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This Week:  Hotel Indigo hosts QRCKY’s opening reception, Essential Tremors + Matmos, Myrtis Bedolla curated exhibition opening at Banneker-Douglass Museum, Transformer’s 20th Anniversary Gala, Baker Artist Awards Celebration at the BMA, Nights on the Fringe at the Peale, Creativity Center grand opening, Tim Doud exhibition opens at HEMPHILL, and Gina Pierleoni and Schroeder Cherry speak at Stevenson University — PLUS Poetry Out Loud call for entry 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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QRCKY | Reception
Wednesday, November 9 • 5-7pm
@ Hotel Indigo

Maryland Art Place in partnership with Hotel Indigo Baltimore is pleased to present new original artwork by Baltimore based artist, QRCKY.  The exhibition is on view at Hotel Indigo Baltimore, located at 24 West Franklin St. from September 9 – January 6.  A public reception will take place Thursday, November 10 from 5 to 7 pm.

About the Artist:

“Art is not a luxury; it is a necessity. It documents history — it helps educate people and store knowledge for generations to come. Generations of people that don’t see themselves in art lose their history. My art allows me to develop an identity and say:  “This is my story. This is what I know.”

Art unity communities allow us to dialogue about history and its legacy. These are some of the most important works I have made. They speak to who I am, my heritage, and my culture.

My work explores the relationship between Black diaspora sensibilities and urban spaces. With influences as diverse as Kara Walker and Jean-Michel Basquiat, new synergies are crafted from constructed and discovered layers. Currently living in Baltimore, I am interested in the sensation of moving, the deconstruction and reassembly of surfaces, and of forgetting and remembering what has come before.”


We hope to see you Thursday, November 10 from 5 – 7pm for the opening reception.

Validated parking is available at 15 West Franklin St. Garage.



Essential Tremors Presents The Selector Series #3: Matmos (Drew and Martin)
Wednesday, November 9 • 7-9pm
@ Idle Hour

A fully immersive, shared listening experience in a high-fidelity environment with your hosts, Drew Daniel and MC Schmidt (Matmos).

Modeled on the “jazz kissas” founded in Tokyo in the 1950’s in which people gathered to drink and listen to records, The Selector Series features a guest “selector” (DJ) who chooses a record that’s important to them that we then play that evening.

The Selectors will begin the evening by introducing the record its relevance to them and some of the history behind it then attendees will listen to a high-fidelity playback of the record in its entirety. The record Drew and Martin chose is Enoch Light’s “Spaced Out.”

Idle Hour features an extremely high-fidelity stereo and special seating options:

-$20: Prime Seats (best location for immersive stereo sound in middle of room); includes one cocktail; 7 available

-$15: Regular Seats; includes one cocktail; 13 available



Remnants/Peace and Joy are the Birthright of All Beings by Tawny Chatmon; Courtesy of the Steve Weiss and Tania Pichardo Collection

The Radical Voice of Blackness Speaks of Resistance and Joy | Opening Reception
Thursday, November 10 • 6-9pm
@ Banneker-Douglass Museum

The Radical Voice of Blackness Speaks of Resistance and Joy presents multidisciplinary works of art by fifteen cross-generational Black Maryland-based artists, as well as pieces from the Banneker-Douglass Museum Fine Art Collection. This exhibition, guest curated by Myrtis Bedolla of Galerie Myrtisin Baltimore, explores America’s fraught history of systemic racism while celebrating the resiliency of a people who have persevered despite social and political devices to suppress them.

Investigated through paintings, photographs, prints, videos, and conceptual works are notions of resistance and joy, imagery that gives voice to the voiceless and dispossessed. Presented are thought-provoking narratives that serve as a conversation on Black empowerment while sanctioning and proclaiming Blackness and its humanity.

Featured artists are Devin Allen, Tawny Chatmon, Wesley Clark, Larry Cook, Oletha DeVane, Edward D. Ghee, Sr., Phylicia Ghee, Jerrell Gibbs, Curlee Holton, Monica Ikegwu, Megan Lewis, Charles Mason, III, Wendell Patrick, Joyce J. Scott, and Chrystal Seawood. Also included are commissioned portraits of Benjamin Banneker, Frederick Douglass, Dr. Lillie Carroll Jackson, and Harriet Tubman by Hughie Lee-Smith, and a portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Nathaniel Gibbs.

