Are you overwhelmed with all the features of your digital (DSRL) camera? Or perhaps you were hoping your images could look a little more creative or visually interesting? Professional photographer and artist Randall Gornowich brings over 18 years of teaching experience to this series of classes in basic digital photography which he designed for the beginner and intermediate student. In this class you will learn camera basics, simple technical ins and outs and elements of design as you take on weekly creative assignments. By the end you will understand how to create more interesting compositions and solve many photographic challenges. Class will include short lectures, handouts, projected presentations, demos and critiques.

Introduction to Digital Photography – a photo class taught by Randall Gornowich

Randall Gornowich photo

Class will be held four Saturdays in a row, from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

July 12th, July 26th, August 2nd, August 9th. 

Registration costs $135, and is open to students age 18 and up.

For more information about classes offered at School 33, please visit their website.  Call 443-263-4350 or email Quinn Palmer, School 33 Education Coordinator, to register!

SITE: Hopkins Plaza

Application Deadline: Saturday, June 21, 2014 by 5pm

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is now accepting applications for its fall 2014 IMPACT project. IMPACT is an annual, public art program developed to extend Maryland Art Place’s reach to broader audiences. Each IMPACT project is unique and developed based on the partnering site. MAP plans to sponsor roughly three to four IMPACT projects over the course of 2014.

This fall, MAP is partnering with the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. The Downtown Partnership is offering Hopkins Plaza in downtown Baltimore for an artist or team of artists to create an original temporary outdoor installation based on light. Artists are strongly encouraged to visit Hopkins Plaza prior to submission. A small area or the entire plaza area may be incorporated for this installation (see images below). MAP and the Downtown Partnership encourage proposals using light and/or light elements. The proposed work(s) must be able to withstand the weather elements and may not block any of the sidewalks or security measures in place. Suggested installations may also include: sound, projections, etc. Because potentially proposed work will include the use of electricity, a schedule of illuminated hours will be made available to the public for viewing.

Eligibility: This call for proposals is open to all artists residing in the state of Maryland.

**Please note that work should be appropriate for viewers of all ages.

The selected artist/artist team will receive a $750 stipend to cover the cost of materials and direct costs of the project. Installation is scheduled to take place the last two weeks of September 2014. MAP and the Downtown Partnership will host an opening reception at the site on October 3, 2014. Press Announcements will be produced announcing the selected artist or artist team the last week of July.

Please send your proposal to by 5pm on June 21, 2014. Along with your application, you are welcome to submit up to 3 images or illustrated sketches. Past installation work samples will also be accepted.

Click here to download the full application.

The Maryland Fedration of Art (MFA) invites all artists residing in United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico to enter American Landscapes: Art of the Americas, a juried fine art exhibition for work depicting the Americas – North America, Hawaii, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Any 2-D and 3-D work following exhibition guidelines will be considered by the juror. Selected works will be exhibited at MFA Circle Gallery.

  • Exhibition Dates: August 15 – September 14, 2014
  • Show Chair: Richard Niewerth
  • Submissions Deadline: June 19, 2014
  • Juror: Peter Van Dyck, Professor Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
  • Download printable prospectus (pdf)

Terms of Entry for Exhibitions

All work and entries must comply with MFA Exhibition Guidelines.  Detailed Exhibition and Presentation Guidelines can be accessed HERE, and also during the online entry process.


  • Only residents of the United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada are eligible to enter.


  • A maximum of 6 original works created within the past 3 years may be entered.
  • Works previously exhibited in a juried show at Circle Gallery are not eligible.
  • Works may not exceed 72 inches in width, height or depth, including the frame, unless otherwise specified for a particular exhibit.
  • All work must be signed by the artist and all photographs and hand-pulled prints must be numbered.

Entries and Submission Fees

  • Entries must be submitted online.
  • Entry fees are $35 (MFA members, $20) for one or two entries and $5 each for up to four additional entries.  Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • To enter online, you will need an MFA account that includes an email address and a password.  There is no charge to create an MFA account
  • Images must be in JPEG files less than 2MB with the recommended longest pixel dimension between 1600 and 2000 pixels (maximum).
  • Images of accepted works may be used at the sole discretion of MFA for promotional purposes including but not limited to the invitation, catalog, web site or on a subsequent year’s prospectus.  Image will include attribution whenever possible.



The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. (BOPA) is a non-profit arts and events organization charged with making Baltimore a more creative and vibrant city. The organization’s programs include city-wide special events and festivals (Artscape, Baltimore Book Festival, parades, fireworks) as well as management of historic sites and cultural facilities (School 33 Art Center, Top of the World Observation Level, Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, The Cloisters). As the City’s designated arts council, BOPA administers arts education and cultural programs, awards grants, and coordinates the 1% Public Art Program.

BOPA is now accepting proposals for exhibitions in gallery spaces at the BOPA main office, Bromo Arts Tower and Top of the World Observation Floor at the World Trade Center. Each exhibition will be approximately two months long during the FY15 exhibition season, September, 2014 to June, 2015.

The BOPA office at 10 E. Baltimore Street, 10th Floor, has exhibition space in the lobby and conference room. The office is open M – F, 9am – 5pm, for viewing the spaces.

