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This Week: MICA Grad Show, David MacDonald artist talk at Clayworks, Casey Plett and Cat Fitzpatrick of LittlePuss Press at Red Emma’s, The Maryland Traditions Archives 10 year anniversary, IMDA MFA Thesis Exhibition opening, Silas Munro at Stevenson University, Jiha Moon at Goucher College, Katie Kameen opening reception at Baltimore Jewelry Center, Theresa Robertson opening reception at Area 405, 2024 Capital Art Book Fair, and Phaan Howng and Andy Yoder opening reception at MONO Practice — PLUS Out of Order + KIDOOO installation and call for volunteers at MAP and more featured opportunties!

 

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Maryland Institute College of Art’s 2024 Grad Show, Featuring Emerging Artists
Ongoing @ Various Locations

Meet the next generation of creative thinkers

Art emerges as an indispensable tool in this era of political unrest, pervasive racial and social injustice, and community polarization.

MICA Grad Show 2024 will host on-campus and community engagements and virtually showcase the culminating work of MFA and MA graduate students from 14 of the College’s internationally renowned programs.

The work of these artists, designers, filmmakers, educators, and curators demonstrates how art disrupts in the most benevolent sense, awakens us to the present moment, and contributes to our shared becoming, that we might imagine things otherwise and become more fully human.

Campus galleries are open to the public daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.* On weekends, outside visitors will need to be accompanied by a MICA community member with a MICA ID in order to swipe and gain access into respective buildings.

*Pinkard Gallery in Bunting Center is open to the public Monday – Friday only. 

 

 

Baltimore Clayworks Artist Talk with David MacDonald
Tuesday, April 2 :: 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.

Artist Bio

David R. MacDonald was born in 1945 in Hackensack, New Jersey, the third oldest of nine children. He graduated from Hackensack High School in 1963 and was awarded an athletic scholarship to Hampton Univeristy (Hampton, Virginia) where he majored in art education. While there he was greatly inspired by noted African American ceramic artist Joseph W. Gilliard.

During his studies at Hampton his work became influenced by the political and social issues of the time (the Civil Rights Movement). After graduating, he was awarded a graduate fellowship at the University of Michigan where he studied with John Stephenson and noted African American ceramist Robert Stull. During this time, his work continued to focus on social and political commentary and expand technically.

After receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree he joined the faculty of the School of Art and Design at Syracuse University. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, MacDonald’s work received most of its creative inspiration from his investigation of his African heritage. Looking at a variety of design sources in the vast creative tradition of the African continent, MacDonald draws much of his inspiration from the myriad examples of surface decoration that manifests itself in the many ethnic groups of sub-Saharan Africa (as pottery decoration, textiles, body decoration, and architectural decoration). MacDonald’s work spans the complete spectrum of ceramic forms of a utilitarian nature.

MacDonald received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) in 2011.

 

 

Cat Fitzpatrick & Casey Plett – ‘LittlePuss Press and Trans Community’
Tuesday, April 2 :: 7pm
@ Red Emma’s

Casey Plett and Cat Fitzpatrick talk trans poetics, community-making, and radical publishing at their press LittlePuss!

Casey Plett is the author of A DREAM OF A WOMAN (Arsenal Pulp, 2021), which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize; LITTLE FISH (Arsenal Pulp, 2018), winner of a Lambda Literary Award, the Firecracker Award for Fiction, and the Amazon First Novel Award in Canada; and A SAFE GIRL TO LOVE (Topside Press, 2014; Arsenal Pulp, 2023), also a winner of a Lambda Literary Award. She was the co-editor of MEANWHILE, ELSEWHERE: SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY FROM TRANSGENDER WRITERS (2017) alongside Cat Fitzpatrick. Most recently, Plett authored the essay collection ON COMMUNITY (Biblioasis, 2023), which draws on a range of firsthand experiences to start a conversation about the larger implications of community as a word, an idea, and a symbol.

