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This Week: Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown at JHU, artist talk with Wayman Scott at Baltimore Clayworks, BLK ASS FLEA MKT at Museum of Industry, Dr. Sampada Aranke lectures at the Driskell Center, Clayworks Winterfest Preview Party, Under $500 at MAP, That Which Compels Me So opening reception at Galerie Myrtis, and an opening celebration for Raúl de Nieves at the BMA — PLUS Special Request Grants from Maryland State Arts Council and more featured opportunities!


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Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown: Activating the Archive
Tuesday, November 14 :: 12-1pm
@ JHU Tabb Center

The Tabb Center is proud to announce a public talk by our inaugural public humanities fellow: the award-winning interdisciplinary artist Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown.

Nicoletta Daríta de la Brown: Activating the Archive

November 14: 12:00-1:00 PM EST

Macksey Seminar Room

3400 North Charles Street

de la Brown will discuss the archival explorations in the Ethel Ennis, Billie Holiday, and Real PostCards collections at JHU Special Collections that inspired her installation “Be(longing): Unveiling the Imprint of Black Women Hidden in Plain Sight.” More information about the artist talk and installation can be found at



Artist Talk with Wayman Scott
Tuesday, November 14 :: 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.

Wayman Scott creates contemporary, historical, and religious art to pay tribute to heroes and highlight the story of the marginalized using Baltimore City as a tapestry. Wayman studied fine arts at Towson University. Serving as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion staff at a local hospital system, Wayman aspires for “my art to be congruent with my DEI work. I hope my art can hold a mirror to society with lens of DEI and social justice.”

During his 3 year recent career, Wayman has been fortunate enough to work to complete a Nyburg Award Project, have a solo show, complete a commission for a shrine, and have his work featured in publications locally and nationally.



Rhythm of Industry: Ink + Innovation
Wednesday, November 15 :: 5-8pm
@ Baltimore Museum of Industry

Join BLK ASS FLEA MKT for an evening exploring Baltimore’s print industry and amplifying BLK Creatives who are shaping it. Rhythm of Industry (ROI) is a new series of BLK ASS nights at the museum, featuring workshops, a panel discussion, photo experiences, live music, vendors and more. Programs included with museum admission.



The Visual Life of Black Power
Thursday, November 16 :: 2-3:30
@ The David C. Driskell Center

On Nov 16, join The Driskell Center in welcoming Dr. Sampada Aranke, author of “Death’s Futurity: The Visual Life of Black Power,” for an evening lecture followed by a brief Q&A. Lecture starts at 5PM Refreshments will be served after the event.



Winterfest 2023 and Annual Holiday Sale Preview Party
Friday, November 17 :: 6:30-8:30
@ Baltimore Clayworks

Come celebrate the holiday season with the gift of art for your loved ones! Our annual utilitarian ceramics holiday invitational, Winterfest 2023, features 14 established and emerging ceramic artists from 12 different states. This exhibition/sale is perfectly paired with Baltimore Clayworks’ Annual Holiday Sale where resident and associated artists join together to fill the galleries and Shop with hand-crafted gifts. The items in Winterfest become available through our Online Shop on Sunday, November 19.



UNDER $500 Benefit Exhibition and Sale
Friday, November 17 :: 6-10pm
@ Maryland Art Place

Deck the walls by giving the gift of art this holiday season! Maryland Art Place (MAP) is excited to host its 11th annual UNDER $500affordable art sale where artwork is sold on a first-come-first-served basis right off our gallery walls! UNDER $500 promotes the purchase of artwork by artists in the Maryland region. Guests can expect to mingle with other artists, collectors, patrons, and general art enthusiasts at the event. Take your purchases home with you the night of the event. Gift wrapping will be available on-site!

The opening night sale (physical) will take place Friday, November 17 from 6 pm to 10 pm (ticketed) and then again on Saturday, November 18, 2023 from noon – 4pm (free). Saturday is a ‘last chance’ opportunity to snag any artworks that remain on MAP’s walls. Tickets are $30 for opening night and can be purchased at the door or in advance at

This year’s theme is WINTER WONDERLAND! Please come in your whitest attire! MAP will have holiday trees on display. Enjoy a cheerful atmosphere with an open bar, light fare and some holly jolly tunes by DJ Amsies and Drag Queens (TBA)!

