The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announces the finalists for the eighth annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The finalists are Gabriela Bulisova, Larry Cook, Caitlin Cunningham, Nate Larson, Louie Palu and Dan Steinhilber. The competition awards a $25,000 fellowship to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Greater Baltimore region. The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is held in conjunction with the annual Artscape juried exhibition and produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in partnership with the Walters Art Museum and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). The competition winner is announced during an award ceremony and reception on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 7pm at the Walters Art Museum, located at 600 North Charles Street.
Visit Baltimore’s official guide for Winter-Spring 2012-13 features the city’s bustling Arts & Entertainment Districts, including the new Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District. You can flip through the guide electronically here.
Opening on March 1st, Baltimore Threadquarters will carry an eclectic selection of fabric, yarn, embroidery floss, buttons, and other sewing supplies. The shop will also host fine art installations and a variety of classes and workshops. Baltimore Threadquarters will be located in the Botteon Building at 518 South Conkling Street.
To find out more about their mission and help contribute go here.
Where do you find public art? Do you see it every day, in murals in your neighborhood or an art installation on your campus? Have you traveled to visit destinations like Mount Rushmore or Cloud Gate in Chicago’s Millennium Park?
There is a new tool to help you find public art— the Public Art Archive™, a data-rich, online catalogue of public art throughout the U.S. and Canada put together by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). WESTAF is a regional arts service organization dedicated to the creative development and preservation of the arts, with an emphasis on technology. While the organization primarily serves the 13 states that make up its membership, WESTAF impacts the entire country through their new technology tools designed for the creative industries.
Launched in 2009, the archive is a free resource that allows a broad range of users to explore public art in their communities. Their extensive, standardized data includes items such as images of the public artwork at different stages of the project, documents with artists’ statements, audio of artist interviews, and video of the piece’s installation. The archive also boasts a mobile site that grants visitors easy access to the database, including a geo-location feature to immediately find artworks near you. With 100 collections catalogued to date, WESTAF continues to accept content submissions to the archive.
Join the Baltimore Art + Justice Project!
MICA’s Office of Community Engagement is partnering with Animating Democracy and the Open Society Foundations to “map” the intersection of art and social justice in Baltimore. Our goal is to highlight Baltimore’s many strengths and to increase opportunities for collaboration among local artists, advocates and funders working for social justice.
Our first online interactive map, which will also include demographic and neighborhood data, will launch in Spring 2013. We want to make sure that YOU are on the map!
If you are doing work that is at the intersection of art + social justice, please visit www.mica.edu/bajp and follow the instructions to join fellow artists, designers, organizations, and advocates on the map. When you fill out a profile (10 minutes, max), you and your work will also be included in Animating Democracy’s national database.
Get Mapped. Spread the word!
If you have any questions about the project, please don’t hesitate to give me a call at 410-225-4268.
Kalima Young, Project Coordinator
Preach! is a new body of work from Baltimore-based artist Jeffrey Kent that draws parallels between the Civil Rights Movement and the ongoing debate over marriage equality in the United States.
Preach! is on display in the Herbert Bearman Art Galley of the Frederick-Douglass – Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum from February 7 – March 31. The installation was developed by students of MICA’s Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS).
For more information on Preach! and EDS visit www.preachjeffreykent.com.
Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower offers studio spaces for visual and literary artists. Located at 21 S. Eutaw Street, in the heart of the newly formed Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District, the 15 story city landmark is the perfect location for artists.
Artists interested in renting a studio must submit an application for review.
Questions? Contact Annie Applegarth at 443-220-0154 or firstname.lastname@example.org.