Maryland Federation of Art Paint Annapolis 2014
JUNE 23 - 29
IT’S A NEW FACE ON AN ESTABLISHED EVENT!
MFA is Hosting Paint Annapolis!
Paint Annapolis is a 4-day juried plein air painting competition that draws artists and art enthusiasts from across the country. The event will take place June 24-27 with receptions for artists, enthusiasts and collectors on June 27, 28 and 29. A Prospectus for the competition is available and is a complete Schedule for this exciting art event.
Who can participate?
Paint Annapolis is a juried competition. Artists from across the country will submit and 30 artists will be chosen by Submission Juror Ned Mueller, Master Painter - Oil Painters of America.
To be considered, artists should submit three images of recent work. There is a $35 submission fee.
MFA can only bring this event to the community through the help of generous donors who are interested in art in Annapolis. Please join the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, the Mid Atlantaic Plein Air Painters, Rob and Susi Conley and more in supporting this event.
Corporate Sponsors at $500 or above and all Individual Sponsors are invited to special sponsor-only events arnd receive $100 off the purchase of one painting created in Annapolis thorughout the event.
Dueling Brushes - Sat. Jan. 28:
Artists of any age and level are invited to join Paint Annapolis artists Saturday, Jan 28 for Dueling Brushes - a 1.5-hour painting competition at Annapolis City Dock. Check back for more information.
What is Plein AIr
It’s simply painting outside - rather than in a studio. The term comes from the French ‘en plein air’, meaning ‘in the open air’. Popularized by Impressionists who were particularly interested in the influence of changing light and the effects of light on color when outdoors, plein air painting is now flourishing as its own art form.
Maryland Federation of Art
Spaces: Artist-in-Residence Program
The Village is now accepting proposals for SPACES: Artist-In-Residence program. Proposal deadline: Feb. 28, 2014
One part arts practice, one part social activism, SPACES is a rare opportunity to explore artmaking, relationship building, and emergent strategies within the context of a community-based artist residency. Through this residency, youth and families in North Central Philadelphia collaborate with resident artists to discover how the process of sharing creativity, and engaging in meaningful exchanges of information within a community, can nurture the creation of SPACE—space to create, to dream, to build, and to transform physical landscapes.
SPACES is the ONLY residency in Philadelphia where artists live and work on site, in the spirit of community engagement.
Get info and download application materials >
Grant Award Details:
• One, $10,000 stipend per artist or artist collective.
• Free housing and studio space.
• Access to The Village’s arts facilities, including program buildings, art parks and urban farm.
• Curated, publicized and facilitated speaking engagements, exhibitions, or workshops at Philadelphia-based arts, culture and educational venues.
• Printed and online publication (one part catalog, one part reflection from artists about their experience, one part curriculum guides from artist and directors).
• Assistance gaining access/use of building and/or lots in The Village Heart or adjacent Germantown-Lehigh commercial corridor.
• Creative and resource-based support from The Village’s network of artists, community activists, organizers, and enthusiasts.
• Integration with The Village — access to our formalized youth arts, culture, and environmental programs.
2014 Application Timeline
01/15/14 - RFP and application released
01/22/14–02/26/14 - Village tours available (highly recommended)
02/28/14 - Deadline for applications (11:59 pm, EST)
03/31/14 - Semi-finalist notification
04/09/14 - Semi-finalist project budget deadline
(in collaboration with Village Executive Director)
04/14/14–04/26/14 - Interviews of semi-finalists
05/01/14 - Final notification of grantees
05/05/14–05/09/14 - Orientation
05/12/14 - Artist Inauguration
05/12/14–09/15/14 - Cycle one of SPACES
Download application materials and access online application >
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Brain Kain: 13 Conditions of Language
LECTURE Brian Kain: 13 conditions of language
WHEN Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6:30 pm
LOCATION Art lecture Hall, Room 2032, Center for the Arts
Cosponsored by the Department of Art + Design, Art History and Art Education and the Society for History and Graphics.
