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This Week:  Alberto Cavalieri artist talk with AIA Baltimore + Catalyst Contemporary, Highlandtown First Friday Art Walk, First Fridays performance at the Lewis with Maimouna Youssef + WhoCamille, Jan Eveland and Sarah Magida artist talk at Creative Alliance, Plein Air with Beth-Ann Wilson at Crystal Moll Gallery, Crosscurrence curated by Andrew Shenker at Current, and Idra Novey with Jordan Tierney + Jenenne Whitfield at The Ivy Bookshop — PLUS MAP Cyberwire 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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Alberto Cavalieri | Artist Talk
Thursday, August 3 :: 6-7pm
virtual

Join AIA Baltimore and Catalyst Contemporary gallery in conversation with artist Alberto Cavalieri

Catalyst Contemporary and the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects partner to present sculpture by Alberto Cavalieri at the Center for Architecture and Design. The works on display come from Cavalieri’s series of twisting and elegant “Knots.” In solid cast iron and fabricated, modular aluminum these knot sculptures take viewers on a journey through the beautiful potential of Cavalieri’s elegant forms and into the context of the much larger-scaled possibilities of architecture.

AIA Baltimore is excited to exhibit Alberto Cavalieri’s works to promote dialog about form, materiality, and construction and, on a deeper level, the artist’s use of knots in response to the built environment of his native Venezuela.

 

 

Highlandtown First Friday Art Walk: August 2023
Friday, August 4 :: 5-9pm

This August Art Walk is overflowing! You’re not going to want to miss it!

Join Casa the la Cultura for Came Moreno’s first solo exhibit in the US, “Roots, Color and Folklore”, highlighting more than 38 pieces. Crystal Moll Gallery, in collaboration with Highlandtown Gallery are giving you a very special sneak peek to the 10th Annual Plain Air Show, stop by Friday night to preview the 42 featured artists.

PEAK Performance is teaming up with Creatively Mindful again to bring you the best of Baltimore’s emerging talent. Stop by to meet the artist, learn about their work, have a bite of pizza and enjoy a delicious wine from Off The Rox.

The Hub @ 3522’s most popular annual event is back: Lorraine Imwold Art LIVE Screen printing! Bring your own printable piece, or purchase a blank and create your one-of-a-kind hand screen printed work of art. We’re also cheering in August with a brand-new queen! Join Evening of Vintage Smut and Rust-N-Shine in crowning the next “Miss Mistress of Smut”, featuring guest judge Betty O’Hellno. The pageant starts at 7 pm.

Make your way to Snake Hill where Night Owl Gallery will be hosting Baltimore-based multidisciplinary artist, Samantha Carmichael’s first solo show – “Pure Chaos”! Check out our website and map for a full listing of pop-up vendors and exhibits. Friday night is heating up and we can’t wait!

 

 

First Fridays: Maimouna “Mu Mu Fresh” Youssef and WhoCamille
Friday, August 4 :: 6-8:30pm
@ Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Relax and unwind from your week and mingle at The Reginald F. Lewis Museum with local musical performances. Explore our latest one-of-a-kind exhibitions with food and drinks by local chefs from Lexington Market.   During our  Black Futures, Black Imaginings Music Edition, experience a wide range of music connected with Black futurism and involving the imagination, time, and liberation. Come early to view  Afro-Futurist Manifesto: Blackness Reimagined.

Vibe with us this month as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop with performances by Maimouna “Mu Mu Fresh” Youssef and WhoCamille, a discussion on the five elements of hip hop, and a pop-up art show.  Baltimore-born and D.C.-raised, Grammy®-nominated singer Maimouna Youssef blends gospel, jazz, soul, and hip hop to encourage listeners to believe in their own potential. Mumu Fresh has toured internationally as a critically acclaimed Afro-Indigenous singer, MC, songwriter, activist, workshop facilitator, and audio engineer who’s been called a “quadruple threat” by The Roots’ Black Thought and “groundbreaking” by Oscar-winning artist Common. Mumu Fresh’s music and philanthropic endeavors has been featured in publications such as Variety, Ebony, Essence, BET, NPR, Al-Jazeera, Afro Punk & more. Maimouna has also served as a mentor for several Grammy U-affiliated young aspiring artists.   

