School 33 Art Center 2018 Call for Entry:
Fall/Winter Group Exhibitions
Application Deadline: Monday, June 25, 2018
School 33 Art Center, a facility managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, is now accepting applications from artists for its 2018 Fall & Winter Group Exhibitions in the first floor Main Gallery. Applications are open to visual artists working in any medium who wish to have their most recent works considered. Through this open call, School 33 Art Center aims to present new work by emerging and mid-career artists from the United States and abroad. Interested artists should apply by Monday, June 25, 2018 at 11:59pm online at www.school33.org. A downloadable pdf of the call can be found here. The fee to apply is $35.00 and includes a one-year membership to School 33 Art Center. Artists will be notified of their status by Thursday, July 19, 2018. The resulting exhibitions will be on display Friday, October 12 through Saturday, November 24, 2018 and Friday, December 7, 2018 through Saturday, January 26, 2019.
Two professional curators will select between five and ten artists for each exhibition, based upon individual artistic merit and curatorial vision. The curators areAdriel Luis and Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell. School 33 Art Center and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts will produce all related press materials, and will host an opening reception and coordinate exhibition-related programming. More information on the curators can be found below.
Adriel Luis is a Washington D.C. based community organizer, curator and musician who is driven by the belief that social justice can be achieved through surprising, imaginative and loving approaches to art. He serves as Curator of Digital and Emerging Media at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, where he pushes for emerging artists of color to be shown and paid fairly by museums. There, Adriel and his team produce Culture Labs: an alternative to traditional museum exhibitions built on community organizing principles. Currently, he tours the world with his band iLL-Literacy, using music and spoken word to strengthen Black and Asian American coalitions in colleges; and is Creative Director of Bombshelltoe, which works with artists to highlight marginalized communities affected by nuclear history. Adriel recently curated exhibitions at the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia and Target Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia.
Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a Washington, D.C. native, independent curator and museum professional working at the intersection of community collaboration, social justice practice, and art engagement. In 2015, she joined the National Museum of Women in the Arts to advance the launch of the Women, Arts, and Social Change (WASC) initiative, growing WASC audiences by 2000% through her community centered approach to outreach. She currently works with the National Museum of African American History and Culture developing dialogue-based programs that encourage critical thinking as a means to strategize for a better world with the signature series, A Seat at the Table.
Kayleigh serves as a Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) consultant for numerous projects including MASS Action, The Empathetic Museum, and others, with the aim of disrupting the status quo throughout the cultural sector. She serves on the National Arts Education Advisory Council with Americans for the Arts, the Selection Committee of Halcyon Arts Lab in Washington, D.C., the Artist Advisory Council of VisArts in Rockville, MD, and formerly, as Co-Chair of the D.C. Chapter of ArtTable, Inc. She has produced a number of contemporary curatorial projects exploring social issues at the intersection of race, gender, and politics, including her participation in the 2017 Arlington Art Center’s Curator Spotlight program, and the inaugural Emerging Curator program at VisArts, Rockville.
School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for visual and performing artists through solo and group exhibitions, art classes, hands-on workshops, a Studio Artist Program and special events. A program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, School 33 Art Center is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and through private contributions. School 33 Art Center is the proud recipient of a grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, which supports fearless and innovative collaborations in the spirit of Robert Rauschenberg.
The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.
For more information, call 443-263-4352 or visit www.school33.org.