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This Week:  Derrick Adams Visiting Artist lecture at Goucher, Asia North 2023, Aaron Dante and Ngaiire at Creative Alliance, AVAM’s Kinetic Sculpture Race, Baltimore Open Studio Tour, opening reception for Schroeder Cherry curated exhibition at Hamilton Gallery, Beth Yashnyk & Fanni Somogyi opening reception and artist talk at Transformer DC, Michelle Erickson exhibition at the BMA, Black Art: In the Absence of Light opening reception at Gallery B, and The Farm Alliance of Baltimore’s Field Notes Dinner Series — PLUS applications due for The Enoch Pratt Free Library Artist in Residence Program and more featured opportunities!

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portrait of Derrick Adams by photographer Steve Benisty

Derrick Adams | 2023 Nancy G. Unobskey ’60 Visiting Artist in Modern and Contemporary Art
Thursday, May 4 :: 7pm
@ Goucher College, Merrick Lecture Hall

Derrick Adams is a Baltimore-born, Brooklyn-based artist whose critically admired work spans painting, collage, sculpture, performance, video, and sound installations. His multidisciplinary practice engages how individuals’ ideals, aspirations, and personae become attached to specific objects, colors, textures, symbols, and ideologies. His work probes the influence of popular culture on the formation of self-image, and the relationship between man and monument as they coexist and embody one another.

Adams is also deeply immersed in questions of how African American experiences intersect with art history, American iconography, and consumerism. Most notably in his Floater series, he portrays Black Americans at leisure, positing that respite itself is a political act when embraced by black communities. The radicality of this position has materialized in Adams’ work across his Deconstruction Worker, Figure in the Urban Landscape, and Beauty World series.

In formal terms, Adams’ practice is rooted in Deconstructivist philosophies related to the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, and the marriage of complex and improbable forms. His tendency to layer, hybridize, and collage not only images and materials, but also different types of sensory experiences, link the artist to an estimable lineage of pioneers ranging from Hannah Höch and Henri Matisse, to William H. Johnson and Romare Bearden. In Adams’ art, the process can also be understood as an analog: “Everything that we are is based on a specific construction,” he once remarked.

Adams received his MFA from Columbia University and BFA from Pratt Institute. He is an alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation’s Studio Program.

Adams is a recipient of a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency (2019), a Gordon Parks Foundation Fellowship (2018), a Studio Museum Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize (2016), and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award (2009). He has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including Where I’m From — Derrick Adams (2019) at The Gallery in Baltimore City Hall; Derrick Adams: Sanctuary (2018) at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; and Derrick Adams: Transmission (2018) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver.

Adams’ work has been presented in numerous important public exhibitions, including Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. (2019) at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati; PERFORMA (2015, 2013, and 2005); The Shadows Took Shape (2014) and Radical Presence (2013–14) at The Studio Museum in Harlem; The Channel (2012) at the Brooklyn Academy of Music; Greater New York (2005) at MoMA PS1; and Open House: Working In Brooklyn (2004) at the Brooklyn Museum. His work resides in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Birmingham Museum of Art.

 

 

Asia North 2023 | Opening Event
Friday, May 5 | Ongoing through June 3

Asia North celebrates the arts and Asian culture that are defining characteristics of Baltimore’s Charles North neighborhood, part of the Station North Arts and Entertainment District.

Inaugurated in the spring of 2019, Asia North is a collaborative community celebration that recognizes, showcases, and honors the art, culture and the Asian heritage of Greater Baltimore, especially the Korean history of Baltimore’s Charles North community.
The Asian Arts & Culture Center co-produces events with the Central Baltimore

Partnership, and multiple community partners. Area artists and organizations present exhibits, performances, films, and more. In spring 2020, the programs expanded to online formats.

Celebrate the kick-off of Asia North 2023. Meet the artists featured in TRANSition/TRANSformation/TRANScendence. Enjoy performances by Hee Kyung Lee Dance Company, Hyejin Kim, Yong Han Lion Dancers, and Ashling Han. Enjoy Korean food. Opening remarks by Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott. Hosted by Dami Soh Schlobohm. Presented with the Baltimore Changwon Sister City Committee and Korean American Foundation – Greater Washington.