 From the 410 to the A, WhoCamille has become a name to remember. The Maryland native is showing the world who WhoCamille is! Not only can she carry a melody in her music, but she’ll tear a 16-bar verse to pieces when she gets behind the mic.  Since dropping her debut EP ‘Copper and Carbon’ in 2019, WhoCamille has gone nowhere but up, making music for the daydreamers, paper-chasers, and passionate people. Winning the nationwide jingle contest for world-renowned restaurant Slutty Vegan in 2020 turned into WhoCamille being the first artist on Slutty Productions. She’s opened for some of the biggest names in music including Lil Baby, Moneybagg Yo, King Combs, and more. Appealing to fans all over the country and obtaining coverage from HypeBae, Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, Bedroom Barz with Sway and more, WhoCamille is WHO you need to know. 

 

 

Ecologies: Jan Eveland and Sarah Magida Exhibition | Artist Talk
Friday, August 4 :: 6:30pm | Ongoing through August 8
@ Creative Alliance

Ecologies showcases the intimate entanglements of flora and fauna that are on display between the work of Baltimore-based artists Jan Eveland and Sarah Magida. Eveland’s works explore the world of the micro in the macro, while Sarah’s works observe the macro and our cropped perspectives of nature. Both artists approach their mediums with different goals of exploring nature. Sometimes the work is delightful and engrossing, in other ways it is consuming and scary.

Ecologies is a new approach to member artists exhibitions in the Amalie Rothschild Gallery, building intergenerational dialogue through familiar mediums and themes, like organisms, life, intimate entanglements, bright color, and meandering lines​.

 

 

10 Annual Summer Plein Air Show + Paint Out! | Opening Reception
Saturday, August 5 :: 3-5pm
@ Crystal Moll Gallery

Award winning painter, Beth-Ann Wilson, will be here for a painting demo from 3:30-5pm

Plein Air is a French term meaning “in the open air”. We are fortunate to have many nationally recognized plein air artists living in our region. We will showcase works by some of the most talented plein air artists working today. There are many Plein Air events where artists gather for 2-6 days to paint no matter the conditions. This exhibition comes on the heels of Paint It Ellicott City, Paint Annapolis and Plein Air Easton…one of the most prestigious plein air competitions in the country.

Paint-Out & Wet Paint Sale: In addition to providing us with selected works, we will ask artists to paint throughout Highlandtown on August 5th. These new paintings will be on display and for sale wet off their easels during the reception.

 

 

Crosscurrence
Saturday, August 5 :: 6pm
@ Current Space

Current Space presents – Crosscurrence

A night of readings, performance, and music
Curated by Andrew Shenker

Participants list coming soon : )

Doors at 6, show at 7
Tickets $12-20, pay-what-you-can

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This outdoor show will be held in our rear courtyard. Enter through the alley at 421 Tyson Street.

Accessibility and Parking Info: currentspace.com/contact
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Events at Current Space are rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable.

 

 

Idra Novey: TAKE WHAT YOU NEED (With Jordan Tierney & Jenenne Whitfield)
Sunday, August 6 :: 6pm
@ The Ivy Bookshop

On September 6, The Ivy is thrilled to welcome Idra Novey and her latest novel, TAKE WHAT YOU NEED! Baltimore’s own American Visionary Art Museum features in the novel, and to bring the book to life, we are thrilled to have Jenenne Whitfield, Director of the American Visionary Art Museum, and Jordan Tierney, 2023 Baker Artist Awardee, to join Novey in conversation.After our conversation about TAKE WHAT YOU NEED, stay and celebrate the spirit of creating beauty from the overlooked. In the bookstore garden, we’ll build a collaborative sculpture out of discards, in the manner of Jean, the artist in Idra’s novel. We’ll supply the found materials from Baltimore’s urban streams.

The event will take place at 6:00 pm in the Ivy’s back gardens.

