Request for Proposals: IMPACT 2014
SITE: Former Northeastern Supply building lot, Brentwood, Maryland


Maryland Art Place (MAP) is now accepting applications for a fall 2014 IMPACT project. IMPACT is an annual, public art program developed to extend Maryland Art Place’s reach to broader audiences. Each IMPACT project is unique and developed based on the partnering site.

This fall, MAP is partnering with the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) and Art Lives Here in Prince George’s County. Collectively, project partners have identified what will be a vacant lot, post demolition of the former Northeastern Supply building located at 3807 Rhode Island Avenue, just north of the DC/Maryland, state line across from the Gateway Arts Center and Brentwood Arts Exchange. Demolition of the pictured building below is scheduled for September 2014. Post demolition, the property will prominently include a long fence, which can be incorporated as a sub structure for the project.

Project Parameters: Proposals should investigate or have a dialogue between design practice and contemporary art, and how public space can be re-imagined and activated in engaging ways. Cross-disciplinary teams or pairs of artist/designers are encouraged and could include collaborations such as: ‘landscape architect + sculptor’, ‘performance artist + fashion designer’, ‘architect + social practitioner’, or ‘industrial designer + sound artist’. The proposed project must also include some type of community engagement that takes place either before or during the span of the work. Community engagement could include workshops, performances, community collaborations or an artist(s) presentation. Artists are encouraged to visit the building site prior to submission and all proposed work(s) must be able to withstand the weather elements. The project will remain in public view for as short as one year, but no less than one year. Both 2-D and 3-D works are applicable to this site.

**Please note that work should be appropriate for viewers of all ages.

Eligibility: This call is open to all artists and artists’ groups 18 years of age or older living in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia region. Prior public art experience is not required but encouraged.

The selected artist/artist team will receive up to a $6,000 stipend to cover the cost of materials, time and labor costs of the project. Installation is scheduled to take place September 26th through the 16th, 2014. All participating partners will host a public reception at the site on Friday, October 17th.

Please send your proposal to by 5pm on Wednesday September 3rd, 2014. Along with your application, you are welcome to submit up to 3 images or illustrated sketches.There is a $10 submission fee to apply if you are not a MAP member. Payments can be made through Click & Pledge. Past installation work samples will also be accepted in addition to proposed sketches/mock-ups.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 (The Application can be downloaded HERE)


RFP: Thursday, August 7th
Submissions due: Close of business September 3rd
Announce selected artist/artist team: Week of September 8th
Installation: September 26th through October 16th
Public Reception: Friday, October 17th

About the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC), PG County:
Since our establishment in 1968, the mission of the non-profit Neighborhood Design Center has been to improve neighborhood livability, viability and sustainability by providing pro-bono design and planning services in support of community-sponsored initiatives. This has been achieved by mobilizing volunteer architects, planners, landscape architects, engineers, and other design professionals who donate their professional services to help groups in the initial stages of neighborhood revitalization efforts. NDC not only takes on projects that serve the public good but also strive to achieve the following community service goals: • Strengthen community participation in neighborhood improvement efforts • Educate the public about the value of good design, planning, and preservation as community revitalization tools • Serve as a catalyst for increased investment in neighborhood development

Art Lives Here is funded by ArtPlace America and receives support from 3350 at Alterra/Grady Management Inc., AmeriSigns, Landex Companies, Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Cities of Brentwood, North Brentwood, Hyattsville and Mount Rainier, Franklin’s Restaurant & General Store, Community Forklift, County Councilmember Will Campos, Maryland Milestones/ATHA Inc., Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, the Prince George’s Redevelopment Authority, Ratner Companies and the Prince George’s County Revenue Authority.  Joe’s Movement Emporium is the coordinating nonprofit partner.

Contact: MAP’s Program Manager, Paul Shortt at or 410.962.8565 for more information.

Opening THIS WEDNESDAY, August 20th, 5-9pm
at D center Baltimore, 16 West North Ave, Baltimore


Get a view of what’s been happening in and out of the art room through the art and design of practicing teachers.Through the lens of contemporary art and design, classrooms become installations, prototypes art objects, and demonstrations performance. See how teachers are interpreting these ideas in their research, studio practice, and teaching.


Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem is a two-hour concert special at Pier Six Pavilion on September 15th that will also be live broadcast on THIRTEEN’S Great Performances series on PBS. The live television event is a celebration of the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem. The special will be hosted by actor, musician and author John Lithgow and will feature pop music artist Kristin Chenoweth, country group Little Big Town, American a cappella group Pentatonix, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and more to be announced soon. The patriotic special will feature a diverse line up of entertainers paying tribute to our nation’s ideals in a thrilling and inspiring concert.

Tickets   can be purchased online at, over the phone by calling 410-244-1131, or in person by visiting Rams Head Live (Baltimore) or Rams Head on Stage (Annapolis) box offices. Doors open for onsite concert festivities at 5:00 p.m. with a special non-broadcast performance.

Proposals being accepted for a performance at this year’s Transmodern Festival, Sept 21-27, 2014.

Tied by your Tongue is an immersive evening of dance and performance around the idea of language; its oppressive and liberating nature. Artists will explore how language shapes societal logic, culture, norms, perspectives, and understanding. Audience will be expected to move and shift through the venue space, engaging with a variety of performances and installed environments. Performances will occur on a linear time program so that the audience will not miss any one performance. 

I’m trying to keep the evening to about an hour to an hour and a half. Performances should be 8-10 minutes. I am also interested in performance that is immersive in its set design, so installations are welcome. There will be at least 2 evenings of this performance, at most, 3.

