BmoreArt’s Picks: August 9-15

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This Week:  Kelvin Bulluck and Justin Tsucalas at Collect + Connect, Overlea Arts Fest at Holt Park, Bromo Arts Tower open hours, The Peale’s reopening party and open house, La Casa de la Cultura grand opening, CatVideoFest at Creative Alliance, and True Laurels presents Two Gods at SNF Parkway — PLUS BROS Open Calls and more featured opportunities!


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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Dynamic Range Exhibition | Meet the Artists: Kelvin Bulluck & Justin Tsucalas
Wednesday, August 10 • 6-9pm
@ Connect + Collect Galler + Baltimore Spirits Co.

BmoreArt is thrilled to announce that we is teaming up with Baltimore Spirits Co., a Baltimore-based business that produces world-class spirits in the heart of the city.

Join us for this event that will start at the Connect + Connect Gallery and end at Baltimore Spirits Co. From 6 – 7 pm, we will have the C+C Gallery at Charles Street open for you to see our current exhibition “Dynamic Range: Eight Baltimore-Based Photographers” and from 7:15 – 9 pm meet us at Baltimore Spirits Co. for a conversation followed by a happy hour with artists Kelvin Bulluck and Justin Tsucalas.

“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 Bulluck and Tsucalas, the exhibit includes: Devin Allen, Jill Fannon, Joseph Hyde, Saskia Kahn, E. Brady Robinson, and Elena Volkova.



Overlea Arts Fest 2022
Friday, August 12 | Ongoing through August 14

An annual juried art show and arts festival organized to celebrate the visual & performing arts, and to promote local emerging artists and their work. Overlea ArtsFest is a registered nonprofit organization.

Overlea ArtsFest 2022 – Expanded 3-day event at Holt Park

  • Friday August 12th – 5 pm til 8 pm – Juried Art Show & Sale
  • Friday August 12th – 8 pm til 10 pm – Juried Short Film Festival
  • Saturday August 13th – 11 am til 5 pm – Performance Day (music, kids’ activities, Art on the Trails, art vendors, etc.)
  • Sunday August 14th – 12 noon til 3 pm – Education Day (free workshops for kids, artists & community members)



Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower | Public Open Hours
Friday, August 12 • 4-8pm + Saturday, August 13 • 11am-4pm

The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower will be open to the public on Friday, August 12 from 4:00–8:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 13 from 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

During the public access weekend, guests will have an opportunity to view artwork throughout the building — including all 15 floors of working artist studios and special exhibitions. Many of the building’s artists will be on site so you can see their works in progress and learn about their processes. You can also learn more about the historical building in the museum on the 15th floor.

Admission to the galleries, artist studios, and museum is free. For $8, you can take a tour of the clock room and see the inner workings of the famed Bromo clock up close.



Grand Reopening Party and Open House
Saturday, August 13 • 10am-4pm
@ The Peale

Grand Reopening Party and Open House
August 13, 2022 | 10am-4pm
FREE | In-person at the Peale
Make it easy! RSVP in advance

*Masks are required at this event

After five years of extensive renovations⁠, we’re celebrating the Peale’s reopening and 208th birthday! Come check out the fully renovated 1814 museum building – the oldest in the country! – illuminated by the Spark: New Light exhibition. Find your personalized brick in the “Walk of Honor” and your silhouette in the Peale Facesinstallation by Lauren Muney – or find out how to add yours! Hear songs of praise and Baltimore stories, take a ride in our stately new elevator, and much more, all while enjoying some of Baltimore’s best food and music. We can’t wait to see you again at the Peale!



Casa de la Cultura Grand Opening
Saturday, August 13 • 2-7pm

ALL are invited to a historic event for the city of Baltimore and the Hispanic/Latino community.
La Casa de la Cultura will be a Hispanic/Latino cultural, educational, and empowering center in the heart of Highlandtown in Baltimore City.
La Casa de la Cultura will be a place where we can educate, promote and preserve the richness and diversity of the Hispanic/Latino culture and artistic heritage through the Baltimore and DMV metropolitan region.

