Opening THIS WEDNESDAY, August 20th, 5-9pm
at D center Baltimore, 16 West North Ave, Baltimore


Get a view of what’s been happening in and out of the art room through the art and design of practicing teachers.Through the lens of contemporary art and design, classrooms become installations, prototypes art objects, and demonstrations performance. See how teachers are interpreting these ideas in their research, studio practice, and teaching.


Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem is a two-hour concert special at Pier Six Pavilion on September 15th that will also be live broadcast on THIRTEEN’S Great Performances series on PBS. The live television event is a celebration of the 200th anniversary of our National Anthem. The special will be hosted by actor, musician and author John Lithgow and will feature pop music artist Kristin Chenoweth, country group Little Big Town, American a cappella group Pentatonix, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and more to be announced soon. The patriotic special will feature a diverse line up of entertainers paying tribute to our nation’s ideals in a thrilling and inspiring concert.

Tickets   can be purchased online at, over the phone by calling 410-244-1131, or in person by visiting Rams Head Live (Baltimore) or Rams Head on Stage (Annapolis) box offices. Doors open for onsite concert festivities at 5:00 p.m. with a special non-broadcast performance.

Proposals being accepted for a performance at this year’s Transmodern Festival, Sept 21-27, 2014.

Tied by your Tongue is an immersive evening of dance and performance around the idea of language; its oppressive and liberating nature. Artists will explore how language shapes societal logic, culture, norms, perspectives, and understanding. Audience will be expected to move and shift through the venue space, engaging with a variety of performances and installed environments. Performances will occur on a linear time program so that the audience will not miss any one performance. 

I’m trying to keep the evening to about an hour to an hour and a half. Performances should be 8-10 minutes. I am also interested in performance that is immersive in its set design, so installations are welcome. There will be at least 2 evenings of this performance, at most, 3.

I’m looking for artists who want to push their own boundaries, step outside the box, and really dig deep. Think experimental, untraditional! I am asking for proposals because I have a limited amount of time for the evening. Artists will receive a small stipend.

I hope this opportunity is of interest to you! Deadline for the proposal is soon! August 15th. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at I am open and would love to hear your ideas.

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 26, 2014, 5pm



PLAY is an exhibition that will examine games and play through the lens of contemporary art. We will look at play from a variety of vantage points, including: play as a vital tool for experimentation and innovation in art-making; play as a fruitful source of subject matter and content; and play as a strategy to interact with and engage audiences in contemporary art. This exhibition will take place in the galleries at AAC and on the grounds surrounding the building.

AAC will select approximately 7-10 artists to present works in our 7 main gallery spaces. We are looking for artists working in painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, new media and more to propose a series of works, installations, and concepts that will occupy individual exhibition spaces. Out-of-the-box exhibitions concepts that employ new technologies like augmented reality and mobile applications are also encouraged.

A modest stipend to help offset transportation, production, and other costs will be provided to each artist.


AAC will release two additional calls for proposals related to this exhibition for artists to activate our lawn with public art projects. The first call (to be released in early September) will be for two projects that will run for the duration of the exhibition. The second call (to be released in early 2015) will be for artist designed lawn games for two pop-up community events.


PLAY will take place July 11 – October 10, 2015.


Artists who produce cutting-edge contemporary art in any and all media, and who live or work in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, or Pennsylvania may submit proposals. Any existing works must have been completed within the last 3 years in order to be considered.


1. Artist’s Statement. 1 page, max.

2. CV/Resume. 3 pages, max.

3. Proposal. 1 page, max. Describe what you plan to do, how you will do it, and what you hope to accomplish with the show. Include information in your proposal about how this project or body of work is well-suited to the galleries at AAC and to the concept of this exhibition.

4. Work Samples. Submit either 12 images; 4 minutes of recorded materials; or 2 minutes of recorded material and 6 images.

5. Work Sample Index. List the works submitted, including the title, dimensions, medium, price or insurance value, and year of creation for each piece.


There is a $35 fee for non-members and a $25 fee for members. For those who would like to join, it’s $45 and your application fee is included.

Questions? We’re here to help. Email us at

Link to application HERE.




