We had more than 130 artists participate in last year’s School 33 Art Center Open Studio Tour! Below are some photos from Woodberry Studios, located at 2121 Druid Park Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218.

The 2016 Open Studio Tour takes place between 10am – 6pm on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9. Register your studio by August 15, 2016!

Click Here To Register Online

Ed Harris and Julia Neiderman

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Julia Niederman:Julia NeidermanJulia Neiderman 2

Neil Feather:Neil Feather

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Cornel Rubino:Cornel RubinoCornel Rubino 2



Funding projects which you have begun or which are well underway, and for which you have substantial work to show. We request that the majority of your submitted materials be related to and part of this project. (See the Recent Grantees page for examples of  recently funded projects.) Please take time to read the guidelines and application form via Submittable carefully.


Small artist support grants ( $500 – $1500 ) to individual feminist women in the arts  (citizens with primary residence in the U.S. and Canada)


Theater, playscripts, videos, and work which is or will be self-published. We do not give loans or provide money for educational assistance, work on dissertations or research (except research to be used in writing a book). We do not provide funds for the cost of editing services, business projects, or emergency money for people in need. We rarely give money to groups. Those who have applied for a grant previously must wait two years before reapplying to the fund. Former grantees must wait five years before reapplying.


Applicants will be notified about grant decisions approximately five months after the deadline date.  Generally, notifications are sent mid-May for fiction, mixed-genre, and visual art and mid-November for poetry and nonfiction.


Our link to Submittable will go live and allow you to apply on  January 1st  for each annual application cycle. Below are the materials you will need to gather and write one you are ready to apply.

Writers: a 400-word project description, a budget (as attachment), a 100-word description explaining why you are applying to a feminist fund, a 2-page resume (as attachment), and up to 20 pages of writing.

Mixed Genre (graphic and visual art with text): all of the above and up to 20 pages of text & illustration in .jpg format

Visual Artists: a 400-word project description, a budget (as attachment), a 100-word description explaining why you are applying to a feminist fund, a 2-page resume (as attachment), and 4 work samples in .jpg format, labeled as to title, size, medium, date.

Image specifications (also found in Submittable once beginning the application):  Upload 4 images using the file upload buttons. Each JPEG may be no larger than 1600 pix in any direction. The image resolution must be between 72 and 100 dpi. Each file must be less than 1MB and labeled with the applicant’s last name followed by a period, first initial, underscore and number, for example SMITH.J_1.JPG, SMITH.J_2.JPG.

DEADLINES (you may apply in only one genre)

January 1 – January 31, 2017  for Nonfiction and Poetry.  All applications accepted via Submittable Please click the link below to submit to our online application. These applications have a $25 fee, payable by credit card or PayPal.

January 1 – January 31, 2018  for Visual Art, Fiction and Mixed Genre via Submittable.Please click the link below to submit to our online application.  These applications have a $25 fee, payable by credit card or PayPal


Please note that as of 2015, we no longer accept applications through snail mail. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you’ll grow with us as we move toward a more sustainable application process for all. Good luck! We’re excited to read your work.


Everyone has a story, and we believe that any story can become a work of art.

www.StoriesToArt.com empowers art lovers to select exclusive pieces of art or commission art, music or poetry inspired by their own – or a loved one’s – stories and memories. The result is a one-of-a-kind treasure/gift that offers them unique creative input while allowing artists to maintain their style and creative license. Best of all, artists on our site keep 60% of their sales, and 5% of our profits go to arts education via StoriesToArt Gives Back.

We welcome distinguished artists from every field, and recent art school graduates are encouraged to apply to this contest.

A Competition With Unique InspirationsAnd Cash Prizes, Too.

From the stories at the very bottom of these rules, choose at least 1 as inspiration (literal and/or figurative) for a piece of art, poetry or song. Use our other stories as inspiration or submit up to 5 additional works of art along with the stories that inspired them. Stories should not be more than 125-200 words long. Each contestant must submit at least 3 entries.

Think about how your style would work with capturing a moment or story someone tells you – we can envision paintings, sculpture, illustration, comics, animation, industrial designs, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, photography, poetry and songs, but are open to all media.



Entry Deadline: 6/30/16

Contest Duration:  January 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016
Invitations to Exhibit on StoriesToArt.com :  January 31 – July 31, 2016
Winners Announced: By July 31, 2016

The Awards

Round One: A panel of professional artists, poets and songwriters will choose up to 400 artists to invite to exhibit their work on StoriesToArt.com, an online gallery that will launch in 2016.  Invitations will be sent between January 31 and July 31, 2016.

