Become an Artist in Residence at the Arts Barn

The Arts Barn is accepting applications for the Artist-in-Residence program. Online applications must be completed by 11:30 PM on June 12, 2014. Supplemental material must arrive at the Arts Barn by COB, June 16, 2014.

The Arts Barn seeks solicitations from local artists—groups or individuals—interested in participating in the Arts Barn’s Artist-In-Residence program. Participating artists offer a unique insight into the creative process to visitors of and students at the Arts Barn.  Artists are expected to serve as part of the Arts Barn education faculty and are required to commit to a moderate amount of community outreach activities (e.g. teaching, conducting workshops, and lecturing). These outreach activities, for which the artist may be compensated, are specified by separate contract and tailored to the artist’s individual discipline.

Community Art Show

Heliotrope Bouquet 16  

*   An all media art show
*   Open to all artists 18 and older
*   No entry fee
*   No jurying

*   All artwork brought to the Cade Art Gallery at Anne Arundel Community College on June 3 – 4, 2014 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. will be exhibited June 9 – July 14, 2014. Gallery location: John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012.

*   Pick up your artwork July 15 – 16, 2014 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
*   Guidelines:
*   Limit of 2 pieces per artist.
*   Work must not be previously exhibited in the Cade Gallery.
*   Work must be ready to hang or you need to feel comfortable with pushpins through your work. Gallery provides pedestals.

Please visit for more information.

Muralist, conservationist, and public art trail-blazer, Meg Saligman,  boasts some of the largest single-project murals in the country. Her 2008 Omaha mural, Fertile Ground, measures upwards of 32,500 square feet. For over 20 years, she’s been at the forefront of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and has created work across the U.S. and as far as Africa.

Evolving Face. 2010. Philadelphia, PA. Golden exterior acrylic, non woven media, LED lights and custom steel. 6000 square feet.

Evolving Face. 2010. Philadelphia, PA. Golden exterior acrylic, non woven media, LED lights and custom steel. 6000 square feet.

On Wednesday, June 11, the Lunder Conservation Center will present a free public lecture with the artist herself at the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery in DC.

Preserving Public Art: The Murals of Meg Saligman
Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium
8th and G Street NW, Washington D.C.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 6 – 7pm
Doors Open at 5:30pm
No tickets required

Can’t make it down to DC for the lecture? Stream it online at the Smithsonian’s website HERE.

Call for Artists for 27th September Competition

Juried Exhibition
Boundaries: International
Exhibition Dates:  September 5 – November 22, 2014
Postmarked Deadline:  May 30, 2014
Eligibility: 18 years of age or older, original work, created in 2012 or later
Medium: Any
Fees: $35 for two pieces; $20 for each additional entry
Prizes: $2,000 in cash prizes
See Prospectus

Alexandria Museum of Art
933 Second Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
Contact: Nancy Noles

Prospectus online:

The First World Congress of the Missing Things
Baltimore, June 7-8, 2014, 10 am–5 pm

The First World Congress of the Missing Things develops a new format for a congress creating a spatial setup which offers a non-hierarchical communication, thus turning around the usual format of congresses which is dominated by a divide between the “panel” and the “audience”. In this congress a one-to-one communication is enhanced and topics will be presented simultaneously.
There is no differentiation between “experts” and “audience”. By asking the public to shape its content, the Congress emphasizes the democratic right of participating in public decision-making and in shaping our society. „The First World Congress of the Missing Things“ wants to counteract a divided society and dominant decision making: Therefore please make use of this public art project that will communicate your issues on a broad local, national and international level.

Open Call – Submit your issues of “Missing Things” and shape the Congress
Deadline: June 1, 2014

Submit your “missing things” – there are no restrictions to topics, but you should present your issue personally (or delegate it to another person) during the congress. This congress will be directed by the people of Baltimore: You are the society of Baltimore and can shape it!
We ask the public of Baltimore to submit whatever you consider „missing“ in your daily private or public life.
“missing things” are up to your interpretation – no matter how personal or public, poetic, desperate or utopian they might be.

Barbara Holub (University of Applied Arts Vienna/ Austria)

you can submit your issues by email:

or personally at the congress office at Current Space:
421 N Howard | Baltimore, MD 21201

This is the thirtieth in a series of interviews with each of the Sondheim Award Semifinalists. Finalists have been announced, and will be on exhibit at the Walters Art Museum June 21 to August 17; those not selected as finalists with be exhibited at the Decker, Meyerhoff and Pinkard Galleries at MICA  July 17 to August 3, 2014.

Name: Cara Ober
Age: 39
Current Location: Charles Village
Hometown: Westminster, MD
School: MFA from MICA

Patina, 2012. Acrylic on Canvas. 60x48

Patina, 2012. Acrylic on Canvas. 60×48

Current favorite artists or artwork: Most of my favorite artists are local Baltimoreans but some of my more famous heroes are Philip Taaffe, Louise Bourgeois, Rob Pruitt, Kara Walker, & Ed Ruscha

What is your day job? How do you manage balancing work with studio time with your life? I am a full-time art blogger at! It’s my dream job and I love it – but this can be tough to balance out. I also teach classes at MICA and Johns Hopkins and I am a mom to a 3 year old. What life?

Images: Visa Card, 2012. Ink on Cut Paper. 9x12

Images: Visa Card, 2012. Ink on Cut Paper. 9×12

How would you describe your work, and your studio practice? I am attracted to decorative, low-brow, and commercial images. I love attempting to transform items that are not supposed to be art into fine art. I have a lot of questions about the arbitrary nature of taste and market value.

What part of artmaking to you like or enjoy the most? The least? Being alone in my studio is heaven. Updating my resume not so much.

What research do you do for your art practice? I am constantly looking at and writing about contemporary visual artists.

Do you ever get in creative dry spells, and if so, how do you get out of them? I spend a lot of time thinking and, if that doesn’t help, I make new work out of destroying old work.

How do you challenge yourself in your work? My aesthetic tends to be ‘D. All of the above’ so a big challenge is paring things down, editing out extraneous information.

What is your dream project? A residency situation where I have unlimited access to fabric and printmaking. And I get to hang out with smart people.

Installation View from Pop Deco, A Solo Show at Civilian Art Projects in Washington, DC

Installation View from Pop Deco, A Solo Show at Civilian Art Projects in Washington, DC