“After lyengar,” Robert Engman,

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center is calling for entries for its Kindred Exhibit opening from  August 11, 2017 to January 28, 2018. This exhibit invites artists to celebrate the stories, people, and places that define them. The jury invites artists to celebrate how we are defined by the past, and the lives of those who have come before us. All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; indoor and outdoor works accepted; cash awards to be presented.

Deadline to Appy: June 12, 2017

Link to online application here

The next intervention of BWA for BLM will take place at Project Row Houses in Houston, Texas opening March 24 and closing June 4.  As part of Simone Leigh’s PRH residency,  Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter will create site specific, multimedia art installations within all 7 houses. These installations will invite viewers to engage with and learn about the work of black women artists, writers, theorists and scholars.

The Digital Group of BWA for BLM will create an installation entitled, “Well Read Women” within one house. Overlapping audio will emanate throughout the space and will be composed of the voices of members of BWA for BLM and the larger community reading various inspirational texts by black men and women scholars, theorists, writers, artists, educators and activists. Simultaneously, digitally manipulated text and imagery will be projected and wheat pasted onto the interior walls of the house. The wheatpasting will also consist of various found ephemera from the Houston community. The installation will include cushions and seating that will create a calm environment for reflection and meditation. This work creates an opportunity for viewers to simultaneously reflect on the visual art while considering the socio-political struggles, activism, and excellence of Black women. Additionally this installation will include the literature of women of color who have worked in tandem with the struggle for freedom and liberation in society and in the arts.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: we are looking for artists, illustrators and image makers interested in producing a piece for the second issue of the publication. If you think your work fits with the purpose of the zine, and are interested in contributing, please submit 2-3 samples or a link to your work to hyrseriazine@gmail.com with the subject line: Open Call – Artist.
DEADLINE Friday March 17th 2017.

HYRSTERIA is an artist-run zine dedicated to conversations of social difference– meaning gender, race, class, culture, disability, gender, displacement, and so on. Each issue is a compilation of works from writers and artists mostly from the greater Baltimore area and beyond.

“Main Street, Ellicott City,” by Alison Leigh Menke “

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to take part in the juried portion of Paint It! Ellicott City 2017. The annual plein air paint-out will be held July 6-9 in picturesque and historic Ellicott City, Maryland, with a minimum of $1,000 in total awards given to participating artists.

The event will culminate in a gallery exhibit at the Howard County Center for the Arts from July 10 – August 11. The juror for Paint It! Ellicott City 2017 is Hai-Ou Hou, an award-winning plein air artist and instructor at Chesapeake Fine Art Studio.

Deadline for entry: April 28, 2017.

Entry info available at http://bit.ly/2jRi3cW

Call for Submissions: The Howard County Conservancy is accepting submissions for the 2017 The Art of Stewardship art exhibit, Nature Through the Eyes of Artists. The 2017 exhibit will have an exciting new format, modeled on the Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s successful 6×6 show. The show will run from May 8, 2017 – June 2, 2017, and consist entirely of 10”x10” pieces, all unlabeled, all available for a sale price of $100, with all proceeds benefitting the Conservancy. The show is an opportunity for nature-loving artists, amateurs as well as professionals, to support the work of the Conservancy. The online registration deadline is April 24, 2017; registration may close early if the maximum number of 150 art pieces is reached.The exhibit is presented in partnership with The Art of Stewardship Foundation and the Medomak Retreat Center. 

For more information and to register, click here

Artwork submission: free; Pre-opening reception: $20

School 33 Art Center

School 33 Art Center, a facility managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, is now accepting applications from artists for its 2017 Juried Group Exhibitions in the first floor Main Gallery. The two exhibitions will be on display Friday, September 1 through Saturday, October 28, 2017 and Friday, November 3 through Saturday, January 6, 2018. Between four to ten artists will be selected for each exhibition by the 2017 Jurors, Natalie Campbell and Jarvis S. DuBois, based on individual artistic merit and curatorial vision. Notifications of the Juror’s final decisions will go out on Friday, May 12, 2017. 

Applications are open to visual artists working in any medium who wish to have their most recent works considered. Through this open call, School 33 Art Center aims to present new work by emerging and established artists from the United States and abroad.

Deadline: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 11:59pm .

The fee to apply is $35.00, and includes a one-year membership to School 33 Art Center. 

To apply go here

Ella Baker Days have been popping up all over the country as a way to honor and celebrate Ms. Baker’s lifetime of community organizing and civil rights activism on behalf of communities, and especially women, of color.  We are excited to bring Ella Baker Day to Loyola and are hoping that this becomes an annual event held each April. This first Ella Baker Day will feature a social justice-themed art contest from local middle and high school aged youth, with two categories for submission (one written, which would include poetry, essays, short stories, etc., and one visual/performance, which would include any type of visual or performance art). 

We will invite finalists to come read/present/perform during our Ella Baker Day event on Thursday, April 6. Then, we will have a keynote speaker (Dr. Rev. Heber Brown III), and then announce the four contest winners at the end of the night. We will provide all finalists with a certificate of accomplishment from Loyola, and will provide the winners with an additional monetary award. We are excited to celebrate your creativity! Thank you for giving us the chance to learn from your experiences and to better understand and connect with our own neighbors, all in the spirit of Ms. Baker’s legacy.

More information here: http://www.loyola.edu/department/ciue/events/ella-baker-day