Round Two: The judges will then select 12 finalists from the invitees and award the top 12 works as outlined below. Good luck!

1st Place
$5,000 Cash
and your art and profile featured on the StoriesToArt homepage

2nd Place
$3,000 Cash
and your art and profile featured on StoriesToArt

3rd Place
$1,000 Cash
and your art and profile featured on StoriesToArt

4th – 12th Place
$500 Cash
and your art featured on StoriesToArt

The top 12 will be posted to StoriesToArt.com.


Images – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Audio – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Video – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Total Media – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6

Entry Fee (Stories To Art Call for Artists, Poets and Songwriters Uploading Fee): $15.00

Win up to $5,000 and Be A Featured Artist On StoriesToArt!












Art @ Work  launched its pilot program in the summer of 2015 by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The arts in partnership with Jubilee Arts in the neighborhood of Sandtown. It’s a five week program that brings together Baltimore City youth who are enrolled in the YouthWorks program and master teaching artists, to create 8 murals and mosaics throughout a selected neighborhood in Baltimore City. Art @ Work 2016 is taking place in the neighborhood of Upton, running from June 27th-July 29th.

The program not only offers the youth of Baltimore career opportunities and an introduction to employment in the arts, but it also gives participants an opportunity to express themselves through art in a positive environment, while at the same time working to beautify and enhance their community.

Youth participants will work in 8 groups of 10 alongside one professional artists and one intern, to canvas the neighborhood, develop designs, present their design proposals to the public, and bring their design ideas to fruition. The youth apprentices also receive soft skills in workforce development and financial literacy training, as well as leadership development in areas like public speaking, community activism, interview preparation, and resume writing. Thus Art @ Work also aims to help prepare and train participants to enter and flourish in the workforce.

In its inaugural year, Art @ Work employed 80 of Baltimore youths, ages 14-21, and created 9 spectacular murals and mosaics in the neighborhood of Sandtown, under the apprenticeship of the master teaching artists. This year, 8 professional artists have been selected for the Upton program, many of whom are returnees from last summer, as well as some new faces, each Master with their own distinct and exciting artistic style.

Ernest Shaw, one of the Master Teachers from the summer 2015 program in Sandtown, is excited and enthusiastic to come back this summer, and to have the opportunity to participate in such a successful and rewarding program once again.

Shaw’s artwork is a creative endeavor to accurately reflect his upbringing and education in a visual way, and to grapple with the portrayal of African Americans in our society. Much of his art specifically works combat negative images and stereotypes of African people throughout the diaspora. “My mission and purpose is to illustrate the beauty of being an African in America while maintaining truthfulness and authenticity in the process.” A native to West Baltimore, Shaw is an experienced painter and muralist, who’s impressive, expressive, and vibrant works can be seen throughout his home city.


Gary Mullen, Mullen, another returning master teacher is an award winning artist who studied graphic design at Morgan State, Mullen refers to his unique panting style as Synthetic Cubism, which he developed through the study of genius artists like Pablo Picasso. Mullen has painted several public murals throughout Baltimore City, which have been praised in The Baltimore Sun and other publications over the years.

Last summer, Mullen greatly enjoyed being able to help the youth of Baltimore grow a deeper appreciation for art, as well as helping them improve their painting skills.

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Herb Massie another returning Master Teacher and lifelong resident of Baltimore City, is a self-taught community based mosaic artist and sculptor. As director of community engagement for Baltimore Clayworks, and recipient of this years Sue Hess Maryland Arts Advocate of the Year Award, Massie has coordinated, led, and participated in several community art projects in and around the city including, Discovering Community: The History of East Baltimore and The Parkway Community mural, among others.

Best known for his mosiacs and claywork, he is also a seasoned and celebrated teacher in art-making all around Baltimore.


Iandry Randriamandroso, a Baltimore resident originally from Madagascar, is a muralist and community artist, specializing in graphic and mixed media art-making which focuses on subjects pertaining to the environment and social issues.

He has worked with Baltimore office of Promotion of the Arts before, both as a Master artist in last years Art @ Work program, and as the selected artist for the Bmore Birds Project, for which he created several large scale public murals depicting the local birds of Maryland.

Randriamandroso works to use art as an educational tool to facilitate inclusive and hands on presentation, and creates works that are accessible to everyone and engage the community.

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Ignacio Mariño Larrique is Uruguayan a Miami based artist who specializes in murals and symbolism. He engages the community in his art by creating customized holistic art works.

