2016 Sondheim winners FORCE (Hannah Brancato and Rebecca Nagle)

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is excited to announce the 12th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. Applications are now being accepted for the prestigious competition which awards a $25,000 fellowship to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Baltimore region.

An exhibition of the finalists’ work will be featured in the Special Exhibition Galleries at the Walters Art Museum. The prize is held in conjunction with the 36th annual Artscape, America’s largest free arts festival taking place Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23, 2017 along Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street.

Deadline: Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Applictaion fee: $30 for 5 artworks or a 10 minute video

Awards: $25,000 fellowship

Award Ceremony Reception: Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 7pm at the Walters Art Museum

Approximately six finalists are selected for the final review for the prize. Their work is showcased in the Special Exhibition Galleries at the Walters Art Museum from Saturday, June 17 through Sunday, August 13, 2017. Additionally, an exhibition of the semifinalists’ work is shown in the Decker and Meyerhoff galleries of MICA on Friday, July 21 through Sunday, August 6, 2017. An opening reception for the semifinalist exhibition takes place Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm at MICA, located at 1301 W. Mount Royal Avenue.

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EMULSION 2017, The Fourth Annual East City Art Regional Juried Show has an open call for artsists. They ow have a bigger location to accommodate the increase in the number of applicants for EMULSION. They have contracted the use of the 5,000 square foot PEPCO Edison Place Gallery. They hope to show a minimum of 40 artists. This increases your chance to participate. They have increased the first prize purse from $1,500 to $2,000. They have also added two additional cashes prizes of $250 in the new honorable mention category.

EMULSION 2017 opens on Fri., March 3 and runs through Thu., March 16. That’s two full weeks of viewing plus weeknight programming. Television Coverage from PBS, who will be filming the drop-off, installation and opening reception.

Awards: $2000 First Place Prize, $1,000 Second Place Prize, $500 Third Place Prize, and Two (2) $250 Honorable Mentions

Entry Fee: $42.50 paid to East City Art via Submittable.

Submission: You may submit up to five (5) works including images, video and audio.

Entry Deadline: January 9, 2017

Juror Review: January 10-23

Artist Notification: January 24

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