Location Info:
Motor House, 120 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201
The Parlor, 108 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201

Asia North graphic by Mika Nakano.

 

 

The Deep Dive with No Pix After Dark Podcast + Ngaiire
Friday, May 5 :: 6pm
@ Creative Alliance

Aaron Dante of the award winning podcast NoPixAfterDarkhosts the FIRST in a series of LIVE podcast recordings with Creative Alliance artists! It’s time for the Deep Dive with NoPixAfterDark! For this extra special collaboration we invite you in for a special interview before Ngaiire’s incredible performance in our theater.

6pm – Live Podcast in the Theater
7pm – Mingle with Aaron & Ngaiire in the Marquee Lounge
8pm – Performance by Ngaiire in the Theater

Tickets:
Creative Alliance Members can join the live podcast for FREE!
Live Podcast Only – $10
Live Podcast, Mingle & Performance – $30, $22 for Creative Alliance Members

 

 

Kinetic Sculpture Race
Saturday, May 6
@ The American Visionary Art Museum

On Saturday, May 6, 2023, the American Visionary Art Museum’s fun and frenzied Kinetic Sculpture Race returns for its 23rd year. The festivities will commence, rain or shine!

AVAM Executive Director Jenenne Whitfield says, “Our annual Kinetic Sculpture Race demonstrates the museum’s ongoing mission to support and promote intuitive, self-taught artists and visionaries of all sorts! I stand in awe of the ingenuity that goes into designing and constructing these original human-powered machines. I challenge Baltimoreans and visitors alike to take a break from the daily grind and join us as we witness the creative spirit on full display in these unique mobile sculptures traversing the streets of Baltimore. A sight to behold, indeed!”

As of this date, there are 23 registered teams, with participants ranging from teenagers to septuagenarians, echoing the race theme of “Everyday People” in their design and theme songs as they prepare to travel through 15 miles of downtown Baltimore streets, mud and sand pits at Patterson Park, and the Inner Harbor, vying for honors such as ACE, Best Pit Crew, People’s Choice, Worst Honorable Mention, and Spirit of the Glorious Founder. The highest honor in the Kinetic Sculpture Race is the Grand Mediocre Champion, awarded to the team that finishes exactly in the middle of the pack.

Among the six Baltimore-area school teams confirmed for this year’s race is Jemicy School. Several years ago, the Kinetic Sculpture Race became the basis for an original program for students at Jemicy, called Kinetic Sculpture Race Industrial Design. Course instructor August DiMucci reflects: “Our students are intuitive, mechanically inclined, visual-spatial thinkers who problem-solve and collaborate to design, build, and race vehicles that meet the challenges of the race. In the class, they learn project planning, design, fabrication, material science, physics, welding, bike maintenance, communication, teamwork, and many other real-world skills. My favorite part of this class is to see the students’ joyful expressions on race day!”

Additional participating schools include: Howard County Public School System Applications & Research Lab, Park School, St. Paul’s School for Girls, St. Paul’s School for Boys, and University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Press passes are required and will be distributed on site at AVAM at the registration table, the day of the race. Please contact Frankie Marsh, [email protected], to register for press credentials.

Kinetic Sculpture Race Approximate Schedule:
8:00 AM – Safety Check & Brake Test at AVAM, 800 Key Highway
9:30 AM – Opening Ceremonies at AVAM
10:00 AM – LeMans Start of Race on Key Highway, up Battery Avenue to Federal Hill Park
11:15 AM – 1:00 PM – Water Entry at Canton Waterfront
1:15 – 3:30 PM – Sand & Mud Obstacles in Patterson Park
3:30 – 6:00 PM – Finish Line/Post Race Recovery at AVAM
6:00 – 7:00 PM – Awards Ceremony at AVAM

 

 

Baltimore Open Studio Tour 2023
Saturday, May 6 + Sunday, May 7

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) announces the 2023 Baltimore Open Studio Tour Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, May 6–7, 2023, from 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Baltimore Open Studio Tour Weekend is a citywide event that brings together professional artists and the public. It gives art lovers, students, collectors, and creative influencers the opportunity to meet, connect with, and purchase art from some of Baltimore City’s most vibrant artists. Each year during Baltimore OST Weekend, attendees travel from across the Maryland region to visit artists in their Baltimore studios, see their works in progress, and step into their creative processes.