Art Maryland 2014, the nineteenth multi-media statewide  juried exhibit sponsored by the Howard County Arts Council, is a premier juried  showcase for artists in the region. Entry is open to visual artists 18 years or  older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, MD.  The juror for the exhibit, which runs from October 31–December 12, is Julia  Marciari-Alexander, the new Executive Director of the Walters Art Museum. For  complete details, visit

The Baltimore Museum of Art’s dynamic contemporary wing exhibition program continues with three new exhibitions of rarely shown works by some of the most intriguing artists working today.


Black Box: Anri Sala (September 14, 2014 – February 22, 2015) Inspired by art historian Michael Fried’s analysis of the art of Anri Sala (Albanian, born 1974) in his book Four Honest Outlaws (2011), this exhibition features Sala’s 43-minute film 1395 Days Without Red, selected by the art historian and the artist. The film recreates the terror and uncertainty civilians endured during the siege of Sarajevo by interspersing scenes of the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra rehearsing the First Movement of Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique with those of a musician making her way through what became known as Sniper Alley. The film’s title references a caution to civilians to avoid wearing bright colors so as to not draw a sniper’s attention. The exhibition is curated by the artist and Michael Fried, The Johns Hopkins University J. R. Herbert Boone Chair in the Humanities, and organized by Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman.

On Paper: Alternate Realities (September 21, 2014 – April 12, 2015) This exhibition presents 26 prints by a diverse group of artists living and working in America who are engaging in a dialog between high and low art by playfully exaggerating and reimaging the visual language of popular culture—religious stories, myths, and folk tales—to consider larger issues of class, gender, and politics. Among the works featured are two complete portfolios by Raymond Pettibon and Trenton Doyle Hancock, as well as newly acquired works by Wangechi Mutu, Amy Cutler, Chitra Ganesh, Toshio Sasaki, Iona Rozeal Brown, and William Villalongo. A long, accordion-bound book by Enrique Chagoya will span the center of the gallery. This exhibition marks the first time all of these works will be on view. The exhibition is curated by Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs Ann Shafer.

Front Room: Dario Robleto (November 16, 2014 – March 29, 2015) This exhibition features Robleto’s Setlists for a Setting Sun body of work—poetic sculptures, prints, and cut-paper works that weave together the histories of recorded light and sound by drawing inspiration from nautical history, space exploration, early sound recordings, and family legacies within American popular music. The Front Room exhibition debuts three new works created by Robleto (American, born 1972) at the Headlands Center of the Arts in Sausalito, CA, as part of its new program to commission art from outstanding contemporary artists. Two of the new works were inspired by the BMA’s proximity to the Space Telescope Science Institute on the campus of The Johns Hopkins University. This exhibition lends a contemporary component to the BMA’s American Wing reopening celebration. The exhibition is curated by Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman. Since the contemporary wing reopening in 2012, the BMA has presented a dozen exhibitions of works by emerging and mid-career artists from Baltimore and beyond. These diverse exhibitions are presented in the new Front Room Gallery, Black Box Gallery for light, sound, and moving image works, and On Paper Gallery for light-sensitive contemporary prints, drawings, and photographs.

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Saturday, August 16th
Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds

Hey.  We’re the Rams Head Group and we’re all about Food, Fun & Beer.

What started in 1989 as a small, 30-seat pub in Annapolis, Maryland has grown over the last 25 years.  And through that growth, our committment to yummy food, craft beer and music has only grown stronger.  Much stronger.

We book nearly 700 concerts in Maryland (@ramsheadlive, @ramsheadonstage, @piersixpavilion) plus 600+ nights of free, live & local music in our restaurants. Every year.  That’s a lot of music.  Yeah, we’re committed alright.

So in 2011, we thought let’s get crazy and we launched Silopanna Music Festival.  Hurricane Irene had other plans for us, and 2011 was Irene-d out. We were back in 2012 and man, that was a wicked time.   And here we are in 2014, ready to go again.   Silopanna is our daily commitment to Food, Fun & Beer wrapped up into one exceptional day in Annapolis… where it all started in ’89.

Silopanna | Annapolis

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