“Let’s face it, the most difficult challenge for any painter is the portrait. To catch a likeness in paint is to earn immediate respect as an artist. I will show you all the tricks. No prior training necessary. I guarantee after I show you the moves you will feel confident enough to take on a portrait commission. It’s time to unlock your inner Rembrandt. Let’s go.” -Cameron Shojaei

Let’s FACE It – a portrait painting class taught by Cameron Shojaei

Cameron Shojaei

Would you like to master portrait painting? Sign up for “Let’s FACE IT,” a class taught by Cameron Shojaei at School 33 Art Center!

Class will be held four Saturdays in a row, from 11:30am to 1pm.
June 21st, June 28th, July 5th, and July 12th.  Registration costs $120, 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!

We are thrilled to welcome you to be a part of the 2014 Charm City Fringe Fest!

With a successful 2013 behind us, Maryland’s premier theatre and performing arts festival is roaring back with a gusto for 2014. Below, please find  information on this year’s festival, artist applications, and the steps needed to apply to be one of the performing groups presenting this year at the Charm City Fringe Fest. Follow the four steps below to apply!

Step 1: Read about how it works.

Performing – Performing at Fringe-managed venues or bringing your own venue is a fantastic experience for seasoned and emerging performers.

Selection Process – Your application will be evaluated by a team of your peers looking at specific criteria.

Step 2. Complete the application

Applications will be accepted beginning APRIL 1st and must be submitted online or postmarked by JUNE 15th.

Online – We highly encourage performers to complete the online application and to pay your application fee through the PayPal button below. The 2014 festival application is accessible here:

Online Application

Mail – If you prefer, you can download a printable PDF of the application attached to the informational packet and mail your application and application fee to the given address.

Paper Application

Step 3: Pay the application fee.

Non-refundable US $36. You can pay by check or online here through PayPal. Make sure to include your show title and primary contact with all payments.

For more information visit http://charmcityfringe.com/2014-application/

Step 4: Mail the application (if applicable).

If applying by mail, your application must be postmarked or dropped off by 11:59 pm on June 15, 2014. Charm City Fringe, c/o Artist Selection Committee, 2601 N Howard St 405, Baltimore, MD 21218

Questions? Email info@charmcityfringe.com with the subject line “2014 Application Question, Your Show Title (if applicable)” with any questions about applying or performing in the Fringe!


Overview of the Opportunity

The Program Management Consultant (PMC), contracted to the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), is seeking artists and artists’ teams to create site specific artworks and artistic enhancements for the future Baltimore Red Line Light Rail Line. There will be art opportunities at approximately 23 major locations, including five underground stations, fourteen above ground stations, one pedestrian connector, two portals, Route 40 bridges, and other infrastructure elements.  For more information about the project visit:  www.BaltimoreRedLine.com.

The Baltimore Red Line is a 14.1 mile east to west light rail line connecting Woodlawn to the Bayview MARC Station through downtown Baltimore City and Baltimore County.  Construction of the Red Line is expected to begin in 2015 and end in 2021.

Project Description

This Call for Artists is to create a roster of artists and designers of all types including 2D and 3D artists working in a variety of media to create integrated public artworks for the stations, environs and connecting infrastructure.

Up to three artists may be selected for each station or other major locations listed in Section 1.1 for an approved roster.  If selected for the approved roster, qualified artists will be assigned one or more specific opportunities by location and paid a stipend to create artwork proposals for specific station(s) or individual location(s).  From these proposals, artists may be competitively selected for award of contracts to design and integrate artwork into the overall station and infrastructure.  Artists would also work with the communities to create artwork that highlights the cultural vitality of the region, and reflects the artistic, cultural and/or historical interests of the surrounding communities.

Selected artists should be cognizant that consideration of art that relates to the local community is a feature required in the final art design in order to be eligible for federal funding.  Research, possibly including direct community contact, may require a site visit to obtain the necessary input.

Specifically, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requires the following criteria be used when artists are involved in planning and design of transit projects and/or when individual works of arts are commissioned:

(1)       Quality of art or design,

(2)       Impact on mass-transit customers,

(3)       Connection to site and/or adjacent community; art that relates, in form or substance to the cultures, people, natural or built surroundings, or history of the area in which the project is located,

(4)       Appropriateness for site, including safety and scale,

(5)       Durability of material,

(6)       Resistance to vandalism, and

(7)       Minimum maintenance.