Mariño Larrique has also worked as a painting teacher and a volunteer artist, working to improve cities and public buildings by creating vibrant and intricate murals on their facades.

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Julie Anne Horton is a visual artist, teacher, and social justice advocate currently living and working in Baltimore. She came to Baltimore to study painting at the Hoffberger School Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she received her Master of Fine arts Degree

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Megan Lewis, a professional illustrator, utilizes a variety of mediums in her array of dynamic and colorful artwork. She works to create images that focuses on stories reflecting a critical view of social, historical, and cultural issues. Currently she is living in her hometown of Baltimore and works as a freelance artist.

Another returning Master artist, in the past year Lewis has gained experience teaching and painting murals and learning how to effectively teach art to youth to ensure each participant gets the most benefit possible from the Art @ Work program.

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Mike Thomas, an artist and teacher Baltimore obtained his BFA and MFA  in art Education at The Maryland Institute College of Art. He has participated in many art exhibits and won several awards over the years

He is a returning Master Teacher for Art @ Work and looks forward to an equally successful and enriching experience with the youth of Baltimore as he experienced last year.

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This summer, each of the eight teams teams will create public murals and mosaics along the Pennsylvania Avenue cultural corridor at sites including: Shake & Bake Family Fun Center, The Avenue Market, Sissy’s Seafood, Lafayette Market, Crazy Beauty Mart, Etting & Wilson Park, Eutaw Marshburn Elementary School and the 1900 block of Division Street.

On Wednesday July 6th from 6-9pm the youth artists led a community design presentation to present their project ideas at the Shake & Bake Family Fun Center.

We are all eager and excited to see the designs the masters and apprentices come up, and how these projects will materialize over the next several weeks, until the program is completed. On July 29th, the the completion of the program will be celebrated and viewed with trolley tours at Shake & Bake from 6-9pm.


Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall Airport) is currently constructing the D/E Connector and Security Checkpoint. This project creates a secure side connection between Concourse D and Concourse E, allows international arrivals at gates D1-D3, and creates a new Security Screening Checkpoint for all Concourses D and E passengers. With the large passenger traffic that will utilize the new facility, BWI Marshall Airport recognizes the opportunity to showcase the region’s talented art community with a gallery space along the connector. BWI Marshall Airport invites all artists (ages 18 and older) residing in the State of Maryland or the District of Columbia to submit up to three digital images of artwork that can be reproduced and printed on large-scale fabric panels to be displayed within the D/E Connector for one of four six-month exhibits. The jurors will consider any two-dimensional work of art, in reproducible format, following the guidelines below.
Jurors will select 28 images from the entries, to be displayed in four shows of seven pieces lasting 6 month each, over a five-year period.
Entries may be submitted to: www.bwiairport.com/en/arts/. Recommended size of digital image for submittal is 2,000 pixels on the longest side. Maximum image size is 20 megapixels. Maximum file size for submittals is 2MB. A maximum of three submittals per artist are permitted.
Entries may also be sent via US Mail, using the following procedure:
– Print out and complete the attached Artist Release Form (one form per image).
– Enclose a CD disk or USB drive containing up to three digital art image(s). Please note CD or USB drive
will NOT be returned.
– Mail disk with digital image and completed Artist Release Form to:
BWI Marshall Art Program
Maryland Aviation Administration
Attn: Debbie Watkins, JMT
P.O. Box 8766
BWI Airport, Maryland 21240
– Mailed submittals must be received no later than July 29, 2016. Submittals after that date will not
be accepted.
Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the artist is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted.
By submitting an entry, contestants grant non-exclusive reproduction and publication rights to the works
submitted to BWI Marshall Airport, which will not be returned.
Selections are blind juried through an online system.
Full competition detailsExhibit Opportunity JUL5


Call to Artists/Request for Qualifications

The Discovery Center
Project Budget: $80,000
Deadline for Submissions: August 24, 2016

Philadelphia – The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, announce a public art competition to commission three site-specific entry-gates for The Discovery Center, a new environmental education center to-be-located in the Strawberry Mansion district of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia.  This commission is in collaboration with the the East Park Leadership and Conservation Center, and is part of a $8.2 million new construction project.

A budget of $80,000 has been allocated for this Percent for Art commission.  This sum is inclusive of all artist(s) fees, insurance, fabrication, installation, travel, and all other project related expenses.

Click here to view the entire Call to Artists

Contact:  Public Art Director Margot Berg, margot.berg@phila.gov; or Percent for Art Project Manager Jacque Liu, jacque.liu@phila.gov