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This Week: America’s Voices Against Apartheid at City Hall through August, MICA Grad Show IV -Studio Art reception, Soon Come group exhibition reception at 360 House, Mary Hallam Pearse artist talk at Baltimore Jewelry Center, Tae Hwang in conversation with Shae McCoy at Top of the World, Maryland Arts Summit at UMBC, Darlene R. Taylor book reading at Academy Art Museum, Landis Harry Larry / Glorian / Red Moon Green at Current, live Ellington tribute recording at Creative Alliance, and free admission to Joyce J. Scott’s solo exhibition at the BMA — PLUS applications for Artscape Literary Arts + Artist Prints Fair are open 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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America’s Voices Against Apartheid
Ongoing through August
@ Baltimore City Hall

America’s Voices Against Apartheid is an exploration of the remarkable contributions made by U.S. citizens to the international movement that dismantled the apartheid system in South Africa, which persisted from 1948 to the early 1990s.

Co-curated by Kennedy Center Vice President of International Programming, Alicia Adams, the exhibition’s U.S. premiere holds significant meaning for the institution. Adams notes, “This exhibit holds a special place in our hearts at the Kennedy Center, given our longstanding relationship with artists from South Africa, which began with the African Odyssey festival in the late ’90s and continues through our World Stages programming and international festivals. Partnering with the South African Embassy and Ambassador Barbara Masekela for the 10th-anniversary concert celebrating the end of apartheid, featuring the late Hugh Masekela, further reinforced our commitment to this enduring connection.”

Themed “Confronting Injustice at Home and Abroad,” America’s Voices Against Apartheid delves into the development of the U.S. anti-apartheid movement, showcasing the pivotal role American citizens and organizations played in the global fight against apartheid. The exhibit illuminates the roots of the enduring relationship between Americans, particularly African Americans, and South Africans, dating back to the 1880s.

Project Director, Dr. Jean Bailey, emphasizes the significance of the exhibition in fostering cultural and academic collaborations between South Africans and Americans, with a special focus on empowering the African American community. Dr. Bailey shares, “The AVAA project provides an exceptional opportunity to build upon historical relationships and cultivate new partnerships between Americans and South Africans. This exhibition is not only a celebration of our shared history but also a testament to our renewed commitment to mutual engagement and cooperation, extending to the broader African continent.”

America’s Voices Against Apartheid will spotlight well-known celebrity activists such as Harry Belafonte, Arthur Ashe, Steven Van Zandt, and Debbie Allen, alongside ordinary American citizens and organizations that courageously challenged both the South African apartheid regime and their own government’s “constructive engagement” with discrimination. Their united voices resonated across America, transcending race, age, wealth, and political affiliations, as they marched on the streets, campuses, institutions, and government centers, unequivocally denouncing apartheid and their government’s anti-democratic policies. They stood firm against oppression.

The exhibition will not only honor the heroic anti-apartheid activism of the 1980s and ’90s but also shine a light on the trailblazing social justice pioneers of the late 1800s and early 1900s, who recognized that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” America’s Voices Against Apartheid will also spotlight the vital contributions of Black churches, Black press, and Black colleges and universities in this movement, while forging connections to contemporary social justice movements in the U.S., South Africa, and the African Diaspora.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Kennedy Center will host panel discussions, a film screening on October 15, and a captivating Millennium Stage performance by the Ndlovu Youth Choir on November 15.

AVAA Curatorial Team: Jean Bailey, PhD,  Alicia Adams, Khephra Burns, Camille Dantzler, PhD, Tara Hammons, Veronica Jackson, Charles Johnson, PhD, Emilia Potenza, Sonja Woods, M.A.



