Please Join the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC)

for a Regional Arts Forum

Please join MSAC for a regional arts meeting to help shape MSAC’s vision of the arts.  The Maryland State Arts Council is developing our five year strategic plan for the arts and would like you to share your experiences and opinions.

We invite you to become involved in the process by attending a regional forum and reception. We hope you can join us.

There will be forums held across the state during March and April.  The Baltimore area forum will be held on March 18, 2013, from 1:30pm – 4:00pm at the Creative Alliance, 3134  Eastern Avenue.                                                                                                        To register visit: http://msacstrategicplanningbaltimore.eventbrite.com                                                                           

 


The City of Baltimore, the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in collaboration with the Baltimore City Department of Transportation are seeking an artist or artist team to assist with the replacement of old crosswalks within the new Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District with something distinctive and artist designed that will be compliant with traffic and safety regulations.  The project goal is to improve the pedestrian experience, give better definition to downtown’s Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District, and add an additional public art experience in the City’s third Arts & Entertainment District.

Please Click here for more information and a full copy of the RFP.

The New Greenmount West Community Association is now accepting proposals for paintings, stenciling, graffiti and street art on new plywood panels “the canvases” that will cover the windows and doors of the boarded up buildings on the 400 block of Lanvale Street.  This project is funded by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Spruce Up Grant that was recently awarded to the New Greenmount West Community Association.

Each artist will be asked to do art work on all 9 panels per row house.  The selected artist will receive an honorarium of two hundred dollars $200 per row house.  Artists can apply for multiple row houses.  Primer and the plywood panels will be provided.  Artist must prime panels, supply paint and additional supplies.  Artists can pick up plywood panels and work in their own space or can utilize the Greenmount West Community Center to work.  The plywood panels will be installed by others once painted by the artists.

Prospective artists are asked to submit a rendering of their design for the boards. The New Greenmount West Community Association respectfully requests that artists do not propose any artwork that includes profanity or racial slurs and no paste ups.  While not required, including links or examples of previous work and/or an artist statement with your submission is highly encouraged.

Submissions due Friday March 29th, 2013 at 5:00 pm.

The Park Committee expects to announce the selected artists by the 1st week of April.  Artwork on the plywood panels begins the 2nd week in April and is to be completed by mid May, 2013.

Please submit renderings to Sergio Martinez, Chair – Clean and Green Team NGWCA at sergiomartinezarchitect@gmail.com

Please include in subject of email “Greenmount West Call for Artists”

You can email or call with questions (202) 468 2024 weekdays from 9:00AM to 5:00PM

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 imprint@mdartplace.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

From Metro Gallery:
“Videopolis is a film installation and performance exhibition held annually at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore opposite the Maryland Film Festival.  We strive to provide a place for video/film installations and performances that incorporate the moving image that don’t have a home in traditional festivals.  Submissions are generally an informal email to myself, as I am the primary curator.  Perhaps you have works you’d like to propose – we’re all eyes!”
For more information visit  www.themetrogallery.net/Videopolis
and for video documentation of last year’s show go to HERE.

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).

 LYRICS:

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 abby@avam.org 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.