Call Description:

The Delaplaine Arts Center, 40 South Carroll St, in historic downtown Frederick, Maryland, announces the 2019 National Juried Exhibit. All media are eligible, including but not limited to: painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, drawing and sculpture.

Exhibit dates: May 4 – June 16, 2019

Awards: First place $1,000; Second Place $500; Third Place $250; HM $125

About the juror: 
Sandy Guttman is Curatorial Assistant at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. She has worked with Aspect/Ratio Projects, Bodies of Work, and Gallery 400. She is a founding editor of the arts and culture publication FWD: Museums. 

Entry Instructions: Visit http://delaplaine.org/exhibits/nje-2019/ for more information and to submit artwork for consideration. 

Fee: $35 per artist for up to three (3) images ($25 if artist is a current member of the Delaplaine). VISA, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are accepted.

Number of Pieces: Artists may submit up to 3 pieces (in JPEG format) for consideration. One digital image of each entire piece is required; for three dimensional works up to two detail images per piece are allowed (with a maximum of 9 images per proposal).

Images Specifications:
 Must be in JPEG format (500 MB max).

Deadline for entries: Monday, March 25, 2018 11:59 PM

Posting of Accepted work: April 15 no later than 5PM on our website at http://delaplaine.org/exhibits/nje-2019/

Request for Proposals: Greektown Public Art Installation

Issue Date: October 30th, 2018

Submission Deadline: December 30th, 2018

Request To: Greater Baltimore Sculpture Artists

The Greater Greektown Neighborhood Alliance (GGNA), on behalf of Greektown residents, requests proposals from sculpture artists for a public sculpture to be installed at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and South Lehigh Street, in Baltimore, MD. This project is a continuation of the Association’s efforts to beautify the community of Greektown and is driven by a group of community members who hope to transform this barren median into a true neighborhood gateway. The purpose of this RFP is to select an artist to implement a two-phase approach to creating the public sculpture. The first phase includes community engagement to determine themes relevant to neighbors and capture resident input. The second phase includes the design, fabrication, and installation of the sculpture, with assistance from GGNA and the Southeast Community Development Corporation (Southeast CDC), pending final review by the Baltimore City Department of Transportation (DOT).

Application details here: GGNA RFP 2 Updated

Congrats to Cindy Cheng and Elliot Doughtie from Baltimore for each receiving a $25,000 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant!

More information below:

The Joan Mitchell Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of our annual Painters & Sculptors Grants, which provide 25 artists with $25,000 each in unrestricted funds. The recipients are: 

Felipe Baeza, Brooklyn, NY
Cindy Cheng, Baltimore, MD
Yanira Collado, North Miami, FL
Elisabeth Condon, New York, NY
David Antonio Cruz, Brooklyn, NY
Elliot Doughtie, Baltimore, MD
Addoley Dzegede, Portland, OR
Krista Franklin, Chicago, IL
Doreen Garner, Brooklyn, NY
EJ Hill, Los Angeles, CA
Lisa Jarrett, Portland, OR
Elizabeth Malaska, Portland, OR
Joiri Minaya, Bronx, NY
Maia Cruz Palileo, Brooklyn, NY
Wendy Red Star, Portland, OR
Naomi Reis, Brooklyn, NY
Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Silver Spring, MD
Kenny Rivero, New York, NY
Lauren Roche, Minneapolis, MN
Evelyn Rydz, Boston, MA
Blair Saxon-Hill, Portland, OR
Nyugen E. Smith, Jersey City, NJ
Juana Valdes, Miami, FL and Amherst, MA
Jose Villalobos, San Antonio, TX
Brittney Leeanne Williams, Chicago, IL

The unrestricted nature of the grants aligns with artist Joan Mitchell’s recognition that having the time and freedom to create is as important to the development of one’s practice as support for specific endeavors. As such, the Foundation, whose mission was set forth in Mitchell’s will, remains committed to providing artists with the flexibility to determine how best to use the grants to advance their careers. In addition to the financial support, recipients of the Painters & Sculptors Grants become eligible to apply for residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans and gain access to a network of arts professionals, who can provide consultations on career development and financial management.

To be eligible for a grant, artists are nominated by artist peers and arts professionals selected from throughout the US, and are then chosen through an anonymous multi-phase jurying process. Over the last several years, the Foundation has increased its attention to equity and access in the selection process, expanding the pool of nominators and jurors to include more geographic, ethnic, and experiential diversity and ensure that the nominees reflect a spectrum of backgrounds and approaches to their work. Among this year’s class of Painters & Sculptors grantees, more than 70% of the grantees identify as female and approximately 80% as non-white, with those identifying as Black, African, African-American, and Caribbean comprising 36% of that number and Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicanx individuals 20%. The artists also range in age from 28 to 59 and hail from 10 states across the US.

