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The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the twelfth annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition honoring four selected painters with $14,000 in prize monies. Deadline for slide submission is Friday, February 19, 2016. Up to eight finalists will be invited to display their work in June 2015 at a Gallery B in downtown Bethesda.

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Professional Development Arts Integration Workshop for Artists and Teaching Artists

DEADLINE: February 5, 2016

At the heart of a teaching artist’s practice is a personal relationship to art itself. And yet, this often feels compromised as we conform to schools, standards, and testing. Can school-based work be more artistically satisfying—not just for the kids but for you? This workshop—designed for both new and experienced teaching artists—breaks down the Common Core, making it easy to master. Just as importantly, it helps teaching artists connect this content to the deepest levels of their artistry. You’ll never think of arts integration in the same way again. Limited to 20 participants.Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is required.

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Call For Entries: IMPRINT 2016
Maryland Art Place’s Annual Print Project
Application Deadline: Midnight – March 1, 2016

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’ for the 2016 edition of “IMPRINT,” an annual program initiated by the MAP staff in 2012 to highlight one contemporary artist who has demonstrated excellence within their selected media. This will be the fifth year of the program.

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The Town of Cary, North Carolina is requesting qualifications from artists, or artist teams, to join the design team to create integrated artwork for a new four-level parking deck in downtown Cary.  The finished artwork(s) for this project should be integrated into the building’s exterior and physical site and should assist in creating an appealing, distinctive, safe, and accessible parking facility that welcomes commuters and visitors to the area night and day.

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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is now accepting grant applications for the 2016 Creative Baltimore Fund.  The grant program provides nearly $250,000 in funding to local individual artists and established non-profit cultural organizations. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, April 30, 2016.  The Creative Baltimore Fund is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.

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United Diverse Artists Presents “RISING: An Arts Equity Zine”

As an artist or arts supporter in Baltimore, what are you rising from? As an arts community, where do we go from here so that there will be no need for Artpartheid?

YOU are invited to share your opinion, your truth, about Race, Equity and the Baltimore Arts Scene. Submit photographs, paintings, drawings, collage, essays, reflections, and more. Writing should be 500 words or less.

United Diverse Artists is the collective that brought you “Art-part’heid: Bridging the Gap of Disparities.” This zine celebrates the one year anniversary of that February 2015 panel discussion and community dialogue on Race, Power, Privilege, Exclusion and Shared Wealth.

Email submissions by March 1st to: RisingZineSubmissions@gmail.com