Congrats to Cindy Cheng and Elliot Doughtie from Baltimore for each receiving a $25,000 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant!

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The Joan Mitchell Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of our annual Painters & Sculptors Grants, which provide 25 artists with $25,000 each in unrestricted funds. The recipients are: 

Felipe Baeza, Brooklyn, NY
Cindy Cheng, Baltimore, MD
Yanira Collado, North Miami, FL
Elisabeth Condon, New York, NY
David Antonio Cruz, Brooklyn, NY
Elliot Doughtie, Baltimore, MD
Addoley Dzegede, Portland, OR
Krista Franklin, Chicago, IL
Doreen Garner, Brooklyn, NY
EJ Hill, Los Angeles, CA
Lisa Jarrett, Portland, OR
Elizabeth Malaska, Portland, OR
Joiri Minaya, Bronx, NY
Maia Cruz Palileo, Brooklyn, NY
Wendy Red Star, Portland, OR
Naomi Reis, Brooklyn, NY
Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Silver Spring, MD
Kenny Rivero, New York, NY
Lauren Roche, Minneapolis, MN
Evelyn Rydz, Boston, MA
Blair Saxon-Hill, Portland, OR
Nyugen E. Smith, Jersey City, NJ
Juana Valdes, Miami, FL and Amherst, MA
Jose Villalobos, San Antonio, TX
Brittney Leeanne Williams, Chicago, IL

The unrestricted nature of the grants aligns with artist Joan Mitchell’s recognition that having the time and freedom to create is as important to the development of one’s practice as support for specific endeavors. As such, the Foundation, whose mission was set forth in Mitchell’s will, remains committed to providing artists with the flexibility to determine how best to use the grants to advance their careers. In addition to the financial support, recipients of the Painters & Sculptors Grants become eligible to apply for residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans and gain access to a network of arts professionals, who can provide consultations on career development and financial management.

To be eligible for a grant, artists are nominated by artist peers and arts professionals selected from throughout the US, and are then chosen through an anonymous multi-phase jurying process. Over the last several years, the Foundation has increased its attention to equity and access in the selection process, expanding the pool of nominators and jurors to include more geographic, ethnic, and experiential diversity and ensure that the nominees reflect a spectrum of backgrounds and approaches to their work. Among this year’s class of Painters & Sculptors grantees, more than 70% of the grantees identify as female and approximately 80% as non-white, with those identifying as Black, African, African-American, and Caribbean comprising 36% of that number and Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicanx individuals 20%. The artists also range in age from 28 to 59 and hail from 10 states across the US.

The grant recipients’ work represents a wide range of artistic techniques, approaches, and concerns, and engages with such pressing issues as migration, identity, notions of belonging, and representation within the art historical canon and in social and political spheres, among other important subjects. The final selections for the grants are made with a particular eye toward artists whose work has contributed to important artistic and cultural discourse, but who have nonetheless remained under-recognized on a national level.

“Joan Mitchell recognized the essential need to support artists in the process of creating. We at the Foundation hear regularly from artists, at all career stages, that many of the challenges they face stem from a lack of support structures for visual artists, and a belief that support for art can be separated from support for artists. We remain dedicated to providing unrestricted funding through our Painters & Sculptors Grants, as a way to acknowledge that each artist knows what is best for them and what will best serve the next phase of their practice,” said Christa Blatchford, CEO of the Joan Mitchell Foundation. “We are delighted to announce and welcome our 2018 recipients. Their work is exciting and compelling, and certainly deserving of greater recognition.”

The announcement of the 2018 grantees coincides with the launch of Widening Circles: Portraits from the Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist Community at 25 Years, a project developed by the Foundation to examine the impact and importance of ongoing support for artists. Widening Circles is comprised of a book and companion exhibition, which opened on December 6, and features testimonials and studio portraits by 25 artists. The project captures the real-life experiences of working artists and highlights the realities and business of being an artist, underscoring the importance of financial stability to artistic innovation and the need for and nature of meaningful funding. The exhibition will remain open through May 31, 2019 at the Foundation’s offices at 137 W. 25th Street, 2nd Floor, with public hours Tuesdays through Fridays from 12:00 to 3:00 pm.

