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This Week:  Baltimore Clayworks studio tour with Victoria Walton, Elizabeth Talford Scott reception at MICA, EMBODIMENT opening at MAP, The Merchant of Venice (Annotated), or In Sooth I Know Not Why I Am So Sad at 2640 Space, Constructed Stories & Fabricated Forms opening at Gallery 220, Baltimore Butterfly Sessions at Baltimore Center Stage, Temporary Boyfriend + Ari Voxx at The Club Car, Phaan Howng at the Smithsonian, and Lior Modan opening at CPM — PLUS a bonus edition of 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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Baltimore Clayworks Studio Tour with Victoria Walton
Tuesday, January 23 :: 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.

Victoria Walton b. 1994 is an emerging visual artist based in Baltimore. They have an MFA in Ceramic Art from NYSCC at Alfred University and a BFA with a focus in ceramics from Towson University. Victoria explores the wonder and complexity of Black identity, creating large-scale sculptures and video works that center the narratives of women and gender-expansive people. Walton draws from their own life: reflecting on the intersection of her identities and ongoing battle with her health. She further investigates the impact that historic societal factors and personal experiences have on the individual and the Black community, making multi-layered connections between clay and the body.



Transcending Tradition: The Art of Elizabeth Talford Scott, and the MICA Quilt Group | Reception
Thursday, January 25 :: 5-7pm
@ MICA Decker Gallery

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Exhibition Development Seminar and its groundbreaking exhibition Eyewinkers, Tumbleturds, and Candlebugs: The Art of Elizabeth Talford Scott.

In Scott’s earlier work, though the quilts were utilitarian, they were magnificent in color, shape and historical significance. It wasn’t until the 1980’s that she began pushing traditional quilting boundaries by incorporating a variety of fabrics and fibers to see her ideas come to completion. These quilts formed from unconventional objects combined with fabric create a sense of awe and wonder for the viewer. Her multi-layered work pushes the idea of what a quilt or any fiber piece can look like and what can be used in its making.

By examining the contemporary, collaborative work of the MICA Quilt Raffle Group we see the same play of materials within their pieces. Some follow traditional quilt patterns that have been used for generations while others incorporate objects in surprising ways.

Many of these quilts were made during the pandemic, when being in community and experiencing wonderment were especially needed. Elizabeth Talford Scott’s statement “Take what you have, make what you want” was especially relevant to this group’s methodology. Creating quilts together led to the investigation of traditional forms. Ultimately, they started working virtually, making a collective space, and finding power in the shifting landscape.

This exhibition, focuses on the idea of transitioning from quilts as a medium, to what they might become as stand-alone fiber art pieces. Through an array of materials, the pieces challenge long standing traditions thus expanding possibilities in fiber arts.

Location: Decker Gallery (Fox Building, Floor 1, Glass doors to the right of Cafe Doris)
On View: January 25 – March 10, 2024
Reception: Thursday, January 25, 5:00 – 7:00 pm


Major support for “No Stone Unturned” provided by the Bunting Family Foundation and Friends of EDS.

Community Day is supported by Lorraine Whittlesey & Markell Whittlesey.

Printed and digital materials are supported by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund.

The Closing Reception is supported by Carol and Jerry Doctrow.

In-kind support is provided by the Estate of Elizabeth Talford Scott at Goya Contemporary Gallery.



EMBODIMENT | Opening Reception
Thursday, January 25 :: 6-9pm | Ongoing through March 23
@ Maryland Art Place

On View:
January 25th – March 23, 2024

Thursday, January 25 | 6 pm to 9 pm

Merkin Dream Fashion Show II | Kenn Hall 

Maryland Art Place is proud to announce EMBODIMENT, a group exhibition celebrating artwork about the human body. Bodies are anchors to the physical world. Through sensory experiences, they are the vehicle through which we negotiate our surroundings,  inform our identity, and thus dictate how we participate and engage with spaces and others (real or imagined). The human form, historically and anthropologically, speaks to culture, ritual, religion, familial practices, symbolism, spirituality, mortality and more. It is a subject that has continuously informed artworks – a journey of constant rediscovery.