 

 

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Cyberwire | Call for Entry
deadline August 21
posted by Maryland Art Place

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is thrilled to partner with N2K Networks again this year to solicit the replication, reproduction and acquisition of a work of art indicative of “Creating Connections” and cybersecurity. MAP is working with N2K to offer a unique opportunity to female and female identifying visual artists of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Collectively, MAP and N2K wish to acquire and license the image of a work of art. The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of N2K’s 2023 Women in Cybersecurity event to be held on October 19, 2023 at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.

ABOUT “CREATING CONNECTIONS”: We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today. N2K provides concise and relevant daily briefings and podcasts on the critical news happening across the global cybersecurity domain. In an industry overloaded with information, we also help individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that’s important to them.

The aim of N2K’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cybersecurity, and N2K would like to acquire a work of art that reflects the theme of “creating connections.” Inherent in the idea of connections is the idea of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—which may be an important point of departure for acquired or commissioned work. This opportunity is open to women and women-identifying artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.

The selected artist(s) will be joining a wonderful roster of artists as this program has developed over the last decade. They are: Claire Girodie (year 14’), Anna and Caroline Zellhofer (year 15’), Lindsey McCulloch (year 16’), Carmen Martini (year 17’), and Shanthi Chandrasekar (year 18’), Jackie Hoystead (19’), and Marica Wolfson-Ray (22’). Note: there was a break in this program due to Covid-19.

 

 

Fleeting Moments – Street Photography
deadline August 22
posted by Athenaeum Gallery

Street and otherwise unposed and surprise photographs

This is an open call for entry for an exhibition in the Athenaeum Gallery October 19 through November 26, 2023. There will be a $750 dollar prize awarded to a judge’s determination of ‘best in show’ and a $500 prize awarded by popular vote for ‘people’s choice.’ This event is open to anyone living or working in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area.

The show will feature photographs that capture candid moments, revelatory interpretations, and brilliant reflections of the mundane — work commonly referred to as ‘street photography.’ In 1943 the New York Times referred to the street photography of Helen Levitt, as, “fleeting moments of surpassing lyricism, mystery and quiet drama.” Those qualities will be the hallmark of works selected for this show. We are looking for high aesthetic standards, as well as images that capture a moment, ask a question, or tell a story beyond what is pictured.

 

 

“Artful Harvest: Supporting Artists, Fighting Hunger” Mini-Art Exhibition | Call for Entry
deadline August 25 @ Noon
posted by Roland Park Presbyterian Church

Roland Park Presbyterian Church is thrilled to announce the Call for Entries for the highly anticipated “Artful Harvest: Supporting Artists, Fighting Hunger” Mini-Art Exhibition. The exhibition will be held from November 3 to December 1, 2023, at the Roland Park Presbyterian Church, located at 4801 Roland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21210. This special event aims to unite the community through the celebration of art while making a difference by supporting the GEDCO CARES Client Choice Food Pantry.

“Artful Harvest: Supporting Artists, Fighting Hunger” is a unique opportunity for artists to showcase their talent and creativity while contributing to a meaningful cause. We invite artists from all backgrounds and experiences to submit their original artworks for consideration. All two-dimensional art media will be considered, with the maximum dimensions for each entry (excluding matte or frame) not exceeding 8×10″.

Key Dates for the Call for Entries:

August 25 @ Noon: Deadline for digital entries
September 13: Notification of acceptance
October 18 & 19 @ 10 AM – Noon: Artwork due to gallery
November 3 @ 5-7 PM: Opening reception
November 5 – December 1: Viewing hours are Tuesdays – Thursdays @ 9 AM – 2 PM December 5 @ 10 AM – Noon: Pick up artwork

To participate, artists may submit a maximum of three pieces as .jpg files to [email protected], accompanied by a copy of the entry form, which can be found at https://www.rolandparkchurch.org/serve/art-exhibitions/. Each image should be labeled and correspond to the entry form, including the artist’s name, title, price, dimensions, and medium.

