Call for Entries:

46th Annual Labor Day Art Show

We invite you to submit an application for our 46th Annual Labor Day Art Show, held in the Spanish Ballroom from September 3 through September 5, 2016. This art exhibition is truly a Glen Echo Park tradition, where students, teachers, and art enthusiasts come together every year to enjoy the Park and its many distinctive arts programs.

The show features work from more than 250 artists from the greater Washington, DC area. The display includes a wide range of media, such as sculpture, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, fiber arts, jewelry, photography, and furniture.

We are pleased to announce the opening of the “call for entries.” This year all entries will be reviewed and approved in advance using an online system. Please visit theLabor Day Art Show Call for Entries page to learn more.

Applications Due: Monday, August 1, 2016, 5:00 pm

A public reception will be held on Friday, September 2, 7:30 – 9 pm.


Call for Entries: National Juried Exhibition: “Art as Politics”

Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC

Deadline for submissions: July 5, 2016 

Express everything you love and hate in the current election process as a visual art form. Love, anger, concern – get it all out and be part of our show. Abstract, figurative, installation – all original visual media are welcome.

Awards: 1st Prize: $750, 2nd Prize: $500, 3rd Prize: $250

To apply please visit their website and click on “ART AS POLITICS” JURIED SHOW ENTRY.


CFP: INFORMATION; Black Voices in Contemporary Art

DEADLINE: July 1, 2016

The Salisbury University Art Galleries are calling for proposals by artists or curators for installations and/or socially engaged projects that are provocative, inquisitive and contribute to the ongoing conversation of race and representation in contemporary art and society. We are open to a plurality of topics and seek to present the infinitely varied perspectives that exist in Black Culture. We are especially interested in projects that include community involvement/engagement.

Selected artists/curators will be presenting projects at our temporary gallery space in downtown Salisbury. This space has a very publicly visible store-front window area that we encourage proposals to consider and utilize. Dimensions and images of this space can be found on the floor plan below.

Proposals should include:

  • Your name, contact information, and a current CV; as well as the names of all artists involved if a group project is proposed.
  • A thorough description of the project, addressing how it relates to the themes mentioned above as well as more practical information such as the artist(s) and artwork(s) involved. In addition, please state any technical needs to realize your proposal. Selected projects will be supported with travel money and a small honorarium.
  • If additional funding is needed to mount the project please include that in your proposal as well.
  • Please include at least 3 images to support your project narrative. These can be sent as attachments, or you can include a URL with the project description.
  • Proposals must be complete and received by July 1, 2016 for full consideration. Send all materials to galleries@salisbury.edu and use the subject “inFORMATION” in your email.
  • For any questions please contact Elizabeth Kauffman, Director of Galleries ateckauffman@salisbury.edu or 410-546-2884.




The College’s annual national juried exhibition highlights work selected from entries by artists from across the country. The show features a wide array of media, ranging from photography and prints to painting and sculpture.

Call for Artists and 2016 Exhibit Calendar

  • 6/24:  Entry deadline
  • 7/15:  Jury notification posted on website
  • 7/26:  Deadline for artwork to be received
  • 8/29 – 9/29  Exhibition at Harper College

This morning, Tuesday June 21st, The Baltimore Museum of Art, in partnership with the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, closed the Museum for a press preview of the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize finalists exhibition, before it opens to the public on Wednesday, June 22 – Sunday July 31st.

The exhibition showcases the seven finalists in the running for the ultimate Sondheim Artscape prize of a $25,000 fellowship, which is awarded to one Baltimore artist each year.

The seven finalist each presented a diverse, exciting, and extremely thought provoking gallery of their personal work. addressing important themes such as race, sexual assault, religion, and LGBTQ issues.

2016 finalists:

Theo Anthony

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Filmmaker and photographer Theo Anthony has explored poignant themes and, at times, political subjects in locations that range from his Baltimore home to Africa. The video Peace in the Absence of War (Baltimore, MD) considers responses by citizens, law enforcement, and national media to the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent Baltimore uprising of April 2015. Anthony addresses this topic further in a series of photographic portraits of helmeted police officers.

