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Arts Council Sponsors Exhibits Around Anne Arundel County

Three Art Exhibits in Anne Arundel County provide plenty of opportunities to see and enjoy artwork created by local county artists.

Currently on display at Anne Arundel Medical Center in the Clatanoff Pavilion near the Healing Garden, through June 10th,  is an exhibit of works in a variety of mediums by Anne Arundel County Artists.

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Hyancinth Remix by Churchton artist Frances Borchardt is one of the 21 works currently on display.

Over at the Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall AIrport you can see the exhibit “Cities of the World”.  The exhibit  on display between concourses C & D is a  juried group show featuring  Anne Arundel County artists’  work in a variety of two dimensional mediums  including watercolor, oil on canvas, and photography.  The show will be on display through August 19th.  See two selections from the   “Cities of the World” exhibit below.

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“Repblected” by artist Leo Hylan III

 

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“Place de Catalunya Barcelona” by artist James Earl

Check the Arts Council website under the heading “exhibitions” to get the latest news on upcoming exhibit themes.  You can enter your submissions online and selected works will be posted in an online gallery to provide more opportunities for the public to enjoy artwork by Anne Arundel County artists.

 

Go to the Arundel Center at 44 Calvert Street in Annapolis to see the Artists Without Limits exhibit entitled “Life in Anne Arundel County”.  On display through June 30th, the exhibit is sponsored by the Arundel Commission on Disability Issues and the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.

There are many opportunities to see art exhibits in Anne Arundel County.  Visit the Arts Council Facebook.  Become a supporter of the arts by joining the Anne Arundel County Arts Council as a supporting member and remember that the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is your gateway to the arts!

 

Art Exhibit Opportunity

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“ Moments in Time ” is the theme and title of the upcoming summer/fall exhibit sponsored by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. The deadline for artists to submit up to three works via the digital portal on the Arts Council website acaac.org for consideration is November 23rd.
The juried group show is open to all Anne Arundel County residents over the age of eighteen. In order to submit work for consideration there is a $ 20 entry/administrative fee. Submissions must be received by November 23rdArtists are asked to submit work in a two dimensional medium that relates in same way to the exhibit’s theme, “Moments in Time.” Please check the Arts Council Website or call the office for further specific entry information.
Opening Decembere11, 2015 at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the show will be on display between concourses C & D through April 15, 2016. The Arts Council exhibits are juried by a committee of three that include: Committee Chair Roberta Pardo, who studied industrial design in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and fine arts at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, Wil Scott, a photographer and former Director of Adult Programs at the National Gallery of Art, Megan Barroll a corporate art consultant and arts appraiser with the Mid-Atlantic Arts Advisory group,, Amy Snyder and Martha Blaxall .
Accepted work will be available for view online and available for sale if desired by the exhibitor. The Arts Council commission fee is ten percent. Visit the Arts Council website at wwwacaac.org to learn more or call 410-222-7949.
The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County provides grants and support to over forty nonprofit organizations. Providing a resource for the cultural arts community through advocacy, funding, programming, and promotions; the Arts Council supports a variety of groups that include Chesapeake Arts Center, West County CreativeArts , Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and the Londontown Foundation . The Arts Council also administers the Arts in Education Program serving both public and private Anne Arundel County Schools, which provides grant funding to bring performances and artists into auditoriums and classrooms.
For more information about the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and to find out how you can become a member call 410-222-7949 or visit www.acaac.org.

Arts District New Mural

Newly installed in the Annapolis Arts & Entertainment District

Newly installed in the Annapolis Arts & Entertainment District

 

Near the Westgate Circle welcoming you into the Arts & Entertainment District of Annapolis on the east side of Spa Road, is the winning mural of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County’s recent Mural Design Competition. The artwork by Jeff Huntington brings a new perspective to the plain white wall and vacant lot that sits diagonally across from Park Place and the traffic circle .  It’s a busy intersection and a lively neighborhood filled with art, theater, and restaurants.  Look closely and you’ll see flying geese, a lighthouse and a host of  multiple faces.

Jeff Huntington earned his BFA at the Corcoran School of Art and Design and his MFA from the  Chicago Art Institute. He lives in Annapolis and likes to create portraits that evolve and can be layered to depict multiple views.  As you walk past this mural, you’ll notice your eyes will focus on different things.  Huntington’s work has been exhibited in New York, Washington D.C. and Miami.

