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This Week: Studio tour with Jai Sallay-Carrington at Baltimore Clayworks, Amy Eva Raehse lectures at UMBC CIRCA, opening reception for Disconnect/Connect at Cade Gallery, BALTIMORATORY with Emily Classen at Peabody Heights, Cordially Invited VI opening reception at Make Studio, The Kimberly Project at the Lewis Museum, Neville Barbour and Joe Gerlak opening reception at Creative Alliance, G.R.O.W Beyond Creative Barriers at good neighbor, and a panel discussion with Amber Robles-Gordon at Morton Fine Art — PLUS Wherewithall Grants 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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Studio Tour with Jai Sallay-Carrington
Tuesday, October 31 :: 12:30-1pm
@ Baltimore Clayworks

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.

Jai Sallay-Carrington is a Canadian sculptural ceramic artist originally from Vancouver BC and spent ten years living in Montreal QC. In 2014 they graduated from Concordia University with a BFA in ceramics. Jai has attended many artist residencies, traveling around Canada, USA and Europe. Residencies such as C.R.E.T.A Rome, Torpedo Factory Art Centre, and Tolne Gjæstgivergaard. They have been a part of many group exhibitions, at galleries such as the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Henry Art Gallery, and the Clay Center of New Orleans. Jai has had several solo exhibitions in recent years, such as NuQueer Power at Fatale Art Gallery, Co(R)vid Calluses at Galerie ERGA, as well as Adapting, at Maison de la Culture Côte-des-Neiges. They have been featured in publications such as CBC Exhibitionists, New York’s ArtTour International Magazine, and Ceramique: 90 Artistes Contemporarian. Jai has been awarded grants from Canada Council of the Arts, SODEC and was a finalist for the Winifred Shantz Award for 2020 and 2021. Jai just earned their master’s degree at the University of Washington, receiving the De Cillia Graduating with Excellence award.



Amy Eva Raehse: Gallery Director and Curator
Wednesday, November 1 :: 12-1pm

Amy Eva Raehse is Executive Director and Partner at Goya Contemporary Gallery which exhibits, represents and manages the careers of emerging and mid-career artists in a program focused on Contemporary Art in both primary and secondary markets. In her 25+ years in the field, Raehse has worked in the museum, gallery, not-for-profit, commercial, and academic sectors of the arts.  A writer, educator, independent curator, and primary specialist on the work of MacArthur Fellow Dr. Joyce J Scott, Raehse is a co-founding member of the activist group Artists For Truth and has authored catalog essays and scholarly articles in various publications.  Curating over 150 exhibitions, she has also served as a national juror for numerous open-call and prize-driven exhibitions and competitions. Raehse has taught at numerous Colleges and Universities, and lectures regularly on professional practices, ethics, artists rights, collection management, and legacy planning practices for artists. A consultant and advisor to many arts organizations in Baltimore, Raehse has served on the Board of Directors at The Creative Alliance of Baltimore (15 years), The Art Advisory Board at University of MD Global Campus, and the Programming Advisory at Maryland Art Place. She is also on the board of directors of the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA). Raehse has placed thousands of artworks in some of the top public and private collections worldwide including MoMA, The MET, the Smithsonian(s), Baltimore Museum, Philadelphia Museum , Chrysler Museum, Toledo Museum, National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Museum of American Art , Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Arts and Design, Montclair Art Museum, San Francisco Museum, Mint Museum, Philbrook Museum, Seattle Museum, Harvard Museum, Yale Museum, RISD Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Fine Art Boston, amid many others. Raehse holds an MFA, BFA, and a Degree in Arts Management. A New Yorker by birth but a Baltimorean by choice, Raehse has a particular passion for material culture, methods & meanings in materials, ethics, copyright security, artist estate management, and the protection and interpretation of culturally significant objects.



Disconnect / Connect: Reflections on the Asian American experience of straddling two cultures. | Reception
Wednesday, November 1 :: 5-7pm | Ongoing through January 26
@ Cade Center Gallery


It was an honor to juror Disconnect/Connect; a group show open to the members of Han-Mee Artists Association of Greater Washington (HMAA). HMAA is a collective of Korean American artists who have immigrated to the Washington area, and like other immigrants and their descendants struggle to maintain ties with a land and culture that is physically distant and to make connections with American life and culture; to maintain a sense of community with the past and present.

