Inside the Hall: Maryland Hall News Blog

When the Maryland Hall theatre re-opens in late September, the orchestra level seating will have a different configuration.  If you are a Resident Company subscriber and would like to see the seating charts for the Orchestra and Balcony sections, click on the links below.  (The Balcony section will remain the same during the 2014-2015 season.)  

Please click here to see the Orchestra level seating.

Please click here to see the Balcony level seating.  

Subscriptions are on sale now.  Click here for more information on purchasing a subscription package to the Annapolis Chorale, Ballet Theatre of Maryland or Annapolis Opera.   

Call To Artists: Studio Space Availability

Long Term Artist-in-Residence Program and SPACE 305 Short Term Artist-in-Residence Program

Application due by July 1, 2014

Description - Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD is currently accepting applications for four available spaces in the AIR Program. Rent is $125 per month and $300 for larger Long Term Studio Space. Application deadline July 1 for residencies to begin August 1, 2014.

Eligibility –

Long-term studio spaces can accommodate artist residing in the Annapolis/Anne Arundel County region.  Short-term studio spaces can accommodate artists residing within or without MD. 

Click here for the AIR Application.

Attention Visual and Literary Artists! Sign Up to Attend Info Session for $10,000 Rubys Grant Program.

The Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance is excited to announce that the next round of the Rubys artist project grant program. The Rubys give up to $10,000 directly to individual artists in support of creative projects and is open to artists living in Baltimore and five surrounding counties, including Anne Arundel.

The current cycle is accepting proposals for projects based in the Visual Arts and Literary Arts. Grant guidelines are available for download at the Rubys website.

Also, artists are encouraged to can sign up the grant info session that will take place next month, including a session in Annapolis:

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
7 pm-9 pm
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Room 308
 

The Rubys offer an unprecedented opportunity for artists of all stripes to fund a creative project that has long percolated in their idea bank, or inspire a new artistic endeavor.

Questions? Contact: Sonja Cendak at scendak@baltimoreculture.org

GOP County Executive Debate

May 12 / 7 pm / Maryland Hall Theatre

Incumbent County Executive Laura Neuman and Del. Steve Schuh will face off May 12 in a pre-primary debate sponsored by Capital Gazette Communications. The event is free, but an R.S.V.P. would be appreciated to szdura@capgaznews.com. Submit questions for the candidates to editor Steve Gunn, who will moderate the debate, at sgunn@capgaznews.com.

Maryland Hall is now a registered organization at AmazonSmile, an automatic way for you to support us every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you will find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Maryland Hall.

Click here and login to your existing Amazon account to begin shopping and supporting Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. You will need to shop at http://smile.amazon.com from now on in order for us to receive contributions.

The Peabody Preparatory will host a Piano Sale in the Maryland Hall gym on Saturday, April 26 from 10 am to 3 pm.  The gym is located on the ground floor at the back of the Maryland Hall building.  Ample parking is available.    

There is also a sale  on Thursday, Apr 24 or Friday, Apr 25, prior to the general public sale by appointment only.  For an appointment, call toll free 1-866-742-6673 or click here to complete the form or for more information.   

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All That Art Auction Event:  Friday, March 7, 6-9 pm;  Tickets:  $75/person.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Mark you calendars for Maryland Hall's 9th annual All That Art fundraising event.  Enjoy an elegant reception in the galleries on Friday, March 7 and bid on artwork throughout the evening by noteworthy local and regional artists.  Proceeds from All That Art benefit the artists and Maryland Hall's visual arts program and outreach activities.  More than 40 pieces of art will be up for auction during All That Art, with pieces ranging from drawing and paintings to sculpture and jewelry.  An exhibition of all the work up for auction is on display in both galleries from February 24 through March 7.  Patrons can tour the galleries (free) during the exhibition and selected works (TBA) will be available for sale at "buy it now" prices prior to the auction.    