Cat Fitzpatrick wrote the book of poems GLAMOURPUSS and co-edited the anthology MEANWHILE, ELSEWHERE: SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY FROM TRANSGENDER WRITERS, which won the ALA Stonewall Book Award for Literature. Her verse novel, THE CALL-OUT, was published in 2022 by Seven Stories Press. She is the Director of the Women’s Studies program at Rutgers University – Newark and the Editrix at LittlePuss Press.

 

 

Ten Years of the Maryland Traditions Archives
Thursday, April 4 :: 12-1:30pm
presented by Maryland State Arts Council

The Maryland Traditions Archives turns ten this year! In this celebratory webinar, join staff and stakeholders for a discussion of the role archives play in connecting members of the public with their history and cultural traditions. Participants will discuss how the Maryland Traditions Archives have impacted their work and their cultural communities.

Featured webinar participants are: UMBC assistant professor Earl Brooks; archivist and librarian Tiffany Chavis (Lumbee); Jenifer Dolde of regional folklife center the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum; Puerto Rican tradition bearer Angel Rivera; and moderator Greg Adams of the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Housed in Special Collections at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in collaboration with MSAC, the Maryland Traditions Archives contain institutional records, folklorist papers, and fieldwork materials documenting and/or donated by practitioners of living cultural traditions dating to the 1960s.

 

 

Not Grounded: the 2024 IMDA MFA Thesis Exhibition | Opening Reception
Thursday, April 4 :: 5-7pm
@ UMBC CADVC

April 5-27 at CADVC, the Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture

Opening Reception: April 4, 5-7pm

The UMBC IMDA (Intermedia and Digital Arts) Masters Program presents “Not Grounded,” the 2024 IMDA MFA Thesis Exhibition.

Opening with a public reception on April 4, 5-7pm, the thesis exhibition features four artists with diverse artistic practices and approaches:

Occhiolism, 2024
Mixed media sculpture, Wood- Ceramic coated bronze ©Elly Kalantari, Courtesy of the artist

Elly Kalantari delves into the intricate realms of selfhood and transformation, crafting mixed-media sculptures and installations, reimagining forms and gestures that provocatively challenges perception and identity.

Home New World, 2024
Mix Media Installation
©Andrew Liang, courtesy of the artist

Andrew Liang presents “Home New World,” a self-portrait that delves into the transitional space of his 13-year-old self, having recently arrived in a new country.

Reaping & Sowing, 2023
Still image of digital video loop with sound
© Kristin Putchinski, courtesy of the artist

Kristin Putchinski explores concepts of tension, transformation and release through a series of actions, performances and sculptures that utilize pianos as the primary object.

My Body is Concentric, 2024 Laser Projection Poetry Performance ©A. M. Zellhofer, courtesy of the artist

A. M. Zellhofer, a Baltimore-based printmaker and digital poet, investigates the experiential growth — both visible and invisible— that makes up the “dendrochronology of self.”

The exhibition will be the context for the artists’ thesis defenses, as well as the annual “RTKL Lecture,” a fellowship lecture made possible through the generosity of RTKL (Rogers Taliaferro, Kostritsky, & Lamb) Associates Incorporated. The goal of this merit-based award is to support an emerging artist of creative and scholarly excellence who has demonstrated a promise to make an impact on the field. This year’s recipient is Elly Kalantari.


Public Programs:

April 4, 5-7pm Opening reception

April 10, 9-11am Kristin Putchinski thesis defense

April 17, 11-1pm Elly Kalantari thesis defense

April 18, 11-1pm RTKL Lecture: Elly Kalantari

April 23, 3-5pm Andrew Liang thesis defense

April 25, 11-1pm Ann Zellhofer thesis defense

All events are free and open to the public.

Please note: MFA Thesis defenses must be conducted in a closed-door room according to university protocols. After a defense begins, audiences will not be admitted, and will be requested not to exit, for the duration of the first full hour.


