Ends on March 31, 2017

ARTSCAPE 2017: Field Work

Call for Entry
DEADLINE: Friday, March 31, 2017

To be hosted in MICA’s Pinkard Gallery, Field Work is an indoor exhibition that will include artworks whose subject matter or form demonstrate how nature and/or the fields of science intersect with art. Field Work seeks artworks that incorporate nature and science thematically, artwork made from a scientific approach or artworks made from natural materials for final selection.  Artists are encouraged to think broadly, either literally or abstractly, in their interpretation of this exhibition topic.  

Applications will be accepted that include already existing work and proposals for new work.

While this exhibition will be hosted in an indoor space, artists who work in a public realm are encouraged to also apply with either appropriately adapted work or documentation of an outdoor project that speaks to the exhibition theme.                                  

Field Work 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.

Field Work 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.

Artscape 2017
Camp Artscape: Adventure Awaits! offers wondrous possibilities for festival-goers to experience the visual and performing arts in a variety of ways. For many, one of the most exciting parts of summer is taking time to engage in new experiences. Whether at an away camp or a local summer program, it’s something to look forward to all year—truly a staple of the summer season. The same goes for Artscape; it’s just not summer without it! The theme allows all involved to step out of their comfort zone, learn something new, and experience the adventure that awaits in Baltimore. 

Please see our website for additional opportunities for artists: www.artscape.org.

How to Apply to Field Work
Applications for Field Work are being accepted online through the Submittable website:


Application Materials to Prepare

1.       Applicants should include 5 images (.jpeg) or videos (.mov or .mp4) or sound based works (.mp3) of art.  Images should not exceed approximately 3MB and videos or sound based works should not exceed approximately 200MB.

2.       Artwork 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.

3.       Artist Resume, CV and/or Artist Statement (.doc or .pdf format)


1.       There are no geographic restrictions for application.

2.       Artists 18 years and older are eligible to apply.

3.       Artwork 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.

4.       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. 

5.         BOPA reserves the right to reproduce images of selected artwork for printed or internet

publicity, catalogue, map or marketing purposes.

6.          By submitting an application, you agree to and accept application requirements and guidelines.

Estimated Timeline
Application deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017
Artist Notification: Monday, May 1, 2017
Artwork drop-off: Monday, July 10, 2015 from 9am-Noon
Exhibition duration: Friday, July 21, 2017 through Sunday, August 6, 2017
Exhibition opening reception: Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Exhibition artwork pick-up: 5-7pm Sunday, August 6 or 9am-Noon Monday, August 7, 2017
Artscape: Friday, July 21 & Saturday July 22 from 11am - 9pm; Sunday, July 23 from 11am – 8pm

Artscape After Hours returns on Friday and Saturday nights on Charles Street (from Preston Street to North Avenue) from 9-11pm. Artscape takes place rain or shine.

For more information on Field Work, please contact Kim Domanski at 443-263-4340 or kdomanski@promotionandarts.com.

Have questions about applying to this and other opportunities at Artscape?

Attend one of the Artscape Information Sessions:

  1. Thursday, December 15th; 5:30pm at Motor House (120 W. North Avenue)
  2. Thursday, January 12th; 5:30pm at Impact Hub (10 E. North Avenue)
  3. Wednesday, February 1st; 5:30pm at Creative Alliance at The Patterson (3134 Eastern Avenue)

Our Information Sessions are designed to give anyone interested in submitting a proposal or application for Artscape an opportunity to ask questions about the process, hear more about requirements for submitting a proposal, learn more about the festival’s theme, meet up with potential collaborators and hear about locations in the festival footprint that may offer inspiration for a proposal. 

All sessions begin at 5:30pm and are one hour in length; patrons are responsible for own parking. Please RSVP to rsvp@promotionandarts.org and indicate session 1, 2 or 3. For more information, email artscape@promotionandarts.org or call Susan Fortkiewicz at 443-263-4347.


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