Dooby’s is a cafe-restaurant in Mt. Vernon, Baltimore, featuring coffee, pastries and sandwiches during the day and craft beer, cocktails and full service dinner in the evening. We’re looking for local artists to feature work in our 26-seat dining room for six week time periods. We will host an opening reception. We are open to all media.

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Our space gets approximately 350 unique views per day from Peabody/mica/UB students, staff from Walter’s, nearby galleries, and Agora publishing, as well as community leaders from the Baltimore City non-profits and development organizations. We are located at 802 N. Charles Street, one block from the historic Washington Monument.

Entries for the first show are due by September 15th with the opening reception on September 23rd. Send inquiries to erica@doobys.com

DUE: November 24, 2014

A Blade of Grass provides resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. To that end, ABOG is inviting Letters of Interest for its Fellowship for Engaged Art.

The ABOG fellowship supports socially engaged projects that promote art as a catalyst for social change; projects that feature artists in leadership roles; dialogue-based projects that emphasize active and sustainable partnerships with communities; and projects in which artists engage community members as equal partners on locally relevant issues, or globally relevant issues as they apply to the local context. Projects in which co-creation with non-artists is part of the process are highly encouraged.

Fellows will participate in a program that features a range of services, including a two-day orientation that explores ABOG’s documentation and assessment models and includes workshops on strategies for community engagement; quarterly co-assessment meetings with other fellows to share progress and offer feedback to one another; support and feedback for ongoing self-assessment in the form of collaborative action research; and assessment by an outside evaluator.

Eligible applicants include individual artists as well as artists’ collectives with projects that engage directly with a specific community or communities. Artists may not currently be enrolled as students and must be legal United States residents or U.S. citizens who are at least 25 years of age. In addition, applicants must have a website with contextualized examples of past work that a selection panel can review.

Applicants are strongly recommended to attend an informational workshop on October 1, 2014, and November 4, 2014, before submitting application materials. RSVP is required.

Letters of Interest must be received no later than November 24, 2014. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications.

For complete program guidelines, information about previous fellows, and application procedures, visit the ABOG website.

Two artistic groups with Maryland connections – the Holmes Brothers and the Singing & Praying Bands of Maryland and Delaware — will be honored next month in Washington, DC, as 2014 National Heritage Fellows, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.

The Singing and Praying Bands of Maryland and Delaware practice a form of religious worship that encompasses one of the oldest and most historic African-American performance traditions that is still active today, predating gospel, blues, and jazz. Until the late 1950s, thousands took part in singing and praying bands at Methodist churches in Maryland and Delaware. Currently, due to a decrease in participants, on the Sunday when one church holds a meeting, all the current band members come together in that church and hold their service together as one ensemble. Participants come from churches all over the Baltimore area, as well as Annapolis and the Eastern Shore. More information about the Singing & Praying Bands can be found at arts.gov.

The Holmes Brothers are known for their distinct style of American music that blends blues, soul, gospel, traditional hymns, spirituals, country, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll. They have released 11 albums over the course of their career, including the 2014 album Brotherhood with Alligator Records. Wendell Holmes currently resides in Rosedale, Maryland, and this summer he is participating in an apprenticeship with a young blues musician from Baltimore, Brooks Long, through the Maryland State Council on the Arts.

·         Both groups will be honored at an awards ceremony with NEA Chairman Jane Chu and members of Congress on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Location: Library of Congress’s Thomas Jefferson Building, Room 119, 10 First Street SE in Washington, DC.

·         They will perform at the 2014 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8 p.m. The concert will also be streamed live at arts.gov with an archive available following the event. Free tickets to the concert are available at lisner.org. Location: The George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st Street NW in Washington, DC

CALL TO ARTISTS: Saratoga Toga Party

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Maryland Art Place’s Annual Fall Benefit
Exhibition & Silent Auction

Submission & Proposal Deadline: Friday, September 19 @ 5PM

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce an open “Call to Artists” for its 2014 Annual Fall Benefit, the Saratoga Toga Party. This year’s event will celebrate MAP’s move back to its original home on the west side of Baltimore in the newly established Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District.

The Saratoga Toga Party will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7 o’clock in the evening at 218 West Saratoga Street. The fall benefit is an important part of MAP’s annual fundraising initiatives, but more importantly the event is a conduit for MAP to present interesting and relevant themes being explored within contemporary art today. This fall will be no different as MAP pursues the topic of Greek and Roman mythology in contemporary art; and the visual outcomes of that exploration as translated through performance and 2-D & 3-D artwork. It is our hopes that you may submit a piece of work related to this the theme (newly created or already existing) to be exhibited as part of our silent auction.

Work(s) for Silent Auction: MAP and the artist will split the proceeds equally from the sale of the work – MAP’s proceeds will directly benefit operations and initiatives throughout the year; sales price to be set by the artists. Space is limited!

To submit work for consideration, please read through the following guidelines & information (no fee required!):

• 1-3 low-resolution images and work descriptions (please be specific about media, size, title, dates, etc.)
• Description of work must include an explanation on how it relates to the theme – Roman & Greek mythology, history, culture – can refer to clothing, architecture, creatures, Gods/Goddesses, (literal/conceptual) etc.
• Artist resume/bio
• Complete application (see below)

Send all information and images to benefit@mdartplace.org by Friday, September 19, 2014 (*please do not physically mail submissions) Download the full application HERE.

