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Cannabis Creative: Maryland – Call For Artists

Cannabis Creative: Maryland – Call For Artists

Cannabis Creative announces a call for artists for Cannabis Creative: Maryland. Maryland residents only, other states to follow. Selected art will be published in the upcoming art book, Cannabis Creative: Maryland. A primary goal of the book is to end the stigma towards cannabis through a celebration of beauty and creativity.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 31 May 2019

Art may be of any style or format which can be well represented in print: paintings, drawings, sculpture, murals, glass-work, woodwork, fiber-work, metalwork, prose, music, comedy, dance, theater, transformational success story, or similar work that is inspired by the most beautiful and positive aspects of cannabis. Any cannabis consumed or referenced by artist must be legal acquired and consumed, either OTC CBD or MMCC Medical Cannabis Patient.

Cannabis Creative: Maryland Artist Benefits

Selected and published submissions shall receive $500. Potential for more based on book sales and future editions and compilations of the book series. All qualified submissions will be featured on the website’s gallery. Artist will have opportunity to share their story about how cannabis inspired their art or improved their quality of life. This is intended to educate and spark interest in the audience regarding medical cannabis.

Social Equity

Cannabis Creatives works to connect underprivileged or under-educated artists with galleries and provide them with no cost representation to the gallery. Socioeconomic and cultural diversity are part of the rubric by which submissions are judged. In addition to art submissions thru the website, the team will travel and interview artists that come through recommendations who do not have access to the internet, have learning/communication disabilities, or have other issues which would prevent them from enjoying the opportunity provided by Cannabis Creative.

About Cannabis Creative

Cannabis Creative is a visually stunning art book series that revels in the joy and creativity of cannabis. They collect, select, and showcase the very best displays of creativity made by local cannabis consumers in each state. More than just a book, Cannabis Creative offers its audience a celebration of art, beauty, knowledge, and a community of people who appreciate the merging of artistic brilliance and the legal use of cannabis.

For more information, contact onelove@cannabiscreativebook.com.

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Pitchcraft – Call For Artists

Pitchcraft – Call For Artists

Pitchcraft, Downtown Frederick’s first-ever placemaking competition, invites creative people to pitch an idea that, if physically implemented in Downtown Frederick, Maryland, will better connect the people and places of our community.

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Deadline: 21 Sept 2018

Placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community. Strengthening the connection between people and the places they share, placemaking refers to a collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm in order to maximize shared value. More than just promoting better urban design, placemaking facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution.

Your idea should have a scope that can be implemented for approximately $2,500 and finished by October 2019. The finished product should be something that is safe for all ages, functions mostly unattended, exists within the footprint of Downtown Frederick, and is feasible to implement. Any necessary City approvals will be requested prior to project implementation.

Pitchcraft submissions will be narrowed down by a panel of judges to four finalists. All finalists will pitch their ideas in front of a live audience on Thursday, October 25. Every audience member will vote for their favorite pitch. A winner will be announced that evening. The cost of each ticket goes directly toward funding the winning idea.

The winning pitch will receive $2,500 and professional support to bring their idea to life. In addition to an award of funds, the winning person will receive guidance from Downtown Frederick Partnership and volunteer advisers to help implement their idea.

About Downtown Frederick Partnership

Downtown Frederick Partnership works to enhance, promote, and preserve the vitality and livability of Downtown Frederick, Maryland, a national Main Street community.

The Main Street Program is a preservation-based, downtown revitalization approach. The goal of the Main Street Program is to strengthen the vitality of traditional main streets and neighborhoods. Downtown Frederick Partnership is committed to advocating for projects and policies which encourage the healthy growth and economic development of Downtown Frederick.

Each year, the Partnership tackles strategic initiatives to bring more residents and employees to Downtown Frederick, offers an exciting season of events, and works closely with downtown businesses and partners to continue to strengthen and improve Downtown Frederick.

For more information, contact mainstreet@downtownfrederick.org.

