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This Week: Reading Douglass opening reception at the Lewis Museum, Día de los Muertos at the Peale, UMBC hosts an artist talk with Sonya Clark, Stoop Storytelling at the BMA, Highlandtown First Friday Art Walk, BROS’ Love & ROAR! opens, Claire/McCardell opening party at Maryland Center for History and Culture, Amy Dang at Creative Alliance, and the Baltimore Jazz Society at Stony Friends Meeting — PLUS MAP UNDER $500 call for entry and more featured opportunities!


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Día de los Muertos at the Peale
Tuesday, November 1 • 6-9pm
@ The Peale

Free | In-person at the Peale

*Masks required at indoor events

On November 1, the Peale celebrates Día de los Muertos with friends from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the National Museum of the American Latino (NMAL). Special events from 6-9pm will mark the closing of the Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) exhibition, brought to the Peale by JHU, and an ofrenda and procession to honor and support the healing of the community of Uvalde, Texas, offered by NMAL. Mufasa Cruz Moreno will provide a special guided tour of the HT94 exhibition. The muralist and altarist Frida Larios has been commissioned to create the ofrenda and a mural. The mural honors those killed in a mass shooting at Rob Elementary School.

We invite you to participate in this event by loaning/donating objects for the community ofrenda which will be displayed during the event! Bring:

• Flowers, including Marigolds, Dalias, Zinnias, Roses, Sunflowers, Carnations, wildflowers, and wild leaves.

• Herbs: Copal, Sage, Tobacco, and Rosemary.

• Nurturing: Cacao (chocolate), fruits, vegetables, and coffee beans.

• Drinks: Water or any bottled drink.

• Candles (electric): large candles, small, and tea lights.

In celebration of Día de los Muertos, items may be dropped off at the Peale, starting October 27 till October 30, 2022. Please bring your items in a box/container with your name and “Community Ofrenda – Dia de los Muertos” on the label.

The Peale Museum is open Thursday–Friday from 3—7 pm and from Saturday–Sunday from 10—4 pm. Inquires email [email protected].



Harmonies of Liberty: Artist Talk with Sonya Clark
Thursday, November 3 • 4-5:30pm
@ UMBC Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

The Humanities Forum presents the annual Daphne Harrison Lecture, featuring Sonya Clark, who will speak in conjunction with Hair/Craft, an exhibition on display at the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery. Her talk, entitled Harmonies of Liberty, will discuss artwork inspired by the hymn “Lift Every Voice and Sing” — work that she has produced in harmony with musicians that centers collaboration, innovation, craft, and design as a means to uplift suppressed voices.

Sonya Clark is Professor of Art at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Previously, she was a Distinguished Research Fellow in the School of the Arts and Commonwealth Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where she served as chair of the Craft/Material Studies Department from 2006 until 2017. In 2016, she was awarded a university-wide VCU Distinguished Scholars Award. Her work has been exhibited in over 350 museum and galleries in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia. She is the recipient of a United States Artists Fellowship, a Pollock Krasner award, an 1858 Prize, an Art Prize Grand Jurors Award, and an Anonymous Was a Woman Award. Most recently, she was an inaugural recipient of the Black Rock Senegal Residency Fellowship.

Admission is free.

This event may be enjoyed in person or via simultaneous streaming at

UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all students, staff, and visitors. If you would like to request a disability-based accommodation on site or have questions about this event or its location, please contact us at [email protected].

This event is co-sponsored by the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery; the Department of Visual Arts; the Center for Innovation, Research, and Creativity in the Arts; and the Department of Africana Studies.



A Movement in Every Direction: Stories about Modern-Day Migration
Thursday, November 3 • 6:30-8pm
@ The Baltimore Museum of Art

The Stoop Storytelling Series and Baltimore Museum of Art present A Movement in Every Direction: Stories about Modern-Day Migration. This event is inspired by the new exhibition, A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration.

Hear personal tales of escape and exodus, oppression and opportunity, resettlement and regeneration, and the profound act of making a home away from home.

Join us for an evening of unforgettable true tales.


