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This Week: Baltimore Clayworks studio tour with Wayman Scott; reception for Schroeder Cherry,  Se Jong Cho, and Oletha DeVane at Connect + Collect; Baltimore Story Fest; artist Jason Patterson and guest curator Thomas James in conversation at Banneker-Douglass Museum; opening reception for Heejo Kim and Markus Baldegger at C. Grimaldis Gallery; Bromo Art Walk + After Party; Andrew Thorp opening reception at Hotel Indigo; Creative Alliance screens Eroding History, and BROS’ A Computer that Loves opens — PLUS deadline approaching for Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City (MASB) Artist Travel Prize and more featured opportunities!

BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.

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Baltimore Clayworks Studio Tour with Wayman Scott
Tuesday, May 14 :: 6:30-7pm
@ Baltimore Clayworks

Ceramic artists are at the heart of Baltimore Clayworks. Artists are at the center of the mission of Baltimore Clayworks, and provide the organization with talent and innovation to inspire our community and to enliven the artistic impact of ceramics in our region. Their professional and personal networks provide a kaleidoscope of interactions with peers, galleries, and academic institutions, which keep the organization at the forefront of contemporary ceramic art.

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

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

 

 

City of Artists II | Schroeder Cherry, Se Jong Cho, and Oletha DeVane | Opening Reception
Wednesday, May 15 :: 6-8pm
@ Connect + Collect

Join us on Wednesday, May 15th, from 6-8 pm at the Connect+Collect gallery to view the new exhibition City of Artists II featuring Schroeder Cherry,  Se Jong Cho, and Oletha DeVane.

City of Artists II  is the continuation of a series of exhibitions that serve as a visual extension to BmoreArt’s first full-length book City of Artists. A publication that features 220 pages of personal reflections from leading writers alongside portfolios from some of the city’s most celebrated visual artists.

This second iteration brings together the captivating works of Schroeder Cherry, Oletha DeVane, and Se Jong Cho, each offering a unique perspective on the artistic landscape of Baltimore. From Cherry’s vivid portrayals of everyday scenes of African diaspora life, to DeVane’s worldly explorations of spirituality and mythology, and Cho’s innovative blend of art and science, these artists push the boundaries of creativity, inviting viewers to engage with their distinct visual narratives.

:: Wednesday, May 15th :: 6-8 pm Opening Reception: City of Artists II
Connect+Collect Gallery (2519 N. Charles Street)

Secure your copy of the book here – we are now in our second printing!

 

 

Baltimore Story Fest
Thursday, May 16 | Ongoing through May 19
@ Baltimore Theatre Project

A mic, spotlight and a good story is all you need to take a room full of people on a journey. Storytelling is one the most entertaining and impactful forms of live performance. Baltimore Story Fest will highlight the best and brightest storytellers in the region. Storytellers create a tapestry with their words that bring audiences into their worlds. Sometimes you laugh. Sometimes you cry. Sometimes you do both.

EACH DAY OF THE FEST IS ALL NEW!

Curated by different storytelling producers, every show will be unique. See all four shows and immerse yourself in the art of storytelling!

Thursday, May 16th

The Stoop Storytelling Series

Hosted by Jessica Henkin and Aaron Henkin

Everyone has a story. What’s yours? The Stoop Storytelling Series is a Baltimore-based live show and podcast that features “ordinary” people sharing the extraordinary, true tales of their lives.

Friday, May 17th

Perfect Liars Club: the storytelling interrogation show

Produced by Cara Foran & Pierce McManus

Four people tell a story. Three are true but one is a lie. Listen. Laugh. Interrogate. Vote. Can you spot the liar?

Saturday, May 18th
Mortified
Produced by Alex Hewett and Adam Ruben

Witness a night of adults telling stories about their lives by sharing their most mortifying childhood artifacts (diaries, letters, lyrics, poems, home movies)… in front of total strangers.

Sunday, May 19th
The Goode Practice presents: What I Learned in Therapy
Produced by Ronald Young Jr. and Tuere Ganges

Listen to stories that range from heartwarming to the absurd, as storytellers examine their experiences with therapy, healing and wellness.