Artist Tickets: All selected artists will receive one free event ticket with their 50% artwork donation OR receive two free tickets with a generous 100% artwork donation to the Saratoga Toga Party on Saturday, October 25 + inclusion in marketing and promotion initiatives leading up to the event date.

August 14, 2014: Call for Submissions
September 19, 2014: Complete submissions & application due
October 1 – 4, 2014: Selections Announced
October 17 – 18, 2014: Artwork drop off
October 25, 2015: Saratoga Toga Party

Contact: MAP’s Executive Director at 410.962.8565 or amy@mdartplace.org about additional Saratoga Toga Party details.

Call For Entry: Window Wonderland
A Holiday Arts Exhibit in Harbor East
Application Deadline: Friday, September 19, 2014

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On behalf of Harbor East Management Group, Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’ for the third annual “Window Wonderland” project, a storefront, holiday initiative within the Harbor East corridor. Collectively, MAP & Harbor East are seeking unique, holiday presentations/installations to be placed in a variety of retail locations. Storefront installations will be on view from Friday, November 14, 2014 – Friday, January 2, 2015, with a formal unveiling scheduled for Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

This year thirteen retail locations are participating in this public art project. Individual artists or artist collectives interested in applying should review the Directory of Participating Retailers attached to the application below for window locations; selecting their top 3 choices as part of their proposal. Artists will be expected to work with their partner retailer and should consider day and nighttime visibility when proposing an installation. Tours of participating retail locations will take place Wednesday, August 20 @ 6pm and Saturday, September 6 @ 11am. Applicants should meet outside the Whole Foods Market entrance on the corner of Fleet and S. Exeter Streets.

Selected artists will receive a $500 honorarium from Harbor East and must submit a budget along with their proposal, outlining the expense of their project. During the unveiling on Wednesday, November 19 a small jury consisting of Cara Ober, Artist and Founder/Owner of BMoreArt, Priya Bhayana, Director Bromo Arts District, and Jessica Bizik, Editor in Chief Baltimore Style Magazine will announce a “Best in Show” window installation. The winning artist or artist collective will receive a $1,000 cash prize from Harbor East.

To apply, please follow the application guidelines and complete the application form which can be downloaded HERE. Artists working in all media are welcome to submit an application. If you are working in a group, please use a primary point of contact within your team, collective or group for the application.

TIMELINE

Friday, September 19 – Deadline for Artist Submissions
*HARBOR EAST ARTIST TOURS: Wed., August 20 @ 6pm and Sat., September 6 @ 11am
Week of October 6 – Artists Notified of Selection
October 13 – November 14 – Installation period at Harbor East
Friday, November 14 – Final Day Installations up and running
Wednesday, November 19 – Formal Unveiling & “Best in Show” Window Announced

*Please note window displays should remain up for the holiday season and removed after January 3.

Situated on a 12 square blocks stretching along Baltimore’s waterfront, Harbor East is a vibrant neighborhood that has revitalized a once blighted urban space and created a new regional address. Harbor East is located at President and Aliceanna Streets, just East of the Inner Harbor and is home to nearly 50 inspired establishments for shopping, dining and lifestyle. www.harboreast.com

For more information on the Window Wonderland Storefront Initiative please contact MAP’s Visual Artist Registry Coordinator & Program Assistant, Paul Shortt at submissions@mdartplace.org or 410.962.8565

Explore Baltimore’s invisible public spaces while taking part in the SiteLines internet video series

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Throughout the month of September, Baltimore public artist Graham Coreil-Allen will host four New Public Sites walking tours of invisible public spaces around Baltimore. Including the Highway to Nowhere, Reservoir Hill / Druid Lake, Old Town Mall and Power Plant Live, these tours will be documented for his forthcoming internet video series SiteLines.

Coreil-Allen’s ongoing New Public Sites project interprets the overlooked and invisible sites within cities, investigates the negotiable nature of public space, and pushes the boundaries of pedestrian agency. SiteLines will translate his radical walking tours and urban design research into sharable, online videos. The video production will capture Coreil-Allen and walking tour participants as they playfully explore public space while he shares some of the sites’ histories, design, and uses. The four tours are thematically connected by featuring suburban style development in a city context, including urban highways and pedestrian malls. The entire SiteLines season will be released on the New Public Sites YouTube channel on a periodic basis, then exhibited as part of a larger installation in Baltimore next Spring. SiteLines will present a compelling portrait of Baltimore and its civic space potential through dramatic shots of public space and pedestrian interactions therein. All tours are free and open to the public.

Walking tour / video shoot schedule:

Saturday, September 6, 1pm – Crossing the Highway to Nowhere

  • Explore interchanging embankments around The Highway to Nowhere while bolding crossing where many have walked before.
  • Meet at 398 N Greene Street, in the former Social Security Administration Offices plaza.

