Call and Response: Art Between Artists

Featuring the Work of Sallah Jenkins and Alma Roberts

Baltimore, MD, April 16, 2017 – The upcoming fine art exhibition Call and Response: Art between Artists will take place at the Eubie Blake National Jazz and Cultural Center 847 N. Howard Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201.  The exhibition will run between May 7th and June 24th, 2017.  This exhibition is not to be missed!

Call and Response is an exhibition of fine artworks by ceramic artist Sallah Jenkins and painter Alma Roberts. Through a collaborative process, these artists bring refreshing interpretations to the “call and response” idiom of musical liturgy. The interplay of their artwork creates a contemporary discourse deeply rooted in the African American experience. The art included in the exhibition results from “Conversations” between the artists.  As one artist gives the call the other responds through their art and vice versa; thus, operating in the true “call and response” tradition.

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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.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is inviting teen creatives to join the BOPA Youth Arts Council in order for Baltimore’s youth perspective to be heard in arts programming and policy. We are seeking creative young people between the ages of 14 and 19 who have an interest in the arts, writing, event planning and education policy.

BOPA will select a group of dedicated, art-loving teens from across Baltimore City to serve on our new Youth Arts Council. The council will be designed by and for teens to inspire and empower other local youth through arts programming and advocacy.

The Youth Arts Council will meet after school at BOPA in downtown Baltimore to discuss ideas in a fun and creative environment while collaborating with each other and arts professionals. The council will produce programs and events for Light City and Artscape such as workshops, performances, special events and other activities that tie into existing programs.

The Youth Arts Council will also learn about education policy in order to advocate for equal access to the arts for all Baltimore City youth.

Benefits of being on the BOPA Youth Council:

• Honoraria/Stipend (teens get paid!)
• Build leadership skills
• Experience alternative methods of making and seeing
• Organize exhibitions and events
• Build policy knowledge
• Engage with artists and arts professionals
• and more!

All applications are due on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

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Description: Baltimore City Schools Fine Arts Coordinator
Job Title Coordinator – Fine Arts
Location Baltimore, MD, US
Organization Name Teaching & Learning
Department Description
Related positions are contingent on board approval.
Job Summary
Coordinates K-12 fine arts efforts within Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools), including but not limited to assessments, curriculum, and professional development. The fine arts coordinator will assist with the development and revisions of curriculum aligned to relevant state and national standards as well as oversee the development and implementation of a strategic plan for arts education in City Schools.
Essential Functions
  • Provides fine arts curriculum and support services to coaches, administrators, and teachers.
  • Articulates program specific arts curriculum standards, emphases, and guidelines.
  • Plans and delivers content-based professional development activities for teachers and administrators.
  • Coordinates grant and partnership activities related to the arts.
  • Coordinates equipment inventories and repairs for fine arts equipment.
  • Develops, designs, and implements staff development programs.
  • Participates in formal documentation procedures, monitoring, and assessment of instructional initiatives.
  • Monitors and assists in evaluating arts programs system-wide.
  • Participates in the evaluation and selection of instructional materials.
  • Researches and recommends fine arts instructional techniques and best practices and assists in developing new and revising existing fine arts curriculum.
  • Collaborates with educators in multiple disciplines to identify and develop intervention and enrichment strategies.
  • Keeps abreast of current research and exemplary program practices related to fine arts education.
  • Participates in special projects conducted by City Schools for the enhancement of fine arts education.
  • Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies; follows federal laws, state laws, school board policies and professional standards.
·         Masters degree in education or related field from an accredited college or university.

·         Maryland State Department of Education Advanced Professional Certificate with Administrator I endorsement.

·         Three years teaching experience in an arts content area; urban experience preferred.

·         Experience with designing and delivering professional development.

·         Knowledge of standards and current curriculum framework and of current “best practices” instruction and assessment.

·         Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze quantitative and qualitative data and develop reports to monitor implantation status and success of fine arts programs.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to make persuasive presentations.

·         Interpersonal skills that ensure effective teambuilding and understanding for the team process.

·         Skilled in interpreting, understanding, and applying data.

·         Proficient in the use of multiple computer applications including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office, PD Tracking and reporting software, databases, and Online Professional Learning software.

Additional Details
Qualified candidates for the above position must submit the following:

·         Completed online application

·         Resume that clearly demonstrates the above minimum qualifications.  It is important that you include all experiences and education related to the position to which you are applying.

·         Upload copies of all transcripts –undergraduate, graduate and all MSDE Certifications

·         Must provide three (3) professional references to include: name, title, business address, e-mail address and phone number

·         All documentation/certification necessary (scanned copies accepted) to substantiate minimum qualifications; must be uploaded into application

·         All documentation must be scanned and uploaded to application

Benefits — This position is eligible for benefits. To review the available options please see the information relevant to the union for this position by viewing the following link:

How To Apply
If you wish to apply for this position, click the Register and Apply Now Button below.

Baltimore City Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and encourages resumes from bi-lingual or multi-lingual candidates.


Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age. For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Manager, 200 E. North Avenue, Room 208, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-396-8542 (phone); 410-396-2955 (fax).

Minimum Salary 79000
Maximum Salary 101895
Currency USD
Amount of Travel
Work At Home


Are you an artist? Self employed? Have you struggled to figure out how and what you should do about your taxes if you’re main skill set and talents make the idea of beaurocratic paperwork infuriating? Gallery CA and Greenworld Bookkeeping is here to help. Come to Gallery CA, Thursday December 15th at 7pm, learn the basics, and get your questions answered.




Post Typography is opening our studio for our 5th annual one-day-only print & ephemera sale on Saturday, December 10 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM. To celebrate the print sale turning 5 we’ve got some great new items for sale. A lot of past favorites are back again this year too, so stop by and grab some original and affordable gifts for the holidays—most items are priced between $5 and $50.

The sale will feature limited edition prints, posters, books, music, and apparel produced by Post Typography including:

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