EMBODIMENT seeks to unveil the shared human experience by transcending cultural and societal boundaries, exploring the ever-evolving dialogue between art and the human condition. The focus is not on solving the mysteries of identity, but unraveling how artists use the human form to mutually discover the narratives it reveals about ourselves and others. This curated collection of works serves as a celebration of diversity, delving into the myriad ways we express ourselves, inhabit our bodies, and navigate the complexities of the human condition, reflecting our vested interest in articulating its intricacies and complexities. Join us on Thursday, January 25th for an opening reception from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Exhibiting Artists: Marie Amegah, Evan Boggess, Hoesy Corona, Joan Cox, Lania D’Agostino, Michelle Dickson, Christin Fanelli, Richard Lopez-Hernandez, Trisha Kyner, Allen Linder, Kate Norris, and Scott Ponemone.

Merkin Dream II, MAP’s second incarnation of a fashion show highlighting handmade merkins (pubic wigs) with guest designer Kenn Hall. As in Merkin Dream I, the fashion show confronts sex work as work, the commodification of women, body image, digital euphoria, performance, absurdity and humor. Details TBA.

Maryland Art Place is located at 218 West Saratoga St. Baltimore, MD 21201



The Merchant of Venice (Annotated), or In Sooth I Know Not Why I Am So Sad
Thursday, January 25 :: 7-10pm
@ 2640 Space

The Jewish Museum of Maryland presents a theatre dybbuk production written and directed by Artistic Director Aaron Henne.

Bringing together elements of William Shakespeare’s classic play with Elizabethan history and news from the 21st century, The Merchant of Venice (Annotated), or In Sooth I Know Not Why I Am So Sad takes a kaleidoscopic view of the ways in which members of a society displace their fears on the “other” during times of upheaval.

For more information and for free tickets, click here.

You can learn more about theatre dybbuk and their week-long residency in the Baltimore region here.



Constructed Stories & Fabricated Forms | Opening Reception
Friday, January 26 :: 6-9pm
@ Gallery 220

Although not called “assemblage” until the early 1950’s, sculptors have worked using repurposed objects and assemblage techniques since very early in the 20th century. Pablo Picasso made relief sculpture out of cardboard and string as early as 1912. The Dada and Surrealist artists of the 1920s and 30’s, including Marcel Duchamp, Meret Oppenheim, and Man Ray created forms using a variety of materials and “found objects” to challenge contemporary aesthetics, and artists in the mid to late 20th century, including Joseph Cornell, Betye Saar and Janice Lowry created complex, often narrative, wall-mounted sculptures.

Artists today continue to work in the tradition of found and assembled objects to create sculpture, some as non-objective compositions, some as recreations of recognizable forms, and some as stories or social commentary, but often as compelling artwork.

Constructed Stories & Fabricated Forms features eight artists from the greater Baltimore region and Harford County: Schroeder Cherry, Nic Galloro, Neal Golbin, Markus, Jim Opasik, Mary Deacon Opasik, Linda Popp, and Jordan Tierney. These artists have been producing sculpture using a variety of found and ready-made materials for many years. Their approaches and subject matter range from compositional explorations and representational constructions to symbolic references and stories told through the collected objects. Their work is visually complex, thoughtful, engaging and often playful.

Come discover these artists and the art form of assemblage this winter at Gallery 220!

Read the artists’ statements here!



Baltimore Butterfly Sessions – Trans Equity Anniversary
Friday, January 26 :: 7-8pm
@ Baltimore Center Stage

Inspired by Citizen University’s Civic Saturdays, The Baltimore Butterfly Sessions combine music, poetry, literary excerpts, and thought-provoking keynote addresses to catalyze conversation and build awareness around today’s most pressing issues.

Each session for our 2023/24 season is themed around proposed and enacted legislation in our home state of Maryland, including The Equity in Transportation Bill, Trans Health Equity Act, and Community Reinvestment Ordinance, establishing Baltimore City Council’s Reparations Commission, and more.

Through the Baltimore Butterfly Sessions, BCS aims to create a space for civic dialogue & fellowship across differences by convening artists, activists, organizers, thinkers, and community members to unpack these resonant topics.

Come for the community, stay for the conversation, and leave with a deeper civic connection to Charm City.



Temporary Boyfriend and Ari Voxx
Friday, January 26 :: 9pm
@ The Club Car

A night of nostalgia, dancing and fellowship will ensue at Baltimore’s new Queer focused performance venue and cocktail bar, The Club Car. Temporary Boyfriend brings the illustrious Ari Voxx to Charm City for a dance party featuring music and rythyms that spans decades. Party starts at 9pm. Special performance by Ari Voxx to start at 10pm. Stay after the performance to hear underground grooves and pop classics all night long.

