Thursday, February 25, 2010

This Weekend


The Earth is Flat and Other Truths about the Environment @ The Park School, Richman Gallery

Rick Delaney, curator at the Richman Gallery at the Park School is proud to present The Earth is flat and Other Truths about the Environment. The show, an exhibition about sustainability, environment and landscape features the work of Chris Jordan, Lynn Geesamen, Ken Hale, Jessie Lehson, Jackson Martin, Trace Miller, Ellen Lupton & Abott Miller, Lawrence McFarland, Paul Rutovsky, Shannon Young and Rachel Sitkin.

Exhibition Dates: February 11- March 31, 2010.
Artists' Reception: Thursday, February 25, 2010 6pm

The Richman Gallery
The Park School
2425 Old Court Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21218

34th Annual American Craft Council Show @ The Baltimore Convention Center

Dandelion Blu Jewelry

The American Craft Council Retail Show in Baltimore
More than 700 of the country's leading craft artists will gather under one roof to present their latest designer, handmade work at The American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, the largest juried, indoor craft show in the nation. The highest quality of handmade jewelry, furniture, clothing, home décor, and more, will be available for purchase at the Baltimore Convention Center. This year's show will feature the works by Baltimore locals Sherry Insley- Dandelion Blu, Juliet Ames- The Broken Plate Pendant Company, Danamarie Hosler- Greenstarstudio, Elisa Shere- Elisa Shere Jewelry, & Shannon Delanoy- Sweet Pepita,

Thursday, February 25 (10 am - 6 pm)
Friday, February 26 (10 am - 9 pm)
Saturday, February 27 (10 am - 6 pm)
Sunday, February 28 (10 am - 5 pm)

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Baltimore Convention Center
1 West Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Adornamental @ The Silber Gallery

Adornamental features the work of seven artists who are breaking new ground in the decorative and ornamental arts. At times considered primarily feminine and removed from fine art, the decorative arts began to achieve an elevated status in 1975, with the creation of the Pattern and Decoration Movement. The movement was, in part, a reaction against the impersonal nature of Minimalist art. Originating in New York, the Pattern and Decoration Movement involved mostly female artists creating complex and multicolored patterns, but it was not long before the decorative arts were embraced by male artists as well. Contemporary artists continue to employ decorative and ornamental aspects in their work, demonstrating pattern as a tool for expression and showing that there is no distinction between fine art and decorative art.

Adornamental features the work of artists Liz Ensz, Stephanie Liner, Xavier Schipani, Piper Shepard, René Treviño, Emily Uchytil, and Kelly Walker.
Exhibition Dates: February 16 - March 28, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday February 25, 2010 6pm

Silber Art Gallery, Goucher College
1201 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204


Three Simultaneous Openings! @ The Creative Alliance
Up The Ante, Blood Weather & Forum of 40 Champions all open this Friday at The Creative Alliance.

Up The Ante- The hi-octane artists at The Patterson step it up a notch for this exhibit, each submitting a piece of art on the titular theme, and inviting a colleague from outside the building to do the same. Artists include Lauren Boilini, Michael Burmeister, Michelle Hagewood, Erica Hansen, Matthew Freel, Magnolia Laurie, Joseph Norman, Richard Sawka, Rachel Schmidt, Rachel Sitkin, Melissa Sugar, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Rene Trevino, Marty Weishaar & Troy Wingard. The exhibition, in the Amelie Rothschild Gallery, coincides with the annual party celebrating the Residency Program.

Blood Weather- As observers of human activity, Lauren Boilini and Becky Alprin view the world from opposite ends of the telescope. Boilini, who transforms the Main Gallery with a single massive painting covering 2000 square feet, is known for epic canvases—her mark making intense, all encompassing, and fast. She places herself, and the viewer, at the center of the action, like the jostled referee in a boxing match. Alprin, on the other hand, takes the long view. Epochs are compressed and conflated in her fragmented sculptures, which recall both archeological digs and architectural models, recognizable as the fractured cities we live in. As close and passionate Boilini is, so Alprin’s work is pointed and analytic; together, they expose a startling cross section of forces that make and unmake the world every day.

Forum of 40 Champions- Forty champions, each possessing a special power, have been invited to create a warrior to enter the Minstallation Gallery and face the special powers of their peers. Participants will create their warriors to occupy a 4 square inch hexagon of space, flying included, working with the size and shape parameters of Warhammer 40,000 and Dungeons and Dragons. Participants may use Warhammer stands and modify figurines from any of the gaming and fantasy products or may create their own using Sculpy or other materials. 20 sided dice and measuring sticks will be provided. Gaming rules and booklet will be developed during the course of the exhibition. Gary Kachadourian, guest curator.

