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Dollar General, Olney, Illinois, 2017

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) and the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City (MASOB) are happy to announce the recipient of the Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Artist Travel Prize, Nate Larson. Selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, Nate will use the $6,000 award to work on his project “Centroid Towns,” a long-term photographic project documenting towns that have been the mean center (meaning the geographical point that describes a centerpoint of a region’s population) of the United States. This travel grant will facilitate travel to two towns in Indiana to continue his work focusing on issues of immigration, incarceration and their relationship to national identity.

Currently based out of Baltimore, Maryland, Nate Larson is a contemporary artist working with photographic media, artist books and digital video. Most of his current artwork, research, and collaborations explore the linkage between human experience and the site on which it happened through technological, cultural, and historical threads.

His projects have been widely exhibited across the United States and internationally as well as featured in numerous publications and media outlets, including Wired, The Guardian, The Picture Show from NPR, Slate, CNN, Hyperallergic, Gizmodo, Buzzfeed News, Vice Magazine, the New York Times, Utne Reader, Hotshoe Magazine, Flavorwire, the BBC News Viewfinder, Frieze Magazine, the British Journal of Photography, APM’s Marketplace Tech Report, The Washington Post, and Art Papers. His artwork is included in the collections of High Museum Atlanta, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Orlando Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago.

photo courtesy Sean Scheidt

“I am very grateful for the Artist Travel Prize and thank the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Municipal Art Society for their support,” said Larson. “It will empower me to work on “Centroid Towns,” a long-term social documentary project studying the cities that have been the mean center of population of the United States using photography, oral history interviews, and local archive research. The travel prize will fund fieldwork in two small towns in Indiana to examine the ways in which they have been affected by immigration and incarceration. The larger project puts a face to statistical data, chronicling these towns and their inhabitants to illuminate the ongoing social and political transformation of America.”

The Municipal Art Society of Baltimore was founded in 1899 as part of the City Beautiful movement. It is one of only two remaining societies to be operating under its original charter “to provide sculptural and pictorial decoration and ornaments for the public buildings, streets and open spaces in the City of Baltimore, and to help generally beautify the City.” Artistic contributions to the City span more than one hundred years. In 2016 the MASOB embarked on a path to provide new opportunities to Baltimore artists and art places within the City, including this Artist Travel Prize and an annual Public Art Prize.

DESIGNING THE PARKWAY 

Wed. Oct. 25, 2017 

SNF Parkway Theatre

5 W. North Ave. Baltimore

A conversation and behind-the-scenes look at the rebranding of the Maryland Film Festival and how Baltimore’s grandest movie theater was turned into a 21st-century landmark. 

With:

Ziger/Snead Architects

Post Typography

& Southway Builders

Moderated by Elizabeth Evitts Dickinson

Presented by AIA Baltimore and AIGA Baltimore as part of Design Month 2017

Sponsored by Indigo Ink

Happy hour at 5:30 PM

Event starts at 6:30 pm 

 

Students: free

AIA or AIGA members: $5

General public: $10

Advance tickets: http://www.aiabaltimore.org/events/designing-the-parkway/

The Parkway Theatre’s unique architecture and design approach celebrates the building’s 100 years of opulence, decay, and reinvention. The stunning transformation of this grand theater contrasts modern interventions with a century of history, resulting in a ‘rescued ruin’ where layers of the past coexist with the future.

Architects Ziger/Snead and designers Post Typography, along with Southway Builders share stories and the process behind the theater’s provocative design and the challenges of bringing this abandoned movie palace back to life as a year-round home for contemporary cinema. Explore one of Baltimore’s most unique architectural landmarks while enjoying a cocktail, craft beer, and some popcorn. 

 

 

In an effort to create a safer and more welcoming entrance point to our neighborhood, our community proposes substantial improvements to the Guilford Avenue bridge. These improvements include benches, lighting and murals.
This Request For Proposals is specifically for the MURAL portion of our project.

Artists do not need to have created murals in the past to apply, but having a history of or knowledge of outdoor and large scale work is helpful. This will be a ground level mural project, thus, all ages and community groups are strongly encouraged to apply

LINK TO FULL APPLICATION and INFORMATION HERE –

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B70P404a0BefZkdwRGdYUXEwYmM

SITE of MURAL
Both the east and west facing solid metal fencing on the Guilford Bridge (approximately the 1400 Block) are the available surfaces for murals.This bridge crosses the northeast corridor of the Amtrak railroad lines. Additionally, the sidewalks are also available if so desired by the applicant, however, priority of the RFP project should be given to the fence surfaces.No specific subject matter is required and all fully filled out proposals will be reviewed, however
submissions should reflect something appealing to the area and its residents. To learn more about Greenmount West and Station North Arts & Entertainment District.

www.greenmountwest.org
www.stationnorth.org

● A $3000.00 fee shall be provided to the artist or artist group or $1500.00 per bridge side if two separate artist/ artist groups’ designs are chosen to complete the project.
● Fence walls are 8 feet tall and are constructed of solid metal panels.
● The East fence is approximately 150 ft long and spans the bridge over the Amtrak railway.
● The West fence is approximately 120 ft long and spans the bridge over the Amtrak railway.
● Priming of Fence Walls will be done by Greenmount West Community prior to mural painting.
● Graffiti Clear Coating of Fence Walls will be done by Greenmount West Community after the mural has been completed by artist or artist group.
● ALL paint and painting materials will be provided for the artists for this project. (please provide list of materials needed)
● Some assistance with painting may be provided if desired.*** ( this may be a variety of community partners – skilled and unskilled people of all ages eager to be part of the project)
● Submissions due by November 15th 2017
● Notification of winning design end of November 2017
● Work to commence December 2017

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/220287021840720

Under $500

On View: December 8 – 9, 2017

Application Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017 at midnight

To download the application, click here!

Under $500 is just around the corner, and we want YOU to participate!  Have your work noticed and purchased by area buyers & collectors, just in time for the holidays!

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists for UNDER $500, MAP’s annual affordable art sale. On Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9, 2017, this two-day event will promote the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region. The exhibition will include 1-3 works by each artist with each individual piece retailing for $500 or less.

Participating artists will receive one free ticket to the opening event on Friday, December 8.  Proceeds from the sale of artwork will be split 50/50 with each artist or an optional 100% donation in support of MAP.

Timeline:

October 27, 2017: Call for Entry Deadline

Week of November 6, 2017:  Artists Notified of Selection

November 30 – December 2: Artwork Drop off

December 8 & 9, 2017: Under $500

Questions?  Email MAP’s Program Manager, Naomi, Naomi@mdartplace.org

 

December 8 – 9, 2017

Registration Deadline: Saturday, November 4, 2017 at midnight

Click here to reserve your space in the event!

Register today for MAP’s second Spin & Sell: Print Bazaar!  Sell your artwork in the MAP Underground during a two day market featuring unique prints, posters, zines, gifts and more. Spin & Sell is a great way to discover and support local artists and printmakers in Baltimore city.  The event will take place in the MAP Underground during UNDER $500, and will feature live entertainment including a DJ (spinning all the hits!), plus, everybody’s favorite, karaoke!

*Artists & vendors, reserve your table today!* 

Table space is limited, first come first serve for artists and vendors. All sales earned at the event will benefit the artist/vendor.

Half table (3ft): $40

Full table (6ft): $75

MAP is also accepting donations for a Spin & Sell raffle.  All proceeds toward the raffle will benefit Maryland Art Place and the MAP Underground.

Email Naomi, naomi@mdartplace.org for more information