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This Week:  Exploring Trans Archives at the Tabb Center, A Celebration of Black History in the Arts at the Lewis Museum, Riccardo Dapelo performance at UMBC, ‘High on the Hog’ Spotlight Series at the Parkway, Elizabeth Talford Scott: ’98 til’ Infinity at Coppin’s Cryor Gallery, Share Your Why opening and silent disco at Motor House, Art of the Collectors IX at Galerie Myrtis, and Ethiopia at the Crossroads closing celebration at The Walters — PLUS BOPA’s Performing Arts Grant and more featured opportunities!

 

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Exploring Trans Archives
Tuesday, February 27 :: 2:30-4pm
@ Johns Hopkins Tabb Center

Speakers: Jo Giardini, Joseph Plaster, Siân Evans

Location: Macksey Seminar Room, Brody Learning Commons M-Level
3400 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218

Three Sheridan Libraries curators will discuss hand-selected objects from Special Collections, including trans oral histories, artist books, and zines. Brief talks will be followed by an opportunity to spend hands-on time with collections related to trans cultural production.

 

 

An Evening of Black History in the Arts
Tuesday, February 27 :: 6-8pm
@ Reginald F. Lewis Museum

A Celebration of Black History in the Arts

We welcome you to join us at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum on February 27th for a vibrant event honoring the rich legacy of Black history in the arts. Immerse yourself in a diverse range of artistic expressions that beautifully reflects the African American experience. From captivating images to thought-provoking conversations, this in-person event promises to be an unforgettable celebration of creativity and culture. Don’t miss this opportunity to appreciate and support the incredible contributions of Black artists. Mark your calendars and be a part of this inspiring gathering!

*Light Refreshments Served

 

 

Riccardo Dapelo — Gravitational Harmony
Wednesday, February 28 :: 7:30-9:30
@ UMBC

Riccardo Dapelo — Composer and Sound Artist in Residence
February 25 — March 1

Celebrating the international exchange program between UMBC’s Department of Music and the Conservatorio “G. Nicolini” in Piacenza, Italy, UMBC welcomes Professor Riccardo Dapelo for lectures, concerts, and masterclasses.

This event, “Gravitational Harmony,” features RUCKUS, the UMBC faculty new music ensemble. The program will include:

  • Riccardo Dapelo — ADAPTIVE_STUDY_#04-Gravitational Harmony
  • Salvatore Sciarrino — Esplorazione del Bianco II
  • Barbara Retagliatti — Suite per flauto e pianoforte
  • Davide Tramontano — Sonetto Morto
  • Katherine Balch — Musica Spolia
  • Riccardo Dapelo — Piume di cielo su ali di luce

Additional events in Dapelo residency:
Monday, February 26, 4 p.m. — Soundscape as Composition
Friday, March 1, 2:30 p.m. — In Process — featuring Lisa Cella and Alan Wonneberger

Composer Riccardo Dapelo is interested in interaction between instruments and live electronic, processing of the human voice and the poetic word (with particular attention to the works of Giorgio Caproni and Edoardo Sanguineti), seeking technologies and forms of inte(g)ra(c)tion of different media (music, sound design, sound art, installations, dance, video art, theatre). In 2001 began a series of works that contain digital sets and digitally synthesized images. Lately his interests are turning also to the improvisational practices and has begun a series of studies (Adaptive Studies) on adaptive artwork, through the interaction between musician and computer.

Dapelo was awarded the first prize at the 1994 international Brandenburgische Sommerkonzerte in Berlin, and has been a finalist in competitions. His music has been released on SAM records, Rivo Alto, Tau Kay, and Ars Publica, and his compositions are published by Ars Publica. Since 2013 he has taught composition and music and technology at Piacenza Conservatory.

He states, “I like to run, climb mountains, ski, enjoy the beauty of the world, the purity of the peaks, design algorithms, test new systems of notation, improvisation, writing music, teaching, photographing flowers and plants (on mountain but not only), cross different aspects of art and science, to observe natural systems, and draw inspiration for new creative projects.​”

$15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students. Please visit here to reserve seats.

Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall is easy to visit, with plenty of free parking. Please visit here for directions and parking information.