 

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artist Jeff Huntington’s new mural i

East wall at Sp;a Road in Annapolis

East wall at Sp;a Road in Annapolis

Strategic +Grant

Grant applications for Strategic Grants are currently being accepted online between October 8th and October 23rd.

What ideas has your organization been considering to expand your reach throughout the county and the state of Maryland?  Do you want to launch a new exhibit?  Would you like to make a movie or produce a stage production never seen before.  Is there important research or documentation you’d like to undertake?

IF you are  a 501C-3 organization in Anne Arundel County currently receiving a general operating grant from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County and have a new idea for impacting the community you serve and reaching out to  a new audience, now is the time of year to submit your proposal.  Instructions and the portal is available on this website under the “grants’ heading. Remember that your proposal cannot have been previously funded.

Projects seeking funding should have a demonstrated public value of arts and culture worthy of merit to the community and represent a novel, unusual or creative approach to the arts not previously offered by your organization. Your proposal should include a new collaboration or partnership and have clearly defined goals and measurable outcomes. Be prepared to maintain complete and accurate records of all the activities connected with grant and utilize generally accepted accounting principles. More details regarding grant requirements are on our website.FY 2016 STRATEGIC IMPACT GRANT GUIDELINES 5-Student Exhibit at Mitchell Gallery

Mural Contest

What do Leonardo da Vinci, Diego Rivera, and Michelangelo have in common? They were all muralists, committed to sharing their artistic vision with the community.  Murals provide the opportunity for artists to interact with their environment.  In the public debate, this past week has been the mural recently painted above Tsunami in Annapolis on West Street. It doesn’t matter which side you’re on, the debate has gotten people thinking and talking about art in public places. Opportunity knocks for aspiring muralists, with a contest and opportunity to paint a mural in the Annapolis Arts and Entertainment District. The winning artist will receive a $5000 prize in addition to expenses for materials. The deadline is coming up fast. Only one week is left before June 26th.

The link on the site is to download the application.  To submit you will need to scan it, fax it or mail to the arts council.
If you scan the application,  email it to brenda.collins@acaac.org.
If you fax it, the number is 410.222.4068.
If  you mail it, the address is:
2666 Riva Rd
Annapolis, Md 21401

The guideline details are below. Good Luck and may the best muralist win!

 

The Annapolis Arts and Entertainment District is the location of the future mural

The Annapolis Arts and Entertainment District is the location of the future mural

ENTRY DETAILS
The deadline for entries is June 26, 2015. Entries must be submitted on a small but accurately scaled and detailed preliminary illustration. You must include a budget of expenses that includes the artists cost for materials and design. The cost of the canvas and installation will be the responsibility of the Arts Council. Artist resume and images/locations of recent murals should also be included. Artist must sign a liability waiver to cover them while working at 47 Spa Road. Entries must be mailed or delivered with the entry form ( download by visiting the “exhibits” page under the “Artists” button on this website) and either sent electronically or delivered to the office of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 150, Annapolis, MD 21401. Entries become the property of the Arts Council and cannot be returned. The winning entry will be selected by the Exhibit Committee of the Arts Council. For questions, please contact Brenda Collins at brenda.collins@acaac.org.

The east side wall of 47 Spa Road will be transformed with a mural by the winner of the upcoming Mural Competition,

The east side wall of 47 Spa Road will be transformed with a mural by the winner of the upcoming Mural Competition,

Annie Awards 2015

Janice Hayes Williams won the first Historic Arts Annie.

Janice Hayes Williams won the first Historic Arts Annie.

Lynn Schwartz and Barbara Klein Moss, both winners of LIterary Annies, discuss Barbara's new book "The Language of Paradise".

Lynn Schwartz and Barbara Klein Moss, both winners of Literary Annies, discuss Barbara’s new book “The Language of Paradise”.