Kain offers a cross-disciplinary look into the conceptual, structural, visual and poetic conditions of language, with examples from music, art, philosophy, literature, architecture and graphic design. In considering the elusive and metaphoric structure of language, and the impact language has on the conceptual construction of worlds, Kain presents his lecture in the form of a speculative construction, as a conscious practice of language itself. Political and social concepts of literacy are in play; responses, statements and speculations by the attending audience are encouraged. Kain, an interdisciplinary artist, musician, craftsman and designer, has served as Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts and Art History for Maryland Institute College of Art, Gettysburg College, Stevenson University, The Corcoran School of Art, and guest lecturer for the Architecture Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art and the Sculpture Department of The Center for Creative Studies, in Detroit. For over two decades he has pursued a deliberative and patient practice of art and philosophy, from his home and studio in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Influenced by Conceptual, Minimalist, Postminimalist and Art & Language practices of the 1960’s and 70’s, his work, teaching and general practice favors a poetic and democratic reading of the variable forms of language, literacy and materiality. His most current and ongoing work is EVERY DAY THE SUN GOES DOWN, a narrative conceptualization of the public square.
Sunday, May 18
11 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Don’t Miss Out On This One-Day Only Arts Festival
Art Outside returns to the Druid Hill Park Reservoir on Sunday, May 18.A showcase of Art and Artists from around Maryland, we invite you to submit your application to show and sell your artwork as we build on the success ?of the 2013 Art Outside event. Bringing the community together, this day-long celebration will also feature a Maryland Distinguished Artist Gallery, performing arts from Baltimore area schools, strolling entertainment, children’s arts & crafts, some of Baltimore’s best Food Trucks and more!
This juried arts event harkens back to the city’s annual outdoor art festival that was held on Sundays around the Druid Hill Reservoir during the 1950s and 1960s. Artists displayed their works, most of which were for sale. It created a unique opportunity to connect artists with the community. And now that same opportunity is open to you.
Don’t miss being part of this one-of-a-kind event.
• Non-refundable $50 Show Fee & No commission on sales
• Booth fee will be waived for any accepted full-time Student Artist
• Artists must provide 10’ x 10’ tent with weights and any signage,
tables, displays, etc.
They Convinced Us To Do It Again Next Year!
What some of our 2013 participants had to say…
"This is an event that Baltimore needs – a showcase for local artists. The overall quality was quite good…fabulous job!" – Karen Trimble of Karen Trimble Fine Art, Artist
"I thought it was a great show. Loved all the ‘reunions’ & stories of yesteryear! Will do it again!" – Jen McBrien of jennyjen42, Artist
"Very well organized event. Patrons were art savvy and educated. A real pleasure to do the show." – Charlene Clark of Charlene Clark Studio, Artist
” Five Big Ones” – Art Outside Patron
Featured Artwork: Brian Dowdall Visionary, Painting; Whoop, Jewelry;
Jennifer Berk, Painting; Lauren Preller Fine Photography & ART
Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance Opportunity
The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) is excited to announce the launch of the Rubys, project-based grants that provide funding of up to $10,000 directly to individual artists. The grants support the region’s gems - the local creative community of performing, visual, media, and literary artists.
In 2014, $120,000 will be given out in two granting cycles. The first cycle is currently accepting applications for projects based in the Performing Arts and Media Arts. Applications are submitted via an online form and the deadline to apply is February 2, 2014.
The second grant cycle, which opens May 1, 2014, will focus on Literary Arts and Visual Arts.
We would love if you would share this information with colleagues, friends, faculty, and senior level students. This is an unprecedented opportunity for artists to fund a creative project that has long percolated in their idea bank, or inspire a new artistic endeavor.
More information can be found here: http://baltimoreculture.org/programs/artist-grant-program/
Any questions can be directed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 7, 2013 - January 4, 2014
Opening reception December 7, 7-10pm
sophiajacob is pleased to present paintings by Liz Durette. For this exhibition, Liz was asked to create a body of work that utilizes oil painting as a vessel for creative liberation. In preparation, the artist was relieved from many of the logistical constraints and determinations normally associated with realizing a solo exhibition. Within this framework, the artist has been guided by genuine curiosity and personal investigation. With a quick and forthright approach, Liz exploits a medium that is both conventional and boundless.
Liz Durette lives in Baltimore, MD. A collection of her improvised musical recordings will be released on Ehse Records in 2014.
Please be sure to join our neighbor, Devil, for their inaugural show with work by Marisa Takal, entitled Z-1.
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