School 33 Art Center invites artists to submit artwork for consideration for our annual fundraiser exhibition, LOTTA ART. This annual lottery-style event raises funds for the support and growth of School 33, the renowned Baltimore arts institution that has championed the arts for over 30 years through exhibitions, studio space, and arts education.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Where do you find public art? Do you see it every day, in murals in your neighborhood or an art installation on your campus? Have you traveled to visit destinations like Mount Rushmore or Cloud Gate in Chicago’s Millennium Park?

There is a new tool to help you find public art— the Public Art Archive™, a data-rich, online catalogue of public art throughout the U.S. and Canada put together by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). WESTAF is a regional arts service organization dedicated to the creative development and preservation of the arts, with an emphasis on technology. While the organization primarily serves the 13 states that make up its membership, WESTAF impacts the entire country through their new technology tools designed for the creative industries.

Launched in 2009, the archive is a free resource that allows a broad range of users to explore public art in their communities. Their extensive, standardized data includes items such as images of the public artwork at different stages of the project, documents with artists’ statements, audio of artist interviews, and video of the piece’s installation. The archive also boasts a mobile site that grants visitors easy access to the database, including a geo-location feature to immediately find artworks near you. With 100 collections catalogued to date, WESTAF continues to accept content submissions to the archive.

Join the Baltimore Art + Justice Project!

MICA’s Office of Community Engagement is partnering with Animating Democracy and the Open Society Foundations to “map” the intersection of art and social justice in Baltimore. Our goal is to highlight Baltimore’s many strengths and to increase opportunities for collaboration among local artists, advocates and funders working for social justice.

Our first online interactive map, which will also include demographic and neighborhood data, will launch in Spring 2013. We want to make sure that YOU are on the map!

If you are doing work that is at the intersection of art + social justice, please visit www.mica.edu/bajp and follow the instructions to join fellow artists, designers, organizations, and advocates on the map. When you fill out a profile (10 minutes, max), you and your work will also be included in Animating Democracy’s national database.

Get Mapped. Spread the word!

If you have any questions about the project, please don’t hesitate to give me a call at 410-225-4268.

Kalima Young, Project Coordinator

 

From Area 405 Press Release:

There are 4,000 children in foster care in Baltimore City and all should benefit from a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer. CASA makes a difference in the present and has a real impact on the future of these young people’s lives.

Showcase your work to a motivated audience of patrons and  give a voice to the children in Baltimore’s foster care system.

CASA wants to do everything it can to e

There are 4,000 children in foster care in Baltimore City and all should benefit from a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer. CASA makes a difference in the present and has a real impact on the future of these young people’s lives.

Showcase your work to a motivated audience of patrons, and become part of our mission to give a voice to the children in Baltimore’s foster care system.

CASA wants to do everything it can to encourage more support for the wonderful, generous community of artists who support their cause. This year, as a way of thanking the artists who donate, CASA is offering 30% of the proceeds of items auctioned at the Art of Caring Benefit back to the artists. CASA is accepting up to five pieces of art from each artist as another way to boost patron support and showcase each artist who participates.

Please consider contributing to CASA and help change the realities of neglected and abused children in our city by participating in the Third Annual Art of Caring, April 28, 2013 at AREA 405.

AREA 405 is honored to be able to donate its space for this worth while cause and we hope you will consider participating either by submitting work to the auction, or by attending the benefit – whose proceeds make a real difference in the lives of Baltimore’s most vulnerable children.

The donation of your art to this event makes a strong statement: Grown- ups in Baltimore care and don’t accept abuse as status quo.

ncourage more support for the wonderful, generous community of artists who support their cause. This year, as a way of thanking the artists who donate, CASA is offering 30% of the proceeds of items auctioned at the Art of Caring Benefit back to the artists. CASA is accepting up to five pieces of art from each artist as another way to boost patron support and showcase each artist who participates.

Please consider contributing to CASA and help change the realities of neglected and abused children in our city by participating in the Third Annual Art of Caring, April 28, 2013 at AREA 405.

AREA 405 is honored to be able to donate its space for this worth while cause and we hope you will consider participating either by submitting work to the auction, or by attending the benefit – whose proceeds make a real difference in the lives of Baltimore’s most vulnerable children.

The donation of your art to this event makes a strong statement: Grown- ups in Baltimore care and don’t accept abuse as status quo.

The Hamilton Arts Collective has two call for artists out now.

The Hamilton Arts Collective (HAC) and the Hamilton Gallery currently seek artwork submissions for the exhibition Chesapeake Watershed. The exhibition is organized in concert with the Maryland Science Center’s Science Café event featuring lifelong resident of the Chesapeake watershed, author Ned Tillman to be held on the evening of Tuesday April 9, 2013 at Clementine’s restaurant (5402 Harford Road).  Download application here.

HAC is also seeking proposals from artists for the juried exhibition Bias to be held May 2-25, 2013 at the Hamilton Gallery located at 5502 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD. The selected work will remain on exhibit during the month of May 2013, and be promoted by the HAC. This is an open call to artists residing within 50 miles of Baltimore City. Baltimore residents are encouraged to apply. Download application here.

 

Art Exposure is an arts organization in Baltimore that provides exhibits in public spaces: law firms, medical buildings, corporate spaces, etc. We have venues throughout Baltimore, Frederick, Crystal City and Annapolis. We are looking for more artists who want to exhibit their work. If you are interested, please visit their webiste HERE to see a list of venues and application instructions.

 

Goucher College presents Unnatural Nature Paul Jeanes: The Clearing through March 24:

Unnatural Nature features the work of seven local artists; Zoe Friedman, Stephanie Garmey, Clarissa Gregory, Christine Neill, Lynne Parks, Olivia Rodriguez, and Marcia Wolfson Ray. Each artist is inspired by nature in one way or another yet their work is far from natural. Showing in the Silber Gallery.

In The Clearing, Jeanes explores alchemical processes of corrosion, ablation, liquefaction, and stratification with a romantically incidental approach to creation. Each of his works are developed improvisationally, without a finalized compositional plan, while upwards of 25 layers of paint are individually applied and removed from each painting. Every layer is subsequently scraped across and into the canvas, which equalizes the surface so that a unified flattening occurs. Through this labor-intensive process of application and removal, he attempts to depict a kind of turbulent, chromatic atmosphere where shifting fragments and gestures are at once illuminated and obscured. Showing in the Rosenberg Art Gallery.