A group exhibition for the inauguration of Nuestras Raices Inc “Casa de la Cultura” gallery space and cultural center will be held in the Highlandtown neighborhood of Baltimore City. Known for its rich latin culture, a gallery space by and for latin artists will be available to amplify artists who have been historically overlooked or without opportunities to showcase their work in the arts community in Baltimore.

This breakthrough event will host five established and mid-career artists who will be displaying works that reflect themes spanning culture, heritage and the human experience. Artist  mediums  range from a colorful selection of mixed media art, textiles, sculptures, paintings, and  photography. Featured artists include Francisco Loza, Christina Delgado, Ignacio Herrera, Mariana Orellana, and Jessy DeSantis.<

The event will take place Saturday, August 13, 2022  2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: 3403 Gough St.Baltimore. Md. 21224
Next to Salem United Methodist Church.

We will have special invited guests including community and political leaders, businesses and sponsors, community and cultural groups and organizations, cultural performances, food, arts and crafts and much more; including the musical performance of Downtown Tumbao, a Afro-Caribbean group playing borderlands Jazz, Bolero, Samba, Cha cha chá, Guaracha and Son.

Following opening day, the exhibition will be available by appointment through August 27th, 2022. Please Contact Angelo Solera to set up an appointment at (443) 224-7592



CatVideoFest Baltimore Edition
Sunday, August 14 • 1pm
@ Creative Alliance

Join us for the Baltimore Edition of the CatVideoFest. Enjoy over 70+ minutes of fluffy, cute, and rambunctious antics of the furry critters you know and love! CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and classic memes. The festival is curated and edited by Seattle-based filmmaker and cat enthusiast Will Braden.

SUN AUG 14 | 1PM | $12, $10 MEMBERS (+$3 Service Fee)



Sunday, August 14 • 6pm
@ SNF Parkway

This screening will be followed by a discussion between members of the TWO GODS film team, Aman Ali and Hanif, moderated by journalist, Lawrence Burney.

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.

Two Gods Synopsis
Hanif is a Muslim casket maker and ritual body washer in Newark, New Jersey He mentors two kids— Furquan, a confident 12- year-old who comes from a rough home and Naz, a 17-year -old who has been fighting through his own struggles as a young black man growing up in Newark. Hardship comes when Furquan’s home life becomes more turbulent and Naz gets caught up in a serious arrest. Hanif fears he has failed as a mentor and begins to fall into a downward spiral. During each of their darkest moments, they take what they’ve learned from their pasts and from each other to pull through. And through faith, brotherhood and redemption they find their purpose.



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BROS Open Calls

There are many ways to get involved in this large and welcoming community of artists. All current open calls including unpaid volunteer openings, captain positions, internships, show designer positions, and paid work will be posted here and kept up to date.

If you would like to get involved in some way that is not listed here check out our Join BROS page to find out more ways to dive in.



David Whitehouse Research Residency for Artists
deadline August 31
posted by Corning Museum of Glass

The David Whitehouse Research Residency for Artists is open to artists who want to utilize the Museum’s resources, including the permanent collections and the holdings of the Rakow Research Library, to inform their practice. The residency is named for the former executive director of The Corning Museum of Glass David Whitehouse, a highly regarded scholar who worked to build the resources of the Rakow Library and was a major supporter of artists working in glass today. This residency gives artists the opportunity to dive deep into topics and further their knowledge or to provide research for a project.

The David Whitehouse Research Residency for Artists is not a glassmaking residency; no provisions are made for artists to create work at The Studio. Residencies span up to three weeks in length. Transportation, as well as room and board, is provided for those selected to participate. Residents have access to the Rakow Research Library, the collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, and expert Museum staff. A residency manager serves as a liaison to additional services in Corning and at the Museum.



Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Residency
deadline August 31
posted by Corning Museum of Glass

The Corning Museum of Glass will award one or two artists residencies at its New York studio. Each lasts one month and takes place in March, April, May, October, and November.