Accordingly, selected artists will be bound by these requirements when submitting proposals in response to competitive Requests for Proposals (RFP) that will be issued by the Soliciting Organization (1.3). Therefore, artists that can demonstrate these criteria were considered and applied in the experience portions of their submission can improve the likelihood of selection.

Project Locations

A series of competitive RFPs will be issued by the Soliciting Organization following the creation of the roster of qualified artists.  Each solicitation will request proposals for one or more of the project locations listed in 1.1 above.  Projects may be solicited individually, or grouped by type of project (e.g., underground stations, at-grade stations, plazas, buildings and infrastructure).

Project Goals

The purpose of the Art-in-Transit Program is to enhance the travel experience, to promote transit use and to engage the community.  Possible opportunities for artworks and artistic enhancements include feature walls, ground planes and plazas, streetscapes, light installations, fences and railings, portal walls, functional objects, bridge enhancements, retaining walls, pylons and other possibilities. The Baltimore Red Line Art-in-Transit Master Plan will be available to the selected artists.

Solicitation Process

Details and the form of the follow-on procurement are still under review but those details would be given to the artists on the approved roster as a prelude to making a proposal. The follow-on RFPs are anticipated to be issued to meet near-term, critical path design requirements with the remainder of the requirements to be met in a later phase.

Solicitation Tentative Schedules

The Application Deadline for this Call for Artists which will result in creation of the artist roster for all project locations is Friday, June 13, 2014, 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time.

The schedule for the follow-on RFPs will be as follows:

Call for Artist Finalist Notification and Invitation to Submit Proposal: June 2014
Artists’ Proposals Due : August 2014
Commissioned Awards: August/September 2014

Remaining Stations and Infrastructure Schedule

RFPs for the remaining locations will be issued in series beginning approximately in September, 2014.  Proposals will be due approximately 6 weeks after release of each RFP.  Selection of artists and award of artist contracts will be made approximately 6 weeks after receipt of proposals.

Artists’ Eligibility

This Call for Artists is open to all professional artists or artists’ teams with public art experience. If artists are applying as a team, the team should be declared in the Artist Statement, specifying a team leader to receive notifications.  Although it is not required, preference may be given to artists who have previously participated in or received a commission for a major public art project, particular in a public transit environment.  Qualified artists will be considered regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information or age. Local artists are encouraged to apply. If you applied for Phase 1, you will need to re-apply to be considered for Phase 2.

To apply visit https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=1939

Submission Period: March 1 – June 15, 2014
Acceptance Notification: no later than: July 15, 2014

Submission Fee: $20.00 for up to 6 images and/or 3 short films

Galerie Myrtis announces a call to artists for its juried exhibition “Emergence 2014: International Artists to Watch” to be held September 14 – November 15, 2014. The exhibition will explore the renaissance of artistic expression and creativity in contemporary art from a global perspective. An exhibition catalogue will be published and participating artists will receive complimentary copies.
about Galerie Myrtis

Jurors: Sharon Burton, Founder, The Artinista Art Advisory, Washington, D.C.; Robert Devereux, Founder, African Arts Trust and Chairman, Frieze Events & Magazines Ltd, London, England; Deana Haggag, Director, The Contemporary (Museum) of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland; and Makgati Molebatsi, Board Member, Bag Factory Artists Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Curator: Myrtis Bedolla, Founding Director, Galerie Myrtis

Artwork: The gallery seeks two and three-dimensional works of art and short films no longer than 15 minutes in length by emerging to mid-career artists. Consideration will be given for works created using digital technology, drawing, film, installation, painting, photography, sculpture, and works on paper in editions of 150 or less. No giclée prints.
view submission process

The jurors will select works that are avant-garde and thought provoking, and serve to encourage, enlighten and inspire. All works must be original in both concept and execution, and completed within the last 2 years.

Eligibility: Artists 18 years or older from diverse ethnic backgrounds are encourage to participate. There are no restrictions on geographic location. Artwork and film must be available for purchase. Artists with gallery representation are eligible to apply.

