Calls For Entry - February 09

Green Exhibition: A part of Baltimore Green Week

Green Exhibition April 24 - May 30, 2009 @ Towson Arts Collective

Have you created artwork that addresses problems facing our environment?
Does your artwork revolve around the theme of sustainability?
Is your art made from found and recycled materials?
Enter your work in our Green Exhibition.
Imagery may be created in any mode or media.

Jurors: Alzaruba (Artist and MICA Faculty) Jess Pegorsch (Artist, Art Force, COO and Tilt Studio Inc.)

Work Size: 7’x7’ max. (7’x7’x4’ max. for sculpture) 90 lb. max. Artwork should be for sale. Artists must be able to deliver and pick up unsold works

Time Line:
Entries Due: Monday, February 23, 2009; up to 4 images; Slides or 300 dpi JPGS on a CDR with entry form & fee, vitae/statement. Notification emailed to artist: By or Before Monday, March 16, 2009

Call for INSTALLATION Proposals for a new WHOLE Gallery Exhibit:
OFF THE WALL running from 4/18/09 - 5/17/09

Stalactites & Stalagmites.
Looking for art that does not live on the wall
but grows from the floor and drips from the ceiling.
We will transform the 3rd Floor of the H&H Warehouse into a cavern of delights.
Email 5 images of relevant previous work w/ size, medium, and date
and a brief proposal of your installation idea to:

Civilian Art Projects

DC Area Artists: Turn a Glass of Water into Something Beautiful

The lack of clean drinking water is the second largest worldwide killer of children under five. To address this crisis, UNICEF launched the Tap Project-a nationwide campaign to bring clean water to children around the world. During World Water Week (March 22 - March 28, 2009) participating DC area restaurants will encourage patrons to donate $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy for free. Every dollar raised provides a child with clean drinking water for 40 days.

Tap DC is asking local artists of all levels and mediums to participate in a large-scale public art project to promote World Water Week in our city. We're calling for paintings, portraits, photography, sculpture, poetry, music and other works of art that portray a glass of water-something most of us take for granted-as something beautiful. Selected works will be displayed in print, outdoor and television advertising; in a gallery exhibition; and online at Click here for a template PDF that we hope you will use as your canvas, along with background information PDF and instructions for art submissions.

To have your work considered for advertising, submissions must be received no later than February 6, 2009. To be considered for the Web site and/or community exhibition, submissions must be received no later than February 20, 2009. Artwork should be mailed to the address below. For information about submitting your work electronically, please email

Tap DC Art
c/o GMMB
1010 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20007

GMMB / Shannon Daly / Senior Designer / 1010 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 800 / Washington, DC 20007
T 202.572.2805 / F 202.338.2334 / /

New Artscape exhibitions to apply for:
Baltimore Sculpture Project - Deadline: March 20. Outdoor sculpture exhibition that will include the Artscape site and some select sites around the city.

Midway II - Deadline: March 6. For the second year artists will be commissioned to produce installations and/or performances in 8x8 spaces at this site specific exhibition. Rebecca Nagle, Vince Peranio, Carly Ptak, Kaitlin Murphy and Evan Moritz will be curating.

Midway II Façade Design Competition
- Deadline: March 6. This year we are looking for designers or artists who will design and fabricate the façade elements for the Midway.

16th Annual Art Car Show and Art Car CARavan/Parade
. Harrod Blank will be back as the curator for this year’s car show. Deadline: March 20.

Also check our website,, for the DIY and Artists’ Market applications. The Sondheim Semi-Finalists will be announced February 12.


Sections of Baltimore City (ie vacant lots and buildings) represent a huge and flexible resource for new and innovative reanimation. The Baltimore Infill Survey is a Flickr-based site that has been set up as a forum to discuss how this resource may be used. You are invited to participate in this discussion. Just download the image at and alter it with a possible vision for how these spaces can be used again. Any and all ideas from the very practical to the purely hypothetical are encouraged.

The photograph is of a middle of the block site (no longer existent as pictured) including occupied and vacant homes and vacant lots. The space between the buildings is approximately 85 feet (6 house widths). After you have modified your image just send it with any accompanying text to Your image and the accompanying text will be posted.

This is an ad hoc project that is being coordinated under the auspices of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the Baltimore Design Conversation.

In addition to the countless plans of the past, a plethora of plans has been created by/for Baltimore recently, including the Charles North Vision Plan, the Pratt Street Concept Development Plan, the Middle Branch Master Plan, the Sustainability Plan, the Bicycle Master Plan, One Park, etc.


What happens to these plans after they've been created? Why were they created in the first place? How can we improve the process of engaging everyone in the planning process? Do you have your own master plan ideas that you'd like to share?

Come to the next installment of the Baltimore Design Conversations on Wednesday February 4th to discuss these topics and more. Several conversation-starters have been confirmed:

  • Eric Gordon (
  • George Kleb (Operation Reachout Southwest's SNAP)
  • Sarah Zaleski (Baltimore's Sustainability Plan)
  • Steve Ziger (One Park)

Additionally, an A/V system will be available for short impromptu presentations; however, if you know that you would like to present, please contact before the 4th.

Wednesday, February 4 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Windup Space / 12 W North Ave @ Charles St


Submission Deadline: March 20, 2009

To show our appreciation for your generous tax-deductible contribution of artwork, our selection committee will nominate three artists as “Best in Show”. Each of these three artists will be awarded a solo exhibition at School 33 Art Center during the 2009-10 exhibition season.

Additionally, ALL selected artists for LOTTA ART will receive:

  • one free “patron” ticket for the April 25th fundraiser
  • the opportunity to purchase an additional discounted “art “ ticket
  • one year long membership to School 33
  • discounts on exhibition applications and art classes
  • the opportunity to apply for Members’ Gallery solo exhibitions

If you have donated to Lotta Art in the past, we ask that you continue your support by doing so once again. If you are donating for the first time, please know that your donation will support our mission and our exhibition space—a space that also supports you.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES (please read carefully):

  1. Each artist can submit up to five works of art (plus one detail / piece) for consideration. Only one piece per artist will be selected for Lotta Art.
  2. Image files should be titled exactly as follows and numbered corresponding to the image description sheet (last_first1.jpg; last_first1detail.jpg, etc.). Each image should be sized at least 72 dpi at approximately 1024 x 768 pixels.
  3. Typed image description list including image number, title, materials, dimensions, and date completed. Please be sure to include artist’s name and contact information at the top of the page. Text files should be saved as Microsoft Word documents (last_first.doc)
  4. Submissions MUST represent EXACT artwork available to donate for the LOTTA ART fundraiser.
  5. All work must be securely framed and/or ready to hang or present.
  1. Artists must make all necessary arrangements for the delivery and pick up of their artwork. See details below.

Applications can be emailed to Please type LOTTA ART in the subject line for all application materials.
School 33 will also accept images following the same guidelines on a CD and sent to School 33 Art Center before March 20, 2009.

Artists selected for inclusion will be notified by March 30, 2009. All selected artworks should be dropped off at School 33 Art Center NO LATER THAN April 10, 2009. “Best in Show” prizes for solo exhibitions at School 33 Art Center will be announced during the LOTTA ART preview cocktail party April 25, 2009.

If you have questions, please contact Jason Hughes, Exhibitions Coordinator, at or by calling 410.396.4641.


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