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is located at 21 South Eutaw Street and has space available on two floors. The building is open to the public for viewing every Saturday 11-5pm. This historic building houses 15 floors of artist studios and has two small rooms on the lobby level and a larger gallery space on the mezzanine (2nd floor) level. Due to its historic nature, the Bromo galleries have some limitations. A site visit is recommended.

Top of the World Observation Level, located on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center at 401 East Pratt Street, is open to the public 7 days a week during the summer and 5 days a week during the winter (see website for details). There are two walls each 37 1/3 ft. long dedicated to exhibitions. The windows at Top of the World offer a 360° view of Baltimore, which attracts visitors from all over the world.

Call 443-874-3596 or email to schedule a visit to view the exhibition spaces.

Elephants Groundbreaking

The Greater Mondawmin Community Association and Artblocks, winners of the 2012 PNC Transformative Art Prize, have officially broken ground on installing 5 life-sized elephant sculptures in Druid Hill Park.

Stop by on Wednesday, June 11 at 2:30 pm for the unveiling celebration!

Forever Together / I Am Here Because Its Home by Stephen Powers

Forever Together / I Am Here Because Its Home by Stephen Powers

The first time I met Steve Powers, he climbed out of the big white BOPA family van sporting a yellow raincoat and a Guided by Voices T shirt. The world-renowned Philly-born graff-writer-turned-Fulbright-scholar was in town for a marathon of cross-city site visits and community meetings for our upcoming Love Letter to Baltimore project this fall. (Haven’t heard much about it yet? That’s because we’re still planning it!) When Housing offered up the wall space for what Steve called a “temporary forever” mural, he tacked that onto his trip.

I showed him the lift and pointed out the wall at 2454 E. Eager Street—the corner house in a row of city-owned vacants slated to be demolished later this summer.

He quickly walked passed it and all the way down Eager Street. The yellow raincoat floating behind him made him look like a mad scientist.

When he came back he asked if they were all vacant. I said they were, that we had just planned on the wall at 2454, but we could ask about the rest.

Less than 24 hours later we were signing a right of entry agreement for 35 properties; Steve ordered 10 gallons of “Ravens Purple” and a power generator for his paint sprayer and got to work. Not on painting, but on talking to the people who live next door—on Montford, on Eager, on Port—about what they love and what they hate about their city.

So began the first line of Steve ESPO Powers’s Love Letter to Baltimore: FOREVER TOGETHER / I AM HERE BECAUSE ITS HOME.

Can’t wait for the rest.

Prepping the wall for "I Am Here Because Its Home"

Prepping the wall for “I Am Here Because Its Home”

Sketching out the V in "Forever"

Sketching out the V in “Forever”

Forever Together / I Am Here Because Its Home by Stephen Powers

“Temporary is permanent and together can be forever” – Steve Powers on his temporary mural which spans from 2402-2454 E. Eager St.





NEW SITE VISIT DATE ADDED: Saturday June 7, 11-6pm

DEADLINE: June 13, 2014 


The In Practice program offers artists curatorial and financial support to create new work for exhibition at SculptureCenter. We invite artists to submit proposals for new projects to be presented in early 2015. Artists selected for the In Practice exhibition will receive a $250 honoraria and a maximum of $1500 in production support. The level of production support will depend on the scope of accepted works and available funding.

SculptureCenter is a not-for-profit arts institution that takes the history and legacy of sculpture as a framework from which to consider the diverse activity taking place in the field of contemporary art, SculptureCenter’s program encourages artists and audiences to explore the possibilities of sculpture and the multifarious ways in which sculpture is developing and connecting to other forms of expression. Past In Practice participants include: Michele Abeles, Fia Backström, A. K. Burns, Michael DeLucia, Aleksandra Domanovic, Amy Granat, Joanna Malinowska, Justin Matherly, Virginia Overton, Marlo Pascual, Xaviera Simmons, Valerie Snobeck, Agathe Snow, Josh Smith, and Erik Wysocan.

SculptureCenter seeks proposals that offer new ways of considering sculpture or furthering the understanding of the discipline and how it can intersect with other mediums. Artist proposals will be reviewed relative to the following criteria:
– Quality of the proposal and prior work
– Responsiveness in regards to the specific context of SculptureCenter
– Feasibility of the project

All lower-level exhibition spaces, the building exterior, the website, and projects outside of the confines of the building are available for In Practice proposals. Artists are encouraged to experiment with unconventional display and exhibition formats. Past In Practice projects have included objects, installations, performance, web-based works, institutional interventions, mobile apps, multiples, and publications. Building images and floorplans may be downloaded from our website, as well as examples of previous works presented through the program. Due to building renovations, there is no access to the lower level galleries during regular gallery hours however on Saturday May 3, 2014 the space will be open for site visits. There are no geographic eligibility requirements, but the budget does not provide for travel or accommodation costs.

SculptureCenter curatorial staff and a select advisory committee of artists, curators, and critics will conduct a preliminary review of proposals. A limited number of artists will be contacted for further information and/or studio visits during the fall. Submitting artists will be notified by email by Fall 2014. No calls please.

IMPORTANT: Your application must be submitted through our website by 11:59pm on June 13, 2014. We strongly recommend that the application be completed online several days in advance of the deadline, as we anticipate high volume on our server on the night of June 13th.

Questions? Please read the FAQ below! If you feel you have a question that is not addressed, email us

View the Open Call as a PDF here.