Feast

Food is the subject of endless books, news reports, scientific studies, social media posts, and conversations. We are deeply interested in its sustainability, production, processing, distribution, scarcity, quantity, quality, composition, and price. This show invites artists to explore these and other food-related issues, from the profound to the ridiculous. The goal is to create a rich and varied exhibit that honors the complexity of our relationship with food. All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; indoor and outdoor works accepted; cash awards.

The exhibit will be installed in the spacious Main Gallery of Annmarie’s award-winning Arts Building. With over 4000 sq ft of exhibition space, moveable walls, high ceilings, tile floors, an Arakawa hanging system, Internet access, and electric outlets located in the walls, floor and ceiling, the Main Gallery can accommodate all sizes and types of installations. As Annmarie includes a thirty acre sculpture garden, a few outdoor works will also be included in the exhibit.

All media types are welcome; small to large scale; indoors and outdoors. The exhibition is open to artists age 18 and older working in the U.S. Video entries must be submitted on DVD, playable on QuickTime or RealPlayer, and no more than 20 minutes in length. DVD or computer based works must be exhibited on equipment provided by artist. Internet access is available. Bases and pedestals must well-balanced and sturdy. Annmarie has a limited number of bases, please inquire if you think your work will require one. All frames must be simple in design and ornamentation, preferably black or silver. All works to be hung on the wall must arrive with hanging hardware pre-installed.

The exhibit will be juried by a 1-2 member panel; typically, one member of the panel is drawn from the Smithsonian Institution. Artists will be selected based on skill, technique, and originality.

The deadline to apply is August 15, 2014. Artists will be notified of final acceptance status via email on or before August 29, 2014.

Download the prospectus  http://www.annmariegarden.org/annmarie2/node/112 

The Gutierrez Memorial Fund is pleased to present its 2014 Legacy Grant.

Our annual project-based arts grant calls for proposals from arts organizations and individual artists who are residents of Maryland and whose programs or projects serve Maryland communities. Special consideration is given to emerging artists and newly established organizations.

The Gutierrez Memorial Fund was established in 2010 in memory of artist and entrepreneur, John K. Gutierrez. Grants up to $20,000 have been awarded. The exact grant amount varies each year.

For more information on eligibility and to download an application please go to http://gutierrezmemorialfund.com/grant-info/. Information will be posted May 20th. The deadline for applications is September 30th.