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This Week:  Baltimore Clayworks virtual artist talk with Jenny Reed, the BioBuggy at UMBC, Monument Women’s Creative Alliance celebrates National Women’s Day at Baltimore Spirits Company, Asian and Islamic art lecture at the Walters, screening of “Into the Light” and “FIRE!!” at the George Peabody Library, the BMA presents a JJC Talk with Dirk Joseph, launch of Safety in Numbers  curated by Tiffany Chavis, Stanton Lewis, and Ashley Minner Jones, VIVID opening reception at Gallery CA curated by Rahne Alexander, and Baltimore Old Time Festival at Creative Alliance — PLUS Baltimore Open Studio Tour Weekend call for registration and more featured opportunities!

 

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Baltimore Clayworks Artist Talk Series – Jenny Reed
Tuesday, March 2 • 2pm
presented by Baltimore Clayworks

Tune into the Baltimore Clayworks Artist Talk Series to learn more about our community of artists and the work they create! Register for a FREE virtual artist talk today!

Ceramic artists are at the heart of Baltimore Clayworks. Artists are at the center of the mission of Baltimore Clayworks, and provide the organization with talent and innovation to inspire our community and to enliven the artistic impact of ceramics in our region. Their professional and personal networks provide a kaleidoscope of interactions with peers, galleries, and academic institutions, which keep the organization at the forefront of contemporary ceramic art.

Jenny Reed

Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Jenny Reed received her BFA degree in 2014 from Northern Kentucky University. She then taught at community art centers in Louisville before completing a post-baccalaureate program at Indiana University Southeast. In 2017, she was awarded a first year fellowship to pursue her MFA at Indiana University Bloomington. She completed her MFA in May 2020. Her practice continues to progress through experimentation and the incorporation of new techniques. In 2018, Jenny participated in a study abroad program and took printmaking and book making courses in Venice, Italy. She has also received scholarships to participate in workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Her has been featured in numerous exhibitions throughout the US, including Bridging the Gap: Contemporary Craft Practices and the 2018 National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Container Show. She is inspired by community involvement and has assisted with various community projects, including the program Diversity and Biodiversity of Indiana: Papermaking with Local Plants to Tell Our Stories.

 

 

BioBuggy: Mobilizing Community Art and Science
Wednesday, March 8 • 12-1pm
@ UMBC Performing Arts & Humanities Building

The big picture goal of BioBuggy is to increase the connection that urban residents feel for the living resources in nearby estuaries that they both enjoy and affect. Bradley and Schott seek to accomplish this connection by inviting the public to observe and listen to the small, sessile organisms in the estuary (harbor) with the aid of a mobile microscope, video screen, and hydrophone (underwater) listening device. Once drawn to the cart, a passer-by is invited by estuarine science and art students staffing the device to follow their curiosity about what is in the harbor. The BioBuggy also serves as a scientific platform to collect video data on the biodiversity of the estuary. The data collection function is intended to enhance public engagement and invite their participation in the scientific process. BioBuggy serves as a catalyst for discussions about all kinds of human-nature interactions, such as the effect of stormwater runoff on estuarine life and how these inconspicuous organisms reciprocally enhance the water quality. In May 2022, Bradley, Schott and community partners Friends of Garrett Park (Brooklyn, Maryland), and Middle Branch Imagined (Cherry Hill, MD) were awarded a Chesapeake Bay Trust Mini Grant Award to support programing and extended community engagement in 2022-23. Other key contributors to the project are Charmaine Dahlenburg, Director of Field Conservation, and Langston Gash, Conservation Technician, both at the National Aquarium.

 

 

International Women’s Day Soirée & Leadership Panel
Wednesday, March 8 • 5-8pm
@ Baltimore Spirits Company

Monument Women’s Creative Alliance is celebrating International Women’s Day to #EmbraceEquity by hosting a panel discussion featuring women who are shaping Maryland’s future. Our special guests will include Brooke Lierman, Maryland’s first female Comptroller, Dana Ledyard, COO of CodePath.org, and Tiffanni Reidy, a multi-hyphenate creative.

Our panel discussion will be moderated by award-winning journalist Marianne Banister. Join us for a vibrant discussion on leveraging your sphere of influence to forge a fair and equal world.