Location: The Club Car at 12 W North Ave
Time: 9pm-12:30

About the artists:

Temporary Boyfriend is a Baltimore-based artist and DJ, fusing rare groove, sonic soul, and bottomless house. Inspired by underground dance culture, he invites you to abandon your phone and face each other. A testament to commitment issues, each set is a dynamic exploration of genre-resistant dance music. Everything is temporary. Embrace the moment. This sensation is fleeting.

Ari Voxx is DC’s Dreamy Pop Princess. Well-versed in many different music worlds, she focuses on writing music that is eclectic and authentically her, transcending genres. With a sound heavily inspired by the moods and vibes of 80s/90s new-wave and pop artists, a  performance from Ari Voxx and The Sad Lads casts an encompassing nostalgic atmosphere over the listener. Expect to experience misty soundwaves propelled by pulsating beats, generously draped with precise, dynamic vocals. Their genre-bending debut album entitled “I’m Okay, Please Stop Asking” is available on all streaming platforms now!

Courtesy photo below and attached available to use. (Left: Temporary Boyfriend. Right: Ari Voxx)



Phaan Howng, OrchidExhibit2024

The Future of Orchids: Conservation and Collaboration
Saturday, January 27 :: 11:30am
@ Kogod Courtyard in the National Portrait Gallery

Smithsonian Gardens and the United States Botanic Garden present the 28th annual orchid exhibition, filling the entire Kogod Courtyard of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery. The display features a series of newly commissioned and loaned works by contemporary multimedia artist, Phaan Howng, to help audiences visualize the future of orchids and be inspired to take action towards a sustainable future.

Baltimore-based artist Howng is known for her large-scale paintings and immersive installations that explore the complex relationships between humans and nature. She drew inspiration for her series “The Orchids’ Fungi Garden Paradise” from Smithsonian Gardens’ vibrant Orchid Collection, adapting 3D scans of orchids created by the Smithsonian Digitization Program Office. Her works incorporate and accompany around 350 live orchids from the collection in the exhibition.



The Logic of the Tail, 2018 Velvet, wood, plastic, nitrile, right angle stereo cable, epoxy putty in cast belt frame 18 x 22 inches

Lior Modan: Peer Capital | Opening Reception
Saturday, January 27 :: 6-8pm | Ongoing through March 16
@ CPM Gallery

CPM is thrilled to announce its upcoming exhibition of recent works by Lior Modan, entitled Peer Capital. This is the artist’s first solo show with the gallery.

The 12 wall works on view in Peer Capital, ranging in size between 15 x 22 and 26 x 30 inches, were created by vacuum-forming richly saturated, hand-dyed velvet over sculpted household objects. The low relief surfaces create a surrealist intermix of recognizable and quasi-recognizable forms, sealed together under a veil of opulent velvet. The softness and tactility of the velvet contributes to the holographic instability of the images, allowing each work to operate on multiple frequencies depending on the play of light and shadow and the perspective of the viewer.

These works conceal as much as they reveal, with specific subjects arriving and vanishing, like images in a magical realist text: a wristwatch floating in a creamy pink environment surrounded by sea horses; a pair of pants containing tree roots or blood vessels; a ghostly peacock standing on a victorian sofa; two vases on a small table in front of a mirror reflecting cartoonish clouds. Each piece is wrapped with a cast rubber frame, mimicking leather belts or wood, which contains the ephemerality of the images within a corporeal container. The titles provide a poetic window into how one might read the works: “The Logic of the Tail,” “Bank of Eyes,” “Always lovers, Always stuck.”

In the space of the exhibition, the individual works come together like a community of peers, and each contributes an excerpt of a shared narrative for the viewer to unravel. The embossed velvet surfaces of the works in Peer Capital freeze moments of visual memory and invite the observer to pause, wonder, and reconsider the confounding beauty of daily life.



Healing the Unquiet Mind
Sunday, January 28 :: 4:30-6:30pm
@ Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall

Peabody faculty composer Michael Hersch and soprano Ah Young Hong collaborated with Kay Redfield Jamison for a concert at the intersection of Fires in the Dark, Jamison’s latest book that is a cultural history of healing and healers, and music, what she calls both “balm and blessing” in the book. The three have curated a concert called Healing the Unquiet Mind that includes Jamison reading excerpts from the book paired with performances of thematically related music selections sung by Hong accompanied by pianist Wei-Han Wu.

