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This Week:  Infinite Growth exhibition continues at Frederick Arts Council, Greg Dohler, Chrissy Fitchett, Kei Ito, Erika Larsen, Rebecca Marimutu, and Geoff Robertson in discussion at Catalyst Contemporary, Baltimore Jewelry Center’s Summer Fundraiser and panel discussion with Margo Csipo, Leslie Shershow, Everett Hoffman, and Erin Hollis, Shodekeh at the National Aquarium, HellHounds on my Trail at The Voxel, Brandee Younger performs in the BMA Sculpture Garden, and design week at good neighbor in Hampden  — PLUS Tiger Strikes Asteroid LA call for Solo Exhibitions and more featured opportunities.


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Infinite Growth: An Exhibition of LGBTQ+ Artists Curated By Jillian Abir Macmaster
Ongoing through September 23
@ Frederick Arts Council

The Frederick Arts Council announces a new exhibition featuring the work of 11 LGBTQ+ artists from Frederick, Baltimore, and DC on view on the first floor of FAC’s Art Center at 5 E 2nd St, Frederick, MD 21701.

The show will run through September 2022.

In this exhibition featuring LGBTQ+ artists from Frederick and the mid-Atlantic region, artists respond to the idea of limitless change – understanding and embracing the emerging fluidity and perpetual transformation of the human experience. Curated by Jillian Abir MacMaster, the exhibition features the work of Ruby Bassford, Asher Burrows, Mentwab Easwaran, Jamie Gerhold, Ashley Renee Hoffman, Marz Jackson, Molly Marie Nuzzo, Brooklyn Rando, Charlotte Richardson-Deppe, and Becca Schwartz to consider how growth is cultivated, nurtured, and experienced.

Curator Jillian Abir MacMaster (she/her) is a Palestinian-American photographic artist from Frederick, MD. She holds a BFA in photography from Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. MacMaster is passionate about uplifting her community through art and giving platforms to artists who are historically underrepresented. From 2018-2019, she was an organizer of She/They, an artist collective in Frederick that exhibited queer, gender expansive, and women artists. Her exhibition work also includes serving as a juror for the Maryland State Arts Council’s exhibition Women and Nature in 2020. She exhibits her work regionally and was recently awarded best in show in the Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibition at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD.



Panel Discussion: Greg Dohler, Chrissy Fitchett, Kei Ito, Rebecca Marimutu, & Geoff Robertson
Wednesday, July 20 • 6-7pm
presented by Catalyst Contemporary

Catalyst Contemporary presents “Remnants of a Mystical World”, a group exhibition featured in both galleries. The work examines ideas of surrealism and spiritualism by capturing and ruminating on the body in the photographic medium.

The photographs in “Remnants of Mystical World” offer various scenes and ruminations on life, death, and the numerous elements outside our material world. Through the lens of warrior-based attitudes and resilience, the works come together to present mystery and even approaches to death. Featured artists include: Greg Dohler, Chrissy Fitchett, Kei Ito, Erika Larsen, Rebecca Marimutu and Geoff Robertson.

The visual conversation among these six artists in the gallery is an investigation on the realm beyond our physical world. Looking to the past, present and possible futures, the exhibition brings together relationships between ancient and new visions of what lies beyond.

The panel discussion will feature: Greg Dohler, Chrissy Fitchett, Kei Ito, Rebecca Marimatu, and Geoff Robertson

BJC Summer Fundraiser: Residency Panel Discussion
Thursday, July 21 • 7pm
presented by Baltimore Jewelry Center

The BJC’s Summer Fundraiser, which is critical for supporting our annual operating costs, is underway and our first event is taking place Thursday, July 21st at 7pm. Join us for a lively panel discussion featuring with a mix of recent and former artists-in-residents, including Margo Csipo, Leslie Shershow, Everett Hoffman, and Erin Hollis. These artists will share about how the BJC residency impacted their individual creative practices.



Voyages: Chapter 1
Thursday, July 21 • 7-11pm
@ The National Aquarium

The National Aquarium is excited to announce Voyages, an original immersive event series for adults that inspires connection to nature and celebrates Baltimore. Each event of the series will feature a deconstructed science lecture rebuilt into an immersive experience by Baltimore artists, culminating in a community celebration with local food and beverage brands.

At Voyages: Chapter 1, voyagers will embark on an audiovisual journey created by breath artist Dominic ‘Shodekeh’ Talifero. This audio is inspired by Shodekeh’s extensive research from the months he spent in the Aquarium exploring the topics of biodiversity and animal communication as well as his conversations with experts within our walls and in the field, including our featured scientist for the event, Ashakur Rahaman of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The audio waves of the soundscape will be translated into visual displays projected throughout the building, allowing voyagers to engage in a multisensory journey.

“This is a unique opportunity for curious minds to experience the wonder of the National Aquarium in an after-hours setting while supporting local art and business” said Shodekeh. “Voyages is where art and science meet, as Baltimore artists help voyagers understand the science in our everyday lives.”