 

 

Spotlight Series: High on the Hog
Tuesday, February 27 :: 6:30pm
@ SNF Parkway

In anticipation of our 25th anniversary, we’re thrilled to invite you to early celebrations with our Spotlight Series at the Parkway Theatre. These special free screenings are our way of saying thank you and welcome to both our loyal audience and newcomers. Expect evenings of captivating cinema that’s sure to spark excitement for what’s to come in May!

Join us for the first installment of our Spotlight Series with “High on the Hog,” where Chef Stephen Satterfield explores the roots of African American cuisine in America. Post-screening, delve deeper with producers Alexandria Queen, Imani Johnson, and Shirlyn A. Cesar as they discuss the storytelling and creation of this award-nominated season. Don’t miss this enriching evening of food, history, and culture!

Tuesday February 27th • Parkway Theatre
Free admission • Doors open at 6:30pm

 

 

Elizabeth Talford Scott: ’98 til’ Infinity | Opening Reception
Thursday, February 29 :: 6-8pm
@ Coppin State University’s Cryor Gallery

 

 

Share Your Why | Opening Reception Silent Disco
Thursday, February 29 :: 6-10pm
@ Motor House

This is the first of two exhibits by curator Shardé Hoff as a part of Motor House’s Emerging Curator’s Program. Passion is an invisible entity that drives us all throughout our journey of life. “Share Your Why” utilizes the artistic expression of 9 talented local artists to reveal and give shape to said passion and begs us all to explore our own “Why”.

“Share Your Why” is Shardé’s third silent disco exhibit. The Silent Disco is a vibrant fusion of visual art and music, creating an immersive experience for attendees, fostering a deeper connection to the artists’ inspirations and expressions. The exhibit is free and open to the public, however if you would like to experience the exhibit as the curator intends, you can purchase tickets to the Silent Disco portion of the opening reception at www.sysmvmt.com

 

 

Sam Gilliam. The Power of Love

Art of the Collectors IX
Saturday, March 2 :: 2-4pm
@ Galerie Myrtis

Galerie Myrtis proudly presents the “Art of the Collectors IX” program on the intersection of estates planning and art collection management with renowned trusts and estates attorney, James Larry Frazier. Tailored for both novice and experienced art collectors, this session delves into the crucial importance of strategic estate planning to preserve and pass down your artistic legacy.Frazier, with his extensive expertise, will guide you through the intricacies of protecting your art assets, addressing key considerations such as tax implications, valuation challenges, and the seamless transfer of your collection to  family members, individuals or selected institutions. Whether you’re just beginning to build your art collection or seeking to refine your existing estate plan, Frazier’s insights offer practical strategies to ensure your artistic treasures are safeguarded for future generations.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge that goes beyond legalities, providing a holistic approach to securing the future of your art collection within the framework of comprehensive estate planning.

The program will occur on Saturday, March 2nd from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. RSVP is required to attend. Click the link below to register.

Click here to RSVP for the program

“Art of the Collectors IX” is a curated exhibition showcasing masterpieces from private collections. Immerse yourself in the brilliance of 20th and 21st-century works of art by African and African American artists.This extraordinary collection unveils the creative genius of artists such as Romare Bearden, Firelei Baez, Robert Blackburn, Nannette Carter, Elizabeth Catlett, David Driskell, Sam Gilliam, Jonathan Green, Alvin Hollingsworth, Michael Platt, Richard Mayhew, Frank Smith, Lou Stovall, James L. Wells, and others who have significantly shaped the American art landscape. From rare paintings to original prints, captivating photographs to timeless sculptures, these treasures have been safeguarded by generations of art enthusiasts.

Join us in celebrating the cultural richness and artistic diversity of these unique works. We invite you to be a part of this exclusive showcase, where art enthusiasts and collectors alike can explore and acquire these gems that have adorned private spaces for decades.

The exhibit runs from February 10 – March 16, 2024. Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday by appointment, 2:00 – 6:00 pm. Hours extended during special events. For additional information on the exhibition, please contact the gallery at (410) 235‐3711 or Ky Vassor, Gallery Manager, at [email protected]. For sales inquiries, please contact our Sales Manager, Noel Bedolla, at [email protected].