 

 

Linda Popp, My Hands Come from Adele

Baltimore Assemblage / Collage: Curated by Schroeder Cherry | Opening Reception
Saturday, May 6 :: 2-4pm
@ Hamilton Gallery

Assemblage and collage are art making processes that could be described as “piece work.” While collage often refers to works made of flat materials such as colored and textured paper, fabric, and photographs, assemblage can involve any manner of objects, two or three-dimensional. Both processes engage the acts of choosing, piecing together, arranging, and affixing.

The Baltimore-based artists in this exhibition have a track record of piecing together materials in their craft. Some use objects that are individually identifiable but take on different meanings when assembled, or are in conversation with each other. Here viewers may be invited to create a narrative. Other artists take a more abstract approach, relying on color, form, and texture to create an
object meant to be experienced without a story. Cumulatively, this exhibit demonstrates a diverse range of piece work. – Schroeder Cherry, Ed.D. curator

Also exhibiting HAC artist members:

Loring Boglioli, Marisa Canino, Schroeder Cherry, Diane Dennis, Grace Doyle, Nancy Keene Fishel, Tim Jankowiak, Amy Klainer, Mark Mellett, L. Nef’fahtiti Partlow-Myrick, Linda Popp, Lynn Poshepny, Katie Rickman, Theresa Reuter, Michael Seipp, Bridget Z. Sullivan, Richard Sullivan, & Alex Vanicky.

 

 

Image Credit: Beth Yashnyk & Fanni Somogyi.

Sticky Entanglements: Beth Yashnyk & Fanni Somogyi | Opening Reception + Meet the Artists
Saturday, May 6 :: 2-4pm
@ Transformer DC

Transformer is thrilled to announce the opening of Sticky Entanglements, an exhibition by Baltimore, MD based artists Beth Yashnyk & Fanni Somogyi, who explore glitch as a point of metamorphosis.

Human and non-human bodies are dissected and fragmented, questioned and observed, and then reassembled in distinct ways into new hybrid forms that push the boundaries of gender and life itself. The narrative that develops between the sculptures, animations, and paintings presented in the exhibition will offer paths to speculative ideas of relationships to one’s self and to others.

See below for programming details!

ABOUT THE ARTSIS/

Beth Yashnyk is an interdisciplinary visual artist living and working in Baltimore City. Originally from New York, she earned a BFA in Printmaking from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and her MFA in Multidisciplinary Fine Art from Maryland Institute College of Art. Inspired by media and pop culture, she uses animation, sculpture, drawing, and painting to create surreal narratives and environments.

Fanni Somogyi is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer living and working in Baltimore, MD. She completed her BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Through biomorphic assemblages, she investigates interspecies connections to understand how she affects non-human beings and the ecosystem. Somogyi has shown work at the Vox Populi (PA), New Collectors Gallery (NY), and Target Gallery (VA) among others.

Exhibition Hours: Weds – Saturday | 12 – 6 PM.

 

 

Recasting Colonialism: Michelle Erickson Ceramics
Sunday, May 7 | Ongoing through October 1
@ The Baltimore Museum of Art

Contemporary ceramicist Michelle Erickson draws from historic ceramic techniques to create works that expose the persistence of racism and exploitation in post-colonial countries.

Erickson is a second-generation American and grew up near Colonial Williamsburg, where she studied the clay bodies and glaze formulas of ceramics imported to the American colonies. These works were integral to a vast network of investment, mercantile exchange, and material movement under English Colonial oppression.

For this exhibition of sixteen ceramic works, the artist recreates historic forms and palettes but alters the shape and decoration to present her viewpoints in ways that are both witty and jarring. Subjects addressed include the importation of Chinese goods, child soldiers, former U.S. President Donald Trump, police brutality, and the Second Amendment. These works are paired with 17th- through 19th-century Asian and European ceramics from the BMA’s collection that invite viewers to consider the continuation of colonialism in the present.

