Stamp Gallery Call for Artists

Application Deadline | September 16

Notification Date | September 23

Works Due to Gallery | October 23

Exhibition Dates | October 29 – December 7


The Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland seeks artwork by artists related to HIV and AIDS. 

This fall, Stamp Gallery will be exhibiting panels from the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, last hosted in the gallery 30 years ago. In the interceding years and despite many technological and medical advances, HIV/AIDS is still an epidemic that disproportionately impacts the dispossessed and marginalized. Politics still tie into policies and funding on preventative drugs, a major barrier to ending the epidemic. Much has changed since the 1980s, but what still remains? 

Selected artwork will be exhibited in the Stamp Gallery in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park.


Applicants must submit:

  • Artist’s Statement about specific works being submitted
  • Link to artist’s website (if applicable)
  • Proposed works with title and short description (up to 200 words), year of production, and medium)
  • 5-10 images/files (JPEG 72 dpi), video/audio clips should be shared as a link to a streaming site (with password information as necessary)



The Stamp Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. The gallery serves by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.

The Stamp Gallery is located on the first floor of the Stamp Student Union (1220 Stamp Student Union, The Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life, University of Maryland College Park, 20742). 301-314-8492,

Arlington Arts Center has three studios opening between December 1, 2019 and February 1, 2020. AAC’s studio residency program provides subsidized studio space with excellent sunlight, work sinks, and high ceilings with 24-hour access, 365 days a year. AAC’s resident artists have the opportunity to develop their practice in a supportive community alongside AAC’s critically acclaimed exhibitions and extensive educational programs. The deadline to apply is September 9, 2019. Contemporary visual artists working in all media are welcome to apply.

Do you have a special object or photo that tells a Baltimore story? Would you like to Share it at the Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture in the Show & Tell exhibition, Aug 15-18.

Use this form to sign-up to participate in this pop-up exhibition which will take place in conjunction with our Founder’s Day Celebrations!

Steps to participate:
1) Complete the form below to express your interest in participation
2) Bring your object or photo to the Peale and record your story with Mama Linda Goss, storyteller in residence on August 15, 4-6pm
(You can also record your story anytime through the Be Here Stories app (iOS) or website here:
3) Collect your object or photo August 18 between 12-2pm

Objects should be no larger than 12″x12″x12″

Need to schedule another time for object drop-off or pick-up? Please contact us at

An Acquisition &; Print Replication Project
Application Deadline: Saturday, August 24, 2019

Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with the CyberWire, is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPRINT Project, MAP is working with the CyberWire to offer a unique opportunity to female visual artists of the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. Collectively, MAP and the CyberWire wish to acquire and possibly commission (time permitting), and license the image of a work of art. The image of that artwork will be reproduced in a limited edition and presented to the guests of the CyberWire’s 6 the Annual Women in Cyber Security reception on October 24, 2019.

We live in a time where cyberspace has become inextricably linked to the lives of individuals and organizations of all kinds. Cyberspace is the medium of global commerce and communication, and it is one of the most important factors in the social, political, and technological changes we see occurring today. The CyberWire provides concise and relevant daily briefings on the critical news happening across the global cybersecurity domain. In an industry overloaded with information, we also help individuals and organizations rapidly find the news and information that’s important to them. As the aim of the CyberWire’s reception is to facilitate connections among women working in cybersecurity, and would like to acquire a work of art that reflects the theme of “creating connections.” Inherent in the idea of connections is the idea of networks—social networks, computer networks and support networks—which may be an important point of departure for acquired or commissioned work. This opportunity is open to female artists living and working in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. The selected artist(s) will be joining a wonderful roster of artists as this program has developed over the last five years. They are: Claire Girodie (year14’), Anna and Caroline Zellhofer (year 15’), Lindsey McCulloch (year 16’), Carmen Martini year 17’), and Shanthi Chandrasekar (year 18’).

About the Women in Cyber Security Reception
Bringing together women from across the region and all different points on the career spectrum, this event will be an opportunity to get together and share what we are all passionate about—empowering women to succeed in the cybersecurity field. Leaders from industry, academia, and government can reconnect and strengthen existing relationships while building new ones. Those just starting out in their careers have the chance to meet the technical and business professionals who are shaping the future of cybersecurity. This invitation-only event will be held at the International Spy Museum at L’Enfant Plaza overlooking the Washington Monument and the Capitol in Washington, DC.

The CyberWire & the Arts
The CyberWire believes that having a thriving arts community is critical to the future of the state of Maryland—the place they have made their home. “Artists challenge the way we see and think about the world, and about ourselves—without this, we don’t learn, and we don’t grow; their work brings about new ideas, changes attitudes, and shapes culture—without this, we stagnate. The arts community is a wellspring of imagination and creativity—this is the fuel of innovation. The arts contribute immeasurably to the world we see around us, and to our quality of life—this creates a vibrant culture that attracts new residents, businesses, and sustains those that have already made their home here. We believe the arts are invaluable and desire our employees and their families to live and work in a visually and intellectually vibrant state for decades to come.” ~ The CyberWire team

For the Full Prospectus click HERE 

This September, Maryland Art Place (MAP) in partnership with the Maryland State Art Council (MSAC) will host a statewide juried exhibition curated by a panel of jurors to highlight the wide range of artists and artwork featured on the Maryland State Art Council Artist Registry The exhibition will take place at Maryland Art Place located at 218 West Saratoga St. from September 19 – November 10th. All Maryland artists who reside within the state are eligible and encouraged to apply. To be considered for the exhibition you must reside in Maryland, have a Maryland State Arts Council Artist Registry profile, and have created or updated your registry profile on or between the dates of June 26, 2019 – July 20, 2019. To join the registry please visit: Jurors are to be announced at a later date.

How It Works:
Create or update an artist profile on the Maryland Artist Registry between the dates of June 26 – July 20, 2019. Artists may add up to 6 images, sound or video files (3 minutes max of sound or video will be viewed per artist). All media (including literary arts) will be considered with a heavy emphasis placed on visual and performing arts. When adding artwork users are required to include size, dimensions and titles. It is advantageous to upload artwork that is currently available. If selected for the exhibition the work must be available throughout the duration of the show from September 19 – November 10th. For questions or help creating your Registry Profile please contact Caitlin
** Please note: In order for an artist profile to be visible on the registry at least one image must be uploaded; otherwise your profile will be invisible and unsuitable for review/consideration.

Dates For Open Call: Wednesday, June 26 – Saturday, July 20

About the Maryland State Arts Council
The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) encourages and invests in the advancement of the arts for all Marylanders. Its grants and programs support artists and arts organizations in their pursuit of artistic excellence, ensure the accessibility of the arts to all citizens and promote statewide awareness of arts resources and opportunities.

About Maryland Art Place:
Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981.