The Goode Practice provides culturally aware and clinically responsive care to clients and offers services to expand the knowledge of therapists in the community. We are the premier practice for nurturing therapists who wish to deepen their expertise in working with clients of color, and gender and sexual minorities. We strive to provide a healing space for clients, staff, and community.

Showtimes:
May 16 @ 8pm – Stoop Storytelling
May 17 @ 8pm – Perfect Liars Club
May 18 @ 8pm – Mortified
May 19 @ 4pm – What I Learned in Therapy
 
Tickets:
General Admission: $25
Website: https://www.theatreproject.org/baltimore-story-fest/

Ticket Site: https://theatreproject.ticketspice.com/baltimore-story-fest

 

 

Jason Patterson

Death of the Heart: Stories of White Supremacy, Black Resistance, and Contextualizing our History
Thursday, May 16 :: 12-3pm
@ Banneker-Douglass Museum

Join Banneker-Douglass Museum for a powerful lecture, conversation, and archive activity led by Black history-based artist Jason Patterson and REVISIT/REIMAGINE guest curator Thomas James. This thought-provoking program will explore Patterson’s work that highlights the Civil Rights era, Black American movements nationally, as well as on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. We will also highlight acts of resistance that took place against the surging White supremacy and anti-Blackness policies implemented during that time. Immediately following the discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in an interactive artifacts activity. Attendees are encouraged to participate by bringing an artifact, such as a photograph or object that speaks to their past. Don’t miss this transformative event!

General museum info can be found if you scroll to the bottom on the website.

 

 

Heejo Kim, More or Less, 2023, oil on canvas, 63 x 84.5 inches

False Relations: Heejo Kim and Markus Baldegger | Opening Reception
Thursday, May 16 :: 5-7pm
@ C. Grimaldis Gallery

C. Grimaldis is pleased to present False Relations, a two-person exhibition of work by Heejo Kim and Markus Baldegger. This survey display of paintings merges swift, gestural marks with thick, curvy figures to showcase unique and lyrical chromatic transitions.

Heejo Kim’s dreamy figurative paintings feel like fragments of a memory, each lived through amorphic, vibrantly molten bodies huddled together in moments of domesticity. Light illuminates, confronts, and sometimes hides portions of narrative, an expression which reveals much about the artist’s experience as a young woman in Seoul and her desire to find comfort and identity in space. Baldegger’s works respond with gesture. Delicate, yet powerful webbed abstractions play with perception as they balance coincidence and deliberate, impasto application by the artist. Baldegger approaches painting cognitively; the aim of his work is not narrative but is reduced rather to the possibilities of color itself.

Yet both Kim and Baldegger seem to tell a story about the familiar, with deep interest in composition, embracing the complexity of color, rhythm, and movement. The title of the show comes from the term defined in Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1927) as “the analysis of harmony in two connections. It denotes the occurrence of a chromatic contradiction between two notes of the same cord … it also describes chromatic contradiction of similar character in two adjacent cords.” As painters, Kim and Baldegger hold many differences in identity and discipline, but within the context of False Relations, they share a melodic candor.

Heejo Kim (b. 1995, Seoul, South Korea) received an MFA from the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art. She has exhibited in the United States and Korea, including C. Grimaldis Gallery (Baltimore, MD), The Peale Museum (Baltimore, MD), Uprise Art Gallery (New York, NY), Art Miami (Miami, FL), and Art Palm Beach (Palm Beach, FL). Kim is currently based in Baltimore, MD.

Markus Baldegger (b. 1947, Altstätten, Switzerland) began painting in the 1980s after attending Art School Cologne (Germany) and since has had an extensive career in Europe with museum exhibitions at the Siegerland Museum (Siegen, Germany), the Leonhardi Museum (Dresden, Germany), and the Daniel-Pöppelmann Museum (Herford, Germany). He is collected by the Kunstmuseum Aarau (Switzerland), Kunstmuseum Chur (Switzerland), and Siegerland Museum Siegen (Germany). Baldegger is now based in Belgium and Germany.