Don’t miss out on this empowering and uplifting event. Let’s work together to create a world where equity is the norm.

 

 

Depths of History: Provenance and Asian and Islamic Art Collections
Thursday, March 9 • 6pm
presented by The Walters Art Museum

Location: Walters’ Facebook and YouTube

Provenance—the history of an object’s ownership—presents opportunities for research, cultural understanding, and conversations about the role of museums as stewards of a collection. It can also be a complicated and controversial subject, depending on who created the object and its original cultural and religious contexts. This program explores questions around provenance through collections of Asian art owned by tobacco industry heiress Doris Duke and Chicago industrialist Avery Brundage.

Join Dr. Leslee Michelsen, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions at the Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design in Honolulu, Hawaii; Adriana Proser, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art at the Walters Art Museum; and Natasha Reichle, Curator of Southeast Asian Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, in this conversation moderated by Dr. Gina Borromeo, the Walters’ Senior Director of Collections and Curatorial Affairs and its Senior Curator of Ancient Art.

The Depths of History is a program series that investigates and interrogates the problematic histories of museums and other institutions. This series reflects the Walters Art Museum’s commitment to making accessible the histories of its origins and the art that it stewards in order to ensure an environment of anti-racism, inclusivity, collaboration, and welcome for visitors, volunteers, and staff. 

This event is virtual and is available exclusively on our Facebook and YouTube pages. 

About the Guest Speakers: 

Dr Leslee Michelsen is the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design in Honolulu. She is an internationally-focused curator dedicated to the accessible amplification of global arts and cultures.

Her recent work includes co-curated exhibitions with contemporary artists Jordan Nassar and Sherin Guirguis as well as the “Silk Web” exhibition of contemporary art of Central Asia, curated for the Dowse Art Museum in New Zealand. Upcoming projects include a multi-sensory, pan-Pacific exhibition on scent in the botanical arts of the Islamic world; and co-curated exhibitions with artists Aya Shalkar, Diana Al Hadid, Lazo Studios, and Wardha Shabbir.

Leslee earned her Ph.D in Islamic art history and archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, she consulted for UNESCO Afghanistan on the curatorial content of the Bamiyan Cultural Center, and was the Head of the Curatorial and Research Section at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar (MIA) from 2011-2015.

Natasha Reichle is a curator of Southeast Asian Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Her most recent exhibition, Weaving Stories, looked at the role textiles play in the formation of status and identity. The exhibition, Lost at Sea: Art Recovered from Shipwrecks explored issues of maritime archaeology, provenance, and ethics. Philippine Art: Collecting Art, Collecting Memoriesaddressed the history of the collection of art from the Philippines and centered voices from the Philippine community in labels and videos. Other exhibitions include the first major U.S. exhibition on the arts of Bali, Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance.

At the museum she has been part of the leadership team of DEAI taskforce and the Re-History project, which critically re-examines and re-envisions the museum. She is the author of Violence and Serenity: Late Buddhist Sculpture from Indonesia (University of Hawai’i Press.)  She holds a B.A. in literature from Yale University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California at Berkeley.

 

 

Screening of Into the Light: A Trip Through Baltimore Ballroom (2021) and FIRE!! (2022) followed by panel with filmmakers and Baltimore ballroom leaders
Thursday, March 6 • 6:30pm
@ The George Peabody Library

Into The Light (directed by Jason Gray and Kathryn Martin) follows ballroom performers as they prepare to compete at the inaugural Peabody ball in 2019. FIRE!! (produced by Ballroom Throwbacks) showcases performers at the 2022 Peabody ball. Both films highlight the work of the Peabody Ballroom Experience, a collaborative effort to interpret Sheridan Libraries archives through runway and performance.

The George Peabody Library
17 E Mt Vernon Pl, Baltimore, MD 21202

 

 

JJC Talks: Dirk Joseph
Thursday, March 9 • 6:30-7:30pm
presented by Baltimore Museum of Art

Join the Joshua Johnson Council’s March meeting featuring artist Dirk Joseph.

Watch on Facebook Live.

