Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Artscape 2008; Visual Arts Exhibitions

Below is a list of Artscape exhibitions that artists can apply for. Applications are at (click on join us/applications).

Artscape is produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts, Inc. on behalf of the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc., Mayor Sheila Dixon

an exhibition of and about drawing with pens and markers
Pinkard Gallery, Bunting Center, Maryland Institute College of Art
Application deadline, May 16, 2008
An exhibition of pen and marker drawings including photographs of the pens used to make them. Interested artists should submit a drawing, text on the pen(s) used and a photograph of the pen(s). This exhibition will travel to Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA and Lump Gallery/Projects, Raleigh, NC and possible other galleries in the coming years.
Review Committee, Cynthia Connolly, artist, photographer, Director, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA; Bill Thelen, artist, Director, Lump Gallery/Projects, Raleigh, NC; Andrew Jeffrey Wright, artist, co-founder, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA; Wendy Yao, Owner/Director, Ooga Booga, Los Angeles, CA; Staff Members, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Baltimore, MD

Charles Street Bridge
Application deadline, March 14, 2008

To inaugurate the expansion of the Artscape festival onto Charles Street Midway will present installations, performances, sculpture and other forms of art and performance to create an alternate carnival midway. Artists should submit proposals for 8x8 or 8x16 foot spaces. Honoraria between $200 and $800 will be provided for each project.
Curators, Ted Frankel, artist, art director, graphic designer, and owner of Sideshow at the American Visionary Art Museum; Chiara Giovando, musician, sound and video artist, and independent curator; Dina Kelberman, artist, comic book writer, fashion designer and founding member of Wham City collective; Melissa Webb, fiber artist specializing in costume, performance, and site-specific installation. (note; each curator will work independently on one section of the exhibition)

Outdoor Lounge: a public sculpture exhibition
Mt. Royal Ave. between Cathedral St. and Lafayette Ave.
Application deadline, March 14, 2008

Outdoor Lounge is a public sculpture project where all of the installed works must somehow provide seating for one or more persons. This includes seat designs, sculpture forms designed to be sat on and environments that include seating. Performance/Programing within your seating area will be considered, but not required. Interested artists may submit proposals. Between $500 and $3,000 will be available for each selected project.
Curator, Michael Benevento, artist, curator, and co-director of Current Gallery since 2005; an artist run gallery, studio, and performance space in downtown Baltimore. Recent curatorial projects include Under Construction, Automation Constipation, and Hacking Utopia(s) at Current Gallery; Antagonism, Hacks, and Hoaxes at Maryland Art Place; Stuttering at the Carroll Museum; and co-curated The Dilapidated Reanimated Expo at Artscape 2006.

Baltimore Sculpture Project
Multiple sites
Application deadline, March 14, 2008

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), Artscape and the City of Baltimore present the second annual Baltimore Sculpture Project, an outdoor sculpture exhibition that will engage sites around the city. This exhibition will open in July 2008, and run through April 2009. This year’s show will concentrate on sites inside the Station North Arts & Entertainment District, at Mt. Royal Avenue and Cathedral Street on the Artscape site, Preston Gardens, and other possible locations yet to be finalized. Honoraria between $500 and $4,000 will be offered.
Baltimore Sculpture Project (continued)
Jurors, Bob Alholm, sculptor; Maren Hassinger, artist and Director, the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art; Irene Hoffman, Executive Director, Baltimore’s Contemporary Museum; Sam Holmes, artist and a member of Morgan State University’s Visual Arts Faculty; and Tim Scofield, artist and Sculpture Faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

City-County Exhibitions
Application deadline, March 14, 2008
These galleries will be reviewing submitted work for exhibitions during Artscape
Area 405 ~ The Gallery at CCBC Catonsville ~ Creative Alliance at the Patterson ~ Current Gallery ~ Eubie Blake Cultural Center ~ Gormley Gallery, College of Notre Dame of Maryland ~ Load of Fun Gallery ~ Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College ~ School 33 Art Center ~ Sub-Basement Artists Studios ~ Theatre Project, John Fonda Gallery ~ Villa Julie College Gallery
(Note: not all spaces listed above will use this prospectus, some exhibitions will be invitational)

15th Annual Art Car and Other Wheeled Vehicle Show
Application deadline, March 14, 2008 and ongoing

Artscape and the American Visionary Art Museum invite art car artists and all artists to be part of the annual Art Car Show in Baltimore. This year, Artscape will be offering commissions for the creation of new cars, bikes and other wheeled vehicles. Limited travel stipends for out of the area cars will also be considered.
Curator, Harrod Blank, art car artist, historian and filmmaker.

For more information contact Gary Kachadourian at 410-752-8632

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