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La Vie en Bleu – Call for Artists

The 26th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition celebrates La Vie en Bleu, or “life in blue,” and welcomes entries of original artwork in all mediums that take varying inspirations from the color blue. This exhibition will explore blue interpretations of nature, color theory, emotion, and more.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Sept 2016

Blue’s rarity proves inspiring as it does not often occur in the natural world. While a small collection of water is absent of color, the vast sea appears deeply blue. The sky, the mountains, and the sea – the mysterious color of blue reflects the abstract beauty of nature. Blue can complement within a broader palette or blue can be powerful alone. Yves Klein took a philosophical approach in his monochromatic works in creating the dimensionless International Klein Blue, a facet of his career-long exploration of space and “the void.” The color blue is often associated with melancholy, calmness, and reliability. Picasso’s Blue Period consisted of blue toned melancholic figures. The blues as emotion have been communicated through a variety of artistic disciplines especially in the musical genre which emerged to voice injustices. The use of art as a means of expressing the blues reminds us of the therapeutic merits of art and the universal need to declare and assert the passions of the human spirit.

Best in show, second, third place, and honorable mentions will be awarded for La Vie en Bleu. Cash awards will be announced at the opening reception to Best in show, second and third place.

Strathmore is a nonprofit multi-disciplinary arts center and presenting organization based one-half mile outside the Capital Beltway in North Bethesda, Maryland. The Mansion at Strathmore is home to more intimate artistic programs presented by Strathmore in the warm and acoustically superb 100-seat Dorothy M. and Maurice C. Shapiro Music Room, the Gudelsky Gallery Suite exhibition spaces, the outdoor Gudelsky Concert Pavilion, and outdoor Sculpture Gardens.

For more information, contact gtillenburg@strathmore.org.

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Appalachian Nature Art Competition and Exhibition

The Allegany Arts Council is pleased to announce the call for entries to the Appalachian Nature Art Competition and Exhibition.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 May 2016

This is a national competition open to all artists.

Subject matter should express the rich diversity of nature including wildlife, flora, landscapes, and sporting art including decoys. We will also accept artwork that is constructed of natural materials that celebrates nature in a more abstract way.

There will be over $2000 in prizes. The exhibition will be held at the Saville Gallery at 9 N Centre St in Cumberland, MD.

The Allegany Arts Council is a non-profit organization whose vision is: A Community Alive with the Arts! Our mission is to cultivate the arts to enrich the quality of life in our community. Our ongoing goals are to (1) increase awareness of and access to the arts, (2) to provide a supportive environment for local artists and arts organizations to thrive, (3) to foster economic vitality through the arts, and (4) to develop the Allegany Arts Council as a high performing sustainable organization.

For more information, contact mdodge@alleganyarts.org.

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Public Art Installation – Call for Artists

The City of Gaithersburg invites artists to submit qualifications for a public art installation at Constitution Gardens. The selected artist will work closely with the Art in Public Places Subcommittee and the City’s Arts Administrator to design, fabricate, and install a children’s entrance at the newly renovated park.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 10 Apr 2016

The online application process includes the submittal of a resume, representative works of art, and an artist’s proposal of 500 words or less. Detailed proposals are not requested at this time; only preliminary ideas.

Constitution Gardens, a municipal park at the intersection of Brookes and Park Avenues in Olde Towne, has been redesigned as a nature play space by Seneca Creek Collaborative. It integrates natural components for structured and unstructured play and learning. The park celebrates the past, present, and future of Gaithersburg, weaving together threads of sustainability with elements inspired by the cultural, economic, and natural history of the area.

Chosen artists for the public art installation will receive an honorarium to develop a full proposal for the project.  The chosen proposal will be paid a commission for the project, dependent on the proposed project.

The City of Gaithersburg supports the arts and artists through the Art in Public Places Program.  This is a unique opportunity for working artists to receive commissions for one-of-a-kind public art projects.

For more information, contact jdonnelly@gaithersburgmd.gov.

