In collaboration with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Arts Every Day is proud to present the second installment of our 10×10 Exhibit. This year’s exhibition will be inspired by story quilter Joan Gaither and painter Jacob Lawrence, both of whom are exhibiting work at the Lewis Museum this year. Baltimore City students and teachers are open to submit art and performances that explore the life and works of these two prominent African-American artists.

Who is eligible?
All Baltimore City students and educators.

What can I submit? 
10in x 10in art works or a 3 minute performance video. Please note:This is a curated exhibit, and we may not be able to accommodate all pieces submitted.

When is the exhibition?
Exhibition: January 8th-February 23rd, 2018, The Motor House
Reception: January 24th, 2018 4-7PM, The Motor House

What are the deadlines?

  • December 1, 2017: Complete the submission form and upload an image portfolio
  • December 15, 2017: Drop off artwork and signed art release forms at the Motor House, 120 W, North Ave. Baltimore, MD 21201. 

I need more information, who do I contact?
Carla Blackwell, carla@artseveryday.org

More info HERE.

RFQ Posted November 13, 2017 for Gateway Sculpture into Downtown Roanoke VA
The Deadline for response to the RFQ is December 15 by 2:00PM.

The City of Roanoke seeks artists or artist teams’ qualifications to design, fabricate and install a sculpture or other suitable art in a park located at Entranceway Park, 114 Wells Ave N.W. which serves as a gateway into downtown Roanoke. The art work shall reflect the inclusively and diversity of the population of the City of Roanoke. The project is funded through a one time allocation that recognizes the tenth year of the City of Roanoke’s formal Percent for Art Program. The budget is $45,000. This project is open to all artists and artist teams, age 18 and over, who are residents of the United States. All applicants, regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality, origin or disability will be considered.
Photos, drawings and the RFQ can be viewed at http://www.roanokeva.gov/2339/Gateway-Art

Here is some information and Frequently Asked Questions about the Municipal Art Society’s Public Art Prize. Please send any questions you may have that are not answered here to ljoseph@promotionandarts.org

Application Link: https://promotionandarts.submittable.com/submit/59418

Template for the budget form to send with application: Budget Template – 2018 MASOB Public Art Prize


FAQ’s

Who is eligible? Anyone over the age of 18, who lives within 100 miles of Baltimore, Maryland.

Is there an application fee: No.

Can I apply as a group? Yes, but one person will need to be the main contact and to sign the contract should you be awarded the prize.

Who will be deciding the winner of the prize? Board members of the Municipal Art Society

How will the budgets be judged? Before going to the jury, they will be reviewed for feasibility, specifically the amounts entered for rental of equipment, supplies and labor. Artist fees can and should be included but should not exceed 20% of the entire budget.

Where is Herring Run Park? 

Herring Run Park is an urban oasis in Northeast Baltimore—375 acres of woodlands that extends 2.3 miles from Morgan State University to I-895. Originally conceived by the Olmsted Brothers in 1904, Herring Run Park was recommended as a stream valley park extension of Montebello Park (today the Lake Montebello recreation area). The land, while not suitable for other development, was seen as a destination for travelers seeking beautiful scenery and hikers seeking rugged terrain closer to the city. The park is defined by the Herring Run, a lovely stream which meanders through it.

Herring Run

A trail currently extends from the Halls Spring Area (Harford Rd & Argonne Dr.)  to Sinclair Lane, providing opportunities to walk or bike along the stream bed.  A full loop extends from Harford to Belair Road and the trail runs along the South side of the stream from Belair Road to Sinclair Lane. The Herring Run Park Master Plan includes  renovation and expansion of the trail including an underpass that will directly connect the Lake Montebello recreation area to Herring Run Park.  Multiple side hiking trails are available in the section of the park between Harford and Belair Roads.

The Halls Spring area is the most visited section of the park providing the opportunity for picnicking, enjoying a playground, a basketball half-court and views of the stream from a pedestrian bridge over Herring Run.  Father Hooper field (located off Chesterfield Avenue near Harford Road) is the site of numerous ball fields and is often a busy place filled with soccer players and lively games.

In the lower park, playgrounds are located at Brehms Lane and Chesterfield Avenue, and at Parkside Drive near Roberton. A little known section of the park extends behind the Armistead Gardens neighborhood.  This wild and largely unmanaged section of the park has an indulating landscape that reflects its former life as a city landfill.

