Thursday, July 15, 2010


Tonight are the opening receptions for the Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibition; Here, There, Anywhere (Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition) & WHAM CITY: CROSSOVERS!

Refreshments will be available on the first floor of the Fox Building of the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Below are the details of the Artscape Onsite Exhibitions; all other shows listed will be opening with Artscape tomorrow at noon.


Here, There, Anywhere
The median on Mt. Royal Avenue between Dolphin and Lanvale streets
July 16 – October 31, 2010

This outdoor artwork exhibition features 26 artists and artist groups whose contribution to the show will utilize a traditional white pedestal measuring 40” high X 24” X 24” to display their works in sometimes untraditional ways.  The artist will also digitally transfer images of their small scale works onto a location of their choice and in the scale of their choice.  The digital images of the work re-sited will be on view at multiple locations at Artscape and online.

Artists: Luke Allen, Rochester, NY; Lindsey Bailey, Baltimore, MD; Jennifer Becker, Baltimore, MD; Anthony Cervino, Carlisle, PA; Alexander D’Agostino, Baltimore, MD; Jim Doran, Reisterstown, MD; Michael Farley, Baltimore, MD; Jamie Freedman, Baltimore, MD; David Friedheim & Trisha Kyner, Baltimore, MD; Jim Hillmann, Baltimore, MD; Steven Hoffman-Shapiro, Pikesville, MD; Karen Lemmert, Baltimore, MD; Patrick McDonough, Washington, DC; Robert Moon, Baltimore, MD; Samantha Pasapane, Baltimore, MD; Jeremy Rountree, Baltimore, MD; Richard Roussell, Ellicott City, MD; Gabriel Snyder, Baltimore, MD; Ailsa  Staub, Baltimore, MD; Laura Shults Stella, Baltimore, MD; Trish Tillman, Brooklyn, NY; Jacob Ulrich, Baltimore, MD; Marty Weishaar, Baltimore, MD; Carl Wright, Martinsburg, WV and Andrew Yff, Parkville, MD.

Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize at The Baltimore Museum of ArtFinalists Exhibition
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Thalheimer Gallery
June 19 - August 1, 2010

Now in its fifth year, the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize awards a $25,000 fellowship to an artist working in the Baltimore region.  The fellowship is designed to help support the artist to develop new work.  The seven finalists for this award will have work installed in The Baltimore Museum of Art with the fellowship winner being announced on Saturday, July 10.

Artists: Leah Cooper, Baltimore, MD; Ryan Hackett, Kensington, MD; Matthew Janson, Baltimore, MD; Nate Larson, Baltimore, MD; Christopher LaVoie, Baltimore, MD; Matthew Porterfield, Baltimore, MD and Karen Yasinsky, Baltimore, MD.

Selection panelists:
Robert Nickas, independent curator and writer, New York, NY
Magdalena Sawon, owner and director, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
Hamza Walker, director of education and associate curator, the Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

To donate to the endowment for the prize, go to

Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize at MICA
Semi-Finalists Exhibition
July 16 - August 1, 2010
Decker and Meyerhoff Galleries, Fox Building, Maryland Institute College of Art
1301 Mount Royal Avenue

Thirty seven semi-finalists were selected in the first round of the Sondheim Prize.  This exhibition expands on the finalist exhibition at The Baltimore Museum of Art by showing the broad range of artists whose work was reviewed in depth in the second round of the Sondheim review.

Artists: Alzaruba, Baltimore, MD; Christine Bailey, Baltimore, MD; Kelley Bell, Baltimore, MD; Travis Childers, Fairfax, VA; Brent Crothers, Bel Air, MD; Oletha DeVane, Ellicott City, MD; Annie Farrar, Baltimore, MD; Shaun Flynn, Baltimore, MD; Dawn Gavin, Baltimore, MD; Breon Gilleran, Baltimore, MD; Amy Glengary Yang, Washington, DC; Michelle Hagewood, Baltimore, MD; Evan La Londe, Baltimore, MD; Lawrence Lee, Baltimore, MD; Kim Manfredi, Baltimore, MD; Ben Marcin, Baltimore, MD; Christina Martinelli, Baltimore, MD; Sebastian Martorana, Baltimore, MD; Alexa Meade, Chevy Chase, MD; Maggie Michael, Washington, DC; Ledelle Moe, Baltimore, MD; Cory Oberndorfer, Washington, DC; Siobhan Rigg, Washington, DC; Michael Sylvan Robinson, Baltimore, MD; Rachel Rotenberg, Baltimore, MD; Adam T. Rush, Baltimore, MD; Christopher Saah, Washington, DC; Hadieh Shafie, Baltimore, MD; Dan Steinhilber, Washington, DC and Melissa Webb, Baltimore, MD.