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Artist-in-Residence Opportunity – Call for Artists

Montgomery College announces a call for artists for an artist-in-residence opportunity.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 11 Mar 2016

Artists-in-residence will be offered light filled studios in The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Arts Center at Montgomery College in Silver Spring, MD.

Apply for Fall or Spring semester 2016-17. Some interaction with art students required. Modest stipend for these activities.

Chosen artists will have private access to the studio during building hours, 7 AM to 10 PM, seven days a week. Artists have access to the state-of-the-art facilities in various media in the building. Studio is locked and secure in a modern arts center with active gallery exhibitions and classes.

There is up to $1,000 in stipends for activities with students including artist talks and some collaborative activity.

Montgomery College is a two-year college with a wide breadth of arts related facilities and majors. The Cafritz Arts Center, in lively downtown Silver Spring and two blocks from the DC line, and a modern performing arts center, with majors in theatre arts, dance, and music as well as a theatre and state-of-the-art concert hall, are located on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus.

For more information, contact claudia.rousseau@montgomerycollege.edu.

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Silent Auction and Grand Opening Event – Call for Artists

ReCreative Spaces is now accepting submissions for DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia)-based artists for a gallery show and silent auction as part of the Keller Williams Capital Properties (KWCP) Grand Opening and introduction of the CPMG Foundation.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 14 Sept 2015

The overarching theme of the event is a sense of neighborhood, community, and partnership. This may or may not translate into the work submitted – we leave that up to each artist to determine.

This silent auction offers a unique opportunity for established artists and student artists to showcase work in a joint show meant to benefit all artists involved, plus CPMG Foundation, which was developed by the leadership of both the Menkiti Group and Keller Williams Capital Properties with the intent to respond to the diverse social needs existing in the National Capital Area.

Instead of asking for a standard donation for auction items, artists will be paid 50% of the sale of their work, with the remaining 50% going directly to CPMG Foundation. In addition, KWCP has partnered with John Burroughs Elementary School in order to help raise funds to offset a budget cut for arts materials in all of their art classes. Sales of any student artwork will also be split 50/50 between the art department and CPMG Foundation.

Selected artists will have their work featured in a silent auction meant to benefit both the artists as well as the newly formed CPMG Foundation. The audience will include real estate professionals and community members looking to start or enhance their art collections, and who may also have connections for further opportunities to show and sell work.

ReCreative Spaces is managing the artist call and silent auction in pARTnership with Keller Williams Capital Properties. ReCreative Spaces is a place for communities to gather and share their passion for art of all kinds. We foster creativity, collaboration, and community.

For more information, contact info@recreativespaces.com.

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Brentwood Arts Exchange – Call for Artists

The Brentwood Arts Exchange is seeking proposals from artists and curators to present exhibitions beginning summer 2016. There are no restrictions on media or residency.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 31 Jul 2015

The Brentwood Arts Exchange is The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s component of the public-private partnership Gateway Arts Center, an anchor for Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District. The gallery features regionally prominent as well as emerging artists, in support of our mission to build community and serve artists.

The Brentwood Arts Exchange provides full publicity for all exhibitions, including press releases, email announcements, printed cards, online and printed listings, and corollary events. Only 25% commission on all art works sold during or as a result of the exhibition.

Since opening in March 2010, Brentwood Arts Exchange has welcomed more than 32,000 visitors. As of March 2015, the gallery has presented 32 on-site and 19 off-site exhibitions, featuring regionally prominent artists as well as emerging artists and students.

For more information, contact donna.mayo@pgparks.com.

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Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House – Call for Artists

The Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House is accepting applications for artists to exhibit at the galleries for the 2016 gallery season.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 1 Jun 2015

The Gallery Screening Committee will be reviewing applications in the Spring of 2015 for artists to exhibit in 2016.

The Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House is a part of a community center which offers many opportunities for patrons to view work by artists.

For more information and send the completed application to gallery@wildelake.org.

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