Following the immersive audio tour in the Aquarium’s Pier 3 building, voyagers will make their way to Pier 4 for an after party featuring a live DJ set from Baltimore-based musician and producer Wendel Patrick, as well as local vendors serving up some of the best of the Baltimore food scene. Voyagers can enjoy menu options from Cajou Creamery, Pure Chocolate by Jinji, Sporty Dog Creations and more. Alcoholic and zero-proof beverages will also be available throughout the experience.

The National Aquarium has partnered with a group of community and scientific advisors to provide guidance and insight into each event based on their areas of expertise. Community advisors for Voyages: Chapter 1 include culinary activist Chyno ‘The Blue Bearded Foodie,’Hotel Revival director Jason Bass, Light City festival organizer and Smithsonian curator Ashley Molese, and more.



Put It This Way: (Re)Visions of the Hirshhorn Collection | Exhibition Opens
Friday, July 22 **Postponed opening date to August 2**
@Hirshhorn Museum And Sculpture Garden

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will present “Put It This Way: (Re)Visions of the Hirshhorn Collection,” an exhibition devoted to the work of nearly 50 women and nonbinary artists in the Hirshhorn’s collection. Opening July 22, the exhibition will bring together almost a century of work in a range of media drawn exclusively from the museum’s holdings, beginning with early works by Carlotta Copron, Barbara Hepworth and Julia Thecla.

One-quarter of the artworks have been made in the past decade by the likes of Loie Hollowell, Rachel Jones, Deana Lawson, Sondra Perry and Kiyan Williams. Recent acquisitions include art works by Dana Awartani, Zanele Muholi and Billie Zangewa that reflect the museum’s mission to highlight global voices. Many works from the permanent collection that have never been seen before at the Hirshhorn will also be on view, notably an untitled 1974–1975 mosaic by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Ana Mendieta’s “Blood and Feathers” (1974) and Diana Thater’s installation, “Oo Fifi, Five Days in Claude Monet’s Garden, Parts 1 and 2” (1992).

Titled after a 1963 painting by American pop artist Rosalyn Drexler, whose work is featured in the exhibition, “Put It This Way” is organized by Hirshhorn Associate Curator Anne Reeve. The exhibition will speak to traditionally marginalized artists’ decisive and virtuosic achievements, and investigate a wide array of aesthetic, political and historical concerns. The full-floor presentation is intended to encourage conversations around the significance of gender in creating and perceiving an artwork and the effects of categorizing artists by gender.

Encompassing a wide range of media, subject matter, sensibilities and approaches, the exhibition will engage with the complexities and contradictions of approaching art through the lens of gender and the idea of “woman artist” as an easily defined or decisive category. Set against current and ongoing conversations regarding gender, power and professional recognition, and featuring work by artists including Zarouhie Abdalian, Drexler, Eva Hesse, Eva Lewitt, Joan Mitchell, Roberts, Betye Saar, Carolee Schneemann, Michelle Stuart and Alma Thomas, “Put It This Way” captures the breadth, radicality and rigor of art made by traditionally underrepresented artists and investigates the ways that gender itself can be understood in relation to the creation and presentation of art.

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Still Peerless: Art Exhibition & Ice Cream Social
Saturday, July 30 •  1–4 pm | Exhibit: July 22–31
@ The Artists Gallery

For much of its history, the building that houses TAG’s current gallery was a site for Peerless, an ice cream manufacturer and retail store. Get the sweet scoop on TAG’s history and view works by TAG artists (many with an ice cream theme).

HOURS & LOCATION: Fri. & Sat., 12–8, Sun. 12–4
501 N. Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701



Hell Hounds on My Trail: Afro-Opera
Friday, July 22 + Saturday, July 23
@ The Voxel

HellHounds on my Trail tells the story of King Ishmael, portrayed by “Mook E” traveling from the Afrofuturistic planet of “Funktopia” to Earth. The Funktopian King is lost and broken after learning of the atrocious history and abhorrent predicament Black people have faced across the Diaspora.

Broken and consumed by anger, his mother, the Queen endeavors on a mission to save her son.
HellHounds on my Trail is a story of love and spirit so strong Hell could not destroy it.



Jazz: Brandee Younger
Sunday, July 24 • 11am-1pm
@ Baltimore Museum of Art

Jazz in the Sculpture Garden returns!

A leading voice of the harp today, performer, composer, and educator Brandee Younger defies genres and labels. Younger was recently nominated for a 2022 GRAMMY® for Best Instrumental Composition and NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Album.



good neighbor design week
Monday, July 25 | Ongoing through July 30
@ good neighbor

Each year good neighbor host a design week highlighting Baltimore’s thriving design community while bridging gap between local and global design brands and neighbors. Baltimore is a design city, and good neighbor is here for it’s designers.