17th Annual Art Car and Other Wheeled Vehicle Show
NEW LOCATION: Charles Street at Lanvale
July 16–18, 2010
Caravan from the American Visionary Museum
Saturday, July 17 at 11:30am
Parade through festival
Saturday, July 17 at 12pm

The art cars return to Artscape once again with a mix of new cars and old favorites.

Curator: Holly Klemm, art car artist

Artists: Chris Hubbard, Karl Schlatter, Tim McNally, Greg Phelps, CM and Grace Laster, Andy Chivinski, Queen Becky, Clarke Bedford, Dan Van Allen, Theresa Adams, Holly Klemm, Bob Heronimous, Jeffrey Polanowski, Baltimore Rock Opera Society, Katherine Smith, Daniel Stuelpnagel, Andy Chivinski, Conrad Bladey, Margaret Bladey, Bonnie Blue and many more. 

Comic Strip
Penn Station Windows @ Penn Station
July 16–18, 2010

Comic Strip is an exhibition of comics, illustrations, graphic novels or works which follow the basic format presentation of comic strips. Submitted work will be installed on the 60 foot long glass wall at the west entrance of Penn Station.
Make and Display Your Own Comic Strip! A tent located on-site will be stocked with drawing materials which will allow the public to participate and create their own comic strips which will be added to the exhibit wall.
CONTATENATION (Disambiguation)
A Full Service Garage: Contatenation (Disambiguation)
Parking Garage Across from the Charles Theatre, located 1714 North Charles St.
Exhibition: July 16-18, 2010

The Charles Street Garage is now in its third year as an element of the expansion of the Artscape festival onto Charles Street. For the 2010 Artscape exhibition in the Charles Street Garage, entitled, "A Full Service Garage: Contatenation (Disambiguation)" visual and performance artists co-habitate with social activists and community groups/organizations to engage a specific uninhabitable arena with a blurring of art and activism, focusing on the intersections and networks of the urban experience and landscape.
Curator: Marian April Glebes

Artists: baltimoreDIY (Aliza Sollins), Vincent Carney, Beau Finley, Sarah Doherty, Gary Kachadourian, URBANtells (Steve Bradley), Carey Chiaia, Ingrid Burington, Baltimore Song Mural Project: Project of the University of Baltimore, MICA, and the Central Baltimore Higher Education Collaborative, The Loading Dock, PEACOCK (Chris Attenborough and Sean Naftel), Jaimes Mayhew, Lauren Lloyd, Withhart, Nana Projects (Molly Ross), The Baltimore Free Store, Jenny Janis, Eric Leshinsky and Dustin Carlson.

Crazy Ray’s Art Car Lounge
Charles Street at Lanvale
July 16–18, 2010

With car parts and car seats donated by Crazy Ray’s, artists will create one of a kind seating and lighting that will set the mood for the lounge which will be open to the public during the entire festival weekend.

The works of functional art for the Art Car Lounge will be set-up at the intersection of Charles and Lanvale, the center of the art car exhibit.

Sponsor: Crazy Ray’s

Death Race 2000
A Live Soundtrack and film screening
University of Baltimore Student Center Performing Arts Theater, 21 W. Mt. Royal Avenue, 5th Floor (Mt. Royal & Maryland avenues, enter at corner)
July 17, 2010, 7pm

Broydelic Sidecar I and Stewart Mostofsky form a conceptual supergroup and will create a live soundtrack for the 1975 cult film classic, Death Race 2000. Directed by Paul Bartel.

Midway III
Charles Street Bridge
July 16–18, 2010

Now in its third year, the Midway returns with installations, performances, sculpture, live radio broadcasting and other forms of art and performance to create an alternate carnival midway.

Kinetic Balloon Arch and Balloon Topiaries: Clarke Agre & C. Christopher Rouse

Peter Goode, artist and curator.

Peter Quinn is a multi-disciplinary artist working internationally in both commercial and experimental output. He is the principal and founder of Projector7, a creative shop located in Baltimore and co-founder of the publishing collective called Creative Capitalism.