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Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with Hotel Indigo is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’. As an extension of MAP’s annual IMPACT public art partnership projects, MAP is working with Hotel Indigo to offer rotating exhibitions in Hotel indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. This opportunity is available to visual artists living or working in Maryland. Maryland Art Place will curate four exhibitions a year based on submissions entered through a rolling basis.

Hotel Indigo, Baltimore Downtown is a boutique hotel located in Baltimore, MD. MAP has been working closely with the hotel since it opened, selecting and installing the hotel’s permanent artwork collection including works by Jared Ragland, Gary Kachadourian and Christos Palios. Hotel Indigo and MAP share the same vision of supporting working artists in the region, and both look forward to their continued partnership and the rotation of quarterly exhibitions. For more information, visit www.baltimoreindigohotel.com.

General Guidelines & Information

  • Artist agrees that Maryland Art Place/Hotel Indigo may use images of the artwork for press and promotional purposes related to IMPACT.
  • All works must be no larger than 60 X 60
  • MAP only accepts 2-d works – photography, painting, mixed media or similar welcomed.
  • You may apply as an individual artist, or for an artist group on your behalf
  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Benefits to the artist: The selected artist(s) will benefit in the following ways:

  • Exhibition opening reception at Hotel Indigo

Increased visibility of artist’s name and artwork through:

  • Press announcements
  • Highlighted on MAP’s website and social media platforms
  • Exhibition postcards

For more information on how to apply and to download the full prospectus, click here.Questions? Email naomi@mdartplace.org.

Arlington Arts Center is pleased to announce a call for submissions for a new regional biennial which will take place for the first time in the fall of 2019. Featuring work by artists from across the Mid-Atlantic, the exhibition will explore current material and conceptual trends with a focus on work that addresses the concerns of the present moment, whether political, cultural, personal, economic, artistic, or all of the above.

The exhibition and accompanying programming will include artists at various stages of their careers, with an eye towards exhibiting work by young and emerging artists alongside groundbreaking new work by artists with longstanding connections to the region and its art scenes.

The exhibition will be curated by Blair Murphy, AAC Curator of Exhibitions.

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The Gallery at Penn College is seeking artists for solo exhibitions and residencies for 2019-20 and 2020-21. The 3,000 square foot gallery on the campus of Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA is dedicated to promoting art appreciation through exhibitions of contemporary art.

Artists working in all media are invited to apply for solo or group exhibitions. For the residency series, titled ‘Material Matters: Past, Present, Future,’ we are seeking artists working specifically in materials from Pennsylvania’s history, such as steel, wood, paper, or fiber, as well as current and future materials, such as plastics, glass, or electronics. The five-day residency will include up to three interactive workshops and public programming including a gallery talk.

Artists may apply on the gallery website. There is no entry fee.

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Artists wishing to be considered for an exhibit in the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) galleries are invited to submit a general exhibit application. The HCAC Exhibits Committee meets quarterly to review applications and select artists for the exhibit space. Artists, ages 18 and older, working in all media and styles including time-based and installation artists, are encouraged to apply either individually or as a group. The Committee also welcomes proposals from curators and organizations.
 
Detailed entry guidelines are available at hocoarts.submittable.com/submit/, for pick-up at the Howard County Center for the Arts, or by mail by calling 410-313-2787 or emailing info@hocoarts.org. The next deadline for submissions is Tuesday, January 1, 2019.
 
HCAC manages two galleries at the Howard County Center for the Arts with over 2100 square feet of exhibit space. The HCAC gallery program was established to enhance the public’s appreciation of the visual arts, provide a venue to exhibit the work of local, regional, and national artists in a professional space, and provide leadership in the arts by presenting a broad spectrum of arts in all media from both emerging and established artists.
 