False Relations will be on view at C. Grimaldis Gallery from May 16 through June 22, 2024. A reception will take place on Thursday, May 16th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Hours for C. Grimaldis Gallery, which is free and open to the public, are Wednesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

 

 

Bromo Art Walk
Thursday, May 16 :: 5-9pm

Experience the Bromo Arts District during a night of artistic performances, exhibits, and open studios on Thursday, May 16, from 5-9pm. View information below for participating creative groups to help plan your evening. Event maps will be available at all participating locations during the event. Check back for our official Google Map to help navigate the district and to see all venues, retailers, and public art locations.

This event is free, but registration is recommended in order to get event updates and access to special promotions. Scroll to the bottom of the Eventbrite page to view the event FAQs for more information about the Bromo Art Walk.

Love the Bromo Art Walk? Support the Bromo Arts District by making a donation! Your contribution helps support our creative community and enables us to continue our free programming. Click here if you love Bromo’s creative community!

AFTER PARTY
Join for the Bromo Art Walk After Party from 9-11pm at Current Space’s Garden Bar located at 421 N. Howard Street. Get ready to dance to live performances by Amy Reid and RoVo Monty. Grab a drink at Current’s bar and enjoy late night food from local vendors.
Please show your Eventbrite registration (digitally or printed) at the door. Registration required. Please enter through Tyson Street (the alley – 421 Tyson St.), located between Mulberry and Franklin Streets. Once the courtyard capacity is reached, new attendees will only be let in as people leave. Thank you for understanding.

 

 

Andrew Thorp | Opening Reception
Thursday, May 16 :: 6-9pm
@ Hotel Indigo

Maryland Art Place in partnership with Hotel Indigo Baltimore is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Maryland-based artist, Andrew Thorp. The exhibition is on view at Hotel Indigo, located at 24 West Franklin St. from  May 3 – August 1, 2024. A public reception will take place Thursday, May 16 from 6 to 9 pm during the BROMO Art Walk.

About the artist: Andrew Thorp was born and raised in Tulsa, OK migrating to MD to pursue a BFA from MICA and later an MFA from Towson University..  Currently Thorp  works and resides in the neighborhood of Waverly in Baltimore, MD.

Thorp’s paintings are pictures from liminal everyday spaces painted usually with oil on canvas or panel. He states: “These images – a stray hubcap, a chain link fence, and grass growing on a median – are typical and even banal, but in them I find immense depth, presence and beauty. I enjoy the immediacy and quickness of paint, often letting the paint be itself rather than worrying too much about representation. I am interested in not only what objects are in my paintings but what they can become. I focus on presence in my work and what it means to present in a world susceptible to collapse due to climate catastrophe and economic disaster.

Please join us on Thursday, May 16 from 6  to 9 pm at Hotel Indigo  for the opening reception celebrating the solo exhibition of Andrew Thorp. Hotel Indigo is free and open to the public.

 

 

Eroding History
Thursday, May 16 :: 6:30pm
@ Creative Alliance

Eroding History tells the story of two Black communities on the Deal Island Peninsula that are losing their land and their history due to the intersection of historical racism and modern climate changes. Andre Chung, an in-demand news and portrait photographer who won the 2021 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Domestic Photography, directed Eroding History. West Baltimore filmmaker and journalist Sean Yoes co-wrote and co-produced it, and longtime Chesapeake Bay chronicler Rona Kobell produced and also co-wrote it.

Eroding History is among the few Chesapeake Bay films that center Black communities at the forefront of climate change. Black people are often on the lowest land, because that was the only land that was available to them. On the Eastern Shore, where everything is low, the lowest spot is a dangerous place. Rising water, saltwater intrusion, and marsh migration are endangering Black lands at a rapid pace. That Black filmmakers are telling these stories is important, and EJJI is proud to provide a platform for telling and disseminating these films.

