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This Week: Susan Muaddi Darraj + Carla Du Pree in conversation at Bird in Hand, Lisa Moren panel discussion at The Peale, Baltimore Jewelry Center presents Neve Coppersmith virtual artist talk, opening reception for Polly Apfelbaum at the Mitchell Museum, Liminal Interactions & Explorations at Zo Gallery, Kim Keller artist reception at Hamilton Gallery, Jamie Grace Alexander at The Walters, Lillian Bayley Hoover at MoCA Arlington, Baltimore Square Dance at Mobtown Ballroom, and Black Cherry Puppet Theater’s Puppet Slamwich — PLUS auditions for BROS 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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Header Image: Polly Apfelbaum, view of exhibition at Kunstmuseum Lucerne, 2022, Photo: Marc Latzel, Courtesy the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London, and the Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Art Museum, Annapolis.

 

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Some Mid-January Letters, and Why Not? | Blog & Mablog
 

Susan Muaddi Darraj: BEHIND YOU IS THE SEA (with Carla Du Pree)
Tuesday, January 16 :: 6pm
@ Bird in Hand

We are thrilled to host award-winning author, Susan Muaddi Darraj, in celebration of her debut novel! BEHIND YOU IS THE SEA gives voice to the diverse residents of a Palestinian American community in Baltimore—from young activists in conflict with their traditional parents to the poor who clean for the rich—lives which intersect across divides of class, generation, and religion. We hope you will join us to hear from and discuss what Naomi Shihab Nye calls a “necessary, beautiful work.” We are thrilled that the inimitable literary force Carla Du Pree will join Susan in conversation.

Click here to preorder BEHIND YOU IS THE SEA!

Susan Muaddi Darraj is the author of A Curious Land, a novel in stories which earned an American Book Award and was a finalist for a Palestine Book Award. In 2018, she was named a Ford Fellow by USA Artists. A past winner of the Maryland State Art Council’s Independent Artist Award, she is also the author of Farah Rocks, the first children’s book series to feature a Palestinian-American character. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and teaches at Johns Hopkins University.

Carla Du Pree is a fiction writer, a state and national arts advocate, a literary consultant, and the executive director of the literary nonprofit, CityLit Project, which holds an annual award-winning CityLit Festival. As part of her work with CityLit, she co-founded Scribente Maternum, (a fancy way of saying Writing Mamas) which holds an annual Write Like A Mother Retreat. Her fiction appears in several literary journals. She is the recipient of fiction fellowships from the Peter Bullough Foundation, Hedgebrook, Baldwin for the Arts (founded by Jacqueline Woodson), Rhode Island Writers Colony for Writers of Color (directed by Jason Reynolds), Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (2x), Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, and Poetry Foundation through Furious Flower Poetry Center. She is a Rubys and MSAC grantee. She was awarded the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies’inaugural Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Individual Award and the Maryland State Department of Education’s Arts Leader for April 2020. She is a member of the Wintergreen Women Writers’ Collectiveand serves on executive committees of several local, state, and national boards, all relating to the arts and with the intention of magnifying diversity and inclusion work. She holds a Master’s from Johns Hopkins University’s Writing Seminars, has three adult children, one grandson, and a beau of 45 years.

 

 

Emerging Strategies Under the Bay in AR\XR Chamber of Wonders: Artwork by Lisa Moren
Thursday, January 18 :: 5-8pm
@ The Peale

In conjunction with the Chamber of Wonders exhibition, join panelists in-person at The Peale for a fascinating discussion. This art, philosophy, and science panel will include:

This panel is in conjunction with the exhibition Chamber of Wonders, a series of hands-on installations telling the invisible stories of living microbes under the surface of the Chesapeake Bay. Photography, hand-made objects and painted assemblages alongside multi-media, live microbes, augmented reality and animation will be interacting with live data streaming in from the Chesapeake Bay water. The exhibition is on view December 14 through February 1, 2024.

To listen to the project podcast, download the AR app or to learn more on the projects go to lisamoren.com.