If you need any specific accommodations at one of our events or to experience the exhibition, please contact CADVC at [email protected] or 410-455-3188 as soon as possible.

 

 

Silas Munro, On the Consideration of a Black Grid | Opening Reception
Thursday, April 4 :: 5:30-6pm | Public Lecture 6-7pm
@ Stevenson University

Silas Munro is a designer, artist, writer, and curator. He is the founder of the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC-owned graphic design studio Polymode based in Los Angeles and Raleigh that works with clients across cultural spheres. Commissions and collaborations include: The New York Times Magazine, MIT Press, Nike, Airbnb, the Brooklyn Museum, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Art Institute of Chicago, Dia Art Foundation, and the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. Munro is the curator and author of Strikethrough: Typographic Messages of Protest which opened at Letterform Archive in 2022–2023. He was a contributor to W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America and co-authored the first BIPOC-centered design history course, Black Design in America: African Americans and the African Diaspora in Graphic Design 19–21st Century. Munro is faculty co-chair for the MFA Program in graphic design at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

On Thursday, April 4, from 6:00pm–7:00pm at SU’s School of Design, Arts, and Communication Building, Munro will give a public lecture, On the Consideration of a Black Grid, a visual essay that charts a series of experimental meditations on how grids can shape Black liberatory forms. Through his Polymodal design investigations, Munro sets a curious space that asks the question, What might be a Black Grid?

Silas Munro, On the Consideration of a Black Grid

From the funky, fresh Black modernism of the Johnson Publishing Company’s headquarters designed by John Warren Moutoussamy with Arthur Elrod and William Raiser to the expressive graffitied grids of Adam Pendelton’s monumental canvases in black and white, there lives a wide-ranging matrix of possibilities for what I consider to be a Black Grid. The renowned design scholar Audrey G. Bennett’s text, Follow the Golden Ratio from Africa to the Bauhaus for a Cross-Cultural Aesthetic for Images, traces a lineage of fractal ingenuity in the Sub-Saharan Cameroonian palace of a Chief in Logone-Birni that likely influenced Egyptian, North African Temple architecture, linking to Italy through the mathematician Fibonacci known for his so-called “golden ratio” that then informed European ideals of beauty circulating in the infamous Bauhaus art school. Bennett’s postulations connect to my meandering search to see myself as a Black designer, artist, and unexpected design historian in a sea of pedagogies that don’t represent me or my lived experience.

Stevenson University, Art & Graphic Design 2024 Artist in Residence
Silas Munro, On the Consideration of a Black Grid
Thursday, April 4, 2024
Reception: 5:30pm–6:00pm

Public Lecture: 6:00pm–7:00pm
School of Design, Arts, and Communication, Sound Stage, SD 101
11100 Ted Herget Way
Owings Mills, MD 21117

 

 

The Nancy G. Unobskey ’60 Visiting Artist in Modern and Contemporary Art Presents Jiha Moon
Thursday, April 4 :: 7pm
@ Merrick Lecture Hall, Goucher College

The Nancy G. Unobskey ’60 Visiting Artist in Modern and Contemporary Art Presents Jiha Moon in a conversation with moderator Teri Henderson.

Jiha Moon was a recipient of the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Painters & Sculptors grant in 2011. Her mid-career survey exhibition, Double Welcome: Most everyone’s mad here, organized by Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and Taubman Museum, has toured more than 10 museum venues around the country.