Timeline

6:30PM: Doors
7PM: Welcome & Introduction
7:10PM : Film Screening
8:15PM: Cultural Townhall w/ Panelists

Filmmaker and Producer Bios

André Chung is an award winning photojournalist, portrait photographer and filmmaker. For over thirty years his work has focused on the relationships of people of color to each other and to the world. His humanist approach explores the culture, the challenges and the victories of the people in front of his lens. His major awards include the 2021 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Journalism Award for Domestic Photography for his work covering the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020. A former staff photographer for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Baltimore Sun, he has since created images and short films for a range of clients, including The Washington Post, NBC News, The Atlantic, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the NAACP, and Apple. Twice selected to work on The Official Inaugural Book for President Barack Obama, his work is also in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the History Miami Museum.

Sean Yoes is a proud son of West Baltimore who has worked in television, film and newspapers during a career in media that has spanned 30 years. He has been honored for his work by Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore Magazine, the Baltimore Sun, the Association of Black Media Workers, the National Newspaper Publishers Association and the Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C. Press Association. He is the former Baltimore editor of the AFRO American Newspapers and author of Baltimore After Freddie Gray: Real Stories From One of America’s Great Imperiled Cities. Yoes is the host of the new podcast, Sean Yoes Live From West Baltimore, and founder of the Leslie Maureen Yoes Institute for Journalism. His new film, Disruption: Baltimore’s Highway To Nowhere, was released in 2022. Yoes is currently in pre-production on the expanded 60-minute version of Disruption.

Rona Kobell is the co-founder of the Environmental Justice Journalism Initiative. She has covered the Chesapeake Bay and its people for 20 years, beginning at The Baltimore Sun, then at the Chesapeake Bay Journal, and most recently as the managing editor for Chesapeake Quarterly magazine. She is an adjunct professor at Loyola University, Towson University, and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, where she recently earned her Master’s of the Arts in Journalism. For five years, she co-hosted and co-produced a Chesapeake Bay show on WYPR. Her writing has appeared in Slate, Grist, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, National Parks Magazine, and many other publications. Her work has won several awards, including the Lowell Thomas Award, Bronze, for national environmental travel reporting; and the Rachel Carson Award for Women Greening Journalism from the National Audubon Society. Baltimore magazine named her Best Bay Watcher in 2015, and named Eroding History Best Environmental Reporting in 2023. Rona was named a 2023-2024 SNF AGORA Fellow at Johns Hopkins University for the 2023-2024 academic year, where she will continue to work on the topics explored in Eroding History.

 

 

A Computer that Loves
Friday, May 17 | Ongoing through June 1
@ Baltimore Rock Opera Society

A Computer that Loves, and Why Build It is a original universe-spanning sci-fi rock opera epic with a big (and heavy) heart.

Pitched by Gabe Shatkin, Written by Nic Cole, Jamie Ginsberg and Gabe Shatkin
Composed by Gabe Shatkin

Created in 1964 and living until the end of time itself, Charlie the Robot contemplates his existence at the end of the universe and decides that he would rather not have been built in the first place. He sends a record back in time to the 1960’s to convince his lost love and creator, Suzy Baker, not to build him, but that turns out to be the very thing that inspired his design. Through love, heartbreak, and assimilating the planet Charlie desperately tries to be human but just can’t seem to figure it out.

A Computer That Loves is a hilarious, heartwarming and mind-bending musical epic about love that spans beyond time itself. An electronic rock and roll score anchors the production with songs ranging from arena rock ballads to futuristic beatscapes to hilarious dystopian corporate jingles. Innovative sets, lighting, projections and audio design will envelop our audiences as they get assimilated into this emotional story that also has tons of laughs in the vein of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”.

Show opens May 17th, 2024 to June 1st 2024 at Zion Church located in downtown Baltimore at 400 E Lexington Street.

Thank you to our funders and partners, they include: The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Portfolios www.BakerArtist.org, The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, T Rowe Price Foundation, Mayor Brandon Scott and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and The Maryland State Arts Council.

 

 

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Montgomery County Artist Residency
deadline May 22
posted by Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) invites Montgomery County-based artists and creative practitioners to submit qualifications for a year-long Artist Residency in partnership with three Regional Service Areas (RSA) in Montgomery County, MD: Mid-County, Upcounty and East County. The Artists-in-Residence will undertake a year-long residency project with the goal of supporting civic dialogue within their Regional Service Areas. Through a series of artistic engagements and community convenings, the Artists-in-Residence will identify shared concerns, priorities, and focal issues within their community.