MICA Grad Show IV | Reception
Tuesday, June 18 :: 5-7pm
MICA Riggs and Leidy Galleries, Lazarus Center

Studio Art, MFA (Summer Low-Residency) – Riggs & Leidy Galleries



Soon Come // a group exhibition by the 2024 Young Artist Archival Fellowship | Opening Reception
Wednesday, June 19 :: 5-8pm

In the pursuit of nuance, we foreground the need to reclaim  histories that conjure the power to push through, to recreate and expand.  The revolutionary act of confronting to retrieve is not one that is meek, it is diligent and forceful. This exhibition explores inquiries of  revolutionary love, spirituality, identity and imagination. Textiles, photography, video, sound, assemblage, and poetry stating our claim of  ‘ We did it Before, We can do it Again!’.

Where: 360 House 


 Donations are appreciated + encouraged 


Food will be served

These programs will happen in-person at a private location in the Original Northwood neighborhood in Baltimore. The exact location will be emailed to you upon confirmation of your RSVP.



Transforming the Prototype 2: Mary Hallam Pearse Talk & Participating Artist Conversation
Thursday, June 20 :: 5:30pm
@ Baltimore Jewelry Center

Have you visited the BJC’s latest exhibition Transforming the Prototype 2? Be sure to stop by and visit the show which asked participating artists to radically transform vintage wax patterns into bespoke object(s) or jewelry. Transforming the Prototype 2 was juried by renowned artist Mary Hallam Pearse, who is the Associate Professor of Art in Metals & Jewelry at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. Want to hear more about the project and the jurying process? Join us Thursday, June 20th at 5:30pm for an digital Artist Talk where Mary Hallam Pearse will discuss her own artistic process, her approach to jurying, and be in conversation with two participating artists Seville Partida and Jennifer Cudeck. The talk is free, but pre-registration is required. Register here.



Artist Talk: Buildings, Objects, & Systems with Tae Hwang ft. Shae McCoy
Thursday, June 20 :: 6-8pm
@ Gallery in the Sky, Top of the World

On Thursday, June 20, from 6:00–8:00 p.m., Tae Hwang will be in conversation with photographer and author of “West Baltimore Ruins,” Shae McCoy, at Top of the World. This event will be free and open to the public. “Buildings, Objects, and Systems” will remain on view through Sunday, June 23, 2024.



Maryland Arts Summit
Thursday, June 20 – Friday, June 21

The Maryland Arts Summit, hosted at UMBC, is a statewide conference presented by and for the Maryland arts sector, which includes, but is not limited to: Arts Advocates, Arts Educators & Teaching Artists, Independent Artists, Arts Organizations, Youth, Community Stakeholders, Arts, and Entertainment Districts, County Arts Agencies of Maryland, Public Artists, Boards of Directors, and Folklife Artists.

It is an opportunity to network, share the fantastic work that is being done across the state, learn about communities different from your own, celebrate the accomplishments of what we as a sector have achieved, and, through dialogue and action, bring to light where systems have fallen short of the support required to help artists and organizations thrive. The Maryland Arts Summit is a place for productive conversations to move the Maryland arts sector forward and ensure its long-term success.



HEIRLOOMS Book Reading with Darlene R. Taylor
Friday, June 21 :: 6pm
@ Academy Art Museum

Enjoy an evening with Darlene R. Taylor as she reads from her book, HEIRLOOMS. HEIRLOOMS presents the poetry, prose, and mixed-media collage of multidisciplinary artist Darlene R. Taylor. Taylor portrays the inner lives of women through salvaged vintage cloths and worn materials she collages onto silhouette portraits set in mid-19th century landscapes around the Chesapeake Bay, whose historic waters she calls an archive. HEIRLOOMS accompanies Taylor’s solo exhibition at the Academy Art Museum (April 5 – July 14, 2024). The book is a creative assemblage of her writings and art commissioned by the Museum along with new and earlier works from her residency at the home of legendary textile artist Aminah Robinson.

Copies of HEIRLOOMS are available for purchase in our Museum Shop or online. Each copy is a handcrafted book with 68 pages, 10” x 11” and artfully bound by Igloo Press. Available in paperback and hardback. Each hardback book is signed and editioned by the artist.