When I began selecting work, I was looking for pieces that showed a link between two cultures, either visually with subject matter or through materials and processes. I was particularly drawn to work that hinted at nostalgia whilst being of the present and to work that incorporated tradition through a contemporary lens. Each of the selected artists spoke to me through their individual and unique interpretation of the theme. Through sculpture, relief, and painting, these artists express the sensation of being simultaneously connected and disconnected to the past and present and to their native country and their adopted land.


Sculptor Jin Lee, b. 1975, studied sculpture at the University of Maryland, College Park and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Lee returned to Maryland in 2012 and currently teaches at Anne Arundel Community College. Lee received the Wharton Award in 2003 and has exhibited her work in Germany, San Francisco, Maryland, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. She currently has works on view at The Maryland Hall Center for the Arts in Annapolis, Maryland.

Lee creates abstract work in a range of scales using steel, wood, and mixed media. Her sculptures address concepts of tension, pressure, and the struggle to be free. Her explosive sculptures are comprised mostly of wedge-shaped elements tightly bound between heavy steel plates or trapped in cement and exhibit evidence of the performative aspect behind her concept. Her most recent works of crocheted copper and aluminum wire address the paradox of isolation from the public and the forced proximity of a household, the conflicting emotions for the safety of containment and the desire to roam freely.

Open, Mon – Thursday 8:30 – 4:30pm



BALTIMORATORY | Emily Classen delivering Michelle Wolf’s 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner speech
Wednesday, November 1 :: 7pm
@ Peabody Heights Brewery

One last BALTIMORATORY of 2023!

In November we present Baltimore performer Emily Classen delivering Michelle Wolf’s 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner speech!

This will be an OUTDOOR SHOW in the Peabody Heights beer garden!

Wednesday, November 1
Doors 6:00pm, Show 7:00pm

Peabody Heights Brewery
401 East 30th Street

Tickets $5 – 10 sliding scale
*no one turned away for lack of funds*

This will be an outdoor event. Please enter the building and turn left to get to the beer garden.

BALTIMORATORY is a regular series, curated by Lucia A Treasure, featuring historic speeches delivered by Baltimore performers.



Cordially Invited VI | Opening Reception
Friday, November 3 :: 6:30-8pm
@ Make Studio

Make Studio is excited to host our sixth Cordially Invited, our annual invitational exhibition highlighting the artists of progressive art studios and other aligned programs.

CI VI highlights even more of the phenomenal and thought-provoking art produced in progressive art studios as a way to better understand and appreciate our neurodiverse world.

Each year it is our honor to put together this showcase to celebrate how these studios disrupt ableism, advance full inclusion, and ensure the advancement of disabled artists so that their distinctive work can be experienced by all.

This year’s installment is the biggest one yet, with 20+ participating entities from all across the US, as well as Europe and Japan. Over 100 selected artwork swill be featured in our gallery, and even more will appear in an expanded digital exhibition online.

Exhibiting artists hail from diverse studios near and far including Art Enables (DC), Art Explorers (CA), Community Access Arts Collective (NY), Debajo del Sombrero (Spain), Gateway Arts (MA), Kettuki (Finland), Project Onward (IL), and VisAbility Arts Lab (MD). Select works from Make Studio’s roster of member artists will also be on display.
This (almost) closing artists’ reception features refreshments, artist and guest remarks, and music TBA — it’s always a good idea to be prepared for an impromptu dance party in our gallery!

Cordially Invited VI will be on view in-person and online beginning October 13th. The physical exhibition closes November 10th.

Special programming will be offered during the run of the show — further details will be provided online at, as well as on social media.



First Fridays: The Kimberly Project
Friday, November 3 :: 6-8pm
@ Reginald F. Lewis Museum

First Fridays Featuring The Kimberly Project 

Friday, November 3 | 6 pm – 8:30 pm

Exhibits open at 6 pm. Performance begins at 7 pm.

Members – $20
Non-Members – $25
Food available for purchase 

Kimberly Holloway, formerly and musically known as K. Holloway, is an American singer and actress from Baltimore, MD. American Idol fans may remember her from Season 4 when she became the youngest person to make the Top 20.The Kimberly Project is a duo formed in 2022 when two veteran musicians met and instantly knew they needed to play together. With Kimberly Holloway on vocals and Bill Henry on guitar, these two are quickly taking the Baltimore music scene by storm with their unique blend of cover and original R&B, new-funk, funk, rock, pop, and more.