AHCMC seeks three individual artists who will each partner with one of three Regional Service Areas as part of a year-long artist residency. Artists-in-Residence will be provided stipends and administrative support to gather and connect with their neighbors and communities regularly through the lens of a creative practice in collaboration with their Regional Service Director. During their residency, the artists will be tasked with facilitating community conversations around topics that the community identifies as particularly important – such as community identity; resilience; vitality; economic development and financial security; housing; transportation; healthcare and food access; education; and more. These conversations can occur in many ways, but should involve creative engagement activities such art-making workshops, performances, public art activations, research-based exhibitions, or other endeavors aligned with the artists’ own practices. These activities may optionally culminate in community-based public art project.

 

 

Call for Entries: Landscape Show
deadline May 28
posted by Towson Arts Collective

Plein air, world vistas or invented landscapes!

Drop off: Tuesday, May 28, 10 am to 1 pm.

Pick up: Sunday, June 30, noon to 3 pm.

Any issues please contact Pilar at 337.540.7977.

Installation: Tuesday, May 30, starting at 1 pm.

OPENING RECEPTION:

THURSDAY, June 6 – 5 TO 7 PM

 

 

Installation view of the 2022 Mary B. Howard Invitational. Photo: Greg Staley.

Open Call for Artists
deadline *extended* May 31
posted by Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art

Every two years, Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art (Tephra ICA) presents the Mary B. Howard Invitational, a group exhibition featuring the work of regional contemporary artists.

For each iteration of the show, Tephra ICA works with a guest curator to produce the exhibition through an open call for artists. This program values exhibition-making as a meaningful collaboration between artist and curator and a generative process that feeds the development and public presentation of innovative new work.

The Invitational is named in memory of Mary B. Howard, an artist, long-time board member, and staunch supporter of Tephra ICA.

 

 

Artist in Residence at M.T. Liggett Art Environment
deadline May 31

The selected Artists-in-Residence will live and work on-site at the M.T. Liggett Art Environment (Mullinville, KS) for 4-6 weeks. They will be provided with a fully-furnished one-bedroom apartment located at the Visitors Center, which includes kitchen and laundry facilities. Artists will have access to the shared studio space downstairs, onsite tools and materials, and outdoor acreage to pursue their work and research. See our Facilities Guide for details. Artists will also have access to the 5.4.7 Arts Center in Greensburg, 11 miles east of the residency. Artists will receive $1000 maximum travel support and a weekly artist stipend during their time in-residence. Residency funding is dependent on length of residency, grantmaking, and may fluctuate from year to year; we will offer details upon selection of resident artists.

 

 

City Sand ’24
deadline May 31
posted by Baltimore Architecture Foundation

City Sand, an annual sand sculpture competition that began in 1989 at Harborplace, returns to the Inner Harbor. The legacy event, which supports Baltimore Architecture Foundation, will be held on Saturday, June 22 from 11am-3pm at the Harborplace Amphitheatre between the two Harborplace Pavilions.

Teams of local architects, design professionals and builders will be provided with an area of sand approximately 10’ x 10’ x 1’ thick ( 3.7 cubic yards) in which to build on the theme of “Celebrating Baltimore’s Neighborhoods.” The creations will be judged that day by a distinguished panel of experts. The winning team will receive the “coveted” Golden Pail filled with Inner Harbor prizes. The public will also get to vote for their favorite with a “People’s Choice” winner being announced.

Each team is to provide its own forms, shovels, tools, buckets, etc.. No power tools, paint, additives, armatures, frameworks or accessories are allowed. Sand and water only. Water is available at the site. Only 12 teams will be able to participate, with a maximum of 8 people per team.

Since space is limited, teams will be assigned in order of receipt of registration. Register no later than Friday, May 31, 5pm. If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Hudson, Communications Manager for Baltimore Architecture Foundation – 410.625.2585×102, [email protected].

