School 33 Art Center and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts are pleased to announce that registration for the 29th Annual Baltimore Open Studio Tour is OPEN! See more information below.

The Deadline to Register is Friday, August 18th at 11:59pm

 
 
2017 School 33 Art Center Open Studio Tour

Saturday, October 7, 10am – 6pm

Sunday, October 8, 10am – 6pm

Bank of America is proud to present School 33 Art Center’s 29th Annual Open Studio Tour! An annual city-wide event, Open Studio Tour has brought together professional artists and the general public, giving collectors and art lovers the opportunity to visit the studios of visual artists. Traveling from throughout Maryland and the surrounding region to visit the studios of artists in Baltimore, visitors get a chance to meet the artist, see their work and a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes. On October 7th and 8th, take the opportunity to share your work with the public and with other artists during this event.

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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

Application Deadline:  Monday, April 10, 2017- 11:59pm.

School 33 Art Center is now accepting submissions from artists for our 2017 juried group exhibitions, to take place September 1 – October 28, 2017, and November 3 – January 6, 2018 in our first floor Main Gallery.  The call for entry is open to visual artists working in any medium. Through this open call, School 33 aims to present new work by emerging and established artists from the United States and abroad.  Our jurors will select between four and ten artists for each exhibition, based upon individual artistic merit and curatorial vision.  School 33 Art Center and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts will produce all related press materials, and will host an opening reception and coordinate exhibition-related programming.

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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/

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Join us on Saturday, December 3rd at 1pm for an artist talk with C. Harvey! C’s solo exhibition, ‘The Re-Education’ is on view in our Members Gallery from November 11, 2016 through January 21, 2017.

Review of the exhibition on Bmoreart: http://bmoreart.com/2016/11/the-re-education-of-c-harvey.html

The Re-Education is an exhibition featuring mixed media and sculptural works, photography, and text in an introspective analysis of the internal and external forces that have helped condition the gifted black mind. Exploring the emotional and psychological factors that cause and enforce the poverty mindset, the collection presents a new perspective on the narrative of institutional, social, societal, economic, and generational pathology that lend a hand in perpetuating the misunderstanding and exploitation of the 21st century black in America.
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Civin OverallInstallation view of This table is a drum/These feet are drumsticks/And I’m sick of it by Marcus Civin. Photography by Kim Llerena.

School 33 Art Center Presents:

Shape Shifters: Performative Constructions By Renee Rendine, Marcus Civin, and Bobby English Jr.

Curated by Melissa Webb

 

What follows is a dialogue between artist Marcus Civin and curator Melissa Webb. Marcus Civin’s performance installation, This table is a drum/These feet are drumsticks/And I’m sick of it will be on view at School 33 until June 18, 2016, as a part of Shape Shifters: Performative Constructions.

Civin will perform Saturday, May 14 at 1:00 pm and Saturday, June 11, at 12:00 noon. The June 11 event will feature performances by Civin and Bobby English Jr., and a panel discussion featuring Laure Drogoul, Alessandra Torres, Leslie Rogers, and Hoesy Corona and Ada Pinkston of Labbodies performance art laboratory, as well as the artists and curator of Shape Shifters.

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Lauren Boilini

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School 33 Art Center is now accepting proposals for the next three exhibitions in our 165 sq ft Project Space. Exhibitions will be approximately two months long and correspond with the exhibit dates of the Main Gallery and Members Gallery from July through January of 2016.

Use this link to apply: https://promotionandarts.submittable.com/submit/54628 or visit School33.org and click on ‘Exhibits’, then ‘Calls for Entry’.

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