Arlington Arts Center SOLOS 2014: Application due March 14

Each year, Arlington Arts Center selects 10 to 14 artists from across the Mid-Atlantic region for solo exhibitions in AAC’s seven separate gallery spaces or outside on the grounds. Proposals that specifically consider AAC’s space, layout, and surrounding environs are encouraged.

Who Can Submit?
Artists who produce cutting-edge contemporary art in any/all media, and who live or work in Virginia; Washington, DC; Maryland; West Virginia; Delaware; or Pennsylvania may submit exhibition proposals. Existing works must have been completed within the last 3 years in order to be considered.
Guest Jurors
We’re pleased to announce that two exciting guest jurors will lead our review process for the 2014-2015: Andrea Pollan, Director of Curator’s Office and Jeffry Cudlin, artist, critic, and Professor of Curatorial Studies and Practice at Maryland Institute College of Art.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 14, 2014, 5 pm



The Creative Alliance Residency Program provides a highly visible, intense and creative environment for the production of artwork in all media.  The program accommodates 8 resident artists, one in each of the studios, for terms of one to three years.  It is intended for emerging artists as well as mid-career artists whose goal is to reinvigorate their work in an intensive, multi-disciplinary atmosphere. Artists are encouraged (but not required) to use the studios as their primary residence.  With the support of the Creative Alliance, Resident artists will be at the center of the Baltimore art scene, with a wealth of community contacts and professional resources at their fingertips.  Specific benefits include:

  • Built-in community of professional colleagues
  • Relationships with established artists and curators through ongoing studio visits & talks
  • Visibility through open studios public programs.
  • Extensive connections and exposure to diverse audiences, professional opportunities, other artists and community organizations.
  • Opportunity to present a major project through the Creative Alliance in a 2-person gallery exhibition, performance, screening, community art program or other appropriate project.
  • Potential use of Amalie Rothschild Gallery on second floor for short-term projects.
  • Marketing support from Creative Alliance staff.


How to Apply:          

Submit the following materials by the deadline listed below:

  • Documentation: Up to 20 images, 10 minutes of audio/video, or 10 pages of written material.
  • Written description of documentation, list of works including title, date, media and size/length, or abstracts of written material.
  • Resume, including contact information (3 pages max length)
  • Artist Statement (1 page max length)
  • Letter of intent, indicating your reasons for applying to the Patterson Residency Program, what you hope to accomplish during your Residency, and an indication of what kind of special project you would propose with the Creative Alliance.
  • Three professional references, their relation to you, their phone number and email address.

Timeline for Deadlines:

Fri, Mar 28      Postmark deadline for receipt of all materials
Fri, Apr 18      Initial decisions made; artists notified
Fri, May 23     New Resident Artists confirmed
Tue, July 1       New leases begin / Move-in

Contact:                      Jeremy Stern, Exhibitions & Programs Manager, 410.276.1651 x 216

VisArts At Rockville Solo Exhibitions 2015: Call for Entries

Application Deadline:February 12, 2014 before midnight
Application Fee:$15.00
VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2015 Solo Exhibitions in the Gibbs Street Gallery and Common Ground Gallery.

The Gibbs Street Gallery offers exhibitions that explore the breadth of contemporary art featuring emerging to mid-career artists. Exhibits reflect a wide range of media and experimental approaches that offer the viewer unexpected interactions with art. The gallery is approximately 1,100 square feet with 16 ft. ceilings. It is on the street level with floor to ceiling windows along one wall. International, national and local artists are welcome to apply.

The Common Ground Gallery features exhibitions that reflect the creative pursuits of artists from our community. The gallery is located on the second floor and is approximately 300 square feet. Artists must live in the DC/Baltimore metro area to apply for a solo exhibition in this gallery.

Applicants who have participated in a solo exhibition at VisArts within the past two years are not eligible to apply.

Bethesda Painting Awards: Apply by February 21

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 Urban Partnership, Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, and Founder of the Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.

Best in Show – $10,000
Second Place – $2,000
Third Place – $1,000
Young Artists* – $1,000
*Young Artist whose birthday is after Feb. 21, 1984 may be awarded this prize.
The Jurors will select up to nine finalists who will be invited to display their work in a group exhibition at Gallery B in downtown Bethesda in June 2014.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older and a permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. All 2-D painting including acrylic, watercolor, oil. gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. The maximum dimensions should not exceed 60 inches in width. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration on the exhibit. Artwork does not have to be for sale. Selected artists must deliver and pick up artwork from Gallery B.

Carrie Patterson, Associate Professor of Art at St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Paul Ryan, Professor of Art in the Department of Art and Art History at Mary Baldwin College
Judy Southerland, artist and adjunct faculty at the Corcoran College of Art & Design

Station North reviewed in the American Craft Council blog.

12 O’Clock Boys‘ Lofty Nathan interviewed in Rolling Stone.

Maryland Art Place to move to Bromo Seltzer Arts and Entertainment District in April.

Baltimore City Paper explores city’s murals, here and here.

Baltimore Sun article about the new Single Carrot Theatre in Remington.

Remington businesses

Profile of new Baltimore Clayworks Executive Director Sarah McCann.

Review of the BMA’s German Expressionism show in the Baltimore Sun.

German Expressionism

MICA student turns cyber-bullying into art.

The Society for Photographic Education will have it’s 2014 national conference in downtown Baltimore next month, the weekend of March 6-8. Here’s some recent articles addressing some of the issues to be raised in their conference and in photo exhibitions around the city.

LED streetlights and the changes in nighttime photography in cities.

Images from Chris Morris’ series of New York City subway photos in 1981.

Jerry Saltz’s history of the selfie.

NY Times review of What is a Photograph? at the International Center of Photography.

Short (15 minute) video about Thomas Demands’ work and methods.

Justin Quinnell’s pinhole photography in the Washington Post.




Station North Arts and Entertainment District is pleased to announce the launch of a new project: Community Supported Art (CSA). Based on the same concept as Community Supported Agriculture, the Station North CSA will provide participating shareholders with the freshest art that Baltimore has to offer. We’ve assembled a jury of Station North art celebrities to select artists to produce work for the first season.


At each presentation event (see below for dates), 4 CSA artists will give short presentations on their work and shareholders will rank their preferred artists. Ranking is used to ensure that shareholders aren’t getting a box full of kale at pick-up when they’d rather have beets. These events are also an opportunity to network, mingle, and meet CSA artists. Presentation and pickup events will be catered by the Chesapeake.

The goal of the Station North CSA is to create an engaged community of local arts supporters by establishing relationships between gallerists and local patrons and creating an exciting new model of art support and distribution. Shareholders will each receive work from 6 of the 12 participating artists; art distribution will be determined by shareholders’ preferences.