Juried Artists:

Mark Aruta
c.l. bigelow
Terri Borges
Lisa BurgerLentz
Rick Casali
Ruth Connell
Shelia Delaquil
Don Dement
Edie Dillon
Patrice Drago
James Earl
Joanette Egeli
Lorraine Ellerson
Richard Foa
Melissa Gryder
Douglas Hanewinckel
Gail Higginbotham
Channing Houston
Viki Keating
Gayla Lee
Fern Loos Beu
Nancy McCarra
Rufus Norman
Larry Ringgold
Doris Ross
Desiree Holmes Scherini
Wilford Scott
Thackray Seznec
Lida Stifel
Merla Tootle
Linda Trope
Shannon Troxler
Andree Tullier
Erika Walsh
Roxanne Weidele
Rob Wood
Patricia Worsham
William C. Wright
 
Invited Artists:
Karin Abromaitis
Sasha Blanton
Joe Dickey
Charles E. Emery
Kevin Fitzgerald
Joanne Graham
Nancy Hammond
Claire McArdle
Jill Tanenbaum
Marion E. Warren
Mindy Weisel
Elliott Zuckerman
 

Thanks to our All That Art Sponsors (to date):

 

All That Art began in 2006 and since then has grown into Maryland Hall's second largest fundraising event thanks to the generosity and support of individual art patrons, collectors and local businesses that support the event through sponsorship support, donations and art purchases.  Proceeds from the sale of the art is split evenly between the artists and Maryland Hall.  In addition to sales, the event provides artists with recognition and visibility to new audiences.

All That Art benefits Maryland Hall's visual arts program, which mounts countless exhibitions throughout the year, providing additional exposure to artists.  The event also support Maryland Hall's outreach activities that ensure students of all backgrounds have access to the arts.

At right:  Top:  Lida Stifel, "Fantasy Flowers," oil and Terri Borges, "Fields of Yellow," mosaic

Comcast put together this great video from our biggest fundraiser of the year, Arts Alive. This year's nautically-themed party took place in a tent under the stars featuring live and silent auctions, entertainment and delicious wine, appetizers and hors d’oeuvres all evening long from the area’s finest restaurants, caterers and hotels.  

Thank you to the sponsors, auction donors, attendees, food donors, artists and so many other people and organizations that made our 15th annual Arts Alive a success. The event netted nearly $100,000 for Maryland Hall's performing and visual arts programs and education and outreach activities for the coming year. Thank you for helping keep the arts alive in our community!

Join the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis OperaBallet Theatre of Maryland and Live Arts Maryland and help us fight hunger this holiday season!

Collections boxes are located in the lobby of Maryland Hall now through December 16th.

Benefits the Anne Arundel County Food Bank

The following items are needed:

  • Canned Meat, Ham & Chicken
  • Oatmeal Infant Formula
  • Peanut Butter
  • Multigrain Crackers
  • Pudding & Custard
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Whole Grain Cereals
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Stews
  • Rice Cakes
  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Tuna, Salmon & Sardines
  • Whole Grain Pasta Sauces
  • Salad Dressings
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Dried Beans
  • Powdered Milk

 

Artists interested in being considered for the exhibition/auction can apply on our web site by clicking here or downloading the call to artists here and responding via mail.  The deadline for submission is November 1.

Call to Artists Prospectus

Background/History

Maryland Hall is hosting our 9th Annual All That Art exhibition and auction fundraising event.  Maryland Hall hosts this event to raise funds for our visual arts program and to benefit local artists; auction sales are split equally between the artist and Maryland Hall.

All That Art includes an exhibit in the galleries from February 24-March 7, 2014, culminating in a ticketed elegant reception and auction on March 7 from 6-9 pm.   

Last year’s All That Art was our most successful ever — with net proceeds of more than $82,000, a 29% increase over our net total last year.  As you may know, proceeds from All That Art are used to support the artists who participate in the auction; to underwrite and grow our visual arts program; and to fund our ArtReach program which supports arts access for underserved students. 

Art sales were particularly good in 2013 again due to many factors.  The event has continued to attract committed art buyers who are passionate about purchasing art and supporting Maryland Hall.  Thanks to the artists, we had a wide variety of high-quality artwork to sell.  And our talented auctioneer, Brenda Anderson, helped connect the audience to the artwork and artists, resulting in many pieces selling for over retail value.   In both auctions, judicious starting bids helped generate bidding, enabling almost every piece of artwork to sell this year.

All That Art 2014 Schedule

Friday, November 1:  Deadline:  Artists submit work for jury’s consideration.   Jury may contact artists about their work during the jury process. * (see special note) 

Tuesday, December 3:  MHCA contacts artists with jury’s decisions.

December/January:  Jury continues to consult with accepted artists as necessary about specific pieces in the auction.

