Two very anticipated albums from Baltimore are coming out soon- Dan Deacon’s “Gliss Riffer” comes out next week, and Lower Dens’ “Escape from Evil” will drop at the end of March. Check out some interviews and give them a listen!

Gliss Riffer streaming on NPR’s First Listen.

Dan Deacon interview in Consequence of Sound.

Video for Feel the Lightning

Lower Dens video for “To Die in L.A.”, featuring video work by Baltimore artist Hermonie Only.

Jana Hunter interview in Vogue.

Pitchfork review of “To Die in L.A.”

VisArts invites artists working in all media to apply for 2016 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.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 before midnight
*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

All application materials must be submitted online through our website no later than 11:59 pm EST on 03/25/2015. Application materials submitted by mail or hand delivery must be received in our administrative offices (3rd floor) no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Required Application Materials

Application Form
Images Submit 5 – 10 images of work produced during the past 3 years. Work samples can be a combination of high resolution photos and time-based media.
Media Requirements: Images must be in .jpg, .jpeg, .png, or .gif file format. Minimum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Maximum file size 5MB per image. 2 minutes of video, film, sound or performance documentation = one work. Up to 10 minutes total.
List of Works Form
Artist Statement (1 page maximum)
Artist Biography (1 page maximum)
Exhibition Proposal: Briefly describe the exhibition, installation or project for the gallery space.
Application Fee ($15.00) – online application will require payment by credit card or Pay Pal
Submission Guidelines

Apply online : Complete the online application and submit all images and required documents on the VisArts website, Click Here.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 before midnight
Apply by mail: All required application materials must be RECEIVED in our Administrative Offices (3rd floor) no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Download Application Forms.
Send or deliver all required application materials to:
Exhibitions Department
VisArts at Rockville
155 Gibbs Street, Suite 300
Rockville, MD 20850

Make payment of Application Fee by check made payable to: VisArts (Please write “Solo Application 2016″ in the memo line)

Applicants will be notified of the status of their application via email by April 13, 2015.


Please send any questions via email with “Solo Exhibitions 2016″ in the subject line to Susan Main, Exhibitions Coordinator at:

CharmTV is pleased to present Black Classic Movies in honor of Black History Month.

During the month of February, CharmTV will premiere a new classic movie Fridays at 8 pm EST on Channel 25 in Baltimore city. The movies will also repeat Fridays at 9:30 pm and Saturdays at 8 pm and 9:30 pm.

The following movies will air on CharmTV in February:

February 6

The Jackie Robinson Story featuring Ruby Dee & Jackie Robinson

February 13

Emperor Jones featuring Paul Robeson

February 20

Hi De Ho featuring Cab Calloway

February 27

The Duke is Tops (Bronze Venus) featuring Lena Horne

For more information on Black Classic Movies go to  For information on CharmTV programs and schedule, go to


The exhibitions program at AAC supports the work of emerging contemporary artists in the Mid-Atlantic region through our SOLOS exhibitions.

Exhibition proposals are reviewed by jurors who then make recommemndations on exhibitions for inclusion in SOLOS. This year’s jurors are Melissa Ho, Assistant Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Chicago-based artist Jefferson Pinder. Selected artists, hailing from DC, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, are then featured in a SOLOS exhibition.


Each year, artists from across the Mid-Atlantic region are selected for solo exhibitions to take place in one of AAC’s seven separate gallery spaces, or outside on the grounds resulting in an exceptional suite of cutting-edge exhibitions featuring art in variety of media. Proposals that specifically take into account AAC’s space, layout, and surrounding environs are encouraged.


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


Submissions will be reviewed by jurors who are curators, artists, and arts professionals.

HOW TO APPLY? Submit your proposal online HERE!

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE? March 4, 2015 at midnight

The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards was established by Carol Trawick in 2003. Ms. Trawick has served as a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda. She is past Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and Founder of The Trawick Prize. Additionally, the Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation was established in 2007 after the Trawicks sold their successful information technology company.
Catriona Fraser, award-winning photographer, curator and juror is the nonvoting Chair of the The Trawick Prize. Ms. Fraser is the owner of the Fraser Gallery.

Best in Show – $10,000
Second Place – $2,000
Third Place – $1,000
Young Artists* – $1,000
*Young Artist whose birthday is after April 7, 1985 may be awarded this prize.

The Jurors will select up to 10 finalists who will be invited to display their work in a group exhibition at Gallery B in downtown Bethesda in September 2015.

Important Dates:

Deadline for application:
April 7, 2015
Notification Mailed:
May 8, 2015
Exhibition Date:
September 2015

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites eligible artists to enter The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. Artists must be 18 years of age or older and permanent, full-time residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. The selected artwork will be on exhibit in September 2015 at Gallery B in downtown Bethesda, MD.

All original 2-D and 3-D fine art including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, fiber art, digital, mixed media and video will be accepted. The maximum dimensions should not exceed 96 inches in any direction. No reproductions. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and must be available for the duration of the exhibition. Artwork does not have to be for sale at the exhibition. Selected artists must deliver and pick up artwork to and from Gallery B. All works on paper must be framed to full conservation standards.


Stefanie Fedor, Executive Director, Arlington Arts Center
John Ruppert, sculptor, Professor and Chair of the University of Maryland’s Department of Art
Richard Waller, Executive Director of University Museums, University of Richmond

DEADLINE: February 15, 2015 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST

Read the Full Prospectus HERE
Apply via Submittable HERE

Exhibition stills from EMULSION 2013.
Gallery OonH images–Top image, street level; middle image, upper level; bottom image, outdoor courtyard. Photos by Greg Staley for East City Art.

EMULSION: The Second Annual East City Art Regional Juried Show

$1,250 First Place Prize
$750 Second Place Prize
$500 Third Place Prize
Two People’s Choice Awards

An entry fee of $38.50 paid to East City Art Media LLC

This call for entry is open to all residents 18 years of age or over who reside or create art within 50 miles of East City Art’s headquarters located at 922 G Street SE, Washington, DC. Click on Map below for a block-by-block view

Gallery O on H located at 1354 H Street NE in the heart of the Atlas Entertainment District

Opening Reception Sat. March 21 | Closing Reception: Sat. March 28
Exhibition on view March 21-28, 2015 with weeklong programing

Gallery Owner Adah Rose Bitterbaum.