Commission: Galerie Myrtis will retain a commission of fifty (50%) percent on the sale of artworks/short films sold during the exhibition. Galleries please contact Galerie Myrtis for commission policy at myrtis@galeriemyrtis.com

To apply visit http://galeriemyrtis.net/emergence-2014-submission-process/

Call for Entries

2014 Baltimore Sculpture Project – Patterson Park

DEADLINE: Friday, June 13, 2014

The Baltimore Sculpture Project, an outdoor sculpture exhibition that engages sites around the city, is currently open for submissions for approximately three sculptures to be added near the intersection of East Pratt Street and South Ellwood Avenue in Patterson Park. This exhibition will open in September 2014, and run through August 2016.

Submissions will be reviewed by an independent panel of jurors that includes community stakeholders.

The Baltimore Sculpture Project is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA); this year’s exhibition in produced in partnership with the Southeast Community Development Corporation (SECDC), the Highlandtown Arts and Entertainment District, the Highlandtown Community Association and the Friends of Patterson Park. The exhibition isfunded by the Meyerhoff Family Fund and Baltimore Community Foundation.

1. Artists may submit proposals for new works or the placement of existing works.

2. Selected artists will be provided stipends of $2,500 to $3,000. Stipends are for construction and transport of the work. BOPA will provide pads for sculptures where applicable. Onsite installation equipment and labor may be provided in addition to
stipend. Stipends and other support will be negotiated after proposals have been

3. All proposed work should be designed to withstand an outdoor, high-traffic unmonitored environment with very limited maintenance for the duration of the exhibition. Artists should take into consideration the possibility of severe adverse weather conditions, and the safety of the audience.

4. If an installed work becomes dangerous or difficult to maintain, BOPA reserves the right to remove it before the end of the exhibition.

5. Works included in the exhibition will not be insured for any damages that may occur on

6. BOPA, the SECDC, Meyerhoff Family Fund, Baltimore Community Foundation and the Friends of Patterson Park reserve the right to reproduce images of selected artwork for printed or internet publicity, catalogue, map or marketing purposes.

7. Selected artists will be asked to be present at the exhibition opening reception and may be asked to make a brief presentation to the public.

Application can be made by email (kdomanski@promoationandarts.com), via shared folder on www.dropbox.com or by mailed CD-Rom. Applications should include the following:

Ten images of recent work*;

One 8 ½ x 11” drawing (reproduction of drawings only) of proposed piece*;

One page written description of the proposed piece (optional);

Signed and filled out application.

*Image files should be labeled last name first, first name, number corresponding to the description sheet last. Each image should be no larger than approximately 2MB in size. No application materials will be returned. Please do not send original drawings.

Pedestal Specifications Due: July 25, 2014

Exhibition duration: September 2014 – August 2016

Opening Reception: September 5, 2014

For more information contact Kim Domanski at 410-752-8632 or kdomanski@promotionandarts.com

Send electronically or mail by Monday, June 13, 2014 to:

Baltimore Sculpture Project; Attn.: Kim Domanski
Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts
10 East Baltimore St, 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202

Call for Entry – 2014 Patterson Park Project

Openings and activities in and around Baltimore- June 2014.

Guest Spot Rob De Oude Solo Exhibition of New Works / Proximities Project Room:  Alex Paik / Paper Constructs May 3, 2014 through June 21, 2014 Opening Reception: Saturday May 3, 2014 7pm-10pm Hours: Saturdays 1-4pm & Wednesday 5-7pm or by appointment

Guest Spot at THE REINSTITUTE  is proud to present Proximities, a solo exhibition of new works by Rob de Oude. In the Project Space, Alex Paik’s Paper Constructs will be on display. Both exhibits will open Saturday May 3, 2014 with the artists in attendance from 7pm to 10pm. The works will be on view through June 21, 2014.

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C Grimaldis Gallery  Extending the Line 3D April 23 – June 7, 2014 Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 23, 6-8pm, Panel Discussion: Saturday, May 17, 3pm Curated by Fran Kaufman, Partner, Kaufman Vardy Projects

Goya Contemporary  Material Matter: Group Exhibition June 18, 2014 – August 16, 2014 Reception: TBA 6pm – 8pm

Pinebox Art Center and Gallery 788 Gesture and Show Quarterly Performance Art Series June 6, 6-9pm at Gallery 788 in Hampden


Lease Agreement Records Written in Stone new work by Ryan Thompson Reception: Saturday, May 31, 6pm – 9pmMay 31 – June 22, 2014 Hours: Wednesdays, 4:00pm – 8:00pm and by appointment


Creative Alliance Nick Van Zanten & Spencer Carmona: Not Too Close June 13 – 28 Gallery hours: Tue-Sat, 11am-7pm Amalie Rothschild Gallery Exhibition Reception: 5:30–7:30pm On view: June 13 – June 28


Raw Baltimore Presents: Panorama June 19, 2014 8pm-12am

A bi-monthly multi-genre group exhibition featuring a variety of 30+ local emerging artists. RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.