Saturday, September 13, 1pm – Reservoir Chill

  • Where the sidewalk ends beyond a flowing overpass, climb as Druids towards a pastoral sublime.
  • Meet at 701 Druid Park Lake Drive, next to the intersection of Park Ave and Druid Park Lake Drive.


Saturday, September 20, 1pm – Old Town Wandering Revival

  • Honor the glory of Gay Street while humbly acknowledging its challenges with pedestrian gestures of hope and cheer.
  • Meet 414 Old Town Mall, next to the Baltimore City Fire Museum at Gay and Orleans Streets.

Saturday, September 27, 1pm – Power Plant Alive!

  • Wear your full rock gear to swamp the market and flip the switch on its power of place.
  • Meet behind the old Power Plant at 601 E Pratt St, on the south side of Market Place and Pratt St.

Graham Coreil-Allen is a public artist who explores the constructs and contradictions of cities through videos, maps, crosswalks, and walking tours. Coreil-Allen recently completed the Hopscotch Crosswalks in downtown Baltimore and his walking tours have been showcased around the United States and at the US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Additional information and high-resolution photos are available upon request.

Contact: Graham Coreil-Allen, graham@grahamprojects.com, 917-683-5922
More info: grahamprojects.com/sitelines | newpublicsites.org | youtube.com/npsvt

SiteLines is being made possible in part by a Rubys Artist Project Grant from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

Call For Entry: CREATING CONNECTIONS
A Commission & Print Replication Project
Application Deadline: Tuesday September 2nd, 2014

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Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with CyberPoint International is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT Project, MAP is working with CyberPoint to offer a unique opportunity to female visual artists of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Collectively, MAP and CyberPoint wish to commission a new work of art as well as license the image of that new work of art. The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of CyberPoint’s Women in Cyber Security reception on October 29th, 2014.

ABOUT “CREATING CONNECTIONS”: We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today. CyberPoint works to create a future where individuals and organizations from across the globe can operate safely and securely in cyberspace and benefit from the technological innovations that increasingly connect our world.

As the aim of CyberPoint’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cyber security, they are commissioning a work that reflects the theme of “creating connections.” Inherent in the idea of connections is the idea of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—which may be an important point of departure for creating the commissioned work. This commission is open to submissions from women artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.

General Guidelines & Information
• MAP only accepts 2-d works for reproduction – photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
• All works must be no less than 4 X 4” and no more than 10 X 10”.
• The reproduction edition will be decided on, and agreed upon at a later date, but will not exceed 120.
• All reproductions will receive a ‘chop or seal’ noting CyberPoint as the publisher.
• All reproductions will be printed on an agreed upon archival fine art paper, expense absorbed by CyberPoint.
• **Artist agrees to not reproduce the selected artwork at the agreed upon dimensions of this project as this will devalue the edition. Likewise, CyberPoint agrees not to reproduce the image after the edition has ended.
• CyberPoint will cover scanning fees/photography associated with the reproduction.
• Artist agrees to use of artwork image for press and promotional purposes related to this project and event.
• Artist will remain owner of image copyright.
• Artist is invited to attend the Women in Cyber Security reception on October 29th, 2014.

Benefits to the artist:
The selected artist will benefit in the following ways

• $750 Cash Award
• Increased visibility of artist’s name and artwork through:
• Press announcements
• Highlighted on MAP and CyberPoint’s websites
• The gifting of artist reproduction to attendees of the Women in Cyber Security reception
• Acknowledgement at Women in Cyber Security reception October 29th, 2014

To apply please see the following application and required attachments. Please send your application to imprint@mdartplace.org by close of business Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Submit application fee here through Click&Pledge. Please click HERE to Download the application.

Timeline
Thursday, August 7, 2014 -Call for Entry
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 -Application Deadline
Week of September 8, 2014 -Selected Artist Contacted – letters released to all other artists
Sept. 15 – Oct. 10, 2014 -Artist to create work
Friday, October 10, 2014 -MAP and CyberPoint representatives to visit artist studio
Week of October 14, 2014 -Reproduction paper selected
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 -Women in Cyber Security Reception!

About the Women in Cyber Security Reception
In conjunction with the CyberMaryland Conference, CyberPoint International will be hosting its inaugural Women in Cyber Security Reception on October 29, 2014. Bringing together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum, this event will be an opportunity to get together and share what we are all passionate about—empowering women to succeed in the cyber security field.

Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cyber security. This invitation-only event will be held at the CyberPoint Technology & Innovation Center (CTIC) overlooking Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

CyberPoint & the Arts
CyberPoint believes that having a thriving arts community is critical to the future of Baltimore City and the state of Maryland—the place they have made their home. “Artists challenge the way we see and think about the world, and about ourselves—without this, we don’t learn, and we don’t grow; their work brings about new ideas, changes attitudes, and shapes culture—without this, we stagnate. The arts community is a wellspring of imagination and creativity—this is the fuel of innovation. The arts contribute immeasurably to the world we see around us, and to our quality of life—this creates a vibrant culture that attracts new residents, businesses, and sustains those that have already made their home here. We believe the arts are invaluable and want our employees and their families to live and work in a visually and intellectually vibrant city for decades to come.” ~ CyberPoint team