Imagery of men and boys in helmets continues in photographs of football players and a child living on the streets of Masisi, a city in the conflict-ridden Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Cultural rites associated with masculinity are further explored in works about bodybuilding and car shows.

Stephanie Barber

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Based in Baltimore, Stephanie Barber is a multi-media artist who works most frequently with film, video, and the written word. She explores the narrative and conceptual dimensions of language, as well as its visual qualities; these are exemplified in the Lawn Poem on view.

Barber has created an installation which considers the historical, philosophical, and spiritual ways humans grapple with the concept of “nature.” Encapsulated in the idea of nature are divisions and hierarchies between the domesticated and wild that might also be applied to power dynamics in human relationships. Barber states: “a desire to clearly communicate complex ideas, through humor, inquiry, pathos, and unexpected juxtapositions is at the core of much of my writing and film work.”

Visitors are invited to peer through viewfinders or place a quarter in a vending machine to purchase an idea.

Darcie Book

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Darcie Book’s work blurs boundaries between painting and sculpture. Rather than a series of brushstrokes, her wallbased work includes passages of poured, folded, and draped paint that have a strong three-dimensional quality. Although these carefully built-up layers of paint are already dry, they still convey the oozing, tactile qualities that artists experience when they squeeze paint from tubes onto their palettes. In other words, Book’s works emphasize the sensation of paint as an inviting material in itself rather than a component of a flat image.

The Baltimore-based artist also creates installations, painstakingly applying gold leaf to walls and then positioning columns enrobed in colors nearby. The vivid surfaces of the columns are reflected in the gold leaf, producing the effect of a painting executed in space rather than on a single plane.

Larry Cook

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Larry Cook, a conceptual artist living in Landover, MD, alters pre-existing text, images, audio, and video in order to illustrate the evolution of racism in America. Using a variety of devices, he captures the attention of visitors and prompts them, whatever their ethnicity, to confront their personal racial biases and the circumstances of contemporary black Americans.

Cook’s video Stockholm Syndrome juxtaposes film footage from several sources. Images of slaves, taken from the TV series Roots (1970) and the movie Twelve Years a Slave (2013) are seen alongside footage of the diverse crowd attending Barack Obama’s 2008 acceptance speech upon his election as the country’s first black president—an event that led to the premature declaration of a post-racial America. The work takes its name from psychological phenomena that cause kidnapping victims to develop empathy for their captors, sometimes even defending them. Some of My Best Friends are Black, realized in white neon, takes issue with the frequently heard defense against the charge of racism or white privilege, and encourages us to reflect on the possibility that despite our best intentions, the subconscious may not be immune to the racial biases perpetuated by the media.

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture (Co-founded by Hannah Brancato and Rebecca Nagle)

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FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture describes itself as a “creative activist effort to upset the culture of rape and promote a culture of consent.” The organization was founded in 2010 by Hannah Brancato and Rebecca Nagle, community organizers and artists living in Baltimore. The group deploys its messages against sexual violence through public art projects and events, as well as through the Internet and media campaigns. On view is a small portion of FORCE’s The Monument Quilt, a growing compilation of the stories of survivors of sexual violence presented on 8-foot by 8-foot squares of red fabric. In 2017, FORCE seeks to bring 6,000 of these quilt squares (produced in workshops across the country) to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., where they will spell out the equally cautionary and consoling phrase “Not Alone.” Accompanying the quilt squares at the BMA is video footage documenting earlier presentations of the quilt. FORCE will also conduct a public awareness program as part of its Sondheim exhibition contribution.

Eric Kruszewski

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Eric Kruszewski, a photographer and filmmaker based in Washington, D.C., has undertaken an in-depth exploration of the pioneering LEAD ministry initiated by Saint Matthew Catholic Church in Baltimore. LEAD (LGBT Educating and Affirming Diversity) supports the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender members of its parish and the broader community. In addition to documenting the work of LEAD’s director, Father Joseph Muth Jr., Kruszewski conducted interviews with a variety of members of the Saint Matthew Community to reveal the varied backgrounds that have led to their participation in LEAD.