Organized by Brittany Luberda, Assistant Curator for Decorative Arts

 

 

Black Art: In the Absence of Light | Opening Reception
Sunday, May 7 :: 2-5pm
@ Gallery B

This exhibit is inspired by the 2021 documentary, ‘Black Art: In the Absence of Light’ an HBO released American film, directed, and produced by Sam Pollard. The film was inspired by a single 1976 exhibition, “Two Centuries of Black American Art,” the first large-scale survey of African-American artists. Organized by the distinguished University of Maryland University Professor Emeritus of Art, artist, art historian, collector, curator and philanthropist David C. Driskell  (June 7, 1931 – April 1, 2020). The exhibit included some two hundred works dating from the mid-18th to the mid-20th century, and advanced a history that few Americans, including art professionals, even knew existed.

Like, Two Centuries of Black American Art, Black Art: In the Presence of LIGHT challenges the status quo of the art-historical canon that represents ideals of beauty and knowledge based on a biased LIGHT in favor of art created by those who have occupied the most socially, politically, and economically powerful positions in culture.

This exhibit represents a body of work designed to enLIGHTen the mainstream to understand that the label of “Black American Art” isn’t itself a form of self-imposed isolation but that of self-awareness and preservation of culture.  As David Driskell eloquently stated “Isolation isn’t, and never was, the Black artist’s goal. He has tried to be part and parcel of the mainstream, only to be shut out.”

This exhibit also answers Artist Theaster Gates’ challenge to all Black and African-American Artists “Are you willing to make [art] in the absence of light?”  The work in this exhibit is their collective responses, their LIGHT.

This exhibit is partially funded by MSAC.

 

 

Field Notes: A Dinner & Dialogue Series
Sunday, May 7 :: 4-8pm
@ Gatherings, Woodberry Kitchen

The Farm Alliance of Baltimore invites you to the second of our Field Notes Dinner Series for an evening of celebration, honor, dining and dialogue in celebration of the ‘New York Oyster King,’ and abolitionist, Thomas Downing.

We continue our series in support of the amazing work of the Farm Alliance of Baltimore as we build a movement in urban agriculture in Baltimore City.

The evening will commence with a raw bar featuring oysters from Downing’s own birthplace of Chincoteague Island. During happy hour, guests can enjoy a Bloody Mary while vibing to the live sounds from trumpeter Brandon Woody’s trio.

Guests will also engage in a spirited discussion led by Deb Freeman, of the Setting the Table podcast, about the life and legacy of Thomas Downing. She will highlight Downing’s significant contributions from the oyster’s rise from dank and dark oyster cellars to mainstream dining across the country. Deb will also highlight his substantial contributions to abolitionist work and The Underground Railroad.

A silent art auction will also take place; guests can bid on pieces from celebrated artists Pierre Bennu of exittheapple and renowned photographer I. Henry Phillips Sr.

Come celebrate Black excellence & intellect with us!

 

 

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Jews For Racial & Economic Justice | Mazals Text Bank

 

2023 Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant
deadline May 17

You may apply for a grant in one of the following project types: Article, Book, or Short-Form Writing. The Article category supports essays, magazine features, and extended exhibition reviews. Catalogue essays will be considered, except for exhibitions held at commercial galleries. Articles may be published in print or online. A confirmed publisher for a proposed article is not a prerequisite to apply. Article grants are $15,000 each. The Book category supports a broad range of books on contemporary visual art, from general-audience criticism to academic scholarship. Writers working on experimental or non-traditional arts writing are also invited to apply. Book grants are $50,000. The Short-Form Writing category supports the ongoing practice of writers who regularly produce short texts that respond to current exhibitions, events, and issues in contemporary visual art. By “short” we mean texts in the range of 250-1,500 words. By “writers who regularly produce” we mean writers who, on average, publish at least one text per month in print or online (magazines, newspapers, blogs, or other independent publishing platforms). Short-Form Writing grants are $30,000 each.