Healing the Unquiet Mind takes place January 28, 2024, at 4:30 pmin the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall on Peabody’s Mount Vernon campus, and on February 3, 2024, at 4:30 pm at the new theater in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Center at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW,  in Washington, D.C. For more information, see our concert calendar.



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Mum’s Alzheimer’s – Mary Ann Stuck, linocut, Elizabeth Klimek, from Reflections 2023

Reflections | Call for Entry
deadline January 26
posted by Maryland Federation of Art

Reflections can appear in many different forms – they can be both literal or metaphorical. Reflections found in shop windows, still ponds, or on faces in mirrors can surprise and delight. The physical nature of light reflects changes appearances and reveals unexpected sensations. Reflections can also be internal; emotional, cerebral, or spiritual, bringing back memories or causing new ways of thinking that could change the world or just stay personal. Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) asked artists to show us what reflection means to them. Entry was open to all artists residing internationally. All original 2D or 3D artwork in any media was eligible for this show. Works selected by the juror will be on display in MFA’s Circle Gallery, from March 27 – April 27, 2024.



“Totally Open” Black Arts Celebration | Call for BIPOC Artists
artwork drop-off January 28 :: 9am-5pm
posted by Baltimore County Arts Guild

“Art is not a luxury as many people think – it is a necessity. It documents history – it helps educate people and stores knowledge for generations to come.” – Dr. Samella Lewis, Artist, first African American woman to earn a Doctorate in Fine Art and Art History.

In conjunction with the Catonsville Black History District, the Baltimore County Arts Guild and the Catonsville Arts District announce a call for artists for a unique and inclusive exhibition entitled “Totally Open” Black Arts Celebration. Embrace the power of artistic expression and join us in celebrating the richness and resilience of Black artistry during this upcoming 2024 Black History Month. This is an invitation to artists who identify themselves as Persons of Color, encompassing diverse experiences and mediums, to contribute their creative voices to a collective narrative that pays homage to the past, embraces the present, and envisions the future. As we commemorate the profound contributions and untold stories of the Black community, “Totally Open” seeks to amplify diverse perspectives, ignite important conversations, and foster a space where creativity knows no bounds.

This exhibit will include two Baltimore County Arts Guild venues at the Catonsville Clubhouse and Gallery 1101 in Arbutus. All mediums and price points are welcomed, but please keep accessible pricing in mind. The intention of this show is to feature local Black artists and creatives.  Priority will be given to those who identify with this community.  Limit 3 pieces per submission for consideration.  Please contact us with any additional questions, [email protected].


Artwork Delivery: Catonsville Clubhouse, 10 St. Timothys Ln, Catonsville 21228
Sunday, January 28, 2024, 9:00 am until 5:00 pm
Installation Dates: January 29th-31st

Exhibition Dates: Friday, February 2, 2024 to Friday, March 1, 2024

Opening Reception: Catonsville Clubhouse; Friday, February 2, 2024, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Gallery 1101; Saturday, February 3, 2024, 3pm-5pm
Picking Up Artwork: Saturday, March 2, 2024 and Sunday, March 3rd, 2024 10am-4pm



Electrical Box Vinyl Wrap Competition
deadline January 29
posted by The Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture and Downtown Partnership of Baltimore (DPOB)

We’re excited to announce an incredible opportunity for local artists to leave their mark on Baltimore’s iconic Inner Harbor along Pratt Street.

The Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture and Downtown Partnership is transforming ordinary utility boxes into stunning works of art – and we want YOU to be a part of it!

Your artwork should celebrate the spirit of Baltimore by featuring famous or notable Baltimoreans. Think of individuals who have shaped the history, culture, and heart of our city. Let’s honor our heroes and icons through your creativity!

Scope of Work
The design submitted must be original or existing artwork based on the theme.  Artwork can be in any visual medium (e.g., painting, and mixed media).  However, all final work must be suitable for public display.   Once the artist is selected they will be required to submit print-ready files with correct size, resolution, color mode, fonts, and bleed settings for vinyl printing.

Artwork submission: January 29, 2024 by 5PM
Announcement: January 31, 2024
Print ready artwork due: February 5, 2024 by 5 PM

Open to all artists based in Baltimore
We’re looking for bold, vibrant, and inspiring designs

Only up to three images will be considered from each artist. You can submit your high resolution artwork here.  Include a brief description of your piece and how it represents Baltimore’s spirit.