Book Artist-in-Residence
deadline August 31
posted by Center for Book Arts

Center for Book Arts awards 2 to 3 Book Artist Residencies (B-AIR) per year to artists who have demonstrated a commitment to the book arts as a key component of their artistic practice.

The purpose of the Book Artist Residency is to fortify the practice of early and mid career artists working within the book arts. Residents are provided with a cash stipend ($1300), 24-hour access to professional tools and equipment, the opportunity to learn new techniques from experts in their field, and space to work within CBA’s Manhattan studios. B-AIRs are expected to actively utilize the studios to complete a new project by the end of the residency period and thus are provided with a materials budget of up to $1000. While residents are expected to finish at least one new project over the course of the year, they should also take this year to focus on expand their artistic practice through experimenting with new techniques and ideas.

Successful applications will demonstrate a commitment to the book arts through their work samples and exhibition history. CBA Book Artists-in-Residence often become a part of the core community of our organization and therefore B-AIRs are provided with opportunities to speak publicly about their work, to collaborate with other artists and poets, and to hold studio visits with visiting curators and artists.

In order to apply you must be a New York State resident. Housing is not provided. On average, Book Artists-in-Residence spend 20-40 hours per week in the studios and use the tuition waiver for 8-10 courses. The residency is not able to support collectives or collaborations.

We welcome artists of all backgrounds, abilities, and experiences to apply.

The 2023 Book Artist in Residence Program runs from October 2022 through September 2023.



Keyholder Residency | Call for Applications
deadline September 1
posted by Lower East Side Printshop

The Keyholder Residency Program offers emerging artists free 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to develop new work and foster their artistic careers. Residencies are free and one year long, starting on April 1st and October 1st each year, and they take place in the shared Artists’ Studio, including the solvent/etching area and the darkroom.

Keyholders work independently, in a productive atmosphere alongside other contemporary artists. Artists from all disciplines are eligible to apply; printmaking skills are not required, but some familiarity with the medium is recommended. Basic instruction in printmaking techniques is available for new Keyholders. Technical assistance is not included in the program, but is available at additional cost.

Participation is competitive. Applications are evaluated by a rotating committee of artists, critics, curators, and art professionals based on the quality of submitted artwork. A total of 8 artists are awarded the residency annually. Artists based in the New York City area and without access to a studio space are encouraged to apply.



PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction
deadline September 1
posted by PEN America

The PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction is a career-founding prize, which promotes fiction that addresses issues of social justice and the impact of culture and politics on human relationships. Established by Barbara Kingsolver in 2000, it is awarded biennially to the author of a previously unpublished novel of high literary caliber that exemplifies the prize’s founding principles.

The winning unpublished novel manuscript is chosen by a panel of three judges, including one editor representing Algonquin Books and two distinguished literary authors. Entries are judged blindly, to avoid any form of bias, and the identities of the authors of the submissions are not known by the judging panel until after the decision is finalized.

The author of the winning manuscript is awarded a prize of $25,000 and a publishing contract with Algonquin Books, as well as an additional publishing advance. The winning author can expect to work closely with an editor from Algonquin prior to publication, and will receive promotional support from PEN America and Algonquin.

Winners for this award are eligible to receive PEN America’s official winner seal.

Submissions for the 2023 prize close on September 1, 2022. Submit here.



Gutierrez Memorial Fund’s Legacy Grant
deadline October 30

The Gutierrez Memorial Fund is pleased to present its 2022 Legacy Grant. The project-based arts grant calls for proposals from arts organizations, individual artists, and educators who are residents of Maryland and whose programs or projects serve Maryland communities. Special consideration is given to projects that build skills, engage community and transform the built environment. For more information on eligibility and to download an application please visit

The deadline for submissions is October 30, 2020.

If you don’t mind confirming receipt of this email and sending a couple of reminders out in September and early October that would be greatly appreciated!!  Also if you are free October 22nd – we hope you will join us for the 13th (hard to believe) Annual John K. Gutierrez Memorial Walk!!



header image: Jill Fannon photo of Justin Tsucalas's work in Connect+Collect slide show at 2519 N. Charles Street

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