On behalf of Harbor East Management Group, Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’ for this year’s “Window Wonderland,” a storefront, holiday initiative within the Harbor East corridor. Collectively, MAP & Harbor East are seeking unique, holiday presentations/installations to be placed in a variety of retail locations. Storefront installations will be on view from Friday, November 29, 2013 – Friday, January 3, 2014, with a formal unveiling scheduled for Thursday, December 5.

Selected artists will receive a $500 honorarium from Harbor East and must submit a budget along with their proposal, outlining the expense of their project. During the unveiling on Thursday, December 5 a small jury consisting of Brian Young, Curator of the Fine Arts Program at University of Maryland University College, Jennifer Goold, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Design Center, Deana Haggag, Director for The Contemporary & Aaron Henkin Producer at WYPR and host of “The Signal” will announce a “Best in Show” window installation. The winning artist or artist collective will receive a $1,000 cash prize from Harbor East.

For complete guidelines visit mdartplace.org.

Highlandtown’s 3rd annual All Ages Art Cart Derby & Art by The Pint is an all ages gravity-powered art cart race and bilingual community arts street festival!

What’s an art cart? An art cart is a homemade cart powered by gravity (no motors or pedals) and designed as a sculpture. Art carts are made using wood, wheels, wire, papier mache, cardboard and your imagination! Previous art carts include a dinosaur, train garden, marble steps, battleship and rocket ship!

Register HERE.

Please join us at School 33 Art Center on September 6th, 2013 from 6-9pm for opening receptions in each of our three gallery spaces (plus a brand new exhibition space)! We hope to see you there for an amazing, art-filled night!

Main Gallery:
“Transfigurations” by Lania D’Agostino
Layered between memory, love, loss and hope, D’Agostino employs a wide range of media, including resin, plaster, oil paint, wood and fiberglass in her work. The work is often intuitive with a recurring theme of gender identity that is explored in multiple ways. D’Agostino’s multidisciplinary approach to art making yields work that is emotionally impactful and illuminating, and shines a lovely light on identity and gender in a way that reminds us that we are all human first.

Members’ Gallery:
“Subject to Terms and Conditions” by Nancy Daly
It is easy to just hope the companies we patronize are using our money and support for good. In this solo installation by Lotta Art 2013 Best in Show winner Nancy Daly, viewers are urged to investigate the unanticipated effects of blind participation by placing them in a situation wherein aesthetic choices made by individuals will determine where the artist’s money goes. Nancy Daly pledges to donate percentages of her yearly charity donation to over 50 charities and organizations based on data obtained from the piece.

Project Space:
“Suspended Perceptions” by Nathan Lewis and Lorelei McHale
This two-person installation by Corcoran College of Art and Design students, based on illusion and human perception, asks, “Does reality shape our perception or our perception shape reality?” This concept questions the very fabric that we all build our lives around. The collaboration between McHale (an Interior Design major) and Lewis (a Fine Arts major) has given birth to an installation that provokes the theory of perception through rhythm, lighting, texture, and geometric form.

*New* Exhibition Space:
“Co-Lab(oration): Nanotecture” by Jonathan Latiano and Jennifer Strunge
At first glance, the portfolios of Latiano and Strunge appear to exist on opposing sides of the sculptural spectrum. Although attracted to starkly different materials, upon closer examination, their underlying points of inspiration become evident. Converging forms, the structures of the natural world and abstracted human intuition are all conceptual launching pads for these two artists. “Nanotecture” addresses notions of coinciding biological/geological forms, architectural intervention, points of transition and what it means to come upon something.

Funded by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, School 33 Art Center’s “Co-Lab(oration)” is an on-going platform for diverse artists to work collaboratively in a process of creative exploration, resulting in the development of multiple new works.

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower in Baltimore will host an exhibit and performance of art by veterans and service members that explores the experience of serving in the military, transition and return home. The following art will be considered:

  • Paintings
  • Photographs
  • Multimedia Art
  • Clips from Documentaries, Short Films
  • Monologues, Poetry, Performance

The exhibit will open Saturday, October 5, 2013 during Open Studio Hours (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.). It will continue on subsequent Saturdays through November 2.

See full guidelines and submission info.


Legal and Financial Education for Artists

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Saturday, September 28, 2013, Waldorf, MD, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – (with breaks and refreshments)

Waldorf West Library, 10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf, MD 20603

Get the scoop on Copyright Law, Liability Insurance, Business Entities (LLC v. Nonprofit v. Fiscal Sponsorship), and Merchant Services. Free! But reservations required.

Space is limited! Please RSVP at info@mdarts.org or call MCA: 410-467-6700.

Presented by PNC Bank, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts,

Maryland Citizens for the Arts and hosted by the Charles County Arts Alliance.