• Name of show: Its The ROC (a Jay-Z Themed Art Show)
  • Location: 407 N. Paca St, Baltimore, MD
  • Show Time: APRIL 22, 2017 5pm-10pm

There is a $30 deposit required to be able to showcase in the show.

– Artists will have two 4ft x 8ft panels to display their artwork

– Please limit artwork size to 3ft x 3ft

– We ask that the artist brings at least one Jay-Z themed art piece.

– Vendors will be provided a table

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Photo by Nate Larson

LOOKING FOR A SUMMER JOB? | ARE YOU 14-21 YEARS OLD? | INTERESTED IN PAINTING MURALS?
Jubilee Arts, 901 Arts, and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are hiring motivated and hardworking young leaders with an interest in painting and drawing to create murals and mosaics this summer for the Art @ Work artist apprenticeship program. Learn how you can be a part of the art! Parents are encouraged to attend.

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Everyone is invited to the Opening Reception of three exciting new exhibitions at  School 33 Art Center, this Friday from 6-9pm!

In our Main Gallery: WAVE and Particle, a group exhibition curated by Melissa Webb, featuring incredible light-based artworks by Tommy Bobo, Katie Duffy, Jenn Figg & Matthew McCormack, Karen Lemmert, Scott Pennington and Rachel Schmidt.

Engaging in a multitude of experiments utilizing such characteristics, the artists of WAVE AND PARTICLE harness light’s properties and behaviors through the use of LED screens and projection, materials such as glass, plexiglass, vinyl, and steel, as well as programmed motion, and human interaction. In doing so they continue the centuries-old tradition of asking questions—of both themselves and their viewers—regarding the nature of light. 

In the Project Space: or if there be flooding, an installation by Bonnie Crawford Kotula:

Bonnie Crawford Kotula’s studio practice is part science experiment, part meditation, and part mischief. Employing both cerebral and sensual faculties, she makes sculptures and installations that combine tiny LED lighting with simple materials like brightly colored found objects and cheap craft supplies. “or if there be flooding” serves as an imagined response plan to a potential catastrophe. The title of this piece is a fragment from Advice to a Wife and Mother, published in 1878. Flooding, in the context of the book, refers to postpartum hemorrhaging. However, this euphemistic language can be more literally interpreted to reference natural disasters or rising sea levels. Blinking lights aimed at shadowy vignettes of accumulated detritus in the installation signal tenderly to the viewer a warning, a lament.

And in the Members Gallery: Low Noise, a solo exhibition by Terence Hannum:

 Standing as geometric icons to decay and obsolescence, Terence Hannum presents several large-scale collage works which focus on a variety of textures, all exhumed from the discarded remains of commercial analog audio cassette tapes: colorful strips of leader tape and reflective brown Mylar, along with the gritty black marks made from peeling the magnetic dust from the backing. Hannum’s installation within Low Noise entitled Endless Gate emits a vocal drone loop through the use of two reel-to-reel tape players and spliced audiotape, the length of which is determined by the architecture of the space. Serving as both sculptural intervention and meditative sound piece, this work harkens to the Apocrypha of Brian Eno’s recording method and to Minimalist sculpture. With LOW NOISE, Hannum, a prolific musician who appears solo, with metal trio Locrian (Relapse Records), and with dream-pop trio The Holy Circle, asks us to consider both the living and the dead states of recorded media.

You can find more info on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/941960299272439/

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announce the FY18 Creative Baltimore Fund. Through the Creative Baltimore Fund, BOPA grants funds to qualified artists, and arts and cultural organizations based in Baltimore City.

Grant Programs
Creative Baltimore has two primary grant programs:

Mayor’s Individual Artist Award – Project Support (PS) provides support for arts or cultural programs that promote public access and encourage the breadth of arts and/or cultural programming in our community.

General Operating Support (GOS) provides core support for established arts or cultural organizations that benefit the public and are artistically or culturally vibrant.

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Make art. Document it. Send it to The White House.
Conservatives and liberals; critics and supporters; artist of all kinds are invited to send creative work to The White House as messages of hope and messages of concern in response to or in support of the politics, policies, and rhetoric of President Trump and his administration.
This project aims to create a unique collection of political art indicative of this moment, forever to be held within the National Archives’ Presidential Libraries, and a collection of the responses from the White House. Artists should submit documentation of their artwork and later documentation of a letter from the White House. In addition to the online archive, physical gallery presentations are being sought.
Artists are especially encouraged to participate during the first 100 days of the new administration (January 20 – April 29).
For more information on how to participate, please visit http://InCareOfTheWhiteHouse.org
Project by: Steven H Silberg

GIF by Rebecca Mock

From Art F City: We’re seeking world-wide contributions from artists, writers, curators, and others affected by the travel ban who want to keep working. We’ll do what we can to support that effort, because what you do is now more important than ever.

This could be an IMG MGMT essay, a review of an exhibition or art fair in a city where you now have an unexpectedly long layover, or a personal narrative about how your life/practice has been affected by this fuckery. Stuck in an airport? Make something creative in the terminal and send it our way. Are you and a friend stranded in a strange city? If you’re in the mood, hit up some galleries and write up a We Went To. Basically, we’re open.

To everyone cut off from your loved ones, home, studio, and/or livelihood—we can’t begin to imagine how awful this is. Know that we’re heartbroken and mad as hell too. So, let’s work together. If you offer your voice, we will make its not only heard but supported.

Please send all commission pitches to submissions@artfcity.com, with the subject heading “Fuck Donald Trump”. Pitches should include an explanation of how you have been affected and what you would like to produce for AFC. Pitches should reflect the urgency of the times and your situation. Our first month’s submission deadline will be Wednesday February 15th.

APPLICATION CLOSES MONDAY, JANUARY 30!

Eligibility

  • Projects must be collaborative i.e., present the creative contributions of more than one author or artist.
  • Projects must be rooted in or strongly related to visual art. Performance or media-based projects are only eligible if visual art is a core component.
  • Lead organizer must be a resident of Baltimore City or Baltimore County. The lead organizer is the primary contact during the application and granting process.
  • The majority of collaborators must be residents of Baltimore City or Baltimore County.
  • Lead organizer cannot be a student during time of application. Students may be listed as collaborators on projects.
  • Applicants may be a lead organizer on only one application but may be listed as a collaborator on multiple applications.
  • Resulting project activities must be accessible to Baltimore’s public and be presented in Baltimore City or Baltimore County.
  • Applications from 501c3 non-profit organizations will NOT be considered.
  • LLC’s are eligible if their primary purpose is not commercial and they are not a for-profit enterprise.
How to apply

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