Submission deadline: March 10, 2017

Maryland Public Television (MPT) & the MPT Foundation, Inc. invites artists and art related companies to apply and donate items and time to a fundraising event on March 25 at the MPT station. An evening of fantastic art, food and libations, Artworks Uncorked & Untapped marries regional artists with local breweries and wineries to celebrate Artworks, an MPT original production with host Rhea Feikin.

The goal of Artworks Uncorked & Untapped is to support and raise funds for MPT, through the MPT Foundation. Events such as these provide funding for MPT to offer the programs you watch and love PLUS educational, outreach, telecommunications, and virtual initiatives that touch the lives of thousands of Marylanders. For this event to be successful, the support of the artistic community is greatly needed.

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The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announces that applications are now available for literary exhibitors, booksellers and tablers for the 22nd Annual Baltimore Book Festival, a literary feast with gourmet eats. The festival takes place Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 11am to 7pm daily at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

Applications are available for authors, booksellers, independent presses and publishers, non-profit or cultural organizations and vendors selling literary-themed items who wish to participate in a single day or all three days of the festival. Tablers receive one 6-foot table within a larger tent on the promenade for one day of the event. Exhibitors may purchase a space in 10 x 10 increments. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until Friday, June 2, 2017 or sellout. Applications are available at

The Baltimore Book Festival is Baltimore’s premier celebration of the literary arts and features hundreds of appearances by local, celebrity and nationally-known authors, book signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, nonstop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by top chefs and culinary-themed panel discussions, workshops, hands-on projects for kids, live music and a thoughtfully curated local food and beverage program. Admission to the festival is free.

The Baltimore Book Festival is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. For more information on the Baltimore Book Festival call 410-752-8632 or visit  Stay connected via social by following Baltimore Book Festival on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Got legal issues? The MDVLA is here to help!
Saturday February 18, from 1-4pm – 30 minutes for $5
Maryland Art Place (218 W. Saratoga St., Baltimore, MD 21201). Anyone interested in making an appointment should email Victoria at

The Bethesda Painting Awards was established by Carol Trawick in 2005. 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.

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The Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film and Media at Johns Hopkins University will continue its mission of empowering innovative audiovisual artists in Baltimore with its third Incubator program. As the Fund approaches its first anniversary – a year in which it contributed $195,000 to the development and production of 10 film, television, virtual reality and technology-centered projects and provided mentorship and production assistance to 37 artists – it is accepting applications for the 2017 Bold Voices, New Paradigms Incubator. The Incubator will feature a Screenplay Lab, Documentary Lab, a Mentorship Program and two Brain Trust Meetings.

“Baltimore and the Johns Hopkins community are rich with artists, entrepreneurs and storytellers with unique voices and projects. Today, these essential voices are more important than ever,” said Roberto Busó-García, director of the Fund and the University’s Master of Arts in Film and Media program. “Our 2017 development and production programs will build upon the success of our inaugural year as we continue to fuel the growth of the film and media industry in Baltimore.”

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  • Name of show: Its The ROC (a Jay-Z Themed Art Show)
  • Location: 407 N. Paca St, Baltimore, MD
  • Show Time: APRIL 22, 2017 5pm-10pm

There is a $30 deposit required to be able to showcase in the show.

– Artists will have two 4ft x 8ft panels to display their artwork

– Please limit artwork size to 3ft x 3ft

– We ask that the artist brings at least one Jay-Z themed art piece.

– Vendors will be provided a table

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Photo by Nate Larson

Jubilee Arts, 901 Arts, and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts are hiring motivated and hardworking young leaders with an interest in painting and drawing to create murals and mosaics this summer for the Art @ Work artist apprenticeship program. Learn how you can be a part of the art! Parents are encouraged to attend.

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