Moon’s gestural paintings, mixed media, ceramic sculptures, and installations explore fluid identities and the global movement of people and their cultures. She takes cues from Eastern and Western art history, colors and designs from popular culture, Korean temple paintings and folk art, internet emoticons and icons, and fruit stickers and labels of products from all over the place.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Re: Play | Contemporary Jewelry by Katie Kameen | Opening Reception
Friday, April 5 :: 5-8pm
@ Baltimore Jewelry Center

The Baltimore Jewelry Center will host Re: Play, a solo exhibition by Katie Kameen made up of a collection of colorful works created entirely from secondhand and postconsumer plastics. Through the pieces in Re: Play, Kameen explores how the formal qualities of mass-produced items can communicate intimate aspects of our lives. Re: Play will be on view in the BJC’s gallery in Baltimore’s Station North Arts & Entertainment District (10 E. North Ave.) from April 5th – May 24th, 2024 with an opening reception on Friday, April 5th from 5 to 8pm. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

Katie Kameen is an assistant professor of 3D sculpture media at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia. She received her BFA in 3D Studio Art from Eastern Illinois University, and her MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from Indiana University. Through a playful process of cutting, deconstructing, and rearranging forms, Kameen discovers compositions inspired by personal memories and experiences. Unified by a deep interest in the formal language of color and shape, Kameen’s work touches on the challenges and conventions of social engagement. Works in Re: Play contrast two worlds of plastic: the technicolor space of children’s toys, and the neutral sophistication of functional household objects. Combined with a constant theme of playful reinvention, these spaces of childhood and adulthood reveal aspects of how our relationships evolve organically over time.

“The Baltimore Jewelry Center features one of the few art jewelry galleries in the Mid-Atlantic. Our exhibition program exposes the larger public to contemporary and traditional jewelry arts, and acts as a platform to promote and sell the work of local artists and national artists in the broader metalsmithing field,” said Shane Prada, Director. “We’re eager for people to visit Re: Play and experience Katie’s work which does such a lovely job of taking plastic, a ubiquitous and often thrown away material, and transforming it into works of art that make us pause and consider our relationships to objects and one another.”

 

 

Theresa Robertson: AREA 405 Portrait Project | Opening Reception
Friday, April 5 :: 5-8pm
@ Area 405

When Hans Namuth captured Jackson Pollock in his studio in 1950, this set of five hundred photographs and two films of the artist at work transformed the relationship between the artist, the process of art-making, the art, the artist’s studio, and the public. For the first time, the audience gained access to the details in their cloudy imagination of the artist’s studios — which was once An Ivory Tower, with artists and art being the solitary existence. The foregrounded concept of studios provided flesh of context to the barebones of finished artworks, becoming an inseparable element in the making of an artist’s identity. With the age of 176 (as of 2024), AREA 405 has witnessed its transformation from a brewery to an infamous art hub in Baltimore, and then from the crisis of disappearance to new ownership and identity. AREA 405 Portrait Project by Theresa Robertson exhibits portraits of artists in the studios of AREA 405 in the hope of documenting the flux of “artistic practice, sites, and modes of production and expression” of this community. It celebrates the fluid identity of AREA 405 through the lens of artists and their studios.

AREA 405 was transformed from a brewery to a celebrated art hub in 2001 by 3 Square Feet LLC, a former artist business entity. Under the lead of Stewart Watson, the Executive Director Emeritus of AREA 405, this building fostered an exciting group of artists and produced numerous celebrated art activities and exhibitions in collaboration with the local community. Its preserved industrial characteristic also provided Baltimore with a non-conventional exhibition space, rebelling against the white-box-dominated exhibition circuit. The building faced the crisis of disappearing in 2021 when it was put on the market. The incident stirred uneasiness in the Baltimore art scene. Many resident artists left AREA 405 in fear of the uncertainty of losing their studio spaces. In 2022, through robust capital fundraising and a unique public/private partnership, Central Baltimore Partnership (CBP) and Baltimore-based real estate developer Ernst Valery together purchased AREA 405, with the main purpose of preserving its affordability and vitality, as well as improving the functionality of the building.

