The Call for Submissions for School 33′s Annual LOTTA ART benefit is now open!


Click here for the application!
DEADLINE for registration: September 20, 2014
To learn more about the LOTTA ART event, click here!

School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for artists through exhibitions, art classes, workshops, a Studio Artist Program, and special events. School 33 Art Center is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and is supported in part by grants from the Mayor and the City Council of Baltimore, the Maryland State Arts Council, and through private contributions to School 33 Art Center.



In the HOT WALLS series, Luminous Intervention aims to work with Baltimore artists to create video projected murals to be presented in Baltimore neighborhoods. All artists are welcome to apply. Using our large-scale video projection equipment, we will work with artists to turn walls or buildings into animated surfaces full of light, color and local creativity. Digital skills are a plus, but not required. We are happy to work with artists to turn non-digital visual artwork into a digital video projection.  We encourage applications from artists of any age (youth to elders and all in between).

As members of Luminous Intervention, we want to share our digital video equipment and meet other artists in Baltimore.  We have found that large-scale projections are attention grabbing and can gather people together for sharing stories, envisioning creative futures, inspiring critical discussion, and voicing concerns. We believe that the arts should reflect all of our lived experiences, not just the experiences of those connected to powerful institutions.

Luminous Intervention can offer a modest stipend to participating artists. We will also contribute our time and labor for running the projection equipment.  Artists will choose where in Baltimore to project their HOT WALLS artwork.  Artists are encouraged to project in their own neighborhoods, but that is not required.

We will accept applications on a rolling basis starting July 6, 2014.

HOT WALLS will begin presenting artists’ projections in September 2014. The simple online application can be found at

For more information or questions, please: visit our website (
email us ( or join us for one of our Informations Sessions where you can ask us questions in person or talk to us your ideas.

Information Sessions:
Wednesday, July 23 at 7pm at the SNAED Chicken Box (corner of North Ave + Charles St)
Thursday, July 24 at 6pm at Jubilee Arts (1947 Pennsylvania Ave)
Saturday, July 26 at 2pm at School 33 Arts Center (1427 Light St)

Please check our website ( for additional locations

What the HOT WALLS might look like:
* paintings or drawings made into a digital animation or light-mural
* “movie night” with neighborhood residents, complete with popcorn
* candlelit vigils for important local figures from the past
* growing projected flowers onto an otherwise abandoned lot
* dance performances that include a projected partner
* emphasizing the importance of historical locations
* your digital, or non-digital, artwork
* poetry text, scrolling on a wall or building
* your video art scaled up to building-size

About Luminous Intervention Luminous Intervention is an artist collective that uses large-scale video projections in public spaces to highlight social and economic issues. We formed in 2012 to creatively support local and national activism, provoke critical dialogue, and interject powerful imagery onto familiar city edifices. Building facades, bridges, and other urban structures become backdrops for temporary video projections. Over the last two years, we have completed almost thirty different projections.

One of our aims is to collaborate with artists and community activist groups to support and amplify social justice messages, such as demanding fair labor practices, dismantling rape culture, banning armed drones, ending the school to prison pipeline, and creating alternatives to unfair development. We also work towards supporting neighborhood health and relationships through documenting community stories. In the past we have collaborated with the United Workers, Baltimore Redevelopment Action Coalition for Empowerment, FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, Communities for All Ages, Witness Against Torture, Backbone Campaign, Johns Hopkins Human Rights Working Group, and many others.

If you have questions about HOT WALLS, please contact Luminous Intervention at


Pyramid Atlantic Accepting Show Proposals: Ongoing

Submit a Proposal For A Show In Our Gallery

Interested in having a show at Pyramid Atlantic in the gallery?

Pyramid Atlantic is seeking out artists and artists collectives interested in month long shows in our fabulous gallery beginning August 1 of 2014.

Exhibits in all media and disciplines will be considered.

Pyramid Atlantic will supply event postcards and pay for wine for the reception.

Interested artists and artist collectives should email for information on gallery fees and other proposal details.

Franz and Virginia Bader Fund Grants for Artists 2014

Bader Fund grants are intended to provide visual artists with financial assistance to allow them to concentrate on their art. Minimum award size is $15,000. In 2013, the Fund made four awards totaling $65,000.

To be eligible for consideration for an award, you must be a visual artist, work in any medium except film, video, and performance, be 40 years of age or older, and live within 150 miles of Washington, DC.

Applications must be postmarked no later than September 15, 2014.