The exhibition will run November 10, 2022 – September 30, 2023. Programming in alignment with the exhibition is scheduled throughout the duration of the exhibit, to include artists’ talks, a conversation with the curator, a jazz & poetry night out, youth events, and more.



Transformer’s 20th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition & Benefit Auction Gala
Thursday, November 10 • 6:30-9:30pm

On the occasion of our 20th anniversary, Transformer presents Transformer20 – a dynamic, large-scale exhibition featuring one hundred artworks by artists from across our twenty years of exhibitions, as well as a deep dive into the organization’s extensive archives. Being presented at the GWU/Corcoran School of Art & Design November 10 – December 10, Transformer20 will launch with a Benefit Auction Gala on November 10, 2022, followed by an After-Party at The Line DC, 9:30 – 11PM!

Advance ticket purchases are required. Priority tickets will go to Transformer’s Visionary Leaders Circle donors. Limited individual tickets will be available mid-October. Participating Transformer20artists will be in attendance. Visit for continued updates!



Baker Artist Awards Celebration
Friday, November 11 • 6-9:30pm
@ Baltimore Museum of Art

Join us for a celebration of the arts and Baltimore at the opening preview of the Baltimore Addressed: Baker Awards exhibition. Enjoy late-night access to galleries, free hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and music.

This event celebrates the winners of the Baker Awards from 2019–2022 and the exhibition features works by Laura Amussen (interdisciplinary, 2020); David Page (visual arts, 2019); Ernest Shaw Jr. (visual arts, 2022); Susan Waters-Eller (visual arts, 2020); and Pamela Woolford (interdisciplinary, 2022).

This event is free. REGISTER HERE.

Hosted in partnership with the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA).



Nights on the Fringe 2022
Friday, November 11 – Saturday, November 12
@ The Peale

Nearly 10 years to the day of Charm City Fringe’s first ever event, we’re coming back to the stage!

Join us for an evening of audacious entertainment at The Peale! Bring a friend, take a date, grab your neighbor – the date night ticket saves you $5 per ticket.

Support the Fringe and make your evening special by joining us at our VIP Experience with an artist meet-and-greet and preferred early seating (VIP Experience purchase available on Saturday only, and includes a ticket to the show). Included in the VIP Experience is beer from The Brewer’s Art, heavy appetizers (basically dinner) from Nando’s, and a private tour of the newly renovated Peale, Baltimore’s Community Museum and the oldest museum in the United States.

Hosted by WYPR’s own Aaron Henkin, creator of the Out of the Blocks documentary series and The Maryland Curiosity Bureau. Aaron’s stories have aired nationally on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered.



Creativity Center Grand Opening!
Saturday, November 12 • 11am-4pm
@ 3137 Eastern Avenue

Celebrate the groundbreaking union of our two buildings – The Patterson and the NEW Creativity Center!

On Saturday, November 12th, we invite Baltimore to wander through both Creative Alliance buildings to experience the best Creative Alliance has to offer and see highlights of what is to come!

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than open opening all our doors, so you, your family, friends, and neighbors can dance, eat, create, and explore throughout the day! Get crafty with the Artesanas in the beautiful storefront classroom, watch cooking demonstrations from many countries in the teaching kitchen, and pop into a salsa, capoeira, or hip-hop lesson in the dance studio. The historic Patterson, with its bright and shiny refinished marquee, is also open! Listen to Sidewalk Serenades in the BUS stop, grab a cocktail in the Marquee Lounge, visit the exhibitions, and meet our NEW Resident Artists in their studios. This is just a taste of what the Creative Alliance team has in store for the day. There’s even going to be hot chocolate!



Tim Doud, Prolepsis | Opening Reception
Saturday, November 12 • 6-8pm | Ongoing through December 23

Prolepsis is the gallery’s inaugural exhibition of Tim Doud’s work. The show presents only three works with each selected from ongoing large-scale projects. In addition to stylistic traits, the three pieces are tied together by a preoccupation with fabric and the semiotic nature of fabric patterns. Hundreds of fabric patterns are referenced throughout the paintings exhibited.