Theresa Robertson: AREA 405 Portrait Project is eventually an effort to reconnect with the 405 community under the new ownership, ushering into a new chapter while honoring its history and celebrating the new blood. AREA 405 has witnessed a major restructuring, with new and old artists and leaders working together in the building, forging a new community. This exhibition originated from a photography project proposed by artist Theresa Robertson, who also participated in the process of the transferral of ownership as a CBP employee. With intimate photoshoots and conversations, she hopes to capture the process as this new community of ARE 405 slowly revives. Despite not being able to capture all tenant artists, Theresa Robertson: AREA 405 Portrait Project serves as a testament to Robertson’s and the Central Baltimore Partnership team’s commitment to growing and learning alongside the building community. The 405 Portrait Project will be an ongoing photographic effort to archive the evolving identity of AREA 405 and the relationships among the artists, their studios, the 405 community, and the Central Baltimore Partnership team.

This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of T. Rowe Price and The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

 

 

Join BmoreArt at the 2024 Capital Art Book Fair!!
Saturday, April 6 :: 11am-6pm
@ Eastern Market

The 2024 Capital Art Book Fair will take place:

Saturday, April 6, 2024 from 11am-6pm
Sunday, April, 7, 2024 from 10am-4pm

Eastern Market’s North Hall
225 7th Street SE, WDC 20003

Free and open to the public

Experience over 100 artists, independent presses and designers from across the DMV, the US, Asia and Europe.

 

 

STRATA OF SYNTHESIS | Opening Reception
Saturday, April 6 :: 2-4pm
@ MONO Practice

Artists: Phaan Howng, Andy Yoder

Title: STRATA OF SYNTHESIS
Term: APRIL 6 – MAY 18, 2022
Opening Reception: April 6, Saturday, 2-4 pm

MONO PRACTICE is proud to present STRATA OF SYNTHESIS, an exhibition featuring works by Phaan Howng and Andy Yoder, which will be on view from April 6 through May 18, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 6, from 2-4 pm.

STRATA OF SYNTHESIS is an exhibition where artists examine the natural world as a fantastical state. Howng and Yoder propose connections in historical and contemporary crises relating to intricate layers of domestic and societal narratives within their work. This synthesis within their practice manifests their efforts to explore diverse logical aspects of meaning and interpretations within their everyday environment.

Phaan Howng (b. 1982 Providence, RI) received her BFA in Painting from Boston University in 2004 and her MFA from the Mt. Royal School of Art at MICA in 2015. The artist has presented  solo exhibitions at museums including the Baltimore Museum of Art in Maryland and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C, Asian Arts and Culture Center at Towson University in Maryland, MoCA Arlington in Virginia, and Dinner Gallery in New York City. Her work has been featured in notable publications such as The New York Times T List, Smithsonian Magazine, Artnet, and the front page of the Baltimore Sun. Howng lives and works in Baltimore, MD.

Andy Yoder was born in Cleveland, Ohio, studying at Skowhegan and Dartmouth College prior to graduating from the Cleveland Institute of Art. His work is in numerous public and private collections, and exhibitions include shows at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Queens Museum of Art, Winkleman Gallery in New York, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker and Art in America. Commissions include works for ESPN, Continental Airlines, Progressive Insurance, David and Susan Rockefeller, and the Saatchi Collection. He currently maintains a studio at Stable in Washington DC while living in Falls Church, Virginia.

 

 

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Out Of Order: Untitled & Uncensored Volunteers Needed
posted by Maryland Art Place

Interested in volunteering @ MAP for Out of Order?

Complete this FORM

Volunteering for Out of Order will get you free entry to the Benefit Exhibition and Silent Auction and after-party on Friday, April 19

 

 

Volunteer at the Tephra ICA Arts Festival

Now in its 33rd year, the Tephra ICA Arts Festival will take place on May 18–19, 2024 at Reston Town Center. Over 200 contemporary artists and artisans will travel from across the country to present original handmade artwork to share with Festival audiences.

Volunteers, like you, make this event possible each year by filling a variety of important roles and each task is critical to the Festival’s success!