The Stoop is looking for storytellers for this event! Visit their website to learn how to submit your story.



First Friday Art Walk
Friday, November 4 • 5-8pm
@ Highlandtown Arts District

As always, the Art Walk is FREE to attend, with drink and food specials at restaurants and bars like Snake Hill, Sally O’s, and IndoViet. The Art Walk is self-guided —check out the Art Walk Map for venue locations and details to plan your night!
Remember to wear your mask, keep your distance and have fun! If you’re not feeling well, stay home and join us next month!
**Some venues are open earlier than 5pm and some stay open past 8pm. Please check individual listings.**
GETTING HERE: Free street-parking is available throughout the neighborhood. Metered parking is available on Eastern Ave and Conkling Street (and is free after 6pm). City buses #21, #22, Navy, Blue bring you to the district.

Love & ROAR!
Friday, November 4 • 8pm | Ongoing through November 20
@ 1 East Baltimore Street

Our next rock opera is of truly monstrous proportions. Love & ROAR! is an original romantic comedy set in the idyllic Bay City in the late 1950s. Suddenly, on a day like any other, the Ancient Ones, giant monsters from before history, emerge from the Earth and begin wreaking havoc with one purpose in mind: MATING. Mary Ekhart – whose longtime boyfriend and American hero Cliff totally just dumped out of nowhere – is an ambitious scientist with hopes of saving Bay City. She stumbles across a mystic secret power that allows her to bridge the gap between humans and kaiju and discovers that maybe giant monsters want love just like us, and can find it where they’d least expect…

A hilarious new romp that will really push our limits in what can be pulled off on stage. There will be music, laughs, friendship, and GIANT MONSTER FIGHTS!



Claire/McCardell | Opening Party
Saturday, November 5 • 6-8pm
@ Maryland Center for History and Culture

Claire McCardell redesigned women’s fashion from the 1930s to 1950s, designing for the American woman with lasting impacts on contemporary design. Celebrate the legacy of this Marylander and pioneering fashion designer as we unveil Claire/McCardell, an exhibition that takes an intimate look at the woman behind the iconic label.

Get special access and an upclose look at contemporary fashion designer Tory Burch’s tribute to Claire McCardell with pieces straight from the Spring/Summer 2022 runway.

Registration is required and space is limited. Don’t miss being a part of this exclusive evening of cocktails, fashion, libations, and elevated d’oeuvres.



Ami Dang w/ Infinity Knives
Sunday, November 6 • 7pm
@ Creative Alliance

“Dang creates a dreamscape full of overpowering and beautiful sitar melodies, underscored by subtle, poignant synth lines that can evoke both soothing peace and dangerous tension.” – Bandcamp Daily

Creative Alliance hosts the album release of The Living World’s Demands by sitar player and ambient musician Ami Dang! Amrita “Ami” Kaur Dang is a South Asian-American vocalist, sitarist, composer and producer from Baltimore. Her sound blends elements of North Indian classical, noise/ambient electronics, beat-driven psych and experimental dance pop. The work references her hybrid identity as a first-generation South Asian-American, Sikh upbringing, musical education, as well as the chaos and spirituality of the landscapes of both Baltimore and urban India.

Ami has collaborated with a diverse range of bands and musicians, to include Animal Collective, William Cashion (Future Islands), and Thor Harris. She has performed onstage with Grimes, black midi, Lower Dens, Florist, and more. Most recently this year she completed tours with The Weather Station and fellow Baltimore act Beach House. The Living World’s Demands is a co-release between Phantom Limb and LA’s Leaving Records.

Infinity Knives is an African born, Baltimore based musician who works with bands, orchestras, and singers to create the perfect culmination of left field electronic, hip-hop, and sound collages, in the likes of Erik Satie, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Outkast.



The Baltimore Jazz Collective
Saturday, November 6 • 7pm
@ Stony Friends Meeting

Stony Run Friends Meeting, a Quaker Meeting in Baltimore, will host their Annual Benefit Concert on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at their Meetinghouse, 5116 N. Charles Street, which is adjacent to Friends School of Baltimore. The concert, held in an intimate setting, will feature nationally acclaimed musicians as part of the Baltimore Jazz Collective with Brinae Ali, tap dance and vocals, Alex Brown on piano, Kris Funn on bass, Sean Jones on trumpet, Todd Marcus on bass clarinet, and Quincy Phillips on drums.