One might assume the fabric patterns have been chosen at random or simply for their graphic features. However, the artist’s previous work was rooted in portraiture and each of his subjects dressed for the occasion. Through the intense demand of painting the details of these costumes, Doud became inspired by the symbolism of the clothing. Each garment and its fabric parts point to its ethnographic source and a trail of meanings. In each of the three pieces in the show fabric patterns are arranged in familiar visual systems, one in a taxonomic gridding of 100 small paintings, another riffing on cubist design strategies, and the third, a massive interlacing of multiple textiles.

Doud’s arranging and weaving together of fabric patterns as painting subject becomes representative of a population, a “we the people.” The paintings are loud and boisterous, overflowing with the visual drama of conflicting abstract imagery. Relying on art’s inherent ambition for and against balance, Doud demonstrates a collective struggle to reach harmony. Each painting professes the potential for a positive outcome. Each is the equivalent of a social vestment. No doubt you will recognize a fabric you have worn.



Gina Pierleoni and Schroeder Cherry
Sunday, November 13 • 1-3pm
@ Stevenson University

Gina Pierleoni and Schroeder Cherry create hand-made figures with stories to tell.  How do they do it?  Come to Stevenson University, Greenspring Campus and they’ll show you. 1525 Greenspring Valley Rd. Stevenson, MD 21153

Sunday, November 13th, 1-3pm.

Gina’s sewn figures are made almost entirely from discarded and re-purposed materials. Through collecting, sorting and valuing, materials headed for the landfill are made whole again. In hand sewing, she uses a simple looping stitch.

Schroeder’s rod puppets are constructed of wood, fabric and metal.  They perform various roles in stories for children, families and adults.



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2022-23 Poetry Out Loud
deadline November 15
posted by National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation

The words of great poets literally come to life in Poetry Out Loud (POL), a literary arts program created by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation. Through MSAC support, POL helps students across Maryland master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. Since 2005, 4.1 million students and 68,000 teachers from 17,000 schools and organizations have competed in Poetry Out Loud nationwide. In Maryland, approximately 129,000 students have participated in the program, learning the power of poetry firsthand.

2022-23 Competition Overview: 

This year, the Maryland State Arts Council is hosting the 2022-2023 Poetry Out Loud Competition Regional Competitions VIRTUALLY and the State Competition IN-PERSON! Regional and State competition dates will be announced in November.


Poetry Out Loud is open to all high school students.


Each winner at the state level receives at least $200 and the chance to compete for the national championship. The state winner’s school/organization receives $500 for the purchase of poetry materials. The first runner-up in each state receives at least $100, with $200 for their school. At the national finals, a total of $50,000 in awards and school stipends is awarded annually. Learn more about Poetry Out Loud here:



Women’s Studio Workshop Residencies
deadline November 15

Women’s Studio Workshop offers Studio, Legacy, Art-in-Education Artist’s Book, and Artist’s Book Residencies for women and trans, intersex, nonbinary and gender-fluid visual artists. Their studios are housed in an historic building, located in the foothills of the Hudson Valley’s Shawangunk Mountains.



The Hopper Prize
deadline November 15

The Hopper Prize was established to provide grants, visibility, and career-enhancing validation to artists who demonstrate a serious commitment to their work. In this grant cycle, unrestricted grants of $3,500 will be awarded to two artists, and $1,000 will be awarded to four artists.

In addition to grant recipients, Hopper curators select a shortlist of 60 artists annually (30 in the spring and 30 in the fall) to have their work archived alongside grant winners. These elevated portfolio presentations are a growing resource for curators, gallery owners, collectors, and art enthusiasts. There is a $40 non-refundable application fee.



