BmoreArt Picks: Sept. 29 – Oct. 5

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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

This Week: We are featuring online events that you can participate in from the comfort of your own couch plus a few ways to get involved locally and nationally. Stay home, stay healthy, stay engaged in the arts.

BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.

To submit your calendar event, email us at [email protected]!

In All Transparency | Call for Artists

In All Transparency is a socially engaged project that focuses on getting out the vote during the pandemic, the history of voting rights, racial oppression in voting, and the United States Postal Service. The USPS has become a nexus for these issues leading up to the general election in 2020. Through an open call, artists and activists will create mail art aiming to shed light on various aspects of these histories and our current moment. The artists will use translucent materials to create mail art that will be sent in transparent vellum envelopes; when illuminated on a light table, various messages and perspectives of the makers will be transparent. The mail art messages will be photographed and then projected large scale in a loop outside Gallery CA in Baltimore, MD and read by people passing by as we approach the general election. Once documented the mail art will then be sent to a person of the makers’ choosing to encourage voter participation and demand fair elections. These luminous messages might be sent to a targeted voter in a swing state, a family member or politician, for example. In All Transparency engages with the history of mail art during this time of physical isolation and social solidarity.

Arrange for pick up, drop off or mailing of vellum envelope between September 29-October 9 (443) 248 7022 (please text) or email [email protected]

Drop off your mail art messages inside an addressed and unsealed vellum envelope between October 12th and October 18th to Diane Kuthy, 1523 Lakeside Ave., Baltimore, MD 21218. Email a short statement (50 words or less) [email protected] Out of town participants may document your work and send a digital photo (specific requirements will follow).

Mailed to addressee by October 19th

Pop-up exhibition and rally, Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, November 1st, 440 E Oliver St, Baltimore, MD 21202

MASKerade | Call for Entry
deadline *extended* October 24
sponsored by Maryland Art Place

We are excited to announce a call to artists to participate in Baltimore Community Foundation’s LGBTQ Fund MASKerade Baltimore – a Mask Design Competition & Virtual Event to raise awareness of and fundraise for issues facing the LGBTQ community. Since launching in 2018, the LGBTQ Fund at BCF has awarded nearly $100,000 to organizations fighting discrimination, providing health services, producing art and culture events  and supporting young people with anti-bullying and suicide prevention programs.

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to partner with BCF this year to help support their efforts in raising awareness. MAP will be running and managing the online auction made available to artists throughout the state and beyond to participate for free. All artists and bidders must register with Givesmart to view the auction which will not be made LIVE until November 7.

DETAILS 

  • Artists and non-artists must use the provided COVID mask to participate. Template for reference included HERE.
  • Masks must be finished per finishing instructions to be included in the exhibition (chin dart must be closed and twill threaded).
  • There is no fee to enter.
  • All participants must register a loan agreement (google form) with Maryland Art Place HERE
  • You cannot register in full without a fully executed image of your mask.
  • Proceeds will be split 40% to the artists and 60% to the LBGTQ Fund. Your portion of proceeds contributed to the Fund are considered a donation. You may donate more.

Gutierrez Memorial Fund’s Legacy Grant | Applications Open
deadline October 30
sponsored by Gutierrez Studios

Gutierrez Memorial Fund’s Legacy Grant application is now open.

Our annual project-based arts grant calls for proposals from arts organizations and individual artists who are residents of Maryland and whose programs or projects serve Maryland communities. Special consideration is given to projects that build skills, engage community and transform our built environment.

The deadline for applications is October 30th.

For more information, please review the eligibility requirements and downloadable application documents:

* Eligibility and General Information

* Application Documents

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