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This Week:  “By Any Means Necessary” screening at the Lewis Museum, Have a Nice Day Project at Guilford Hall Brewery, Kei Ito reception and talk at Stamp Gallery, Melissa Fossas leads an instrument workshop at the BMA, 25th annual Academy Art Museum Craft Show, Queer. Futures. Past: I’m a Ghost and So Are You opening reception at Current Space, Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival at SNF Parkway, Accomplished Arts Apprenticeships info session at The Peale, and Creative Alliance’s Great Halloween Lantern Festival + Parade — PLUS The Gutierrez Memorial Fund Legacy Grant 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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SHEEP JONES (born 1951), FISH WALKER 91 oil on wood, 12 x 12", 2022

By the Sea: 34th Annual Autumn Group Exhibition
ongoing through December 30
@ Steven Scott Gallery

Featuring Robert Andriulli, Patricia Tobacco Forrester, April Gornik, Ellen Hill, Sheep Jones, Tom Miller, David E. Olander, Katja Oxman, Hollis Sigler and Frank Trefny.



BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY: Stories of Survival
Tuesday, October 18 • 6-8pm
@ Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Film Screening & Solutions-Oriented Conversation

An entrepreneurial tradition reflected in the real stories of those that squeegee in the streets of Baltimore

Spurred on by an organization’s interest in the stories behind those we see every day at our city’s intersections, By Any Means Necessary contextualizes this sector against the history of “hustle” or gig economies in the Black community. It provides interviews with those who participate, allowing for first-person accounts of the “why” behind squeegeeing and presenting the concept that the reasons and the participants are not monolithic.

Presented in partnership with the Baltimore National Heritage Area.



Have A Nice Day Project – Station North
Tuesday, October 18 • 6-8pm
@ Guilford Hall Brewery

We’ve ordered a bulk supply of blank coffee sleeves. While enjoying good food, drinks, and conversation, we’ll be tasked with filling those sleeves with positive messages, quotes, jokes, fun pictures and more.

We’re donating these sleeves to OneDo Cafe (Canton), Charmed Kitchen (Patterson Park) and Koba Cafe (Federal Hill). They will use those sleeves until they are gone, distributing them with coffee orders to their patrons throughout the week. How awesome will it be for someone to go to their favorite coffee shop, place their usual order, look down and see a fun message from you?

Reserve your spot here.


Yourself, your good vibes, and your appetite 🙂

Any supplies that will help you be creative (some folks bring extra permanent markers and stickers)



Kei Ito, Teach Me How To Love This World (Slide: Your and Peace), 2022, slide film/projection.

Teach Me How to Love This World: Kei Ito | Reception + Artist Talk
Thursday, October 20 • 5:30pm | Ongoing through December 10
@ Stamp Gallery UMCP

This fall, the Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park, is pleased to present Teach Me How to Love This World, a multimedia installation by Baltimore-based artist Kei Ito. The exhibition examines the supposed dichotomy between peace and conflict through the lens of personal identity and inherited trauma. Ito, a third generation hibakusha (atomic bomb victim), utilizes the media of light and photography, as well as the history of WWII and the development of nuclear weapons, to reckon with past, present, and future apocalyptic disasters both natural and man-made. The central installation features dual projections which pair pronouns with nouns to produce a cycle of textual utterances such as “Your” “Blood”, “My” “Love”, and “Our” “Peace,” creating an endless thread of words that are both statements and questions. Although Ito’s practice originates from his own family history, the exhibition summons larger questions tied to the lineage of humanity itself: What is peace, and is it possible on a global scale? Is war an integral and inescapable part of our humanity?

Kei Ito is a visual artist working primarily in cameraless photography and installation art. His work addresses intergenerational loss and connections as he explores the materiality and experimental processes of photography. Fundamentally rooted in the trauma and legacy passed down from his late grandfather, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Ito’s practice meditates on the complexity of his identity and heritage by visualizing the invisible such as radiation, memory, life, and death. Many of Ito’s artworks transform both art and non-art spaces into temporal monuments.

Ito received his BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology followed by his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and currently teaches at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City. He has participated in residency programs nationwide, including the Studio at MASS MoCA (2021), the Denis Roussel Fellowship at the Center for Fine Art Photography (2021), and the Center for Photography at Woodstock (2019). His internationally recognized solo and group exhibitions have appeared in the Washington Post, Hyperallergic, BmoreArt, ArtMaze Magazine, and BBC Culture & Art. His works are included in major institutional collections such as the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Norton Museum of Art, the University of Maryland, and the Eskenazi Museum of Art.