All shows will have opening receptions Friday, February 26, 2010 7-9pm

The Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224

2010 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize Semi-Finalists Announced

2010 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize Semi-Finalists

Alzaruba; Baltimore, MD
Christine Bailey; Baltimore, MD
Kathryn Bell; Baltimore, MD
Amita Bhatt; Baltimore, MD
Travis Childers; Fairfax, VA
Leah Cooper; Baltimore, MD
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
Ryan Hackett; Kensington, MD
Michelle Hagewood; Baltimore, MD
Matthew Janson; Baltimore, MD
Evan La Londe; Baltimore, MD
Nate Larson; Baltimore, MD
Christopher LaVoie; 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
Matthew Porterfield; Baltimore, MD
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
Melissa Webb; Baltimore, MD
Karen Yasinsky; Baltimore, MD

This year’s jurors are Robert Nickas, Magdalena Sawon and Hamza Walker. The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize is designed to assist visual artist or visual artist collaborators working in the Greater Baltimore region by awarding a $25,000 fellowship. The prize is in conjunction with the annual Artscape juried exhibition and is produced with The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

Approximately six finalists will be reviewed for the prize. Their work will be shown in the Alvin and Fanny B. Thalheimer Galleries of The Baltimore Museum of Art, located at 10 Art Museum Drive. In addition, an exhibition of the semi-finalists’ work will be shown during the Artscape weekend in the Decker and Meyerhoff galleries of the Maryland Institute College of Art, located at 1303 W. Mount Royal Avenue. The prize is part of Artscape, America’s largest free celebration of the arts, taking place Friday, July 16 through Sunday, July 18, 2010 on Mount Royal Avenue and North Charles Street.

The fellowship winner will be selected after a review of the art installed at the BMA and an interview with each finalist by the jurors. The remaining finalists not selected for the fellowship will each receive a $1,000 honorarium. Artist collaborators will receive a single $25,000 prize if chosen as the winner or a $1,000 honorarium that will be equally divided among the members of the group.

Congratulations to all the Semi-Finalists!

Finalists will be announced Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

This weekend (now that you can leave your parking space and hopefully find a new one...)


Baltidelphia @ The Hexagon
The Hexagon, in conjunction with My House Gallery (Philadelphia), presents: Baltidelphia, an experimental collaboration curated by Phuong Pham (the Hexagon) and Alex Gartelmann (My House). The Baltidelphia exhibition features 22 Baltimore artists paired with 22 Philadelphia artists who were asked to collaborate/correspond through whatever means they chose—facebook, text message, twitter, carrier pigeon, postal mail, sky-writing, etc. Rather than get lost in the flood of tweeting that flickrs to your tumbl that feeds to your blog (LOL smileyface), Baltidelphia embraces communication, distance, and geography as points of departure to create a project. Baltidelphia will be exhibited in both Baltimore and Philadelphia, with selections of the projects being displayed in each spaces.

Philadelphia artists will travel to Baltimore, Saturday, February 6th for the closing. Participating artists (Bmore & Philly): Kathy Beachler & Martha Savery, Emily Claire Dierkes & Jim Grilli, Miguel Sabogal & Bryan Patrick Rice, Jon Bevers & Damian Weinkrantz, Kathleen Mazurek & Daniel Potterton, Sarah Magida & Kristen Neville, Mike Riley & Tim Pannell, Jared Fischer & Tyler Kline, Freda Mohr & Andrew Brehm, Heather Von Marko & Hannah Heffner, Julie Pahr & Fernando Ramos, Andrew Geddes & Daniel Petraitis, Na Kim & Mike Ryan, Jennifer Mullins & Leah Mackin, Ric Royer & Beth Heinly, Robert Brulinski & Piper Brett, Magnolia Laurie & Nike Desis, Megan Lavelle & Jen Gin, Sean Scheidt & Masha Badinter, Monique Crab & Hope Rovelto, Phuong Pham & Alex Gartelman

Closing Reception: Friday, February 19, 2010 6-8pm

The Hexagon

1825 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Grundelhammer @ 2640 Space

In October, Grundlehammer opened at the 2640 Space with three sold out shows and over 1,000 people in attendance. The production returns, this time with a sprawling 2-disc studio recorded album featuring all the original songs of Gründlehämmer! The album will be available for the first time ever at the Gründlehämmer remount, February 19th-21st, 2010 at the 2640 space.

Tickets Available Now!


Agglutinate @ The Creative Alliance

With inky black shadows, and a limitless range of gray washes, Amanda Burnham’s crumbling urban and exurban landscapes are almost entirely void of people, like cartoon snapshots taken a month or so after the rapture. Here Burnham combines drawing with installation to ghostly effect, with dangling street signs or tangled chain fence etched onto the wall and enfolding the viewer.

Closing Reception: Saturday, February 20, 2010 8:30pm

Amelie Rothschilde Gallery
The Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD


Magic Eye is proud to present a night of short films and videos created by Baltimore artists. This group features work by Kari Altmann, Kristen Anchor, Mark Brown, Lauren Friedman, Jenny Graf, Clarissa Gregory, Justin Kelly, Andrew Mausert-Mooney, Catherine Pancake, Jimmy Joe Roche, Paul Sharitis, Stan Vanderbeek, Fred Worden and Karen Yasinsky.

The films, dating from the early 60s to contemporary work, range from experimental narrative to animation, music videos and performance documentation. In celebration and remembrance, Magic Eye will screen Paul Sharits’ T,O,U,C,H,I,N.G (1968) featuring the Baltimore poet David Franks.
Screening: Monday, February 22, 2010 9:30-11pm $5

The Charles Theater
1711 N. Charles st.
Baltimore, MD 21217