Kruszewski presents his footage as a video altarpiece, surrounded by reclaimed pews. The stories of the individuals involved in LEAD are further detailed in videos presented on digital tablets within the church-like installation. The filmmaker has observed that “LEAD offers a safe place for the diverse LGBT community to congregate, share, and find comfort amidst a larger church environment that does not fully accept them.”

Christos Palios

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Christos Palios, a first-generation Greek-American living in Baltimore, photographs both the United States and the country of his ancestors. As long as he can remember, Palios has made regular trips to Greece to spend time with family. While the international media often focuses on the country’s economic and refugee crises, the artist offers layered perspectives on contemporary Greek society.

The concrete structures that appear in Un-Finished // Contemporary Ruins are abandoned construction projects that punctuate today’s Greek landscape. Arranged in a grid, the images call to mind the work of Bernd and Hilla Becher, 20th-century photographers renowned for their dispassionate depiction of water towers, grain elevators, and other industrial buildings. Framed against the grey sky, the skeletal structures of Palios’ work are emblematic of Greece’s financial troubles. At the same time, they evoke the celebrated temples of Greek antiquity.

In his still life series Conversations, Palios photographs tabletops at the close of a meal. The remnants are evidence of the time-honored tradition of gathering with family and friends for nutritional and social sustenance. The inclusion of cell phones and smart phones adds a contemporary time-stamp to the still lifes, calling to mind the benefits of global connectivity, as well as the stresses and distractions of 21st-century living.


Starr Space Gallery Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

Any medium and any discipline is eligible for entry.

Show Dates: July 8, 2016- July 22, 2016

Entry Deadline: June 19,2016

Opening Party: Evening of July 8, 2016

An opening party will be held at Starr Space Gallery on the evening of July 8, 2016 during which the EXCALIBUR BRONZE SCULPTURE FOUNDRY staff will conduct an exhibition CANDLELIGHT BRONZE POUR. Excalibur will open its doors to New York City at night during the show’s opening party for a very special bronze pour exhibition presented by the venerable 49-year old bronze sculpture foundry in the burgeoning arts hub of Bushwick in Brooklyn.

For more information and to apply: http://www.starrspacebrooklyn.com/


Strange Figurations, this thematic exhibition is focused primarily on Surreal, Visionary, Outsider and generally Extraordinary art forms. Open to all media, techniques and styles. 72” maximum dimension. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, September 8 – October 2, 2016. Three artists from the exhibition will be selected to appear in the annual, “Best of Limner” Magazine and catalog.


ELIGIBILITY AND RESTRICTIONS: The competition is open to all artists, national and international, working in all media. All forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphics, digital and installation art, video, etc. are eligible. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Wall mounted works must not be taller than 72″ no wider than 120″. Sculptural work must fit through a 36″ wide entry door.

EXHIBITION AND AWARDS: Winning artists will be featured in a group exhibition at the Limner Gallery, September 8 – October 1, 2016. The exhibition will also be displayed on the Limner Gallery web site. Three artists will be featured in the new Best Of Limner annual catalog and magazine. EXHIBITION TERMS: All works in the show must be for sale. The gallery will take a 30 percent commission on all sales. Sale price is determined by the artist.

ENTRY FEES: There is a $35.00 entry fee for one to four artworks entered, presentation is by digital JPG image files. There is a $5.00 fee for each additional artwork above four. Details of 2D artwork count as an additional artwork. Sculptors may provide one additional view per artwork without cost. Artists accepted to exhibit will not be charged additional fees of any kind. Payments by credit card at time of entry using PayPal, or check or money order payable to SlowArt Productions.

USE / COPYRIGHTS: Artist retains all copyrights to submitted images and represented artwork. Digital images submitted with artist entry are for exhibition selection only and will be deleted after completion of the selection process. By entering the competition, artists selected to exhibit grant Limner Gallery rights to use the selected image(s) on printed materials and the gallery web site for promotional purposes only. Limner Gallery and/or SlowArt retain no copyrights to artists work.

NOTIFICATION: Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than July 30, 2016. Results will be posted on or before this date at: http://www.slowart.com/results. Notification will be made via email and by posting on the results page. All artists who provide a working email address will be notified via email, if no email is provided, artists will be notified via postal mail only if accepted to exhibit. Type your email address clearly, if a mistake is made you will not be notified.