Time is running out. There is less than one week less to “pay if forward” and nominate someone you admire in the arts or historic preservation community of Anne Arundel County for an Annie Aaward. The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Annie Awards.If Nominations are lacking in a given category, the Arts Council reserves the right to postpone theAward to the following year. The Annie Awards were created in 2000 to recognize the contributions of local artists, educators, and arts patrons who reside in Anne Arundel County.
There are eight awards in eight categories: Literary Arts, Visual Arts, Historic Arts, Arts Patron, Arts Philanthropist, Performing Arts, Arts Educator and Lifetime Achievement. Nomination forms are available online at the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County website: www.acaac.org.
Many past Annie Award recipients have been artists, poets, and performers of national stature who have enriched the community by their presence. Other Annie Award recipients have quietly supported art projects and mentored students, never anticipating recognition. Past Annie recipients have included: jazz musician, the late Charlie Byrd, novelist Barbara Klein Moss, artist John Ebersberger, Maestro Jose Luis Novo, and arts patrons James and Sylvia Earl. Art educators that have been honored include: Suzanne Owens, Michael Svec, and Lori Snyder. The purpose of the Annie awards is to highlight the accomplishment of artists, educators, and art supporters to inspire and to promote the arts and historic preservation in Anne Arundel County.
Here are just a few names you may recognize: Sally Wern Comport, Patricia Barland. Jean Jackson, Celia Pearson, Bonnie Roth Anderson, Deborah Banker, Bob Levitt, J. Ernest Green, Dianna Cuatto, Hydee Schaller, Marcia Tally, Janet Luby, Maggie Sansone, Anna Greenberg, Jim and Sylvia Earl, Robert Nichols, Linnell Bowen, Donna Ware, Dennis Younger…. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 15, 2015. There is no limit on the number of people you may nominate. Multiple letters of support are encouraged.
The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County provides grants and support to over forty nonprofit organizations. Providing a resource for the cultural arts community through advocacy, funding, programming, and promotions; the Arts Council supports a variety of groups that include Maryland Hall, Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation, Children’s Theater of Annapolis, and Londontown Symphony Orchestra. The Arts Council administers the Arts-in-Education Program serving both public and private Anne Arundel County Schools, which provides grant funding to bring performances and artists into auditoriums and classrooms.
Submit your nominations with letters of support to www.acaac.org.

Writer’s Community

Anne Arundel County is home to all kinds of writers. Just take a look at the list of writers who have received the Literary Annie Award,  Journalists, novelists, children’s fiction, science fiction, mystery, poetry– there’s a lot of variety.  While they usually work solo, writers are always striving to perfect their craft and receive feedback from colleagues and mentors.  A number of classes and workshops are offered throughout the year at venues that include Maryland Hall and The Chesapeake Art Center.  In order to stay current with networking and grant opportunities, artists are encouraged to register with the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. We keep a database and send e-correspondence to County Artists on a regular basis.

Coming up later this month is a full-day writer’s workshop: Summer Writing Intensive at St. John’s College organized by former Annie Award winners Laura Oliver and Lynn Auld Schwartz.

Literary Annie Award Winner Laura Oliver is one of the organizers of the Summer Writing Intensive.

Literary Annie Award Winner Laura Oliver is one of the organizers of the Summer Writing Intensive.

Seasoned and beginning writers alike are invited. Participants may select four workshops from seven choices to address their most challenging writing issues and will leave equipped with new skills, understanding, and motivation. In addition, Laura Oliver and Lynn Auld Schwartz will be available for a limited number of private consultations to discuss personal writing challenges. The Summer Writing Intensive at St. John’s College will take place on Saturday, June 27, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Francis Scott Key Lobby, Mellon Hall. Tuition is $165. All levels are welcome. The day will also include a continental breakfast, a box lunch with Question and Answer Forum, and a wine reception where participants can meet and talk with instructors and fellow writers.

The following workshops will be offered:

Hard-wired for Story: What Neuroscience Teaches Us about How to Hook a Reader, led by Laura Oliver

Creating Complex Characters, led by Lynn Auld Schwartz

The Poetry of Prose, led by Temple Cone

Screenwriting Tools for Writing Effective Dialogue, led by Khris Baxter

Using Fictional Techniques in Memoir and Personal Essay, led by Ron Capps

Story and Structure: Not Just for Screenwriters, led by Khris Baxter

Literary Agents: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How? led by Lauren Sharp

To register and for more information: www.sjc.edu/cefa or 410-626-2881

Writers of all ages and levels are invited to register. (Photo courtesy of St. John's College)

Writers of all ages and levels are invited to register. (Photo courtesy of St. John’s College)

McDowell Hall at St. John's College where the "Writing Intensive" will take place. (Photo courtesy of St. John's College)

McDowell Hall at St. John’s College where the “Writing Intensive” will take place. (Photo courtesy of St. John’s College)

Mural Competition

The east side wall of 47 Spa Road will be transformed with a mural by the winner of the upcoming Mural Competition,

The east side wall of 47 Spa Road will be transformed with a mural by the winner of the upcoming Mural Competition,

Please note that a $5,000 cash prize will be awarded to the winner and that the deadline has been extended to June 26th.
Calling all artists who are residents of Anne Arundel County to submit your design for a temporary mural to be placed on a permanent structure, the east side wall of 47 Spa Road. Bring beauty and vitality to the Annapolis Arts and Entertainment district with a painted creation that will be approximately 60’ wide and 12’ high. The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County is sponsoring this competition and the June 26th deadline is almost here. So start sketching up an accurately scaled and detailed preliminary illustration. Come up with a budget that includes your cost for designing and materials. Carefully read the guidelines below and good luck. Remember, in order to be selected you need to enter the competition.
ELIGIBILITY
This competition is open to all artists over the age of 18 who reside in Anne Arundel County. Entries must be original works in any two dimensional media following the guidelines below.

