This September, Maryland Art Place (MAP) in partnership with the Maryland State Art Council (MSAC) will host a statewide juried exhibition curated by a panel of jurors to highlight the wide range of artists and artwork featured on the Maryland State Art Council Artist Registry The exhibition will take place at Maryland Art Place located at 218 West Saratoga St. from September 19 – November 10th. All Maryland artists who reside within the state are eligible and encouraged to apply. To be considered for the exhibition you must reside in Maryland, have a Maryland State Arts Council Artist Registry profile, and have created or updated your registry profile on or between the dates of June 26, 2019 – July 20, 2019. To join the registry please visit: https://www.msac.org/user/register. Jurors are to be announced at a later date.

How It Works:
Create or update an artist profile on the Maryland Artist Registry between the dates of June 26 – July 20, 2019. Artists may add up to 6 images, sound or video files (3 minutes max of sound or video will be viewed per artist). All media (including literary arts) will be considered with a heavy emphasis placed on visual and performing arts. When adding artwork users are required to include size, dimensions and titles. It is advantageous to upload artwork that is currently available. If selected for the exhibition the work must be available throughout the duration of the show from September 19 – November 10th. For questions or help creating your Registry Profile please contact Caitlin Gillcaitlin@mdartplace.org
** Please note: In order for an artist profile to be visible on the registry at least one image must be uploaded; otherwise your profile will be invisible and unsuitable for review/consideration.

Dates For Open Call: Wednesday, June 26 – Saturday, July 20

About the Maryland State Arts Council
The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) encourages and invests in the advancement of the arts for all Marylanders. Its grants and programs support artists and arts organizations in their pursuit of artistic excellence, ensure the accessibility of the arts to all citizens and promote statewide awareness of arts resources and opportunities.

About Maryland Art Place:
Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981.

The Gutierrez Memorial Fund is pleased to present its 2019 Legacy Grant. The project-based arts grant calls for proposals from arts organizations, individual artists, artisans and educators who are residents of Maryland and whose programs or projects serve Maryland communities. Special consideration is given to projects that build skills, engage community and transform the built environment.

For more information on eligibility and to download an application please visit https://gutierrezmemorialfund.com/grant-info/.   

The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2019.

After 8 years of animation programming with the MD Film Festival, Sweaty Eyeballs is expanding to a three day festival featuring the world’s most cutting-edge, quirky and boundary pushing independent animation.The festival will take place October 18-20 at the SNF Parkway Theatre in Baltimore, and features an opening night event with live music set to short animations, an opening night party, 5 competition blocks, a “Baltimore Made” block, a guest animator retrospective, and a full day of animation workshops

.Application Deadlines: July 5 – Late Deadline; July 26 – Extended Deadline

Link to Application: https://filmfreeway.com/SweatyEyeballsAnimationFestival

Baltimore celebrates the Preakness Stakes, horse racing’s second jewel of the Triple Crown, with a week of fun and interactive festivities. Race to Preakness: A Baltimore Celebration features Happy Hours in Center Plaza, Pee Wee Preakness for youngsters, Downtown Lunchtime Happenings and a Pre-Preakness Inner Harbor Party with a fireworks finale. Race to Preakness: A Baltimore Celebration is presented by the City of Baltimore and produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. Additional support is provided by Maryland Jockey Club, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks, Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore, Lexington Market and WBAL-TV.

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Calling All Artists to Help Us Celebrate “The Pratt: A Place of Possibilities”

Win $2,000 and see your work displayed for all of Baltimore to see!

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is excited to announce a Window Display Contest for Maryland artists. The Central Library has just undergone a major renovation and will be celebrating with the community in the Fall of 2019. As part of this grand re-opening, the Pratt will feature six Window Display Contest winners in its large windows on Cathedral Street beginning in August 2019. The artists will be chosen by a panel of judges from the Baltimore community as well as the Pratt Library. The contest is made possible through the generosity of the William G. Baker Memorial Fund.

Theme

The theme for the 2019 Window Contest is The Pratt: A Place of Possibilities. Artists’ work should highlight the Pratt in some way with a focus on the Library’s history and/or its role and importance to individuals and the Baltimore community. 

The Pratt Library was founded through the generous gift of businessman Enoch Pratt who envisioned a public library where all “races, ages, and socioeconomic classes mingled and people could educate themselves without cost.” The nation’s first free library system, the Pratt opened its Central Branch and four additional branches in 1886. The mission of the Enoch Pratt Free Library is to provide equal access to information, services, and opportunities that empower, enrich and enhance the quality of life for all. 

Some potential jumping off points might be: How has the Pratt Library changed your life, or the life of someone you know? Why is the Library important in Baltimore? What have you discovered at the Library? What do you hope to discover? How does the Library’s mission speak to you? 

The Windows

Located on Cathedral Street and visible to thousands of passersby and Library visitors, the windows offer artists a wonderful opportunity to share their work and vision. We encourage entrants to visit the Library and take a look at the windows before submitting an entry, not only to be inspired, but to understand the scale of the project. Three-dimensional submissions are encouraged! 

Details

Judges will be selected from Baltimore leading arts and culture organizations, including the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Maryland Institute College of Art. 

Six winners will be selected from the entries. Each winner will receive a $1,000 award as well as $1,000 for materials and supplies. Gifts will be disbursed in three payments: 1st payment ($1,000) upon notification; 2nd payment at Opening Reception ($500); 3rd payment when the installation is taken down ($500). 

Entrants must be Maryland residents or students at a Maryland college and be 18 years or older.

Finalists may be contacted to further explain their submissions. 

Timeline

·  Contest opens: March 1, 2019

·  Deadline for submissions: May 17, 2019

·  Notification of finalists by: July 10, 2019

·  Installation dates: August 1-18, 2019

·  Opening Reception: August 27, 2019