Call for Vendors: Pratt Street Market
deadline April 8

Pratt Street Market, presented by PNC Bank provides Downtown Baltimore residents, employees, and visitors access to prepared lunch options, products from local makers, and locally farmed agricultural goods on a weekly basis. This year, the market will return to Pratt & Light Street Plaza (corner of Pratt and Light Streets), and will occur on Thursdays from 11 am – 2 pm, running May – September, beginning May 2, 2024.

Is your business interested in participating?
If you are a local vendor and are interested in participating, please take a few minutes to answer the questions at the application linked below. We ask that applications be completed no later than Monday, April 8, 2024. Upon application completion, a representative of Downtown Partnership will be in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss the next steps.

 

 

Sowebo Arts and Music Festival Call for Vendors
deadline April 15

The Sowebo Arts and Music Festival takes place from noon–8:00 p.m., on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend in the streets surrounding the historic Hollins Market. This event is all about bringing together local music, visual artists, entertainers, great food, neighbors, and fun for all ages. The festival is currently accepting applications for food vendors, artisans and crafters, commercial vendors, and nonprofit organizations.

 

 

Artist in Residence at The Latinx Project (2024-2025)
deadline April 15

The Latinx Project is thrilled to announce the next cycle of the Artist-in-Residence program open to emerging and mid-career artists based in the United States. As part of the Artist-in-Residence program, the selected artist will present a solo exhibition on campus with the option of curatorial support and a public program. The most compelling applications engage with larger contemporary or historic dialogues in Latinx Studies. Interested applicants can apply via the Google form below; applicants should include a concise portfolio that illustrates their artistic practice and approach.

 

 

Call for Artists: The JJC Artist in Residence at MICA
deadline April 17

The Joshua Johnson Council (JJC) Artist in Residence (AIR) program is a collaboration between the JJC, the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). The JJC AIR program seeks applications to select two (2) artists living and working in Baltimore City for the summer residency. Applicants are not required to be alumni of MICA. Artists of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Supporting artists based in Baltimore City.
The JJC, an affiliate group of the BMA, was formed in 1987 to both provide educational outreach and support initiatives between the BMA and Baltimore’s Black community. Named for 18th-century African American portrait painter Joshua Johnson, the JJC is one of the nation’s oldest African American museum groups.

The JJC AIR program expands the impact of the JJC by creating platforms to support artists, encourage intergenerational learning, and grow collaborative relationships. The residency begins on June 3, 2024 and concludes on July 26, 2024, with artists working in studios in the Fred Lazarus IV Studio Center, located on MICA’s main campus in Baltimore.

The residency is designed to support artists and create meaningful connections and discourse with the JJC, the BMA, and MICA. It provides artists based in Baltimore City with access to resources and helps to build relationships that will allow each artist to explore and expand their practice within the community.

Artists selected for the residency program are offered studio space for eight (8) weeks, access to MICA facilities, a materials stipend of $2,500, and the opportunity work with low-residency MICA graduate students for critique and studio visits at the artist’s determination. After the residency, each artist will give a public presentation as part of the year’s JJC programming JJC Talks, with the potential for additional engagements with the MICA community.

 

 

Spring Cleaning 2024 Artist Application
deadline April 22
posted by Good Company

PROBLEM
Visual artists must continually create work to refine (and fund) their craft but many do not have enough physical or digital space to store all of their creative output. Over time a workspace may end up functioning more like storage. Rather than continue to collect dust, Good Company wants to help artists find a permanent home for these hidden treasures.

SOLUTION
Community-centered art collective Good Company presents Spring Cleaning, a pop-up market for local artists to sell work made before 2024 for $150 or less. We invite local artists in Maryland, DC, and Virginia to declutter their studios and connect with new fans and collectors at Peabody Heights Brewery in Baltimore this June.

EVENT DETAILS
Saturday, June 8th, 12:00-5:00 pm
Peabody Heights Brewery, 401 E 30th St, Baltimore, MD 21218
This event is free and open to the public. The venue is all ages and wheelchair accessible.

