DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Everyone has at least one area of expertise – it may be origami,
caulking a tub, decorating a cake, silk-screening, taking care of a turtle,
wiring a radio or any of the other thousands of things we do well, or think we
do well. To be hosted in the Maryland
Institute College of Art’s Pinkard Gallery, How-to... is an indoor exhibition
that will include artworks in any medium (drawings, paintings, sculpture, film,
installation, collage, etc.) that describe how to do or make anything.
In addition to these informative works in the exhibition, Artscape may provide
a modest stipend to some artists to produce an example of the product of the
instructions to also be displayed in the gallery. If applicable, Artscape may also commission
some artists to provide in-person demonstrations during Artscape weekend. How-to... seeks to be as much of an
interactive exhibition as possible, Artists are encouraged to think about how
visitors can take-away ideas, instructions or other items from the exhibition
to “make at home”.
Applications will be accepted that include already existing work and proposals
for new work. Because of the unique
nature of this exhibition, it is expected that many artists will be proposing
new works. Proposals should include a
simple drawing or digital rendering of what is being proposed, along with a brief
written description of the proposal.
How-to... is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion &
The Arts, Inc. (BOPA). Artscape is
produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc. on behalf of
the Baltimore Festival of the Arts, Inc.
How-to... will be curated by BOPA Staff member Kim Domanski. A 1996 MFA graduate of MICA’s
multidisciplinary Mount Royal School of Art, Kim has curated several
exhibitions and has worked in Public Art and on the Sondheim Prize at BOPA for more
than a decade.
Application Materials to Prepare
should include up to 5 images (.jpeg) or videos (.mov or .mp4) or sound based
works (.mp3) of completed artworks being considered for the exhibition; or, if
applying for consideration of new works, these five images/videos/sound-based
works should be examples of previous works.
Images should not exceed approximately 3MB and videos or sound based
works should not exceed approximately 200MB.
applying for consideration of new artworks, a short proposal that includes a
rendering and brief description.
List that includes title, date, medium, dimensions and a description if
applicable – please also note on this list whether the artwork samples are
available for the exhibition.
Resume, CV and/or Artist Statement (.doc or .pdf format)
- There are no geographic restrictions for
- Artists 18 years and older are eligible to
should be dropped off during the “artwork drop-off” period listed on the
exhibition timeline and picked up during the listed “artwork pick-up”
period. Artists who cannot meet these
timeframes should make every effort to make other arrangements with a friend,
colleague or family member. BOPA does
not have the ability to transport artwork.
will be insured while it is in BOPA’s possession during installation,
exhibition, and deinstallation periods.
Artwork dropped off before the “artwork drop-off” time period or picked
up after the “artwork pick-up” time period, is done so at the artist’s
risk. Artwork will not be insured beyond
listed installation, exhibition, and deinstallation periods.
- BOPA reserves the right to reproduce images of
selected artwork for printed or internet publicity, catalogue, map or
- By submitting an application, you agree to and
accept application requirements and guidelines.
Application deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Artist Notification: Monday, April 30, 2018
Artwork drop-off: Monday,
July 9 from 9am-5pm or Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 9am-Noon
Friday, July 20, 2018 through Sunday, August 5, 2018
Exhibition opening reception: Thursday, July 19, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Exhibition artwork pick-up: 5-7pm Sunday, August 5 or 9am-Noon Monday, August 6, 2018
Artscape: Friday, July
20 & Saturday July 21 from 11am - 9pm; Sunday, July 22 from 11am – 7pm
For more information on How-to...,
please contact Kim Domanski at 443-263-4340 or firstname.lastname@example.org.