 

 

MONOCHROMES | Call for Exhibition
deadline May 19
posted by LOOSEN Art

This call aims to collect monochrome photographic, graphic and video images containing tonal scales of gray or other chromatisms. Beginning with the black and white photographic images, the monochrome product is always intended as an abstraction of reality and as a representation of certain levels of human perception, of the visible and not, through which we gather information on the relationship of humankind with the world.

The Call “Monochromes” also intends to recall the aesthetic-artistic trends that arose from the 50s and 60s, in which color has a primary function in conveying or reinforcing messages and meanings, aimed at arousing emotional reactions on the part of the observer.

 

 

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival
deadline May 19

Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Festival (SEAF) celebrates the world’s most boundary-pushing, mind-blowing animation. This annual festival is focused on supporting unique, experimental and diverse voices in the field of animation, with a lean toward off-the-wall humor and energy. We remain dedicated to the search for innovative storytelling and craft, and we are working to create meaningful connections across geographic and stylistic divides. The festival is fully In-Person in 2023 with screenings at a variety of theatre venues in Baltimore, Maryland. This year the festival will include multiple program of International animated short films, a Baltimore Showcase, a Young Audiences program, animator retrospectives, special screenings of independent feature films, workshops and more. For the Baltimore Showcase, submissions must be a film produced within 50 miles of Baltimore City to qualify. There is a $10 application fee.

 

 

VisArts Studio Fellowship 2023-2024: Free, Open Call
deadline May 20

VisArts invites applications and proposals from local, national, and international artists for two six-month Studio Fellowships. Studio space is provided free of charge. Artists receive a $500 monthly stipend. Studio Fellows present their work in culminating solo exhibitions.

VisArts’ Studio Fellowship provides a unique opportunity each year for two dynamic individual artists or collaborative artist teams to create a new body of work, evolve an existing body of work, or develop a project in a stimulating, supportive environment over a period of six months.

Admission to VisArts’ Studio Fellowship is highly selective, based on a review of applications by rotating panels of artists and art professionals, including painters, sculptors, film and video artists, photographers, installation artists, interdisciplinary artists, and independent curators.

 

 

Studio Museum Harlem: Artist in Residence
deadline May 22

Proposed as a founding initiative in 1968, the Artist in Residence program has earned The Studio Museum in Harlem recognition for its catalytic role in advancing the work of visual artists of African and Afro-Latinx descent.

Every year, the Museum offers an eleven-month residency for three local, national, or international artists working in any media. Individuals selected for the residency receive institutional guidance and professional development, research support, studio space, and a stipend paid out over the course of the residency. In addition to their time in the studio, artists participate in Museum public programs and educational studio visits with community partners. The residency culminates with a group exhibition featuring artworks made by each of the artists during their time in the program.

 

 

ORIGIN | Call for Entry
deadline May 26
posted by Baltimore Clayworks

Application Deadline: Friday, May 26
Notifications of Acceptance: by Friday, June 23
Exhibition Opening: Saturday, September 9, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: September 9 – November 4, 2023

Juror: Kensuke Yamada
“ORIGIN” is an exhibit that explores the concept of home and how it is defined, personally and culturally, by looking at different personal narratives, family histories, and cultural practices. It is the process of learning more about oneself and discovering the “true” self. It involves understanding what makes a person unique. Also, it requires people to be open to new experiences and willing to take risks to better understand who we are and what we want out of life. It can also involve reflecting on one’s past, understanding one’s values, and exploring one’s passions.

 

 

5th Annual Saturday “Visiter” Awards | Call for Submissions
deadline May 30
posted by Poe Baltimore

It seems like Edgar Allan Poe is everywhere…he is a character in Netflix’s movie The Pale Blue Eye with Christian Bale or find references to the famous writer/poet in the popular hit tv series Wednesday or hear the Austrian Entry in the Eurovision Song Contest “Who the Hell is Edgar?”!  Poe Baltimore has always celebrated the works of the macabre genius so it’s great timing that they are NOW accepting entries for the 5th Annual Saturday “Visiter” Awards. Writers, performers and artists are invited to submit their Poe-inspired works highlighting their greatest original or adapted work from the last three calendar years. The Saturday “Visiter” Awards (SVAs)are an international contest honoring a new generation of artists and writers inspired by the legacy of Edgar Allan Poe and recognizes the best in multiple categories such as film, art, performance, and writing. The deadline for submission is May 30, 2023. For more information, visit https://poefestinternational.com/sva-categories-%26-judges.

