Art War Entrants Sought

Local artists will go brush-to-brush to compete for cash and other prizes during Art War, a new addition to this year’s Salisbury Festival on Saturday, April 27. Student, amateur and professional artists will have five hours, starting at 10 a.m., to create a piece live in front of festival-goers. Those attending the festival will vote on which work they like best. Winners will be announced at 4 p.m. The first-place artist receives a solo show at a Salisbury University Art Galleries location. Gift certificates and cash prizes are available for second and third place. Each artist is given a 10-foot-by-10-foot space in which to create. Indoor and outdoor spots are available. Setup begins at 9 a.m. Artists must bring their own supplies, including tables and chairs. A drop cloth and basic lighting are provided. Entries may be comprised of any material that is not hazardous, illegal or damaging to the provided space. SU Art Galleries sponsors the competition. The entry fee is $20. Interested artists must sign up by Friday, April 19, at Entrants should include three to five images of past work in jpg format, at a resolution no higher than two megabytes per file, along with a one-paragraph description of the art they plan to create during the event. For more information call 410-548-2547 or e-mail University Galleries Director Liz Kauffman at

The Art of Positioning: Crafting a Killer Elevator Speech

WHEN:  April 20, 2013, from 1 – 4pm

WHERE:   Peter Davis Branding  422 Fawcett St. Baltimore, MD 21211

FEE:  $60 — Cash, check or Paypal   Coffee, tea and bottle water included.

TO REGISTER:   Email Peter — and I’ll give you more details and a little “homework.”

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?  Artists, leaders of small non-profits, entrepreneurs, and professionals in transition should attend. 8 attendees are ideal. Enough diversity to spark ideas and not so many that there isn’t time for everyone to get much needed undivided attention.

In this three-hour workshop attendees will learn how to elevate their story and make a compelling statement about their purpose, why it matters and what makes it unique.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND:  The point of an elevator speech is to get an invitation to tell more. The strategy behind an elevator speech is to tell a compelling story with your audience as the protagonist.  I’ll help you to elevate your purpose and re-ignite your passion. Leave with clarity and confidence.


  • Pre-workshop homework
  • Individual and group exercises to help you:
  • Know yourself
  • Clarify what you do and how it works
  • Elevate your purpose
  • Declare your difference
  • Present with confidence

Youth As Resources, Baltimore’s youth-led grant making organization has funds available!

Youth (up to age 21) in Baltimore City and County who want to put their community building ideas into action are invited to apply for funding.  Grants range from $500 – $3,500 and are available for community organizing programs that are created and carried out by young people.

 Youth As Resources is offering grant seeker workshops on:

Tuesday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m.


Saturday, March 23 at 10:30 a.m.

 Applicants are required to attend one of the two workshops and must be represented by one or two youth and no more than one optional adultApplication deadline is on Friday, April 19 by 5:00 p.m. Registration is required and workshops may fill up. To register for a workshop and/or for more information, please call (410) 576-9551 or email

Pinebox Art Center is kicking of their first series of workshops.

Saturday March 16th, 1 – 4PM: Basic Digital Camera (DSLR)”

Join Professional Photographers Leo Heppner & Terri Shepke-Heppner, as they demonstrate how to use your own Digital SLR Camera combining technical instruction & basic photographic principles. Previous experience not required. Learn camera controls, metering, image capture & transfer into computer, memory, output & long-term storage options.  Class Fee $40, Photo Club Members $35 ($5 discount).

Bring your camera, gadget bag and instruction manual.

To register email:, or call Leo Heppner at 443-421-1662. Payment may be made via PayPal and sending payment to:

Saturday March 23rd, 1 – 4PM: All About Lensbaby

Take pictures like you never have before!  Join us for “All About Lensbaby”, a 3-hour workshop and learn how Lensbaby selective focus lenses can allow you to be far more creative than simply using basic camera operation. Lensbaby brand lenses for SLR cameras combine a simple lens with a ball & socket mechanism to create special-effects for extra creativity. Lensbaby lenses are popular with photographers for the creative possibilities of the selective focus and bokeh effects. The lens can be manipulated off axis to move the sharpest area of focus (called the “sweet spot”) to almost anywhere in the frame. This allows the important part of the subject to be rendered fairly sharp, with everything else out of focus, even if it is the same distance from the camera. In this workshop, we’ll have all the new Lensbaby lenses for you to try out on your DSLR camera.  We’ll experiment with eight different optics, as well as the macro, wide angle and creative aperture accessories. There will be a still-life to photograph, as well as a professional model for shoot, as well.

Please bring your DSLR camera with plenty of memory cards and be ready to have fun shooting with a Lensbaby!

Workshop sponsored by Lensbaby ( and Nations Photo Lab ( Participants of this workshop will receive a special discount code for use with purchasing products on the Lensbaby website, and they will also receive a $25 gift card with Nations Photo Lab!  Class Fee $40, Photo Club Members $35 ($5 discount).

To register please call Leo Heppner at 443-421-1662 or email Leo:


The New Greenmount West Community Association is now accepting proposals for paintings, stenciling, graffiti and street art on new plywood panels “the canvases” that will cover the windows and doors of the boarded up buildings on the 400 block of Lanvale Street.  This project is funded by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Spruce Up Grant that was recently awarded to the New Greenmount West Community Association.

Each artist will be asked to do art work on all 9 panels per row house.  The selected artist will receive an honorarium of two hundred dollars $200 per row house.  Artists can apply for multiple row houses.  Primer and the plywood panels will be provided.  Artist must prime panels, supply paint and additional supplies.  Artists can pick up plywood panels and work in their own space or can utilize the Greenmount West Community Center to work.  The plywood panels will be installed by others once painted by the artists.

Prospective artists are asked to submit a rendering of their design for the boards. The New Greenmount West Community Association respectfully requests that artists do not propose any artwork that includes profanity or racial slurs and no paste ups.  While not required, including links or examples of previous work and/or an artist statement with your submission is highly encouraged.

Submissions due Friday March 29th, 2013 at 5:00 pm.

The Park Committee expects to announce the selected artists by the 1st week of April.  Artwork on the plywood panels begins the 2nd week in April and is to be completed by mid May, 2013.

Please submit renderings to Sergio Martinez, Chair – Clean and Green Team NGWCA at

Please include in subject of email “Greenmount West Call for Artists”

You can email or call with questions (202) 468 2024 weekdays from 9:00AM to 5:00PM

IMPRINT is an annual program, launched in 2012 as way to highlight one singular, specific contemporary artist that is excelling in their selected media. The piece selected will be reproduced in a limited edition artist signed print (edition of 100).

IMPRINT artists will benefit from the program by being prominently highlighted on the MAP website through the sale of an artist reproduction throughout the year. MAP will also sell the reproduction through their annual benefits, or offer them as sponsor incentives, which furthers the promotion of the artist name and work. The selected artist’s artwork will officially launch in conjunction with MAP’s Annual Spring Benefit, Out of Order.

Once an IMPRINT artist, always an IMPRINT artist: After your year as a MAP IMPRINT artist, any unsold reproductions in your edition will remain available for purchase and will be archived on the MAP website. Become part of the collection for life!

2012 Selection: Tachyon by Peggy Fox

To apply please email the following to by March 1, 2013.
• Artist contact information: name, address, phone number, email, and website
• Artist resume/bio
• 1-3 images and work descriptions (please be specific about media and size.)
• Application fee ($5 per submitted image, with a maximum of three images.)

If submitting your fee through Network For Good, please reference IMPRINT 2013. For more information visit

Extended Deadline: March 1, 2013