 

 

McColl Center Artist-in-Residence Program
deadline June 1

McColl Center’s Artist-in-Residence Program is an internationally acclaimed program that serves as a catalyst for artistic growth for emerging and mid-career artists. We host three residency terms per year:

  • Fall – August-November
  • Winter/Spring – January-May
  • Summer – June-August

Artists-in-Residence receive private housing adjacent to McColl Center, a large-scale private studio in our historic building in Uptown Charlotte, curatorial guidance, marketing and PR support, and a generous stipend. While in residency, our artists have the freedom to fully focus on artistic research, exploration, and creation while also engaging with McColl Center’s Igniters community and the local creative sector. While in residence, artists also have access to our shared labs and studios including:

  • 3D Lab (3D printer and laser cutter)
  • Ceramics + Sculpture Studio
  • Darkroom
  • Media Lab with a large-scale printer
  • Woodshop

Artists-in-Residence participate in a group exhibition and lead one to two community engagements centered around their practice.

An Artist-in-Residence at McColl Center is a moment to think big, take risks with your creative practice, and explore ideas within the context of Charlotte.

Questions? Please contact Bethany Salisbury, Programs Coordinator, at [email protected].

 

 

Open Call For Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue: An International Wheatpaste Show
deadline June 1
posted by Tattooed Mom

We’re thrilled to announce the call for submissions for Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue: An International Wheatpaste Show presented by Tattooed Mom & Doomed Future happening on June 14, 2024 in Philadelphia.

We love the vibrant community of wheatpaste artists that meet, exchange ideas, and leave behind tokens of their amazing art here at Tattooed Mom. Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue celebrates that community and reaches out to artists all over the world to show their best paste up art in our first ever wheatpaste show.

 

 

Call for Entry, Summer
deadline June 2
posted by SE Center for Photography
Summer, that time of year for family, friends, fun and food. The time for vacations, the beach and the mountains. Share your best images that celebrate summer.

Color or monochrome, all subjects, digital or antique processes, analog and digital manipulation, all forms welcome. Photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our Juror, Aline Smithson, is a visual artist, educator, and editor based in Los Angeles, California. Best known for her conceptual portraiture and a practice that uses humor and pathos to explore the performative potential of photography. Growing up in the shadow of Hollywood, her work is influenced by the elevated unreal. She received a BA in art from the University of California at Santa Barbara and was accepted into the College of Creative Studies, studying under artists such as William Wegman, Allen Ruppersburg, and Charles Garabian. After a decade-long career as a New York Fashion Editor, Smithson returned to Los Angeles and to her own artistic practice.

35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. In addition, selected images are featured in the SE Center social media accounts (FB, IG, Twitter) and an archived, online slideshow. A video walkthrough of each exhibition is also featured and archived. Openings are timed to coincide with Greenville, South Carolina’s First Fridays, a celebration of art, food and music.

 

 

The Farm Margaret River Residency
deadline June 2

The residency is focused on site-specific projects, created during an eight-week period through research and collaboration while living at The Farm. The Farm offers space and time for artists, as individuals or a group, to consider our place in the natural environment, surrounded by the ancient beauty of South West Western Australia. Any work that arises from the residency or from collaborations should reflect your time spent at The Farm. You will be supported to share your work with the local community. There are a number of specific outcomes for the residency, itemised below.

Artists must write an article, essay or other contribution reflecting on the artist’s experience and their work created at the residency. This writing may be published online.

Artists must deliver an experience at the property through which the local community can engage with the artist and the residency such as a workshop, talk, open studio, exhibition or tour.

Artists must create site-specific artwork on the property based generally on the proposal set out in the artist’s entry application for the residency and the artist’s previous works.

The artist consents to, and agrees to cooperate with TFMR in, professional documentation of the artist’s participation in the residency and their artwork by film, photography and audio recording, at TFMR’s expense.

The artist is encouraged, but not obliged, to donate to TFMR part or all of any site-specific artwork that is not permanently or temporarily fixed to the property.

