “normal”.

Motor House is looking for works across any medium that center around love in unconventional ways. All expressions and interpretations are encouraged; if your understanding of love was shaped by a means outside of what you see in the mainstream then we are interested!

This exhibition is open to all to participate, but there is a focus on exhibiting the work of Queer artists.

For any questions email the Exhibition Curator, Alexis Tyson at ltyson132@gmail.com.

About Motor House

Motor House is a creative crossroads rooted in the culture of Baltimore. We are a non-profit arts hub, gallery, and performance space that encourages new visions, bold experiments, and emerging voices to celebrate the artistry of our city.

Submission Guidelines:

Submission Deadline is March 31, 2022 (10pm). Artists will hear back from curators by April 4, 2022. Please submit works directly to Exhibition Curator, Alexis Tyson at ltyson132@gmail.com.

Artist must live in the Baltimore area.

Artists may submit up to five pieces.

Submission must include the following: Artist Name, Contact Information (email, phone number, mailing address), Artist Bio, Work Sample Statement that provides insight into why the work would speak to the exhibit description, Size and Name of Piece(s).

 

 

 

Out of Order (OOO) | Call for Submissions
deadline April 8
sponsored by Maryland Art Place

This year’s theme for OOO is Alice in WOOOnderland!  Jump down the rabbit hole and join the celebration in support of local & regional artists. Tickets are $40 presale and $45 at the door. Tickets include light tastings and an open bar. All tickets also include free entry to KIDOOO, MAP’s accompanying youth-driven OOO exhibition to be held on the 2nd floor of the MAP building the very same evening.  Parents/guardians of KIDOOO may attend at a discounted price of $25 presale and $30 at the door. Arrow Parking will be providing free parking for OOOguests at the Arrow Lot across the street from Maryland Art Place on Saratoga Street.
Submission Requirements and Install:

Any artist is welcome to hang one original work of art on a first-come, first-served basis. Installation will take place Friday, April 8, 2022 from 7am-midnight. No need to sign up in advance, just come by MAP’s first floor gallery space @ 218 West Saratoga Street in the Bromo Arts District! You must be able to install your own work on April 8th to participate in the exhibition.

  • All work must come framed and ready to hang.  (size requirement is 40″ x 40″ or less)
  • Artists must install their own work on Artist Install day, Friday, April 8 between the hours of 7am and midnight
  • NO Application fee to exhibit!
  • The work you include in Out of Order must be for sale. The proceeds from the silent auction are split 50/50 between the artist and MAP. All works will be silently auctioned Friday, April 22, 2022 from 6 -10pm
  • Participating artists receive free admission to OOO!

Questions? Come to the Artist Information Workshop on Saturday, April 2nd from 1 – 3 pm. Maryland Art Place is located at 218 West Saratoga Street between Park and Howard streets. On-street, and garage parking available.

Visit MAP’s exhibition page for more information or read the full prospectus online. This year all bidding will be entirely virtual. Loan agreements can be filled out on-site when you deliver your work. Please bring your phone to complete the loan form virtually. We will have staff and volunteers on-site to assist you with this process. Email Caitlin, MAP’s Exhibition Manager with any OOO inquiries, Caitlin@mdartplace.org.
MAP is proud to be partnering with The Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR) again this year—a nonprofit organization that works to enrich lives by increasing access to original visual art within underserved communities, allowing individuals who might not otherwise have an opportunity, to experience the beauty and inspiration that art enables. An example of recipient agencies include: homeless and battered women’s shelters, mental health facilities, and substance abuse centers, amongst several others.

About Out of Order:
By covering the walls from floor to ceiling, Out of Order provides a salon-style display space for hundreds of artists to hang their work wherever they please. OOO plays host to a variety of artists and professionals practicing in the visual arts and isa great opportunity for students and emerging artists to get their feet wet in Baltimore’s creative sector.

 

 

KIDOOO | Call for Submissions
deadline April 9
sponsored by Maryland Art Place

Calling all Elementary, Middle School and High School level artists!

MAP is happy to introduce KIDOOO, a youth version of Out of Order! KIDOOO was created as an opportunity for young artists to exhibit their work in a major arts venue, expanding MAP’s services to students in elementary, middle and high school level arts classes.

The opening of KIDOOO will take place in tandem with MAP’s annual Out of Order event on April 22, 2022.

Any artist is welcome to hang one original work of art on the first-come, first-served installation day of KIDOOO. The open installation day for KIDOOO will take place on Saturday April 9, 2022 from 11am – 4pm. To participate in the exhibition, artists must be ages five-seventeen. No need to sign up in advance, just come by MAP’s 2nd floor Gallery @ 218 West Saratoga Street in the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District!

  •  All work must come framed and ready to hang. (size requirement is 24″ x 24″)
  •  Registration is free
  •  All works must be priced to sell and will be silently auctioned Friday, April 22, 2022 from

6 – 10pm

  •  All forms will be virtual. You will receive the link to complete the loan agreement when

you arrive. There will be volunteers and staff on-site to assist you.

 

 

6x6x2022 – The International Small Art Phenomenon | Call for Entry
deadline April 12
sponsored by Rochester Contemporary Art Center

2021 was a great rebuilding year for 6×6. This year we’re hoping to exhibit even more amazing artworks from all around the world, including a special focus on Puerto Rican artists!

SUMMER HOURS: Wednesday – Sunday 12-5pm / Friday 12-9pm
6×6 ADMISSION: $5 / $2min / Free for Members *Join Here*

6×6 IS A FUNDRAISER!

Every $20 artwork purchase supports our future exhibitions & public art. Each summer Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s (RoCo) 6×6 exhibition brings together thousands of original artworks, made and donated by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, youth and YOU. Each artist may enter up to three artworks of any medium (2D or 3D). Artworks must be six inches square and signed only on the back, to be exhibited anonymously. Participation is free. All artworks will be exhibited and for sale to the public for $20 each to benefit RoCo. Artists’ names will be revealed to the buyer upon purchase and all artworks remain on display through the end of the exhibition. Limit three artworks per school or school group (no limit for colleges).

Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) founded in 1977. The funds raised through 6×6 enable us to continue providing unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists including exhibitions, public art, and other programs.

Please call or email with any questions: (585) 461-2222 | info@rochestercontemporary.org

 

 

header image: from Graham Coreil-Allen: Making Place Happen @ UMBC CIRCA

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