 

 

Ethiopia at the Crossroads Closing Celebration
Saturday, March 2 :: 5-8pm
@ The Walters Art Museum

Registration is requested but not required.

Celebrate the impact of the ground-breaking exhibition Ethiopia at the Crossroads in our community with an evening of art-making, music, and tasty treats provided by local Ethiopian vendors. Enjoy the last weekend of the exhibition with special late-night hours.

 

 

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Millay Arts Core Artist Residency
deadline March 1

Located in the Hudson Valley, nestled against the Berkshires, our sylvan and secluded hilltop offers idyllic meadows and woods and is situated close to various world-renowned cultural institutions.  We are 2-1/2 hours from both Boston and NYC; transportation to/from train and bus (Hudson, Pittsfield, etc.) are included in Core Residency; we provide assistance arranging travel to/from airports (Albany, Hartford).

From March through November, Millay Arts invites 6-7 multidisciplinary artists for two-week to month-long stays at Steepletop, the historic estate of poet/activist Edna St. Vincent Millay. In December (March application deadline only), we offer group/collective week-long residencies.  (We also allow collaborative residencies for 2 persons.)

This gift of time and space allows our Artists-in-Residence to dive deep into their creative process and projects; works made possible in part by this gift enriches lives and communities globally.

As an Artist-in-Residence, participation as an instrumental member of an intimate cohort — designed to be both supportive and inspirational — forges lifelong friendships as well as professional relationships and future collaborations.

At this time, Millay Arts offers TWO juried residencies, both of which require an online application submitted via Submittable.

  • Our historic Core Residency, offered to those selected by our blind jury process, is fully-subsidized.  If invited to participate, the only fee is the $45 application and a $100 nonrefundable deposit; and
  • Our new Steepletop Residency, offered to those who wish to schedule their stay in advance and forego our blind jury process, is partially-subsidized.  If invited to participate, the fee is $4000.

 

 

MSAC Folklife Apprenticeships
deadline March 1
posted by Maryland State Arts Council

Folklife Apprenticeships support traditional arts education by funding a master artist and apprentice artist to work together for one year.

During the grant period, the master artist passes down their knowledge to the apprentice artist.

In January 2024, Maryland Traditions staff hosted an information session on how to apply for the Folklife Apprenticeship, including application strategies. Click here to view the recording.

Folklife Apprenticeships support living cultural traditions and are distinct from registered apprenticeships offered through the Maryland Apprenticeship Training Program (MATP), which supports workforce development. Click here for more information on MATP.

 

 

2024 Independent Arts Grant Application
deadline March 3
posted by The Kent Cultural Alliance

For the third year in a row, the Kent Cultural Alliance is pleased to offer INDEPENDENT ARTIST GRANTS to Artist living and working in Kent County, Maryland. (Artists living in Queen Anne’s County are not eligible as KCA’s funding is limited to within county borders.)

Applicants are invited to share as much about your creative practice as you can in the application. The KCA has, thanks to the Maryland State Arts Council, the 2023 Grand Opening Concert, and several individual donors, $20,000 to fund these grants. Grant amounts are set at $500. If more than 40 applications are received by the deadline, grants will be awarded via an electronic randomizer selecting from all eligible applicants (following the process at the MSAC.)

 

 

New Visionary Magazine, Issue 10
deadline March 3
posted by Visionary Art Collective

New Visionary Magazine is a print & digital publication featuring contemporary artists, exclusive interviews with leading art world professionals, art career resources, and more. We are seeking artists from around the world to feature in this issue. Selected artists will have multiple images of their work featured, along with a custom article written about their work by our head writer.

New Visionary Magazine is brought to you by Visionary Art Collective, a New York City-based Contemporary Art & Artist Development company. Our mission is to uplift artists through magazine features, virtual exhibitions, podcast interviews, and our mentorship programs.