Landis Harry Larry, Glorian, Red Moon Green
Friday, June 21 :: 6pm
@ Current Space

Landis Harry Larry, Glorian, Red Moon Green

Friday, June 21
Tickets: $12 adv/$14 day-of
Doors at 6, show at 7



American Music: Ellington at 125 Live Album Recording
Friday, June 21 :: 7pm
@ Creative Alliance

Be part of history! Tonight’s concert will be recorded live for an album release. Join us for an enchanting evening as we pay homage to the unparalleled Duke Ellington, an iconic figure whose musical genius transcended boundaries, leaving an indelible mark on the fabric of modern music. A true pioneer in the realm of jazz, Ellington’s compositions surpassed mere entertainment—they emerged as a compelling voice against racial inequality. Through his innovative and emotive arrangements, Ellington not only highlighted the struggles and triumphs of African Americans but also mesmerized diverse audiences with his unique ability to weave intricate stories through sound. His influence reverberates through time, traversing the infectious rhythms of the Harlem Renaissance to the soul-stirring melodies of the Civil Rights era and beyond, encompassing Jazz, swing, fusion, pop, and theatre.

In commemoration of his 125th Anniversary, we are honored to be joined by four world-class solo pianists. Baltimore-based Lafayette Gilchrist and Marc Cary, along with Philadelphia-based Orrin Evans and James Hurt, will interpret and expound on Ellington’s legacy. Together, they will guide us through the rich tapestry of Ellington’s musical journey, bringing to life the enduring power of music to inspire change.

Step into the rhythm of history, celebrating the everlasting impact of Duke Ellington’s artistry. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to witness the convergence of talent and tribute, as we collectively honor a legend whose influence continues to resonate in the melodies that shape our world.



Free Admission to Joyce J. Scott: Walk a Mile in My Dreams
Sunday, June 23
@ Baltimore Museum of Art

Admission to Joyce J. Scott: Walk a Mile in My Dreams is free for all visitors on Thursday, April 11 and Sunday, June 23.

*Please only register to join us for this popular event if you are certain you will attend.



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A Special Message from Festival Founder, Nia Hampton
Black Femme Supremacy Festival  Newsletter :: June 13

I founded Black Femme Supremacy Festival in 2018 and after 7 years of prioritizing the festival I’m doing a new scary thing. I’m making a movie! It’s a comedy short based on my actual life, called “My Mother the Clown” starring my actual mother Sheila Gaskins and my younger sister Nekia Hampton.


Perpetually embarrassed and unemployed millennial Nina Hamilton needs money to save her family home. But her mother, Silly Sheila, a clown, her current roommate and a major source of shame in Nina’s psyche, is in the way.

We shot the film this past March and have less than 30 days to raise $12,500 to complete post production. So far we’ve raised 20 percent. Please pledge your support to this campaign so that I can finish my film. You’ll get cool perks like a script,  look book, original portraiture (limited availability) storytelling workshops and even a clown class!

We’re so grateful for our initial supporters. Please consider donating to this campaign and sharing our Seed&Spark page to anyone who supports Black Femme Filmmakers.


Nia Hampton



Artscape 2024: Literary Arts & Artist Prints Fair Application
deadline June 28
posted by BOPA

Artscape – America’s largest free arts festival – returns August 2 – 4, 2024.

Artscape is back! The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is excited for the return of Artscape, a showcase of artists and makers, live concerts, visual arts experiences, performing arts, fashion designers, kid-focused activities, film, experimental music, improv and comedy, literary arts programming and culinary delights. BOPA encourage artists and festival goers to embrace Artscape for what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – sited in the heart of Baltimore City. Everyone’s invited to Artscape, let’s celebrate the arts in Baltimore together!



Call for Entries: Travel Show
deadline June 30
posted by Towson Arts Collective

Drop off: Sunday, June 30 – noon  to 3 pm.

Pick up: Sunday, July 28 noon to 3 pm.

Any issues please contact Pilar at 337.540.7977.

Installation: Tuesday, July 2, starting at 10 am.


THURSDAY, July 11 – 5 TO 7 PM. Please notice the change due to July 4 holiday.