 

 

1708 Pilot Artist Residency Program
deadline June 2

1708 Gallery is pleased to announce a call for applications for its pilot Artist Residency Program.

The Pilot Artist Residency Program will be located on the second floor of 1708’s building at 319 W. Broad Street in Richmond, Virginia’s downtown Arts District and will help 1708 further define the full vision for its future Artist Residency Program, which will expand our mission to empower and support diverse artists’ voices.

The pilot residencies will be free, and 1, 2 or 3 months in length running from September 2024 through August 2025.

1708 will provide:
A private live / work space that is furnished and includes a large open room with north facing windows, a full kitchen, three bedrooms or office spaces, 2 bathrooms, and a washer and dryer. Please note: at this time, the second floor is accessible via a staircase. Future plans include an elevator to provide accessibility for all abilities and needs.
A $1000 monthly stipend.
Access to basic equipment.
Professional development opportunities.

1708 will work with each artist to plan and facilitate a public program to take place during the residency, for example an artist talk, open studio, or workshop.

 

 

Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Artist Travel Prize
deadline June 3

2024 MASB Artist Travel Prize call for artists The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is proud to announce the eighth edition of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City (MASB) Artist Travel Prize, sponsored by MASB. The MASB was founded in 1899 as part of the City Beautiful movement. It is one of only two remaining societies to be operating under its original charter “to provide sculptural and pictorial decoration and ornaments for the public buildings, streets and open spaces in the City of Baltimore, and to help generally beautify the City.” Artistic contributions to the City span more than one hundred years. In 2016 the MASB embarked on a path to provide new opportunities to Baltimore artists and art places within the City.

This prize will award $7,000 to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators, living or working in Baltimore City. Successful proposals will be selected from submissions that clearly articulate the artist’s reason for travel to the chosen destination and how it relates to their work.

The $7,000 prize is intended to function as funding for travel essential to an artist’s studio practice that an artist may not otherwise be able to afford.

 

 

Gallery Request for Proposals 2025
deadline June 5
posted by Glen Echo Park Partnership

The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture requests exhibition proposals from artists for the Popcorn Gallery, Stone Tower Gallery, and Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park for the calendar year 2025. The mission of the Glen Echo Park Partnership Galleries is to showcase the work of diverse artists, including resident artists at Glen Echo Park and artists from the greater Washington, D.C. area. We aim to exhibit quality art by artists who represent a broad spectrum of our region, with diverse backgrounds, and working in a wide range of artistic media. Our exhibitions attract visitors from across the region and bring new audiences to Glen Echo Park.

 

 

Elena Johnston Memorial Scholarship
deadline September 2

Elena Johnston was a gifted woman who was an active and beloved member of the Baltimore arts community. She was a prolific artist who poured her creativity into her life as well as her practice.

This scholarship is a tribute to Elena’s artistic body of work, her laugh-filled spirit, and her thoughtful, generous nature as both a teacher and friend.

This Elena Johnston Memorial Scholarship will support the academic pursuits of a student in Maryland who shares Elena’s passion for the arts.

Any high school senior or undergraduate student in Maryland who is pursuing a degree in arts, performing arts, arts education or the creative arts at an accredited 2 or 4-year program may apply for this scholarship opportunity. Students from Baltimore City and who graduated from Baltimore City Public Schools are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, describe an artistic experience, interaction, or exposure you have had in Maryland that has informed, inspired, or influenced your artistic journey, perspective, practice, or craft.

 

 

header image: City of Artists II featuring Schroeder Cherry, Se Jong Cho, and Oletha DeVane.

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Giulietta Pinna's treasure trove, MDFF screenings, René Treviño's must-see exhibition, Remington and Hampden festival redux's, Doomsday Poe Read-a-thon, Open Works and Coppin State's new partnership–with reporting from Baltimore Banner, Fishbowl, Brew, and other independent news sources

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

25th Maryland Film Fest, Cindy of Arc at Baltimore Theatre Project, Sherry Insley at Cotyledon Arts, Asia North opening event, Baltimore Crankie Festival, AVAM's Kinetic Sculpture Race -- PLUS SOLOS 2025 call for proposals at MOCA Arlington and more opportunities for exhibits and residencies!