About the Artist:

Dirk Joseph is a visual artist, performing artist, film maker, art teacher, graphic artist, and community arts facilitator. He is the founder of String Theory Theater, a small family-based puppetry troupe. Dirk was born in Trinidad, grew up in NY and has called Baltimore home since 2002. For the last 30 years he has made a living as an artist while supporting a family.

About the Joshua Johnson Council:
Joshua Johnson Council (JJC) Members share a passion for African American and African art. Named after an 18th-century African American portrait painter who lived and worked in Maryland, the JJC is one of the oldest African American museum support groups in the U.S. Its mission is to forge meaningful connections between Baltimore’s African American communities and The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) by promoting and highlighting the achievements of African American artists.

JJC Membership offers a wide range of opportunities for active participation within a network of friends and colleagues dedicated to art, education, community, and family. JJC programs and meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month.

Find JJC on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/groups/joshuajohnsoncouncil

 

 

Safety in Numbers: Portraits of East Baltimore’s “Reservation” | Launch
Thursday, March 9 • 7pm

Co-curators Tiffany Chavis, Stanton Lewis, and Ashley Minner Jones, in partnership with the University of Maryland Baltimore Intercultural Center, will host a virtual launch for their exhibition Safety in Numbers: Portraits of East Baltimore’s “Reservation.”

Safety In Numbers is an online exhibition connected to baltimorereservation.com featuring photographs, sourced from various archival collections, of American Indian people who were part of Baltimore’s “reservation” in its heyday. This exhibition was co-curated by three members of the present-day community, Tiffany Chavis, Stanton Lewis, and Ashley Minner Jones, who are all Lumbee. An exhibition essay has been authored by Dare Turner, who is Yurok.

Baltimore is part of the ancestral homelands of the Piscataway and the Susquehannock, and a diverse host of American Indian folks from many nations have passed through or lived here at different times and still do. In the mid-twentieth century, thousands of Lumbee Indians and members of other tribal nations migrated to Baltimore City seeking jobs and a better quality of life. They settled on the east side of town in an area that bridges the neighborhoods of Upper Fells Point and Washington Hill. There, they created a vibrant, intertribal American Indian community which they affectionately referred to as their “reservation.” In the decades since, due to a complex set of factors ranging from upward mobility, to Urban Renewal, to gentrification, many American Indian people moved away from the area, which continues to transform. Recent generations never experienced the “reservation” as such. Today, most Baltimoreans are surprised to learn it ever existed.

To change this, In 2021, Ashley Minner Jones and collaborators launched baltimorereservation.com, a print Illustrated Guide to East Baltimore’s Historic American Indian “Reservation,” and the Guide to Indigenous Baltimore mobile walking tour apps. All of these free public resources focus on the built environment. Ashley Minner Jones says, “Safety in Numbers is an important addition because it focuses on our people and it shows we are not a monolith.” Stanton Lewis, who was born in Lumbee tribal territory and moved with his family to Baltimore as a small child, says, “The group of Indians was very eclectic. There were roughnecks, religious people, hard workers, drug addicts, drunks, the whole slew. The title of the exhibition says it all for me because if we didn’t have that community, a lot of us wouldn’t have survived.” Tiffany Chavis says, “Being a first generation Lumbee born in Baltimore City, it has been an honor to be a part of this work. It’s a powerful feeling to shape the narrative and memory of my peoples’ history in the city I love and call home.”

Images were sourced from the the Baltimore Sun Archives, the East Baltimore Documentary Photography Project Collection, and the Roland Freeman Collection, all housed in Special Collections at the University of Maryland Baltimore County; the Baltimore News American Collection housed in Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Maryland College Park, and the collections of families of the community.

The launch will be emceed by Rosemary Ferreira, Associate Director of the UMB Intercultural Center, and will feature remarks by the co-curators and designer, Katie Lively, followed by q&a. ASL interpretation and live captioning will be provided by Joyful Signing. This exhibition was funded by the Grit Fund and Alternate ROOTS.

 

 

4th Annual Baltimore Old Time Music Festival
Friday, March 10 – Saturday, March 11
@ Creative Alliance

The Baltimore Old Time Music Festival brings together the brightest Old Time Stringband musicians in the country to celebrate where this vibrant music form exists today and where it’s going. Join host artists Ken & Brad Kolodner along with a dizzying lineup at Creative Alliance for two days of concerts featuring brilliant musicianship and shimmering vocal harmonies, hands-on workshops, jamming, square dancing, conversation and revelry that’s fun for all ages.