Selected entries will have the opportunity to showcase their artwork and directly engage with potential buyers. Artists will be responsible for accepting payment for all art sales, with the contact information provided on the entry form for interested buyers to arrange payment directly with the artists. As a testament to our commitment to act boldly and compassionately to serve people who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned or poor, Roland Park Presbyterian Church will collect a 30% sales commission from each artwork sold, which will be donated to the GEDCO CARES Client Choice Food Pantry. In addition, participants and guests are encouraged to contribute non-perishable food items or make freewill donations during the opening reception.

All artworks must be delivered framed with hanging wire attached and labeled on the back to correspond to the entry form. Drop-off dates for artwork are scheduled on October 18 and 19, from 10 AM to Noon.

 

 

Willapa Bay AiR: 2024 Residencies
deadline August 31

Willapa Bay AiR, situated on 20 acres in coastal southwest Washington state, launched its residency program in March 2014. The Residency has been specifically designed, from the site selection to the architecturally specific building concepts, layouts, and materials, to combine the opportunity for solitude with the opportunity for daily community that fosters creative endeavor.

We offer month-long, self-directed residencies to emerging and established artists, filmmakers, writers, playwrights, scholars, singer/songwriters, and musical composers. The Residency provides lodging, meals, and work space, at no cost, to six residents each month from April 1 through October 28 of the year. Applications are evaluated by selection committees comprised of working artists and professionals in the applicants’ respective fields of discipline.

Click here to read about the Residency’s founder, her values and goals.

 

 

Women United Art Prize 2023
deadline August 31
posted by Women United Art Movement

Women United ART PRIZE is a contemporary art prize aimed at celebrating female artists who work in 2D format across the globe. The art prize is organized by Women United ART MOVEMENT, a collective that creates diverse art opportunities with a mission to highlight women in the arts around the globe.

 

 

VisArts’ F.E.A.S.T. 2023: Free, Open Call
deadline September 1

VisArts’ biannual F.E.A.S.T. (Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics) is a bridge between artists and the community. The program is inspired by F.E.A.S.T. in Brooklyn’s model for sustaining artist projects directly through community participation.

F.E.A.S.T. uses community-driven financial support to democratically fund projects that use art and creative thinking to impact the community. Funding for the project grant comes from the donations of attendees, who listen to and review a series of project proposals, and converse with the artists and thinkers behind each idea.

Attendees donate a minimum of $15 to purchase tickets. At the event, which takes place on VisArts’ Rooftop, they share a meal, listen to project proposals, discuss them with the presenting artists and thinkers, and vote for their favorite. VisArts awards a microgrant of up to $2,000 (100% funded by ticket purchases) to the artist with the most votes.

The grant awardee works on and implements the winning project over the next two years and gives a presentation on the completed project at the next F.E.A.S.T.

This year’s F.E.A.S.T. is focused on the concept of REMEDIATION, as a practice and site of remembrance.  Remediation is defined as, “the action of remedying something, in particular of reversing or stopping environmental damage.”

Inspired by the mycelial network (mycelium are incredibly tiny “threads” of the greater fungal organism that wrap around or bore into tree roots; they form a network among individual plants to transfer water, nitrogen, carbon, and other minerals), we reflect on the possibilities of sharing resources so that everyone is nourished. In this shared economy, mushrooms center the idea of collective care when rebuilding from unequitable structures. Remediation is site-specific; it’s conscious of the damage done to its roots and takes into account a timeline of growth, decay, and the healing process.

In recent years, artists and organizers, such as Soul Fire Farm or SCRAP BMORE, have been adapting this system by creating tangible, holistic solutions to address the environmental crisis. They do this by recognizing the past and using what works – or rejecting what doesn’t – to create sustainable futures.

Our hope is to reflect on the definition and practice of remediation – what are the issues in today’s society that are in need of remediation? What is the role of art in service to remediation?

F.E.A.S.T. 2023: REMEDIATION encourages artists, thinkers, and organizations to expand their everyday practice and create project proposals that address the theme of REMEDIATION.

 

 

header image: Breakthrough, Jan Eveland

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