Maryland Art Place (MAP) is seeking artists working in a diverse range of media for a Regional Juried Exhibition, opening September 19, 2013. The exhibition is intended to explore the contemporary, cultural climate of Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Submissions will initially be vetted by MAP’s Program Advisory Committee and juried by Kristen Hileman, the Curator of Contemporary Art and Department Head at the Baltimore Museum of Art.More information and submission details on MAP’s website.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, July 5, 2013 by 5pm

Vacants to Value: Baltimore Builds Expo

Saturday, June 8, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Coppin State University Talon Center, 2500 W. North Avenue

Join Baltimore Housing for to learn all you need to know about restoring value to Baltimore’s vacant properties. Visit exhibit booths, attend educational seminars, speak with industry professionals, and take a self-guided tour of renovated or ready-for-rehab properties. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call 410-396-4111 or email To learn more about Vacants to Value, visit

building a sustainable life as an artist
Free Intensive from Artists U/Baltimore
Friday, June 7, 7:00-8:30
Saturday, June 8, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Why artists are poor and why they shouldn’t be
Tools artists have used to make things easier
How to build a life that is balanced, productive, and sustainable

Drawing on seven years of work with artists locally and nationally, artist leaders will outline approaches for reconnecting with our deep values, building community, and slaying the two demons of the artist’s life: time and money.

How much does it cost?
 It’s free (but the class size is limited).
Who is it for? Any Baltimore artist.
Do you have to attend both sessions? Yes.
Will there be beverages? Of course. And lunch on Saturday.
How do I sign up? Email (subject line: “Artists U Intensive”):

Friday, June 7, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday, June 8, 10:00am-5:00pm

Seventh Metro Annex
30 E. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202

Support for Artists U/Baltimore comes from The Deutsch Foundation, The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Awards, The Surdna Foundation, The William Penn Foundation, and The Wyncote Foundation, and Leveraging Investments in Creativity.

Downtown HagerstownCurate Maryland

— a new series of “on the ground” experiences designed to highlight and promote the arts in cities and towns from across the state of Maryland.

Each Curate Maryland event will spotlight a selection of one town’s local arts organizations while also fostering dialogue about issues that concern arts advocates at all levels of governance. In essence, Curate Maryland is a site specific celebration, one city or town at a time, by arts lovers from around the state (think pub crawl for arts advocacy).

On May 18th, come spend some time in Hagerstown and connect to the town’s rich cultural offerings and people. Click here for more information.

Brought to you by Maryland Citizens for the Arts.

SUNDAY May 19th • 11AM to 4:30PM in Druid Hill Park

This FREE celebration commemorating 150 years of Druid Hill Park Reservoir will include:

• More than 50 Maryland Artists• Strolling Performers• Live Music• Performing Arts• Kids’ Art Exploration• Local Food Trucks

Visit for details

Two communities have been awarded $30,000 each to complete their projects.

The Greater Remington Improvement Association will produce an “R” sculpture and crosswalk art at the corner of 26th and N. Howard Streets.  The “R” sculpture will serve as a recognizable entry point and identity marker for the neighborhood, as well as an anchor for a new public space that will be created at that site for the community.  The sculpture is intended as the first in a series that will spell the word “Remington” throughout the neighborhood.  Artist Dominic Terlizzi will work with the community to complete the first phase of this project.

The Upper Fell’s Point Improvement Association will create a tribute to jazz artist Billie Holiday, one-time resident of the community, with one mosaic, five murals, wall plaques and painted screens in the 200 block of South Durham Street.   The block will be named “Lady Day Way” and serve as a community centerpiece and tourist destination.  Artist Joe Rizza will create the Billie Holiday mosaic and muralists Michael Kirby, Bridget Cimino, Anne Kotleba and James Eichelberger will paint images of Billie Holiday on the designated walls on that block.

The PNC Transformative Art Project, in its second year, awards sizable grants to communities to create “destination” art that will help bring together neighbors around the project and invite others into the community to enjoy the art.  Last year’s winning communities were Greater Mondawmin, Hamilton-Lauraville, and Franklin Square.

Join Peabody faculty member & pianist Brian Ganz as he hosts a benefit concert at Johns Hopkins Shriver Hall on Tuesday, April 9 at 7pm! All proceeds will benefit the Hopkins Odyssey lifelong learning program.

Brian’s April 9 program will explore the theme of “Small and Infinite” works. Brian will play three mazurkas from Op. 7, the Trois Ecossaises, Op. 72, No. 3, The Lento con Gran Espressione, the Presto con Leggerezza, the Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23, and selections from the Preludes, Op. 28.

The first of the Ballades holds a place of honor in Brian’s heart, as he considers it the piece that inspired him to become a pianist. “It is no exaggeration to say that Chopin’s Ballade No. 1 changed my life,” he said. “I like to say that Chopin ‘wounded’ me with the mysterious, inexplicable beauty of that piece.”

The Johns Hopkins Odyssey program offers noncredit classes to students – of all ages – who have an interest to learn. This program is known as the Baltimore area’s lifelong learning partner. So come out and hear another wonderful performance by Brian, and support a great cause!

For more details, visit or call 410-516-8516.

See you on Tuesday, April 9!