 

 

Call for Site-Specific Sculptural Installation
deadline March 3
posted by City of Tacoma Park

The Takoma Park Arts and Humanities Committee is pleased to announce a call for entries for a site-specific sculptural installation as part of its ongoing efforts to further the creation of public art as a means of building community, enhancing public spaces, and celebrating the arts. The City is seeking proposals that reflect a theme of “welcome” or “crossroads” for a permanent sculptural installation to be located outside the Takoma Park Recreation Center. The all-inclusive budget is $25,000. Applying artists must be over the age of 18.

 

 

Live! In the District: Performing Arts Grant
deadline March 4
posted by BOPA

Welcome to The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA) Performing Arts Grant, funded by MSAC!

This grant aims to support vibrant and accessible arts events in Baltimore City’s A&E Districts. We’re looking for exciting and engaging performances that are free and open to the public. We’ll be granting one event in each of the four A&E districts.

Events must be held between April 1 and September 30, 2024. Events must also take place in one of the designated A&E Districts: The Black Arts District, Highlandtown, Bromo, or Station North.

Grant recipients will receive $3,000 (80%) upon signing the grant agreement. The additional $750 (20%) will be processed upon completion of the event and final report.

Final reports must be submitted by Friday November 01, 2024 at 11:59pm to receive the additional 20% granted.

Please ensure you review and meet all the eligibility criteria and general conditions outlined in the grant guidelines. We’re excited to review your innovative and inspiring proposed performances.

Get ready to showcase your talent and bring the stage to life! We can’t wait to witness the magic of “Live! In the District”!”

 

 

The Pigeoning - Robin Frohardt 2012 Production Grant, Photo: Richard Termine

Jim Henson Foundation: Puppet Grants
Letter of intent online submission deadline March 4

The Jim Henson Foundation awards grants each year for the creation of innovative new works of contemporary puppet theater. Our definition of a puppet is an object that is given the appearance of life through direct or indirect manipulation by the human hand. The Foundation’s Board of Directors judges applications based on the excellence of the puppetry including puppet design, manipulation and theatrical execution.

There are three Artist Grants available: Workshop Grants ($3,000), Production Grants ($7,000), and Family Grants ($4,000). All Artist Grants are to be used towards puppetry. This includes the building and performing of the puppets and the integration of the puppets in the piece.

Production Grants of $7,000 are awarded for the production of new works ready to premeire in the coming year. Workshop Grantsof $3,000 are for the development and workshopping of these pieces. Workshop Grants and Production Grants can be combined over a two year period for the greatest benefit to the piece; keep in mind, however, that a Production Grant does not need to be preceded by a Workshop grant and a Workshop Grant in no way ensures a future Production Grant. Less than half of Workshop Grant recipients receive Production Grants.

Family Grants of $4,000 fund the development of new and innovative work specifically for children, families, and teenagers ready to premiere in the coming year. Please keep in mind that Family Grants will be evaluated by the same high artistic standards as works for adults.

Since The Jim Henson Foundation began awarding grants in 1982, there has been astonishing growth in both the quantity and quality of puppet theater in this country. This has made it increasingly difficult to narrow the applicant pool, so we have instituted a policy that we hope will more evenly distribute our funds among the many artists worthy of support. Artists who received a grant in the previous year are not eligible to submit a proposal in the current year. Artists who received a Workshop Grant in the previous year are eligible to apply in the current year, but only for a Production Grant to further develop the previously funded piece.

Grants are made only for the development of new works of excellent live puppet theater. The Foundation does not award funds for the presentation or remounting of existing work. Grants cannot be applied retroactively; substantial portions of a proposed project must take place after the funds are awarded.

 

 

Columbia Festival of the Arts’ Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show 2024
deadline March 4

Columbia Festival of the Arts’ LakeFest event is returning to the Columbia Lakefront June 14-16, 2024 for a spectacular celebration. Included in this not-to-be-missed free outdoor weekend is our Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show along with the live performances from national, regional and local artists on the LakeStage, interactive children’s activities, festival foods, and fun for the entire family!

Our juried, Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show is currently seeking artisans with original work, representing a breadth of media including functional and wearable art, to participate in this June 14-16, 2024, free outdoor weekend in Columbia, Maryland. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your original artwork! Submission to the Call for Entries is free for artists, and the deadline to submit your entry is Monday, March 4, 2024.