FB: Nola Kandis




Joe Gerlak

Light Perspectives” (Duo Exhibition with Neville Barbour and Joe Gerlak) | Opening Reception
Friday, November 3 :: 6-9pm
@ Creative Alliance

The use of light has been a creative power wielded by artists for centuries. Through a contemporary lens artists Neville Barbour and Joe Gerlak utilize their skills in various mediums to delight the audience with their artistic vision. Barbour draws on ambient light within his charcoal and graphite drawings on a painted surface. His work explores hyperrealities that often leave audiences viewing the work as photographic. Gerlak explores plexiglass as a medium and a muted color palette to manipulate visible and perceived light. Together Barbour and Gerlak are a pair with diverse perspectives and a bold vision.

About Neville Barbour
Neville Barbour is a DC native, primarily working with charcoal. He believes that our past remains with us for a reason: we must choose how to reinterpret it. We must process it so that it does not fester. He makes art that brings the past alive. He searches for the black, the white, and the “indelible” gray. Neville has participated in dozens of domestic and international juried exhibitions, including being awarded “Best in Show” at Touchstone Gallery’s 2020 exhibition, Us. He also exhibited at the Museum of Science + Industry in Chicago, IL for their 2022 Black Creativity exhibition, and has a piece in the permanent collection at the David Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts & Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora.

About Joe Gerlak
Joe received his BFA in Painting from The Maryland Institute College of Art. Following graduation, he worked installing exhibits at The Baltimore Museum of Art. He attended graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University where he received his MFA in Painting. Following graduation, Joe continued to paint and work as a builder. He has been painting full time since 2019.



November G.R.O.W Beyond Creative Barriers
Sunday, November 5 :: 5:30-7:30pm
@ good neighbor

This is a free, independent productivity session in a group setting where you will learn from research-based best practices in a simple format and to gain control of mindless procrastination and the struggle to complete independent tasks. Brought to you by good neighbor and Growcery Garden.



Montgomery Brawl, 2023, 40"x44", mixed media collage on wood panel

Amber Robles-Gordon | Deconstructing Surely, she (he/we) is a little animal? | Panel Discussion
Saturday, November 4 :: 1-2pm
@ Morton Fine Art

Surely, she (he/we) is a little animal? is a chronological visual exploration of the cross generational and long term impact of imperialism and colonialism. In each of the six mixed media on wood panel works Robles-Gordon begins with the transatlantic slave trade and leads the viewer on a panoramic sweep contemplating the modern-day systems and infrastructures that continue to uplift colonialism and imperialism.

Join Sarah Gordon, Amber Robles-Gordon, Jack Rasmussen, and Maria Amelia Viteri for a discussion about the exhibition, unpacking and situating the show through the lens of human ecology and the intersections of animal protection, child welfare, civil rights, human rights, Movement of Black Lives, colonialism and imperialism. Together we will further contextualize the exhibition within the current struggle for human rights for all.

Deconstructing Surely, she (he/we) is a little animal?A Panel Discussion of AMBER ROBLES-GORDON’s solo exhibition


Saturday, November 4th, 2023 from 1-2pm.

Please RSVP to [email protected].

Contact the gallery for viewing by appointment, price list, additional information and acquisition.(202) 628-2787 (call or text)

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Available Artwork by AMBER ROBLES-GORDON



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Rendering of a Hamiltonian studio with artwork by María Luz Bravo. Image courtesy of Hamiltonian Artists

The Studios at Hamiltonian Artists
deadline *extended* November 3

Hamiltonian Artists, the leading development program for artists in the mid-Atlantic, is building five artist studios that will be ready for occupancy in Fall 2023. Now in its 16th year, Hamiltonian is a dynamic catalyst for DC’s creative economy and a vibrant center for contemporary art in Washington, DC. Through its unique investment into the next generation of visual artists, Hamiltonian helps individuals to develop important business skills, professional experiences, and visibility to support and sustain their art career. By adding studio spaces to the organization’s offerings, it will further support the stability and growth of artists working in the area. Please note, studios are only reachable by stairs; we acknowledge and apologize that this may limit access for some.

Priority will be given to Hamiltonian Artists alumni, DC natives, DC residents (min. 3 years), and area-based international artists.