The total budget for this project is $500.00 per design
This budget covers all artist fees

This is your chance to showcase your talent and contribute to Baltimore’s thriving arts scene. Let’s beautify our Inner Harbor and celebrate our city’s legacy through art!

Submit your designs now and be a part of Baltimore’s artistic transformation!

For further information, please contact: [email protected]



Dragonfly Arts & Transformative Justice Magazine
deadline January 31

Dragonfly arts & transformative justice magazine is a publication of HopeWorks of Howard County Maryland. Themes for submitted work (visual, literary, and musical) should focus on reflections about activism, oppression, love, advocacy, hope, transformative justice, trauma, racial and gender equity, intersectionality, relationships, healing, or self-care. Writers/Musicians/Artists do not have to be survivors.



Barbara Denning Memorial Fund
deadline January 31


Support grants ($500 – $2000) to individual feminist women in the arts with primary residence in the US and Canada.


Applications from feminist writers and visual artists who are women (cis and transgender) or nonbinary and:

Exhibit high quality and originality in their work.
Use feminism as their central interpretive lens.
Value both personal and political changes that promote freedom and agency for women.
Validate differences that intersect with gender such as race, ethnicity, and class.
Express an inclusive vision of social justice while focusing on justice for women.


Projects that are well underway and for which you have substantial work to show. Translation projects are eligible. Please take time to carefully read the guidelines and application form on Submittable.



Hayama Artist Residency
deadline January 31

Open to artists working in any medium, this four-week residency offers accommodations, a $200 weekly stipend, an exhibition in Tokyo, and a roundtrip flight to Japan. The application fee is $95.



© Haikun Liang (China) - 2nd Place Winner 2023

All About Photo Awards
deadline January 31
posted by

Calling All Visionaries! Unleash Your Creativity at All About Photo Awards 2024 – The Mind’s Eye!

Embark on a transformative journey with us as we celebrate the 9th edition of the All About Photo Awards – The Mind’s Eye! Over the years, we’ve propelled hundreds of talented photographers into the spotlight, providing a global stage for their incredible work and dishing out a staggering $95,000 in awards.

Why submit your masterpiece? Our esteemed panel of international jurors reads like a who’s who of photography legends, featuring luminaries such as like Frank Horvat, Sabine Weiss, Ed Kashi, Ami Vitale, Keiichi Tahara, Aline Smithson, Liu Bolin, John Rankin, Henry Horenstein, Laurent Baheux, Denis Dailleux, Alison Wright, Stefano De Luigi, Stephan Vanfleteren, Claudine Doury, Hiroshi Watanabe, Ian Berry, Manfred Baumann, Lisa Kristine, Harvey Stein, Baldwin Lee and many more! Their discerning eyes, coupled with the expertise of gallery directors, editors, and writers, ensure your work gets the attention it deserves.

Ready to make your mark in the world of photography? Submit your best shots now and join the ranks of those who’ve experienced the unparalleled thrill of international recognition and a chance to claim a share of the impressive prize pool!

Don’t miss out on this golden opportunity! Seize the moment, let your creativity shine, and become the next All About Photo Awards sensation!



BJC Artist Residency
deadline February 1
posted by Baltimore Jewelry Center

The BJC’s Artist Residency Applications are now open for the 2024/2025 cycle. The BJC offers a number of residencies for emerging and mid-career artists including a BIPOC 1-month emerging artist residency, a 1-month emerging artist residency, a 3-month emerging artist residency, a 1-month mid-career artist residency, and a 3-month mid-career artist residency. Learn more about the application process, residency perks and expectations by visiting the BJC’s residency page here. The deadline for applying to any of the residencies is February 1, 2024.



U.S.-Japan Creative Artist Fellowship Program
deadline February 1
posted by The Japan U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC)

Longtime partners, the Japan U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) extend an invitation to contemporary and traditional artists from the United States to apply for a unique collaborative artistic residency. This fellowship is designed to shine a spotlight on the rich tapestry of U.S.-Japan artistic collaboration during the 2025 World Expo in Osaka. JUSFC and the NEA are committed to supporting and selecting up to five collaborative projects involving diverse artists from the United States and Japan, representing a wide range of artistic genres and regions from both countries. By intentionally engaging artists who have been historically marginalized and who can bring a wider, more diverse range of creative inquiries and perspectives, the program aims to stimulate new and critical conversations and to lay the foundations for important and necessary cultural exchange.