Call for Entries Form



Case Studies in Design: Open Call to Study Projects Designed in Community
deadline June 30
posted by University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design

Case Studies in Design is a new effort to create opportunities for community and design leaders to think together about ways to catalyze transformational design, planning, and place-keeping from the ground up. The goals are to learn from ambitious projects designed in community, to share knowledge and experience through dialogue and a public library of case studies, and to train ourselves for new practices of creative, collective action. We hope to build conversation among thinkers and doers in community organizations, movements, public agencies, schools, and the architecture, landscape, planning, heritage and art fields.



2024 Baltimore Fashion Market: Pop-up Series at the BMI
deadline July 1
posted by BOPA and the Baltimore Museum of Industry

This year, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting 3 pop-up Fashion markets: August 24, 2024, September 28, 2024, and October 26, 2024, from 10am to 4:00pm. The Baltimore Fashion Market is produced by The Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts (BOPA) a 501 c3 nonprofit organization serving as the Baltimore City Arts Council for the Mayor’s office of Baltimore city and hosted by The Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI.)

The pop-up markets will offer a unique opportunity for local designers and vendors to showcase/sell their creations and finds, connecting them with the community, while providing a local downtown fashion experience. The season will close with a Sustainability/wearable art fashion show on October 31, 2024 from 6pm to 9pm.

The Baltimore fashion market will continue to grow, offering a platform for creativity, sustainability, and innovation in the world of fashion.



Catskill Art Space Call for Proposals
deadline July 1

Catskill Art Space (CAS) will accept applications from artists in all mediums, including and not limited to ceramics, digital, fiber, film/ video, glass, illustration, installations, painting, performance, photography, and sculpture. Please note artists who presented their work as part of the 2017-24 season are not eligible to apply at this time. All proposals will be reviewed by the CAS Artists Council, a group of professional mid-career and established visual, literary and performing artists local to the Catskill area acting as stewards and advocates for the organization’s curatorial pursuits. CAS will notify all applicants of the Artists Council’s decision by August 2024. All work will be considered for single artist presentations in one of the three ground floor galleries at Catskill Art Space at the recommendation of the Artist Council. Exhibiting artists are provided an $1,000 honorarium to underwrite art transit and preparation costs. Proposals for the 2025 Exhibition Season are accepted through July 1, 2024.



deadline July 14

This is an open call for solo or two-person exhibition proposals for the Jerry Drown Gallery in the newly dedicated John Jordan Wood Center at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN. The Jerry Drown Gallery is a foyer gallery located within the main entrance of the John Jordan Wood Center. The gallery is about 375 square feet and includes two locked glass cases, one measuring 11’ x 3.5’ and the other 7.5’ x 9”. Preference will be given to artists whose primary media is wood. Submission can be contemporary, rooted in traditional craft practices, or both. Curatorial project proposals are also welcome.

Please indicate in your exhibition proposal if the images submitted are the exact works you’re prepared to exhibit; works in progress; or examples of past work and include a description of what the new work will look like. Please submit a PDF portfolio of images that include: Title, Media, Year Created, and Dimensions in the description along with each image in a PDF file. Additionally, please let us know whether you’d like to be considered for a curated two-person exhibit and indicate if the work is for sale. Arrowmont retains 40% of the sale price so please price work accordingly.

We will begin scheduling exhibitions for late this year, continuing into 2025. The duration of each exhibition is generally about two to three months. Shipping fees to the gallery are the artist’s responsibility and Arrowmont will cover return shipping. Installation and promotion are provided by Arrowmont.

All entries must be submitted to SlideRoom. The entry fee is $25 for a PDF Portfolio that represents the type of work to be considered. Please include the title, date, dimensions, and media for each example on each slide.

Submission review begins July 15, 2024 and notifications will be sent by August 5, 2024.

Questions? Please email Heather F. Wetzel, Galleries & Collections Manager at [email protected].