A virtual sale and exhibition will also take place and will be featured online HERE from Saturday, November 18 at 10 am – Black Friday, November 24 at MIDNIGHT. Artwork will NOT be available to view online until November 18 at 10 am. Be sure to register in advance in the interim! Registration is free.



Megan Lewis Love Will Come Thru, 2023 Oil, acrylic and glitter on canvas 48 x 48 ″

That Which Compels Me So | Opening Reception
Saturday, November 18 :: 2-6pm | Ongoing through January 13
@ Galerie Myrtis

Galerie Myrtis is honored to introduce painter Jerrell Gibbs as the latest addition to its esteemed roster of artists. Gibbs is set to make his debut in the upcoming exhibition, “That Which Compels Me So,” a survey and celebration of artists who have joined the gallery since 2021. Joining Gibbs in this exhibition are the exceptional talents of Fabiola Jean-Louis, Ya La’Ford, and Megan Lewis. Each artist brings their unique perspective and creative practice to the fore, resulting in a diverse and thought-provoking collection of works.

Through their respective creative practices, the artists in “That Which Compels Me So” invite viewers to contemplate the intricate interplay of memories, personal reflections, and the imaginative forces that fuel their artistic processes. This exhibition celebrates African American artistry and reflects the diverse and dynamic range of talent within Galerie Myrtis’s growing portfolio of artists.



Opening Celebration: Raúl de Nieves: and imagine you are here
Sunday, November 19 :: 2-5pm
@ Baltimore Museum of Art

Bring the family and experience a day of beauty, exploration, and artmaking inspired by the Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker Biennial Commission Raúl de Nieves: and imagine you are here. Enjoy family art-making and interactive activities for all ages.

BMA Members: Visit Making Her Mark for the first or fifth time while you’re here for the celebration! Be sure to reserve your passesfor free Member admission.

Artwork: Installation view of Comunidades Visibles (Visible Communities): The Materiality of Migration, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 2021. Photography by Brenda Bieger and Amanda Smith, courtesy of the artist and Albright-Knox



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Image Credit: "Home of the Banshee" archival digital print by Phyllis Berger, first place winner 2023 RAL 8th Regional Juried Photography Exhibition.

9th Annual Regional Juried Photography Exhibition
deadline November 20
posted by Rehoboth Art League

The Rehoboth Art League has hosted annual juried photography exhibitions since 2016. This call is ONLY OPEN TO ARTISTS living in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and Washington D.C. and is open to both members and non-members of RAL. ARTISTS LIVING OUTSIDE OF THE LISTED STATES ARE INELIGIBLE TO APPLY.

All subjects and styles are eligible from traditional to contemporary. All submissions must have been created within the past two years.  Submissions created before January 2022 will not be accepted. All photography done in a school, school-monitored studio or workshop, or under instructor supervision or copied from someone other than the artist applying for this show are ineligible and will be rejected. All work must be for sale.  No NFS or POR will be allowed.  A 35% commission will be retained by RAL for each sale.



deadline November 22

The third edition of the Festival dei Lumi is looking for high-impact video artwork inspired by the theme of nature and sustainability.
The festival aims to explore the marriage between art, nature and ecological thinking.

Theme: Nature, Sustainability, ecological thinking.
We invite artists from all over the world to interpret the theme of the call, exploring the connections between the
nature, sustainability and the ecological thinking. Artists are encouraged to express their personal vision through innovative and engaging video artworks.

Selected artworks will be screened in a specially darkened room of Galleria Viva, during the 3rd Festival Dei Lumi art exhibition.

10€ submission fee is requested.




INTO THE NIGHT | Call for Exhibition
deadline November 23
posted by LOOSEN Art

The collection of works displayed will exhibit ambiences and experiences lived during nighttime. We are immersed into the night where the deepest self manifests itself in a relationship with darkness and silence. Empty contexts where time leaves space for contemplation of places where the diurnal rhythm is marked by the productive and consumerist frenzy of human beings. The night is also told by those who offer evidence of social contexts – places, people and events – linked to nightlife and the fascination it evokes.