HCAC presents 11-12 exhibits per year of national, regional, and local artists, including two-person, small and large group, juried, curated, and community shows.
 
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10am- 8pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 12- 4pm.  To learn more about HCAC programs and exhibits, call 410-313-ARTS (2787) or visit hocoarts.org.  

“Innovations in Printmaking”

National Juried Printmaking and Book Arts Show

Cade Art Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College

Sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College Printmaking Club

Juror: Jonathan Thomas, Chair, Printmaking Dept., Md. Institute College of Art

This show seeks hand-pulled prints and book arts that explore creative approaches and boundary pushing with techniques and / or concepts in printmaking.  Juror’s awards.

 

Show Calendar:

January 7, 2019: Deadline for submissions:

Submit 3 images online via Café website https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6032

$25 entry fee payable online.

Questions contact Chris Mona,   cpmona@aacc.edu, 410-777-7028, or  C. Mona, AACC, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012.

 

Feb. 5  –  28, 2019: Exhibition in Cade Art Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College

School 33 Art Center presents three new exhibitions on view Friday, December 7, 2018 through Saturday, February 2, 2019. The public is invited to a free opening reception on Friday, December 14 from 6pm-9pm.

Your silence will not protect you. (Main Gallery)

Curated by Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, “Your silence will not protect you.” presents five black womyn artists from across the country: Akea Brionne Brown, Alex Callender, Vickie Pierre, LaNia Sproles and Gracie Xavier in a group show about black womyn’s experiences in America—past, present and future. The title references Audre Lorde’s seminal essay on activism, “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action.”“Your silence will not protect you.” addresses many silences, both historic and contemporary. This multimedia exhibition explores subtle variances and correlations across a broad spectrum of experience for black womyn today. Considering contemporary tropes concerning black womyn’s bodies, the commercialization of blackness and the continued haunting of the American past, the five artists presented content with the status quo both in broad social terms, but also within hierarchical art world structures. Here, past is more than present—it is consciousness.

Image caption: Alex Callender, “Beyond the Borders of New Space and Lost Time”

Nature As A Metaphor For Economic, Emotional And Existential Horror (Members Gallery)

“Nature As A Metaphor For Economic, Emotional And Existential Horror” by Stephanie Barber utilizes words as sculptural elements to contemplate the morphological state of language and nature. This third iteration of the project includes still photographs, hand lettered texts, vending machine sentences, viewfinder essays and a single channel video. Barber has created a diverse body of work in a variety of media. The poignancy of life, considered through small imagined biographies, playful and rigorous poetic essays, song-poems, screenplays or haiku-esque distillations of everyday moments is her most traveled terrain. Barber’s films have received solo exhibitions at MoMA, New York City; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco; National Film Academy, Prague; Lowenbraukunst, Zurich; Anthology Film Archives, New York City, among others. Her books These Here Separated… and Night Moves were published by Publishing Genius Press, and her collection of short stories All The People was published by Ink Press Productions.

Image caption: Images of works from “Nature As A Metaphor For Economic, Emotional And Existential Horror” by Stephanie Barber

Labor of Suggestion (Project Space) 

“Labor of Suggestion” by Emily Culver is devoted to inhibiting and obscuring direct access. Evocative of shelving, food presentation and preparation, the works presented recall scenarios in which objects of desire are within view yet out of reach. Unlike a consumer ogling sweetmeats, the voyeur’s gaze in this space becomes obstructed by a thin film—a skin barrier that reduces both the silhouette and the detail of the contents inside to a fuzzy blur. Through the diffusion this visual information, the relationship between bodies in the space becomes one of pure speculative experience. Existing primarily as sculpture, objects, and jewelry, Culver’s work explores notions of intimacy, (non)functionality, gender, and identity through corporeal qualities.

Image caption: Emily Culver, “Labor of Suggestion” (detail)