The festivities begin Friday night with the kickoff concerts in the Marquee Lounge and Main Theater. All performers will be on hand to perform and share their stellar talents across two stages for what promises to be a magical start to the weekend. Saturday is the main event with a full day of activities including workshops for all skill levels, jamming for newbies and seasoned veterans, performances all day on the lounge and main stages and the legendary square dance to cap off the night. New in 2023, the recently-opened Creativity Center across the street is available to the festival for workshops, jamming and room to spread out. Don’t miss the premier festival for Old Time stringband music held right here in Charm City!

Lineup
Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons with Phil Wiggins
Ginny Hawker Trio
Hubby Jenkins
Ken & Brad Kolodner (Host Artist)
Lonesome Ace Stringband
Mama’s Broke
Nora Brown
Phil Jamison
Sarah Kate Morgan

Schedule
Friday Kickoff Concert | FRI MAR 10 | 7PM
Saturday workshops and performances | SAT MAR 11 | 10:30AM – 11:30PM
Saturday Night Dance & Evening Concerts | SAT MAR 11 | 7 – 11:30PM

 

 

VIVID | Opening Reception
Friday, March 9 • 6-9pm
@ Gallery CA

On view March 10 2023 to March 31 2023
Opening reception March 10 6pm to 9pm
Closing reception March 31 Transgender Day of Visibility, 6pm to 8pm

A new group exhibition called VIVID comes to Gallery CA in March 2023. Co-created by a team of trans femme and queer artists (Terra Swann & Daina Reszneki & S.M. Prescott, with mentorship from Rahne Alexander) and a public health researcher-aspiring artist (Mannat Malik). VIVID is a coming together of ways of knowing and telling sometimes cast as contradictory, mismatched, and worlds apart.

VIVID is a response to the rivalry between the arts and quantitative data, investigating histories of distrust between transgender communities and researchers born from legacies of research that reduced transgender people to their hardships or failed to see them at all. The artists weave their mediums and data points from a study of transfeminine people across the Eastern and Southern U.S. (called the LITE study) to (re)tell and make visible their own stories about gender expression and mental health and families and spirituality and more.

We invite the public to join us in a joyful installation of fashion designs, poetry and paintings, textiles, and data sharing. VIVID includes participatory art elements and we look forward to sharing in making and remaking with you.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, March 10 from 6 PM to 9 PM and will feature light fare, with the exhibiting artists introducing their works. The closing reception will be held on Friday, March 31 from 6 PM to 8 PM (also featuring light fare) and is meant to honor Transgender Day of Visibility by bringing together local trans-artist-activists for a panel discussion about leveraging arts for community organizing and to amplify community needs.

We will share updates on exhibition programming through the Gallery CA Instagram page @GalleryCA and our VIVID Facebook event.

VIVID is made possible with support from the LITE & ENCORE studies and the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research (Adolescent and Young Adult Working Group Microgrant).

About the Artists

Terra Swann (She/Her) is an East Baltimore, MD native and self-taught sketch artist influenced by literature and European art, and fashion design. Terra hopes to establish a career as a fashion artist by intertwining ways of creating that are based on both fashion design and visual arts. Her work for VIVID explores ways of expressing our genders, fluidity, and diversities in all of their complexity, through fashion. Her art experience and background span volunteering and learning at institutions such as Baltimore City Community College, School 33, Pride Center of Maryland, Amassi Center of Maryland, Art with a Heart, and Baltimore School for the Arts.
Daina Reszneki (She/Her) has had a lifelong fascination with artistic expression. She spent her pre-teen and teenage years at a magnet arts school in North Carolina. In college, she spent far more time on her poetry and in and out of the workshop, than any of her studies. She fell out of the creative mindset after transitioning, until stumbling back into it through VIVID. Her work uses painting and the written word to tell stories of mental health, families, and accepting and loving her body.