For more details about the Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show and the link to the Call for Entries application, visit the Columbia Festival of the Arts website: https://columbiafestival.org/artist-application/

 

 

AXA Art Prize US 2024
deadline March 6

AXA XL is pleased to announce the seventh edition of the AXA Art Prize in the United States. The competition, which is juried by some of the most renown artists and art curators in the country, is open to figurative paintings, drawings and prints created by undergraduate and graduate art students in the US. The submission period ends March 6, 2024, at 11:59 PM EDT

Since its launch in 2018, the AXA Art Prize US has become a career-launching platform for young and emerging artists whose work is judged by some of the most influential art curators, critics, and collectors in the country.

Commenting, Lucy Pilko, CEO AXA XL Americas said: “The extraordinary talent showcased at this exhibition remains unmatched. Collaborating with esteemed art institutions and artists, we take pride in discovering, highlighting, and honoring the next generation of visionary artists.”

The Prize is juried in three rounds: all submissions are first evaluated by Regional Juries drawn from the AXA Art Prize Strategic Advisory Board, a collection of 30 studio art programs, including Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), California College of the Arts, Parsons School of Design, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Pratt Institute and the Savannah College of Art and Design. A total of 40 artists will be shortlisted by an Exhibition Jury composed of curators from the country’s leading museums.

The 40 finalists will comprise the AXA Art Prize US Exhibition, which goes on view in New York in November 2024. Finally, the First Prize and Second Prize will be selected by three renowned contemporary artists and will received $10,000 and $5,000 awards respectively.

 

 

Art of Accumulation | Call for Entry
deadline March 6
posted by Cade Center for Fine Arts, Anne Arundel Community College

“Art of Accumulation”
National Juried Show, April 24– May 22, 2024
Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
Juror: Tara Gladden, Independent Curator, Cultural Affairs Specialist, Salisbury University, MD

The accumulation of memory, experience, and material over time is an inevitable aspect of life. While memory and experience have always been cumulative, at this point in history we are faced with an overflow of material due to more than 2 centuries of mass production. Some artists currently working with these concepts include Chakaia Booker, Gabriel Orozco, Sarah Sze, and Yayoi Kusama; and historically Rauschenberg, Schwitters, Braque, and Picasso.

This exhibition invites works that engage with the concept of accumulation through the combination and exploration of non-traditional materials, repetitive processes, and/or relationships between material, time, memory, and experience.
Tara Gladden is a cultural producer, curator, interdisciplinary artist, and educator.  From 2019-2023 she served as Gallery Director and Curator for the Kohl Gallery at Washington College and is currently serving as Cultural Affairs and Engagement Specialist for Salisbury University. She holds an MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College.

Show Calendar
March 6, 2024: Deadline for submissions:
Submit online https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=12820 , or via Cafe website. https://www.callforentry.org $20 entry fee for 5 images.
March 13: Notification
April 24– May 22, 2024: Exhibition at Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD

Questions contact Chris Mona,  [email protected], 410-777-7028, or  C. Mona, AACC, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012

ABOUT THE GALLERY: The Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery is on the western side of AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.  Located on the main floor of the Cade building on West Campus, The Cade Art Gallery at Anne Arundel Community College features 5 exhibits a year. The span of exhibiting artists is broad, yet each exhibit is focused by theme or medium. You can encounter an installation project juried by a museum curator, or the latest painting by an AACC student. Since March 2020 the Cade Gallery Instagram account, @cadegalleryaacc, has supported the gallery’s mission with content throughout the year.      

“El arte de acumular”
Exposición Nacional con Jurado, 24 de abril – 22 de mayo, 2024

Galería del Cade Center for Fine Arts, Universidad Comunitaria Anne Arundel, campus de Arnold, MD
Juez: Tara Gladden, Comisaria Independiente, Especialista en Asuntos Culturales, Universidad de Salisbury, MD

La acumulación de memoria, experiencia y material a lo largo del tiempo es un aspecto inevitable de la vida. Aunque la memoria y la experiencia siempre han sido acumulativas, en este momento de la historia nos enfrentamos a un desbordamiento de material debido a más de dos siglos de producción en masa. Algunos artistas que trabajan actualmente con estos conceptos son Chakaia Booker, Gabriel Orozco, Sarah Sze y Yayoi Kusama, e históricamente Rauschenberg, Schwitters, Braque y Picasso.