For details and application forms:

E-mail inquiries to

Prince George’s Sampler


The 2014 Prince George’s County Juried Exhibition
Presented at the Brentwood Arts Exchange

DEADLINE TO APPLY: September 6, 2014

Over the past decade, Prince George’s County Maryland has built on its long history of cultivating the arts to become home to many of our region’s top artists. As the M-NCPPC’s annual juried exhibition of county artists returns to the Brentwood Arts Exchange, Prince George’s Sampler celebrates the diversity and richness of art in the county by presenting artwork in all media. We’re not asking artists to fit to a theme or a form – bring us what you most want to show. The show is open to work in 2-D, 3-D, video, sound, installation, and performance art.

This call is open to all artists and curators who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland

Myrtis Bedolla is founding director of Galerie Myrtis, a contemporary fine art gallery located in Baltimore, Maryland. She possesses over 20 years of experience as an advisor to private and institutional collectors in the acquisition and sale of fine art; and provides professional curatorial services, lectures and educational programming to corporate, civic and arts organizations.  She is the recipient of the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, African Language Institute, Shona Language and Culture, from Michigan State University; holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, University College, and received her curatorial training at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.  As cultural liaison for the embassies of Ghana, Haiti, Mali, Republic of Georgia and Zimbabwe; Ms. Bedolla uses art to encourage cultural exchange and awareness.

• September 6 – Deadline to apply
• September 19 – Artists notified • October 20-22 – Artists drop off work at Brentwood Arts Exchange
• November 3 – Exhibition Opens to the public
• November 8 – Opening reception
• December 27 – Last day of exhibition
• December 30, Jan 2, 3, 5 – Artists pick up artwork

Applications may be submitted by mail or delivered in person and must arrive at the Brentwood Arts Exchange no later than 5pm on Saturday, September 6, 2014. We are not able to accept applications by email. Each application should include a CD/DVD containing:
• 3-5 images of artworks to be considered; OR 3-5 segments of audio and/or video, each no longer than five minutes in duration; OR an appropriate combination of images, video, audio and web-based work not to exceed 5 artworks.
• Artists submitting images of three-dimensional artwork may include up to 2 extra images as details or alternate views of the 3-5 artworks included in the application.
• A list of works/images that includes titles, media, size, and dates created. •  An artist’s statement relevant to the artwork submitted.
• A résumé or Curriculum Vitae.
• (optional) An SASE for the return of materials. Materials will not be returned unless an SASE with adequate postage is provided.


Attn: Prince George’s Sampler
Brentwood Arts Exchange
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722




The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and Baltimore Clayworks are seeking ceramic artists to create artwork to be used as ceremonial gifts by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.  The design of the work should be an artistic representative of Baltimore City and symbolize recognizable and meaningful city images.  The gifts will be given to dignitaries and other officials visiting Baltimore and the Mayor’s Office.

“We recognize that one of the duties of the Mayor is to provide ceremonial gifts and a great way of showing off Baltimore’s talented arts community is by providing a uniquely designed piece of art,” said Bill Gilmore, Executive Director of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.  “This project is a wonderful opportunity for an artist and will really spotlight his or her creative vision.”

As a project partner, Baltimore Clayworks, a nonprofit ceramic arts center, will work with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Mayor’s Office to review the submissions.  In addition, sponsors and supporters for the project are being sought.

The application deadline is Tuesday, September 30, 2014.  The work must be completed by January 2015.  Artists will be compensated for their work.  Full details and applications can be found HERE.

For more information or inquiries, call 410-752-8632 or visit


The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announce a competition to commission three site-specific artworks by three different artists or artist teams at PHL Terminals D, E, and F. The commissions will take place as part of PHL’s continued restroom renovation project, with each of the projects occupying a pre-designated wall space its respective concourse outside of the restrooms. Project budgets range from $25,000-$44,000 per project.

In order to best meet the needs and expectations of the Airport’s 30 million annual passengers, PHL is continuing its restroom renovation project that will greatly enhance its ability to efficiently connect travelers to their destinations as well as provide innovative and world-class amenities. A major feature of this project is the overall sense of aesthetic including the architecture, interior design, and fine art—all components that will enrich the public’s Airport experience and continue to make PHL a choice destination for travelers. PHL and the City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program encourage artists to propose works that respond directly to the characteristics of the specified site and will enrich the public’s experience at the Airport.

This competition is open to artists and teams who reside in the United States. The City of Philadelphia reserves the right to determine additional artist eligibility requirements.

The application deadline for submissions is October 1, 2014.

Click here for complete application details.