Cultural understanding is at the heart of this program.  Artists participate as seekers, as cultural visionaries, and as living liaisons to the traditional and contemporary cultural life of Japan.  They also serve as connectors who share knowledge and bring back knowledge. By living and working in Japan for at least 3-5 months, their interaction with the Japanese public and the outlook they bring home provide exceptional opportunities to promote cultural understanding between the United States and Japan.



Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant
deadline February 1

The Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant was established so that ceramic sculpture artists or sculptors of diverse mediums may have the opportunity to devote a substantial period of time to the development of his or her own work. For more than 30 years, our foundation has supported artists in launching their body of work, furthering their artistic careers, expanding their talent or skill set, and create a community of like-minded individuals that offer each other inspiration and motivation to realize their ultimate potential.



Watershed Ceramics Summer Residencies
deadline February 1

Watershed’s summer residency sessions offer artists uninterrupted time to focus on their practices in our state-of-the-art ceramics studio. During a session, up to sixteen artists form a creative community while living and working on campus. Participants enjoy 24-hour studio access, comfortable accommodations, and delicious meals.

Organizing artists develop the themes for each session and invite a small group of artists to anchor the session with them. Additional artists with an interest in the session theme then apply to join them for two weeks at Watershed.

Find the 2024 summer session descriptions and the list of artists anchoring each session below. Access additional details on the summer residency, application process, scholarships, housing, food, and campus life via the sidebar links. The annual summer residency application deadline is February 1.



Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship
deadline February 1

During the course of the Fellowship, each Writing Fellow is invited to give a public reading and each Visual Art Fellow is given a solo exhibition opportunity. Readings and openings are attended by current and past Fellows, local residents, visitors to Provincetown, leadership of the town’s numerous cultural institutions, and the many illustrious artists and writers who make their homes in Provincetown. Events take place in the beautifully renovated public spaces of the Work Center: the Stanley Kunitz Common Room and Hudson D. Walker Gallery.

While in residence, Fellows also help select a series of visiting artists and writers. These visiting artists and writers meet with the Fellows for studio visits and manuscript reviews and give public readings and artist talks that draw thousands from Provincetown and beyond. Visiting guests have included presidential inaugural poet Elizabeth Alexander; Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel; winner of the National Book Award for Poetry Mark Doty; Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress Robert Pinsky; artist and MacArthur Fellowship recipient Judy Pfaff; and Katherine Porter, whose work is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

The Work Center’s founders believed that seven months was the minimum amount of time needed for artists and writers in the crucial early stages of their careers to learn to structure their lives around their creative practice. Each generation of Fellows ideally moves on from the Work Center with a firm belief in their ability to pursue a life as a practicing artist or writer.



Contemporary Craft Artists-in-Residence
deadline February 1

Contemporary Craft’s Artist Residencies allow artists in any stage of their career free access to fully equipped studios, CC staff support, and the opportunity to interface with the public while creating a body of work.  The program supports artists working in a craft medium that can be supported by our Studios, such as metalsmithing, jewelry, fibers, weaving, wood, encaustics, paper and book arts, small ceramics, and small-scale woodworking.

We offer two types of National Residencies (for artists living outside of a 100 mile radius of Pittsburgh, PA) and two Regional Residencies for artists living near Pittsburgh.

Contemporary Craft’s mission is to engage the public in creative experiences through contemporary craft.  We strive to create an inclusive environment and encourage artists of all backgrounds to apply.



Arts/Industry artist-in-residence Sarah Khan with her work in the Kohler Co. Pottery, 2022. Photo: Kohler Co.

Arts/Industry at John Michael Kohler Arts Center
deadline February 1

Hundreds of artists have benefited from the celebrated Arts/Industry residency program since its beginning in 1974. The program, undoubtedly one of the most unusual ongoing collaborations between art and industry in the United States, was conceived and is administered by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and hosted by Kohler Co.

Arts/Industry offers artists the time and space to focus on the creation of new work and a unique location for their studios. Artists-in-residence work at the Kohler Co. factory in the Pottery and/or Foundry. Artists need not have experience with clay or metal, just an interest in materials and the potential for the industrial environment and processes to influence their creative practice. Participants are exposed to a body of technical knowledge that enables and encourages them to explore new ways of thinking and working. For more information visit our FAQs pageor view our brochure.



Lior Modan. The Logic of the Tail, 2018 Velvet, wood, plastic, nitrile, right angle stereo cable, epoxy putty in cast belt frame 18 x 22 inches from CPM Gallery

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