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This Week:  Jill Fannon, Elena Volkova, and Saskia Kahn at Connect + Collect, Baltimore Honky Tonk at Waverly Brewing, Bobby Harris in BALTIMORATORY at Peabody Heights, Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom documentary preview at Maryland Center for History and Culture, an evening of performance curated by Andrew Shenker at Current Space, The Stoop’s Abortion is Autonomy at Creative Alliance, artist talks by the 2022 Sondheim Finalists Maren Henson, Megan Koeppel and James Williams II at the Walters, and Lawrence Burney hosts a True Laurels screening of “A Band Called Death” at SNF Parkway — PLUS Creative Baltimore Fund grants and more featured opportunities.


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Dynamic Range Exhibition | Meet the Artists: Jill Fannon, Elena Volkova, and Saskia Kahn
Wednesday, August 24 • 6-9pm
@ Connect + Collect

BmoreArt is teaming up with Guilford Hall Brewery, located in the original 1898 Crown Cork & Seal factory in Station North. Join us for this event that will start at the Connect + Connect Gallery and end at Guilford Hall Brewery. From 6 – 7:30 pm, join us for a conversation with artists Jill Fannon, Elena Volkova and Saskia Kahn at the C+C Gallery. The artists are featured in our current exhibition “Dynamic Range: Eight Baltimore-Based Photographers”. At 7:30 pm, join us at Guilford Hall Brewery for a beer tasting and tour.

“Dynamic Range: Eight Baltimore-Based Photographers” is the first exhibition at the Connect+Collect gallery that explicitly includes BmoreArt’s contributors. Our goal is to present each as a skilled and multifaceted artist, distinct from their ongoing work with the publication but also revealing overlapping concerns. Besides Jill Fannon, Elena Volkova and Saskia Kahn, the exhibit includes Devin Allen, Joseph Hyde, E. Brady Robinson, Kelvin Bulluck and Justin Tsucalas.



The Baltimore Honky Tonk
Thursday, August 25 • 7-10pm
@ Waverly Brewing Company

Baltimore Honky Tonk: Two-Stepping Dance Night
August 25th // 7-10pm
Waverly Brewing Company // 1625 Union Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211

$10 cover for the band

The Baltimore Honky Tonk is comin’ to ya again this month on Thursday August 25th! Come get your two-stepping on at Waverly Brewing Company’s wonderful outside patio with more live music, great vibes, and tons of dancing. Patsy’s Honky Tonk Torch & Twang are coming back for their second appearance at Waverly! They’ll be bringing tons of great music for dancing. Plus, we have a special guest artist performance from Gina Leslie & Elise Leavy from New Orleans. It’ll be live music from 7-10pm without a single break! Come to witness this amazing feat at the Baltimore Honky Tonk.

Do you like to dance?
Do you like classic country music?
Are you a fan of locally brewed beers?

– There will be dancing
– There will be joy
– There will be a FREE dance lesson
– Come out and dance with your friends & make some new friends too
– No Prior Experience Needed

Bask in the joy of live music + dance on
Thursday August 25th
– $10 cover for the band



Thursday, August 26 • 6pm doors / 7pm show
@ Peabody Heights Brewing

BALTIMORATORY returns in August with Baltimore performer extraordinaire Bobby Harris, who will deliver Richard Nixon’s 1973 press conference at the Annual Convention of the Associated Press Managing Editors Association, held at the Contemporary Hotel at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida!

During this press conference, Nixon spoke what is probably his most memorable phrase, “I am not a crook.

This will be an OUTDOOR SHOW in the Peabody Heights Brewery, LLC beer garden!

Thursday, August 25
Doors 6:00pm, Show 7:00pm

Peabody Heights Brewery
401 East 30th Street

Tickets $5 – 10 sliding scale
*no one turned away for lack of funds*


Please enter the building and turn left to get to the beer garden.