Esta exposición invita a presentar obras que aborden el concepto de acumulación a través de la combinación y exploración de materiales no tradicionales, procesos repetitivos y/o relaciones entre material, tiempo, memoria y experiencia.

Tara Gladden es productora cultural, curadora, artista interdisciplinaria y educadora. Entre 2019 y 2023 fue directora y comisaria de la Galería Kohl en Washington College y actualmente es especialista en asuntos culturales y participación en la Universidad de Salisbury. Tiene una maestría en Artes de Performance y Medios Interactivos de Brooklyn College.

Calendario:
6 de marzo, 2024: Fecha límite de presentación:
Presentar en línea a https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=12820 o en el sitio Café https://www.callforentry.org, con una tasa de $20 por 5 imágenes.
13 de marzo: Notificación
24 de abril – 22 de mayo, 2024: Exposición en la Galería del Cade Center for Fine Arts, Universidad Comunitaria Anne Arundel, Arnold, MD

En caso de preguntas, contactar con Chris Mona,  [email protected], 410-777-7028, o  C. Mona, AACC, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012.

SOBRE LA GALERÍA: La galería del Cade Center for Fine Arts está en el ala oeste del campus Arnold de AACC, 101 College Parkway. Ubicada en el piso principal del edificio Cade en el West Campus, la Cade Gallery en la universidad comunitaria Anne Arundel ofrece cinco exposiciones al año. El abanico de artistas expositores es amplio, aunque cada exposición se enfoca en un tema o medio artístico específico. Usted puede encontrar un proyecto de instalación con jurado de un conservador de museo, o la última pintura de un estudiante de la AACC. Desde marzo de 2020, la cuenta de Instagram de la Cade Gallery, @cadegalleryaacc, ha apoyado la misión de la galería con contenidos a lo largo del año.

 

 

ArtsCONNECT Grants
deadline March 7
posted by Mid Atlantic Arts

ArtsCONNECT supports performing arts touring projects collaboratively developed by presenters working together in the mid-Atlantic region.
The tours include performances as well as complementary engagement activities designed to create greater understanding or connections between artists, audiences, and communities.

Two or more located in the mid-Atlantic region who partner to present the same artist/company during the project period can each receive up to 50% subsidy for that artist/company’s compensation plus support for other eligible project expenses. Projects that demonstrate clear mission impact, strong artistry, well-rounded community and artist engagements, and thoughtful and inclusive efforts to engage audiences systemically underserved by the arts are encouraged to apply.

Grant support range: Engagement support of up to 50% of artists fees. Maximum of $10,000. Other eligible expenses of up to $2,000 to support direct project expenses.

 

 

The Watermill Center’s Artist Residency Program
deadline March 8

The Watermill Center’s Artist Residency Program began in 2006 when the Center officially opened as a year-round facility. Each year collectives and individuals take up residence at The Watermill Center to develop works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the existing norms of artistic practice.

The Artist Residency Program is process-based, without the expectation or promise of a final exhibition of the work. The Watermill Center provides artists with the time, space, and freedom to develop their practice in a communal environment that encourages experimentation. Artists-in-Residence share their creative process with the community through open rehearsals, workshops, and artist talks.

Artists-in-Residence receive access to an extensive collection of resources central to The Watermill Center experience: 20,000 square feet of rehearsal/design spaces and outdoor stages; a theater production archive; The Watermill Center Study Library; The Watermill Collection; and The Watermill Center’s ten-acre landscaped grounds and gardens.

Applications are reviewed by an international committee of distinguished Watermill Center alumni made up of artists, academics, and cultural leaders across disciplines. To date, we have hosted over 250 residencies featuring 1500 artists from more than 90 nations.

