Friday, April 11, 2014

Walpurgisnacht


Please join The Feminist Art Project - Baltimore for a fun afternoon celebrating Springtime and 'The Magical'!

Details below...




Historically, Walpurgisnacht takes place on the eve of May Day. On this night witches are said to ride to Blocksberg mountain in northern Germany, to celebrate the arrival of spring. Today the witch is often thought of as a symbol for an independent and strong woman. With this in mind, we invite you to experience a contemporary, feminist Walpurgisnacht-style celebration on Friday, May 2nd, 5:30-9:00 pm at City Arts Apartments. Come and dance off the winter blues, cast your ill-wishes into the ‘fire’, jump over a broomstick and make a seed bomb or two. BYOBroomstick and potluck dish, come in costume or make one there, but get ready for music, dancing and a touch of sorcery. City Arts is located at 440 East Oliver Street in Baltimore across from Greenmount Cemetery. This magical evening is brought to you by Cait Byrnes and The Feminist Art Project - Baltimore.

And, be sure to take a gander at our free, call for artists for the upcoming exhibition, Gutsy: Taking the Fear Factor Out of Feminism, curated by our Exhibitions Coordinator, Allison Gulick. The show will be up during Artscape at GALLERY CA, so make sure you submit!

Hope to see you soon! 

*This event flier was designed by TFAP-B member, Desmond Moore!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April Meeting

Join us for our April meeting at City Arts! We'll be doing some planning and such...



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Call for Entry!!!

GUTSY: Taking the Fear Factor Out of Feminism

GUTSY: very tough or brave : showing courage
marked by courage, pluck, or determination  
a:  expressing or characterized by basic physical senses or passions      
b:  rough or plain in style :  not bland or sophisticated
Feminism, much like art, is about perception. You may consider your participation in this call for entry a radical feminist act against the mainstream misogyny of the art system, you might not. Either way, your participation in this exhibition will help support women in Baltimore. The Feminist Art Project – Baltimore and Gallery CA invite artists to submit artwork to GUTSY: Taking the Fear Factor Out of Feminism, an exhibition which seeks to highlight the work of female artists and artists dealing with feminist issues, themes, and aesthetics.

As part of TFAP-B’s mission to support female artists and local organizations working to support women, 20% of each work of art that is sold will go to Power Inside.* Power Inside is a human rights and harm reduction organization that serves women and girls who are survivors of gender-based violence and oppression. Power Inside serves women impacted by incarceration, street life and abuse. They offer direct services, advocacy, leadership development and public education to help women build self-sufficiency, heal from violence, and avoid future criminal justice contact.

This call for entry is open to artists in the Mid-Atlantic region that recognize the aesthetic, intellectual and political impact of women, regardless of race, class, or creed, on visual arts and culture. *Please note, the artist retains 80% of sale. Neither Gallery CA nor The Feminist Art Project - Baltimore will take commission on the sale of artwork during this exhibition.

 

JURY

The Feminist Art Project - Baltimore recognizes the aesthetic, intellectual and political impact of women on visual arts and culture. We are a grassroots, non-profit arts organization which aims to be inclusive; supporting local, self-identified female artists, as well as men who recognize and promote Baltimore area women in the arts.

  

TIMELINE

Deadline: Deadline for Application is Monday June 2nd
Exhibition Run: July 18th thru August 8th
Notification: Artists will be notified Monday June 16th
Reception: Closing Reception August 8th 6-9 pm
Delivery dates: July 1st and 2nd               
Pick up dates:  August 9th-10th

 

TO APPLY

Artists should attach their statement and/or CV, no more than 3 images in JPEG formation (sound and video artists may submit links), a 2-5 sentence description of the work and why you want to participate in GUTSY: Taking the Fear Factor out of Feminism. Please submit materials in an email sent to tfap.bmore@gmail.com with subject heading GUTSY_Lastnameofartist. Artists are solely responsible for delivery and pick up of accepted work. Two dimensional pieces should not exceed 60” x 60” and must be ready to hang/display. Three dimensional works should not be taller than 72” and wider than 48”, unless previously approved by TFAP-B and Gallery CA. Sound and video artists are responsible for supplying their own technology for exhibition. Artworks considered unsuitable for hanging/presentation will be refused. TFAP-B and Gallery CA reserve the right to refuse any artwork that is misrepresented through documentation or is not the piece selected by the jurors.

Artists will be notified by Monday June 16th. Selected artworks need to be delivered to Gallery CA on July 1st or 2nd, 2014.


[i] "Gutsy." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gutsy>.