The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announces that applications are now available for literary exhibitors, booksellers and tablers for the 22nd Annual Baltimore Book Festival, a literary feast with gourmet eats. The festival takes place Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 11am to 7pm daily at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

Applications are available for authors, booksellers, independent presses and publishers, non-profit or cultural organizations and vendors selling literary-themed items who wish to participate in a single day or all three days of the festival. Tablers receive one 6-foot table within a larger tent on the promenade for one day of the event. Exhibitors may purchase a space in 10 x 10 increments. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until Friday, June 2, 2017 or sellout. Applications are available at www.baltimorebookfestival.org/applications.

The Baltimore Book Festival is Baltimore’s premier celebration of the literary arts and features hundreds of appearances by local, celebrity and nationally-known authors, book signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, nonstop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by top chefs and culinary-themed panel discussions, workshops, hands-on projects for kids, live music and a thoughtfully curated local food and beverage program. Admission to the festival is free.

The Baltimore Book Festival is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. For more information on the Baltimore Book Festival call 410-752-8632 or visit baltimorebookfestival.org.  Stay connected via social by following Baltimore Book Festival on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Got legal issues? The MDVLA is here to help!
Saturday February 18, from 1-4pm – 30 minutes for $5
Maryland Art Place (218 W. Saratoga St., Baltimore, MD 21201). Anyone interested in making an appointment should email Victoria at victoria@mdvla.org.

The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by Carol Trawick in 2005. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is past Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and Founder of The Trawick Prize. Additionally, the Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation was established in 2007 after the Trawicks sold their successful information technology company.

Catriona Fraser, award-winning photographer, curator and juror is the nonvoting Chair of the The Trawick Prize. Ms. Fraser is the owner of the Fraser Gallery.

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The Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film and Media at Johns Hopkins University will continue its mission of empowering innovative audiovisual artists in Baltimore with its third Incubator program. As the Fund approaches its first anniversary – a year in which it contributed $195,000 to the development and production of 10 film, television, virtual reality and technology-centered projects and provided mentorship and production assistance to 37 artists – it is accepting applications for the 2017 Bold Voices, New Paradigms Incubator. The Incubator will feature a Screenplay Lab, Documentary Lab, a Mentorship Program and two Brain Trust Meetings.

“Baltimore and the Johns Hopkins community are rich with artists, entrepreneurs and storytellers with unique voices and projects. Today, these essential voices are more important than ever,” said Roberto Busó-García, director of the Fund and the University’s Master of Arts in Film and Media program. “Our 2017 development and production programs will build upon the success of our inaugural year as we continue to fuel the growth of the film and media industry in Baltimore.”

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  • Name of show: Its The ROC (a Jay-Z Themed Art Show)
  • Location: 407 N. Paca St, Baltimore, MD
  • Show Time: APRIL 22, 2017 5pm-10pm

There is a $30 deposit required to be able to showcase in the show.

– Artists will have two 4ft x 8ft panels to display their artwork

– Please limit artwork size to 3ft x 3ft

– We ask that the artist brings at least one Jay-Z themed art piece.

– Vendors will be provided a table

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Photo by Nate Larson

LOOKING FOR A SUMMER JOB? | ARE YOU 14-21 YEARS OLD? | INTERESTED IN PAINTING MURALS?
Jubilee Arts, 901 Arts, and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are hiring motivated and hardworking young leaders with an interest in painting and drawing to create murals and mosaics this summer for the Art @ Work artist apprenticeship program. Learn how you can be a part of the art! Parents are encouraged to attend.

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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/