 

 

Neve Coppersmith Residency Talk
Thursday, January 18 :: 7pm
presented by Baltimore Jewelry Center

Join the BJC Thursday, January 18th at 7pm for Neve Coppersmith’s residency artist talk. Neve Coppersmith has their BFA in Craft/Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and they just spent September through December as one of the BJC’s artists-in-residence. Learn more about Neve, their metalsmithing practice, and the concepts they explored during their time at the BJC during their presentation. You can join us for Neve’s residency artist talk in the studio or online via zoom. Advanced registration is required for digital participation.

 

 

Polly Apfelbaum: Sampling a Sampler Sampling | Opening Reception
Friday, January 19 :: 5-7pm
@ Mitchell Art Museum, Annapolis Campus

Join us to celebrate the unveiling of a new, site-specific artwork by New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum.

Made from fabric samples and remnants purchased in New York’s Garment District, the “painting” occupies most of the gallery’s floor. The work poses such fundamental questions as, “What is painting?”, “What is originality?”, “What is order?”, and “What are the bases of our judgments?”, and finally, “What do we look down on?”.

About the Artist: Polly Apfelbaum achieved renown in the 1990s for making anti-monumental, large-scale “paintings” in fabric directly on museum floors. Her work is in the collections of the Belvedere 21 Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Museum of Modern Art in New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, among others. She is represented by Frith Street Gallery in London and Galerie Nacht St. Stephen in Vienna.

This event will be free and open to the public.

 

 

Liminal Interactions & Explorations | Opening Reception
Friday, January 19 :: 6pm | Ongoing through January 27
@ Zo Gallery

** Rescheduled for Friday, January 26 :: 6-9pm **

 

 

Kim Keller: In the Streets | Artist Reception
Saturday, January 21 :: 1-3pm
@ Hamilton Gallery

Kim Keller: In the Streets

Street photography is as old as the portable camera, which was introduced in the 1880s.  Many people would place its heyday in the mid-20th century, with the compelling images of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Gary Winograd, Lee Friedlander, Helen Levitt, and others.

Some people think of street photography as a practice, akin to mindfulness.  For me, intense observation, the embrace of the here and now, and the revelation of the moment are deeply rewarding.  In the Streets is a collection of the results of my personal practice.  I hope that the images are compelling in themselves and that they also call to the viewer to experience deeply, notice everything, and share.

Kim Keller

Kim is an Olney, MD-based photographer who has been collecting images of street scenes for 20+ years. As a consultant on brief assignments, her camera was a constant companion from Boston to Atlanta. Settling in the DC-Baltimore area, she now explores neighborhoods and annual events more deeply, as well as continuing to travel with her camera.

Kim’s images have been featured in group shows at galleries across the U.S. and abroad.  These include the Torpedo Factory (Alexandria, VA), the Mansion at Strathmore (Bethesda, MD), Viridian Artists (New York, NY), Los Angeles Center for Photography (Los Angeles, CA), Black Box Gallery (Portland, OR), Praxis Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), PhotoPlace Gallery (Middlebury, VT), Blank Wall Gallery (Athens, Greece), and Glasgow Gallery of Photography (Glasgow, Scotland).  Kim has presented Parade Project, a collection of images of public celebration during the pandemic, as a solo show at the Abington Art Center (Jenkintown, PA) and Links Bridge Vineyard (Thurmont, MD).

Kim serves on the board of Exposed DC, an organization that promotes photography in the DC Metro Area, and is involved with several groups and nonprofit galleries.

Also exhibiting HAC artist members:
Loring Boglioli, Schroeder Cherry, Zachary Diaz, Diane Dennis, Grace Doyle, Nancy Keene Fishel, Tim Jankowiak, Lewis Katz, Amy Klainer, Mark Mellett, L. Nef’fahtiti Partlow-Myrick, Lynn Poshepny, Katie Rickman, Theresa Reuter, Michael Seipp, Bridget Z. Sullivan, Richard Sullivan, Alex Vanicky & Derrick Whaley­­­.

 

 

Photo: Black Lens Photo.

Queering the Collection: Jamie Grace Alexander
Saturday, January 20 :: 2-3pm
@ The Walters Art Museum

Location: Galleries
Registration is required.

Join Weiwen Balter, Manager of School Communities at the Walters, and Jamie Grace Alexander, Baltimore artist and activist, as they discuss nuance in complex histories around feminism and activism and what abolition means in the art world, in conversation with artworks from the Walters collection.