For most of S.M. Prescott’s (They/Them) life (born Bossier City, Louisiana in 1993), their father was the pastor of a tiny country church in the woods. They seek to both respect and subvert the time-honored craft tradition of banner-making in the American church. Church banners have historically been used to commemorate moments of jubilee. It is this same commitment to reveling in joy that fuels their work. Often times queer and trans life is reduced to struggle and oppression. Prescott’s banners assert that while these are essential aspects of our lives, it cannot be the only narrative we tell, to ourselves or each other.

 

 

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The Art of Racing | Call for Entry
deadline March 10

1/ST and the Maryland Jockey Club are pleased to continue their partnership with the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) as presenters of The Art of Racing, a nationwide-wide call for entries of original, two-dimensional visual art that depicts the unique elements of Thoroughbred racing and the Preakness Stakes. Last year’s inaugural program drew nearly 150 entries vying for the $4,000 stipend. The original artwork of Theresia Zhang, a MICA student, was selected and her winning piece was reproduced and available for sale during last year’s Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. This year’s The Art of Racing opens to artists nationwide on January 9th with a closing date for all submissions by March 10th.

The Preakness and MICA have an illustrious history dating back to the 1970s, when then-MICA professor Raoul Middleman led his classes in painting murals of Pimlico Race Course. The seven murals Middleman created with his students, which live in perpetuity behind the course’s grandstand, provide an intimate look at a tradition defined by history and character.

The Art of Racing encourages artists across the country to submit their own awe-inspiring portrayals of Thoroughbred racing, the Preakness and/or Pimlico Race Course. Using the submission portal below, professional and amateur artists may submit their renderings and earn a chance at receiving a $4,000 stipend and two VIP passes to Preakness 148 on May 20, 2023. The submission portal can be accessed below.

After March 10, 2023 closing, submissions will be available for public viewing. The public is encouraged to view and vote on their favorite piece of art. The top 10 vote-getters will be entered into a final round that will be judged by esteemed members of the community.

 

 

Adams County Arts Council 19th Annual Juried Exhibition | Call for Entry
deadline March 10

The Adams County Arts Council is looking for 2D & 3D artworks for their annual juried exhibit at Gettysburg college in PA. Eligible to any artist over the age of 18. There is a $45 entry fee.

 

 

University of South Carolina School of Visual Art and Design | Call for Proposals
deadline March 10

Artists have two opportunities with the McMaster Gallery at SVAD. Exhibition in McMaster Gallery: The School of Visual Art and Design houses the University of South Carolina’s only contemporary art galleries. McMaster Gallery, its primary gallery, seeks proposals for innovative and professional exhibitions that support curricular initiatives and broaden student experience. Two invited exhibitions will take place in Fall 2023 (August – October, October – December). Exhibition Proposals may be solo, group, or a curatorial proposal. A total budget of up to $2,000 per exhibition is offered to cover travel and accommodation reimbursement, visitor’s fee, and/or other expenses, subject to approval. Visiting Artist: Visiting artists offer programming and extracurricular opportunities for students. Visiting artists may or may not exhibit concurrently in McMaster Gallery, though the committee encourages proposals incorporating a visit and exhibition.

 

 

Brownsville/Park Ave. 3-D Artwork Proposal | Call for Public Art
deadline March 10
posted by FrostburgFirst

In collaboration with The Brownsville Project, FrostburgFirst is seeking an artist, or team of artists, to create a permanent 3-dimensional artwork to be placed prominently within the Frostburg Arts & Entertainment District. FrostburgFirst seeks to commission a new, 4 -6 ft., interpretive sculpture representing Brownsville founder Tamar Brown to be placed prominently within the Frostburg Arts & Entertainment District. FrostburgFirst invites artists to submit their portfolios, qualifications, and conceptual sculpture proposals. Submissions will be reviewed by the Brownsville/Park Ave Public Art Committee, and the highest-scoring artists will receive a cash honorarium of up to $600.

 

 

Baltimore Open Studio Tour Weekend 2023
deadline March 12
posted by BOPA

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts (BOPA) is proud to announce our 35th Annual Open Studio Tour (OST):

Saturday, May 6, 2023, 10AM – 6PM
Sunday, May 7, 2023, 10AM – 6PM

An annual city-wide event, Baltimore Open Studio Tour has brought together professional artists and the general public, giving art lovers, students, art collectors, and creative influencers the opportunity to visit, meet, engage, purchase, and get a glimpse into the world and studios of some of Baltimore City’s most vibrant artists.