Sneak Peek of Maryland Public Television’s Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom Documentary
Thursday, August 25 • 6-8pm
@ Maryland Center for History and Culture

The Maryland Center for History and Culture and Maryland Public Television are teaming up to bring our members an exclusive sneak peek of segments from the soon-to-be released documentary, Harriet Tubman: Visions of FreedomModerated discussions will follow each screened clip. Light reception to follow.

This in-person event will be held from 6 to 8 pm at the Maryland Center for History and Culture. Explore the galleries and Museum Store before the program begins, beginning at 5 pm.

This sneak peek will feature four clips from the film, followed by moderated discussions with a panel of historians, including Dr. Kate Larson, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of four critically acclaimed biographies, including Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero, Jeff Ludwig, Director of Education at the Seward House Museum in Auburn, New York, and Dale Green, legacy steward and Professor of Architecture and Historic Preservation at Morgan State University. Lynn Robinson, award-winning producer, director, and writer and Executive Producer of Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom will moderate. A light reception will follow.



Pick up a map at Open Works and create your own self-guided tour of the Station North Arts District with a special spotlight on the Greenmount West neighborhood. The event is free, we just ask that you register for a ticket so we can track attendance, and share email updates and specials.

New this month! We’re partnering with Open Works to feature the Art Walk Maker Mart with local arts and maker vendors, food, and music in the Open Works parking lot.

This year marks twenty years of Station North, and we’re celebrating all summer long on the final Friday of each month. Check out a preview of the participating venues on Aug. 26th, and save the date for our final Art Walk of the season: Fri, Sept 30th: District-Wide

Follow us @stationnorth on IG/FB for a map, venue highlights, and more!

Eulogies, For Peace…Is Not Dead
Friday, August 26 • 5pm
@ Current Space

Eulogies, For Peace…Is Not Dead
A night of readings, performance, and music curated by Andrew Shenker

Friday, August 26, 6-11pm (Doors at 5pm)
Outdoors at Current Space – Enter through the back at 421 Tyson Street
Admission: $12-20 sliding (pay-what-you-can). Cash only at the door.

Going through these dark and difficult times, where recognition of a turning point in history becomes obvious, it’s hard not to be concerned with the democratic experiment in a basic way. And this puts into relief community…the LIFE of community at the heart of equality and respect for individuals.

There is an urgency to do something, if only indirectly, through voice and instruments, to acknowledge the gravity of the moment we are in.

Eulogies, while beginning to address this loss, also lean towards celebration; and, in allowing for a wide range of approaches and angles, makes possible an unusual night of readings, performance, and music.

– Alicia Puglionesi
– Alphonso Lingis
– Caroline Preziosi
– Edgar Kunz
– Eze Jackson
– Heather Rounds
– Herald (Lawrence Worthington)
– Joseph Grantham and Megan Boyle
– Laure Drogoul
– Lily Herman
– Margaret Rorison
– Matthew Papich
– Megan McShea
– Sefu Chikelu
– Theresa Columbus, Francisco Benavides, Allison Clendaniel, Izaak Collins, Ruby Fulton, Jacob Zabawa, Caitlin Weaver, and Cliff Doby
– Wheatie Mattiasich and Stephen Santillan



Abortion is Autonomy: Stories about freedom, challenge, care, and joy.
Friday, August 26 • 8pm
@ Creative Alliance

This event is brought to you by The Stoop, Baltimore Abortion Fund, and Creative Alliance.

Join us for an evening of storytelling that celebrates abortion access and the joy of bodily autonomy! Abortion can be empowering, freeing, relieving, and downright joyful! Our speakers will be sharing their stories about the important role abortion has played in their lives.

Proceeds from this joyous event will benefit the Baltimore Abortion Fund, an organization dedicated to reducing financial and logistical barriers to obtaining an abortion for people in Maryland or traveling to Maryland for care.
Tickets for this show are in the form of donations.



Sondheim 2022 Art Prize Finalists: Artist Talks
Sunday, August 28 • 2-3:30pm
@ the Walters Art Museum

Location: Onsite – Walters’ Graham Auditorium
Registration required. Limited capacity.

