Apply for consideration for BmoreArt’s Marathon Studio Tour with the Baltimore Museum of Art’s Director Christopher Bedford and Mera Rubell, of the Rubell Family Collection

We are thrilled to present this opportunity to Baltimore artists! ‘Beyond the Frame’ refers to art which reaches beyond the traditional sphere of the arts into social, cultural, and sometimes political realms.

How to apply:

  1. Sign up for BmoreArt’s weekly newsletter for updates and information about the tour. The sign up form is at BmoreArt’s home page in the top right sidebar.
  2. Create a one page PDF with four images of your best work. Include your name, a link to your website, and your studio address. Your studio must be located within Baltimore city limits to be considered. If this information is not included, your application will be automatically rejected.
  3. Mail your one page application to [email protected]. Make sure the heading field says “Your Name_Studio Tour.” For video or sound, include 4 stills with live links to view.

Applications are free and simple and due by Feb 1, 2017.

The BmoreArt team will jury applications and you will be notified by February 15 if you have been selected. If you do not receive an email by February 15, your application has not been selected. 

The goal of this tour is to increase visibility for Baltimore-based artists, to raise awareness around professional studio visit conduct, and to build relationships between collecting institutions and local artists.

If chosen, you will receive professional development guidelines from BmoreArt and a half hour visit in your studio to present your work.

The BmoreArt Marathon Baltimore Studio Tour will be conducted February 28 – March 2, 2017 during daytime hours.

On Christopher Bedford:

Christopher Bedford became the 10th director of The Baltimore Museum of Art in August 2016, succeeding Doreen Bolger, who served as the director from 1998 until her retirement in 2015. Bedford comes to Baltimore after four years as director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. He was also recently named the commissioner for the United States Pavilion for the 2017 Venice Biennale, which will present a new installation by Mark Bradford.

In a telephone interview with the New York Times, Mr. Bedford said he hopes “to amplify its greatness in all areas, but also reconsider and redefine — and perhaps become a model for — civic engagement.”

Before becoming director of the Rose in 2012, Mr. Bedford held curatorial positions at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Ohio, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum.

The Baltimore Museum of Art, which turned 100 in 2014, recently raised $80.7 million, added nearly 4,000 gifts of art to the collection and completed a $28 million renovation.

 

On Mera Rubell and the Rubell Family Collection via the RFC website

The Rubell Family Collection (RFC) was established in 1964 in New York City, shortly after its founders Donald and Mera Rubell were married. It is now one of the world’s largest, privately owned contemporary art collections.

In Miami, Florida, since 1993, the RFC is exhibited within a 40,000-square-foot repurposed Drug Enforcement Agency confiscated goods facility and is publicly accessible. The Contemporary Arts Foundation (CAF) was created in 1994 by Don and Mera Rubell with their son, Jason Rubell, to expand the RFC’s public mission inside the paradigm of a contemporary art museum.

 

On Cara Ober:

Cara Ober founded BmoreArt in 2007 and has served as editor and publisher ever since. Ober is a Baltimore-based artist, curator, professor at MICA and JHU, and writer. As an online and print art magazine, BmoreArt serves the artists of Baltimore and beyond in covering their exhibits, acting as a watchdog and discussion board, publishing a beautiful print journal, and acting as a link to participation in art and cultural events across the region with a daily calendar, weekly events listings, call for entries page, and resource page.

 

Photo Credits at Top: Photo of Christopher Bedford by Rachel Rock Palermo. Photos of Mera Rubell and Cara Ober by Joan Asplen Cox.