Guests will enjoy the band’s dynamic artistry on their original compositions and arrangements of other great Baltimore composers and then have an opportunity to meet the artists. The Concert will benefit the peace and social justice work of SRFM. A portion of the proceeds will go directly to Baltimore Ceasefire 365 and Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts & Entertainment District. Tickets are $20. The concert will also be livestreamed, and viewers are invited to pay what they can. To purchase tickets or obtain additional information, visit



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ARCH Project (Art Remediating Campus Histories) | Artist Opportunity
deadline November 8
posted by Monument Lab

Monument Lab is excited to announce an artist opportunity through the ARCH Project (Art Remediating Campus Histories) – a multi-year collaboration with the students, staff, faculty and alums of Bryn Mawr College to commission a lasting campus artwork. The goal: to respond to the legacy of exclusionary practices at the College. Informed by a year of engaged research led by Monument Lab on campus, this vital work builds upon ongoing grassroots and College-supported efforts to reveal and repair harm, ensuring a reckoning with Bryn Mawr College’s history and a clear-sighted look at the way to a future of inclusion and reconciliation.

On behalf of the College, Monument Lab and a circle of campus collaborators have extended an open call to artists to propose a lasting campus public artwork in response to the question, What stories are missing from Bryn Mawr College? Interested artists are invited to submit a statement of interest along with work samples and a C.V. through an online form, due November 8, 2022. Upon receipt of artist submissions, the project’s Artist Advisory Committee will select 5 artists. These finalists will be invited to campus for optional site visits and asked to submit a final proposal. Finalists are compensated $4,000 for this proposal stage.  

The budget for the final selected project is $560,000 with an artist fee of $112,000.

In late March 2023, artists will be invited to share their proposals with the College community publicly through in-person presentations. Informed by community feedback, the Artist Advisory Committee’s decision-making process will result in final recommendations that will be delivered to the College’s Board of Trustees. Based on the Committee’s recommendations, the Board will make a final decision by late April 2023.



PHL Open Call 2023: Three Person Exhibition
deadline November 14
posted by Tiger Strikes Asteroid Philadelphia

Tiger Strikes Asteroid Philadelphia (TSA Philadelphia) is pleased to announce our Open Call 2023: Three-Person Exhibition, to run from January 7, 2023-February 11, 2023. We invite you to submit your work for an opportunity to be featured in a curated exhibition. Professional documentation and a modest stipend ($150 per artist) for shipping or other costs associated with the exhibition will be provided.

Submission guidelines:

• Open to artists over 18, working in all mediums, WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN A DEGREE-GRANTING PROGRAM. • Artists will be chosen by the members of TSA Philadelphia. • All artwork submitted must be ready to hang or install. • Artists are responsible for delivery of their work. TSA cannot transport work to the gallery. • Artists living outside of Philadelphia are welcome to apply but will be responsible for artwork shipping costs. • At least one of the three artists to be included in this exhibition will be local to the Philadelphia area. • Submission fee is $20 for up to five images and is non-refundable. • Artists who wish to apply as a group (artworks created by individual artists but shown together) should submit separate applications, with a note in their artist statements. Each artist will also be considered independently unless they specify otherwise in their application. • Artists who work as a collaborative team (all artworks created together without individual credits) may apply under a single application. • All submissions must be in by 11:59 pm on November 15, 2022 for consideration. • Selected artists will be notified by December 5, 2022 • Work will be received by January 2, 2023. If hand delivery is not possible the artist is responsible for the cost of shipping or mailing artwork to and from Tiger Strikes Asteroid using FedEx, UPS or USPS. A return shipping label and return postage must be included with the artwork. • Artist reception January 12, 2023 • Tiger Strikes Asteroid retains a 30% commission on all art sales made during the exhibition. • Work must be picked up/deinstalled on February 12, 2023 • Each selected artist will receive a $150 stipend (with submission of receipts).

