(image credit: The Thoughts In My Head by Megan Lewis, detail)

Art @ Work is a five-week mural artist apprenticeship program for Baltimore City youth enrolled in the city’s YouthWorks program. Dozens of young people ages 14-21 are hired each summer to work side by side with professional artists to create highly visible murals and mosaics throughout their neighborhood.

The goal of Art @ Work is to introduce youth to career opportunities in the arts, offer gainful employment in a positive learning environment and to provide youth with the tools to express themselves through the arts, all while beautifying their community. Since its launch in 2015, Art @ Work has produced 19 indoor and outdoor public art projects in the Sandtown and Upton communities, employing over 150 Baltimore City youth.


The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Jubilee Arts, and 901 Arts seek artists, artist interns, and teen apprentices for the 2017 Art @ Work program. Apply today!

2016 Sondheim winners FORCE (Hannah Brancato and Rebecca Nagle)

2017 Sondheim Artscape Prize Semifinalists

Mequitta Ahuja, Baltimore, MD

Mary Anne Arntzen, Baltimore, MD

Carolyn Case, Cockeysville, MD

Cindy Cheng, Baltimore, MD

Heather Clark, Leesburg, VA

Shannon Collis, Lutherville, MD

Hoesy Corona, Baltimore, MD

Rachel Debuque, Riverdale Park, MD

Sara Dittrich, Baltimore, MD

Selina Doroshenko, Baltimore, MD

Tim Doud, Washington, DC

Mary Early, Washington, DC

Colin Foster, Baltimore, MD

Emily Francisco, Washington, DC

Bryan Funk, Baltimore, MD

Tatiana Gulenkina, Washington, DC

Cadeatra Harvey, Baltimore, MD

Muriel Hasbun, Silver Spring, MD

Taha Heydari, Baltimore, MD

Ricardo Hoegg  , Baltimore, MD

Benjamin Kelley, Baltimore, MD

Travis Levasseur, Baltimore, MD

Nathaniel Lewis, Washington, DC

Giulia Livi, Baltimore, MD

Kelly Lloyd, Baltimore, MD

Bruce Mckaig, Baltimore, MD

Scott Pennington, Baltimore, MD

Paul Rucker, Baltimore, MD

James Singewald, Baltimore, MD

Julia Smith, Baltimore, MD

Dan Steinhilber, Washington, DC

Kyle Tata, Baltimore, MD

Katya Vilano, Baltimore, MD

Jessica Walton, Baltimore, MD

Xiaofu Wang, Baltimore, MD

Amy Yee, Baltimore, MD


(Pictured above) Renderings and Site Images courtesy of Buell Kratzer Powell

Call to Artists | Requests for Qualifications

Project Budget: $37,000
Deadline for Submissions: March 29, 2017
Download the Full Call to Artists Here
Application Synopsis

The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program, through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) announces a $37,000 competition to commission a site-specific artwork for Fishtown Recreation Center. This commission is part of the $1.5 million Lederer Pool Replacement at Fishtown Recreation Center by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

Overall Site Description

Fishtown Recreation Center (1202-32 E. Montgomery Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19125) totals 1.4 acres and consists of a recreation center, a hockey rink, three basketball courts, and a public pool. Affectionately called “The Swimmo” by local residents, the pool is highly utilized but in poor condition.

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will replace the pool and surrounding facilities. Site improvements include: reducing the distance between the pool deck and the surrounding sidewalk to increase the site’s accessibility; installing a large canopy to provide shade; creating a spray ground with built-in water features to provide a cooling activity for young children and those not wishing to enter the water; upgrading the restrooms; and lastly, constructing a new pump room.

Art Commission Opportunity

The Percent for the Art Program and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation seek to commission a high quality, original site-specific artwork that celebrates the new pool as well as the area’s heritage and strong sense of community. More information, as well as a site visit, will be given at the Pre-Proposal Meeting.

Two potential sites have been identified: 1. The canopy, or 2. The surrounding fencing. Artists are invited to consider placing something upon the canopy, which would serve as both a sculpture and create shadows on the ground. On the fencing, artists are invited to consider adding elements to the entire fence; or just certain sections, such as the gate. Detailed information about the fencing can be found at: http://www.ameristarfence.com/commercial-industrial-ornamental-wrought-iron-steel-fence-montage-2

A budget of $37,000 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.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

This competition is open to artists and artist-teams who reside in the United States. The City of Philadelphia reserves the right to determine additional eligibility requirements.

Artwork will be selected on the basis of creativity, artistic merit, technical proficiency, and relationship to the site. Long-term maintenance, durability, and public safety concerns will be major selection criteria. Artists are required to comply with applicable rules, contracts, and procedures of all governmental boards and agencies of the City of Philadelphia.

“After lyengar,” Robert Engman,

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center is calling for entries for its Kindred Exhibit opening from  August 11, 2017 to January 28, 2018. This exhibit invites artists to celebrate the stories, people, and places that define them. The jury invites artists to celebrate how we are defined by the past, and the lives of those who have come before us. All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; indoor and outdoor works accepted; cash awards to be presented.

Deadline to Appy: June 12, 2017

Link to online application here

The next intervention of BWA for BLM will take place at Project Row Houses in Houston, Texas opening March 24 and closing June 4.  As part of Simone Leigh’s PRH residency,  Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter will create site specific, multimedia art installations within all 7 houses. These installations will invite viewers to engage with and learn about the work of black women artists, writers, theorists and scholars.

The Digital Group of BWA for BLM will create an installation entitled, “Well Read Women” within one house. Overlapping audio will emanate throughout the space and will be composed of the voices of members of BWA for BLM and the larger community reading various inspirational texts by black men and women scholars, theorists, writers, artists, educators and activists. Simultaneously, digitally manipulated text and imagery will be projected and wheat pasted onto the interior walls of the house. The wheatpasting will also consist of various found ephemera from the Houston community. The installation will include cushions and seating that will create a calm environment for reflection and meditation. This work creates an opportunity for viewers to simultaneously reflect on the visual art while considering the socio-political struggles, activism, and excellence of Black women. Additionally this installation will include the literature of women of color who have worked in tandem with the struggle for freedom and liberation in society and in the arts.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: we are looking for artists, illustrators and image makers interested in producing a piece for the second issue of the publication. If you think your work fits with the purpose of the zine, and are interested in contributing, please submit 2-3 samples or a link to your work to hyrseriazine@gmail.com with the subject line: Open Call – Artist.
DEADLINE Friday March 17th 2017.

HYRSTERIA is an artist-run zine dedicated to conversations of social difference– meaning gender, race, class, culture, disability, gender, displacement, and so on. Each issue is a compilation of works from writers and artists mostly from the greater Baltimore area and beyond.