Apply Today to be a Poetry Out Loud Judge
deadline November 10
posted by Maryland State Arts Council

The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) invites applications to serve as judges supporting Poetry Out Loud (POL), a poetry recitation competition that offers high school students the opportunity to learn about their literary heritage, build self-confidence, and improve their public speaking skills.

MSAC relies on a diverse array of experts from across the state to do the important work of evaluating POL competitors’ recitations. MSAC selects POL judges with a focus on diversity of experiences, diversity of location, and expertise in literary and theater arts. Judges must be Maryland residents.



Acts of Repair: Loss and Damage
deadline November 12

Acts of Repair :  Loss and Damage seeks three artists and/or curators, (applying as individuals or as collectives) working within any medium to undertake new or existing artistic research projects engaging with loss and damage. Throughout the year-long program, the selected artists and/or curators will be supported in their engagement with the issue of loss and damage and encouraged to spend time exploring and developing their artistic and/or curatorial practice in dialogue with other like-minded cultural practitioners as well as a global community of climate change researchers, policymakers, advocates, activists, and negotiators, working on Loss and Damage — the policies and plans developed to address loss and damage.

Each selected participant or collective will receive a stipend of £10,000 (approximately $12600).



Sparkplug Collective Application 2024
deadline November 12
posted by DCAC

The Sparkplug Artists’ Collective is a one-year program offered by the DC Arts Center that serves as a much-needed resource for artists seeking to establish, reignite, or sustain a professional art career.

Sparkplug members meet monthly and engage in studio visits, moderated peer critiques, and various social events. Additional art excursions and workshops help to solidify collaborative relationships and offer the knowledge, skills, and resources that advance career sustainability. The exhibition opportunities at The DC Arts Center allow for heightened visibility and additional enrichment.



Lucid Art Residency Program
deadline November 13

The goal of the Lucid Art Residency Program is to provide artists with a serene, retreat-like natural environment for creative exploration and inquiry into art and consciousness. The Lucid Art Foundation encourages exploration of art through multimedia, conceptual, ecological, and interdisciplinary approaches.

The residency will provide a house to live in, located in the center of the Foundation campus in Inverness, California, and a 650-square-foot art studio called “the Ark.” The Ark was built in 1960 and was a former studio of painter Gordon Onslow Ford and mixed-media artist Fariba Bogzaran. The large studio (pictured above) has a wood burning fireplace, sink, high ceilings with upper loft, wood walls, skylights, and a private deck off the sliding glass patio doors. The house has WiFi, a bedroom, living room, bathroom, wood burning stove, and a full kitchen stocked with necessary cooking utensils. Parking and laundry facilities are onsite.

During the residency, artists have the opportunity to meet and dialogue with a Lucid Art professional artist associate who will give feedback on the work created during the residency. Artists meet with staff and artists weekly for tea and conversation.

The Lucid Art Foundation will curate an online exhibition of the residency artists. The artists will be asked to submit work either from their residency period or work created after their residency.



Open Call: Where should we start?
deadline November 14
posted by Washington Project for the Arts

For WPA’s 2023–2024 program season, we are inviting DC-area artists to submit ideas for one-night only events around the question: “Where should we start?”


WPA’s first-ever symposium How can we gather now? (March 2023) explored questions of community and the potential of gathering as a crucial practice. During her keynote talk, author and organizer adrienne maree brown spoke about the different scales and modalities of gathering and how healing and change start at the individual level.

As we embark on our 48th season, we are excited to invite DC-area artists to imagine programs that will challenge us towards new unimagined directions for future project development in response to the question: “Where should we start?”

Your program can respond to this question in any way that interests you and supports your research. The program you propose may take any form, including: film screening, workshop, conversation, performance, book presentation, and beyond. As this call is designed for anyone from the DC-area to apply, so should your event be designed for anyone from the DC-area to attend. While proposals for virtual events are not accepted, hybrid events are welcome.



Wherewithal Grants
deadline November 14
posted by Washington Project for the Arts + The Warhol Foundation

Wherewithal Grants are a funding source for artists in the DC-area. Generously funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts as part of its Regional Regranting Program and managed by Washington Project for the Arts, these grants are intended to support a wide range of experimental and multidisciplinary practices, particularly those that emphasize collaboration and discourse. Since launching in 2019, Wherewithal Grants has supported 136 visual artists with a total of $280,000 in grants



header image: Amber Robles-Gordon, End the Slave Patrol: Fund All Communities, 2023 mixed media collage on wood panel 44 x 48 in

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