REGISTER

Queering the Collection is an in-gallery program series that invites queer-identifying perspectives to participate in a conversation that connects art-historical and artistic knowledge about works in our collection. Speakers discuss works of art in our galleries followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

About the Artist:

Jamie Grace Alexander is a multidisciplinary transgender changemaker in Maryland. She has been involved in many of the pro-LGBT policy changes in Maryland over the past five years, from adding an X option to state IDs to increasing access to gender-affirming care. From her past curatorial work, founding the GenderMuseum, an online page dedicated to diversity in gender expression, to her current musical endeavor BLKVAPOR, a black queer noise rock mitochondria, she seeks to liberate her community with all the tools she can use.

 

 

Lillian Bayley Hoover, we possess only this moment, 2022, Oil and pastel pencil on Dibond panel, 20 x 36 in. Courtesy the artist and Goya Contemporary

Lillian Bayley Hoover: Hitched to Everything Else | Art After Hours
Saturday, January 20 :: 5-8pm
@ Museum of Contemporary Art Arlington

In Hitched to Everything Else, Lillian Bayley Hoover depicts spaces where human infrastructure interrupts or collides with the natural environment. The artist highlights and challenges humans’ conflicted relationship to nature, or, as she explains it, all the ways “we are of nature but proceed as if we are apart from it.” Hoover’s complex landscapes invite viewers to confront this untenable approach, pointing to the threat it poses both to our own existence and to the natural world we treat as if it is distinct from human life.

The paintings in Hitched to Everything Else are shaped by absence and concealment. Sections of the scenes are covered over, removed, or otherwise obscured, creating rifts and layers. This technique reflects Hoover’s interest in the dynamic nature of our attention to the landscape and the ways that attention is mediated by everyday activity, infrastructure, personal experience, and even the genre of landscape painting itself. Hoover challenges viewers to navigate this visual complexity rather than becoming absorbed in a single, uninterrupted scene, as they might expect from conventional depictions of the landscape.

The exhibition’s title is borrowed from My First Summer in the Sierra by naturalist John Muir. Writing about his two years living in Yosemite, Muir observed: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” Hoover’s use of Muir’s quote reflects the artist’s own interest in time–the relatively short time of human generations and the deep time of the earth’s environment. As Hoover explains, landscape is both “an active living participant in the events of our time, as well as a record of time itself.”  The rifts, layers, varied styles, and shifting perspectives in Hoover’s work invite us to consider the landscape as a growing, changing amalgamation of living beings and systems, rather than simply a static background to human existence. They also point to the dire consequences of failing to consider the environment, and our own role within it, in its full complexity.

Lillian Bayley Hoover: HItched to Everything Else takes place as part of MoCA Arlington’s SOLOS 23-24, a series of solo exhibitions by artists based in the Mid-Atlantic taking place at the Museum throughout 2023 and 2024. The exhibitions were selected from an open call by a jury that included artist Nekisha Durrett, Betsy Johnson, assistant curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and Jova Lynne, director, Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University.

Lillian Bayley Hoover
b. 1980, Raleigh, NC
Lives and works in Baltimore, MD

Lillian Bayley Hoover’s work is in public collections including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum (Greensboro, NC), and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Grant, the Bethesda Urban Partnership’s Trawick Award, multiple grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, and fellowships to attend residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Monson Arts Center, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work has been featured on the cover of New American Paintings. She has had solo exhibitions at Goya Contemporary (Baltimore, MD), BlackRock Center for the Arts (Germantown, MD), and VisArts (Rockville, MD), among other venues. Hoover holds an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and a BFA from University of North Carolina Asheville. She teaches at Towson University.

 

 

Baltimore Square Dance
Saturday, January 20 :: 6:30-10:30pm
@ Mobtown Ballroom

Dust off your dancing shoes and join us at Mobtown Ballroom’s brand new home at 30 West North Ave in Station North for a hilariously fun evening of square dancing, live music and plentiful silliness. The bar AND kitchen will be open. Come for dinner, drinks and dancing! No experience or partner is needed. There will be a dance caller walking you through all the moves. Spread the word and tell your friends. How could you possibly miss out on having this much fun?!