Tiger Strikes Asteroid: Open Call for Works
deadline July 14
posted by TSA LA

TSA LA members will work with the artist and make studio visits leading up to the opening of the exhibition, if possible. The artist is required to fully participate in the exhibitions’ installation and attend the opening reception. TSA LA will work with the artist for deinstallation. Early, mid and late-career professional working artists are all eligible although preference will be given to underrepresented voices and work that is less viable in a commercial context. Currently enrolled students are not eligible to apply. Visual artists of all disciplines and geographic locations are encouraged to apply, including those that may be applying from outside the region who would not otherwise have the opportunity to exhibit in LA. Artwork included in the exhibition must be available to stay in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. There is a $30 application fee.



Request for Proposals (RFP) | Activation of the Fitzgerald
deadline July 15

Calling all Baltimore Area Creatives!

Midtown Baltimore, MCB Real Estate and Bloom Arts Strategy are teaming up to breathe life into the Fitzgerald building and create a vibrant creative hub for our community!

We’re seeking proposals to activate the Fitzgerald space from September 1, 2024, to August 31, 2025. Whether you’re into performances, workshops, markets, murals, or something entirely unique, we’re open to your ideas!

Apply now and let’s make magic happen together!

Deadline for proposals: July 15th @ 5PM
For more info and to apply, visit

Spread the word and tag your creative friends! Let’s create something amazing, Baltimore! #BaltimoreCreatives #FitzgeraldActivation #MidtownBaltimore #CallForArtists



Maryland Traditions Artist in Residence at UMBC
deadline July 15
posted by UMBC

The MD Traditional Artist-in-Residence (AiR) provides an opportunity for an artist whose work demonstrates vital contributions to a particular living cultural tradition in Maryland and is qualified to pass on their knowledge and traditions to younger generations who may not have any exposure to these traditions. The selected artist will share their tradition with the UMBC Linehan Artist Scholars over 4 consecutive class sessions in the fall and then guide the scholars in developing a workshop for elementary students in the spring. This residency is part of UMBC’s Folklife Network Programming, funded through the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). Honorarium: $6500 | Material Budget: max $1000.



Elizabeth Murray Artist Family Residency
deadline July 15
posted by Collar Works

The Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency (EMAR) program by Collar Works is designed to provide emerging, underrepresented, and established artists an immersive, supportive, productive, and communal atmosphere for art-making and dialogue on a bucolic 77-acre farm in Granville, NY. The summer residency offers 2 and 4-week residencies for individual artists and 1-week residencies for families.

In 2017, the Murray- Holman family partnered with Collar Works to design a summer residency program for visual artists, with unique opportunities for individuals and families. Dedicated to supporting the legacy of Elizabeth Murray, Collar Works believes there is a kindred connection between its mission and what Murray’s story symbolizes to emerging artists, to those who are artists as well as parents, and to individuals who overcome adversity to achieve their vision.

EMAR aims to create opportunities for artists to take risks and develop new contemporary works across many art forms, primarily visual and literary arts while engaging in meaningful dialogue with fellow residents and arts professionals.

Our goal is to create a residency program that responds to the critical needs of emerging and underrepresented artists and artists as parents while offering a program that reflects the rich cultural environment of today through an active commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. Since its inception, creating an environment that stands out as a safe space for creative risk-taking, personal growth and respite has been the core goal of the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency.

The late, visionary artist Elizabeth Murray believed that each person deserves an opportunity to make their art and for their art to be visible on equal platforms. With that in mind, our goal is to provide space and access for all, regardless of differences of race, age, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, migratory status, disability/abilities, political affiliation, veteran status and/or socioeconomic background.

For more than two decades, Elizabeth Murray and her husband Bob Holman, together with their children, split their time between a TriBeCa loft and a classic farmhouse in Washington County, New York. Murray, who passed away in 2007, was a groundbreaking artist. Her many honors include a Skowhegan Medal in Painting in 1986, a MacArthur “genius” grant in 1999, and a career retrospective at MoMA in 2005. Holman, a poet and arts activist, founded the Bowery Poetry Club in 2002 and produced the PBS series The United States of Poetry (1996) and Language Matters (2019). In 2017, the Murray-Holman family partnered with Collar Works to design a summer residency program for artists.