Stewart Watson, artist and founder of Area 405 in Station North Arts District.

Artists: Laura Stella, Andy Stella, Stephanie Halpert, Alisa Alig, Julia Stone, Sarah Konigsburg, Spoon Popkin, Scott Pennington, Nikholis Planck, Jeremy Crawford, Jacob W. Dillow, Amber Moyles, Zack Genin, Neil Sanzgiri, Graham Wimbrow, Connon Kizer, Ryan Murray, Kelly Schmal, Clarke Agre, C. Christopher Rouse, Intentional Noise Media (Andrew Stone, Ben Johnson and Mike Johnson), Jane Vincent, Michael Benevento, Andrew Liang, Sarah Matson, Jordan Bernier, Elie Sollins and Steve Santillan.
Midway Banners
Charles Street Bridge
July 16–18, 2010
Interspersed amongst the Midway activity and artist installations will be an exhibition of classic-style and contemporary sideshow banners. Illustration, collage and painting are among the mediums used to create this collection of banners.

Curator: Nick Karvounis, an artist and faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and Resident Master Printer at Dolphin Press and Print at MICA and resident artist/administrator at Gallery Four.

Artists: Erin Wallace, Brian Butler, Jim Doran, Donald Ely, Alex Fine, Beppi Isbert, Bed&Breakfast (Colin Benjamin and John Bylander), Emily C-D, Jorge Catoni, Alexander Shaw, Jon Walters.

Moving Pictures

Lyric Park, Mount Royal next to the Lyric Theatre
July 16–18, 2010

Moving Pictures is a new interactive video project which will allow contributing filmmakers to shoot short films with festival attendees. The project will feature a semi-private film “studio” where filmmakers will shoot and screen their own unique shorts.

With Visit Baltimore’s slogan “Find Your Happy Place” as the theme of this year’s city promotion as a point of entry, filmmakers will be asked to creatively incorporate the concept of joy or happiness into their short films.

Also included as part of the Moving Pictures project will be a viewing area where films shot during the course of the weekend will be screened.  The screening area will be comprised of more than 50 donated television sets which will screen individual and multiple films simultaneously.

Moving Pictures is designed and operated by multi-media installation artists, Chris Attenborough and Sean Naftel of PEACOCK, an international arts collaborative.

Sean Naftel is the director of 'The Roving Project' and Chris Attenborough is a museum assistant at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore.

Contributors: Drury Bynum, Kristen Anchor, Zach Morehouse, Rob Hatch and many more.

Sponsor: 1-800-GOT-JUNK

Pinkard Gallery in the Bunting Center, MICA
July 16–18, 2010

The Baltimore art collective, Wham City, will be having their first official group exhibition which will be anchored in appropriation, interpretation, homage and parody in contemporary art and society.  This theme will be expressed in the work of Wham City members who will appropriate the working styles of other group members and explore the personal connection artists in a small collective have to one another’s work. 

Curator: Robby Rackleff

Artists: Dan Deacon, Jimmy Joe Roche, Allen Cordell, Jared Paolini, Sarah Milinski, Dina Kelberman, Erink Gleeson, Benjamin O’Brien, Stefani Levin, April Camlin, Robby Rackleff, Alan Resnick, Joshua Kelberman, Adam Endres, Mason Ross, Justin Durel, Lesser Gonzales and Liz Donadio.

John Fonda Gallery At Theatre Project
45 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-5717

July 15 - August 29
Opening: July 15 from 5:30-7:30pm

New work by six Baltimore artists that explores the boundary between painting and drawing.

Artists: Andrea Collins, Alex Ebstein, Erin Fitzpatrick, Greg Minah, Thom Sawyer and Nicole Shiflet.

Curator: Sidney Pink


Metro Gallery
1700 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Opening: July 10, 2010 at 7pm
Exhibition dates: July 10 - August 18, 2010
Twelve artists reveal through photography the summer experience of heyday and youthful abandon. The collection of images exposes the excited energy innate to this season and the grittiness that accentuates it.

Artists: Alyssa Robb, Monique Crabb, Jordan Bernier, Andrew Laumann, Katie Rose, Beth Hoekel, Lesser Gonzalez, Jen Mitzgata, William Cashion, Elena Johnston, Natasha Tylea, Dan Franz and Abe Sanders.

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