FINE PRINT
• Open to artists based in Maryland, DC, or Virginia.
• All art sold must be made before 2024 and priced at $150 or less (per item).
• Selected artists pay a $50 table fee to participate. 💸
• No sales commission. Artists keep all profit from sales.
• Artists process their own payments (Cash App, Square, Venmo, etc.).
• Artists supply their own table (up to 6ft. length). Email [email protected] if this will be an obstacle for you.
• Event set-up will be 10:30-11:45 am. Load-out is 5:00-6:00 pm.
• Loading dock will be available during set-up. Street parking is available for vendors and guests during event.

IMPORTANT DATES
Application Due → Monday, April 22, 2024 ⏰
Artists Notified → Sunday, April 28, 2024
Table Fee Due → Saturday, May 4, 2024
Public Announcement → Monday, May 6, 2024

Questions? Email [email protected].

💸 The table fee covers the organizers’ time, promotional costs, and overhead to produce the event.
⏰ This application closes Monday, April 22 at 11:59 pm EST. No late submissions will be accepted.

🎨 Spring Cleaning Graphics by KC Corbett – IG @kcyal8r

 

 

XIV PRISMA ART PRIZE – ROME
deadline April 22

The call for entries of the 14th edition of Prisma Art Prize, an international art prize born to promote emerging painters and visual artist, is now open for submissions.

As our name and logo suggest, we want to be a prism that refracts all the possible outcomes of the painting process: we aim to collect and exhibit a selection of works of art that is inclusive, diverse and representative of the possibilities that the medium of painting offers to artists.

Prisma Art Prizes hosts four quarterly art competitions with €2400 prize money every year, over €3000 in partners’ awards, the possibility to take part in the collective exhibition in 2024 at the Contemporary Cluster of Palazzo Brancaccio, Rome, one of most innovative art institutions in the international contemporary scene, the change to get a solo show organized by our partners Isorrophia Gallery and Pallavicini-Dettori Collection and to win a two weeks residency at Dar Meso, in the very heart of Tunisi. With the artistic direction of Marco Crispano, curated by Domenico De Chirico and a jury of esteemed professionals with different backgrounds in the arts panorama.

The competition is open to all living artists without limitation of age, gender and ethnicity.

Works of painting, drawing, and engraving of any size and on any medium are allowed.

 

 

Art in Abstraction 2024
deadline April 24
posted by MFA Gallery

There are a plethora of fascinating things in our world that artists can recreate representationally in their visual voices. However, there are also several ways to express these compelling things through abstraction. By utilizing concepts we are familiar with such as form, color, composition, and so much more, artists can evoke a range of ideas and emotions as abstract art. MFA (Maryland Federation of Art) invites all artists to enter an exhibition that welcomes 2D and 3D abstract work for Maryland Hall’s Martino Gallery. This exhibition is open to artists residing in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico. All eligible fine art entries in any media will be considered by the juror. Selected works will be displayed in this MFA-organized exhibition at Maryland Hall’s Martino Gallery in Annapolis, MD from July 12 – August 15.

 

 

Call for Submissions, Color
deadline April 28
posted by SE Center for Photography

Color
Michael Pannier, Juror

The Color photograph. We want to celebrate Color in all its forms at the SE Center. Our juror would like to see creativity and self-expression. He has no preference for subject, or style but would like to be able to see the photographer’s mind at work, his or her use of visual composition and original thinking.

Submissions Now Open, Submissions Close 4/28/24, Exhibition Opens 7/5/24

 

 

Call for Entry, Family Ties
deadline April 28
posted by SE Center for Photography

Family Ties
Lia Latty, Juror

Families, we want to showcase the many different ways that family can be represented. It can be a place you seek comfort in, but for many it could be harmful. We aim to explore the many different photographic representations of what “family” could be.

Submissions Now Open, Submissions Close 4/28/24, Exhibition Opens 7/5/24

 

 

header image: Lehna Huie and her daughter in the studio of AREA 405. Photo courtesy of Theresa Robertson.

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