BMA Makers: Mud to Music South American Instrument Making
Thursday, October 20 • 5:30-9pm
@ the Baltimore Museum of Art

Spend your Thursday evening with musician, instrument-maker, and composer Melissa Fossas she leads a hands-on workshop on musical instruments made across Central and South America for thousands of years. Foss will lead a tour of instruments in the museum’s Indigenous Arts of the Ancient Americas collection and engage us in the sophisticated ways these cultures have used sound, music, iconography, and sculpture to express their world visions. Learn to build your own clay flute using ancient pottery-making techniques and contemplate the relevance of ancestral wisdom in our world today.

All are welcome, and no previous experience with clay, instruments, or music is necessary.

This free event is for adults only. Registration is required



Sean Donlon, Tipsey

25th annual Academy Art Museum Craft Show
Friday, October 21 | Ongoing through October 23
@ Academy Art Museum

This year’s 25th annual Academy Art Museum Craft Show, will be held on October 22 & 23 with a Preview Event on October 21. The show will feature 60 juried exhibitors, including established artists, returning favorites from years past and more than 28 artists new to the show.

Participating artists create work in all media including Basketry, Ceramics, Fiber – Decorative, Fiber – Wearable, Furniture, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Mixed Media, Sculpture and Wood.

This year’s featured artist, Sean Donlon, takes glass manipulation to a new level with his signature teapot series. Tickets for the Craft Show Preview Event from 5:30 – 8:00 pm on Friday, October 21 are available now. The party will feature a meet-and-greet with Featured Artist Sean Donlon, as well as food and libations located throughout the show. The ticket price for the evening is $175 per person and allows the ticket holder unlimited re-entry to the show on Saturday and Sunday.

The hours for the Craft Show are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday, October 22, and 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday, October 23. Patrons will be able to vote for their favorite artist for the Craft Show People’s Choice Award which will be given on Sunday morning to the artist with the most votes. Live glass blowing demonstrations from Valencia Glass will be featured daily. There is also a free family craft project on Sunday from 12:00 – 3:00pm. Admission to the Craft Show is $10 per person which includes a Craft Show tote bag. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door. The Academy Art Museum is located at 106 South Street, Easton, Maryland.



Queer. Futures. Past: I’m a Ghost and So are You. | Opening Reception + Performance
Friday, October 21 • 6:30pm | Ongoing through November 12
@ Current Space

“Queer. Futures. Past: I’m a Ghost and So Are You” is a multimedia ritual performance and installation. An offering to the LGBTQ+ community of Baltimore City to collectively explore notions of queer lineage by summoning spirits of the past to build a brighter queer future.

“Queer Futures Past: I am Ghost and So Are You” examines personal and inherited queer erasure. Rae Red, Cliff Doby, Skye Fort, nine guest performers and two visual artists (listed below), playfully address their secret, ignored, and partially imagined queer lineage through a month-long installation at Current Space. Using a playful adaptation of spirit photography and sceances of the 1840s as the visual landscape of the piece, Queer Futures Past crafts a non-linear narrative experience combining personal, familial, and cultural histories, summoning spirits, and examining notions of harm and healing.

Rae Red
Cliff Doby
Skye Fort
Numi Von
Kayden Amore Chloe and Egypt Chloe
Washington Heights
Liz Downing
Rahne Alexander
Alex D’Agostino
Theresa Columbus
Charlie Ensz
Joanne Cates

Curated by: Rae Red
Tech and Stage Manager: Shayden Jamison


Performances start at 7:30, doors at 6:30.

– Fri, 10/21: Opening Reception & Performance
– Thurs, 10/27: with guest artist Jamaal Amir
– Sun, 10/30: Halloween Weekend Show with guest drag artists DJ AAVE, Numi Von, and Washington Heights
– Mon, 10/31: Halloween Weekend Show with guest drag artists Kayden Amore Chloe and Egypt Chloe
– Fri, 11/4: with guest artist Liz Downing
– Sat, 11/5: with guest artist Alex D’Agostino
– Fri,11/11: with guest artist Rahne Alexander
– Sat, 11/12: Closing Reception with guest artist Theresa Columbus

Tickets: Suggested donation of $7-20. A limited number of free tickets are available for each performance for those who need them.

The installation is also on view without admission during public events, and during garden bar hours.



Accomplished Arts Apprenticeships
Saturday, October 20 • 12-3pm
@ The Peale

The aim of the event is to invite everyone who would like to be involved in or know more about Accomplished Arts Apprenticeships to meet the program’s leaders and sponsors at the Peale. In particular, we hope prospective apprentices, instructors, and supporters of the program will come to the Peale to find out how they can be part of this game-changing program. At the fair, the program’s leaders will be actively recruiting apprentices to participate in AAA’s second cohort to start work at the Peale on November 1. Apprentices are paid $20/hour for a minimum of 15 hours/week while they learn over the course of the 32-week program.