Each year OST attendees travel from all across Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region to visit the studios of artists in Baltimore to see their work and step into their working processes.  Set your art up, open your studio doors, and welcome all on May 6th and 7th, to get an inside glimpse into your studio practice and art process.  OST Weekend is the perfect opportunity to share your work and engage with the public.

 

 

Architecture | Call for Submissions
deadline March 12
posted by SE Center for PhotographyThroughout the history of photography buildings have been highly valued photographic subjects, mirroring society’s appreciation for architecture and its cultural significance.

During the early-to-mid-20th century, architectural photography became more creative as photographers used lines and bold shadows in their compositions, and experimented with other techniques, resulting in architectural photography being viewed as more of an art form.

Our juror for Architect is Michael Pannier, Executive Director of the SE Center for Photography, an exhibition and education venue for fine photography in Greenville, SC. Michael is represented in galleries across the country, a frequent exhibition juror and curator, portfolio reviewer and speaker on the business of fine art photography.

40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. In addition, selected images are featured in the SE Center social media accounts (FB, IG, Twitter) and an archived, online slideshow. A video walkthrough of each exhibition is also featured and archived.

 

 

Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. 2023-24 Open Call for Artists
deadline March 12

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. (KCCDC) invites artists worldwide to apply to participate in upcoming exhibitions during the 2023-2024 season. The major goals of the KCCDC exhibition program are to introduce Korean and Korea-inspired art to audiences in the greater Capital region and to enhance artistic cultural exchange between the Republic of Korea and the United States. The KCCDC Open Call for Artists accepts a wide variety of art forms, including painting, photography, sculpture, installations, video, new media, and craft. Please be aware that artwork must fit, size-wise, in the KCCDC gallery. Any individual artist, group, or organization can apply. There are no restrictions based on age or nationality.

 

 

America’s Favorite Pastime | Call for Entry
deadline March 13
posted by Zeke’s and Maryland Art Place

Zekes’ Coffee Shop and Maryland Art Place (MAP) are seeking artworks related to baseball, America’s favorite pastime. Baseball has played a major role throughout American history. We’re excited to get the ball rolling on this ‘call for artists’’ who pass their time painting, documenting, photographing or creating anything related to the love of the game! Let’s root, root, root for the ball team while knocking this show out of the park thanks to all our baseball art enthusiasts! Oriole-themed artwork is encouraged but not required!

The reception will be held at Zeke’s Coffee located at 4719 Harford Road on Saturday, April 15 between 10 am and 12 pm.

To be considered for the show, please fill out the following Google Form 

 

 

LIFT – Early Career Support for Native Artists
deadline March 14
posted by Native Arts & Cultures Foundation

The LIFT – Early Career Support for Native Artists program will provide critical support to early career Native artists with one-year awards to develop and realize new projects. The program encourages artists to uplift communities, advance positive social change, point courageously toward environmental sustainability, and foster communal meaning making. The program will consist of a suite of activities that includes grantmaking, artist professional development, evaluation, and communications/marketing support. The primary objectives of this opportunity are to support artists who are developing their voices and for whom the award may serve as a launching point in their career.

 

 

Call for entry: Weekend Residency for a Maryland-based Woman Artist
deadline March 15

The Cabins is teaming up with the writer Kasia Merrill to offer a Maryland-based woman artist a long weekend in Kasia’s bucolic home in Grantsville, Maryland from June 9th to June 12th, 2023. The resident will have their own bedroom and bathroom, with shared access to a full kitchen, living room, wrap-around porch, a firepit and Grantsville’s beautiful nature right out the back yard. Though it will be challenging to reach the house without a car, Kasia (who will be present with her boyfriend Vano during the resident’s stay) can pick the resident up from the Cumberland, MD Amtrak station, take them by a grocery store so they can stock up on what they need, and return them to the train station after their stay. Interested creatives can view photos of the property here. Kasia has two cats in the home, so it isn’t a suitable property for anyone who is allergic.

Residency dates: June 9-12, 2023

 

 

header image: Baltimore Reservation Project, part of 'Safety in Numbers: Portraits of East Baltimore's 'Reservation'' at the UMD Baltimore Intercultural Center

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