Join us for a presentation by the  2022 Janet & Walter Sondheim Art Prize finalists: Maren Henson, Megan Koeppel, and James Williams II. Chandi Kelley, Curatorial Assistant and Coordinator of Contemporary Initiatives at the Walters, will introduce the program, and the artists will discuss their artistic practice and their work currently on view at the Walters. Following the talks, there will be a Q&A in the galleries with the artists. This program is co-hosted with the Baltimore Office for Promotion and The Arts and presented in conjunction with the 17th-annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Art Prize Finalists Exhibition on view at the Walters Art Museum through –September 18, 2022.

The 2022 Janet & Walter Sondheim Art Prize is made possible through the generous annual support of presenting sponsor M&T Bank and the Maryland State Arts Council.

The 17th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Art Prize is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with the Walters Art Museum.



True Laurels Summer Films: A Band Called Death
Sunday, August 28 • 4pm
@ SNF Parkway

For the past 10 years, Baltimore Living Archives Artist in Residence Lawrence Burney has been a lead journalist telling the usually hidden and untold stories highlighting Baltimore + the DMV’s most captivating music, visual arts, and the surrounding culture that informs both. This summer Lawrence curates a series of films that in one way or another, have helped him gain a better understanding of self. Whether they affirm personal experiences, help make more sense of family & communities that raised him, or altered the way he approaches his work, each is crucial to his growth as a man and a curatorial force. True Laurels Summer Films present an opportunity for Lawrence to share how he sees the world with the public.

A Band Called Death Synopsis
Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was a band called Death. Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early ’70s formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed. But this was the era of Motown and emerging disco. Record companies found Death’s music— and band name—too intimidating, and the group were never given a fair shot, disbanding before they even completed one album. Equal parts electrifying rockumentary and epic family love story, A Band Called Death chronicles the incredible fairy-tale journey of what happened almost three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger. Playing music impossibly ahead of its time, Death is now being credited as the first black punk band (hell…the first punk band!), and are finally receiving their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers.

“I saw this film in the early days of my music journalism career and it spoke to my dedication to document artists that were typically overlooked, under-considered, and casted off as not special. Death was a Black punk band in 1970s Detroit — the Motown soul/R&B capital of the world. There were attempts from potential record label suitors to make them more palatable to the masses, to which the band declined, even though it all but ensured that they’d never break out. And as decades passed, people who appreciated their true punk spirit started to find and appreciate their music. It’s the type of film that anyone who is unwavering in what they believe in artistically needs to see.” – Lawrence Burney

Baltimore Living Archives is a collective place keeping project that builds community and civic engagement, centered around the sharing of stories through film and media co-produced by The SNF Parkway Theatre and the Enoch Pratt Library. 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 the Anonymous Foundation. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit



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The Woven Tale Press | Call for Submissions
rolling deadline

We are happy to consider submissions to our magazine and for features on our site.

For our magazine, we welcome fiction and creative nonfiction prose writing, poetry, and all mediums in the visual arts, including installation works. Galleries, you are welcome to submit the work of artists you represent.

For our site, we seek posts by both visual artists and writers, on any aspect of your creative process. If you are an artist interested in submitting your website for review by WTP, you may submit your URL. We also welcome book reviews. (Reviews of books that arrive unsolicited from publishers are subject to editorial discussion. Our WTP editor for “Eye on the Indies” contacts indie publishers directly to request review copies of noteworthy books.) If you are interested in becoming an art correspondent for WTP— to report back to WTP on your local art scene—please contact us at wtp@thewoventalepress. We would love to hear from you!

*Please note: We cannot accept emailed submissions.



Scale Your Passion Fellowship
deadline August 29
posted by Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network

The Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network (BCAN) has opened applications for its Scale Your Passion Fellowship opportunity. Participating creative entrepreneurs will receive mentorship, business training, pro bono legal and financial services, travel to CultureCon in NYC, and $5,000.