ENTRY DETAILS
The deadline for entries is June 26, 2015. Entries must be submitted on a small but accurately scaled and detailed preliminary illustration. You must include a budget of expenses that includes the artists cost for materials and design. The cost of the canvas and installation will be the responsibility of the Arts Council. Artist resume and images/locations of recent murals should also be included. Artist must sign a liability waiver to cover them while working at 47 Spa Road. Entries must be mailed or delivered with the attached form to the office of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, 2666 Riva Road, Suite 150, Annapolis, MD 21401. Entries become the property of the Arts Council and cannot be returned. The winning entry will be selected by the Exhibit Committee of the Arts Council. For questions, please contact Brenda Collins at brenda.collins@acaac.org.

RUBYS =Grants for Artists

In 2014 Carla Brown from Catonsville received a Ruby Grant to help fund the making of a  documentary film about her grandparents, Everyone But Two: The Life, Love and Travel of Benjamin and Frances Graham, which traces the cross-country travel experiences of an African American couple in the 1960s and 1970s.

In 2014 Carla Brown from Catonsville received a Ruby Grant to help fund the making of a documentary film about her grandparents, Everyone But Two: The Life, Love and Travel of Benjamin and Frances Graham, which traces the cross-country travel experiences of an African American couple in the 1960s and 1970s.

Artists and writers are you eligible for a Ruby Grant? The 2015 Rubys Grants in Literary and Visual Arts will begin accepting proposals on June 1, 2015 for funding of up to $10,000. Deadline to submit a proposal is July 31, 2015. The Rubys support the region’s gems – the local creative community of performing, visual, media and literary artists.

Who is eligible? Any artist working in literary or visual arts, over 21 years of age, and who lives in Baltimore City or the five surrounding counties (Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford and Howard). Open to both emerging and established artists at any point in their career.

How much are the grants? Artists may ask for up to $10,000. There is no minimum. Matching funds are not required.

How do I apply? Applications are accepted online only. Check the Rubys website for the application link and to download the grant guidelines.

Where do I get more information? Attend the free grant information session which will discuss all details of the grant application and grant writing tips.

June 22, 2015 at 6-7pm
Anne Arundel Community College
Design Studio 313 / Cade Building
101 College Pkwy, Arnold, MD 21012
RSVP for the session here.
This session is sponsored by the Maryland Federation of Art in partnership with Anne Arundel Community College

The Rubys Artist Project Grant program was established by GBCA in 2013 with the vision and initial funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, the Rubys provide meaningful support directly to artists.

The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA) nurtures and promotes a vibrant, diverse, and sustainable arts and cultural community essential to the region’s quality of life. GBCA aims to promote the region’s creative sector and significantly increase artists’ and organizations’ capacity to do great work.

Maryland, My Maryland – MARYLAND HOME MAKEOVER™

The Partnership for Housing Foundation is very pleased to announce its first Juried Art Show and Silent Auction benefiting the MARYLAND HOME MAKEOVER™ and their Endowment Fund.
The deadline for entries is Friday, May 30, 2014.

For further information and artist qualifications, contact: fern.dannis@mdrealtor.org.

Announcing PHF’s first online art auction to benefit MARYLAND HOME MAKEOVER™ and our Endowment Fund. The theme of “Maryland, My Maryland” has been selected and all artwork must portray something about Maryland, featuring any of the following concepts: Urban, Rural, Bay or Shoreline Scenes; Architectural Landmarks/Prominent Buildings; Portraits of a Community; and “Home”.

SAVE THE DATE:
Opening reception and art preview
Friday, June 27, 2014 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Annapolis Yacht Club
Tickets: $50 per person
Sponsorships available!

Online Auction starts at 12:00 PM June 25, 2014
For a preview of the art work, go to: www.biddingforgood.com/phfmaryland
(after 2/14/14)