I’m looking for artists who want to push their own boundaries, step outside the box, and really dig deep. Think experimental, untraditional! I am asking for proposals because I have a limited amount of time for the evening. Artists will receive a small stipend.

I hope this opportunity is of interest to you! Deadline for the proposal is soon! August 15th. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at I am open and would love to hear your ideas.

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 26, 2014, 5pm



PLAY is an exhibition that will examine games and play through the lens of contemporary art. We will look at play from a variety of vantage points, including: play as a vital tool for experimentation and innovation in art-making; play as a fruitful source of subject matter and content; and play as a strategy to interact with and engage audiences in contemporary art. This exhibition will take place in the galleries at AAC and on the grounds surrounding the building.

AAC will select approximately 7-10 artists to present works in our 7 main gallery spaces. We are looking for artists working in painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, new media and more to propose a series of works, installations, and concepts that will occupy individual exhibition spaces. Out-of-the-box exhibitions concepts that employ new technologies like augmented reality and mobile applications are also encouraged.

A modest stipend to help offset transportation, production, and other costs will be provided to each artist.


AAC will release two additional calls for proposals related to this exhibition for artists to activate our lawn with public art projects. The first call (to be released in early September) will be for two projects that will run for the duration of the exhibition. The second call (to be released in early 2015) will be for artist designed lawn games for two pop-up community events.


PLAY will take place July 11 – October 10, 2015.


Artists who produce cutting-edge contemporary art in any and all media, and who live or work in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, or Pennsylvania may submit proposals. Any existing works must have been completed within the last 3 years in order to be considered.


1. Artist’s Statement. 1 page, max.

2. CV/Resume. 3 pages, max.

3. Proposal. 1 page, max. Describe what you plan to do, how you will do it, and what you hope to accomplish with the show. Include information in your proposal about how this project or body of work is well-suited to the galleries at AAC and to the concept of this exhibition.

4. Work Samples. Submit either 12 images; 4 minutes of recorded materials; or 2 minutes of recorded material and 6 images.

5. Work Sample Index. List the works submitted, including the title, dimensions, medium, price or insurance value, and year of creation for each piece.


There is a $35 fee for non-members and a $25 fee for members. For those who would like to join, it’s $45 and your application fee is included.

Questions? We’re here to help. Email us at

Link to application HERE.




Art Maryland 2014, the nineteenth multi-media statewide  juried exhibit sponsored by the Howard County Arts Council, is a premier juried  showcase for artists in the region. Entry is open to visual artists 18 years or  older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD.  The juror for the exhibit, which runs from October 31–December 12, is Julia  Marciari-Alexander, the new Executive Director of the Walters Art Museum. For  complete details, visit

The Baltimore Museum of Art’s dynamic contemporary wing exhibition program continues with three new exhibitions of rarely shown works by some of the most intriguing artists working today.


Black Box: Anri Sala (September 14, 2014 – February 22, 2015) Inspired by art historian Michael Fried’s analysis of the art of Anri Sala (Albanian, born 1974) in his book Four Honest Outlaws (2011), this exhibition features Sala’s 43-minute film 1395 Days Without Red, selected by the art historian and the artist. The film recreates the terror and uncertainty civilians endured during the siege of Sarajevo by interspersing scenes of the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra rehearsing the First Movement of Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique with those of a musician making her way through what became known as Sniper Alley. The film’s title references a caution to civilians to avoid wearing bright colors so as to not draw a sniper’s attention. The exhibition is curated by the artist and Michael Fried, The Johns Hopkins University J. R. Herbert Boone Chair in the Humanities, and organized by Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman.

On Paper: Alternate Realities (September 21, 2014 – April 12, 2015) This exhibition presents 26 prints by a diverse group of artists living and working in America who are engaging in a dialog between high and low art by playfully exaggerating and reimaging the visual language of popular culture—religious stories, myths, and folk tales—to consider larger issues of class, gender, and politics. Among the works featured are two complete portfolios by Raymond Pettibon and Trenton Doyle Hancock, as well as newly acquired works by Wangechi Mutu, Amy Cutler, Chitra Ganesh, Toshio Sasaki, Iona Rozeal Brown, and William Villalongo. A long, accordion-bound book by Enrique Chagoya will span the center of the gallery. This exhibition marks the first time all of these works will be on view. The exhibition is curated by Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs Ann Shafer.

Front Room: Dario Robleto (November 16, 2014 – March 29, 2015) This exhibition features Robleto’s Setlists for a Setting Sun body of work—poetic sculptures, prints, and cut-paper works that weave together the histories of recorded light and sound by drawing inspiration from nautical history, space exploration, early sound recordings, and family legacies within American popular music. The Front Room exhibition debuts three new works created by Robleto (American, born 1972) at the Headlands Center of the Arts in Sausalito, CA, as part of its new program to commission art from outstanding contemporary artists. Two of the new works were inspired by the BMA’s proximity to the Space Telescope Science Institute on the campus of The Johns Hopkins University. This exhibition lends a contemporary component to the BMA’s American Wing reopening celebration. The exhibition is curated by Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman. Since the contemporary wing reopening in 2012, the BMA has presented a dozen exhibitions of works by emerging and mid-career artists from Baltimore and beyond. These diverse exhibitions are presented in the new Front Room Gallery, Black Box Gallery for light, sound, and moving image works, and On Paper Gallery for light-sensitive contemporary prints, drawings, and photographs.

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