Rodney Barnes, Maryland-born award-winning writer, producer, and comic book creator, will be the presenter and guest of honor at the SVA ceremony on October 7, 2023 where the winners will be announced.  Mr. Barnes is currently an executive director and writer for HBO’s new series WINNING TIME: THE RISE OF THE LAKERS DYNASTY, which chronicles the professional and personal lives of the 1980s Showtime Lakers during the team’s wild and fast-paced golden years. He is also involved in several other writing and producing projects and is a veteran comic book creator who earned an Eisner Awards nomination for his critically acclaimed graphic novel Killadelphia, which now has a television show in development.

WHAT IS THE SATURDAY “VISITER” AWARDS?

The Saturday “Visiter” Awards are named after the prize a young Poe won in 1833 from the Saturday Visiter, a weekly periodical published in Baltimore. That prize launched the famed writer’s career. The fee for SVA submission is $25 per entry and nominees will be given a ticket to the Black Cat Ball, a prize medal and a “Saturday Visiter Awards” designation for their work.  Details, promotional video and FAQs can be found here:https://poefestinternational.com/saturday-visiter-awards .

Poe Baltimore announces the six-person panel of judges designating winners for 2023. These Edgar Allan Poe experts/enthusiasts include:

  • Christopher Semtner, curator, The Poe Museum (Richmond)
  • Jessica Williams, associate director of special events and Westminster Preservation Trust, Inc at the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Susan Elizabeth Sweeney, Ph.D., distinguished professor of arts and humanities at the College of the Holy Cross
  • Roger MCormack, education coordinator, Poe Cottage (the Bronx, NY)
  • John Edward Marting, Ph.D., librarian, scholar and teacher from Texas/book review editor for the Edgar Allan Poe Review
  • Thomas Brown, board member, Poe Baltimore

Poe Baltimore is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created to fund, maintain and interpret The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, and to celebrate the legacy of one of Baltimore’s most famous residents.  The organization is dedicated to maintaining the museum as a vibrant experience for the thousands of visitors who come from around the world each year, and as part of a broader mission of city-wide events and educational opportunities celebrating Poe’s legacy in Baltimore and beyond.

 

 

The Enoch Pratt Free Library Artist in Residence (AIR)
deadline May 31

The Enoch Pratt Free Library Artist in Residence (AIR) program is an opportunity for the selected visual artist to work as an independent contractor developing a new body of artwork or to further develop projects already in existence. The Artist in Residence program aims to enhance the artistic and cultural life of Maryland by connecting established and emerging artists with Library resources and tools, creating meaningful connections with Library patrons, and contributing unique perspectives to our ever-evolving and growing community.

Artists must maintain a regular presence at the Library, with a minimum of 10 hours per week during their 11-month residency making and creating in the provided Artist Studio. Artists will have access to their studio only during public service hours from 10 am to 8 pm Monday through Thursday and 10 am to 5 pm on Friday and Saturday. The Library is closed on Sundays, there is no 24 hours access.

In consultation with Pratt staff, the Artist in Residence is expected to plan and host one public event or activity per month. The purpose of AIR events is to educate and engage the community in the creative process.Programs can include interactive sessions, workshops, classes, demonstrations, presentations, or other forms of community engagement. Different activities must be designed for children/families, teens, adults, and all ages. Half of these events will be scheduled for branches other than the Central Library. The Artist can present the same program more than once, if at multiple locations. It is the expectation that the last program in June will be a culminating event representative of the Artist in Residence’s research and work produced.

Free Library will promote the Artist in Residence and any presentations, exhibitions, and community programs the artist participates in during the residency. This residency opportunity is open to Maryland-based artists 21+ years of age who are interested in connecting with and teaching the community about art.

Current Pratt staff are not eligible to apply.

 

 

header image: Style Variation by Derrick Adams. Acrylic paint and graphite on digital inkjet photograph.

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