Friday, February 14:  On-line catalog of works published at www.marylandhall.org.

Monday, February 17: Drop off of work, Room 208, 10 am-5 pm.

Monday, February 24- Friday, March 7:  Work is exhibited and for sale in the Chaney and Martino Galleries.

Friday, March 7:  All That Art Auctions, Exhibit and Reception, Galleries and Lower Level Community Gathering Space; 6-9 pm.

Monday, March 10:  Artists notified if any work is not sold.

Tuesday-Wednesday, March 11-12:  All unsold artwork picked up, 10 am to 5 pm.

Entry Requirements

We are seeking your highest quality work in all media including but not limited to, drawing, painting, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, mixed media and photography.  The All That Art jury will consist of Brenda Anderson, Mary Torggler, Joanie Surrette and Sigrid Trumpy.                   

For All That Art 2014, artists will participate through two processes:  invited artists and juried artists.

  1. Juried artists will come from an open selection process (outlined in this call) where all artists are invited to submit work to be considered by the All That Art jury.

      2.  Several artists will be invited separately by members of the All That Art Advisory committee to participate in the event.

Submission Guidelines

  • Artists should submit three works for the jury’s consideration by November 1.
  • Artists may submit three works for the auction to be considered by the jury; the jury will choose one work for the auction, OR;
  • If an artist would like to create a specific work to be sold at the auction or has one or more works in progress but not yet complete by the deadline, this should be noted on the submission form.  In this case, an artist may submit up to three examples of their work for the jury’s consideration.  Works submitted should be representative of style, price or medium of the works in progress.
  • Work must have been created within the past two years and not exhibited in any other setting within a 30-mile radius of Annapolis.
  • Work can be two or three-dimensional, from any media.
  • The jury will select the artists to include in the exhibition/auction by December 3.

Of Special Note: 

  • Because All That Art is primarily a fundraising event for both the artists and Maryland Hall, the jury is seeking a specific mix of work and price ranges for auction.  Therefore, a member of the jury may contact artists at any point in the selection process to view or discuss works in progress, discuss pricing or request an alternate piece for the auction.  

Exhibit/Auction Information

The decision on which art will be sold in the live or silent auction will be made upon the receipt of all actual artwork.  All work must be framed with wire (no saw tooth hangers or stationary hooks are acceptable) and received ready for installation.  Artwork should not exceed 4 feet in any direction or weigh over 40 pounds.  MHCA reserves the right to refuse a piece if it varies significantly from the submitted image and the criteria upon which it was initially accepted or if the work is improperly presented or considered unsafe.

Publicity

All artists will be listed on the event invitation; in press releases; on Maryland Hall’s web site exhibit calendar; in a web site catalog available before the event; in the printed event catalog; and in event signage.

Mailing List

MHCA is asking artists to provide a list of patrons who collect their work for inclusion in the event invitation mailing list.  Along with inviting patrons to the auction, the invitation will notify patrons that your work will be for sale and exhibited in the galleries from February 24-March 7. Use of this list is strictly limited to invitations for “All That Art” only.  Please submit a list of your patrons with your application.  

Commission and Payment

The final bid (sale price) for each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and MHCA.  Artists will establish suggested minimum bid and the retail value.  When establishing your minimum bid please choose an amount that you are comfortable with, given the 50/50 split with Maryland Hall.  Artists may choose to increase the amount given to MHCA if they desire.  MHCA’s goal is not to undersell any piece of art in the auction and to give full respect to your established sales record. Artists will receive the name of the purchaser and a check for their portion of the sale by April 1, 2014.

Insurance and Liability

All works are insured against physical damage or loss by Maryland Hall from receipt on February 17 through March 10, when unsold work is to be retrieved by the artist.  The insurance value is the retail or fair market value of the piece.  Slides and CDs become the property of MHCA and MHCA reserves the right to use the images of accepted works for publicity and educational purposes.  All artwork must be original, no reproductions (including giclees, commercially printed or computer generated reproductions of paintings, drawings, etc.)  Work that is submitted electronically should be available for auction; substitutions must be approved in advance by the jury.  Submission of the entry form constitutes understanding and agreement with all the conditions outlined in this prospectus.

Click here to apply on-line. 

Questions about the auction or the submission process should be directed to Kelsey Presswood,kpresswood@mdhallarts.org or 410-263-5544, ext. 25

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