2017 Bethesda Painting Award winner Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann
The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites local artists to submit work to the 14th annual Bethesda Painting Awards. This juried art competition awards $14,000 in prizes to four selected winners. The deadline for submissions is Friday February 23, 2018. Up to eight finalists will be chosen to display their work at Bethesda’s Gallery B in June 2018.
The competition will be juried by Sally Bowring, Professor of Painting and Director of Administration for the Painting & Printmaking Department, Virginia Commonwealth University; Laura Roulet, independent curator and writer and Bill Schmidt, artist and winner of the 2016 Baker Artist Awards and the 2015 Bethesda Painting Awards.
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Applications for the FY19 Creative Baltimore Fund are now open! The Creative Baltimore Fund provides support to artists and organizations through two grants: the Mayor’s Individual Artist Award and General Operating Support. The deadline to apply is Saturday, March 31, 2018. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/CBFBOPA
Raising Hands and Voices is a collaborative exhibition organized by students and faculty at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) and the Maryland Institute College of Art. The exhibition, which is planned to coincide with the fourth annual CCBC Africana Studies Independent Film Festival, will include artwork addressing the themes of racial profiling, police violence, and tension between the police and the Baltimore community. These issues are explored in the film Profiled, which will be featured in this year’s film festival. The purpose of the Raising Hands and Voices exhibition is to increase awareness of systematic inequalities in policing that affect communities of color while bringing the experiences of victims of police violence, who are often unacknowledged, from the margin to the center. More information about the CCBC Africana Studies Film Festival is available from http://www.africanastudiesfilmfestival.org/
Columbia Festival of the Arts is returning to the Columbia Lakefront in Maryland in June 2018 for a spectacular celebration. The juried, Invitational Fine Arts & Crafts Show is currently seeking artisans with original work, representing a breadth of media including functional and wearable art to participate in this June 15-17, 2018, free outdoor weekend.
Show Dates & Times: Friday, June 15, 5 – 8 p.m., Saturday, June 16, Noon – 8 p.m., & Sunday, June 17, Noon – 7 p.m.
DEADLINE: March 5th, 2018
For more information and to apply, click here.
Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival, invites artists, exhibitors, vendors and organizations to apply to participate in the 2018 festival taking place Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22, 2018. The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is now accepting proposals from artists for Artwork Projects and applications for the Artist-Run Art Fair, Food Vendors, The Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize (“The Fred”), Gamescape, Kidscape, LOL@Artscape, Non-Profit and Arts/Cultural Organizations, and Performing Arts (opera, theatre, dance, classical music, street theater, etc.) In recent years, Artscape organizers have applied an overarching theme, relevant to both the arts and Baltimore City, into the festival’s creative thinking. For 2018, the festival is going back to the basics…ART. For “the year we didn’t have a theme,” artists and festival-goers are encouraged to embrace Artscape for what it is – a fully accessible, 100% FREE, world-class arts festival – right here in the heart of Baltimore City. New for 2018: Artscape is proud to shine a light on the creative and artistic talent of Baltimore’s youth, with plans to showcase youth-focused programming (in both the visual and performing arts) on Artscape’s opening day, Friday, July 20, 2018.
Deadline: February 28, 2018
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Deadline to submit: February 16, 2018
Exhibition dates: December 15 2018–February 9, 2018
Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) invites artists to submit a proposal for new artwork in response to the prompt, “If you could do anything, what would that be?”
Five artists will be selected by Guest Curator Don Rossell and GRACE Associate Curator Erica Harriosn to participate in the 2018 Mary B. Howard Invitational: STRETCH. The exhibition is named in memory of Mary B. Howard, an artist, longitme board member, and staunch supporter of the Greater Reston Arts Center. Selected artists will receive a $250 honorarium and $1000 for materials.
A written proposal of work in response to the prompt, “if you could do anything what would that be?” (500 words max.), Artist statement (250 words max.), CV or resume, Ten (10) images of past work.
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