We can waive the entry fee on a case by case basis. Please consider that these entry fees directly support our operational and administrative costs before requesting a waiver.



Tamar Hendel Gallery Fall Call for Entries
deadline November 14

CREATE Arts Center is excited to announce a call for entries for our fall juried all-media exhibition, hosted in the Tamar Hendel Gallery at CREATE Arts Center.

Through our extended deadline of Monday, November 14th, 2022, artists across the region are invited to submit up to three (3) images of original 2-D or 3-D art—including all mediums except video or film—to be considered for inclusion in this two-month show. Artworks will be selected by jurors Cassandra McKee, textile artist and Senior Program Officer of the Economic Justice Program at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, and Jeffry Cudlin, artist, critic, and Professor of Curatorial Practice at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore.

To be considered for the Fall Juried Show, please complete and submit this form and provide the $25 submission fee at

In order to ensure that cost is not a barrier to apply, if you are unable to afford the submission fee please submit your artwork through the form, and contact Angelica Credle at [email protected] to receive a fee waiver.

If you have questions about the juried show or the artwork submission process, please contact Angelica Credle at [email protected] or 301-588-2787.

Opening reception: Friday, December 9, 2022 at 7:00-8:30 pm. The show will run through February 3rd, 2023.



UNDER $500
deadline November 14
posted by Maryland Art Place

UNDER $500 10 Year Anniversary Benefit Exhibition and Sale: Friday, December 9 | 6 pm to 10 pm

UNDER $500 After Party: Friday, December 9 | 10 pm  to 1 am

UNDER $500 Virtual Exhibition and Sale: Saturday, December 10 @ 10 am – Wednesday, December 14 @ 10 pm

Virtual Application HERE

Full Prospectus and printable  application form HERE

CALL FOR ENTRY: Have your work noticed and purchased by local buyers & collectors, just in time for the holidays! Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for “UNDER $500”, our upcoming winter benefit exhibition & affordable art sale. The exhibition will include approximately 1-3 works by each selected artist (scale dependant – in the case of smaller works more than 3 pieces may be accepted). Each individual piece must retail for $500 or less. If selected you will be issued an UNDER $500 profile form to fill out inquiring anecdotal information to help better engage patrons with the artists and their work alike. Proposals should be emailed to [email protected] no later than Monday November 14, 2022 at Midnight.  Subject line: Under $500 Application. OR fill out this FORM online.

UNDER $500 is MAP’s winter benefit. Proceeds from the sale of artwork will be split 50/50 between Maryland Art Place and the artist. The event is ticketed ($25) however participating artists are welcomed free of charge,



Lenore G. Tawney Fellowship
deadline November 14
posted by John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Applications are now being accepted for the Lenore G. Tawney Fellowship. This opportunity seeks to foster new engagement with pioneer fiber artist Lenore G. Tawney’s art environment that is installed at JMKAC’s Art Preserve and part of the institution’s collection.

Residency in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, is not required during the term of the fellowship. Application deadline is November 14, 2022. The residency is anticipated to begin in May and end no later than December of 2023.

The fellowship is open to scholars, writers, curators, and artists at all educational levels with demonstrated engagement in research, study, or other activities relevant to the study of the collection.

Full details about the fellowship can be found on the application web page linked below. The Lenore G. Tawney Fellowship is generously supported by endowment funds provided by the Lenore G. Tawney Foundation.



Wherewithal Grants 2023
deadline November 14

The application portal for the 2023 funding cycle is now open! DC-area artists and collectives, you can now apply for either a $5,000 Research Grant or a $5,000 Project Grant depending on which grant best supports your practice at this time. Research Grant funds compensate you for your intellectual labor and idea development, to pay other artists and thinkers for their time and contributions, and for other research-related expenses. Project Grant funds support ongoing or new artist-organized projects that are presented publicly either in unconventional or D.I.Y. artist-run spaces in the DC-area or virtually during the grant period. Projects cannot take place in established commercial galleries, museums, or non-profit art spaces. Applicants must live within the DC metro area.



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