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Constructed and Contrived
deadline July 24
posted by Towson Arts Collective

A mixed media show; time to play with materials! Both two- and three-dimensional work is encouraged.
>Thursday, July 28 until Saturday, August 20, 2022

Drop Off: Sunday, July 24 – noon to 3 pm.
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

Entry form PDF is found on our Call for entry webpage, or use the button below.



2022 AIA Baltimore Excellence in Design Awards | Call for Entries
deadline July 29

The Excellence in Design Awards promotes and publicizes the work of AIA Baltimore members throughout our region and recognizes Baltimore Architecture Foundation Golden Griffin and Roger Redden Award recipients.

The Design Award publication was such a hit in 2021 that we’re bringing it back this year. In order to successfully do this, our deadline for project submission is July 29, 2022 at midnight.



Creative Confluence Fall 2022 | Call for Submissions
deadline August 1
posted by TU Asian Arts & Culture Center + DC South Asian Arts Council

Towson University’s Asian Arts & Culture Center, the DC South Asian Arts Council, and a team of artists, musicians, and creatives from the Baltimore and Washington, DC regions invite you to help tell stories of the regional South Asian diaspora. Submit your work to “Creative Confluence: South Asian Community Reflections, Connections, and Dialogue” to share your artistry, experience, and the rich array of creativity, cultures, traditions and networks of South Asian diaspora communities within the Greater Baltimore and the Washington, DC area. Visual artists based in the DC, MD, VA area with South Asian heritage, including heritage of the South Asian diaspora around the world are eligible for this opportunity.



LA: Open Call for Solo Exhibition
deadline August 1
posted by Tiger Strikes Asteroid

Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles is pleased to announce our 2022 open call for one solo exhibition. The exhibition will run from November 19, 2022 – December 11, 2022. The opportunity will include an opening reception on Saturday, November 19, 2022 from 6-9pm, professional documentation of the installation, and the exhibition will be promoted on all TSA LA social media outlets. There will be $1000 honorarium to offset the cost of artist’s travel and transportation of artworks. TSA LA members will work with the artist and make studio visits leading up to the opening of the exhibitions, if possible. The artists are required to fully participate in the exhibitions’ installation and attend the opening reception. TSA LA will work with the artist for deinstallation. Early, mid and late-career professional working artists are all eligible. Currently enrolled students are not eligible to apply. Visual artists of all disciplines and geographic locations are encouraged to apply, especially those that may be applying from outside the region who would not otherwise have the opportunity to exhibit in LA. Artwork included in the exhibition must be available to stay in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

Art Maryland 2022 Exhibit | Call for Artists
deadline August 1
posted by Howard County Arts Council

The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) in Ellicott City, Maryland, is seeking entries from artists for Art Maryland 2022, a biennial multi-media juried exhibit. The juror for Art Maryland 2022 is Maryland-based artist and 2019 Sondheim competition finalist Schroeder Cherry, whose artwork captures everyday scenes of African diaspora life. Cherry will select the work for the show and choose up to four artists to receive monetary awards totaling a minimum of $1,000. The exhibit will be on view from October 7 to November 19, 2022, with a free public reception on October 14 from 6:00-8:00pm featuring juror remarks and the presentation of awards.

Entry is open to all artists 18 years or older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD. Artists may submit digital images of up to three works completed in the last two years and not exhibited previously in the HCAC galleries. All work must fit through a standard doorway measuring 54” x 80” and fit appropriately in HCAC galleries, which feature 9½ foot high walls, professional track lighting and hardwood floors. There is a $25 Art Maryland entry fee. This fee is waived for current Howard County Arts Council members. For more information, and to submit entry fee and apply, visit All Art Maryland 2022 entries must be submitted online; no mailed entries will be accepted.

Art Maryland 2022 is the 21st multi-media statewide juried exhibit sponsored by the Howard County Arts Council and is a premier juried showcase for artists in the region. The exhibit began in 1984 as Maryland’s Best, an annual show running through 1989 and open to all Maryland artists. In 1990, when the show became a biennial, its name was changed to Art Maryland. In 2000, it was expanded to include Delaware and Southeastern Pennsylvania in addition to Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C.

For entry details or more information call 410-313-2787, email or visit Entry deadline: August 1, 2022 at 11:59pm.

Cultural Arts Showcase 2022 | Call for Artists
deadline August 1
sponsored by Howard County Arts Council

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artist applications for its annual Cultural Arts Showcase, presented in partnership with the Recreation & Leisure Service Branch (RALS) of the Maryland Recreation & Parks Association (MRPA). The event will be held at Howard County Center for the Arts at 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

The Cultural Arts Showcase is a program to assist schools and civic organizations in identifying performing, visual and literary artists for workshops, performances, demonstrations, and in-school residencies. Attendees of Showcase include cultural arts representatives, PTA Representatives, festival and special event coordinators from Recreation and Parks, and other members of the community. The deadline to apply is August 1, 2022. Interested artists should visit the Opportunities for Artists & Arts Groups section at for more information and to apply online.



header image: Brandee Younger, performing at the BMA Sunday, July 24

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