The grant recipients’ work represents a wide range of artistic techniques, approaches, and concerns, and engages with such pressing issues as migration, identity, notions of belonging, and representation within the art historical canon and in social and political spheres, among other important subjects. The final selections for the grants are made with a particular eye toward artists whose work has contributed to important artistic and cultural discourse, but who have nonetheless remained under-recognized on a national level.

“Joan Mitchell recognized the essential need to support artists in the process of creating. We at the Foundation hear regularly from artists, at all career stages, that many of the challenges they face stem from a lack of support structures for visual artists, and a belief that support for art can be separated from support for artists. We remain dedicated to providing unrestricted funding through our Painters & Sculptors Grants, as a way to acknowledge that each artist knows what is best for them and what will best serve the next phase of their practice,” said Christa Blatchford, CEO of the Joan Mitchell Foundation. “We are delighted to announce and welcome our 2018 recipients. Their work is exciting and compelling, and certainly deserving of greater recognition.”

The announcement of the 2018 grantees coincides with the launch of Widening Circles: Portraits from the Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist Community at 25 Years, a project developed by the Foundation to examine the impact and importance of ongoing support for artists. Widening Circles is comprised of a book and companion exhibition, which opened on December 6, and features testimonials and studio portraits by 25 artists. The project captures the real-life experiences of working artists and highlights the realities and business of being an artist, underscoring the importance of financial stability to artistic innovation and the need for and nature of meaningful funding. The exhibition will remain open through May 31, 2019 at the Foundation’s offices at 137 W. 25th Street, 2nd Floor, with public hours Tuesdays through Fridays from 12:00 to 3:00 pm.

Learn more about the artists

Download the press release

 

 

http://joanmitchellfoundation.org/blog/painters-sculptors-grants-2018?fbclid=IwAR0nSLZmQl0nPr3MX-rOiwan0oUi0bNTFEOlaqJIvLT8h3_RJW5n4F2mafA

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT public art partnership projects, MAP is working with Hotel Indigo to offer rotating exhibitions in Hotel indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. This opportunity is available to visual artists living or working in Maryland. Maryland Art Place will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis.

Hotel Indigo, Baltimore Downtown is a boutique hotel located in Baltimore, MD. MAP has been working closely with the hotel since it opened, selecting and installing the hotel’s permanent artwork collection including works by Jared Ragland, Gary Kachadourian and Christos Palios. Hotel Indigo and MAP share the same vision of supporting working artists in the region, and both look forward to their continued partnership and the rotation of quarterly exhibitions. For more information, visit www.baltimoreindigohotel.com.

General Guidelines & Information

  • Artist agrees that Maryland Art Place/Hotel Indigo may use images of the artwork for press and promotional purposes related to IMPACT.
  • All works must be no larger than 60 X 60
  • MAP only accepts 2-d works – photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • You may apply as an individual artist, or for an artist group on your behalf
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Benefits to the artist: The selected artist(s) will benefit in the following ways:

  • Exhibition opening reception at Hotel Indigo

Increased visibility of artist’s name and artwork through:

  • Press announcements
  • Highlighted on MAP’s website and social media platforms
  • Exhibition postcards

For more information on how to apply and to download the full prospectus, click here.Questions? Email naomi@mdartplace.org.

Arlington Arts Center is pleased to announce a call for submissions for a new regional biennial which will take place for the first time in the fall of 2019. Featuring work by artists from across the Mid-Atlantic, the exhibition will explore current material and conceptual trends with a focus on work that addresses the concerns of the present moment, whether political, cultural, personal, economic, artistic, or all of the above.

The exhibition and accompanying programming will include artists at various stages of their careers, with an eye towards exhibiting work by young and emerging artists alongside groundbreaking new work by artists with longstanding connections to the region and its art scenes.

The exhibition will be curated by Blair Murphy, AAC Curator of Exhibitions.

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The Gallery at Penn College is seeking artists for solo exhibitions and residencies for 2019-20 and 2020-21. The 3,000 square foot gallery on the campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA is dedicated to promoting art appreciation through exhibitions of contemporary art.

Artists working in all media are invited to apply for solo or group exhibitions. For the residency series, titled ‘Material Matters: Past, Present, Future,’ we are seeking artists working specifically in materials from Pennsylvania’s history, such as steel, wood, paper, or fiber, as well as current and future materials, such as plastics, glass, or electronics. The five-day residency will include up to three interactive workshops and public programming including a gallery talk.

Artists may apply on the gallery website. There is no entry fee.

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