The Accomplished Arts Apprentices (AAA) program aims to increase equity and inclusion in the arts, creative and preservation trades with specific focus on people from marginalized communities in Baltimore. Launched in 2020 by Jeffrey Kent, the Peale’s Chief Curator, the program is now recruiting its second cohort of apprentices. Apprentices receive hands-on training in exhibition installation, art handling, historic preservation, and related trades, as well as greater involvement in and appreciation of the arts lifelong. The program teaches professional as well as life skills that will be useful to any future employment the apprentices may pursue, including how to identify and secure fulfilling lifetime work opportunities. Importantly for people from economic disadvantage, the trades skills being taught in this program lead to well-paid, meaningful careers that don’t require the up-front investment of a college degree but are both financially and creatively rewarding, helping strengthen and preserve communities and their cultural heritage.

Jeffrey Kent will be on hand at the fair, as well as Shauntee Daniels, Executive Director of the Baltimore National Heritage Area. David Gibney, the historic preservation artisan teaching as part of the program, will demonstrate some of the skills that apprentices will learn. Graduates from the AAA program’s first cohort will be available to answer questions about their experiences of the program.



The Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival
Saturday, October 22 • 4-9pm
@ Patterson Park

Patterson Park – Pulaski Monument
4pm Festival, 6:30pm Parade Line-up, 7pm Parade
Costume Contest:
Registration for kids and families begins at 3:30pm, Contest begins at 4:30pm

With over 20 years of monumental lantern making and spectacle-creating under their belts, the diverse communities of Baltimore come together each year to create The Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival in Patterson Park!

The day begins with a family Halloween festival, featuring an adorable kids costume contest, lantern making, pop-up performances, an arts & crafts market, and more. Local food trucks and a beer garden provide a place for families and friends spread a picnic blanket and enjoy the afternoon.

Once the sun sets, the magic begins. Everyone is welcome to grab a lantern and march with thousands of neighbors, artists, musicians, and performers. Many more line the parade route to watch the delightful Great Halloween Lantern Parade wind through the night!!



Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival
Saturday, October 20 • 7pm + 9pm
@ SNF Parkway

Celebrate the world’s most cutting-edge and boundary-pushing animation at the 2022 Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival!

From humble beginnings in 2012 to Baltimore’s most beloved animation series, the Parkway is proud to host the Sweaty Eyeballs Festival. Led by animator and Towson University professor Phil Davis, Sweaty Eyeballs showcases the most innovative animation in the scene today, highlighting work that questions your preconceived notions of what animation can and should be.

Sweaty Eyeballs takes place for ONE NIGHT ONLY on October 22. Join us for the Baltimore Showcase at 9 PM,  the International Invitational at 7PM, or both!




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Auditions for CSC: Hamlet
October 20 + 29
posted by Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

CSC will host in-person Auditions for our upcoming production of Hamlet directed by Eleanor Holdridge. Auditions will be held on October 20 from 5-9pm and October 29 from 12-5pm. Whether this is your first or your fifth time auditioning for CSC, we’d love to review whatever you wish to share with us. We offer both non-union and AEA Guest Artist contracts. We are always eager to cast BIPOC actors and encourage them to submit. You can find more information about CSC here. All roles are paid a minimum of $250 per week. Housing is not provided. Rehearsals are generally weekday evenings and Saturday daytimes.



Open Call Rotterdam Photo 2023: Freedom Redefined
deadline October 26

Rotterdam Photo is an annual photo fair with a festival flair. The event celebrates the spectrum of contemporary photography in all its diversity.

Being part of Rotterdam Art Week, the event yearly attracts around 10.000 visitors. Among these are art lovers, collectors, gallerists, as well as international art professionals from different parts of the globe.

Every year the fair offers a wide gamut of independent photographers the opportunity to exhibit their projects. Photographers can participate individually or on behalf of the gallery by submitting their works and projects via an open call related to the current theme. The goal of the photo fair is to offer an affordable exhibition space directly to photographers, proposing lower costs compared to traditional art/photo fairs.

More information about Rotterdam Photo –



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.




Portraits Project | Call for Scores
deadline November 1
sponsored by Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) is seeking original music to be included as part of the PORTRAITS project to be premiered June 2024.