IN SEARCH OF BLUE: An International Call for Works About the Color Blue
deadline November 26
posted by Manifest Creative Research Gallery

It is easy to fall in love with a color. Studying color and understanding its facility requires devotion. Attention and generosity must be paid to making it, to directing the feelings it elicits, to anticipating and discovering its harmonies or discordances with other colors.

Blue, the shortest and most energetic wavelength on the visible color spectrum, holds powerful sway over us. It is attractive, it is calming, but it also holds depths bordering on the sublime. The sky changes, but eternally returns to blue—maybe that lends to the pigment the sky’s immense gravity.

Finding the right blue is a quest—the blue that has the depth of the ocean, that shocks like glacial ice, that reminds us of heaven. Using blue is also a search for blue, for the eternal, for the vast. Blue is a wide and boundless color, one we can easily get lost in.

In Search of Blue is a call to artists for works about the color Blue and all that it may convey.



Artist-in-Residence Program
deadline November 27
posted by Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

*There is a one day grace period for any artist who started an application prior to the above deadline. This is to accommodate the time difference for artists on the west coast. Applications will not be accepted after this grace period has passed.


• Up to 4 artists are selected for residencies at Bernheim on an annual basis. One residency is dedicated to a regional artist currently living in Kentucky or in Clark and Floyd counties of Southern Indiana. One residency is dedicated to an artist whose work addresses environmental issues and climate change.
• Duration is anywhere between 6 – 8 weeks. (please see FAQ below in regard to timing of total immersion experience)
• Selected artists will work with Bernheim in arranging residency dates based on their desired time and availability within the months of 2024.


• $2500 stipend. Regional artists also have year-round access to Bernheim resources within the year selected.
• Furnished, one-bedroom rustic cabin with full kitchen, bath and Wi-Fi.
• Modest studio space with good light and heat, located on the edge of a 35-acre lake. The is no special art making equipment, but artists have limited access to basic hand and power tools upon request and must prove they can operate them safely before using.
• The horticulture and operations departments, as well as staff ecologists, scientists, naturalists and forest managers are able to provide guidance and support of Artist in Residence projects. Please note, Bernheim staff are not here to entertain visiting artists nor responsible for the creation or installation of proposed work.
• Free or heavily discounted classes, workshops, night walks, etc., while in residence.
• High profile public and private events promote awareness of artists and arts program.



Special Request Grant
deadline November 30
posted by Maryland State Arts Council

Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) Special Request Grants provide support for arts activities that fall outside organizations’ regular budgets but align with MSAC’s goals to provide support and build capacity for Maryland’s arts sector. Grants range from $2,000–25,000. The deadline to apply for funding is November 30, 2023.



Asian Cultural Council 2024 Grant
deadline November 30

The Asian Cultural Council is committed to advancing international dialogue, mutual understanding, and respect through supporting cultural exchange projects by individuals and organizations between Asia and the US and between Asian countries.

ACC grants provide long-term, immersive exploration of other cultures. ACC’s individualized programmatic support expands the horizons of grantees by nurturing their perspectives, fostering creative growth, and fostering valuable international connections.

ACC values long-lasting relationships with our grantees. We partner with them and help them form communities to share their transformative experiences and cultivate valuable international connections.
ACC grants go beyond mere travel funding; they offer a unique opportunity for recipients to design an experience individually and fully immerse themselves in a different culture.

ACC takes an unconventional approach by not funding production-based grants, such as the creation of artwork or an exhibition. Instead, our Fellowships and grants seek to provide cultural enrichment opportunities for selected grantees. We have found that through funding a period spent in an unfamiliar environment where grantees can take a break from their day-to-day responsibilities and deadlines, they are more open to expanding their perspectives and integrating learned experiences into their creative practices.



header image: Megan Lewis, Love Will Come Thru, 2023, Oil, acrylic and glitter on canvas

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