The Co-Director of the BIPOC Residency will be Sunya Folayan

Free Winter 2023 BIPOC residency
deadline November 20
posted by 360 XOCHI QUETZAL

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a year-round Artist & Writers Residency located on magical Lake Chapala, Mexico. International BIPOC artists, writers and performers who would benefit from having uninterrupted time to devote to their creative practice are encouraged to apply for our Free Winter 2023 BIPOC residency. Visit our website for more detailed information: is also a year-round Personal Residency program available for artists and writers who cannot participate in the BIPOC residency. Our website is a mother-lode of information about life in Mexico. Learn more on our Facebook group page: 360 Xochi Quetzal, Twitter and Instagram @360xochiquetzal or write to us at [email protected]



Holiday Show
drop-off deadline November 20
posted by Towson Arts Collective

Our end of the year sale, all work should be for sale for immediate pick up for less than $150. Craft artists are encouraged to show off their wares!


Drop Off: Sunday, November 20 – 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

Reception: Thursday, December 1
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
Pick up: Sunday, November 20
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Featuring our December Guest Artist Claudia Brookes: landscape paintings in oil, especially en plein air, watercolor paintings, cards and much more.

CURRENT MEMBERS: $10 for entry of 1-2 pieces, maximum 3’ x 3’ space OR $20 entry for 3-6 pieces, maximum 6’ x 6’ space

NEW MEMBERS AND RENEWING MEMBERS: $25, 1 year membership fee (does not include entry fee)

NEW STUDENT MEMBERS AND RENEWING STUDENT MEMBERS: $15, 1 year membership fee (does not include entry fee)

Note: Upon delivery, all works must be ready for hanging. That is, they must be properly framed and wired.

Visit our Call for Entries page for details.

Emerging Curator Program 2023
deadline November 22
posted by VisArts Rockville

VisArts invites applications from emerging curators to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition at VisArts in the Kaplan Gallery in the fall of 2023.

The VisArts Emerging Curator Program offers a unique opportunity for an emerging curator or artist with an interest in exhibition-making or curating to work with an experienced mentoring curator to develop and present an exhibition and to assist in the presentation of the mentor’s exhibition. To develop expanded education programming and enhanced visitor experiences, the 2023 Emerging Curator and the 2023 Mentoring Curator will also focus on developing tools to support public programming that promotes social interaction, creative exchange, and audience engagement.

VisArts will provide the Emerging Curator with $10,000 budget to cover exhibition costs and curatorial fees. Additional funding and staff support for printing, promotions, and execution of exhibition programming is available. The program is one year and will begin in January 2023.

International applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. VisArts is unable to provide or assist with visas.

The selection panel includes the VisArts Galleries Director & Curator, Galleries Committee, Artist Advisory Council, and the 2023 Mentoring Curator.

VisArts is a nonprofit arts center in Rockville, Maryland. We’re the largest visual arts organization in the area and an active, significant presence in the greater metropolitan arts community. Our contemporary art galleries, artist studios, and 355 POD Space Gallery are located in Rockville Town Square, a thriving gathering place for the local community. VisArts presents exhibitions of contemporary art in our five galleries, along with related programs and events. We also offer Emerging Curator and Studio Artist Programs along with art classes and VisAbility Art Lab, our supported studio for adult emerging artists with disabilities.



Bernheim’s Artist in Residence Program
deadline November 28

For over four decades, the Artist in Residence program has attracted artists from around the world who seek to use Bernheim as their inspiration. Established in 1980, this internationally renowned program annually awards artists the opportunity to live and create site specific work inspired by their total immersion experience in the natural environment. The work created through this program allows our visitors to experience nature in new and exciting ways while enhancing awareness of Bernheim’s mission of connecting people to nature. In 2021, we expanded the program to include an Environmental Artist in Residence that encourages artists to examine environmental issues and severity of the climate crisis to promote dialogue and positive change for the natural environment and world at large.

In exchange for comfortable rustic housing, access to studio space, financial and staff support for the development of new work, artists will create a site-inspired artwork, temporary installation or project as a donation to the Bernheim Foundation. Recipients are also asked to engage the public with their work and/or process while in residence.

Artists are encouraged to explore ideas that reinforce Bernheim’s mission of connecting people with nature and to use their residency to take risks, experiment, and explore new avenues in their own work. Any questions can be addressed with Arts in Nature Assistant Hannah Coleman-Zaitzeff, at [email protected].

We encourage visual artists of all mediums, with the broadest range of diverse perspectives and experiences, to submit work for consideration.



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