Herring Run

Herring Run Park is a forested treasure in the middle of Baltimore City.  Great blue heron and white egret often can be seen fishing in Herring Run.  Fox are seen with some frequency and there is a growing population of deer.   Herring Run Park provides a marvelous opportunity for city children and adults to experience the natural world.

*******IMPORTANT HERRING RUN PARK UPDATE*******

Hall Spring access to Herring Run Park will be closed starting in mid-septemeber. No vehicular traffic will be allowed into the park at that location. The playground and basketball courts will be out of commission. In preparation for the removal of the Harford Road Bridge, major gas line work needs to be performed. Construction to install the BGE gas line will begin in September . Hall Springs park will be closed starting Mid-September through Winter 2018. Harford Road Bridge construction currently scheduled for January 2018.

What neighborhoods are near the park? Belair-Edision, Arcadia, Mayfield, Belair-Parkside, and Claremont-Freedom all border the park.

Are there other projects tied to Herring Run Park? Yes! The Friends of Herring Run Park (http://thefhrp.org), The Herring Run Park Archeology Project (https://baltimoreheritage.org/project/herring-run-park-archeology), and a Baltimore Heritage history of the park (https://baltimoreheritage.org/project/herring-run-park-archeology/)

Where can projects be proposed for? We are looking to focus on Father Hooper field (located off Chesterfield Avenue near Harford Road), but will be open to other sites throughout the park, except near Hall Springs, which will not be accessible due to construction of the Harford Road bridge.

Is there electricity on site? No, you should budget in the rental of a generator if needed for your project.

How do you define Public Art? We are working from the Americans for the Arts’ definition: “Public art is exactly that, art in public spaces. The term “public art” may conjure images of historic bronze statues of a soldier on horseback in a park. Today, public art can take a wide range of forms, sizes, and scales—and can be temporary or permanent. Public art can include murals, sculpture, memorials, integrated architectural or landscape architectural work, community art, digital new media, and even performances and festivals!”

More information at www.americansforthearts.org/by-topic/public-art

MORE QUESTIONS TO BE ADDED SOON.

Full Bleed, an online and print journal of art and design, seeks original essays and artwork on the theme of Crisis. In particular, Full Bleed is interested in writing that critiques narratives and representations arising from contemporary crises, and assessments of artwork and design that address crises of the past, present, or future. Please send pitches or previously unpublished work along with a brief biography to editor Paul Jaskunas (pjaskunas@mica.edu, fullbleedjournal@gmail.com). Contributors will receive a modest honorarium.

Full Bleed’s first issue explored migration and immigration and included artwork, poetry, memoir, essays, and criticism from a rich variety of internationally recognized contributors. Published annually by Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Full Bleed is committed to cultivating aesthetic experience and progressive design while furthering understanding of contemporary conditions. Full Bleed favors artwork, criticism, and illustration that emanate personality and experiment with form, encouraging contrarian argument on fundamental questions of value and cultural phenomena that are of active concern to living artists and designers. Issue One is sold out. Visit www.full-bleed.org for more information.

PROPOSALS FOR OPEN ENGAGEMENT 2018 CLOSING SOON – OCT 31, 2017 11:59PM PST.

Local, national, and international artists, activists, academics, cultural producers, administrators, curators, educators, writers, thinkers, doers, and makers of all ages with a vested interest in art and social practice are encouraged to propose programming through our free call.

Open Engagement 2018 –– SUSTAINABILITY will take place May 11 – 13 at the Queens Museum and a constellation of sites throughout New York City. This year’s conference will feature presenters Lucy Lippard and Mel Chin. Proposals can address this year’s theme of SUSTAINABILITY, or the field of socially engaged art more broadly. Our curatorial statement and proposal guidelines are online.

Focal Point: Nationally Juried Exhibition

Organization: Maryland Federation of Art
 
Location: Circle Gallery (18 State Circle Annapolis, MD 21401)
 
Entry Deadline: November 14
 
Exhibition Dates: January 25-February 24
 
Description: Computer software has forever expanded ways for artists to capture and produce their work. MFA celebrates this exhibition by examining the artistic use of all digital media. Eligible entries may be either 2-D or 3-D image based work that is created and/or produced through the use of software (whether purchased or artist created) and includes, but is not limited to digitally produced: photography, graphic design, painting, video and non-film projection. Please visit the exhibition website for additional information. Works selected will be exhibited at MFA’s Circle Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland from January 25 to February 24, 2017.