What: Baltimore Square Dance at Mobtown Ballroom

Where: 30 W. North Ave. – Mobtown Ballroom’s Pop-Up Space

When: Saturday, January 20. Doors at 6:30pm. Dance from 7:30-10:30pm.

Who: Live Old-Time Music from Rachel Eddy Stringband and Dance Calling from Becky Hill. All dances will be taught. Beginners are welcome!

Cost: $15 advanced, $18 at the door, kids 12 & under FREE

The Baltimore Square Dance was named “Best of Baltimore: Party You Didn’t Know You Were Missing” by the Baltimore Magazine!

 

 

Black Cherry’s Puppet Slamwich
Saturday, January 20 :: 6:30pm + 9:30pm
@ Black Cherry Puppet Theater

An evening of puppetry performance for grown-ups!

At Black Cherry Puppet Theater 1115 Hollins Street, Baltimore, MD 21223

Saturday January 20, 2024

Shows at 6:30pm and 9:30pm

Doors open 1/2 hour before each showtime with limited seating!

Properly worn masks strongly suggested

These performances are made possible by a grant from the HBH fund and supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and the Creative Baltimore Fund, a program of theBaltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.

 

 

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Conditions - Bluewood

 

Request for Qualification (RFQ): Baltimore Mayor’s Portrait Art Competition
Issued by: Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, Baltimore City
Submission Deadline: February 19, 2024

I. Overview

The Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture is inviting experienced visual artists to submit qualifications for the creation of portraits of the last five mayors of Baltimore. These mayors, whose portraits are yet to be commissioned, include Brandon Scott, Bernard “Jack” Young, Catherine Pugh, Stephanie Rawlings Blake, and Sheila Dixon. This project seeks to honor each mayor’s distinct personality and their contributions to Baltimore through historically and artistically significant portraits. These works will be displayed alongside other mayoral portraits in the Board of Estimate Room (BOE).

II. Project Description

Scope of Work
Artists are tasked with creating portraits that capture the essence, role, and impact of each mayor on Baltimore City. Acceptable mediums include painting and mixed media (excluding photography). While artists have the liberty to choose the size and medium, it is recommended to align with the existing life-sized portraits in the BOE, approximately 36×46 inches. The final works must be suitable for public display in city buildings.

Display Locations
The portraits will be showcased in the Board of Estimates Room at Baltimore City Hall, a space rich in history and adorned with portraits of mayors from James Calhoun (1794) to Martin O’Malley (1999). These additions will complement the room’s historical significance and aesthetic.

III. Artist Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Eligibility:
Open to professional visual artists experienced in portraiture, aged 18 or above. Artists should be able to showcase their portfolio, reflecting conceptually and stylistically relevant work. Preference may be given to artists with ties to Baltimore City.

Selection Criteria:
Artists will be interviewed and evaluated based on artistic excellence, originality, experience in creating realistic portraits, and alignment with Baltimore’s cultural and historical context. Artists must be open to being assigned a specific mayor by the selection committee.

IV. About the Selection Committee

The Committee comprises arts professionals Jeffrey Kent, Sammy Hoi, Laurie Johnson, Cara Ober, a representative from the mayor’s office, and the previous mayors.

V. Submission Requirements

Proposal Contents:

Artist’s Resume/CV: Detailing professional experience, exhibitions, commissions, and collections.
Portfolio: 6-10 portrait works, File Type: Jpeg or JPG only, File Dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest size
Proposal: Media, size, and style description in paragraph form.
Concept Sketch/Description: Preliminary idea or sketch of the proposed portrait.
Budget: Estimated costs, including artist’s fee and materials.

Submission Process:

Proposals must be submitted electronically; click here to submit a proposal. All submissions must be received by the deadline.

VI. Budget and Payment

The total project budget per portrait is $20,000, covering all artist fees, materials, and associated costs.

VII. Project Timeline

Proposal Submission Deadline: February 19,2024
Artist Selection By: March 1, 2024
Completion of Portrait: 6-8 months

Why Not to Build a Computer That Loves | Auditions
Cast + Team Auditions :: January 19 + 20 | Band Auditions January 20
posted by Baltimore Rock Opera Society

Why Not to Build a Computer That Loves is a sci-fi odyssey following a love-sick robot as they learn the true meaning of life… and accidentally destroy the universe along the way.