For many years, the farm served as both a summer home for the Murray-Holmans and a creative retreat for Elizabeth Murray, whose studio was located in the large, cathedral-like dairy barn. Given the history, location, and amenities, the family felt that the creative use of the property and its natural surroundings would carry on Elizabeth Murray’s legacy.

For more information about the residency, please visit



Loghaven Artist Residency
deadline July 15

Loghaven Artist Residency’s mission is to serve artists by providing them with a transformative residency experience and continued post-residency support. The residency is located on ninety acres of woodland in Knoxville, Tennessee. Artists live in five historic log cabins that have been both rehabilitated and modernized to create an ideal setting for reflection and work, and they have access to new, purpose-built studio space. All Loghaven Fellows are awarded stipends to support the creation of new work during the residency.

Practicing artists of all backgrounds and at any stage of their career are eligible to apply for a Loghaven residency. Artists currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program are not eligible. Due to the living stipend and other support Loghaven provides, artists applying for a residency must already have the ability to work in the United States and receive income per US tax law. International artists are not eligible unless they have a previously established way to work and receive income. Artists must be at least twenty-one years old and live more than 120 miles away from Knoxville. This distance requirement is designed to ensure that artists are able to be fully immersed in their residency experience and can take advantage of the retreat-style environment. Please note that all eligibility requirements must be met at the time of application.

We invite applicants in the creation stage of their specified project or work cycle to apply in the following disciplines:

Writing (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting, and journalism)
Visual Arts
Music Composition
Interdisciplinary Work



Ucross Artist Residencies
deadline July 15

The vast spaciousness of our Wyoming location has a powerful and life-changing impact on artists, writers, composers, choreographers, and collaborative groups.

Situated in northeast Wyoming at the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains, Ucross was established by Raymond Plank in 1981. The artist residency program opened in 1983. For more than 40 years, Ucross has been giving space and time to artists who come from all disciplines, including literature, visual arts, music, choreography, film, performance, and multidisciplinary art. In our complex of private studios and residences, visiting artists build a small, intense community hard at work in the midst of 20,000 acres of Wyoming ranchland.

Learn more about the program and apply for a Spring 2025 residency here.



deadline August 15
posted by Maryland Art Place

Submission Deadline:
Monday, August 12, 2024 @ Midnight

Notification of Acceptance:
Week of August 19, 2024

Artwork Drop Off:
Tuesday, September 3 – Saturday, September 7, 2024

Exhibition on View:
Thursday, September 12 – Saturday, November 2 , 2024

Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 12, 2024

Exhibition Closes:
Saturday, November 2nd, 2024

Artwork Pick Up:
Tuesday, November 5 – Saturday, November 9

Application Form

Maryland Art Place (MAP),  in partnership with Lumina Solar, is excited to announce an open call for reGENERATE, an upcoming exhibition exploring the dynamic, controversial, and multifaceted concept of “energy.” This exhibition aims to delve into the various interpretations and manifestations of energy. We are seeking artworks centric to energy (new and old) and any interpretations thereof. Artworks can be literal or abstract, but must tie-in with ideas surrounding energy and energy conservation: Key words: light, the built environment, conservation, physical energy, the sun, atmosphere, energy collection, energy sources etc…

We encourage artists to interpret this theme broadly and creatively. Submissions can explore, but are not limited to, the following aspects:

  • Kinetic and potential energy
  • Renewable and non-renewable energy sources
  • Cosmic and universal energies
  • Environmental impacts of energy production and consumption

Submission Guidelines:

  • All mediums are welcome, including painting, sculpture, photography, digital art, video, and mixed media.
  • Both individual and collaborative works are eligible.
  • Artists may submit up to three pieces for consideration.
  • Each submission must include:
  • Title, medium, dimensions, and year of creation
  • High-resolution images (JPEG or PNG, 300 dpi)
  • An artist statement (max 500 words) explaining how the work relates to the theme of energy
  • A brief artist biography (max 300 words)
  • Contact information (name, email, phone number)

How to Submit:

To apply please see the following application and required attachments: Please send your application to [email protected] OR fill out the Google application HERE by MIDNIGHT on Monday, August 12, 2024. 

