IMPRINT is an annual program, launched in 2012 as way to highlight one singular, specific contemporary artist that is excelling in their selected media. The piece selected will be reproduced in a limited edition artist signed print (edition of 100).
IMPRINT artists will benefit from the program by being prominently highlighted on the MAP website through the sale of an artist reproduction throughout the year. MAP will also sell the reproduction through their annual benefits, or offer them as sponsor incentives, which furthers the promotion of the artist name and work. The selected artist’s artwork will officially launch in conjunction with MAP’s Annual Spring Benefit, Out of Order.
Once an IMPRINT artist, always an IMPRINT artist: After your year as a MAP IMPRINT artist, any unsold reproductions in your edition will remain available for purchase and will be archived on the MAP website. Become part of the collection for life!
2012 Selection: Tachyon by Peggy Fox
To apply please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2013.
• Artist contact information: name, address, phone number, email, and website
• Artist resume/bio
• 1-3 images and work descriptions (please be specific about media and size.)
• Application fee ($5 per submitted image, with a maximum of three images.)
If submitting your fee through Network For Good, please reference IMPRINT 2013. For more information visit www.mdartplace.org
Extended Deadline: March 1, 2013
CALL FOR IDEAS: Visualizing The Star-Spangled Banner
The American Visionary Art Museum is making a call to all artists, historians, and the general public to submit their visual interpretations of the lyrics of the Star-Spangled Banner for possible inclusion in the design of its upcoming “A Very Visionary Star-Spangled Sidewalk” project. The overall design and theme of the giant public sidewalk art project will be decided by the project managers and lead project artist. AVAM encourages its members, neighbors, and the public to help us generate some visually rich, creative ideas on how to best illustrate our National Anthem, especially concepts that might lend themselves to 3-D interpretation (see lyrics below).
O say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
TO SUBMIT YOUR IDEAS: Please type a description–400 words or less, or create a sketch (pdf, jpg, or 8.5”x11” paper), and email to email@example.com or mail to American Visionary Art Museum, Attn: Sidewalk Ideas, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230. All submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013. Submissions will be presented to project leaders to be used for inspiration and possible inclusion in the overall design. AVAM makes no guarantees that individual submissions will be accepted or included, and there are no prizes or awards given in exchange for submissions. Sketches and descriptions cannot be returned. This is not a call for submissions to the Museum, the AVAM collection, or possible future exhibitions.
The Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar is accepting applications for vendors selling crafts, jewelry, clothing, pottery, and more. Visit this link to find an application. The 2013 market opens on Sunday, April 7th.
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Visit Baltimore’s official guide for Winter-Spring 2012-13 features the city’s bustling Arts & Entertainment Districts, including the new Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District. You can flip through the guide electronically here.
Opening on March 1st, Baltimore Threadquarters will carry an eclectic selection of fabric, yarn, embroidery floss, buttons, and other sewing supplies. The shop will also host fine art installations and a variety of classes and workshops. Baltimore Threadquarters will be located in the Botteon Building at 518 South Conkling Street.
To find out more about their mission and help contribute go here.