Are you a bold, visionary creative entrepreneur ready to go all in to evolve your business? Submit by August 29, 2022.



Maryland Traditions | Call for Panelists
deadline August 31
posted by Maryland State Arts Council

Maryland Traditions is seeking panelists to evaluate submissions to its three funding programs: the Heritage Awards, Folklife Apprenticeship, and Folklife Network. Each of these programs supports traditional arts: community-based living cultural traditions handed down by example or word of mouth.

The deadline is August 31, 2022. Here is how to apply:

  • Click the Apply Now button below to log in or create a free account in SmartSimple. You must be registered as an “Independent Artist” to apply to be a panelist (although you do not actually have to be an independent artist, the “Independent Artist” label is necessary to apply).
  • Under Funding Opportunities, select “Public Call.”
  • Select “Panelist” from the first drop down option.
  • Select the Grant Program of your choosing—either “Maryland Traditions Heritage Awards,” “Maryland Traditions Apprenticeship,” or “Maryland Folklife Network,” from the second drop down option.
  • Click “Save Draft” at the bottom to populate the application.
  • Complete the application and click “Submit.”

For questions, visit the Maryland State Arts Council’s Maryland Traditions page.



Creative Baltimore Fund
deadline September 9
posted by BOPA

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), on behalf of the Mayor and the City of Baltimore, is excited to announce the Creative Baltimore Grant for FY 2023. Through this grant opportunity, BOPA grants funds to qualified artists and arts and cultural organizations based in Baltimore City. The Creative Baltimore Fund is a grant made annually by the City of Baltimore. The annual allocation from the City’s general fund is administered by the Baltimore City Arts Council.

>The Creative Baltimore has two primary grant programs:  

  • General Operating Support (GOS) provides core support for established arts or cultural organizations that benefit the public and are artistically or culturally vibrant. 
  • Mayor’s Individual Artist Award – Project/ Practice Support (PS) provides support for artists individual practice or program that promote public access and encourage the breadth of arts and/or cultural programming in our community.



Parallax – Women’s Photography Exhibition | Call for Entry
deadline September 9
posted by Gormley Gallery

Gormley Gallery at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore invites submissions to Parallax – Women’s Photography Exhibition, a national competitive exhibition juried by Liz Faust.

Deadline: September 9, 2022

Exhibition dates: October 17 through November 18, 2022<

Juror: Liz Faust, Curator at Catalyst Contemporary Gallery and Full Circle Photography Gallery, Baltimore, and Professor at Maryland Institute College of Art and University of Maryland Baltimore County.

First Place $500
Second Place $300
Third Place $200
Purchase Prize: The work selected for the Purchase Prize will be purchased at the value set by the artist and will become the property of Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Eligibility and Media: Photographs in any process are eligible, with no limitation as to size or materials. Each artist may submit up to 5 works online only. This juried exhibition is open to U.S.-based women artists of all levels (professional, emerging, and students 18 years and over).

Entry fee: A non-­refundable entry fee of $35.00 entitles the artist to submit up to five (5) artworks.

Selection process: Initial jury will be of online submissions received by September 9, 2022. Notification will be by email on September 16, 2022. Accepted photographs received by October 7 will be juried for awards.

How to enter: Apply online at

More information:



Art in the Round | Call for Submissions
deadline September 9
posted by The ARC of Baltimore

Artists of all ages with developmental disabilities looking to have their art showcased and auctioned off at this year’s Art in the Round must submit their artwork by Friday, September 9th. Please don’t delay!

All artwork must be accompanied by a completed Artist Packet.



Lauraville Fair | Call for Vendors
deadline September 23

The artisan vendor application for the Lauraville Fair is now live. Spread the word to your favorite maker!



header image: Dynamic Range Exhibition: Elena Volkova slide show image @ BmoreArt's Connect + Collect, photo by Jill Fannon

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