This event is 18+, cocktail attire, come dressed to impress! Tickets available online for only $15 at www.RAWartists.org/Baltimore! 8pm Adv. $15 Door:$20


Gallery CA BLUSH New Paintings & Prints by Xinyi Cheng + Curtis Miller + Jeffrey Dell June 13, 2014 – July 9, 2014, Opening: Friday, June 13, 2014  7 p.m


Baltimore Museum of Art Front Room: Seth Adelsberger June 29–November 2, 2014 A variety of luminescent and textured paintings from Baltimore-based artist Seth Adelsberger demonstrates the artist’s innovative approaches to painting over the past five years. In intense blues and saturated magentas, he creates his Submersion Paintings by staining untreated canvases with rich washes of acrylic paint before applying a thick layer of gesso. In his hands, this viscous white paint is unorthodoxly sandwiched in between the initial stained layers and a final wash of color, adding texture and dynamic form.

In his Border Paintings, the artist treats a painting’s surface as material to be cut away, leaving only a painted and wrapped edge to frame the void where one would expect to find the most important part of a picture. In other pieces, carpet fragments enhanced with images digitally manipulated replace paint and canvas as the media from which a ‘painting’ is made.

Adelsberger (American, born 1979) is the co-Founding Director of Nudashank Gallery, which has exhibited work by emerging artists, many from Baltimore’s vibrant arts community. His own work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions across the country. In 2008, he received the top award for painting from the Maryland State Arts Council. He received his BSA in Fine Arts from Towson University in 2002, and is a native of Emmitsburg, Maryland.

The exhibition is organized by Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman.


Springsteen Gallery  Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez + Alan Resnick Details coming soon…

MICA Exhibitions MFA in Studio Arts Thesis Exhibitions Saturday, June 28 – Saturday, July 12, 2014 Reception: Saturday, June 28, 6-8 p.m.

Metro Gallery Allison Yasukawa June-July 2014


Station North Chicken Box LAND GRAB by Allison Yasukawa, presented by ICA Baltimore June 14 to July 7 opening reception Saturday, June 14 7-10pm

Top of the World “Destinations” Exhibition

Top of the World Observation Level is excited to welcome “Destinations,” a collaborative exhibition from D. Emerson Myers and Doug Moulden.  Myers’s work is guided compositionally by the city’s infrastructure and thematically by the city itself, its people and its culture.  He takes mapped grids and turns them into a patchwork of colorful neighborhoods and districts.  In his work, Moulden creates a landscape devoid of humans encourages the viewer to place themselves metaphorically into the painting.  The exhibition is on display from Friday, June 20 to Sunday, August 24, 2014.   Guests have an opportunity to visit the for free and meet the artist on Friday, June 20, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  Top of the World is located on the 27th floor of the World Trade Center at 401 E. Pratt Street.

Regular hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 7pm and Sunday from 11am to 6pm.  Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and military, and $3 for children 3 to 12 years old.  The last ticket is sold a half-hour before closing.

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Schulman Project MICA One-Year Out May 16 – June 15 2014 Artists: Shelsea Dodd, Thomas Doyle, Eden Hovenga, Deniz Olcay, Anna Queen

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Baltimore Clayworks Clay from the Classroom and Baltimore Clayworks’ Teachers June 7-21, 2014 Both shows will feature wheel-thrown functional ware, hand-built  sculpture and figures created by children and adults. A variety of finishing  techniques are employed; high and low-fire glazes, wood, salt, pit and electric  firing. All work has been created on-site and taught by professional artists at  the Mt Washington and Community Arts satellite studios: Jubilee Art Center,  Tuerk House and The Zeta Center for Healthy Active Aging.  The work that will be on display is by  beginners and advanced student artists in all stages of life, as well as our  very talented and remarkable ceramics instructors.

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Gallery 788 Salon Show – Group Art Show Thursday, June 5th @ 7PM

Platform Projects Opening Event! Saturday, May 31, 7-10pm