Production will begin Late January/Early February 2024 and the show will run Late May to Early June 2024.

CAST AND MOVEMENT TEAM AUDITIONS
Friday 1/19 6:30 – 9:30
Saturday 1/20 12:00 – 5:00
at BROS HQ, 3304 Greenmount Ave

You can audition as an actor (most but not all acting roles will include singing), or mover/dancer.

Each audition will last approximately one hour. You will work in groups, performing a group movement exercise and individual acting/music auditions. Actors, prepare any song of your choosing and be ready to sing a portion, as well as a short monologue. If you’re auditioning solely for a movement role, prepare a short solo piece. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. Come prepared to sing, move, and read sides with other performers. We will be casting up to 15 roles with spoken lines, as well as non-speaking/movement-only roles.

SIGN UP FOR AUDITION TIME

If you cannot make it to auditions in person, you may send us a video audition. Please send us a short video, under 3 minutes, that includes a monologue and a song, or another selection that shows off your singing and acting ability. You can upload a file directly, or link to a video elsewhere.

SUBMIT CAST VIDEO AUDITION

Accepting Video Auditions Until January 20, 2024

We are looking for the following players:

Drums
Bass
Rhythm Guitar
Lead Guitar
Synth 1
Synth 2
Synth 3

Bonus if Guitar or Bass Players are also comfortable on keys!

Music for the show is sci-fi inspired multi-genre, vaguely centered around alt and indie rock. Inspiration and includes The Flaming Lips, Daft Punk, Theo Katzman, and 50-60’s sci-fi movie soundtracks. Click the button below to fill out the form and submit a short video audition.

SUBMIT BAND VIDEO AUDITION

 

 

Zeke’s: Toons, Cartoons, & Comics
deadline January 22
posted by Maryland Art Place

Calling all cartoonists and graphic book artists, Zekes’ Coffee Shop and Maryland Art Place (MAP) are seeking artworks related to cartoons and comics for TOONES, an upcoming exhibition celebrating the joy of illustration. We’re seeking artists inspired by the nostalgia of Saturday nights spent watching your favorite show(s). Submit your artwork to be considered for this opportunity, paying homage to the art form that has brought joy and excitement to audiences of all ages. TOONES is a celebration of the rich and captivating world of cartoon and comic book art.

 

 

Shenandoah National Park’s Artist-in-Residence
deadline January 23
posted by the National Park Service

Over the last century, artists have had an enduring connection with national parks. Their paintings and photographic records exposed these natural wonders to a population often unaware of their existence. Today, national parks continue to inspire artists. In turn, those artists create art that excites millions of people about national parks and builds awareness and fosters stewardship of these beautiful public lands and historic sites.

Shenandoah National Park’s Artist-in-Residence program offers artists a chance to live and work in this exceptional environment. The works completed during the program will serve, through the creativity of the selected artists, to deepen the understanding and appreciation of Shenandoah National Park. The Park’s Artist-in-Residence program is supported by a generous donation from the Shenandoah National Park Trust.

 

 

Public Art Across Maryland
deadline January 26
posted by Maryland State Arts Council

Apply to the Maryland State Arts Council’s Public Art Across Maryland (PAAM) program to bring your community’s public art dream project to fruition! Applications are due January 26, the only deadline for FY2024, so don’t wait until the new year. Click here to check out the grant guidelines and start planning your application now.

The PAAM program offers two types of grants: Conversation and New Artworks.

 

 

Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2025
deadline January 26
posted by Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Artists are invited to submit portraits in any media for consideration in the seventh triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. The competition seeks to broaden the definition of portraiture and highlight the genre’s relevance in society and contemporary art. Artworks may originate from direct encounters between artist and subject or draw upon existing imagery or archival research in response to history. Artists are encouraged to think about portraiture’s potential to engage with the social and political landscape of our time.

 

 

METAMORPHOSIS | Call for Entry
deadline January 29
posted by LOOSEN ART

“Metamorphosis” is the theme of the exhibit scheduled for April 2024.