 

 

Media Arts Masterclass with strikeware
class begins March 9
posted by Maryland Centers for Creative Classrooms

From Brush to Algorithm: Redefining Art in the AI Age

Artificial Intelligence (AI) AI-powered tools can help artists explore and develop their creative work, but navigating the ethical ramifications, competing technologies, and dehumanizing aspects poses a serious challenge. Join the strikeWare Art Collective in a Masterclass designed to explore, explain and exploit these ever-changing technologies. We will critically examine the threats and opportunities AI platforms impose on human creative expression, employ these platforms to facilitate new-media artmaking, and resolve our study and studio work in a culminating group exhibition.

In this workshop you will learn fundamental skills working with new media technologies, including extended-reality hardware, virtual environments, and digital image manipulation that you can take back with you to the classroom. You will learn how to use AI tools to stimulate your students’ creativity, rather than obfuscate it. You will leave better able to navigate the treacherous ethical landscape in a world that will increasingly incorporate these advanced technologies.

 

 

The Art of Racing | Call for Entry
deadline March 11
posted by Maryland Jockey Club and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

The Art of Racing 2024 officially opens its submission portal to artists nationwide on Monday, January 8th, with the deadline for all submissions set for Monday, March 11th. Artists of all skill level are invited to submit their depictions of Pimlico Race Course, the Preakness, or thoroughbred racing in the portal below for a chance to win two (2) VIP invitations to Preakness 149 on Saturday, May 18, 2024, together with a $4,000 prize and the opportunity to have their winning artwork replicated on branded merchandise available for sale, with proceeds benefitting Park Heights Renaissance.

Submissions of work created by artificial intelligence (AI, Midjourney, etc.) will not be accepted for consideration.

 

 

The Saturday ‘Visiter’ Awards
deadline May 30
posted by Poe Baltimore

The Saturday Visiter Awards are presented by Poe Baltimore to recognize a new generation of artists continuing Edgar Allan Poe’s legacy in the arts and literature around the world.  The prizes celebrate media, art, performance and writing that adapts or is inspired by Poe’s life and works. 

Though he was not wealthy in his lifetime, Edgar Allan Poe was the first American writer to support himself entirely by his pen. The Saturday Visiter was the name—and spelling—of a local periodical that held a contest for poetry and short stories. Poe won the award for his short story “MS Found in a Bottle” (which he wrote at Poe House.) The Saturday Visiter Awards are named after the prize a young Edgar Allan Poe won while he lived in Baltimore which helped to launch the famed writer’s career. 

Saturday Visiter Awards are presented in two categories: works that adapt Poe’s life or writing (including biography, or true adaptations of his poetry or prose), and original works that are inspired by Poe’s life or writing. In addition, important “Poe Places”, including The Poe Museum(Richmond, VA) ,  The Poe Cottage (the Bronx NYC) and Poe House (Baltimore , MD) will highlight exceptional entries specific to their region. The awards are presented every October at the annual International Edgar Allan Poe Festival & Awards in Baltimore, Maryland. 

 

Poe Baltimore is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created to fund, maintain and interpret The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, and to celebrate the legacy of one of Baltimore’s most famous residents. The organization is dedicated to maintaining the museum as a vibrant experience for the thousands of visitors who come from around the world each year, and as part of a broader mission of city-wide events and educational opportunities celebrating Poe’s legacy in Baltimore and beyond.  

Click here to read the Saturday Visiter Awards Guidelines for Entry or download the PDF below. Call for entries will open January 19, 2024.

NEW for Maryland High School Students only:   The Young Saturday Visiter Awards, sponsored by the Baltimore National Heritage Area. Click here to read more about this category, open to Maryland High School Students (Grades 9-12 or equivalent during the 2023-24 School Year.)

 

 

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The best weekly art openings, events, and calls for entry happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

This Week: Bill Schmidt and scholar Kristen Hileman in conversation at C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore School for the Arts Senior Recitals, Work Matters lecture at BMI, Rent Party at Baltimore Museum of Art, Jami Attenberg at Greedy Reads Remington, Out of Order (OOO) and more!

On Touching COR-TEN, One Percent for the Arts, and the Effort to Label and Preserve its Legacy

Here, before us at the school, are stripped-down, geometricized versions of four individual caterpillars, poised at different moments in their movements—stretching upward toward the sky, looking ahead, or reaching toward the ground, as if scouting for fallen leaves on the brick foundation...