PORTRAITS will represent through visual art, music, and dance, the spectrum of sexual, gender, racial, ethnic, and cultural identities in a nine-movement oratorio performed by GMCW and 17th Street Dance. Each movement will feature one of the nine artworks from the PORTRAITS exhibit, brought to life aurally by the music, and visually though dance. The music and text of the piece will tell an aspect of the human experience, inspired by the artwork of the composer’s choosing from the PORTRAITS exhibit, with the lyrics supporting the original intent behind the artwork.

Pieces for consideration should be 3-6 minutes in length, scored for TTBB chorus, with optional vocal solo(s). The work may be a cappella or with piano accompaniment. Other instruments may be included as optional solo or chamber ensemble. Composers may submit works from their existing repertoire, or a sample or sketch of a proposed work to be developed should the composer be selected.

If selected, the composer will give permission for their work to be used in perpetuity as part of the PORTRAITS project, or as an individual piece independent of the work. The composer will also give permission for the recording of their composition to be available in perpetuity as part of the exhibit on GMCW’s website. The composer will retain all other copyrights and usage rights for the piece.

Compensation to the composer for each selected work is $2,500.

Please submit scores for consideration at the link below no later than November 1, 2022. More than one work may be submitted. Composers will be notified of selection by December 31, 2022.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].



Harlee H. Little Jr. Residency
deadline November 1
posted by STABLE DC

The Harlee H. Little Jr. Residency honors the life of an artist and community builder. Harlee provided dedicated lifelong service to education, training, networking and support to the art careers and endeavors of countless people over the years The building that is now STABLE, at 336 Randolph Place, NE in Washington, DC was run as an independent artist studio, classroom, and photography facility by Harlee H. Little Jr and Juliette Madison. The residency program at STABLE will continue Harlee’s impact on the site begun decades ago wherein he created mechanisms for peer-to-peer engagement, developing rich collaborations and personal ties.

The ideal candidate sought for the residency will be technically sound, exhibiting not only excellent artistic skill but also ingenuity in employing materials in creative ways. Sponsors of the residency are looking for artist candidates that have something important to say and are skilled in communicating their thoughts. In addition, ideal candidates should demonstrate community connectivity and a record of giving back to their community.

Through the initiation of this residency, it is our hope to continue the legacy of Harlee H. Little Jr. at STABLE by providing a stipend and free studio space to a deserving artist to facilitate advancing their career.



Nature & Technology: An Inevitable Connectedness Virtual Exhibition
deadline November 2
posted by Visionary Art Collective

About this Exhibition: Nature and technology are polar opposites, both crucial to the fabric of this generation. They are the two areas in which we are compelled to spend our time or where we strive to spend our time. The sensibility of nature is merging with the increasing tech of our time in a synchronicity that we do not expect. Technology is becoming an extension of the human body and environmental landscape, a condition destined to intensify over time. “Nature and Tech, An Inevitable Interconnectedness” explores the interdependence of natural and man-made, real and surreal, rural and urban tangible and spiritual verities. It is the underlying and eternal interconnectedness of all things that is of the highest spiritual value. The binary preconception of technology as evil and nature as good is superannuated. Acknowledging our two current parallel realities brought together in compatibility, creates a sense of balance. This exhibition is a lyrical perspective for a harmonious relationship between technology and nature, a fantasy of symbiotic unity.

This virtual exhibition is open to artists who explore landscape and the natural world, as well as artists who focus on technology and other man-made constructs in their work.

Cash Prizes: We will award selected artists with crash prizes. $300 for first prize, $150 for second, $75 for third.

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to artists of all backgrounds and experience levels. We accept submissions from artists around the world as we are an online art platform. Must be 18+ to submit.

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.

Selected work from this exhibition will be included in our print magazine, New Visionary, which is available quarterly.

To submit your work, please visit:

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



YICCA Art Contest
deadline November 4

YICCA is an international call for artists, open to professionals and not only from any country in the world. All kinds of contemporary artworks are allowed in the art contest: drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphics, mix media, video, installations and performances. The competition’s aim is to promote the enrolled artist, giving them chance to join the international market of contemporary art. Internationality and networking make this art call a huge chance for the artists, which can win a cash prize and have the opportunity to exhibit the submitted works in an art gallery of a European city. Jury’s final decision will lead to a selection of 18 artists that will participate in the final exhibition.

Call for Vendors + Artists
deadline November 4
Cloisters Castle Holiday Tea & Bazaar

The Cloisters Castle Holiday Tea & Bazaar is a juried homemade/handmade craft show exhibiting local vendors and small businesses. We are looking for vendors and artists to join us at this annual event on December 3–4, 2022, at The Cloisters. The deadline is November 4, 2022.



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