Metamorphosis as process that manifests itself through mutation and change, as a process determined by the passage from one state to another, and finally as one that in the biological cycle coincides with the breath of nature. Metamorphosis is here a phenomenon that instills the perception of becoming; it is where the transience of the state of things contains the deepest meaning of existence.

Beginning with myths in Greek mythology, probably inspired by natural phenomena, literature has built narratives based on mutations and transformations of people, animals and things, presented as entities that change shape but not their identity. Stories, tales and artistic productions have followed one another over the centuries up to the present day, permeating the phenomenon of Metamorphosis with meanings involving the broadest spectrum, ranging from the philosophical to the technical-scientific, from the biological to the psychological and social fields.

Photographers, Video Makers and Digital Visual Designers are invited to submit works responding to the theme, without limit of genres, techniques and styles.

 

 

Valentine’s Postcard Exchange
Ongoing through January 31

Send and receive a Valentine’s postcard art this Valentine’s. Connect with others across Baltimore, and beyond. This community art project aims to keep cycles of positivity growing in our city and to keep lifting up each other, while having an excuse to make something on a postcard-sized blank slate. Register at: https://valentinespostcard.wixsite.com/2024

RFQ: Gateways to Change | Hanover Street Design Competition
deadline January 31
posted by Greater Baybrook Alliance

Greater Baybrook Alliance (GBA) is pleased to announce the Gateways to Change: Hanover Street Design Competition. We are looking for visionary design and public art practitioners to develop concept designs for up to eight potential sites on South Hanover Street, the Brooklyn community’s main commercial corridor.

 

 

The Emerging Voices Fellowship
deadline January 31
posted by PEN America

The Emerging Voices Fellowship provides a virtual five-month immersive mentorship program for early-career writers from communities that are traditionally underrepresented in the publishing world. The program is committed to cultivating the careers of Black writers, and serves writers who identify as Indigenous, persons of color, LGBTQ+, immigrants, writers with disabilities, and those living outside of urban centers. Through curated one-on-one mentorship and introductions to editors, agents, and publishers, in addition to workshops on editing, marketing, and creating a platform, the five-month fellowship nurtures creative community, provides a professional skill-set, and demystifies the path to publication—with the ultimate goal of diversifying the publishing and media industries. An iteration of the fellowship, the Emerging Voices Workshop, offers an intensive in person week-long workshop, offered twice annually, in Los Angeles, California.

The Emerging Voices Fellowship grew out of PEN America Los Angeles’s forum “Writing the Immigrant Experience,” held at the Los Angeles Central Library in March 1994, which explored the experiences of first- and second-generation immigrant writers. In 1996, PEN America Los Angeles initiated Emerging Voices as a mentorship program designed to provide professional resources to writers seeking financial and creative support to pursue their craft professionally. Virtually accessible programs and an expanded cohort of fellows will further the goal of diversifying the publishing and media industries by enabling participation from writers across the country.

 

 

2024 National Open Call for Artists
deadline January 31
posted by Vox Populi

The applications are available via SlideRoom and may be accessed here. A floor plan of Vox Populi’s gallery spaces is available here. Application opens in December 14th, 2023. SUBMIT HERE

Vox Populi is pleased to announce our annual open call offering two artists or one collaborative duo the opportunity to extend and challenge their artistic practice. This upcoming year we are also introducing our first Residency+Exhibitions application. We seek to support artists who are working in a range of media, who take on various subject matter and material, and who represent the range of diversity present and underrepresented in our communities, including on the axis of race, class, gender, and sexuality, as well as geographic points of origin (eg. rural, non-art centers, underrepresented localities).

Vox Populi is interested in exhibitions by national artists from outside the larger Philadelphia area. We are seeking artists and collaborators without commercial representation, who want to find new audiences. Vox Populi is interested in work that takes place in experimental media and employs alternative methodologies, pushing boundaries in terms of form and content. We want work that takes risks, is ambitious, timely, and experimental.

 

 

header image: Polly Apfelbaum: Sampling a Sampler Sampling @ Mitchell Museum, Annapolis, Photo: Marc Latzel, Courtesy the artist

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