About Lumina Solar: 

At Lumina Solar, we provide industry-leading solar installation services to the Mid-Atlantic for clients in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and Washington DC.

We’re dedicated to reshaping the way you think about energy. Going green offers a variety of benefits in both the short and long term: lowered energy costs, reduction of your carbon footprint, and increased property value. Whether you’re a homeowner tired of arbitrary price hikes from the utility company, or a business leader seeking ways to optimize your money, going solar is a great option for you. We provide reliable solutions that produce clean energy, reduce costs, give back control, and benefit the environment.



deadline August 15
posted by Maryland Art Place

Submission Deadline: 
Monday, September 2, 2024

Notification of Acceptance:
Week of September 9, 2024

Artwork Drop Off: 
Tuesday, September 24 – Saturday, September 28, 2024

Exhibition on View:
Wednesday, October 23 –  Thursday, January 30, 2024

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, October 23 | 6 to 8 pm

Exhibition Closes:
Thursday,  January 30, 2024

Artwork Pick Up:
Tuesday, February 4 – Saturday, February 8

Application Form

Maryland Art Place (MAP),  in partnership with Quinn Evans, is excited to announce an open call for EXCHANGE. We are seeking artworks centric to energy in relation to the built environment.  Artworks can be literal or abstract, but must examine the dynamic relationship between energy systems and architectural spaces, and how these interactions shape our daily lives, environments, and future.

The opening reception will coincide with the NOMA conference and its theme of Exchange, on Wednesday, October 23 from 6 to 8 pm at Quinn Evans located at 100 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201.

We encourage artists to interpret this theme broadly and creatively. Submissions can explore, but are not limited to, the following aspects:

  • The impact of renewable energy sources on urban and rural landscapes.
  • The interplay between natural and artificial lighting in architectural design.
  • The influence of energy consumption patterns on city planning and infrastructure.
  • The role of sustainable practices in shaping the future of building design.
  • Personal or societal reflections on energy efficiency and environmental impact.

Submission Materials:

  • Up to 3 high-resolution images of artwork (JPEG format, 300 dpi). 2D work should be limited to 60” x 60” or under
  • Title, medium, dimensions, and year of creation for each submitted work.
  • Artist statement (max 500 words)
  • CV/Resume highlighting previous exhibitions and relevant experience.

How to Submit:

To apply please see the following application and required attachments: Please send your application to [email protected] OR:

Complete the online submission form HERE.

Upload all required materials through the submission portal.

Submission Deadline: Monday, September 2 2024

About Quinn Evans: We believe that design has the ability to empower the community—and the future ahead. Leading with collaboration, Quinn Evans is driven to discover design solutions that enrich lives. We’re humbled to contribute our skills and make a long-lasting, positive impact.

United in our commitment to use our creativity and expertise to achieve award-winning and extraordinary designs that sustain and renew the built environment.

About the NOMA Conference: The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) proudly presents the annual NOMA Conference and Exposition, The EXCHANGE, in Baltimore from October 23–27, 2024. Join us and the more than 1,500 professional designers, students and partners from across the globe as we EXCHANGE through conversation, educational seminars, community exploration, and networking events to share perspectives that influence the future of the built environment. We are excited to host Conference 2024 in Baltimore, a vibrant and diverse historic community located along the Chesapeake Bay.

The conference theme, The EXCHANGE, conveys the sharing of ideas, partnerships and collaborations; how our communities grow in knowledge, spirit and connection through each EXCHANGE. Our daily EXCHANGES, both big, like attending NOMA Conference, or small, like coffee with a colleague, have the power to ignite positive change and fuel our future advancements. We must be active participants in the EXCHANGE; it is these acts that facilitate a better tomorrow. Let us come together in Baltimore, in partnership with the Bmore NOMA chapter, to uphold our mission, celebrate our members and EXCHANGE in conversations to advocate for the underrepresented and create lasting change.



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